Kyle Newman Returns to Star Wars Celebration with Sequel to “Smuggler’s Gambit”


To most diehard Star Wars fans, the name of Kyle Newman is very familiar. The young film director responsible for the cult hit Fanboys has become a respected voice in the nerd community, and now he’s bringing something special to Anaheim, California this April.

Fans who were fortunate enough to attend Star Wars Celebration VI may have caught the live stage performance of Newman’s Star Wars: Smuggler’s Gambit. Following the adventures of Han Solo after the events of Episode IV and featuring the voice talents of several actors from The Clone Wars, Smuggler’s Gambit was a big hit in Orlando two years ago.

Now, Kyle Newman is returning to Star Wars Celebration Anaheim with a follow up to his “radio drama”. Titled Star Wars: Smuggler’s Bounty and continuing the story of Han Solo, the live performance promises to bring excitement to fans this April.

From the official Star Wars Celebration site:

"Smuggler’s Bounty reteams the creatives behind the Celebration VI hit Star Wars: Smuggler’s Gambit. Directed by Newman and co-written by Newman and F.J. DeSanto, Smuggler’s Bounty stars Han Solo and is set during the events of the original trilogy. This one-time-only live performance is scheduled for the Celebration Stage, with music and live sound effects for a thrilling star-studded stage show."

To add to the excitement, the live stage performance of Smuggler’s Bounty will feature the voice talents of Star Wars: The Clone Wars cast members, as well as other special guests.

More from the official Star Wars Celebration site:

"Smuggler’s Bounty will features hosts from all three Celebration stages. David W. Collins returns as our favorite Corellian smuggler, James Arnold Taylor will lend his incredible vocal talents, and Jimmy “Mac” McInerney will produce the live experience. Expected to join them will be The Clone Wars alums Sam Witwer, Jaime King and MANY other surprise guests, to help bring this great Celebration exclusive to life!"

Check out a video clip of the live stage performance of Star Wars: Smuggler’s Gambit from Star Wars Celebration VI in Orlando, FL! Enjoy the vocal talents of Tom Kane, Dee Bradley Baker, Matthew Wood, David W. Collins, Sam Witwer, Daniel Logan, Matt Lanter, Ashley Eckstein and Catherine Taber! Watch the video below:

To hear the entire performance of Star Wars: Smuggler’s Gambit, check out the full audio at the official Star Wars site!

The cast of Star Wars: Smuggler’s Gambit in Orlando, FL in 2012.

If you haven’t yet purchased tickets for Star Wars Celebration Anaheim, you can do so by visiting the official site, here.

How many of you are planning on attending Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim this April, Dork Siders? Are you excited to see the live stage performance of Smuggler’s Bounty? Leave us a comment below!