Rebels returns to Disney XD on June 20

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Rebels will return with the one-hour ‘The Siege of Lothal’ on Saturday, June 20th, Lucasfilm has announced. That’s much sooner than expected, but Lucasfilm is saying that the rest of the show will be out in the fall. An odd choice, but nothing with Disney XD’s schedules ever seems clear-cut. Still, it’s nice that the S2 premiere will be out sooner rather than later.

In the more immediate future, Disney XD will be spending this weekend marathoning season 1 and their LEGO specials. A half-hour recap special, ‘Star Wars Rebels: The Ultimate Guide,’ will debut Monday at 8.

Report: Star Wars saga marathon coming in December

Star Wars logoStar Wars Action News heard from an AMC manager that a full Star Wars saga marathon is in the works for the December release of The Force Awakens.

A handful of big theater chains (including AMC) have been holding similar events with the 11 Marvel Studios films in connection with this week’s release of Avengers: Age of Ultron, so it wouldn’t exactly be a stretch for Disney (and Fox) to greenlight the same for Star Wars.

Personally I’d settle for a pair of three-film combo events over a nice leisurely weekend in early December, but I suppose that’s why we have Blu-rays.

Video: Carrie Fisher, Ian McDiarmid and Anthony Daniels backstage at Celebration Anaheim


There’s still content from Celebration dropping, as Carrie Fisher talks to James Arnold Taylor backstage about Leia, the slave outfit, reprising Leia, and poor Gary’s exhaustion. Also joining James backstage are Ian McDiarmid and Anthony Daniels.

Plus there’s the Pablo Hidalgo and Leland Chee interview from the livestream.

Video: Mark Hamill and James Arnold Taylor chat backstage at Celebration Anaheim


Backstage at Celebration, Mark Hamill chats with James Arnold Taylor about Star Wars and shared some family photos from the Return of the Jedi set. (The Force Awakens stuff starts at 7:20. #Beardwatch!)

A bunch of other Celebration videos have gone up over the past few days as well, most pulls from the livestream, including interviews with Billy Dee Williams, Ray Park, Joel Aron, Doug Chiang and Christian Alzmann, among others. And then there’s con highlights that played during the Closing Ceremonies…

Hallmark will have two The Force Awakens tree ornaments this winter

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The 2015 Hallmark Dream Book is out, and it contains some – but not all – of the Star Wars ornaments we saw at SDCC. Curiously, there are two The Force Awakens ornaments that are yet to be revealed. Odds are probably good that one is a BB-8, but the other?

UPDATE: Jedi News found out that the Admiral Ackbar we saw at SDCC will be a limited release for Hallmark’s Ornament Premiere on July 11. It will only be available in stores.

Head beneath the cut for a shot of the Dream Book’s Star Wars page.

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Out this week: Princess Leia #3, Ultimate Star Wars, Lords of the Sith

Princess Leia #3 (crop)It’s the last week of April, and that means Paul Kemp’s Lords of the Sith is out on Tuesday. That’s the same day you’ll be able to pick up Ultimate Star Wars from DK, the first fully canon reference book.

On Wednesday, comic fans will find Princess Leia #3 waiting for them, as well as a second printing of Darth Vader #3.

Our next novel will be Christie Golden’s Dark Disciple, out on July 7. Also dropping that day is William Shakespeare’s The Clone Army Attacketh.