All posts tagged: Star Wars

‘Lando’ Likely the Subtle ‘Solo’ Sequel?

We are so far away from getting new Star Wars content, but I am still covering as much as I can about these new show announcements. I have expressed my hope that the upcoming limited series, Lando, will be smart enough to use both Donald Glover and Billy Dee Williams’ Calrissian. A story that uses the nonlinear format (a technique used in other popular shows such as Lost, Orange is the New Black, How to Get Away with Murder, and so many others) would be a real treat to see used in the Star Wars canon. Now, out of all the shows announced Lando is the only one that has the chance to take place (even if partially) in the post-sequel trilogy timeframe. Some might want to fight on this but I believe that if they choose to NOT include Billy Dee Williams in the project or use him only in a narrator position (something like The Wonder Years) then I think the sequel trilogy should brace for a Death Star shot in the face. …

Could Legends Icon Darth Revan Make His Way to ‘The Acolyte’

Favreau and Filoni by this point can certainly be considered the godfathers of a galaxy far far away. Kicking off last year with a fairly mysterious series (which I admit I was indifferent too) they have been able to pull-off the same magic that Ironman did in 2008; launch a phenomenon. Now, with the Star Wars expanded universe continuing to go deeper with upcoming shows for Disney+ it’s safe to wonder if lesser known fan favorites could be up for play in the hands of these geniuses. One character in particular that has me stroking my imaginary beard would be Legends character Darth Revan… Now, off the bat, According to his video game appearances, this character would have lived thousands of years before the events of the prequel trilogy rather than just some hundreds as The Acolyte will be set in. However, despite the character’s popularity we have to acknowledge that his video game stories are technically not canon in the Star Wars mythos. Episode IX: Rise of Skywalker didn’t give anything to the contrary, …

Could Cal and Cere Appear in ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Series?

I’m still not off the euphoria that Mandalorian season 2 put us in; hence my ongoing stream of articles focused around the developing Star Wars Universe. As characters make the switch to live-action, and others take on their own solo series, my thoughts have begun to linger over to our beloved video game characters as well… 2019’s Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order was no doubt a critical and fan success. We have since been confirmed that the story from that game is indeed canon within the Star Wars continuity. Now, besides lending their voices to their respective roles Cameron Monaghan (Cal Kestis) and Debra Wilson (Cere Junda) also lended their likeness to their video game fictional counterparts. Fallen Order takes place five years after the events of Episode III. This means the stories of some upcoming Disney+ original shows are not too far in the distance… Obi-Wan Kenobi will be set eight years since Revenge of the Sith making it just three years after Fallen Order. I know it’s alot of time jumping but bare …

Are We Ready for Luke Skywalker Recasting?

The Mandalorian season 2 finale may arguably be some of the best Star Wars content in recent years. From Din taking hold of the darksaber, Boba Fett and Bo Katan joining the action, and of course the special rescue cameo of Luke Skywalker himself the episode was one to remember. Since Grogu sat on the stone to call out for the Jedi my assumptions had rested on Ezra Bridger (Star Wars: Rebels) to be the one to answer the call. The reasoning for this is the presence of Ahsoka and Bo-Katan (two other animated characters who made the jump to live-action) and the obvious recognition that Mark Hamill has since aged significally away from Luke’s age around this time of the continuity (28-29). To our delight we got to see the single black glove and green lightsaber take apart the dark troopers in Darth Vader‘s Rogue One fashion. To top it off, the hood is removed and we see, gasp, a CGI Luke! Now, was it the best CGI face I’ve seen? Of course not. …

‘The Mandalorian’ Season 2 Finale Breakdown; What’s Happening Next Year!?

WHAT a season finale to The Mandalorian. There is so much to unpack from this! Therefore wasting no time- let’s break it down. Grogu: After sixteen chapters it would appear that our time with the baby Yoda has come to a close. Luke Skywalker (we’ll get to him in a moment) was the jedi to answer Grogu’s call. He single handedly destroys the dark troopers and takes the young one to be trained as a Jedi. Is this goodbye? Well, Yoda lived over 900 years. By the events of The Force Awakens it seems that either Grogu is long gone from Luke’s attempts to revive the Order or he was murdered by Kylo and the Knights of Ren. With the insane popularity surrounding him and the confirmation of four (?) Star Wars series around this time period, I am in high doubts that this is the last we’ll see of our little green friend. I’m sure within the chunk of shows coming in the near future he will be very much alive and well. I …

17 Waverly Podcast – Comic Couch – Ep 7

We are back for another episode of Comic Couch! Though we had a different idea for this week’s episode, a certain Disney Investor Day went down and we just have to talk about it. Join us for a special one hour episode as we break down announcements from Marvel and Lucas Film; The multiverse trilogy, new Disney+ series announcements, the growing Star Wars Universe, and what these new projects could mean for the future.

‘Lando’ Series Heading to Disney+; Questions Regarding the (Post Sequels?) Show

I admit, at first, I wasn’t that excited for this announcement. Yes, Billy Dee Williams as Lando Calrissian back in The Empire Strikes Back (my favorite original Star Wars movie) seduced me in SO many ways. Yet, out of the pile of new content I found it lackluster; until… Back in 2018 with the release of Solo: A Star Wars Story we received another infamous “Dumbledore cop-out”; The writer of the film mentioned that Lando Calrissian was in-fact written to be pansexual. However, we shouldn’t have expected to see this depicted in the film… Then why the f***…? Anywho! With this new show the rainbow elephant in the room is, “will they have the stones to depict the character in this light? Or will Jonathan Kasdan’s words be brushed under the rug?” Recently, Disney+ released an animated short focused around a man coming out to his family. This is the first Disney project of any kind that I have seen the “house of mouse” directly address subjects around the LGBTQ+ community. My hope is that …

‘Ahsoka’ Series Confirmed; The Hunt for Ezra?

As we continue to try and address as much content from Disney Investor Day we move on to the (no-brainer) announcement for the live-action Ahsoka series heading to Disney+. With such positive fan reaction to Rosario Dawson’s recent portrayal on The Mandalorian it should come as no surprise that she shall indeed be reprising the role for the upcoming project. Yaaas! More white light sabers! Now, before this great, yet unsurprising, news Dave Filoni (creator of the beloved character) provided some curious words after the release of her special episode. He stated: “It’s an interesting one, that’s not necessarily chronological,” Filoni said. “I think the thing that people will most not understand is they want to go in a linear fashion, but as I learned as a kid, nothing in Star Wars really works in a linear fashion. You do [Episodes] Four, Five, and Six and then One, Two, and Three. So in the vein of that history, when you look at the epilogue of Rebels, you don’t really know how much time has passed. So, it’s possible that the story …

More ‘Rogue One’ Vader Violence on the Way?

Well Disney Investor Day has me recovering from nerd seizures. From Pixar to Star Wars to Marvel it feels like there was enough content dropped today to fill a year of announcements! It’s so much I obviously won’t be able to write on all of it, but we will absolutely try to get through all the highlights on this week’s Comic Couch! The first things I want to dive into are some of the new projects announced for the Star Wars (growing) universe. As they brought up the full screen of show logos (ten to be exact) I was drawn to the Andor series as well as the Obi-Wan series. Today we got official word that the Obi-Wan show will not just see the return of Ewan McGregor in the title role but will also have Hayden Christensen return as Darth Vader.… Hm… Set ten years after the events of Revenge of the Sith this seems to fit just fine chronologically with the actors; we’re fifteen years from when that film hit theaters. What I …