Aces get the focus in Resistance’s ‘Live Fire’

Yeager and Kaz get promotions in Sunday’s new episode of Star Wars Resistance, ‘Live Fire,’ while Tam gets even deeper into the First Order.

Kaz officially joins the Aces, as does Yeager – who trains them to become better combat pilots. Meanwhile, Tam learns what it’s like to be a First Order pilot.

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Everything Star Wars that will launch on Disney+

ROTJ: Luke, Vader, Palpatine

Disney+ began the morning with a giant thread of the movies and shows that will be on the service when it launches next month, but we don’t need to scroll through all that: StarWars.com has the Star Wars lineup, and a roundup of the things that’ll appear later.

Most of the Star Wars stuff you’ve already seen will be there on November 12 – plus at least one episode of The Mandalorian – but The Last Jedi, Solo and even The Rise of Skywalker will be coming within the “first year.” The new episodes of The Clone Wars will be coming in February (have we heard before that it’ll be 12 episodes?), but all the old episodes will be there, plus the complete run of Rebels and the first season of Resistance.

New shows on the service are expected to release episodes on a weekly basis.

The Last Jedi and Solo are currently on Netflix, under Disney’s old agreement with the veteran streaming service.

Resistance is going on ‘A Quick Salvage Run’

Star Wars Resistance | S2E02 | ‘A Quick Salvage Run’

The new season of Star Wars Resistance continues with ‘A Quick Salvage Run,’ and it looks like the Colossus crew finally gets to D’Qar… After everyone has cleared out.

The Colossus is in dire need of hyperfuel, and Kaz suggests they take it from a downed First Order ship. However, the salvage mission is compromised when the First Order shows up.

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Star Wars Resistance returns with ‘Into the Unknown’

Star Wars Resistance | S2E01 | ‘Into the Unknown’

The second (and final) season of Star Wars Resistance is debuting this coming Sunday with ‘Into the Unknown.’

After being launched into space by Kaz and crew, the Colossus encounters engineering problems, which are made worse by a mysterious stowaway.

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Deborah Chow to direct Obi-Wan TV series

The Obi-Wan Kenobi TV series has a director and a writer, Lucasfilm announced today. Deborah Chow (The Mandalorian, American Gods, Jessica Jones) is set to direct, with Hossein Amini (The Alienist, Drive) writing. It’s not yet clear if both are aboard for the entire season, or are just the first announced.

The show, which features the return of Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi, takes place eight years after Revenge of the Sith – 11 before A New Hope.

Deborah Chow
Deborah Chow

“We really wanted to select a director who is able to explore both the quiet determination and rich mystique of Obi-Wan in a way that folds seamlessly into the Star Wars saga,” Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy said in a statement. “Based on her phenomenal work developing our characters in The Mandalorian, I’m absolutely confident Deborah is the right director to tell this story.”

The show will be on Disney+, the streaming service that launches later this year. It’ll be the third live-action Star Wars series, and the second staring a major returning movie character, after The Mandalorian and a Cassian Andor-centric Rogue One prequel.

Triple Force Friday will launch product reveals on Thursday livestream

Speaking of Force Friday, StarWars.com rolls in this morning with the news that a product launch livestream is coming Thursday. Here’s the teaser, featuring a few familiar faces:

Warwick Davis will host the live portions from Pinewood Studios in London, though I would be shocked if Galaxy’s Edge doesn’t make an appearance somehow.

The first wave of products for the three big launches coming later this year – The Mandalorian, The Rise of Skywalker, and video game Jedi: Fallen Order – will all be in stores October 4, but this will be our first (official) look at some of them.

Disney publicity onslaughts continue, but not for anything actually new (yet)

The Rise of Skywalker (D23 sizzle)

If you haven’t heard enough about Disney+ or Galaxy’s Edge, boy are you in for a treat… Anyone who didn’t sign up for the streaming service during D23 can get in on the action now. At least one commercial was aired during the Emmys last night (where Star Wars alum Phoebe Waller-Bridge and her show Fleabag took home 3 awards – comedy actress, directing, and best comedy series).

As for Galaxy’s Edge, it’s full court press time now that it’s open on both coasts (though the second ride is still months out) and it’s getting an ABC “takeover” and a two-hour primetime TV special on Freeform. (If you can stand the chipperness, there’s a sneak peek at EW.)

As for that other big event coming up in December – remember movies?!? – things are slowly progressing. A spot for The Rise of Skywalker (the new D23 footage, sans flashback intro) was shown during Sunday night’s NFL game, and there’s apparently a spot based on the first trailer in circulation as well. An Empire cover with Kylo Ren has been spotted, not to mention a ton of toy leaks I won’t even get into. With Force Friday coming on October 4 we don’t have long now… No matter how long it feels.

Jon Favreau: “Tell Disney+” if you want a new Holiday Special

Jon Favreau is game to revive (and maybe redeem?) The Star Wars Holiday Special for a new generation. “Let Disney+ know,” he told ET’s Ash Crossan at the Saturn Awards (where he was honored for his MCU work, and where Resistance won Best Animated Television Series).

I still say, you gotta get hopping on this while the sequel trilogy gang is still under contract, guys:

Meanwhile, the complete list of movies and TV shows going up at Disney+ at launch is out, and there are few Star Wars surprises – all the films through The Last Jedi, and all the released animated shows since The Clone Wars – so no 2D Clone Wars, Ewoks, Droids, or the never-seen Detours. One surprise though – the 2004 documentary Empire of Dreams, which documents the making of the original trilogy.

And no classic Holiday Special either, which is probably more of a blessing than anything else – although it truly does have to be seen to be believed. (If you dare, and please feel free not to.)