The Last Jedi turns 5: Why its treatment of Luke Skywalker is a beautiful portrayal of a heroic Jedi

The Last Jedi turns 5: Why its treatment of Luke Skywalker is a beautiful portrayal of a heroic Jedi

The treatment of Luke Skywalker in The Last Jedi has sparked no shortage of controversy. Some people hate the movie because of it. Others mostly like the movie, except for it. And then there are others, like me, who love the movie in large part because of it. I'm not intending here to re-litigate the [...]

Latest Star Wars comic shows the moment the Rebellion learns the Empire is building a second Death Star

Latest Star Wars comic shows the moment the Rebellion learns the Empire is building a second Death Star

The current Star Wars comic line, written by Charles Soule, is telling the story of the Rebellion in-between The Empire Strikes and Return of the Jedi. And in the most recent issue, we got to see a pretty major moment in that time span: the Rebel leaders learning that the Empire is making a second [...]

New excerpt from The Princess and the Scoundrel features Leia and Luke talking about what the future might hold for them after Return of the Jedi

New excerpt from The Princess and the Scoundrel features Leia and Luke talking about what the future might hold for them after Return of the Jedi

On August 16, The Princess and the Scoundrel releases, telling the story of Leia Organa and Han Solo getting married after the Battle of Endor and going on their honeymoon aboard the Halcyon - where things don't go as planned and they run into trouble. The book, written by Beth Revis, is set immediately after [...]

Stuart Beattie says that in his draft of Obi-Wan Kenobi, Cody was going to have a big role and Obi-Wan was going to fight Luke Skywalker

Stuart Beattie says that in his draft of Obi-Wan Kenobi, Cody was going to have a big role and Obi-Wan was going to fight Luke Skywalker

In recent weeks, The Direct ran a series of articles on their interview with Stuart Beattie, who was originally hired by Lucasfilm to work on an Obi-Wan Kenobi project. Beattie worked on the project while it was still planned to be a movie, and he revealed that there was actually plans for a trilogy of [...]

First excerpt from The Princess and the Scoundrel features Luke telling Leia about Anakin’s redemption after Return of the Jedi

First excerpt from The Princess and the Scoundrel features Luke telling Leia about Anakin’s redemption after Return of the Jedi

In Return of the Jedi, Luke Skywalker reveals to Leia Organa that they are siblings, and that Darth Vader is their father. This shocking revelation comes on the precipice of the Battle of Endor, and the movie ends with only the briefest of reunions between brother and sister amidst the celebration of victory. But what [...]

Seven things we learned from Shadow of the Sith, including the story about Rey’s parents, Luke’s search for Exegol, and Lando’s quest to find his daughter

Seven things we learned from Shadow of the Sith, including the story about Rey’s parents, Luke’s search for Exegol, and Lando’s quest to find his daughter

Shadow of the Sith by Adam Christopher was recently released, and it's a masterful book that tells a pivotal story set in-between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens. It tells of Luke Skywalker and Lando Calrissian searching for Exegol, but delves into so much more. This article will get into major spoilers for [...]

Shadow of the Sith is the Star Wars book I’ve wanted for years, and a true must read for any fan of the sequel trilogy

Shadow of the Sith is the Star Wars book I’ve wanted for years, and a true must read for any fan of the sequel trilogy

Every once in a while, along comes a Star Wars book that is more than a well-written novel, more than an enjoyable tale, but something that adds so much context and depth to the franchise that it could well be considered a must-read for any Star Wars fan. Shadow of the Sith is one such [...]

The narrative arcs of Obi-Wan Kenobi and The Last Jedi have plenty of similarities, and it’s Star Wars storytelling at its best

The narrative arcs of Obi-Wan Kenobi and The Last Jedi have plenty of similarities, and it’s Star Wars storytelling at its best

I think you can make a very compelling case that Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi are the two greatest Jedi we've ever seen. They have both been around since the very earliest days of Star Wars, and their legend has only continued to grow over time. They both have been central figures to stories that [...]

Eight ways the Obi-Wan Kenobi series adds to the experience of watching A New Hope and the rest of the original trilogy

Eight ways the Obi-Wan Kenobi series adds to the experience of watching A New Hope and the rest of the original trilogy

Now that the Obi-Wan Kenobi series has concluded, let's take a look at some of the many ways in which it adds to our understanding of the original trilogy. Watching these films now, in the wake of this series, carries more depth and weight, and that's a high compliment to Deborah Chow and the creatives [...]