STAR WARS: Rogue One Sizzle Reel and Poster

Oh man summer is here and now all I can think about is December because the STAR WARS: Rougue One sizzle reel/Poster just released and wow do they look awesome!

Rogue One is set to be something really unique just because it’s the first film that takes place outside of the main “Episodes” and by what we’ve seen so far this could be the best STAR WARS film yet! you can check out the sizzle reel below and the new Poster up above. MAY THE FORCE BE WITH US!!!!

 

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Han Solo #1 Hitting Stores This June!

From Marvel:

STAR WARS: HAN SOLO #1 Punches it Into Hyperspace This June!

New York, NY – March 7th, 2016 – Everyone’s favorite scoundrel – now starring in his very own series! Today, Marvel is pleased to announce STAR WARS: HAN SOLO #1 – the newest Star Wars™ limited series coming to a galaxy far, far away and your local comic shops this June! A-list creators Marjorie Liu and Mark Brooks hop in the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon to bring you a swashbuckling tale of high adventure in deep space!

Han Solo has finally entered his ship into the Dragon Void Run – an infamous high-stakes race across the stars. You know, the race Han has dreamt of winning. Only there’s a catch – his entry into this legendary race is a top-secret undercover mission for Princess Leia and the Rebellion! Will he keep his mind on the mission? More importantly – can he manage to pull it off while still maintaining his lead in the race?!

The race is on as Han, Chewie and the Falcon blast off this June for the highly anticipated STAR WARS: HAN SOLO #1 – coming to comic shops and digital devices!

STAR WARS: HAN SOLO #1 (of 5)

Written by MARJORIE LIU

Art by MARK BROOKS
Cover by LEE BERMEJO
On Sale in June!

The Outside The Theater Podcast

Finally started up our own podcast!

If you are looking for a podcast with cheesy music intros and fake advertisements and are tired of listening to professional sounding people who actually know what they’re talking about then I have a podcast for you!!

Come join Caliph Ford, Ramon Rodriguez and myself as we discuss all types of nerd things like Star Wars, the DC Universe and much more.

Is It 2016 Already?

Just yesterday I remember thinking how cool it was that we had finally reached 2015. After a year of seeing how we didn’t have real hover boards or pretty much anything back to the future 2 promised I was almost happy to see 2015 hit my rearview. The year wasn’t all bad (We did get an amazing new STAR WARS movie!!) but overall I’m looking forward to 2016 a lot more.

I’ve pretty much been in hibernation mode since mid December due to my kids and wife being home for break and getting smacked with a cold that I’m still not quite over yet. Also me spending my free time watching and re-watching THE FORCE AWAKENS took some time.

Nonethless, I hope you all had a great start to 2016 and I look forward to spending some fun times in 2016 with all of you.

STAR WARS Put Me In The Story Books Are Perfect For Young Fans

I recently had the opportunity to check out a fantastic service for young readers called PUT ME IN THE STORY. The concept is that parents can visit http://www.PutMeInTheStory.com and after navigating a very easy to use system, they can create a personalized story books for their children starring some of the coolest licensed characters that kids know and love.

To my 3 yr old son’s (and my own) happiness, the great folks over at PUT ME IN THE STORY allowed me to make him two of their STAR WARS books which have gone on to become a part of his daily life. The two stories, STAR WARS: THE FORCE INSIDE and STAR WARS REBELS: BATTLE PLANS FROM DARTH VADER are awesome books for young fans of the series and both are fun way for them to learn more about their favorite heroes and villains while also seeing how and where they would fit into the STAR WARS universe.

Though my 3yr old is still currently in the process of learning exactly how to read, it in no way stops his passion for enjoying story time and having fun with some of his favorite books. Thankfully having the added option of him being able to see himself and his name included on the same pages as many of his favorite STAR WARS characters made him absolutely crazy for both books and he is constantly asking me to re-read them both to him and help him take the quizzes that determine if he leans more the the lighted or the dark. Currently he is way to happy about being a Sith….His mother and I are working on that one.

I can’t say enough good things about the PUT ME IN THE STORY books as they are a fun personalized way to share the joy of reading with your children at any age. In a time when toy prices have skyrocketed and every video game comes with costly DLC add ons that can run a parent into spending hundreds of dollars it’s nice to see a truly unique gift be available for a decent price. Each book will run you $29.99 – $39.99 but that does include all of the customization. On top of that PUT ME IN THE STORY also provided me with a special promo code to share that can be used right now that will give you half off any of the personalized STAR WARS books.

If you have kids who are STAR WARS fans, this is a no brainer and an absolutely wonderful way to give your kids a special gift that goes way beyond the usually toys or games.

Promotion Info:

December 4-6

Use code FORCE to get 50% off personalized Star Wars books from Put Me In The Story

For personalized Star Wars books only, excludes plush toys

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.

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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.

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