Andor Actor Genevieve O’Reilly on the Legacy of Mon Mothma

Genevieve O’Reilly has played Mon Mothma, the galactic senator from Chandrila, on and off for nearly 20 years. But in that latest resurgence,  on the new Star Wars Original series Andor now streaming on Disney+, it’s clear her story is only just beginning.

When O’Reilly first stepped into the role in 2005 for an ultimately deleted scene in Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, she rewatched the character’s debut in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. Originated by Caroline Blakiston, the first appearance of Mon was just before the Battle of Endor, delivering somber news on the Bothans who had sacrificed everything to deliver top-secret Imperial intel to the Rebel Alliance. “I remember studying the scene, really trying to work on capturing her voice, her syntax, so that fans could see a connectedness

Syril’s Cereal Bars: A Recipe for the Ex-Deputy Inspector on the Go

Some mornings you’re just not feeling your breakfast with a side of your mother’s lecture. Blue cereal may be on the menu every day, but Syril Karn is on a mission and even a harsh morning reprimand won’t deter him from his goals of finding Cassian Andor.

Inspired by Andor, now streaming on Disney+, these cereal bars are the next best thing to a bowl full of blue breakfast. Cerulean-hued puffs bound together by sweet, sticky, marshmallows come together to make a delicious snack worthy of the Empire’s finest. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and luckily you can take it with you while you’re on the move, trying to stop a rebellion.

Syril’s Cereal Bars

Ingredients

3 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 package (10 ounces)

StarWars.com Fan Spotlight: Isabella Holguin’s High Republic Cosplay Is For Light and Life

StarWars.com is shining a light on those who truly give the saga its power: the fans. In the StarWars.com Fan Spotlight, we’re honored to tell their stories.

Before Star Wars Celebration Anaheim 2022, Lucasfilm Publishing Creative Director Michael Siglain issued a challenge to avid Star Wars: The High Republic readers. “Calling all #StarWarsTheHighRepublic fans & cosplayers!” he wrote on Twitter. “Best cosplay wins a prize from the Luminous 5!”

Isabella Holguin was up for the task.

In fact, she was already hard at work designing a High Republic-themed costume for her first-ever Star Wars Celebration. “When thinking of who I wanted to cosplay as for Celebration, I absolutely knew I wanted to do someone from The High Republic,” Isabella tells StarWars.com. “The stories and characters mean so much to me.”

She

You’ll Lose Your Mind Over This DIY Bor Gullet Pumpkin

It’s no secret that I think Bor Gullet is the creepiest creature in Star Wars — and that makes it an ideal Halloween decoration! This conversation-starting DIY decoration is based on early Rogue One: A Star Wars Story concept art by Ivan Manzella.

This monstrous craft isn’t for the faint of heart. Not only is the Mairan itself unsettling, but you’ll be also working with modeling foam, armature wire, and layers of paint to get that appalling patina just right. This how-to walks you through crafting Bor Gullet from start to finish. As for getting over the heebie jeebies once it’s complete? You’re on your own!

What You’ll Need

6.5-inch orange craft pumpkin  Craft knife Thin craft foam sheet, black Ruler Scissors Hot glue gun Black spray paint

Luke Goes Undercover in Marvel’s Star Wars #28 – Exclusive Preview

Adventure? Excitement? Maybe, sometimes, a Jedi craves these things.

A family of Imperial defectors with knowledge of a new Death Star contacted — and was dismissed — by the Rebel Alliance. But not by Luke Skywalker. In StarWars.com’s exclusive preview of Star Wars #28, the former Lieutenant Milton and his family struggle to survive, while Skywalker hatches a daring solo plan to infiltrate the very heart of the Empire

Star Wars #28, written by Charles Soule and illustrated by Andrés Genolet, with a cover by E.M. Gist, arrives October 12 and is available for pre-order now on ComiXology and at your local comic shop.

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The Ronin Strikes Back in Marvel’s Star Wars: Visions #1 – Exclusive Preview

Lucasfilm’s critically acclaimed Disney+ anime anthology series, Star Wars: Visions, introduced the world to the mysterious Ronin and his loyal droid, R5-D56. As seen in Kamikaze Douga’s “The Duel,” the Ronin saved a sleepy village from a menacing Sith — yet he himself wields a crimson lightsaber, raising questions about his past and true nature. Now, we’ll learn even more about this enigmatic wanderer.

In a new story written and illustrated by Takashi Okazaki, one of the artists behind “The Duel,” Marvel’s Star Wars: Visions one-shot finds the Ronin before he arrived in a small town to face an agent of the dark side. In StarWars.com’s exclusive preview of the issue, thieves stop the wandering warrior, unaware of the mistake they’ve made… 

Star Wars: Visions #1 arrives October 12 and

A Mysterious Mission Begins in The High Republic: Convergence – Exclusive Excerpt

The galaxy is changing.

Generations before the first stories of Star Wars: The High Republicthe Jedi Order and the Republic enjoy a prosperous time of exploration and discovery. But new threats are emerging. In the upcoming novel, Convergence, by Zoraida Córdova, the close orbiting planets of Eiram and E’ronoh have spiraled into war, with both worlds suffering from limited resource and a suffering populace. Following an assassination attempt on the royal heirs of their societies, Jedi Knight Gella Nattai volunteers to uncover the culprit, while Chancellor Kyong appoints her son, Axel Greylark, to represent the Republic’s interests in the investigation.

In StarWars.com’s exclusive excerpt of the book, which arrives November 22, a mysterious figure makes her way through the starving crowds of E’ronoh’s capital, seeking something other than rations; meanwhile, the E’ronoh fleet prepares for the

5 Modern Toy and Collectible Lightsabers to Channel Your Inner Jedi (or Sith)

From the moment Star Wars landed in the pop culture consciousness, the lightsaber has been igniting kids playtime in a big way. In fact, one of the first Star Wars toys on the market was a light-up, inflatable lightsaber.

Decades later, consumer lightsabers remain as popular as ever and continue to evolve with plenty of collector-savvy versions and durable, tot-tastic toys up for grabs. With the launch of the lightsaber celebration Choose Your Destiny, StarWars.com takes a look at several of the most recent options of an elegant plaything for a more civilized age.

1. Star Wars Lightsaber Squad (Ahsoka Tano Version)

This lightsaber for Padawans ages four and older blends the appeal of the ultra-cool weapon with the likeness of one of the most beloved characters in

Andor Analyzed: 5 Highlights from Episode 4, “Aldhani”

The rebellion has begun! Andor is now streaming on Disney+, following the fan-favorite rebel in a tale set five years before the events of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and we’re watching. Join StarWars.com every week for Andor Analyzed, in which we list the best moments from each episode.

Spoiler warning: This article contains story details and plot points from the fourth episode of Andor, “Aldhani.”

Ferrix was just the beginning.

In the fourth episode of Andor, Cassian has taken his first steps into the larger world of working for the future Rebel Alliance, Mon Mothma has begun finding the means to finance the cause from inside the Galactic Senate, and on the world of Aldhani, a rag-tag group of idealists and warriors concoct a painstakingly detailed plan for a daring heist.

Here are five highlights from