Category Archives: Star Wars

The Star Wars That Could Have Been

I’m a big fan of Mr. Sunday Movies, a YouTube podcaster from Australia who has been doing pop culture shenanigans for years now. His latest project is as fun as they come! He and animator Ethan Taylor have put together a video of Collin Trevorrow’s unused script for Star Wars: Episode 9.

Behold!

That’s really fun stuff! That animation is brilliant. Such a great job. It looks so smooth, with great comedic timing. And the movie looks like fun, too. I can’t say if it’s better than the Episode 9 we did get, but it definitely looks good. And, again, it’s a monumental animation project! Just what we need in lockdown.

I was OK with The Rise of Skywalker. But man, the whole sequel trilogy could have been so much better…

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6 Other Star Wars Cartoon Characters Who Should Jump to Live Action

The most exciting news in pop culture this past week was the reveal that Rosario Dawson has been cast as a live action Ahsoka Tano for the second season of The Mandalorian! Even if Hollywood was still up and running like normal, this would still be the most exciting news for me! Ahsoka is a great character, Rosario is a great actor, and The Mandalorian is a great show!

So who else should make the jump from cartoon to live action Star Wars?

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White lightsabers will soon become live action canon!

This is all about synergy. Obviously the Star Wars movies are incredibly popular, but there’s an even bigger world of bonus cartoon and comic material churning away under the Disney umbrella: The Clone Wars, Rebels, Resistance, a whole heck of a lot of Marvel comics, even more novels, and a video game or two. Before this upcoming Ashoka appearance, we already had Saw Gerrera jump from The Clone Wars to Rebels to the film Rogue One. As a Star Wars fan, this sort of thing is thrilling, and I want to see more of it!

As a rule, I’m going to restrict my list to characters who have appeared in Disney products. There are a million Legacy/Expanded Universe characters out there, and Disney is not likely to use them. So I’m going to limit my ideas to six in-Disney-canon Star Wars characters that I want to see make the jump into full-on live action, whether it be in a new film, The Mandalorian or one of the other upcoming live action projects!

Join me after the jump! And feel free to share your hopes and dreams in the comments!

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Rosario Dawson Has Been Cast as Ahsoka Tano in The Mandalorian!

As if The Mandalorian couldn’t get any better! Word broke today that Ahsoka Tano will make the jump to live action for the upcoming second season, and she will be played by Rosario Dawson! Slashfilm broke the news, and it’s been confirmed by the likes of Variety.

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Oh man, this is just the coolest news!

If you’ve never heard of Ahsoka Tano, she’s this badass rogue Jedi that was introduced in The Clone Wars cartoon as the padawan of Anakin Skywalker. Before turning to the Dark Side, Anakin was a full-on Jedi teacher and had this scrappy young padawan. Ahsoka’s story was pretty great (and is continuing in the new season 7, currently coming out on Disney+), and she ended the series in limbo — only to then return a bit older and a bit wiser in the Rebels cartoon.

Basically, this is a character introduced in the bonus Star Wars cartoons and continues to jump between shows as her ongoing story stretches across multiple programs! That’s pretty darn cool!

And to make matters even cooler, she’s joining The Mandalorian! This was already a hit show, but now it’s getting this injection of pure Star Wars awesomeness! This is just so damn cool.

Think about it: what’s Mando supposed to do with Baby Yoda? He doesn’t know the Force! So someone has to teach the little dude how to control his power. Perhaps that someone will be…Ahsoka Tano!

Ahsoka Tano taking on Baby Yoda as her own padawan is pretty much the most fan-pleasing thing I can imagine happening in Star Wars. So I am pleased.

Here’s hoping the world doesn’t succumb to a virus apocalypse before we can watch this excellent show again!

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The World is Ready for a Gungan Jedi in Star Wars

Ever since playing Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, I have been obsessed with the idea of a Gungan Jedi. I thought the game was fine, but most people seem to have loved it. They especially love the protagonist, Cal Kestis, a former Jedi Padawan who must strike out on his own in the wake of the infamous Order 66.

I loathe Cal Kestis. He represents everything wrong with Star Wars these days. The last thing we need is another straight, white, cisgender, human male Jedi protagonist. In a universe as diverse as Star Wars, can we not get more creative with our Jedi heroes?

Specifically, whatever happened to Roo-Roo Page?

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If you don’t immediately know Roo-Roo Page, she was a Force-sensitive Gungan girl who starred in the “Children of the Force” episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. She was one of several Force-sensitive infants that the bounty hunter Cad Bane sought to kidnap for Darth Sidious. Suffice to say, the good guys won and Roo-Roo Page was not kidnapped by the bad guys. She stayed with her family.

The episode took place in 21 BBY in the Star Wars timeline. Revenge of the Sith occurs in 19 BBY. So Roo-Roo would be about 3-years-old at the time of Order 66, which is about the age that children are taken by the Jedi to begin their training.

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What I’m saying is, it wouldn’t be too crazy to come up with a way for a 3-year-old Gungan to survive Order 66. And then she’d be a teenager around the time of Star Wars: Rebels or Rogue One. It wouldn’t be too crazy!

Honestly, I just want to see a badass Gungan warrior woman with a lightsaber cutting her way through Stormtroopers and teaming up with an older Ahsoka Tano. There have been plenty of Jedi that survived Order 66, and it’s time to introduce one that isn’t a human male.

The world is ready for a badass Gungan Jedi! Or, at least, I am ready.

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Star Wars is Doing a New Thing Called The High Republic

Now that the Skywalker Saga is over, Star Wars is apparently going to really take off! They’ve just announced something called The High Republic, which is going to be a new publishing surge set a thousand or so years before the regular Star Wars stuff.

Personally, I’ve never cared much for the Old Republic era. It’s just not for me. I know there are lightsabers and whatnot, but that isn’t enough! Granted, I stopped reading Star Wars novels a bunch of years ago, so maybe The High Republic isn’t for me anyway.

But hey, perhaps it’s for you, and therefore I’m glad to let you know!

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