COMING MAY 27TH, 2022 - 'OBI-WAN KENOBI' - THE EVENT MINI-SERIES

COMING MAY 27TH, 2022 - 'OBI-WAN KENOBI' - THE EVENT MINI-SERIES

Wednesday, 25 May 2022

HAPPY 45TH BIRTHDAY TO THE ORIGINAL 'STAR WARS'!

Classic character and vehicles art linked to the film's original Japanese release, by Noriyoshi Ohrai.


"You take two hours out of your life to see Star Wars. But you become a kid again for two hours. You have two hours of adventure and romance, the world is terrific, and you come out of the movie theater feeling great. I think what the movie shows is that people are looking for hope. That's what this picture is about. The good wins out. Life can be just wonderful."


ALAN LADD, JR - 1977



Monday, 23 May 2022

'THE CLONE WARS' - SALUTING JAMES ARNOLD TAYLOR - 'THE OTHER' OBI-WAN KENOBI!

Obi-Wan Kenobi debuts his new look for the opening season of The Clone Wars animated series.

Seventeen years on from his last onscreen performance as Obi-Wan Kenobi in Revenge of the Sith, Ewan McGregor returns to the iconic prequel era-launched role in the eagerly awaited titular series this Friday, 27th May on Disney+. This new six-episode adventure will obviously be spectacular and ultimately have a special place in fans' hearts worldwide. But let's not forget and applaud that other actor who has splendidly played/voiced the Jedi role in the realms of numerous Star Wars animation series and media spin-offs for the creatively inspired period in between McGregor's on screen portrayals: the consistently excellent actor James Arnold Taylor, who brought further nobility, heroism, drama, humour and pathos to the role of Obi-Wan Kenobi especially during The Clone Wars animated series' acclaimed era. 

His final animated visage getting closer to the events of Revenge of the Sith.

James Arnold Taylor and his animated alter-ego.



Star Wars Aficionado salutes you, Mister Taylor! 

And long may you continue to voice/play in the George Lucas universe-created sandbox...

'SOLO': BLASTERS AWAY!


Heroes-in-the-making, smugglers and shady mercenaries lock weapons against anyone who stands in their way in this great Japanese territory related art for Solo: A Star Wars Story from 2018.


C'mon Disney+, when in blazes will there be a well-deserved Han Solo limited edition mini-series with Alden Ehrenreich? Fans want to see it!

Saturday, 21 May 2022

'OBI-WAN KENOBI': ARRIVAL OF THE INQUISITORS!


Now arrived on Tatooine, the ruthless Grand Inquisitor and his acolytes in lightsaber-wielding terror are hunting for an outlaw Jedi. But is it Obi-Wan Kenobi whom they are ultimately seeking? 

A memorable trailer image from the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi event series, debuting exclusively on Disney+ from 27th May, 2022.

More series news:

Friday, 20 May 2022

EPISODE VIII: SMALL TALK!


There's always time for gossip, whatever shape and sized the intergalactic life form you may be in the Star Wars galaxy, as demonstrated by three of the ever-adorable Porgs of Ahch-To, huddling for communication in this lovely shot of the lively creatures from The Last Jedi

Tuesday, 17 May 2022

OUT NOW - 'VANITY FAIR' INVESTIGATES THE 'STAR WARS' TV EMPIRE....


Vanity Fair magazine's always extensive, gorgeous photo-packed coverage of the live-action Star Wars universe is back with a bang via their July 2022 TV issue, celebrating and revealing the exciting secrets of the universe-building realms of the saga's hugely successful TV empire vis Disney+. Iconic photographer Annie Leibovitz returns to deliver some spectacular new pictures covering the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi, Ahsoka, The Mandalorian, and Andor event series.

The new issue of Vanity Fair is out later this month.


The main trio characters of Obi-Wan Kenobi, and a superb first proper look at the Vader costume.

Gathering for the cover.

Ewan and Hayden - back in duelling action rehearsal.

Grogul and Jon Favreau.

Custodians of the former Lucas empire.

And more TV Star Wars to come...






OUT NOW - 'STAR WARS - BROTHERHOOD'


2022 is shaping up to be an incredible year for fans of the the epic prequel universe created by George Lucas, what with the expansive Twentieth Anniversary celebrations worldwide for Attack of the Clones and the upcoming, eagerly awaited return of Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen in the Disney+ exclusive Obi-Wan Kenobi mini-series, airing from 27th May, 2022 onwards. And in between all that Force-packed excitement, we also have an acclaimed, all-new original adventure to savour for our Jedi hero icons Obi-Wan Kenobi (aka 'The Negotiator') and Anakin Skywalker ('The Hero Without Fear') - Brotherhood - as they embark on a dangerous, complex and emotionally challenging mission that takes them to the unusual bridge world civilisation of Cato Neimoidia and its creepy, duplicitous race of Neimoidians (beings who often cite their so-called conflict neutrality!), in an intriguing timeline set within the start of the infamous Clone Wars, and a situation that will ultimately be referenced early on by our Master and Knight during Coruscant affairs taking place during EPISODE III. 

Mike Chen, who previously contributed a tale to the popular The Empire Strikes Back - From A Certain Point of View in 2020,  delivers a solid, building adventure in Brotherhood that captures all the finest aspects of this era of the Star Wars saga - action, intrigue, mystery and danger - whilst presenting further dimensions to our prime heroes that will surely reward viewers who have always loved these special characters- an edgy but ultimately devoted Jedi pairing.

Here's the official release blurb for the book, out now in UK hardback from Del Rey.

Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker must stem the tide of the raging Clone Wars and forge a new bond as Jedi Knights.

The Clone Wars have begun. Battle lines are being drawn throughout the galaxy. With every world that joins the Separatists, the peace guarded by the Jedi Order is slipping through their fingers.

After an explosion devastates Cato Neimoidia, the jewel of the Trade Federation, the Republic is blamed and the fragile neutrality of the planet is threatened. The Jedi dispatch Obi-Wan Kenobi, one of the Order's most gifted diplomatic minds, to investigate the crime and maintain the balance that has begun to dangerously shift. As Obi-Wan investigates with the help of a heroic Neimoidian guard, he finds himself working against the Separatists who hope to draw the planet into their conspiracy-and senses the sinister hand of Asajj Ventress in the mists that cloak the planet.

Amid the brewing chaos, Anakin Skywalker rises to the rank of Jedi Knight. Despite the mandate that Obi-Wan travel alone-and his former master's insistence that he listen this time-Anakin's headstrong determination means nothing can stop him from crashing the party, and bringing along a promising but conflicted youngling.

Once a Padawan to Obi-Wan, Anakin now finds himself on equal-but uncertain-footing with the man who raised him. The lingering friction between them increases the danger for everyone around them. The two knights must learn a new way to work together-and they must learn quickly, to save Cato Neimoidia and its people from the fires of war. To overcome the threat they face they must grow beyond master and apprentice. They must stand together as brothers.

Some memorable excerpts:


Get the book here (also available in audio book form):




Monday, 16 May 2022

ROGUE ONE: THE CRIMINAL HEROINE!


From on the run criminal to savour of the Rebel Alliance and its historic battle against the Galactic Empire. Courageous, inspirational and a tough fighter, all these aspects of Jyn Erso's character are well represented in this great poster from the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story merchandising/poster campaign of 2016 - note the bottom half of the composition - a possible deleted scene moment of her outdoors during the originally filmed infiltration of Scarif's Imperial Base.