Woo Hoo! I’m on vacation! Ah, February break – a time to rest up from my other gig of an educator in a school in Maine and relax! Before I crawl into the belly of a Tauntaun and try to make my way through a very frigid Maine winter, let’s talk some Star Wars, shall we? Lock those S-Foils in attack position – here is your Week in Review.
- The big news of the week has to be that Lucasfilm has severed ties with Gina Carano, who has played Cara Dune for 2 seasons of THE MANDALORIAN on Disney+. The 38 year old Carano’s status with Lucasfilm was finalized Wednesday night after Lucasfilm released a statement clarifying the situation. “Gina Carano is not currently employed by Lucasfilm and there are no plans for her to be in the future. Nevertheless, her social media posts denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities are abhorrent and unacceptable”. Much like every other Star Wars fan out there, I too have an opinion about this situation. However, seemingly unlike the rest of the internet, I won’t share those thoughts here. I will say that I did enjoy her take on the character of Dune and what she brought to the table. I will miss that from future Star Wars tales.
- According to CNBC, Hasbro saw a 70% increase in sales last year, due in large part to it’s STAR WARS license, Aw, let’s just say it….THANKS TO GROGU!
And, rounding out this week’s WIR, I give you the ABOMINABLE SNOWGROGU…
As always, drop me a line at email@example.com. Hey, did you hear that YODASNEWS.COM is celebrating their 17th year in slinging Star Wars info? There is a good chance that some of you don’t remember a time WITHOUT Yodasnews.com. Wow. That makes me feel old. Be sure to keep checking throughout the month to see what giveaways we are doing! And with that, I’m on vacation. See you all in 7 days! Take care and be nice to each other, huh?