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! Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:05:55 +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 Editorial: Luke Does Not Have Vader’s Lightsaber Crystal in The Last Jedi Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:05:55 +0000   A recent rumor has been going around like wildfire that Luke Skywalker might wear the red kyber crystal from Darth Vader’s lightsaber on a necklace in The Last Jedi. I am here to personally debunk that theory. It is possible Luke has a red kyber crystal, it is also possible it once belonged to […]]]> 0 Star Wars Manga Returns With ‘Lost Stars’ Adaptation Wed, 26 Apr 2017 03:51:16 +0000 Claudia Gray’s young-adult novel Star Wars: Lost Stars will be getting a Manga adaptation, the LINE Manga app announced details (via ANN) on Tuesday. Read on for more details…   An official Star Wars Manga series from Lucasfilm and LINE will debut for free on the LINE Manga App this May! The all-new App will be a […]]]> 6 Star Wars: Episode IX and Indy 5 Get Official Release Dates! Tue, 25 Apr 2017 19:28:28 +0000 Earlier today, Disney and Lucasfilm announced the official theatrical release dates for the upcoming Star Wars: Episode IX (directed by Colin Trevorrow) as well as the fifth entry in the Indiana Jones franchise – and they may be coming sooner than you think!   (from   The Walt Disney Company and Lucasfilm announced today two major upcoming release dates. […]]]> 108 Han Solo Filming for Three Weeks on Fuerteventura, Canary Islands Mon, 24 Apr 2017 15:18:11 +0000   Filming for the upcoming Han Solo film will take place over the course of three weeks on the Canary Island of Fuerteventura. Thanks to our friends at, we have learned that the Han Solo movie is heading to the Canary Islands for a few weeks of filming, specifically around Cofete and La Pared, […]]]> 25 Star Wars Weekly Buzz: Hayden Christensen Returns To Celebration, Lost Han Vs Greedo Shoot-Out? and More! Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:19:10 +0000 This week on our Star Wars Weekly Buzz: Hayden Christensen returns to Star Wars Celebration; Mark Hamill has second thoughts about a key “The Force Awakens” scene; Rian Johnson stands behind a change he made to Kylo Ren in “The Last Jedi”; John Boyega hints at Royal cameos in Episode VIII; Lost Greedo Vs Han […]]]> 46 Meetings For Future Star Wars Spin-Offs And An Episode IX Table Read Will Happen Soon. Sun, 23 Apr 2017 02:19:44 +0000 Not too long ago, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy left a pair of statements around the time of Star Wars Celebration Orlando that appeared to be contradictory: that there were plans to potentially announce a new spin-off movie this Summer and that the next Star Wars movie wouldn’t be announced until 2018. A recent interview with Kennedy mentions that […]]]> 58 SWNN Giveaway –Win 1 of 2 Jeffrey Brown Deluxe Boxed Sets from Chronicle Books Sat, 22 Apr 2017 19:00:43 +0000 Our friends at Chronicle Books are partnering with us to offer two of our readers the opportunity to win one of two Deluxe Boxed sets from author and illustrator Jeffrey Brown, two-time Eisner Award winner and the creator of the four-time best-selling Star Wars™ series that includes Darth Vader™ and Son, Vader’s™ Little Princess, Goodnight […]]]> 19 Oscar Isaac: Star Wars Heroes And Villains Will Be Tested In The Last Jedi. Sat, 22 Apr 2017 03:52:48 +0000 Oscar Isaac recently revealed in an interview that Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi will spend much of its plot testing and exploring the new and old characters, hinting at the struggles the stars of The Force Awakens will face and the challenges that the returning characters from the Original Trilogy will have to rise to. […]]]> 55 Rosario Dawson Continues To Push For Live-Action Ahsoka Tano Role. Sat, 22 Apr 2017 02:03:26 +0000 A while ago, fan art from BossLogic showed what Rosario Dawson would look like as Ahsoka Tano – and when this was brought to the actress’s attention, she commented that she’d love to play the character if such an opportunity arose. Now, it’s come to light that Dawson’s continued her campaign to portray the character […]]]> 74 2017 Star Wars Release Schedule Fri, 21 Apr 2017 17:00:23 +0000 If you’re like me and you’ve spent the last week sulking about the fact Star Wars Celebration is over, fear not, for we still have much to look forward to in 2017! Here’s a breakdown of what’s in store for the rest of the year…     TV: Star Wars: Forces Of Destiny (July) Star Wars Rebels, […]]]> 65 Collider Jedi Council! Recap of Celebration 2017, New Standalones Announced This Summer Fri, 21 Apr 2017 01:51:19 +0000 This week on Collider Jedi Council: The gang recaps all things Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017; discusses the recent alien revealed for the new Han Solo film; shares their thoughts on what new Star Wars spin-off film will be announced this summer? The ever popular “What’s the Deal with Canon” and much, much more! It’s an episode […]]]> 6 Ashley Eckstein Talks Ahsoka and Her Fate Thu, 20 Apr 2017 21:31:58 +0000 There are many questions a Star Wars fan has asked themselves over the past 4 years since Disney bought Lucasfilm. Is Supreme Leader Snoke Mace Windu? Is Rey the child of the descendants of Obi-Wan, Boba Fett, and Sheev Palpatine(my personal theory)? And of course, WHAT THE HECK HAPPENED TO AHSOKA (here’s one very likely […]]]> 40 Never Before Seen “A New Hope” Archival Footage From Star Wars Celebration Thu, 20 Apr 2017 18:00:12 +0000 New footage from Star Wars: A New Hope debuted at Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017 this past week, offering a never-before-seen look at some outtakes and alternate dialog from the film. Check them out!   Previously lost footage and additional dialogue from the original Star Wars film appeared during one of the many panel at Star Wars […]]]> 31 Oscar Isaac Reveals Filming Intense Scene with Carrie Fisher for The Last Jedi Thu, 20 Apr 2017 16:30:40 +0000   When Star Wars actors attend premieres for other films, they will undoubtedly always be asked about Star Wars. This was no different when Poe Dameron himself, Oscar Isaac, hit the red carpet for The Promise Tuesday night. Isaac revealed that on his first day on set for The Last Jedi he was thrown right […]]]> 67 Hasbro Fan Choice Vote. SWNN Finalists Revealed! Thu, 20 Apr 2017 15:36:28 +0000 Well, the votes are in and we find ourselves in a similar place as we were last year. A concentrated effort from a specific subset of fans have skewed the results towards a single legends figure, while the rest of fandom split your votes in smaller amounts among 91 of your favorite Star Wars figures. […]]]> 53 Update! Rian Johnson Takes to Twitter to Answer Fan Questions About Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Addresses Kylo Ren’s Scar! Wed, 19 Apr 2017 20:59:40 +0000 After spending 4 hours among the fans waiting in line for The Last Jedi panel, and after showing the fans the highly anticipated teaser for the sequel to The Force Awakens, director Rian Johnson took to Twitter to continue his interaction with the fans. With brief tweets Johnson answered multiple questions from the fans, and […]]]> 115 The Star Wars Show: Interview With Rian Johnson and More. Wed, 19 Apr 2017 20:52:42 +0000 After the exhausting 4 days at Celebration Orlando, Andi and Anthony are back with a new episode of the Star Wars Show. In this episode we get a quick recap of all the interesting news and revelations from the fan event + a very cool, never before seen interview with The Last Jedi director Rian […]]]> 8 Salute The Fallen of Marvel’s Poe Dameron #13 Wed, 19 Apr 2017 18:53:32 +0000 Written by Charles Soule Art and colors by Phil Noto It’s Terex’s army versus Black Squadron — and Black Squadron is outnumbered! Plus, Poe is stranded with only a battle-reluctant commando droid between him and his enemies. Snap Wexley may have a trick or two up his sleeve to help Black Leader fight! SPOILERS AHEAD! […]]]> 6 In Case You Missed It: Hera Syndulla’s Fate After Star Wars: Rebels and Rogue One Revealed Wed, 19 Apr 2017 15:00:16 +0000 This is a story that perhaps many of you already know. It was announced during the first day of Celebration Orlando by EW, and while we all understood that a series of shorts focusing on the female heroes of the Star Wars universe was coming, many of us overlooked the interesting revelation about Hera’s fate after […]]]> 120 Star Wars: Lost Stars To Receive Online Manga Adaptation. Wed, 19 Apr 2017 07:20:05 +0000 In today’s headline that we thought we’d never read, it turns out that Claudia Gray’s acclaimed novel Star Wars: Lost Stars is going to be adapted into a manga that will be released online for free. While there’s no word of an English-language release as of yet, the Japanese webcomic will begin publication on May 4, […]]]> 35 Han Solo Directors Reveal New Alien in Force For Change Video! Warwick Davis Joins the Cast? Tue, 18 Apr 2017 15:42:01 +0000 The official Star Wars YouTube channel just dropped a new Force For Change video featuring Warwick Davis as he takes viewers on a virtual tour of the Han Solo set and reveals some interesting photos……or not. But patient viewers are indeed rewarded with a glimpse at a new alien from directors Phil Lord and Chris […]]]> 28 Kathleen Kennedy Says They Will Probably Announce the 2020 Spinoff Movie in the Summer! Tue, 18 Apr 2017 15:00:36 +0000 While everyone currently finds themselves gearing up for Star Wars: The Last Jedi to blast into cinema’s this December, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy said they’re getting closer to making a decision on the future of Star Wars beyond Episode IX. Read on for more!     Speaking with MTV News’ Josh Horowitz (via Collider) at this […]]]> 51 New Video Highlights the Best Moments from Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017 Tue, 18 Apr 2017 13:00:34 +0000 Things are getting back to normal as we all try to shake off the Celebration hangover from the weekend, but before you move on with life as usual, take one more look back at the weekend’s festivities with a new video from the official Star Wars YouTube channel. The video hits the highlights from this year’s […]]]> 4 The Last Jedi: Behind the Scenes Photos of Crait, and Speculation on the Planet’s Significance Mon, 17 Apr 2017 20:17:24 +0000 New behind the scenes photos have surfaced of Salar de Uyuni, amid the Andes in southwest Bolivia, which is now confirmed to be the filming location for the planet Crait in The Last Jedi. After the photos we have some speculation about the planet and it’s potential purpose and impact in the film.     Thanks to […]]]> 100 Star Wars Celebration Orlando Essential Stories: Days Three And Four. Mon, 17 Apr 2017 03:37:19 +0000 While Battlefront II and the last season of Rebels were yesterday’s two big focuses, they were far from being the only big stories at the event. Here are crucial stories and details to come out of Star Wars Celebration Orlando in the final two days of the convention.   The Last Jedi Will Have A Three-Paragraph Opening Crawl […]]]> 43 SWCO: Highlights from Mark Hamill’s Panel Mon, 17 Apr 2017 03:10:52 +0000 It’s no secret that last year’s Star Wars Celebration in London was a bit of a disappointment in terms of big announcements and panels. Don’t get me wrong, Celebration is always fun and is an absolute paradise for die hard Star Wars fans, there just wasn’t a lot of stuff to show outside of Rogue […]]]> 9 Update! Did Dave Filoni Just Give Us the Most Subtle Hint that Ahsoka Lives! Sun, 16 Apr 2017 18:57:50 +0000 Ever since the incredible season two finale of Star Wars Rebels there has been one incredibly impactful question that we have all been asking ourselves. What the heck happened to Ahsoka Tano after the jaw-dropping and emotional duel between herself and her former master, Darth Vader? It was the one thing that the show’s third […]]]> 87 Where to Watch the Live Stream for the Final Day of Star Wars Celebration Orlando Sun, 16 Apr 2017 14:21:35 +0000‘s live stream for the final day of Star Wars Celebration Orlando will begin shortly. You can watch it and comment it live after the jump…     Some of the most interesting panels for the day are:   These are the droids you’re looking for – 11 am ET – live streamed Mark Hamill […]]]> 12 Updated With the Winners! SWNN’s Celebration Orlando Giveaway: Win 3 of 12 Star Wars Tikis or Gift Cards from Think Geek! Sun, 16 Apr 2017 14:15:50 +0000 Our friends from ThinkGeek have a special surprise for Star Wars Celebration Orlando to all SWNN readers with this giveaway, where you can win one of their best selling Star Wars products – the very cool looking ceramic Star Wars Geeki Tikis. But that’s not all. Think Geek also have a secret prize for you that […]]]> 67 SWCO 2017 Hasbro Panel: Last Year’s Fan Favorite and The Resurrection of the Vintage Collection Sun, 16 Apr 2017 11:34:54 +0000 Hasbro always comes to Celebration with some good stuff and 2017 was no different.  The toy maker’s panel yesterday in Orlando revealed some new images and a couple of big announcements.  First to the announcements.   As we posted yesterday, Hasbro’s fan favorite poll is back, and by the number of comments added to that […]]]> 10 Star Wars Celebration Orlando Essential Stories: Day Two. Sun, 16 Apr 2017 05:08:18 +0000 Boy, what a day. The Last Jedi‘s trailer arrived, but that wasn’t the only thing we learned about our beloved franchise at Star Wars Celebration Orlando. We’ll knock out the few non-TLJ headlines first before moving on to the massive amount of information that’s come out over the course of Friday.   Rogue One‘s Success Means That […]]]> 22 Star Wars Fan’s Choice Poll! Choose the Next Black Series Figure from Hasbro! Sat, 15 Apr 2017 22:29:48 +0000 The Hasbro Star Wars Fan Figure Vote is back! Hasbro is once again holding a contest to determine which fan favorite character will get a Black Series release. In the last couple of years we’ve seen Darth Revan, Sabine Wren, and most recently Jaina Solo get the Black Series treatment due to this contest. Who […]]]> 255 SWCO 2017: Disney Parks Panel Sat, 15 Apr 2017 22:02:19 +0000 Some interesting new developments came out of the Disney Parks Panel down in Orlando today.  While there were  no major announcements about the new Star Wars land coming in a couple years, some of the teases they gave about what the land will be like were very interesting.   First up, the only major announcement […]]]> 15 Star Wars Celebration Orlando: Highlights from EA’s Panel on Battlefront 2 Sat, 15 Apr 2017 20:21:29 +0000 EA’s panel for their future release of Star Wars: Battlefront 2 was filled with lots on interesting revelations about the game. Let’s get right into it…     First of all the game will get its worldwide release on November 17, 2017. And the story campaign will be considered a Star Wars canon!   During […]]]> 30 Star Wars: Battlefront 2 Trailer Hits! Sat, 15 Apr 2017 18:40:29 +0000 EA has just revealed the full trailer for Star Wars: Battlefront 2, during their panel at Celebration Orlando. Content for ALL THREE of the major Star Wars eras; a new story campaign shedding new light on the formation of the First Order; maps representing Endor, Hoth, Naboo, Starkiller Base, Takonada; new playable heroes – Yoda, Darth Maul, […]]]> 9 Dave Filoni And the Cast Preview Final Season of Star Wars Rebels at SWCO Sat, 15 Apr 2017 18:02:01 +0000 After two exciting and emotional days at Star Wars Celebration, it is time for animation to take the stage. Everyone who followed Star Wars Rebels and executive producer Dave Filoni over the years know that the team usually deliver entertaining and exciting presentations. Did they do it again and what they have in store for […]]]> 18 Updated with Screenshots. Star Wars: Rebels Season 4 Trailer Revealed! Sat, 15 Apr 2017 16:05:05 +0000 What a surprise. Dave Filoni just revealed a trailer for the final season of Star Wars: Rebels – Season 4. Check It out..   Dave Filoni himself revealed that Season 4 is the final season for the show. He also hinted that this doesn’t mean they are not working on something else.   See the […]]]> 47 Where to Watch the Star Wars Celebration Orlando Live Stream for Saturday Sat, 15 Apr 2017 14:00:22 +0000 We’re just an hour away from The Rebels Season 4 Sneak Peek panel.‘s live stream will begin soon. You can watch it and comment it live after the jump…     Some of the most interesting panels for the day are:   Star Wars Rebels Season Four Sneak Peek – Saturday 11:00am – live streamed […]]]> 10 Daisy Ridley Says Luke Doesn’t Know Who Rey is When he Sees Her for the First Time! Sat, 15 Apr 2017 13:00:56 +0000 In another brief talk with Fandango’s Erik Davis, Daisy Ridley intentionally or not put the final nail in the coffin of the theory that Luke is Rey’s father or at least so it seems…     While comparing the relationships between Luke and Yoda, and Luke and Rey, Ridley let a slip that when Luke sees […]]]> 69 Mark Hamill Proposed to J.J. Abrams that Luke Should Witness Han Solo’s Death in The Force Awakens! Sat, 15 Apr 2017 12:32:58 +0000 While speaking to Fandango’s Erik Davis after the end of The Last Jedi panel at Star Wars Celebration Orlando, Mark Hamill revealed that after he saw the script for The Force Awakens, he proposed to director J.J. Abrams that Luke should witness the death of Han Solo thus reuniting with his old friend at least in some […]]]> 74 Collider Jedi Council: Special Star Wars Celebration 2017 Panel & More! Sat, 15 Apr 2017 12:02:04 +0000 Collider Jedi Council is LIVE (pre-recorded) from the floor at Star Wars Celebration 2017. Kristian Harloff, John Campea, Mark Ellis, Ken Napzok, Perri Nemiroff, Jeremy Jahns and David Griffin discuss the 40th Anniversary Star Wars panel; share their The Last Jedi trailer predictions; talk about the Dave Filoni and Pablo Hidalgo panel and much, much […]]]> 0 Celebration Orlando 2017: Star Wars Authors Roundtable Discussion and Announcements Sat, 15 Apr 2017 00:44:48 +0000   Well, as if the trailer for The Last Jedi was not exciting enough, a roundtable of Star Wars authors dropped some very exciting announcements. Star Wars readers have a lot to look forward to in the next couple of months leading up to The Last Jedi. One thing is certain: there will be no shortage of […]]]> 27 Rian Johnson: We Will Find Out Who Rey’s Parents Are in The Last Jedi + More Cast Interviews Fri, 14 Apr 2017 23:23:44 +0000 Good Morning America shared several brief interviews with Rian Johnson and the cast of The Last Jedi, with some interesting revelations. It seems that the question who Rey’s parents are will be answered in the next movie. Also Rian Johnson revealed that in his mind The Last Jedi has always been singular, with Luke being the […]]]> 42 Kathleen Kennedy: Carrie Fisher Will Not Appear in Star Wars: Episode IX. She Will Have A Bigger Role in The Last Jedi Fri, 14 Apr 2017 22:52:50 +0000 Just a week after Carrie Fisher’s brother Todd said that Disney want to bring Princess Leia back for Episode IX, came the announcement from Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy that this is not true and Carrie won’t appear in Episode IX. According to her Todd Fisher got confused. Still, Kennedy assured the fans that we will see […]]]> 53 The Last Jedi: Teaser Trailer Breakdown + Rian Johnson on the Planet Crait Fri, 14 Apr 2017 20:15:27 +0000   The first trailer for The Last Jedi is finally here! Check it out below followed by our complete breakdown, including screenshots.   The trailer starts like every Star Wars movie starts – with a star field. The stars fade out and reveal that we are actually looking at a rock, we see Rey’s hand […]]]> 86 Highlights from The Last Jedi Panel. New Teaser Trailer and Poster Revealed. Fri, 14 Apr 2017 17:27:17 +0000 A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away… The biggest movie of the year, of the century, is upon us so there is no need for a lengthy introduction, here is the breakdown of The Last Jedi Panel at Star Wars Celebration Orlando!     Host Josh Gad is introduced and proceeds to […]]]> 35 Star Wars: The Last Jedi Teaser Trailer is Here! Fri, 14 Apr 2017 16:00:06 +0000 Yes! It’s finally here. Check out the first The Last Jedi teaser trailer.         WOW!!!    ]]> 242 Where to Watch the Star Wars Celebration Orlando Live Stream for Friday and The Last Jedi Panel Fri, 14 Apr 2017 14:01:15 +0000 We’re just an hour away from The Last Jedi panel where the highly anticipated first trailer for the movie (and maybe more) will debut.‘s live stream is about to begin. You can watch it and comment it live after the jump…           International link:           Join us […]]]> 92 Star Wars Celebration Orlando Essential Stories: Day One. Fri, 14 Apr 2017 03:35:37 +0000 Star Wars Celebration Orlando’s first day – and the few days preceding it – proved to be rather eventful. While we didn’t get any major announcements about the upcoming films themselves, we did learn a few crucial bits and pieces about the future of Star Wars media that we’ll be getting over the next few years. […]]]> 39 Star Wars Celebration Orlando – Ian McDiarmid: Tales from the Dark Side Thu, 13 Apr 2017 21:26:50 +0000 The passing of Carrie Fisher has made me realize the iconic actors that brought the legendary characters of Star Wars to life will not be around forever. This compelled me to include Ian McDiarmid’s Star Wars Celebration panel from this afternoon in our coverage today, and although it didn’t have any spoilers or upcoming film news, it […]]]> 24