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Star Wars: Producers Talk Connection Between Episode VII And Rebels

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star wars rebelsSince buying Lucasfilm for many billions of dollars a few years back, it has become readily apparent that Disney has a definite plan in place for the future of Star Wars. Movies, both Episode and standalone features, have been planned out as far as 2020, and they’re employing an approach similar to Marvel, where, moving forward, everything—film, TV, book, comic—is going to be connected as part of the official canon. The first new addition we’ll see on screen will be the animated Star Wars Rebels which debuts this fall, and we’ve heard for quite some time that there will be a strong link between this show and J.J. Abrams’ upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII. Simon Kinberg is all entangled in this Star Wars business, and he recently shared a bit of insight on this bond.

As with everything Star Wars related, getting anyone to say anything concrete is like pulling teeth, so you’re not going to learn anything particularly earth shattering here from Kinberg, who is a producer on Rebels. What this does give you, however, is a clearer idea of the various ways in which the two properties, and by extension the larger universe, are going to connect and share elements.

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Star Wars: One Of Marvel’s Biggest Stars Wants A Role, Any Role

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mark-ruffalo-andy-serkis-coaching-the-hulkCasting for Star Wars: Episode VII is more or less complete at this point. You would hope that, this deep into production, you have most, if not all of the key components in place. But when you take into account that there are entire generations of stars that have grown up on Star Wars, many of whom have never lived in a world without George Lucas’ far, far away galaxy, and that the franchise plans that reach out until 2020, it’s never too early to look to the future. One notable actor, is campaigning, and campaigning hard, to secure a spot on this ride.

Mark Ruffalo, yes, the Incredible Hulk himself, really, really wants to be in a Star Wars movie. This seems rather fitting, considering just the other day we heard about how Disney and Lucasfilm are borrowing storytelling and plotting strategy from Marvel, that they could borrow one of the comic book studios biggest actors (and Disney owns Marvel Studios, so I’m sure they could work out some sort of loan agreement).

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Star Wars: Episode VII: Did J.J. Abrams Just Reveal The Empire’s Presence?

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star warsJ.J. Abrams may keep things locked tight in his “Mystery Box,” but that doesn’t mean he’s not going to open it up from time to time and offer fans the most obscure, miniscule glimpses inside of Star Wars: Episode VII. And he’s done it again.

There may be SPOILERS for Episode VII in this, but probably not. Still, if you’re sensitive to such things, you may want to sit this one out.

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Star Wars: Episode VII Built The Millennium Falcon, Check It Out For Yourself

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millennium falconIt’s no secret that the Millennium Falcon is going to be in Star Wars: Episode VII. We don’t know much about the plot or the story or who the main actors are going to play, but we’re certain we’ll the see the old bucket of bolts in some capacity. It could be mothballed and sitting in an intergalactic junkyard, but it will be there. We’ve seen photos of it being constructed, heard rumors as to who may be piloting the old girl, and Kevin Smith can’t shut up about what it was like to stand on the set. And now some new pictures have surfaced showing another side of the classic craft, as well as another fan favorite vehicle.

A photojournalist, and pilot, for the BBC named Matthew Myatt was out flying around and spotted something interesting on the ground and was able to snap a few photos. Which you can see after the jump.

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Star Wars Franchise To Follow In Marvel Films’ Hulk-Sized Footsteps

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guardians of the galaxyFive years ago, when Disney’s four-fingered hands wrapped themselves around Marvel Studios for $4 billion, one of the main conversations among fanboys was the potential Mickey-fication of comic book movies. Given Marvel films are generally lighter fare than DC’s more broodish material, the House of Mouse’s presence was almost unnoticiable on the screen. But in the box office, it was very, very apparent, and Disney will use those same strategies in bringing Star Wars to audiences in every kind of media imaginable. Who’d have thunk it? A-hyuk!

Disney’s chief financial officer Jay Rasulo spoke at the Goldman Sachs’ Communacopia Conference in New York City today, and he shined a light(saber) or two on where the franchise would be headed: everywhere. Disney’s ability to cram its way into people’s minds and hearts is only topped by its dedication to sapping wallets of all the money inside. So the marketing and moneymaking angle is the perfect place for Disney to figure into the Star Wars universe. But it’s with the success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and its building presence through TV, books, video games, DVDs, toys and more that Rasulo and his team could be better prepared to handle a franchise that goes across galaxies and eras.

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Star Wars Art Prints Should Liven Up Any Wretched Hive Of Scum And Villainy

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“Boba” by Tim Proctor

The rejiggered Star Wars universe has begun rolling out the first elements of its new canon, with Star Wars: A New Dawn hitting shelves recently and the Star Wars Rebels animated series due to premiere in a few short weeks. (There’s also a little film called Episode VII due out next year.) But if you’re craving even more of George Lucas’ galaxy far, far away, an upcoming Star Wars-themed online art show could be just the thing, and an excuse to bedeck your walls some awesome sci-fi artwork.

Described as “an online artists’ alley,” Acme Archives’ “Join the Alliance” event is currently underway and featuring a collection of Star Wars art by nearly twenty different artists. You can purchase any of the prints for $40, and the event will be running through September 15, just in case you need to wait for a paycheck to clear or something.