Ewan McGregor–Obi-Wan Kenobi Series Confirmed

August 23, 2019 at 8:24 pm | Posted in Conventions, d23 expo, Ewan McGregor, Kathleen Kennedy, Lucasfilm, Miscellaneous, Television | 2 Comments

obiwanFinally what the fans have been waiting for, not to mention what’s been rumored (since forever) has been confirmed.  Kathleen Kennedy took the stage today at D23 Expo to announce that filming for the live action Kenobi series will start next year when McGregor will reprise his role as the younger Kenobi.  The series, with 8 scripts already written, will air on Disney+.

Although McGregor was aged up in Revenge of the Sith to bear a closer resemblance to original trilogy Alec Guinness (who was 63 in 1977), this series will be set 8 years out from ROTS, which now basically makes McGregor at 48 age appropriate.  I guess the old saying is true: all good things come to those who wait.  For both actor and fans.

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The Mandalorian Trailer Has Dropped

August 23, 2019 at 7:48 pm | Posted in Conventions, d23 expo, Disney, Disney+, Lucasfilm, Miscellaneous, The Mandalorian | Leave a comment

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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.

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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.

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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.

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New Releases: ‘Star Wars Adventures Annual 2019’ & ‘Target Vader #2’

August 14, 2019 at 12:03 am | Posted in Miscellaneous | Leave a comment

Two new Star Wars comics out today.

Star Wars Adventures Annual 2019

Writers: Cavan Scott, and Elsa Charretier
Artists: Mauricet, and Margaux Saltel
Cover Artist: Stan Sakai

A daring rescue mission leads Lando-and his new friend Jaxxon-to the seat of Imperial power, where they must recover an important artifact that will inspire a planet to drive the Empire from their home. Special feature-length tale starring Lando and Jaxxon!

Details: 48 pages, $7.99 Continue Reading New Releases: ‘Star Wars Adventures Annual 2019’ & ‘Target Vader #2’…

Podcasts in Review

July 5, 2019 at 4:30 pm | Posted in Miscellaneous, 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. Blast Points Podcast Episode 177
  2. Around the Galaxy Episode 15
  3. ForceCenter Episode 174
  4. Around the Galaxy Episode 9
  5. Grand Moff Talkin’: Episode 102

Honorable Mentions

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

Around the Web

April 19, 2019 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Celebration, Miscellaneous, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

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

Book News

  • StarWars.com has some information on The Art of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order which will be published by Dark Horse Books.

Fandom News

  • Skywalking Through Neverland has some great coverage of the Galaxy’s Edge booth from Star Wars Celebration Chicago.

Continue Reading Around the Web…

Marvel Star Wars Solicitations February 2019

December 6, 2018 at 6:14 pm | Posted in Miscellaneous | Leave a comment
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Marvel has released their comic solicitations for February 2019. Here’s the Star Wars rundown.

Doctor Aphra #29

Writer: Simon Spurrier
Artist: Emilio Laiso
Cover Artist: Ashley Witter
Variant Covers: Kevin Nowlan (greatest hits variant)

“WORST AMONG EQUALS” PART 4 – Rogue archaeologist DOCTOR APHRA continues her race against time – and total bodily explosion – with only professional murder droid TRIPLE-ZERO for company. Facing firing squads, harpoon-flinging reptiles and – worst of all – really bad traffic, they have no idea they’re being watched by the deadliest Imperial threat of all: The Coalition for Progress! Face the unmitigated terror of the EMPIRE’S public relations division…

Details: 32 Pages, Rated T, $3.99
Release Date: February 27, 2019 Continue Reading Marvel Star Wars Solicitations February 2019…

New Releases: ‘Destroyer Down #1’, ‘Smuggler’s Blues’, ‘Star Wars #56’, ‘Imperial Cadet #1’ & More

November 7, 2018 at 12:01 am | Posted in Miscellaneous | Leave a comment
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IDW has two new Star Wars releases today and Marvel has four.

Star Wars Adventures: Destroyer Down #1

Writer: Scott Beatty
Artists: Jon Sommariva, and Derek Charm
Cover Artist: Derek Charm

Swallowed by the shifting sands of Jakku, the Imperial Star Destroyer Spectral has been lost for two decades, giving rise to rumors of hauntings and buried treasure. But an epic sandstorm has revealed the ruins of the starship, and renowned scavenger Rey now leads the race to claim whatever lies within! Three-issue mini-series set during the days before The Force Awakens! Includes a backup story depicting the Battle of Jakku, revealing how the Star Destroyer Spectral met its fate during the last days of the Empire!

Details: $3.99 Continue Reading New Releases: ‘Destroyer Down #1’, ‘Smuggler’s Blues’, ‘Star Wars #56’, ‘Imperial Cadet #1’ & More…

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