What is white and orange with a touch of silver and black, rather roly-poly, and resembles a figure 8? [Like you need me to answer that question for you. 😉 ] That just happens to be the character who stole the show when The Force Awakens hit movie screens a couple of years ago – BB-8, who happens to be my favorite character from the new trilogy of Star Wars films. Off and on over the past year and a half, I’ve been naming my favorite characters from TFA and explaining why they have struck a chord with me, and now that the next installment is set to hit theaters in a mere two weeks [can you feel the electric excitement coursing through the air? I can!], it is only fitting that I reveal who caught my eye and touched my heart most of all.
Entertainment Weekly has revealed four exclusive covers for their December 1 issue dedicated to Star Wars: The Last Jedi, along with a gallery of still images seen before in previous trailers and teasers. The first three covers feature Kylo Ren and Rey, Finn and Rose, and Poe Dameron with Admiral Holdo. The fourth cover, featuring Luke Skywalker and General Leia Organa, is exclusive to Barnes & Noble. While there are no explicit spoilers in the images themselves, there are hints of what’s to come in the text. If you have been avoiding all new TLJ related images and content, feel free to look away.
If not, you can see all the images below:
In which two fans — or possibly two sides of my own brain — debate which of the new crop of movies is better: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, or Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens
Do you play Disney Emoji Blitz? If not, you’ll probably want to check it out. For the first time ever, an exciting Star Wars event is coming to the popular mobile game! Find out more below:
For the first time in Disney Emoji Blitz, players will be able visit a galaxy far, far away during a limited-time Star Wars Villain event from Nov. 2 through Nov. 12.
These reviews of Star Wars Forces of Destiny will contain spoilers.
The Star Wars Forces of Destiny: Volume One premiered on the Disney Channel Sunday night, and it showcased a mix of old and new. Some episodes from the first run released during the summer were interspersed with new episodes, along with interludes featuring the delightful Maz Kanata (voiced by Lupita Nyong’o) as our guide through these adventures. (One of the new episodes, “Newest Recruit,” was released early and has been reviewed here.)
Here are my reviews for the latest episodes:
“STAR WARS FORCES OF DESTINY” TELEVISION SPECIALS DEBUT
OCTOBER 1st AND OCTOBER 29th ON DISNEY CHANNEL
Moments both big and small shape our heroes destinies in two half-hour “Star Wars Forces of Destiny” television specials on Disney Channel in October.
Featuring a total of eight never-before-seen installments, these specials showcase compilations of the popular animated shorts featuring Rey, Jyn Erso, Sabine Wren, Princess Leia, Ahsoka Tano and Padmé Amidala, as well as new episodes including Han Solo, Hera Syndulla, Finn, Maz Kanata and many others.
The October issue of Empire will feature much Star Wars: The Last Jedi goodness. In the last week, they’ve revealed their holographic covers for subscribers and newsstands, along with an image of Poe Dameron’s upgraded X-wing. Now they’ve released an exclusive image of Finn and Rose on the casino planet of Canto Bight. In this issue, there is also a conversation with Rian Johnson about The Last Jedi. A few highlights will be posted below.
There has been a lot of speculation, theorizing, and conjecture about Rey’s family since we first met her in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. We won’t go into any of that here, as Coffee With Kenobi doesn’t deal in any of those things, but Entertainment Weekly has revealed that the subject of Rey’s parentage will be a factor in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
First we hear from director Rian Johnson…
At the end of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Finn was not in the best of shape. The attack by Kylo Ren left him wounded in more ways than one, and as revealed by Entertainment Weekly in its ongoing coverage of The Last Jedi, it looks like Finn has had his fill of the Resistance. It falls to new character, Rose, to help him find his place.
From Entertainment Weekly:
On the heels of the release of the amazing behind-the-scenes video for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, character posters are here! The General — she’ll always be royalty to us! — Finn, and Rey are the first to be revealed. Should more be released, this post will be updated. For now, enjoy!
**UPDATED** to add Luke Skywalker, Kylo Ren, and Poe Dameron.