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Deborah Chow Weighs in on More KenobiA Beloved Jeidi Master ReturnsAnd the Maestro hangs up his batonAll this and more in the week in Star Wars news and rumors! 2022 Pete in the Seat Studios
Chloe aka The Lightsaber Queen has made a name for herself on TikTok and Twitter by talking Star Wars, Clone Wars and spinning her lightsabers and showing people how. As an engineering student by day, she spends her free time cultivating a social media presence in the Star Wars
On this week's Streaming Star Wars we were joined by Scotty Jayro of the Bombadcast talking about Part V of the Kenobi series on Disney Plus. We talk about what the episode told us about existing lore, how it shapes the future and make wild guesses about what's to come in the finale! 2022 Pete in the Seat Studios
This week in Star Wars news and rumors:The Journey of the Ronin ContinuesTalk of the Taika MovieAnd more Obi-Wan Kenobi? 2022 Pete in the Seat Studios
On this episode of Podcast of the Whills Nick is joined by Clare Stribling from the Imperial Senate Podcast. This week we look at The Phantom Menace from the 1:06:00 mark to 1:26:48 and dig deep with our Canon Study questions. Clare also talks about her experiences at Star Wars Celebration 2022 and tells us about her "Star Wars Spiritual Experience."
This week we were joined by John Hoey, Lacey Gilleran and James Baney of The Resistance Broadcast for our live Friday night conversation Streaming Star Wars. We talked about the new Obi-Wan Kenobi series, what it means at 4 episodes in and did it even need to exist? We also talked about Star Wars Celebration and what it means to be there as a fan and content creator. Join us LIVE on Friday nights at to be part of Streaming Star Wars and the conversation. Follow The Resistance Broadcast at @RBatSWNN on Twitter or visit 2022 Pete in the Seat Studio
D23 promises a look at LucasfilmGalaxy’s Edge may be coming to life on Disney PlusAnd Joby Harold talks about Moses Ingram Give us 5 minutes and we’ll give you the galaxy. Another week, another flood of news rumors, clickbait and conversation. This is Pete Fletzer and welcome to Disturbances in the Force. 2022 Pete in the Seat StudionsSo Let’s get to it.

1. D23, the annual Disney Fan Expo, will take place later this year at the Anaheim Convention Center – the same location as Star Wars Celebration a few weeks ago. The event features experiences, exclusive merch and inside looks at all things Disney – which of course includes the Star Wars franchise. On Saturday September 10th, D23 will feature a panel that includes both Marvel and Lucasfilm. The official announcement states QUOTE “Filmmakers, celebrity talent, and surprise guests will join representatives from Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm, among others, onstage to showcase theatrical and Disney+ titles. Going behind the scenes of these studios’ highly anticipated films, specials, and series, attendees will see exclusive footage and be among the first to learn what else is in the works.” While there is no specific mention of what will be shown, D23 has, in the past, been the place where projects such as the Obi-Wan Kenobi series have been announced. D23 takes place September 9th through the 11th2. YouTube channel DisInsider dropped some rumored news this week regarding the upcoming Disney plus Star Wars series Acolyte. Derek Cornell of the site claims that some Star Wars Legends characters could be introduced into live action on the Leslye Hedland helmed show. He claims that Darth Bane, Malak, Revan and Nihilus could make an appearance in the yet to shot series. He also claimed that the DisneyLand and DisneyWorld Galaxy’s Edge Location – the Planet Batuu – could be making an appearance in an upcoming show as well. He speculated it could be the newly announced Skeleton Crew or the Ahsoka series. There are no official Lucasfilm statements on any of these rumors at this time.3. The cast of the Mandalorian spoke to Entertainment Tonight this week and they gave some indication that the third season of the show will be expanding the universe as well as taking on a more dramatic tone. Carl Weathers, who plays Greef Karga and is also directing an episode in season 3, said “it has a lot more heft, it’s so dense but full of character. [The new episodes] had a lot more opportunity for depth. Each of these characters has so much story within their own personal story. As an audience, you get to see just little glimmers of things that we didn’t realize about them.” Katee Sackoff, aka Bo Katan said, ““She’s not done. [Bo-Katan refusing the darksaber] makes us question, it makes her question, ‘What’s different? Why not now?’ And that’s important. She’s still on that journey, you know, from the first time that we met her when she was very young and impressionable. And she’s been continuing to evolve and grow and figure out who she is.” You can find the full article on The Mandalorian Season 3 drops in February 2023.4. The marketing campaign for the Obi-Wan Kenobi show continued this week with another edition of Obi-Wan Wednesdays. Each week from now through June 29, Star Wars dot com will feature new products inspired by the DisneyPlus series. This week, they unveiled a funko pop of Tala Durith, the Imperial officer turned Jedi trafficker. Hasbro dropped 5 new Retro series 3 point 7 5 inch action figures designed to capture the style of the original 70s and 80s toys. They include Obi-Wan, the droid Ned B, the Grand Inquisitor, Darth Vader and the Fifth  brother. Lego ALSO unveiled a new playset that recreates the duel between Vader and Obi-Wan on Mapuzo from Part 3 of the series. It includes minifigs of Kenobi, Vader, Ned B and Tala. Finally, a plush version of Leia’s droid companion, LO-LA is available for pre-order by Mattel. Visit for these items and previous merchandise that is now available.5. Obi-Wan Kenobi series writer Joby Harold spoke to the Hollywood Reporter earlier this week and he shared some insight to Moses Ingram’s character, the third sister, aka Reva. He told THR QUOTE: “I love that Reva is this mystery box, so I try to speak to her as little as possible, and I’m going to keep it that way. But the notion of having a character that we don’t know on a legacy show where we do know everything and everybody is part of the fun of the show. So the less said about her, the better, considering there are very few people and places where you don’t know what’s happening.” Part 5 of Obi-Wan Kenobi drops Wednesday, June 15 on Disney plus Thanks for listening and may the force be with you!
this week, we are talking to the amazing Swapna Krishna. She is a science and pop culture writer who has contributed to the official Star Wars and Star Trek websites, has a regular column in Wired, is the co-host of the podcast Desi Geek Girls and is the host of the new PBS web series Far Out. You can find a link to that show in the notes below. She joined us to talk about the staying power of Star Trek and Star Wars, her journey from sci-fi fan to science reporter and why canon is important but not the be all end-all in our favorite stories.Far Out: 2022 Pete in the Seat Studios
The Taika Waititi movie picks up steamTalk of making Solo 2 happenAnd writer announcements are made for 2022 Pete in the Seat Studios
On this episode of Podcast of the Whills Nick is joined by Scotty Jayro of The Bombadcast to dig into minutes 40:12-1:06:52 of Episode I: The Phantom Menace. Scotty also talks about what it was like becoming a viral sensation during the 2019 Rise of Skywalker trailer reveal at Celebration Chicago and what that has meant to his “Star Wars spiritual experience.” You can follow Scotty on Twitter @TheScottJayro and you can also find him every week co-hosting The Bombadcast 2022 Pete in the Seat Studios
Star Wars Celebration delivers the Disney Plus NewsAhsoka casting confirmed And Lando Calrissian is on holdGive us 5 minutes and we’ll give you the galaxy.Another week, another flood of news rumors, clickbait and conversation. This is Pete Fletzer and welcome to Disturbances in the Force. This week we’ll feature all the Disney Plus news from Star Wars Celebration! 2022 Pete in the Seat Studios
On this remixed, re-edited version of our Super Mega Show from 2021 featuring Krystina Arielle (Star Wars High Republic Show), Hal Hickel (Industrial Light & Magic), Ash Crossan (ScreenRant) and Clayton Sandell (Newsly and "Star Wars Timelines") we bring you an unprecedented roundtable of Star Wars A-Listers and took them through a unique set of 9 Questions that range from the serious to the absurd. It is almost 90 minutes of laughs and great perspectives from people who bring their own spin to the saga.Share this or any ATGcast podcast before June 3, 2022 with the hashtag #ATGRONIN for a chance to win a Mandalorian Mei Sho Movie Realization Ronin Mandalorian and Grogu figures!8:50 - When I say “Star Wars,” what’s the first thing that comes to mind?13:30 - What’s your favorite Star Wars memory?24:45 - Name an actor you’d like to see in a Star Wars project.31:50 - Favorite non-Star Wars movie?43:00 - If you could go on vacation with any Star Wars character, who would it be?49:30 - Who do you want to see get a Star Wars spinoff series?56:25 - If you could have any Star Wars critter as a pet, what would it be?62:30 - What is one collectible you’d love to have in your collection?69:20 - Who is on the Mount Rushmore of Star Wars 2022 Pete in the Seat Studios
*** Share this episode on Twitter with the hashtag #ATGRonin for a chance to win a Bandai Namco Ronin Mandalorian and The Child collectible.The countdown to Celebration continuesObi-Wan Kenobi Hype peaksAnd we have an exclusive giveaway for you our listenersAll this and more on this week’s streaming Star to Streaming Star Wars, featuring myself Pete Fletzer and my cohost Nick Mielke from fellow ATGcast show, Podcast of the Whills. On Friday nights, Nick and I take to our YouTube channel to bring you a lively conversation about all things Star Wars and, while there is a series running on Disney Plus, we will be making that the focus of the show. But this week, we are literally days away from Star Wars Celebration 2022 in Anaheim California and we were joined for the first half of the show by Stephen Janes, from Bandai Namco. He’ll tell us all about the boot they will have at Star Wars Celebration, what is happening there and, he was kind enough to give us a 6 inch Ronin Mandalorian and Grogu action figure set to give away to one of our listeners. So, here’s how we are going to do it. Share this episode or any ATGcast podcast stream show with the hashtag ATGRONIN and you will be entered into a drawing on our next LIVE Streaming Star Wars on June 3rd.So head over to Twitter, share this episode and any other ATGcast podcast stream episode you listen to between now and June 4, with the hashtag ATGRONIN and you could win this amazingly cool collectible from our good friends at Bandai Namco Make sure if you are at Celebration to go visit them while you are there.(c) 2022 Pete in the Seat Studios
Star Wars pushes the sabaac chips all in on Disney PlusAn update on the Rian Johnson trilogyAnd a change in the Star Wars publishing banner Give us 5 minutes and we’ll give you the galaxy.Another week, another flood of news rumors, clickbait and conversation. This is Nick Mielke and welcome to Disturbances in the Force. 2022 Pete in the Seat Studios
Ryan Arey is the writer, editor, producer, videographer and on-screen talent for ScreenCrush. With over 1.1 million subscribers and 320 million views, ScreenCrush gives fans fandom Breakdowns, Analysis, Easter Eggs, and Video Essays about your favorite movies and TV shows. Especially if those favorites happen to include superhero movies and Star Wars. With new videos almost daily, Ryan is among the top of the top when it comes to genre knowledge.Prior to his work with ScreenCrush, he created content for the popular YouTube channel Loudwire. He had the pleasure of filming and editing interviews and live performances of legendary artists like Gene Simmons and Slash.On this episode, Ryan shares his Star Wars journey and we talk about why fans love the deep dives and how he goes about making them. We also bring back the 10 Question segment! 2022 Pete in the Seat Studios
Welcome to Streaming Star Wars, featuring myself Pete Fletzer and my cohost Nick Mielke from fellow ATGcast show, Podcast of the Whills. On Friday nights, Nick and I take to our YouTube channel to bring you a lively conversation about all things Star Wars and, while there is a series running on Disney Plus, we will be making that the focus of the show. But this week, we had the amazing opportunity to talk to an Emmy-award winning comedy writer who has worked on Last Week Tonight with John Oliver and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert - Greg Iwinski. Greg also played a huge role in bringing Colbert’s memorable monologue and interview at Celebration Chicago for the Episode IX panel. And, speaking of Celebration, watch this space, because ATGcast will be covering all the announcements live from this year’s Star Wars Celebration in 2022 Pete in the Seat Studios
Ruthless Reva from Obi-Wan Kenobi speaksAhsoka starts productionAnd the Feige Star Wars is on the runwayGive us 5 minutes and we’ll give you the 2022 Pete in the Seat StudiosAnother week, another flood of news rumors, clickbait and conversation. This is Pete Fletzer and welcome to disturbances in the Force. All the links to the original sources can be found in the notes and I urge you to check them out. 1.The Obi-Wan Kenobi series will debut in less than two weeks on Disney Plus and the press tour surrounding it is in full swing. This past week Director Debora Chow and stars Ewan McGregor, Hayden Christense and Moses Ingram were seen in Berlin and London. In talking about her character, an Imperial Inquisitor named Reva, Moses Ingram said QUOTE “She is ruthless. She doesn’t care about what people think about the way she does things. She’ll cut people down and get the job done whatever it takes.” The actress went on to say about her costars, “even on set there were lifelong fans who would just get so moved by being around Ewan or Hayden. I think it’s going to be a big deal for fans to see them at the center.” There have been no new nuggets of information about the story shared so far on the press tour but Ewan did say that it took him some time to get back to the Alec Guiness style of speaking for the title role. Obi-Wan Kenobi debuts on Disney plus on Friday, May 27th with the first two episodes of the six-part series.2.Video game industry insider Jeff Grubb said on a recent Grubbsnax stream that the title for the sequel to the wildly popular Jedi: Fallen Order game will be Jedi: Survivor. Grub has also said in previous scoops that gameplay footage from the sequel to the EA RESPAWN game would be shared at Star Wars Celebration later this month. The video game reporter also claims that Jedi: Survivor will be a next-gen console game only. There is no release date or confirmation of the title at this time.3.Keeping with video game news, Lego, the Skywalker Saga continues to make waves in the industry. According to the website GamesBeat, the brick-based Star Wars game is already ranked as the number two selling video game of 2022 so far ahead of the latest Pokemon offering and the epic Horizon Zero Dawn sequel trailing only Elden Ring in sales. 4.Bryce Dallas Howard was interviewed by friend of the podcast, Germain Lussier at io9 recently and of course the topic of Star Wars came up. The daughter of Solo 2 director Ron Howard, has been behind the camera for two episodes of the Mandalorian and the Book of Boba Fett episode titled “Return of the Mandalorian.” When asked if there was a story that would spark her interest in direting a Star Wars film she said quote “Oh my goodness, I think it would take someone asking me.” Bryce will next be seen ON screen reprising her role as Claire Dearing for the third time when Jurassic World Dominion hits theaters June 10th.5.Speaking of directors on Disney Plus Star Wars shows, this week, in a simple photo of a an Ahsoka-logo emblazoned directors chair and a signature cowboy hat belonging to one Dave Filoni, the official star wars twitter account revealed that production has officially begun on the Ahsoka live-action series. Shortly thereafter, rumors emerged from movie scooper Daniel RPK and Adam Frazier that actor Mathew Law has been brought on to the show in a quote “big role.” The Six-foot one Law is best known for a role in four episodes of Agents of Shield. This unconfirmed casting joins other rumored actors including Natasha Loo Bordizzo as Sabine Wren, and Mary Elizabeth Winsted, Ivanna Sahkno (SOK-NO) and Ray Stevenson in unidentified roles. The Ahsoka series does not yet have an official release date.6.Michael Waldron, the writer who worked on Loki and Doctor Strange among other Marvel projects, is finally turning his attention to the long rumored Kevin Feige Star Wars film. He told Variety QUOTE ““We’re finally into it in earnest. I mean, I’m writing away. It’s a lot of fun…It just doesn’t have a bunch of TV shows and movies that you’re servicing on top of it, the way I did with Doctor Strange. So it’s nice..” The Feige film was first mentioned in 2019 and is expected to be a one-off project. There is no title or release date from Lucasfilm for the movie at this time.7.In Star Wars book news, friend of the show Mike Chen is officially a Star Wars novelist. His new book hit shelves on May 10 called Brotherhood and it chronicles events at the start of the Clone Wars and features the relationship between Anakin and Obi-Wan. Included in the book are familiar characters Padme Amidala and Asajj Ventress. You can buy the book now at the link in the show notes from Amazon. 8.Also this week, the cover for Star Wars: The Princess and the Scoundrel was revealed featuring Han Solo and Leia Organa in a romantic pose with the Halcyon Starcruiser and the ewok village on Endor in opposing corners. But trouble lurks in the form of stormtroopers charging in at the edge of the artwork. Beth Revis’ novel is expected to hit shelves on August 16 this year.That wraps it up for this week’s Disturbances in the Force. Make sure to check out the ATGcast podcast stream for weekly one-on-one interviews with the people behind the fandom. This Thursday Around the Galaxy talks to Ryan Arey from Screen Crush. Please subscribe for regular updates, follow us on all your social media channels at ATGcast and visit our website at to keep up with us, find our merch and get information about supporting the show as an ATG patron.Thanks for listening and may the force be with you!
Boop and JD from the Nerdherder podcast join Nick to talk about minutes 20:53-40:12 of Episode I: The Phantom Menace. Join us as we hear about their “Star Wars spiritual experiences” and dig deep into The Phantom Menace through the eyes of two prequel era super fans! You can follow Nerdherder on social media 2022 Pete in the Seat Studios
Nick Mielke is joined by the Bombadcast's Scotty Jayro and Gerry "The Canon Junkie" Cable to recap all the May the Fourth events. With a special co-hosting opportunity for Clanker, they also took phone calls from 2022 Pete in the Seat Studios
A complete May the Fourth wrap upThe emperor hints at a returnAnd Celebration brings some light and magicThe Kenobi TrailerHasbro FiguresGive us 5 minutes and we’ll give you the week, another flood of news rumors, clickbait and conversation. This is Pete Fletzer and welcome to disturbances in the Force. All the links to the original sources can be found in the notes and I urge you to check them out. 1.This week was Star Wars Day – May the Fourth – and one of the biggest events from Lucasfilm was the release of the second trailer for the Obi-Wan Kenobi series. The trailer was 90 seconds and featured a tense moment between Obi-Wan and Uncle Owen Lars, more action scenes between the titular character and various badguys while the voiceover hinted at bounty hunters being employed along with the inquisitors to find the outlaw Jedi. The teaser gave us our first look at Kumail Nanjiani looking worried and wearing what could be Jedi robes. As the promo came to an end, fans witness a robotic arm being attached to what is presumed to be Darth Vader followed by his chest box being attached, lighting up and then culminating in hearing the Dark Lord of the Sith’s signature breathing sound. The six-part limited series drops on Disney plus with two episodes on Friday, May 27th.2.In addition to the Kenobi trailer, a 60 minute behind the scenes documentary lauched on Disney-Plus called Disney Gallery – The Book of Boba Fett. The show gives in-depth background and behind the scenes footage of the series including interviews with all the actors, directors and producers. Included in the documentary is more insight into how they were able to create a digital double of Luke Skywalker using a stand-in and the original actor, Mark Hamill, himself. Disney Gallery – Book of Boba Fett is available now on Disney Plus.3.Technology giant, Apple, dropped a 15 minute behind the scenes documentary themselves on their youtube channel called Behind the Mac: Skywalker Sound. The black and white stylized mini-movie gives fans a look at the creation and application of sound effects to Star Wars films (with peeks at other Disney properties) created at the groundbreaking sound studio. Of note is the particular focus on sounds from the Prequel series of films. This is not surprising however, as the new Kenobi series will most certainly have direct ties to this era. You can find this documentary short on YouTube now or in the links below.4.May the Fourth was also a day for more toy reveals from Star Wars licensee Hasbro. From the 3.75” line of action figures, look for Ahsoka Clone Troopers, Padawan Anakin, Mandalorian Super Commando, Heavy Assault Stormtrooper, Stormtrooper Commander, a Phase I clone trooper 4 pack and a Retro collection multipack featuring characters from A New Hope. From the Black Series 6-inch line, Hasbro announced an Endor Leia, Figrin D’An from the Cantina band, and New Republic Security Droid as seen in the Mandalorian. From lifesized movie props, they are making Obi-Wan Kenobi’s light saber available for the first time as an FX Elite offering and an updated version of Darth Vader’s helmet with electronic sounds and film correct red lenses. All these products are available now for pre-order at various outlets.5.At the Imperial Commissary Collectors Convention last week, Ian McDiarmid, the actor who played Emperor Palpatine SLASH Darth Sidious hinted that he may have some role in some of the upcoming Disney Plus Star Wars properties. On a panel he was on he said QUOTE “There’s a certain show coming soon set right around the time I may have been considered to be very active. Whether or not you will see my physical body, I cannot comment on. But you will certainly feel my presence.” There was no indication which specific upcoming series he may be a part of, but the. Kenobi series will feature Darth Vader and the Andor series takes place in the early days of the fledgling Rebellion.6.As Star Wars Celebration looms less than three weeks away, information about events happening at the event in Anaheim continues to come out. On May the Fourth a opanel called Light & Magic was announced for the Friday of the four-day weekend event. The Star Wars Celebration twitter account announced QUOTE “Be among the first in the world to get a sneak peek at the recently announced Disney plus documentary series “Light and Magic.” The panel will feature Lawrence Kasdan, Ron Howard, Dennis Muren, Phil Tippett, Joe Johnson and Rose Duigan. There is no official word on whether it will drop all at once or weekly. The Light and Magic docu-series will be six-episodes long and will begin streaming on July 27 on Disney Plus.(c) 2022 Pete in the Seat Studios
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