He only appeared for one second in The Empire Strikes Back, but Willrow Hood became a Star Wars icon.Not for any reason in particular, however.Just because he looked kind of funny running across Cloud City with what Star Wars fans have long since settled on is an “ice cream maker.”Well, we can exclusively reveal that’s no ice cream maker.In fact, it’s a safe.The word briefly made it out into the world at Star Wars Celebration earlier this year when, in an extended clip from The Mandalorian that never made it online, Werner Herzog’s character shows the titular bounty hunter a piece of beskar—an ancient, valuable, Mandalorian alloy—and tells him he’ll give him a camtono of it when he completes the mission.
Star Wars seems like it's everywhere these days, with movies like Solo and The Last Jedi hitting over the last two years, along with TV shows like the upcoming Mandalorian, novels, comic books and more.But when it comes to Star Wars video games, it's been slim pickings on PS4, Xbox One and PC since Battlefront 2 came out (with a bitter side dish of controversy) in 2017.The concept is super exciting, and we're about to find out more today at the EA Play conference.If you're not sure why this has happened you can send an email including your IP address 18.104.22.168 to email@example.com (for gamespot, giantbomb and comicvine) and we'll look into it.EA is expected to show off the gameplay during its E3 2019 presentation in Los Angeles at 9:30 a.m. PT Saturday but revealed the standard and deluxe edition box art on Thursday to hype up fans.He's helping to pull apart old capital ships from the Clone Wars, presumably so the parts can be used to build the Empire's fancy-pants Star Destroyers or its super-secret Death Star.
With Disney wrapping up the Skywalker saga with this Christmas's Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker, where does the movie series set in a galaxy far, far away turn next for inspiration?The answer, it now seems, is to the Star Wars computer games.According to a report from Buzzfeed News, a new movie based on Bioware's Knights of the Old Republic series is in the works.A script is said to be in the works by writer and producer Laeta Kalogridis, with the team "finishing the first script of a potential KotOR trilogy", according to "three sources," close to the matter.The news follows a tease by Lucasfilm boss Kathleen Kennedy back at the Star Wars Celebration event in April, where she said the studio was "developing something to look at" based on the gaming franchise.Kalogridis has worked on some big name projects over the years, most recently as showrunner on Netflix's Altered Carbon series, with other credits including Alexander, Shutter Island, Terminator Genisys and Alita: Battle Angel.
Rey, Finn, BB-8 and Poe Dameron have been on an epic journey since 2015's Star Wars: The Force Awakens.And in December, their adventure -- along with the entire Skywalker saga of nine movies -- will meet some kind of conclusion when Star Wars Episode 9: The Rise of Skywalker comes to theaters.And thanks to a big cover story revealed by Vanity Fair in May and debuts made at Star Wars Celebration Chicago, fans now have the first trailer, looks at brand new characters and plenty of hints about what the Skywalker saga's conclusion is going to bring.Here's everything we know so far.Many of the actors announced the end of production on social media, and director Abrams tweeted a photo of Daisy Ridley, John Boyega and Oscar Isaac embracing as shooting ended in February.However, unlike the director change that befell Solo, where Ron Howard took over the project after original directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller were in production for six months, Abrams began work on the project during preproduction.
At Star Wars Celebration in Chicago last month, Gizmodo spoke with fans about their memories and feelings on the eve of the film’s 20th anniversary, and the sentiment was way more positive than expected for all kinds of different reasons.In Tampa, Florida, it was a family affair.It’s very important to the fandom.”Not all memories of the film are that dramatic, of course.“When I was younger my favourite character was young Anakin and I used to have this pair of ski goggles that looked like the podracing goggles.So, when I was like four or five, I would just wear them and run around my basement like I was podracing.
It would stand to reason that the weeks following Star Wars Celebration would be light on Star Wars news, considering those five days gave the fans a movie title, a new trailer, lots of details about the Mandalorian TV show and the Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge theme park attraction, and all kinds of other smaller tidbits.Before we go any further, however, we need to note the sad passing of Peter Mayhew, the man who brought Chewbacca to life.He appeared in five Star Wars movies as the character—the original trilogy, as well as Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: The Force Awakens—in addition to playing Chewbacca on the much derided Star Wars Holiday Special and an episode of The Muppet Show; he also was the official "Chewbacca consultant" on 2017's Star Wars: The Last Jedi, having passed the role onto Joonas Suotamo due to concerns about his health.Beloved by fans and fellow cast members, Mayhew's family announced his death last week.The Palpatine Laugh in the Rise of Skywalker Trailer Isn't From the MovieThe Source: The Emperor himself, Ian McDiarmid
The new Star Wars Episode 9 trailer included a laugh track you may’ve recognized.You probably reacted to the end of the first trailer for The Rise of Skywalker like Han Solo right after getting un-frozen from his carbonite block: “I know that laugh.” But we won’t know what it all means until the movie is released, right?As it turns out, JJ Abrams, director of this Star Wars film, was more than happy to lend additional confirmation to the hint given in the trailer.During the Star Wars Celebration 2019 event in Chicago this month, Ian McDiarmid appeared onstage.He didn’t just appear onstage for a Q session for Star Wars in general.He wasn’t just there because he’s one of the most important people in the entire Star Wars universe (thus far, anyway).
Nowhere was that better on display this weekend than the “Star Wars Rebels Remembered” panel, where executive producer Dave Filoni, along with actors Vanessa Marshall, Tiya Sircar, and Taylor Grey spoke about the concluded series and revealed some new secrets about how that shocking ending went down.The ending, of course, skips over the events of the entire Original Trilogy and sees Hera with a son, Ezra and Thrawn still missing, and Sabine and Ahsoka riding off to find them.It was an ending that Filoni only told a few people at Lucasfilm about, just to make sure it was okay, before writing Sabine’s narration on a piece of paper as he flew on Southwest Airlines from San Francisco to Los Angeles to record voices.On the panel, the cast explained that after recording their final day on the show, Filoni let everyone leave and asked only Sircar to stay.However, when it was just her, Filoni and the sound engineer remaining, Filoni took a folded piece of paper out of his pocket and handed it to her.It was Sabine’s narration revealing the true ending of the series.
Rey basically said "hell no" to the prospect of romance with Kylo Ren at the end of The Last Jedi (and actress Daisy Ridley reinforced that), but I ran into a couple that made it a reality at Star Wars Celebration Chicago.Walking to the convention last Thursday, I chatted with a lovely Swedish pair, Liv and Robert.Our paths crossed again on the show floor, but I didn't see them again all weekend.Turned out they had an experience that transcended The Rise of Skywalker revelations, The Mandalorian footage or the glimpse at The Clone Wars season 7.This pair, who met online and have been together three years, made Reylo a reality at the convention's Ahch-To photo display.Dressed as Rey and Kylo, they re-created an intimate moment by touching hands while cosplayer Phil portrayed Luke Skywalker.
Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy confirmed that "The Last Jedi" director Rian Johnson and "Game of Thrones" showrunners David Benioff and D.B.Disney Plus will have to satisfy fans for the time being, as new "Star Wars" movies won't make it to theaters for some time.After "Solo: A Star Wars Story" disappointed at the box office, failing to crack even $400 million worldwide, Disney CEO Bob Iger said to expect a "slowdown."READ MORE: Disney revealed the details of its Netflix rival, Disney Plus, including its price and release dateLucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy reiterated Iger's point during "Star Wars" Celebration over the weekend.Kennedy told Entertainment Weekly that the "Star Wars" movies are "going to take a hiatus for a couple of years."
Respawn Entertainment finally revealed the first official Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order trailer during this year's annual Star Wars Celebration event.And while the official reveal gave us a lucrative taste of Jedi: Fallen Order's storyline, Respawn was a bit sketchy on details surrounding the title's actual gameplay mechanics and how combat would work.During the Jedi: Fallen Order panel, Respawn teased that the game would require "thoughtful combat", but what exactly does that mean?Well, thanks to a follow-up interview, we may have a better idea.Best PS4 games: the PlayStation 4 games you need to playMost anticipated games: upcoming titles for PS4, Xbox One and Switch
It was the first convention to reveal a title for a Star Wars saga movie, the first time anyone saw footage of a live-action Star Wars TV show, and oh so much more.Some have turned not liking a movie into a crusade of hate, which also happened to an extent after the release of The Phantom Menace and the character Jar Jar Binks.At Celebration though, every time she showed up somewhere, the chants of “Kelly, Kelly, Kelly” echoed through the convention center.The Rise of Skywalker and return of the EmperorA few months back, I wrote about the best Star Wars title reveal ever, which was for Revenge of the Sith.Which, at the time, seemed far-fetched.
A bit more information about Rey’s parentage was revealed this week amid release of the New Star Wars 9 trailer.This movie, called Star Wars Episode 9: The Rise of Skywalker, will be directed by J.J. Abrams, like The Force Awakens.In commentary this week at Star Wars Celebration in Chicago, Abrams lent some welcome insight into the future of the most important character of this trilogy.An interview with ABC News this week it was made clear that the answers given to the mystery of Rey’s parentage in The Last Jedi were not satisfactory.Kylo Ren is one with the Dark Side, after all – deception and deceit are weapons of his.When Ren (Ben) said that her filthy junk trader parents abandoned her and were dead in a pauper’s grave – that… might have been a stretch of the truth, at least.
At yesterday's 20th anniversary panel for Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace at Star Wars Celebration, George Lucas sent in a taped video message to thank fans for coming – and to talk, very briefly, about the film’s legacy.[The Phantom Menace] one of my favourite movies and of course Jar Jar is my favourite character.Ahmed [Best], you did a fantastic job.It was very very hard.Also for John Knoll and all the guys at ILM, I made it impossible for them.We broke a lot of ground.
Star Wars: Resistance will rise again.Fans of the CGI-animated series got a major sneak peek at season 2 Monday, the last day of Star Wars Celebration Chicago.During a panel featuring the cast and crew, supervising director and executive producer Justin Ridge revealed that the second season will begin right where the finale of the first left off -- with the Colossus hurtling through hyperspace to an unknown destination.He then surprised the panel's audience by skipping the usual trailer and showing the whole season 2 premiere.We won't go into spoilery detail here, but the episode sees the Colossus coming out of hyperspace and problems with artificial gravity creating chaos on board.In the midst of all this, we discover there's a First Order spy on board.
After dangling little more than a title before us for months, EA and Respawn Entertainment finally revealed more about their new Star Wars game, Jedi: Fallen Order over the weekend.What they revealed almost says more about the publishers than it does about the game — namely, that the lack of typical “EA-ish” elements means Electronic Arts may have finally let years of fan complaints sink into its skin.EA revealed the game‘s trailer during Star Wars Celebration in Chicago, alongside a panel with Respawn founder Vince Zampella.Zampella told a cheering crowd, “No multiplayer.And no, we won't be adding them.— EA Star Wars (@EAStarWars) April 13, 2019
Every saga has a beginning, and the cast and crew of the earliest movie in the Star Wars chronology came back together Monday to mark its 20th anniversary.Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace, the first movie in creator George Lucas' prequel trilogy, hit theaters May 19, 1999, and showed innocent Anakin Skywalker's first steps to becoming the monstrous Darth Vader.Actors Ahmed Best, Ian McDiarmid, Ray Park and Anthony Daniels joined crew members at a packed panel — preceded by Weird Al Yankovic's tribute song The Saga Begins and the classic 1998 trailer — on the last day of Star Wars Celebration Chicago.The actor recalled how momentous it felt to be working on a Star Wars movie once again as he revisited Palpatine, whom he played as an older character in the original trilogy.McDiarmid recalled the actor saying.Park highlighted his cameo as one of Padme's guards during the final battle.
Episode IX Is Called The Rise of Skywalker—and It Looks AwesomeThe Source: Lucasfilm, via Star Wars CelebrationProbability of Accuracy: Accurate, if not necessarily direct.Yes, the official title and teaser trailer for the last episode in the Skywalker Saga are finally here, and now we know that Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will feature the following things:Rey carrying both Luke Skywalker's lightsaber and Han Solo's blaster.(Note, too, that Mark Hamill's doing a new voiceover for the teaser, so chances are we'll see Luke's Force Ghost.)
Their journey didn’t quite end the way we wanted it to.It didn’t quite end the way perhaps even Lucasfilm had wanted it to, considering there were plans for plenty more stories to tell.But now, six years after it concluded, the Clone Wars animated series is back to tell Anakin, Ahsoka, and Obi-Wan’s tales once more!For the first time since that shocking announcement at San Diego Comic-Con last year, at today’s panel at Star Wars Celebration Chicago producer Dave Filoni and the gathered cast gave us a brand new look at what fans can expect for Clone Wars’ grand return.Unfortunately there’s no official upload of the trailer yet, but you can watch it in all its glory in the Star Wars: The Clone Wars panel video below – it starts at 52:23:Drawing on story ideas that remained after Clone Wars came to an end with the truncated sixth season of “Lost Missions”, the latest Clone Wars saga – 12 episodes set to run exclusively on Disney+ – will finally tell the tale not just of the Siege of Mandalore (a climactic battle intended to be a major part of Ahsoka Tano’s journey beyond her time as a Jedi), but several other stories previously only glimpsed in half-finished animatics and concept art.
Many of the upcoming season's storylines and a trailer reveal were shown Sunday at Star Wars Celebration.Executive producer Dave Filoni and many members of the cast took the stage to discuss how they found out about the new season, the events the season will get to depict and teed up a major moment between Tano and Maul.and some surprise guests are lifting the curtain on the revived show at a Star Wars Celebration Chicago panel.The show focuses on trainee Jedi Ahsoka, her master Anakin Skywalker and his master Obi-Wan Kenobi as they battle in the titular galactic conflict between the events of Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith.Ahsoka actress Ashley Eckstein found out about the show's return while in line for a ride at Walt Disney World, remarking that she got into a furtive text conversation with Dee Bradley Baker following the news.Eckstein has since played Ahsoka in Star Wars Rebels, which takes place many years after The Clone Wars series.