Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Rumor: First Movie From Benioff & Weiss To Begin Shooting This Fall, Set Pre-Skywalker Saga

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By: Dominic Jones

Very little is known about what the Star Wars films will be after Episode IX hits theaters this December. We know who is making them, The Last Jedi's Rian Johnson is developing a trilogy and Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are working on a series of films, but outside of that virtually nothing (including release dates) is known.  Today, however, Star Wars News Net is reporting on some early details they have learned from a source close to the production.
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'Vader Immortal' Celebration Chicago Panel Announced

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By: Dominic Jones

Lucasfilm and ILMxLAB announced today that they will be bringing the upcoming virtual reality series Vader Immortal to Star Wars Celebration next month in Chicago.  A panel previewing the new game will take place on Friday April 12 at 1:30pm on the Celebration Stage.  In addition, fans will be able to check out the first episode of the series (written by David S. Goyer) at the ILMxLAB and Oculus booth on the convention show floor.
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The Kazuda Kast | "No Escape (Part 2)"

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On this episode, Dominic, Chris, and (eventually) Ben are joined by Hawes Burkhardt of the Blue Harvest Podcast to discuss the Star Wars Resistance season one finale "No Escape (Part 2)". They delve into Tam's decision to leave with The First Order, and what implications it may have for next season.  They also look at how this episode brings together many elements from season one of Resistance and sets the season for season two.  Plus, the battle in the skies, revisiting the Starkiller Base attack, and biggest takeaways from the first season.  All this and much more!
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Monday, March 18, 2019

'Star Wars Resistance' Producers Discuss The Season One Finale, Tease Season Two

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By: Dominic Jones

The season one finale of the animated series Star Wars Resistance aired last night, bringing to a close an exciting run of twenty-two episodes.  The finale had many surprises that upset the status quo and set the stage for an exciting second season (likely debuting this Fall on Disney Channel).  The series' executive producers Just Ridge, Athena Portillo, and Brandon Auman sat down recently with Entertainment Weekly's Anthony Breznican, where they discussed what went down in the finale and let slip a few teases about season two.
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Friday, March 15, 2019

Oscar Isaac Discusses Anthony Daniels, Carrie Fisher & Finishing 'Episode IX'

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By: Benjamin Hart

Last month director and co-writer J.J. Abrams announced that filming for Star Wars: Episode IX had ended, and with it came many emotions. Episode IX marks the end of the Sequel Trilogy(and the end of the Skywalker saga apparently) and none were perhaps more emotional about the ceasing of filming than those who worked on all three films. Among the cast members who have completed their final(?) Star Wars film is Oscar Isaac, who played daring pilot Poe Dameron in The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi, and now Episode IX.
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The SWU Podcast LIVE | 'Solo' Commentary

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On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris continue the SWU Podcast film commentary series by watching Solo: A Star Wars Story. They discuss how the film deals with crafting a compelling origin story for Han Solo, as well as where it falls shot.  They also look at how the film handles returning characters like Chewbacca and Lando Calrissian, as well as new ones like Qi'Ra, Beckett, and L3-37. Plus how the narratives surrounding the film impacted the response (and lack of box office success), the return of Darth Maul, the connections to the Rebellion, and how this film changes the way we view other Star Wars films.  All this and much more.
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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Fan Video Syncs 'Star Wars Resistance' With 'The Force Awakens' In A Pivotal Moment

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By: Benjamin Hart

SPOILER ALERT: Read on only if you've seen episode 1.20 "No Escape: Part 1" of Star Wars Resistance.

The hit animated series Star Wars Resistance reached its emotional peak with its most recent episode, and simultaneously added another layer of drama to Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
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Forest Whitaker, Katee Sackhoff, and More Announced as Guests For Celebration Chicago

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By: Dominic Jones

Lucasfilm and Reedpop have announced another round of guests who will be attending Star Wars Celebration this April in Chicago.  One of the highlights of Lucasfilm's official fan convention is the opportunity to meet and get autographs from the people who helped create the galaxy far, far away.  Six more names were added to the already lengthy list of guests today, with two stars from the films, one from the animated series', and three behind the scenes stars.
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'Episode IX' Panel Announced For Celebration Chicago

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(John Boyega and JJ Abrams at Star Wars Celebration in 2015)
By: Dominic Jones

At long last, we know for sure when we'll see our first major preview of the upcoming film Star Wars Episode IX.  Lucasfilm and Reedpop announced today, what we've all long suspected, that a panel previewing Episode IX with director JJ Abrams and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy will be held on the Friday April 12th on the Celebration Stage at Star Wars Celebration Chicago.  The panel will give fans a peak at the upcoming film and hopefully be the place where the first trailer is debuted.
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Oscar Isaac Reaffirms That 'Episode IX' Is The End Of The Skywalker Saga

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By: Benjamin Hart

Back in July of last year Lucasfilm announced the full cast of Star Wars: Episode IX. Included in the official announcement was an off hand proclamation that the film would be "the final installment of the Skywalker saga". Since then fans have speculated about that statement and debated how literally it should be taken.
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"Star Wars Resistance: No Escape, Part 2" Preview Clip

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By: Dominic Jones

Lucasfilm has released a new preview clip from the season one finale of Star Wars Resistance, "No Escape, Part 2", airing this Sunday on Disney Channel. The clip features Kaz and Torra receiving a message from Yeager and Captain Doza, who have apparently escaped the First Order and reclaimed Doza's office.  Yeager reveals to Kaz and Torra, who are on the run from the First Order themselves, that Agent Tierny and Commander Pyre are about to escort Tam of the planet.  We then see a First Order shuttle arriving to take Tam away.  Check out the clip below,
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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

The Kazuda Kast | "No Escape (Part 1)"

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On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris discuss the penultimate episode from season one of Star Wars Resistance, "No Escape (Part 1)".  They discuss what it was like to see Hux's speech from The Force Awakens in this new format, as well as the ramifications of the destruction of Hosnian Prime for Kaz. They also look at how the First Order continues to hold a grip over Tam and speculate how she might escape that grip.  Plus, hints about next season, the funny moments of the episode, Yeager's character arc, and hopes for next week.  All this and much more!
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Monday, March 11, 2019

"Galaxy's Edge" Panel For Star Wars Celebration Chicago Announced

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By: Dominic Jones

Lucasfilm announced today that they will be hosting a panel previewing the upcoming theme park expansions Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, opening at Disneyland in Califorina on May 31st and at Disney World in Florida on August 29th, at Star Wars Celebration Chicago next month.  The panel will take place on Saturday April 13th, and will feature members of the Disney imagineering and Lucasfilm teams that developed and created the park.
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Sunday, March 10, 2019

The IPC Podcast LIVE #228 | Top Five Star Wars Creatures

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On this episode Zac and Ben continue their journey through the Star Wars Universe by presenting another Top Five episode, this time answering the question; “What Are Your Top Five Star Wars Creatures?” They break down a huge amount of listener-submitted lists, featuring every creature from Acklays to Wampas. Later they present their own lists and surprise each other with some less-than-predictable selections. Furthermore, they touch on some recent DC news, including some casting updates and a character lineup for Suicide Squad 2, as well as the announcement that the long running CW series Arrow is finally drawing to a close. In addition, Zac shares his mini spoiler-free review of Captain Marvel. You can listen for all that and much more!

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Friday, March 8, 2019

Ahmed Best and Erin Kellyman Announced as Guests For Celebration Chicago

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By: Dominic Jones

Lucasfilm just announced two more guests who will be attending Star Wars Celebration Chicago next month, joining an already impressive (most impressive) line-up of Star Wars celebrities who will be at the convention.  Erin Kellyman, who played the mysterious Enfys Nest in Solo: A Star Wars Story will make her Celebration debut.  Also joining her will be Ahmed Best, who played Jar Jar Binks in the prequel trilogy, making his first appearance at Celebration since Celebration I back in 1999.
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