Rebels Recon: ‘The Siege of Lothal’


‘The Siege of Lothal’ aired tonight, and in Rebels Recon Pablo Hidalgo and Dave Filoni answer a couple of questions about the status of the Rebellion, Ezra’s birthday vs. Luke and Leia’s and stormtrooper armor. Plus, Filoni says a little about the rest of the season, including a preview. (Still just “fall,” though.)

The Force Awakens is only six months away!

tfa-teaser2-rey-bb-finn-run-imax1000We’re now six months out from The Force Awakens, Jason Ward at Making Star Wars points out. Six months! Crazy. And will we really see a full-sized Falcon at SDCC? (They did have a Hasbro-themed one at the China Toy Expo in 2013, but that rumor does feel awfully familiar… Still, now that we’re in the real run-up to the movie, it’s hard to predict exactly how high they’re willing to go.)

→ Speaking of highs, The Force Awakens’ second trailer was one for the record books – literally. Guinness World Records today said that the trailer set a new world record: With 30.65 million views in it’s first day, it’s the most viewed movie trailer on YouTube in 24 hours.

→ Emerging yesterday on Jedi Temple Archives was a TFA toy list with not a single recognizable name – No Kylo Ren, no Rey, no Finn, no Poe, no Millennium Falcon. Bizarre, no? I wondered if it was a prank at the time, but it appears they may be in code. Phew.

Rebels watch: Another look at Season 2


With the premiere on Saturday, we got a big helping of Rebels yesterday, and a few more things today. First up, another video with cast and crew looking ahead, with Simon Kinberg saying this season has more of an Empire Strikes Back feel.

There’s more with Kinberg at Entertainment Weekly, where he talks Vader.

Rebels returns this Saturday with ‘The Siege of Lothal’

Rebels S2: Siege of Lothal (Lucasfilm)

Rebels will be back with ‘The Siege of Lothal’ on June 20 at 9:00 p.m. The one-hour movie premiered at Celebration Anaheim, but now everyone – or at least everyone who gets Disney XD – can watch.

Here’s a video on the return of Darth Vader:


We’re still not getting anything beyond “fall” for the rest of the season, though.

More stills from Lucasfilm and two clips – one that some folks seem to consider rather spoilery – under the cut.

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Shattered Empire begins with Marvel’s September solicitations

Marvel’s September solicitations are out, and that means Shattered Empire, their first entry on pile of the Journey to The Force Awakens. We still don’t learn a whole lot about the storyline, but there is a variant cover. Only one? Time will tell… Issue #2 should also come out that month, but no cover yet.

However it does look like Kanan takes a bit of a time leap…

Gawker is looking for a copy of The Force Awakens’ shooting script, because of course they are

Disney/Lucasfilm's legal team

Gawker is going all Gawker, putting out an (unspecified) bounty on The Force Awakens shooting script. But for what it’s worth, they aren’t endorsing illegal means:

Illegal things are bad! But if you are already in possession of the script and feeling frisky, let’s chat.

Good luck with that!