State of the Empire :: Episode 31 :: The FVIII of the Force
State of the Empire is Nerdy Show’s Star Wars speculation podcast where we “look for news in Alderaan places”.
Star Wars Celebration is in less than a week, Episode VIII: The Last Jedi is eight months away, the Han Solo anthology film is in nearly a year… and all that’s just the visible half of this veritable Star Wars sarlaac pit. Lucasfilm has a plan for us all; and that’s to be blissfully digesting space stories for over a thousand years. Or… not?
We’ve got some hot new intel about what’s to come – intel that could very well be confirmed in this coming week – and not only does that involve some exciting, long-rumored film projects but also a shockingly tactful return to Star Wars scarcity before the next trilogy. There’s lots of provocative details to discuss. Plus: the latest casting surprises and details behind VIII and Han Solo, fascinating things happening in comics and novels, and Willow Watch wherein we learn of a new Willow ally and put out a call to celebrate the film’s 30th in a big way.
Intercept our compete transmission below, and keep the discussion going over on our Star Wars Spoilers Facebook group!
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- The “jail cells” from VIII?
- Photos from the Bolivian shoot
- The First Order’s Heavy Assault Walker
- A Bor Gullet on Ach-To?
- Diego Luna interviewed at the Golden Globes
- Star Wars News Net‘s massive post about the future of Star Wars
- Oscar Isaac’s photo of Carrie and Mark
- The Force Tree?
Star Wars Media:
- Shop Star Wars on Amazon
- Doctor Aphra by Kieron Gillen and Kev Walker
- Star Wars: Yoda’s Secret War by Jason Aaron and Salvador Larroca
- Darth Maul by Cullen Bun and Luke Ross
- The Aftermath Trilogy by Chuck Wendig Aftermath | Life Debt | Empire’s End
- Inferno Squad by Christie Golden
Willow Watch Links:
- The Jordan Peele Fandango interview
- The 2015 New Yorker article about Key and Peele
- The Keye & Peele sketch “Robert Downeys Juniors”