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RADIO 1138: Episode 109 Interviews with Funko Games, The High Republic Authors, Graham Hancock and LEGO Dreamzzz Join James Burns and the Jedi News team on a bumper episode of RADIO 1138 featuring interviews with Stephan Brissaud, Senior Director of Funko Games, the authors of Star Wars: The High Republic including Claudia Gray, Lydia Kang, George Mann, DJ Older, Cavan Scott and Charles Soule, BLOCKS editor Graham Hancock discussing his first book, and Tommy Andreasen and Cerim Manovi talking LEGO Dreamzzz; PLUS the latest Lucasfilm and Star Wars news too!

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Hayden Christensen and Diego Luna Meet for the First Time for Variety’s Actors on Actors

Hayden Christensen and Diego Luna have never met, but as Christensen puts it, they’ve occupied the “same galaxy” for years, with Luna flying from London to LA just for this conversation as part of Season 18 of Variety's Actors on Actors.

Humble Bundle Releases “Star Wars: Legends, Myths, and The High Republic” Book Bundle

Humble Bundle returns to the Star Wars galaxy launching a new book bundle titled Star Wars: Legends, Myths, and The High Republic featuring 41 books, and helping support First Book.

Vivien Lyra Blair Casts Doubt on Obi-Wan Kenobi Return, Would Do Young Leia Series

Obi-Wan Kenobi's Vivien Lyra Blair has cast doubt on her return as Princess Leia Organa in a second season of the Disney+ series, but would be willing to star in a Young Leia series.

TWISW: Ahsoka Release Date Announced, Hayden Christensen and Diego Luna Chat, and More!

Get caught up on the news in the latest This Week In Star Wars episode with Kristin Baver.

Indiana Jones: Den of Destiny Coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios this Summer

Indiana Jones: Den of Destiny is coming to Disney's Hollywood Studios through to August 15th with speciality drinks and more, plus new menu items are coming to Jock Lindsay’s Hangar Bar at Disney Springs.

Event Review: UK Games Expo 2023

The 2023 UK Games Expo was held on the 2nd to 4th June at the NEC, Birmingham. Kat and Mark of Team Jedi News were in attendance and share their thoughts on the weekends events.

Star Wars Splash Page #345: Why Can’t We Be Friends?

Issue 345 of Star Wars Splash Page podcast hits the shelves.

Star Wars Insider #219: Behind the Scenes on The Bad Batch and the Worlds of Andor

Star Wars Insider #219 is out on June 13th in the USA and July 6th in the UK, featuring a behind the scenes look at Star Wars: The Bad Batch, Phil Szostack on the history of The Art of Star Wars books, and exclusive short fiction from George Mann.

Gene Simmons on How George Lucas Stole His Nanny sat down with Gene Simmons, best know by his stage persona the Demon in rock band Kiss, to talk about his new comic book Dominatrix, and he shared a story detailing how Star Wars creator George Lucas stole his nanny!

Meet the Visionaries: LeAndre Thomas and Justin Ridge on the Heartbreak and Hope of “The Pit”

Meet the Visionaries is a interview series with the directors of Star Wars: Visions Volume 2, now streaming on Disney+, and next up are Lucasfilm veterans LeAndre Thomas and Justin Ridge who directed The Pit.

Ahsoka Disney+ Series Premiere Date Confirmed with New Teaser Trailer

The premiere date for the 8-part Disney+ Ahsoka series is confirmed as August 23rd, 2023, and we get a new teaser trailer too.

Lars Mikkelsen Reveals Changes to Thrawn’s Voice for Disney+ Ahsoka Series

July's issue of Empire Magazine is out today featuring an eight-page special on the upcoming Disney+ Ahsoka series, featuring interviews with the cast and crew including Lars Mikkelsen who discusses changes made to Thrawn's voice.

Engineer Christopher Parker Discusses Recording the Soundtrack for Star Wars Jedi: Survivor

The original soundtrack for Star Wars Jedi: Survivor was recorded in studio one of the famous Abbey Road Studios and engineer Christopher Parker discusses his experience working on the project.

Star Wars: The Old Republic Going Third-Party as BioWare Shifts Focus

IGN is reporting that EA is nearing an agreement to move the ongoing development and operation of MMORPG Star Wars: The Old Republic from BioWare to third-party studio Broadsword Online Games.

Screenwriter Jonathan Hales on Helping Create Young Indiana Jones

In 1990, Jonathan Hales was among the original group of screenwriters recruited by Lucasfilm to help George Lucas realise his latest dream: a television show about the childhood of one of his most popular creations, Indiana Jones.

Topps Star Wars Living Set, Week 210: Lop and Jay

Topps continue their Star Wars Living Set with week 210 bringing Lop & Jay to the series.

Coffee With Kenobi #655 LIVE: Top 5 Moments from Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom

Join Dan Zehr and co for episode 655 of Coffee With Kenobi.

Disney Plus with Star Wars Content Coming to Apple Vision Pro from Day 1

As part of their Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple yesterday announced their new Apple Vision Pro headset, coming in 2024, and Bob Iger revealed that Disney Plus will be on the platform from the get-go with lots of new content.

Mark Hamill Says Star Wars Doesn’t Need Luke Skywalker Anymore

During an interview on CBS News’ Sunday Morning, Mark Hamill has said the franchise no longer needs Luke Skywalker stating “I mean, they have so many stories to tell, they don’t need Luke anymore. I had my time, and that’s good. But that’s enough.”

Star Wars x Fossil Celebrates 40th Anniversary of Return of the Jedi

To celebrate 40th anniversary of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, Fossil has released a new wave of merchandise, which includes watches, bracelets, and more, with items inspired by Darth Vader, Boba Fett, and the Millennium Falcon.

Jedi Teamwork | Star Wars: The Young Jedi Adventures | Star Wars Kids

Kai, Lys, and Nubs work together to try and beat their training course record, in this clip from Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures Season 1.

Harrison Ford Details ‘Tough Schedule’ on Marvel’s Captain America 4

Harrison Ford has revealed he faced a “tough schedule” when filming Captain America: New World Order, stating “It’s a tough schedule and, yeah, it’s fun. But it’s not a walk in the park. It’s not fun fun. It’s work.”

Maureen Bulloch Inducted as Friend of The 501st Legion at Return of the Bash

At Return of the Bash, hosted by the UK Garrison and Jedi News during Star Wars Celebration Europe, Jeremy Bulloch's widow Maureen was inducted as a Friend of The 501st Legion, and we also raised a glass to Jeremy's memory.

Hot Toys Boba Fett Deluxe 1/4 Scale The Book of Boba Fett Figure Unboxing | First Look

Sideshow Collectibles and Hot Toys present the First Look/Unboxing of the Hot Toys Boba Fett Deluxe 1/4 Scale Figure from Star Wars: The Book of Boba Fett.

Mark Hamill Returns as Topps Signer for Star Wars Sapphire Return of the Jedi 40th Anniversary

Mark Hamill makes a triumphant return to Topps as a signer for the Star Wars Sapphire Return of the Jedi 40th Anniversary set, the first time he's signed for the company since 2017, available form June 21st, 2023.

New Photo Reveals Jedi Hunting Inquisitor for Disney+ Ahsoka Series

Empire Magazine shares another exclusive photo from their July issue, featuring Rosario Dawson as Ahsoka Tano on the cover(s), depicting a mysterious Inquisitor wielding a double-bladed lightsaber from the Disney+ Ahsoka series.

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake Still in Development

The remake of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is still on the cards, as detailed in the year-end report published by the Embracer Group which included a section showing all games in development “as of May 24, 2023.”

Topps Star Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi Set Based on Disney+ Series Available Now

A new Topps Star Wars set based on the Disney+ Obi-Wan Kenobi limited series is available now, featuring a 100-card base set with 12 different inset sets and autographs to collect. 

This Weeks Publications – 5th June 2023

Welcome to week 23 of 2023 and our list detailing what new publications to expect from a galaxy far, far away.

R2-KT Repair Crew Update

R2-KT's man servant Al reaches out with an update on the special mission set for friends of R2-KT.

Immediate Media’s LEGO Star Wars Magazine #96 Out Now in the UK

Issue #96 of the excellent LEGO Star Wars Magazine from Immediate Media is out now in the UK and features the usual array of cool comics, posters, puzzles and competitions, and a 61-piece Rebel Alliance Y-wing.

Sabine Wren ‘Feels An Obligation’ to Find Ezra Bridger in Disney+ Ahsoka Series

Natasha Liu Bordizzo, Sabine Wren in the upcoming Disney+ Ahsoka series, spoke to Empire Magazine for the July issue, which features Ahsoka played by Rosario Dawson on the cover, about her obligation to find Ezra Bridger.

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