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Here we are Star Wars fans, we’re back once again catching you up on the latest Star Wars news for the week. As usual we’ll give you some updates for Star Wars Celebration Orlando. Hard to believe it’s only 1 month away! Disney has released some really cool Star Wars land updates for their Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World theme parks. This weekend (March 18) we finally see the rematch between Darth Maul and Obi Wan Kenobi on Disney XD’s Star Wars: Rebels, looks awesome! The Star Wars Show has a great interview with the ILM EFX team that put together the digital likeness of Peter Cushing and Carrie Fisher for Rogue One. Will Frank Oz return as Yoda in The Last Jedi? We all want to know, right? Finally we’ll close it out with a look at comic books that are hitting store shelves this week. We know you’re ready Star Wars fans so let’s get started!

 

More news this week for Star Wars Celebration Orlando! One of our favorite Star Wars actors, Anthony Daniels (C3-PO) along with Rogue One’s Riz Ahmed (Bodhi Rook) have been confirmed for the Celebration autograph hall. An added bonus will be Anthony Daniels one man panel where he tells funny and engaging stories from past Star Wars experiences as well as a fan Q and A session. Celebration Orlando will be Riz Ahmed’s second Celebration and the first since the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. If you plan on attending Star Wars Celebration Orlando, get your tickets now! Remember there won’t be a Star Wars Celebration next year.

Photo courtesy Disney Parks Blog

Now if you plan on waiting till Star Wars Celebration 2019 to make your presence felt, keep in mind that the all new Star Wars themed lands will be unveiled that same year (2019). Meanwhile at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, the steel skeleton of two ominous battle vehicles has been seen towering in the yet to be opened land. Take a quick peek at what the Star Wars themed land has in store for us in 2019!

It’s finally here Star Wars fans, the rematch we’ve all been waiting for. This Saturday March 18th, Disney XD’s animated series Star Wars: Rebels will give us the long awaited second battle between Darth Maul and Obi Wan Kenobi. The episode titled Twin Suns has been one of the most anticipated this season. If you’re not watching Rebels, you are surely missing out on one of the best animated shows on television. Check out the teaser trailer below for this Saturday’s (March 18th) episode.

This weeks episode of The Star Wars Show has a great interview with the Academy Award winning ILM digital EFX team that brought us Grand Moff Tarkin and a young Princess Leia in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. As always Andi and Anthony give us some cool Star Wars news from inside the walls of Lucasfilm. Check out the Star Wars Show below.

On Mondays edition of the NERD REPORT podcast (Ep 40) yours truly and co-host Julio Robles talked about Variety’s interview with director and famed puppeteer Frank Oz. In case you haven’t heard, during the interview Frank Oz was asked about reprising his role in the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi movie.

There are reports that you might reprise Yoda in the new “Star Wars.”

“I feel like I’m a prisoner at war here, and I can only give you my name, rank and serial number. To be true to the people who asked me, and they are kind of my family, I have to say I’ve been asked not to talk about it. I love Yoda. I would be happy to talk to you about it at the time they let me.”

So what does this mean? Yes, we’ll see a force ghost Yoda or maybe Yoda in some other form in The Last Jedi? We don’t have confirmation yet, but if you want to hear our take on it, take a listen to the Nerd Report podcast right here for our thoughts.

This weeks comic book release is Star Wars: Poe Dameron issue #12 written by Charles Soule with cover art and pencilling by Phil Noto.
Synopsis: Poe is on the run from Terex’s forces with only C-3PO and BB-8 to help him! Can the greatest pilot in the galaxy survive without a ship? PLUS: A traitor revealed?!

That’s a wrap for this weeks Star Wars Weekly Report, leave us a comment and tell us what you think about anything we covered, we’ll see you next week!

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