#AroundTheGalaxy: Shorts in the Cockpit, Bringing L337 to Life, Episode IX Title Speculation and a Hondo on Batuu Book

Star Wars News & Notes: January 5, 2019

Mark Hamill never ceases to amuse me with his easy online demeanor and good-natured hi-jinks

Most recently, Luke Skywalker’s alter ego was asked for some Star Wars trivia.

Either I had forgotten about this tidbit or I have never heard this before, but the picture of in my mind’s eye alone has me LOL’ing; that and the mischievous smile  that I’m sure was spreading across Mr. Hamill’s his face as he typed this up:

Also hilarious, was:

Nothing wrong with being trolled by Luke Skywalker. Amiright Kylo Ren?

Also cool was the latest post from ILM; this time highlighting the group’s work with Phoebe Waller-Bridge. I’m not sure it’s possible to be in love with a droid (especially a fictional one), but L33T certainly won my heart as I watched Solo: A Star Wars Story.

Meanwhile, The Hollywood Reporter weighed in with a theory on Star Wars: Episode IX’s title:

Ash Crossan of ET rebutted:

And Forbes’ Scott Mendelson added:

Then, finally, StarWars.com helps us bring Batuu (and Hondo) further into canon with their post:

The site explained:

Today, StarWars.com is pleased to give you your first look at the opening pages from the new book as well as a glimpse at a second excerpt, torn straight from one of Hondo’s daring escapades. As many Star Wars fans and readers already know, soon you’ll be able to visit the planet Batuu and the village of Black Spire Outpost at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, coming this summer to Disneyland Park and this fall to Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Learn about this exotic Outer Rim destination below and pick up your own copy for additional stories including Hondo’s run-in with the mighty Wookiee Chewbacca, the pilot and scoundrel Han Solo, and more.

Check out the excerpt here.

Okay, that’s it for now. If you see something that everyone should know, pass it along to @jmbishopjr. 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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