Posts Tagged ‘Star Wars Rebels’


Jul30

Star Wars at SDCC

2014 at 02:30 pm by admin | Comments Off

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Star Wars news has been plenty over the past year, with announcements about the latest live-action trilogy directed by J.J. Abrams and the new 3D-animated TV series, Star Wars Rebels, releasing later this year. In order to please eager fans, there was a number of Star Wars-related announcements, exclusives, screenings, and more at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con.

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One of the biggest Star Wars showings at SDCC this year was the exclusive screening of the first hour-long episode of Star Wars Rebels. The episode, which will air on the Disney Channel this fall, follows the tale of insurgents and their fight against the Galactic Empire, and was accompanied at the SDCC screening by a panel hosted by the executive producers and stars of the show.

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Also announced at SDCC is a trio of brand-new comics from Marvel, based on the original Star Wars trilogy! The first comic, simply titled Star Wars, will retell the battle between Luke, Leia, and Han against Darth Vader after the events of Episode IV. The second comic, Star Wars: Darth Vader, will shift perspectives to Vader himself as he attempts to regain control of his forces after his loss in Episode IV. Finally, a five-issue miniseries titled Star Wars: Princess Leia, will focus on the princess and her ordeals throughout the trilogy. These comics are set to begin releasing in January 2015, and will continue throughout the year.

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Hot Wheels also partnered up with Star Wars this year to reveal their new line of vehicles and play sets based on the iconic franchise. In order to celebrate the occasion, Hot Wheels even commissioned a life-size, fully operational version of their first vehicle in the series, the Darth Vader Car, which was on display at the event. Other small-scale Hot Wheels vehicles shown off at the event include Chewbacca, R2D2, Luke, Yoda, and a Clone Trooper.

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Hasbro’s popular Star Wars Black Series 6″ figures also saw a number of exciting announcements at SDCC. Alongside the appearance of the SDCC-exclusive Jabba the Hutt figure in the Black Series, five brand-new releases in the Black Series were announced and shown at the event: Deluxe Han & Tauntaun set, Luke and Wampa set, TIE Pilot, Han Solo Storm Trooper, and Bounty Hunter Bossk! All of these figures will continue the Black Series trend of releasing screen-accurate renditions of favorite Star Wars characters, with a high amount of articulation and detail.

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Sideshow Collectibles also had a number of new and upcoming releases at their booth, in a wide variety of scales and sizes. Ranging from classics like R2-D2 and the Scout Trooper with his Speeder Bike, there were a few surprises such as the new 1:5 scale statues based on the original Star Wars concept art by artist Ralph McQuarrie. There were even life-size statues at the event, showing off characters like Darth Vader, Yoda, Boba Fett, and Han Solo in carbonite!

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With so many exciting releases to come for Star Wars, from movies and comics to collectibles, it’s a great time to be a Star Wars fan!

Jul22

Star Wars Episode VII X-Wing & Rebels trailer

2014 at 01:11 pm by admin | Comments Off

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Star Wars has been going through a revival over the past year, as news and announcements have steadily been released regarding the new sequel trilogy, directed by J.J. Abrams, alongside a new series of animated movies. Two new pieces of juicy information regarding these projects have just been released, giving fans more insight into the bright future that the Star Wars franchise has in store for us!



First off is the reveal of the classic X-Wing starfighter, re-imagined for the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII! The newly released video continues to remind viewers of the Force For Change initiative, which is a joint effort from Disney, Lucasfilm, and Bad Robot in order to raise funds for UNICEF’s Innovation Labs and to benefit children in need. Every fan who pledges at least $10 to this effort has a chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime experience, including a free tip to London to get a behind-the-scenes look of Episode VII as VIPs, with meet-and-greets with members of the cast and even a guest appearance in Episode VII! The new film is scheduled for release on December 18th, 2015.



A brand-new, full length trailer of the upcoming Star Wars Rebels animated movie was also released, showing off never-before-seen footage of the new series! The new movie, which is set to take place in between the events of Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, follows the tale of a small band of insurgents fighting against the iron grip of the Galactic Empire, and will focus on the origins of the Rebel Alliance. The new movie is set to release in October as a one-hour special on the Disney Channel, and will then be followed by an episodic series on Disney XD.