Apparently J.J. Abrams considered bringing Palpatine back in The Force Awakens

Apparently J.J. Abrams considered bringing Palpatine back in The Force Awakens

At Star Wars Celebration last year, when it was first revealed that Sheev Palpatine would be returning in The Rise of Skywalker, Lucasfilm President Kathy Kennedy said that the idea had been in the works for a long time. Apparently a recent interview that Roger Guyett, the film's visual effects supervisor, did with Cinefex revealed [...]

The Rise of Skywalker novelization reveals that Allegiant General Pryde was loyal to Palpatine all along

The Rise of Skywalker novelization reveals that Allegiant General Pryde was loyal to Palpatine all along

One of the most significant new characters introduced in The Rise of Skywalker was Allegiant General Pryde, a brand new officer in the First Order. The film pits Pryde against General Hux, while also making it clear that Pryde outranked Hux in the First Order hierarchy. But after Supreme Leader Kylo Ren turned back to [...]

The Rise of Skywalker novelization explains how Palpatine copied the secret to immorality from Plagueis… and that Luke thought it was a lie

The Rise of Skywalker novelization explains how Palpatine copied the secret to immorality from Plagueis… and that Luke thought it was a lie

One of the very interesting aspects of The Rise of Skywalker novelization, written by Rae Carson, was how it explained further Palpatine's return. I'll be writing about this more in-depth soon, but today I want to focus on this aspect of it: Darth Plagueis's secret to immortality was finally revealed! But first, let me ask [...]

The top seven scenes The Rise of Skywalker novelization featured that weren’t in the film

The top seven scenes The Rise of Skywalker novelization featured that weren’t in the film

The Rise of Skywalker novelization was recently released, and author Rae Carson did an incredible job at capturing the film in writing, while adding tons of fun details, helpful insights, and exciting answers. It's a great read, and I highly recommend it. I'll be breaking down plenty of stuff from it in the coming days, [...]

Twelve things we learned from The Skywalker Legacy documentary about the making of The Rise of Skywalker!

Twelve things we learned from The Skywalker Legacy documentary about the making of The Rise of Skywalker!

The Rise of Skywalker released early on digital home media, and with it came lots of bonus content! Most prominently was a feature-length documentary, The Skywalker Legacy, focusing on the making of the film, with a recognition of the saga that came before it. I am utterly fascinated by the making of Star Wars films [...]

Ten interesting tidbits learned from The Rise of Skywalker Visual Dictionary!

Ten interesting tidbits learned from The Rise of Skywalker Visual Dictionary!

Whenever a new Star Wars film is released, a Visual Dictionary by Pablo Hidalgo of the Lucasfilm story group is published. And I rarely say anything is a "must read," but these Visual Dictionaries fit the bill: they are always among my most anticipated Star Wars publications, and they provide a wealth of fun tidbits [...]