No popular brand has been explored, examined, reinterpreted and reinvented as much as 'Star Wars,' and with the impending release of 'Star Wars: Episode 7,' we can fully expect fandom to enter a state usually reserved for small children who have stumbled across a cache of sugar. Every so often, we can cut through all of the lousy fan art, cosplay and fan fiction and stumble across something that is legitimately cool.
Case in point: this line of custom action figures, which takes the iconography of 'Star Wars' and puts it in American's old West.
While 'Star Wars Rebels' has nothing on the secrecy inherent to 'Star Wars: Episode 7,' fans of the eagerly anticipated animation follow-up to 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' have only thus far been treated to a solitary character. Now, the Dave Filoni-helmed 'Rebels' series chronicling the period between trilogies has unmasked our first heroic character, along with a few new details of the series' Outer Rim setting.
Now that Disney has gobbled up everything that's important to you and your childhood, they're going to start doing what any corporation worth its salt would do: start squeezing every single possible dollar out of your bank account until your wallet cries uncle. The first step in their recent wave of corporate synergy was giving the 'Star Wars' comic license back to Marvel. Step two is an even bigger deal: giving Pixar a 'Star Wars' movie to make.
It's been a while since we've heard any rumblings about 'Star Wars: Episode 7,' likely because the film went/is still going through a page one rewrite, but if the film is going to make its December 18, 2015 release date, we're going to start hearing about who's getting cast shortly. The latest word is that 'Breaking Bad' star Jesse Plemons is being courted for a role.
Chief among the excitement for 'Star Wars Rebels' is its ability to plumb the depths of periods mostly unexplored on film, particularly between the time between trilogies wherein the Empire cemented its power. The Imperials will be at their full strength when 'Star Wars Rebels' debuts later this year, and we've got the latest photo of classic Stormtroopers in action under the Inquisitor!
Much as we're anxious for a look at the newer, more "official" 'Star Wars' canon and the 'Star Wars Rebels' TV series to come, there can be no doubt that 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' left a number of threads dangling in both produced and unproduced material. Darth Maul's big return remains the biggest question mark, but we'll soon find out his fate in the last Dark Horse comic books!
In 1977, Marvel Comics published the very first 'Star Wars' comic book. Now, nearly 40 years later, George Lucas' beloved universe is coming home. In an act of unsurprising corporate synergy, Lucasfilm has announced that, beginning in 2015, Marvel will exclusively publish new 'Star Wars' comic books for the fans hoping to experience the saga outside of the main films.
The hype for 'Star Wars Rebels' really kicked off this past October with the reveal of its Jedi-hunting bad guy for a new generation, the villainous and menacing "Inquisitor," but with 2014 on the way, what more is there to know of the mysterious figure? Get a new look at the next 'Star Wars' animated series with fresh photos of the big lightsaber-wielding baddie to come!
'Star Wars Rebels' gave us our first look at its new big bad "The Inquisitor" during New York Comic-Con, but as with all great 'Star Wars' villains, it takes a great deal of work to design a truly memorable threat. Watch executive producer and writer Simon Kinberg ('X-Men: Days of Future Past') take you through design of the newest 'Star Wars Rebels' character with a new behind the-scenes video!
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