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The Women Of Star Wars Rebels: First Impressions Count

We’re inching closer to the fall premiere of Star Wars Rebels. This fan is incredibly excited for the animated series that will be the first on-screen representation of the formidable Lucasfilm and Disney combination. The primary group of protagonists were recently introduced in a series of videos and articles over the past two weeks, and toys based on some of those characters were unveiled at the New York Toy Fair. I was pleased to learn two of the five members of the main cast are females. I’m less thrilled those two characters, Sabine and Hera, were the last two to be introduced, and Hasbro isn’t including them in their first wave of figures for Star Wars Rebels.

It feels like a slap in the face. 

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It Belongs in a Museum!

Disney Makes Distribution Deal For Lucasfilm Franchise Indiana Jones

When Disney acquired Lucasfilm last year, the property on most peoples’ minds was Star Wars. But Indiana Jones was also part and parcel of that deal, a few things just needed to be worked out first. And now they have. And now we have to discuss a possible new Indiana Jones film.

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Disney Has “Started Conversations” About a Live-Action Star Wars TV Show

At a Television Critics Association press tour Disney president Paul Lee was asked about the possibility of a live-action Star Wars show appearing on ABC at some point in the future. His answer was heartening, assuming you’re on board with the whole Disney-Star Wars collaboration. (I’m there. I don’t know when it happened, but it did.)

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Lucasfilm Says J.J. Abrams Is Not Leaving Star Wars: Episode VII

“Was J.J. Abrams planning on leaving Star Wars VII?”, you may ask. Well, you’re confusion is justified, as there have been little more than typical rumors on the subject. Still, Lucasfilm issued a statement yesterday stating that J.J. Abrams will continue to happily work away at the next Star Wars film. The company apparently felt that the small amount of online speculation that Abrams was dropping out needed to be addressed, and responded swiftly to assure us that J.J. Abrams will in fact continue his monopoly on big budget films with “star” in the title for the foreseeable future.

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Star Wars Fans Unite For Charity Once Again With Course Of The Force [VIDEO]

Last year, Chris Hardwick’s Nerdist Industries joined forces (ha!) with Lucasfilm and Comic-Con International in San Diego for a lightsaber relay race to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Guess what? They’re back for Episode II. Although technically, this is episode one…of their webseries to promote the project. Thinking of joining? “The cost of registration is $150, which includes a customized Hasbro lightsaber, exclusive Course of the Force swag bag and the experience of a lifetime.” Keep up with them on Facebook and Twitter and find out more at the official website.

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Lucasfilm Animation Will “Wind Down” Star Wars: The Clone Wars; Episode VII Being Made Every Day

The acquisition of LucasFilm by Disney spelled out pretty clearly the fate of licensed Star Wars stories on television and in comics. Disney has its own television distribution method and with its ownership of Marvel Comics its also got its own established sequential art production house. And while it took a while before we heard for certain that Dark Horse would be losing its Star Wars licenses, the announcement came swiftly in the case of Cartoon Network’s Star Wars: The Clone Wars, confirming that the current and fifth season would be its last to air under the CN banner.

But the full fate of the show, and Lucasfilm’s animation division got an update today that’s equal parts “status quo” and interesting details.

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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: This Minas Tirith Would Be Incredibly Easy for an Oliphaunt to Knock Over

Minas Tirith sandcastle by DeviantArtist BuckarooJoe, via Geekologie.

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Carrie Fisher Was Joking About the Star Wars Sequels, But George Lucas Says She’ll Probably Be In Them Anyway

… as will Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford. According to George Lucas, that is.

(Oh, and can I just take a quick moment to say that we called it on Carrie Fisher joking about her Star Wars confirmation? Because we did.)

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Carrie Fisher Said She’ll Be in the Star Wars Sequels, But Let’s Not Freak Out Quite Yet

OK, so, getting the important stuff covered first: Carrie Fisher was asked by the Palm Beach Illustrated whether she’d be in the Star Wars sequels, and she said, and I quote, “Yes.”

But here’s why we should wait before breaking out the cinnamon buns in celebration:

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Here’s What Mark Hamill Knows About Those Star Wars Sequel Casting Rumors

We’ve been hearing a lot lately about the possibility of some combination of Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and Mark Hamill showing up in the Star Wars sequels. And we’re taking those rumors with a massive boulder of salt, since there’s been nothing close to an official announcement that any of the Original Trilogy Three will be coming back. There still isn’t. But Mark Hamill said a few things to Entertainment Tonight about the possibility of Luke, Leia, and Han showing up in the sequels that made my ears perk up.

Darnit, Mark. I’m trying to keep a cool head here.

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