A New Dawn available for pre-order

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It’s worth mentioning that Random House has made Star Wars: A New Dawn, by John Jackson Miller, available for pre-order. A New Dawn is a prequel to the upcoming Rebels TV show and will include the story of how two of the show’s main characters (the same ones on the novel’s cover art), former Jedi Padawan Kanan Jarrus and Twi’lek pilot Hera Syndulla, first met and became a team. This will be the first novel written in collaboration with the Star Wars Story Group and therefore to be part of the new canon, and is due to go on sale September 2, 2014. John Jackson Miller is the author of the Star Wars: Knight Errant comic series, the novel Star Wars: Kenobi, and Knights of the Old Republic graphic novels.

Photo source: Miller’s cool website.

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Rebels trailer posted

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starwars.com has posted the full trailer for the new TV show Star Wars Rebels on YouTube today. The show will be CGI animated like Clone Wars and takes place five years before the Battle of Yavin in Episode IV: A New Hope. The rebels in question will include a Jedi on the run voiced by Freddie Prinze, Jr., a physically imposing alien based on the early Chewbacca concept artwork and voiced by Steven Blum, and a female Mandalorian voiced by Tiya Sircar.

Click for more about Star Wars Rebels at its page in the Official Site.

Photo source: WonderCon 2014 Star Wars Rebels Panel Report.

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Cast of Episode VII announced

Or should I say, the main cast (because I can’t wait to find out who else will have minor roles). The picture is long famous, but you probably want to see it again anyway.

New cast in the photo are Daisy Ridley (English actress, Mr. Selfridge), Domhnall Gleeson (Irish actor in parts 1 and 2 of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows), Andy Serkis (English actor in Lord of the Rings), Oscar Isaac (American actor in The Nativity Story opposite Keisha Castle-Hughes), Adam Driver (American actor in Girls; Law & Order), and John Boyega (English actor in Attack the Block; Law & Order: UK).

Speculation follows:

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Clone Wars Takes the Emmy!

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STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS took home the Emmy for Outstanding Special Class – Animation at the 40th Anniversary Daytime Emmy Awards on Sunday, June 16, 2013. This is in addition to David Tennant’s win for Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program for his guest appearance as the Jedi droid Huyang in the series’ fifth season. Congratulations to all of the CLONE WARS cast and crew!

PHOTO SOURCE: Emmy Graphic

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More STAR WARS at Disney?

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Theme Park Insider is reporting that Walt Disney World in Florida is going to get an expansion to their Disney Hollywood Studios: Star Wars Land.

This appears to be a five-year project, putting completion in 2018, though Disney could choose to throw money at it and accelerate it by a year.

There’s more info in the article, including where such an expansion might happen. A STAR WARS-themed area at the Disney parks has been speculated on since the Disney acquisition of Lucasfilm last fall, but it looks like it’s finally gained some traction.

PHOTO SOURCE: Star Wars Weekends 2011 – Last Day

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