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.

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For eager fans of Star Wars, the Star Wars Celebration convention is a haven of pop culture news and geekdom. This is where Lucasfilm and Disney debut new footage of upcoming movies and television series (along with panels covering all kinds of minutiae related to the saga), making it one of the most anticipated pop culture events of the year.

But for the unlucky majority of us who can’t make it down to Florida for the three-day convention, which starts today and lasts through Sunday, Disney is thankfully providing an official livestream of the biggest panels

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star wars the last jedi rumors

We’re still eight months away from the theatrical release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, but with Disney gearing up for Star Wars Celebration and a surge of new details emerging about Supreme Leader Snoke, Laura Dern‘s mystery character, Poe Dameron’s increased role, and a battle on a newly named planet, the buzz for the eight episode of the Skywalker Saga is greater than ever.

Spoilers abound with these new rumors and leaks, so don’t read past this sentence if you don’t want to know more about The Last Jedi. And as is always the case, take all of this with the amount of salt you deem necessary – even an accurate rumor can change as a film evolves in post-production.

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Star Wars Celebration 2017 Here’s what we have cooking in today’s edition of Star Wars Bits:

  • New rumors about locations and characters in Han Solo‘s spin-off
  • Additions to the Star Wars Celebration roster
  • An interview about how Space Mountain became Hyperspace Mountain
  • A small change with how Lucasfilm references the other films in the Star Wars saga
  • Rian Johnson clarifies the meaning of “The Last Jedi“, but not really
  • John Boyega reveals a gift that Rian Johnson got him after wrapping The Last Jedi.
  • Find out more about the background of General Hux

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The Rogue One: A Star Wars Story presentation ended the opening day of Star Wars Celebration Europe 2016, giving us a new peek into the characters and story of the upcoming Star Wars standalone film.

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Gareth Edwards and Kathleen Kennedy

Lucasfilm this morning has announced that company president and producer Kathleen Kennedy will join Star Wars: Rogue One director Gareth Edwards for Star Wars Celebration Europe. The duo will appear along with “special guests” for an opening day event at the fan gathering this July. Also StarWars.com has launched a new weekly web series called The Star Wars Show. Find out more about all of the above, after the jump.

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In today’s edition of Star Wars Bits, we take a look at the following tidbits:

  • Mark Hamill possibly hints that The Force Awakens could have a huge Empire Strikes Back twist.
  • Adam Driver doesn’t think Kylo Ren is evil, says he feels he’s “morally justified.”
  • C-3PO’s Force Awakens prequel comic has been pushed back from December 2015 to February 2016.
  • Mark Hamill talks about how The Force Awakens will be different from A New Hope.
  • Star Wars Celebration Europe is SOLD OUT.
  • Video of the Millennium Falcon experience on the Disney Dream cruise ship.
  • First Order Stormtroopers are now patrolling Disneyland.
  • Star Wars Battlefront sequels in development?

All that and more, in today’s Star Wars Bits. Hit the jump to hyperspace to find out more.
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Mark Englert's Star Wars: The Force Awakens metal print

Okay, so I know we might be in Star Wars news overload right now with Entertainment Weekly yesterday releasing new Force Awakens photos, details on the film’s villain Kylo Ren, details on why JJ Abrams wanted to direct Episode 7 and talk of mapping out the new Star Wars trilogy of films. But the Star Wars bits must march on. Here is what you can find it today’s edition of Star Wars Bits:

  • Details about the upcoming Star Wars: Rise of the Empire anthology of novels, which includes three new short stories.
  • Star Wars: Rogue One is set to shoot on location at Pymmes Park, Edmonton, London
  • Star Wars: Art Awakens competition and art show announced for November at Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles.
  • Rumors that a new Star Wars ride could be coming to Tomorrowland in Disney World’s Magic Kingdom.
  • ILM shows off their Star Wars virtual Reality experience at Siggraph.
  • How we will be handling coverage of Star Wars toys in the future.
  • Watch an official Disney unboxing of the Star Wars Disney Infinity starter box.
  • Hotel Reservations for Star Wars Celebration Europe.
  • And a first look at the first piece, a mini metal prints from Gallery1988’s Star Wars: Art Awakens and artists Mark Englert and DKNG.

All that and more, in today’s Star Wars Bits!

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With Force Awakens rumors, social media, spoilers, merchandise, it’s another jam-packed edition of Star Wars Bits. Below, read about the following.

  • Check out our first possible look at Maz Kanata in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
  • Disney is deliberately pacing marketing and merchandise for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
  • Check out Tim Doyle‘s new Star Wars: The Force Awakens poster.
  • Read Vanity Fair‘s extended interview with J.J. Abrams.
  • Watch an interview with the production designers of The Force Awakens.
  • John Boyega won’t even share Force Awakens secrets with his family.
  • Carrie Fisher‘s Mother’s Day Tweet was amazing.
  • Billie Lourd confirms she’s not playing a young Leia in The Force Awakens.
  • Check out the cover Marvel Comics’ Lando #1.
  • Listen to audio from inside a theater in 1977 showing Star Wars.
  • Read some potential spoilers about a scene involving Rey and Kylo Ren.

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Dave Filoni Star Wars Rebels

The Star Wars Rebels season 2 premiere, The Siege of Lothal, will premiere on June 20. And you do not want to miss it. In an instant, the stakes on the Disney XD show are shot through the roof. However, when I spoke with the show’s executive producer Dave Filoni at Star Wars Celebration, I didn’t yet know that. We had just seen the epic season 2 trailer and I knew the notoriously cagey producer wasn’t going to spoil anything. So, instead, I looked ahead to season to and back to season 1. What did I want to know as a Star Wars fan after watching that amazing series and that awesome trailer?

In our interview, Filoni talks about the shadow Darth Vader will have over the upcoming season of the show. He talks about the weight of holding back secrets, Ezra’s lightsaber, as well as how the Rebellion will develop this season and the reintroduction of some iconic ships. Below, read our full season 2 Dave Filoni Star Wars Rebels interview from Star Wars Celebration. Read More »