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Funko Star Wars: Darth Vader Electronic Pop!

Celebrate one of pop culture’s most recognizable villains and proclaim your allegiance to the dark side with an electronic Pop! Darth Vader. 

This Pop! features lights and sound and will be arriving in stores soon.

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Deborah Chow To Direct Obi-Wan Kenobi Series Exclusively On Disney+

Deborah Chow has been tapped to direct the new Obi-Wan Kenobi series that is exclusively for Disney+. Ewan McGregor will be reprising his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi for the series, which takes place eight years after the events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith.

Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy stated, “We really wanted to select a director who is able to explore both the quiet determination and rich mystique of Obi-Wan in a way that folds seamlessly into the Star Wars saga. Based on her phenomenal work developing our characters in The Mandalorian, I’m absolutely confident Deborah is the right director to tell this story.”

The series will be written by Hossein Amini (The Alienist, Drive). Chow, Amini, and McGregor will serve as Executive Producers alongside Kathleen Kennedy, Tracey Seaward (The Queen) and John Swartz (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story). Jason McGatlin, Lucasfilm’s Executive Vice President Production, will serve as co-producer.

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Kevin Feige Developing A Star Wars Film

Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige is developing a Star Wars movie with Kathleen Kennedy. Walt Disney Studios co-chairman and chief creative officer Alan Horn confirmed the news in a statement, saying:

“We are excited about the projects Kathy and the Lucasfilm team are working on, not only in terms of Star Wars but also Indiana Jones and reaching into other parts of the company including Children of Blood and Bone with Emma Watts and Fox. With the close of the Skywalker Saga, Kathy is pursuing a new era in Star Wars storytelling, and knowing what a die-hard fan Kevin is, it made sense for these two extraordinary producers to work on a Star Wars film together.”

The project does not stem from a potential move of Feige from Marvel Studios to Lucasfilm, but simply the producer’s passion for the franchise. Kennedy remains the president of Lucasfilm and will stay in that position for the foreseeable future.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will debut this December, with three more untitled Star Wars movies already set for 2022, 2024, and 2026. It’s believed that these release dates belong to the trilogy from Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss’, but a trilogy from The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson also remains in development with likely other unannounced Star Wars projects in the wings.

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New Star Wars Merchandise Will Be Revealed On September 26, 2019

Lucasfilm and stars from across the Star Wars saga will be unveiling the next generation of products from a galaxy far, far away.

Tune into YouTube.com/StarWars on Thursday, September 26, at 11 a.m. PT / 2 p.m. ET for a special livestream event based at Pinewood Studios in London, the famed shooting location of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Via live and recorded vignettes, generations of Star Wars icons will reveal new products in advance of their roll out on Triple Force Friday, October 4, all inspired by a trio of the year’s biggest Star Wars releases:

– Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The highly-anticipated final installment of the Skywalker Saga, which hits theaters December 20

– The Mandalorian: The first-ever Star Wars live-action series, which will debut in the US on November 12 exclusively on Disney+, the Walt Disney Company’s new streaming service

– Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order: A brand-new action adventure game from Respawn, releasing November 15

The livestream celebration will feature appearances from Daisy Ridley (Rey), John Boyega (Finn), Oscar Isaac (Poe), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian), Joonas Suotamo (Chewbacca), Keri Russell (Zorii), Naomi Ackie (Jannah), Kelly Marie Tran (Rose), Pedro Pascal (The Mandalorian), Gina Carano (Cara Dune in The Mandalorian), and Cameron Monaghan (Cal Kestis in Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order). Livestream viewers also will be treated to the worldwide premiere of a new trailer for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, along with other special surprises from across the Star Wars galaxy. Warwick Davis, a beloved Star Wars actor known for his role as the Ewok “Wicket” in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, will serve as host during the livestream event at Pinewood Studios, while Anthony Carboni (The Star Wars Show) will helm the recorded product reveals.

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Watch This Awesome LEGO Droid Orchestra Play The Star Wars Theme Song

London-based musician and inventor Sam Battle built a futuristic orchestra using LEGO droids and real musical instruments to play John Williams’ iconic Star Wars theme.

The orchestra is made up of 95 LEGO droids – including 46 LEGO R2-D2 droids, 26 Mouse droids and 23 Gonk droids – as well as 42 real instruments. Taking him a total of 3,148 hours to create, the incredible contraption features xylophones, violins, cellos, keyboards, cymbals and floor toms, electric drums, gongs and chimes.

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Arthropoda Iconicus Volume I – Insects From A Faraway Galaxy By Richard Wilkinson

Artist Richard Wilkinson has married his fascination with collecting, cataloging and classifying insects with his love of pop culture

The result is his first book, Arthropoda Iconicus Volume I: Insects From A Far Away Galaxy, in which Wilkinson shares his collection of insects that bear a subtle yet uncanny resemblance to characters and vehicles from Star Wars.

The fabric-bound book has white foil detail and includes 69 full color plates. The first edition book is limited to 900 copies.

Order HERE.

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LEGO Ultimate Collector Series Imperial Star Destroyer

Build and display an icon of the Galactic Empire – the Devastator. With over 4,700 LEGO pieces, this Ultimate Collector Series 75252 Imperial Star Destroyer model captures all the authentic details of the starship as it appeared in the opening scene of Star Wars: A New Hope, including swiveling guns, a tilting radar dish, huge engine exhausts, intricate surface detailing and of course a buildable scale version of the Rebels’ Tantive IV starship to chase down.

This galactic civil war UCS set also includes a display stand with informational fact plaque and 2 Imperial minifigures, making it the perfect LEGO Star Wars collectible for discerning fans.

   

 

Features:

– Includes Imperial Officer and Imperial Crewmember minifigures.
– The Devastator Imperial Star Destroyer model features swiveling guns, a tilting radar dish, huge engine exhausts and intricate surface detailing.
– Also includes an attachable, buildable scale version Tantive IV starship for added Star Wars: A New Hope authenticity.
– With a display stand with informational fact plaque for the ultimate display piece.
– Also comes with 2 blaster pistol weapons.
– This Ultimate Collector Series set has 4,784 pieces.
– Inspire unforgettable Star Wars: A New Hope moments.
– The perfect LEGO Star WarsTM collectible for fans of the Star Wars saga.
– UCS model on display stand measures over 17” (44cm) high, 43” (110cm) long and 26” (66cm) wide, and over 14” (37cm) high without stand.

Available directly from LEGO Stores and shop.LEGO.com on October 1, 2019 for $699.99 (September 18, 2019 for LEGO VIP).

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Obi-Wan Series With Ewan McGregor Confirmed For Disney+

Today at the D23 2019 Expo, Lucas film and Disney+ officially announced the long-rumored Obi-Wan series, and confirmed the return of Ewan McGregor as the iconic Jedi!

McGregor received a warm welcome when he arrived onstage to make it official. It was also revealed that scripts are currently being written and shooting will happen sometime next year. The new series will take place eight years after the events of Revenge of the Sith, where we last saw Obi-Wan delivering the infant Luke Skywalker to his Tatooine homestead. An updated timeline graphic shown at the event places the Obi-Wan show as happening somewhere in the middle of the span of events in Solo: A Star Wars Story.

McGregor took over the role of Obi-Wan for the Star Wars prequel trilogy two decades ago from the late Alec Guinness. His last live-action appearance was in 2005’s Revenge of the Sith. However, McGregor also lent his voice to Rey’s Force vision in The Force Awakens. Additionally, McGregor hasn’t been shy about his desire to reprise his role.

Two years ago, director Stephen Daldry was supposedly lined up to direct a standalone Obi-Wan film. Unfortunately, the dismal box office performance of Solo: A Star Wars Story put all the spinoff movies on hold.

No other details about the potential Obi-Wan series are currently available. Disney+ already has two live-action Star Wars series lined up: The Mandalorian and the untitled Cassian Andor series.

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Watch The Mandalorian Trailer

During D23 Expo 2019, Disney+ and Lucasfilm revealed the trailer for their first live-action Star Wars TV series, The Mandalorian.

After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.

Pedro Pascal (Kingsman: The Golden Circle) will star as a lone Mandalorian gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy and will be joined by Gina Carano (Deadpool) who plays Cara Dune, a former Rebel Shock Trooper, having trouble re-integrating herself into society.; and Carl Weathers as Greef, a man who heads a guild of bounty hunters that hires The Mandalorian for a specific job.

Also set to star in the series are Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad), Emily Swallow (Supernatural), Carl Weathers (Predator), Omid Abtahi (American Gods), Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man) and Nick Nolte (Affliction).

Jon Favreau serves as executive producer and showrunner for the series, Directors for the first season include Dave Filoni (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels), who will be directing the first episode, plus Deborah Chow (Jessica Jones), Rick Famuyiwa (Dope), Bryce Dallas Howard (Solemates) and Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok), who will also provide the voice for bounty hunter IG-88 in the series.

The Mandalorian will be executive produced by Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni, Kathleen Kennedy and Colin Wilson. Karen Gilchrist will serve as co-executive producer. The series will premiere on Disney+ when the service launches on November 12.

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Hasbro HyperReal Darth Vader Figure

This fall, Hasbro is launching HyperReal Darth Vader, an action-figure that is the stuff of dreams for anyone who has ever played with and loved Star Wars toys. Living up to its line’s namesake, it looks astonishingly real — and that was the goal. The idea was sparked from the ever-growing popularity of toy photography on Instagram, and figuring out a way to remove one irksome visible element that breaks the fantasy of realism: action-figure joints.

“It made it a direct correlation with it being a toy versus being something real,” says Sam Smith, design manager of Star Wars. “We strived to remove that piece, to start to blur the lines between reality.”

Here is the full product description:

Featuring super realistic detailing and articulation, along with an exterior skin and interior skeletal structure for seamless posing, Star Wars The Black Series Hyperreal figures let fans recreate galactic scenes with a faithfulness to the Star Wars entertainment that includes the Star Wars comics, movies, and animated series. The minute, entertainment-inspired Star Wars details and 8-inch-scale make these figures an impressive addition to any Star Wars figure collection. Includes: figure, 8 accessories, and figure stand.

Pre-order HERE for $79.99.

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