‘Legacy’ is the mid-season finale of Rebels, and Andi talks to Pablo Hidalgo, Henry Gilroy and Dave Filoni about Ezra’s parents and Rebel bases. Pablo answers a question on Ezra’s abilities, and we even get some hints for the rest of the season.
→ J.J. Abrams talks to io9 about the script process (including Michael Arndt’s exit,) starting fresh with Lawrence Kasdan and even the Expanded Universe. (On that note, The Hollywood Reporter on the pre-Abrams story meetings.) At Nerdist, he says he wants to see Selma’s Ava DuVernay do a Star Wars film. She seems game! And Pablo Hidalgo’s fame continues to spread, as he’s the subject of the first question from the Associated Press.
→ Daisy Ridley and John Boyega are in the New York Times! With the AP, John shares the story of how (and why) he got Robert Downey Jr. as his mentor in fame. But he couldn’t resist getting a little saucy about Star Trek with Yahoo. (Well, about William Shatner, technically. Which is, I believe, legal under the Carrie Directive)
→ It was Oscar Isaac’s turn on Good Morning America today, where he talked about flying an X-wing.
→ A film still of Billie Lourd in the movie has been floating around for a while now (plus she was in one of the first TV spots) but People has an official character portrait, in which we can see she wears her hair in a toned-down version of Leia’s iconic buns. Still no character name, though.
→ J.J. Abrams, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega and Adam Driver were in Seoul today goofing around, while Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o and Kathleen Kennedy were in Mexico City. I can’t find any reports in English, but damn they looked cool.
→ Also: The Force Awakens was the #1 movie on Facebook for 2015; Yesterday’s spoilerific Rey action figure got DMCA’d; NASA scientist would pick Threepio over BB-8 or Artoo to take to space. I am outraged! I have to go lay down now.
It’s the least mysterious Inquisitor plotline yet in ‘The Future of the Force’. Plus, Pablo Hidalgo, Henry Gilroy and Dave Filoni discuss Ahsoka’s lightsaber skills. (And promise more swordfights.) Plus a question about timekeeping in the GFFA.
Andi talks to Pablo Hidalgo, Dave Filoni, Henry Gilroy and Dee Bradley Baker about tonight’s ‘Stealth Strike’. Plus, Pablo answers a question about Sabine.
We met the B-wing in tonight’s ‘Wings of the Master’, and Andi has the behind the scenes scoop with Pablo Hidalgo, Dave Filoni, and Vanessa Marshall.
Hondo returned in tonight’s ‘Brothers of the Broken Horn.’ Poor guy has fallen on hard times. Also, Pablo reveals a bit about Sabine.
The new Inquisitors debuted on tonight’s ‘Always Two There Are’, and Recon shares a clip of Sarah Michelle Geller at NYCC earlier this month. Also, Dave Filoni and Pablo Hidalgo talk about (and tease) about the Inquisitors, and a question about TIE fighters.
There’s also a new interview with Filoni over at IGN, where he goes into a little more detail (though not that much) on the Inquisitors.
Next week: Hondo!
Andi takes a look at tonight’s Rebels episode, ‘Relics of the Old Republic’ with Dave Filoni, Dee Bradley Baker, Ashley Eckstein and Pablo Hidalgo
Also, which pronunciation of AT-AT is correct? (Spoiler: Either, c’mon.)
If you want some analysis on the trailer as a marketing move, Devin Faraci at Birth Movies Death has it down: “What we’re seeing is a major blockbuster hitting the standard checkpoints of movie marketing with great reluctance.”
→ Meredith Woerner at the L.A. Times has pieced together stuff from the trailers with convention-season cast interviews and is, if nothing else, a good refresher for those who aren’t spending 99% of their time in “the bubble.”
→ In China, the trailer debuted on the Great Wall, because why not.
→ All The Force Awakens trailer numbers you may need.
→ AMC will be giving out a cool poster to folks who go see the film in IMAX 3D.
→ Relevant! There’s a new interview with Pablo Hidalgo (plus Dave Filoni, Shelly Shapiro, Chuck Wendig and Kieron Gillen) about Lucasfilm’s Story Group.
→ Spoilers! Someone let slip some interesting info on Pip Anderson’s character to the Making Star Wars folks last night.
Catching up with Rebels, Dee Bradley Baker and a handful of clones upon the occasion of ‘The Lost Commanders.’