Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Live From Lothal | "Wolves and a Door" And "A World Between Worlds"

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On this episode Dominic, Ben, and Chris are joined by Steele Saunders of the Steele Wars Podcast to discuss the Star Wars Rebels episodes "Wolves and a Door" and "A World Between Worlds".  They discuss what it means to introduce time travel into Star Wars and what the potential ramifications of that may be.  They also discuss Ahsoka's role in the episode and how the series has handled her in general.  Plus, Sabine as an art scholar, the Mortis gods, Sidious' goals, and their hopes for the finale.  All this and much more!


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'Solo: A Star Wars Story' International Poster Released

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By: Dominic Jones

A new Japanese poster for the upcoming film Solo: A Star Wars Story has made its way online.  The poster features Alden Ehrenreich standing next to Chewbacca in front of the Millennium Falcon.  The poster is more like a traditional Star Wars poster, and better matches the color palette of the trailers, than the north American posters which were unveiled recently. Check it out for yourself below,
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Video: "Star Wars Rebels Series Finale Sizzle | Let's Finish This"

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By: Dominic Jones

Lucasfilm has released a new teaser for next week's Star Wars Rebels series finale.  The three-part finale, "A Fool's Hope" and "Family Reunion and Farewell", will air on March 5th at 8:30pm Disney XD, bringing to an end the animated series which first debuted in fall 2014.  The trailer features the return of Captain Rex and the other clone troopers, as well as Hondo Ohnaka, Grand Admiral Thrawn, and Agent Kallus.  The voice of the Emperor, who appeared in yesterday's episodes, can also be heard.  Check it out below,
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Another ILM VFX Breakdown Video Covers The Battle Of Crait In 'The Last Jedi'

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By: Benjamin Hart

ILM has once again treated us to another behind the scenes look at Star Wars: The Last Jedi! This newest VFX breakdown video focuses on the stunning visual effects that were used to create the climactic battle on Crait in the film.
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Tuesday, February 27, 2018

'Star Wars Rebels' Series Finale Trailer

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By: Dominic Jones

We're now less than a week away from the end of Star Wars Rebels.  At 8:30pm on Monday March 5th the three part finale, "A Fool's Hope" and "Family Reunion and Farewell", will air on Disney XD, bringing to an end the animated series which first debuted in fall 2014.  In advance of the episodes airing Disney XD has released a minute long trailer for the series finale.  The trailer features the return of Captain Rex and the other clone troopers, as well as Hondo Ohnaka, Grand Admiral Thrawn, and Agent Kallus.  The voice of the Emperor, who appeared in yesterday's episodes, can also be heard.  Check it out below,
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Dave Filoni Discusses The Reveals Of "A World Between Worlds"

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By: Dominic Jones

SPOILER ALERTIf you have not seen last night's Star Wars Rebels two-part episode, "Wolves and a Door" and "A World Between Worlds", stop reading now.  This article will address what happened in those episode in depth. 
 
Tonight's Star Wars Rebels episodes, the final pair before before next week's three-part finale, showed us a place in the galaxy that crosses the boundaries of time and space.  In the episode, Ezra Bridger travels to the Jedi temple on Lothal and, once inside, is able to reach into the past and save Ahsoka Tano from what seemed to be certain death at the hands of Darth Vader.  In doing so, Rebels answered one of its longest standing mysteries about what truly happened on Malachor in the season two finale "Twilight of the Apprentice".
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Monday, February 26, 2018

New 'The Last Jedi' VFX Breakdown Video Focuses On Andy Serkis' Portrayal Of Snoke

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By: Benjamin Hart

We've recently been treated to a lot of great behind the scenes footage from Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Being the film has been nominated for four Academy Awards, including one for Best Visual Effects, Industrial Light and Magic has been releasing amazing VFX breakdown videos to draw attention the incredible work done on the film(and hopefully impressive the Oscar judges).
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Friday, February 23, 2018

'The Director and the Jedi' Documentary to Premiere at SXSW

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By: Dominic Jones

The making of The Last Jedi documentary, The Director and the Jedi, will premiere at the South By South West festival on March 12th.  The documentary, which will also be available as part of the home media release of The Last Jedi (the film hits digital the next day on March 13th), follows director Rian Johnson throughout the process of making the latest installment in the Star Wars saga. Johnson tweeted about the documentary, saying, "We had [Anthony Wonke] & his crew on set every day, we were always radio mic’d up. This isn’t talking heads & b-roll, it really gets into process & captures what the shoot felt like."
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The SWU Podcast LIVE | 23/02/18

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On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris continue the discussion about The Last Jedi by talking Leia's character and role in the film.  They talk about how the film works as an accidental send off for the character, the controversial Force scene, and her final moment with Luke.  They also share their thoughts on the bonus features that were announced for The Last Jedi home media release, as well as the tie-in material books announced for Solo: A Star Wars Story.  Plus, Hasbro announcements from Toy Fair, Jon Favreau's Solo character revealed, and what is Star Wars Resistance?  All this and much more!
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Thursday, February 22, 2018

New ILM 'The Last Jedi' VFX Reel Shows The Creation Of The First Order Hanger

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By: Dominic Jones

With The Oscars coming up in less than two weeks time, Industrial Light and Magic has taken to YouTube to highlight the work their teams did on Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which was nominated for Best Visual Effects.  The latest video breaks down what went in to creating the digital set for the First Order hanger that Captain Phasma leads Finn and Rose into after their capture aboard The Supremacy.  Check it out below,
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Lucasfilm Files Trademarks For 'Star Wars Resistance'

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By: Dominic Jones

There are almost always more Star Wars projects in the works than have been announced, and today we may have gotten a small glimpse into what's to come.  Jayson over at YakFace discovered a new trademark filing by Lucasfilm for something called "Star Wars: Resistance".  The filings YakFace uncovered cover a broad range of products that could be produced to tie in to this upcoming project.
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JJ Abrams Gives An Update On Episode IX: "We Have A Script"

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By: Dominic Jones

JJ Abrams appeared on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert last night and he gave a brief update on his progress on Star Wars Episode IX, which he's directing and co-writing with Chris Terrio.  Abrams told Colbert that the script for Episode IX is done and that the film will begin shooting at the end of July.  He and Colbert also joked about the pressures of being involved in Star Wars and shared a funny story about a call Abrams made to Colbert two weeks before The Force Awakens opened in 2015.  Check out the interview below,
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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Video: 'The Last Jedi' VFX Reel Spotlights The Battle Of D'Qar

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By: Benjamin Hart

Personally, one of my favorite scenes in Star Wars: The Last Jedi is its opening sequence that features the Resistance Bombers and their desperate attempt to destroy a First Order Dreadnought. In addition to great action, humor and drama, the scene includes fantastic visuals, mostly thanks to the incredible artists at Industrial Light and Magic.
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Live From Lothal | "Jedi Night" & "DUME"

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On this episode, Dominic, Ciaran, and Chris are joined by Sal Perales of TheRogueRebels.com and MakingStarWars.net's Now This Is Podcasting to discuss the Star Wars Rebels episodes "Jedi Night" and "DUME".  They discuss the death of Kanan Jarrus and its impact on the surviving characters, as well as the ways in which the show built up to it.  They also look at how Pryce's actions impact Thrawn, how the character's grief was portrayed, and the way Ruhk was dealt with.  All this and much more!
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Donald Glover Says 'Solo' Is "A Lot More Fun" Than Previous Star Wars Films

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By: Benjamin Hart

Star Wars has been called a lot of things over the past 40 years, but few words describe the franchise better than the word "fun". While the heavy, more emotional moments stick with us, the fun of Star Wars is what keeps us coming back. Someone who seems to understand this fully is Donald Glover, who is portraying a younger Lando Calrissian in Solo: A Star Wars Story.
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George Lucas & Harrison Ford To Attend Mark Hamill's Hollywood Star Ceremony

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By: Benjamin Hart

Way back in June of last year we learned that Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill, would be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Now, we finally have the full details on when and where the ceremony will take place, and who will be in there.
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New 'Star Wars Rebels: Wolves and a Door' Preview Clip

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By: Dominic Jones

Lucasfilm has released a new preview clip from the next episode of the animated series Star Wars Rebels, titled "Wolves and a Door".  The clip shows Ezra, Hera, Sabine, and Zeb preparing to ride the Lothwolves to the Jedi temple on Lothal. This will continue the storyline that began in the last episode when Ezra learned that he must return to the temple, despite having led the Empire there back in season two.  Check out the clip below,
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Mark Hamill, Oscar Isaac, and Kelly Marie Tran To Present At The Oscars

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By: Dominic Jones

Even if The Last Jedi doesn't win in any of the categories for which it is nominated at the 90th annual Academy Awards next month, Star Wars will still be represented on stage.  The Academy announced the presenters for this year's Oscars and The Last Jedi stars Mark Hamill, Oscar Isaac, and Kelly Marie Tran are among those who will be announcing the winners.  Also announced as presenter was Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, who also co-wrote the song "Jabba Flow" with JJ Abrams for The Force Awakens.
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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Video: "The Force of Sound: Creating Sounds in Galaxy Far, Far Away"

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By: Dominic Jones

ABC News Features has released a half hour documentary focused on the sound design of Star Wars: The Last Jedi.  The documentary focuses on the work that sound editors Matt Wood and Ren Klyce and their team did to create the iconic sounds featured in the film, like BB-8 and Porgs, with insight from writer/director Rian Johnson.  Check out the entire documentary below,
 
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'Star Wars: Last Shot' Preview Synopsis Released

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Last Friday, Lucasfilm unveiled the tie-in books that will be released to coincide with the release of Solo: A Star Wars Story in theaters.  Among the books announced was the novel Star Wars: Last Shot by Daniel Jose Older, which will star Han and Lando and will be set across multiple time periods, including before Solo and after Return of the Jedi.  Following the announcement, the Penguin Random House listing for the book was updated with a full preview synopsis, giving us more insight into the story of the book.  Check it out below,
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Dave Filoni Talks About The Big Moment In Last Night's 'Rebels' Episodes

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By: Dominic Jones

SPOILER ALERTIf you have not seen last night's Star Wars Rebels two-part episode, "Jedi Night" and "DUME", stop reading now.  This article will address what happened in those episode in depth.  

Last night featured the premiere of two huge, game changing episodes of Star Wars Rebels. As the show races towards its finale in two weeks time, the episode "Jedi Night" changed the playing field forever.  In the final moments of the first episode, the Jedi knight Kana Jarrus made the ultimate sacrifice and died protecting his friends.
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'The Last Jedi' Coming to Digital March 13th, Blu-Ray and 4K Ultra March 27th

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Lucasfilm officially announced the home media release dates for Star Wars: The Last Jedi this morning.  The film will be available digitally on March 13th, with the blu-ray and 4K Ultra release coming two weeks later on March 27th.  Also announced were the bonus features that will be included.  Among them are, the feature length documentary The Director and the Jedi, fourteen deleted scenes, and a directors commentary from Rian Johnson.  You can see the full list of special features below (via StarWars.com),

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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 and 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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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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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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Report: 'The Last Jedi' To Be Released Digitally March 14th

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By: Dominic Jones

We may be just over a month away from being able to own The Last Jedi digitally!  Star Wars News Net is reporting that the film will be released as a digital download on March 14th.  The report comes from a discovery on the New Zealand iTunes page for the film, which lists its estimated release date as March 14th. This digital release would come just under two weeks before the rumored release date (March 27th) from the film on blu-ray and 4K Ultra.
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Rumor: 'Blade Runner 2049' Art Director Paul Inglis Working On 'Episode IX'

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By: Dominic Jones

While filming on the JJ Abrams directed Star Wars Episode IX is still several months away, work on the project is well underway at Lucasfilm and Bad Robot headquarters.  Omega Underground is reporting that Paul Inglis has been hired as "the lead supervising art director on the film".  Inglis' previous credits include Blade Runner 2049 and the HBO series Game of Thrones.  He also worked on Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, which Abrams produced.
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Filming For 'Star Wars: Episode IX' To Begin This Summer

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By: Benjamin Hart

D23 Expo, Disney's biannual convention, took place at the Tokyo Disney Resort in Japan over the weekend, and much was revealed about the company's plans for its various assets. Star Wars was well represented during the event, and we were treated to some new details on Galaxy's Edge, as well as an update on some upcoming films.
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Monday, February 12, 2018

Lawrence and Jon Kasdan Talk About How They Got Involved With 'Solo'

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By: Dominic Jones

The writing duo behind Solo: A Star Wars Story have a lengthy history with the Star Wars franchise.  Lawrence Kasdan, co-writer of Solo, has been involved in the writing of three Star Wars movies prior to Solo.  He was first recruited by George Lucas in 1979 to re-write his script for The Empire Strikes Back and then partnered again with Lucas on the script for Return of the Jedi.  Thirty years later, he was approached by Lucasfilm to write a Han Solo movie, but before that could get off the ground he was asked to work with JJ Abrams on the script for The Force Awakens
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New Details About 'Galaxy's Edge' Shared at D23 Expo Japan

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By: Dominic Jones

We're still over a year away from the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, the Star Wars-themed lands coming to Disneyland in California and Disney World in Florida, however Disney has shared some new details about the lands at D23 Expo Japan, which took place this weekend.  Bob Chapek, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts chairman, took the stage yesterday to offer new details about the two rides that will be featured at the parks.  We'd heard previously that the land would feature a Millennium Falcon ride and a Resistance vs. First Order ride, and while nothing new was revealed about the former, a new tidbit was shared about the latter.  According to StarWars.com,
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Sunday, February 11, 2018

The IPC Podcast LIVE #180 | 2018 Super Bowl Trailers

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Another year, another Super Bowl, and on this episode Zac and Ben break down all the amazing trailers revealed during the big game! They start off be discussing their favorite commercials, including David Harbour's hilarious Tide Ad, and Jeff Goldblum's nostalgic, Jurassic Park-themed Jeep commercial. The guys then dive into the new trailers for Mission: Impossible - Fallout, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Avengers: Infinity War, Westworld: Season two and more. Plus, they offer their first impressions of the pair of trailers for Solo: A Star Wars Story and their overall thoughts on the upcoming film. Furthermore, Zac and Ben make a Dundee bet, build their own BBQ Pizzas, and finally give some air time to Zac's favorite TV series, Friends. Listen for all that and much more!





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Friday, February 9, 2018

George Lucas' Influence on 'Solo' Revealed By Ron Howard and Kathleen Kennedy

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George Lucas and Ron Howard on the set of American Graffiti in 1972
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Solo: A Star Wars Story director, Ron Howard's history with Star Wars creator George Lucas predates the original Star Wars film in 1977.  Howard starred in Lucas' 1973 film American Graffiti, so when Howard to on the gig directing a Star Wars film he was sure to reach out to his old boss.  Howard and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, another old friend of Lucas', spoke about Lucas' influence on the new film with Entertainment Weekly's Anthony Breznican, as part of the magazine's cover story about Solo.
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Ron Howard and Kathleen Kennedy Talk About the Infamous 'Solo' Directors Change

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Back in June of 2017, fans thought that in May 2018 they would be seeing a Han Solo movie directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller (The Lego Movie).  Fast forward to now and the Han Solo movie (now titled Solo) is still coming out in May 2018 only now with Ron Howard as director.  In late June, Lucasfilm made the shocking decision to let go of Lord and Miller, fairly late into production, and bring in Howard to redo most of the movie.  Howard and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy spoke candidly about the change in a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly's Anthony Breznican for the magazine's cover story about Solo.
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Ron Howard and Jon Kasdan Reveal New Details About Beckett, Val, and Dryden Vos

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One thing that is becoming clear about Solo: A Star Wars Story is that it will take us into the criminal underworld of the Star Wars galaxy like never before on the big screen.  This can be seen in the types of characters that we're being introduced through the promotional material.  Director Ron Howard and co-screenwriters Lawrence and Jon Kasdan spoke about some of the new characters featured in Solo in a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly's Anthony Breznican, as part of the magazine's cover story about Solo.  The characters covered are Tobias Beckett (Woody Harrelson), Val (Thandie Newton), and Dryden Vos (Paul Bettany).
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The SWU Podcast LIVE | 09/02/18

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SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY TRAILER BREAKDOWN! On this episode, Dominic, Ben, and Chris analyze the two previews for Solo: A Star Wars Story that were released this week. They share their thoughts on Alden Ehrenreich as Han, Donald Glover as Lando, and the rest of the cast, as well as what new ideas this film is bringing to the table. Plus, they break down the announcement that Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are going to write and produce a new series of Star Wars films and what this means for Star Wars going forward. Plus, Natalie Portman raps on SNL. All this and much more!
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Thursday, February 8, 2018

Ron Howard and Jon Kasdan Talk L3-37 In 'Solo: A Star Wars Story'

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By: Dominic Jones

In the trailer and teaser for Solo: A Star Wars Story that were released this week, we were treated to a couple of looks at the new droid L3-37.  The droid is played by Fleabag star Phoebe Waller-Bridge through motion-capture, and will be partnered with Donald Glover's Lando during the film.  Director Ron Howard and co-screenwriters Jon and Lawrence Kasdan spoke about L3-37 in a new interview with Entertainment Weekly's Anthony Breznican, as part of the magazine's cover story about Solo
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Emilia Clarke Offers New Insight Into Qi'Ra

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By: Dominic Jones

Of the many new characters we'll be meeting in Solo: A Star Wars Story who have an impact on the young Han Solo's life, perhaps the most impactful will be Emilia Ckarke's Qi'Ra, who we hear in the trailer telling Han that she may be the only person, "who knows what he truly is."  Clarke spoke about the character in a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly's Anthony Breznican, as part of the magazine's cover story about Solo.  Clarke discussed Qi'Ra's past with Han, the character's mysterious nature, and the legacy of Star Wars.
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Donald Glover Discusses Playing Lando In 'Solo: A Star Wars Story'

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The casting of Donald Glover (Atlanta, Community) as Lando Calrissian in Solo: A Star Wars Story has been met with near universal praise, and his brief appearances in the teasers this week only cemented this.  The actor spoke with Entertainment Weekly, as part of their Solo cover story, telling writer Anthony Breznican about taking over the part from Billy Dee Williams, Lando's Millennium Falcon, and his relationship with his droid L3-37 (played by Phoebe Waller-Bridge).
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