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Following the Darth Vader photo from Star Wars Rebels that debuted last week, a new trailer has been released for the special airing of Spark of Rebellion on ABC that gives fans a better look at the iconic villain.
Set between the events of Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, the Star Wars Rebels story unfolds during a dark time when the evil Galactic Empire is tightening its grip of power on the galaxy. Imperial forces have occupied a remote planet and are ruining the lives of its people. The motley but clever crew of the starship Ghost - cowboy Jedi Kanan, ace pilot Hera, street-smart teenager Ezra, the "muscle" Zeb, warrior firebrand Sabine, and grumpy old astromech droid Chopper - will face threatening new villains, embark on thrilling adventures and become heroes with the power to ignite a rebellion. »
With Star Wars: Episode VII currently in production (and only a few weeks from wrapping), rumors have been flying fast and furious over the last few months. This has caused a flurry of finger-pointing, naysaying, and even hostility between fans over some of the claims...but this is nothing new. The Prequel trilogy were surrounded by rumors as well, so today, I thought it’d be fun to take a trip down memory lane to remember some of the craziest reports that had us all buzzing.
Some of these are just bizarre, and many of the original sites reporting on these things are no longer in action, but some of you life-long fans, like me, will likely remembering hearing about these. I’ve purposefully stayed away from Super Shadow reports (though some of these may have been influenced by him), because he was a known fraud and I wanted to »
- email@example.com (Jordan Maison)
We reported last week that a new Darth Vader scene is being added to the Star Wars Rebels TV movie Spark of Rebellion, which will be shown for the first time during a special airing of the one-hour special Sunday, October 26 at 7 Pm Et on ABC. Take a look at the image below, then read on for more details.
— Dave Prowse (@isDARTHVADER) October 16, 2014
James Earl Jones is once again providing the voice for the villainous Darth Vader, who will appear at the end of the episode in a scene with the show's primary villain, The Inquisitor, voiced by Jason Isaacs.
The show is set between the events of Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith »
We were a little bummed that Joaquin Phoenix is officially out of the "Doctor Strange" game, but the latest list of names being bandied about is fairly heartening. (Learn more about this Marvel-ously strange superhero here.)
First up: Ewan McGregor! The frequently pantsless young Obi-Wan is reportedly "prepping for the role," according to our pals at Badass Digest. "I contacted one of my usual sources and asked if this was true, and I was told, 'They're looking at him,'" Devin Faraci wrote yesterday. Although "Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace," "Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones," and "Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith" didn't exactly rock our worlds, McGregor is a very talented actor whose name we wouldn't mind seeing up on a marquee.
Variety got in the game later last night with a few more names, and they're equally interesting. »
- Jenni Miller
Earlier this month, fans got their first look at Star Wars Rebels with the one-hour special Spark of Rebellion, before the series debuted last night on Disney Xd. The television movie garnered rave reviews at last month's San Diego Comic-Con fan event for its story (set between the events of Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope) and its look -- akin to the classic Star Wars trilogy, with series designs iluenced by the work of original Star Wars concept artist Ralph McQuarrie.
With the series now under way on Disney Xd, Disney and LucasFilm have released the one-hour TV movie Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion on DVD, which also includes four Star Wars Rebels shorts a Ghost 3D model ship and an exclusive sneak peek at Season 1 of Star Wars Rebels that you can't see anywhere else. »
Disney Xd has a hit on its hands with Star Wars Rebels, a brand new animated series that fills in gaps between Star Wars: Episode III . Revenge of the Sith and the iconic franchise launcher, A New Hope. The show kicked off with a well-received hour-long movie, and will continue tonight with the premiere of the first official episode, Droids in Distress. Those of us tracking J.J. Abrams. Stars Wars: Episode VII wonder how the excellent show will connect to the future film properties, and now we have an answer. Dave Filoni acts as executive producer and showrunner on Star Wars Rebels, and conducted a lengthy interview with SFGate.com over the weekend. While mapping out the course of the television show, Filoni talked about how it will connect to the film properties . and how having everything under one roof now means each component has to wonder how it »
Following up on an earlier tease from editor Jordan B. White, Marvel’s Star Wars line will expand past the original trilogy setting of its first three titles with the 2015 launch of Star Wars: Kanan, a new title tying in with the Disney Xd series Star Wars: Rebels. The new series will focus on the backstory of the character, explaining how he survived the Jedi cull as seen in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and what changed him from the sincere Caleb Dume into the sarcastic, bitter Kanan Jarrus. The first storyline will be written by Greg
- Graeme McMillan
There will be Star Wars: Episode VII spoilers throughout the rest of this story, so stop reading now if you don't want to know any more about the movie than you already do. That said, this latest bit of news is more a confirmation of things we've heard in the past than it is some startling revelation.
When news first broke that director J.J. Abrams and his team were eyeing Adam Driver as a main cast member, it was heavily rumored that he would be playing a villain on par with Darth Vader. Though the actor was later confirmed for a role, we still don't know who he is playing.
Actor Joel Edgerton has helped clear that up a bit. Talking with MTV about his latest release Felony, in theaters next week, Joel Edgerton let it slip that he knows more about the upcoming sequel than most people.
Not because »
At one time, it was almost unheard of for a sequel to be made beyond five years after the original (or the previous entry) came out. In recent years, we’ve had many franchises being revisited after several decades, as well as there being other old film series due to be revived soon. Is this becoming a new trend, and if it is, is it a good idea? Does it help or hurt the business?
Everyone on the planet probably knows by now that a seventh Star Wars movie is coming out in 2015. Episode Seven will mark a 10 year gap between the last entry, Revenge of the Sith, and the new film. We also have a Jurassic Park sequel due out in 2015, which will make a 14 year gap since 2001’s Jurassic Park 3. Eddie Murphy is planning to bring back Axel Foley for a fourth Beverly Hills Cop movie. There »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Rob Young)
Uncle Owen might not have been a huge part of the Star Wars universe, but he had an important role in Luke’s pre-Jedi life, in the space between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope. Joel Edgerton, who played Owen Lars in the prequel films, thinks there’s a story to be told about Owen during those years. Will it be told in the proposed Obi Wan spin-off (or spin-offs)?
Owen Lars—better known as Luke Skywalker’s cantankerous Uncle Owen in A New Hope—is not one of the most popular Star Wars characters, and his total on-screen time during the three films he appeared in was probably less than 10 minutes. However, there is someone who wants to see a lot more of him, and that’s Joel Edgerton, who played a young Owen in Attack of the Clones, and Revenge of the Sith. Edgerton thinks Owen »
- email@example.com (Rob Young)
Joel Edgerton has forged out a pretty impressive Hollywood career for himself. The Australian thespian has appeared in the likes of Animal Kingdom, Warrior, Zero Dark Thirty and The Great Gatsby to critical acclaim. But for Star Wars fans he will always be thought of as Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith.s Owen Lars. And now turns out that Edgerton has pretty big plans if Uncle Owen is included in a possible spin-off Obi-Wan movie... but only if he can be more than a "nerdy moisture farmer." Edgerton explained to ComingSoon.net that the Owen in Episode IV had "been through some shit," and it became clear that the idea of an Obi-Wan solo film might find room for Edgerton's character. As the conversation continued, the actor became more enthused, and he even declared: Okay, we.re gonna talk about this. This is a necessary addition »
There have been a number of rumours about one of the Star Wars spin-offs focusing on Obi-Wan Kenobi at various points in his life, though many fans believe if it does happen it should fill in the gaps between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope. When Superhero Hype caught up with Joe Edgerton recently, he had no idea about plans for a movie which would bring back Ewan McGregor's take on the beloved character, but was quick to point out that he'd love the chance to flesh out Luke's Uncle Owen by exploring why he hates Obi-Wan so much by the time of the original trilogy. "Yeah, there’s great drama there and I should be involved. Actually, when it was first mentioned to me today I thought, “Ooh, that sounds cool.” I think what’s going on in London right now sounds cool, ’cause I reckon »
The Best Visual Effects is often the place where the Academy recognizes what it is frequently accused of avoiding elsewhere: mainstream spectacle. Blockbusters reign in this category, at least at the nomination stage, with fantasy films, franchises and other money-makers always featuring prominently. The branch also has its specific fetishes, at least historically (talking animals immediately jumps to mind), though, in recent years, it has seemingly been all 3D, all the time. There are dozens if not hundreds of individuals who work on a film’s visual effects but the nomination can ultimately be shared by only four of them – usually the special effects supervisor and three visual effects supervisors. While some names are "favorites" of the branch (John Frazier, Joe Letteri), this branch is hardly the most insular and tends to be more concerned about the work on display. We will receive a hint of the way they are »
- Gerard Kennedy
After rumors of the Star Wars Rebels premiere airing on ABC with a specially added Darth Vader scene, it's now been officially confirmed. What's better is James Earl Jones is coming back to once again voice the iconic Sith Lord!
Earlier this week rumors started circulating that ABC would also be airing the Star Wars Rebels premiere episode (the hour-long speciall called Spark of Rebellion), with an added twist. The ABC version would have an extra scene that would introduce Darth Vader into the new series...Today, the Star Wars website has made the report official, confirming the added Darth Vader scene, and even that James Early Jones himself was returning for the voice work!
The critically-acclaimed epic adventure Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion will air on ABC on Sunday, October 26 (7:00 p.m. Et/Pt). Executive producer Dave Filoni states, “We wanted to do something special for the ABC broadcast. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jordan Maison)
As we move deeper into the digital age, studios and distributors place more emphasis on portable digital media rather than hard copies. Services like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon continue to push streaming over disc rental, digital downloads and Blu-rays over the purchase of DVDs. This means that many of our favorite films might soon be available on downloadable or portable digital platforms – and that includes the Star Wars series.
Film Divider (via Collider) recently posted an Italian TV spot in which Disney advertised a new digital service titled Disney Movies Anywhere, using clips from Attack of the Clones, Revenge of the Sith, and A New Hope. This has prompted some speculation that the original Star Wars films will finally get a digital release, and we’ll all get to see the original (e.g. not Special Edition) movies in high definition.
As Collider points out, while the Disney Movies Anywhere »
- Lauren Humphries-Brooks
When Disney bought LucasFilm for $4 billion nearly two years ago, that allowed Disney to develop Star Wars: Episode VII and the sequels and spin-offs that will follow it, but the original Star Wars trilogy that started it all is still owned by 20th Century Fox. There are many fans who are hoping that Disney's LucasFilm purchase would lead the studio to re-release the original, non-Special Edition versions of Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi. If a new ad for an Italian Disney website is to be believed, that may be happening.
FilmDivider came across an ad for Disney.it that boasts fans can watch content from Disney films on their laptops and mobile devices, which includes footage from Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones »
The Star Wars movies have been reissued time and time again in various forms. They've been on VHS, Laserdisc, DVD, and Blu-ray, but now that the bounds of physical media are breaking down, it's likely that the saga could now be headed to digital platforms. Film Divider came across an Italian TV spot for Disney's digital service that includes games, apps, and yes, movies. And to showcase the movies, they used clips from Attack of the Clones, Revenge of the Sith, and A New Hope. With the upcoming release of Star Wars: Episode VII and Disney now owning Lucasfilm, there's a hope among fans that they'll get Blu-rays of the original editions of the original trilogy. It would be nice to see this ad as a hint that these HD original editions are coming, but we're still a ways off. Hit the jump for more and to see the ad. »
- Matt Goldberg
Interesting rumor on the Star Wars production front: More Obi-wan.
Cinelex has a source inside production that claims that Lucasfilm is making not just a single Obi-Wan spinoff movie (the character, along with Boba Fett and Yoda, was one of the first characters to be rumored as getting their own spin-off films), but a whole trilogy of them.
Hold on to your hats, though, these three movies wouldn't be a narrative trilogy, just three Obi-Wan stories that took place in-between Episodes III and IV.
Says the source:
"It seems like the 3 movie ideas are as follows:
One set completely on Tatooine and two where Obi-Wan travels elsewhere in the Galaxy.
Qui-Gon Jinn is very much present in these stories. So too is Owen Lars. Several characters from the Clone Wars T.V show would make an appearance. There would be flashbacks to Obi-Wan fighting in the Clone Wars."
Cinelex goes »
The internet community has been so busy parsing over possible spoilers for J.J. Abrams. Star Wars: Episode VII, we barely have had a moment to contemplate the spinoff movies that are meant to alternate between chapters of the developing trilogy. There have been indications that the standalone solo movies on the Star Wars map would involve Han Solo, Boba Fett, Yoda and/or Obi-Wan Kenobi. But what if the plans for those characters were much larger than anticipated? Treat this with a grain of salt, as the reporting Web site doesn.t have a proven track record, but it is being reported by Cinelinx that Disney and LucasFilms are moving forward with a trilogy of Obi-Wan Kenobi films that would be set between Star Wars: Episode III . Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: Episode IV . A New Hope. That covers a lot of ground in Ben Kenobi »
One of the few things we do know about Star Wars: Episode VII is that it will launch a new trilogy of films in December 2015, with two sequels and three spin-offs coming between 2016 and 2020. Today, we have another unconfirmed rumor to sift through from Cinelinx, which claims that Disney and LucasFilm are developing a separate trilogy of spin-offs solely dedicated to Obi-Wan Kenobi. Here's what the site's unidentified source had to say, claiming this trilogy will be set between Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope.
"First up, they are not talking about an Obi-Wan spin-off movie but a trilogy of Obi-Wan movies. I need to stress that these movies are not connected. They aren't part of a story arc but 3 separate Obi-Wan adventures set between Episodes III and IV."
The source goes on to add details about these »
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