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’

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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

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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!

The Force Awakens will have a makeup line!

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There will be a The Force Awakens makeup line from Cover Girl, and Rebelscum has some leaked images! (There are no actual TFA images here, just looks from Cover Girl themselves, so I’m not really considering any of this spoilers – read into the lingo as you will, but it’s all fairly boilerplate.) Yes, there is nail polish, but the colors we see in the leaks look pretty standard. Still, the last time we saw a hard push on makeup was with Estee Lauder Yves Saint Laurent back in 1999, so this is a buy-in we haven’t seen in quite a while.

And while as a former nail polish junkie Cover Girl may not be my pick, this does pretty much guarantee you’ll see the stuff everywhere.

First (full?) look at Leia’s costume in The Force Awakens?

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The Hashtag Show has a leaked image of Princess Leia’s new costume from The Force Awakens. It does greatly resemble the outfit of the figure widely assumed to be Leia in the second trailer, as well as a sketch that Making Star Wars had a few months back.

You can see the new picture in The Hashtag Show’s video or in image form at iKwiz

Forest Whitaker may be joining Rogue One

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Actor Forest Whitaker is “in negotiations” to join Rogue One, Variety reports today. The trade isn’t sure of his role just yet.

An Oscar winner for 2006’s The Last King of Scotland, Whitaker would be the biggest name to join the film thus far. Felicity Jones is still the only confirmed cast member, but solid reports also place Diego Luna, Riz Ahmed, Sam Claflin and Ben Mendelsohn in the ensemble.

Rumblings from The Force Awakens scoring sessions

Making Star Wars has some info from the John Williams scoring sessions. There are some references to rumors/possible spoilers at the link, but according to what Jason has heard the music “is brilliant so far” and “Williams has topped himself.”

star-wars-episode-7-cast-announce2→ Mark Hamill did the narration at the cast read-through, Peter Mayhew said at Star Wars Weekends.

→ An interview with Adam Driver’s stunt double, Gyula Tóth has been floating around.

→ Spoiler corner: Back to MSW, this time for some rumors on the Resistance and a sequence leading up to a major battle.

Michelle MacLaren may be in the mix to direct Anthology #2

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Today was a good day for Anthology rumors. First up, apparently director Michelle MacLaren took a meeting on the second spin-off. MacLaren was most recently in the news for departing the Wonder Woman film, but her directing credits include episodes of Game of Thrones and Breaking Bad.

As for Rogue One, JoBlo has a few bullet points, most of which we’ve already been told or can guess at, but consider it a double-down on a few things.