Friday, December 14, 2018

Mark Hamill Discusses 'Episode IX' Secrecy

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By: Benjamin Hart

This December feels pretty unusual with the absence of a new a Star Wars film releasing. Star Wars: Episode IX is still a tad more than a year away from being released in theaters, so we have a lengthy wait ahead of us as the film is still in production. So far we've heard next to nothing about the plot, and that likely won't change for a while thanks to the extreme secrecy surrounding the project. In a new interview, Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill, spoke about the ways Lucasfilm is currently preventing leaks.
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The SWU Podcast LIVE | 14/12/18

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On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris discuss the exciting official announcement of the main cast of Star Wars: The Mandalorian, and what stars like Pedro Pascal and Giancarlo Esposito bring to the galaxy far, far away.  They also share their thoughts on how they hope the series will fit in with the larger Star Wars galaxy and in the landscape of streaming series.  Plus, Felicity Jones is up for returning to Star Wars, Mark Hamill talks secrecy (again), and the latest on Star Wars online animated shorts.  All this and much more!

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Pedro Pascal Shares A Dave Filoni Sketch Of 'The Mandalorian'

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By: Benjamin Hart

Today was an exciting day for everyone anticipating The Mandalorian! The full principal cast for the series was officially released and it revealed an assortment of incredible actors that will be making the jump to a Galaxy far, far away. Among them was Pedro Pascal, who will be donning the Mandalorian armor as the title character in the series, which is set after the events of Return Of The Jedi.
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BREAKING: 'The Mandalorian' Cast Officially Revealed, Including Pedro Pascal In Title Role

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By: Benjamin Hart

After months of rumors and speculation we now have some official details on the cast of The Mandalorian, courtesy of Lucasfilm. The series, which is written and executive produced by Jon Favreau, is currently in production and will be the first ever Star Wars live-action production for the small screen. StarWars.com has now revealed the full principal cast for The Mandalorian which includes some familiar names!
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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

The Kazuda Kast | "Station Theta Black"

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On this episode, Dominic, Chris, and Ben, are joined by Eric Strothers from The Bad Motivators podcast to discuss the Star Wars Resistance episode "Station Theta Black".  They discuss how this episode ties in with the season story arc, as well as with the larger story of the sequel era.  They also delve into how Leia and Poe are portrayed on the series and how that interfaces with the films.  Plus, they look back on the season so far and quickly look ahead at what to expect when Resistance returns in January.  All this and much more!

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'Star Wars Resistance' Shorts To Be Released Online During Hiatus, First Three Available Now

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By: Dominic Jones

Now that the animated series Star Wars Resistance is on winter break, with new episodes set to return in January, Lucasfilm and Disney Channel have announced they will be releasing a series of shorts featuring the characters of Resistance.  The first three shorts have been released, with each one being about a minute long.  The shorts are titled "The Search For Kaz", "Dart and Cover", and "Neeku's Reward".  You can watch them all below,
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Sunday, December 9, 2018

'Solo' And 'The Last Jedi' Soundtracks Nominated For Grammy Awards

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By: Dominic Jones

Two Star Wars film soundtracks have the chance to bring home some hardware at this year's Grammy Awards.  Both Solo: A Star Wars Story and Star Wars: The Last Jedi were nominated.  John Williams was nominated for Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media for his work on The Last Jedi, and John Powell, along with Williams, was nominated for Best Instrumental Composition for the track "Mine Mission" from Solo.  The Grammys will be held on February 10th.
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The IPC Podcast LIVE #217: 2018 Holiday Special - Part II & Avengers: Endgame Trailer

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On part II of their Holiday Special, Ben and Zac are joined by Chris Seekell from The Star Wars Underworld to discuss their favorite Holiday films. But first they must take some time to address the newly released trailer for Marvel's Avengers: Endgame and Captain Marvel. They then dive into their "Top Five Holiday Films" and read all of the lists submitted by you, the listeners. In addition, listen as they present a Quote of the Night from one of their favorite Christmas movies(?) and #BBQWatch covers pizza and vegan barbecue. Listen for all that and much more!

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Felicity Jones Interested In Returning To Star Wars As Jyn Erso

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By: Benjamin Hart

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
is a film that's seemingly been on everyone's minds recently, despite us quickly approaching the second anniversary of its release. We recently learned that one of the main characters of Rogue One, Cassian Andor, will be starring in his own TV series on Disney+. One of the most exciting aspects of this new series is that Diego Luna, who portrayed Andor in Rogue One, will be returning to reprise the role.
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Saturday, December 8, 2018

Photo Of The Millennium Falcon At Galaxy's Edge Officially Revealed

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By: Benjamin Hart

Star Wars fans have many, many things to look forward to next year, but one of the biggest events to happen in a Galaxy far, far away in a long time will be the opening of Galaxy's Edge. Two nearly-identical versions of the new 14 acre Star Wars-themed land will be opening at Disneyland in California and Walt Disney World in Florida in 2019. Galaxy's Edge will be fully immersive, transporting you to the distant planet Batuu within the Star Wars galaxy.
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Friday, December 7, 2018

New Episodes of 'Galaxy of Adventures' Released

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By: Dominic Jones

Lucasfilm has released five new episodes of, and two new fact files for, Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures, the new animated microseries. The new episodes debuted today on the new Star Wars Kids YouTube Channel.  The series retells classic moments from the Star Wars saga in short snippets, perfect for older fans wanting to introduce their younglings to the series--especially those with kids that aren't ready for the live action films yet.  This batch of episodes features two shorts about Luke Skywalker, one about Princess Leia, one about Han Solo, and about Chewbacca, as well as "Fun Fact" episodes about Leia and The Millennium Falcon.  You can check them out for yourself below,
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The SWU Podcast LIVE | 07/12/18

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On this episode, Dominic, Chris, and Ben discuss the announcement and first batch of episodes of Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures.  They also discuss the leaked picture of young Luke Skywalker from a The Force Awakens deleted scene, as well as the latest on Star Wars Episode IX.  Plus, a massive debate about Snoke in The Last Jedi, what is the intended audience of The Mandalorian and the Cassian show, and the latest in publishing news.  All this and much more!
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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Kevin Smith Talks About Visiting The Set Of 'Episode IX'

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By: Dominic Jones

Just as he did with the set of The Force Awakens, director and professional fan of stuff, Kevin Smith paid a visit to his pal JJ Abrams on the set of his latest movie, Star Wars Episode IX.  Smith (Clerks, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back) appeared on Good Morning America today and told the hosts about what it was like to be on the set of the next Star Wars film and watch Abrams at working directing it.  You can see Smith talk about it in the clip below,
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New Comic Book Miniseries "Vader — Dark Visions" Announced

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By: Dominic Jones

Lucasfilm and Marvel announced today a new limited series of comic books titled Star Wars: Vader—Dark Visions.  The series, which will debut in March 2019, will be written by Denis Hopeless (Cloak and Dagger) with art for the first issue by Paolo Villanelli (Lando: Double or Nothing) and art for the second issue by Brian Level (Thanos Legacy).  The series will take a different point of view on Vader, presenting him as something of an "anti-hero".
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New Novel 'Star Wars: Thrawn: Treason' Announced

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By: Dominic Jones

Lucasfilm and Del Rey announced the next installment in author Timothy Zahn's new series of Thrawn novel.  The third book, titled Star Wars: Thrawn: Treason, was announced today on the most recent episode of The Star Wars Show.  The novel is slated to hit shelves in Summer 2019, and is a follow-up to the 2017 novel Star Wars Thrawn and its 2018 sequel Star Wars: Thrawn: Alliances.  You can see the announcement on The Star Wars Show below,
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