Star Wars News Net Star Wars News Net is your source for news - Covering everything from the films, TV shows, novels, comics and more. SWNN - A Force for News! Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:47:08 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Welcome to The Resistance Broadcast! Run by a ragtag band of staff members and contributors from and our forum, The Cantina, The Resistance Broadcast brings you the latest news, rumors and speculations from that galaxy far, far away – particularly about the new Star Wars films on the horizon. Intercept our transmission each week, and spread the word… The Resistance is on the rise! Viral Hide clean Viral Hide (Viral Hide) News, rumors and speculations from the galaxy far, far away. Join us to talk everything Star Wars! Star Wars News Net Weekly British Singer Gary Barlow Confirms Star Wars: The Last Jedi Cameo. Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:47:08 +0000 You probably remember this rumor from almost a year ago, when The Sun reported that the Take That singer filmed his secret cameo for The Last Jedi at Pinewood. Barlow is a huge Star Wars fan and the report suggested that he will play a stormtrooper in the Rian Johnson directed movie, in a similar […]]]> 0 Could Rebels Conclude With Season 4? Will Another Show Replace It? Sun, 26 Mar 2017 22:28:01 +0000 Yesterday, I wrote an article for this site about a post on our message board which said that a guy on another message board wrote about a seminar that Lucasfilm Story Group Grand Poobah Pablo Hidalgo held while he was on a boat. (Heck of a sentence, I know.) This article covered a series of […]]]> 45 Saw Gerrera’s Origins Discovered in New Clip from the Rogue One Blu-ray. Sun, 26 Mar 2017 16:02:39 +0000 The official Star Wars Twitter account has just released new clip promoting the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Blu-ray release on April 4. The clip focuses on Saw Gerrera and his origins. Check it out…     Discover the origins of Saw Gerrera in this bonus feature clip from #RogueOne. Available now on Digital […]]]> 20 Updated With Rebels Recon. Star Wars Rebels: “Zero Hour” Review. What Did You Think? Sat, 25 Mar 2017 17:11:18 +0000 The third season of Rebels is over and we go into “Zero Hour” knowing that there will be casualties. Why? Because the history of the last two season finales has given us major deaths and transformations. I didn’t expect this one to be any different. Which Rebels and Imperials survive? Where do the Rebels end […]]]> 142 New Clip from Star Wars Rebels: “Zero Hour” Released Ahead of Season 3 Finale! Sat, 25 Mar 2017 09:44:40 +0000 We’re just mere hours away from the highly anticipated Star Wars Rebels: Season 3 finale. In the hour long episode we will witness Phoenix Squadron’s preparation for the attack on Lothal and Grand Admiral Thrawn’s plan of stopping it. Now Mashable shared an exclusive new clip from the finale showing Thrawn and Kallus in action. Check […]]]> 13 Ian Kenny To Join The Star Wars: Han Solo Cast. Fri, 24 Mar 2017 23:38:44 +0000 Sing Street supporting actor Ian Kenny is looking to join the growing ensemble of the Star Wars: Han Solo standalone cast.   From Variety: Ian Kenny, who broke out with his scene-stealing performance in Sing Street, has joined the ensemble of Lucasfilm’s Han Solo stand alone pic starring Alden Ehrenreich, Variety has learned exclusively. Besides Sing Street, Kenny can […]]]> 17 Battlefront Sequel Will Be A Part Of EA Play. Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:27:06 +0000 The next Battlefront will – quite obviously – have a presence at EA’s gaming presentation later this year, the aptly-named EA Play. But not only will gamers attending the event get a look at more new content after Star Wars Celebration Orlando – they’ll be among the first to actually play the game!   EA posted a press release […]]]> 4 Updated! Panel Schedule for Star Wars Celebration Orlando Revealed! Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:39:09 +0000 Star Wars Celebration 2017 will be held in Orlando from April 13-16, 2017 at the Orange County Convention Center. The officially released schedule has been shared by Check out when you can expect almost every panel with few exceptions.     Mark your calendars!   From (via Inside The Magic)   Celebration Stage Schedule Chapin […]]]> 13 SW Weekly Buzz: Edwards on Directing the Iconic Vader Scene; Hera Talks Rebels Finale; Hamill Shares First Ever Luke Photo and More Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:00:28 +0000 This week on our Star Wars weekly buzz: Mark Hamill shares probably the first ever Luke photo from the ANH set; Gareth Edwards shares even more details about how they filmed the iconic Darth Vader scene at the end of Rogue One – the Walk of Death! Vanessa Marshall talks Rebels season 3 finale and […]]]> 7 EW on Dantooine Almost Being in Rogue One, Saw Gerrera’s Initial Hideout Location and the Famous Jyn vs TIE Shot Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:11:52 +0000 Entertainment Weekly posted their final article with interesting details about Rogue One, ahead of its Digital HD release today. It focuses on the popular Jyn vs TIE Fighter shot from the movie’s first trailers and other interesting tidbits about Dantooine, Saw Gerrera’s hideout and more.     According to Gareth Edwards, the shot with Jyn […]]]> 15 New 30 Minute Video Reveals the Secrets of The Sound of Rogue One! Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:00:04 +0000 3 Riz Ahmed’s Rogue One Audition Tapes Revealed + The Initial Plan for Bodhi Rook In the Film Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:57:26 +0000 Entertainment Weekly shared their 4th report yesterday, promoting the Rogue One Digital HD release, focusing on Riz Ahmed’s character Bodhi Rook. Also ET Online shared a never before seen footage with Ahmed’s now famous audition tapes for Rogue One. Check them out.     In their new report EW reveals that the initial plan was Riz […]]]> 8 Collider Jedi Council: Stephen Stanton Stops By to Talk Star Wars and More Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:30:23 +0000 On this episode of Collider Jedi Council: Kristian Harloff with Mark Ellis, Ken Napzok and guest Stephen Stanton talk about three classic planets that make a return in the sequel trilogy; Woody Harrelson and Laura Dern discuss their current Star Wars roles; Ewan McGregor continues to address the Kenobi film rumors and more!     […]]]> 3 Pablo Hidalgo Addresses Rumors About Seminar Discussion. Fri, 24 Mar 2017 02:48:50 +0000 It’s not every day when your message board becomes the subject of focus for one of the key creators involved with the Star Wars universe! Recently, a fellow Star Wars reporter posted a screencap of a recent rumors based on a seminar held by the Lucasfilm Story Group’s Pablo Hidalgo. Hidalgo verified that some of the things […]]]> 24 New Details on Upcoming Star Wars Films From Disney CEO Bob Iger Thu, 23 Mar 2017 22:21:52 +0000 We’ve got some new information, courtesy of Disney CEO Bob Iger, that gives us a bit more context for 2018’s Han Solo stand-alone film, as well as a bit of additional confirmation concerning The Last Jedi and our dear departed “Her Worshipfulness”. Read on for details…     Speaking at a USC tech conference today, […]]]> 98 Woody Harrelson Reveals His Character’s Name to be Beckett in the Han Solo Film! Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:36:48 +0000 Woody Harrelson was at The Tonight’s Show, promoting his latest movie Wilson. During the conversation, host Jimmy Fallon asked the actor if he can reveal anything about his role in the Han Solo spin off movie. Surprisingly Harrelson revealed his character’s name, which was a point of debate a few weeks ago, when he misheard […]]]> 94 The Star Wars Show: Official Celebration Live Show Announced; Interview with ILM’s Hal Hickel and More! Wed, 22 Mar 2017 20:10:10 +0000 On this week’s episode of the The Star Wars Show, Andi and Anthony have the first details on The Star Wars Show LIVE at Celebration Orlando; new announcements on Star Wars Rebels actors coming to Celebration; Andi talks with ILM’s Hal Hickel about Rogue One; a new report from the Star Wars: Join the Resistance […]]]> 6 Lyra Erso Was Supposed to be a Real Jedi in Another Early Version of Rogue One Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:10:37 +0000 Entertainment Weekly’s daily article dedicated to the Rogue One home release is here. This time Anthony Breznican reveals that at some point Jyn’s mother Lyra Erso was a Jedi, which death was supposed to happen during the Prequel Trilogy.     From EW:   “The prologue, at one point a long time ago, was going […]]]> 62 Two More Alternate Endings for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Revealed by IO9! Wed, 22 Mar 2017 17:57:04 +0000 Just two days before Rogue One is released in Digital HD, the interesting revelations about the movie continue, this time with a curious report from io9 on two other potential endings of the movie.   We may not get any deleted scenes with the Rogue One home release, but the amount of potential plot points, […]]]> 23 Promo and Images for Star Wars: Rebels Season Finale ‘Zero Hour’ in Better Quality Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:31:53 +0000 The season finale of Star Wars Rebels‘ third season will air this Saturday on DisneyXD in an hour long epic episode. Yesterday, Disney and Lucasfilm  released the promo from a few days ago in higher quality for ‘Zero Hour’ along with a few new images. In this special preview clip, Thrawn amd his Empire takes […]]]> 21 Cad Bane Returns and Maul Feeds His Rage on Malachor in Marvel’s Darth Maul #2 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:00:56 +0000 This week in the world of Star Wars comics, writer Cullen Bunn and artist Luke Ross continue the saga of Sith Apprentice Darth Maul in Marvel’s Darth Maul #2, the second issue in a five-part mini-series set before the events of The Phantom Menace. This issue finds Maul in the heart of the criminal underworld […]]]> 19 Three Classic Planets Will Be Seen Again In The Star Wars Sequel Trilogy! Tue, 21 Mar 2017 18:48:43 +0000 It seems like we’ve been in a dry spell as far as The Last Jedi news goes, recent descriptions of sizzle reel footage and our own report about scenes included in the teaser notwithstanding. However, we at Star Wars News Net would like to make the wait for Celebration a little more bearable by relaying a bit of […]]]> 259 Rogue One’s Original Script Had a Different End in Mind for a Major Character Tue, 21 Mar 2017 17:30:41 +0000 ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ will release this Friday in Digital HD (the Blu-ray/DVD will be released on April 4), and Entertainment Weekly has yet another article revealing interesting new details about the film leading up to its home video release. Today’s article focuses on an alternate Vader scene from the original script – where he viciously murdered a major […]]]> 41 Dave Filoni Talks The “Chosen One” and the Kenobi vs. Maul Duel in Rebels: Twin Suns! Mon, 20 Mar 2017 21:40:47 +0000 SPOILERS FOR TWIN SUNS   The latest episode of Star Wars Rebels, was an incredible piece of canon, and has serious repercussions for the universe as a whole. We saw an end to an iconic character from the prequels, we finally saw an older Obi-Wan in the desert becoming stronger in the force. There are […]]]> 154 USA Today Reveals Two New Behind The Scenes Clips From Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Mon, 20 Mar 2017 19:32:08 +0000 USA Today shared two new behind the scenes clips from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, ahead of the movie’s home release ( March 24 for Digital HD and April 4 for Blu-ray/DVD). The clips focus on droid K-2SO and the memorable performance by actor Alan Tudyk, as well as some easter eggs found in […]]]> 3 EW Reveals Details on The Rogue One Happy Ending that Never Happened Mon, 20 Mar 2017 16:00:08 +0000 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will release this Friday in Digital HD (the Blu-ray/DVD will be released on April 4), and Entertainment Weekly has started a series of daily articles revealing interesting new details about the movie leading up to its home release. Today’s article focuses on the movie’s happy ending that no one really liked…     […]]]> 29 Rogue One Wins Three Empire Awards. Gareth Edwards Talks “Han Solo”. Mon, 20 Mar 2017 15:10:28 +0000 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story won the biggest three prizes from last night’s Empire Awards. The first Star Wars spinoff movie took home the awards for Best Film, Best Actress for Felicity Jones, and Best Director for Gareth Edwards. During the ceremony, director Gareth Edwards briefly spoke about the differences between his movie and […]]]> 9 Imperial Star Destroyer Added to the New Star Wars Ships Coin Collection Mon, 20 Mar 2017 14:00:39 +0000 The backbone of the powerful Imperial Starfleet, the Star Destroyer, is the second coin to be added to the new Star Wars Ships coin collection from New Zealand Mint. It featured in a number of Star Wars movies including Star Wars: A New Hope, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars: Return of […]]]> 4 Despite Rumors, Ewan McGregor Continues to Give No Clues About Involvement in Obi-Wan Kenobi Stand-Alone Film Sun, 19 Mar 2017 22:17:37 +0000 We’ve begun to hear rumblings from the Star Wars rumor mill about the possibility that one of the upcoming stand-alone films could center around fan-favorite Obi Wan Kenobi. With Ewan McGregor making the rounds promoting his latest film, Trainspotting 2, Business Insider took a moment to get the actor’s thoughts on these rumors, and on whether […]]]> 73 Rumor: Star Wars Battlefront 2 Trailer Drops at Celebration, Visceral Game Teased. Sun, 19 Mar 2017 18:00:27 +0000 According to a new series of rumors, Battlefront 2 and the Visceral Games Star Wars title are going to be unveiled at Celebration Orlando. While the former is not exactly a surprise, word is that the Celebration panel for the game is going to focus on the game’s campaign (something completely absent from the previous installment) while the EA […]]]> 30 Updated With “Rebels Recon”. Star Wars Rebels Review: “Twin Suns”. What Did You Think? Sat, 18 Mar 2017 17:10:32 +0000 The moment that a lot of us have been waiting for has finally arrived. Obi-Wan “Ben” Kenobi vs Maul. I am going to get right into it, so please be aware of…MASSIVE, MAJOR, GIGANTIC SPOILERS BELOW!!!!!!     I AM NOT KIDDING! MASSIVE SPOILERS BELOW! READ AT YOUR OWN RISK!!!!!!! …still with me?….Let’s do this…. […]]]> 206 Star Wars Rebels: New Zero Hour Trailer Hits Ahead of Twin Suns. Sat, 18 Mar 2017 10:05:20 +0000 After an extended period of planning his masterstroke, Grand Admiral Thrawn finally launches a massive attack on the Phoenix Squadron base on Atollon in next week’s Season 3 Finale. A new trailer for the episode has arrived ahead of the release of tonight’s episode, Twin Suns.           I’ll reiterate that I […]]]> 32 The Story of Darth Maul: From ‘The Phantom Menace’ to ‘Twin Suns’ – Is This the End? Fri, 17 Mar 2017 21:59:35 +0000 “Draw your worst nightmare” expressed Lucas to McCaig, and thus, Maul was born. A man designed based on the idea of peeled flesh and muscle patterns, covered from head-to-toe in tattoos – Maul was the ultimate foe for the Jedi.   “When I was working on Darth Maul, Drew Struzan, who does the posters, said, […]]]> 56 The Resistance Broadcast – Episode 60 – Gareth, Han, and Kenobi Walk Into A Cantina…. Fri, 17 Mar 2017 20:54:51 +0000 In this episode of The Resistance Broadcast, we talk about Gareth Edwards Reddit AMA and how Scarif got its name. He also addresses why there will be no deleted scenes in Rogue One. We then move to the heavily discussed topic this week of the return of Frank Oz as Yoda for The Last Jedi […]]]> 1 In this episode of The Resistance Broadcast, we talk about Gareth Edwards Reddit AMA and how Scarif got its name. He also addresses why there will be no deleted scenes in Rogue One. We then move to the heavily discussed topic this week of the return of... In this episode of The Resistance Broadcast, we talk about Gareth Edwards Reddit AMA and how Scarif got its name. He also addresses why there will be no deleted scenes in Rogue One. We then move to the heavily discussed topic this week of the return of Frank Oz as Yoda for The Last Jedi […] Viral Hide clean 2:49:15 Star Wars Weekly Buzz: New Rebels Clip Shows Maul’s Search of Kenobi; New Thrawn Excerpt and More Fri, 17 Mar 2017 19:08:35 +0000 This week on the Weekly Buzz: the excitement before tomorrow’s episode of Star Wars: Rebels is rising; Check out a new clip from “Twin Suns”, and read about the story how Darth Maul has been almost killed at the end of Season 2; A new excerpt from Timothy Zahn’s novel Thrawn has been revealed; Rian […]]]> 12 Lucasfilm is Looking for 350 Extras and Staff For the Han Solo Shoot at Fuerteventura Fri, 17 Mar 2017 16:59:21 +0000 Our friends from PrensaImperial alerted us about a statement by the president of the film commission of Fuerteventura, saying that Lucasfilm is going to do an audition/casting in the next days for extras about the upcoming second Star Wars spin-off movie – Han Solo.     From PrensaImperial (via Google translator): Excellent news for our […]]]> 11 Poe Goes Underground In Marvel’s Poe Dameron #12 Fri, 17 Mar 2017 15:30:41 +0000 Poe Dameron has been on the run since the beginning of this series. Whether he’s hunting for a map to Luke Skywalker or running from the First Order’s commander-gone-rogue, Poe just can’t stop to catch his breath. This issue is no different, but there’s lots of things in this issue I think fans will very […]]]> 3 Collider Jedi Council: Yoda to Appear in The Last Jedi? + Rey’s Ancestry Explained in a Funny Way Fri, 17 Mar 2017 14:00:01 +0000   On today’s episode of Jedi Council Kristian Harloff with Mark Ellis, Jeremy Jahns and Perri Nemiroff discuss Yoda’s potential appearance in The Last Jedi, the latest news surrounding the “Han Solo” filming in Spain, more details on Darth Vader from Rogue One and the news on the movie’s deleted scenes and the alternate ending, […]]]> 7 Brief Description of Three Shots from The Last Jedi Teaser Trailer! Thu, 16 Mar 2017 17:30:41 +0000   We are less than a month away from this year’s Star Wars Celebration in Orlando, where the first The Last Jedi teaser trailer will premiere. We continue to hear from multiple sources that the teaser won’t hit before that. Recently, we have also learned about three specific shots that will be shown in the teaser. […]]]> 103 The Star Wars Show: Anthony Daniels and Riz Ahmed Confirmed for Celebration Orlando + Interview on the Rogue One VFX and More Wed, 15 Mar 2017 19:29:54 +0000 On this week’s The Star Wars Show, Andi and Anthony revealed that Anthony Daniels will be coming to Celebration Orlando for his regular solo panel. Also Rogue One star Riz Ahmed will be joining the special guests list. In this episode’s interview, Andi chats with Paige Warner and Brian Cantwell about the effects of Rogue […]]]> 1 Details on the Late Addition of that Iconic Vader Scene from Gareth Edwards Wed, 15 Mar 2017 15:30:18 +0000 It has been reported in the past that the now iconic scene involving Darth Vader single-handedly hacking and slashing his way through a group of Rebels while en route to intercept those precious Death Star plans was, in fact, a late addition to Rogue One. So, while this new report comes with little surprise, Fandango does […]]]> 117 Gareth Edwards on Why There Are No Deleted Scenes on the Rogue One Blu-Ray and the Alternate Ending of the Movie! Tue, 14 Mar 2017 21:34:38 +0000 We are just 20 days away from the home release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. In the last few days, director Gareth Edwards has been very actively promoting the movie, discussing new interesting details about it. In a new interview with /Film, Edwards revealed what was the initial plan for the ending of […]]]> 91 Gareth Edwards Talks With Fans About Working on Rogue One, Darth Plagueis, George Lucas, the Name Scarif and More Mon, 13 Mar 2017 21:49:46 +0000 Star Wars has always been a film series that has had some absolutely incredible directors. From the creator himself, George Lucas, Irvin Kershner, J.J Abrams, and the most recent, Gareth Edwards. All have done an incredible job of bringing the universe to life and leaving their distinct mark on Star Wars, but often times what’s […]]]> 54 Could Frank Oz and Ewan McGregor Be Returning to Star Wars? We Think So… Mon, 13 Mar 2017 16:30:04 +0000 Variety recently caught up with Star Wars veteran puppet master and voice talent Frank Oz  to question him about his possible involvement in future Star Wars projects. When asked directly, Oz expressed that he has been asked not to talk about it, which in itself is a possible hint of his involvement.  Meanwhile, in another corner […]]]> 170 Han Solo: New Details on the Fuerteventura Shoot. Sun, 12 Mar 2017 16:00:24 +0000 Our friends from Supervivientes De Endor alert us once again for a new report, posted in a local Spanish newspaper revealing more details about the upcoming Fuerteventura shoot for the Star Wars: Han Solo standalone film.     From La Provincia via Supervivientes De Endor (translated by Google):   The dune area of ​​Cañada de la Barca, inside the […]]]> 66 Star Wars Rebels Review: “Double Agent Droid” + Rebels Recon. What Did You Think? Sun, 12 Mar 2017 13:00:42 +0000 On the whole I’ve been thoroughly impressed with this season of Star Wars Rebels. There’s been the perfect amount of character development, action, canon, and stakes that it’s easy to get into week in and week out. Which is why I’m so disappointed in this week’s episode, because it really didn’t have anything that made […]]]> 67 Star Wars Rebels: Zero Hour Preview Shows the Culmination of Thrawn’s Plan. Sun, 12 Mar 2017 09:38:49 +0000 Grand Admiral Thrawn has been playing the long game in Rebels, much to the frustration of several fans, but it looks like his slow-and-steady approach to destroying Phoenix Squadron is finally going to pay off in a big way with the biggest season finale to a Star Wars animated series yet. A preview shows the return of […]]]> 43 New Star Wars Rebels Preview: Maul’s Revenge Fri, 10 Mar 2017 20:57:56 +0000 The new preview of the next episode of Rebels is here! Darth Maul is back on Tatooine facing his arch enemy – Obi-Wan Kenobi…     Can’t wait for the clash between those two: In this special preview of the Star Wars Rebels episode “Twin Suns,” Maul has returned to Tatooine, ready for his final […]]]> 153 New Ongoing Darth Vader Comic Gets The Batman Treatment Fri, 10 Mar 2017 20:21:31 +0000   According to a report from IGN, Marvel Comics will release a new ongoing Darth Vader comic this June. The comic will begin at the end of The Revenge of the Sith. Written by Charles Soule, who is already working on Poe Dameron comic, with the art Giuseppe Camuncoli, comic is described by Soule as “Darth […]]]> 33 Star Wars Weekly Buzz: What Does Bio-Hexacrypt Mean, Preview of the Rogue One Comic Adaptation and More Fri, 10 Mar 2017 17:00:33 +0000   On this week’s buzz we have a first look at the upcoming Rogue One comic book adaptation; a very cool explanation of what Bio-Hexacrypt could mean in The Last Jedi; a high quality look at the great Rebels clip from last week; a few Celebration announcements; some funny tweets and more.     This […]]]> 12