Star Wars: Sorting Fact From Speculation
The fine writers at Wired do a pretty good job with a column called “Cantina Talk,” and this time around Graeme McMillan is looking to separate fact — or fictional fact — from fiction (or false fiction).
Anyway, he did a nice job of winnowing down some rumors we’ve seen flying about.
Say Goodbye to One of the New Trilogies
The source: Official news from Lucasfilm and associated parties
Probability of accuracy: This one is completely true.
The real deal: It was news that few saw coming, although perhaps they should have: David Benioff and D. B. Weiss have parted ways with Lucasfilm and won’t be making their Star Wars trilogy after all; the news broke early last week, with subsequent reporting suggesting that both sides wanted out for different reasons—Benioff and Weiss because they thought that fandom would be too hard with them, and Lucasfilm because of concerns over the pair’s Netflix production deal, which would split their attention from any Star Wars project.
Expect Something Big When The Mandalorian Launches
The source: The New York Times
Probability of accuracy: It’s vague enough to be teasing without necessarily revealing any information per se.
The real deal: With the future of Star Wars on the big screen in turmoil, the pressure is on for small-screen Star Wars to deliver, which might explain why a New York Times story on Disney+ dropped this surprising piece of information a couple of weeks before the show debuted on the streaming service: The Mandalorian, reportedly, will contain “a dramatic Star Wars-universe spoiler in the first episode.”
Come Swim on the Ocean Moon of the Death Star
The source: As unlikely as it seems, Disney Parks
Probability of accuracy: It’s accurate, we’re just not sure what it means.
The real deal: While we’re on the subject of The Rise of Skywalker, a piece of information about the movie came out from an unlikely source recently, when an update about Star Tours revealed that the ocean planet as seen in the final trailer for the movie is, officially, Kef Bir, an ocean moon.
And there’s plenty more!
As far as I’m concerned, the news from the ocean moon of Endor is simply the coolest. I can’t wait to hit Star Tours when the Starspeeder gets those coordinates.