Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Dave Filoni Says He's Not Involved "Day-To-Day" With 'Star Wars Resistance'

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By: Dominic Jones

Lucasfilm animation veteran Dave Filoni has revealed that he has a different role on the next animated series, Star Wars Resistance (debuting this fall on Disney XD), than he has on previous Star Wars series' he's worked on.  Filoni, who supervising director on both Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels, revealed in a new interview with IGN that he is not involved in the "day-to-day" work of the series due to his other responsibilities at Lucasfilm.
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The Clone Wars Strikes Back | Episode 48 (The Clone Wars Movie Commentary)

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On this episode, Dominic and Ciaran celebrate the tenth anniversary of The Clone Wars by watching the 2008 theatrical release of Star Wars: The Clone Wars and discussing it as they do.  They share their memories of the first time they saw and their reactions to some of the features that would become staples of the series.  They also speculate on how these episodes would have been received had they aired on TV instead in the theaters.  They also discuss how the movie lays the groundwork for what was to come in the series.  Plus they announce their new website!  All this and much more!
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Website: www.tcwstrikesback.com
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Saturday, August 11, 2018

The IPC Podcast LIVE #201 | Finding Nemo

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On this episode Zac and Ben bring back the "PixArc" to discuss one of the films that won the previous Pixar Top Five competition, the much beloved classic Finding Nemo. But first, they discuss a few tidbits of news, including the casting of the Arrowverse's Batwoman, as well as an exciting rumor about the live-action Star Wars television series. Then later they dive(pun intended) into Finding Nemo, discussing their favorite scenes, characters, lines and aspects of the 2003 film. They also touch on the stunning animation and heartwarming moral messages that make it a standout Pixar production. And listen towards to the end to hear Zac recite a Finding Nemo scene from memory for the Quote Of The Night!
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Friday, August 10, 2018

The SWU Podcast LIVE | 10/08/18

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On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris are joined by David, Sam, and Nate of the Tatooine Sons podcast!  They talk about the rumor that Jon Favreau's live action series will deal with the events on Mandalore following Return of the Jedi.  They also celebrate the tenth anniversary The Clone Wars by discussing their memories of the 2008 film, some favourite moments from the series, and what it's overall legacy.  Plus, they talk about how Dominic accidentally helped inspire the Tatooine Sons podcast, how becoming a Star Wars fan differs across the generations, and the campaign to #MakeTerbusCanon!  All this and much more!
Twitter: @TheSWU
Voicemail: 1-410-989-1138
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Thursday, August 9, 2018

Early 'Star Wars Rebels' Plans Involved Finding The Death Star Plans

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By: Dominic Jones

When the animated series Star Wars Rebels, which recently wrapped up its four season run on Disney XD, was first announced many fans (myself included) speculated that the series would culminate in the characters from the series stealing the plans to the first Death Star, thus tying in the series with the Original Trilogy.  This was, of course, before the film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which told the story of the rebel crew who did steal the plans, was announced.  But, Rebels executive producer, Dave Filoni has revealed in a recent interview that that early speculation about the series was not that far off.
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The IPC Podcast LIVE #200!! | Announcements & Ant-Man And The Wasp

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On this special, long awaited episode of IPC Zac and Ben take time out to celebrate their 200th episode! They make some huge announcements and introduce a new intro theme for the show. In addition, the dive into discussing the latest addition of the Marvel Cinematic Universe story, Ant-Man And The Wasp! While first giving their spoiler-free impressions, they later break down the plot, characters, humor and surprises the sequel had in stores. They also address THAT post-credits scene and the possible ramifications it might have on the fourth Avengers film. Also listen all the way to the end for the Quote Of The Night, a San Diego themed #BBQWatch, and much more!

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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Dave Filoni Talks About Returning to 'The Clone Wars' After Having Made 'Rebels'

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By: Dominic Jones

Fans of Star Wars: The Clone Wars are still celebrating the recent announcement that the series will be returning next year on Disney's direct to consumer streaming service.  The reveal was made during a panel at San Diego Comic Con celebrating the 10th anniversary of the series' launch and it was met with near-universal excitement from fans.  Work on the series' revival has been ongoing for several months now and the series launch is still many months away, however The Clone Wars supervising director Dave Filoni spoke with Cinemablend recently about the new challenges of bringing the beloved series back.
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The SWU Podcast | Kanjikast #22

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On this episode, Ben and Chris are joined by SWU Patreon supporters Katie Horn, Marina Payne, Andy Seiner, Nikk Serrano, Matt Taylor, Joey Mays, Michael Dengler, and Gary Myer to discuss all things Star Wars!  They cover the recent Star Wars Episode IX casting news, the announcement that The Clone Wars is coming back, and some more talk about Solo: A Star Wars Story.  All this and much more!
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Monday, August 6, 2018

Rumor: Jon Favreau’s Live-Action Series To Focus On Mandalore Post-ROTJ

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By: Benjamin Hart

Even though we still have a long wait until Star Wars: Episode IX, we've got a lot to look forward to in the coming months. Star Wars is going to be making a big splash on the small screen before long, and it will have a major presence on Disney's upcoming streaming service. One of the most exciting shows coming to the service is the long awaited Star Wars live-action series, headed by Jon Favreau. Thanks to our friends at Making Star Wars we just might have an idea what the series will be about.
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New Hasbro 'Star Wars' Figures Revealed

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By: Dominic Jones

Over the weekend at Mexico's Unboxing Toy Convention, Hasbro made a couple of reveals of new Star Wars figures that will be available early next year.  The toy manufacturer revealed one figure from each of their major Star Wars lines, the black series and the vintage collection.  The 6" scale black series figure will be Han Solo in his Mimban trooper costume from Solo: A Star Wars Story.  In the 3.75" scale Vintage Collection, Hasbro revealed a Leia in Boussh disguise figure from Return of the Jedi.  You can check out pictures of the figures below,
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Saturday, August 4, 2018

Jeremy Bulloch Announces His Retirement

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By: Benjamin Hart

It seems a legendary bounty hunter is now ready to hang up the helmet. Jeremy Bulloch, who is best know to Star Wars fans as Boba Fett, has announced that it is now time for him to bow out and retire from the convention circuit.
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Friday, August 3, 2018

Video: "Mark Hamill is Jealous of Harrison Ford’s Star Wars Memorabilia"

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By: Dominic Jones

This week it was reported that the jacket worn by Harrison Ford during the filming of The Empires Strikes Back would be sold at auction for an estimated $1.3 million.  Late night host Jimmy Kimmel made some jokes about this in his monologue on his show Jimmy Kimmel Live!, which led to Luke Skywalker actor, Mark Hamill making a walk on appearance to sell some of his old "movie memorabilia" to the studio audience.  Check out the clip below,
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Rumor: Disney Is Trying To Buy Back The TV Rights To The 'Star Wars' Movies

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By: Dominic Jones

The plan to include the Star Wars films on the Disney direct to consumer streaming service may have hit a bit of a snag.  The company sold the television rights to the films in 2016 to Turner Broadcasting for $275 million.  The deal runs until 2024.  Bloomberg is now reporting, however, that Disney has made some inquiries to Turner about buying back the rights so that it will be able to include the films on the streaming service.  According to the report, Turner has been resistant to the idea and is seeking "financial considerations and programming to replace the lost films".
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The SWU Podcast LIVE | 03/08/18

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On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris are joined by Din of the band F-105.  They break down the announcement of the cast of Star Wars Episode IX and speculate about what might happen with the returning characters, including Luke, Leia, Lando, Kylo, and Rey.  They also continue discussing the return of The Clone Wars by looking at the details about some of the unfinished arcs.  Plus, trying to guess hints from JJ Abrams' twitter picture, what "secret" cast members might there be in Episode IX, and what was the secret behind The Clone Wars' resurgent popularity over the past few years.  All this and much more!
Twitter: @TheSWU
Voicemail: 1-410-989-1138
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Thursday, August 2, 2018

'Thrawn: Alliances' Hits #1 On The New York Times Best Sellers List

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By: Dominic Jones

Last week, the latest Star Wars novel written by Timothy Zahn, Thrawn: Alliances, was released with great anticipation.  That anticipation has yielded a very exciting result for Zahn and the teams at Del Rey Books and Lucasfilm publishing.  The book hit #1 on The New York Times Best Sellers list in the Hardcover Fiction category, beating out the Bill Clinton and James Patterson novel The President is Missing and Daniel Silva's The Other Woman.
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