The discarded proposal about Coruscant for The Force Awakens is an example of film collaboration done right

The discarded proposal about Coruscant for The Force Awakens is an example of film collaboration done right

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 [...]

What can we learn about Luke Skywalker’s Jedi Temple from The Book of Boba Fett?

What can we learn about Luke Skywalker’s Jedi Temple from The Book of Boba Fett?

In The Book of Boba Fett Chapter 6, we get a look at a bunch of droids building a hut for Luke Skywalker on a remote forest world, where he trains Grogu in the ways of the Force. Din Djarin visits the planet, where Luke, Grogu, R2-D2, and Ahsoka Tano are hanging out. Djarin asks [...]

The Best of Star Wars in the Disney era: Handing out some awards!

The Best of Star Wars in the Disney era: Handing out some awards!

With the Skywalker Saga and The Clone Wars both having recently wrapped up, it feels in many ways like the first chapter of the Disney Star Wars era has concluded. And while there's a cynical group of fans who will ridicule the era, it has been the golden era of Star Wars, with an incredibly [...]

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 [...]

Every time we see Leia Organa use the Force on-screen in Star Wars!

Every time we see Leia Organa use the Force on-screen in Star Wars!

The Rise of Skywalker paid tribute to Leia Organa in a really cool way, forever immortalizing her as a Force ghost, as she is now one with the Force - along with her brother, Luke Skywalker, and her son, Ben Solo. But we've actually seen Leia use the Force in all but one of her [...]

The Rise of Skywalker Visual Dictionary officially confirms that the First Order turned Ilum into Starkiller Base

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 [...]

We now have a much better idea of the timeline of the lead-up to the Star Wars sequel trilogy

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 [...]