Saturday, September 24, 2016

Report: Justin Ridge Replaces Dave Filoni as Supervising Director of 'Star Wars Rebels' (Updated!)

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By: Dominic Jones

It seems there has been a shakeup behind the scenes at Lucasfilm animation.  Big Shiny Robot is reporting that, as of the Season Three premiere of Star Wars Rebels,  Dave Filoni is no longer the Supervising Director of the series.  That's not to say he's no longer working on the series, he remains an executive producer and has been actively involved in the promotion of the new season.  Filoni has held the title of supervising director on two animated Star Wars series now.  He served in that role from 2008-2013 on Star War: The Clone Wars before taking on the role again (as well as the title of executive producer) on Star Wars Rebels in 2014. 
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Friday, September 23, 2016

Funko Unviels NYCC Exclusive Qui-Gon & Bistan Pop! Figures

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By: Benjamin Hart

More awesome Funko news just dropped! Today the company fully revealed two new Pop! vinyl figures that will be exclusively available at New York Comic Con next month. The first is the fan favorite "space monkey" Bistan from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The second figure is of legendary Jedi master Qui-Gon Jinn from The Phantom Menace. As of late, fans have been clamoring for more prequel characters to get the Funko treatment, and Qui-Gon is definitely a popular choice.
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Grand Moff Tarkin Featured In New 'Star Wars Rebels' Season 3 Promo

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By Ciaran Duggan,

A new clip from season three of Star Wars Rebels was released today, which featured a reappearance of the notorious Grand Moff Tarkin. Tarkin speaks with the Governor of Lothal, named Governor Pryce (a character who was referenced back in the season one episode, Empire Day). Governor Pryce requests the presence of the 'Seventh Fleet', which she sees as a necessary force to defeat our rebel heroes. This is the first time that the 'Seventh Fleet' has been referenced in the show, which have lead many fans to surmise that the fleet is commanded by the infamous Grand Admiral Thrawn. You can reach your own conclusions by watching the clip down below:
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Daisy Ridley Discusses Why She Left Instagram

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By: Benjamin Hart

One of the more interesting aspects of this new batch of Star Wars films is the fact that they are the first to be produced in the age of social media. Actors, directors and other creators involved in the process have made waiting for the films much more fun with their antics on Facebook, Twitter and elsewhere.
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Hasbro's 'Rogue One' Retailer Exclusives Revealed

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By: Dominic Jones

Products from the upcoming film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will begin hitting shelves next Friday, September 30th and those products have slowly been revealed over the past few weeks.  Today, Hasbro announced their Rogue One retailer exclusive products including action figures, role play toys, and more. The toys were unveiled on Yahoo! Movies today.  Check them out below,
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'Star Wars: Uprising' Is Shutting Down

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By: Dominic Jones

Mobile game developer Kabam! announced today that the game Star Wars: Uprising will be shutting down in November.  The game was launched in September 2015 and told the story of the Anoat sector immediately following the death of the Emperor in Return of the Jedi.  The game has been pulled from the app store and will shut down on November 17th at 9am PT.  Kabam released the following statement on their official Star Wars: Uprising forums,
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The SWU Podcast LIVE | 23/09/16

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On this episode Chris, Ben, and Dominic discuss recent comments by Bob Iger about the future of Star Wars films and how the Disney era has compared (so far) to the Lucas era.  They also discuss the latest toy news and discuss what they plan on picking up for "Rogue Friday".  Also, Lupita Nyong'o says she actually has shot her scenes for Episode VIII, why don't we know how many episodes are in Season Three of Star Wars Rebels, and the latest about Star Wars comics.  Plus, what ice cream flavors best describe The Force Awakens and Rogue One.  All this and much more!


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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Star Wars Rebels Preview: 'Steps Into Shadow'

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By: Benjamin Hart

Season three of Star Wars Rebels is set to kick off this Saturday with the two part episode "Steps Into Shadow". Just ahead of the big reveal, we have got our hands on a new clip and a gallery of images from the episode.
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First Look At Sabine Wren Funko Pop! Figure

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By: Benjamin Hart

Funko has been doing an tremendous job creating new Pop! vinyl figures based on characters from the Star Wars films, and now they're finally venturing into the animated realm. At Star Wars Celebration Europe earlier this year we got our first look at the Ahsoka Tano Pop!, and today another character from Star Wars Rebels was unveiled.
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The Cast Of 'Star Wars Rebels' Talks Season Three In New 'Rebels Recon'

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By: Benjamin Hart

This weekend will see the triumphant return of Star Wars Rebels to television screens everywhere, and excitement is reaching a fever pitch! Among the the things to look forward to are new episodes of Rebels Recon, the online show that takes us behind the scenes of each and every Rebels installment. Ahead of the season premiere episode, "Steps In Shadow", Lucasfilm has released a brand new edition of Rebels Recon.
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Lupita Nyong'o Says She Actually Has Shot Her Scenes for 'Episode VIII'

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By: Dominic Jones

Last week, Maz Kanata actress Lupita Nyong'o made headlines when she spoke at the Toronto International Film Festival and said that she had not yet shot her scenes for Star Wars Episode VIII.  Well, now she's backpedaling on that remark.  The actress appeared on Ellen to promote her role in the film Queen of Katwe and addressed the rumors that she was not in the film at all, saying, “I don’t know where this rumor came from!  I have no idea. It hurt my feelings.”  You can see her response in the video below (the Star Wars talk starts at around 2:06),

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Bradford Young Announced as Cinematographer for Upcoming Han Solo "A Star Wars Story" Film

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By: Dominic Jones

The upcoming untitled young Han Solo A Star Wars Story film has found its cinematographer.  One of the film's director's Chris Miller took to Twitter today to confirm a report from Variety's Kristopher Tapley that Bradford Young would be cinematographer on the upcoming film.  Young's previous credits include Selma, A Most Violent Year (starring Oscar Isaac), and the upcoming film Arrival.  Miller confirmed the news, tweeting "Very excited".
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'Star Wars Rebels' Executive Producer Dave Filoni Talks Season Three

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By: Dominic Jones

The third season of Star Wars Rebels kicks off this Saturday at 8:30pm on Disney XD and the promotion is in full swing this week.  Rebels executive producer Dave Filoni sat down with io9's Germain Lussier to discuss several topics relating to Season Three, including Darth Maul and the dwindling role of Jedi and Force users in the galactic conflict.
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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

New Star Wars Rebels: Season Three Clip Revealed On The Star Wars Show

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By: Benjamin Hart

Star Wars returns to the small screen this weekend with the season three premiere of Star Wars Rebels! To further build excitement Lucasfilm has released a series of teases from the upcoming slate of episodes. On the newest edition of The Star Wars Show on the official Star Wars YouTube channel, hosts Andi Gutierrez and Peter Townley showed off a brand new clip from the premiere.
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Disney & Lucasfilm Planning New Star Wars Films Through 2021

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By: Benjamin Hart

In case you haven't heard, this is absolutely the best time ever to be a Star Wars fan. Apart from all the amazing content on television and in books and comics, we also have a new feature film to look forward to every year. While the we currently have Rogue One and the Han Solo standalone film, as well as Episodes VIII & IX on the horizon, it appears there is no end in sight for future films.
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