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When LucasFilm first announced their animated series Star Wars Rebels, it was revealed that the show would take place in the 30-year period between Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope. The highly-anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens takes place decades later, 30 years after Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi, but the first spinoff, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, is set in roughly the same time frame as Star Wars Rebels, although it isn't known if they will overlap or not. Screen Rant caught up with Star Wars Rebels executive producer Dave Filoni, who admitted that all of the movies and TV shows are affected by one another.
"Everything affects each other as far as their time period is concerned and as far as you think it would echo out - if it makes sense. »
Darth Vader has returned! And he's angry! A special Star Wars Rebels Season 2 trailer has just arrived from Nycc 2015. The Ghost crew is back. But they're not alone! Get your first look at new allies, new starships, new Inquisitors, and much more as the fight against the Empire continues in the season premiere of Star Wars Rebels on October 14, 9:30 p.m. Et/Pt.
In Star Wars Rebels Season Two, past lives will be revealed and the destiny of our heroes will be changed forever. The transformative new season resumes with Imperial oppression on Lothal growing stronger and the rebels seeking out new allies and additional resources to sustain their fight against the evil Empire. With the help of Ahsoka Tano, the crew of the Ghost enlists some old friends: ex-clone troopers who fought in the Clone Wars. As the rebels grow in number, so do their enemies. New Inquisitors »
Way back in March, Disney Xd announced that Sarah Michelle Gellar has signed on to voice a mysterious role in Season 2 of Star Wars Rebels. The new season starts Wednesday, October 14 with "The Lost Commanders, and now we finally have word on the character Sarah Michelle Gellar is voicing. BuzzFeed has the latest preview for this upcoming season, which confirms that the actress is playing a new Inquisitor, known as The Seventh Sister.
The Seventh Sister believes Ahsoka has returned. Sarah Michelle Gellar explains that her character is on a quest to destroy Ahsoka and the rest of the beloved Rebels. The actress also teases that The Seventh Sister "plays cat and mouse" with Kanan, voiced by her husband Freddie Prinze Jr., while discussing her longtime admiration of the Star Wars franchise as a whole. We also get to see some of the weapons in her arsenal, such as Mimic Droids, »
This year’s Oscar race for best visual effects is, as ever, loaded with summer blockbuster fare, prestige pics with eye-popping visuals and layered theatrical experiences that beg for a slowing of the inevitable march to a standard of home viewing. Coming out of the hot months, where a number of these contenders tend to plant their flag, it seems as good a place as any to begin our weekly dissection of the Academy’s 10 below-the-line categories.
At the top of the list would have to be Robert Zemeckis’ “The Walk,” which made waves last weekend after a New York Film Festival debut. Working with supervisor Kevin Baillie (“Flight”) and with effects house Atomic Fiction leading the charge, it could be a threat to win the prize at the end of the day. Even if the tone of the film’s first two acts didn’t work for a great many, »
- Kristopher Tapley
Yesterday saw the premier of Con Man, and hilariously new comedy from Alan Tudyk and Nathan Fillion. These two are synonymous with critically acclaimed films and TV series such as Firelfly, Serenity, and I Robot. Turdyk is in fact set to become an even more recognisable to Sci-fi fans, when he stars in the Star Wars Rogue One Film which is released in December 2016. Focussing on period between III Revenge Of The Sith and IV A New Hope, Rogue One is a standalone space opera that has every chance of being a massive hit.
Con Man focusses on Tudyk’s character, Wray Nerely, who starred in Sci-fi series ‘Spectrum’. His fame level since the show’s demise is in stark contrast to Jack Moore’s – played by Fillion – who had co starred as the Captain within the series. While Moore »
- Dan Powell
In this week’s edition of The Week in Star Wars, we look at a rather dubious rumour about Hayden Christensen returning to the Star Wars Universe, John Boyega, Domhnall Gleeson and Gwendoline Christie talk The Force Awakens and more…
Kicking things off as we usually do on The Week in Star Wars by looking at the latest from The Force Awakens. And this week John Boyega sat down to talk about his role as Finn and said that his story mirrors that of Luke Skywalker and Han Solo: “When I read the script I cried, and I’m not really a big crier. I’m more like a frog-in-the-throat kind of guy, who’ll try to hold it in and make sure I don’t let it all out. Finn is dope. His story is so epic. It’s a story that’s never been seen before, but it »
- Luke Owen
Second-unit filming started April 2014 in Abu Dhabi and Iceland, with principal photography taking place between May and November 2014, also in Ireland and Pinewood Studios (England).
"The Force Awakens" is scheduled for release December 18, 2015 in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D, more than ten years after the release of the last live-action "Star Wars" film, "Episode III: Revenge of the Sith".
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Star Wars: The Force Awakens"...
There has been an awakening... #StarWars #TheForceAwakensA video posted by Star Wars (@starwars) on Aug 27, 2015 at 10:00am Pdt
- Michael Stevens
Lucasfilm has announced that Sony Classical is set to release a deluxe set of the soundtracks to the Star Wars saga this January, which will feature John Williams’ scores for The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, Revenge of the Sith, A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi.
The scores will be available in three formats, all of which contain all six soundtracks: Star Wars: The Ultimate Vinyl Collection, Star Wars: The Ultimate Soundtrack Edition, and Star Wars: The Ultimate Digital Collection.
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The sets will be available from January 8th. Meanwhile, Star Wars: The Force Awakens arrives on December 17th in the UK and December 18th in the States.
- Gary Collinson
Nothing kicks the rumour mill into gear quite like Star Wars. As anticipation builds ahead of the The Force Awakens's December release, every piece of Force Awakens gossip pinballs around the web faster than the Millennium Falcon doing the Kessel Run.
But which possess the Force and which are pure Bantha poop? Here are seven huge (and potentially spoilerific) Star Wars rumours to chew over.
1. Darth Vader (and Hayden Christensen) is back from the dead
George Lucas's digital tinkering with the Star Wars trilogy resulted in Hayden Christensen taking original Return of the Jedi actor Sebastian Shaw's place as the ghostly Anakin, and according to Making Star Wars he'll be the permanent (albeit heavily scarred) face of Luke's dad throughout the new films.
The charred remains of Vader's helmet were shown in the trailer for The Force Awakens, suggesting that the character's presence will be strongly felt - »
While fans are most excited about Star Wars: The Force Awakens reuniting Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill on screen for the first time in over thirty years, they're not the only original players set to make a comeback. The film also features Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope stars Anthony Daniels and Kenny Baker reprising their iconic roles as C-3Po and R2-D2. Perhaps it's not as special, seeing as how both actors are the only two to participate in all 7 Star Wars movies. While it's fun to have them back, regardless, what a lot of fans might not know is that these two actors hate each other. In fact, Anthony Daniels recently slammed Kenny Baker quite hard in the press. About the diminutive star returning to play everyone's favorite Astro-Mech droid, his golden rod counterpart had this to say.
"He's not actually on the set. »
The closer we get to seeing actual new Star Wars movies on the big screen, the more we hear, and the more outlandish the rumors we hear get. One new report making the rounds is especially strange, and indicates that Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: Episode VIII might bring back another previous cast member, but not a cast member from the original trilogy, a cast member from the prequels. First, there are potential Spoilers beyond this point. Second, make sure to take this with a giant grain of salt. Maybe treat it as an interesting oddity rather than set-in-stone fact. That said, here we go… According to Making Star Wars, who have been all over the new Star Wars beat, Hayden Christensen, who plays Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader in Episode II: Attack of the Clones and Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, may be coming back for Episode »
The worst thing about there being several Star Wars movies in different stages of development is that we’ll inadvertently start finding out spoilers for a movie based purely on rumours for one set chronologically after it. It’s made all the worse by some of those reports totally missing that saying a certain actor is shooting a scene for a subsequent movie reveals a lot about their part in a previous one.
And so it is the latest Star Wars news could be simultaneously a big spoiler for The Force Awakens, reveals something major about Rogue One and practically ruin Episode VIII – Hayden Christensen is rumoured to star in the latter.
No, I’m not joking. According to the oft reliable MakingStarWars.com, “A team in the U.K. are soon heading to the U.S. to begin training Hayden Christensen for a Star Wars: Episode VIII appearance of some sort. »
- Alex Leadbeater
While Darth Vader perished long ago in the annals of Star Wars history, with new villain Kylo Ren said to be searching for various artifacts that once belonged to the Sith Lord in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, it sounds like the iconic sci-fi villain will be making a return in at least one of the upcoming Star Wars movies. MakingStar Wars has a rumor that is twofold today. One suggests that Hayden Christensen is returning in some capacity to play Luke's father in Star Wars: Episode VIII. And another claims that Darth Vader's iconic costume has made it's way to the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story set.
It has not been confirmed in any official capacity that Darth Vader will make an appearance in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. But it certainly makes sense for his presence to be felt, even if we don't see him on screen. »
Are the new Star Wars movies about to jump the shark? Ever since it was announced, there have been almost countless rumours about J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens, including one very interesting claim that the franchise will utilize flashbacks for the first time with a scene featuring Darth Vader.
We haven’t heard anything about that in a while, as speculation has mostly centred on the iconic villain making an appearance in Gareth Edwards’ Star Wars: Rogue One. But, now a new report reveals that while that’s a very real possibility, it’s actually more likely that Vader will return in Rian Johnson’s Star Wars Episode VIII. Oh, and the real kicker here is that he’ll be played by a returning Hayden Christensen.
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The actor received mixed reviews for his performance as Anakin Skywalker in Attack of the Clones »
- Josh Wilding
Rumours have been swirling all year about Darth Vader possibly making an appearance in Godzilla helmer Gareth Edwards' Star Wars: Rogue One, and that's something which makes a lot of sense, especially when you take into account the fact that the movie takes place between the events of Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope. Well, Making Star Wars (who have been fairly reliable for Star Wars rumours over the past couple of years) belive that there's a chance we will be seeing him as, "a fully operational Darth Vader chest piece along with the helmet made it to the creature shop." That's interesting and all, but here's where things take something of a surprising turn. One of their sources claim that, "A team in the U.K. are soon heading to the U.S. to begin training Hayden Christensen for a Star Wars: Episode VIII appearance of some sort. »
Star Wars #9
Written by Jason Aaron
Pencils by Stuart Immonen
Inks by Wade Von Grawbadger
Colors by Justin Ponsor
Letters by Chris Eliopoulos
Published by Marvel Comics
Continuing “Showdown on the Smugglers Moon”, Star Wars #9 is, essentially, an all-out action issue, advancing both of the story’s two plots incrementally in favor of extended action scenes. The end result is an entertaining issue that nonetheless reads briskly and is somewhat unsatisfying as a result, since not a whole lot of plot advancement or character development happens.
Luke’s storyline, unfolding on the titular moon of Nar Shadda, gets the most forward motion as Luke races after the thief who stole his lightsaber in the previous issue, then runs into the thief’s boss, a massive Hutt with a penchant for Jedi history. Their encounter suggests an interesting opportunity for Luke to learn about his heritage, but if anything, it leaves »
- Austin Gorton
Production got under way last month on Disney and LucasFilm's first Star Wars spinoff Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which takes place between Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope. We've already seen the first set photos, which reveal a few actors playing Stormtroopers. Today, TMZ uncovered more photos that show some sort of massive spaceship crash, along with several dead Stormtroopers floating in shallow water. What could this all mean? We don't have a single clue, but we can spot a few of the main cast members in these images, including Felicity Jones.
The story will center on a group of Rebel Alliance soldiers who go on a mission to steal the Empire's plans for the original Death Star. Felicity Jones leads the cast that also includes Riz Ahmed, Sam Claflin, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn and Forest Whitaker. »
Star Wars: Rogue One is »
Before Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage starred in their hit Discovery Channel series MythBusters, they worked in special effects on movies like The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions. While their MythBusters episodes often tackle general tropes shown in movies and TV, they also tackle specific franchises and shows, such as Jaws, The Simpsons and Breaking Bad, just to name a few. Last night's episode delved into the Star Wars franchise, and today we have a few clips from the episode.
The episode comes at the perfect time for Star Wars fans, following the global release of new Star Wars: The Force Awakens toys and merchandise during Force Friday this weekend. While Saturday's MythBusters episode doesn't specifically tackle anything from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, since there is still little we know about the story, but these clips below will surely be of interest to any Star Wars fan. »
This week, Neil Calloway asks whether 2015 has been a good year or a bad one at the box office…
2015 is looking to be the best year ever for box office. As things stand, two films released this year – Jurassic World and Avengers: Age of Ultron – are in the all time Us box office top ten. Is there anyone that doubts that Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be joining them by the end of the year?
There are actually three other films from 2015 in the domestic top forty – Furious 7, Inside Out and Minions. Part of this is because it costs more to go to the cinema than ever before, so cinema takings are even higher, but if that were true films from 2014 would also dominate the charts, and they don’t. (the highest grossing film from last year is American Sniper, which is currently sandwiched between Furious 7 »
- Neil Calloway
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