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Bad Batch just re-wrote Jabba’s history

Bad Batch just re-wrote Jabba’s history

Canonical Star Wars is bendy. It's not the sort of thing that one can keep difinitive tabs on without periodically checking in with the latest "official" Star Wars books, movies, and TV shows. Take for example the latest episode of Star Wars: Bad Batch. In this episode we see our heroes inadvertently cross paths with one of the most notorious monsters in the Star Wars universe: The Rancor!

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Star Wars is now 44 years old and more than 5 days long

Star Wars is now 44 years old and more than 5 days long

Today is the 44th anniversary of the premiere of the movie Star Wars. This was the movie that was eventually called Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, according to its place in the Star Wars Skywalker saga film lineup and Original Star Wars Trilogy. To be entirely fair, Star Wars was promoted before May 25, 1977, and previewed to some very lucky individuals before this date - but May 25, 1977 was the day the movie opened to the public. Since then, one whole heck of a lot of Star Wars has been produced and released to screens both big and small.

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World’s biggest Star Wars Celebration ready for post-COVID-19 world in May, 2022

World’s biggest Star Wars Celebration ready for post-COVID-19 world in May, 2022

The biggest in-person Star Wars event of the year is almost certainly Star Wars Celebration. This event is massive, largely because it is Lucasfilm's official Star Wars fan event. It's been massive since inauguration back in 1999. After a 2-year hiatus, this gathering of Star Wars fans is set to return in 2022, and EARLIER than previously announced.

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How Disney’s “real” lightsaber works: Like 2x tape measures

How Disney’s “real” lightsaber works: Like 2x tape measures

Today Disney released a video of a mechanical real-world lightsaber that'll appear in their Galactic Starcruiser experience. That's the two-night vacation event at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida that'll be opening in the year 2022. The lightsaber is real - real as far as your eyes are concerned, and real as you'll see it in person at said resort experience. Let's talk about how it works.

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Star Wars Day 2021 stash: Toys, pins, and books

Star Wars Day 2021 stash: Toys, pins, and books

Today we're taking a peek at a variety of Star Wars goodies released this week in celebration of Star Wars Day 2021. That's May the 4th (be with you), and we're at a very interesting moment in the history of the Star Wars universe. Disney's release blaster for Star Wars shows and movies is fully loaded and the product-making partners have the licensed goods to make it count.

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Indiana Jones 5 release date set for 2022 with Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Indiana Jones 5 release date set for 2022 with Phoebe Waller-Bridge

A new Indiana Jones movie is scheduled for July 29, 2022. Per the release on the subject, "A new Indiana Jones adventure begins July 29, 2022." This new movie will feature Harrison Ford, the original Indiana Jones, as well as John Williams, the creator of the original score for the film series. This movie will ALSO feature Phoebe Waller-Bridge, writer, actress, and star of Fleabag.

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Star Wars classic books will be re-released with stunning new artwork

Star Wars classic books will be re-released with stunning new artwork

In celebration of LucasFilm’s 50th anniversary, Random House’s publishing imprint Del Rey has announced plans to re-release popular classic Star Wars novels in trade paperback form. The re-releases feature all-new artwork, which Del Rey recently previewed in a long Twitter thread. One of the novels, Shatterpoint, will also get its first fully unabridged audiobook release.

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Obi-Wan Kenobi cast revealed as production kick-off is set

Obi-Wan Kenobi cast revealed as production kick-off is set

We've learned only a little bit about the Obi-Wan Kenobi live action series destined for Disney+, but today more details are surfacing. Not only are Disney and LucasFilm telling us when production is set to begin, but they're announcing even more cast members beyond Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen, who are reprising their roles of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader from the prequel trilogy.

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Hasbro’s Galactic Snackin’ Grogu toy can be fed with a spoon

Hasbro’s Galactic Snackin’ Grogu toy can be fed with a spoon

Habro has introduced a fun new toy for young Mandalorian fans: the snack-eating Galactic Snackin' Grogu. This 'baby Yoda' toy is as adorable as it is hungry, and it'll be available to purchase starting in October. Among other things, kids can 'feed' Grogu using a little plastic spoon.

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Open world Star Wars game in the works at Ubisoft and Lucasfilm Games

Open world Star Wars game in the works at Ubisoft and Lucasfilm Games

Disney and Lucasfilm kicked off this week by announcing they were reviving the Lucasfilm Games brand and looking to work with a number of developers in creating games for Lucasfilm properties. The following day, we learned that Lucasfilm Games would be working with Wolfenstein developer Machine Games to create a new Indiana Jones game, with Bethesda's Todd Howard serving as executive producer on the title. It turns out the announcements aren't over yet, as Ubisoft and Lucasfilm Games have now announced a partnership of their own.

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Indiana Jones is Lucasfilm Games’ first major release

Indiana Jones is Lucasfilm Games’ first major release

Yesterday, Disney announced that it's reviving the Lucasfilm Games brand. From here on out, LucasArts will be known as Lucasfilm Games (which is the name LucasArts originally launched with way back in the 1980s), and the company will be collaborating with "the finest studios across the industry," according to Disney. Now we know who one of those collaborators is: Wolfenstein developer Machine Games, which is making a new Indiana Jones game.

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Lucasfilm and Disney revive Lucasfilm Games

Lucasfilm and Disney revive Lucasfilm Games

A number of gamers out there grew up playing games made by LucasArts, but before the gaming arm of LucasFilm was known as that, it was known as Lucasfilm Games. In fact, the company was known as Lucasfilm Games from 1982 to 1990, which is when it switched branding to LucasArts. Today, Disney and Lucasfilm announced that it'll be switching branding back to Lucasfilm Games, and with that switch apparently comes a renewed interest in gaming.

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