In this edition of Star Wars Bits: Ewan McGregor has a total fanboy moment at the Solo premiere Learn who built Darth Vader’s fortress on Mustafar Luke Skywalker’s last words revealed New stories from all three eras are announced And more! I’m always singing the praises of the Star Wars comics and the way that they expand on the world that we love so much. Well, one of the best of the bunch is Darth Vader by Charles Soule and Giuseppe Camuncoli. This week, Star Wars Explained has jumped into one of the most exciting and enticing reveals that the creative team delivered recently: the creation of Vader’s fortress on Mustafar. The original Darth Maul, Ray Park, was a guest on The Star Wars Show, where he told a great story about just how excited his old nemesis Ewan McGregor was to see him on screen at the Solo premiere, “I was scared and nervous because Ewan was seated right beside me. When you hear Maul speak for the first time, Ewan knew it was me. And … [Read more...] about Star Wars Bits: Revelations From the Pages of ‘Star Wars’ Comics, Classic Film Influences, and Ewan McGregor Geeks Out – /Film
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In this edition of Star Wars Bits: Kathleen Kennedy is getting a prestigious award from The Academy Check out a new Black Series exclusive figure set coming to European conventions Pick up a cool inflatable Han Solo in carboninte Halloween costume See Star Wars characters turned into Pixar Animation characters Find out about a Star Wars Episode 9 theory involving Ahsoka Tano All that and much more! Lando Calrissian has long been a fan fav. But with the miniseries Lando: Double or Nothing, Rodney Barnes and Paolo Villanelli have done a great job crafting a more vivid and expansive backstory for everyone’s number one smuggler. As reported in CBR the fourth issue includes the team doing something pretty brave and unexpected, showcasing Lando’s true heroism as he leads a slave revolt inspired, of course, by L3. Who doesn’t love Kashyyyk’s most famous son, Chewbacca? We sure do, and Syfy Wire had a great sneak peek at some Chewie-centric behind-the-scenes footage … [Read more...] about Star Wars Bits: Madcap Mashups, Mini-Series Mayhem and Carbonite Craziness – /Film
6 minutes ago Star Wars fans are excited that Billy Dee Williams is coming back to the Star Wars franchise, as he's getting ready for that return in the most Billy Dee way possible. The actor recently released a short clip of himself getting into the physical shape to play Lando Calrissian again, and it turns out that Billy Dee Williams so cool that he even works out in shades. Check it out. Billy Dee Williams says in the post on Twitter that he's feeling better than ever and he's certainly looking good throwing punch after punch at Gunnar Peterson, the personal trainer to the stars that is getting Billy Dee screen ready. While the actor may not look ready to star in the next Rocky movie, he still looks pretty damn good for an 81-year-old actor. He's the last guy in his 80s I'd want to mess with. Of course, Billy Dee Williams built a reputation over the years of being one cool guy, so of course, he wouldn't bother taking off his sunglasses to workout. That wouldn't be cool … [Read more...] about Billy Dee Williams Is Getting Star Wars Fit With Sunglasses
2 minutes ago On the surface, two characters can't be much more different than Bill Weasley and General Armitage Hux. Bill Weasley is an effortlessly cool wizard who wears a ponytail and a fang earring, and works as a curse breaker for Gringotts Bank. He also happens to be quite the ladies man, having married the gorgeous Fleur Delacour. General Hux, on the other hand, is a cripplingly uptight military man and loud talker whose volume is matched only by his cruelty and ambition. Despite their differences, these two characters are both played by Domhnall Gleeson, and it turns out that his role in Harry Potter actually helped the actor when it came time for Star Wars, as he explained: His part as Bill Weasley in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was the first role in a major blockbuster film for Domhnall Gleeson. More than just being the closing chapter in a beloved franchise, Harry Potter is also based on a beloved book series, and fans had been waiting to see Bill Weasley (who … [Read more...] about How Domhnall Gleeson’s Harry Potter Role Helped Him Play Star Wars’ General Hux
J.J. Abrams is entering the third week of shooting on Star Wars 9, and it's getting increasingly harder to keep all its secrets locked at home base. A new rumor claims that an iconic villain will make an appearance in this final chapter of the Skywalker saga. And it makes sense from a certain point of view, as this sequel sets out to wrap up three trilogies. Apparently, if we're to believe the hype, there will be a heartbreaking scene in Star Wars 9. And, SPOILER ALERT, it not only features Kylo Ren and Anakin Skywalker, it also features the return of Darth Vader. How is this possible, you ask? Well, this is what we know so far. And it could just be a misdirect dumped out of the Lucasfilm camp to keep fans on their toes. In The Force Awakens, we were introduced to Ben Solo, who'd started using the sinister alias Kylo Ren as he trained under Supreme Leader Snoke to become a Sith Lord. Kylo was obsessed with his grandfather Darth Vader, and had traveled across the galaxy collecting … [Read more...] about Star Wars 9 Rumor Reveals Shocking Return of Iconic Villain?