From a Certain Point of View: Who is the Best New Character in Solo: A Star Wars Story?

One of the great things about Star Wars is that it inspires endless debates and opinions on a wide array of topics. Best bounty hunter? Most powerful Jedi? Does Salacious Crumb have the best haircut in the saga? In that spirit, StarWars.com presents From a Certain Point of View: a series of point-counterpoints on some of the biggest — and most fun — Star Wars issues. In this installment, to mark the launch of Solo: A Star Wars Story on Disney+, two StarWars.com writers choose who they believe to be the best new character in the film. 

Two words: Enfys Nest, says Kristin.

There’s a lot to love about Enfys Nest even with so much about the character still shrouded in mystery.

She’s a fierce warrior, like her mother before her, concealing her identity behind tribal-inspired armor and an

Solo: A Star Wars Story Arrives on Disney+

We’ve got a really good feeling about this.

Solo: A Star Wars Story, the pulse-pounding and heartfelt early adventure of Han Solo, is now streaming on Disney+. Directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Ron Howard, the fun-filled galactic heist stars Alden Ehrenreich as the beloved scoundrel, Joonas Suotamo as his furry co-pilot, and Donald Glover as the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, plus Emilia Clarke as Qi’ra and Woody Harrelson as Beckett. 

With the arrival of Solo, every Star Wars film is now available on Disney+, so punch it — and enjoy the ultimate movie marathon! (No Kessel Run required.)

For more on Solo, check out StarWars.com’s in-depth coverage:

Read an extensive interview with screenwriters Lawrence and Jonathan Kasdan See previously unreleased concept art from the film, including sketches for the

Empire at 40 | 15 Things We Learned from StarWars.com’s Interview Series

On May 21, 1980, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back made its theatrical debut. To celebrate the classic film’s landmark 40th anniversary, StarWars.com presents Empire at 40,” a special series of interviews, editorial features, and listicles.

Star Wars luminaries George Lucas, Mark Hamill, Joe Johnston, Ben Burtt, and more chatted with StarWars.com as part of our yearlong celebration of the 40th anniversary of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. Hours of exclusive interviews revealed fun behind-the-scenes factoids you’ve probably never heard before, straight from the source.

Here are 15 things we learned from talking to these titans of filmmaking that we don’t want you to miss.

1. George Lucas often left the details of the action scenes out of the script and up to the crew.

He trusted their skills and creativity implicitly.

The Clone Wars Rewatch: His “Eminence,” Maul

To celebrate the final season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars on Disney+, we’re undertaking a full chronological rewatch of the five original seasons, The Lost Missions, and the theatrical release. We’d be honored if you would join us for the weekly #CloneWarsRewatch — you can watch this week’s episode on Disney+ now — and share your thoughts on the award-winning series.

102: “Eminence” (Season Five, Episode 14)

“One vision can have many interpretations.”

Synopsis:

Savage and Maul forge an alliance with Death Watch to target a common enemy: Obi-Wan Kenobi.

Analysis:

I love seeing the start of Maul’s rise to power among the crime syndicates having more recently watched him ruling Mandalore in the final season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars and making a holo-call to Qi’ra from Dathomir in Solo: A

War Begins in Thrawn Ascendancy: Chaos Rising – Exclusive Excerpt

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Every saga has a beginning. Especially Grand Admiral Thrawn‘s.

The Thrawn Ascendancy trilogy, written by Timothy Zahn and kicking off with Chaos Rising, will go back to the early days of the Imperial strategic mastermind within the Chiss Ascendancy. In this exclusive excerpt from Chaos Rising, an unknown enemy launches a sneek attack on Csilla, the homeworld of the Chiss…

Look for Chaos Rising to arrive in our galaxy in hardcover and audiobook formats on September 1; in addition to the excerpt, enjoy a clip from the audiobook edition and a first look at a new poster included with the exclusive Barnes & Noble edition below.

PROLOGUE

 

The attack on the Chiss Ascendancy homeworld of Csilla was sudden, unexpected, and—despite its limited scope—impressively efficient.

The three large warships came out of hyperspace on widely

Star Wars | DIFF Launches Eyewear Celebrating an Empire

Growing up, Chad Dime was so inspired by the wise words of Jedi Master Yoda, he scrawled one of the teacher’s memorable quotes on the underside of his skateboards and surfboards. The handwritten message — “Do. Or do not. There is no try.” — served as a constant reminder for the ambitious kid.

Flash forward to 2014, when Dime co-founded and created DIFF Eyewear, inspired to fill a void in the monopolized eyewear industry with affordable, beautifully crafted frames constructed with luxury grade materials, such as handcrafted acetate and stainless steel metal, that also helped fund vision testing and eyewear for those in need. More recently, Dime got the chance to merge his love of Star Wars and eyewear design in the new Star Wars | DIFF collection celebrating the

Teaching with Star Wars: Leia’s Leadership in Star Wars: A New Hope

Looking for an activity that’s fun, engaging, and educational? Each week, Teaching with Star Wars will offer unique lessons for you and your younglings that promise to foster opportunities for discovery and learning, all through the lens of a galaxy far, far away. And it sounds like the bell just rang, so let’s head to the classroom now. Punch it, Chewie!

Leadership is not as easy as Princess Leia Organa makes it look. The senator from Alderaan frequently finds herself in situations that would overwhelm just about anyone, but Leia has an uncanny blend of inner strength, tenacity, and compassion that make her someone you want on your side. Whether she’s escaping from the Death Star, encouraging a reluctant hero, or helping to get the plans to the Empire’s ultimate weapon, Princess