Clones at 20 | Concept Artist Roel Robles on the Design Origins of Count Dooku’s Unique Lightsaber Hilt

The middle chapter of the prequel trilogy, Star Wars: Attack of the Clones, arrived May 16, 2002. To celebrate the movie’s 20th anniversary, StarWars.com presents Clones at 20, a special series of interviews, editorials, and more.

Movie audiences first met the villainous Count Dooku (Christopher Lee) 20 years ago in Star Wars: Attack of the Clones. This Jedi-turned-Sith was not only the leader of the growing Separatist movement, but one of the most feared swordsmen in the galaxy. In the novelization of Attack of the Clones written by R.A. Salvatore, Dooku’s fighting style is described as “balanced” and “arcane…more front and back, thrust and riposte, than the typical circular movements currently employed by most of the Jedi.”

The character’s imposing abilities were matched by a distinctive curved lightsaber hilt that caught the attention of many fans.

“Everybody Loves Max Rebo”: Regal Robot’s Archive Collection Launches with Red Ball Jett Maquette – Exclusive Reveal

The elephantine Ortolan musician Max Rebo and his eponymous band make up some the most recognizable aliens in the original Star Wars trilogy. Even before bopping his way back on-screen in The Book of Boba Fett — where many were relieved to learn the Rebo had survived Jabba’s sail barge — there was something hypnotic about the blue-skinned bandleader, the subject of much fascination and debate after the character’s first action figure incorrectly added two lower leg-like appendages to his anatomy.

Soon, Max Rebo fans can get their hands on a scaled replica of a definitive piece of Star Wars history — a recreation of the original Red Ball Jett concept maquette that gave Rebo’s instrument its name and clearly settled any question over the character’s intended physique. Today, StarWars.com

Star Wars Celebration LIVE! Heads to Star Wars Celebration Anaheim 2022

Star Wars Celebration LIVE! is coming to Star Wars Celebration Anaheim 2022 later this month!

Whether you’re joining us for the event or watching from home, Star Wars Celebration LIVE! presented by Geico will be streaming panels, exclusive interviews, and other unforgettable segments direct from the show floor.

Tune in on StarWars.com and YouTube.com/StarWars, May 26-29, for colorful commentary from your hosts Andi Gutierrez, Anthony Carboni, Krystina Arielle, Hector Navarro, Jordan Hembrough, and Kristin Baver.

You never know who will pop up on the LIVE! stage, promising lots of surprises, celebrities, and the chance to see yourself and your friends in the crowd!

See this news and more on This Week! In Star Wars!

Star Wars Celebration Anaheim 2022 will be held May 26-29, 2022, at

See the Stunning Cover for Star Wars: The Princess and the Scoundrel – Exclusive Reveal

This isn’t the honeymoon they were hoping for.

The upcoming novel Star Wars: The Princess and the Scoundrel by Beth Revis, set after the events of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, will feature the wedding of Han and Leia — a well-deserved moment of joy after years of fighting. But when duo embarks on their honeymoon aboard the luxury Halcyon starcruiser, they find that the battle with the Empire is far from over. StarWars.com is excited to reveal the gorgeous, fully-painted cover by Oliver Cuthbertson, showing that while our favorite nerf herder and rebel princess are very much in love, danger still lurks. Check it out below.

“It has been absolutely lovely working with the team at Del Rey on this and quite literally a dream come true,”

Meet Han Solo’s Father in Marvel’s Star Wars: Han Solo & Chewbacca #2 – Exclusive Preview

Going somewhere, Solo?

In StarWars.com’s exclusive first look at Marvel’s Star Wars: Han Solo & Chewbacca #2, we get our first look at the father of famed scoundrel Han Solo, a rough-around-the-edges Corellian shipbuilder.

And in StarWars.com’s preview of Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #20, Sana and Aphra stumble into a ritual to uncover the Spark Eternal. 

Han Solo & Chewbacca #2, written by Marc Guggenheim and illustrated by David Messina, with a cover by Phil Noto, is available for pre-order now on ComiXology; Doctor Aphra #20, written by Alyssa Wong and illustrated by Minkyu Jung, with a cover by W. Scott Forbes, is also available for pre-order now on ComiXology. Both issues arrive May 18 and will also be found in print editions at your local comic shop.

Clones at 20 | 4 Ways Star Wars: Attack of the Clones Helped Change Filmmaking

The middle chapter of the prequel trilogy, Star Wars: Attack of the Clones, arrived May 16, 2002. To celebrate the movie’s 20th anniversary, StarWars.com presents Clones at 20, a special series of interviews, editorials, and more.

For a century, the technology of filmmaking remained largely the same. Cameras photographed images on physical rolls of film (as did the microphones for soundtracks). Those images and sounds were edited into sequence by physically cutting and rejoining pieces together. The finished reels were then spooled into a projector and screened inside a theater. Year by year, project by project, George Lucas pushed Lucasfilm to change that process.

Lucas was motivated as much by common sense as a boldness to innovate. After years of working in the traditional method, he was convinced that every aspect of filmmaking could be