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James Earl Jones To Voice Darth Vader Once Again, Cue The Imperial March

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VaderYou knew he couldn’t stay away forever. With the massive expansion of the Star Wars universe currently under way now that Star Wars Rebels has premiered and Star Wars: Episode VII is deep into production, we’re going to visit that familiar far, far away galaxy quite a bit in the near future, and there will be some familiar faces along for the ride. The most notable of these are, of course, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, and Han Solo, but the likes of Obi-Wan Kenobi, and many others, will show up from time to time in various places, and we’ve got one more huge name to add to this list. James Earl Jones is going to voice Darth Vader once again.

Maybe the greatest movie villain of all time will appear in the animated Rebels, but this is definitely a weird situation for Vader to make his triumphant return, as he’s not slated to materialize in a future episode or anything like that. According to Variety, the Jones-voiced Vader will show up in a scene that will be added to a rebroadcast of the Rebels premiere, “Spark of Rebellion,” later this month.

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Rare Star Wars Art Sees The Light Of Day For The First Time

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star warsYou have to love that, even decades after the last chapter of the original trilogy, we’re still encountering things from Star Wars that we’ve never seen before. If nothing else, it shows just how thorough and in depth George Lucas and the team behind those films went in the process of bringing that far, far away galaxy to life, not to mention the depth of the fan love. And in this spirit, here is a look at some newly uncovered poster art from the 1970s and 1980s for you to check out.

These images come from a line of Star Wars Art books—this one marks the fifth and final book in the series—and features rare, heretofore unseen vintage pieces that are pretty damn awesome. All of these artifacts were created as part of the marketing campaign surrounding the release of all three of the films—you can see A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi all represented here, as well as before the name change and the third installment was still called Revenge of the Jedi.

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Return Of The Jedi Production Images Get Us Stoked For Ep’s VII Practical Effects

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JediFeatOne of the things that has us most excited about the new Star Wars movies is Lucasfilm and director J.J. Abrams‘ commitment to using practical effects, sets, and costumes where appropriate. Sure, you can do some amazing things with CGI these days, but when you can pretty much put digital versions of anything you can imagine up on screen, there’s just something satisfying knowing that there are full-scale X-wings and Millennium Falcons lying around the Episode VII shooting areas. While the success or failure of the revived Star Wars franchise remains to be seen, there’s something about the leaked set photos we’ve seen that just feels more authentically Star Wars than much of the shiny, polished, too-perfect world of the prequel films.

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Is Disney Gearing Up For Digital Releases Of Star Wars Episodes I-VI?

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While the world of live-action Star Wars adventures is currently being bogged down with spoilers, rumors, and rampant speculation, let’s not forget that there are six other Star Wars movies that aren’t done inspiring their own rumors just yet. Ever since Disney first bought up Lucasfilm, there have been murmurings about the possibility of the company re-releasing Episodes I-VI in some format, though legal issues with rights holder Twentieth Century Fox have stood in the way. Until now, possibly. Check out the video below, and sorry that it’s in Italian.

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Watch Star Wars Rebels’ Next Episode Droids In Peril A Week Early

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starwarsrebelsfirst7After this past weekend, we now officially live in a world with brand new Star Wars, as Disney and Lucasfilm premiered the animated series Star Wars Rebels. The first new addition to the canon after the buyout, the show premiered with the extended special “Spark of Rebellion,” and now, if you’ve got an insatiable hankering for more, but just can’t wait until the next episode debuts on Monday, October 13, on Disney XD, we’ve got good news for you, you’ll be able to watch the second chapter, “Droids in Distress,” online early, and for free. What a deal.

Subscribers to WatchDisneyXD.com are now able to watch “Droids in Distress,” as it was made available over the weekend. Though if you don’t have an account there, never fear, there is another way. You can also download the half-hour episode for free on iTunes if you’re so inclined.

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Obi-Wan Kenobi May Be The Most Important Star Wars Character Moving Forward

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kenobi-guiness-starwarsEntering into a period of Star Wars renaissance as we are, we’re preparing for deluge of new movies that can only be compared to the Marvel tidal wave we’ve encountered recently. There’s been a ton of talk about what actors and characters are returning for the new Episode movies—and what their roles will be—as well as what characters will get their own standalone movies (Boba Fett, Han Solo). With all of that, a new report says that one important character may not just get a solo movie, but he could get his very own trilogy.

Cinelinx shared this rumor, and according to their sources, whatever those may be, we could be seeing a lot more of Obi-Wan Kenobi in the relatively near future. They say: