Star Wars

Interview: The Skywalker Legacy Director talks about capturing the magic of Star Wars Episode IX

March 26, 2020

Last week I caught up with Director Debs Paterson, who was tasked the monumental duty of documenting everything that happened during the 7 months of filming Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker. The result is the two hour documentary The Skywalker Legacy, that accompanies the home release of the film (on digital now […]

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If The Mandalorian is a sign of what’s to come, Disney Plus may truly offer Star Wars fans salvation

February 13, 2020

A month or so after wrapping up the release of its first season, it’s fair to say that The Mandalorian lived up to the hype. Baby Yoda? Amazing. Taika Waititi‘s episode? A highlight of anything Star Wars, ever. And though the waits for some may have been painful, the move away from the “series dump” […]

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Film Review: Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker is full of fan service but lacks wow factor

December 19, 2019

Who would have thought that the space opera that is Star Wars would span 42 years, multiple generations of fans and be the tentpole blockbuster series and franchise behemoth that it is today. It began with A New Hope in 1977 and the introduction of Luke Skywalker. It ends with The Rise of Skywalker in […]

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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Review: The Force is Strong with This One

November 18, 2019

Like the galaxy, the library of Star Wars video games is incredibly vast. As a huge Star Wars fan, every new experience becomes an automatic purchase, the hope that each new title will be better than the last. A true digital representation of the Star Wars universe in the palm of my hands. While some […]

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Disney D23 Expo 2019 Announcements Drop A Huge Slate Of New Content

August 27, 2019

Over the weekend Disney held its sixth D23 Expo, an event where the company gets to showcase all its forthcoming news and announcements to both the media and the general public. In a surprising turn after dropping the official launch announcement less than a week ago for Disney+ the company has come charging out of […]

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Disney+ Set To Launch In Australia and New Zealand November 2019

August 20, 2019

The streaming video on demand (SVOD) market in Australia is already teeming with both paid and free services. But another heavy hitter has now laid down a challenge to the global behemoth of Netflix and looks set to shake things up. The House of Mouse is now officially bringing Disney+ to Australia from 19 November […]

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Disneyland’s new adventures in Batuu go far, far beyond the Star Wars Ride

July 2, 2019

If you haven’t heard about the new addition to California’s Disneyland, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, by now, it’s likely you have been living under a space rock. The level of hype about the new attraction – which as we pointed out when it opened was just one single ride – has been the highest I’ve […]

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Why did Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge only launch with one new ride at Disneyland?

June 4, 2019

When Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge (also known simply as “Star Wars Land”) officially opened its doors to the public on Friday at California’s iconic theme park Disneyland  – strictly to those who had reserved the privilege in advance – some may have been surprised to discover that after all that hype, and all those years […]

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The first Star Wars: Episode IX trailer is here, and there’s a lot more Skywalker than you expected

April 12, 2019

The first trailer for Star Wars Episode IX just dropped and there is a LOT to unpack. Firstly, the title of the film: The Rise of Skywalker. Though both Luke narrates the piece and Leia makes a tearful appearance (cue the tissues), this will no doubt once again enlighten debate as to the lineage of […]

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Star Wars Identities: The Exhibition has opened at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney

November 29, 2018

An interactive exhibition titled, Star Wars Identities has opened at Sydney’s Powerhouse Museum. Designed for fans of all ages, the exhibition allows visitors to build their own unique and personal Star Wars character as they move through each interactive station. At the end of the exhibition, visitors will get to meet their unique creation.

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Star Wars rides (and music score) finally revealed for Disney Parks as a slew of new attractions revealed

November 20, 2018

In celebration of 90 years of Mickey Mouse, Disney Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products Chairman Bob Chapek has shared the many new and exciting ways to celebrate the beloved mouse, as well as sharing more about the multi-year transformation of Epcot that includes new spectaculars designed to honour the park’s original vision. Along with these, […]

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Disney takes on Netflix: Everything you need to know about the exclusive new content coming to Disney+

November 14, 2018

Production giant Disney has finally confirmed the name of its long talked about streaming device. The name, Disney+, might not be the most creative, but it will contain the beloved classics and well as new features and might put other streaming platforms to shame. The new direct-to-customer service will go online in late 2019. CEO Bob […]

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Interview: Visual Effects Supervisor Patrick Turbach talks Solo and the making of the Kessel Run

October 18, 2018

Earlier this year the latest Lucasfilm epic, Solo: A Star Wars Story hit the theatres around the world, and is now available on DVD and Blu-Ray. Academy Award-winning director, Ron Howard put a story into place about the beloved heroes Han Solo and Chewbacca. Packed with star-studded cast, and plenty of mind-blowing visual effects, the […]

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Watch Childish Gambino explain what it’s like to portray Lando through fashion

June 4, 2018

Solo: A Star Wars Story has topped the Australian box office this weekend, claiming the number 1 spot thanks to a little touch of Calrissian charisma. In a newly released featurette Lando Style with Donald Glover, we get to go behind the scenes with actor Donald Glover (The Martian) as we get a sneak peek […]

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Film Review: Solo: A Star Wars Story (USA, 2018) is the epitome of fun fan servicing

May 20, 2018

Once again we return to a galaxy far, far away for another installment in the “A Star Wars Story” films. This time we explore the back story of one of our favourite rogues Han Solo, the people and aliens he meets up with, and their misadventures aboard the iconic Millenium Falcon. We first meet Han […]

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Crumpler Goes Galactic With Limited Edition Star Wars Collaboration

April 23, 2018

Iconic Australian luggage and bag company Crumpler are heading to a galaxy far far away with a limited edition collaboration with the global entertainment franchise Star Wars and it will be landing on, you guessed it, May the Fourth 2018 (aka Star Wars Day). The series will feature eight difference pieces of bag and tech […]

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Mark Hamill regrets bad mouthing Rian Johnson’s treatment of Luke Skywalker in The Director and The Jedi

March 13, 2018

Earlier today at SXSW, the new documentary The Director and the Jedi held its premiere, with a few very special guests in attendance. The documentary is available as part of the home release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which is in stores this month. Mark’s hesitance with the evolution of the character and poignant […]

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Disney Parks are getting a lot of new rides and attractions over the next two years

February 13, 2018

Yeah Disney’s biannual company expo D23 has just wound up its first stop for 2018 in Japan, dropping a slew of trailers for Disney properties and many major company announcements. Among these announcements are a number of high-profile additions coming to Disney Parks across the world including some of your Disney-Pixar faves, a ton of […]

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Feature: What does a potential Lando Star Wars story look like?

February 12, 2018

When the Solo: A Star Wars Story trailer dropped recently, everyone had one name on their lips. Lando. It’s not that people weren’t excited about seeing a young Han, or finding out how he met Chewie, or seeing the maiden flight of a surprisingly clean Millennium Falcon. It’s that there he was. Lando frigging Calrissian. […]

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Film Review: Star Wars: The Last Jedi (USA, 2017) is loaded with emotional battles to win and lose

December 13, 2017

With every new Star Wars film comes the obvious comparisons to its predecessors. Yes there are epic space battles between X-Wings and Tie Fighters. Yes there are wild twirling lightsaber fights. And most importantly there is the deep, spiritual and emotional journey of our characters (some more than others). These have always and will always […]

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Supanova Interview: Star Wars Puppeteer Brian Herring talks bringing BB-8 to life & The Han Solo Film!

November 8, 2017

With Star Wars: The Last Jedi on the verge of release, on the verge of madness and on the verge of probably breaking even more box office records, I got to speak to Brian Herring, famous Puppeteer who helped bring the lovable and adorable BB-8 to life on screen for the first time in Star […]

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EA shutters Visceral Games, in-development Star Wars title delayed indefinitely

October 17, 2017

Electronic Arts have closed the doors on in-house developer Visceral Games. The publisher announced the closure in a blog post from executive vice president Patrick Söderlund, along with the news that they would be making rather sweeping changes to Visceral’s still unnamed Star Wars adventure game. 

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Our first impressions from the Star Wars Battlefront II beta

October 8, 2017

This week we had the chance to explore the open beta version of Star Wars Battlefront II, which featured a limited range of maps and modes to explore, as well as new characters, weapons and a whole lot of loot. Chief among the modes present was the ultra fun Strike Mode, which allowed players to […]

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Disney’s Star Wars Land gets a name, new concept art and a themed resort in Orlando

August 7, 2017

At the recent D23 expo, we were finally able to uncover some more details about the highly anticipated Star Wars theme parks set to land at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World in Anaheim and Orlando, respectively, in 2019. Yes it’s a ways away, but these kind of conferences are all about putting the hype into hyperspace […]

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The first teaser for Star Wars: The Last Jedi trended worldwide across the Easter weekend

April 17, 2017

Currently the number one trending video worldwide on YouTube and attracting 25 million views in less than 72 hours, it’s safe to say that Star Wars: The Last Jedi‘s first teaser trailer made its impact over the Easter weekend. And that number just takes into account the ONE official YouTube channel. The trailer had its […]

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MICF Review: Joel Creasey: Poser (Performances until April 23rd)

April 2, 2017

I am no stranger to the man that is Joel Creasey and with a career as successful as his, you’re a downright nuffy if you haven’t heard of him! I saw his show at last year’s MICF and looooved it, but there is something about this year’s that is a whole other level. Yes, Creasey will […]

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EA officially announces Star Wars Battlefront II

March 29, 2017

Though its existence has been something of an open secret for a while now, Electronic Arts have formally announced the follow-up to their 2015 shooter Star Wars Battlefront. Moreover, Star Wars Battlefront II will have its first official showing at Star Wars Celebration 2017.

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Disneyland’s Star Wars Land to launch in California and Orlando in time for Episode IX

February 13, 2017

First announced back in 2015, just before the release of The Force Awakens, Disney has finally confirmed the opening date of their highly-anticipated Star Wars themed lands at Disneyland in California and Walt Disney World in Orlando. The new areas in the park will open in 2019, ahead of the release of Star Wars Episode […]

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Book Review: Brian Jay Jones’ George Lucas, A Life (2016) does justice to the creator of Star Wars

January 23, 2017

Following on from documenting the life of the great Jim Henson, author Brian Jay Jones has given us another comprehensive biography, (and international best seller), this time of Star Wars creator George Lucas in George Lucas, A Life. George Lucas, A Life opens in March 1976 with Lucas having a tough time filming in Tunisia […]

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Film Review: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (M, USA, 2016) is action packed and ruthless

December 15, 2016

The Star Wars saga is set to continue, this time with the first stand alone film in its ‘Anthology’ series. Singular films that will showcase interconnected stories or characters that basically provide an extended universe to our main trilogies. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is first out of the gates and has a lot […]

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