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 »
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 »
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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This article contains major spoilers for the final season of Star Wars Rebels.
As the animated series Star Wars Rebels reached its finale, the death of Jedi Knight Kanan Jarrus took its toll on me. With the paternal and youthful voice of Freddie Prinze Jr., Kanan was the anchor point to much of Rebels’ compelling dynamics, from his mentorship to young Ezra Bridger to his romance with the pilot Hera Syndulla. No wonder he was my favorite non-movie Jedi, and I knew him by an affectionate fandom nickname: Space Dad.
Like how showrunner Dave Filoni lost his father while crafting the pivotal “Jedi Night” episode, I also experienced the loss of my father. Reflecting on the high and lows of Star Wars Rebels, none of the drama hit as much as the loss of Kanan Jarrus, who chooses to stay in the fire to save his found-family, his apprentice, and the love of his life, Hera. As it goes when you’re mourning a fictional character, I told myself “No, there are more possibilities for Kanan Jarrus.” Why kill him off?
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Is a character from Star Wars Rebels going to pop up in the upcoming live-action Star Wars series The Mandalorian? That’s the latest unconfirmed rumor. Word on the intergalactic street is that the helmet of Sabine Wren, a dropout of the Imperial Academy and a former bounty hunter who appeared on Rebels, is being used in The Mandalorian in some capacity. For now, this is all we really know. But this is Star Wars related, and we’re a film site, which means we have to speculate about it. Sorry, I don’t make the rules.
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(Welcome to A Different Point of View, a column where we explore the supporting characters of the Star Wars universe and discuss why they deserve more time in the spotlight.)
Earlier this week it was “International Talk Like A Pirate Day,” so, I figured, in honor of the Internet holiday we’d look at the most infamous pirate in Star Wars: Hondo Ohnaka. If you have no idea who that is, don’t worry. He’s a slightly deeper cut than previous entries of this column. Hondo isn’t even on the first page of Google results for “Hondo,” so ignorance of his existence is understandable. But now? Now that ignorance ends. Read More »
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Now that Star Wars Rebels has ended, creator Dave Filoni is moving onto something new – another Star Wars animated series. Filoni’s Star Wars Resistance will be an anime-inspired series set before the events of The Force Awakens.
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Most shows don’t introduce brand new characters in the final minutes of their series finale, but Star Wars Rebels did just that. Rebels creator Dave Filoni now reveals the somewhat vague plans for that new character. Also: is there a chance this character ties into the Knights of Ren? Let’s speculate wildly. More on the new Star Wars Rebels character below.
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