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!


This article was written by Shay S., Creator, Chief Editor, and Podcast Host for The Elven Padawan, and first appeared on ElvenPadawan.com

“Tempt”: New TLJ spot seems to be changing things up!

A new TV spot from the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi features previously unseen footage and lines from Rey and Luke!!

It seems that many of us may have been totally wrong in our predictions for where Rey, Luke, and all our other heroes are headed, as well as where the Force itself is pointing them!!

In this brand-new TV spot, we hear Rey repeat a line we all probably have permanently imprinted on our brains by now, as Luke asks her, “What do you see?” But this time, we hear a slightly different answer from the hopeful young student of the Force…

“Light… Darkness…. and…. something Else….” she breathes.

This seems to give a very different implication than what many fans predicted, that Rey would discover and gain the ability to channel the energy of the Force in a way many fans seem to theorize is only possible through the ultimate balance of both Light and Darkness. To be honest, I’ve always had problems with this theory myself, primarily because of what it does to the overall philosophy of the Jedi, as well as other conflicts to the way in which we’ve always understood the Force to work in canon.

But now, it seems something slightly different is at play…. and the most concerning part of it all is another new line from this spot…

“It’s calling me!” Rey says in an almost pleading tone, and her voice betrays that something is happening deep within her being, something that seems to be tearing her apart. This is all immediately followed by Luke’s commands to “Resist it!”, and finally him screaming her name at her, seemingly in desperation, trying to break her free from the hold of whatever is trying to suck her irretrievably into its grasp.

What could it all mean??! I know I’m intrigued, and simply can not wait for this movie to come and our answers with it!

What do you all think of this new spot and what its implications could mean for Rey, Luke, and the future of the Jedi Order? Let me know in the comments below, I always love discussing these things with you!!

Star Wars: The Last Jedi releases in theaters December 15, 2017.


This article was written by Shay S., Creator, Chief Editor, and Podcast Host for The Elven Padawan, and first appeared on ElvenPadawan.com

The Last Jedi: “Heroes” | Rating of TLJ

Another TV spot for Star Wars: The Last Jedi is up on the Star Wars official YouTube page!!

And it finally gives us some Finn!!!

 

YAY we finally get some stuff from our favorite top-First-Order-stormtrooper-turned-Resistance-fighter!!!

My favorite part?

Poe: “Finn! You must have a thousand questions!”

Finn: “Where’s Rey?”

Also, The Last Jedi has finally received its rating:

Apparently it’s been given a PG-13 for “Sequences of Sci-Fi Action and Violence”. Which is honestly not all that surprising, given the bits we know of the film so far, as well as the current position of most typical sci-fi/fantasy/action adventure films.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi releases in theaters on December 15, 2017.


This article was written by Shay S., Creator, Chief Editor, and Podcast Host for The Elven Padawan, and first appeared on ElvenPadawan.com

An update from Shay…

Hey guys, I just wanted to let all my readers here on The Elven Padawan blog know what’s going on right now….

Some of you may have already seen my tweets on this subject, but for those who haven’t, here’s the deal:

I’ll still be hanging around to chat with you guys in the comments as much as possible, and I’ll still probably be keeping up with the happenings on Twitter a small bit, but at least until the end of this week, my work with TEP will be very minimal. I just wanted to let you all know so you don’t give up on my return, or think I’ve given up on this craziness we call a fandom. 😉

Also, there have been some rather unexpected recent happenings in the Middle-earth realm, and I’ll probably be adding some new sections to this site soon to accommodate for that.

And also be looking for some overall changes in general, as I’m trying to update a couple other aspects of all this to go alongside my brand-new podcast intro! Nothing too major, but I’m looking to try out some new ideas as I’ve gotten a better feel for what I’m aiming at here, and am finally beginning to find my place in this community.

Until my galaxy is free again!

  • Shay

This article was written by Shay S., Creator, Chief Editor, and Podcast Host for The Elven Padawan, and first appeared on ElvenPadawan.com

“Untitled” Han Solo film becomes “Titled”!

Ron Howard has announced the name of next year’s Han Solo anthology film!

I bet you can’t guess what the name will be….

Yep, it’s gonna be called Solo.

And that’s pretty much all there is to say about that.

Han Solo: A Star Wars Story is slated for release on May 25, 2018.

Read StarWars.com article here.


This article was written by Shay S., Creator, Chief Editor, and Podcast Host for The Elven Padawan, and first appeared on ElvenPadawan.com

Description for Star Wars: Rebels mid-season finale | Seasons 1-3 recap | “Heroes of Mandalore” preview

The episode description for “Rebel Assault”, the mid-season finale for the finale season of Star Wars: Rebels, has been released.

Rebel AssaultHera leads a courageous attack against Grand Admiral Thrawn’s forces, but when things go awry, her battle to win must become a daring escape if she is to survive.

Source: zap2it.com

The finale season of Star Wars: Rebels begins airing at 12:30 a.m. ET Monday, October 16 on Disney XD. New episodes will release at the same time every Monday for the next several weeks until the episode “Rebel Assault”, which will air at 12:30 a.m. ET Monday, November 13. After this episode Rebels will take a mid-season break during the holiday season, then resume airing to finish out the season sometime in early 2018.

We also recently got a recap of the entire show so far, featuring key points from season 1, 2, and 3, as well as shots teasing the upcoming season 4.

 

 

And finally, we’ve been given a special clip from the season 4 premier episode, “Heroes of Mandalor”, which will begin airing on Disney XD within 24 hours of this post.

The new clip features Sabine and her fellow Rebel friends, including Jedi-in-training Ezra Bridger and Mandalorian Protector Fen Rau, arriving on the planet of Mandalore and being greeted by Bo-Katan Kryze. Bo has become a fan favorite for her appearences in the Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series, and this will be her first appearance in Rebels, though her addition to this show has long been speculated on and expected by fans.

 

 


This article was written by Shay S., Creator, Chief Editor, and Podcast Host for The Elven Padawan, and first appeared on ElvenPadawan.com

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI TRAILER IS HERE!!!

 

A NEW FULL-LENGTH TRAILER FOR STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI IS HERE!!!

Please excuse me while I have a very unprofessional fangirl moment…..

….. Ok, back now.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi releases in theaters December 15th.

Also released was the full theatrical poster for The Last Jedi.

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What did you think about this new trailer? Do you have a favorite shot, line, or sequence? Let me know in the comments, and feel free to fangirl (or fanboy) away!!


This article was written by Shay S., Creator, Chief Editor, and Podcast Host for The Elven Padawan, and first appeared on ElvenPadawan.com

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.


This article was written by Shay S., Creator, Chief Editor, and Podcast Host for The Elven Padawan, and first appeared on ElvenPadawan.com

New Star Wars Rebels season 4 teasers!

 We have a new preview for Star Wars: Rebels, featuring brand-new clips from the season opener, “Heroes of Mandalore”!!

Less than an hour ago on Disney XD’s official Twitter, this new preview for the 4th and final season of Star Wars: Rebels was dropped:

The new preview features shots from the war-ravened surface of Mandalore, including our first long, hard look at the devastation left by that now-infamous weapon, which we can assume is the same one built by Sabine Wren, all those years ago. It would seem that Grand Admiral Thrawn is more than happy to bring this weapon back to use, and once again stir up the fight, both inwards and outwards, of the girl who created it. No doubt about it, this season premier is going to be a wild ride, and for those of us who didn’t have the privilege of watching it at Celebration Orlando or Fan Expo Canada earlier this year, the days are drawer nearer when we’ll be finally be able to get all the details on the war about to break out on Mandalore.

Two other teasers for the 4th season of Rebels were also revealed recently, and though these don’t seem to include any new shots of distinct importance, they are interesting and are serving to get us all even more hyped before the show starts back on the 16th of this month.

A big thanks to Johnamarie Macias (@BlueJaigEyes) of The Wookiee Gunner for spreading those last two teasers around! 🙂

These teasers serve as a reminder of just how far the show has come since it’s beginning on Lothal, smoking out Imperials and stealing food for displaced civilians. Although we still all loved those days when things were simpler, and to be honest, I sometimes miss the happier-toned, family adventures of the Ghost crew. But Ezra is right when he reminds us, “This is how a rebellion starts.” Last season we saw the actual formation of the Rebel Alliance, and now we’re seeing that last bit of time that led up to events of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and finally to the full-out Galactic Civil War showcased in the original trilogy of Star Wars films. And that’s the part I want people to understand. It’s not just some badly animated, kidsy-fied, Disney-channel Star Wars show. This is showing us history, pieces that may not be totally necessary to understanding the rest of the saga, but sure do explain a lot and make you realize just how much the whole story is tied together, just as Rogue One did. Not to mention how much has been drawn from the old Legends brand back into the New Canon storytelling. But I’m afraid too many people dismiss this great piece of storytelling because they don’t care for the animated, or, as I’m truly starting to think, because it’s become “cool” to hate on the show. And that’s a shame, because they’re missing out on some fantastic Star Wars.

Ok, sorry for the rant. I’m finished now. 🙂


This article was written by Shay S., Creator, Chief Editor, and Podcast Host for The Elven Padawan, and first appeared on ElvenPadawan.com


What are your thoughts on these new previews? Is there are certain part you’re most excited for from season 4? Let me know in the comments below!