Star Wars Rebels Season Renewal
A day prior to its television debut, Disney Channels Worldwide ordered a second season for the widely praised series Star Wars Rebels. Both critics and fans have responded with positive and genuinely heartwarming comments, resulting in an early renewal. Talks of executive producer Greg Weisman not returning for the next season started to float around again, but the topic had surfaced earlier in the summer via Big Shiny Robot. The official Star Wars post states, “The creative team behind the second season of Star Wars Rebels includes Executive Producers Simon Kinberg and Dave Filoni, and Co-Executive Producer and Supervising Writer Henry Gilroy.”
Personally, I suspect Weisman is looking to have more time to work on his book series, Rain of the Ghosts. He’s also dropped hints of working on a separate project with more information to be revealed at New York Comic Con.
Greg Weisman (@Greg_Weisman) October 03, 2014
If you are a verified subscriber, “Droids in Distress” is now available for an advanced preview on the WATCH Disney XD app and site. No matter how you intend to view it, I highly recommend watching it when it airs and commenting on social media to demonstrate your support!
The Inquisitor vs. Kanan Jarrus in USA Today
The Inquisitor and Kanan clash in the latest clip from USA Today. The clip is from “Rise of the Old Masters,” an episode that was shown at the Star Wars Rebels NYC press screening I attended. Though he appears briefly in Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion, he appears for the first time in the flesh during this episode. Not only does he have an intimidating presence, but he is quite skilled, knowledgeable, and able to determine every single detail of his opponent through simple observations. He is the type of villain that plays mind games with you, and I can’t wait to see more of him!
USA Today also published a brief article and video that featured executive producer Dave Filoni and CG supervisor Joel Aron discussing the look and feel of the lightsabers, specifically from the old trilogy and Star Wars Rebels.
Sabine Wren and Hera Syndulla in The Wrap
Meanwhile, the clip of Sabine and Hera that originally premiered back in WonderCon 2014 finally made its way to the public via The Wrap. In it, Sabine and Hera encounter an overwhelming number of nocturnal creatures in an old Republic base. Needless to say, I went full fangirl when I saw the Republic gunship in the background.
Star Wars and Social Media
Just a cool reminder that Star Wars has a Vine account. The latest Vine video promoted the premiere of Spark of Rebellion on Friday, October 3. Additionally, the crew celebrated the premiere with a toast!
Star Wars (@starwars) October 03, 2014
Dave Filoni (@dave_filoni) October 04, 2014
Rebels Recon #1
Following the premiere of Star Wars Rebels, a new weekly video series greeted fans Friday evening. Rebels Recon gives fans a behind-the-scenes look into the latest episode and other related news. Also, if you haven’t done so, check out the Spark of Rebellion episode gallery, trivia gallery, and concept art gallery on the official website.
In the first installment of Rebels Recon, StarWars.com takes you inside Star Wars Rebels’ debut episode, “Spark of Rebellion,” with cast and crew interviews, coverage of the premiere’s L.A. screening, and an exclusive clip from next week’s episode.
Sabine Wren and Agent Kallus LEGO Minifigures
Bricks and Bloks published the latest previews of the LEGO Star Wars 2015 wave coming in January. Included in the wave of new LEGO sets are Ezra Bridger’s Speeder Bike with a Sabine Wren minifigure and an AT-DP set with Agent Kallus! (via Rebels Transmission)
Star Wars Rebels Voice Actors
Here are the latest voice actor names attached to Star Wars Rebels. (via Rebels Report)
- Keith Szarabajka as Cikatro Vizago
- David Shaughnessy as Imperial Commandant Aresko and Taskmaster Grint
- Liam O’Brien as Supply Master Yogar Lyste and Morad Sumar
- Phil LaMarr as Bail Organa
- Kath Soucie as Imperial Minister Maketh Tua
Her Universe and Star Wars Rebels
Ashley Eckstein flaunted the new Star Wars Rebels design coming soon to Her Universe!
Disney Store’s Exclusive Star Wars Rebels Event
On Saturday, October 11, and Sunday, October 12, Disney Store will have in-store events to promote Star Wars Rebels. There will be a free giveaway, various other activities, and a glimpse of the new series. Head over to Jedi News to see the full flyer for additional details.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars Updates
Season six of Star Wars: The Clone Wars will be coming to Blu-ray and DVD this fall! Previous rumors stated that the set would be coming out during November. Here’s hoping we might get an update this weekend at New York Comic Con!
The Digital Bits also has a cover for the Blu-ray, but nothing is official until an announcement appears later this fall.
- Complete audio from the Star Wars Rebels Press Conference by Jason Ward | Making Star Wars
- Ryder Windham Interview by Linda Hansen-Raj | FANgirl Blog
- Press call interview with Vanessa Marshall | ForceCast
- Queen Latifah Interviews Freddie Prinze, Jr.
- Star Wars Rebels hits TV screens worldwide | AFP News Agency
- Voiceover Actress Vanessa Marshall Talks Star Wars Rebels | IamRogue
- EXCLUSIVE: Taylor Gray: Star Wars Rebel by Lynn Barker | Kidz World
- Executive Producer Dave Filoni Talks Star Wars Rebels by Christina Radish | Collider
- Interview: Simon Kinberg, Star Wars Rebels Executive Producer – Part 1 by Dan Brooks | StarWars.com
Other Videos and Audio:
- Dave Filoni’s Speech at the Star Wars Rebels LA Screening | Skywalking Through Neverland
- The StarWars.com 10: Best Villains
- HoloNet News Special Report: Mas Amedda receives Governor Arihnda Pryce for Lothal report
- Star Wars Rebels Interactive Character Profiles | Disney XD UK
- Vanessa Marshall Talks Rebels With Jedi News, Ion Cannon and The Forcecast by Mark Newbold | Jedi News
Star Wars Rebels Reviews:
- Star Wars Rebels Captures The Kid Again: A Spoiler Free Commentary by Darth Taxus | Skywalking Through Neverland
- Reviewing Rebels & Remembering Henson on Assembly of Geeks by Tricia Barr | FANgirl Blog
- TV Review: Star Wars Rebels by Brian Lowry | Variety
- Star Wars Rebels: Spark of a Rebellion Twitter Review Roundup by Alex Ward | Rebels Report
- Paul’s Rebels Review: A Spark of Rebellion (Spoilers) | Rebels Report
- Jedi News Review: Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion by Teresa Delgado and Aaron Goins | Jedi News
Podcasts to Listen to:
- 9-30-14 Now, This Is Podcasting! Episode 50 | Making Star Wars
- Season 1 Episode 1: Spark of Rebellion Review | Rebels Report
- Episode 22 – The Clone Wars | Far Far Away Radio
- The WolfPack Podcast #92: The Rebellion Has Begun | Wolfpack Podcast
- WolfPack Roundtables: Star Wars Rebels S1E3: Droids In Distress | Wolfpack Podcast
- Tosche Station Radio #94: Star Wars Rebels Premiere Special | Tosche Station
- ForceCast #323: Rebels, Rumors, and Story Reels | ForceCast
- Ion Cannon #6 – Vanessa Marshall Interview | Ion Cannon
- Ion Cannon #7 – Rebels 100 “Spark of Rebellion” | Ion Cannon
- Star Wars Rebels Press Conference Full Report | RebelForce Radio
- Star Wars Rebels: Declassified: Spark of Rebellion | RebelForce Radio
- Full of Sith Episode LXXXIV: The Star Wars Report | Full of Sith
Other Links to Visit:
- The Ronto Roundup: David Oyelowo, David Fincher and Chopper!!! by Daniel Berry | Dork Side of the Force
- Star Wars trilogy is retold in new kids’ book by Brian Truitt | USA Today
- Fangirls Going Rogue Episode 11: With a Rebel Yell, We Talk Cons, Cons, Cons! by Tricia Barr | FANgirl Blog
- Star Wars Collecting: Taking a First Step Into a Larger World by Jordan Maison | StarWars.com
- Aquaman (Matt Lanter) Vs Orm (Sam Witwer) in Justice League: Throne of Atlantis Debut Trailer | Newsarama
- Rebels Wanted Poster Set | Rebel Scum
- Like Leia and Luke’s Old Gang, but With Anime-ish Introspection by Mike Hale | The New York Times
- Disney Expands the ‘Star Wars’ Galaxy by Ben Fritz | The Wall Street Journal