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5 Things You Might Not Know About Mustafar

In the far reaches of the Outer Rim, a small, smoldering planet silently traverses its orbit in the Atravis sector. Caught between the planets Jestefed and Lefrani, the molten world is covered in volcanoes and rivers of lava. But don’t let the seemingly barren landscape of the planet of Mustafar fool you. It’s a hotspot in the history of the galaxy, and not just because of the searing lava bubbling in explosive bursts across its acrid plains.

From ancient Force secrets, to its hidden native inhabitants, to a certain Dark Lord of the Sith, the lava planet has a long history waiting to be discovered. With Halloween season upon us, this seemed the perfect time to investigate one of the galaxy’s most haunting locales.

1. The planet was once

With the Star Wars: Squadrons CG Short “Hunted,” EA, Motive Studios, and ILM Tell a New Kind of Star Wars Story

Industrial Light & Magic legend John Knoll’s visual effects resume already includes the Star Wars prequels, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and The Mandalorian. But working on a Star Wars: Squadrons computer generated (CG) short was an opportunity he couldn’t pass up.

“I really admired cinematics from older Star Wars games. I think they’re wonderful stories,” Knoll tells StarWars.com. “It was kind of irresistible to have been offered to work on a standalone short. I felt like we had to do it.”

Squadrons arrives October 2 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and virtual reality, promising to bring classic Star Wars dogfights to new interactive heights. And to mark its pending arrival, Knoll and ILM collaborated with Electronic Arts and Motive Studios to craft a thrilling CG short, “Hunted.” “If you’re going to tell

A Padawan Faces the Jedi Trials in Marvel’s Star Wars: The High Republic #1 – Exclusive Preview

There’s something at once novel and familiar about the new era of Star Wars storytelling, a fact made immediately clear by the initial pages of the upcoming Marvel Star Wars: The High Republic comic series. “You’ll see things you never expected in a Star Wars story,” says writer Cavan Scott.

The era, set some 200 years before the events in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, has only been glimpsed in concept art showing bold new characters and hinting at a more opulent era for the Jedi peacekeepers. Now, we’re ready to take our first steps into that sumptuous world, with interior pages as well as a cover by artist Phil Noto.

Scott was part of the core team of authors who gathered at Skywalker Ranch in 2018 to help forge

Celebrate Star Wars Reads This October!

This October, the greatest bounty in the galaxy will be books: Star Wars Reads, a month-long celebration of reading and Star Wars, is back! 

Celebrating its ninth year, Star Wars Reads blasts off on October 1 with special events and offers throughout the month.

For everyone from the youngest Padawans to the wisest Jedi Masters, there will be new and fun ways for everyone to explore a galaxy far, far away including free digital activities, reading challenges to do at home, and much more!

Throughout the month, get ready for Star Wars events, promotional discounts, and giveaways.

More ways to celebrate:

Check with your local library and bookstore to see if they are hosting any in-person or virtual Reads events. If not, download the activity kit below and get involved! Participate in the Reads celebration with

The Clone Wars Rewatch: Fives the “Fugitive”

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.

111: “Fugitive” (Season Six, Episode 3)

“When in doubt, go to the source.”

Synopsis:

While the body of clone trooper Tup is scheduled for transport to Coruscant,  ARC Trooper Fives breaks protocol and defies orders to dig up answers.

Analysis:

There are so many lies and deceptions at play between the Republic, the Kaminoans, and the Sith always controlling matters somewhere from the shadows, that it’s hard for Fives to truly understand

Mattel Brings Babu Frik, From Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, To Life

Hey heeeeeeeey! Say hello to Babu Frik. We first met the tiny and efficient alien, capable of modifying nearly any droid, in a pivotal moment in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. The Resistance was on its heels, and only C-3PO, with the help of his new friend, could access the information they needed to save the mission.

Soon you’ll be able to get your hands on your own version of the diminutive droidsmith, when Mattel releases a new talking plush sculpted to capture the essence of the character and featuring six voice clips from the film, including his whoop of delight and formal introduction — “Hello, I Babu Frik.”

StarWars.com recently caught up with Alexander Lathrop, senior product designer at Mattel, to learn more about how he and his

The Former Anakin Skywalker Discovers the Final Resting Place of Padmé Amidala in Marvel’s Darth Vader #5 – Exclusive Preview

For Darth Vader, it has all led to this.

The Sith Lord, obsessed with discovering the truth about the fate of Padmé Amidala and exacting revenge on those who hid Luke Skywalker from him, has come to Naboo in search of answers. There, he finds the tomb of his wife from a life long gone — as well as her loyal handmaidens. In StarWars.com’s first look at Marvel’s Darth Vader #5, Vader finally stands before Padmé’s final resting place…

Darth Vader #5, from writer Greg Pak and artist Raffaele Ienco, with a cover by In-Hyuk Lee, arrives September 16 and is available for pre-order now.

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The New LEGO Star Wars Mos Eisley Cantina is a Wretched Hive of Scum and Villainy – and It’s Glorious

Who shot first? You can now decide — with an amazing new LEGO set.

The LEGO Star Wars Mos Eisley Cantina, arriving globally October 1 on LEGO.com and in LEGO Retail Stores with availability for LEGO VIP members on September 16, is a sprawling and epic tribute to one of the saga’s most famous sequences. Part of the Master Builder Series, it consists of 3,187 pieces, comes with 21 minifigures (including everyone from Han and Greedo to various alien patrons you won’t want to mess with), and includes a speeder and dewback, all making for the LEGO Group’s most expansive take ever on the Tatooine watering hole. StarWars.com reached out to LEGO Star Wars design director Jens Kronvold Frederiksen to talk about this “dream” version of the cantina, considering LEGO