It's Rumor Time: Werner Herzog might be in The Mandalorian

When last we heard from German iconoclast Werner Herzog he was drolly teasing a role in “a big franchise film” with the code name “Huckleberry.” Because any opportunity to hear Herzog drone in his fuzzy, soothsaying voice is a cause for celebration, we sought to figure out just what project it could be. The general…

Resistance is a kid-friendly glimpse at the grimy underbelly of the Star Wars universe

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It takes a few minutes of post-viewing reflection for the most radical thing about Star Wars Resistance to set in: no Jedi. There’s not one laser sword on display in the new Disney Channel series, no evidence of magical powers. Nobody tells anybody to use the Force, or even mentions that quasi-mystical energy field.…

Jon Favreau shares details and title for his new, very Western-sounding Star Wars show

Although its film fortunes might be pulling back a bit, Star Wars is still going strong on TV, with Disney XD’s new animated series, Resistance, debuting this Sunday, and producer Jon Favreau now revealing some new details—including the title—for his live-action series set in the franchise’s extended universe. The…

Study suggests Russian trolls helped amplify the Last Jedi "backlash"

Nearly a year after its release, it’s accepted wisdom that Rian Johnson’s Star Wars movie, The Last Jedi, was a controversial entry in the franchise’s canon. But where does that “controversial” reputation come from? Mostly the online discourse—always an unruly hive of scum and villainy—which has seen the movie’s stars…

Star Wars may be slowing down, but Lucasfilm's Kathleen Kennedy isn't going anywhere

Last week, we reported that Disney was going to slow things down a bit on the Star Wars series, since Solo made it clear that audiences don’t necessarily need to see a new movie every single year, but that doesn’t mean anything’s going to change for Lucasfilm head—and mastermind of the modern Star Wars brand—Kathleen…

Yep, Han and Leia were definitely either drunk or high when they showed up on Cloud City

Monty Python’s Eric Idle just did an interview with The New York Times in advance of his new memoir, Always Look on The Bright Side of Life: A Sortabiography. The chat is filled with insight, heart, and plenty of affable grouchiness, but of particular note is the confirmation of a story that’s long swirled around a…

Greg Grunberg continues to parlay friendship with J.J. Abrams into sweet Star Wars gigs

If there’s one thing that everybody had an issue with in Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, it was the very noticeable absence of Greg Grunberg’s Snap Wexley, the Resistance pilot from The Force Awakens who… was played by Greg Grunberg (he had a line or two, but that was his most memorable trait if we’re being…

You'll soon be able to get shitfaced at Disneyland, courtesy of Star Wars

Once upon a time, those who wished to experience Disneyland the way god intended it—drunk—had precious few options available to them. You could drink before you got there, sure, but then you’d run the risk of a tragic mid-line loss of buzz. You could try to smuggle in some booze, too, but then you’re potentially…

Oscar Isaac has some chill advice for all those disgruntled Star Wars fans

Rian Johnson’s The Last Jedi was a critical and commercial success, but its aftermath has been plagued by a vocal contingent of haters producing sexist, incomprehensible edits, starting petitions, harassing the film’s female stars, and threatening a crowd-funded remake they promise won’t “push an agenda of masculine…

Matt Smith is going back to space for Star Wars: Episode IX

Evidently, three seasons of zipping around time and space wasn’t enough for former Doctor Who star Matt Smith, because he’s now going back to the past and to a far away galaxy for Star Wars: Episode IX. That comes from Variety, which says it’s “unknown” whether Smith will be part of the Resistance or part of the First…

This tournament in search of the world's worst fan base is really heating up

“Fandom” is starting to sound like a four-letter word these days. Over the last few years, devotees of the world’s most popular properties have taken it upon themselves to harass women, drive down Rotten Tomatoes scores, harass women, spew racist shit, and harass more women. And that’s when they’re not cooking up…

Oscar Isaac drops in on the trailer for the brand new Star Wars animated series, Resistance

Star Wars has typically had pretty good luck with its animated output: with a few notable exceptions, the franchise is littered with cartoon success stories like Cartoon Network’s original Clone Wars and the recent, well-regarded Rebels. Now, we’ve got our first look at the franchise’s latest animated adventure, …

Lucasfilm killed a Star Wars spin-off set on everyone's favorite sandy shithole, Tatooine

Tatooine sucks, canonically. The festering bantha blister of the Star Wars universe, the entire planet is hot, hostile, and full of sand. (And who likes sand?) It literally exists to be the shitty place that heroes and villains work their whole lives to get away from, and yet the Star Wars franchise keeps returning to…

This Star Wars fan theory argues that The Last Jedi is lying about Rey's parents

What’s that? You thought the reveal in Star Wars: The Last Jedi that Rey’s parents were nobodies who died in penniless in the deserts of Jakku was the end of all the fan theories about which famous Star Wars characters were secretly her mother and father? Well you must be new here, because nothing is ever over in the…

On Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Mark Hamill tries to get in on some of that sweet memorabilia cash

It’s hard to imagine anyone not being happy for Mark Hamill’s perhaps unlikely return to big-screen stardom. After all, being the central figure in the biggest movie trilogy of all time and then watching your movie career peter out has to be a real kick in the pants. And yet, Hamill—who became a legendarily lauded…

Star Wars: Episode IX will complete Leia Organa's arc with footage from The Force Awakens

Calming fears of fans worried that she’d be replaced with a CGI avatar a lá Peter Cushing in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (more extensively replaced, anyway—a digital version of her 21-year-old self appears briefly at the end of that film), an official casting announcement for Star Wars: Episode IX says that Carrie…

Simon Pegg's career took him from playing himself to playing an alien junk trader

In the latest installment of GQ’s “Celebrities Break Down Their Iconic Roles” series, Simon Pegg takes a trip down his own IMDB page to discuss the biggest performances of his career. While the British-born actor is best known these days for his supporting roles in blockbuster sci-fi and action franchises, he found…