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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star wars rebels

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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knights of the old republic

In 2003, back when the prequels were making it really hard to be a Star Wars fan, Bioware’s Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic was a flicker of light in the darkness. It’s not just the best Star Wars video game I’ve ever played – it’s one of the best and most memorable video games I’ve played period, a beautifully constructed RPG that gives the player a great deal of agency in shaping the story. Bioware would refine the game’s mechanics with the Mass Effect series, but I’ll never forget playing through Knights of the Old Republic…mainly because I beat it three or four times.

Like so much of the previously established Star Wars timeline, the events of Knights of the Old Republic were made “Legends” when Disney acquired Lucasfilm and everyone decided to wipe the slate clean and rebuild the series canon from scratch. However, last night’s episode of Star Wars Rebels referenced a key event from the game, suggesting that this Legend may very well return to the realm of fact.

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header version: tom whalen moana variant

In today’s edition of Cool Stuff, we premiere Tom Whalen’s stunning Moana screenprint variant, a screenprint tribute to The Princess and the Frog from a Pixar artist, a look at some of Fantasy Flight Games’ new figure expansions for Imperial Assault that bring some of our favorite characters from the Star Wars comics and Star Wars Rebels to the tabletop, a new six inch vinyl Sam figure from the Halloween cult classic Trick r’ Treat, a JAWS-inspire bath bomb that will turn your bath tub red, and finally Funko has made POP figures for the characters from the television series Lost, but why are they so disappointing? Hit the jump to dive in!

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Rogue One - Death Star Eclipse

In this edition of Star Wars Bits:

  • A deep dive in the other secret history of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story‘s aliens.
  • Did composer Michael Giacchino hide one of John Williams‘ most famous tracks in Rogue One?
  • Mark Hamill is reunited with one of the original trilogy lightsaber props.
  • Check out concept art from that cancelled Darth Maul video game.
  • Next week’s Star Wars Rebels will explore the origin of the Darksaber.
  • Some insight into Rogue One‘s unique filmmaking process.
  • A sneak peek at an upcoming issue of Marvel’s Doctor Aphra.
  • And more!

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Star Wars The Force Awakens kylo ren 6

In this edition of Star Wars Bits:

  • Adam Driver talks about the humanity of Star Wars: Episode 8.
  • Harrison Ford and Alden Ehrenreich have officially met.
  • New details revealed about Marvel’s Darth Maul miniseries.
  • A Star Wars regular will voice Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars Rebels.
  • Lots of new Rogue One details revealed and discussed.
  • A very interesting Princess Leia petition…
  • How Diego Luna‘s son used Star Wars spoilers to woo girls.
  • ILM will receive a special Oscar for their Rogue One work.
  • And more!

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Star Wars Rebels season 3 mid-season trailer

Disney XD have released a mid-season trailer Star Wars Rebels Season 3, which teases an epic confrontation between two major characters from the Star Wars prequels. Hit the jump to watch the Star Wars Rebels Season 3 mid-season trailer.

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saw gerrera star wars rebels

We’ve written before about how Rogue One: A Star Wars Story really doubles down on the interconnectedness of the new Star Wars canon, finding ways both obvious and subtle to tie the first standalone film to the larger universe. While Gareth Edwards’ film makes its exact position in the series’ timeline very clear before the credits roll, it also establishes a number of connections to the animated Star Wars television series, offering tiny easter eggs and major characters borrowed from Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels.

The most obvious of the bunch is Saw Gerrera, who made his debut on The Clone Wars as a young man, appeared in live action as an older man (played by Forest Whitaker), and will soon pop up on Rebels as a slightly younger version of that older man. A new promo for his episode has arrived, offering a pretty good look at what we can expect from his return to the small screen.

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Carrie Fisher Force Awakes

In this edition of Star Wars Bits:

  • Oscar Isaac‘s tribute to Carrie Fisher contains a Star Wars: Episode 8 surprise.
  • We may know when Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is hitting Blu-ray and DVD.
  • Ben Mendelsohn discusses the many different versions of Rogue One on the cutting room floor.
  • Actor Spencer Wilding talks about playing Darth Vader.
  • Star Wars Celebration announces new events and guests.
  • Is Lucasfilm staffing up for a new Star Wars animated show?
  • The Rogue One easter egg that provides another connection to Star Wars Rebels.
  • Every new vehicle and ship in Rogue One, explained.

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Rogue One - Forest Whitaker - Saw Gerrera

Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy says that the character of Saw Gerrera, introduced in Star Wars: The Clone Wars before making the leap to live action in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, will probably be further explored in future Star Wars projects. And since he’s one of the most intriguing recent additions to the canon, this is something I hope they do end up exploring.

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