Star Wars Rebels will bring return quite a bit of Clone Wars goodness with its Season 2 premiere in June, but wouldn’t you know it, the past iteration of Star Wars’ animated branch still has more fruit to bear. Following the “Lost Missions” and new details revealed at Star Wars Celebration, Clone Wars offers a look at four unfinished episodes from the mysterious “Bad Batch” arc.
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It wasn’t long ago that Star Wars Rebels made a Celebration premiere of its own with the first Season 2 trailer, and it seems as if the crew of the Ghost will be back before you know it. The Rebels have set a June premiere for their second season run, and a full hour at that.
Star Wars fans are a dedicated bunch who express their fandom in a variety of ways. Some collect memorabilia. Others design intricate cosplay to show off an conventions. And then there are the two admirable fans who attached a model X-Wing to high-altitude balloons and filmed the iconic spacecraft with a GoPro camera as it literally hovered on the edge of Earth’s atmosphere.
ScreenCrush’s WookieeLeaks is a weekly roundup of everything Star Wars! From Episode 7, to the upcoming spinoffs and the TV shows, if it pertains to that long ago, far away galaxy, we’re covering it here, bringing you our expert analysis. This week, watch the first trailer for the new Star Wars: Battlefront, dissect what we know about Star: Wars Rogue One, and chew on some new spoilers for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
While we’ve been basking in the warm, loving glow of the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Gareth Edwards’ Star Wars: Rogue One has been quietly assembling its various components. First, Felicity Jones was cast in a lead role. Then Ben Mendelsohn supposedly joined the ensemble. Now, Riz Ahmed, who is probably best known for playing the straight face to Jake Gyllenhaal’s memorable craziness in Nightcrawler, is supposedly signing up.
Marvel has long included Easter eggs in their films, referencing other superheroes and properties in the MCU throughout its current run with Disney. But there’s another Disney property that’s been acknowledged in the MCU: Star Wars. Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige reveals that they’ve used the same Star Wars Easter egg in each and every one of their Phase Two films, although you probably didn’t notice it.
If there were any lingering doubts about the popularity of Star Wars in the year 2015, Star Wars Celebration killed them. Ruthlessly. When the the live-streamed panel for Star Wars: The Force Awakens premiered the second trailer for J.J. Abrams’ wildly anticipated sequel, you could feel the internet quiver and shake underneath the weight of the hype. It was a staggering event that made the next few geek-friendly trailers released in the following days feel like small potatoes in comparison. And yes, this hyperbole is backed up by raw numbers: the second trailer for The Force Awakens shattered the record for most trailer views in 24 hours.
Just when you thought Star Wars had enough trailery goodness between The Force Awakens and Rogue One, in come the Rebels with even more to fan the flames. Not only does Star Wars Rebels Season 2 have a brand-new trailer and poster (already!), but they’ve brought back some old Clone Wars favorites along the way.
Star Wars Celebration wasn't done with the premiere of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer on opening day. To close out the festivities, director Gareth Edwards took to the Anaheim stage to discuss his upcoming spinoff film, Rogue One, and despite filming not set to begin for another few months, already had some footage to show from the film.
If you saw any of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens live stream from Star Wars Celebration, there were two immediate takeaways. One: that trailer tho. Two: BB-8, the new ball droid, who might just be the cutest thing ever. (Someone already even got a BB-8 tattoo!) It wasn't his presence in the Star Wars trailer (which was limited to just a very brief appearance), but his live appearance. It's one thing to pull this off in a movie where strings, rods and tracks can be digitally erased, but live on stage in front of an audience of thousands is a completely different how did Disney and Lucasfilm do this?