While catching up on the latest Adam Savage Tested YouTube videos, I came across a new one which covers two lost alien characters originally designed to be used on the holochess scene in A New Hope. Phil Tippet and Dennis Muren originally designed 10 dejarik aliens but only 8 could fit on the table. Thought lost to time, they have now been brought back to life in a way and are available via a Kickstarter tier from Phil Tippet’s Mad God project. Watch the Tested video to see how it was done.
The Battlefront II tie-in novel Inferno Squad is now available in stores and online. It picked up right after the events of Rogue One and A New Hope so sure to check out StarWars.com for the seven reason why it is “the perfect prequel” to the game coming this November.
This week’s episode of The Star Wars Show gives fans the first close up look at Kylo Ren’s ship from The Last Jedi – the TIE Silencer. Skip ahead to the 1:00 for the details.
Go behind the scenes of Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Last night, the 43rd Annual Saturn Awards were held and Star Wars took top honors in the following categories:
Best Science Fiction Film: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Best Direction in Film: Gareth Edwards (Rogue One)
Best Film Visual / Special Effects: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Best Animated Series or Film on Television: Star Wars Rebels
Star Wars Rebels: Season 3 will arrive on Blu-ray and DVD on August 29! Head to StarWars.com for the full details and specs.
“Star Wars Forces of Destiny,” an original series of animated shorts which explore the untold stories that helped shape the destinies of Rey, Jyn Erso, Princess Leia, Sabine Wren, Padmé Amidala, Ahsoka Tano and others, will make its debut beginning on July 3rd on YouTube.com/Disney.
A new short will premiere online each day at 10am PST, culminating with their broadcast debut on Disney Channel, Sunday, July 9th.
“Star Wars Forces of Destiny” will also be supported by global product extensions such as books, apparel, bedding, as well as Hasbro adventure figures & role play items available beginning August 1st.
Lucasfilm has announced that Academy Award winning director Ron Howard will be taking over for the ousted Phil Lord and Christopher Miller for the untitled Han Solo film. Full details at StarWars.com
Hollywood Reporter has just posted that directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller have abandoned the Han Solo stand alone film over creative differences with the studio.
Head on over for the full report.
Instagram user StarZoneToys has posted an image of the filming crew shirt for the Han Solo standalone film. Titled simply “Solo”, the logo treatment features Han’s signature DL-44 blaster in place of the “L” and a tagline of “We Shot First” on the back.
Thanks to Matt from JediNews for the heads up.
Where has the time (and money) gone? My earliest childhood memories included Star Wars, and to this day it is an ever present aspect of my life that I share with my children, and hopefully, they will share with theirs. From the movie that started it all in 1977, to the expanded universe, TV and to the new era of films, we embrace it all (yes, even the Holiday Special). Thank you George Lucas, Lucasfilm and Disney for opening our imaginations and our sense of wonder to that galaxy far, far away.
Vanity Fair has updated today revealing new images, characters and an article covering the photo shoot for The Last Jedi. Click on over to check out the breathtaking images and a behind the scenes video.
The new issue hit newsstands in New York and LA June 1 and nationwide on June 6.
Vanity Fair has revealed four covers for a special summer issue covering the characters and style of The Last Jedi. If you subscribe to the magazine now, you’ll receive all four issues, plus a poster and early access to the article by David Camp and images from acclaimed photographer Annie Leibovitz.
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StarWars.com today has announced a new five-part comic miniseries titled Star Wars: Jedi of the Republic – Mace Windu which picks up after the start of the Clone Wars as the Jedi Order faces possibly its greatest challenge yet. Head on over to the official site for the full cover art and a synopsis of the first installment.