The Rise of Skywalker: D23 Special Look

A few fans I’ve encountered on forums and social media have been pretty certain that when the Episode IX marketing attack rolls out it’ll be an all-out barrage of nostalgia and call backs to the rest of the saga. Well, it just so happens that the D23 “Special Look” at The Rise of Skywalker does little to dispel that notion…

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D23: Kenobi, The Mandalorian & More

D23: Kenobi, The Mandalorian & More | Green Card Back

This weekend marks Disney’s bi-annual D23 expo, the mouse’s very own media promotions and launch event. With the Disney + streaming service launching in the US in a few short months this event has been set up all about that – and for Star Wars fans this promises to be very exciting indeed…

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Lego Minifigure Leaks for The Rise of Skywalker

Zorri Bliss from The Rise of Skywalker | Green Card Back

And so it begins. Instagram user @lightning.rad_ has shared leaked photos of Lego minifigures from the upcoming Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker

Update: since Lucasfilm has no clue how to promote films/build hype, Green Card Back has been served with a notice to remove the images. The descriptions will remain in place and the images will be restored when the new Lego sets (that you’re 100% not meant to know exist) are officially released.

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The Phantom Menace Hits 20

Episode I: The Phantom Menace at 20 | Green Card Back

A long time ago…

Cast your mind back to mid-May – hasn’t the time flown since then?

Well, way back in 1999 that same period of time we’ve just traversed felt endless. While our US friends celebrated this milestone back in May it’s today, July 16th 2019, that marks 20 years since the UK release of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace!

For a film that’s been mired in disdain for the last two decades it sure has been great to see the outpouring of love over the last few months. We’ve seen re-appraisals, month-long retrospectives and a general consensus that informed viewers reached years ago – The Phantom Menace isn’t perfect, but it is a bold, ambitious and creative first chapter for the saga. It’s brim full of ideas even if it does fall a little short of its potential due to some flaws in the execution.

At the time you would have been forgiven for thinking that George Lucas had made something far, far worse.

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Positive Fandom #2: The Games

Positive Fandom #2: Star Wars Video Games | Green Card Back

By 1993, Star Wars was back.

10 years after Return of the Jedi the Star Wars renaissance was in full swing. Timothy Zahn’s Thrawn trilogy had launched the Expanded Universe to great success, a venture continued with gusto by Dark Horse Comics.

Yet something equally epoch-defining was happening on a brand new medium for Star Wars – home PC. 1993 saw the release of X-Wing and Rebel Assault, games by the soon-to-be legendary LucasArts, and for this young fan life would never be the same again…

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