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The Journey to ‘The Rise of Skywalker’ Is Presenting Some Rather Exciting Novels

Every time a Star Wars movie is set to come out LucasFilm unveils novels made specifically for that particular film. Surprising fans around the world, it was unveiled, on Star Wars day, the entire list of books set to accompany the highly-anticipated Skywalker saga finale and, of course, it was a thrilling list.

Many of the books are made for young children but the novels catered to older fans are just as amazing as well. So, on that note, here are the books that I gravitated to the most. Enjoy!

Star Wars: The Ultimate Pop-Up Galaxy

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I. Love. Pop-up books. I’ve loved them as a child, I’ve loved them as a teenager, and now as an adult, there’s still a sense of magic opening up a book and watching something pop to life in front of your eyes. And this clearly seems like the greatest pop-up book of all time. This is a definite must-have for any Star Wars fan.

It’s set to be released on October 8, 2019.

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Princess Leia: How One Woman Created A Generation of Heroines in ‘Star Wars’

It’s May the 4th, hence Star Wars day, and what better to celebrate this wonderful day than to look back at one of the greatest heroines in cinema and the impact of her legacy on the franchise now. And, with every reblog of this post, I have even more heroines to add to the list, proving how important she truly is. So, on that note, enjoy!

Star Wars is a franchise that has lived and transcended generations. The cultural phenomenon began way back in 1977 and now, after 40 years, the excitement for this seemingly unending franchise is even stronger. The question is, what was it that made this science-fiction space opera resonate with so many people? Was it the lore of the story, was it the music, was it the characters? I believe there was a collaboration of all of these different aspects but the characters were a huge part of why A New Hope 40 years ago became such a global hit.

You had Luke, the simple farm boy who wanted to explore the stars and follow in the footsteps of his “dead” father. Then there was Obi-Wan “Ben” Kenobi, the wise mentor. You had the rascally Han Solo, a scoundrel at first meeting but a hero at heart.

And finally, you have Princess Leia, which this post is dedicated to.

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At the time of A New Hope princesses were usually thought of as damsels in distress that needed rescuing. Princess Leia rewrote that narrative. Princess Leia didn’t run screaming from the stormtroopers, she shot at them. Princess Leia didn’t whimper in the face of Darth Vader, she patronized him. She did the exact opposite of nearly everything that was expected, except fall for the “prince” which in this case would be Luke Skywalker.

She was one of the pioneers of all the strong women you have in film today. Throughout A New Hope she never played the role of damsel in distress. And yes, she was rescued, but she didn’t treat her rescuers like they were “her heroes.” She instead told them off for not coming up with a better escape plan. Ha! I love it. 🙂

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Throwback Friday: Should Anakin Skywalker Make An Appearance in ‘Episode IX’?

For the past two Star Wars movies in this current trilogy rumors have circulated that Anakin Skywalker would make an appearance in the films. In The Force Awakens, they went far enough to create concept art showcasing Anakin Skywalker who would have appeared in Rey’s vision. He, unfortunately, didn’t make it into the end product of the film.

In The Last Jedi it was rumored that Rey would experience in one of her Force-training exercises a vision where one of the sea monsters (that Luke ended up milking) was living in a cave and it would transform into Anakin Skywalker. (That sounds reminiscent of Luke’s vision in the cave on Dagobah.) That also didn’t end up happening.

That rumor from The Last Jedi seemed all the more palpable because Hayden Christensen showed up at some Star Wars conventions in 2017, which he hasn’t done in a while.

Rumors have also started circulating about Anakin making an appearance in Episode IX and if this is supposedly the Skywalker saga finale shouldn’t he be in it in some form or another? Especially that now, obviously, Palpatine is making a chilling return to the franchise.

Do I think he should be in the movie? Yeah, why not? I would love to see a Force Ghost Anakin Skywalker talk a little bit of sense into his deranged grandson, Ben Solo. I think it would be positively awesome. If anything it could maybe allude to the movie’s title, The Rise of Skywalker. That could be cool. Whatever the case, J.J Abrams knows how to deliver a lot of fan-service moments that’ll make us all very, very happy.

What do you think? Do you think Anakin should return in Episode IX and maybe battle Palpatine Force-ghost style or should he remain absent? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a wonderful day.

Throwback Friday: An Awesome Find

Throwback Friday is a fun segment for me because I get the chance to revisit posts that I have forgotten that I loved writing very much. This is one of those posts. I wrote this post last year on March 5 and, so, it’s only fitting that I resurface it for today’s segment of Throwback Friday. I hope you enjoy. 🙂

I was riding around yesterday enjoying a gloriously peaceful Sunday morning with my family when my mother happened to spot this jaw-dropping, ginormous mural of Yoda just sitting on the side of a building. There was no way we weren’t going to stop and take a picture.

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Isn’t that awesome?

I mean look at the sheer size of this mural. It’s profoundly stunning. This was literally made early last year as you can see from the date on the brick (5/4/17) and I can honestly tell you I’ve never seen anything like this in my life. Not only is Yoda humongous but he’s so perfectly drawn and detailed as well. And the way Yoda is sprouting from the flames is utterly perfect (to me the meaning of Yoda in the fire represents him coming back from the ashes of death to grace this wall.) At the time this mural was made I’m sure the painter had no idea that Yoda would really return in The Last Jedi? The force was strong with whoever painted this fantastic piece of art. Awesome.

I love Star Wars and everything Star Wars and to find this breathtaking mural was the perfect beginning to my morning yesterday. I thank you for reading and I hope you have a beautiful day. May the Force Be With You.