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From the Pages of Star Wars Insider: Welcome to Lucaswood

The making of the Star Wars films is a saga all its own. In this exclusive excerpt from Star Wars Insider #197,Christopher Cooper tells the story of shooting Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back at Elstree Studios.


Having already shot Star Wars: A New Hope (1977) at England’s Elstree Studios, George Lucas and Gary Kurtz brought the saga back to Borehamwood in 1979 to make the sequel. Star Wars Insider editor Christopher Cooper uncovers the rich cinematic history of the borough that became known as Britain’s Hollywood, in this exclusive extract from issue 197.

Walking along Shenley Road, past the shops and restaurants of Borehamwood, there is scant evidence of the Hertfordshire town’s illustrious cinematic past that saw it dubbed “Britain’s Hollywood” by no less a movie star than Charlie Chaplain.

On “Mando Mondays,” a Bounty of New Products and Digital Content to Celebrate The Mandalorian

After premiering last fall and quickly taking the world by storm, The Mandalorian — which took home seven awards last week during the 2020 Primetime Emmy Awards — will return for its highly anticipated second season Friday, October 30, on Disney+. But first, fans will have access to select pre-orders on new products inspired by the hit Lucasfilm series.

Disney and Lucasfilm today announced “Mando Mondays,” an all-new global consumer products, games, and publishing program kicking off on October 26, that will debut goods inspired by the show.

After fans experience the latest episode every Friday on Disney+, they can visit each Monday to see what new toys, collectibles, apparel, books, comics, digital content, and more will be unveiled. Mando Mondays will run for nine weeks, culminating on December 21.

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Quiz: How Well Do You Know The Mandalorian Season One?

We can hardly contain our excitement for the second season of The Mandalorian, premiering October 30 on Disney+! While we count down the days to the debut of new episodes in the series, and rewatch the gorgeous new trailer, we find ourselves reflecting on the adventures of the mysterious masked warrior and his pint-sized companion from Season One. But how well do you know the series so far? Test your knowledge in this quiz. This is the Way.

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New season starts streaming Oct. 30. Catch up on Season One now. All Star Wars, all the time.

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The Emperor’s Wrath Awakens in Marvel’s Darth Vader #6 – Exclusive Preview

The Emperor does not show mercy. Especially to his own enforcer.

In’s exclusive first look at Marvel’s Darth Vader #6, set after the events of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, the titular Sith Lord returns from his recent travels — only to find that he has angered his master. The punishment is not pretty…

“With every single issue of this series, I’m astounded by what we’ve been given the green light to explore,” writer Greg Pak tells “A brutal showdown between Vader and Palpatine? Yes, please! With massive repercussions for Vader that result in a total status quo upheaval? YES, PLEASE!”

Darth Vader #6, from Pak and artist Raffaele Ienco, with a cover by InHyuk Lee, arrives October 14 and is available for pre-order now.

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Legacy Lightsabers, Jedi Robes, and More Headed to shopDisney

A special delivery is on its way from the planet of Batuu, landing online at later this month.

For the first time ever, items direct from Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge inside Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World® Resort and at Disneyland® Resort, will be available outside the themed land. Beginning September 28 on, Jedi and Sith fans can outfit themselves for galactic adventure with garments and gear direct from Black Spire Outfitters, then complete the look with mysterious artifacts, including legacy lightsabers, from Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities.

And now through October 1, fans can vote for the next legacy lightsaber they would hope to see offered at Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities. Modeled after the lightsabers of some of the most heroic, iconic, and sometimes sinister characters in the Star Wars galaxy,

The Mandalorian Takes Home a Bounty of Emmy Awards is thrilled to report that The Mandalorian, the live-action Star Wars series chronicling a lone gunfighter’s struggle to protect a young alien being known only as the Child, has been honored with several Emmy Awards. With winners announced throughout the week, The Mandalorian has thus far taken home five awards in the following categories:

Outstanding Cinematography For A Single-camera Series (Half-hour) — (The Mandalorian, Chapter 7: The Reckoning) Outstanding Production Design For A Narrative Program (Half-hour) — (The Mandalorian, Chapter 1: The Mandalorian) Outstanding Sound Editing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (Half-hour) And Animation — (The Mandalorian, Chapter 1: The Mandalorian) Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (Half-hour) And Animation — (The Mandalorian, Chapter 2: The Child) Outstanding Special Visual Effects — (The Mandalorian, Chapter 2: The Child)

The Clone Wars Rewatch: Good Soldiers Follow “Orders”

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.

112: “Orders” (Season Six, Episode 4)

“The popular belief isn’t always the correct one.”


Fives continues to push for answers regarding the mystery of the clone contamination and secures an audience with Supreme Chancellor Palpatine. But the situation quickly collapses.


Poor Fives. The more he protests, the deeper he digs, the further he plays into the idea that he truly is a risk to himself and others.

Fives knows himself

In Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge, You’ll Encounter Anthony Daniels’ C-3PO…and Meet Master Yoda

From the lightsaber-wielding fun of Trials on Tatooine through the intense, story-driven Vader Immortal, ILMxLAB has continually pushed the boundaries of experiential storytelling in virtual reality. (And, let’s face it — seeing Darth Vader walk toward you is just kind of awesome.) Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge looks to be the next leap forward, bringing Star Wars fans to Batuu — the world seen in Disneyland® Resort and Walt Disney World® Resort at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge — where they’ll encounter barkeep Seezelslak (played by Bobby Moynihan) and be transported to different eras of the saga through his stories.

Today at Facebook Connect, ILMxLAB pulled back the curtain just a little further on Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge, debuting a new teaser along with some major reveals: Anthony Daniels will reprise

The Mandalorian Season Two: 5 Things We Love From the New Trailer

This is the one.

When we first embarked on our journey with The Mandalorian, we didn’t expect the lone hunter would end up saving the Child to become a clan of two. Now, with the first (and highly-anticipated) official trailer for Season Two—as well as stunning new key art!—we get a glimpse at what’s yet to come.

The Mandalorian and the Child are inseparable, but their journey has only just begun. Here are five of our favorite moments and details from the new trailer, which debuted today.

1. Is that… throat singing?

The bass recorder used for the series theme last season introduced the masterful soundtrack composed by Ludwig Göransson. This season, we can expect the music to expand once more, introducing new instrumentation and the unmistakable sound of