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Guru Talk! Episode 3: San Diego Comic-Con

Welcome to another episode of Guru Talk! Today's episode will cover the announcements from San Diego Comic-Con 2018. A lot of cool stories are coming in our future. Listen to the latest episode below. Thanks for tuning in, and come back next week for another episode. May the Force be with you. #GuruTalk

Casting Announcements for 'Star Wars Episode IX'

Some EPISODE IX casting news has been released by Lucasfilm! We still have over a year before the final chapter in the Sequel Trilogy hits theaters, but at least this news can keep us distracted for a few days. Returning from the previous Sequel Trilogy Episodes are Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Joonas Suotamo, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Lupita, Nyong’o, and Billie Lourd. Two new cast members for EPISODE IX are Naomi Ackie and Richard E. Grant. Lucasfilm has also confirmed that Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, and Billy Dee Williams will join the cast of EPISODE IX. Last, and most important, Carrie Fisher will be in EPISODE IX as Leia, using footage shot for EPIS

10 Things I Don't Like About Star Wars

Welcome to another edition of Guru 10. I know it has been a long time since my last 10 list, but rest assured I am now back. With the return of Guru 10, here are ten things I don't like about Star Wars. Yes, that is right. It is okay to not like something in Star Wars. Doesn't make you any less of a fan. I will point out that before this list, you would never know I disliked these things because I don't talk 24/7 about what I don't like. I tend to focus on what I love. Enough talk. Time to get into the list. 1. Clone Wars Micro Series I was never able to get past the animation and the extremely exaggerated action. It was too over the top for me. I know this series has a lot of fans, and I do

Twitter Says: July 1st-7th

Welcome to another edition of Twitter Says. A weekly look at my Twitter interactions with Star Wars actors, writers, and other creatives who have helped bring Star Wars to life. Today's post will cover the week of July 1st through the 7th. Enjoy! Food Network's Duff Goldman shares with me his favorite Star Wars Film Another naming mystery that I must get to the bottom of Never trust Wikis, a lesson comic book artist Andrew Robinson teaches me EA Star Wars really does listen and care.. Always love when Mark Hamill likes my tweets Rodney Barnes never fails to retweet my reviews of his Star Wars comics That's the Twitter round up for the week of July 1-7. Who will interact with me next week? Ma

New Marvel Star Wars Comics Announced

Star Wars comic book fans should love this announcement. Marvel and Lucasfilm have revealed a new 30 issue maxi-series that will focus on the ages of the Republic, Rebellion, and the Resistance. First up will be STAR WARS: AGE OF REPUBLIC. This will be written by Jody Houser with art from Luke Ross. STAR WARS: AGE OF REPUBLIC will have 8 issues covering four hero and four villains. The first hero and villain duo will be Qui-Gon Jinn and Darth Maul. Afterwards, we will get Obi-Wan Kenobi and Jango Fett; Anakin Skywalker and Count Dooku; and Padmé Amidala and General Grievous. Check out the cover art for STAR WARS: AGE OF REPUBLIC: DARTH MAUL #1. The series will begin December 2018. Click here

Cover Art for the 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' Novelization Revealed

So many announcements and reveals at San Diego Comic-Con, a real shame I'm not there. Lucasfilm has revealed the cover art for the novelization of SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY. The novel will be written by Mur Lafferty, and hits bookshelves September 4, 2018. Take a look at the cover below. Like the novelization of THE LAST JEDI, SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY's novel version will also be an extended version. Del Rey had this to say on their Twitter, "This edition is expanded with new content including Qi'ra's backstory, Han's time in the Imperial Navy, and the beginnings of the Rebellion." You can view that tweet here. Make sure to mark your calendars for this one. May the Force be with you! #AStarWars

'Star Wars: Queen's Shadow' Announced

Another novel announced at San Diego Comic-Con is STAR WARS: QUEEN'S SHADOW, published by Disney Lucasfilm Press. A young adult novel focusing on Padmé Amidala's transition from Queen of Naboo to Senator. STAR WARS: QUEEN'S SHADOW will be written by E.K. Johnston (AHSOKA). Check out the cover art below, done by Tara Phillips. I must say, it is about damn time we get a Padmé novel. She's one of my favorite characters and I have longed for more stories of her. This story will obviously be set somewhere between EPISODES I and II. According to Lucasfilm's Jennifer Heddle, you can look for this book to hit stores in March 2019. Click here for E.K. Johnston's Twitter where she shared the news with

'Tales from Vader's Castle' Coming This October

Lucasfilm has announced a new mini-series coming October 2018. STAR WARS: TALES FROM VADER'S CASTLE will be five part mini-series from IDW Publishing. The series, which will be written by Cavan Scott and illustrated by Derek Charm, will be released each Wednesday in October. You can expect this series to span several eras, with characters like Obi-Wan, Count Dooku, Chewie, Han, Hera, Kanan, and Chopper all making an appearance in some form. Francesco Francavilla has some amazing variant covers for this series, and you can check them out below. I'm hoping to get at least the Count Dooku cover. This spooky series looks to be a fun read for all ages. You can click here for Lucasfilm's statement

'Star Wars: Master and Apprentice' Announced

Lucasfilm and Del Rey have announced a new novel STAR WARS: MASTER AND APPRENTICE written by Claudia Gray (LOST STARS). The novel will star Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi. Other than a 2019 release date, I have no further information, unfortunately. I will keep you all updated as I get more info. I would love if this novel covered Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan's one year mission on Mandalore, something that is mentioned in the television series STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS. I'm really happy to year we are getting some Prequel era content. May the Force be with you. UPDATE: Lucasfilm's executive editor, Jennifer Heddle, has confirmed in a Twitter post that MASTER AND APPRENTICE will be released Febr

'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' Returns!

I can not believe I am typing these words, but it is true, STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS is back! Lucasfilm made this announcement during the 10th Anniversary panel at San Diego Comic-Con. I could not be more happier. For those who have followed me over the years, you all know this is my all time favorite television series. Enough of me typing, watch the trailer below. I am speechless, after all these years, to think the show is finally going to get a proper ending. We will get 12 episodes and they will be available on Disney's upcoming direct to streaming service. I don't have much information other than what I've said. Click here for Lucasfilm's official statement, which includes an interview

'Solo: A Star Wars Story' Coming to Blu-Ray Sept. 25

Lucasfilm has announced SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY will be available on digital September 14th, with the film coming to Blu-Ray on September 25th. You can watch the home media trailer for SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY below. Click here for Lucasfilm's official release, which includes specifics on the bonus features and deleted scenes. I look forward to adding this to my collection. May the Force be with you. #AStarWarsStory #StarWarsMovies #News

'Star Wars: Droidography' Coming November 2018

Lucasfilm has announced a new book hitting bookshelves November 6th, STAR WARS: DROIDOGRAPHY. The book will be written by Marc Sumerak with art by Joel Hustak, Massimo Travaglini, & Arianna Sabella. STAR WARS: DROIDOGRAPHY will be told from the point of view of R0-GR, a character from LEGO STAR WARS: THE FREEMAKER ADVENTURES. It will give readers information on droids from the Star Wars films, animated series, and comic books. You can pre-order the book here. Check out the preview images below. Check out Lucasfilm's official reveal here, for an interview by Dan Brooks with Marc Sumerak. The book is geared towards the 8 to 12 year old range, and will cost $24.99 USD. May the Force be with you

'Star Wars Rebels' Receives Emmy Nominations

A big congratulations to the cast and crew of Disney XD's STAR WARS REBELS. The television series has been nominated for three Emmy awards. Check out the categories below. I'm putting my faith in the Force and hoping STAR WARS REBELS can win all three awards. Good job to the guys and gals at Lucasfilm! May the Force be with you. #News #StarWarsRebels

New Padmé Poster Revealed for 'Thrawn: Alliances'

Lucasfilm has revealed a new poster featuring Padmé, for the Barnes & Noble exclusive edition of STAR WARS: THRAWN: ALLIANCES. The poster gives us a gorgeous image of Padmé on the planet Batuu. This beautiful piece of art was done by Darren Tan. I can't say it enough, this is absolutely gorgeous. I will be purchasing the Barnes & Noble edition, that is for sure. Check out Lucasfilm's official reveal here, and listen to an exclusive excerpt from the upcoming novel. STAR WARS: THRAWN: ALLIANCES hits bookshelves on July 24, 2018. What do you think of the poster? Let me know in the comments below. #StarWarsBooks #PrequelTrilogyEra #TheCloneWars

'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' 10th Anniversary SDCC Panelist Revealed

San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) is only a few days away (July 19-22), and with this comic-con comes the 10th anniversary panel for STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS. On the latest episode of THE STAR WARS SHOW, Lucasfilm revealed the names of the cast and crew who will be joining Dave Filoni on the panel. Check them out below. Athena Portillo (Line Producer) Kevin Kiner (Composer) Matt Lanter (Anakin Skywalker) Ashley Eckstein (Ahsoka Tano) The 10th Anniversary panel will be held July 19, 2018, at 11:45 a.m. If you click here, you can see Lucasfilm's official statement, which includes a looks at some cool exclusives. May the Force be with you. #News #PrequelTrilogyEra #TheCloneWars

Guru Talk! Episode 2: Kathleen Kennedy

Welcome to another episode of Guru Talk! On this episode, I will discuss my thoughts on Lucasfilm President, Kathleen Kennedy. Thanks for tuning in. Check back next week for the next episode. What topics would you like me to discuss? Let me know in the comment section below. May the Force be with you. #GuruTalk

Guru Review: 'Lando: Double or Nothing, Part II'

Welcome back to another edition of GURU REVIEW. I'll be sharing my thoughts on Marvel's LANDO: DOUBLE OR NOTHING, PART II in today's review. LANDO: DOUBLE OR NOTHING, PART II is written by Rodney Barnes with art by Paolo Villanelli. It was released June 27, 2018. Be mindful, there will major spoilers below. DOUBLE OR NOTHING, PART II starts off with Lando narrating the story in the form of recording his Calrissian Chronicles. How very Lando Calrissian of him. Barnes has definitely managed to capture the young Lando charm in his writing of the character. I can't stress how on point Barnes is when it comes to making me feel like this is Lando from SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY. There are a couple ni

How the 'Sequel Trilogy' Should Handle the New Jedi Order

I remember back in 2012, when Lucasfilm announced they were making new Star Wars movies, all I could think about was how I wanted to see the Jedi in full force in Lucasfilm's new Star Wars SEQUEL TRILOGY. I wanted them to be just like they were in the STAR WARS PREQUELS & STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS. Then it dawned on me, that's not the Jedi way. The PREQUEL TRILOGY and THE CLONE WARS showed us the Jedi in a time period where they are long removed from their true purpose. It was hard for me to accept that the best part of Star Wars is literally showing us all the faults of a failing Jedi Order. Yes, I love seeing the Jedi fight and leading the clones into battle. I love when the Jedi clash wit

Twitter Says: June 24th-30th

Welcome to a new weekly series entitled "Twitter Says." I am very active on Twitter and try to chat with a lot of Star Wars celebrities, celebrity fans, and Lucasfilm creatives. Sometimes, on those rare occasions, those folks reply back to me. Every week, I will compile all their replies to me. Here are the tweets I managed to get out of some people during the week of June 24th-30th. Enjoy. Still not closer to figuring out who this human was. Maybe she wasn't anyone at all. Lucasfilm Story Group member Leland Chee had this to say when I asked about her: I asked music producer Ryan Hunt which four rappers would make up his crew, if Jabba the Hutt hired him for a job. Ryan is a cool guy, and a

'Star Wars Battlefront II' July Update

The July update for EA STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT II comes out tomorrow (July 3rd). With it we will get a new game mode, alien skins, and a lot of major & minor changes to the overall game. Here are the most important details, in my opinion, from the July update community transmission and release notes: "The July update, releasing on July 3 and titled "Hero Starfighters - a mode similar to Heroes vs Villains but based entirely in space. Also mentioned: "Added a Stamina cost to triggering block Added a constant stamina cost to holding block Added a delay before stamina regens after a lightsaber attack or block" "New milestones related to Hero Showdown have also been added." "Added the Sullustan ap

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