Solo may take us to Star Wars’ past, but Jon Favreau is cluing us into the future. The director-producer reveals first details of his new live-action TV series, promising new characters and a post-Jedi setting.
Star Wars fans were delighted with word that Rey, Jyn, Leia, Hera and more would lead a new vision of the animated universe, and there’s more good news on that double-sun horizon. See the first Forces of Destiny trailer right now, and find out the July premiere!
For as long as Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Rebels have been considered canon, fans have an unease with prequel-era characters that don’t show up in the original films. Rogue One at least gave us a hint at which Rebels characters endure, though the new Forces of Destiny shorts may have revealed one character who lives to fly another day.
You know that James Earl Jones provided the voice of Darth Vader in the Star Wars films. But did you know when Star Wars was first released in 1977, Jones was not listed in the closing credits? Over the years he’s claimed that the reason for the omission was his belief that he hadn’t done enough work to deserve billing, and later confessed that he worried that if he was credited he would be typecast as a bad guy for the rest of his career. Jones’ name was added to the credits of the film when it was released in 1997 in its “Special Edition.” That’s just one of the Star Wars Special Edition facts featured in the newest episode of You Think You Know Movies!
Although May 4 has become Star Wars Day (Observed) just because of the cutesy “May the 4th be with you” thing, the real anniversary of Star Wars’ unveiling, the day we should celebrate, is May 25. Which just so happens to be today.