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!
And the first 'Star Wars' video game from Disney is exactly what nobody expected it to be: a free-to-play starship combat game. Hooray?
It could be a while yet before 'Star Wars Rebels' premieres any official footage or major scoops post-New York Comic-Con, but a few new details of the premise have leaked out from executive producer Greg Weisman, including more on the new animated series' setting, and designs of both familiar and new locals for 'Star Wars' fans to enjoy.
Just last week, Disney announced an open casting call for 'Star Wars Episode 7,' looking for teenagers in major cities across the country to join the cast of J.J. Abrams' upcoming film. And now we're getting a little more of an idea about what they're looking for with this casting tidbit that says the production is looking to fill the shoes of a military officer role -- but it's 'Star Wars,' so shouldn't there be several of those?
Michael B. Jordan put the whole 'Star Wars: Episode 7' casting rumor mill perfectly, saying something to the effect of, "Yes, I've auditioned, but who hasn't?" So many names have been said to have auditioned for the new characters in the next installment, and to give you an idea of what the process is like for them, we've got a peek at their material.