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290 days until Star Wars: R2-D2 and C-3P0 to star in animated 'Droid Tales'

2 March 2015 3:28 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Disney Xd has solidified itself as the destination for all your animated Star Wars needs. First with “Star Wars Rebels” and now this new limited-series event featuring everyone’s favorite droids. The Lego Group and Disney announced late last week that they will be teaming up for a brand-new animated special set in a galaxy far, far away. “Lego Star Wars™: Droid Tales” will be a limited-run of five 22-minutes episodes that retells the entirety of the Star Wars movie saga in chronological order from the perspective of R2-D2 and C-3P0.  While information about when the limited series will air is not yet available, an overview was released by The Lego Group: Following their victory celebration in the Ewok village on Endor, seen at the close of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, C-3Po and R2-D2 have gathered to regale Luke, Leia, Han, Chewbacca and the other »

- Donna Dickens

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New rumours of Luke Skywalker’s role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and flashback sequences

2 March 2015 5:36 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Warning – Potential Spoilers Below

We’re less than 300 days away from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but the reports and rumours are still coming in thick and fast. We’ve already had rumours that Darth Vader would be in the film in some capacity (possibly in a flashback) and now we have new rumours that back those claims up.

According to Making Star Wars, Robert Boulter (not announced in the cast list as of yet) has joined Star Wars: The Force Awakens to play a young Luke Skywalker in a flashback sequence. This would play into the opening of the movie, in which Han Solo (Harrison Ford), Finn (John Boyega) and Rey (Daisy Ridley) go to Rose’s Bar, owned by Rose (Lupita Nyong’o) who is a puppet similar to Yoda.

Below is a breakdown of the flashback:

Dead bodies lay on the floor of a Jedi Academy. »

- Luke Owen

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Lego Star Wars: Droid Tales is coming to Disney Xd

2 March 2015 1:04 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

New Disney Xd TV show Lego Star Wars: Droid Tales will retell the entire saga from C-3Po and R2-D2’s perspective…

Of all the abandoned Star Wars projects, George Lucas’ idea for a property focused on ‘just the droids’ seemed like one that would never see the light of day.

However, Disney Xd seems to be resurrecting the concept – or creating something new along the same lines – through Lego Star Wars: Droid Tales.

The new limited series (not to be confused with 1985's Star Wars: Droids) will consist of 5 x 22-minute episodes and see C-3Po recounting tales from the iconic droids’ past after the Return Of The Jedi-closing Battle Of Endor. As this reminiscing unfolds, some kidnapping will apparently take the droids on a new adventure, while also squeezing in a retelling of the entire saga from The Phantom Menace through to Return Of The Jedi. »

- rleane

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"Star Wars" 1-6 Retold As Lego Mini-Series

28 February 2015 9:40 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Ahead of the release of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," Disney Xd has announced plans for an animated mini-series entitled "Lego Star Wars: Droid Tales" to air later this year.

The limited series will consist of five twenty-two minute episodes which will re-tell all six of the previous live-action films, from "The Phantom Menace" through to "Return of the Jedi".

The key difference is that events will be seen from the perspective of the droids C-3Po and R2-D2. Set after the Rebel Alliance victory on Endor, an accidental kidnapping leads to the pair re-telling the stories of their adventures.

On top of that, it'll all be done in Lego form like several other "Star Wars" specials in the past. No word on a broadcast date.

Source: Heat Vision »

- Garth Franklin

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Disney Plans to Re-tell All of 'Star Wars' From R2-D2 and C-3Po's Perspectives

27 February 2015 7:00 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

There are only 294 days between now and the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. And while the movie is already guaranteed to be a box office titan all over the planet, you better believe that Disney is going to make the most of their investment by spending the next 294 days making sure every person knows about it. Especially young kids who will beg their parents to buy them all the new Star Wars toys. There's already a popular animated show on Disney Xd (Star Wars Rebels) that is a part of the official Star Wars storyline, but now Disney is going even further with Lego Star Wars: Droid Tales, which promises to re-tell everything from the first six Star Wars movies from the perspectives of R2-D2 and C-3Po. And as the name implies, it'll all be in Lego form. We...

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Disney Xd to retell the Star Wars saga with Lego Star Wars: Droid Tales

27 February 2015 3:35 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Disney Xd will count down to the release of December’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens with a five-part animated series entitled Lego Star Wars: Droid Tales, which will retell the events of the Star Wars saga – in brick form – through the eyes of C-3Po and R2-D2.

According to the site, Droid Tales will be “set after the Rebel Alliance victory on Endor seen at the end of Return of the Jedi, with the droids are regaling the assembled of their adventures that led them to their present situation.  An accidental kidnapping leads to a new adventure that progresses to the re-telling of the saga in the chronological order, starting from The Phantom Menace to Return of the Jedi.”

Further details on Lego Star Wars: Droid Tales are expected in the coming months.

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- Gary Collinson

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Limited Series Retells 'Star Wars' Episodes 1-6 Chronologically Through C-3Po & R2-D2's Eyes, With Lego

27 February 2015 11:43 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Let's make one thing clear: while Disney is restarting a franchise with "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," they are also using the Force to make mega money from merchandising. In 2010, a year in which no "Star Wars" movie was released and the sequels were a distant thought, Lucasfilm earned $510 million — half a billion — in revenue from "Star Wars" related sales. Now all that cheddar is coming to the House of Mouse, and you can bet accountants are having wet dreams about the kind of moola that will roll in for "Star Wars" branded stuff when 'The Force Awakens' arrives. But it's not just the movie that's gonna move product. Disney Xd and Lego will drop "Lego Star Wars: Droid Tales," a limited series of five, 22-minute episodes that will retell the first six "Star Wars" episodes through the eyes of C-3Po and R2-D2. And oh yeah, it will be done with Lego, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Limited Series Retells 'Star Wars' Episodes 1-6 Chronologically Through C-3Po & R2-D2's Eyes, With Lego

27 February 2015 11:43 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Let's make one thing clear: while Disney is restarting a franchise with "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," they are also using the Force to make mega money from merchandising. In 2010, a year in which no "Star Wars" movie was released and the sequels were a distant thought, Lucasfilm earned $510 million — half a billion — in revenue from "Star Wars" related sales. Now all that cheddar is coming to the House of Mouse, and you can bet accountants are having wet dreams about the kind of moola that will roll in for "Star Wars" branded stuff when 'The Force Awakens' arrives. But it's not just the movie that's gonna move product. Disney Xd and Lego will drop "Lego Star Wars: Droid Tales," a limited series of five, 22-minute episodes that will retell the first six "Star Wars" episodes through the eyes of C-3Po and R2-D2. And oh yeah, it will be done with Lego, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Lego Star Wars: Droid Tales to retell entire Star Wars saga

27 February 2015 11:00 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The Star Wars saga is to be retold in Lego in time for the opening of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens.

Lego Star Wars: Droid Tales will be shown by Disney Xd in five 22-minute episodes later this year, and will tell the story of the first six movie episodes through the eyes of the ever-watchful and present C-3Po and R2-D2.

See the return of Darth Vader in Star Wars Rebels teaser

The series will begin with Return of the Jedi's victory celebration in the Ewok village

Following an accidental kidnapping, the droids are then taken on a new adventure that leads to them telling their story chronologically from Episode I through to VI.

It hasn't been announced yet who will direct and write the episodes, but details of airdates are expected from Lego and Disney Xd soon.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens will »

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‘Lego Star Wars’ Series Will Re-Tell Stories of the First Six Films

27 February 2015 10:30 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

One of the original conceits behind Star Wars was that the droids C-3Po and R2-D2 were the characters that tied everything together, and through whose “eyes” the stories were told. That’s not quite how it worked out, because the human characters turned out to be a lot more interesting. But the droids were always around, […]

The post ‘Lego Star Wars’ Series Will Re-Tell Stories of the First Six Films appeared first on /Film. »

- Russ Fischer

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‘The Phantom Menace’ and the goodness of Star Wars nostalgia

27 February 2015 6:00 AM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

A long time ago…in 1999, the pop culture zeitgeist was caught in a Star Wars maelstrom. Writer-director George Lucas and his crack creative team had gone back to the well that made space opera cinema what it is known and appreciated as today by producing the first Star Wars movie in 16 years. Yes, it was difficult to fathom, but the legion of Star Wars fans the world over had waited over a decade for a new film. Not since 1983’s Return of the Jedi, which concluded what is today commonly known as the ‘Original Trilogy’, had they rejoiced in a new cinematic adventure. This new endeavor was to not to be a sequel, but rather a backstory that would relate how Anakin Skywalker, once a proud Jedi Knight and defender of justice, was encouraged to renounce his altruistic ways, embrace the dark side of the Force, and become Darth Vader, »

- Edgar Chaput

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Darth Vader Returns in 'Star Wars Rebels' Season Finale

24 February 2015 7:21 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

After winning over fans and critics alike with it's first 12 episodes, Star Wars Rebels is set to debut it's Season 1 finale episode this coming Monday, March 2, titled Fire Across the Galaxy. Disney Xd has released a promo for this epic climax to the animated adventure series set in a galaxy far, far away. And it offers a sneak peek at Darth Vader, who returns after his cameo appearance in the special edition of the first episode Spark of Rebellion, once again voiced by original actor James Earl Jones.

Spark of Rebellion will find the team of the Ghost setting off to save Kanan from the hands of the Empire. The appearance of Darth Vader is just one of many nods to the original films this past season, which has also included cameos from everyone's favorite droids R2-D2 and C-3P0. Over the course of the past 12 episodes, we've also seen »

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Darth Vader Returns in 'Star Wars Rebels' Season Finale

24 February 2015 7:21 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

After winning over fans and critics alike with it's first 12 episodes, Star Wars Rebels is set to debut it's Season 1 finale episode this coming Monday, March 2, titled Fire Across the Galaxy. Disney Xd has released a promo for this epic climax to the animated adventure series set in a galaxy far, far away. And it offers a sneak peek at Darth Vader, who returns after his cameo appearance in the special edition of the first episode Spark of Rebellion, once again voiced by original actor James Earl Jones.

Spark of Rebellion will find the team of the Ghost setting off to save Kanan from the hands of the Empire. The appearance of Darth Vader is just one of many nods to the original films this past season, which has also included cameos from everyone's favorite droids R2-D2 and C-3P0. Over the course of the past 12 episodes, we've also seen »

- MovieWeb

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J.J. Abrams talks Star Wars: The Force Awakens rumours: “Some are true, some are false”

20 February 2015 6:11 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

From pretty much the very first moment it was announced that Disney had purchased Lucasfilm and were working on a new Star Wars sequel trilogy, we’ve been absolutely overwhelmed with rumours and speculation about the seventh episode in the blockbuster saga. Some of those would certainly qualify as major spoilers if true, and director J.J. Abrams has now admitted that some genuine plot details have made their way online.

“I can’t wait for you to see it,” said Abrams at the Irish Oscar Wilde Awards in Los Angeles (via the BBC). “It’s been a blast working on this and luckily we have an incredible post-production team. There are always challenges as you go but it’s been a complete kick to put this together. We did the best we can to preserve the story for the audience, but it doesn’t always work. There are a ton of rumours – some true, »

- Gary Collinson

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Billy Dee Williams thinks he’ll be back for future Star Wars movies: “I have a feeling I’m going to show up”

11 February 2015 12:24 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

When the cast was announced for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, one name that seemed to be missing from the original cast line-up was Billy Dee Williams as Lando Calrissian. Since that time, the actor has returned to a galaxy far, far away as part of Star Wars Rebels to provide his vocal talents. But will we be seeing him in a live action again?

“Yeah, people were pretty upset about it,” he told Cinelinx about the fan reaction to being left out the cast. “But I uh…I may very well…I have a feeling I’m going to show up. There’s nothing I can really discuss about it at this stage. People think of me as the original cast, but I didn’t come in until the second movie. I did Empire and then I did Return of the Jedi, but I came in after everyone else was introduced… »

- Luke Owen

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Description of Princess Leia’s look in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

10 February 2015 4:46 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

We’ve heard bits and pieces over the last year or so about what certain characters will look like in the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and now we can add Princess Leia to that list.

According to the site Making Star Wars, they have a source who claims to have seen Princess Leia’s outfit which you can read below:

“Princess Leia is wearing a solid jumpsuit. It is grayish blue. She wears a black vest which hangs below her waist. The vest is more in the style of the Tantive IV trooper than Han Solo’s classic vest. The jumpsuit has an open button-down collar and the cuffs are rolled up about two inches at her wrists. She has a thick black belt with a silver belt-buckle (very 1980).  Her hair is braided and pulled over to the side so it hangs over her left shoulder in a ponytail. »

- Luke Owen

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Mark Hamill asks for managed expectations with Star Wars: The Force Awakens: “I’m telling you, it’s just a movie”

9 February 2015 5:12 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

If there is one movie released this year that has a lot of hype to live up to, it’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Not only is it the first Star Wars movie in a decade, but it’s the first film to come from Disney without any involvement from George Lucas. Since its announcement, we’ve heard from many of our readers about their concerns, hopes and excitement for the movie – but there’s a certain someone who thinks we should manage our expectations.

“Oh, my God! It’s just crazy town,” Mark Hamill told Hero Complex about the back stage security and the fear of leaks. “First of all, the security. We had problems before with people leaking stuff, but I was saying to them, ‘Is it really necessary to put on this giant robe with a hood that hangs down to your chest to go »

- Luke Owen

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2015 Grammys winners: The complete list

8 February 2015 2:01 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Complete list of winners and nominees of the 2014 Grammy Awards, held in Los Angeles at the Staples Center on Sunday February 8. Winners will be updated as they're announced during the telecast and pre-telecast. Record Of The Year “Fancy,” Iggy Azalea Featuring Charli Xcx “Chandelier,” Sia **Winner** “Stay With Me (Darkchild Version),” Sam Smith “Shake It Off,” Taylor Swift “All About That Bass,” Meghan Trainor Album Of The Year **Winner** “Morning Phase,” Beck “Beyoncé,” Beyoncé “X,” Ed Sheeran “In The Lonely Hour,” Sam Smith “Girl,” Pharrell Williams Song Of The Year “All About That Bass,” Kevin Kadish & Meghan Trainor, songwriters (Meghan Trainor) “Chandelier,” Sia Furler & Jesse Shatkin, songwriters (Sia) “Shake It Off,” Max Martin, Shellback & Taylor Swift, songwriters (Taylor Swift) **Winner** “Stay With Me (Darkchild Version),” James Napier, William Phillips & Sam Smith, songwriters (Sam Smith) “Take Me To Church,” Andrew Hozier-Byrne, songwriter (Hozier) Best New Artist Iggy Azalea Bastille Brandy Clark »

- Donna Dickens

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Domhnall Gleeson’s role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens ties him to major character?

6 February 2015 8:09 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Warning – there could be spoilers below…

It seems amazing in this day and age of the Internet that a film can keep so much secrecy, but J.J. Abrams has managed to do it with Star Wars: The Force Awakens. That is, apart from a few bits that have slipped through here and there.

Today’s nugget comes from MakingStarWars who claim to have “trusted sources” who are telling them that Domhnall Gleeson (Ex Machina) is set to play the son of Luke Skywalker. According to the site, Gleeson will be an Imperial who is tasked with sending Chrome Stormtroopers after John Boyega’s character.

So, he’s the son of Luke Skywalker but working for the baddies? Well, the site reckons that Gleeson is actually a double agent of sorts to disarm the galaxy of super weapons.

Here’s what the site writes:

“The implications of Gleeson’s actions »

- Luke Owen

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J.J. Abrams talks Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer “controversy ” and Simon Pegg writing Star Trek 3

6 February 2015 4:44 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

We are now just 10 months away from J.J. Abrams taking us to a galaxy far, far away with Star Wars: The Force Awakens and when the trailer was released late last year, there was quite a stir with Star Wars fans particularly around the lightsaber hilt.

“It’s been the funniest thing to see the arguments that have developed over this thing,” Abrams told Collider about the controversy over the lightsaber hilt.

It was announced that Rian Johnson (Looper) would be helming Star Wars Episode VIII, but possibly not Episode IX if Abrams is anything to go by. But what involvement will he have with the pictures once he’s set the scene? “I wouldn’t say 8 and 9 are my baby, Rian will be working at least on 8, but I’m executive producing those films, yeah.”

Abrams also left the Federation to join the rebels after directing Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness, »

- Luke Owen

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