New Rise of Skywalker poster is here, footage coming on Monday

The Rise of Skywalker was first up at the movie panel at D23, and while it was a photo/video free affair, we didn’t have long to wait for an official shot of the cast:

And a new poster:

But there was a reel of some sort, and for those of us playing at home do have to wait until Monday, per EW. Here’s their description of the footage:

Images include a dual between Rey and Kylo Ren amid a stormy sea (hinted at on the poster). There’s a massive fleet of Star Destroyers. There’s a new shot of Darth Vader’s helmet. There’s also a shot of a hooded Rey revealing a new unfolding red double-sided lightsaber (Darth Rey?!).

And the StarWars.com recap.

Joonas Suotamo, Sam Witwer, Greg Grunberg and more join the Celebration guest list

The second round of guests for Star Wars Celebration Chicago includes Joonas Suotamo (Chewbacca 2.0), Sam Witwer (the voice of Darth Maul since The Clone Wars) and Greg Grunberg (Snap Wexley in The Force Awakens).

They’re joined by Greg Proops (voice of TPM’s Fode, Resistance’s Jak Sivrak and Garma), puppeteer Dave Chapman, Paul Kasey (Admiral Raddus in Rogue One, Ello Asty in TFA), Orli Shoshan (Shaak Ti) and Ian McElhinney (General Dodonna in Rogue One).

They’ve also revealed the event’s poster, which is a bit… Crowded. Check it out under the cut.

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Meet Resistance’s Team Fireball

Meet the cast of Resistance – or at least the “Team Fireball” portion: Kazuda Xiono (Christopher Sean), Jarek Yeager (Scott Lawrence), Tam Ryvora (Suzie McGrath), and Neeku Vozo (Josh Brener).

The characters now have entries on the Databank as well: Kazuda, Jarek, Tam, Neeku and droid Bucket.

Still nothing on the frog, though. And I assume we’ll get some more details on the last key figure on the poster, Myrna Velasco’s Torra Doza, in another video, since she must have her own team.

Solo posters go simpler for Brazil

A new set of Solo posters has turned up in Brazil, featuring the same artwork but without the title frame. It seems likely that this could be a reaction to the recent claims that the original design was (quite blatantly) based on a set of 2015 album covers from Sony – or it could be that the title down there – Han Solo – doesn’t lend itself to the original treatment. In any case, I wouldn’t be surprised to see future waves of U.S. posters more closely resemble these.

Meanwhile, another set of new images have shown up courtesy of Denny’s. Their Solo menu debuts April 3, but it seems we might get an earlier look.

Solo lowdown: New poster, Jon Favreau returns

Another one-sheet for Solo: A Star Wars Story has been officially revealed on The Star Wars Show, although it was actually spotted in theaters a few days ago.

Jon Favreau will be voicing “a very cool & important alien character” in Solo, per Ron Howard. This is his second time doing a GFFA voice – he previously played Pre Vizsla in The Clone Wars.

→ The official site has also posted all those new pictures from Entertainment Weekly – sans the annoying watermarks.

Head under the cut for a full look at that new poster.

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Today in The Last Jedi: Who’s ready to jump in an X-wing and blow stuff up?

New footage spotted! A brief look at Kelly Marie Tran’s Rose Tico in action is a highlight of a spot for EDF Energy (okay…), while General Organa and Poe have a great exchange in a new commercial. (Another recent spot features new Finn footage!)


There’s also a great profile of Tran at Buzzfeed which is definitely worth a read. She talks about her background, Harry Potter, and Carrie Fisher in the gym. She teases that Rose has “has an interesting relationship with war.” She’s also one of The Hollywood Reporter’s Next Gen Talent picks.

There were also two big image reveals today: A new picture of Laura Dern as Amilyn Holdo came as part of a quick profile in Elle, and the IMAX poster in USA Today.

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