The purpose of Star Wars Thrills is to put all the Star Wars news from the week of February 7, 2020 in one location. This week, we’ve got updates on Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, the new Star Wars hotel coming in 2021 to Walt Disney World Resort, more on the new Cassian and Obi-Wan Kenobi TV shows coming to the Disney+ streaming service, Funko’s Baby Yoda, behind-the-scenes looks at Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, and more!
If you read this each week, you should be able to converse fluently with any Star Wars fan on everything from the latest Star Wars developments to the latest toys. And maybe you’ll even share with them something that they might have missed.
Let’s get to it, and don’t hesitate to contact us if you have news or updates that you think should be included in the next installment of Star Wars Thrills!
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker News
Industrial Light & Magic unpacks the layers of work that went into Rise of Skywalker's most striking moments in an exclusive new video https://t.co/W2znwlUvnD
— VANITY FAIR (@VanityFair) February 4, 2020
— Jedi News (@JediNewsUK) February 1, 2020
The whole art direction and Aesthetic of TROS was pure 🔥 pic.twitter.com/S2whkAljlD
— James W. 🏳️🌈 (@OmgMoreJames) February 1, 2020
Yub nub! -B- pic.twitter.com/TzezFz9oK3
— The Star Wars Underworld (@TheSWU) February 1, 2020
This is the theme John Williams is talking about. It’s the Kylo Ren heroic theme. I absolutely love it BUT it’s not on the official soundtrack. 😿 #releasejohnwilliamsmusic https://t.co/hPvT4KbNei pic.twitter.com/f1MBvvvroK
— Riri (@Riri19911) February 1, 2020
Ajan Kloss: pic.twitter.com/sqoNog3NfF
— sleemo (@sleemo) February 1, 2020
— Fantha Tracks (@FanthaTracks) February 1, 2020
— Steve (whatever Kairos is) Suurgav (@SteveDunk5) February 2, 2020
Pssst! Did you know George Lucas is in “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker”?
Now you do.
(It’s true. All of it.) https://t.co/cykepsu3uv
— Clayton Sandell (@Clayton_Sandell) February 3, 2020
— Fantha Tracks (@FanthaTracks) February 4, 2020
— Fantha Tracks (@FanthaTracks) February 6, 2020
Television News and Rumors
Ewan McGregor chats with Jimmy Fallon about his Disney+ Obi-Wan Kenobi series and why he’s proud to play the chief misogynistic villain in Birds of Prey.
— Vital Thrills (@vitalthrillscom) February 4, 2020
New shots for Chapter 5 of The Mandalorian were created using elements & frames from A New Hope. The final version of Mos Eisley uses a new shot of the valley (note the shadows) and a new city, while the concept art uses a modified ANH shot. (2019)#StarWars #ANH #TheMandalorian pic.twitter.com/xPSsXMuzzs
— Star Wars Visual Comparisons (@StarWarsVisComp) December 7, 2019
Ewan is just so happy to play Kenobi again and I’m here for it. ❤️ #starwars
— Lacey “Space Trash” Gilleran (@laceygilleran) February 5, 2020
— TheForce.Net (@theforcenet) February 6, 2020
Around the Web
"He was way ahead of his time." Ashley Boone Jr. was the first black president of a major Hollywood studio and helped make George Lucas’ quirky space opera #StarWars a hit — and chances are you’ve never heard of him https://t.co/4XEo9pETgb
— The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) February 6, 2020
— Fantha Tracks (@FanthaTracks) February 2, 2020
Kathleen Kennedy was asked when we’ll be getting a female director for a Star Wars film. She responded that they’ve already got them, with women like Deborah Chow and Bryce Dallas Howard directing The Mandalorian episodes and Chow also taking on the Obi-Wan Kenobi series.
But those are not movies, of course, so Kennedy was asked a follow-up question about the possibility of a Star Wars movie finally getting a female director. “Oh, absolutely, without question,” she responded.
Here are Kathleen Kennedy's comments on a female director for a Star Wars movie in context and the progress update of the next Indiana Jones movie. I can't wait either ! pic.twitter.com/NVhfbPtwaJ
— Zcure1 (@Zcure1) February 2, 2020
— BAFTA (@BAFTA) February 3, 2020
We are excited to work with @propstore_com to present an extraordinary collection of Star Wars-inspired art in the Rancho Obi-Wan Death Star Auction!
View preview and register now! https://t.co/XExMJp5UVo
Bidding begins February 10th. #DeathStarAuction #RanchoObiWan pic.twitter.com/SzUsu1Jr6D
— Rancho Obi-Wan (@RanchoObiWan) January 31, 2020
— Jedi News (@JediNewsUK) January 31, 2020
— Steve (whatever Kairos is) Suurgav (@SteveDunk5) February 1, 2020
— Comic Book Resources (@CBR) February 2, 2020
— Phil Szostak (@PhilSzostak) February 2, 2020
— the RPF (@therpf) February 3, 2020
“This is a creature I designed for #RogueOne's Scarif planet. It’s a strange mix of salamander, gecko, poison dart frog, and snail. The scene [ended up getting cut] but it was still fun to work on!” – @ILMVFX concept artist Tyler Scarlet #StarWarshttps://t.co/B20as8bhaq pic.twitter.com/BziBNfjHFk
— Phil Szostak (@PhilSzostak) February 3, 2020
I did some unofficial paintings before the movie came out that was then made into a fan poster for the force awakens. Came out quite nicely… pic.twitter.com/s3bDrqxKDJ
— Paul Shipper (@paulshipper) February 4, 2020
“This is an early pre-production concept of Rio Durant from #SoloAStarWarsStory. We had a short brief that they wanted us to design a multi-armed ape-esque creature aka an octopus-monkey…” @ILMVFX concept artist Tyler Scarlet #StarWars https://t.co/FO0nw4LJ7X pic.twitter.com/oRAq9h2Lqd
— Phil Szostak (@PhilSzostak) February 5, 2020
Comics Watch: Marvel's 'Vader' Begins with a 'Star Wars' Shocker https://t.co/Gm8sZN7iHZ
— Heat Vision (@HeatVisionBlog) February 6, 2020
— Star Wars Books (@DelReyStarWars) February 4, 2020
— Jedi News (@JediNewsUK) February 3, 2020
The BB Update for Star Wars Battlefront 2 has rolled out and includes Resistance Hero BB-8 and First Order Villain BB-9E! pic.twitter.com/acRngPAofz
— IGN (@IGN) February 3, 2020
— Star Wars Events (@StarWarsEvents) February 3, 2020
— Star Wars (@starwars) February 5, 2020
Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser
Reservations will open later this year for Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, which debuts in 2021 at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. This new two-day and two-night vacation is an all-immersive experience that will take you to a galaxy far, far away.
— Yakface.com (@yak_face) January 31, 2020
More Baby Yoda merch! Funko is releasing adorable t-shirts of ‘The Child’ https://t.co/FUZqWf3NnN
— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) January 31, 2020
— Star Wars (@starwars) February 4, 2020
Later this year, Hasbro will release the latest addition to its #StarWars: The Vintage Collection line: a version of the Imperial Troop Transport, as it appeared in #TheMandalorian, as inspired by the original Hasbro vehicle https://t.co/cRKuX2eDt5
— The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) February 5, 2020
It's the @BeelineCreative Geeki Tiki Mug we've all been waiting for! Pre-order "The Child" from @Toynktoys today! Click here for all the details. #GeekiTiki #TheMandalorian #BabyYoda #StarWars https://t.co/By83Xc04yZ pic.twitter.com/ec5rSvyyby
— TheForce.Net (@theforcenet) February 6, 2020
— Yakface.com (@yak_face) February 6, 2020
Our agency is completely honored to be featured on the @starwars website as they share our official art for @disneyplus @themandalorian Each artists tells their story behind each piece. Go give the full article a read: https://t.co/Ezsay9qetS #thankyou pic.twitter.com/lzsPdQVnxP
— Poster Posse (@PosterPosse) February 5, 2020
— Star Wars (@starwars) February 6, 2020