The third season premiere of Star Wars Rebels will air over the weekend. As you probably know, fans went crazy when it was revealed that Grand Admiral Thrawn had been resurrected from Legends and has rejoined the Star Wars universe canon as the season’s big villain. The morning after the episode was screened at Star Wars Celebration Europe 2016 I was lucky to get a chance to sit down with Star Wars Rebels creator Dave Filoni and talk about the upcoming season.
We talk about a wide variety of topics, including where we are now in the Star Wars timeline, how Ezra has made so much progress since we last saw him, when we will finally get some X-Wings in the rebellion, his thoughts on The Force Awakens, if it’s possible to actually kill off a good guy or turn them to the dark side on a kid show, if Darth Vader or more Inquisitors will appear in Season 3 of Rebels, the idea of Force neutral characters, how Saw Gerrera ended up in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Wedge Antilles new canon backstory, if Rebels will end before A New Hope begins, the process of adapting Grand Admiral Thrawn back into canon, and much more. Some of these answers have been broken out into stories on the site already, but there is also a wealth of material never published before as well.
And don’t worry, the interview is season three spoiler free. Read our complete Dave Filoni Star Wars Rebels Season 3 interview, after the jump.
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At Star Wars Celebration Europe 2016 I got a chance to sit down with Star Wars Rebels creator/showrunner Dave Filoni to talk about the future of the Disney XD animated series. I haven’t published the interview yet because I didn’t want it to get buried in the madness that was Comic-Con. But with San Diego behind us, let’s begin to take a look at some of the interesting bits that Filoni revealed.
Star Wars Rebels follows the Rebellion in the five years before Star Wars: A New Hope, but we’ve yet to see an X-Wing appear onscreen. So one of the first questions I asked Filoni is when we’ll finally see some X-Wings in Star Wars Rebels. Find out what he said about Star Wars Rebels X-Wings, after the jump.
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ILMxLab has been doing a lot of interesting experimental work. The company hopes to develop the future of storytelling experiences using new technologies like Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality. At the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, the geniuses behind the new Industrial Light & Magic company told me that Lucasfilm Story Group had mapped out the next half dozen years of Star Wars stories and beyond, and they are already developing experiences — some which will be available in VR, others in other platforms — which will be created by big-name filmmakers and top screenwriters and intersect with the stories we will see on screen.
At Star Wars Celebration Europe 2017, ILMxLab announced their first big project, a Darth Vader VR project that will be created by David Goyer, screenwriter of The Dark Knight and Man of Steel and director of films like Blade: Trinity and The Unborn. We reported on this briefly over the weekend when it was announced, but now we bring you more information and some quotes from Goyer himself, who claims that his virtual reality Star Wars story will make you cry.
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Posted on Monday, July 18th, 2016 by Angie Han
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past several days — or, more likely, too busy playing Pokémon Go to pay any attention to the rest of the internet — you’ve surely heard that Star Wars Celebration Europe took place over the weekend. You may have even read some of our reports from the major panels, including new details about Rogue One, Episode VIII, and the Han Solo spinoff, as well as Rebels, Battlefront, and more.
But just in case you’ve missed anything, we’ve compiled every last bit of coverage for you. Below, run down our Star Wars Celebration roundup of all our stories from the event. Read More »
Did you know that the early chase in Star Wars: The Force Awakens was originally designed to be a speeder bike these through the wreckage on Jakku? Here are some fun facts and trivia learned during The Art Of Star Wars: The Force Awakens panel at Star Wars Celebration Europe 2016. Hit the jump to learn about some of the Force Awakens early concepts.
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This morning Star Wars Celebration held a pretty important panel that wasn’t live streamed to fans around the world. This panel concerned the future of Star Wars, and with Disney and Lucasfilm planning to release a feature film every year, not to mention continuing TV shows, likely creating new ones, and much more, there was a lot to talk about.
Everyone has been anxious to hear more details about Star Wars: Episode VIII, especially with production just wrapping a few days ago. Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy and director Rian Johnson were on hand to discuss the sequel, and while they didn’t divulge any huge secrets, there was plenty to soak up regarding the next chapter of the Star Wars saga.
After the jump, find out what movies Rian Johnson revealed as influences on Star Wars: Episode VIII, when the movie started taking shape, how much time has passed since The Force Awakens, whether or not Finn wakes up. Plus, there’s confirmation of another returning cast member and a cameo from another Star Wars filmmaker. Find out what we learned from the Star Wars Episode VIII panel after the jump. Read More »
During the Lucasfilm: The Art of Storytelling presentation at Star Wars Celebration Europe 2016, it was quickly and quietly mentioned that the Lucasfilm Story Group is not only working on the future of Star Wars movies, but also the future of the Indiana Jones series. What does this mean for the future of Indiana Jones stories? Could we get a multi-platform Indiana Jones universe?
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Star Wars Rebels Season 3 won’t air on television until this Fall, but series creator Dave Filoni came to Star Wars Celebration Europe 2016 to premiere the two-episode season premiere and participate in a panel discussion about the upcoming season. What did we learn about the future of the acclaimed Disney XD animated series? Get all the important details from the Star Wars Rebels season 3 panel after the jump.
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After Disney purchased Lucasfilm, it was announced that the Star Wars expanded universe would no longer be considered official canon. Relabeled “Legends,” these stories would continue to exist in print and other mediums for future generations to enjoy. It was later clarified that places, characters, elements and stories from Legends could be adapted for future Star Wars canon if creators chose to incorporate them in this new wholly connected Star Wars universe.
The Star Wars Rebels season 2 finale included the now infamous line “there’s always some truth in Legends,” a tease of things to come. We’ve seen this already in the Star Wars novels, and now the animated television series Star Wars Rebels is brining back a big character from the expanded universe. Find out who and how Grand Admiral Thrawn will fit into Star Wars Rebels season 3 after the jump.
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As an event, Star Wars Celebration seems to be evenly divided between looking to the exciting, unknown future and gazing adoringly back at the past. This dynamic was captured perfectly in the “Creatures, Droids & Aliens of Star Wars: The Force Awakens” panel, which gathered eight practical effects geniuses from the Star Wars creature shop to discuss their work on last year’s film while offering a peek at their work in this year’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. You can find everything you need to see below…and most importantly, there’s a lot more of that guy pictured at the top.
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