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If you’ve always wondered what would happen if Peter Griffin and Homer Simpson hung out at a bar while Bart and Stewie made prank phone calls, Family Guy is about to satisfy your crossover craving. In the Sept. 28 season premiere, “The Simpsons Guy,” the albino Griffins wind up by accident in Springfield, where they are greeted warmly by the hepatits-y Simpsons. But a fast friendship christened with delicious doughnuts may be forever destroyed by an argument over Pawtucket Patriot Ale and Duff Beer, which leads to an epic chicken fight.
To see the collision of these two animated worlds »
- Dan Snierson
San Diego - “Star Wars Rebels” executive producer Dave Filoni is no stranger to the rich lore of the expansive Star Wars universe. After recently finishing off his run as “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” director, it was a natural transition. “We’d just finished “Clone Wars” and it almost seemed a natural step to move into this in-between time. And yet we didn’t want to place it after Order 66 because that would just seem like a continuation of “Clone Wars” so we jumped down several years.” Of course Filoni and his team had to decide where was the best place in the new streamlined timeline to place the next chapter of George Lucas’s creation. “We looked quickly at the timeline and obviously Jj’s got the whole after “The Return of the Jedi” wrapped up pretty good so we didn’t want to do anything down near that. »
- Donna Dickens
Hey!? What’S This?!: Easy there, Darth Interrobang. It’s a column on Star Wars news and rumors and therefore contains Spoilers and Speculation. If you’re not into those things, wait for the Fall when Star Wars: Rebels comes out. Otherwise…
This Week: So much stuff! X-wing! Rumors Of Hands! Rebels Clips!
Where to begin this week’s collection of Star Wars Material that will mostly just serve as me trying to catch up all the Star Wars stuff of note that hit the rumor-net since we last convened in the halls of S7AR Wars.
The X-wing and the Mouse
There was another Force For Change video released, this time featuring Fearless Leader Jj Abrams in front of an X-Wing. This X-Wing appears a bit worse for wear in the paint-job area, but also was without an astromech droid (like where R2-D2 was loaded into Luke »
Last night's Star Wars Rebels Comic-Con panel featuring guests Dave Filoni (Executive Producer), Simon Kinberg (Executive Producer), Freddie Prinze Jr. (Kanan), Vanessa Marshall (Hera), Taylor Gray (Ezra), Steve Blum (Zeb) and Tiya Sircar (Sabine) debuted new clips from the upcoming series premiere.
The first of two Star Wars Rebels Comic-Con clips introduces the Inquisitor whom has tracked down Kanan and Ezra with the intention of terminating them both. We learn in this clip that the Inquisitor has Force powers, Ezra is quick on his feet, and Kanan is creative when it comes to protecting his Padawan's life.
The second clip follows Ezra as he tries to evade a squadron of Stormtroopers. Lucky for him Zeb comes to the rescue piloting a Tie Fighter, recalling the final act of Return of the Jedi when Chewbacca commands an At-st Walker with the help of his Ewok friends.
Sadly we still don't have »
Mark Hamill is currently in the UK, reprising the role of Luke Skywalker for J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII some 30 years after his last outing in Return of the Jedi. Last night, the actor stepped out for the UK premiere of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy [read our review here], sporting a full on Jedi Master beard, which gives us a good idea of how Luke will appear in Episode VII…
tar Wars: Episode VII is set for release on December 18th 2015, with returning stars Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Anthony Daniels (C-3Po), Kenny Baker (R2-D2) and Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) joined by Adam Driver (Girls), Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis), Andy Serkis (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), Domhnall Gleeson (Dredd), John Boyega (Attack the Block), Daisy Ridley (Silent Witness), Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave), Max von Sydow »
- Gary Collinson
Sneak Peek new images of actor Harrison Ford, who fractured a bone in his left leg after a hydraulic door on a mock-up of the spaceship 'Millennium Falcon' crushed him while filming a scene in "Star Wars: Episode VII", as he makes his way along an airport runway to catch a plane:
Producers of director J.J. Abrams film have been reorganizing the schedule to shift the remaining scenes of 'Han Solo' until later in the shoot.
The film is on schedule for a December 18, 2015 release date.
Along with Ford, the new film stars John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Lupita Nyong'o, Gwendoline Christie, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Kenny Baker.
It is planned »
- Michael Stevens
"...Abrams announces the creation of 'Star Wars: Force for Change', a charitable initiative from Disney, Lucasfilm and Bad Robot, dedicated to finding creative solutions to some of the world's biggest problems.
"The first 'Star Wars: Force for Change' campaign will raise funds and awareness for the 'Unicef Innovation Labs' and its projects geared to children in need.
"Disney has committed $1 million, and fans can now donate directly at http://bit.ly/ForceForChange for a chance to appear in 'Star Wars: Episode VII'....
...30 years after "Return of the Jedi" and the demise of 'Darth Vader'. »
- Michael Stevens
In an episode of The Big Bang Theory (a sitcom lampooning modern “geek” culture with varying degrees of success), physicist Dr. Sheldon Cooper refuses to watch the Star Wars: Clone Wars animated series before the Clone Wars movie. He explains, “I prefer to let George Lucas disappoint me in the order he intended.” Though likely unintentional, this offhanded remark reveals the central dilemma of the Star Wars fandom. Does the franchise “belong” to Lucas or does it “belong” to the public, as an artifact of cultural history? With the 2011 release of the 6-part Star Wars saga on Blu-ray came the announcement that the version of the trilogy available in the set would not be from the original theatrical prints, but the 1997 “Special Edition” versions of A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, which include additional scenes and updated technology. Many fans of the franchise see »
- Mallory Andrews
Earlier today Jj Abrams continued to fight the good fight of tricking people into donating charity for their own selfish gain. With only one week left to donate to ‘Star Wars: A Force For Change,’ Abrams returned to up sweeten the pot. Now donations not only get you and a friend a trip to the set and a chance to be in the film, but your town gets an advanced screening of Episode VII as well. But while Abrams talks about saving the children or whatever other Lawful Good nonsense, the important thing is happening behind him. Jj Abrams What Did You Do To That Poor X-wing?! X-Wings aren’t blue! Clearly you haven’t done your research…or have you? Here are some reasons — in no particular order of reasonableness — for the change. #1 - Jj Abrams is King Star Wars nerd. He knows that originally the X-Wing squadrons »
- Donna Dickens
Listen up, Star Wars fans!In a new video from the set of "Star Wars: Episode VII," director J.J. Abrams revealed a first look at the new X-Wing starfighter ship that will appear in the film.Abrams stands in front of the war-torn ship while talking about their fundraising efforts."We cannot tell you how grateful we are for your support," he says in the clip above. "People from over 119 countries have already participated and that's incredible and we're so grateful. But we're still going, we have one week left. So for this final week, we're offering you and a friend the chance to visit the set of Star Wars: Episode VII and be in the movie." The new set video isn't the only piece of "Star Wars" news floating around the Internet!On Sunday, Badass Digest posted a rumored plot for "Episode VII." (Spoiler alert!)According to the site, »
- tooFab Staff
In between rumours of a floating Skywalker hand and about a million other pieces of junk from “inside” sources on the set, comes this official video from J.J. Abrams. The Star Wars Episode VII director, at Pinewood studios, unveils an X-Wing in all of its glory. And yes it is an X-Wing. Originally it was suggested that it might be a Z-95 Headhunter, but the official Star Wars twitter account said otherwise. The video itself is promoting the “Force For Change” campaign, which benefits Unicefs network of 14 Innovation Labs, which helps create sustainable solutions to critical issues facing children around the world. The video is definitely worth a look, especially for the appearance of the Mse-6. Who incidentally, Simon Pegg can do a perfect impersonation of. The X-Wing itself looks absolutely phenomenal. The shape is a bit more rounded, and arguably sleeker than what Star Wars fans are used to, »
- email@example.com (Vic Barry)
Yesterday, Badass Digest revealed the opening scene and new plot details for Star Wars: Episode VII, which gave us some mild spoilers about the film.
***** Spoiler Alert *****
The site have since updated their previous report, and now claim that John Boyega will play an Awol Stormtrooper who is on a mission to redeem himself.
This unnamed Stormtrooper winds up in the desert, where he meets Daisy Ridley's character. Together; they find a hand that reportedly holds Luke Skywalker's lightsaber. Badass Digest goes onto hint that the desert planet we think is Tatooine is not actually Tatooine, but another desert planet. That doesn't quite match up with the set videos we've seen, which clearly hint at a return to Luke Skywalker's home planet.
It is not known in what state the galaxy is in at the beginning of Star Wars: Episode VII. Or how far the Empire has fallen. Or »
If you want to avoid any mild spoilers, or if you don't want to know anything at all about the plot of Star Wars: Episode VII, stop reading right now. If not, take a look at the plot description below.
Imagine the standard Star Wars crawl, and when it ends the camera pans up to the stars. But instead of a spaceship zooming into frame we see... a hand! A severed hand, tumbling through space. A severed hand gripping a light saber.
That hand falls onto a desert planet, where it is discovered by characters who will be our heroes. One is Daisy Ridley. The other is John Boyega, who is playing someone trying to change his path in life (again, »
Over the weekend a rumored plot synopsis for Star Wars: Episode VII began making the rounds online and now director J.J. Abrams has unveiled the Star Wars: Episode VII X-Wing in support of Star Wars: Force for Change campaign's final week. First the rumored synopsis via Badass Digest, which is said to be a "echoing" the Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope plot. So, I guess it's entirely impossible to come up with something new even when you have a complete universe to explore. So now, if this synopsis is true, Abrams has gone on to remake Wrath of Khan with Star Trek into Darkness after completely reinventing that franchise and with Star Wars he's doing it right out of the gates. Imagine the standard Star Wars crawl, and when it ends the camera pans up to the stars. But instead of a spaceship zooming into frame we see. »
- Brad Brevet
Production continues on "Star Wars: Episode 7," with everyone working towards a hiatus in August, when the filmmaking team will take a couple of weeks to rejigger plans and schedules to work around Harrison Ford's injury before cameras roll again. And alas, more new details are kicking around about the potential plot, so read on, and obviously, if even vague speculation might ruin everything for you, spoilers ahead. Just under a month ago, word started circulating that the plot for 'Episode 7' would find Han Solo leading a team of young people through the galaxy to find Luke Skywalker. And over the weekend, Badass Digest added a bit more padding to the rumored storyline. According to the site, 'Episode 7' takes place thirty years after the events in 'Return Of The Jedi,' and will open with Luke's lightsaber-clutching hand floating through space and landing on a desert planet, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
The rumor mill keeps churning away on J.J. Abrams’ upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII, but if our latest news about the blockbuster turns out to be true, it appears that the notoriously secretive director’s tight ship has sprung a bit of a leak. Some new plot details have surfaced online, courtesy of Devin Faraci at Badass Digest, a typically trustworthy site about big scoops like this, teasing the opening of Star Wars: Episode VII.
If Faraci’s scoop is true, which I’d imagine is the case, the long-anticipated film certainly starts things off on a familiar note, echoing both A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back with its set-up of the new trilogy. As per Faraci:
Imagine the standard Star Wars crawl, and when it ends the camera pans up to the stars. But instead of a spaceship zooming into frame we see… a hand! A severed hand, »
- Isaac Feldberg
The X-wing is a favourite spaceship of many Star Wars fans, especially as it was the mode of transportation used by Luke Skywalker throughout the course of the trilogy, and most notably when he destroyed the Death Star. It’s as iconic as the Millennium Falcon, and it will be making a return in J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars Episode VII.
In a clever way of raising awareness about the “Force for Change” charity (which supports Unicef’s Innovation Labs and programs), the latest video message from the director – on the movie’s set in London – features a behind-the-scenes look at the London set, and it we see an X-wing, a Rebel pilot and a pretty familiar droid!
It appears to be pretty battle damaged and old looking, perhaps giving us some idea of where the Rebel Alliance will find themselves in Star Wars Episode VII. Could it be that finishing »
- Josh Wilding
Star Wars Episode VII, directed by J.J. Abrams (Super 8, Mission: Impossible III, Star Trek) and scripted by Abrams along with Lawrence Kasdan (Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi), is scheduled for theatrical release next year through Walt Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm. Star Wars Episode VII stars original trilogy cast members Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker and are joined by newcomers John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow. Award winning composer John Williams is set to return to create the film's score as well. With one week left to participate in the Star Wars: Force for Change initiative -- a campaign launched by Disney, Lucasfilm »
- Pietro Filipponi
A few weeks ago, J.J. Abrams offered fans a chance to win a walk-on role in the new Star Wars movie, and as that contest draws to a close he has unveiled a new clip from the set—this time showing off another old favorite from the galaxy.
It’s a post-Empire X-Wing fighter, dented and battle-burned. It’s even clear that pilot fashions haven’t changed much since the Return of the Jedi days.
Update: As some savvy readers have pointed out, the ship also closely resembles the Z-95 Headhunter ship featured in some of the Star Wars expanded universe stories, »
- Anthony Breznican
Cropped from a fan poster. Not an official poster.
First of all, let’s say spoiler alert.
Given the secrecy surrounding the Star Wars plot, it may or may not be the actual plot. So do expect J.J. Abrams & Co. to just deny, deny, and deny the validity of it. Remember they denied the presence of Khan in “Star Trek Into Darkness” last year?
Nonetheless, the following plot detail is very interesting and a bit spoilerish for those who wish to read on.
So Spoiler Alert!
And here we go.
“Imagine the standard Star Wars crawl, and when it ends the camera pans up to the stars. But instead of a spaceship zooming into frame we see... a hand! A severed hand, »
- Gig Patta
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