Bo-Katan Lives! Katee Sackhoff on the Live-Action Debut of Her Mandalorian Warrior

It started out as something of a joke. Backstage at Star Wars Celebration Chicago in April of 2019, Katee Sackhoff and Dave Filoni were discussing his next project, The Mandalorian, the same weekend fans got their first look at the live-action series.

“I remember saying to Dave Filoni, ‘You know, not for nothing, but I think [Bo-Katan is] not dead,’” Sackhoff recently tells StarWars.com. Outwardly, she assured her friend and longtime collaborator that she wasn’t going to pressure him to bring her character into the series, which takes place in-galaxy about five years after the fall of the Empire and nearly 10 years after we last saw Bo-Katan Kryze raising the Darksaber aloft in the animated Star Wars Rebels. But inside? “I remember just thinking, ‘Come on, man!’”

On

Gigi Burris Launches Star Wars Headwear Collection with Character

A new line of Star Wars-inspired hats and headpieces marries couture detailing, thoughtful materials, and fashion-forward design with some of the most identifiable characteristics of our favorite classic trilogy characters.

Gigi Burris, the lead designer of the Star Wars X Gigi Burris collection, founder, and namesake of the high-end millinery house based in Manhattan, discovered Star Wars in a darkened all-purpose room at her childhood summer camp near her family home outside Orlando, Florida. Now she hopes fans might snag her specialty pieces for Disney bounding at the Disney Parks, a special occasion, or to simply add a subtle nod to their fandom into their everyday fashion accessories.

Prior to the shutdown that sent Burris and many others working from home earlier this year, Burris and her team were in the studio

There’s a New Bounty in Marvel’s Doctor Aphra #6 – Exclusive Preview

No matter how hard she tries, Doctor Aphra always seems to find herself in the same situation: on the run.

Following her encounter with Ronen Tagge — which didn’t work out too well for the scion of the Tagge dynasty — Aphra has won the sizable ire of Ronen’s aunt. In StarWars.com’s first look at Marvel’s Doctor Aphra #6, the powerful Lady Domina puts a price on the head of the rogue archaeologist. And this time, Aphra might not be able to talk her way out of it…

Doctor Aphra #6, from writer Alyssa Wong and artists Ray-Anthony Height and Robert Gill, with covers by Leinil Francis Yu and Jen Bartel, arrives November 25 and is available for pre-order now on Comixology and at your local comic shop.

Empire at 40 | Empire Novelizations Through the Years…and Around the World

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.

This year the galaxy has been celebrating the 40th anniversary of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back — but it’s also the same milestone for the legendary sequel’s novelization. And it’s a book with a worldwide legacy all its own, including diverse and beautiful cover art. Here just some of the many editions that have released over the last 40 years…

Written by George Lucas’ University of Southern California classmate Donald F. Glut and released April 12, 1980, the novelization featured striking artwork by Roger Kastel on the cover. Better known to fans as the Gone With The

Yoda Returns with Another Lesson in IDW’s Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures

In Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures, the Jedi have long maintained galactic peace… but the coming of a powerful new adversary called the Nihil threatens to end it all.

Beginning in February, you can experience the new IDW comic series Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures from writer Daniel José Older. The story that unfolds will feature a group of Master Yoda’s young Padawan trainees who must protect the Republic while learning the lessons that will one day lead them to become powerful Jedi in their own right.

Older, New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Last Shot, will join artist Harvey Tolibao and colorist Rebecca Nalty for a tale of the Republic’s glory days that — while aimed at middle grade readers — provides a unique perspective to pivotal

The LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special is Here!

It’s Life Day — and we know just the way to celebrate!

The LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special arrives today on Disney+, bringing Star Wars fans a brand-new story centered around Life Day. In the LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special, Rey discovers an ancient “key” that sends her traveling through time and space, where she encounters legends of the past and brings together all Star Wars eras. The Disney+ original captures all of the trademark in-joke humor and action of LEGO Star Wars, while giving fans the Star Wars mashup they’ve long dreamed about.

For more on the LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special, be sure to read StarWars.com’s interview with Lucasfilm’s James Waugh and Josh Rimes on the making of the special, and check out the trailer.

So enjoy the

The Minecraft Star Wars DLC is the Way

You needn’t look further than the popularity of Minecraft’s previous Star Wars packs to appreciate the enormous crossover appeal between the sci-fi saga and sandbox video game. Featuring avatar skins of favorite characters from the films, the packs offered an awesome opportunity for both gamers and fans of the galaxy far, far away to adventure as your favorite Star Wars character.

While the packs spawned many a cool Star Wars-inspired creation within the block-based world, they barely scratch the surface of what’s to come. Revealed today as part of the Mando Mondays program, developers Mojang Studios and 4J Studios joined forces with Disney and Lucasfilm for the Minecraft Star Wars DLC, a fan-pleasing new package featuring not only dozens of new character skins, but also vehicles, creatures, locations, planets, and maybe

Bounty Hunting Highlights: 5 of Our Favorite Moments from The Mandalorian – “Chapter 11: The Heiress”

Every week, StarWars.com is tracking our favorite moments from the Disney+ series The Mandalorian with “Bounty Hunting Highlights.” Get your jetpacks and helmets on and join us for the ride!

 

 

Spoiler warning: This article contains plot details from The Mandalorian “Chapter 11: The Heiress.”

There’s no telling who — or what — the Mandalorian will encounter on his journey. That’s always been the case on The Mandalorian, but “Chapter 11: The Heiress” really drives that idea home, as Mando meets a fan-favorite character from Star Wars past, has yet another beastly close encounter, and joins in on a near-impossible mission. Filled with smart action and exhilarating steps into the wider Star Wars galaxy, “Chapter 11: The Heiress” doesn’t disappoint. Here are our favorite moments.

1. Another happy landing. Or not.

Mando Download: “Chapter 11: The Heiress”

The Mandalorian is back! Every week, StarWars.com’s “Mando Download” will round up fun bonuses from each new episode of the Disney+ series.

Spoiler warning: This article contains images and details from The Mandalorian “Chapter 11: The Heiress.” 

Din Djarin’s quest to return the Child to his kind continues in “Chapter 11: The Heiress,” as the bounty hunter travels oceans and discovers new allies. Check out the gallery below for a brand-new character poster, stills, and concept art from the episode!

 

 

Character Poster

Stills 

Concept Art

The Mandalorian concept art by Ryan Church.

The Mandalorian concept art by Brian Matyas.

The Mandalorian concept art by Ryan Church.

The Mandalorian concept art by Christian Alzmann.

The Mandalorian concept art by Ryan Church.

The Mandalorian concept art