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Star Wars Thrills: Andor, Kenobi, The Mandalorian and More

The purpose of Star Wars Thrills is to put all the Star Wars news from the last week in one location. We’ve got updates on the Disney+ series Andor, The Bad Batch, The Mandalorian, and Obi-Wan Kenobi, the new Lucasfilm Games label, and much more.

Star Wars Thrills: Andor, Kenobi, The Mandalorian 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.

You can click the links below for more on each update and don’t hesitate to contact us if you have news that you think should be included in the next installment of Star Wars Thrills!

Disney+ Series News and Rumors

The Bad Batch

Kevin Kiner has been confirmed to be scoring The Bad Batch (via SWNN)

The Mandalorian

Star Wars artist Tsuneo Sanda has some great art featuring the return of Boba Fett! Also check out his rendition of IG-11 and the Tusken Raider.

The Federalist interviews Gina Carano.

The Mandalorian won at the Critics Choice Super Awards (via Fantha Tracks)

The Mandalorian is also sitting atop the Nielsen ratings for streaming according to Deadline.

Ryan Church gives a closer look at the interior design of the Razor Crest.

The stunt coordinator from The Mandalorian discusses the show with The Hollywood Reporter.

Director Sam Hargrave spoke with Collider about The Mandalorian Season 2 and the return of Boba Fett.

Pedro Pascal talks about the future of The Mandalorian (via SWNN). He also discusses the big moment of removing his helmet (via Jedi News)


The Sun has shots of a set for Andor that has upset villagers in the UK. It’s states as being from Kenobi but may be from Andor. However, another report states they may have warmed up to it (via Jedi News)

Alan Tudyk confirms he is not in the first season of Andor (via Collider).

Riz Ahmed casts doubt on a return to Star Wars in Andor (via Jedi News).

Obi-Wan Kenobi

Liam Neeson talks about possibly returning as Qui-Gon Jin (via Collider). He also showed off his lightsaber which he still has (via Jedi News).

Ewan McGregor also spoke to Conan O’Brien about reprising his role.


Jon Chu unfortunately had to step away from directing the Willow series. Read his statement here.

Movie News and Rumors

Rogue Squadron

It turns out Patty Jenkins shared the plot of Rogue Squadron with Chris Pine (via Jedi News).

Kevin Feige’s Star Wars Film

Kevin Feige talks about what’s going on with his Star Wars film with Variety.

Around the Web

Friends of the Force posted a great photo of George Lucas from Revenge of the Sith. Also check out Grand Moff Tarkin himself Peter Cushing wearing slippers while on set (via Hammer Horror Films).

Check out some beautiful Star Wars art from Japanese artist Noriyoshi Ohai (via Kevin Doherty).

Lucasfilm’s Sandcrawler building is up for sale (via Fantha Tracks).

Voice actor Tom Kane gives up update on his stroke recovery (via Fantha Tracks).

Check out an unused ship from The Rise of Skywalker (via Phil Szostak).

An interview and game with Daisy Ridley.

Check out a rare interview with Niki Botleho, who played Teek in the Ewok movie.

Felicity Jones talks filming Rogue One in the Maldives (via Jedi News).

Jason Isaacs talks about his desire to return as The Inquisitor (via Fantha Tracks).

Ryan Church gives a look at the interior of the U-Wing from Rogue One.

Video Games

Lucasfilm Games has debuted with an update on the future of Star Wars games. Get more info on the official site. Check out this video as well.

A new story-driven, open world Star Wars game is on the way from Ubisoft.

Get details of the new Indiana Jones video game in the works from Lucasfilm Games! Also check out the teaser trailer from Bethesda.

The Armorer from The Mandalorian is now a character on Galaxy of Heroes (via Lucasfilm Games).


Get a look at the third print cover for The High Republic #1 via Ario Anindito. Also get a look at the Issue #2 cover.

Star Wars Book News has looks at variant covers for Star Wars #11, The High Republic #2, and another variant for Issue #2. Golden Apple also has a variant for Issue #2. Want more? Here’s Issue #4.

Check out the cover to Star Wars Adventures #7 via Star Wars Book News. Meanwhile get a look at what’s in store in Star Wars Adventures #3.

IDW revealed a cover to High Republic Adventures (via Star Wars Book News). There is also a variant cover to Issue #3 via Star Wars Book News.

Marvel revealed the cover to Bounty Hunters #9 (via Jedi News).

For some more cover previews visit Star Wars Splash Page.


Disney+ gives a special look at The High Republic and its authors.

Penguin Random House Audio has a look at the audio book for The High Republic.

Author Charles Soule talks about The High Republic with Polygon.

The High Republic also debuted #1 on the New York Times Bestseller list. highlights character Vernestra Rwoh. A second video highlights Avar Kriss.

Sean C Jackson announces Star Wars Mazes.

Matt Ferguson gives a look at his cover for the new Skywalker Family book.


Get a look at the Galactic Starcruiser Rooms at Walt Disney World (via Jedi News).

Doug Chiang and Scott Trowbridge give a tour of the details at Galaxy’s Edge.


Anthony Daniels posted a handy guide to spotting forgeries of his autographs.

Check out the new 1:6 Scale Shoretrooper from Hot Toys (via Yakface).

Diamond is releasing a new card set for The Mandalorian.

Sideshow debuts a new figure from The Mandalorian (via Fantha Tracks).

Dame Harriet Walter is starting to do signings (via Fantha Tracks).

Check out the Hot Wells Baby Yoda Pram (via Yakface).

Get your first look at Sideshow Collectibles 1/6 scale Darktrooper (via Michael Croll).

Star Wars UK gives a look at the new repainted Boba Fett helmet from The Mandalorian from Hasbro.

Gentle Giant unveils a new Princess Leia statue (via Yakface).

LEGO unveiled a new X-Wing set (via Yakface). Also check out the new Imperial Shuttle set (via Jedi News)

Get your first look at the Captain Rex mini-bust from Gentle Giant. Also check out the new Grand Admiral Thrawn bust.

Matt Ferguson reveals that he has A New Hope and Return of the Jedi posters to join his recent Empire Strikes Back anniversary poster.

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