A while ago, Pablo Hidalgo made some headlines for a (now deleted) tweet about one of the proposals for Coruscant in The Force Awakens - namely, that it would be destroyed. He said that basically some folks at Bad Robot (J.J. Abrams's production company) wanted Coruscant to be blown up by the First Order, but [...]
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Does Star Wars have immediate plans for Qi’ra in a live-action series?
When Qi'ra showed up in The War of the Bounty Hunters comic, a stunning reveal that got fans speculating, there was discussion about whether her appearance made it more or less likely that there were current plans for her to show up in a live-action series soon. The argument that it was now more likely [...]
Everything we learned about Snoke from The Rise of Skywalker Visual Dictionary
The Rise of Skywalker featured a short but massively significant revelation about Snoke: he was a creation of Palpatine! When Kylo Ren arrives on Exegol at the beginning of the film, Palpatine tells him, "I made Snoke," and Kylo then sees what looks like two other Snokes in a tank. The implication is clearly that [...]
The Rise of Skywalker Visual Dictionary officially confirms that the First Order turned Ilum into Starkiller Base
A longstanding theory that held tons of credence has finally been officially confirmed: Ilum was turned into Starkiller Base. In The Rise of Skywalker Visual Dictionary, written by Pablo Hidalgo, we read this: "Properly energized, kyber crystals create containment fields that hold and amplify power to incredible levels. The Empire controlled several kyber-rich worlds, funneling [...]
Did Luke Skywalker sense Palpatine’s return?
With the very first words of the opening crawl of The Rise of Skywalker - "the dead speak!" - we are told that Palpatine has returned. The film doesn't explain how, beyond the line "the dark side of the Force is a pathway to many abilities some consider to be unnatural," but ultimately we know [...]
We now have a much better idea of the timeline of the lead-up to the Star Wars sequel trilogy
Now that the sequel trilogy has concluded, we're finally getting a lot more clarity as to the timeline of what was happening in-between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens, particularly as it pertains to the events and characters of the sequel trilogy. Thankfully, Pablo Hidalgo's Visual Dictionary for The Rise of Skywalker places [...]
Ten interesting tidbits learned from the Solo: A Star Wars Story Visual Dictionary
One of the most essential publications that goes along with each Star Wars movie is the visual dictionary, written by Pablo Hidalgo of the Lucasfilm story group. In these visual dictionaries there are a ton of interesting tidbits and factoids that are shared that add to our understanding of the movie and of the universe [...]
Are more Star Wars Legends characters to be made canon soon?
When Disney took over Lucasfilm in 2014, the vast Star Wars Expanded Universe was rendered non-canonical, grouped into the "Legends" category. The idea was to allow the next generation of Star Wars storytellers to have a blank slate to create with, as well as promoting continuity across all storytelling mediums. But those involved in these [...]
Ten interesting tidbits learned from The Last Jedi Visual Dictionary
The Last Jedi has now been out for over a month, and there has been plenty of time to reflect on and discuss the latest film in the Star Wars saga. Along with each movie release, Lucasfilm also releases a Visual Dictionary written by Pablo Hidalgo, and The Last Jedi Visual Dictionary was released last [...]