Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Report: Pedro Pascal In Negotiations For Lead Role In 'The Mandalorian'

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By: Dominic Jones

The first Star Wars live action series, The Mandalorian, has found its leading man.  Variety is reporting that Lucasfilm has entered into negotiations with Game of Thrones and Narcos star Pedro Pascal to play the main character in the series, which will debut on the Disney+ streaming service in 2019.  The series has been filming in California since October, despite its apparent lack of star, with episodes directed by Dave Filoni (Star Wars: The Clone Wars), Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok), Bryce Dallas Howard, Deborah Chow (Better Call Saul), and Rick Famuyiwa (Dope).
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The Kazuda Kast | "Signal From Sector Six"

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On this episode, Dominic, Chris, and Ben are joined by Max Palas of The Star Wars Post to discuss the Star Wars Resistance episode "Signal From Sector Six".  They tackle giant Kowakian Monkey-Lizards, the return of Poe Dameron, and the introduction of Synara.  They also look at the potential ramifications for the reveal at the end of the episode and the new relationship between BB-8 and CB-23.  Plus a tribute to the late Stan Lee.  All this and much more!
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Saturday, November 10, 2018

The IPC Podcast LIVE #214 | Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows - Part 2

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On this momentous episode Zac, Ben and Dominic finally take to wrapping up their year-long Harry Potter discussion by devoting some time to the final film in the series, The Deathly Hallows - Part 2. The guys share their overall impressions of the film and their thoughts on it's many twists, turns and surprises. From the intense incursion into Gringott's, to the incredible battle of Hogwarts, they cover the entire film and the many loose ends it wraps up. Furthermore they also touch on some big news, including the newly announced feature films for The Walking Dead and Breaking Bad, the reveal of Lois Lane in the Arrowverse, and Disney's big announcements regarding the Loki and Cassian Andor series. Listen for all that and much more!

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New Arrangement Of 'Across The Stars' By John Williams Revealed

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By: Benjamin Hart

It's really hard to fathom that John Williams has been creating Star Wars music for over 41 years. The legendary composer is slated to begin working on the final(?) chapter of the Skywalker saga, Star Wars: Episode IX, anytime now, but it also appears he's been busy doing new takes on his classic scores.
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Report: Star Wars Resistance's Story Will Run Parallel With The Sequel Trilogy

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By: Benjamin Hart

The first season of the newest Star Wars animated series Star Wars Resistance is now in full swing, and so far has managed to garner much intrigue from kids and adults alike. The series is set prior to the events of Star Wars: The Force Awakens in a time when the First Order is still working in the shadows, and the fledgling Resistance is doing their best to stay ahead of their shadowy foes.
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Friday, November 9, 2018

The SWU Podcast LIVE | 08/11/18

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NEW CASSIAN ANDOR LIVE ACTION SERIES ANNOUNCED! On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris discuss the news that Diego Luna will be returning as Cassian Andor for a new live action Star Wars series coming to Disney+.  They speculate about what the plot could be, what other characters from Rogue One (and beyond) could show up, and what this could mean for future live action story telling.  Plus, they revisit the question of what should happen to Kylo Ren in Episode IX, discuss the possibility of Ron Howard making another Star Wars movie, and speculate about the future direction of the franchise.  All this and much more!
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Thursday, November 8, 2018

BREAKING: Diego Luna to Star in 'Rogue One' Live Action Prequel Series for Disney+

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By: Dominic Jones

Disney CEO Bob Iger just announced that Rogue One: A Star Wars Story star Diego Luna will be reprising his role as Cassian Andor in an upcoming live action series which will debut on Disney + (the upcoming Disney streaming service).  The live action series will be a prequel to Rogue One (for obvious reasons) and will follow Cassian on his missions as a spy for the Rebel Alliance.  The untitled series will go into production next year.  No other casting or production news has been announced.
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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Josh Brener Talks Neeku On 'The Star Wars Show'

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By: Benjamin Hart

The first season of Star Wars Resistance is now in full swing, and easily one of the biggest fan favorite characters in the series is the charmingly positive, and very literal, Neeku Vozo. The lovable Nikto mechanic is voiced by Josh Brener who just so happened to make an appearance on the latest episode of The Star Wars Show.
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Ron Howard Interested In Directing Another Star Wars Film

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By: Benjamin Hart

Despite being another excellent installment in the Star Wars saga, Solo: A Star Wars Story endured more than its fair share of problems, including a major director change during production, as well as a lackluster box office run. But despite all of that, it seems the director who was at the center of it all, Ron Howard, isn't afraid to step back into the director's chair.
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'Star Wars Resistance: Signal From Sector Six' Preview Clip Released

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By: Dominic Jones

Lucasfilm has released a new preview clip from this Sunday's new episode of the animated series Star Wars Resistance, "Signal From Sector Six".  The clip features Kaz, and Poe (with Oscar Isaac reprising his role from the live action films) investigating a distress signal from what appears to be a pirate raid gone wrong while on a mission away from the Colossus for the Resistance. You can check out the clip for yourself below, 

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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

ILM Head Rob Bredow To Appear At Star Wars Celebration Chicago

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By: Dominic Jones

Lucasfilm and Reedpop announced the first guest for Star Wars Celebration Chicago this week. Rob Bredow, the head of Industrial Light and Magic, will be on hand at the McCormick Center from April 11th to the 15th.  Bredow will be on hand to promote (and, of course, sign copies of) his new book Industrial Light & Magic Presents: Making Solo: A Star Wars Story.  Bredow also served as Co-producer and Visual Effects Supervisor on Solo: A Star Wars Story.
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Monday, November 5, 2018

The Kazuda Kast | "The Children From Tehar"

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On this episode, Dominic and Chris are joined by Clare Stribling of The Imperial Senate Podcast to discuss the Star Wars Resistance episode "The Children From Tehar". They discuss what we learned First Order strategy for taking of the galaxy, as well as Captain Doza's closeness with the First Order and what that tells us about him. They also delve into why Neeku is becoming such a standout character and his contribution to this episode.  Plus, Kylo Ren gets name checked, Ello Asty makes his first appearance, and Puffer Pig bacon. All this and much more! GO VOTE! 
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Saturday, November 3, 2018

The IPC Podcast LIVE #213 | Halloween Special - The Nightmare Before Christmas

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On this special spooky episode recorded live on Halloween night, Zac and Ben get together to discuss Disney's holiday classic, The Nightmare Before Christmas. They share their first impressions of the stop-motion animated film and it's lovable moments, intriguing visuals, and hummable songs. They also inject a bit of Sci-Fi Symphony into the show by playing some of their favorite music from the film itself. And later, longtime friend and patron Katie Horn stops in to give her thoughts on the film, as well as debate about whether The Nightmare Before Christmas is a Halloween movie or a Christmas movie. Furthermore, the guys touch on some news from The Chronicles Of Narnia franchise and an update on John Williams' illness. Listen for all that and much more!

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Friday, November 2, 2018

The SWU Podcast LIVE | 02/11/18

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On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris discuss the news the long rumored Boba Fett movie is officially DEAD!  They reflect on the long winding path of the doomed film, and talk about what other Boba stories they would like to see.  They also look at the announcement of Lego Star Wars: All-Stars, John Williams being on the mend, and the latest from Hasbro.  Plus, listener feedback, more from Leia Day, and can Kylo Ren be redeemed?  All this and much more!
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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

New Hasbro Black Series and Vintage Collection Action Figures Revealed

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By: Dominic Jones
Hasbro has revealed several new Star Wars action figures this week, from both their 6" Black Series line and their 3.75" Vintage Collection line.  Today, they unveiled another one of their long awaited prequel era characters to the black series with Mace Windu, as well as a new sequel era character to the Vintage Collection with Poe Dameron.  Both figures were unveiled on the official Hasbro Pulse Instagram account.  You can check out the pictures below,
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