Friday, October 19, 2018

Another Set Photo From 'The Mandalorian' Reveals Favreau With Lucas & Filoni

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By: Benjamin Hart

After months of secrecy, Jon Favreau is going all out on sharing teases for his upcoming Star Wars television series, The Mandalorian. Today just so happens to be Favreau's birthday and earlier tonight he posted a photo on social media of himself with George Lucas, who had paid a surprise visit to the set.
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George Lucas Visits the Set of 'The Mandalorian' For Jon Favreau's Birthday

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By: Dominic Jones

Brithday boy and Star Wars: The Mandalorian showrunner Jon Favreau had a very cool visitor today on the set of his upcoming series, coming to the Disney streaming service next year.  Star Wars creator George Lucas stopped by the set today to wish Favreau a happy birthday and to check out what's going on with the upcoming series.  Favreau posted a picture of him and Lucas on the set with the caption "Birthday Surprise".  Check it out for yourself below,
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Video: How 'Solo' Fixes One Of Star Wars' Oldest Continuity Errors

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By: Benjamin Hart

The only thing Star Wars fans love more than watching the films of the saga is picking them apart endlessly. Many of us are fascinated by the minutiae of our favorite films, and discovering new things in films that are nearly(or over) 40 years old is considered a challenge. Solo: A Star Wars Story, the newest addition to the saga, digs deep into the lore of Star Wars and answers tons of burning questions fans have had for years, as well as ones we didn't even know we wanted
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The SWU Podcast LIVE | 19/10/18

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On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris discuss the latest news in Star Wars, including some obscure references to, among other things, The Holiday Special in The Mandalorian.  They also delve into what happened between Marvel and Star Wars author Chuck Wendig and how that situation might impact Star Wars going forward.  Then they delve into the question of what is Star Wars without George Lucas?  Plus, the latest on Galaxy's Edge, leaked set pics from Episode IX, and more thoughts on the final scenes of Solo.  All this and much more!
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Thursday, October 18, 2018

New Photos Of Disney's Galaxy's Edge Reveals The Millennium Falcon

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By: Benjamin Hart

Pretty soon everyone's favorite galaxy won't be so far, far away thanks to Disneyland and Walt Disney World. The new Star Wars themed addition, Galaxy's Edge, is currently under construction at both theme parks and are expected to open to the public sometime next year.
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Richard E. Grant Jokes About 'Episode IX' Spoilers

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By: Dominic Jones

Everybody who follows the production of new Star Wars films knows that they are notoriously secretive.  Despite this, anytime anyone involved in the production of the films is interviewed they are asked if they can reveal anything about the new films.  Newcomer to the saga Richard E. Grant, who is playing an unknown role in next year's Episode IX, decided to have a little fun when asked about his role in the film by Yahoo! Entertainment while promoting his new film Can You Forgive Me?  Check out the video below,
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'Star Wars Resistance: Fuel For The Fire' Preview Clip

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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, "Fuel For The Fire".  In the clip we see Kaz in a speeder bike race with a new acquaintance outside the Colossus.  That new acquaintance is Jace Rucklin, who is voiced by Lord of the Rings trilogy star Elijah Wood (Frodo Baggins).  Check out the clip for yourself below,

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Oscar Isaac Talks About the Experience of Making 'Episode IX'

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By: Benjamin Hart

It's hard to believe we're still more than a year away from the release of Star Wars: Episode IX. Despite that, the hype has continued to build around the film that's been touted as the "final chapter" of the Skywalker saga. Oscar Isaac, who portrayed Poe Dameron previously in The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi, will be back as the hotshot pilot and Rebel leader in Episode IX. Just recently, Isaac sat down with IndieWire to discuss his career and life so far, dealing with fan expectations and opinions, and, of course, Star Wars.
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'The Clone Wars' Voice Actors to Reprise Their Roles in 'Battlefront II'

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By: Dominic Jones

Back at EA Play this summer, Electronic Arts announced that more content from the clone wars era would be added to the game later in the year.  This included the planet Geonosis, as well as the characters Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker, Count Dooku, and General Grievous.  Now, as we approach the release of the new content, EA has announced that voice actors from the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars will reprise their roles in the video game. 
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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

The Kazuda Kast | "The Triple Dark"

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On this episode, Dominic and Chris are joined by StarWars.com contributor Tyler Westhause to discuss the Star Wars Resistance episode "The Triple Dark".  They discuss what this episode tells us about the First Order, and how the Resistance is viewed in the larger galaxy.  They also debate whether the show needs more exposition, discuss why the Colossus is an excellent location for the series, and the lesson in Kaz's trophy.  All this and much more!
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Monday, October 15, 2018

The SWU Podcast | Kanjikast #23

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On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris are joined by several Star Wars Underworld Patreon supporters to discuss a wide range of Star Wars topics.  First, Dominic and Chris chat with Katie Horn about what the future might hold for Darth Maul after Solo and the greatest new The Last Jedi fan theory on the web.  Then Ben and Chris chat with Andy Seiner about the Star Wars books news out of NYCC and The Mandalorian.  And to close out the show, Dominic and Mike Dengler chat about Mike's theory about Rey's parents and the start of the Toronto Maple Leafs season.  All this and much more! 
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Sunday, October 14, 2018

The IPC Podcast LIVE #210 | The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug

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On this episode Zac and Ben continue their second trip through Middle Earth with a discussion on The Hobbit trilogy, The Desolation Of Smaug. The guys debate their varied opinions and cover a wide variety of aspects of the 2013 film, from it's fast paced opening to its shocking cliffhanger ending. They cover the Bilbo & the Dwarve's encounters with giant spiders, Elves, Orcs, and, of course, the infamous dragon himself, Smaug. Furthermore, they also touch on some big superhero news, including an update on the Black Widow movie, and James Gunn taking the helm of a future DC film. Listen for all this and much more!
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Saturday, October 13, 2018

Jon Favreau Posts Pictures Of Props From 'The Mandalorian' To His Instagram

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By: Dominic Jones

Ever since production on Star Wars: The Mandalorian, the live action series coming to Disney's direct to consumer streaming service, got started pictures of the set have been making their way online by way of MakingStarWars.net.  Not to be upstaged, series writer and executive producer Jon Favreau posted a couple of behind the scenes pictures to his Instagram.  The pictures give us a good look at a couple props.  One appears to show the weapon the titular Mandalorian has strapped to his back in the one official teaser image, while the other appears to fun a call-back to a fan-favourite moment from The Empire Strikes Back.  Check them out below,
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Friday, October 12, 2018

Chuck Wendig Fired By Marvel (And The Dangerous Message It Sends)

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By: Dominic Jones

In a surprising move, Star Wars author Chuck Wendig took to Twitter today to announce that he had been fired by Marvel and taken off the upcoming Star Wars: Shadow of Vader comic book mini-series he'd been working on, as well as another unannounced Star Wars project with Marvel.  The first three issues of the series will still be written by Wendig, however the final two will be written by someone else (or just maybe just cancelled, it's not really clear, since Marvel has yet to comment on the news).  The Star Wars Aftermath author revealed in a lengthy Twitter thread today (which you can read at the bottom of this article) that he got the news this afternoon, as well as Marvel's reason for firing him.  That reason: they didn't like his tweets. 
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More Pictures From The Set Of 'Star Wars Episode IX'

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By: Dominic Jones

Production is underway on the conclusion of the sequel trilogy, with principle photography on Star Wars Episode IX currently taking place primarily in the UK.  Even though the secrets of the film's plot remain closely guarded, pictures of the set are still managing to make their way online.  Back in August we saw a couple of main characters out on location in the UK, and then earlier this week, we caught a glimpse of production being prepped in Jordan
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