The Star Wars News Roundup – 10.10.14

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The purpose of this roundup is to put the highlights of all things Star Wars from the last week in one location. If you read this each week, you should be able to converse fluently with any Star Wars fan on everything from the latest Star Wars: Episode VII developments to the latest toys. And maybe you’ll even share with them something that they might have missed.

Let’s get to it!



Episode VII News and Rumors

MakingStarWars.Net continues to leak information from the concept art they seem to have gotten their hands on. Click at your own risk:



Badass Digest expanded on who Max von Sydow’s character may be:





Episode VIII and Spinoff News and Rumors





Television




Star Wars: The Clone Wars Blasts Onto Blu-ray and DVD November 11

Synopsis: Against a backdrop of ever-shifting loyalties, uneasy alliances and ancient hostilities, the conflict between the Republic and the Separatists ramps up, setting the stage for Darth Sidious’ ultimate act of treachery against the Jedi. In these uncertain times, some of the deepest mysteries of the light and dark sides of the Force are revealed as an intrepid clone trooper uncovers a shocking conspiracy, Anakin Skywalker’s closest relationship is tested to its limits, and Master Yoda makes a discovery that could forever change the balance of power in the galaxy.

Voice Cast: Tom Kane as Narrator, Dee Bradley Baker (TV’s “Phineas & Ferb,” “American Dad,” “Ultimate Spiderman”) as Clone Troopers, Matt Lanter (TV’s “90210,” “Ultimate Spiderman”) as Anakin Skywalker, James Arnold Taylor (TV’s “Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.,” “Jonny Test”) as Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Ashley Eckstein (TV’s “Sofia The First,” “That’s So Raven”) as Ahsoka Tano

Creators/Executive
Producers: George Lucas, Dave Filoni (“Avatar: The Last Airbender,” “Star Wars Rebels”), Steward Lee (“Batman & Mr. Freeze,” “Star Wars Rebels”)

Series Synopsis: Set between Episodes II and III of the iconic “Star Wars” saga, “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” explores the untold stories that helped shape the galaxy far, far away. The series chronicles the adventures of Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Yoda, Ahsoka Tano and other “Star Wars” heroes as they struggle to maintain freedom and restore peace against the dark side of the Force. Joined by an army of clone troopers, the noble Jedi fight to protect the Republic against the Separatists and their droid army led by Count Dooku, hias assassin Asajj Ventress and the evil General Grievous. Each week, a new thrilling story is revealed, brought to the screen by supervising director Dave Filoni and executive producer George Lucas.

Bonus Features: Never Before Seen 16-Minute Documentary Covering All Six Seasons
Four additional story reels from “The Lost Missions” Season (Blu-ray only)
Release Date: 11/11/2014 (Direct Prebook: 9/16; Distributor Prebook: 9/30)
Ratings: TV-PG
Feature Run Time: Approx. 287 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1:78 (Widescreen)
Audio: 5.1 Dolby Digital
Languages: English, French & Spanish
Subtitles: English, French & Spanish



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