Star Wars Day might be getting more expensive than Christmas. Whenever May the 4th rolls around, you can always expect to open up your bank account for some new Star Wars merchandise, and today is no different thanks to a batch of new collectibles unveiled by the quality creators at Hot Toys and Sideshow Collectibles.
Hot Toys has unveiled a trio of new figures (including a gnarly steed) inspired by the live-action Star Wars series The Mandalorian, as well as the animated series The Bad Batch. Meanwhile, Sideshow Collectibles is digging into The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels with new statues of Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Ahsoka Tano. Check them all out below, and be prepared to weep for your wallet. Read More »
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With all the acclaim given to Star Wars: The Clone Wars in recent years, it can be easy to overlook Dave Filoni’s other great animated Star Wars show, Star Wars Rebels. That makes some sense. For one, Rebels lacks the immediate proximity to a Star Wars property enjoyed by Clone Wars. While some familiar faces do appear, the show’s central cast is mostly populated with new characters. Many of the Rebels characters who are familiar originated in the earlier show, implying its higher importance. Furthermore, Clone Wars recently got a big injection of relevance by debuting a brand new (and final) season, which will also spin-off into another series, The Bad Batch, in the future. When one chooses which Star Wars animated show to jump into, Clone Wars seems an obvious choice.
Nevertheless, it would be a mistake to skip Rebels altogether. Not only does it continue some of Clone Wars’ best storylines in totally satisfying ways, it also developed its own great inner-mythology as well. Just look at the arc of Alexsandr Kallus, voiced by the great David Oyelowo.
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Last weekend’s episode of The Mandalorian saw the debut of Rosario Dawson as Ahsoka Tano in the live-action Star Wars universe after becoming a fan favorite character from The Clone Wars. Ahsoka also had a hand in the plot of Star Wars Rebels as a Rebel informant under the codename “Fulcrum,” which resulted in an eventual face-off with her old master: Darth Vader.
With Ahsoka Tano coming into the live-action Star Wars universe, fans have been wondering what that means for her past, including the mission that she embarked on with Sabine Wren in the epilogue of the Star Wars Rebels series finale. Now that executive producer Dave Filoni can speak freely about Ahsoka Tano’s presence in The Mandalorian, it’s been implied that the live-action Star Wars series may actually be unfolding before that epilogue in Star Wars Rebels. Read More »
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, if you didn’t keep up with Star Wars: The Clone Wars or Star Wars Rebels, then you might want to watch a video explaining everything you need to know about the character Ahsoka Tano on The Mandalorian. Plus, find out how Weta Workshop creating leather armor for Mulan, and listen to Jude Law break down his most memorable characters. Read More »
Naturally, there are spoilers here.
Dave Filoni, protege of George Lucas and a shepherd of the future of Star Wars, wrote and directed the thirteenth chapter of The Mandalorian. In this episode, Din Djarin finally makes his way to the forest planet of Corvus and the city of Calodan, and it’s there that we meet a familiar face. Read More »
Hasbro’s Star Wars Black Series line of figures have been a hit with collectors of all ages. But the packaging for the 6-inch action figures inspired by the movies and TV shows of Star Wars always left something to be desired. It appears Hasbro felt an update was in order, because they’ve created an entirely new design for the box art that is much more collectible friendly, and it even shows which Star Wars title each figure comes from with a new colorway classification system.
Besides the new Star Wars Black Series packaging, there are also a handful of new figures on the way. Star Wars Rebels is completing the show’ss main character roster with the arrival of Zeb, and the previously revealed Black Series additions of Admiral Ackbar, Teebo the Ewok, The Mandalorian in Beskar armor, and more will be released in the new packaging as well. Check them all out below. Read More »
Since Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is wrapping up the Skywalker saga, it’s pretty much the last time for some key characters to make a significant appearance in the long-running sci-fi saga. And since it’s the end of an era in a galaxy far, far away, there are plenty of people who wanted to get in on the last chapter of the story that began all the way back in 1977.
That’s why there are plenty of cameos to behold in The Rise of Skywalker, some in the form of new characters, others being characters from previous installments of Star Wars. We’ve got a list of all the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker cameos that we know of so far, but beware of major spoilers as we name them. Read More »
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker has the difficult task of not only wrapping up this new trilogy of Star Wars movies, but the entire Skywalker saga that began back in 1977. Because of that, the movie will be reaching into every facet of Star Wars for an epic finale that we’ve seen teased in the trailers and TV spots. We already know that a bunch of ships from the history of the saga will gather for what will undoubtedly be the biggest space battle of the entire franchise, but it sounds like we might actually see some characters popping up as well, at least if director J.J. Abrams is to be believed. Read More »
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Now that Disney+ is available, the entire series of Star Wars Rebels is streaming there. When it premiered in 2014 on the Disney Channel, Rebels offered brand new Star Wars stories during a slightly fraught period: Disney had acquired the galaxy far, far away and The Clone Wars series was cancelled (a cancelation that lasted six years before its final season was announced for February 2020).
Set five years before the Original Trilogy, Rebels focuses on a family of ragtag rebels: Hera Syndulla (Vanessa Marshall), the Twi’lek pilot who runs the freighter known as The Ghost, a Jedi in hiding who goes by Kanan Jarrus (Freddie Prinze Jr.), Zeb (Steven Blum), an ape-like alien guard, Sabine Wren (Tiya Sircar), a Mandalorian who an affinity for colorful graffiti, and later a young orphan who becomes the Jedi’s apprentice, Ezra Bridger (Taylor Gray).
Here are essential episodes, some that yield larger implications of the Star Wars universe…and some that are just really, really good.
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In case you didn’t hear, tonight brings a new Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker trailer during Monday Night Football on ESPN. In fact, Disney and Lucasfilm are making such a big deal out of this that they even have promo commercials advertising the arrival of what they’re calling the final trailer. In those promos are a few seconds of footage from the new trailer, which includes a shot of a massive Resistance fleet, there’s a familiar ship present that may please some fans. Read More »