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Star Wars Thrills: The Bad Batch Series, Mandalorian, Kenobi & More


The purpose of Star Wars Thrills is to share with you all the Star Wars news from the week of July 18, 2020 in one location. This week, we’ve got the new The Bad Batch series announced, updates on The Mandalorian, an Obi-Wan Kenobi series rumor, new Empire Strikes Back box office records, the passing of ILM alumni Grant Imahara, and much 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!

Television News and Rumors

In the seventh episode of Star Wars: Jedi Temple Challenge, Jedi Master Kelleran Beq (Ahmed Best), wise-cracking protocol droid AD-3 (Mary Holland), and astromech LX-R5 guide Padawans Taeho and Hana (Blue Team), Kyan and Benji (Orange Team), and Clementine and Oliver (Purple Team) in their quest to become Jedi Knights.

On This Week in Star Wars, they talk about the Star Wars: The Bad Batch series, check out some new concept art from ILMxLAB’s Star Wars: Tales from Galaxy’s Edge, and look at your photos of The Child. Plus, they celebrate the birthday of the original scruffy-looking nerfherder, Harrison Ford.

Around the Web


On The Star Wars Book Club, Kristin Baver explores Star Wars: The Mighty Chewbacca and the Forest of Fear by Tom Angleberger with panelists Kelly Knox, Mark Newbold, and Chewbacca himself, Joonas Suotamo. Plus, Kristin asks author Tom Angleberger your questions about the book.




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Scott Chitwood
Scott Chitwood has been writing about film online since 1995. He is a co-founder of TheForce.Net, IGN Movies, and the Houston Film Critics Society. Scott wrote for ComingSoon until joining Vital Thrills in 2020. Scott is also co-owner of Red 5 Comics and lives in Houston, TX.


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