Star Wars Rebels Season 3 Announced

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Disney has announced they will be renewing the acclaimed Disney XD animated series Star Wars Rebels for a third season. As someone who never quite got into The Clone Wars, Rebels has been a fun trip back to our favorite galaxy far far away. And what started out as a story about a small ragtag group has grown into something bigger in the second season. And I’m glad to see the story will go a bit further, but don’t expect this series to go on much longer.

We will at some point catch up to the timeline shown in previous and future live-action movies — Star Wars: Rogue One tells the story of how the Rebellion gets the plans for the Death Star, which leads into the events of A New Hope.  We heard from a very good source last year that Star Wars Rebels would last only three or four seasons before Disney launched a whole new Star Wars animated series, with all new characters, set in the timeline of the current movies (the Star Wars sequel trilogy).

Hit the jump to read the Star Wars Rebels season 3 press release, but as the second season is still in full swing, we get no additional details.

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His cells have the highest concentration of Star Wars Bits I have seen in a life-form. It was possible he was conceived by the Star Wars Bits.

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  • See the inside of Japan’s spacious and awesome R2-D2 plane.
  • Learn about Star Wars canon with a list of 27 major events in the galaxy.
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  • John Boyega visited the set of Star Wars: Rogue One.
  • Check out Hot Toys‘ new sixth scale Luke Skywalker figure.

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We’ve seen in the past how Star Wars Rebels has used some of Ralph McQuarrie‘s original Star Wars concept art for the inspiration of many of the characters, location and props in the Disney XD animated series. Well Rebels isn’t just looking at the past for inspiration, but also the future. A recent episode of Star Wars Rebels features a character based on a character design originally created for JJ Abrams’ upcoming seventh Star Wars live action film Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Hit the jump to see the unused Force Awakens concept art which inspired the new Star Wars Rebels character.
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Uh, uh, negative, negative. We had a Star Wars Bits leak here now. Give us a few minutes to lock it down. Large leak, very dangerous. This edition of news from a galaxy far, far away includes:

  • Synopses of the new The Perfect Weapon and Before the Awakening stories
  • Sound mixer Bob Minkler has passed away
  • The Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer remade in Destiny
  • Air France has a travel deal for fans heading to France for The Force Awakens
  • Where and when to see The Force Awakens trailer theatrically
  • Dave Filoni talks Star Wars Rebels, plus a clip from the next episode
  • Extremely detailed Death Star II blueprint poster
  • Day of the Dead inspired Star Wars artwork for Halloween
  • How custom lightsaber replicas changed the weapon’s presence on The Force Awakens set
  • One kid’s wheelchair gets turned into a functional Rebel snowspeeder
  • The Force Awakens trailer, now with more Luke Skywalker

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As you can see, my young apprentice, your friends have failed. Now witness the firepower of the fully armed and operational Star Wars Bits! This edition of news from a galaxy far, far away includes:

  • Final The Force Awakens trailer narrowly misses one day traffic record
  • The Force Awakens comic adaptation arrives in 2016
  • Cinemark has some costume rules you’ll want to know about for Star Wars
  • New clip from next episode of Star Wars Rebels
  • Nien Nunb confirmed to come back in The Force Awakens
  • Leonard Maltin talks about interviewing George Lucas and The Force Awakens
  • See Hot Toys‘ new First Order Flametrooper figure
  • New photos of BB-8 and a couple other droids in The Force Awakens
  • Cham Syndulla will return on Star Wars Rebels at some point

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Jedi in The Force Awakens

When it comes to Star Wars, audiences are extremely familiar with the Jedi. They can use The Force. They have lightsabers. They have an affinity for beige and brown cloaks and clothes. However, as we’ve seen in the most recent trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the Jedi have become a myth, regarded as legends.

With the revelation of this detail of the Star Wars universe, there have been some who are having a hard time accepting that Jedi in The Force Awakens are treated as a myth. How are the famous battles of the Jedi fighting alongside the Rebels against the Empire so easily forgotten? When we look at the history of the Jedi, not to mention consider certain practical elements of the Star Wars universe, it shouldn’t be too hard to understand why. Read More »

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In today’s edition of Star Wars Bits, we take a look at the following stories:

  • Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy says a woman will direct a Star Wars movie and Elizabeth Banks says she is ready for that job.
  • Alan Tudyk talks about his time on set filming Star Wars: Rogue One.
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  • Watch the Star Wars Rebels Season 2 press conference from NYCC.
  • The George Lucas Museum secures city parks approval in Chicago.
  • Watch Darth Vader take out a snow speeder with his lightsaber in Star Wars Battlefront.
  • Read the plot synopsizes for four upcoming Star Wars: Journey to the Force Awakens short stories by Landry Quinn.

All that and more, in today’s edition of Star Wars Bits. Hit the jump to hyperspace.

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You were the chosen one! It was said that you would destroy the Sith, not join them. You were to bring balance to Star Wars Bits, not leave it in darkness. This edition of news from a galaxy far, far away includes:

  • Images of new Star Wars LEGO sets coming in 2016
  • UK’s Sky Movies strikes exclusive deal for The Force Awakens on VOD
  • Very early buzz on Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Details on a season pass for Star Wars Battlefront
  • New cast member revealed for Star Wars Rebels
  • Disney teams with bionics company for Star Wars prosthetic arm
  • New The Force Awakens artwork from Acme Archives
  • Mark Hamill clears up a Star Wars movie mistake
  • Clips from the season premiere of Star Wars Rebels

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Luke, you can destroy the Emperor. He has foreseen this. It is your destiny. Join me, and together we can rule Star Wars Bits as father and son. This edition of news from a galaxy far, far away includes:

  • John Boyega on getting the part of Finn, advice from Robert Downey Jr. and racism
  • Dave Filoni on Star Wars Rebels Season 2 crossing over into and live-action territory
  • Does BB-8‘s name have ties to Beastie Boys too?
  • Artwork preview from The Art Awakens contest
  • Star Wars Rebels additions to the Star Wars App
  • Who is voicing Boba Fett in Star Wars Battlefront?

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