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The Week in Star Wars returns with Adam Driver talking Episode VIII, a load of new posters for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story as well as a load of merch, a returning character for Star Wars Rebels, a beating by Fifty Shades of Grey and more…
We’ll kick things off this week by looking at a whole batch of new international posters for Gareth Edward’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, many of which feature Darth Vader himself. Check all nine posters out here, and a brand new international poster here, which sees Felicity Jones’ Jyn Erso standing tall as the Death Star looms in the background…
…Speaking of merch, and Hasbro released images from their Rogue One line in anticipation of September 30th’s Force Friday. You can check out a huge batch of toys (including a Rapid Nerf Firing Imperial At-act) here, and Wave 2 figures here. »
- Luke Owen
In this edition of Star Wars Bits: Turner has acquired the broadcasting rights to all current (and a few future) Star Wars movies. Showrunner Dave Filoni goes in-depth on the Star Wars Rebels season 2 finale. Katee Sackhoff‘s Star Wars: The Clone Wars character is returning. An update on Amy Hennig‘s Star Wars video game. […]
- Jacob Hall
The long-teased live-action Star Wars television show has just gotten an update, of sorts, from Disney/ABC TV's Ben Sherwood. Talk of a Star Wars TV show started long before Disney purchased Lucasfilm, but it likely won't be stopping any time soon because people can't get enough Star Wars. It's so far only been known as Star Wars: Underworld and was theoretically meant to take place between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope. Since then we've had two fantastic animated series — Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels — which take place during that time (Clone Wars a bit earlier). In a larger interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Disney/ABC TV's Sherwood was asked about the status of the series. He said: The live-action Star Wars plan rests in the hands of [Walt Disney Studios chairman] Alan Horn, [Lucasfilm president] Kathy Kennedy and the great folks at Lucasfilm. Somewhere we hope in a »
- Jill Pantozzi
For years, we've heard that a Star Wars television show could be a thing. First it was from George Lucas himself, who had said he'd written a ton of scripts and that he wanted to produce the series independently before shopping it to networks. Then, at around the time that Disney purchased LucasFilm, chatter about the show came up again. After all, Disney is a monolith of a company with ties to many TV networks and a wealth of resources at its disposal. Why not think that the company, which already plans to mightily expand the cinematic output coming out of the Star Wars IP, might be considering a primetime TV series set in that galaxy far, far away?
The last time the idea came up, a Disney/LucasFilm rep revealed that Lucas's old scripts for the TV series were actually being looked at to see if they could »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
We’ve already seen a few characters from Star Wars: The Clone Wars making their way into Star Wars Rebels – including Ahsoka Tano, Captain Rex and Hondo Ohnaka – and now we can add another name to that list, with Katee Sackhoff revealing at the Oz Comic-Con in Sydney (via Jedi News) that she’ll be reprising the role of Bo-Katan Kryze in the third season of the animated series.
A female Mandalorian warrior and the sister of Duchess Satine, Bo-Katan served the Death Watch during the Clone Wars, becoming the trusted lieutenant of their leader Pre Vizsla and a member of Darth Maul’s Shadow Collective. However, she would split from the Shadow Collective after Pre Vizsla’s death at the hands of Maul, forming her own group, the Nite Owls, who battled the former Sith Lord’s followers and helped Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi escape from Mandalore.
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- Gary Collinson
Are we about to see an epic Star Wars rematch? Maybe! The general consensus from Star Wars fans would be that The Phantom Menace was not a great movie, really not even a good one by most accounts. However, if it had only one redeeming quality, it would be Darth Maul and more specifically, the fight between he and Obi-Wan. Well, there is some evidence to support the idea that the two are set to square off again in the new Star Wars canon, which surely we would all love to see.
Now, though this fight doesn't look like it will be happening in a movie anytime soon, there is an increasingly better chance that this is something we could be seeing in season 3 of Star Wars Rebels. None of the evidence individually is all that eye catching, but the folks over at the fan site Star Wars News Net »
Star Wars Rebels is an almost bizarrely solid, animated series, and the second season took a show that was already good, and upped the game in almost every way.
The story started out with our band simply setting out to disrupt the Empire’s plans (with newcomer Ezra in tow) whenever they could, but with the show’s setting being at a point so “prequel” to the original Star Wars film, the connection to any unified opposition was decidedly loose. Such an opposition barely exists to be connected to anyway.
The show pulled in viewers by throwing in small side stories that might not truly relate to the overall conflict at all, but are instead like thought experiments about what the everyday people in the universe might be going through, and these are effectively built into character development opportunities for our leads.
Of course, there’s only so much grief you can cause The Empire, »
- Marc Eastman
A few months back it was revealed that Forest Whitaker‘s character in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is Saw Gerrera, the Onderon rebels leader who fought alongside Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series. In Rogue One the character has become “a battered veteran who leads a band of Rebel extremists” and wears […]
The post Dave Filoni on How Saw Gerrera Ended Up in ‘Rogue One’, Sharing Continuity With ‘Rebels’ appeared first on /Film. »
- Peter Sciretta
Watch just about any one of the 22 episode Star Wars Rebels Season 2 episodes on Blu-ray and you'll be wondering why showrunner Dave Filoni hasn't been given at least the partial reigns to a live-action Star Wars film yet. J.J. Abrams did an admirable job and surely Gareth Edwards, Rian Johnson, Colin Trevorrow, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller will follow suit. I'd argue none of them understand what makes the source material tick the way Filoni does.
Season 2 of Star Wars Rebels was instantly set up for success when fan favorite Ahsoka Tano reemerged from a self-imposed exile away from the Jedi Order in the Season 1 finale. Her presence portends an eventual confrontation with her former master that does not disappoint in a gripping Season 2 finale bestsing anything in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Some characters don't escape unharmed as the stakes appropriately rise with Ezra's further exploration of the Force. »
Over the last few days, Star Wars fans have been treated to new photos and magazine covers featuring the characters from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and LucasFilm also announced a global promotional campaign in anticipation for this spin-off. Earlier today, director Gareth Edwards even offered new details about the title itself, but now we have even more merchandise to unveil, including new 3D glasses to choose from when this movie hits theaters on December 16.
TheForce.net unveiled the first images of new Stormtrooper and Death Trooper 3D glasses, which were created by Look 3D. These glasses will be priced in the $10 to $15 range, but it isn't known when they will be available for purchase. Fans will also get to learn more about a few of these Rebel characters in a trio of new books, slated to debut in 2017 from Edelweiss.
The first book cover released from this Edelweiss »
Last week, Empire Magazine revealed two new covers for their upcoming print issue featuring characters from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The first cover showed Jyn Erso and her team of Rebels, while the second offered a closer look at the main villain, Ben Mendelsohn's Director Orson Krennic. The publication promised a new subscribers' cover debuting on Monday, and, true to their word, that image has been revealed, featuring none other than the new droid, K-2So.
K-2So was actually featured on the first Empire magazine cover, seen towering over Jyn Erso and the rest of her Rebel team, but this image gives us a much closer look at this "military enforcer droid," which is voiced and performed in motion capture by Alan Tudyk. This subscribers cover is designed as a "technical drawing" for K-2So, and at the bottom it says this is a "Classified Document" of the Imperial Army. »
Yesterday, Empire Magazine revealed some of the Star Wars Rebels from the upcoming spinoff Rogue One: A Star Wars Story on the cover of their upcoming issue. The publication also teased that a second cover image would debut today, with a third arriving on Monday. True to their word, Empire has unveiled a new cover, featuring Ben Mendelsohn's Director Orson Krennic along with some of his Deathtroopers.
It isn't known who will be featured on the third Empire cover, but we'll bring you that image as soon as it surfaces. We first learned about Director Krennic a few months ago, through a preview of LucasFilm's official companion book to the movie. This book revealed that Krennic serves as the military director of the Empire, to defend the Galactic Empire against the Rebels mission to steal the Death Star plans.
The group of Rebels trying to steal the Death Star »
Last week, during NBC's Olympic coverage, Lucasfilm debuted a new trailer for the highly-anticipated Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the first Star Wars spin-off that is set to hit theaters nationwide December 16. With just under four months left until this new story set in a galaxy far, far away hits theaters, it remains to be seen how much more footage will be unveiled, but today we have the latest Empire Magazine cover. This image features four of the spin-off's human stars, plus the latest lovable droid in the Star Wars Universe.
This Empire cover features a closer look at Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones), Bodhi Rook (Riz Ahmed), Cassian Andor (Diego Luna), Baze Malbus (Wiang Jen) and Chirrut Imwe (Donnie Yen). The cover also features another look at the droid K-2So, voiced and performed through motion capture by Alan Tudyk. This cover image also puts into perspective just how »
“What will you do when they catch you? What will do if they break you? If you continue to fight, what will you become?” These are the questions asked by Saw Gerrera (Forest Whitaker) in the first trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. But unlike other new faces appearing in the next installment of the Star Wars universe — set before the events of A New Hope — we know Gerrera’s history. We know he’s not asking hypothetical questions to scare and prepare Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) for her dangerous mission. Saw Gerrera has already lived through one rebellion and audiences got to watch how it transformed him in the animated Star Wars: The Clone Wars. This makes Saw the first character from the new extended universe to make the hop to the live-action films. But it also means we can look back and find clues to Rogue »
- Donna Dickens
Having a luck dragon with you is the only way to go on a quest, and it’s apparently the way to win the fan award at a geek couture fashion show. A dress inspired by NeverEnding Story’s Falkor graced the runway at The Her Universe Fashion Show last month. Falkor was crowed the third winner for Her Universe’s 2016 show this afternoon, following the announcement of the other two winners at Comic-Con directly after the show. In the fashion show’s first two years, two designers walked home winners, one chosen by the judges, one chosen by the audience. This year, with all the geeky, glitzy runway walks airing on new VOD network Comic-Con HQ, a third winner was declared, chosen by fans watching the show at home. The Falkor dress was designed by Jesse Thaxton, pictured below with her model. Thaxton, along with her two fellow winners, »
- Emily Rome
Ever since the first trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hit the web back in April, fans have been dying for more information and for more footage from the upcoming Star Wars spinoff. At the time, it was unclear exactly when that footage was going to arrive, but Disney and Lucasfilm have come through for fans, as the brand new trailer for the movie has surfaced. The trailer made its debut during the Olympics, which was promised earlier in the week via a TV spot, and it finally revealed the new look at a galaxy far far away that we have all been dying to see.
Fans were very disappointed that Disney and Lucasfilm decided not to deliver a new trailer for Rogue One during Star Wars Celebration, especially considering that the release of the movie is only four short months away. Luckily, via a TV spot during »
The wait for the next Disney produced Star Wars movie is getting shorter and shorter, and now we have a brand new look at the upcoming Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Disney and Lucasfilm decided to drop the new trailer for the Star Wars spinoff movie after a very long wait that had many fans feeling quite restless. But the wait was worth it, as this trailer delivered in a big way. The featurette that they released last month at Star Wars Celebration may have been cool, but this absolutely takes the cake.
Prior to the release of this latest trailer for Rogue One, Lucasfilm finally revealed a lot of character details for the movie via Entertainment Weekly, which confirmed not only the names and descriptions for many of the characters in the movie, but also that Darth Vader would indeed be featured in Rogue One, which had been rumored for quite some time. »
While we patiently (not so much) await tonight's new Rogue One: A Star Wars Story trailer, why not dive in and examine one of the interesting new characters found in Gareth Edwards' upcoming film. Although Saw Gerrera isn't exactly a brand new character, having appeared on Star Wars: The Clone Wars, enough time has passed since his introduction to present him in a new light.... Read More »
- Kevin Fraser
Ahead of the movie’s release on DVD and Digital later this month, a new featurette for Ratchet & Clank has been revealed, which sees director Kevin Munroe and voice cast members James Arnold Taylor and Bella Thorne discuss the film’s video game origins. It includes clips from both the film and the game, and should interest fans of the franchise, which has seen a massive rise in popularity thanks to Insomniac’s recent PS4 reboot [read our review here].
The featurette, named “Leveling Up”, can be seen below…
Based on the legendary gaming franchise, Ratchet & Clank follows Ratchet, a foolhardy Lombax and the last of his kind, who grows up all alone, desperate to make something of himself in the universe. Upon meeting Clank, a pint-sized robot with more brains than brawn, the pair decides to band together and lead the quest to stop the evil alien, Chairman Drek, who has designs on »
- Shaun Eddleston
This weekend, during NBC's Olympic coverage, the network debuted a brief teaser for Disney's highly-anticipated Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which revealed that the full trailer will debut Thursday, August 11 during the Olympics. While we still have two days to wait until this trailer arrives, Disney is giving fans another sneak peek with a 15-second "story teaser" that gives us a new look at some of the main characters. While we don't see much, this video gives us new glimpses at Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones), Chirrut Imwe (Donnie Yen), Baze Malbus (Wen Jiang) and Captain Cassian Andor (Diego Luna), along with the new U-Wing ship and new droid K-2So, played by Alan Tudyk.
We learned yesterday that one of the new planets in Rogue One is a Jedi holy land dubbed Jedha. Director Gareth Edwards explained that this planet is where people who believe in The Force go on pilgrimage. »
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