I wasn't on board with Star Wars: Clone Wars from the jump. I couldn't stand the idea of Anakin having a padwan. Much less one as annoying as Ahsoka. However, somewhere in the mix of watching, I reversed my thoughts on both subjects. I not only fell in love with this series, Ahsoka Tano became one of my favorite characters in the Star Wars universe. I actually felt it when she left the order, & her coming back in Rebels just made that series even greater than it was in my eyes. When I saw the first look at the new season I got concerned as to how they'd explain her back in. This new season trailer for season 7 of Clone Wars has erased all those concerns. I don't even care about the specifics, this looks friggin' awesome. I'm not only in for this run, I already want more. Not only do you have more Tano, but furthering Rex's story, more Maul? I'm super pumped for this! Curious though, what are y'all's thoughts of this new trailer? Put it in the comments, like, & share.Read More
With Star Wars Celebration basically telling me how much of my money they were going to take with Galaxy's Edge, I didn't think EA was gonna get a piece too. However, Star Wars: Fallen Jedi Order is the first game I've been excited for in years. Become Cal Kestis, one of the last surviving members of the Jedi Order after the purge of Order 66. Take the future of this Padwan in this all-new single-player Star Wars story from Respawn Entertainment and EA Star Wars on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC hitting shelves the 15th of November. Set after Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, you'll develop your Force abilities, hone your lightsaber techniques, and explore the ancient mysteries of a long-lost civilization. At the same time dodging the Empire and its deadly Inquisitors. This sounds friggin' awesome. I've been waiting for something like this since Star Wars: Force Unleashed. The story to this one sound way more deep & enriched in canon. My Fall through Xmas has just become Star Wars. What did y'all think? I know we've become weary of this notion, but are you ready to throw EA more money? Put it in the comments, like, & share.
The Episode IX panel was probably one of the most fun panels I've ever sat through. Worth watching just for Billy Dee Willams alone. A couple really big things I took out of this though besides the name & trailer was J.J. mentioning this takes place some time after TLJ, the whole group will embark on this mission, & the characters fighting the light & dark to face the bigger evil. Which left me like Colbert, who hosted the whole thing, wondering what the bigger evil could possibly be. Oh yeah, then there's the name Star Wars IX: The Rise of Skywalker, & a perfect teaser trailer. This thing has me so pumped, & if you're not convinced that's the emperor laughing in the background, Celebration cut to Ian McDiarmid himself to roll it yet again. I know we're gonna see more, but they could have my money based just on this. Luke's lightsaber's back, apparently so is some form of Luke, & Emperor Palpatine himself. This looks epic! The backflip over the tie fighter, Kylo's run-through Braveheart style, Lando back in driver's seat of the Falcon? A perfect send off for the Skywalker saga. The trailer's at the bottom if you haven't seen it. Check it out, & don't forget to let me know what you think in the comments, like, & share.Read More
Yesterday the Star Wars Show featured a big announcement. Star Wars Celebration 2019 will take place in Chicago for five-days, taking place from April 11-15, 2019 at McCormick Place. This will mark the 20th Anniversary of Star Wars Celebration. No details about panels or appearances have been revealed yet, but fans can start purchasing their tickets, including single-day, multi-day and VIP passes, on June 5 at 12 PM CST. I've never been to a Star Wars Celebration, but I know some people that made it to last year's in Orlando. Every single one of them talked like this was one of the greatest experiences of their lives. If I can figure out a way to go, I'll totally be there. Not too excited about it being in Chicago. I can think of a lot of places I'd rather go. However, this is lining up in time to not only shed light on Episode 9, but start confirming some of the many rumors out there. Like the series they're working on or what film's are actually coming next. Obiwan? Yoda? Boba Fett? Jabba? So many things have been tossed around, I just want to know what's really coming next. This is a good a place as any to finally make those announcements. Anyway, if I can't go, hopefully they'll stream the whole thing again. I'm excited! Who else? Put it in the comments, like, & share.
These videos for Star Wars: Force for Change just keep getting better. In this one John Boyega sneaks in on some lucky fans posing for pictures at Star Wars Celebration 2017. You can almost feel the joy in the room just watching the video. The people involved in Star Wars look like they're always having a blast & just love being a part of the whole thing. That notion is what makes just the chance at these once in a lifetime prizes worth taking the time to go to omaze.com/starwars & enter to win. Donate for even more chances; all entries benefit UNICEF & Starlight Children's Foundation. Not only that, once again you'll have a chance at 1 of these:
- Appearing in the untitled Han Solo movie
- Attending the The Last Jedi world premier with the cast
- Staying the night at the Skywalker Ranch
What are you waiting for? The video will be here still when you get back. Hit the link, sign up, & come back to watch the video. Then like & share, so your friends know too.
In the rolercoaster of emotion that has been Star Wars Celebration this year we have another happy/sad moment. At the Star Wars Rebels panel we got a sweet trailer followed by the news that this season coming this fall would unfortunately be the last. We got confirmation of Saw Gerrera & Mon Mothma, as well as a tease of the possibility of Boba Fett. Executive producer, Dave Filoni made sure to assure everyone that, "This is by no means the end of what we're doing in animation." This is where I mention his shirt, which changed from Ashoka Lives? to Ashoka Lives!, and I have a strange feeling he was hinting at something... As for the trailer, it looks awesome. I've got to be honest though, I've only seen Season 1 so I'm still playing catch-up right now. I didn't have any faith in this show at first, thinking it would be a toned down Star Wars for kids. When my littlest girl started getting into Star Wars I grabbed the "movie". Which was just the two pilot episodes, & before I knew it i had found a great Star Wars series worthy of carrying the name. So I bought Season 1 in it's entirety. Hooked from that point on, I'm currently awaiting Season 2 to show up in my mailbox. This show proves the infinite amount of room Star Wars has to grow, even with all new characters. So all in all, though I can't speak for the new trailer, I can vouch for this series. I'm only one season in & just with that season alone, I can say it totally tops Clone Wars. I'm sure I'll want more after this season ends too, so I'm happy to know if this is the end, it's not entirely the end.
As we said earlier Star Wars Celebration kicked off today in Orlando with 40 Years of Star Wars. Brilliantly hosted by Star Wars alumni, Warwick Davis first out was Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy who after a few words & thanks, introduces "her Yoda", George Lucas. He takes the stage for the rest of the 40th panel for a trip down memory lane. Starting with Dave Filoni, Star Wars Rebels creator, as he talks with George about being a padwan of sorts throughout the course of Star Wars Clone Wars & how social media has connected us all. As he leaves the sage are attention goes to the screen to welcome Qui-Gon Jinn, Liam Neeson with a special "announcement" involving Jar-Jar Binks, everyone's favorite Gungan. After the video Warwick & George are joined by Anakin Skywalker, Hayden Christensen & his Emperor Palpatine, Ian McDiarmid for a darkside reunion. I was waiting for this & was not disappointed at all. A very entertaining back & forth over their experiences throughout their Star Wars careers. Mace Windu, Samuel L. Jackson appeared on screen following their departure letting us know that he feels Mace is still alive. Next on stage was Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, & Billy Dee Williams. Anthony Daniels talked some droid memories & the design of C3PO with George. Peter Mayhew was next, discussing his similarities with the mighty Chewbacca & Princess Leia. The final of the three, Billy Dee Williams, too cool to be interviewed as usual, talked about working with George & gave some insight on Lando Calrissian. Then to join our host & all four men currently on stage was Luke Skywalker, Mark Hamill. After a sincere thanks to the fans, George was asked why Mark? What follows was a conversation to make every Star Wars fans dream. As if that wasn't enough, making his first appearance at a Star Wars Celebration, Han Solo himself, Harrison Ford. Ford steals the show as he tends to do. He & George explain the early years of their film relationship going back to American Graffiti. Afterwards, to cap it all off, Kathleen Kennedy & George Lucas remember Princess Leia, & introduce Carrie Fisher's daughter Billie Lord. She has some touching words about her mother followed by an amazing remembrance video. The Orlando Symphonic Orchestra bring us home with Leia's Theme followed by just about every other Star Wars theme with the only conductor they could possibly have, the great John Williams.
Star Wars Celebration starts today. It's opening is streaming live. Stop what you're doing & check it out!! It should replay after being live but right now it's live.....
Yes. Hayden Christensen, Anakin Skywalker himself will be returning to the Star Wars world... kinda. StarWars.com has announced that Hayden Christensen will be joing fellow alumni: Mark Hamill, Kathleen Kennedy, Ian McDiarmid, Dave Filoni, Peter Mayhew, Anthony Daniels, & Billy Dee Williams for a panel Thursday, April 13, at Star Wars Celebration Orlando. "40 Years of Star Wars", a panel celebrating the 40 year anniversary of the story that started once upon a time in a gakaxy far, far away. Wish we could be there, but the stars aren't aligning this year. We'll be there in spirit yhough & share anything of significanc. May the Force be with you all.