J.J. Abrams has revealed the first characters' names from Star Wars: The Force Awakens in a very retro way.
The film's co-writer and director along and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy unveiled eight new trading cards in Entertainment Weekly, just like the ones first released for the original Star Wars in 1977.
Star Wars Rebels
Before there could be A New Hope, there first needed to be a glimmer of hope. That's the premise of Disney's Star Wars Rebels, an animated series that bridges the gap between the iconic fantasy franchise's two movie trilogies. Set about 14 years after the Jedi Knights were exterminated by the Galactic Empire in the 2005 movie Revenge of the Sith, the show follows a band of freedom fighters as they begin a movement that will eventually snowball into the full-fledged rebellion featured in the original 1977 Star Wars, aka A New Hope.
The Walking Dead
This week, Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig mercilessly mocked a reporter whose knowledge of their new film The Skeleton Twins was not up to snuff, and The Walking Dead Season 4 got the Bad Lip Reading treatment. In Saturday Night Live news, Sarah Silverman prepped for her upcoming hosting stint and James Franco released his documentary offering a behind-the-scenes look at the show. Also, Rob Corddry and Mark Duplass debuted their new web series Wedlock. Check out those clips and more in our weekly roundup of the best online videos:
It's time to fire up the engines on the Millennium Falcon (again).
Production has resumed on Star Wars: Episode VII following an on-set accident in June that broke...
The Force continues to be with Disney Channel and Disney XD series. Next up: Disney XD's martial arts comedy Kickin' It will debut a Star Wars-themed episode on Monday, Aug. 4 at 7/6c.
In the episode, Jack (Leo Howard) dreams that he's in a battle with various stormtroopers. Characters dressed like Darth Vader, C-3PO and Obi-Wan Kenobi also make an appearance in the episode.
The Big Bang Theory
The Big Bang Theory, one of the TV shows most at home at Comic-Con, kicked off its panel on Friday with a clip from the Season 7 episode in which Sheldon (Jim Parsons), Leonard (Johnny Galecki), Howard (Simon Helberg) and Raj (Kunal Nayyar) try (and fail) to get tickets to the annual event.
Perhaps fittingly, the cast wasn't actually wasn't in attendance. Instead, the panel was only made up of the show's writers and executive producers Bill Prady and Steve Molaro, who shared some fun facts and a few details about the upcoming eighth season:
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Phineas and Ferb Meet Star Wars
May the Ferb be with you. In the July 26 special Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars, the Disney Channel characters exist in a parallel universe — that of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. Phineas, Ferb and their friends head to a galaxy far, far away and meet up with Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Princess Leia, C-3PO and R2-D2, and starship pilot Isabella even drinks juice with...
Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac and Andy Serkis are among the stars joining the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII.
Star Wars Rebels
The Force will soon be strong with this one. Meet Ezra, a charismatic teenage con artist who is one of the main characters in the upcoming animated series Star Wars Rebels.
Premiering with a one-hour special this fall on the Disney Channel before moving to Disney XD as a weekly series, Rebels bridges the gap between the two Star Wars movie trilogies. Set in the Outer Rim territories in between Episodes III and IV — also known as 2005's Revenge of the Sith and 1977's A New Hope — the show follows the genesis of the rebellion that ultimately leads to the adventures of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Princess Leia. Fourteen years after the massacre of most of the Jedi knights in Revenge of the Sith, the Galactic Empire has consolidated power and its despotic intentions are no longer a secret.
Carrie Fisher, James Earl Jones
James Earl Jones and Carrie Fisher will both guest-star in an upcoming episode of The Big Bang Theory, TVGuide.com has confirmed.
As first reported by TVLine.com, the Star Wars alums — who played Darth Vader and played Princess Leia, respectively — will cameo as themselves on the CBS series. But why exactly will they cross paths with Sheldon (Jim Parsons)?