For a movie whose ending has been known for decades, there’s an awful lot of mystery around Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
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With Rogue One: A Star Wars Story set betwixt the events of Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, and with a story that involves the band of Rebels who stole the plans for the original Death Star (the same plans that Princess Leia gave to R2-D2, sparking the plot of the original Star Wars), it would only make sense that the Empire’s villain supreme, Darth Vader, would be involved somehow. I mean, he has to be right? What is he, asleep at the wheel of the TIE fighter? C’mon.
The concept of a a live-action Star Wars TV series seems all-but lost to time, and perhaps with good reason. According to a God of War game director working for George Lucas at the time, the series might have thought to humanize Emperor Palpatine by revealing the backstory of a “heartless” female gangster who “totally destroyed him as a person.”
Those lucky folk at Star Wars Celebration Europe will get an early taste of Star Wars Rebels Season 3, but a chance to relive Season 2 won’t be too far behind. The second season of Disney XD’s animated prequel will hit Blu-ray and DVD in August, along with some exclusive new content.
Marvel’s Netlix Daredevil will be keeping Charlie Cox busy for the time being, between The Defenders and a potential third season, but the blind hero may actually have taken aim at the actor’s career. Cox had a bit of trouble shaking one particular aspect of his Matt Murdock performance, and it may even have cost him Star Wars’ Han Solo spinoff.
A long time ago, in our own galaxy, movies were restricted to movie screens.
It’ll be some time yet before Star Wars branches into any TV or movie properties concurrent with the Force Awakens timeline, but that won’t stop shows like LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures from having fun with the past and present. Not only do some major classic Star Wars characters put in appearances for the new trailer, but so too does fan-favorite Maz Kanata.
Just when you thought Fred Armisen’s deleted SNL finale sketch the last of Season 41 to hold you over for summer, in swoops a bonus round of celebrity Star Wars auditions! SNL dusted off the November sketch for another round, this time including Matthew McConaughey, along with impressive impressions the likes of Jennifer Lawrence, Shia LaBeouf and more.
There has been an awakening. Have you felt it?
The lead time of Star Wars Rebels had Season 3 well in production while we were busy freaking out at Ahsoka’s showdown with Darth Vader, and that lead will bear fruit as early as July. The first look at Star Wars Rebels Season 3 will arrive at Star Wars Celebration Europe, as lucky fans get to partake in the first two episodes.