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Star Wars News: More Kanan, Marvel’s Thrawn, New LEGO Millennium Falcon & Rey Auditions at Disneyland

Around the Galaxy: Star Wars News & Notes - Feb. 14, 2018

Spoilers for Solo: A Star Wars Story Ahead.

Vocationally stretched today, so just a few quick things…

Looking Good

Overnight, Disney XD posted this spectacular clip:

So glad to see some Star Wars Rebels footage before we go into Monday’s two-episode mid-season premiere.

Thrawn returns…

Tweep Stuart Conover pointed this out to me – a Q & A with Marvel’s Jody Houser:

Houser talked about her adaptation of Timothy Zahn’s novel with artist Luke Ross (as suggested by Heather Antos). Jody also spoke to Marvel.com regarding her feelings about Thrawn’s “villainy” in Zahn’s new canon novel:

The interesting thing is that Thrawn is much less of a villain in this novel than in any of his previous appearances. He’s a brilliant and collected tactician who is faced with bigotry and ego that makes little logical sense to him. Probably the most thrilling part is getting to work with a character I’ve been a fan of since I was a kid.

We agree, and can’t wait to get the first issue!

A Valentine’s Day treat from Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter’s Borys Kit delivered the goods this morning!

Kit wrote:

With a piece count of 1,414 and a price tag of $169.99, this Falcon comes with a young Han Solo, Chewbacca, Lando Calrissian, new character Qi’ra, a Kessel droid…and two other characters that are being kept secret at this time.

Check out the piece for pics of the Falcon, the blurb, and more info.

Take your first steps…

And, finally (for this edition of “Around the Galaxy”), Mike Celestino of Inside the Magic sent over some exciting news:

Mike wrote:

On the audition website, Disney reminds interested parties that whoever gets cast will “perform before thousands of guests each day in meet-and-greets at the Disneyland Resort.” It sounds like a perfect opportunity to any Star Wars fan who has dreamed of literally becoming Rey… as long as you meet Disneyland’s strict requirements for the part.

I guess that means I’m out. Oh well, I could always be a Gonk Droid. JB



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John Bishop

A graduate of Boston and Northeastern universities, John Bishop became the beat reporter for BostonBruins.com prior to the B’s 2006-07 hockey season. While with the Bruins, “Bish” traveled North America and Europe to cover the Black & Gold’s every move via laptop, blog, and smart phone. The co-author of two books, Bygone Boston and Full 60 to History: The Inside Story of the 2011 Stanley Cup Champion Boston Bruins, John covered the XXI Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver in 2010 and the B’s 2011 championship run and banner raising before taking a faculty/communications position at a prep school outside Boston in 2013. He lives with his wife Andrea and sons Jack, Scott, and Luke in central Massachusetts.
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