So our pal John Morton (aka Dak!) had some speculation on Rebels and Episode VII that some on the internet have kind of taken and… run with. They ran pretty far. Now, in an interview with the East County Times, he’s clarified that while he thinks it’s possible that we’ll see Rebels characters in Episode VII, they might not be the main characters as we know them now, and that he has no official knowledge of this: It’s just speculation, same as us.
He also talks a bit about filming Empire Strikes Back. And apparently I have been lax in pointing out that he’s on Twitter as @tapcaf!
Conan O’Brian has some title suggestions for Episode VII. Oh, Conan. The expensive action figures never went away.
May the 4th begins, as promised, with the Rebels trailer. (There’s also a short version which I presume is the one playing on TV.) Thoughts? Theories?
If you’re having issues with Youtube, the trailer is live on Disney.com as well.
The Clone Wars has received four daytime Emmy nominations, including Outstanding Achievement in Animation and Outstanding Special Class Animated Program.
J.J. Abrams and company get the Tip of the Hat, Wag of the Finger treatment.
Rebels trailer will debut May the 4th. Since we got the big one today, it only figures that StarWars.com will debut a new trailer for the cartoon at midnight Sunday (Pacific.) But! If you turn your TV to theDisney Channel and watch The New Yoda Chronicles and various other Disney/ABC stations, you may see it earlier.
UPDATE: Per writer Michael Price, The New Yoda Chronicles will debut May 3rd at 9:00 p.m. on Disney Channel before moving to DisneyXD for the 4th.
Getting us ready for May the 4th’s release of The New Yoda Chronicles on DisneyXD, LEGO has released a set of mini movies written by Michael Price. Helping transition viewers from the prequel trilogy to the original trilogy timeframe, these four shorts star Yoda, Vader, and the younglings. See Episode 4: Fall of the Republic above and watch the rest below the cut.
MakingStarWars.Net discovered that a new LEGO Star Wars program will be airing on DisneyXD on May the Fourth. The New Yoda Chronicles: Escape from the Jedi Temple looks set in the classic trilogy timeframe, with Han Solo and the Millennium Falcon as well as LEGO Star Wars character JEK-14. The new show was first hinted at several months back with a new toy in the LEGO catalog.
The program airs at 7 pm and 9pm ET/PT. (The video above lists showtimes for Disney Channel Asia, which gets it on May 3rd, as does the UK.)
If you look closely, the LEGO title has been removed from the show title, as well as the addition of the word “New” to The Yoda Chronicles. These changes may have been done to neatly get by any existing deals with the previous U.S. broadcaster, Cartoon Network, as well as re-brand the show to fit the new storytelling timeframe. Notice that the word “Rebels” is mentioned in the trailer!