Costume for sale. An original Darth Vader costume – believed to have been from The Empire Strikes Back – will soon be going up for auction at Christie’s in London. It’s being put up for sale by “an American private collector” and is expected to fetch at least $250,000. A percentage of the sale price will go to cancer research.
In spaaaaace. A stable planet orbiting twin stars has been found 49 light-years away. (Alas – it is a gas giant.) Still, researchers have named the planet “Inrakluk,” which sounds pretty Wookiee to me.
Partnerships. Lucas Online has a new partner, Big Spaceship, for some of their digital endeavors. Maybe this means we’ll see a kickass StarWars.com app?
People. USA Weekend interviews Matt Lanter, the actor who angsts enough for two on The Clone Wars and 90210.
Books. Visions is getting some nice press… Check out a profile of contributing artist Robert Bailey, who got to meet George Lucas, from The Edmonton Journal.
Hey! Apparently the new season of some
Star Wars TV show starts up on Friday. Have you heard? (Ha.)
The Clone Wars returns with ‘Clone Cadets’ and ‘Arc Troopers.’ Also back is the webcomic, which relaunches for the new season with ‘The Valsedian Operation’ from Tom Hodges and Pablo Hidalgo.
clip above is courtesy Big Shiny Robot, who had several folks in San Francisco attending the red carpet premiere… And discovering some possible censorship on the part of Cartoon Network. In less controversial news, Ashley Eckstein revealed that Imperial logo earrings and Yoda pajamas are on the way from Her Universe. (What’s been getting the biggest ink is Seth Green and Matt Senreich, but been there done that.)
Check out a critical mass of red carpet photos on the
If you have a craving that can’t wait, the official site has some videos featuring Dave Filoni answering your no-doubt burning questions on
Leia Troopers, Plo Koon (naturally,) MASH Troopers and the fate of Rumi Paramita. Plus a profile of Anakin. Oh, Matt Lanter, you are so much prettier than that other guy.
The third season premiere of
Star Wars: The Clone Wars is coming up in less than two weeks, and Big Shiny Robot got a sneak peek, saying “my breath is took”, and proceeds to keep it spoiler-free.
Or if you want a brief plot description,
Rebel Scum has the official Cartoon Network blurbs of the first three episodes of the season (two on premiere night and one the following week).
EUCantina posts links to several “Secret” videos on the Cartoon Network site, with Dave Filoni discussing:
IGN got a chance to interview Matt Lanter, the voice of Anakin Skywalker, and they talk very generally about Anakin’s gradual growth to where he is in Revenge of the Sith (and what happens to his BFFs, Ahsoka and Rex.)
Season 3 starts on Friday, September 17!
StarWars.com has a new
Clone Wars preview video today, ‘Truly Cinematic,’ featuring Dee Bradley Baker, Matt Lanter, James Arnold Taylor, and Ashley Eckstein. There are peeks at a lot of the footage that was revealed at Celebration, but I’m not well-vested enough to know if anything else is all-new.
As the legion of
Star Wars accounts on Twitter grows, it’s getting harder to keep track of. It’s impossible to list everyone, but here are a few accounts that may be of interest.
Please note that although we provide this page as a service to fans to find official accounts and other people they may wish to follow, we do
not encourage pestering or harassing celebrities and/or other fans. Please be respectful to the celebrities and each other.
And if you’re wondering about hashtags, StarWars.com has
some suggestions (though I’m not about to give up on #EpisodeVII!)
Carrie Fisher (
@CarrieFFisher) Played Princess Leia in the original trilogy. Mark Hamill (
@HamillHimself) Played Luke Skywalker in the original trilogy. Anthony Daniels (
@ADaniels3PO) Played C-3PO in all six movies. Ewan McGregor (
@mcgregor_ewan) Played Obi-wan Kenobi in the prequel trilogy. Samuel L. Jackson (
@SamuelLJackson) All -around badass; Played Mace Windu in the prequel trilogy. David Prowse (
@isDARTHVADER) Played Darth Vader (in the suit) for the original trilogy. Peter Mayhew (
@TheWookieeRoars) Played Chewbacca in the original trilogy and ROTS. Bonnie Piesse (
@BonniePiesse) Played Beru Lars in AOTC and ROTS. Ahmed Best (
@ahmedbest) Played Jar Jar Binks in the prequels. Warwick Davis (
@WarwickADavis) Played Wicket W. Warrick in Return of the Jedi as well as several characters in The Phantom Menace and many other films. Ray Park (
@PARKYBOY74) Played Darth Maul in The Phantom Menace. Richard LeParmentier (
@AdmiralMotti) Played Admiral Motti in A New Hope.
Joel Aron ( @joelaron ) Visual effects on Revenge of the Sith, The Clone Wars
Bad Robot ( @bad_robot) Home base of Episode VII director J.J. Abrams.
Dave Filoni (
@dave_filoni) Supervising director of The Clone Wars, Rebels. Phil Tippett (
@PhilTippett) VFX artist who now heads Tippet Studio; Did stop motion effects for ANH and ESB. Greg Weisman ( @Greg_Weisman) Writer on Rebels. Worked on Gargoyles, Young Justice.
Matthew Wood (
@matthewood) Skywalker Sound; Voice of General Grievous in Revenge of the Sith and The Clone Wars.
Matt Lanter (
@MattLanter) Voice of Anakin Skywalker in The Clone Wars Ashley Eckstein (
@HerUniverse) Voice of Ahsoka Tano. Used mostly for Her Universe business, and also listed under licensees, but Ashley shares other stuff here as well. James Arnold Taylor (
@JATactor) Voice of Obi-Wan in The Clone Wars Catherine Taber (
@cattaber) Voice of Padme Amidala in The Clone Wars Sam Witwer (
@SamWitwer) Voice of Darth Maul on The Clone Wars, Galen Marek/Starkiller in The Force Unleashed. Dee Bradley Baker (
@deebradleybaker) Voice of The Clone Wars clonetroopers. Phil LaMarr (
@phillamarr) Voice of The Clone Wars’ Kit Fisto. Meredith Salenger (
@MeredthSalenger) voiced Barriss Offee in The Clone Wars. Simon Pegg (
@simonpegg) Voice of Dengar in The Clone Wars. Director/Actor, Shaun of the Dead, Scottie in Star Trek prequel/reboot.
Greg Proops (
@GregProops) Voice of Beed Annodue in The Phantom Menace. Peter Serafinowicz (
@serafinowicz) Voice of Darth Maul in The Phantom Menace.
Lucasfilm and licensees
Other official types
Chris Argyropoulos (
@ThatChrisA) Lucasfilm Publicist Dan Brooks (
@dan_brooks) Works for StarWars.com Tracy Cannobbio (
@Tcann13) Lucasfilm Publicist Mary Franklin (
@MaryLFL) Sr. Event Lead for Lucasfilm, queen of all she surveys Jennifer Heddle (
@jenheddle) Senior Editor (fiction) at Lucasfilm. Pablo Hidalgo (
@infinata) Brand Communication Manager for Lucasfilm, author, internet rockstar Leland Chee (
@HolocronKeeper) Keeper of the Holocron, Lucas Licensing Matt Martin (
@missingwords) Works for StarWars.com Erich Schoeneweiss (
@Darth_Duff) Del Rey editor Randy Stradley (
@Randy_Stradley) Vice President of Publishing, Dark Horse Comics
Aaron Allston (
@aaronallston) Author, X-Wing, Legacy of the Force, Fate of the Jedi series. Kevin J. Anderson (
@TheKJA) Author, The Jedi Academy Trilogy Corinna Bechko ( @CorinnaBechko) Writer, Legacy
Haden Blackman (
@HadenBlackman) LucasArts / Writer, The Force Unleashed Jeremy Barlow (
@Jeremy_Barlow) Writer / Dark Horse editor Bonnie Burton (
@bonniegrrl) Writer, You Can Draw: Star Wars Nathan P. Butler (
@swfanworks) Writer, ‘Equals and Opposites’ / StarWarsFanWorks.com Chris Cassidy (
@Yav14) Writer, ‘Precipice’ James.S.A.Corey (
@JamesSACorey) aka Daniel Abraham ( @AbrahamHanover) and Ty Franck. Authors, Empire and Rebellion: Honor Among Thieves. Paul Ens (
@paulens) Writer, R2-D2: Beneath the Dome, ‘Evasive Action’ webstrips / Owner of Red 5 Comics / Former Director of Lucas Online Jason Fry (
@jasoncfry) Author, The Essential Atlas Christie Golden (
@ChristieGolden) Author, Fate of the Jedi Kevin Hearne (
@KevinHearne) Author, upcoming Empire and Rebellion Luke novel. Helen Keier (
@HelenKeier) Writer, The New Essential Guide to Alien Species Drew Karpyshyn (
@DrewKarpyshyn) Author, Darth Bane novels. Paul S. Kemp (
@Paulskemp) Author, Crosscurrent Tim Lebbon (
@timlebbon) Author, Dawn of the Jedi novel John Jackson Miller (
@jjmfaraway) Writer, Knights of the Old Republic, Kenobi Abel G. Peña (
@ThePhilodoxer) Writer, things fanboys love J. W. Rinzler (
@jwrinzler) Writer, The Making of Star Wars, other nonfiction. Joe Schreiber (
@joeschreiber1) Author, Death Troopers Mike Stackpole (
@MikeStackpole) Author, X-Wing series Matthew Stover (
@MWStover ) Author, Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor, Revenge of the Sith novelization. Tom Taylor (
@TomTaylorMade) Writer, Invasion comic. Paul Urquhart (
@quhart) Writer, The Essential Guide to Warfare Dan Wallace (
@danwall88) Author, The Essential Atlas Martha Wells (
@marthawells1) Author, Empire and Rebellion: Razor’s Edge Sean Williams (
@adelaidesean) Author, The Force Unleashed novelizations Ryder Windham (
@ryderwindham) Brian Wood (
@brianwood) Writer, Star Wars, the comic that began in 2013
Fan sites and the like
Cleolinda Jones (
@cleolinda) Snarker, Movies in 15 Minutes Kristen Bell (
@IMKristenBell) Actress, Fanboys, Veronica Mars Felicia Day (
@feliciaday) Actress, Dr. Horrible, The Guild Seth Green (
@sethgreen) Robot Chicken. Jon Favreau (
@Jon_Favreau) Director, Iron Man Jaime King (
@Jaime_King) Actress, Fanboys, Sin City Greg Grunberg (
@greggrunberg) Actor, Heroes, Alias J.K. Rowling (
@jk_rowling) Author, Harry Potter series William Shatner (
@WilliamShatner) William. Shatner. Joss Whedon (
@josswhedon) Geek god, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly, The Avengers, etc. Will Wheaton (
@wilw) Actor, internet superstar Weird Al Yankovic (
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