The Last Jedi script originally called for 160 sets, which is “a ridiculous amount of sets,” production designer Rick Heinrichs told The Hollywood Reporter. The production ended up having 125 sets at Pinewood. He also reveals that George Lucas visited the set… And on that note, he’s seen the movie as well, calling it “beautifully made.” In London, Rian Johnson said: “To have a chat with him and to have him be so kind and gracious felt really good.”
the first excerpt of , a middle-grade novel that features The Last Jedi’s Rose and Paige Tico. The book by Elizabeth Wein (Code Name Verity) will be out Friday. Cobalt Squadron
This week’s Star Wars Show takes us back to the World Premiere with a behind-the-scenes look at creating the livestream.
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StarWars.com brings us
our first excerpt of Delilah Dawson’s novel , featuring Phasma herself and another figure who will be familiar to Phasma Aftermath readers.
Del Rey’s first entry into the Journey to The Last Jedi publishing program is out next Friday, Septe,ber 1, alongside Claudia Gray’s
Leia: Princess of Alderaan from Disney-Lucasfilm Press.
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First excerpt from Battlefront II: Inferno Squad. The Christie Golden novel, a tie-in to the upcoming game, will be out in hardcover and eBook on July 25, or in a special deluxe edition available only at San Diego Comic-Con July 20-23.
A second excerpt from Timothy Zahn’s
Thrawn appeared today, this time in the U.K.’s Express. It’s from the opening chapter, and features a key recanonization – the character’s full name, Mitth’raw’nuruodo.
first excerpt featured Thrawn meeting Palpatine.
Thrawn is out April 11 from Del Rey in the U.S. and Century in the U.K.
USA Today has
an excerpt of Chapter 2 from Timothy Zahn’s first canon novel, , out in April. It features Thrawn’s first meeting with Palpatine. Thrawn
our second excerpt from Chuck Wendig’s , featuring Han and a very pregnant Leia. (The first was Aftermath: Empire’s End our check-in with Lando.)
Empire’s End will be out next Tuesday (February 21) in hardcover and eBook.
io9 has our first excerpt from Chuck Wendig’s upcoming
Aftermath: Empire’s End, the last book in the trilogy. It features Lando Calrissian and sheds some light on what he’s been up to since Endor.
The book will be out in hardcover and eBook on February 21.
USA Today has our first excerpt of the Rogue One tie-in novel . The article also contains a few insights from Pablo Hidalgo about the inspirations Lucasfilm drew from for the film. Here’s one: Catalyst
“It’s no accident that we’ve taken a look at the Manhattan project and what was happening at Los Alamos laboratories during the tail end of World War II. Being able to look at that kind of thing through history and then apply the Star Wars filter to it is really fascinating.”
I do find it interesting that Lyra seems to be a viewpoint character… Here’s hoping she gets more to do throughout the novel.
, by James Luceno ( Catalyst Tarkin) is out in hardcover and ebook on November 15 from Del Rey.
Mashable has our second excerpt from Chuck Wendig’s Aftermath: Life Debt, featuring a pregnant Leia Organa trying to commune with the Force.
We already knew Han Solo and Chewbacca played a part in the book – in addition to the title and the
Millennium Falcon on the cover, they show up in the first excerpt – but this is our first look at Leia in the time period immediately following Return of the Jedi.
On Twitter, Wendig confirms that the Leia chapter
isn’t an interlude, and that it is missing some formatting.
(Dare I hope that Ben is born here and we learn if his last name is Solo or Organa? Not to mention
why his name is Ben? But, as Wendig says, we must manage our expectations.)
will be out in hardcover and eBook on July 19. Aftermath: Life Debt
Entertainment Weekly has our first look at an excerpt from Chuck Wendig’s upcoming . The book, first of two sequels to last year’s Aftermath: Life Debt Aftermath, adds Han Solo, Chewbacca and Kashyyyk to the mix.
Aftermath introduced a number of brand-new characters, including Temmin Wexley, who as an adult appears in The Force Awakens played by Greg Grunberg.
will be out in hardcover and eBook on July 19. The third book in the trilogy, Aftermath: Life Debt Empire’s End, is due in January 2017.