Monday, September 25, 2017

Temuera Morrison Hopes To Play Captain Rex In Live-Action

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By: Benjamin Hart

Easily one of the most popular characters to originate in Star Wars animation is Clone Captain CT-7567, a.k.a "Rex". He first appeared in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, later made his way into Star Wars Rebels, and even became the subject of a massive fan theory that would have put him in Return Of The Jedi. Even as Rebels draws to a close, Rex's impact on Star Wars and its fandom continues to be felt.
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Ian McDiarmid Says He Doesn't Want Anyone Else to Play Palpatine

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By: Dominic Jones

Ian McDiarmid has a long history with the Star Wars film.  The actor was cast back in 1982 to play Emperor Palpatine in Return of the Jedi, a role he later returned to 15 years later for the prequel trilogy.  While Palpatine is not expected to appear in any future films post-Return of the Jedi (being dead and all), but McDiarmid seems like he would be open to returning to the role for one of the stand-alones.
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Mark Hamill Talks 'The Last Jedi', Reflects on Iconic Scenes With StarWars.com

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By: Dominic Jones

In honor of Mark Hamill's birthday, StarWars.com has released a brand new interview with the Luke Skywalker actor covering various facets of his time in the galaxy far, far away.  Hamill was interviewed by Dan Brooks about how he approached returning to Luke for The Last Jedi and he reflected on some classic scenes from the Original Trilogy.  Check out some excerpts from the interview below,
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Sunday, September 24, 2017

Emilia Clarke Wraps Filming on the Han Solo Film

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By: Dominic Jones

The mother of dragons has left the galaxy far, far away.  Director Ron Howard announced today in an Instagram post that Emilia Clare (Game of Thrones) had completed filming all of her scenes for the upcoming untitled Han Solo film.  Howard made the announcement with a picture of him and Clarke on set with the caption, "#emiliaclarke gave us a terrific performance & left! She completed principal photography and is off on her next adventure. Busy girl. We miss her already! Talented & great to work with #UntitledHanSoloMovie."  Check it out for yourself below,
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More Cryptic 'Han Solo' Set Photos From Ron Howard

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By: Benjamin Hart

Another day, another Han Solo set photo from Ron Howard. Actually, make that two this time around. Just recently, the director shared a pair of photos from behind the scenes of the still untitled Han Solo on his social media accounts.
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The IPC Podcast LIVE #163 | Back To The Future Part III

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On this episode, Zac and Ben are joined by their good friend McMahon from Star Wars Wastelands to go "Back To The Future" one more time to discuss Part III of the classic franchise. But first, they take some time to reveal some big announcements about where you can now listen to the show, and send out a special transmissions request concerning the future of IPC. They then dive into BTTFIII, breaking down it's mission to inject the iconic classic western feel into a time travel story, or vice versa. They discuss the cast and their extraordinary versatility, Doc Brown's love story, the origins of Tabasco sauce, and more confusing time travel shenanigans. Plus, Ben debuts his Salacious Crumb impression, and Zac interviews a barbecue virgin on #BBQWatch. All that and much more!
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Friday, September 22, 2017

Full List of 'Battlefront II' of Map Locations Revealed

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By: Dominic Jones

Electronic Arts and Lucasfilm have revealed the full list of locations from the Star Wars galaxy that will have playable maps in the upcoming video game Star Wars Battlefront II.  There are eleven planets total, spanning the prequel trilogy, the original trilogy, and the sequel trilogy.  The list was revealed on Twitter in a tweet by the EA Star Wars account.  Check out the list below,
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The SWU Podcast LIVE | 22/09/17

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On this episode, Chris, Ben, and Dominic break down all the latest Star Wars news and rumors.  They discuss when we might see the next trailer and (over) analyze the latest images from the film.  They also talk about the most recent updates from the Han Solo and if we'll see the Kessel run and/or Boba Fett in the film.  Then Dominic chats with author Tomas Pueyo-Brochard about his new book The Star Wars Rings and how we can use the story structure of previous Star Wars films to predict what will happen in future films.  Plus, how people who have never seen Star Wars react to the big reveals, Star Wars Rebels updates, and the launch of Science and Star Wars.  All this and much more!
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Rian Johnson Confirms 'The Last Jedi' Is Finished

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By: Benjamin Hart

With Just 83 days left to spare, the production of Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi has been completed. Earlier tonight, Lucasfilm and director Rian Johnson confirmed the news to the World!
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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Ron Howard's Latest Han Solo Tweet Teases Kessel

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By: Benjamin Hart

Since taking over the job months ago, Ron Howard has been very forthcoming with plenty of photos and teases from the set of the untitled Han Solo. His Twitter and Instagram pages now are chock full various cryptic images from the set, and his newest share could indicate the appearance of a classic Star Wars planet.
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New Photos Revealed Of Captain Phasma, General Hux & More From 'The Last Jedi'

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By: Benjamin Hart

We are now a little over 80 days until the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi in theaters! With a trailer seemingly only mere days away, hype for the film is at an all time time high. To add fuel to the fire, a handful of new images from Episode VIII have recently surfaced treating us to new looks at a few characters.
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John Knoll Interviewed By Adam Savage About His Career at ILM, Pitching 'Rogue One'

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By: Dominic Jones

Chief creative officer of Industrial Light & Magic and the man who first pitched the idea that would become Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was recently interviewed by former Mythbusters star Adam Savage on the SYFY25: Origin Stories Podcast.  On the podcast, the visual effects legend told the story of how he got his start at ILM and the early days of Rogue One.  Check it out below,

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Episode Titles and Schedule for the First Half of 'Star Wars Rebels' Season Four Revealed

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By: Dominic Jones

The official release schedule and episode titles for the first half of the fourth and final season of Star Wars Rebels has been revealed on StarWars.com.  Lucasfilm confirmed, as we learned a few weeks ago, that the release schedule for this season is a bit different.  The first four weeks of the season will feature back-to-back episodes, and the episode will air five times throughout the day on Disney XD beginning at 12:30am (yes, half past midnight).
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Report: Paramount is Not Happy JJ Abrams is Returning to 'Star Wars'

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By: Dominic Jones

Many fans celebrated the news that JJ Abrams would be returning to Star Wars to direct Star Wars Episode IX, the final installment of the sequel trilogy.  However, Paramount Studios was not so pleased.  The reason for this displeasure, according to The Hollywood Reporter, is that back in 2006 Abrams signed a deal with with Paramount to make Paramount his "home studio."  According to THR, the deal is "worth a hefty $10 million a year in overhead and development."
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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Lucasfilm Releases First Episode of 'Science and Star Wars' Webseries

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By: Dominic Jones

The first episode of Lucasfilm's newest Star Wars webseries debuted on Facebook today.  The series "Science and Star Wars" is hosted by The Star Wars Show host Anthony Carboni and it looks at the connections between real world science and the science fiction of the Star Wars series. In the first episode, Carboni is joined by Taylor Gray (voice of Ezra Bridger on Star Wars Rebels) as they try to make a real world lightsaber.  Check it out below,

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