Category: Books & Comics

Updates from around Twitter! Hints at Star Wars Rebels season 4 second half air date (& the return of The Star Wars Show)| good news for Star Wars Rebels comic?| Solo: A Star Wars Story trailer

Several new updates concerning Star Wars have hit the internet lately!

First off, Star Wars Rebels voice actor Steven Stanton hinted on Twitter about when we’ll be getting that last run of episodes from the animated series:

So it seems that the rumors of a much longer than expected wait for the last few episodes of Rebels are untrue!

Another recent tease concerning the show, this time from Dave Filoni himself, revealed that the final bits of music have been recorded for the last episode.

In The Game of Nerds’ recent interview with the composer, Kiner said that he had so far not been allowed to see the last two minutes of the series finale episode, but it seems that has finally changed, and now the music for the entire series is finished.

While we still don’t know when that much-anticipated trailer for the last run of episodes will drop (if there even turns out to be one at all), we’ve been told we don’t have much longer to wait for more info. My personal guess is that we’ll get the airdates and possibly a look at the trailer in the next installment of StarWars.com‘s “The Star Wars Show”, which co-host of the show Anthony Carboni says will be returning in a couple more weeks.


More Star Wars Rebels-related hints include some promising news for fans who have been trying for quite a while now to get their hands on the ongoing German Rebels comic series. This series has been confirmed as beginning fully canon, and fits into the timeline of Rebels, but only a few issues of it were ever produced in English before the company that published it shut down.

Fans have been working to get this comic published in the U.S., but with no results so far.

However, a Twitter conversation revealed that work is being done in order to get another German Star Wars comic based on the Han Solo-centric book, Smuggler’s Run, published in English.

Although this might still be a bit of a stretch to some, it definitely seems like good news concerning the Rebels comic to me! As such a huge fan of the show, I desperately want to get my hands on the comics, and like any good Star Wars fan should, I’m willing to grab at any spark of hope I can find.


One very big topic of discussion in the Star Wars fandom is when the trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story will finally be unveiled. So far, official information regarding the film has been very sketchy, and mostly limited to pictures taken on set and released via social media by the film’s director, Ron Howard. But fans are beginning to get antsy for more, especially considering the film’s intended release is set for May 2018, currently only 4 months away.

However, Howard dropped a hint that our wait might not be much longer. When asked by a fan when we’d get the trailer for Solo, he responded with this:

There also seems to be a rumor circulating that the trailer would, in fact, drop this very week, but this has since been disputed by others, so I’m not making any calls on it myself.

I do think a good trailer at this point could do wonders for this movie, as it has suffered multiple setbacks during production (not the least of which being the change of directors from duo Phil Lord and Christopher Miller to Ron Howard when shooting was already almost done). Possibly the wait could be due to this very fact: Lucasfilm isn’t dumb when it comes to these things, especially not after their current tally of nine full-length movies and two animated TV series, all of which have been met with various reactions. Perhaps they are taking their time in order to build anticipation for the film, and to polish up the trailer to its very best possible shine before releasing it to the often harsh judgement of fans. Whichever case this is, I’m willing to at least give it a chance, and see what this new story has to offer, though I do have to admit that my own excitement levels are currently being dominated by the return of Rebels and the aftermath of The Last Jedi.


What Star Wars thing are you most excited for in the coming months? Would you read the Star Wars Rebels comic if it was published in English? Why do you think we haven’t heard much from Solo yet? Let us know in the comments!!

Thrawn: Alliances: cover revealed!!

Just revealed on The Star Wars Show: The final cover for Thrawn: Alliances!!

 

Here’s another look at that cover, featuring two of the biggest fan-favorite and most-feared villains in all of Star Wars history:

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We also have a brief idea of what the subject matter of this book will be, based on a tweet from the official Star Wars books account:

What do you think of this new Thrawn-centric book? Are you planning to give it a read? How do you think he and Vader will work together? Let me know in the comments below!

New Thrawn Novel by Timothy Zahn announced at NYCC

Announced at NYCC: Star Wars: Thrawn Alliances, a sequel to Star Wars: Thrawn by Timothy Zahn, is coming in 2018.

It has just been announced at New York Comic-Con that fan-favorite Star Wars EU author Timothy Zahn will be returning to the New Canon with more tales from his most infamous villain, Grand Admiral Thrawn. This book is set for a 2018 release, and will feature a “very special guest” known for his dark mask, cape, and heavy breathing.