Star Wars Insider #199 hits newsstands this coming Tuesday, December 15, and it’s definitely an issue you’ll want to pick up. This exciting issue features interviews with fan favorites, including Ahmed Best, Ashley Eckstein, and Sam Witwer, as well as the return of Star Wars fiction with an all-new story from The High Republic by Charles Soule.
Star Wars Insider #199 also features three different covers — Newsstand, subscriber, and comic shop exclusive.
Find out more below:
AHMED BEST INTERVIEW
The actor reveals how he made the move from Jar Jar Binks to Jedi Master for Star Wars: Jedi Temple Challenge.
Ahmed Best first became a member of the Star Wars family when he signed on to play Jar Jar Binks in the prequel trilogy. Binks might not have been a bombad Jedi, but Best’s new character in Star Wars: Jedi Temple Challenge certainly is.
Insider catches up with the actor to talk about the exciting and fun Star Wars Kids series, and to look back on his time as the clumsy Gungan.
We go behind the scenes at ILMxLAB to discover how the award-winning VR experience Vader Immortal was made.
ILMxLAB’s multi-award-winning VR experience Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series offers fans the opportunity to step inside the world of Star Wars and go toe-to-toe with the Sith Lord himself – by way of VR headsets Oculus Quest, Oculus Rift, or PlayStation VR. Executive creative producer Mark S. Miller and Director Ben Snow reveal how the project came together.
ASHLEY ECKSTEIN INTERVIEW
The voice of Ahsoka Tano discusses reprising the character for the final season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
Ashley Eckstein talks exclusively to Insider about returning to the role of Ahsoka Tano in the seventh and final season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008-14, 2020) and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019). Plus, she reveals the quote that has become her personal motto.
A SEAT ON THE COUNCIL
Insider explores the Jedi Council, and the masterful Knights who earned their place among the Jedi Order’s highest echelons.
In times of peace and war the Jedi High Council served as the guiding light and decision-making body for the Jedi Order. While only the most revered Jedi Masters served on the Council, even they could be blinded by the rise of the dark side of the Force.
KNIGHTS OF THE ROUND TABLE
The five authors behind Star Wars: The High Republic talk to Insider about the ambitious new Lucasfilm Publishing project.
With the first tales in an exciting new era of Star Wars storytelling due to arrive in bookstores in January 2021, Insider assembled the group of talented creators behind Star Wars: The High Republic for a roundtable interview to talk Jedi Knights and a galaxy of potential.
The first in an ongoing series of Star Wars: The High Republic stories, exclusive to Star Wars Insider!
Starlight: Part One – Go Together, by Charles Soule. An all-new tale set during The High Republic era, exclusive to Star Wars Insider.
SAM WITWER INTERVIEW
We get inside the head of former Sith apprentice Maul, with the help of The Clone Wars and Rebels actor.
Insider talks to the actor who has taken Maul from sliced-in-two Sith to his demise in the deserts of Tatooine.
E.K. JOHNSTON INTERVIEW
The author behind the hit novels Queen’s Shadow and Queen’s Peril on creating perils for Padmé.
For E.K. Johnston, relating the adventures of Padmé Amidala in two smash hit novels has been a dream come true. Star Wars Insider asks how the author combined galactic and teenage drama through the lens of a galaxy far, far away…
U.S. on sale date: 12/15/2020
U.K. on sale date: 01/14/2021