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Greetings Star Wars fans, we’re back with another week of exciting Star Wars news for your inquisitive Jedi minds. This week we have a confirmed addition to the stand alone Star Wars Han Solo movie. We also want to take a look at Star Wars Celebration Orlando, there are some new autograph guests announced as well as an announcement for the Saturday panel in the main hall. In The Last Jedi movie news, those in attendance at the Disney shareholders meeting were treated to some exclusive footage from the The Last Jedi. We’ll recap some of what’s been confirmed during those brief visual moments. The Star Wars Show is back once again and has some great news for all things Star Wars related. Finally, we’ll close it out with a look at comic book releases for the week. BREAKING NEWS, New Darth Vader origins comic book coming in June from Marvel Comics!

Photo courtesy of StarWars.com

The yet to be titled Star Wars Han Solo movie has added a new cast member to the film. Michael Kenneth Williams has joined the cast and will star along side Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Joonas Suotamo. Williams’ has a superb resume ranging from feature films to television. One of my favorite roles Michael Kenneth Williams has portrayed was Albert “Chalky” White in HBO’s Boardwalk Empire. No information has been released about who he’ll play but we’re excited to have Williams join the Han Solo cast. The movie is directed by Christopher Miller and Phil Lord and is scheduled for release May 2018.

Star Wars Celebration Orlando is just over a month away and as it draws closer, we’re beginning to get a little more information on this exciting event. We’ll start with the addition of Star Wars celebrities just added to the roster. Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian), Alan Tudyk (K-2SO), and Vanessa Marshall (Hera Syndulla, Star Wars Rebels), along with Matthew Wood (supervising sound editor at Skywalker Sound and voice of General Grievous), have been announced for the autograph hall. Also, fans will have the opportunity to purchase a photo op with Felicity Jones (Jyn Erso) and Alan Tudyk (K-2SO).

Celebration Orlando’s Saturday panel has been announced with Disney XD’s animated series Star Wars: Rebels taking over the main hall. The panel will feature executive producer Dave Filoni along with some very special guests. This rousing panel will get Rebels fans ready for season 4 of the highly popular animated series. We’ll be watching this one with great interest!

The next Star Wars Celebration date has already been announced for April 2019. If you’re not attending Celebration Orlando, you’ll unfortunately have to wait two years for the next one. The good thing is you have a couple years to prepare for Star Wars Celebration 2019!

There was breaking news coming from the Disney shareholders meeting held just the other day. Los Angeles Times staff writer Daniel Miller, Tweeted about the images he saw from Star Wars: The Last Jedi! Here’s a breakdown of the Tweets he posted regarding the new Star Wars film.

It’s a new week and another edition of the Star Wars Show! In this episode Andi and Anthony give us look at some exclusive collectibles for Star Wars Celebration Orlando. Also, we get our final installment of Pablo Hidalgo’s Rogue Reports. Take a look below.

Breaking News!!!
IGN.com just announced that Marvel will produce a new Darth Vader comic book series chronicling the moments right after the end Revenge of the Sith. The series will be written by Charles Soule with artist Giuseppe Camuncoli. In an interview with IGN, Soule stated that this series will follow Darth Vader’s origins in the vein of Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli’s Batman: Year One. We’ll see Vader adjusting to his new suit and most importantly constructing the iconic red bladed lightsaber. This will be Marvel’s second venture into the Darth Vader lore. The comic book is scheduled to be released this June 2017.

 

Speaking of comic books, Marvel’s Doctor Aphra Issue #5 is released this week. Written by Kieron Gillen with penciller Kev Walker.
Synopsis: Has Aphra actually found a lost ancient Jedi site? And if so, can she make it out with her life? And if so, will she be able to get a good price for it?

That’s allow have for now friends, we’ll see you next week!