Star Wars Resistance heads to the Unknown Regions

Poe’s back as things continue to go downhill for Kaz, Team Fireball and the Colossus in ‘The Core Problem’, Sunday’s new episode of Star Wars Resistance. This time, they’re off to explore the Unknown Regions, because that’s something that has historically gone very well in this galaxy.

Poe and Kaz seek out an area of the Unknown Regions that their intel on the First Order is pointing to. After the unsettling discovery of multiple cored and broken planets, they must evade a series of First Order pilots in order to make it back alive.

The clip also reveals just how close the series has gotten to The Force Awakens. Check it out, plus more pics, under the cut.

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The Art of Star Wars Rebels arrives in October

This has been bouncing around fandom for a few days, but here it is, officially: The Art of Star Wars Rebels is coming out in October. The hardcover is written by Dan Wallace and “will chronicle the making of the show over its four-season run, complete with never-before-seen concept art and process pieces.” It will include commentary from Dave Filoni, Simon Kinberg, Carrie Beck and others, and is already up for preorder.

For the time being, there’s plenty of behind the scenes content in the series guide on StarWars.com, including the above, a lighting concept by Molly Denmark for the series finale.

The Force Awakens comes to ABC on Sunday

The Force Awakens will debut on network TV this coming Sunday (February 17) airing at 8:00/7:00 p.m. on (where else) ABC.

This has no effect the TBS/TNT deal, which is for basic cable rights, not broadcast – The Force Awakens, Rogue One, and the first two trilogies will continue to air there as well.

Stormtrooper disguise shenanigans come to Resistance

Kaz gets hold of some stormtrooper armor in Star Wars Resistance’s ‘The New Trooper.’ I’m sure it will go swimingly.

When Kel and Eila seek out Kaz’s help after accidentally knocking out a First Order stormtrooper, Kaz dons the trooper’s armor in an effort to collect more information on the First Order.

We also learn why the First Order is so interested in the Colossus in the preview clip. That and more pictures under the cut.

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The First Order comes down on the Colossus in the next Resistance

In ‘The First Order Occupation’, Sunday’s new episode of Star Wars Resistance, the First Order arrives at the Colossus to hunt down Synara after her actions last week. And it looks like Kaz might discover her secret as well.

After Torra’s kidnapping and subsequent rescue by Major Vonreg, the First Order sends a contingent of stormtroopers to the Colossus in order to hunt down the pirate spy.

More pictures and a clip under the cut.

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Another familiar droid coming to The Mandalorian?

→ Jon Favreau’s latest snap from The Mandalorian seems tailor-made to promote debate: Could it be R5-D4? (AKA Skippy the Jedi Droid!) Maybe! But who knows at this point? Certainly not us!

→ Making Star Wars’ latest reports detail one of the series’ settings and the title vharacter’s ship.

Variety takes a deep dive into Disney+, how it’s working behind the scenes and what it means for the company as a whole.

Loyalty tested in Resistance’s ‘The Doza Dilemma’

Synara has a choice to make in Sunday’s new episode of Star Wars Resistance, ‘The Doza Dilemma.’

As Synara settles into life on the Platform, she is contacted by her pirate compatriots for a new mission. She is thrown into a tight spot when she learns that the object of the mission is her new friend – the Captain’s daughter, Torra Doza.

More pictures and a clip under the cut.

‘The Doza Dilemma’ will be available Sunday, January 27 on the DisneyNOW app and Disney Channel VOD at 12:01 a.m. PT, or airs on the Disney Channel at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

Don’t expect Star Wars movies made for Disney+

Bob Iger talks a great deal about the development of Disney+ and the business in-and-outs of the service in an interview with Barron’s. For our purposes, the relevant bit here is that they’re not going to make a Star Wars movie for it:

Almost every movie the studio makes is a $100 million-plus movie, and we’re not looking to make movies at that level for the service. We’re looking to invest significantly in television series on a per-episode business, and we’re looking to make movies that are higher budget, but nothing like that. We wouldn’t make a Star Wars movie for this platform.

This is pretty much a no duh kind of thing – and yes, io9 did that headline first, damn them – but it may have been on people’s minds after Solo. Still, given the rumors we’ve heard about the standalone movies that were in play, they might be better suited for TV anyway. On that note, Iger on the thinking behind doing Star Wars TV for streaming:

I guess we could have made the Star Wars series for ABC if we wanted. But the budget and what we’re spending on it and the nature of the material suggested it would be a perfect anchor for the new service. Because it’s a priority for the company, that needs to be reflected in the trafficking or the direction of where a lot of content goes. There have to be some subjective decisions made on where stuff goes because we have to feed this new beast.

Barron’s being a business-oriented publication, there’s a lot of nitty gritty in the article, but it might shed some light on Disney’s recent decisions.

He also says that the Galaxy’s Edge section at Disneyland will open in June, which is a bit more specific than the previous “summer.”