Best of Star Wars Celebration 2019

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, check out a video taking a look back at some of the best of Star Wars Celebration 2019 from Chicago. Plus, go behind the scenes of Saturday Night Live‘s outstanding sketch creating possible Game of Thrones spin-offs and prequels, and Zach Galifianakis goes undercover on Reddit, Twitter, and more. Read More »

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Fans attending the Star Wars: Resistance panel at Star Wars Celebration were the first to get a sneak peak at the first episode of the second season.

Executive producers Justin Ridge, Athena Portillo, and Brandon Auman were joined by cast members Christopher Sean, Suzie McGrath, Scott Lawrence, Myrna Velasco, Donald Faison, and Bobby Moynihan. The early portion of the panel was devoted to the roots of the series, the look, and the timeline.

During the panel, cast members shared some thoughts on their character,s but also what it means to be a part of the Star Wars universe. With SNL alumni Bobby Moynihan being in the cast, it also meant a reference or two to Drunk Uncle.

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Creator/executive producer Dave Filoni joined Vanessa Marshall, Taylor Gray, and Tiya Sircar to discuss Star Wars Rebels during Star Wars Celebration. Naturally, major spoilers were discussed.

When Star Wars Rebels ended in March 2018, Ezra Bridger and Grand Admiral Thrawn vanished without a trace.  While fans have speculated as to what might have happened, Filoni was tight-lipped during Saturday afternoon’s panel.  While there was less dancing around other elements of the conclusion, what happened to Ezra is unlikely to be answered anytime soon, nor did we get any major announcement of a new animated series that picks up where Star Wars Rebels left off.

Filoni did however announce that The Art of Star Wars Rebels would be available this October. Here’s what else we learned.

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Star Wars The Clone Wars Season 7 Trailer

Fans attending Star Wars Celebration got a sneak peak of the new season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars with showrunner Dave Filoni and the cast on hand to share details.

While the announcement of the new season took place at last year’s San Diego Comic-Con, the fans in attendance at Star Wars Celebration were the first to see clips and a trailer of the new season. In addition to the introduction, the trailer especially had the audience standing on their feet. It was so popular that it was shown twice on screen.  It’s very electrifying, to say the least.

Initially, Dave Filoni was joined by cast members Ashley Eckstein, Dee Bradley Baker, and Sam Witwer to discuss the new season. Later on, other cast members came out on the stage, including Matt Lanter, Catherine Taber, Tom Kane, Matthew Wood, and James Arnold Taylor.

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During Star Wars Celebration, author Timothy Zahn sat down on the Fan Stage to address his 30 years writing for Star Wars.

Star Wars Celebration celebrates everything about Star Wars from the films to the books to the droid builders and beyond.  Timothy Zahn is a beloved author in the Star Wars universe.  The Chicago native has authored 13 books, including this summer’s Thrawn: Treason.

Bria LaVorgna, a writer for StarWars.com, moderated the panel with the beloved Star Wars author.  Zahn has signed two previous non-disclosure agreements and said that breaking them would result in giving up both the first born and dominant kidney.  While it made for somewhat of an entertaining panel, it also meant him having to dance around answers when it comes to the upcoming book, Thrawn: Treason.

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Star Wars Celebration 2019 Exclusives

We’re one week away from the start of Star Wars Celebration 2019. The convention for fans of everything from a galaxy far, far away is being held in Chicago this year from April 11 through April 15, and /Film will be there to cover all the big news about Star Wars Episode 9, the live-action series The Mandalorian, the latest updates on Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, a sneak peek at the return of The Clone Wars, and much more.

But we’re not just covering Star Wars Celebration. We’re also geeking out because we’re huge Star Wars nerds, and we’ll be trying to get our hands on some of the merchandise that will only be available at this year’s Star Wars convention. We already caught a glimpse of the offerings from LEGO, Funko and Hasbro, but new a bunch of new shirts, hats, home goods, and more. Check out the latest Star Wars Celebration 2019 exclusives below. Read More »

Star Wars Celebration 2019 Exclusives

Star Wars Celebration is right around the corner, which means we’ll be getting plenty of news about Star Wars Episode 9, The Mandalorian, and plenty more from a galaxy far, far away. But let’s not forget that this is also a Star Wars convention. And what’s a convention without some cool exclusives for fans to get their hands on? Some of the Star Wars Celebration 2019 exclusives from Hasbro, Funko and LEGO have been revealed, and you can check them out below. Read More »

Star Wars Celebration 2017

In this Celebration-centric edition of Star Wars Bits:

  • An official video recapping the best moments of Celebration 2017.
  • Hayden Christensen’s true feelings about sand.
  • An announcement about the return of the Vintage Collection of toys.
  • Darth Vader nearly had his own spa on Mustafar in Rogue One.
  • And more!

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Star Wars Celebration had their panel for Star Wars: The Last Jedi this morning, and as expected, it delivered the first teaser trailer for the sequel, along with an awesome teaser poster. But along with the goods that fans have been waiting months to see, there were some interesting details about the film that came out during the discussion with director Rian Johnson, producer Kathleen Kennedy and stars Daisy Ridley, John Boyega and Mark Hamill. Plus, we met new co-star Kelly Marie Tran and found out who she’s playing.

Below, find out everything we learned during the Star Wars The Last Jedi panel. Read More »

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Star Wars Celebration Carrie Fisher Tribute

It’s been a few months since we all felt the pain of losing the wonderful talent who was Carrie Fisher. Not only was she an accomplished star on the big screen, but she was also responsible for touching up scripts all over Hollywood with her biting wit and sharp intellect.

With Star Wars Celebration happening in Orlando, Florida without her in attendance, a tribute to the people’s princess, senator and general was put together, complete with an emotional reel of footage from Star Wars, archived interviews and behind-the-scenes moments. Plus, there’s a shot of her on the set of Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Watch the Star Wars Celebration Carrie Fisher tribute below. Read More »