Star Wars The Clone Wars

Star Wars: The Clone Wars is coming back. Netflix announced today that it has struck a deal for exclusive rights to the entire series, including a brand-new sixth season. Fans will be able to watch on the streaming service next month. Get plot details on the new season and more after the jump.

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Disney Wars Han Rider and Baloo the Wookie (header)

No, the header image isn’t from an impending Star Wars-Disney crossover — it’s just a fun bit of fan art. You can see the full image, plus the artist’s takes on Darth Vader and Princess Leia, after the jump. Also:

  • Clone Wars‘ Darth Maul will get a proper sendoff — in comics.
  • Are these the “top 10 Star Wars moments of 2013″?
  • Watch a short film by a pre-Star Wars George Lucas.
  • Peter Mayhew has a bunch of awesome old set photos.
  • See baddies in action in a new Star Wars Rebels still.

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PJ McQuade Star Wars Christmas

This edition of Star Wars Bits is all over the map. Below read about the following:

  • Star Wars joins Tumblr
  • …and reveals some new Star Wars Rebels concept art.
  • Disney announces the 2014 dates for Star Wars Weekends.
  • Mythbusters is doing a Star Wars themed episode, watch a trailer.
  • Dave Filoni talks about Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
  • Get two popular Star Wars mobile games at a discount.

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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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The Making of Star Wars Return of the Jedi - Ewoks header

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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Boba Fett 1313 2

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 »

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