UPDATE: This article was written on June 18 but has now been confirmed by Entertainment Weekly. Update below with new video.
As fans speculate about the villains in Star Wars Episode VII, we know at least one bad guy created in this post-George Lucas universe. His name is The Inquisitor and he’s a lean, mean, lightsaber-swinging, Jedi-killing machine. In the Disney XD show Star Wars Rebels, set between Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, he’s tasked by Darth Vader to hunt down the remaining Jedi.
The Inquisitor was the first character introduced from Rebels; since then, we’ve met the entire remaining cast and their human counterparts. During all that, we have yet to find out who will be voicing the Inquisitor. Now, a rumor has surfaced that Jason Isaacs, of Harry Potter and The Patriot fame, will be voicing the character. Read More »
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Lots of cool merchandise and droids are in this edition of Star Wars Bits. Below, read about the following.
- Watch a BBC News report try to figure out if Star Wars Episode VII is shooting in the woods.
- Chopper the astromech droid is built in a new Star Wars Rebels video.
- Check out a new Star Wars Rebels poster.
- Eric Tan‘s insane Empire Strikes Back poster is now on sale.
- Check out the R2-D2 Hot Wheels coming to Comic-Con.
- Han Solo and Chewbacca have been revealed from the upcoming Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars.
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Just when you thought we’d met all of the major characters in Star Wars Rebels, there’s another bad guy to introduce. His name is Agent Kallus and he’s voiced by David Oyelowo. Kallus is described as a “Rebel Hunter,” a member of an internal group whose only purpose is to find and exterminate enemies of the Empire. Which basically means Rebels, like our stars. And some Jedi as well, I’d imagine.
Below, check out a full video introduction of the character. Read More »
Rumors, confirmations, Rebels and more are in this edition of Star Wars Bits. After the jump, read about the following:
- A new rumor connects Doctor Who and Sherlock showrunner Steven Moffat to Star Wars.
- Andy Serkis hasn’t started shooting his Star Wars Episode VII role yet.
- Watch some viral “leaked Star Wars Episode VII” footage.
- Original Star Wars sculptor Brian Muir is working on Episode VII.
- Watch an hour long, pre-Star Wars interview with George Lucas.
- Read some potential spoilers about the first two episodes of Star Wars Rebels.
- John Boyega reflects on the job he’s currently doing.
- Has The Inquisitor‘s custom TIE Fighter been revealed?
- Gizmodo report on the worst Star Wars exhibit ever.
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For the past few years, Marvel has ruled Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con. Their panels have consistently had the most surprises, the most news, and the most new footage. At the end of the weekend, they’re what everyone’s usually talking about. Then 2013 happened.
Marvel once again had a strong panel, but a few hours earlier, Warner Bros. had the biggest, most awesome news by far. They announced a sequel to Man of Steel would feature Batman. Fast forward a year and we now know a lot more about the film, titled Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. What we don’t know is what Warner Bros. has planned next for their DC properties. The subtitle “Dawn of Justice” is a not-so-subtle hint that Justice League is coming, and the rumor was Comic-Con is where an announcement of that film would happen. Plus, we heard more movies were going to be announced too.
But, maybe not. An early glimpse at the Warner Bros. Hall H panel taking place Saturday July 26 has been revealed. Peter Jackson will present The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, George Miller will bring Mad Max: Fury Road, and the Wachowskis will bring Jupiter Ascending. However, there is no mention of Batman v Superman or anything DC Comics related. Does that mean it won’t be there? No, it could be a surprise, but it’s not a good sign.
Also of note, the official Star Wars website revealed Star Wars Episode VII won’t be represented at the event, but Star Wars Rebels will be.
Read more about the Star Wars Episode VII and Batman v Superman Comic Con omissions below. Read More »
We thought it might be true, but Twitter and IMAX have now made it official. J.J. Abrams is shooting Star Wars Episode VII in IMAX. See the proof below. Read More »
JJ Abrams held open casting calls around the globe and online to find new actors for Star Wars Episode VII, and now he’s revealed two of his choices. While Pip Andersen isn’t exactly unknown, as he is a star in the world of parkour, he’s one of the two new actors added to Episode VII. The other is Crystal Clarke, an American actress currently studying in Scotland. She’s about to make her feature debut in The Moon and the Sun, which stars Pierce Brosnan and William Hurt.
But the biggest news may be that the Episode VII shoot plans a two-week hiatus in August, to help work out issues arising from Harrison Ford’s recent leg injury. Read More »
Cool Posts From Around the Web:
Last week Kevin Smith posted a photo of him crying with tears of joy as he left the London set of JJ Abrams‘ Star Wars Episode VII. The filmmaker explained that he signed an NDA and was unable to talk about his experience, but left his followers with the photo. /Film reader David B alerted me to a video of Kevin Smith’s Q&A at the Neuchatel International Film Festival in Switzerland, where he talks at length about his Star Wars Episode 7 set visit. Watch Kevin Smith talk about his Episode 7 adventure, after the jump.
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