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Star Wars Insider March 2019

Celebrating the greatest space adventure saga of all time, Star Wars Insider really gets the reader inside the worlds of Star Wars through interviews, behind-the-scenes exclusives and unrivalled access to the Lucasfilm archives. Each issue offers star interviews, ‘making of’ features and merchandise coverage, plus the unique ‘Blaster!’ section covering up-coming books, comics, action figures and other collectibles.

United Kingdom
Titan Publishing Group
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8 Issues

in this issue

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Luke Skywalker talked pretty scathingly about his Force-wielding predecessors in Star Wars: The Last Jedi(2017), and on the evidence ofAttack of the Clones (2002), personally I don’t think he was far off the mark (no pun intended, Mr. Hamill)—at least in terms of the Jedi’s attitude toward due diligence. I don’t know about you, but if I was faced with the existence of a secret clone army ordered by a dubious dead Jedi and in the full knowledge that there’s a Sith on the loose, I’d close the project down immediately and quarantine Kamino until it was thoroughly investigated. Sadly, I’ve still not been given that seat on the Jedi Council I so richly deserve, so I’ve had to make do with commissioning an article for Star Wars Insiderthat asks, based…

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meet the contributors...

Megan Crouse @ blogfullofwords Megan is a regular contributor to StarWars.com and also writes for sci-fi and movie website Den of GeekandThe Mary Sue. James Floyd @ JamesJawa James is a writer for StarWars.com and assorted online geek sites, and enjoys trips around the world to visit Star Wars filming spots. Tricia Barr @ fangirlcantina Tricia is the co-author of DK’s Ultimate Star Wars. She also wrote the acclaimed award-winning novel Wynde. Mark Wright @mwrightwriter Mark co-authored Doctor Who: Who-ologyand has scripted numerous audio dramas starring the irrepresible time-traveller. Mark Newbold @ Prefect_timing A writer for U.K. sci-fi magazine StarburstandStar Trekmagazine, journalist Mark is a proud Honorary Friend of the 501st and Rebel Legion. Dan Wallace @ danwall88 Dan has written many Star Wars books including several in the Essential Guide series and was a co-author of Ultimate Star Wars.…

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galaxy of adventures

You know Star Wars like the back of your hand, but what if you could experience it with fresh eyes? Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures—the new online animated series from Lucasfilm and Disney—sets out to help you do just that, and bring a new generation of fans along for the ride. Boldly reimagining scenes from the original trilogy, the series uses classic dialogue and sound effects to introduce characters and important themes, geared toward an audience that may not be quite old enough to sit still for a full-length feature. When Ben Kenobi gives Luke Skywalker his father’s lightsaber, for example, the elegant weapon transports Luke, his face bathed in the glow of the blue blade, into a kinetic blur of windswept hair, inspiring him to practice wielding the weapon, spinning…

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beneath the mask

Lucasfilm have announced the all-star cast for Jon Favreau’s forthcoming Star Wars live-action series, The Mandalorian, and it will be led by former Narcos and Game of Thrones actor Pedro Pascal. When the news was made public on December 12, Executive Producer Jon Favreau told StarWars.com, “We’re having a great time working with this incredibly talented group and excited for everyone to see what we’re up to.” Joining Pascal will be Gina Carano (Deadpool), Emily Swallow (Supernatural), Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad), Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man), Nick Nolte (Affliction), Carl Weathers (Predator), and Omid Abtahi (American Gods). The much-anticipated series will be exclusive to Disney+, The Walt Disney Company’s direct-to-consumer streaming service due to launch in the U.S. in late 2019. The Mandalorian is written and executive-produced by Jon Favreau, with Dave Filoni (Star…

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designing an empire

Bonhams auction house in London drew bids from all around the world on December 11, 2018, when it hosted an auction of sketchbooks and individual pieces of artwork from the movie career of Academy Award-winning costume designer John Mollo, who died in 2017. Of special interest to Star Wars aficionados were numerous examples of Mollo’s designs for Star Wars: A New Hope(1977) andThe Empire Strikes Back (1980), including a sketch of Princess Leia’s famous hooded gown (Lot 55, which fetched over $10,000). The biggest ticket items were two complete sketchbooks (Lots 56 and 67), filled with costume sketches and notes for the first two Star Wars movies. Mollo’s sketchbook for A New Hope—his first screen credit as costume designer, for which he earned his first Oscar—sold for $126,000. A complete catalogue detailing…

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gloria katz

Star Wars Insider was saddened to learn of the passing of Gloria Katz, the Oscar-nominated screenwriter who, alongside husband Willard Hyuck, was responsible for scripting American Graffiti (1973), Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984), and contributing some of the most memorable dialogue for Star Wars: A New Hope (1977). Of all George Lucas’ collaborators on the Star Wars saga, the uncredited input of Katz and Hyuck was certainly a huge boon for the first movie in the saga. Given the task by Lucas to polish his script shortly before filming commenced, the couple introduced additional humor and helped develop Princess Leia into a force to be reckoned with, in turn adding extra depth and sparkle to what would become a timeless classic.…