Friday, April 20, 2018

The SWU Podcast LIVE | 20/04/18

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On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris discuss the latest TV spots and stills for Solo: A Star Wars Story, analyzing what they may hint at about Han and Chewie relationship, Qi'Ra's past and present, and the fact that Dryden Vos is standing next to a suit of Mandalorian armor.  They also continue the discussion about The Last Jedi, covering several topics in a rapid fire style including Porgs, BB-8, Han's legacy, and the Praetorian Guards.  This leads to a massive debate over the Broom Boy scene, what's left to be told in Episode IX, and how the Sequel Trilogy compares to previous Star Wars trilogies.  All this and much more!
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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Mark Hamill To Appear On 'The Big Bang Theory'

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By: Benjamin Hart

After making major waves on the big screen as Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Mark Hamill looks to be headed to the small screen for a special appearance on the hit comedy The Big Bag Theory.
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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Japanese Poster For 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' Revealed

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By: Benjamin Hart

The promotional campaign for Solo: A Star Wars Story is now in full swing! Since the latest trailer dropped we've been treated to tons of great photos, interviews and TV spots and more. In addition to all of that several great theatrical posters for the film have leaked out from all over the globe. The latest one to hit the web is one of the better ones.
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Lawrence and Jon Kasdan Talk 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' on 'The Star Wars Show'

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By: Dominic Jones

The father and son duo who co-wrote Solo: A Star Wars Story together, Lawrence and Jon Kasdan appeared on Lucasfilm's official YouTube variety series The Star Wars Show. The Kasdans spoke with host Anthony Carboni about their history with Star Wars (Lawrence co-wrote The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, and The Force Awakens), as well as writing Han at this point in his life.  They also shared some insight into the characters Lando Calrissian, L3-37, Enfys Nest, and Tobias Beckett.  Check out the interview below,
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Victoria Mahoney Announced As 'Episode IX' Second Unit Director

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By: Dominic Jones

With Star Wars Episode IX slated to start filming in July the crew behind the scenes is starting to come together.  The film's second unit director was announced this week to be Victoria Mahoney.  Mahoney's previous credits include directing episodes of the TV series' Queen Sugar, Grey's Anatomy, and American Crime.  The news was announced on Twitter by A Wrinkle in Time and Selma director Ava DuVernay, who tweeted a photo of Mahoney alongside Episode IX director JJ Abrams with the caption, "Happy to share this historic news. A black woman directing stories in a galaxy far, far away. First unit director #JJAbrams. Second unit director @VictoriaMahoney. #StarWarsE9 #StarWars".
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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

New TV Spot For 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' Released

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By: Dominic Jones

"The Millennium Falcon, every ship isn't for everyone, she needs a particular type of pilot."

Lucasfilm has released another new forty-five second TV spot for the upcoming film Solo: A Star Wars Story.  The new TV spot features our first look at Lando (Donald Glover) and Qi'Ra (Emilia Clarke) interacting, as well as some new interactions between Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich) and Tobia Beckett (Woody Harrelson), and Han, Lando, and L3-37 (Phoebe Waller-Bridge).  We also hear Lando describing the Millennium Falcon to Han, perhaps for the very first time.  Check it out below,
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The SWU Podcast | Kanjikast #19

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On this episode of Kanjikast, Dominic and Chris are joined by SWU Patreon supporters Rusty Zion, Katie Horn, Andy Seiner, Marina Payne, Patrick Bonfrisco, Matt Taylor, Mike Dengler, and Mark Dennison to discuss the new trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story.  The share their thoughts on the portrayals of the classic characters Han Solo, Lando Calrissian, and Chewbacca, as well as on the new characters like L3-37, Tobias Beckett, Dryden Vos, and Val.  All this and much more!
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Monday, April 16, 2018

Empire Reveals New Images From 'Solo: A Star Wars Story'

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By: Dominic Jones

Two new still images from the upcoming film Solo: A Star Wars Story were released today by Empire Magazine.  One features Alden Ehrenreich as Han hanging on to a cable outside the Conveyex train seen in the trailers.  The other gives us another look at Paul Bettany's character Dryden Vos.  What's more interesting about the Vos picture, however, is what's in the background.  It appears Vos is standing in front of a suit of Mandalorian armor.  Check out the pictures below,
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Sunday, April 15, 2018

Ron Howard Shares New Image of Donald Glover as Lando From 'Solo'

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By: Dominic Jones

Solo: A Star Wars Story director Ron Howard shared a new image of Donald Glover as Lando Clarissian from the visual effects review on the film he was overseeing this weekend.  The director posted the image on Instagram and it shows Glover in the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon as it appears to be traveling through hyperspace.  Howard posted about the image, "From our #ilmvfx review today. #DonaldGlover #landocalrissian #miliniumfalcon #Solo" (he acknowledged for the typo in the comments).  Check out the image below,
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First 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' TV Spot Released

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By: Dominic Jones

"You think everything sounds like a bad idea." 

The first TV spot for Solo: A Star Wars Story was released today, featuring several new shots and moments not featured in the previous trailers.  The new moments focus mostly on exchanges between Han Solo and Chewbacca, including Han asking Chewie what his name is, Chewie being less than excited about another one of Han's plans, and Han showing Chewie his cards during a card game with Lando.  In addition, the 45 second TV spot also gives us our first look at several new characters.  Check it out below,
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Saturday, April 14, 2018

The IPC Podcast LIVE #187 | Harry Potter And The Prisoner of Azkaban

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By popular demand, Zac, Ben and Dominic are back to discuss the next chapter in the Harry Potter saga, The Prison Of Azkaban. The guys are joined by good friend McMahon from Star Wars Wastelands to break down what they loved, what they hated, and what confused them about the 2004 blockbuster. They discuss their overall impressions, as well as their favorite characters, scenes and more. They also toy with idea of a Harry Potter reboot, discuss the franchise's use of time travel compared to others, and the overall mythology of Harry Potter that is explored in this film. And, as always, the longer the show goes, the more shenanigans ensue, so you don't want to miss a second of this one!
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Friday, April 13, 2018

The SWU Podcast LIVE | 13/04/18

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SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY TRAILER BREAKDOWN!  On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris share their thoughts on the new trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story.  They analyze the potential relationships between Han, Lando, Qi'Ra, Beckett, Val, Dryden Vos, and Chewbacca.  Plus they look at how the marketing for the film compares to the previous three Star Wars films, and how this film might also be tonally different.  Plus, Solo gets a new poster, the toys hit shelves on Friday, the Poe Dameron comic features post-The Last Jedi content, and a Galaxy's Edge update.  All this and much more!
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Thursday, April 12, 2018

Report: 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' Will Be 2 Hours and 15 Minutes Long

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By: Dominic Jones

The run time for Solo: A Star Wars Story has been revealed!  Last week we learned that Solo would be debuting at the Cannes Film Festival on May 15th, and now the Cannes website has been updated to include the film's length.  Solo will run for 135 minutes (2 hour and 15 minutes), which ties it with The Force Awakens for fourth longest Star Wars film (behind The Last Jedi, Attack of the Clones, and Revenge of the Sith).  It also puts it at two minutes longer than the first A Star Wars Story film, Rogue One, which ran for 133 minutes.
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'Star Wars: Poe Dameron #26' Preview Features Post-'The Last Jedi' Content

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By: Dominic Jones

Lucasfilm and Marvel comics from the next issue of the Star Wars: Poe Dameron ongoing comic book series.  Poe Dameron #26, which hits shelves on April 18th, begins to tell the story of what happened to Poe during the events of The Force Awakens between crashing on Jakku with Finn and his reappearance on Takodonna.  The preview, which was released online by 13th Dimension, features the first few pages of the issue where we see Poe, Finn, and Rey all together on the Millennium Falcon after the events of The Last Jedi.   The trio are reflecting on how they could have met each other sooner, which leads to Finn asking Poe to tell them how he escaped Jakku.
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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Video: Gaten Matarazzo Talks Meeting Mark Hamill For The First Time

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By: Benjamin Hart

If you're a Star Wars fan you more than likely have a long list of celebrities you've met, or would like to meet(or both). I think it's safe to say one celeb is at the top of most fan's lists; Mark Hamill. Luke Skywalker has been a hero and idol to fans young and old for over forty years now, and Hamill himself has certainly lived up to his character's legend.
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