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A spark of rebellion grows into something much more in Star Wars Rebels Season 1, the Lucasfilm animated series on Disney Xd set roughly five years before the events of Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope. If you missed the fun first season on cable TV then set your calendar for September 1st as that is now the official Star Wars Rebels Season 1 Blu-ray and DVD release date.
Star Wars Rebels introduces us to Ezra Bridger, a force-sensitive orphan living on the Empire-controlled planet of Lothal. Ezra steals to survive and ends up crossing paths with a Jedi in hiding, Kanan, and his band of rebel fighters including the hilariously grumpy droid, Chopper. As Ezra joins the group and they strike against the Empire, bigger forces on both sides take notice of their handy work.
The safe handling instructions printed on the inside of these egg cartons are there for a reason. Neca's Xenomorph Egg Set is due out in September. Also: a Dude Bro Party Massacre III clip and Star Wars Rebels Season 1 home media release details.
Alien Xenomorph Egg and Facehugger Set: The Xenomorph Egg and Facehugger Set comes with a total of 9 items and includes a collectible carton for storage.
According to Neca, “New from Weyland-Yutani, these eggs are sourced directly from Lv-426, where Xenomorphs are allowed to roam freely without being confined to cramped cages. Buy cage-free and support our efforts to study and protect this gentle, misunderstood species. Warning: see packaging for safe handling instructions. Weyland-Yutani is not responsible for any spaceship infestation or planetary destruction that may occur.”
"From the terrifying Alien movie series, this set includes 6 Xenomorph eggs and 3 facehuggers with bendable tails. They make great diorama pieces »
- Tamika Jones
Fans of Star Wars Rebels don't have to wait much longer to get their hands on the Season 1 blu-ray, as Lucasfilm/Disney have now officially announced the set is coming in early September. Come inside to check out all that's coming on the disc.
Season two of Star Wars Rebels technically started the other week, with the hour-long premiere "movie" event of The Siege of Lothal...If you missed it, it was pretty damn spectacular. While we still don't know when the regular episodes will begin to air, Disney has revealed exactly when we'll get to re-live the show's incredible first season: September 1st. Check out all the details below:
Star Wars Rebels: Complete Season One delivers all 15 action-packed episodes plus never-before-seen bonus material and cast/crew interviews revealing the magic behind the making of the hit series. Releasing on Blu-ray and DVD on September 1, this is a must-add collection to the library! »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jordan Maison)
Cartoons generally fall into one of two categories: those for kids and those more appropriate for older audiences. Every so often, something will come along that kids and parents (or just older fans) can enjoy together all on the same level. "Star Wars Rebels" fills that niche and is yet another reason that this is a great time to be a Star Wars fan. The first season of "Star Wars Rebels" had its growing pains, as all shows will in their first season, but by building on the storytelling success that was the hallmark of the later seasons of "Star Wars: The Clone Wars", it quickly found its groove. Merging the cobbled-together family dynamic of a show like "Firefly" and the larger Star Wars universe, it could tell stories set in a time period ripe for exploration. How did the Rebellion formc What was life like for the general population »
- Michael Hindle
Star Wars Rebels is set to return to Disney Xd in the States tonight for a special double-length season two premiere entitled ‘The Siege of Lothal’, which will see Darth Vader out for vengeance against Ezra and the crew of the Ghost for their actions against the Empire in the first season of the animated series.
Speaking to MTV, creator Dave Filoni has been discussing Vader’s involvement in the show, stating that: “I think you don’t want to overuse a character like that, and you don’t want to have characters like Darth Vader in a situation where he’s going to lose relentlessly. As we were figuring out the story of the rebels in Season 1, we didn’t want to put Vader in that position. So we waited until their skills kind of grew and as a group they became more formidable. We thought, ‘Okay, after Season »
- Gary Collinson
Recently Angelina Jolie sat down with “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” mystery man Domhnall Gleeson to talk about fame, life, and the Movie That Must Not Be Named™ for Interview Magazine. While the whole piece is worth a read, this exchange halfway through cemented Jolie as a Star Wars fan. Jolie: I'm personally a Boba Fett fan. [Gleeson laughs] Gleeson: Well, you make a phone call and I'm pretty sure, Angie, that they'll have you in, in a second. Jolie: Can Boba Fett have a missus? Well, put in a good word for me, then. I know she was (probably) joking, but this sounds like just about the best fan casting ever! If the rumors swirling about a Boba Fett stand-alone movie are true, is it too late to write Angelina Jolie in? I mean, we already Have Fett’s origin story. From his birth and childhood through his father’s »
- Donna Dickens
Warning. Spoilers follow…
Back in April 2014, Disney announced that it was introducing a new canon for Star Wars, which would consist of the original six movies, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and all subsequent Lucasfilm releases going forward. Not just movies and animated series, but books, comics, video games and so on. With that being said, Marvel’s Star Wars #6 has just introduced a huge change to the Star Wars canon. Take a look…
Yes, you read that correctly. Han Solo – who spent much of The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi wooing Princess Leia – is a married man. Or at least, he is between A New Hope and Empire, which is when this comic takes place.
This is where The Force Awakens comes in. It’s rumour and speculation, but if you don’t want to run the risk of being spoiled, turn back now…
Now, when Episode VII was first announced, »
- Gary Collinson
It seems the closer we get to the release of the first movie in the new era of Star Wars films, the more begins to float downstream. Whether it's the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens, its sequels or one of the Star Wars: Anthology films (stories that take place within the Star Wars universe), there is always some measure of speculation to discuss. To that point, the website Schmoes Know has dropped a few fascinating rumors about two of the Anthology titles and other potential projects. A second film in the Anthology series for 2018 has previously been reported to focus in on villainous bounty hunter Boba Fett. Chronicle director Josh Trank had been attached to direct, but left the role last month. Schmoes Know provides speculation for both the plot of the upcoming film and who might fill the empty position. According to their source, »
- Cory Woodroof
Game Informer has confirmed the exciting news that Star Wars is coming to the popular video game series Disney Infinity, while Disney has also released an official annoucnement trailer!
The magazine confirms that the Star Wars elements of the game will be introduced through Disney Infinity 3.0, with two initial playsets available for players. “Twilight of the Republic” is the first, which will be set between Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, which will have Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Yoda and Darth Maul has playable characters, as well as Ahsoka, a character from the Star Wars: The Clone Wars series.
The second set will be called “Rise Against The Empire”, which is set within the original trilogy, and feayures Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, Chewbacca and Darth Vader as the playable characters. There will be a third playset »
- Scott J. Davis
Is there any way to get on an old school Star Wars fan's good side quicker than teasing the death of controversial character Jar Jar Binks? J.J. Abrams wants to hide the much-hated Gugan's bones in the Jakku desert as a Star Wars: The Force Awakens Easter egg. But it sounds like he hasn't quite made up his mind. The director revealed his plans from the edit bay as the anticipated sequel continues to come together, stating:
"I have a thought about putting Jar Jar Binks's bones in the desert there. I'm serious! Only three people will notice, but they'll love it."
Star Wars: The Force Awakens has original fans excited for Star Wars once again, after the prequel trilogy did a lot to curb their enthusiasm. While younger audiences certainly enjoyed the last three films, older fans had quite a bit to complain about. And one of »
A leaked image for Disney Infinity 3.0 has revealed that Star Wars characters are soon set to join the ever-expanding line-up of playable characters, with German retailer Saturn posting the following photo for a Starter Pack which features Anakin Skywalker and Ahsoka Tano from Star Wars: The Clone Wars…
Disney Infinity 3.0 is set for release is set for release later this year, and is rumoured to include the likes of Classic Mickey Mouse, Mulan, Olaf from Frozen, the emotions from Pixar’s Inside Out and characters from Tron.
- Gary Collinson
Begun, the Clone Wars has in the upcoming Disney Infinity 3.0 game as a second European retailer leak has outed the game's Starter Pack and surprising inclusive figures.
The idea that Star Wars would be at the forefront of Disney Infinity 3.0 has been around for months and wryly confirmed by Avalanche Software and Disney Interactive in various remarks dropped during that time. With a Force renaissance or rebirth rapidly approaching later this year with the theatrical release of Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens, it makes all the sense in the world for Disney to use Star Wars this year for the third Disney Infinity installment.
What's frankly shocking about this leak from German retailer Saturn is that the Disney Infinity 3.0 Starter Pack comes packaged with two characters, Ahsoka Tano and Anakin Skywalker, based on the cancelled Star Wars: The Clone Wars TV show that ran for five seasons on the Cartoon Network. »
Director Genndy Tartakovsky is responsible for some of the coolest animated shows to hit TV, including Powerpuff Girls, Dexter's Laboratory, Samurai Jack, and Star Wars: The Clone Wars (mini-series). Most recently he directed the animated comedy Hotel Transylvania and is set to debut the sequel later this summer. I sat down with Tartakovsky to talk about what we can expect in the sequel and how it will differentiate from the first film, who his favorite character from the film is, »
- Paul Shirey
Part of Star Wars Celebration's Friday schedule was a panel with Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace star Ray Park, which was live-streamed for fans who couldn't make the trip down to the Anaheim Convention Center. The actor also spoke with IGN, where he revealed that he would love to reprise his role for a Darth Maul stand alone movie. Take a look at what he had to say below.
"I would love to be disciplined, like not eat anything for four months, and be shredded and do the whole tattoo body effect like you see in the comics and the novels. I'd love to do that! If Darth Maul was coming back, he should be topless, tattooed, bigger horns, robotic legs! I would love to do it!"
Of course, a Darth Maul stand alone movie has not been confirmed by Disney and LucasFilm quite yet, and it »
The season finale of Star Wars Rebels saw the return of the fan favorite character, Ahsoka Tano, from The Clone Wars. While we now know that the one-time padawan of Anakin Skywalker survived the Jedi purge, what does the future hold for her? We got the chance to talk with voice actress Ashley Eckstein in a Q&A at Star Wars Celebration, and got some information on how the character has evolved in the years since the Clone Wars, and what she's up to in Season 2. Come inside to learn more!
Ahsoka is an interesting character. In a handful of seasons on Star Wars: The Clone Wars, she went from one of the most annoying characters, to being a fan favorite. When the show was cancelled after the Disney acquisition of Lucasfilm, fans were desperate to see how her story ended. Rumors of her return in Star Wars Rebels (the »
- email@example.com (Jordan Maison)
Seth Green needs no introduction to anyone reading this. He’s an accomplished actor, writer, director, and producer for many high-profile movies and television shows we’ve all grown up watching. Green's acted onscreen in everything from the cult classic Can’t Hardly Wait to Scooby-Doo2: Monsters Unleashed and as Oz the werewolf in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. He’s the voice of several legendary characters in such animated projects as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H., and many more. Mr. Green’s also headed up Robot Chicken since its debut in 2005.
I had the opportunity to interview Green about his latest voice acting role as the lead character in Yellowbird. He shared with me how he got involved in the film, why he relates to the bird, and the message of the movie. Mr. Green also comments on the making of Yellowbird. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Eric Shirey)
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! »
Even though John Williams has been responsible for all of the scores for each film in the Star Wars saga (except for Star Wars: The Clone Wars), he'll be sitting out for the Star Wars spin-offs it seems. Williams has already been confirmed to provide the score for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and presumably Episode VIII and Episode IX (though he's getting up there in years, so time is of the essence). But when it comes to Star Wars: Rogue One, the first standalone adventure outside of the new trilogy, French radio program Radio Classique’s Culture Club (via Film Music Reporter) learned someone else will step up. Alexandre Desplat, fresh off winning as Oscar for the score for Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel, will be scoring Star Wars: Rogue One. Desplat also wrote the incredible score for last year's Godzilla, which just happened »
- Ethan Anderton
If you ever doubted the powers of the Machiavellian shadow group pulling the strings at Disney/Marvel/Lucasfilm, now is the time to lay them to rest. Without a single leak, they’ve managed to map at least 20 new books that will lay the foundation for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” Entertainment Weekly first broke the news earlier today. Entitled “Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” the project includes novels on everyone from Princess Leia and Han Solo to Darth Vader and beyond. It will also dive into the original trilogy, retelling the classic tales from the perspective of as yet unannounced secondary characters. While I initially thought all the novels and comics would be released prior to the December 18, 2015 movie release, the announcement simply states that “At least 20 new books […] will be released this fall to fill the gap between 1983’s Return of the Jedi and »
- Donna Dickens
As VFX technology marches on at speed, more and more of our favourite movie characters are being brought to life by actors driving a performance capture digital creation.
Though Andy Serkis's Caesar from Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and Sharlto Copley's Chappie sit at the cutting edge today, in its current form it actually stretches back nearly 20 years to Star Wars's much-maligned Jar Jar Binks.
Go back even further and take into account rotoscoping - animators drawing over an actors' performance frame-by-frame - it's possible to mark Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs as a landmark film in 1937. There, an actress was used as the basis for the titular princess.
Fast forward to 2015, and we're now at a point where many in the industry are calling for an 'Assisted Performance' Oscars category to recognise the work done by actors and VFX artists.
"I think the technology is relatively new, »
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