StarWars.com reveals , including a still of Chopper’s appearance in the film and a chat with Matt Martin about the experience. And although a Rebels Easter Eggs in Rogue One random store sighting broke the news, we also get a look at Saw Gerrera’s upcoming appearance on the show.
Yes, Forest Whitaker is voicing him. Rebels returns January 7 on Disney XD.
Hera, Ryloth and Thrawn take a front seat in
‘Hera’s Heroes.’ In the latest Recon, Andi Gutierrez chats with Vanessa Marshall, Dave Filoni, Pablo Hidalgo, Henry Gilroy and Taylor Gray.
Wedge Antilles and Hobbie Klivian join the Rebellion in
Rebels’ ‘The Antilles Extraction.’ Andi Gutierrez chats with Henry Gilroy, Pablo Hidalgo, and Dave Filoni about Wedge, Sabine’s background with the Empire, Biggs Darklighter (!) and Skystrike Academy. Plus, Pablo answers a question about… Science?
Andi Gutierrez talks to Pablo Hidalgo, Henry Gilroy, Dave Filoni, Taylor Gray, and Freddie Prinze Jr. about the events of
‘The Holocrons of Fate.’ Also, Pablo answers questions again!
Meanwhile, Germain Lussier at io9 talks to Filoni about those visions.
Dave Filoni no longer Supervising Director on He’s still an Executive Producer and involved in creative decisions on the show, but you’ll see a new name, Lucasfilm Animation vet Justin Ridge, in the Supervising Director spot on ‘Steps into the Shadow.’ Rebels.
Entertainment Weekly has
a new clip featuring Grand Admiral Thrawn from an upcoming episode of Rebels, plus an interview with Dave Filoni about bringing him into the show, and the appeal of the character:
He really stuck out because he was through and through an Imperial officer. He was not facing doubt, he didn’t have these abilities that make all the big arch villains up to that point arch. He wasn’t inept so much like Piett, he wasn’t playing politics like the rest of the Imperial officers, he was purely a military strategist.
‘Hera’s Heroes’ will be the season’s fifth episode. Rebels S3 premieres with with ‘Steps into Shadow’ on Saturday at 8:30 p.m. ET.
Rebels’ biggest (sizewise) new addition is getting some it over at USA Today. They interview Tom Baker (best known as Doctor Who’s Fourth Doctor) on his addition to Star Wars as the character called Bendu.
Meanwhile, there’s a two part interview with Dave Filoni on StarWars.com looking back at Darth Vader and Ahsoka Tano in season two.
The Rogue One product parade continues with I’m no collector, but this is honestly pretty neat. the official list from StarWars.com (nothing in the book lineup we didn’t already know about) and io9’s toy roundup. The official site also has an interview with the creators of the Go Rogue video series that debuted Wednesday.
→ Riz Ahmed appeared on Stephen Colbert, and of course he wasn’t allowed to get away without
some . He also appeared during Star Wars talk Good Morning America‘s toy reveal, where he got to see his first Bodhi Rook action figure.
Dave Filoni talks Saw Gerrera to /Film, and the character’s journey from The Clone Wars to an actual film.
→ Technically a rumor:
The Emperor will not be in Okay then. (Were we really expecting him? Rogue One. Really?)
Director Gareth Edwards on the I’ve been sitting on this one a while, because it basically looks like Edwards trying to dodge the real answer. Rogue One title.
→ And finally, Jalopnik’s Jason Torchinsky on droid names (as inspired by
Wednesday’s C2-B5 reveal) and how they make no sense. Long story short: It ain’t that kind of franchise, nerds.
Will Darth Vader or the Inquisitors show up in Rebels S3? With the focus so far on Thrawn, Dave Filoni talks to /Film about whether we’ll see any of Rebels’ traditional villains in the new season.
The ‘Your Snoke Theory Sucks’ sticker by the Before you freak out on Pablo for having a sense of humor, here’s what he said later: “Theorize all you want! It’s cool! Just keep it out of my timeline.” Steele Wars podcast seems to be quite the hit out of London last weekend, spotted in the hands of both Pablo Hidalgo and Rian Johnson. Steele Saunders even talked to Inverse about them, and why they proved to be so popular. Not at the con? You can still get your own in both sticker and t-shirt form.
→ IGN’s Daniel Krupa takes a look at
the 6 classic movies that Episode VIII director Rian Johnson encouraged his cast and crew to watch, and how they might influence the upcoming film.
→ Dave Filoni chats
with io9’s Germain Lussier. Rebels S3, Thrawn and dealing with a “mass continuity”
→ Felicity Jones talked about
her big line in the with Entertainment Tonight, and here’s what we learned from Rogue One sizzle reel the . Rogue One exhibit
→ Spotted on the floor:
Kelly Marie Tran, who still had filming to do!
→ As always, check out the
CJ Tumblr for more photos, videos, GIFs and links from the con!