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Earlier this month, we reported that the first Lgbt character will be introduced into the Star Wars canon through an upcoming novel entitled Lords of the Sith, written by Paul S. Kemp, which is set to debut on April 28. It was revealed that the character is a lesbian Imperial leader who tries to prevent "absolute failure" after making a string of crucial mistakes. Today we have a new unconfirmed report from Cinelinx that reveals Moff Delian Mors may actually surface in the first Star Wars spinoff, Rogue One.
The site reports that LucasFilm's plans for Moff Delian Mors could include a big screen appearance in one of the spinoffs, with their sources "under the impression" that the spinoff in question is Rogue One, and possibly in the live action TV series that is currently being developed. The Lords of the Sith novel is set between Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith »
The Lucasfilm story group is hard at work keeping all elements of the new Star Wars properties in line as the franchise moves forward. While we've only seen snippets so far of their plans, the galaxy far, far away will soon be a lot more connected. As part of this, it sounds like one of the new book characters will be jumping from page to screen. Come inside to learn more!
Earlier this week, we reported on the current status of an impending Star Wars live-action TV show, and made brief mention of a character from a book who could potentially appear in the series (though I'm not sure in what capacity it would be in). Today, I'm going to expound on that a little more and hopefully make a couple things really clear.
Last November, Lucasfilm kicked off the new Star Wars canon, and since then we've had a »
- email@example.com (Jordan Maison)
Now that the first standalone spin-off to follow Star Wars: The Force Awakens has the official title of Star Wars: Rogue One and a confirmed leading lady in Oscar nominee Felicity Jones, it's time for the rest of the film's cast to get rounded up before production begins later this year. Deadline has word that Ben Mendelsohn, a spectacular Aussie character actor you should recognize from The Dark Knight Rises and Killing Them Softly, is circling another lead role alongside Jones. Of course, as has become customary with all Star Wars casting news, there's absolutely no hint of what kind of character he will be playing at all. Though there hasn't been any confirmation, it sounds like the spin-off is most likely about the heist to get the plans to the first Death Star, meaning the film takes place sometime between Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars »
- Ethan Anderton
The full schedule for Star Wars Celebration 2015 has been released, with over 250 events jam-packed into the four-day event taking place from April 16 through April 19 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. You can check out the full schedule if you clickHere, but we have laid out some of the highlights for you. Take a look at what Star Wars Celebration will have to offer below.
Thursday, April 16
Don't miss the big kickoff for Star Wars Celebration Anaheim. Star Wars: The Force Awakens Writer/Director/Producer J.J. Abrams and Producer Kathleen Kennedy will be on the Celebration Stage, joined by special guests. This panel is scheduled to be simulcast to the Digital Stage from the Celebration Stage. Celebration Stage
Information coming soon! »
Let me get out of this way, I role with James Luceno and I always will because he was 1/2 of the team that brought me Robotech in novel form in the ‘80s. That said, there is good James Luceno and bad James Luceno. Good James Luceno is Labyrinth of Evil which combined with Matthew Stover’s kick ass novelization of Revenge of the Sith is the Star Wars prequel as it should have been told, not whatever it was that happened on to the screen. Good Luceno is Darth Plagueis. Bad Luecno, and I know perhaps the majority does not agree with this, is Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader. It’s a book blessed with a cool concept and central character, a story everyone wants to see — Vader being Vader — but it really fails to turn the concept into actual moments that payoff the promise of premise. Never »
- Jay Tomio
It's an interesting time in the world of Star Wars. I remember when I first started this job back in 2003, and Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith was on the near horizon. The big difference then being that Revenge of the Sith was the only thing going on in the cinematic world of Star Wars. Now, not only due we have Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens on the horizon, but we have Rian Johnson writing and directing Star Wars: Episode VIII and Gareth Edwards already beginning work on Rogue One, the first of several standalone Star Wars films. On top of that we have the 20 books that will come between now and the December release of The Force Awakens, which is to say Disney and Lucasfilm have more than enough to keep fans interested so it will never seem like there is a lack »
- Brad Brevet
Back in the 1990s, the world rejoiced at the news that George Lucas was going to make a second Star Wars trilogy. The story of the fall of the Jedi, the rise of the Galactic Empire, the Clone Wars and Anakin Skywalker’s descent into the dark side had been speculated on, but never fully revealed. Now audiences were finally getting the complete story. More Star Wars was coming and even memories of cuddly Ewoks could not quell that excitement.
But perhaps the Ewoks should have been a warning. The Phantom Menace gave audiences trade negotiations, a bratty child and Jar Jar Binks. Attack Of The Clones was surprisingly worse with so much CGI audiences felt as if they were watching a cartoon and an atrocious attempt at a love story. Revenge Of The Sith was better, largely due to the fact that it had some meaty story lines to deal with, »
- Baz Greenland
The Weekend Read: Our Saturday essay on the great topics in entertainment and culture today. It is 1983 and there is a consensus sweeping the land that the Ewoks are the worst thing to ever happen to Star Wars. Those idiotic teddy bears were the final sign that George Lucas had completely lost his edge. It was obvious that rather than wanting to tell a great story, he had created these characters to pander to children and sell toys. I was 17 days old when “Return of the Jedi” was released in theaters and like most children of the 80’s, I missed the memo on hating these Endor natives. I have vague memories of a curly blonde-haired girl with a sparkly headband and a gruff bearded hermit surviving in the forest with a living teddy bear. A quick Google search reveals I would’ve been two and a half when “Ewoks: The Battle for Endor” aired, »
- Donna Dickens
In what is a pretty historic moment in the Star Wars Universe, Paul S. Kemp's upcoming Lords of the Sith novel (which is set between the events of Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars Rebels) will introduce the first official Lbbt character into canon. Moff Mars is described as, "an Imperial who has made some very serious mistakes," but is still "an incredibly capable leader and spends much of the book working hard to prevent absolute failure." Big Shiny Robot (via IGN) adds that she "also happens to be a lesbian." Same sex relationships and Lgbt characters in Star Wars canon have only ever really been alluded to in games and novels and never directly addressed. However, the book's editor Shelly Shapiro revealed in a recent interview that the character will bring some much needed diversity to the Star Wars Universe. "This is certainly the first [Lgbt] character in canon. »
In the hours after the Star Wars Rebels season finale aired on Disney Xd, its executive producer/supervising director Dave Filoni revealed that actress Sarah Michelle Gellar (The Crazy Ones, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) will join the voice cast in a recurring role for Season 2 of the animated series. Filoni discussed the casting news with advertising clients convened at Lucasfilm's San Francisco headquarters for Disney Media Sales and Marketing's presentations. Here's what Dave Filoni had to say in a statement.
The popular Star Wars Rebels series has reached over 49 million Total Viewers, 5.6 million »
It’s been almost a year since the sixth and final season of “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” came out on Netflix as a truncated 13-episode arc rebranded as “The Lost Missions.” From introducing the concept of Order 66 to the deterioration of Anakin and Padme’s marriage, the show finished setting the stage for the events of “Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.” But while most of the season focused on getting the major players into their respective places, a handful of new characters were introduced. Among them were Jedi Knights Tiplar and Tiplee. The sisters were introduced during a pitched battle with the droid army in "Episode One: The Unknown” and they look unlike any alien species in the “Star Wars” universe. Floating tendrils of “hair” give them a Medusa-like appearance, though we never discover if Tiplee (the red-skinned sister) has cut her locks or if they »
- Donna Dickens
Amongst other fan-pleasing moments, we’ve had a brief appearance from Obi-Wan, Anthony Daniels reprising C-3Po, the return of Billy Dee Williams as Lando, and a cameo from James Earl Jones as Darth Vader way back in the premiere episode.
Now, it looks like the suited-up and currently evil Anakin Skywalker will be returning for the season finale entitled Fire Across The Galaxy. We’ve assumed this because he appears in the trailer, which you can see here…
Fire Across The Galaxy premieres in America on Monday the 2nd of March. »
It’s one of the most anticipated video games of 2015, but so far we know very little about EA’s upcoming Star Wars Battlefront, save from what little information we’ve been able to gather from the E3 2014 behind-the-scenes trailer, and a piece of concept artwork showing Rebel Commandos on Endor. Well, the folks at Making Star Wars claim to have uncovered some details about the game, and specifically how it might tie in with J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
- Star Wars Battlefront will feature segments in which you play as both the good guys (Old Republic, Rebellion and Republic) and bad guys (Separatists and the Empire). It was specifically stated that there will be a small portion of prequel trilogy content. You will participate in a couple of battles from Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and the space battle above Coruscant from the beginning of Revenge of the Sith. »
- Gary Collinson
New rumours suggest that the forthcoming Star Wars: Battlefront will tie into The Force Awakens' story and other entries in the saga...
Nb: The following contains potential spoilers for Star Wars: Battlefront.
Star Wars: Battlefront is, of course, a reboot for a series which began a little over a decade ago, now headed up by EA Dice instead of Pandemic. Since its announcement in 2013, we've known relatively little about it, though: Hoth and Endor are said to locations, and we heard late last year that Battlefront's release will coincide with Star Wars: The Force Awakens in December.
Over on Making Star Wars, however, there's a collection of new rumours surrounding the game, and while we'll have to wait and see how accurate they turn out to be, what they suggest sounds highly plausible.
The first is that Battlefront's campaign will take in the Star Wars saga »
The Greatest Space Adventure Of All Time Continues! The Rebel assault on Cymoon 1 continues! Luke Skywalker – cornered by Darth Vader! Han, Leia, and the others – trapped!
Last month’s debut edition of Star Wars at Marvel was quite a decent little affair. It wasn’t spectacular in any way shape or form, but it did enough to make you want to come back and read some more. There are issues with the artwork, but the story from Jason Aaron is pretty slick and the opening crawl really sets the Star Wars tone, making it easy to settle into the action.
When we last left our heroes, Darth Vader had shown up and ruined what should have been a simple mission for the rebels. Now Luke Skywalker is set for his first showdown with Vader, Han and Leia are using an At-at walker to escape and »
- Luke Owen
But as part of the honour, George Lucas made a special guest appearance via video to show off some of the “long lost” audition tapes for the iconic role – including original Darth Vader choice Angela Lansbury!
Check out the video below:
See Also – George Lucas slams all-white Oscar nominations, “it’s a political campaign”
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set for release on December 18th 2015 and also sees returning stars Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Anthony Daniels (C-3Po), Kenny Baker (R2-D2) and Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca »
- Luke Owen
Internationally recognized actor Hayden Christensen (Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones, Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith, upcoming American Heist) will star in the action/horror film, Untot, it was announced today by Warrior producer Greg O'Connor of Solaris Entertainment. Successful video game producer/director Kris Renkewitz makes his feature film debut and will direct from his own screenplay. Tannaz Anisi's 13 Films is handling international sales on the project and will introduce it to buyers at the European Film Market. Producers currently hold Us rights. Principal photography is slated to begin in March 2015 in New York with further casting underway.
Untot, meaning "undead" in German, is set towards the end of World War II in December 1944. During a blizzard, an elite military unit headed by Lt. Fredrick Hank (Christensen), is dropped behind enemy lines in the mountains of Poland to destroy a secret Nazi weapons facility. »
Hayden Christensen proved in the film Shattered Glass that he was a far better actor than you'd necessarily think by the end of the much-maligned Star Wars prequels. Heavily criticised for his portrayal of Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars Episode II: Attack Of The Clones and Star Wars Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith, to be fair to Christensen, not too many people came out of those movies with their acting reputations enhanced.
"George Lucas is a dear friend of my family", Cage told the site. »
Madame Tussauds is set to bring a galaxy far, far away to London, with the with a new multi-million pound Star Wars exhibition set to open this May, which will feature sixteen characters from the saga across 11 recreated scenes…
Taking us on a journey through Episodes I to VI, the exhibition will include the lightsaber duel between Qui-Gon Jinn, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Maul from The Phantom Menace, the Mustafar showdown between Obi-Wan and Anakin Skywalker from Revenge of the Sith, the Mos Eisley Cantina from A New Hope, Yoda’s Dagobah home and the Cloud City showdown between Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker in The Empire Strikes Back, and Jabba’s palace and the final Death Star Throne Room duel from Return of the Jedi.
Star Wars at Madame Tussauds will open in May, with entry priced at £22. »
- Gary Collinson
Star Wars is coming to Madame Tussauds London.
A new multi-million pound expansion to the waxwork museum will open in May 2015 ahead of the forthcoming release of new movie The Force Awakens.
The collaboration with Disney and Lucasfilm will see waxworks of Star Wars heroes and villains installed in the Marylebone-based attraction.
Walk-in sets will allow fans to immerse themselves in the world of Star Wars and get close to that galaxy far, far away.
Madame Tussauds London's General Manager Ben Sweet said: "Star Wars at Madame Tussauds takes the Madame Tussauds experience up a notch, as guests will not just be able to get close to their film heroes, they will be able to star alongside them and grab a selfie in specially-recreated scenes of some of their favourite movie moments.
"We're working very closely with Disney and Lucasfilm to ensure 100% authenticity and our team has had exclusive access to props, »
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