Star Wars Insider Issue #201 hits newsstands this Tuesday, March 30! Highlights include a close-up look at bringing Chewbacca to life in the films, the 40th anniversary of the Star Wars Radio Drama, and interview with Matt Lanter (Anakin Skywalker from The Clone Wars), and original fiction by Cavan Scott.
Check out the official synopsis and covers below:
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WORKING THE WOOKIEE LOOK
Joonas Suotamo, Neil Scanlan, and Tom Spina uncover the behind-the-scenes story of bringing the mighty Chewbacca to life.
With the help of costume restoration expert Tom Spina, special effects supervisor Neil Scanlan, and Chewbacca actor Joonas Suotamo, Insider gets under the fur of the original Wookiee costume, and discovers how it was recreated for the most recent Star Wars movies.
ADVENTURES IN THE AUDIOSPHERE
On its 40th anniversary, we discover how the original Star Wars radio adaptation was made, and consider its legacy.
Celebrating the first broadcast of the National Public Radio dramatization of Star Wars: A New Hope, 40 years ago, Star Wars Insider looks at the making of the adaptation and its legacy in the recent resurgence of Star Wars audio drama.
MATT LANTER INTERVIEW
Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ Anakin Skywalker takes us on his acting journey from Jedi Knight to his cameo on The Mandalorian.
From slinging a pencil in place of a lightsaber to wearing retro shoes on a live-action set, Matt Lanter takes Insider on his Star Wars journey from The Clone Wars to The Mandalorian.
Beginning our two-part companion to the Disney+ series, we explore the events of every episode of Season One.
The Mandalorian became an instant hit when it landed on Disney+ in 2019, and its appeal went stratospheric with the arrival of 2020’s sophomore season. Beginning Star Wars Insider’s two-part companion guide to the series so far, this issue we look back at the events of Season One.
THE FORCE OF…
Insider speaks to Cut Chemist, hip-hop producer and Star Wars fan, about how the space saga has inspired his music.
THE CIRCLE IS NOW COMPLETE
Authors Rae Carson and Michael Kogge discuss novelizing the epic final chapter of the Skywalker saga.
How do you translate a blockbuster movie into two distinct novelizations, tailored to satisfy different age groups? Authors Rae Carson and Michael Kogge discuss their journeys in adapting the final chapter of the Skywalker saga for print.
A CERTAIN POINT OF VIEW
Our resident Star Wars expert consults his library of holocrons and ancient Jedi texts to answer your questions about the events, people, and places of the galaxy, far, far away…
Michael Kogge examines the dubious reputation of the galaxy’s bounty hunters.
EXCLUSIVE FICTION: “FIRST DUTY”
We return to Starlight Beacon in part one of an all-new The High Republic story from Dooku: Jedi Lost author Cavan Scott.
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