Sunday, July 23, 2017

The IPC Podcast LIVE #154 | Spider-Man: Homecoming

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On this episode, Ben and Zac take a break from "Apes" to break down the latest installment in the Marvel saga, Spider-Man: Homecoming. After a brief non-spoiler discussion off the top, the guys dive deep into the thrills and twists of the web-slinger's latest big screen outing. They reveal their favorite and least favorite characters, discussing everyone from Tom Holland's Peter Parker, to Michael Keaton's Adrian Toomes. They also touch on MCU timeline confusion, the "MJ" reveal, and what the future holds for this new Spider-Man. Listen for all that and much, much more!
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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Huge Slate Of Star Wars Books & Comics Revealed SDCC

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By: Benjamin Hart

Despite not having a big panel for Star Wars: The Last Jedi at this year's San Diego Comic Con, that hasn't stopped a ton of Star Wars news from pouring out of the convention. Yesterday we were treated to the Star Wars publishing panel and the Hasbro panel, both of which featured a number of intriguing announcements.
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Dave Filoni Shares Another "Untold" Scene From 'Star Wars Rebels'

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By: Benjamin Hart

While everyone is excited about the future of Star Wars on the big screen, lest we forget there's plenty to be excited about when it comes to Star Wars on the small screen. Star Wars Rebels returns this Fall with its final season, and executive producer Dave Filoni is doing his best to make the wait more interesting.
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On This Day: July 22, 1938

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By Ciaran Duggan,

Terence Stamp, who plays Supreme Chancellor Finis Valorum in Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace, was born on this day in 1938.

The British actor is known for his work in a number of iconic films such as Superman (1978), Superman II (1980), Wall Street (1987), The Real McCoy (1993) and The Haunted Mansion (2003).

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Friday, July 21, 2017

'The Last Jedi' Novelization To Be Written By Jason Fry

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By: Dominic Jones

Lucasfilm announced today that veteran Star Wars author, Jason Fry will be writing the novelization of the upcoming film Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The announcement was made as part of the Lucasfilm Publishing panel at San Diego Comic Con today by creative director of Lucasfilm publishing Michael Siglain. Fry, whose previous Star Wars credits include the Servants of the Empire series, will adapt the film based on the script by writer/director Rian Johnson. The book is slated to hit shelves on December 15th (same day as the film hits theaters).
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SDCC 2017: Hasbro Panel Reveals & Recap

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By Ciaran Duggan and Dominic Jones

Hasbro have announced a new range of  Star Wars toys that are set to be released in the not too distant future, including black series figures of General Organa and Maz Kanata, and Rey's Force FX lightsaber.  SWU Head Writer Dominic Jones was in attendance and here's what he saw!

In addition, a vintage collection of super articulated 3.75" figures will be released in Spring 2018. this will include figures of classic characters as well as new ones from new projects such as a Rey, Kylo, Dr Aphra, Jyn, Cassian, a Death Trooper and First Order stormtrooper.

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SDCC 2017 Star Wars Publishing Panel Recap

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By: Benjamin Hart

The Star Wars publishing panel just happened at San Diego Comic Con and we were treated to a number of exciting announcements and intriguing new information. The upcoming 'Thrawn' comic adaption was one of the big announcements at the panel, but that wasn't everything. SWU head writer Dominic Jones was among the attendees of the panel and live-tweeted everything he saw and heard. Check out his full report:
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BREAKING: Marvel To Adapt 'Thrawn' Novel Into Comic Book Mini-Series

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By: Benjamin Hart

Just announced at the Star Wars publishing panel as San Diego Comic Con: Marvel comics will finally be bringing the infamous Grand Admiral Thrawn to Star Wars canon comics!
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On This Day: July 21, 1972

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By Ciaran Duggan,

Gary Whitta, who was the screenwriter for the first draft of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, was born on this day in 1972.

The British screenwriter made a cameo appearance in the film and was also responsible for coining the film's title. 

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The SWU Podcast LIVE | 21/07/17

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On this episode, Chris, Ben are joined by Zac from IPC to talk San Diego Comic Con, D23, new Han Solo set photos, and The Last Jedi news. Dominic also calls in to give a report from the floor of SDCC. Listen to hear the guys break down the Galaxy's Edge reveal and The Last Jedi behind the scenes reel.  All this and much more!
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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Pablo Hidalgo Offers New Details On The Porgs In 'The Last Jedi'

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By: Benjamin Hart

While you were watching the new behind the scenes reel for Star Wars: The Last Jedi that was unveiled at D23, you may have noticed a certain cute and cuddly creature mixed in amongst a plethora of amazing visuals. The bird-like creatures are actually called "Porgs" and they will apparently have a part to play in The Last Jedi.
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Hasbro Reveals New Sequel Trilogy Figures At SDCC

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By: Benjamin Hart

San Diego Comic Con is now in full swing, and one of the bigger draws to the convention is collecting. For Star Wars fans especially, the prospect of getting a glimpse at the next wave of action figures is always exciting. As always, Hasbro had a big showing this year, both during preview night on the showfloor, as well as the annual Hasbro breakfast. While many of the toys on display were previously revealed, some are brand new. Check out our rundown of them below!
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Lucasfilm Offers New Insight Into 'The Last Jedi' Tie-In Books

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By: Dominic Jones

In the lead up to a new Star Wars film, part of the fun is to read the tie-in books and comics in search of clues about the new film and The Last Jedi will be no different.  Today, Lucasfilm and Disney executives spoke with Entertainment Weekly about the Journey to The Last Jedi publishing wave coming later this year.  The focus is mainly on the two Young Adult novels, The Legend of Luke Skywalker by Ken Liu and Leia: Princess of Alderaan by Claudia Gray (Lost Stars, Bloodline), as well as the adult novel Star Wars: Phasma by Deliah S. Dawson.
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Radio Flyer Introduces Drivable Luke's Landspeeder At SDCC

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By: Benjamin Hart

Last night was preview night at San Diego Comic Con and we were treated to looks at lots of amazing new Star Wars collectibles. One of the companies that were there showing off their products was Radio Flyer, who revealed one of the most impressive toys of the night.
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On This Day: July 20, 2010

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By Ciaran Duggan,

The Del Rey novel Star Wars: The Old Republic - Fatal Alliance was published on this day seven years ago.

Sean William's book was based on the video game Star Wars: The Old Republic, which would be released a year later. 

The eight main characters in the novel were based upon the eight character classes in the 2011 Old Republic video game.

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