Grand Moff Tarkin Rebels

This is a really good edition of Star Wars Bits. Rumors, spoilers, video clips, video games, this has it all. Below, read about the following:

  • Could the Standalone be about Boba Fett‘s family?
  • Episode VIII director Rian Johnson trolls Star Wars nation.
  • Disney CEO Bob Iger talks Star Wars The Force Awakens trailer and broadband channel.
  • Grand Moff Tarkin is coming to Star Wars Rebels this week. Watch a clip.
  • Nicolas Cage enjoyed Hayden Christensen‘s work in the Star Wars prequels.
  • Star Wars is coming to Madame Tussauds in London and there’s a video.
  • See some awesome clothing made for the Episode VII special effects team.
  • Download a ton of old school Star Wars video games via Humble Bundle.
  • Multiple major spoilers about the identity, stories and fates of characters in The Force Awakens are discussed.

Along with the casting news of Felicity Jones likely starring in Gareth Edwards‘ 2016 Star Wars standalone, The Wrap dropped this nugget into their story:

Chris Weitz is rewriting Gary Whitta’s screenplay, which is rumored to involved Boba Fett’s family.

Is it? That’s the first we’ve heard of this rumor. We’ve heard of Boba Fett being involved before but never anything about his family. Plus, we know about Boba Fett’s family don’t we? Jango Fett? Cloning? Either way, an interesting aside.

This is too funny. A great tweet by Star Wars Episode VIII writer/director Rian Johnson.

In his latest investor call, Disney CEO Bob Iger talked about Star Wars theme parks (read about that here), the fact The Force Awakens trailer has now been viewed about 123 million times, and dropped a tantalizing tease that Disney could in the future discuss a Marvel and Star Wars based “programming bundle” for broadband.

The February 9 episode of Star Wars Rebels is called Call To Action and will feature a role for Grand Moff Tarkin. You see the photo above, and here’s a clip.

Also of note, the name “Tarkin” might appear again in Star Wars lore. Making Star Wars found something interesting, which may be a spoiler.

This video is so good. IGN talked to Nicolas Cage about his new movie Outcast, which co-stars Hayden Christensen, and Cage talked about how much he admired his work in “Uncle George’s” movies. Meaning, Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith.

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