Gugu Mbatha Raw in Jupiter Ascending

As if that earlier Star Wars Episode VIII shortlist — which included Orphan Black‘s Tatiana MaslanyJane the Virgin‘s Gina Rodriguez, and Me and Earl and the Dying Girl‘s Olivia Cooke — weren’t intriguing enough, a new report claims there’s one more name in the mix. Gugu Mbatha-Raw is reportedly also in the running for film.

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As the Star Wars saga barrels forward with new settings, new gadgets, new vehicles, and new characters, one thing remains the same. At heart, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy says, it’ll still be a story about the Skywalker family. And that likely includes at least one new The Force Awakens character. Read Kennedy’s quote about plans for the Skywalker family after the jump.  Read More »

Star Wars Rebels Sarah Michelle Gellar

Back in the spring, we learned that Buffy the Vampire Slayer star Sarah Michelle Gellar would be bringing her voice talents to the Disney XD animated series Star Wars Rebels. When she was cast in the series, however, her character was kept secret.

But now that the second season premiere is almost upon us (The Siege of Lothal aired in June, as a sort of in-between “movie”), Gellar has finally been allowed to reveal who she’ll be playing. Thanks to an Instagram post of the actress wearing some familiar hair buns, many speculated she would voice Princess Leia, but that couldn’t be more wrong. Get the details on the Star Wars Rebels Sarah Michelle Gellar character after the jump! Read More »


I see you have constructed a new Star Wars Bits. Your skills are complete. Indeed you are powerful as the Emperor has foreseen. This edition of news from a galaxy far, far away includes:

  • First look at new The Force Awakens books coming in December
  • Domhnall Gleeson talks a bit about his Force Awakens character General Hux
  • Tim Rose discusses returning as Admiral Akbar in The Force Awakens
  • Some new rumors surface about Rey in The Force Awakens
  • A new survey asks fans where The Force Awakens will rank among the saga
  • See a forthcoming new 6-inch Black Series figure from The Force Awakens
  • Check out Hot Toys‘ sixth scale First Order TIE Fighter Pilot
  • Kickstart some awesome Star Wars bluetooth speakers

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Star Wars Land

Last week, Disney announced that Star Wars Land construction would close popular attractions beginning January 11th, 2016. Now a new report claims that the construction will bring huge changes to Disneyland which would dramatically change Rivers of America and the look of Walt Disney’s original theme park. Learn about the rumored Disneyland changes details after the jump.

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The Force Awakens toys

When Force Friday arrived earlier this month, fans were hoping that the unleashing of a stream of merchandise, from toys to lunchboxes to clothes to books, would reveal some of the secrets of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. However, you might have noticed that there hasn’t really been much in the vein of revelations from the release. And there’s a reason for that.

As of now, the toys that have been released only represent events and characters from the first third of the film in order to avoid any spoilers that happen later in the movie. But there will be more The Force Awakens toys arriving in the months leading up to the release of the movie. Read More »

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In today’s edition of Star Wars Bits, we’ll take a look at the following:

  • 5 easter eggs you may have missed in the Star Wars: the Force Awakens 360 degree Jakku video.
  • Anthony Ingruber was almost cast as Han Solo.
  • Find out when you can play the Star Wars Battlefront video game beta.
  • Is Disney considering Force Awakens meet and greets at Disneyland?
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar will finally reveal details about her role in Star Wars Rebels.
  • Promotional Star Wars: the Force Awakens character posters released reminiscent of the Olly Moss original trilogy prints.
  • See new images and learn more about the new Chewbacca comic book series.
  • A new rumor as to the identity of Max von Sydow’s character in The Force Awakens.
  • See more cover art from the Star Wars: Shattered Empire comic books.
  • The above web comic strip was created by Matt Rhodes.

All this and more. Hit the jump to hyperspace to begin.

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Journey to The Force Awakens videos

When Force Friday arrived earlier this month, along with the barrage of toys, shirts and other junk for collectors to throw on shelves, there were also new books. There’s a whole batch of stories that have been written as part of a publishing initiative called Journey to The Force Awakens, filling in the gaps between Return of the Jedi and the new sequel arriving this winter.

Now two of those books have been given animated comic book adaptations. Sadly, it’s not the longer novels being given this treatment, but rather the kids’ books titles Smuggler’s Run: A Han Solo Adventure and The Weapon of a Jedi: A Luke Skywalker Adventure. Watch the animated adaptations of the Journey to the Force Awakens books below! Read More »

Star Wars soundtracks ultimate editions

Not too long ago we learned that the soundtrack for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, featuring all new music from legendary composer John Williams, wouldn’t be made available until the day the movie hits theaters. But there’s even more in store for the music of Star Wars.

Sony Classical will be releasing the Star Wars soundtracks ultimate editions, in three different formats, but they won’t be made available until early in 2016. Find out more about the Star Wars soundtracks reissue below! Read More »