Jon Snow Joins the MCU

August 23, 2019 at 4:57 pm | Posted in Miscellaneous | Leave a comment

kit harringtonActually it’s Jon Snow actor, Kit Harrington, who’s joining the MCU in an undisclosed role.  I wish there was more information to give out but that’s it: from the biggest tv series of all time to the biggest film franchise in existence.  Still with the Phase 4 information released at SDCC last month, there’s plenty of fun speculation to be had.

Well, there is one thing Kit Harrington revealed earlier in the week: one particular favorite fan theory is true.  That scene at the end of GOT?  That’s Jon Snow leaving the Night’s Watch to live with the Free Folk up north of the wall.

Reported by: Geralyn

Ming-Na Wen Cast in The Mandalorian

August 23, 2019 at 2:43 pm | Posted in Miscellaneous | Leave a comment

ming-na wenAs if things couldn’t get better for fans, the fan favorite actress confirmed during her Disney Legends Awards acceptance speech that she’s joining the cast of much anticipated The Mandalorian.  When interviewed later Wen played it coy about revealing role details by saying that she “certainly wasn’t playing a farmer.”

The seventh and finale season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., where Wen played Agent Melinda May throughout the show’s entire run, wrapped on July 30th this summer — it will be airing in mid-2020.  Wen has been a long time fan of the GFFA and forthright about her desire to appear in a Star Wars production.  She wasn’t shy about thanking Disney for the opportunity,  “It’s astounding to me, Disney has offered me so much more.”  Most fans would agree that Ming-Na has earned this.

Reported by: Geralyn

Disney+ Launch Day Lineup Announced

August 23, 2019 at 11:38 am | Posted in Conventions, d23 expo, Disney, Disney+, Miscellaneous | Leave a comment

Via their twitter account, Disney+ announced their November 12 launch day original lineup with a string of original programming.  The most anticipated of them is surely The Mandalorian, there’s also nice mix of broad appeal programming for day one consisting of:

Lady and the Tramp, live action version

High School Musical, the series

Noelle, with Bill Hader and Anna Kendrick

and last but hardly least …

The World According to Jeff Goldblum

This was announced ahead of the Disney+ panel at D23 where we can expect more information to be forthcoming.

Reported by: Geralyn

 

 

 

Around the Web

August 23, 2019 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Conventions, Del Rey, Events, Movies, News, Random House, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Toys & Collectibles, trailers, Video Games | Leave a comment

Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

  • A second and third excerpt have been released for Black Spire which will be out August 27th.

Convention & Event News

You can check out the livestream schedule for D23 here.

  • D23 is August 23 to 25 in Anaheim, CA.
  • New York Comic Con is October 3 to 6 in New York, NY. Star Wars guests include James Arnold Taylor, Mark Brooks, Ken Lashley, Charles Soule, and Billy Dee Williams.
  • Authors Kevin Hearne and Chuck Wendig will be in Doylestown, PA on October 7th at 7:00 PM for a book signing at Doylestown Bookshop.
  • Author Kevin Hearne will be in Richmond, VA on October 8th at 6:00 PM for a book signing at Fountain Books.
  • Author Kevin Hearne will be in Charlotte, NC on October 9th at 7:00 PM for a book signing at Park Road Books.
  • Author Kevin Hearne will be in Orlando, FL on October 10th at 7:00 PM for a book signing at Barnes & Noble (Colonial Drive).
  • Disney’s Star Wars Day at Sea will be returning in 2020.

Continue Reading Around the Web…

Podcasts in Review

August 22, 2019 at 12:01 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review, starting with the top five and honorable mentions, then moving on to the full reviews.

This Week’s Top Five

  1. Brews and Blasters Episode 221
  2. Blast Points Podcast Episode 184
  3. What The Force? Power of Myth & Symbolism: Shadow
  4. Creative Processing Originality & Imitation
  5. Grand Moff Talkin’ Episode 109

Honorable Mentions

  • Making Tracks Episode 22 includes an interview with Anthony Daniels

Now here is this week’s Podcasts in Review… Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Comic Reviews: ‘Galaxy’s Edge #4’ and ‘Star Wars #70’

August 21, 2019 at 12:02 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Catching up on comic reviews…

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

New Releases: ‘Doctor Aphra #35’, ‘Star Wars Adventures #24’, ‘TIE Fighter #5’ & More

August 21, 2019 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, IDW, Marvel, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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There are five new Star Wars comic releases out today.

Doctor Aphra #35

Writer: Simon Spurrier
Artists: Wilton Santos, and Andrea Broccardo
Cover Artist: Ashley Witter
Variant Cover: Greg Smallwood (greatest moments variant)

“UNSPEAKABLE REBEL SUPERWEAPON” PART IV – It’s time for DOCTOR APHRA to do what she does best: honor her commitments, help people in need, do the right thing. Hahaha, nope, the people she’s swindling won’t buy that either. Unlucky for them, she’s always two steps ahead. Unlucky for her, the steps lead directly to Coruscant, and into the arms of an old enemy…

Details: 32 Pages, Rated T, $3.99 Continue Reading New Releases: ‘Doctor Aphra #35’, ‘Star Wars Adventures #24’, ‘TIE Fighter #5’ & More…

Databurst From the 501st

August 21, 2019 at 12:00 am | Posted in 501st, Charity, Conventions, Databurst From the 501st, Events, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Latest Databurst From the 501st covering 501st Legion events around the world from August 21 to 27th. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

August 21

  • Midsouth Garrison will be in Nashville, TN for the Make-A-Wish Reveal.

August 22

  • 70th Explorers Garrison will be in Des Peres, MO for the St. Louis Crisis Nursery Celebrity Waiters Event at West County Center from 5:00 to 9:00 PM.
  • Garrison Excelsior will be at FanExpo Canada at the Metro Toronto Convention Center from August 22 to 25th.
  • Star Garrison will be in Irving, TX for Star Wars Under the Stars: The Empire Strikes Back.

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New Release and Review: ‘Rey and Pals’ by Jeffrey Brown

August 20, 2019 at 7:19 am | Posted in Books, Chronicle Books, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment

Jeffrey Brown’s newest book Rey and Pals is out today in hardcover from Chronicle Books.

What if Rey hadn’t grown up all alone on dusty planet Jakku, but instead had a galaxy of friends to play with? New York Times bestselling author of the Darth Vader and Son series Jeffrey Brown returns to the Star Wars galaxy with a collection of brand-new adventures starring young Rey and Kylo, Finn and Poe, Hux and Phasma, Rose and BB-8—all under the watch of Luke, General Leia, Han, and Chewie. Whether it’s Kylo trying to use the Force to cheat at Go Fish, Poe bowling with BB-8, or Rey lifting rocks to play hide and seek, Jeffrey Brown’s charmingly hilarious vision will delight of Star Wars fans of all ages.

For more information on Rey and Pals, you can check out the official product page at Chronicle Books. You can check out our review of Rey and Pals right here.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

‘Rey and Pals’ Interview with Jeffrey Brown

August 19, 2019 at 6:54 am | Posted in Books, Chronicle Books, Interview, News, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | 2 Comments
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Tomorrow, Jeffrey Brown’s new book Rey and Pals will be out from Chronicle Books and we had the opportunity to ask him a few questions. Enjoy!

What’s your creative process like? For example, do you start with a list of ideas for the jokes, or do you start with doodles or thumbnail sketches to develop the ideas.

I usually start with the ideas – for Rey and Pals, I came up with almost 200 initial ideas! Sometimes these start with a quote from one of the films and I need to figure out a situation to use it, or I might want to make a joke about a real life situation and figure out what scene from the film I could use to make the joke. Other times there’s something from the films I want to draw – like Maz’s castle with its menagerie of aliens – and I need to figure out a joke that might fit with it. These ideas are all drawn as tiny thumbnail sketches, which I then work with my editors at Chronicle and Lucasfilm to refine and flesh out before I start final artwork. Continue Reading ‘Rey and Pals’ Interview with Jeffrey Brown…

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