Saturday, 1 October 2016
With previously unseen search lights activated, a squadron of TIE fighters patrol a desert vista that will ultimately become the battle-strewn world of Jakku, in this gorgeous conceptual art by the ever reliable visualist Doug Chiang, for THE FORCE AWAKENS.
EPISODE VII returns to the home entertainment world this month (UK from the 31st), finally on Blu-ray 3D in a special Collector's Edition, and with all the extras (and more) from the previous releases across prior Blu-ray, DVD and online exclusives. Plus all-new, held back specifically for this edition deleted scenes.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens 3D Collector's Edition Coming This Fall | StarWars.com
Get it here: Star Wars: The Force Awakens Collector's Edition Blu-ray 3D Region Free: Amazon.co.uk: Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, J.J. Abrams: DVD & Blu-ray
In hiding within the vast Polis Massa asteroid belt, a Force meditating Yoda (originally to have communed with Qui-Gon Jinn) is interrupted by the arrival of Bail Organa, bringing news of Obi-Wan's arrival, from the near conclusion to EPISODE III.
As popular as ever, Yoda's importance in the STAR WARS saga continues:
Yoda Might Not Be a Force Ghost in 'Star Wars Episode VIII' | Inverse
Adventure and Excitement: Jason Aaron Kicks Off an Untold Yoda Tale in Marvel's Star Wars #26 - Exclusive Interview! | StarWars.com
Friday, 30 September 2016
|Imperial occupation on Jedha.|
|At Yavin Base.|
|Vader monitors the Death Star's prime weapon.|
|Bistan, K-2SO and Pao.|
|Jyn on Scarif.|
Topps Star Wars | Facebook
Other recent TOPPS card releases for the movie.
New Russian Rogue One Poster Suggests Movie Will Have PG-13 Rating. | Star Wars News Net
|Bringing on the bad guys for Season Three of STAR WARS REBELS. All images: DISNEY/LUCASFILM.|
Though he never appeared in any live-action STAR WARS films (well, at least not yet), the quietly lethal alien tactician and key silent hand to the Emperor's military conquests at the Outer Rim, Grand Admiral Thrawn, captured the enthusiasm and attention of STAR WARS fans from his 1991 get-go, then cemented his reputation through continued, highly satisfying novel appearances crafted by his talented creator, Timothy Zahn.
|Evil duo. Thrawn and Governor Pryce.|
Now, after lots of previous online whispers, Thrawn, voiced with chilling and calculating distinction by Lars Mikkelsen, is finally becoming a reality for the STAR WARS REBELS to face, as their thrilling new third season starts its UK run from 9am tomorrow (October 1st, 2016) on Disney XD. It's the kind of present fans couldn't be more thrilled or delighted to receive.
Let this unique and consequences bringing battle of wills and firepower commence!
Season Three trailer: Star Wars Rebels Season Three Trailer (Official) - YouTube
Thrawn clip: Face to Face with Thrawn | Star Wars Rebels - YouTube
Rebels Recon: The Star Wars Rebels Cast Looks Ahead to Season Three | Star Wars Rebels - YouTube
Grand Admiral Thrawn is Like an Evil Sherlock Holmes on 'Star Wars: Rebels' | Inverse
Grand Admiral Thrawn Will Make Life Miserable for the STAR WARS REBELS Heroes | Nerdist
I Know That Voice: The Familiar Names Bringing Star Wars Rebels Characters to Life | StarWars.com
Official UK DISNEY XD site: Disney XD - The Official Home of Disney XD in the UK
|STAR WARS REBELS Season Three is here!|
Other STAR WARS REBELS news:
Watch a teaser for Star Wars Rebels Season 3, Episode 2
Darth Maul Returns in a New Star Wars Rebels Clip
Star Wars Rebels Season 3 to See the Return of Bo-Katan | Collider
Big Shiny Robot | 'Star Wars Rebels:' Filoni No Longer Supervising Director
Star Wars Rebels Season 3 “is Empire Strikes Back.5” | SciFiNow - The World's Best Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Magazine
|The Dark Side is building its power base in Season Two.|
And don't forget to renew your acquaintance with the greatest ever STAR WARS villain we love to have and hate to love, the fearsome Darth Vader, making his pre-ROGUE ONE return with STAR WARS REBELS Season Two, available on UK Blu-ray and DVD from 3rd October, 2016, launching a dangerous cat and mouse hunt from which things will never be the same again for Lothal's brave heroes.
Season Two trailers: Star Wars Rebels Season Two Trailer (Official) - YouTube
Star Wars Rebels Season Two - Mid-Season Trailer (Official) - YouTube
Get it here: Star Wars Rebels: Complete Season 2 [Blu-ray]: Amazon.co.uk: DVD & Blu-ray
As sunset hits the forest moon of Endor, an Imperial Walker patrol gets "their first catch of the day" - a unique prisoner who has surrendered himself over- in a move ultimately expected by Darth Vader, newly arrived at the nearby shuttle platform, in this lovely art piece by Ralph McQuarrie for RETURN OF THE JEDI.
Out now is the new ABRAMS essential two-volume hardcover covering all of Ralph McQuarrie's incredible contributions to the Classic Trilogy: STAR WARS ART: RALPH McQUARRIE
Celebrating a Master: Inside Star Wars Art: Ralph McQuarrie | StarWars.com
Get it here: Star Wars Art: Ralph Mcquarrie: Amazon.co.uk: Ralph McQuarrie, Brandon Alinger, Wade Lageose, David Mandel: 9781419717932: Books
Thursday, 29 September 2016
|Image: Jonathan Olley/Lucasfilm/Disney.|
Chirrut Imwe and Baze Malbus cover the rear as the small but efficient Rebel commando force continues on in its vital mission on the tropical world of Scarif, during the explosive finale to ROGUE ONE, filmed in part on the beaches of the Maldives- as seen with this great behind the scenes image recently released.
Star Wars: Rogue One - final trailer arriving with Doctor Strange | Den of Geek
Inside his solar sail vehicle departing Geonosis, a confident Count Dooku (aka Darth Tyranus) is satisfied with the handiwork he has just initiated: wounding the two esteemed Jedi in Obi-Wan Kenobi and young Anakin Skywalker, bringing trouble to and dark side power against his former master in Yoda, and at last launching the galaxy-spanning Clone Wars that will fracture the lives of billions, in a well captured frame from EPISODE II.
Wednesday, 28 September 2016
On one of the streets of Jedha, an Imperial force comes under attack from Rebel insurgents (likely belonging to the in-hiding Saw Gerrera) during a scene from ROGUE ONE that will surely relate to our own world's contemporary real-life troubled times, following in the footsteps of the previous STAR WARS saga, what with its own unique echos of Vietnam and the controversies of the Richard Nixon Presidency.
Not ready to take insults from a lowly human, no matter what his Imperial rank, bounty hunter Bossk gives Admiral Piett a reptilian glare to remember, in an always cool moment from THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, seen here in rehearsal- note the costume dresser behind Alan Harris inside the Bossk outfit.
Tuesday, 27 September 2016
In an unknown Imperial facility, watched over by the Emperor's striking and efficient crimson guards, an ominous cloaked figure heads towards a gleaming and smoky central point, in the most mysterious image yet from the ROGUE ONE teaser trailer.
Online speculation is rampant as to who this mystery figure is. Some have suggested it's an early version of Snoke, or possibly the Emperor (Ian McDiarmid recently stated that he wasn't appearing in ROGUE ONE, but that doesn't stop him from voicing the role, with another actor as a stand-in). As to the environment itself (full of EPISODE IV Imperial set dressing tributes), that too is an enigma: some kind of weapons or energy chamber, or possibly some kind of field containing a life force or person/creature in containment/stasis? Whatever it is, the fact that it is guarded by the elite is a sign of genuine importance to the story.
Whatever this scene is, we have a hunch that its ramifications will be vital not just to this film, but also to the continuing sequel saga being mapped out by LUCASFILM.