Star Wars is a science fiction franchise set in a universe far far away.
Even The Falcon himself can’t deny his love for Star Wars and its amazing characters. There is no doubt that Anthony Mackie has made a name for himself within Hollywood. From appearing in Black Mirror, to his debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) in the film Captain America: The Winter Soldier, portraying the role of Sam Wilson (The Falcon). Mackie has had a wonderful run portraying The Falcon throughout the Infinity Saga, who built a great friendship with the character Steve Rogers (Captain America).
If you had told me about five years ago that we would be seeing a live-action version of the Dark Troopers, I am not sure that I would have believed you. These droids were first introduced in the 1995 video game Star Wars: Dark Forces, where they were basically the menacing Terminators within that game. They were very threatening; when I encountered them in the game, I was on the edge of my seat trying not to get killed by them. Other iterations of the Dark Troopers have appeared in other media, such as 2005's Battlefront II video game, and in the animated series Rebels via the DT-series sentry droids. In the case of the latter, I did not find them very menacing, and was disappointed that this seemed like the closest that canon would ever get to trying to replicate the menace of the Dark Troopers.
The season two finale of The Mandalorian was immensely satisfying in so many different ways. It saw the titular Mandalorian, Din Djarin, fulfill the quest he was assigned by The Armorer at the end of season one: to find a Jedi to take in Grogu.
The United Kingdom might be under the toughest level of Coronavirus restrictions at the moment, stopping production on the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s latest extravaganza in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness to a full blown stop, but the construction industry has been allowed to continue operations, which is good news for one of Disney’s other major properties involving a return to an era of a galaxy far far away involving Rebels.
It’s a pity that J.W. Rinzler never got to write the Making of books for the Star Wars movies of the Disney era. Maybe beside The Last Jedi, every other post-Lucas film had its behind-the-scenes dramas, which would be really be interesting to learn more about. (And I won’t talk about the drama that emerged after the release of Episode VIII here!)
Grogu (also widely known as "Baby Yoda") has became a huge part of the Star Wars canon, and his influence doesn't end in that universe. Grogu has followed the proud path blazed by Star Wars characters such as Ewoks, porgs, and droids in being an adorable, irresistible cash cows. Grogu is no stranger to video game DLC, appearing in Disney-owned titles such as the Star Wars flight simulation game Squadrons as a purchasable cockpit decoration, and the mobile RPG Galaxy of Heroes as an actual playable character. Whether an inspiring cosmetic upgrade or a playable character, Grogu's mass appeal is not limited to the Disney digital market. Grogu has appeared on apparel, a waffle maker, Funko Pops, Christmas ornaments, cups, and phone cases. Pretty much everything and anything that can be Star Wars branded with Grogu's likeness has been. Now he has made his way into the popular sandbox game, Minecraft.
Construction on the massive set in Little Marlow Star Wars fans were ecstatic when Disney executives first announced the development of the Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi series at the D23 convention in August 2019 and could hardly wait for production to begin. However, the residents of Little Marlow, United Kingdom feel differently as construction vehicles travel down the highway, moving supplies and materials to their quaint little town.
"How about C-3PO's English accent? Was that okay?" Bill Burr said to Jimmy Fallon, defending his character in The Mandalorian.
Little Marlow, a small village and civil parish in Buckinghamshire, England, is historically a quiet town. Located on the River Thames' north bank, Little Marlow has not been in the news since Scary Spice's wedding to her first husband in 1998. Needless to say, life in Little Marlow is peaceful and tranquil, which I am sure most of its citizens rather enjoy.
The return of Star Wars: The Clone Wars on Disney+ for the seventh and final season of the show satisfied fans with a solid ending to the show who, beforehand, had a universally thought “okay season” to “finish” off the show before Disney+ decided to create a real ending to the show.
The Direct is reporting via Film Music Reporter that music composer Kevin Kiner, who composed music for multiple Star Wars series since 2008, including Star Wars: The Clone Wars (the 2008 movie and subsequent series), as well as Disney’s first original Star Wars series, Rebels, is reportedly planning to return to compose music for the upcoming Disney+ series The Bad Batch. This new animated series is expected to focus on a specialized unit of clone troopers and their exploits. These new characters, originally created during the initial run of The Clone Wars but whose story arc was left unfinished when the series was cancelled at the time of Disney’s acquisition of Lucasfilm, were featured in an exclusive story arc included in a Disney-produced surprise seventh season of The Clone Wars this past year. Not surprisingly, Kevin Kiner composed the score for this final season of the series as well, and he even composed a special leitmotif (signature theme) for this special group!
When it comes to Star Wars, fans can be a little...emotional. The original three films are some of the most beloved films in cinematic history, and regardless of generation, it holds a special place in the hearts of people all over the world. For a lot of people (myself included), it's an important, nostalgic part of childhood. Hopes were high once The Phantom Menace was released in 1999, and then it did not live up to expectations of some of the viewers. Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith weren't exactly being nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars either. However, as the years have gone by, people have softened on them, and now they have their defenders.