Star Wars Celebration 2017

Later this week, I’m heading to Orlando, Florida for Star Wars Celebration 2017, which runs from April 13 to April 16, 2017, at the Orange County Convention Center. Some big Star Wars announcements and reveals are expected to come out of the convention, and we’ll be covering it live. So stay tuned for our coverage beginning Thursday and running through the weekend.

But before we get to that, let’s run down what I think is going to happen (and what I think definitely will not happen). Here are my Star Wars Celebration 2017 predictions.

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star wars rebels twin suns

In this edition of Star Wars Bits:

  • The first picture ever taken of Luke Skywalker.
  • Executive producer Dave Filoni talks all about that episode of Star Wars Rebels.
  • A collection of updates on Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
  • Is Boba Fett plotting a left-field comeback?
  • A big group of Star Wars actors are heading to this year’s Celebration.
  • The Han Solo movie is seeking 250 extras.
  • Frank Oz talks puppetry versus CGI.
  • And more!

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Star Wars Rebels Season Finale Zero Hour

UPDATE: An earlier version of this post mistakenly referred to the season finale as “Twin Suns,” which was last week’s episode. The finale is titled “Zero Hour.”

The Star Wars canon will never be the same again after the Star Wars Rebels season 3 finale, titled “Zero Hour,” airs this Saturday.

The highly anticipated two-part finale sees a final showdown between Grand Admiral Thrawn and the Ghost crew, along with one unexpected cameo (although it all has to find a way to live up to last week’s Obi-Wan Kenobi/Darth Maul rematch). Before it all comes to a head this weekend, get a sneak peek at some brand-new images and a preview clip from Disney XD’s animated show.

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Star Wars Rebels Season 3 Finale Trailer

If you watched Star Wars Rebels over the weekend and didn’t have the big canon-changing event at the core of the episode spoiled by the official Star Wars Twitter account on Saturday night like I was (really: fuck them), then congratulations! After the episode, Disney XD revealed a trailer for the Star Wars Rebels season 3 finale. Want to get a taste of what we can expect from next week’s one-hour long event? Watch the Star Wars Rebels season 3 finale trailer below, before Twitter spoils it for you.
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This week’s episode of Star Wars Rebels centers on rebellion fighter Wedge Antilles, but next week’s episode of the DisneyXD animated series will finally give fans a confrontation long in the making: Darth Maul has discovered that Obi-Wan Kenobi is hiding out on Tatooine and is coming to get his revenge for what happened at the end of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. Disney has released a fifteen-second long video teasing this upcoming epic confrontation. Watch the Obi-Wan Kenobi vs. Darth Maul tease, embedded after the jump.
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‘Star Wars Rebels’ Renewed For Season 4

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According the internet rumor mill, which is always entertaining if often unreliable, Star Wars Rebels was probably going to end after season 3, with a new animated series taking its place. And now, we can safely file that rumor away with the rest of the rejects because the popular Disney XD series has been renewed for a fourth season.

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Star Wars The Last Jedi Trailer Description

In this edition of Star Wars Bits:

  • What is the state of the universe at the start of Star Wars: The Last Jedi?
  • The Last Jedi may be undergoing some reshoots very soon.
  • J.J. Abrams (jokingly?) says that Mark Hamill should win an Oscar.
  • We may not learn the Han Solo movie title until July.
  • A new video explores Rogue One: A Star Wars Story‘s VFX process.
  • The origins of Jedha, revealed!
  • Voice performer Tiya Sircar on Sabine’s big decision on Star Wars Rebels.

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In this edition of Star Wars Bits:

  • Star Wars Celebration will celebrate the saga’s 40th anniversary with a new panel.
  • On that new Star Wars: Episode 9 rumor…
  • New Chewbacca actor Joonas Suotamo pays tribute to Peter Mayhew.
  • Samuel L. Jackson is happy to return as Mace Windu, should it be necessary.
  • Does Grand Admiral Thrawn have a larger role to play?
  • An old villain is coming back to Star Wars Rebels.

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Rogue One - Grand Moff Tarkin - Visual Effects

In this edition of Star Wars Bits:

  • It looks like we now know when Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will hit Blu-ray and DVD.
  • Cinefex dedicates their next cover story of Rogue One‘s digitally recreated Tarkin…
  • …as ILM releases a video showing off their process in creating him.
  • A new rumor claims to know who Benicio del Toro is playing in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
  • Lupita Nyong’o talks about Star Wars secrecy.
  • The cover of the next issue of the Poe Dameron comic teases new (but familiar) Star Wars ships.
  • And more!

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This week’s episode of Star Wars Rebels had a lot of mythology and introduced some massive changes to the DisneyXD animated series. Let’s take a look at some of executive producer Dave Filoni‘s comments on this big change, including the implications of possible returning characters and the big question: Will we get a Star Wars Rebels season 4?

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