Posted on Thursday, June 25th, 2015 by Ethan Anderton
The odds of successfully surviving Star Wars Bits is approximately 3,720 to 1. Here’s the lowdown on all the Star Wars goodies you can find out about after the jump:
- Go behind the scenes of Star Wars Rebels second season premiere
- Is Ben Mendelsohn in Star Wars: Rogue One or not?
- Ewan McGregor bashes Kylo Ren, wants to return as Obi-Wan
- Phantom Menace star Jake Lloyd arrested
- Greg Grunberg hypes up Star Wars: The Force Awakens
- Lando Calrissian comic book hits shelves in July
- Disney Infinity 3.0 retail exclusive details
- Sketches of Han Solo, Poe Dameron and Finn from Vanity Fair
- How much will The Force Awakens make at the box office?
- Star Wars Insider sparks debate about Luke in The Force Awakens
Go behind the scenes of The Siege of Lothal, the second season premiere of Star Wars Rebels:
Even though we’ve heard Ben Mendelsohn will have a role in Star Wars: Rogue One, the actor apparently hasn’t been locked into place yet. Chatting with Deadline, Mendelsohn said, “I know that it’s something that’s being talked about. That’s what I definitely know. I’m waiting for them to call me and say, ‘Hey, here’s the start date,’ but you know, none of that’s yet taken place, but you know I’d be very happy to do it, let’s put it that way.” Is he playing coy, or is the deal not done? We’ll see.
While promoting Last Days in the Desert with IndieWire, actor Ewan McGregor was asked about both Star Wars: The Force Awakens and his interest in returning as Obi-Wan Kenobi, and both of his answers did not disappoint.
On Star Wars: The Force Awakens, McGregor says, “I’m excited about it as much as anyone else. I saw the trailer and it looks like he absolutely nailed it and it feels right.” However, the former Jedi calls out new villain Kylo Ren and says, “I’m not sure about the [crossguard] lightsaber. If you fight with a lightsaber properly you don’t need one.” Sick burn!
As for his desire to reprise his role as younger Obi-Wan Kenobi, the actor confirmed, “I’ll say it publicly, here, now. I’d be happy to do the story between Episode 3, that I finished in, and Episode 4 that Alec Guinness started in. I think that would be good. Disney should definitely do that.” Anything can happen.
Anakin Skywalker gave into his fear and went to the dark side, and it sounds like child actor Jake Lloyd, who played the young Skywalker in The Phantom Menace, has lost his way as well. Lloyd, now 26 years old, was driving in Charleston, South Carolina, and when police attempted to pull him over for reckless driving, he gave chase at high speeds for several miles before losing control of his car and crashing into a bunch of trees. TMZ reports he was arrested for his failure to stop, resisting arrest and driving without a license. So much for bringing balance to the Force.
J.J. Abrams’ good luck charm and actor Greg Grunberg has told Entertainment Weekly that Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be incredible. And if that’s not enough, he also talked about how surreal it was to be on the set, and how Abrams shared in the unbelievable nature of it all. To find out more about Grunberg’s involvement in The Force Awakens, check out MakingStarWars, but beware of spoilers.
The smooth-talking scoundrel Lando Calrissian is getting his own comic book in July:
This is just one of the variant covers for issue #1, and you can see a few more at Marvel.com over here.
We already know that Star Wars, including Star Wars Rebels, will be part of Disney Infinity 3.0, and now we have word on which of the game’s figures will be retails exclusives at certain stores. To find out where you can get your hands on Kanan, Sabine and Ezra, check out the story at MakingStarWars over here.
Vanity Fair did a whole spread on Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and it was fantastic. But if you want to see the characters in sketch form before they became realized on screen, check out StarWars7News.com for a snapshot of drawings featuring Han Solo, Poe Dameron and Finn.
With Jurassic World smashing box office records a couple weeks ago, Star Wars fans are wondering if The Force Awakens can top the power of dinosaurs on the big screen. While there’s no predictions about the opening weekend numbers, Deadline reports that an analyst at Morgan Stanley is predicting that when all is said and done, Episode VII will pull in $1.95 billion at the box office, putting it just behind Avatar and Titanic in the all-time box office gross leaderboard. Frankly, I think Star Wars will smash all those records, but we’ll find out for sure in six months.
We already over analyzed the second teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but now thanks to a caption from Star Wars Insider, people are over analyzing a single shot from the trailer. It concerns the shot of what appears to be Luke in the desert at night with R2-D2. We’ll let you read all of the speculation yourself at StarWars7News.com here.
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