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CHARLES SOULE ON THE RESISTANCE’S BEST PILOT AND WHAT’S NEXT IN MARVEL’S POE DAMERON

For the entire run of Charles Soule’s Poe Dameron comic book series, readers have gotten the chance to experience the wit, bravery, and unselfish nature of the best pilot in the Resistance. We also have been introduced to Black Squadron, a muscular Hutt, and a compelling new villain. With a new storyline coming this May, StarWars.com e-mailed with Soule about what makes Poe Dameron unique, his Black Squadron copilots, and why Agent Terex is the perfect foil for the titular character.


StarWars.com: Ever since fans were introduced to the characters in The Force Awakens, people have been drawn to Poe Dameron. swtor credis  What is it about the character that you find so compelling, and how do you channel that into the Poe Dameron series?
Charles Soule: I won’t lie — writing a swashbuckling expert pilot with charisma for miles won’t ever be a drag. Poe the character brings an energy to his scenes that’s pretty undeniable, like a feedback loop of fun and focus. Now, I know I’m writing abo…

HAN AND CHEWIE GET INTO SOME BOUNTY HUNTER TROUBLE – THANKS TO SANA STARROS – IN THIS LAST SHOT EXCERPT

Han Solo and Sana Starros have…a bit of a bumpy history, to put it lightly. Sana debuted in the pages of Marvel’s Star Wars comic, shortly after the destruction of the first Death Star, trying to track down our favorite scoundrel and claiming to be his wife — which she was and wasn’t. (It’s complicated.)


And now, in Daniel José Older’s Last Shot novel — coming April 17 and available for pre-order — she’s back. In StarWars.com’s exclusive excerpt set before A New Hope, Han, Chewie, and Sana find themselves in Maz’s castle…battling some very upset bounty hunters.
Update: You can listen to the audiobook version of this excerpt, read by Daniel José Older himself, via the player below!


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Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. “What was that—” Han yelled, and then a blaster shot shrieked through the air from the doorway.
Han was on the floor before he’d realized he’d jumped for cover. Above him, Maz dished out rushed commands as the few patrons left s…

IN STAR WARS REBELS, MAUL’S INFLUENCE SHOWED EZRA BRIDGER THE DARK SIDE

After coming back from near-death many times, Maul became a bitter castoff of the Sith, forced to fend for himself years after his abandonment by Darth Sidious. With Star Wars Rebels coming to an end on Monday, March 5 at 8:30 p.m. EDT on Disney XD, it’s important to remember that Maul’s influence was a major stepping stone along Ezra Bridger’s Jedi journey.
Ezra’s brief time at Maul’s side reveals the young Jedi’s vulnerabilities, giving him a greater understanding of where he falls on the spectrum between light and dark. Their partnership is a story born from the era in which it is set: the dark times, when the Jedi are floundering without structure and the powers of the dark side influence our rebel heroes in mysterious and world-shattering ways. Ezra is looking for answers, and Maul identifies Ezra’s inexperience in order to use him to further the former Sith’s own ends. Maul teaches Ezra about the trust required between a teacher and an apprentice, but because those teachings co…

REBELS REVISITED: 5 ESSENTIAL SABINE WREN EPISODE

Looking for a way to introduce Star Wars Rebels to your friends? Or perhaps you’d like to revisit key moments from the series before it returns? Look no further than Rebels Revisited.
Over the next four weeks, we’ll be providing five episodes worthy of a re-watch (or a first watch) all centered around the journey of one member of the Ghost crew — to get  swtor credits you back into that Rebels state of mind. In case you missed it, check out the first post on Ezra Bridger.
In this installment… Sabine Wren, whose art helped accelerate the spark of rebellion across the galaxy and whose heart helped her to overcome a difficult past. Sabine has become the very model of a modern Mandalorian over four seasons of Star Wars Rebels, and these episodes depict her growth beautifully.

1. “Blood Sisters” (Season 2, Episode 8)
Sabine’s murky past begins to clear up when she encounters her old friend Ketsu Onyo. They soon find themselves on opposite sides when Sabine discovers they’re after the same…

6 HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE STAR WARS REBELS MID-SEASON FOUR TRAILE

Our first glance at the last we’ll see of Star Wars Rebels has arrived. The stakes have never been higher, and the fight has never been as perilous.


But the Ghost crew has never been more united. And this trailer balances those growing stakes with their determination to fight the Empire. There are moments of despair, revelation, and hope. These are the six that stood out to me.

1. Ezra’s journey.
More than anything else, Rebels has been the story of Ezra Bridger. And this trailer does a fantastic job of grounding you in his story before offering visions of his future. From his first steps into the larger world of the Force, to his (thankfully) brief dark side temptation, to his growing beyond himself to befriend clones, Loth-cats, and others throughout his travels, the opening to this trailer makes me thankful for such a fantastic Star Wars character, and swtor credits  excited for what’s to come.


2. My Emperor.
My Imperial heart leapt for joy when the unmistakable voice of Ian McDia…

STAR WARS: BEST OF 2017

For Star Wars, this was a year of new experiments, the release of highly-anticipated sequels, and a few surprises. And porgs, of course. In this special feature, the writers of StarWars.com look back on highlights from throughout 2017.


Star Wars Rebels Ups the Stakes and Barrels Toward Its Conclusion
Between the second half of Season Three and the beginning of Season Four, Star Wars Rebels gave fans some incredible moments. I laughed, I cried, I yelled at executive producer Dave Filoni several times. We saw characters introduced in 2016, like Thrawn and Saw Gererra, become more defined and more terrifying. Thrawn’s domination and eventual defeat of the rebels have brought us to Yavin and closer to the events of Rogue One. Sabine helped put the Darksaber into the hands of Bo-Katan Kryze and give Mandalore its first real leader in years. To the delight of fans (and, of course, myself), 2017 also saw the first on-screen kiss between Hera and Kanan. You could practically hear the fandom …

TAKING A STAR TOURS TRIP TO CRAIT, BATUU, AND MORE AT DISNEY’S HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS

On November 17, a group of select journalists were invited to experience the latest update to the popular Star Tours attraction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. It was an opportunity to visit one of the newest locations in the Star Wars universe, Crait, along with more locations and surprises. Not only did Star Tours deliver, but also so did Hollywood Studios, which showcases a bevy of Star Wars themed opportunities for fans and theme park goers alike. StarWars.com went along for the ride.


Early in the morning, we went through the front gates of the theme park (before it was open to the general public), and headed straight for Star Tours. As the ride started, and our StarSpeeder left the hangar, Rey could be seen in the distance as we made a quick exit through a barrage of First Order TIEs and Star Destroyers. Our first stop (Star Tours has randomized different locales in the Star Wars universe since May 2011) led to Jakku (which has been an option on the attraction since November 2015…