Sunday, February 18, 2018

The IPC Podcast LIVE #181 | Top Five Animated Films (& More)

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On this episode Ben and Zac jump into discussing the top five biggest pieces of recent news, including some Solo: A Star Wars Story casting news, a opening date for Toy Story Land at Walt Disney World, the new trailer for Incredibles 2. Later the guys are joined by Zac's girlfriend Edna to break down their top five favorite animated films. They reveal their own lists, as well as a ton of great lists from loyal listeners in the "Peacekeeper Corps". Listen in for details on that and much, much more!
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Saturday, February 17, 2018

Hasbro Reveals Plethora Of New 'Solo' Toys & More At Toy Fair

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By: Benjamin Hart

Toy Fair is going on now in New York and earlier today Hasbro had an incredible amount of products to reveal! Included were new two from all three trilogies, Rogue One, and some really cool new things from the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story line. Below is a comprehensive breakdown of all that has been revealed!
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Friday, February 16, 2018

Trailer Released For Upcoming ABC Documentary 'The Force Of Sound'

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By: Benjamin Hart

One of the many elements that makes up each and every Star Wars film is the sound design. While much of their work goes unnoticed by the average moviegoer, sound designers still go the extra mile to make their films sound as real and immersive as they look.
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New Preview Clip From 'Star Wars Rebels: Jedi Night' Released

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By: Dominic Jones

We're just days away from the mid-season premiere of Star Wars Rebels season four, which will kick off the final run of episodes for the series.  The mid-season premiere, titled "Jedi Night", airs Monday February 19th at 9pm on Disney XD.  To promote the series' return, Lucasfilm has released a new preview clip from the episode, featuring Grand Admiral Thrawn interrogating Hera.  Check it out below,
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Jon Favreau Appears To Reveal Who He's Playing In 'Solo'

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By: Dominic Jones

Earlier this week, Solo: A Star Wars Story director Ron Howard revealed that fellow director Jon Favreau (Iron Man, Elf) would be voicing a character in the upcoming Star Wars film.  Howard described the character as a "very cool & important alien character".  Today, Favreau took to Twitter to seemingly confirmed what character he's playing.  He posted a screenshot from the teaser trailer of the four-armed alien, seen briefly at the controls of a ship.
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'Solo: A Star Wars Story' Tie-In Books and Comics Announced!

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By: Dominic Jones

Lucasfilm publishing announced the full slate of tie-in books and comics for Solo: A Star Wars Story today in a feature by Entertainment Weekly's Anthony Breznican.  Among the announcements are the adult novel titled Star Wars: Last Shot  by Daniel Jose Older (Shadowshaper, Half-Resurection Blues) about Han Solo and Lando Calrissian, the YA novel Star Wars: Most Wanted by Rae Carson (The Girl of Fire and Thorns) about Han and Qi'ra, and the comic book series Lando: Double or Nothing by Rodney Barnes.  In addition, The Art of Solo by Phil Szostak and Solo: The Official Guide by Pablo Hidalgo were also announced. 
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The SWU Podcast LIVE | 16/02/18

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On this episode Dominic, Ben, and Chris continue the discussion about The Last Jedi by breaking down the character of Kylo Ren.  They analyze his relationship with Rey in the film and speculate about what's to come from him in Episode IX.  They also debate the pros and cons about whether the plot of the sequel films should have been more planned out in advance.  They also break down the latest Solo: A Star Wars Story news, including a new poster, the upcoming toy releases, and more insight into the directors change.  Plus, Episode IX updates, Star Wars Rebels previews, and the latest on Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge.  All this and much more!
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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Oscar Isaac Discusses Filming 'The Last Jedi' & 'Annihilation' Concurrently

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By: Benjamin Hart

Star Wars fans know him best as daring pilot Poe Dameron in The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi, but Oscar Isaac is one of the biggest actors in Hollywood today and has starred in many other great films. One of his latest films is Annihilation, in which he stars alongside another Star Wars alum, Natalie Portman(Padmé Amidala).
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Jon Favreau Voices A "Very Cool & Important Alien Character" In 'Solo'

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By: Dominic Jones

Iron Man and The Lion King director Jon Favreau will be heard in the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story, director Ron Howard confirmed on Twitter today.  Back on February 2nd, Favreau tweeted a picture of himself alongside Howard and Solo co-writer Lawrence Kasdan.  Today, Howard quote-tweeted Favreau and revealed what they were all doing together, explaining that Favreau would be voicing a very important alien character in the film.  Howard said, "Wondering why we r all together? @Jon_Favreau is voicing a very cool & important alien character for #HanSolo Flattered & fortunate I could pull him away from his #LionKing directing duties".
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New 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' Poster Revealed

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By: Dominic Jones

A new poster for Solo: A Star Wars Story was officially revealed today during this week's episode of The Star Wars Show.  The poster is done in the same style as the character posters which were revealed last week, however instead of just featuring one character this one gives us a look at the main cast.  Featured on the poster are Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, Emilia Clarke as Qi'ra, Woody Harrelson as Tobias Beckett, the droid L3-37 (played by Phoebe Waller-Bridge through motion-capture), and Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca.  Check out below,
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New 'Star Wars Rebels: Jedi Night' Preview Clip

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By: Dominic Jones

We're just days away from the mid-season premiere of Star Wars Rebels season four, which will kick off the final run of episodes for the series.  The mid-season premiere, titled "Jedi Night", airs Monday February 19th at 9pm on Disney XD.  To promote the series' return, Lucasfilm has released a new preview clip from the episode, featuring Zeb, Ezra, Kanan, Sabine, and Chopper preparing for their mission to rescue Hera (who was captured in the midseason finale).  Check it out below,

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Jon Kasdan and Alden Ehrenreich Discuss Why the Millennium Falcon Looks Different in 'Solo'

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By: Dominic Jones

One of the biggest surprises of the marketing for Solo: A Star Wars Story has been the redesigned Millennium Falcon.  When we first see the Falcon in A New Hope, it has clearly seen better days (in the words of Luke Skywalker, "What a piece of junk!")  What we didn't release until now is just how much nicer it used to be.  The trailers, and subsequent still images, released have given us a look at what the Falcon looked like when it was owned by Lando Calrissian.
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First Look at 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' Toys Revealed

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By: Dominic Jones

We're just under 100 days away from the release of Solo: A Star Wars Story in theaters this May, and with New York Toy Fair taking place this weekend Lucasfilm, and their respective licensees, have revealed some of the tie-in products that will be released in the coming months.  The focus so far has been on the Hasbro and LEGO products, with Entertainment Weekly, io9, and The Hollywood Reporter all debuting Solo products.
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The SWU Podcast | Kanjikast #18

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On this episode Dominic, Chris, and Ben are joined by SWU Patreon supporters Andy Seiner, Matt Taylor, Marina Payne, Rusty Zion, Katie Horn, Gary Myer, Mike Dengler, and Joey Mays to break down the teasers for Solo: A Star Wars Story.  They share their thoughts Alden Ehrenreich, what stood out most to them, and what cameos from familiar characters they might like to see.  All this and much more!

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Dave Filoni Breaks Down New 'Star Wars Rebels: Season Four' Clip

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By: Benjamin Hart

After four seasons, Star Wars Rebels finally drawing to a close with its next batch of episodes, which begin airing next week. The mid-season finale episode "Rebel Assault" saw the crew of the Ghost suffer a devestating defeat on Lothal which ended with Hera Syndulla being captured by the Empire.
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