'Star Wars Rebels' had been kept largely a mystery since its announcement, beyond a time frame and a few scant setting details, but the animated series' presence at this past weekend's New York Comic-Con force-pushed the lid right off. Not only do we know when and where 'Rebels' will take place in between 'Revenge of the Sith' and 'A New Hope,' but also that the Jedi-hunting "Inquisitor" will play a major part!
'Star Wars Rebels' will likely keep its cards close to the chest, even through tomorrow's New York Comic-Con panel, but that won't stop the new mid-trilogy animated drama from recruiting early. A new propaganda poster and the official plot description for the 'Star Wars' TV series has emerged to follow this past week's teaser, but for the dark side or the light? Join the rebels and fight the Empire with our latest look at the series!
Late last week, we found that 'Star Wars'' first venture into the franchise future with the animated series 'Star Wars Rebels' would shortly ignite its first teaser, and today Disney XD has delivered. Our first look at the new series set between the prequel and original trilogies has arrived, so what can we learn from the brief footage?
With 'Star Wars: Episode 7' casting starting to heat up and announcements expected before the end of the year, all eyes have turned to director J.J. Abrams, the man in charge of this mission. But, don't think George Lucas is happy to just play golf and have dinner at Olive Garden at 4:30pm throughout his retirement; the man who created it all isn't walking away from the 'Star Wars' franchise so easily.
Lucas' son, Jett, spoke about 'Star Wars: Episode 7' recently and said his father is "constantly" talking to J.J. Abrams about his plans for the upcoming sequel.
Lucasfilm and J.J. Abrams are currently searching for stars to beef up their highly anticipated 'Star Wars: Episode 7.' 'The Host' star Saoirse Ronan recently confirmed she went in to read for a part, but clarifies that "everyone has auditioned for it." Still, she has now opened up about the process, teasing a small tidbit about a new character.
Ever since Disney announced that 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' would close down production in favor of the new series 'Star Wars Rebels,' which is set in between the original trilogies, we've been more impatient than Luke Skywalker for a look. Now it seems we may only need to wait until next week, as the first teaser of 'Star Wars Rebels' has been scheduled to air.
Original Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew seemed unlikely to reprise his role in the upcoming 'Star Wars: Episode 7,' given that he only recently underwent double knee-replacement surgery and needs ample time to recuperate. However, the actor is not only hellbent on walking again in a timely fashion, but to also bring back our favorite Wookiee.
It's become increasingly difficult to separate truth from rumor in the ongoing revamp of the 'Star Wars' franchise, as every day seems to bring new reports of leading actors or fan-favorite characters slated to join the new film trilogy. If nothing else, however, confirmed animated series 'Star Wars Rebels' has made new strides in shoring up a voice cast, from the likes of Freddie Prinze Jr. and 'The Butler' star David Oyelowo, himself previously rumored for a role in the films.
Although fans weren't in as quite an uproar when J.J. Abrams was announced to director 'Star Wars: Episode 7' as, say, when a certain 'Daredevil' took on The Dark Knight, but there was a pocket of die hards doubting whether the 'Star Trek' helmer could carry the next chapter of 'Star Wars.' For those still questioning his abilities, Abrams recently opened up about the next installment.
Lucasfilm seems content with leaving us completely in the dark
side when it comes to 'Star Wars: Episode 7,' refraining from announcing any castings. However, they haven't stopped the rumors and reports from leaking out as to which stars are looking to join the franchise. Following a report that 'The Host' star Saoirse Ronan was looking to join the new trilogy, the latest word on the street is that two more major stars are wanting in.