Princess Leia #1 has shipped more than 250K copies, Marvel told ComicBook.com.
One of every seven comic books sold in January was a copy of Star Wars #1, per Comic Book Resources. It sold nearly 10 times as much as the next book in the sales lineup.
Marvel and Sony to share custody of Spider-Man films. It’s been rumored for a while, and now the deal is through. The new Spider-Man will appear in a Marvel film – expected to be Captain America: Civil War, but maybe Doctor Strange – before his next solo outing. Andrew Garfield, the current Peter Parker, is not expected to return. The deal has also pushed back several Marvel films, including Black Panther (from November 2017 to July 2018) and Captain Marvel (from July 2018 to November 2018.)
First it was ‘why aren’t stormtroopers clones?,’ now it’s ‘Luke Skywalker’s Jedi should be carbon copy of the Old Republic Jedi, right?’
Over at /Film, and in light of the latest rumor regarding possible Skywalker offspring, Germain Lussier gives his view on the rumors, and Jason at Making Star Wars has a response as well. (Possible spoilers at all those links, though I’m trying my best to avoid them here.)
I don’t agree with ether of them entirely (okay, I really don’t agree with Lussier and, full disclosure, went a-ranting on Twitter this morning over it) but there’s something kind of funny about all this: The old arguments never die, do they?
The Marvel release parade continues this week with Darth Vader #1 in stores on Wednesday.
We’re expecting Darth Vader #2 this month as well, but it’s not on the distribution list for the 11th. The Princess Leia mini-series will begin next month.
Meanwhile, our next novel release is Kevin Hearne’s Heir to the Jedi on March 3.
John Boyega talks Star Wars, Daisy Ridley, makes lightsaber sounds. BBC’s Lizo Mzimba caught up with him this weekend at the Bafta Film Awards.
Given that Lucasfilm really wants us to know that Grand Moff Tarkin is on Monday’s episode, ‘Call to Action,’ it’s probably not surprising that we’re hearing rumblings of more ‘special guests’ from The Clone Wars and original trilogy eras.
But first, here’s a clip of Tarkin in ‘Call to Action:’
Last weekend, a voice actor for a popular character who debuted on The Clone Wars revealed that he’s recorded for Rebels. Then a French website listed that a voice actor for an even more popular character would be returning… And Jason Ward at Making Star Wars has heard about three characters for the season 2 premiere – including one who’s already appeared on the show.
Don’t forget, the S2 premiere is due to debut at Celebration Anaheim in April, so a heavy presence of fan-favorites makes a lot of sense…
UPDATE: There is another “in talks” for a season 2 cameo.
But heading for the more immediate appearance, there’s another ‘Call to Action’ clip behind the cut. Continue reading
…Since last time, we’ve had a lot of snow. Okay, maybe just me. And those other guys. Man, snow sucks. (Shut it, Californians.) But also! Sharks! Codpieces! And hey, did you hear? Stormtropers aren’t clones!
Richard Bonehill, who played Nien Nunb in Return of the Jedi, has passed away at age 67. Nunb is his most recognizable Star Wars role, but the expert swordsman also played troopers, pilots, aliens and even a tauntaun handler in ROTJ and The Empire Strikes Back.
Rumors: Is there Skywalker offspring in The Force Awakens? Jason at Making Star Wars has heard the same story from four different sources…