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Star Wars Rebels Review: Steps Into Shadow (S03E01-E02)

Posted by Mike_Taber | September 26, 2016 at 02:19 PM ET |

Star Wars Rebels is back! Rebels returned with an uneven episode and introduced a new villain in Grand Admiral Thrawn. Click through for the full review!

Dave Filoni No Longer The Supervising Director For Rebels

Posted by Mike_Taber | September 25, 2016 at 04:50 PM ET |

On Friday Big Shiny Robot reported that Clone Wars veteran Justin Ridge will replace Filoni as the supervising director on Star Wars Rebels. Don't panic though, Filoni isn't going anywhere. Click through for the full scoop

Star Wars Rebels Returns Tomorrow

Posted by Mike_Taber | September 23, 2016 at 03:05 PM ET |

Star Wars Rebels season three kicks off tomorrow at 8:30pm ET/PT on Disney XD. The hourlong premiere entitled "Steps in Shadow" will feature the highly anticipated introduction of Grand Admiral Thrawn. Click through for a sneak peak in preparation for the big premiere! 

Rogue One Gets A New Composer

Posted by Mike_Taber | September 16, 2016 at 08:53 AM ET |

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Michael Giacchino (Lost, Up, Star Trek) has replaced Alexander Desplat as the composer for Rogue One.  The reason for Desplat's departure? That would be those inescapable reshoots. The extensive reshoots Rogue One went through created a scheduling conflict for Desplat and he was forced to drop out. Enter Michael Giacchino. Giacchino has frequently worked for Disney in the past scoring five Pixar movies, Zootopia, and the upcoming Doctor Strange movie among others. It's still strange and nerve-racking to think that someone besides John Williams will be scoring a Star Wars movie, but Giacchino seems like a natural fit.

TBS/TNT Secure Exclusive TV Rights To Star Wars Films

Posted by Mike_Taber | September 14, 2016 at 08:18 PM ET |

Turner has struck a massive deal with Disney for the basic cable rights to 10 Star Wars films. The deal includes four unreleased Star Wars films (most likely Rogue One, Episodes 8 and 9, and the Han Solo movie). They have also reached a separate agreement with 20th Century Fox for the original Star Wars. The Star Wars films have been out of circulation on basic cable since a licensing agreement with Spike TV expired in 2014.  The original and prequel trilogies will begin airing on TNT as early as September 20th. Head over to Variety for the full story! 

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

Posted by Mike_Taber | August 31, 2016 at 08:18 PM ET |

Missing Star Wars Rebels? Then we have the perfect review for you. Today we'll be looking at the Star Wars Rebels season two Blu-ray. Click through for our full review! The season two Blu-ray is now available so head over to Amazon and order your copy now. 

Disney Licensees LOVE Jyn Erso!

Posted by Paul | August 31, 2016 at 07:58 AM ET |

As expected, EW.com titles an article "First Look" with regards to Jyn Erso focused toys coming this Fall in support of Rogue One. Yeah, we've seen most of these already.... right here at JTA! (There are some new toys shown however.)

Michael Leader, the man who played the Stormtrooper that famously hit his head on the blast shield doorway has died. Metro.co.uk has the full story. Special thanks to JTA reader Marc G. for the alert!

UPDATE 1: It looks like Metro.co.uk has an inaccurate story. Although Michael Leader did pass away, apparently he was not responsible for this famous Star Wars blooper. Wookieepedia goes on to explain that the actor who hit his head was actually Laurie Goode (who is alive and well).

UPDATE 2: This story may be accurate. Wookieepedia documents that BOTH Michael Leader and Laurie Goode recall bumping their heads as stormtroopers. We'll let you decide.

The Clone Wars Film Hits Eight Years Old

Posted by Paul | August 16, 2016 at 07:48 AM ET |

Speaking of The Clone Wars, we neglected to say Happy Anniversary to The Clone Wars film yesterday. It turned eight (8) years old August 15th. Reminisce with us about it in our comments!

After the news broke that Disney was searching for an actor to play a young Lando in the upcoming Han Solo movie, speculation about who could possibly replace Billy Dee Williams began. Now a new report suggests that there is already a frontrunner. Birth. Movies. Death. is reporting that Donald Glover (Community, The Martian) is the first choice to play young Lando. You could do a lot worse than Donald Glover. I like Glover and he has proven himself as both a comedic and dramatic actor. But is he a good choice for Lando? I don't know. As with Han Solo and Harrison Ford, it's difficult to accept someone besides Billy Dee Williams as Lando. Although I won't write the movie off yet, especially with Phil Lord and Chris Miller directing, I still don't like the idea of a young Han Solo movie. Han Solo has one of the most complete character arcs in the entire saga, so at least on paper this film seems unnecessary to me. In addition to my discomfort with recasting Han and now Lando. At least bring Billy Dee back for Episode 8! What do you think about the potential casting of Glover as Lando? Let us know in the comments!

Watch The New Rogue One Trailer Online And Discuss!

Posted by Chuck | August 11, 2016 at 10:54 PM ET |

The new Rogue One trailer is out! What did you think? And what was up with the headless guy walking around? Click through to discuss and have another watch!

Lando Joining Han In The Upcoming Han Solo Movie?

Posted by Chuck | August 11, 2016 at 10:51 PM ET |

Lando is now rumored to join Solo in the Han Solo movie. This is not really unexpected, and casting the right Lando is almost as important as casting the right Han Solo. Lando has a strong connection to Han's past, so adding him in the movie is a good move! Let's hope it's true, and done right! Cinema Blend has the full report! People are hating on this movie before it's made. I'm personally looking forward to it. Sound off in the comments!

Tune in right now to this evening's coverage of the Olympics on NBC to catch the premiere of the new Rogue One trailer. No time is listed for the airing, but you can bet they will do it either on the half-hour or the hour. Of course, you can always wait and see it (probably immediacy after) online.

UPDATE: The trailer is now live on the official Star Wars YouTube channel. Click through to have a look and discuss!

Star Wars Rebels Season Three Premiere Date Announced

Posted by Mike_Taber | August 10, 2016 at 05:54 PM ET |

Star Wars Rebels will return for its third season on Saturday September 24th at 8:30 p.m. The hourlong season premiere entitled "Steps into Shadow" will introduce Grand Admiral Thrawn into the world of Star Wars Rebels. Head over to StarWars.com for a more in depth preview of the highly anticipated season premiere! 

New Star Wars: The Force Awakens Blu-ray will feature J.J. Abrams commentary. Never-before-seen deleted sequences will also be added to the Nov. 15 release. EW.com has the full story.

Rogue One Trailer Snippets Mixed In With Olympics Promo

Posted by Paul | August 08, 2016 at 04:42 PM ET |

In case you haven't seen it yet, Screenrant has posted an EPK that shows clips of the new Rogue One trailer mixed in with scenes of the Olympics. Odd. But check it out anyway!

Rogue One Trailer This Thursday After The Olympics!

Posted by Paul | August 07, 2016 at 06:41 PM ET |

There will be a Rogue One trailer this Thursday after the Olympics. Gizmodo has the full story!

Rogue One Reshoot Drama Returns

Posted by Mike_Taber | August 06, 2016 at 02:59 PM ET |

When the news broke that Rogue One would be undergoing several weeks of reshoots, some people jumped to the conclusion that Rogue One was a troubled production and that the sky was falling. I never bought into that theory and the reaction seemed entirely overblown to me. Virtually every movie of this size will experience reshoots. It happened with The Force Awakens and I'm sure it will happen with Episode 8. The Hollywood Reporter has finally provided some clarity on the secretive Rogue One reshoots though ... Click through for more!

ABC Boss Talks Star Wars TV Show Possibilities

Posted by Mike_Taber | August 06, 2016 at 02:01 PM ET |

Stating the obvious, ABC president Channing Dungey expressed her desire to introduce a Star Wars TV show on ABC. She went on to say that talks with Lucasfilm are ongoing. Variety has the full report. So what's the first Star Wars TV show we should expect? Cheers set in the cantina? Let the Star Wars TV show puns begin! I'll start with The X-Wing Files. (Alternate puns included: Who's the Bossk?, I Love Lando, Mr. Lobot, and Band of Bothans). As for the prospect of an Star Wars TV show on ABC, it has me a little nervous. I think Netflix would probably be a better fit for Star Wars. What do you think? Let us know in our comments! 

Don't forget that coming to ABC tonight at 8 PM is "Secrets of the Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey" which will also include a Rogue One trailer. Set your DVR if you can't watch it live! TV Guide has more information HERE.

Official Rogue One Poster Revealed!

Posted by Paul | July 15, 2016 at 01:05 PM ET |

Check out the official The Rogue One poster!

The Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey Coming To ABC July 15th

Posted by Paul | July 05, 2016 at 09:36 PM ET |

Coming to ABC July 15th at 8 PM is "Secrets of the Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey" which will also include a Rogue One trailer. Set your DVR folks! TV Guide has more information HERE.

Get To Know The Characters Of Rogue One

Posted by Mike_Taber | June 22, 2016 at 02:55 PM ET |

As part of their exclusive look into Rogue One, Entertainment Weekly has revealed the names and descriptions of the major Rogue One characters. The most interesting news is regarding the character played by Oscar winner Forest Whitaker. Apparently, long time fans will immediately recognize the character when his name is revealed later today. Click through to meet the characters of Rogue One

Update: Click through for more information on Forest Whitaker's character as revealed today! Minor spoilers apply.

Darth Vader Officially Confirmed To Appear In Rogue One

Posted by Mike_Taber | June 22, 2016 at 01:02 PM ET |

Although assumed by many for months, today we received official confirmation that Darth Vader will indeed make an appearance in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Entertainment Weekly revealed the news as part of their exclusive Rogue One first look. Click through for the full story

StarWars.com Asks What The Best Scene In The Force Awakens Is

Posted by Paul | June 22, 2016 at 10:11 AM ET |

StarWars.com has posted an article asking what the best scene in The Force Awakens is. Weigh in on your own opinions in our comments!

That's what this article claims at least. Screenrant.com is reporting that the canceled live action television Star Wars show would have focused on Emperor Palpatine's origin. It looks like Darth Plagueis was "this close" to being canon. Check out the full story here. Special thank to Paul B. for the alert!

Rebels Season 2 Comes To Blu-ray And DVD August 30th

Posted by Paul | June 17, 2016 at 10:43 PM ET |

Rebels Season 2 comes to Blu-ray and DVD August 30th. StarWars.com has the full story!

Well, the drama is back! (Supposedly.) CosmicBookNews.com is reporting from source Latino Review that there is indeed major drama surrounding Rogue One, that the problems aren't overblown. In fact, they accuse Entertainment Weekly of shilling for Disney. Per the source, they're claiming that things are so bad that a new director is being brought on board and half the film needs to be reshot because it is much too dark for Disney's tastes. (What a shame if this is indeed true.) We're just presenting this for you to come to your own conclusions. But if it is true, it certainly provides some clarity on how Disney is much too involved in the creative process.

The Truth Behind The Rogue One Reshoots

Posted by Paul | June 04, 2016 at 07:07 AM ET |

Sometimes it takes a "crazy" rumor to get the truth. Hey, whatever it takes. Still, Lucasfilm has mostly decide to not respond to the rumors. EW.com has the full story on the truth they were able to confirm surrouding the Rogue One reshoots and other changes required to help finish it up. Click through for more!.

Uh-oh. Unrest there always seems to be at Disney when it comes to Star Wars. First Arndt leaving, now Rogue One is suffering some supposed turmoil. According to the Daily Mail, Disney chiefs have deemed Rogue One "so bad" that they're requiring four weeks of reshoots and the blame is being placed on director Gareth Edwards. (Or maybe it's actually so good in a classic Star Wars sense that they need to completely rework it to make some characters more invincible perhaps?) Check out the story!

Maybe there is some precedent set for a Star Wars film getting released in December. Maybe The Force Awakens isn't alone. The Academy Film Archive has revealed a supposedly never-before-seen "Revenge Of The Jedi" teaser yesterday which shows that Episode VI was planned to have a December 1983 release date. Check it out!

Happy Birthday To A New Hope And Return Of The Jedi!

Posted by Paul | May 25, 2016 at 10:54 AM ET |

Happy 39th Birthday to Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (you're over the hill next year)! And also Happy 33rd Birthday to my most favorite Star Wars film of all: Star Wars Episode VI: Return Of The Jedi!


We missed the birthday of Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back yesterday (May 21st), so we have to celebrate it today! Reminisce on this fan favorite Star Wars film!

Has The Title of Star Wars Episode VIII Leaked?

Posted by Paul | May 20, 2016 at 07:37 PM ET |

Has the title of Episode VIII leaked? A video has made its way to Reddit and it appears the title is now known provided it's legit. WARNING! Potential SPOILERS (if this isn't total bunk)!

Happy Birthday To Episode I And Episode III!

Posted by Paul | May 19, 2016 at 03:20 PM ET |

Happy 17th Birthday to Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace and Happy 11th Birthday to Star Wars Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith.



WARNING! SPOILERS! Site jedi-bibliothek.de has posted a complete description of main characters as well as posted an image of the Official Visual Story Guide from the film!

Happy Birthday Star Wars Episode II: Attack Of The Clones!

Posted by Paul | May 16, 2016 at 05:10 PM ET |

Happy 14th birthday to Star Wars Episode II: Attack Of The Clones! I guess I could say something sarcastic like " you sure look a whole lot better after Episode VII" but I wouldn't say such a thing. In all seriousness, you're responsible for creating our clone obsessions. And we hope Lucasfilm Ltd. finishes off that awesome "generator sequence" one day and re-releases it as a special edition or something.

Star Wars Show Coming!

Posted by Paul | May 10, 2016 at 05:31 PM ET |

StarWars.com has teased a new Star Wars Show trailer. More to come!

Take A Break and Watch This Star Wars/James Bond Mash-up

Posted by Chuck | May 09, 2016 at 08:38 AM ET |

Just in case you need a little Monday morning distraction, have a look at this cool video showing how Star Wars might look if it opened in the style of the James Bond movies. In this case, The Empire Strikes Back gets the Bond treatment...

Sources for Variety have confirmed that reported frontrunner Alden Ehrenreich (Hail, Caesar!) has been cast as Disney's new Han Solo. Yes, this is really happening. Ehrenreich will star in the Han Solo standalone film set before the events of A New Hope. Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are directing and the still untitled film is scheduled to be released on May 25, 2018. Lord and Miller are known for taking the worst ideas and turning them into something enjoyable, but this seems like an impossible task even for them. The idea of a young Han Solo movie has felt misguided since its inception to me. Maybe Lord, Miller, and Ehrenreich will prove me wrong, but I'm not holding my breath. What do you think? Comment and let us know! 


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