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Lucasfilm finally revealed some of their upcoming Star Wars plans this weekend at New York Comic-Con. There we learned a bunch about 2014′s Disney XD series Star Wars: Rebels, including that a new villain called the Imperial Inquisitor (above) will fight for the Empire. The Inquisitor’s reveal might have been the highlight but it was far from the only piece of news. After the jump, check out a bunch of new concept art from the show as well as the following:

  • Anthony Daniels might have confirmed participation in Star Wars Episode VII.
  • Ralph McQuarrie‘s designs are a major influence on Star Wars Rebels.
  • Daniel Radcliffe talks about friends working on Star Wars Episode VII.
  • The final episodes of Star Wars: Clone Wars will air in early 2014.

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Two more actors have been rumored for roles in Star Wars Episode VII and one of them is literally named “Solo.” Read who they are, as well the following, after the jump.

  • A casting call in New York is looking for three leads in Star Wars Episode VII.
  • An internal Toys R Us memo offers up a logo and strategy for the new Star Wars trilogy.
  • New episodes of The Clone Wars, as well as Episode VII featurettes, might be exclusively released on Apple devices.
  • Drew Struzan (above) might have turned down the opportunity to do the poster for Star Wars Episode VII.
  • A fire was reported at the Skywalker Ranch.

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Today’s Star Wars Bits looks back to Return of the Jedi, and forward to Episode VII. After the jump:

  • See rare photos from the Jedi set
  • Ian McDiarmid has fond memories of playing the Emperor
  • J.J. Abrams was afraid of becoming the reboot guy
  • ILM eyes a new location in London
  • The Clone Wars gets Emmy recognition

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When Disney shut down the Lucasfilm gaming division Lucasarts, the fans wondered about the fate of Star Wars 1313. The third person game, for which we’d seen gorgeous trailers, has been indefinitely postponed thanks to the corporate decision. If that wasn’t bad enough, turns out that in recent months it had been altered to star not a random character, but Boba Fett himself. Star Wars 1313 was going to be a Boba Fett game.

Below, read more about that as well as the following Star Wars Bits:

  • Disney’s axe at Lucasfilm continues to swing, this time affecting many jobs at Industrial Light and Magic.
  • Dave Filoni, former director of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, has been asked to develop a new Star Wars animated series.
  • Read a bunch of additional details about The Star Wars, George Lucasoriginal script that will soon be a Dark Horse Comic.
  • The source codes to two popular Star Wars games are now available online.

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As J.J. Abrams and crew are hard at work on Star Wars Episode VII, the rest of the Lucasfilm team has decided to completely rethink their animated division. The biggest news is a new Star Wars animated series is in the works “set in a time period previously untouched in Star Wars films or television programming.”

In addition, The Clone Wars will begin to “wind down” with a few final story lines and the controversial comedy series Detours has been postponed. Read more below. Read More »

Disney’s decision to move forward with a new Star Wars movie trilogy has been discussed nonstop for the last few days, but somewhat less attention has been paid to the fact that the studio now owns rights to Lucasfilm’s properties in other media as well.

For the past five years, Star Wars: The Clone Wars has been airing on the Turner Entertainment-owned Cartoon Network. With Disney taking over the franchise, however, it will probably move over to one of Disney’s own channels when it completes its current season in 2013. More details after the jump.

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The arrival of ever-so-slightly cooler weather can only mean one thing: After a long, lazy summer, it’s finally time to look ahead to the fall TV season. Today, we have new trailers for HBO Films’ The Girl, the third season of Boardwalk Empire, and the fifth season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, all of which will debut within the next two months. Hit the jump to watch.

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Controversy, casting and consensual exits are all in this edition of TV Bits. After the jump read about the following:

  • See a photo of how the George W. Bush head from Game of Thrones was fixed.
  • Rocker Marilyn Manson joins Showtime’s Californification.
  • Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Hudson will have an arc on the Broadway drama Smash.
  • Fanboys director Kyle Newman will join wife Jaime King to voice a character on Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
  • Steve Carell told the Los Angeles Times why Michael Scott won’t return to The Office.
  • Elizabeth Moss suggests a possible spoiler about her Mad Men character.

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