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Star Wars: The Clone Wars was released in theaters ten years ago today. To celebrate the film’s milestone anniversary, we are reposting our review of the film which was originally written in 2016. Click the banner below to read the review and don’t forget to share your thoughts in our comments section. After a decade, what does the film mean to you? Stayed tuned for more thoughts on the tenth anniversary of Star Wars: The Clone Wars! 

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Home Video Review: Star Wars Rebels Season Four Blu-Ray

The fourth and final season of Star Wars Rebels was released on Blu-ray this week. Click the banner below to read our full review! 

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Star Wars: The Clone Wars Is Back!

Star Wars: The Clone Wars is coming back! Click through to watch the announcement trailer!

Update: Check out the official article on Starwars.com which features an interview with Dave Filoni! We will get 12 all new episodes of The Clone Wars!

 

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Nominations for the 70th Emmy Awards were announced today and Star Wars Rebels was among the nominees. In total, the final season of Star Wars Rebels received three nominations. The series was once again nominated in the Outstanding Children’s Program category. In addition, underappreciated composer Kevin Kiner was nominated in the Outstanding Music Composition For A Series category for his work on the Rebels’ series finale. Kiner and Star Wars Rebels will face off against Emmy juggernauts Game of Thrones and Westworld in that category. Finally, Star Wars Rebels was nominated for Outstanding Sound Editing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (Half-Hour) And Animation. Congratulations to the cast and crew of Star Wars Rebels  for their latest Emmy nominations and an impressive four seasons of Star Wars television! Click here to see the full list of nominees.

 

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Keri Russell Reportedly Joins Episode IX Cast

According to a report from Variety, Keri Russell  (The Americans, Felicity, Waitress) is in early talks to join Star Wars: Episode IX.  After meeting with several actresses for the role, which requires “action-heavy fight scenes”, Episode IX director JJ Abrams and Lucasfilm  agreed that Russell was the right choice. Abrams and Russell previously worked together on Felicity and Mission Impossible III. Abrams plans to cast two more actors before production on Episode IX begins at the end of the month. Keri Russell is certainly a very talented actress and a welcome addition to Star Wars. Head over to Variety for the full report!

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For fans of the series it may be hard to believe, but Star Wars: The Clone Wars will celebrate its 10th anniversary this year. Lucasfilm announced earlier this morning that the Emmy Award winning series and its 10th anniversary will be the focus of a panel at San Diego Comic Con. Click through to read the official press release from Lucasfilm and learn everything you need to know about this exciting announcement!

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Is Now On Netflix In The US

Do you want to watch Star Wars: The Last Jedi? If the answer is yes then keep reading. The Last Jedi was just added to Netflix in the United States and is now available to stream for those who want to revisit the film or even watch it for the first time.

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A preview for Timothy Zahn’s upcoming novel Thrawn: Alliances, which focuses on Grand Admiral Thrawn and Darth Vader, was released yesterday. Head over to StarWars.com to check out an excerpt from the upcoming novel and get a first look at the San Diego Comic Con exclusive cover that features Anakin Skywalker and Thrawn.

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Movie Review - Solo: A Star Wars Story

Coming just five months after The Last Jedi was released in theaters, a new Star Wars movie has arrived. Solo: A Star Wars Story, the tenth live action Star Wars film to be released theatrically, had a notoriously troubled production but how did the final film turn out? Click the banner below to read JTA’s full review of Solo: A Star Wars Story. BEWARE: THIS REVIEW CONTAINS FULL SPOILERS.

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The long rumored Boba Fett standalone film is reportedly in development with a director attached to the project. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Logan director James Mangold will write and direct a Boba Fett standalone film for Lucasfilm. The Hollywood Reporter also states that Lucasfilm is developing several character focused standalone films, including the frequently discussed Obi-Wan Kenobi film. Stephen Daldry is reportedly still in negotiations to direct the potential Kenobi film. What do you think about this potential Boba Fett film and Lucasfilm’s apparent interest in a number character focused standalone films?  Do you think James Mangold would be the right choice to direct a Boba Fett film? Let us know! Head over to The Hollywood Reporter for the full story! 

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Star Wars Celebration Is Heading To Chicago In 2019

It was announced on The Star Wars Show that Star Wars Celebration is heading to Chicago for its twentieth anniversary in 2019. The event will be held at McCormick Place in Chicago on April 11-15, 2019. Tickets will go on sale June 5 at noon CST at starwarscelebration.com. Head over to StarWars.com for all of the details!

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Not much is known about Jon Favreau’s recently revealed live-action Star Wars TV series, but Favreau revealed a few key details to Nerdist. The series will be set between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens, and more specifically seven years after the Battle of Endor.  Favreau also revealed that series will focus on new characters and will employ cutting edge technology that is similar to the technology he used to bring characters to life in his 2016 The Jungle Book remake and upcoming Lion King film. Click through to read the report from Nerdist!

UPDATE: In the full interview by Nerdist, Favreau actually says that the show will take place 7 years after the Battle of Yavin, putting it 3 years after Return of the Jedi

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Alden Ehrenreich and Donald Glover recently appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live to promote Solo: A Star Wars Story. Both Ehrenreich and Glover showed off clips that should get even the most pessimistic of us excited. In addition, they talked about what its like to take over these iconic roles and the advice they got from Harrison Ford and Billy Dee Williams. Apparently Ford’s advice involved complaining about Ewoks while Billy Dee kept it simple (and charming as always). Click through to watch the interviews!

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First Reactions To Solo: A Star Wars Story

Following the world premiere of Solo: A Star Wars Story, the first reactions to the film have begun to show up online. Unsurprisingly, Donald Glover’s portrayal of Lando received universal praise from the attendees who have shared their thoughts so far. Several attendees also praised Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s performance as L3. But what about Han Solo? The early word of mouth is largely positive, although some admitted that it takes time for Alden to find his footing and for your brain to adjust to seeing someone besides Harrison Ford play Han Solo. The most common takeaway from these early reactions seems to be that this film is fun first and foremost. Premiere reactions are almost always universally positive, so as usual take them with a grain of salt. Head over to Nerdist to read through the early reactions yourself!

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Star Wars Rebels Series Finale Review

It has been a fun four years, but it is time for the final Rebels Review. Thank you to all of the readers who have supported the Rebels Reviews series over the years. Now, lets talk about the end of Star Wars Rebels! Click the banner below to read JTA’s final Rebels Review!

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Star Wars Rebels Review - A World Between Worlds (S04E13)

Time travel in Star Wars? Click the banner below to read JTA’s review of the groundbreaking Star Wars Rebels episode, “A World Between Worlds.”

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Dave Filoni and the cast of Star Wars Rebels talked with Entertainment Weekly about the explosive series finale, the future, who really voices Chopper, and honoring George Lucas through fearless storytelling. Head over to EW to read the full interview.

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Star Wars Rebels aired it’s last episode tonight, which means that we saw the final episode of Rebels Recon as well. Rebels Recon has been a wonderful companion series and this last episode is absolutely worth your time. During an interview for Rebels Recon, Filoni clarified the fate of two major characters. SPOILER WARNING. Click through to watch the full video! 

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Star Wars Rebels Series Finale Spoiler Discussion

After four seasons, Star Wars Rebels came to an end tonight. The 90 minute finale just wrapped up and we want to know what you thought! Feel free to discuss FULL SPOILERS from the series finale in the comment section of this post. Look for JTA’s review of the finale later this week!

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Star Wars Rebels Review - Wolves And A Door ( S04E12)

“Wolves and a Door” introduced a lot of compelling ideas and featured two huge guest stars.  Ian McDiarmid returned to Star Wars for the first time since Revenge of the Sith and Malcolm McDowell made his Star Wars debut. Click the banner below to read the full review!

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Star Wars Rebels Review - DUME (S04E11)

Star Wars Rebels slowed down to properly address a devastating loss in “DUME.” Click the banner below to read JTA’s full review! 

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Hasbro's The Vintage Conversation Question 4

The fourth question for The Vintage Collection Conversation is here! “What are your top 3 existing 3.75″ Star Wars super-articulated figures that you would like to see newly presented on a Vintage Collection cardback?”

You can comment here to share your thoughts and provide some inspiration, but only comments posted on Instagram will be submitted to the Hasbro Development team. GO!

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First Look At Star Wars: The Last Jedi Deleted Scenes

Entertainment Weekly has an exclusive first look at five deleted scenes from Star Wars: The Last Jedi. In addition to descriptions of these deleted scenes, EW also asked Rian Johnson about the scenes in question. The most noteworthy scene that was discussed focused on Luke and Leia mourning the death of Han Solo. Click through to read about the deleted scenes and the comments from Johnson!

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Jabba's Sail Barge: Now Available In Canada!

Dear Canada, you can now place your order for Jabba’s Sail Barge through HasLab! StarWars.com exclusively revealed that the Sail Barge will now be available for Canadian residents as well. Go and back the Barge! StarWars.com just posted an article that contains the exciting reveal in addition to a fantastic interview with Steve Evans and Joe Ninivaggi. The interview provides an in-depth look at HasLab, the creative process, and the Sail Barge itself. Click through to read the full article!

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Star Wars Rebels Review – Jedi Night (S04E10)

We’re back! The Star Wars Rebels series finale is just around the corner and JTA’s Rebels Reviews are finally here to discuss the latest batch of episodes. Click the banner below to read our full review of the explosive midseason premiere, “Jedi Night.”

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Star Wars Rebels Series Finale Trailer

The end of Star Wars Rebels is almost here. After four seasons, the series will wrap up with a 90-minute finale on MONDAY, MARCH 5 (8:30 p.m. EST). Disney XD has released a trailer for the series finale. Click through to check out the exciting trailer and look for Rebels Reviews of “Jedi Night”, “DUME”, “Wolves at the Door”, and “A World Between Worlds” as the finale approaches.

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The Force Of Sound: Creating Sound For The Star Wars Galaxy

ABC News has released a new documentary, The Force of Sound, that explores the process of creating sound for the Star Wars galaxy. The short documentary offers an in-depth look at the sound design and sound mixing that were done for The Last Jedi. Click here to watch the full documentary.  When you’re done watching the documentary, go back the barge! 

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Let The Past Die: The End Of A Star Wars Tradition

Supervising sound editor Matthew Wood revealed to ABC News that the decision has been made to move on from the famous Wilhelm scream, which was absent from Rogue One and The Last Jedi. The distinctive scream was named by legendary sound designer Ben Burtt and it was included in the first seven films in the Star Wars saga. Woods commented, “We’re letting the past die, as Kylo Ren says.” He also revealed that they have begun to put a new signature scream into current and upcoming films. This seems to be part of a larger shift in philosophy, as Ben Burtt himself is no longer involved with the Star Wars franchise. Vanity Fair asked Burtt about his exclusion from Disney’s Star Wars productions and commented, “I was just never consulted or hired to do any of them. No one’s ever told me why.” Burtt concluded by saying, “You know that line in Indiana Jones, ‘It belongs in a museum’? That’s me. I’m a museum piece.” Click here to read the fill interview with Burtt.

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Ron Howard and Jon Favreau revealed on Twitter that Favreau will provide the voice for a “very cool & important alien character” in Solo: A Star Wars Story. You can actually see the four-armed alien in the trailer for the film. Of course, this isn’t Favreau’s first time voicing a Star Wars character since he provided the voice for Pre Vizsla in Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Check out the full story at Entertainment Weekly! 

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Yes, you read the headline correctly. ILM VFX Supervisor Mike Mullholland recently revealed that a change was made to the design of Kylo Ren’s TIE Silencer after Rian Johnson received an early prototype of the ship’s toy counterpart. Apparently, the original plan was to have the missiles on the underside of the ship but they were switched to the side of the wings since that’s where they were located on the toy version of the ship. So it appears a toy influenced a film in this case. Head over to io9 for the full story! 

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The final episodes of Star Wars Rebels are almost here! The series returns with a pair of back to back episodes next Monday, February 19th at 9pm on Disney XD. Lucasfilm has sent out a new preview of the show’s return. Check it out! 

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Star Wars: The Clone Wars Review - Trespass (S01E15)

Disney may be on pace to announce a new series of Star Wars films each week, but JTA hasn’t forgotten about Star Wars: The Clone Wars and this week we’ll be looking at one of the series’ best episodes. Click the banner below to read our full review of the season one classic, “Trespass.”

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Lucasfilm has announced that Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss will write and produce a new series of Star Wars films. This new series of films will be separate from both the episodic Skywalker films and the new trilogy that is being developed by Rian Johnson. Benioff and Weiss will begin working on the new series of films “as soon as the final season of Game of Thrones is complete.” Head over to StarWars.com to read the full statements from Kathleen Kennedy, Benioff, and Weiss. What are your thoughts regarding this latest announcement? Let us know!

 

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Check Out The First Footage From Solo: A Star Wars Story

The wait is over. The first footage from Solo: A Star Wars Story premiered during Super Bowl LII. Click through to check it out! 

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The Last Jedi Receives Four Oscar Nominations

The 2018 Academy Award nominations were announced this morning and Star Wars: The Last Jedi received four nominations overall. The Last Jedi was nominated for Best Sound Mixing, Best Sound Editing, and Best Visual Effects. In addition, John Williams was nominated for the 51st time for his The Last Jedi score. Congratulations to all of the nominees. Check out the complete list of nominations at The Hollywood Reporter!  

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