Star Wars Rebels “Vision of Hope” Previews
“Vision of Hope” will premiere Monday, February 2, on Disney XD at 9PM EST. Two preview clips were released to gear up for the new episode, one of which refers back to a name mentioned in Spark of Rebellion.
For those who thought Agent Kallus believed that Ezra’s real name was Jabba, Tracy Cannobbio shared the real answer on Twitter, “Bravo to those who said Kallus was being sarcastic with ‘Padawan Jabba.’ I asked Dave Filoni & he said Kallus is just messing with him.”
Lando Calrissian and Star Wars Rebels
Fans recently watched the return of Lando Calrissian in the popular Disney XD animated series Star Wars Rebels. In the episode “Idiot’s Array”, the character gave the impression that he and the crew would meet again in the future, and it appears that it might, in fact, happen.
According to the latest Billy Dee Williams interview with Jordan Maison, the editor-in-chief of Cinelinx, Williams has been working with the series for about a year or so. When asked whether the audience will see him again, he said, “Yeah! There’s more adventures with Lando coming up . . . They keep calling me up to do Lando, and I love Lando, so I don’t mind! [Note that this comment is in regards to OTHER voice-work he’s done for the character and not just Rebels] As long as the fans keep responding to it in a positive way, they’ll keep bringing [Lando] back . . .”
Jordan’s full interview with Billy Dee will be coming out soon.
Star Wars Rebels‘ Second Season Twice as Long?
The first season of Star Wars Rebels has a total of 16 episodes (13, if you exclude the character shorts and Spark of Rebellion), but what about the second season? According to a recent tweet from actor Freddie Prinze, Jr., the second season may be twice as long. Star Wars: The Clone Wars had 22 episodes for the first four seasons, leading us to believe that Rebels may start doing the same. If we take it literally with the first season at 13 episodes, it’ll be 26 episodes long. Other Disney XD animated shows, such as Ultimate Spider-Man and Avengers Assemble, also run on 26 episodes per season. No official word has been released to either confirm or deny the comment.
#StarWarsRebels I cant wait for season 2 to start for you guys. We recorded nearly twice as many episodes. You guys are gonna love it!—
Freddie Prinze Jr (@RealFPJr) January 30, 2015
Star Wars Rebels Episode Descriptions
NickandMore recently released the episode descriptions for “Call to Action” and “Rebel Resolve”.
“Call to Action”
February 9 (9:00 PM – 9:30 PM ET/PT)
As public awareness increases around the Rebels activity, they target an important Imperial network.
February 23 (9:00 PM – 9:30 PM ET/PT)
The Rebels attack an Imperial courier hoping to glean information that will help them lead a dangerous rescue attempt.
Freddie Prinze, Jr., also tweeted a preview of Kanan Jarrus in an upcoming episode.
Yodasnews.com Interview with Freddie Prinze, Jr.
Yodasnews.com recently caught up with Freddie Prinze, Jr., about his role as Kanan Jarrus in Star Wars Rebels and some details concerning the second season.
“At the end of season one Kanan will know what it means to be a Jedi. The selflessness necessary to be considered a master,” he said, before revealing that Kanan survives to live another day in the second season. Many fans assume things won’t end well for him and Ezra, so the conversation with Yodasnews.com brought about a relieved sigh. “Season 2 he learns how to let go. You’ll learn his pain, in detail, in a scene Dave and I recorded in private. Kanan breaks down and gives you everything you’ve been wondering.”
When asked about Hera and Kanan’s relationship, he said, “Hera and Kanan explain/discuss their past more than display it. It’s wartime in our story and kids, as they do in life, slow down the physical displays of affection. In season 2 certainly learn more about them, but pay attention to how Hera works Kanan and you’ll learn a lot more.”
Read the entire interview at Yodasnews.com.
Star Wars Authors at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim
Authors Christie Golden (Star Wars: Dark Disciple), John Jackson Miller (Star Wars: A New Dawn), and James Luceno (Star Wars: Tarkin) will be attending Star Wars Celebration Anaheim in April. Golden and Miller both made the announcements via Twitter and the official Del Rey Star Wars Twitter account confirmed all three appearances. Star Wars Celebration Anaheim runs from April 16 through April 19, 2015.
StarWarsBooks (@DelReyStarWars) January 30, 2015
Final Jacket Covers for Heir to the Jedi
The final jacket covers for Star Wars: Heir to the Jedi by Kevin Hearne have arrived. Set to be released on March 3, 2015, Heir to the Jedi is a first person point of view novel that takes place between A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back. Read the first chapter under the “About the Book” tab over at Random House.
Star Wars Insider Short Story by Jason Fry
Del Rey Star Wars and Star Wars Insider work together to bring fans original stories and content. Just recently, it was announced that the first original Star Wars short story of 2015 will be written by Jason Fry (Servants of the Empire: Edge of the Galaxy, Star Wars: The Clone Wars: The Visual Guide, Jupiter Pirates). Approved by the Lucasfilm Story Group, the original story will focus on a squadron of TIE fighter pilots and it will appear in issue #156 (March 11, 2015).
Issue #156 will also include a Star Wars Rebels season one episode guide, interviews with Jason Isaacs (the Inquisitor) and David Oyelowo (Agent Kallus), and some secrets pertaining to the second season.
Marvel’s Star Wars #2 Preview
The second issue of Marvel’s new Star Wars comic book series will be released on Wednesday, February 4, 2015. In this upcoming comic, the Rebel assault on Cymoon 1 continues. Meanwhile, Luke Skywalker is cornered by Darth Vader and Han, Leia, and the others remain trapped.
Comic Book Resources gave fans a preview of Luke Skywalker confronting Darth Vader in Star Wars #2.
Draw Star Wars Rebels by Klutz Books
Klutz published a short time lapse video on “How to Draw the Inquisitor” from Star Wars Rebels. The video promotes Klutz’s Draw Star Wars Rebels, a 90-page book that comes with 6 sheets of vellum tracing paper, a mechanical pencil, a black marker, 3 dual-tipped metallic colored pencils, and a block eraser.
justJENN’s Hera Syndulla Cupcakes
Jenn of justJENN Recipes provides easy and fun how-to recipes for geeks looking to whip up something that screams fandom! She creates recipes for Nerdist.com and has been featured in a variety of sites and magazines. In 2013, she was recognized as Fangirl of the Day by Her Universe and continues to do what she loves: cooking and baking. She’s done various recipes featuring beloved Star Wars characters.
Her latest creation? Hera Syndulla brown sugar cupcakes with matcha buttercream! Though no recipe is currently available, if you wanted to bake a few Hera cupcakes of your own, surf the Web for similar recipes. Here’s one for brown sugar cupcakes and another for matcha buttercream frosting.
StarWars.com 10: Best Aliens
Towards the end of every month, the StarWars.com crew shares with fans the latest installment of StarWars.com 10, a video series where the editorial staff comes together to discuss various topics pertaining to the galaxy far, far away. In this recent update, the team selected the top ten best aliens. Is there a favorite species of yours that didn’t make the cut? Share it in the comments section below!
Sean Dove’s Star Wars Rebels Art
Designer and illustrator Sean Dove creates retro-inspired art with vibrant colors and lots of character, as seen with his latest drawings of the Star Wars Rebels cast. Find more of Dove’s art at his personal site and Tumblr blog.
Ezra Bridger Cross-stitch by Parvumautomaton
Back in November 2014, Tumblr user Parvumautomaton created an exquisite cross-stitch of Sabine Wren. They also created a cross-stitch of Ahsoka Tano and another of Anakin Skywalker from Star Wars: The Clone Wars. The most recent addition to their growing Star Wars collection is Ezra Bridger.
Rob Paulsen’s TALKIN’ TOONS PRESENTS: STAR WARS REBELS
Star Wars in the Classroom tweeted some information about an upcoming event, Talkin‘ Toons with Rob Paulsen, featuring cast members from Star Wars Rebels. Talkin’ Toons is a weekly audio podcast hosted by voice actor Rob Paulsen and it’s recorded in front of a live audience. If you’re in the area, click here for more details on how and where to attend.
Podcasts: A Future for Hondo and Talking to Tasia Valenza
Lucasfilm’s Matt Martin and Jim Cummings attended Salt Lake Comic Con’s FanXperience 2015. The Star Wars Rebels panel was hosted by Full Of Sith’s Bryan Young, and when asked about Rebels, Cummings said that Hondo Ohnaka may appear in the series. Twitter user T1MP4UL also mentioned that Cummings had stated something similar at Evansville’s Geek Galaxy Comic Con in November 2014. According to him, Cummings already recorded as Hondo for Rebels.
Listen to the FanXperience 2015 panel over at Full Of Sith.
Full Of Sith also spoke with Tasia Valenza, the voice of Shaak Ti from Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
“On this special episode, Tasia Valenza, the very talented actress and voice behind General Shaak Ti on The Clone Wars joins Mike, Amy and Bobby to discuss her craft, career, Star Wars and a myriad of other topics.”
Listen to the episode here.
Links: Thoughts, Interviews, and Reviews
- Tricia Talks Idiot’s Array on Star Wars Rebels Declassified by Tricia Barr
- Local sci-fi author on new voyage with Star Trek book by Nathan Vine
- Exclusive Interview Swiss Star Wars by Fernando de Carabassa
- I am a Star Wars Fan: Implications of Long Lasting Franchises by Natacha Guyot
- The Case for Dhara Leonis by Megan C.