The first issue of The Rise of Kylo Ren is out next week – and we got that preview Wednesday – but Marvel is already giving a look at the second issue. In this one, Jedi Master Luke Skywalker, Lor San Tekka, and young Ben Solo encounter the Knights of Ren.Continue reading “Ben Solo’s first encounter with the Knights of Ren in Rise of Kylo Ren #2”
The Rise of Kylo Ren comic is already busting fan theories
The comic solicitations for January are out, and they include The Rise of Kylo Ren #2, in which we learn some very important details about Ben Solo and the Knights of Ren.
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Luke Skywalker’s ‘Secrets of the Jedi’ coming in November
A new book – or, an “interactive reading experience” – purports to be Luke Skywalker’s history of the Jedi Order. The Secrets of the Jedi, written by Marc Sumerak, is due out in November. It’ll come with “a pop-up holocron, a translator card, a Jedi equipment booklet, and more.” StarWars.com has the preview pages.
The book incorporates information from all three trilogies, plus The Clone Wars, and “beyond.” (Might some Legends material appear? Well… From a certain point of view.)
“One of the greatest challenges with a book like this is to find a way to bring all of the vital information together in a way that feels fresh and new,” Sumerak says. “For this particular project, I think that unique perspective flows naturally from our beloved narrator, Luke Skywalker. Sure, we all know his epic story by heart, but the Luke who is writing this particular tome is a long way from the optimistic farmboy he was when his journey began. Because of that, he’s able to look past the glorified stories of the Jedi of old to find the truth about the Order, no matter how difficult it may be for those reading to hear. So with that in mind, we were able to examine the different aspects of the Jedi Order from an angle that cut through the ancient legends, allowing us to examine why the Jedi needed to exist, why they were destined to end, and whether or not they could — or should — rise again.”
Given the November release date, I wouldn’t expect too much re: The Rise of Skywalker, or even anything extensive on the OT-ST gap beyond what’s on the last page of the preview, but you never know.
Cover and preview pages under the cut.Continue reading “Luke Skywalker’s ‘Secrets of the Jedi’ coming in November”
The catchup: Galaxy’s Edge reservations, is Rise of Skywalker going to SDCC?
Fans without hotel reservations will be able to make reservations for Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland on May 2. The reservations are free, but you will need a park ticket or be a passholder to get one. The system only applies in California – when the Florida version is up in August it’ll be open to all immediately. Speaking of Disney World, here’s some rumored name and theming details for the Star Wars hotel that’s still in the planning stages.Continue reading “The catchup: Galaxy’s Edge reservations, is Rise of Skywalker going to SDCC?”
The Galaxy of Adventure shorts are live
The new shorts, which revisit parts of the saga in bite-sized chunks for kids, have officially debuted on the new official Youtube channel, Star Wars Kids. There are six shorts and three “fun facts”. Watch them on StarWars.com (with commentary from producer Josh Rimes) or below the cut.
New Forces of Destiny arrives with Force Awakens cut scene, return of the Gorax
The latest set of Forces of Destiny episodes are live now on Youtube. The one with Rey and Finn begins with something very like a cut scene from The Force Awakens, but we’ve also got some offscreen The Last Jedi action with Chewbacca, Artoo and porgs. There’s also the long-awaited solo Padme adventure (set in The Phantom Menace era), and two post-Return of the Jedi Ewok adventures, including the return of the Gorax. Watch them all below.
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Season 2 of Forces of Destiny is live
Eight new episodes of Forces of Destiny went up on the Disney Youtube this afternoon. Watch them all in the playlist below!
Forces of Destiny is back on March 19
Disney has announced that we can expect the next set of Forces of Destiny shorts on Monday, March 19. All eight new episodes will debut at 10:00 a.m. PT (1:00 p.m. ET) on Disney’s Youtube and Disney.com. The special will air on the Disney Channel the following Monday (March 25) at 9:50 p.m. ET/PT.
Voices include Mark Hamill (Luke), Daisy Ridley (Rey), John Boyega (Finn), Lupita Nyong’o (Maz), Kelly Marie Tran (Rose), Tiya Sircar (Sabine), Ashley Eckstein (Ahsoka), Vanessa Marshall (Hera), Catherine Taber (Padmé) and Matt Lanter (Anakin).
Titles, descriptions, and images in a gallery under the cut. Continue reading “Forces of Destiny is back on March 19”
Details on some of The Last Jedi’s deleted scenes
Entertainment Weekly has a look at five of The Last Jedi’s 14 deleted scenes. They include BB-8 and Finn, Luke mourning, and the Caretaker’s Village.
All 14 scenes will be on the film’s upcoming home release on March 13 and 27.
Luke’s big move in The Last Jedi has roots in Legends
On Twitter this morning, The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson revealed that Luke Skywalker’s Force illusion on Crait has some precedent in Legends – a mention in 2010’s The Jedi Path.
UPDATE: Since Johnson has deleted his old tweets en masse in the time since the post was originally written, here are the screenshots: