Why “somehow, Palpatine returned” is not a bad line

Why “somehow, Palpatine returned” is not a bad line

There were many things about The Rise of Skywalker that sparked debate amongst fans, some of which were fair and others which weren't. And while there is certainly room to criticize the film, one line from the movie has become a common one to use in highlighting its issues... except I don't think it's a [...]

Matt Smith says his cut role in The Rise of Skywalker would have been “a big shift” in the Star Wars franchise

Matt Smith says his cut role in The Rise of Skywalker would have been “a big shift” in the Star Wars franchise

Long before The Rise of Skywalker ever released, in August 2018, it was reported that Matt Smith had joined the cast. By the following spring, Smith claimed he was "definitely not" in the movie. And sure enough, when the film released in December 2019, Smith was nowhere to be found. But that doesn't mean he [...]

There are some REALLY big Star Wars books coming in 2022, including about Luke Skywalker and Lando Calrissian searching for Exegol!

There are some REALLY big Star Wars books coming in 2022, including about Luke Skywalker and Lando Calrissian searching for Exegol!

StarWars.com today announced some news that has me REALLY excited, as a series of book announcements were made for what is coming in 2022, including a book about Luke Skywalker and Lando Calrissian as well as another one about Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker. In all, four books were announced. Brotherhood, a story about Obi-Wan [...]

Speculation: Darth Vader #11 contains a very interesting image that could possibly have big implications for the Star Wars saga

Speculation: Darth Vader #11 contains a very interesting image that could possibly have big implications for the Star Wars saga

In original plans for the sequel trilogy, the severed hand of Luke Skywalker would be the first thing we saw. And even though that idea was ultimately scrapped, it now seems possible that Luke's hand could re-shape how we view the sequel trilogy altogether. That's all coming from a recent issue of Greg Pak's great [...]

The Darth Vader comic series is heading to Exegol, and it sounds like we’ll be in for some significant revelations

The Darth Vader comic series is heading to Exegol, and it sounds like we’ll be in for some significant revelations

Greg Pak's current Darth Vader comic series is connecting in major ways to the sequel trilogy, showing Vader encountering Ochi of Bestoon, discovering Palpatine's wayfinder, and heading off for Exegol in an effort to discover what his master is hiding. Because of all of that, it feels like a significant story being told, and it's [...]

Everything we know about what Luke Skywalker was up to after the Battle of Endor

Everything we know about what Luke Skywalker was up to after the Battle of Endor

I've done several articles in this series, looking at what some familiar Star Wars characters were up to in the years following the Battle of Endor, but today we get to the big one. What about Luke Skwalker? There's still much we don't know about what he was up to, but there's nonetheless still enough [...]

Darth Vader #7 continues to tie in to The Rise of Skywalker in some very interesting ways

Darth Vader #7 continues to tie in to The Rise of Skywalker in some very interesting ways

Darth Vader #7 was recently released, and it seems to tie in to The Rise of Skywalker in a number of ways. The series, written by Greg Pak, is currently exploring Vader's punishment and testing on Mustafar at the hands of Emperor Palpatine, left to fend for himself and rebuild himself while being hunted by [...]

Daisy Ridley talks about the process of deciding Rey’s family in the Star Wars sequel trilogy

Daisy Ridley talks about the process of deciding Rey’s family in the Star Wars sequel trilogy

Earlier in September, Daisy Ridley was interviewed by Josh Gad on the Jimmy Kimmel Show, talking about what she's been up to but also talking a bit about Star Wars. You can check out the whole interview here, and it's just really great to hear from Ridley again, but the relevant portion for our purposes [...]

A cool Star Wars video identifies a number of the ships that arrive at the Battle of Exegol

A cool Star Wars video identifies a number of the ships that arrive at the Battle of Exegol

At the end of The Rise of Skywalker, when things look bleakest for Poe Dameron and the Resistance, Lando Calrissian and Chewbacca arrive on the Millennium Falcon with a massive fleet. This fleet was made up of normal people from across the galaxy who decided to heed the call and rise up to fight Palpatine's [...]