Star Wars Rebels Ezra Kanan

A fascinating answer to one of Star Wars Rebels‘ biggest questions headlines this latest edition of Star Wars Bits. In addition, below you can read about the following:

  • Billy Dee Williams might appear in Star Wars Episode VIII.
  • Iko Uwais has a “significant” role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
  • The rumor of a character name in The Force Awakens once again pops up.
  • Rumored titles of books tied to The Force Awakens have been revealed as well as the release plans.
  • Read a new excerpt to Star Wars: Heir to the Jedi.
  • Watch a clip from the Star Wars Rebels finale.
  • Dave Filoni breaks down season one of Star Wars Rebels and answers the big question, do Kanan and Ezra have to die?

Personally, I still think it’s odd if Billy Dee Williams doesn’t appear as Lando Calrissian in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. But the more we hear about it, the more it seems unlikely. Recently, Williams did hint he might appear in a later film and now the Boston Herald is reporting he’ll appear in Star Wars Episode VIII, directed by Rian Johnson. Take that with a grain of salt.

Buried in the news of The Raid and The Raid 2 star Iko Uwais’ new film was this very curious sentence from Variety. “Uwais also looks to be a star on a rise following his break-out performance in The Raid and The Raid 2,  where he also served as fight choreographer. That performance caught the eye of J.J. Abrams, who later cast him in a significant role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”

The use of the word “significant” is curious considering what we’d heard before that was he possibly choreographed one fight scene. Maybe we’ll learn more when we see a new trailer.

Up to this point, we only know the names of a few of the new characters in The Force Awakens. We do know that actress Maisie Richardson-Sellers is in the film, and back in October someone noticed a character name popped up for her on IMDB. The name was Korr Sella. That rumor has once again gained some traction because of a discovery on her Spotlight page. Did they just copy the IMDB or do they know something? We don’t know. 

Jedi Bibliothek (via Star Wars 7 News) reports titles of three books tied to The Force Awakens have been revealed. They are as follows:

The Weapon Of A Jedi: A Luke Skywalker Adventure; Moving Target: A Princess Leia Adventure; Smuggler’s Run: A Han Solo Adventure.

If these are actual titles, they seem to refer to a period before Episode VII. Making Star Wars has a great article on the release plans not only for these three books, but all the books in general.

The official Star Wars site has posted a second excerpt from Star Wars: Heir to the Jedi, the new Luke Skywalker-centric book being released this week. Click this link to read it and below, check out two alternate covers.

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