Star Wars: The Clone Wars celebrates its 10-year anniversary with SDCC panel

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From StarWars.com:

“Ahsoka. Anakin. The Separatists. The Republic.

We love Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

Lucasfilm announced today that it’s celebrating the landmark 10th anniversary of the beloved CG animated series with a panel at San Diego Comic-Con. Dave Filoni, supervising director, and special guests will share a look back at the show and its many incredible stories. The panel will be held at the San Diego Convention Center on Thursday, July 19, 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in room 6BCF. We can’t wait.

In the summer of 2008, Star Wars: The Clone Wars made its debut, following young Jedi Padawan Ahsoka Tano and her master Anakin Skywalker during the Clone Wars — along with clones, Sith, senators, Jedi, and more heroes and villains of a galaxy far, far away. The show was created and executive produced by George Lucas and shepherded by Filoni, further exploring the characters of the films, while introducing some major new ones. Running for six seasons, Star Wars: The Clone Wars became an Emmy winner and a generation’s entry point into the saga, and changed Star Wars forever.”

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Solo: A Star Wars Story writers explain the reasons for this big Prequel Trilogy cameo

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From Gamespot:

Solo: A Star Wars Story has more Star Wars in-jokes, references, and Easter eggs than any one fan could spot in a single viewing. But there’s one mega cameo that’s impossible to miss. We chatted with Solo‘s writers, father and son team Lawrence and Jonathan Kasdan, about how a Star Wars character nobody saw coming made it into Solo.

If you haven’t seen Solo: A Star Wars Story yet, stop reading now, because there are major spoilers ahead.

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Star Wars Forces of Destiny upcoming episodes descriptions

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From Lucasfilm (via Jedi News):

“Star Wars Forces of Destiny returns Monday, March 19th with all-new adventures for heroes throughout the Star Wars saga. Following the debut starting at 10:00am PST on Disney YouTube, there will be a can’t-miss TV special to follow on Disney Channel on March 25th at 9:50pm ET/PT immediately after the broadcast premiere of Zootopia.

Talent from across Star Wars films and TV reprise their roles – Mark Hamill (Luke), Daisy Ridley (Rey), John Boyega (Finn), Lupita Nyong’o (Maz), Kelly Marie Tran (Rose), Tiya Sircar (Sabine), Ashley Eckstein (Ahsoka), Vanessa Marshall (Hera), Catherine Taber (Padmé) and Matt Lanter (Anakin), among others.

Developed by Lucasfilm Animation, Star Wars Forces of Destiny features tales of perseverance, ingenuity and grit, revealing that the smallest choices have the power to shape one’s destiny.

All 8 new episodes of “Star Wars Forces of Destiny” will debut MONDAY, MARCH 19 (10:00 a.m. PT) on Disney YouTube and http://www.Disney.com.

Television special featuring all 8 episodes will follow on MONDAY, MARCH 25 (9:50 p.m. ET/PT) on Disney Channel.

Episodic descriptions below:

“Hasty Departure” – Hera and Sabine liberate an Imperial shuttle only to find they have unexpected cargo – troopers!
“Unexpected Company” – Upset when Ahsoka joins a mission set for just he and Padmé, Anakin puts them on a dangerous path. Working alongside the secret couple, Ahsoka helps save the day.
“Shuttle Shock” – On their approach to Canto Bight, Finn and Rose learn to work together to navigate a pod of dangerous creatures.
“Jyn’s Trade” – Jyn helps a young thief learn a valuable lesson.
“Run Rey Run” – While scavenging inside a Star Destroyer, Rey is cornered by competition on the hunt for a valuable part.
“Bounty Hunted” –Maz Kanata helps Leia, Chewbacca and R2-D2 with a clever plan to free Han from Jabba the Hutt.
“The Path Ahead” – Training with Master Yoda in the swamps of Dagobah, Luke learns an important lesson.
“Porg Problems” – Rey has her training interrupted by some very mischievous porgs.”

StarWars.com interview with ‘Forces of Destiny: Ahsoka & Padmé’ creative team

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From StarWars.com:

“[…] This week, we catch up with author Beth Revis and illustrator Valentina Pinto, who teamed up on Star Wars Forces of Destiny: Ahsoka & Padmé, a continuation of the Forces of Destiny short “The Imposter Inside.” With the issue hitting stores today, Revis and Pinto e-mailed from rural North Carolina and Rome respectively to talk to StarWars.com about teaming up for a little lightsaber sparring, characters that are so real they almost write themselves, and learning to let go because Star Wars belongs to everyone.

StarWars.com: The comic begins just before the animated short “The Imposter Inside,” with some lightsaber sparring between Ahsoka and Barriss Offee. As you were expanding on the short, what made you decide to reintroduce this particular Jedi Padawan into the mix?

Beth Revis: I’ve always loved Ahsoka’s arc in the Clone Wars cartoon, and in particular felt that her final interactions with Barriss were really crucial to her character. We see a bit of their friendship, but the focus of the story is obviously how that friendship ended. Barriss and Ahsoka both had very different but equally passionate ideas about what it meant to be a true Jedi. They forged a friendship in spite of those differing perspectives, but they both obviously found some sort of common ground. That’s what I found fascinating — their magnetic-like attraction and repelling of their principles.

StarWars.com: Valentina, of the five comics in this series, your style on this issue adheres the closest to what the crew at Ghostbot, Inc. did for Forces of Destiny, the animated micro-series. What made you decide to maintain that stylization for your comic?

Valentina Pinto: Working for the most part as a colorist, I became versatile both for the design and for the color. [In talking] with Denton [Tipton], one of the fantastic editors of this series, we thought it would be great that a number of this series had the same style as the shorts of animation from which they were inspired…It was really fun for me [working] with color; I thought I was working on a cartoon! […]

StarWars.com: Did you have any input on what characters you would focus on?

Beth Revis: This was the first story I was offered, and I jumped on it! I’ve always loved Ahsoka for her courage at the end of her original story, to choose her own path. And Padmé has long been a favorite — although I particularly loved the action she took in The Clone Wars. She was never afraid of danger, but she always moved with grace. There’s something stunning about a person who can do that. […]

StarWars.com: How would you describe this mini adventure in your own words?

Valentina Pinto: This mini adventure speaks of strength, how to have confidence in yourself, and how friendship and collaboration can be the most powerful weapon against the forces of evil.

Beth Revis: This adventure is about learning to trust yourself by trusting others. […]”

 

 

Ahsoka and Barriss duel and debate in Forces of Destiny: Ahsoka & Padmé preview

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From StarWars.com:

“In this exclusive preview of IDW Publishing’s Star Wars Forces of Destiny: Ahsoka & Padmé, Ahsoka and her friend Barriss practice lightsaber technique with a friendly duel. But is the outcome earned? Check out the first look below, including the cover, alternate covers, and interiors of this Clone Wars-era story.

Star Wars Forces of Destiny: Ahsoka & Padmé, written by Beth Revis and illustrated by Valentina Pinto, is the fourth installment in IDW’s special Forces of Destiny mini-series.”