X-Wing 2.0 is coming! Fantasy Flight Games (FFG) have announced a new update to their extremely popular Star Wars X-Wing skirmish game. X-Wing was released in 2012 and took the competitive skirmish wargame industry by storm. Star Wars fans were happy to be able to enact the famous dogfights from the movies and soon, non-Star Wars gamers began to play as well, attracted to the fast-paced and extremely well thought-out skirmish system. X-Wing players select the ships they want to play with and add pilots and equipment as detailed by cards to make up the points cost for the game they are playing. During the game, players secretly select the movement options for their ships and simultaneously reveal them. This leads to an extremely tactical game of judging and guessing your opponents’ actions to allow your ships to fire, but deny theirs. FFG have decided that this year is the time to release X-Wing Second Edition, which will update several things for X-Wing players and allow … [Read more...] about X-Wing 2.0 – FFG Announce Star Wars X-Wing Second Edition
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After all the fanfare, theories, and speculation surrounding Rey’s parental reveal in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, they turned out to be… two nobodies. Surprise?! That may not be the end of the tale, though. J.J. Abrams is back on board for Star Wars 9 and, as Simon Pegg has recently revealed, he wanted to go in the complete opposite direction for the identities Rey’s mum and dad.Speaking on the Happy Sad Confused podcast (H/T Comicbook.com), Pegg (who had a cameo in Abrams’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens) explains that the now two-time Star Wars director had something very different in mind.“I know what J.J. intended or at least [the idea of] what was being chucked around. I think that’s been undone slightly by [The Last Jedi],” hints Pegg. “There was some talk about a kind of ‘relevant lineage’ for her… But I honestly don’t know, and I don’t know if anyone knows, we’ll see.”My first thought? … [Read more...] about Simon Pegg reveals J.J. Abrams had a different choice for Rey’s parents – will we see them in Star Wars 9?
Composer John Williams has been an integral part of the Star Wars series since the first movie back in 1977. Williams has scored every film in the ongoing Saga since then, including last year's The Last Jedi. However, the 86-year-old movie music legend has now confirmed that he will stop with next year's Episode IX.In a recent interview with Californian radio station KUSC, Williams explained that his ninth Star Wars score would also be his last. "We know JJ Abrams is preparing one [Star Wars movie] now that I will hopefully do next year for him," he said. "I look forward it. It will round out a series of nine, that will be quite enough for me."Williams provided the iconic music for the original trilogy, the much-maligned prequel trilogy, and both The Last Jedi and 2015's The Force Awakens. In 2016, Alexandre Desplat became the first new composer to tackle a Star Wars movie, when he was hired to score the spin-off Rogue One. Bourne Identity composer John Powell will score the upcoming … [Read more...] about Legendary Star Wars Composer Leaving After Episode 9
While practically every movie has deleted scenes, few of them are as sought after as moments cut out of Star Wars films. That's why a simple birthday greeting from Star Wars: The Last Jedi's Mark Hamill to his co-star in the film Laura Dern is getting so much attention. Warning: The following contains spoilers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi.In the message, which Hamill posted to Instagram, he writes, "SHOUT OUT to [Laura Dern] for no particular reason other than being one of my all-time favorite actors & for being a genuinely nice person. It was nice almost working with you. xoxo from your deleted-scene partner."SHOUT OUT to @LauraDern for no particular reason other than being one of my all-time favorite actors & for being a genuinely nice person. It was nice almost working with you. 😍 xoxo from your deleted-scene partner- mh #YouReallyGotAHoldoOnMeA post shared by Mark Hamill (@hamillhimself) on Feb 10, 2018 at 3:01pm PSTA deleted scene featuring both Hamill's Luke … [Read more...] about Star Wars: The Last Jedi’s Mark Hamill Just Teased A Game-Changing Deleted Scene
It’s been a while since we saw The Force Awakens for the first time, but with Star Wars: The Last Jedi hitting cinemas this week, it’s probably time to recap what happened. More importantly, all the questions we had after watching Episode 7. In case you can’t remember, there were A LOT. From why Rey was abandoned on Jakku, to what turned Ben Solo to the Dark Side, below are the 14 biggest questions Episode 8 needs to answer (or else!). Read and on and get ready for The Last Jedi release. Oh, and spoilers for The Force Awakens below obviously, so if you haven’t seen it yet… well, I don’t even know why you’re here. 1. What’s the beef between Kylo Ren and General Hux? Do those guys have issues or do they have issues?! The tension between Snoke’s two second-in-commands is so palpable you could cut it with a knife. All the tantrums, stink eye, and out right insults made me feel like I was watching Mean Girls all over again and it’s … [Read more...] about 14 questions from Star Wars: The Force Awakens that The Last Jedi needs to answer