Star Wars Bits: 'Rebels' Trailer Breakdown, John Williams at Work, and a New Star Wars Book

Star Wars Rebels Final Episodes

In this edition of Star Wars Bits:

  • Dave Filoni breaks down the new trailer for season 4 of Star Wars Rebels
  • The fempire strikes back with a de-meninized edit of The Last Jedi
  • Rian Johnson shares a BTS clip of John Williams conducting The Last Jedi
  • Porg high-tops!
  • And much more!

All things must come to an end, including, unfortunately, Star Wars Rebels. In anticipation of the final few episodes of the series, Executive Producer Dave Filoni breaks down the mid-season trailer for Entertainment Weekly. “You want to give kids a sense that there’s growth, that you can change, that you learn,” Filoni said. “Sometimes you fail, but you can overcome those failures.” Fingers crossed for our beloved Ghost crew!

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Game developer Amy Hennig is as frustrated as you are over the scuttled plans for Visceral’s Star Wars game. The acclaimed writer and director, whose credits include the first three Uncharted games, talks with fellow game designer Sean Vanaman in a piece published by Polygon. Check out the link for Hennig’s full thoughts on the Star Wars game and her own creative endeavours.

Proving that there is still good in the megalomaniacal Disney corporation, Disney Parks announced that 25% of all proceeds from these exclusive Solo: A Star Wars Story logo t-shirts will benefit UNICEF Kid Power. Get your Solo logo (say that ten times fast) tee for a limited time at a Disney park near you.

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Speaking of the Solo logo, that’s just about all the info we have so far regarding the upcoming Star Wars movie – that, and a brief synopsis. With only four months to go before Solo hits theaters, Disney has yet to release even a teaser trailer for the film. MovieWeb offers some theories as to why that is (coughreshootscough) and when we can expect to see some actual footage.

Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Fleabag writer and star Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who has an undisclosed role in Solo: A Star Wars Story, recently commented on the transition from directors Chris Lord and Phil Miller to Ron Howard. “The handover there was done with such warmth and generosity from everybody, and Ron’s just a master at his craft,” she told IGN. “He’s going to make a beautiful film out of it.” Sounds legit, but I’m honestly starting to wonder if Kathy Kennedy is systematically Jedi mind tricking everyone associated with the production of this film…

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The Last Jedi‘s Rose Tico gets a story of her own in the latest issue of IDW’s family friendly Star Wars Adventures comic series. The story is penned by Delilah S. Dawson, doing a 180 from her usual fare of depicting villainous women like Captain Phasma in the Phasma novel. The story, called “Rose Knows,” also stars Rose’s sister Paige and a certain rebellious Resistance commander. Check out THR for a more extensive preview.

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Ah, internet justice in the form of fanboy tears. So delicious. After a Men’s Rights Activist decided to “improve” The Last Jedi by editing out all of the women, a Dorkly user shot back with a cut of the film that edits out all of the men instead. This new edit wraps up at a tidy 36 minutes because “the plot was much simpler and easier to follow without dudes mucking up the works.” Into the garbage chute, flyboys!

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Xenozoologists, rejoice! Omega Underground has learned that Neal Scanlan, Supreme Overlord of the Star Wars creature shop and creator of Porgs, Fathiers, and Vulptices (oh my!), will be returning for Episode IX. With Scanlan and John Williams locked in, we’re like 80% on our way to a complete Star Wars film already.

Another pressing question from The Last Jedi has been answered. A fan asked Mark Hamill and Rian Johnson on Twitter what happened to Luke Skywalker’s metal arm when he became one with the Force at the end of the film. After Mark Hamill quipped “Me too. Let me know if you get an answer,” Johnson chimed in by saying that someone in the edit room suggested Luke’s hand should “clank down onto the rock” when he fades away, but that it “might have undercut the moment.” Ya think?

Not one to let the matter drop, Hamill finishes things off with a crack theory of his own: Maybe Luke was transported to a nudist colony? Hey, maybe Chewbacca can tag along…

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