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Star Wars Provides New Evidence For The Mandalorian’s Baby Yoda Clone Theory

It’s more than apparent that the real star of The Mandalorian is The Child, or “baby Yoda”, as he has been dubbed by the public. The Child has a very integral role in the storyline of The Mandalorian when the main character is sent to retrieve him, but then becomes suspicious of what they plan to do with him. A new Star Wars book provides more evidence that the Empire was trying to clone Baby Yoda, which was hinted at in Season One of the show. A new, franchise companion guide, aptly titled The Star Wars Book, now lends even more credence to the “Baby Yoda” clone theory. The new Star Wars Book is just one of several hitting the shelves this month. (Another, Star Wars: Fascinating Facts, has already revealed franchise secrets.) The Star Wars Book, however, shares in-universe details. Of those is this line, “Rumors spread of Imperial attempts to create clones of unique species.” We…

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STAR WARS: THE HIGH REPUBLIC PUBLISHING CAMPAIGN Coming in 2020

Interesting news from StarWars.com this week: Later this year, Lucasfilm will launch an epic new era of Star Wars storytelling. Star Wars: The High Republic, which has previously been referred to as “Project Luminous”, will be set in an era when the Galactic Republic and the Jedi Order are at their zenith, about 200 years before the events of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. The timeline of this will not overlap any of the films and the series currently planned for production. This means the creators and partners will have a lot of room to tell these Star Wars stories with new, original characters. These publications will include adult and young adult novels, children’s books, and comics from a wide variety of publishers, including Disney Lucasfilm Press, IDW Publishing, Marvel and Del Rey. There will be something for everyone! “We are so excited to be opening up such a rich, fertile…

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Star Wars Celebration 2019 Schedule

Star Wars Celebration 2019 Schedule

If you’re prepping for Star Wars Celebration in just a few more days, you may want to plan your strategy in advance. I know every time I go to a convention, I try to plot out my schedule with the map in advance. Sure, you can just show up and wing it, but places are packed and if you’ve never been there before, it can be disorienting. Any time I’ve tried to wing it, I missed out on stuff I wanted to do because I couldn’t find it, or get there in time. StarWars.com has the FULL panel schedule posted now. You can see everything happening in Chicago on the 13th, and determine what you want to go to and when it’s happening. There are various stages with panels, discussions and even hands-on activities for you. It covers all the events from Friday, the 11th, to Monday the 15th, so…

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Lando is Back! Episode IX Begins Filming Soon

Who’s ready for some more Star Wars? The hype is still real when it comes to the new Start Wars films and Lucasfilm has just announced the cast for Episode IX. There will be returning and new cast members for the final installment of the Skywalker saga. They  begin filming at Pinewood Studios in London on August 1, 2018 for the film that is set to release in December of 2019. Meanwhile, Betfair offers and promotions for NJ In a press release on StarWars.com, they said: “Returning cast members include Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, and Billie Lourd. Joining the cast of Episode IX are Naomi Ackie, Richard E. Grant, and Keri Russell, who will be joined by veteran Star Wars actors Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, and Billy Dee Williams, who will reprise his role as Lando Calrissian. The role of Leia…

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Solo Movie Advance Ticket Sales Higher than Black Panther

The Black Panther movie broke records right and left as the most popular superhero movie ever. Now Solo: A Star Wars Story is threatening to break some records of its own. It looks like the chances of this stand-alone adventure story being a success are good. This movie covers the story of Han Solo and we meet Chewie and see how he becomes a co-pilot and more. It’s an origins story, hopefully, done right. Tickets for Solo: A Star Wars Story went on sale Thursday night and the first 24 hours of presales have already doubled Marvel’s megahit Black Panther, according to Fandango. It does not beat Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War, which remains the fastest-selling film of the year in these early metrics. This is likely good news for Disney, since the Solo movie has had a bit of a troubled production. They had to deal with replacement directors, extensive reshoots, and some poor public perception. It seems that’s all water…

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An All-New Animated Star Wars Series is Coming this Fall

Honestly, it’s been a while since we’ve seen something new in the Star Wars world. We’re currently waiting on the next film and we don’t have much in the way of new games at the moment. But now, there’s some big news just announced. Are you ready for something new and exciting to whet your appetite for Star Wars? Get ready for Star Wars Resistance! Something new is coming and it sounds really exciting. LucasFilm announced the new animated series today: StarWars.com is thrilled to announce that production has begun on Star Wars Resistance, an exciting new animated adventure series about Kazuda Xiono, a young pilot recruited by the Resistance and tasked with a top-secret mission to spy on the growing threat of the First Order. It will premiere this fall on Disney Channel in the U.S. and thereafter, on Disney XD and around the world. Featuring the high-flying adventure that audiences…

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New Star Wars Comic Explores Key Planet in the Last Jedi

The new Star Wars comic Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Storms of Crait #1 is set to explore the key planet in Star Wars: the Last Jedi. This special, one-shot comic will be released right after the film on December 27th. It’s going to explore Crait, a mineral planet that looks like it will be a battleground between the Resistance and the First Order. Honestly, it looks really interesting, especially for comic fans. So, what’s it all about and what does it have to do with the film? It will be written by Ben Acker and Ben Blacker (Star Wars: Join The Resistance) with art by Mike Mayhew (Star Wars, The Star Wars). The basic plot of the comic revolves around Luke and Leia during the Galactic Civil War as they head to Crait in search of finding a new base for the Rebel Alliance. The editor of the comic, Jordan D. White, says this about the new…

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Star Wars 8 Leaks: Snoke Spoilers

Everyone is excited for Star Wars: Episode 8 and like all of these Star Wars films, things are pretty well under wraps, making it hard for anyone to know what’s happening or what might happen. Disney and Lucasfilm like to keep these really under lock and key. That said, sometimes the rumors turn out to be true and sometimes leaks make it out of production. It’s hard to say whether a reported leak is real, or just a rumor, but since we have time to kill before the film is released, we may as well speculate, right? So the first leak/rumor we have for you is regarding Snoke’s throne. There have been a lot of questions about Snoke – who he is, why he is there, etc. Might we have some answers coming soon? Now Star Wars theorist Mike Zeroh, who claims he has a source, has revealed alleged new information surrounding…

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Star Wars: Episode IX Has First Script Reading Soon

We know that the next installment in the Star Wars movie saga is set to come out this winter. In the meantime, as we await Episode IX, we are looking for any and all details and updates about the film to keep us entertained. We know that Star Wars: The Last Jedi is set to release this December. The film is going to follow Rey as she begins training with Luke Skywalker as the First Order continues. A trailer revealed at Star Wars Celebration which has fans super excited to see more. As usual, the team behind Lucasfilm know just how to generate that hype. So while we know that Lucasfilm is very busy with the eighth film in order to have everything ready this winter, that also means that Colin Trevorrow has been working hard on the script for the ninth film and it just might be time for…

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Goodbye Carrie Fisher – May the force be with you always

Yesterday, the world received some very sad news. After suffering a heart attack recently on her way home from an international flight, Carrie Fisher has passed away at the age of 60. Fisher’s daughter, Billie Lourd, released a statement through her spokesman saying Fisher died Tuesday morning in Los Angeles. “It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8:55 this morning,” read the statement from publicist Simon Halls. “She was loved by the world and she will be missed profoundly.” Fisher had been hospitalized since Friday when she suffered a medical emergency on board a flight to Los Angeles. Carrie Fisher once said, “Writing in a way saved me, kept me company. I did the traditional thing with falling in love with words & reading books.” Get the last book Carrie Fisher wrote here As a writer myself,…

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Warwick Davis Confirmed for ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’

In the early 80s, Warwick Davis made a name for himself and launched his acting career as Wicket, the Ewok in the famous Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. He also returned for a cameo back in 1999 when we saw the franchise return in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. It’s no surprise then, that Star Wars fans would be asking whether or not he’ll be back for the newest trilogy. As fans speculate over the new film and where the story will go, it’s fun to see even the smallest hints of what is to be. That’s why, then, we had to share this news about Davis returning for a role in Episode VIII. Warwick Davis recently appeared in his first interview on Australian television and in most of the interview, he talked about how he felt about The Force Awakens, as someone who had worked on the previous films. His, however, directly asked if he…

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‘Star Wars Episode 8’ Release Date and More

Star Wars Episode 8 is coming soon and we’re very excited about the next installment on the trilogy. We’re definitely not alone. Knowing how excited fans are going to be for the release of this new movie, it’s no surprise that they are also working up the rumors and the fan theories about the stories, such as who is Rey’s father and who is Supreme Leader Snoke really? There have been a lot of fan theories going around but now that the official release date is out for the next film and moving closer, we’re going to see more and more of this as people get pumped up for the actual film. So let’s take a look at two of the biggest mysteries that fans want answers to. International Business Times wrote what a lot of fans were thinking, that “Star Wars Episode 8” may reveal who Rey’s real father is….

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Amy Hennig Talks Upcoming Star Wars Game Development

During  PAX West, Amy Hennig who is currently working at Visceral Games on a completely new Star Wars action-adventure game, gave some interesting insights into the development of Star Wars games. So we’re working really close, and I’ve been blessed to be working really close with the Lucasfilm story group and Doug Chang, who is their Art Director and Senior Creative Director over there, and that whole team, to say “what is Authentic Star Wars and how do we make more?” Because our project is an original story.” “You need guides, that have done it for a while and are also looking at everything else, because we’re part of the same sort of emerging track of properties that, like obviously seven, eight and nine, is evolving that story further, but films like Rogue One and the Han Solo one that is coming, even shows like Rebels and stuff like that… A lot…

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James Earl Jones is Darth Vader in Rogue One

Not only was it recently announced that Darth Vader will be back in Rogue One, we also got some fun info about the voice actor. James Earl Jones is going to be back. While it’s 19 years after the events of Revenge of the Sith, Vader won’t be the same type of threat that we saw in A New Hope. This live action return will be small, but still welcomed by fans of the iconic villain. This comes after there were various appearances in the animated series Star Wars Rebels.  According to executive producer Kathleen Kennedy, as said to Entertainment Weekly: “He will be in the movie sparingly. But at a key, strategic moment, he’s going to loom large.” According to director Gareth Edwards, the Vader that will appear in the upcoming standalone film will be more of a mythical threat than an all-powerful leader. “Within the Rebellion, it’s not commonly spoken about,” Edwards says about Vader’s…

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Chicago Star Wars Museum Cancelled

In what would have given us another good reason to visit Chicago, we now have news that George Lucas has cancelled the plans to build a Star Wars museum. The Chicago Tribune recently reported that Lucas has halted his Windy City plans to build The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art. It would seem that Lucas has spent the past two years arguing with the city of Chicago over the land the museum was to be built on. The story says that back in 2014, a group called Friends of the Parks filed a lawsuit that sought to stop the museum from being built on the Chicago lakefront. they say that anything build on the lakefront has to specifically benefit the citizens of Chicago since this land belongs to them. The Star Wars museum proposed by Lucas would not, in their opinion, specifically benefit the people of Chicago. It doesn’t make a lot of…

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It is settled. Supreme Leader Snoke is NOT Darth Plagueis

Ever since The Force Awakens made its big debut, fans have been speculating about Supreme Leader Snoke. We know next to nothing about this villain so far and you can bet that has a lot of people creating their own theories about it. Who is Snoke? Of the many theories out there, some are silly, some are crazy, and some just might actually make sense. Of course, none of us know for certain and we’ll likely have to wait for the next film to come out to get answers to this big question. One of these theories is that Snoke is Darth Plagueis. Slashfilm’s Ethan Anderton dispels this myth in this post: For whatever reason, some Star Wars fans seem hellbent on trying Supreme Leader Snoke to a Sith master who was briefly mentioned in Revenge of the Sith. If you’re one of those casual fans who doesn’t remember this detail, or…

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens crosses $2 billion worldwide

Well, now they’ve done it! We knew it was coming and the newest film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens has now officially made $2 billion in the box office worldwide. This makes it only the third film in history to ever hit that number. The other two movies to make more than $2 billion in the box office were Titanic at $2.19 billion and Avatar at $2.79 billion. This is a huge milestone for the film, but not really a surprising one. On Friday, Disney announced The Force Awakens had made $900 million domestically, becoming the only film in history to hit that number. The Star Wars franchise has been and will likely remain incredibly popular for many generations. So while this is a historic moment for Disney, there’s a good chance the next films will break records too. “This is a historic moment for Star Wars, for Lucasfilm, and for Disney, and all of us here are…

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Star Wars Fans Get Married in Movie Premiere Queue

Caroline Ritter and Andrew Porters of Hunter Valley, Australia did what no other Star Wars fan has ever done. They got married while standing in line waiting to see the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie premiere. Can you think of a better way to start your new life together as a married couple? On Thursday, December 17, these dedicated Star Wars fans had a wedding ceremony they will never forget. After camping out near the front of the line at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood for twelve days, the couple said their I do’s. After the ceremony they went inside for one of the most exciting and unique wedding receptions in history. It was the theater’s idea. They wanted to do something special and unique for the fans viewing the movie at their establishment, so they asked if anyone wanted to get married on premiere day. Of…

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Star Wars at the AMAs

Last night everyone was talking about the American Music Awards (AMAs). I have to admit that I don’t really follow them. I know who all the performers are so I recognize them when I see the highlights scroll past my feed on social media but I don’t actually sit down and watch the AMAs. I’m just not that interested. I also don’t care what kind of face Nicki Minaj was making during the JLo performance. What I did find interesting was that there was a Star Wars performance at the AMAs. I can’t say I am surprised, really, with the mainstream popularity soaring due to The Force Awakens.  Pentatonix is an American a cappella group consisting of five vocalists originating from Arlington, Texas. They performed a tribute of the original Star Wars theme and we also got to see Harrison Ford himself. As for the performance, they were backed by John…

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The average Star Wars: The Force Awakens fan will be 34-year-old male

The new Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie has been predicted that it will be one of the highest grossing films ever, and some experts are suggesting that box-office revenues in excess of the current record, Avatar’s gross of $2.78 billon are within reach. Researchers have now showed us who exactly will be purchasing the tickets. According to cinema marketing data firm Movio Media, the average person to purchase a ticket in advance for Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be a United States 34 year old male. It’s predicted that 70% of ticket owners are men between the ages of 18 and 49. The average advance ticket purchaser is a typical movie theater goer and usually travels in order to see big-budget fantasies like Jurassic World or Avengers: Age of Ultron on opening night, according to Movio Media. Also, these in particular individuals spend 2.6 times more than the…

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