Star Wars

In today’s edition of Star Wars Bits:

  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars: The Lost Missions is coming to Blu-ray, see the cover art, find out information about the release and when to expect it.
  • What can we expect from the Jedi in Star Wars Episode VII?
  • Joel Edgerton is interested in returning as Uncle Owen if they actually make a rumored Obi-Wan Kenobi spin-off film.
  • The third installment of an in-depth interview with Star Wars Rebels producer Simon Kinberg.
  • Simon Pegg‘s observation on the generational gap of the Star Wars trilogies thus far.
  • An early preview of 16 new Star Wars LEGO sets

All this and more, after the jump.

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Agent Kallus Star Wars Rebels

The animated series Star Wars Rebels premieres on the Disney Channel tonight (at 9 ET/PT) and will then bounce to Mondays on Disney XD, beginning October 13.  The show is set in the period between episodes three and four — so between Revenge of the Sith and the original Star Wars — and features some original trilogy vibe as it tracks the rise of the Rebellion.

It sounds like we’ll see (or at least hear) the return of Darth Vader in the show — something that has been hinted at and rumored for months. And it seems as if James Earl Jones will be back to voice him. Below, check out that info, along with all these Rebels bits.

  • The official Star Wars site has an interview with producer Simon Kinberg.
  • Dave Filoni and Joel Aron talk about lightsabers in Rebels.
  • See a Rebels clip featuring Sabine Wren and Hera Syndulla and some creatures.
  • Another clip features a lightsaber duel involving the Inquisitor.
  • Watch Rebels red carpet interviews with the cast and crew.
  • Exec producer Greg Weisman will leave Rebels after the first season.

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x-men first class

Bryan Singer, Simon Kinberg and the whole team are hard at work in pre-production on X-Men: Apocalypse. Filming starts this April up in Montreal for a summer 2016 release. The film will be set in the ’80s, following the old timeline from the end of X-Men: Days of Future Past with the stars of that movie returning: Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, James McAvoy and more. It’ll be the biggest X-Men movie yet, introducing the character Apocalypse.

In a new interview, Kinberg suggests the new film might be the end of that story. The writer and producer says the creative time is looking at X-Men Apocalypse as the conclusion of a trilogy that started with X-Men: First Class. He also says new characters like Cable, Scarlet Witch and Psylocke could appear, and settles the debate about the series’ timeline and which films X-Men: Days of Future Past wiped out. Read more quotes about the X-Men First Class trilogy below. Read More »

Eric Tan Rebels Propaganda 3

Star Wars Rebels is the focus of this edition of Star Wars Bits, including connections to Episode VII, VIII and IX, but there are rumors, cool Marvel Comics teases and more. Below, read about the following:

  • See three Star Wars Rebels propaganda posters designed by Eric Tan.
  • Disney executives are placing extra special pressure on Star Wars Episode VII.
  • A popular supporting character in The Clone Wars returns for Star Wars Rebels.
  • Read the descriptions of the first six episodes in the series.
  • Scott Derrickson is not up for a Star Wars project.
  • Carrie Fisher talks about Star Wars Episode VII.
  • Marvel Comics is working on a Star Wars comic from a new era.
  • Simon Kinberg talks Rebels connecting to Episode VII and The Inquisitor.
  • The New York Times covers Star Wars Rebels.

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Days of Future Past Rogue Cut

We’ve known that 2015 would probably bring an extended cut of X-Men: Days of Future Past, and now we have some details. Anna Paquin‘s deleted Rogue scenes will be reinstated, and the new version of the film, dubbed the Days of Future Past Rogue Cut, will hit disc and digital formats next summer. Read More »

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x-men apocalypse director

It’s long been rumored, but now it’s official: Bryan Singer will be back to direct X-Men: Apocalypse. It’ll be his fourth contribution to the franchise as a director, following the original X-Men, its sequel X2, and this summer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past.

Also returning is X-Men: Days of Future Past writer Simon Kinberg, who’ll pen the script. And he’s very eager to share some details about what he’s got in store for us, including clues about which characters will reappear and which characters may be recast. Hit the jump for more about X-Men Apocalypse director Bryan Singer and writer Simon Kinberg.

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Star Wars Rebels Episode VII connection

The new animated series Star Wars Rebels bridges the gap between Episode III and Episode IV as it charts the rise of the rebellion as the Empire takes hold of the galaxy. That puts it several decades on the timeline before Star Wars Episode VII. Still, we’ve wondered if characters or elements from the new movie might first show up in Rebels. Simon Kinberg, a creative on Rebels and also a writer on one Star Wars spinoff film, now says that Rebels will definitely introduce new characters, locations and elements “before we’ve ever seen them in the movies, possibly including VII.” Read More »

Apocalypse

With the summer of 2015 all but set, eyes have quickly turned to the summer of 2016. Most of the talk has been about Batman v Superman and Captain America 3, but don’t forget there’s another major superhero film coming mere weeks after those. It’s X-Men Apocalypse, the sequel to the massive hit X-Men Days of Future Past, which was the #4 movie of the summer grossing over $230 million domestic and $745 million worldwide.

The sequel is currently slated for release May 27, 2016 and the script has been in progress all summer. Now, a report in a Canadian newspaper confirms filming will commence in April 2015 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Read more about X-Men Apocalypse filming below. Read More »