Resistance ends S1 with ‘No Escape, Part 2’

The first season of Star Wars Resistance wraps up with Sunday’s ‘No Escape, Part 2.’

Kaz and Torra free Yeager and Doza, but Tam is going to be escorted off world by the First Order. Kaz comes up with a crazy plan, using Neeku’s help to upset the platform – literally. The First Order are temporarily thwarted, but return to destroy Kaz and crew…

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Episode IX set for Friday at Celebration

The Episode IX panel at Celebration Chicago is set for Friday, April 12. Kathleen Kennedy and J.J. Abrams are our only confirmed panelists, but previous Celebrations generally featured a good chunk of the main cast. Also, could that picture, from today’s ReedPOP email, above be our third from IX, or it is a TFA pic that’s only now coming to light? Mystery!

Today also featured more new guests, headlined by Forest Whitaker (Saw Gerrera), Hugh Quarshie (Captain Panaka) and Katee Sackhoff (Bo-Katan).

Celebration roundup: Galaxy’s Edge panel gets pinned down

→ Of course there’s a Galaxy’s Edge panel coming to Celebration. Honestly, at this point, it’s a little surprising they’re not theming the whole con after this thing. Here’s hoping there’s a neat floor setup somewhere. (Bring the booze, guys. You’ve done it before.)

→ Erin Kellyman (Enfys Nest) and Ahmed Best (Jar Jar Binks) join the guest list.

→ More costuming tips, this time on The Clone Wars folks.

→ Also: Tattoo Pavilion details, first look at the merch, and the official hashtag (sign).

Star Wars out this week: Han Solo, General Grievous

Two comics are out on Wednesday, March 11. Han Solo: Imperial Cadet #5 ends the miniseries, while Age of Republic: General Grievous is the last prequel-era comic of the mega-series, which becomes Age of Rebellion with the next issue.

And for Friday, March 13, there’s a trade from IDW. Star Wars Adventures Volume 5 collects issues #9, #12, and #13.

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Celebration roundup: Animation panels, Paul Bettany and Riz Ahmed added

Three Star Wars animation panels will be held a Celebration Chicago: Rebels on Saturday, The Clone Wars on Sunday and Resistance on Monday. The Clone Wars will preview their new Disney+ episodes, while Resistance – which will finish off their first season on two weeks -will preview season 2. (The Rebels panel will not feature any new series announcements, LFL publicist Tracy Cannobbio says.)

Three more guests have been added: Solo’s Paul Bettany (Dryden Vos), Rogue One’s Riz Ahmed (Bodhi Rook) and The Last Jedi’s Hermione Corfield (Tallissan Lintra).

Resistance S1 winds down as the First Order winds up

Star Wars Resistance is officially on The Force Awakens’ turf with ‘No Escape, Part 1’.

Kaz and his friends devise a plan to break out Tam, Doza and Yeager. But before they can, troopers begin bearing down and Kaz and CB-23 are soon on their own. Kaz unites with Torra to save their friends and family, but they soon bear witness to the full might of the First Order.

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Oscar Isaac: Episode IX “the most fun it’s been,” people will be “blown away”

The Associated Press caught up with Oscar Isaac at the premiere of his film Triple Frontier, and he talked a little about Episode IX.

“It was the most fun it’s been,” he said. “There was just an energy, a looseness, an excitement to the whole production. And knowing that this was the conclusion of not only our time there, but the nine stories, these nine episodes of the Skywalker saga, it’s incredible. I think people are just gonna be blown away.”

Star Wars out this week: Double Padmes

It’s a big week for releases, with one novel and several comics coming in. First up, on Tuesday, March 5, is E.K. Johnston’s Queen’s Shadow, a Pdame YA novel that bridges The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones and has been drawing a lot of praise from the early reviewers.

Then on Wednesday, March 6, head to the comic shops for even more Padme with Age of Republic: Padme Amidala. If that’s not quite your thing, there’s also Star Wars #62, Darth Vader: Dark Visions #1, and for the all-ages crows, IDW’s graphic novel adaptation of The Empire Strikes Back. Marvel, not to be outdone, has Ewoks reprints.

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Inside Star Wars land: Our closest look at Disney’s Galaxy’s Edge yet

Galaxy’s Edge is everywhere this morning, as Disney finally let a bunch of journalists (and StarWars.com, of course) at the upcoming park. Dan Brooks at StarWars.com has the making of, aliens/droids/shops, food/beverages and an additional 27 things. Anthony Breznican of EW, Amy Ratcliffe of Nerdist, and io9’s Germain Lussier also got the FastPass.

There’s a lot to pour over here!