One of the sources of this book is my own site; StarWarsInterviews.com, on which more than 170 interviews with the cast and crew of Star Wars.
I am therefore very proud of the mail I received from WR Miller, the author of this book, earlier today: The Star Wars Historical Sourcebook Volume 1: 1971-1976 will appear on 17 July 2018 and be on sale at Amazon.com (price nnb).
No less than Gary Kurtz (producer of Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back) has written the foreword in which he has to say this:
"Bob Miller has done a monumental job on this sourcebook and any true
Star Wars fan or scholar must have this work in their collection. "
More information about this book (which contains the 400 pages) is on Miller's site to read and of course there will be a review here!
Gina Carano cast in The Mandalorian?
Variety reports just now that they have heard from their sources that actress and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) star Gina Carano Pedro Pascal in The Mandalorian will play. Details about her role have not yet come out but with her background it is no different than that she will perform an active and dangerous character.
Carano became known for her MMA skills, she participated in competitions of organizations like Strikeforce and EliteXC. In addition to her fighting career, she was seen as an actress in films such as Haywire, Dead Pool en Fast & Furious 6.
The Mandalorian will appear in the fall of 2019 on Disney +, the new streaming service from Disney. The series is produced under the direction of Jon Favreau. Directors are Dave Filoni, Rick Famuyiwa, Deborah Chow, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Taika Waititi. The series takes place between Return of the Jedi en The Force Awakens.
Pedro Pascal is The Mandalorian?
The showrunner is known, the directors have been announced, the sets are built ... The only thing we still miss from Jon Favreau's live-action Star Wars series The Mandalorian are actors. That is changing now. According to Variety the role of the titular Mandalorian is offered to Pedro Pascal.
Pascal is best known by the general public as Oberyn Martell Game of Thrones. He also had great roles in it Narcos, Kingsman: The Golden Circle with The Great Wall. And now probably Star Wars!
The Mandalorian will appear in the fall of 2019 on Disney +, the new streaming service from Disney. The series is produced under the direction of Jon Favreau. Directors are Dave Filoni, Rick Famuyiwa, Deborah Chow, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Taika Waititi.
X-Wing Wave III announced
Always wanted a detailed miniature Jedi Starfighter? Which can! Games maker Fantasy Flight Games announced today Wave III for X-Wing. This wave mainly gives us the previously promised Clone Wars content with the new playable factions Republic and Seperatist.
Jedi and clones what the clock strikes in Wave III. The Galactic Republic pops into the game with three expansions. The ARC-170, Anakin's Delta-7 Jedi Starfighter, and the Guardians of the Republic Squadron Pack, which contains two V-19 Torrents and Obi-Wan's Jedi Starfighter. With characters like Anakin, Obi-Wan, Ahsoka and Palpatine the start has been made for a fleet of Force users.
The Separatist Alliance also flies the playing field with three expansions. Darth Maul's Sith Infiltrator, Vulture-class Droid Fighter, and the Servants or Strike Squadron Pack with Grievous' Belbullab-22 and two Vultures. With Maul, Dooku and Grievous the biggest villains from the old era are already represented. Now their swarm of droid starfighters still.
In addition to the new ships, two classics will also be transferred from the first version of X-Wing. The Z-95-AF4 Headhunter for Scum and the TIE Striker for Empire. No content that veterans have not already received in the conversion kits, but for new players two worthy additions.
X-Wing Wave III will be in stores in the spring of 2019. Curious? read our review from the basic game!
Live-action Cassian Andor TV series announced
StarWars.com reports just now that Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger announced today in a Disney Earnings Call that Lucasfilm will produce a live-action Cassian Andor series for Disney +, the new streaming service from Disney.
The series goes into production next year and follows the adventures of Cassian Andor in the early years of the Rebel Alliance and thus takes place before Rogue One: A Star Wars Story off. Diego Luna returns in the role of Cassian in this spy thriller in which we learn much more about his past during exciting missions in which Cassian cooperates to give hope to the galaxy in the battle against the Empire.
Luna says that returning to the Star Wars universe is very special for him. "I have so many memories of the great work that we have done together" he says. "We have a great adventure for us and this new format gives us the opportunity to explore the character further"
There is no release date or name for the show that has been added together with The Mandalorian Jon Favreau will be on Disney +.