If you found that Star Wars didn’t have a large presence at SDCC this year, it’s probably because most of the news concerning future projects will debut at Star Wars Celebration Europe this weekend and at Disney’s D23 Expo in August. Nevertheless, some exciting news did make it out of San Diego Comic Con International.
Phineas and Ferb Meets Star Wars In Special Episode
Phineas and Ferb are making friends and going on adventures with new franchises! In August, the duo will be embarking on a mission with Marvel’s The Avengers in an epic crossover. From there, they’ll be going to a galaxy far, far away.
A special Star Wars-themed episode of the musical-comedy series is currently in production…The one hour event episode will premiere next year on Disney Channel and Disney XD, placing the characters of Phineas and Ferb in the same space and time as the world of Star Wars.
The episode’s story begins a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away — in summer. Phineas and Ferb are living happily on Tatooine, just one moisture farm over from Luke Skywalker. They love simply hanging out and creating new adventures under the twin suns, however, they find themselves thrust into a global rebellion when the plans for blowing up the Death Star accidentally fall into their hands.
Now that fate has suddenly pulled them into the fight for freedom, they must go in search of a pilot who can take them to the Rebels so they can hand over the plans. Complicating matters, Candace — the boys’ sister — has a Stormtrooper-like intent on “busting rebels” who chase Phineas and Ferb across the galaxy in hopes of retrieving the Death Star plans.
Meanwhile, back on the Death Star, Dr. Darth Enshmirtz, a low level Darth, has created a Force-powered “Sith-inator” that he plans to use against the Rebel Alliance. Agent P, working undercover for the Rebellion, is dispatched to stop him, but quickly gets trapped in carbonite. Then, things take a startling turn when Ferb is accidentally hit by the full blast of Dr. Darth Enschmirtz’s “inator” and becomes…an evil Sith.
Stay tuned to StarWars.com for more on this Force-filled episode of Phineas and Ferb.
Adam Savage Inducted To The 501st Legion
Best known for co-hosting the Discovery Channel television series MythBusters, Adam Savage is also recognized for his model work in Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones. Over the weekend, Savage became the latest member to get inducted to the 501st Legion.
Greg Weisman Talks About Star Wars Rebels
Newsarama caught up with Greg Weisman and briefly brought up Star Wars Rebels towards the end of this Young Justice interview.
No Rebels tidbits. It’s way too soon, plus my fellow producer Dave Filoni is heading to Germany in a couple weeks to make a Rebels presentation at Star Wars Celebration, and I wouldn’t want to scoop that. But I will say that Dave and Simon Kinberg and I are having a blast working on the series.
Interview With J. W. Rinzler On The Making Of Return Of The Jedi And The Star Wars
Lucasfilm’s J.W. Rinzler discusses his upcoming works, including The Making of Return of the Jedi and The Star Wars.
Long-Lost Star Wars Bloopers Revealed
Speaking of J.W. Rinzler, the editor and author uncovered a blooper reel while searching the Lucasfilm archives for his “Making of” series. Unfortunately, the footage won’t reach a wider audience anytime soon, but Mashable has provided a great description of the clips shown at San Diego Comic Con.
New LEGO Star Wars AT-AP Set Unveiled
LEGO unveiled a new AT-AP walker set, which first appeared in Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith. The set includes 717 pieces and will retail for $69.99. Currently, it is scheduled for release in March 2014.
Interview With Corinna Bechko And Gabriel Hardman
Writer Corinna Bechko and writer and artist Gabriel Hardman shared insight into the making of Star Wars: Legacy, Volume 2.
Cover Revealed For New Star Wars Novel By James S.A. Corey
Set to be released on March 4, 2014, Honor Among Thieves is the second book in the Empire and Rebellion series. The first novel focused on Leia, entitled Razor’s Edge by Martha Wells. The third novel will be by Kevin Hearne, which will focus on Luke Skywalker.
Hasbro and Star Wars
Star Wars fans have been waiting a long time to get their hands on 6-inch figures of their favorite Star Wars characters. At San Diego Comic Con, Hasbro ended their Star Wars panel by launching the Star Wars: The Black Series. Here are some characters on display.
Star Wars Comics
The piece of information that caught my eye this weekend concerning Star Wars comics was the new Darth Vader series, which includes a Clone Trooper as a main character. Also, comic book fans will be happy to know that Star Wars will continue to stay with Dark Horse through the end of 2014. For more updates, check out the detailed article over at Newsarama.