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Celebrating Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
Look back with Nerdvana at more than 40 years of space fantasy highs and lows as
Star Wars: Episode IX — The Rise of Skywalker brings the trilogy of trilogies to an epic conclusion.
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‘The Saga will end. The story lives forever.’
The Rise of Skywalker may be the end of the nine-film Skywalker Saga, but that doesn’t mean the end of Star Wars. More movies are on the way, and both live-action and animated TV series on Disney+ will explore adventures in A Galaxy Far, Far Away alongside original novels, comics books and interactive video games. Nerdvana brings you the latest news here:
Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker trailer hints at return of the dark side’s ‘greatest evil’ (4/12/2019) - Ian McDiarmid, who played Emperor Palpatine aka Darth Sidious in Star Wars: Episode VI -- Return of the Jedi and the prequel trilogy (Episodes I-III), appears to be returning for the final chapter of the main Star Wars saga -- Star Wars: Episode IX -- The Rise of Skywalker. Emperor looms over Rey and Kylo Ren’s showdown in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker poster (8/24/2019) - Check out the new poster for Star Wars: Episode IX -- The Rise of Skywalker that was revealed Saturday at Disney's D23 Expo presentation. ‘Your journey nears its end.’ Watch the D23 Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker ‘Special Look’ teaser (8/26/2019) - Watch the D23 Star Wars: Episode IX -- The Rise of Skywalker "Special Look" teaser. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker tickets go on sale, as intense final trailer premieres (10/21/2019) - Ticket sales and a final trailer for Star Wars: Episode IX -- The Rise of Skywalker landed during the NFL's Monday Night Football. Dolby Cinema exclusive poster shows red-trimmed Star Destroyers bearing down on a lone Resistance X-Wing (11/19/2019) - Check out the Dolby Cinema exclusive Star Wars: Episode IX -- the Rise of Skywalker poster. ‘They fly now’: First Order Jetpack Troopers pursue Resistance heroes in first Rise of Skywalker clip (11/25/2019) - The Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker clip has been released, and it looks like we're in for a good, old-fashioned chase sequence! Watch ‘The Evolution of the Stormtrooper’ (11/27/2019) - Lucasfilm hosts a most impressive display showcasing the evolution of the Star Wars stormtrooper. Spoilery Rise of Skywalker clip teases the source of Kylo Ren’s demons (12/12/2019) - Kylo Ren confronts his demons in a spoilery new Rise of Skywalker clip. SPOILER-FREE REVIEW: The Rise of Skywalker (12/18/2019) - Long haver you waited ... to read our spoiler-free Rise of Skywalker review. It is your destiny! Celebrating Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (12/19/2019) - Look back with Nerdvana at more than 40 years of highs and lows as Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker brings the trilogy of trilogies to an epic conclusion. Star Wars prequel anthem ‘Duel of the Fates’ featured in ‘Rise of Skywalker’ TV spot, but missing from film (12/21/2019) - A TV spot for The Rise of Skywalker featured the rousing chorus of "Duel of the Fates" - battle hymn of the Star Wars prequels. But did it make the final cut? Did you know? Star Wars hero Wedge Antilles is in Rogue One and Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker (12/22/2019) - Wedge Antilles has a part in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, despite actor Denis Lawson's famous refusal to return to the Galaxy Far, Far Away. The Rise of Skywalker nominated for 3 Academy Awards (1/13/2020) - Star Wars: Episode IX -- The Rise of Skywalker received Oscar nominations for best visual effects, best score and best sound editing. HEY HEYYY! Meet Babu Frik, Star Wars’ newest cute alien, in Rise of Skywalker clip (1/16/2020) - Meet dimunitive droidsmith Babu Frik in this extended scene from Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker. HEY HEYYY! Read a dark encounter from The Rise of Skywalker novelization cut from the final movie (2/18/2020) - The Rise of Skywalker novelization expands upon Kylo Ren's rampage across Mustafar. Rise of Skywalker Blu-ray/DVD coming March 31; digital March 17 (2/19/2020) - The Rise of Skywalker Blu-ray is coming March 31, two weeks after the film's digital release. Frozen 2 comes to Disney+ 3 months early; The Rise of Skywalker now for sale digitally (3/13/2020) - Frozen 2 will be available three months ahead of schedule on Disney+ in the U.S. beginning Sunday, March 15.
EXPLORE CLASSIC STAR WARS COMICS:
Classic Comic Cover Corner – Star Wars #13 (4/13/2014) - It was announced a few days ago that the seven-foot tall and 70-year-old actor, Peter Mayhew, would be reprising his role as Chewbacca in Star Wars: Episode VII... Classic Comic Cover Corner – Star Wars #9 (1/18/2015) - They say the future ain’t what it used to be, but as the Star Wars expanded universe returns to Marvel Comics, the past is no longer what it used to be either.
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Explore the “canon” of official novels that tie into the movies, TV series, comics and video games of the
Star Wars universe:
Title Author(s) Release date Amazon order link Support local A NEW DAWN John Jackson Miller Sept. 2, 2014 https://amzn.to/2QR3hnr https://bookshop.org/a/1125/9780553391473 TARKIN James Luceno Nov. 4, 2014 https://amzn.to/2Didb9t https://bookshop.org/a/1125/9780553392906 HEIR TO THE JEDI Kevin Hearne March 3, 2015 https://amzn.to/2KWSlka https://bookshop.org/a/1125/9780345544865 LORDS OF THE SITH Paul S. Kemp April 28, 2015 https://amzn.to/33pL6HW https://bookshop.org/a/1125/9780345511454 DARK DISCIPLE Christie Golden July 7, 2015 https://amzn.to/2rsPubZ https://bookshop.org/a/1125/9781101884959 AFTERMATH Chuck Wendig Sept. 4, 2015 https://amzn.to/37EeVrG https://bookshop.org/a/1125/9781101885925 LOST STARS Claudia Gray Sept. 4, 2015 https://amzn.to/2QVV6WS https://bookshop.org/a/1125/9781484724989 BATTLEFRONT: TWILIGHT COMPANY Alexander Freed Nov. 3, 2015 https://amzn.to/2pQ08ci https://bookshop.org/a/1125/9781101884768 STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS (film novelization) Alan Dean Foster Jan. 15, 2016 https://amzn.to/37GdhGc https://bookshop.org/a/1125/9781101966990 BLOODLINE Claudia Gray May 3, 2016 https://amzn.to/34oXMjF https://bookshop.org/a/1125/9781101885260 AFTERMATH: LIFE DEBT Chuck Wendig July 12, 2016 https://amzn.to/2OMCVjV https://bookshop.org/a/1125/9781101966952 AHSOKA E.K. Johnston Oct. 11, 2016 https://amzn.to/2XNxIfN https://bookshop.org/a/1125/9781484782316 CATALYST: A ROGUE ONE STORY James Luceno Nov. 15, 2016 https://amzn.to/2OoupbW https://bookshop.org/a/1125/9781101967003 ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY (film novelization) Alexander Freed December 2016 https://amzn.to/2OnrwYD https://bookshop.org/a/1125/9780399178474 AFTERMATH: EMPIRE’S END Chuck Wendig Feb. 21, 2017 https://amzn.to/2DlaZ18 https://bookshop.org/a/1125/9781101966983 THRAWN Timothy Zahn April 11, 2017 https://amzn.to/2XO0nRX https://bookshop.org/a/1125/9781101967027 GUARDIANS OF THE WHILLS Greg Rucka May 2, 2017 https://amzn.to/2L0qqjk https://bookshop.org/a/1125/9781484780817 REBEL RISING Beth Revis May 2, 2017 https://amzn.to/2Dkpq5w https://bookshop.org/a/1125/9781484780831 BATTLEFRONT II: INFERNO SQUAD Christie Golden July 25, 2017 https://amzn.to/2OmuKvE https://bookshop.org/a/1125/9781524796822 PHASMA Delilah S. Dawson Sept. 1, 2017 https://amzn.to/2slfqH3 https://bookshop.org/a/1125/9781524796334 LEIA: PRINCESS OF ALDERAAN Claudia Gray Sept. 1, 2017 https://amzn.to/34prfKu https://bookshop.org/a/1125/9781484780787 FROM A CERTAIN POINT OF VIEW (Anthology) Oct. 3, 2017 https://amzn.to/2OTD8Su https://bookshop.org/a/1125/9780345511478 CANTO BIGHT (Anthology) Dec. 5, 2017 https://amzn.to/2DgKUQT https://bookshop.org/a/1125/9780525478768 STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI (film novelization) Jason Fry March 6, 2018 https://amzn.to/2pSZuuD https://bookshop.org/a/1125/9781524797133 LAST SHOT: A HAN AND LANDO NOVEL Daniel Jose Older April 17, 2018 https://amzn.to/2qNN1sI https://bookshop.org/a/1125/9780525622147 MOST WANTED Rae Carson May 25, 2018 https://amzn.to/2L2Ba0L https://bookshop.org/a/1125/9781368016308 THRAWN: ALLIANCES Timothy Zahn July 24, 2018 https://amzn.to/2sm52if https://bookshop.org/a/1125/9780525481287 SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY: EXPANDED EDITION (film novelization) Mur Lafferty Sept. 4, 2018 https://amzn.to/2Dj7yIr https://bookshop.org/a/1125/9781984819284 QUEEN’S SHADOW E.K. Johnston March 5, 2019 https://amzn.to/2OnM0AF https://bookshop.org/a/1125/9781368024259 MASTER AND APPRENTICE Claudia Gray April 16, 2019 https://amzn.to/2KXsVmS https://bookshop.org/a/1125/9780525619376 ALPHABET SQUADRON Alexander Freed June 11, 2019 https://amzn.to/2R51X0v https://bookshop.org/a/1125/9781984821980 THRAWN: TREASON Timothy Zahn July 23, 2019 https://amzn.to/33oFhdY https://bookshop.org/a/1125/9781984820983 STAR WARS MYTHS & FABLES George Mann Aug. 1, 2019 https://amzn.to/2tW4YGx https://bookshop.org/a/1125/9781368043458 GALAXY’S EDGE: BLACK SPIRE Delilah S. Dawson Aug. 27, 2019 https://amzn.to/33oFsGa https://bookshop.org/a/1125/9780593128381 DOOKU: JEDI LOST Cavan Scott Oct. 1, 2019 https://amzn.to/2pYcbEE https://bookshop.org/a/1125/9780593157664 JOURNEY TO STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER: RESISTANCE REBORN Rebecca Roanhorse Nov. 5, 2019 https://amzn.to/2DkB7cv https://bookshop.org/a/1125/9780593128428 JOURNEY TO STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER: FORCE COLLECTOR Kevin Shinick Nov. 19, 2019 https://amzn.to/2sjgfjt https://bookshop.org/a/1125/9781368045582 STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER (film novelization) Rae Carson March 17, 2020 https://amzn.to/2OoI2HW https://bookshop.org/a/1125/9780593128404 QUEEN’S PERIL E.K. Johnston June 2, 2020 https://amzn.to/2Oq6MiU https://bookshop.org/a/1125/9781368057141 SHADOW FALL: AN ALPHABET SQUADRON NOVEL Alexander Freed June 23, 2020 https://amzn.to/2pYc5Ni https://bookshop.org/shop/nerdvana STAR WARS DARK LEGENDS George Mann July 28, 2020 https://amzn.to/36Nd03j https://bookshop.org/a/1125/9781368057332 POE DAMERON: FREE FALL Alex Segura Aug. 4, 2020 https://amzn.to/2ScWOCu https://bookshop.org/a/1125/9781368051668 THE CLONE WARS ANTHOLOGY Lou Anders, Tom Angleberger, Preeti Chhibber, Zoraida Córdova, Sarah Beth Durst, Jason Fry, Yoon Ha Lee, Rebecca Roanhorse, Anne Ursu, Greg van Eekhout Aug. 25, 2020 https://amzn.to/36OzwbU https://bookshop.org/a/1125/9781368057295 HIGH REPUBLIC: LIGHT OF THE JEDI Charles Soule Aug. 25, 2020 https://amzn.to/32WHZc4 https://bookshop.org/a/1125/9780593157718 THRAWN: THE ASCENDANCY TRILOGY BOOK 1: CHAOS RISING Timothy Zahn Oct. 6, 2020 https://amzn.to/34uWOmg https://bookshop.org/a/1125/9780593157688 HIGH REPUBLIC: INTO THE DARK Claudia Gray Oct. 13, 2020 https://amzn.to/381m5VQ https://bookshop.org/a/1125/9781368057288
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