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Elijah Wood Desires Another Ring on Star Wars Resistance Elijah Wood Desires Another Ring on Star Wars Resistance

At first, this new clip from Sunday’s episode of Star Wars Resistance seems innocent enough. It’s Kaz and a new character, voiced by Elijah Wood, on speeder bikes racing toward a ring. Then, you read that sentence back. Elijah Wood is going after a ring! And he even tells Kaz that he can’t let him pass!

Someone Used a Deep Learning AI to Perfectly Insert Harrison Ford Into Solo: A Star Wars Story

Casting anyone other than Harrison Ford in the role of Han Solo just feels like sacrilege, but since Ford is now 76 years old, playing a younger version of himself would be all but impossible. Or at least impossible if you rely on the standard Hollywood de-aging tricks like makeup and CG. Artificial intelligence, it…

Star Wars Resistance Just Made Us Look at the Franchise in a Whole New Way Star Wars Resistance Just Made Us Look at the Franchise in a Whole New Way

When you’re watching a Star Wars TV show or movie, it’s easy to think what’s happening on screen is the most important thing imaginable. What could be more important than defeating the Empire, becoming a Jedi, or crushing the First Order? Maybe nothing—but what you tend to forget is, while that may be important to…

Oscar Isaac Says Star Wars: Episode IX Is 'Looser' and More Improvisational Than Past Films Oscar Isaac Says Star Wars: Episode IX Is 'Looser' and More Improvisational Than Past Films

Improvisation is responsible for some important moments in Star Wars history—Han’s famous “I know”, for instance—but it’s not considered the norm. According to Oscar Isaac, that might be changing.

Lego Overwatch and a Wild Groot Puppet Are Among the Most Delightful Toys of the Week Lego Overwatch and a Wild Groot Puppet Are Among the Most Delightful Toys of the Week

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's weekly round-up of the coolest toys we’ve seen draining our wallets for a perpetually growing list of preorders. This week: Bastion the robot gets turned into Lego! Hot Toys is making an Infinity War meme a very expensive reality! Groot gets a disturbingly detailed puppet! And more!

Star Wars Writer Chuck Wendig Claims Marvel Fired Him for 'Vulgarity' and 'Too Much Politics' On His Social Media Star Wars Writer Chuck Wendig Claims Marvel Fired Him for 'Vulgarity' and 'Too Much Politics' On His Social Media

At New York Comic Con last weekend, Marvel Comics officially announced Shadow of Vader, a five-part Star Wars miniseries written by Star Wars: Aftermath book trilogy scribe Chuck Wendig. Except, the last two issues will no longer be penned by Wendig, as the author has just revealed Marvel has fired him.

More Intriguing Rumors About The Mandalorian More Intriguing Rumors About The Mandalorian

Zoe Saldana offers some cryptic Avengers 4 clues. The Rock is teaming up with his Jumanji director for a wild new fantasy film on Netflix. Mädchen Amick offers a detailed take on Alice Cooper’s headspace going into Riverdale’s return. Plus, Richard Wenk on his script for the Kraven movie. Put Captain Spoilers in the…

Please Let Star Wars Resistance Tell Its Own Story Please Let Star Wars Resistance Tell Its Own Story

Even though we’re two-thirds of the way into the latest Star Wars trilogy, there are still tons of questions about what happened before those films—about the First Order, Supreme Leader Snoke, the Knights of Ren, and so much more. And, with any luck, Star Wars Resistance won’t answer any of them.

The Coolest Star Wars, Marvel, and DC Toys Revealed at New York Comic Con The Coolest Star Wars, Marvel, and DC Toys Revealed at New York Comic Con

Another New York Comic Con has come and gone, and that means cool trailers, rad panels, and great cosplay has come and gone with it. But we can still look forward to all the shiny new toys and collectibles revealed at this year’s convention—so here’s our favorite pickings from what’s to come in the world of Star Wars,…

ILMxLab's Next Augmented Reality Experiment Is...Porgs ILMxLab's Next Augmented Reality Experiment Is...Porgs

The Porgs have invaded Star Wars at the box office, they’ve invaded it in the world of merchandising, and now, they’re gunning for reality itself. Virtually speaking, of course.

New Star Wars Books and Comics Were Announced at NYCC New Star Wars Books and Comics Were Announced at NYCC

Big reveals from New York Comic Con for fans of Star Wars on the printed page: a Darth Vader-focused comic miniseries from Chuck Wendig; Alphabet Squad, a new novel from Alexander Freed about “Rebel pilots hunting down Imperials;” and gorgeous cover art for the previously-announced Master & Apprentice by Claudia Grey.

Star Wars, Spider-Man, and Game of Thrones Collide in the Best Toys of the Week Star Wars, Spider-Man, and Game of Thrones Collide in the Best Toys of the Week

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's round up of the best toys we’ve seen all week. This time round, a very cool take on the comic book Iron Spider suit, Obi-Wan Kenobi reaches out into the Star Wars figuarts line, Darth Vader’s sinister castle gets a slightly less sinister Lego set, and more. Check it out!

How Star Wars Resistance Is Using Its New Time Period to Its Advantage  How Star Wars Resistance Is Using Its New Time Period to Its Advantage 

A huge chunk of unknown Star Wars lore is about to be explored, and executive producer Justin Ridge can’t wait to be a part of it. Ridge is one of three executive producers on Star Wars Resistance and io9 had a chance to speak to him about this new Star Wars animated series coming to Disney Channel and Disney XD.

Fresh to Death Luke Skywalker Is Finally Tactile Fresh to Death Luke Skywalker Is Finally Tactile

I still get goosebumps when I think about it: the first time a fresh-from-the-barber Luke Skywalker showed up on Crait to save the Resistance in The Last Jedi. He looked great and he was ready to fight—and, of course, we eventually find out it’s all an illusion.

Your First Look at The Mandalorian Is Here, Plus a List of Episode Directors Your First Look at The Mandalorian Is Here, Plus a List of Episode Directors

And there it is: Our first look at the star of the upcoming live-action Star Wars TV show, The Mandalorian.

Postal Apocalypse: Is Batman Depressed? Postal Apocalypse: Is Batman Depressed?

This week’s Postal Apocalypse has some of my favorite questions ever, so let me go ahead and dump my metaphorical mailbag on the metaphorical floor so a genuinely fake but otherwise metaphorical mailman can really read some real letters. This week: Why X-wings actually aren’t called X-wings, what would have happened…

The Live-Action Star Wars TV Show Is Called The Mandalorian The Live-Action Star Wars TV Show Is Called The Mandalorian

Jon Favreau took to his Instagram Wednesday night to reveal the name and plot synopsis of the first live-action Star Wars TV show coming to Disney’s untitled streaming service.

Celebrate the Millennium Falcon With This Dynamic, Trilogy-Spanning Poster Celebrate the Millennium Falcon With This Dynamic, Trilogy-Spanning Poster

Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia, and Darth Vader are, obviously, the stars of Star Wars. But one important “cast member” that rarely gets mentioned along with those characters is the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy: the Millennium Falcon.

The First Episodes of Star Wars Resistance Establish a Very Unique and Intriguing Voice The First Episodes of Star Wars Resistance Establish a Very Unique and Intriguing Voice

This Sunday, another chapter in the Star Wars universe begins with the premiere of Star Wars Resistance. The show, which debuts Sunday on the Disney Channel before moving to Disney XD, starts six months before events of The Force Awakens and follows a young, hotshot pilot named Kaz Xiono who is recruited by Poe Dameron

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