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.
After 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.
Entering 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.
There’s been no shortage of potential spoilers for Star Wars: Episode VII, ranging from leaked concept art to freaking drone surveillance footage. But last week a true whopper hit the interwebs, a potentially massive reveal on the order of “Luke, I am your father.” We’re talking here about a twist so big that it’s sparked a fierce debate about whether anyone should be reporting it at all. Well, the story just got a shade more surreal with the revelation that, whether the rumor proves to be accurate, it definitely isn’t unprecedented, and nor is it the first time director J.J. Abrams has been at least indirectly connected to the idea.
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Star Wars Rebels may technically just have premiere yesterday (read our review here)—though many fans were able to see it early via a promotion Disney Channel ran—but it’s already been renewed for a second season. This news actually came down even before the premiere, we’re just a little late to the party, and it doesn’t really surprise anyone, since you can slap those two words on just about anything and people will watch. Still, the show was a ton of fun, captures the swashbuckling feel of the original trilogy, and though this is obviously targeted at kids, it’s one you won’t mind watching right along side of them.
Rebels takes place in between the events of Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope. In this setting, the Galactic Empire is tightening its grip on the galaxy, including outer rim planets that have, up to this point, largely gone unscathed. In this oppressive atmosphere, pockets of resistance pop up, and you see the start of what will ultimately become the Rebel Alliance in Episodes IV through VI.
There’s been a lot of talk surrounding Star Wars: Episode VII about how the new film, and everything the new Disney-owned Lucasfilm produces from now on, will connect and fit into the larger Star Wars universe. From what has been said, there’s also a large emphasis being placed on capturing the feel of the original trilogy in the new works, something the prequels failed to do in any way. If the latest Episode VII reports we’re hearing are true, they’re definitely going for that, maybe by even recreating one legendary scenes, or at least something very similar. There’s also a little bit of clarification of the plot, as well as what could be the first look at footage from the actual film.
Here’s where we warn you that there are SPOILERS lurking beyond here. It feels like we’ve entered an era where the boogey man has hiding under your bed has been replaced by spoilers hiding on the Internet, but maybe that just means we’re nerds and we’re growing up.