Star Wars Resistance Showrunner

Star Wars Resistance is coming this fall to Disney XD. However, we still don’t know a whole lot about the series. So far we’ve only gotten a brief synopsis of the story and a small amount of artwork from the anime-inspired series. If you’re hoping to get answers from series creator Dave Filoni, he’s not ready to spill the beans yet…and he might not always be the best person to get that information from anyway.

Dave Filoni has revealed that he won’t be quite as involved with Star Wars Resistance as he was on the previous animated series Star Wars Rebels. Of course, that makes perfect sense since now that we know The Clone Wars will be making a comeback with new episodes, and that will keep him from being the Star Wars Resistance showrunner. Find out what Filoni had to say below. Read More »

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There are many mysteries, both big and small, across the Star Wars universe. One of the smallest must be “how did Boba Fett get his the dent in his helmet?” This year at Star Wars Celebration in Orlando, we may have finally gotten an answer to this pressing Boba Fett dent mystery.

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Star Wars Rebels Characters in Star Wars Movies

Plenty of characters who originated in the live-action Star Wars movies have gone on to appear in animated series like The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels. However, we’ve yet to see an animated character making the jump to live-action. That changes this winter when The Clone Wars supporting character Saw Gerrera gets played by Forest Whitaker in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. And it sounds like this is something that could happen more often in the future.

Star Wars Rebels writer and executive producer Simon Kinberg recently spoke with Moviefone about the connectivity of the various Star Wars media out there, borrowing characters from the movies for animated shows, and the possibility of seeing that process go the opposite way in future Star Wars movies. Find out what Simon Kinberg had to say about Star Wars Rebels characters in Star Wars movies after the jump. Read More »

Star Wars Celebration Europe Art

In addition to the usual hype that comes to San Diego Comic-Con, fans of the Star Wars saga across the pond are getting another opportunity to show their love for the sci-fi franchise that has new life following Disney’s purchase of Lucasfilm and release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Next month brings Star Wars Celebration Europe to our friends overseas, and they’re getting a bunch of cool Star Wars goodies, including a batch of exclusive artwork that you won’t be able to get anywhere else.

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The Story Behind R2-KT

If you didn’t get enough crying out of your system while your family was visiting this past holiday weekend, we’ve got something that might get the waterworks flowing for you.

Over the past couple years, Star Wars fans may have noticed a little pink astromech droid called R2-KT popping up here and there. While upon first inspection the pink droid just seems like an obvious female counterpart to the blue R2-D2, there’s actually a very touching story behind how this droid came to enter the Star Wars universe. Read More »

Star Wars The Clone Wars

Star Wars: The Clone Wars is coming back. Netflix announced today that it has struck a deal for exclusive rights to the entire series, including a brand-new sixth season. Fans will be able to watch on the streaming service next month. Get plot details on the new season and more after the jump.

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Two more actors have been rumored for roles in Star Wars Episode VII and one of them is literally named “Solo.” Read who they are, as well the following, after the jump.

  • A casting call in New York is looking for three leads in Star Wars Episode VII.
  • An internal Toys R Us memo offers up a logo and strategy for the new Star Wars trilogy.
  • New episodes of The Clone Wars, as well as Episode VII featurettes, might be exclusively released on Apple devices.
  • Drew Struzan (above) might have turned down the opportunity to do the poster for Star Wars Episode VII.
  • A fire was reported at the Skywalker Ranch.

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Disney’s decision to move forward with a new Star Wars movie trilogy has been discussed nonstop for the last few days, but somewhat less attention has been paid to the fact that the studio now owns rights to Lucasfilm’s properties in other media as well.

For the past five years, Star Wars: The Clone Wars has been airing on the Turner Entertainment-owned Cartoon Network. With Disney taking over the franchise, however, it will probably move over to one of Disney’s own channels when it completes its current season in 2013. More details after the jump.

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NBC has won the bidding war for a new comedy series by Sarah Silverman, beating out competing networks ABC and Fox. Loosely based on Silverman’s own life, the untitled single-camera show will star the comedian as a woman getting back into single life after getting out of a ten-year relationship. Silverman is set to co-write the pilot with Dan Sterling and Jon Schroeder, both of whom worked on her previous series The Sarah Silverman Program.

Also on board with the project is Ron Howard, who has been “deeply involved” with the show’s development, and his Imagine Entertainment partner Brian Grazer. Worth noting: The last time Grazer and Howard collaborated on a single-camera network comedy series, the result was Arrested Development. I’ll be keeping an eye on this one. [The Hollywood Reporter]

After the jump, a Daily Show writer plays with Henson puppets, a Sopranos actor returns to organized crime, and Clone Wars‘ fourth season gets a trailer. I told you August was a busy time for TV news!

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Every evil genius needs a lair from which the run all of their daily affairs: everything from selecting the color of the company letterhead to plotting world domination. Usually these are hollowed-out mountain fortresses, secret inactive volcano lairs, or undersea secret bases. Because if you’re going to do something on such a massive scale, why not it with a little style and panache?

Now, I don’t know if I’m going to call George Lucas an evil genius. A genius? Definitely. Evil? Well, the jury’s still out on that one, but his last few movies have certainly been tipping the scales in the wrong direction. Still, it’s hard to fault the guy that’s been responsible for American Graffiti, Star Wars, and Raiders of the Lost Ark. Let’s just hope he ands some new franchises in there and stops tinkering with the old stuff.

Even though Lucas may not be an evil genius just yet, he’s still forged his own sprawling, secret base from which he conrols his empire. With the Skywalker Ranch-centric Fanboys opening (finally) this weekend, we thought we’d take a brief peek behind the scenes and tell you all about the secret lair of Lucas.

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