NYCC 2015: STAR WARS REBELS Season 2 Trailer And Cast Bring More Depth To The Series

As you can see below, Disney released the newest trailer for the 2nd season of STAR WARS REBELS yesterday and it looks even better than I had hoped. This new season looks to get more in depth with characters like Ezra and Sabine and will also give us the story of Anakin and Ahsoka we all have been waiting for since the end of CLONE WARS.

I was also at the STAR WARS REBELS press conference yesterday where Dave Filoni (creator), Taylor Gray (Ezra), Ashley Eckstein (Ahsoka) and newcomer to the franchise Sarah Michelle Gellar (The Seventh Sister) were on hand to answer questions about the new season and where it is all going from here. Gellar expressed her joy at having a part in the larger Star Wars universe and is happy she’s not the only member in her household now (husband Freddy Prinze Jr. voices Kanan). The team also shared how they don’t attempt to force the topic of strong female characters as much as the create it to happen more organically. Dave Fioni  said you can expect a lot from the ladies of REBELS this season but because in his eyes “thats just the way it is, it’s equal” They want both strong male and female characters to tell the overall story of REBELS.


We also learned a few other tidbits from the Q & A including:

  • all inquisitors are trained on the same spinning sabre blade the grand inquisitor used in season 1
  • that Clones who didn’t execute order 66 were immediately executed by their brethren due to subcommands in the order. Also by this point any remaining clones would be to old for service and would be disposed of by the empire.
  • The idea of Ezra becoming Kylo Ren was brought up as a question but Filoni laughed it off while star Taylor Gray was blown away by the idea and said he wants it to happen.
  • Filoni said he is in contact with all of the directors of the upcoming films
  • there is a story team who keeps all continuity in order across all mediums

Overall the cast and crew of STAR WARS REBELS gives off the vibe that they are completely invested in the future of the series and the star wars franchise as a whole. It is cleary visible in the shows storytelling and hopefully will be echoed through the films in years to come.

Season 2 of STAR WARS REBELS kicks off October 14th on Disney XD

NYCC 2015: Hasbro’s Sneak Peek At Star Wars, Marvel, Transformers And More

Last night Hasbro held it’s annual “Twas the night before NYCC” party and I was out to get a sneak peek at all of the new additions to the STAR WARS, MARVEL and TRANSFORMERS lines, as well as all of their current products. There were a ton of cool toys to be seen as 2016 looks to be another year of awesome Hasbro figures but all eyes were on the next line of THE FORCE AWAKENS figures which included our first look at the Black Series Han Solo. It was definitely exciting to see as a fan and get that idea of where we are headed with some of our favorite toy lines. You can check out all of the pics below and stay tuned for updates and plenty of pics from NYCC 2015 here and on my Instagram page.


Pepsi Perfect Gives Us The 2015 BACK TO THE FUTURE II Promised

I don’t know about the rest of you, but in my eyes 2015 has been a pretty depressing year so far. Back in 1989, as an impressionable 9 year old I had my world expanded by BACK TO THE FUTURE II as I spent an entire school year discussing the realities of what 2015 would be like and how I had a friend, who had a friend, who knew a guy, who said he met someone, who owned a working hoverboard. It was an exciting time to be a kid with an imagination but as we have fast forwarded 26 years and are now smack in the middle of the 2015 that BTTF II promised, the world we have is nothing like the fantastical dream we all grew up with.

Yes, we have cool computers and phones that can do things we didn’t even imagine possible back then but as far promises the film gave us goes, we are severely lacking. There’s still no hover boards or hover conversions for cars, Nike still hasn’t perfected self lacing shoes, Im still waiting for holographic JAWS, I cant hydrate a pizza, my jacket doesn’t dry itself, weather is still hard to predict, all lawyers haven’t been abolished and we are all still waiting to see if the Chicago Cubs live up to their 2015 destiny.

It kind of sucks to see how many fun things from the film never really came to be and how more companies didn’t really embrace the nerdy celebration that many of us hoped October 2015 would really be but thanks to Pepsi, one of those cool futuristic promises is actually here. Pepsi Perfect, the drink Doc Brown sends Marty into the Cafe 80’s to buy with a crisp $50 bill is actually being released. While not as easy to grab as it was for Marty in the film, fans can actually get their hands on the collectible through an online sale for the price of $20.15. There will also be some limited chances for fans to grab a bottle at NYCC this weekend as pepsi will have a special booth on display to celebrate the product and Back To The Future II.

You can read the full press release below and check out the promotional video as well which should warm the heart of any BTTF fan.

Surprising Back to the Future fans everywhere, Pepsi officially confirms the long-awaited creation of Pepsi Perfect – the famous soda Marty McFly orders in the second installment of one of the most beloved trilogies in motion-picture history. The fantastical cola, made famous by the film, will officially be available on October 21, 2015, paying homage to the date Marty McFly travels to in the future. Since 1989, Back To The Future enthusiasts have waited patiently to see how the future unfolds.

“Pepsi fans asked and we heard them loud and clear,” said Lou Arbetter, Senior Director of Marketing, PepsiCo. “The Back to the Future trilogy was as big a moment in pop culture history then as it is now, 30 years later. We are excited to be part of this moment and to bring fans something only Pepsi could deliver – and there’s no need to wait – the future is now!”


If our calculations are correct, Pepsi will make the future a reality on October 21, 2015 and unlock limited quantities of Pepsi Perfect, available for purchase online while supplies last. Fans located in the U.S. can get their hands on 1 of 6,500 Pepsi Perfect bottles, each outfitted in a special collectible case. The 16.9 oz. bottles will contain Pepsi Made with Real Sugar and will sell for $20.15.


While the clock counts down to October 21, New York Comic Con ticketholders will step into a Pepsi Perfect world as they enter the Javits Center on Thursday, October 8. From sponsoring a Back to the Future focused panel to creating a Café 80’s inspired booth featuring a DeLorean and Wild Gunman arcade game, Pepsi Perfect will bring to life the magical world created by Back to the Future Part II.


Marty Mornings: Each day, the first 200 fans who come to the Pepsi Perfect Booth (#CP101) dressed as Marty McFly will take home their very own Pepsi Perfect.

•McFly Schedule:

◦Thursday  – 1-2PM

◦Friday – Sunday – 11AM-12PM

•McFly outfits must contain the following:

◦Puffy red vest or Back to the Future Part II jacket

◦Blue jeans

◦White high-top sneakers


◦Optional: hoverboard

Quick Draw Wild Gunman Style: Every day starting at 3PM, fans are invited to come to the Pepsi Perfect booth and play Wild Gunman for a chance to win Pepsi Perfect. Bottles will be awarded to the fastest gunman in town, so start practicing.

“New York Comic Con is the ultimate fan destination and the first place for exclusive entertainment experiences,” said Lance Fensterman, senior global vice president for ReedPOP, producers of New York Comic Con. “We’re honored to join Pepsi Perfect in this special Back to the Future moment; we just hope that it doesn’t upset the space-time continuum.”

For more information on the making and availability of Pepsi Perfect visit and follow the conversation on social using #PepsiPerfect.

New York Comic Con will be livestreaming from the NYCC Show Floor and Panel rooms all weekend long. The NYCC Livestream will feature celebrity interviews, video gaming, live art, television and movie panels, comic book previews and more. Tune in at for the hottest programming direct from NYC. For the most up to date information about NYCC visit New York Comic Con’s social media pages (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram).