Have you heard of this thing? LEGO and Star Wars are putting out a silly new holiday special on Tuesday. It seems to involve Rey traveling through time and running into various characters, including everybody’s favorite, Baby Yoda.
Looks…watchable? Maybe? I don’t know. I don’t watch any of the LEGO Star Wars animated stuff. Seems focused on kids, while also trying to ape the humor of the big screen LEGO movies. But hey. We’re all fans of Star Wars here. We’re all fans of LEGO. So maybe this will be worth a watch.
LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special comes out on Disney+.
The next big animated Disney movie will be Raya and the Last Dragon, with the first trailer dropping yesterday. It looks pretty basic.
Doesn’t seem like much. Based on that trailer, it looks like there’s a character named Raya, and she’s going to search for the Last Dragon. That’s just the title. Throw in an adorable animal sidekick and you’ve got nothing else. But hey, new movies are always fun.
Raya and the Last Dragon comes out in March 2021…maybe.
The Mandalorian TV show returns on Oct. 30! Mando and The Child are out in space, on a journey of discovery! There’s gonna be action! There’s gonna be shooting! There’s maybe gonna be a race of enemy sorcerers!
Looks great! It’s just a teaser trailer for now. No sign of Ahsoka Tano or Boba Fett, both of whom are rumored to appear. But I can be patient. I can wait a month and a half and enjoy the show like everybody else. In the meantime, I still need to build my Razor Crest LEGO set.
It’s good to be excited about Star Wars again.
I am a huge fan of creator Leigh Lahav and her various cartoons on YouTube. She’s spent the past few years working on some outside projects, but now that quarantine is here, she’s found time to put out another parody video!
I need to hurry up and let coronavirus quarantine fuel my own creative adventures…
Anyway, Only Leigh is great, I love her videos, and now that I’m reminded of her Patreon, I need to seriously consider getting in on that. There are a lot of creators I really enjoy who could use as much support as they can get during this virus crisis.
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.
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!