The next Star Wars cartoon is officially announced, and it’s
Resistance, set sometime before The Force Awakens. The “anime-inspired” series will star a character named Kazuda Xiono.
Xiono is “a young pilot recruited by the Resistance and tasked with a top-secret mission to spy on the growing threat of the First Order.” The series will also feature BB-8 and appearances by Poe Dameron and Captain Phasma, with Oscar Isaac and Gwendoline Christie reprising their roles.
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John Boyega appeared at Awesome Con in Washington D.C. this weekend, and at his panel revealed that Rey and Finn are once again teamed up in Episode IX.
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Here’s one! It has the infamous 27 slaps, a surprise from (we assume) BB-8 and hugs.
And another! Even more Oscar Isaac shenanigans, an overenthusiastic wind machine and John Boyega’s big bio-hexacrypt problem.
Man, I love these things.
Rian Johnson and (eventually) Mark Hamill showed up at SXSW for
The Director and the Jedi, and you can watch their Q&A, or check out The Hollywood Reporter’s article, which highlights my favorite Rian Johnson quote re: Luke. (The post-screening Q&A is this way.)
If you’re waiting for the Blu-ray, here’s a few more clips: Luke’s struggle, above, plus
Mark Hamill and Frank Oz reunite, Paige Tico and the bomber attack and the gorilla walkers. Meanwhile, also check out Mike Ryan’s observations on Johnson’s commentary.
StarWars.com has an interview with puppeteer Brian Herring, one of the BB-8 operators, who also worked with the porgs in The Last Jedi.
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Entertainment Weekly has a look at
five of . They include BB-8 and Finn, Luke mourning, and the Caretaker’s Village. The Last Jedi’s 14 deleted scenes
All 14 scenes will be on the film’s upcoming home release on March 13 and 27.
It’s Daisy Ridley’s turn on publicity roundabout, and she’s chatting with Adam Driver for V Magazine. They discuss becoming “besties” on The Last Jedi set, The Force Awakens publicity weirdness and Murder on the Orient Express. The accompanying photos are VERY ’80s. (No Adam, but there’s British GQ for that.)
→ Meanwhile, Ridley is also over sorta-kinda-not-really talking about Rey’s parentage in Japan.
/Film has the translation.
→ Some creature revelations from Neal Scanlan:
Details on porgs, caretakers, droids and those crystal foxes.
→ Build-A-Bear has porgs. I repeat:
Build-A-Bear has porgs! And some other stuff. But mostly porgs.
Making Star Wars has
an adorable new rumor/potential . It involves Artoo’s head and has nothing to do with BB-8. That’s all. The Last Jedi spoiler for y’all
The second episode of
Forces of Destiny, ‘BB-8 Bandits’, is up. Like the first, it features Rey and BB-8 on Jakku in between scenes of The Force Awakens. It debuted on the French site CNEWS Matin.
The first Forces of Destiny episode, ‘Sands of Jakku,’ went up this morning. Over at Mashable, Dave Filoni talks about the series, which will be debuting new episodes all week on the Disney Youtube channel.