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May 18, 2018 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Celebration, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, Marvel, Movies, News, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Toys & Collectibles, trailers | Leave a comment

Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

  • Del Rey is offering a convention exclusive of Last Shot at Phoenix Comic Fest as well as a Peekpa pin.
  • Neat trailer for the upcoming book Star Wars: Creatures & Aliens.

Comic News

Convention & Event News

Star Wars Celebration 2019 has been announced and it will be held in Chicago, IL from April 11 to 15th, that’s right, 5 days this time. Ticket will go on sale on June 5 at

  • Comic Con Revolution is May 19 to 20 in Ontario, CA. Star Wars guests include Jason Aaron, Howard Chaykin, Tom Hodges, Mike Mayhew, Cat Staggs, Greg Weisman, and Timothy Zahn.
  • Phoenix Comicon is May 24 to 27 in Phoenix, AZ. Star Wars guests include Steve Blum, Katie Cook, Joe Corroney, Tim Curry, Delilah S. Dawson, Jason Fry, Adi Granov, Tom Hodges, R. A. Salvatore, Charles Soule, Chuck Wendig, and Wil Wheaton.
  • MantiCon is May 25 to 27 in Minneapolis, MN. Star Wars guests include Timothy Zahn.
  • Star Wars: Galactic Nights is May 27 in Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
  • Lilac City Comicon is June 2 to 3 in Spokane, WA. Star Wars guests include Daniel Logan, and Timothy Zahn.
  • Origins is June 13 to 17 in Columbus, OH. Star Wars guests include Timothy Zahn.
  • All*Star Comic Con is June 15 to 17 in Tysons Corner, VA. Star Wars guests include Jason Aaron, John Jackson Miller, and Brian Muir.
  • Westercon is July 4 in Denver, CO. Star Wars guests include Kevin J. Anderson.
  • Bell County Comic Con is August 3 to 5 in Belton, TX. Star Wars guests include Timothy Zahn.
  • Tampa Bay Comic Con is August 3 to 6 in Tampa Bay, FL. Star Wars guests include Kevin J. Anderson.
  • Dragon Con is August 30 to September 3 in Atlanta, GA. Star Wars guests include Kevin J. Anderson.
  • FanX is September 6 to 8 in Salt Lake City, UT. Star Wars guests include Tim Curry, Delilah S. Dawson, Kevin Hearne, Paul Reubens, and Brent Spiner.
  • Star Wars Celebration 2019 is April 11 to 15 in Chicago, IL.

Fandom News

  • In case you missed it, you can check out the pictures of Thandie Newton’s Star Wars action figure dress here.
  • There’s some new Solo sabacc posters out that you can see over on Jedi News.
  • Cinemablend has an interview with Chewbacca actor Joonas Suotamo on Solo.
  • Entertainment Weekly also has an interview with Joonas.
  • has an interview with Ron Howard and while it does center on Solo, he also mentions the potential for Willow 2.
  • Solo composer John Powell shared some info on the themes he created for the film.
  • Donald Glover was on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

  • All Access has a video with Solo composer John Powell.
  • Here is the latest episode of The Star Wars Show.

Movie & Television News

  • New behind the scenes video for Solo called “Making Solo”.

  • ET interview with Alden Ehrenreich where Harrison Ford shows up.

  • Here’s the Facebook Solo Q&A.
  • And if you missed the Solo red carpet live stream, you can check it out here.

  • Beyond Star Wars, the trailer for Destination Wedding is out. This movie will hit theaters in August. Now I don’t normally go for this sort of movie, but the writing seems pretty good and I like the chemistry between Keanu and Winona.

  • I liked the first Escape Plan and while Escape Plan 2 doesn’t look as good, it does look like some dumb fun, so I’m might check it out. It’ll be out in June.

  • And they’re making a movie about Queen and Freddie Mercury called Bohemia Rhapsody. It’ll be out in November. This looks promising.

  • Then there’s BlackkKlansman which looks like it could also be really good. It will be out in August.

  • Now for something completely different. Matt Dillon is playing a serial killer in a very dark film called The House That Jack Built. No release date yet. Fair warning, it’s a violent trailer.

  • If you remade Red Dawn with aliens and set it in New Zealand with Jango Fett as one of the heroes, you mind wind up with Occupation. Certainly not a great looking movie, but if you eventually see this on Netflix, it could be fun to watch.

Toy & Collectible News

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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