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Ian McDiarmid returns as The Emperor in trailer for Star Wars Rebels’ final episodes

Lucasfilm and Disney Xd have released a new poster and trailer for the final episodes of Star Wars Rebels, as well as revealing that the six episodes will be released over a period of three weeks. Starting February 19th, there will be two episodes of Rebels each Monday, culminating with a regular 30 minute episode and an extra sized, 90-minute finale on March 5th. Furthermore, the Emperor himself will make his presence known as Ian McDiarmid, who played Darth Sidious in the original Star Wars trilogy and the prequel films, will reprise his role as Emperor Palpatine. Take a look at the poster and trailer here…

Before this news revealed, it had been thought that Rebels would air as normal with one episode per week. A previous report had suggested that premiere would be February 24th instead of the 19th and also included synopses of the two returning episodes, suggesting a
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The end begins and the Emperor emerges in final Star Wars: Rebels trailer

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Although I never quite got into Star Wars: Rebels as much as Star Wars: The Clone Wars, it has been welcoming to witness the series mature and evolve as it told the story of the rise of the Rebel Alliance, and now, Rebels is very near the end. The animated series is due to return on February 19th, with back-to-back episodes every Monday, before coming to a close with an extended 90-minute finale on March 5th, which will hopefully conclude the series in grand fashion. A brand-new trailer has... Read More...
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Lucasfilm Reveals Every Star Wars: The Last Jedi Easter Egg

Star Wars: The Last Jedi‘s been out for nearly a month now and so far, has been met with widespread critical acclaim. That said, there is a certain disquiet rumbling amongst a subset of the fandom due to the movie’s bold choices and unexpected turns. In contrast to the familiar, nostalgia-tinged The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi is keen to challenge our presumptions about the saga.

All that said, it’s still made with a lot of love for what has come before and as such features many a nod to the previous films in the franchise. There are some great obvious ones, for example, such as R2-D2 replaying Leia’s hologram message from A New Hope, the attack on Crait calling back to the Battle of Hoth and, last but not least, the poorly-kept secret that was Yoda’s cameo.

However, Episode VIII also features a
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Mark Hamill and Ron Perlman Join The Transformers: Prime Wars Trilogy Animated Series

Hasbro and Machinima have announced some great casting for their animated series, Transformers: Prime Wars Trilogy. Fan favorites Mark Hamill (Star Wars) and Ron Perlman (Hellboy) have both joined the cast. Hamill will be taking on the role of Megatronous and Perlman will playing Optimus Primal. Both these actors have such great voices that are perfect for this franchise. Here are some additional details that were released on their characters and when we will see them:

Hamill, who returns to the Transformers franchise after previously starring in Transformers: Rescue Bots, will make his debut as Megatronus (The Fallen) in the finale of the currently running series Transformers: Titans Return and will air on January 9, 2018. One of the Thirteen Original Primes, Megatronus was exiled from Cybertron after murdering one of the other Thirteen, Solus Prime, effectively becoming the first Decepticon. In the finale episode of Transformers: Titans Return, he stays true
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New Han Solo Movie Character Names and Planets Finally Revealed

Even though interest was low leading into December, The Last Jedi is finally out of the way and now everyone wants to talk about the Han Solo movie. The standalone Star Wars adventure is less than six months away from release. Disney and Lucasfilm still don't want to show us anything yet. So we've had to rely on a couple of leaks to get our first look. A poster surfaced on social media that looked too good to be fake. Disney denied it was from them, but now we know otherwise. That same art showed up on leaked Lego sets that will hit stores this summer. While we learned quite a bit about the movie from those sets, a better look gives us previously unknown character names and confirms some of the new planets.

While Disney isn't ready to give fans any substantial info on the Han Solo move yet,
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Ranking The Star Wars Universe (2017 Edition)

The Flickering Myth staff rank the Star Wars Universe…

With the franchise now at ten theatrical films, we began ranking the Star Wars Universe starting last year and saw Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back run away with the vote. Can Irvin Kershner’s space opera top the list again, or will the divisive newcomer Star Wars: The Last Jedi steal its top spot? Let’s find out as the Flickering Myth writing staff rank the Star Wars Universe!

10. Star Wars: The Clone Wars (30 points)

Once again bringing up the rear is the much-derided Star Wars: The Clone Wars, a movie that seemed to have a lot of promise about it but failed to live up to any sort of expectation. We’d heard so much about the Clone Wars – and this was it?! Star Wars: The Clone Wars was consistently bottom of many writer’s lists, but
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Could Snoke Make A Surprise Return In Star Wars: Episode IX?

Let’s face it, things don’t exactly go to plan for Supreme Leader Snoke in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Rather than kick off a new era of darkness with his Vader-a-like boy toy Kylo Ren at his side, he winds up unceremoniously chopped in half by his apprentice and ends up lying on the floor with his tongue lolling ungracefully out of his (very) dead mouth.

But perhaps Snoke is a big fan of Chumbawumba’s 1997 hit “Tubthumping,” which contains the lyric: “I get knocked down, but I get up again / You are never gonna keep me down!” This is the working theory of some Star Wars fans, who believe that Snoke will actually get up again. In order to arrive at this conclusion, they’ve seized upon an entry in Pablo Hidalgo’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi – The Visual Dictionary, which gives us a bunch of info about the big bad.
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A Quick Guide to the Jedi, in Case You're Too Embarrassed to Ask

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Since the latest Star Wars blockbuster is called The Last Jedi, how do you explain to Star Wars newbies who the Jedi are? If you're around hardcore fans, it might be gauche to say something along the lines of "the robed good guys who have blue and green lightsabers." There's been so much Star Wars world-building since the release of Star Wars: A New Hope in 1977, from the slightly hammy second film trilogy (Episodes I, II, and III) to the TV show Star Wars: The Clone Wars. It can be crazy to keep up with the characters, creatures, and planets in this fandom, so we've compiled this condensed refresher course to drop some knowledge about the complicated history of the Jedi! Before The Jedi Order In the Dawn of the Jedi comic book series, fans are introduced to the Je'daii, an ancient organization that precedes the Jedi. The Je'daii Order reside on the planet Tython,
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Com2us and Skybound Entertainment bringing Summoners War to comics and animation

Com2us has announced that it has partnered up with Skybound Entertainment to expand its flagship RPG, Summoners War, into an entertainment franchise across various mediums, including comics, animated series and beyond.

The Walking Dead creator, Robert Kirkman, along with Skybound co-founder and CEO, David Alpert, and Star Wars: The Clone Wars/The Angry Birds Movie producer/CEO of Skybound North, Catherine Winder, will oversee the development of the Summoners War universe outside of the gaming space as executive producers.

“The Summoners War team has created an incredibly compelling and fantastical world ripe with engaging characters and storytelling opportunities. We are excited and proud to partner with them to expand this rich universe, loved by so many from around the world for audiences across all cultures and ages, into multiple forms of content filled with the adventure and wonder of the game,” said

Robert Kirkman, Catherine Winder and David Alpert in a joint statement.
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Miss Sinister Delivers Stunning Cosplay of Asajj Ventress From Star Wars: Clone Wars

Asajj Ventress is a cool character in the Star Wars universe that was first introduced in the Star Wars: Clone Wars micro-series in 2003. She is introduced as a new Sith that becomes the apprentice of Count Dooku. She wields two lightsabers and is able to hold her own in a fight. Then, Star Wars: The Clone Wars from 2008 delved more into her character and she became even cooler after leaving Count Dooku’s side. Well, the cosplayer Miss Sinister (who we’ve featured before as Sagat from Street Fighter) has done a phenomenal cosplay as the Sith warrior. The makeup is amazing, the costume is well done, and her poses are perfect.

Photos by Affliction Cosplay Photography. Costume by Gstq Fashions. Lenses by Samhain Contact Lenses. Lightsabers by Travis Wood and Sublime LightWorks.
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Five Characters Who Could Feature in the Star Wars Live-Action TV Show

George Chrysostomou with five characters who could feature in the Star Wars live-action TV show…

Disney’s new streaming service means big things for the galaxy far, far away. With many groundbreaking announcements coming out of Disney in the last week, including a new Star Wars trilogy and a Marvel TV show exclusive to the upcoming streaming platform, there was one piece of news in particular that perhaps surprised and intrigued many in the Star Wars audience. The announcement that a live action TV show is being developed for the above mentioned streaming service means fans can expect to experience a brand new set of stories from Lucasfilm. But what will these stories focus on? Here, we look at five characters or groups who could feature prominently in the upcoming show.

The Hutt Clan

The most notorious Hutt of them all is Jabba the Hutt, first seen in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi.
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Padme Amidala is Getting Her Own Star Wars Young Adult Novel

According to Jedi-Bibliothek, the German publisher Panini has unveiled a new Star Wars Young Adult (Ya) Novel that will be about Padme Amidala. The novel is due out April 24, 2018, and details are limited. We don’t know who the author is yet, nor do we have any kind of synopsis.

This is leading to a lot of speculation, and many news outlets are hoping for and guessing it will take place between Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones. I agree that this would be a great time to explore in the Star Wars canon. Star Wars: The Clone Wars let us see some of what she was up to between Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith, so let’s see how she got there.

I like Padme as a character, so I’m excited to see where this novel goes. My only hope is that there is little to no Anakin.
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Darth Maul's Complete Story After Star Wars: Episode I

Darth Maul's Complete Story After Star Wars: Episode I
No matter where you stand on the Star Wars prequels, we can all agree that Darth Maul is fantastic. With his aggressive acrobatic fighting style, double bladed lightsaber, and face ink, the Sith Lord stole much of the show in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. His story felt unmercifully cut short (*ahem) by Jedi Knight in training Obi-Wan Kenobi. But did you know the most famous son of Dathomir actually lived on in Star Wars canon, before his final defeat in the sands of Tatooine?

Don't have time to sort through all of the novels, comic books, and episodes of The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels? Don't worry, we're exploring what happened to the Sith apprentice following his vivisection at the hands of Obi-Wan Kenobi.

Before delving into how Darth Maul survived getting chopped in half and what became of him afterward, first we should tell you a
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'Star Wars Adventures: Forces of Destiny' Comic Series Launching in 2018

'Star Wars Adventures: Forces of Destiny' Comic Series Launching in 2018
Young fans of Star Wars will have a new entry point into the franchise starting next year, with Idw Publishing announcing a new weekly comic book series based on the female-focused Star Wars: Forces of Destiny franchise to bow in January.

The five-issue series will focus on female characters from across the Star Wars franchise's history: the original trilogy's Leia, the prequel trilogy's Padme; Ahsoka and Hera from the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars: Rebels; and the new trilogy's Rey, Rose and Paige.

Writing and art for the five issues will come from a collection of...
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Listen to Jon Hamm as Boba Fett in New Star Wars Story

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Listen to Jon Hamm as Boba Fett in New Star Wars Story
Boba Fett has officially made his return to the new Star Wars canon. And he's being played by Jon Hamm. It may not be in a movie (yet) but the most feared bounty hunter in the galaxy has returned in the new novel, Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View. The book collects 40 shorts stories from all around the Star Wars universe, and one of those stories just so happens to be about Boba Fett. Now, a new excerpt from the book has been released, previewing Jon Hamm's performance.

USA Today revealed the clip, which comes from the story titled Added Muscle. This particular story was written by Paul Dini (Batman: The Animated Series). As it turns out, this story actually takes place during the famous scene that was added for the 1997 Star Wars special editions, which features Jabba the Hutt confronting Han Solo. In the background,
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Jon Hamm To Voice Boba Fett In ‘Star Wars’ Audiobook

There are few characters that have achieved the same level of cult mystique as Boba Fett. The mysterious bounty hunter from the original trilogy has been fleshed out in the following decades, given some backstory in the “Star Wars” prequels, and even more narrative space to play in “Star Wars: The Clone Wars.” Rumors are ongoing that Lucasfilm will eventually give the beloved character his own spinoff movie, but for now, you’ll have to appreciate him in non-cinematic mediums.

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Jon Hamm Is Boba Fett in New Star Wars Audio Book

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Jon Hamm Is Boba Fett in New Star Wars Audio Book
Boba Fett is about to make his return to a galaxy far, far away in very handsome fashion. Mad Men and Baby Driver star Jon Hamm has been tapped to voice the legendary bounty hunter in a brand new Star Wars story. Hamm is lending his talents for the audiobook version of Star Wars: A Certain Point of View, which includes 40 short stories from the Star Wars universe.

The news was revealed by StarWars.com ahead of the release of Star Wars: A Certain Point of View, which is set to arrive on October 3. An all-star cast was assembled for the audiobook, but easily the most notable is the reveal that Jon Hamm is voicing Boba Fett in a short titled Added Muscle, which was written from Fett's perspective by Paul Dini of Batman: The Animated Series fame. One of the book's producers, Alan Blank, had this to
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Pop Cult Corner – Star Wars Characters Who Need To Return and Oscar Outsiders

Welcome to this edition of Pop Cult Corner, the place that gives insights into the news of the week, makes outlandish predictions and above all, probably has too many opinions.

This week, two news stories stood out to me. One of them is of course the most obvious, as it has dominated headlines and conversations all week. The other is perhaps a bit early to be talking about but it certainly hasn’t stopped some studios jumping the gun. I will of course be talking about Star Wars: Episode IX with the new release date it has secured and the new directer in the form of Star Wars: The Force AwakensJ.J. Abrams, and I shall also be talking about the Oscars (I know, I said it was early!)

But first, before I start talking a bit more about Star Wars, I wanted to bring up this gem of a
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Admiral Ackbar Returns in Latest Peek at Star Wars 8

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Admiral Ackbar Returns in Latest Peek at Star Wars 8
We've known from the get-go that Admiral Ackbar would be returning in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Now we have our first official look at his new costume as he prepares to take on the First Order yet again. This latest image arrives with a massive stack of photos featuring new and returning Star Wars favorites. The promotional art comes from the Star Wars Topps Card Trader app, as well as Fathead and Advanced Graphics. Wdwnt gathered them all up in one easy to peruse place, and you can now check them all out below.

Tim Rose, who plays Admiral Ackbar, was confirmed to be returning in Star Wars: The Last Jedi in February of 2016, as guest appearances at certain Comic Book events were canceled due to his shooting. Tim Rose will be back behind the animatronic mask, and doing the body acting for Ackbar. He had a small role in The Force Awakens.
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The Big Difference Between First Order and Imperial Stormtroopers

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The Big Difference Between First Order and Imperial Stormtroopers
When The Force Awakens hit theaters in 2015, it brought along a new kind of Stormtrooper. The armor, while retaining the classic look from the 1977 original Star Wars, had been given an upgrade, they appeared to be the same old Troopers. And they still couldn't hit a target to save their life. Some complained that they looked like they'd been manufactured by Apple. But these iTroopers aren't just wearing slightly modified chest protectors. There is a big difference in the way they act, as well. Some might say they've been given a Millennial twist. But Millennials would never say that, cause they hate that term and being labeled. There lies your answer. These Stormtroopers are individuals. As we've clearly noticed with the Awol Finn, who has since become a big deal in the Resistance. Now, we have a better understanding of the mindset behind these soldiers who work exclusively for Supreme Leader Snoke.
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