Star Wars: Episode IX Heads to Celebration Chicago

This week we have new details about Episode
IX coming to Celebration. Plus I sit down with Scott Lawrence to talk
about Star Wars Resistance. Roll that hyperlapse footage, Frank! This is The Star Wars Show. From the Lucasfilm headquarters in San Francisco,
here’s your hosts, Andi and Anthony! Hello and welcome to The Star Wars Show, the
only Star Wars Show on the internet that much like The Phantom Menace, feels like it was
produced in the late ‘90s. It’s also why all of our references are
firmly planted in 1999. We’re the Josta of short form variety shows
on the internet. You know, I always thought of us more as an
S Club 7. Yeah, no, you’re no Bradley McIntosh. Wow. Sorry, just had to be real there for a second. Let’s go to the news. How many people do you think just Googled
everything we were talking about? What do you mean? People didn’t understand all those references? I would be shocked if they did as I only understood
75% of them. [Laughing] Episode IX is coming out at the end of the
year. And wouldn’t you know it, Star Wars Episode
IX is getting it’s very own panel during Star Wars Celebration 2019. Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy and Episode
IX director JJ Abrams will take the celebration stage to present a panel full of surprises
and special guests that will be sure to keep your imagination buzzing for the rest of the
event. The panel will be hosted on the Celebration
Stage on Friday April 12th, and will be streamed to overflow crowds on the Galaxy, and Twin
Sun stages at the event. But it’s not just Episode IX with a panel
to announce, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will also be hosting a panel on the Celebration
Stage on Saturday April 11th, where fans can join members of Walt Disney Imagineering and
Lucasfilm to listen to them share stories about what it took to bring Star Wars to life. I think they will also be answering questions
on how you transfer citizenship to Batuu. Cause I’m gonna need to do that. I hope so for your sake. And speaking of Galaxy’s Edge, we finally
have opening date information! Galaxy’s Edge, as well as the Millennium
Falcon: Smugglers Run ride will open to the public in Disneyland in California on May
31st, with Disney’s Hollywood Studios opening on August 29th in Florida. For more on the Episode IX panel, as well
as a ton of information about Galaxy’s Edge check out Finally this week, it wouldn’t be an episode
of The Star Wars Show without another block of recently announced guests coming to Star
Wars Celebration, and this week is no different! That’s right, soon you can be joining such
Star Wars luminaries as Forest Whitaker from Rogue One. Erin Kellyman from Solo: A Star Wars Story. Katee Sackhoff from The Clone Wars. Droid builders Matt Denton, Lee Towersey,
and Josh Lee. Hugh Quarshie from The Phantom Menace. And Ahmed Best also from The Phantom Menace! And my dreams. I’m so excited that he’s coming. I am so, so happy. And for more breaking news from around the
galaxy, check out I can’t believe I’m going to meet the
only government representative I’ve ever trusted in my life. I love it, I’m so excited. As we know, every episode of The Clone Wars
begins with a proverb, a quote. A fortune cookie. A little fortune cookie. As we call it, that’s what we call them. Yeah, there are only two places in my life
that give proverbs: the first is from Clone Wars and the second is from images my mother
shares on Facebook. Oh, great, okay. [Laughing] She shares a lot of them. This is one that my mom shared. It’s lovely, right? It’s very good. What I want you to do… Yes. Is to tell me whether the following quotes
are Clone Wars proverbs or images my mother shared on Facebook. Oh no! Is your mom a writer for The Clone Wars or
anything? You might want to have her on the research
team going forward cause she finds some good st uff. She gets some nuggets? I learned a lot. I’m nervous. Don’t be nervous. Don’t be nervous. You got this. I’m gonna say that’s Clone Wars. I would love to think it’s your mom but
I think it’s The Clone Wars. That would be Clone Wars. That is Clone Wars. That is from the first episode of Clone Wars. Hmm, um. Yeah, I’m gonna guess that’s from your
mom. Ha, I actually feel like that could be Clone
Wars but I think it’s your mom. Your mother’s Facebook. That is actually Clone Wars. No! What?! That is from season 3 when Zero the Hutt is
on the run with Sny Snootles. I never met your mom but it feels like your mom. I think she would be happy to hear that. Yeah, it’s very positive. Uhhh. Hmm. Hmm. I mean I would guess that would be a Clone one. That’s your mom. That’s Facebook. It is Facebook. From Real Family Truths. See. A lovely group. That reeks of Clones. Okay, that’s Clone Wars. That is Clone Wars. Clone Wars. Clone Wars for sure. I’m gonna say that’s Clone Wars. That is Clone Wars. Yes! I’m gonna say that’s not Clone Wars. That’s your mom. Clone Wars! Ha! Clone Wars! Drats! I am blowing it big time. If it makes you feel any better, I did specifically
choose episodes for the most part that are not Anakin and Obi-Wan heavy because I knew… I don’t watch those. [Laughing} Okay, final one, are you ready? Yeah, yeah. Dave would say that so often that has to be
a Clone Wars one, right? That’s so Clone Wars. That’s so Clone Wars, it’s Clone Wars. [Laughing] That’s your first Clone Wars spoiler right there. No, this is from a group called Best Friendship Quotes. Oh, yeah, yeah. Can I ask you, can Obi-Wan read this? Friendship is like wetting your pants, everyone
can see it but only you can feel the true warmth. That’s never going to make it into anything
but I’m glad we got it. [Laughing] [Porg sounds] Sitting down now with Scott Lawrence, who
is Jerek Yeager in Star Wars Resistance. I have been loving Resistance, man. I’ve been loving it myself. I’ve got to say. Such a wonderfully fun show and your character
is particularly wonderful to me. And I also love that, you know usually in
Star Wars we get these characters who are, I’m joining the Resistance, I’m joining
the Rebellion, and I’m off to find adventure. Jerek’s like I’m out of here. He’s like no, I did that. Yeah. Maybe you don’t want that. Yup, yup, yup. [Laughing] I want a hammock on the beach right now. Yeah. I keep getting pulled back in. You can’t help but get pulled into the family
of it and to support what’s going on. And I really like that they could have hired
a guy with a voice who was really military. If you look at how it’s written a lot of
this stuff is harsh and stuff but I’m a bit of a softer touch. I’m warmer than what they could have cast
and I always thought that was a good credit to how they’ve created relationships on
the show. What is the experience of recording and just
being in production on the show been like? It’s such a joy to go to a place and a job
where they’re really focused on making art. There’s a story here to be told. I remember I was kind of wondering what the
through line of the whole thing was when I first started and, you know, you kind of see
the stories kind of unfolding and then I watch the show and I become a fan of the show and
I said it’s about hope. You know, it really holds the show together
and I think that’s really what Star Wars had become such an icon in our culture and
we have a good embodiment of that so I love our show. So a lot of people may not know this but you’ve
been apart of the Star Wars family for quite a while. I have, I have, I have. You have been the voice of Vader in quite
a lot of things. Uhh, Burger King commercial. That’s the one! That’s the one. [Laughing] I get mad that people don’t call back on
that as much. Weren’t you the Darth Vader in the Burger
King commercial? The Burger King commercial. Yeah. I think about TIE Fighter, which for me was
my first game where video and voice came at me. You’re making me feel old. And it was… [Laughing] I don’t mean to, I just, I… I’m honored. I remember putting TIE Fighter into my CD-rom
drive and Vader talking to me. Yeah, that’s cool. And yelling at me as I was piloting my TIE
Fighter poorly. You’re welcome. As a child. You’re welcome. What was that like kind of being called into
be Vader? Cause you did it multiple titles. Well, first of all it’s an honor to be part
of such an icon character. It took a while to kind of get comfortable
a little bit. You know, realize that I really couldn’t be
James Earl Jones but I could be Darth Vader. So I concentrated on bringing the spirit of
Darth Vader because there’s only one James Earl. You concentrated on bringing the spirit of
Darth Vader to the Burger King menu. Exactly! Exactly! [Laughing] Or the young people like you who were enjoying
the TIE Fighter experience. Yeah, TIE Fighter, Rebel Assault, all of those
games. And my kids to this day could care less. Really? I hear that from a lot of actors kids and
they just don’t care about watching stuff I’m in. You’re Darth Vader? Cool, great. But they do go tell their friends. Their friends go your dad’s Darth Vader? That’s so cool! They don’t want to give you too much ground
at home. No, no, no. Never, never, never. And your gonna be at Celebration this year. I’m going to Celebration, yeah. This is amazing, this is your first Celebration? My first Celebration, yeah, yeah. Are you excited? I am, I am. I have been watching videos of previous years
and going like that looks like a party, I wanna be apart of. It’s a good year to be going to Celebration. Yeah, yeah, yeah. I don’t know if you’ve heard, there’s
a lot of Star Wars going on this year. A lot of Star Wars. Star Wars everywhere. Yeah, including Resistance. We wanna make our appearance. That’s great. Very excited to see you and the rest of the
Resistance crew there. Yeah. Thank you so much for coming by. So good, so good. Wonderful, thanks a lot man. Right on, woohoo. You’re watching The Star Wars Show. With The Phantom Menace celebrating it’s
20th anniversary at Celebration we here at the show wanted to know what some of your
favorite Phantom Menace memories were. Ah, I went to the midnight show, obviously. But then the next morning I brought my little
sister to the first show and it was her first Star Wars movie. See, that’s very nice that you brought your
little sister. My dad brought my older sister and me but
my little sister was an infant so we left her at home with mom and it was a great day. Nice. We want to know what your favorite Episode
I memories are, send them to us using the hashtag #JarJar20 and we’ll feature our
favorites here next week. And as always remember to like the video,
subscribe to the channel, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Thanks for watching and May the Force be with you. A heartbreaking thing was after I took her
to the movie she came out and I was like great now you have to watch the other ones. She was like no I’m going to watch them
in order as they come out. And I was like it’s gonna take you six years
to watch Star Wars. Did she get it done though? She did get it done. That’s good, I’m proud of her. [Music] Blah, beep, beep, beep, bop. Ah! Ahmed Best from The Phantom Menace! Have you met him before? No! Oh! I know! I’m so excited. Me neither. [Music] [Laughing] [Laughing]

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  1. I wouldn't trust Jar Jar Binks as representative. He didn't have all the information and ruined the galaxy

  2. Im gonna be at Celebration on Friday!!! YAASSS! Called it! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you Star Wars!!!

  3. I never minded Jar Jar when I was little I saw him and the Chewie of the Anakin, Obi-Wan and Padme trio.

  4. The only thing longer than how long we have waited for the Episode IX title is how long the line will be for the Episode IX panel.

  5. I keep forgetting how close Celebration is!!!! I’m not going, but I can’t wait for the live streams (if they do them) and for all the great news!

  6. Though I'm excited for the 20th Anniversary of Phantom Menace, can we give a little love to Caravan of Courage celebrating its 35th year?! #JarJar20 #Ewoks35

  7. Will there be a live stream of Star Wars celebration like last year for those of us who are too poor to go? (I’m kinda new to the Star Wars fandom so I don’t know that much) Last year I literally spent all weekend in My living room watching it like a child on Christmas morning and my parents were like β€œyou need to get a life.” I’ve never seen my dad so disappointed in my life. But honestly Star Wars is my life so that info about the live stream would be great to know. πŸ‘

  8. Kathleen Kennedy will be on stage for the Episode 9 panel… that is a gutsy move. She is a VERY controversial person among the SW community these days, and it will be interesting to see how the crowd reacts to her… I will be there, so, I can't wait to see.

  9. Love it, I have a Vader costume so I picked my nephew up as Vader to take him to his first Star Wars movie, and when we got there the theater manager asked if I would go around and take pictures with folks (midnight premier) in line and they would save me and my nephew a seat, so my nephew thought is was so cool to get to see all the folks in line in costume getting pictures with his Uncle Darth Bill 😎

  10. Will the panel about IX be able to stream for fans outside of Celebration? Have tickets for Saturday instead and am dying to know.

  11. Why the holy hell won't they re-use Scott Lawrence to voice Vader in the newer SW games? Worked well before, and Matt Sloan sounds nothing like James Earl Jones.

  12. You mean we'll actually get an announcement of a title for Episode IX????????? Wow, that soon huh??? The title should've been announced by now. Maybe we'll get a title for this movie by May the 4th….(man, that reeks of sarcasm, doesn't it, lol.)

  13. Oh boy i Can't wait for the trailer coming for star wars episode 9 β­πŸŒŸβ˜„πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ–’πŸ–’πŸ–’πŸ–’πŸ–’πŸ–’πŸ–’πŸ–’πŸ–’

  14. My favorite is all 3 episode 3,6 and 8 best including solo a star wars story as well double thumbs up πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ–’πŸ–’πŸ–’πŸ–’πŸ–’πŸ–’πŸ–’πŸ–’πŸ–’πŸ–’πŸ–’β­β­β­β­β­β­β­β­β­πŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸβ˜„β˜„β˜„β˜„β˜„and gold stars

  15. What the hell … you have a Haslab barge behind you and no comments on it at all …. come on guys …… you need to play with the set props more.

  16. Can we get re-releases of Tie Fighter & Rebel Assault? Pleaaaassssseeeee?????

    Everyone talks about KOTOR to me X~Wing, Tie Fighter & Rebel Assault were the greatest Star Wars games of ALL TIME!!!!!!

  17. im just waiting to make a lightsaber duel for the LCC contest on may the 4th πŸ˜‰
    who else knows what im talking about

  18. I didn't see Episode 1 immediately when it came out as I was working in Japan, when I came back home for the summer, I went with my brother who had seen it already. He was surprised that I guessed that Padme was actually the queen. I blame Weird Al. I had heard song months before seeing the film and by the line "do you see him hitting on the queen" I immediately realised who she was when Anakin was tossing out his lame pick up line on her.

  19. This episode of The Star Wars Show was so fun! It had me smiling the whole time! Andi and Anthony were so excited having a great time hosting and there was a great spread of Star Wars news!

  20. This is a great year to be a Star Wars fan 2019 is going to be awesome I haven't been this excited for a star wars movie since Revenge Of The SithΒ  I was excited about The Last Jedi in 2017 but I think I'm more excited about this year. My favorite scenes in The Phantom Menace was all the Anakin Skywalker scenes the pod race Anakin and Padme Anakin becoming Obi-wan'sΒ  PadawanΒ . My earliest memory of The Phantom Menace was I was in pre-k in 1999 the year it came out I remember when it came to VHS my school would show Star Wars The Phantom Menace and we would all watch it and this is where my love for Star Wars began I just love the music and Anakin Skywalker it was awesome.

  21. I just want to say a few things, I apologize for being so greedy towards John Williams telling him to make β€œnew music that fits the movies better” – I realized that was rude and I never really thought how good it was until I rewatched some of the episodes, and I also apologize for the other rude comments I’ve EVER posted on the internet. It will never happen again; and I also did not realize it would effect me in the future until a few days ago. Sorry for such a large comment, but it was worth it in my mind.

  22. I'm hoping for a Episode IX teaser at the Celebration panel, but I guess we'll see. It would be smart, I think, for Disney to release one alongside the release of Avengers: Endgame.

  23. I hope the new STAR WARS movie has a better 3D then the last ones, becouse I get the feeling they been laughing in our faces with the 3D.
    Ore is it just me?
    Sincerely, a STAR WARS fan.

  24. Does anyone know the dimensions of a Imperial Star Destroyer like height, length, and weight. Does anyone working at star wars know???

  25. my dad worked at college and would set up 1 of theaters so me and my sister could watch all 5 movies it was jest me, my sister and my dad working in the back ground

  26. I am beyond stoked that Anthony is old-school like me and mentioned Scott's incredible Darth Vader performances in TIE Fighter and Rebel Assault (II.) (Dark Forces wasn't mentioned, but I have to list it here.) Scott's take on Vader was SO close to James Earl Jones, my buddy Daniel literally swore up and down that it was just JEJ. Glad to see Scott still getting some love for those classic LucasArts games that us 80s-90s kids grew up with. (I'm very happy with his performance of Yeager as well!)

  27. I loved all of the Naboo ships especially the Queen's ship. Those shiny silver beauties are still among my favorite science fiction starships. Also good on Ahmed Best I hope fans treat him better than they did previously.

  28. I remember the first time I watched The Phantom Menace I had spent the night at a friend’s house and I had told her that I would watch the Star Wars movies with if she stop talking about it. We started with that one and watched in episode order (meaning 1-7) and we watched all 7 movies (this was back like 3 years ago). I have been a fan of Star Wars ever since. #JarJar20

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