THE LATEST //
Annie Leibovitz discusses her Star Wars: The Force Awakens photos, including a never-before-seen shot of Andy Serkis from the film set.
While the Empire would most likely not approve, Star Wars Reads Day -- a celebration of a galaxy far, far away and the joy of reading -- is back.
Spotlight of the Week //
Beneath the surface of Lake Paonga on Naboo is a spectacular Gungan city. A crowning achievement of unique Gungan technology, the city appears as a glittering cluster of jewel-like bubbles. The bubbles are hydrostatic force-fields that contain breathable atmospheres for the city's inhabitants. Though they are rigid enough to keep the water out, they can be breached by Gungans swimming to and from the city. The architecture of Otoh Gunga is sweeping in shape because Gungans actually grow the building material of their cities. Inside Otoh Gunga is the High Board Room of the Gungan Rep Council.
An idyllic world close to the border of the Outer Rim Territories, Naboo is inhabited by peaceful humans known as the Naboo, and an indigenous species of intelligent amphibians called the Gungans. Naboo's surface consists of swampy lakes, rolling plains and green hills. Its population centers are beautiful -- Naboo's river cities are filled with classical architecture and greenery, while the underwater Gungan settlements are a beautiful display of exotic hydrostatic bubble technology.
A clumsy, well-meaning Gungan outcast on Naboo, Jar Jar Binks struggled to prove his worth throughout his life. Putting his awkward past behind him, Jar Jar left the swamps of Naboo to enter the even murkier waters of Coruscant politics, becoming a representative for his people in the galactic capital. There, his best intentions and eagerness to serve were exploited by scheming Senators and others in positions of power.
Behind the Scenes //
To dress the sets for Episode I, Peter Walpole and his team in the Leavesden Prop Department reworked as many real-world elements as possible to create believable yet fantastic props.
Star Wars Rebels //
The cast and creators of Star Wars Rebels talk to StarWars.com about what to expect from the second season before the premiere at Celebration.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars //
Senator Padme Amidala and Representative Jar Jar Binks travel to the planet Rodia on a diplomatic mission. When Padme is kidnapped, Jar Jar impersonates a Jedi and rescues her with help from his new friend, a monstrous Kwazel Maw.
See what you missed at this year's Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim. Lucasfilm's official fan festival, Star Wars Celebration includes appearances from the saga's actors and creators, in-depth panels, exclusive merchandise, and lots more.
Artists from across The Walt Disney Company including Lucasfilm, Industrial Light & Magic, Marvel, and Pixar -- as well as select street artists and celebrity Star Wars fans -- have created individualized interpretations of the iconic Stormtrooper helmet.