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Week in Geek | All the Star Wars Celebration News You Need to Know

Week in Geek is The Companion‘s weekly digest of all the latest trailers, announcements, controversies, spicy memes, and more. Not everyone has the time or inclination to sit on social media all day staying on top of this… but we do and we need to justify the time we’ve wasted.

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What We’re Looking At

Kicking off our Star Wars Celebration Week in Geek special – we got two gorgeous Obi-Wan Kenobi character posters at the weekend. 

What We’re Talking About

Despite taking its name from the comic book that inspired Knights of the Old RepublicStar Wars: Tales of the Jedi is an animated anthology set during the prequel era according to the announcements at Star Wars Celebration this weekend. Characters given backstories include Ahsoka Tano, Qui-Gon Jinn, and Count Dooku. Give me Ulric Qel Droma dammit.

On the subject of Ahsoka Tano, Star Wars: Rebels‘ Mandolorian delinquent Sabine Wren has been cast for the live-action Ahsoka series as Australian actress and martial artist Natasha Liu Bordizzo. Chopper will also be making his live-action debut.

The Amblin-style coming of age series from Jon Watts, director of Spider-Man: No Way Home, has a name and a star: Skeleton Crew and Jude Law. Watts described the show as “a group of kids who are about 10 years old who [get] lost in the Star Wars universe and need to find their way home.”

The Mandolorian Season 3 will drop 2023 – expect a major role for Katee Sackhoff’s Bo-Katan Kryze. Given she covets the darksaber and views Din Djarin’s possession of it as usurpation of her birthright, she’s likely to be bringing problems rather than solutions.

Anime anthology Star Wars: Visions is also getting a second series, due to air early 2023.

Finally, this dude won the cosplay game.


What We’re Watching

Don’t look back in Andor with the first teaser for Diego Luna’s rebel-focused prequel to the prequel Rogue One.
Omega has a helmet, Hunter has a cravat, and Wookie padawan Gungi is back in the trailer for Star Wars: The Bad Batch Season 2.
Check out the atmospheric new trailer for Star Wars: Jedi Survivor, a direct sequel to Fallen Order that continues the story of Cal Kestis.

What We’re Buying*

*These aren’t sponsored, we don’t get a cut, and nobody sends us freebies. It’s just some cool stuff we’re lusting over hard.

As seen in Obi-Wan Kenobi, Reva’s double-bladed lightsaber boasts advanced LEDs and sound effects, single or double blade configurations, and screen-accurate detail.

Whether you’re a cosplayer or collector, back it on HasLabs for USD$499.99 or GBP£459.99.

LEGO’s 282-piece Attack of the Clones-era Jedi Starfighter, featuring Obi-Wan Kenobi and helpful Kaminoan geneticist, Taun We who is making her LEGO debut.

Pre-order yours for USD$29.99 or GBP£29.99.

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