A lot of Star Wars news this week! Episode IX director issues, Star Wars Rebels returning soon, and the icon that is Mark Hamill! Plus Futurama returns–to the radio?!
Catch up on all the Star Wars happenings this week! And a interesting tidbit on a Futurama return! Check it out below!
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Star Wars: Episode IX
Star Wars: Episode IX is in need of a new director. This week Lucasfilm and director Colin Trevorrow mutually parted ways on Episode IX. Read Lucasfilm’s official statement here. No new director has been named at this point. Fans have thrown out several suggestions, including Rian Johnson, JJ Abrahms, Patty Jenkins, and James Gunn. Hopefully a new director will be choosen soon so the project can continue!
Star Wars Rebels
The second trailer for the final season of Star Wars Rebels is here! All of the characters are dealing with internal issues, while still fighting the Empire. There is plenty of action in the new trailer, including for the first time animated X-wings! The three minute trailer has glimpses of Mandalorian fights, Kanan and Hera’s relationship, and a return to Lothal. How will things turn out for the crew of the Ghost? The final season of Star Wars Rebels premieres October 14 on Disney XD.
GQ Icon of the Year
Why is the GQ Icon of the Year part of geek news? Because the icon is none other than Mr. Mark Hamill! Hamill was presented the award this week. Check out the great photos and see the award ceremony here. Congratulations to everyone’s favorite hero!
Rejoice Futurama fans! The show is poised for a radio drama in anticipation of a new game release. The mobile game is Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow (by TinyCo). There will be a double podcast featured on Nerdist that focuses on the main character’s new adventures. Check out the game now, and listen to the podcast starting September 14.
Courtney Martin is a graduate of Indiana University and works in publishing. She’s an avid Star Wars fan and wrote the recipe blog Courtney Cooks Star Wars on suvudu.com. When not enveloped a science fiction or fantasy novel, she is watching television with her husband and son, doing crossword puzzles, or playing with her Shih Tzu, Burt.