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Star Wars News Roundup 6-8-2014

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A lot of really cool Star Wars news has hit the Internet in the past couple of days!

First up, Billy Dee Williams officially confirmed his involvement with Star Wars Rebels, due out on Disney XD this fall, on The WolfPack Podcast.

“Billy Dee Williams confirms involvement in Stars Wars Rebels!… he said he was enjoying working on SW: Rebels which [James Arnold Taylor] then confirmed.”

Next, a second director for one of the confirmed spin-off films has been announced: Josh Trank, director of Chronicle and the upcoming Fantastic Four reboot. Like Gareth Edwards, it’s not clear which character Trank’s movie will focus on, but it will be released after Edwards’ film, most likely in 2018 after Episode VIII.

And finally, Mark Hamill has been enjoying his very first Star Wars Weekend in California!

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Check out his message to the fans and his response to one fan’s question resulting in something simultaneously hilarious and terrifying. Enjoy!

About Reporter Michelle Lawhorn:
Michelle, a.k.a. Stormraven, is what can only be described as an eclectic nerd. Her interests and expertise range from Doctor Who to Lord of the Rings, cosplay to comics, and Bollywood to opera to name just a few. When not raving about her “fandoms”, she can be found working on projects as an Associate Editor at Haven Publishing and adding to her ever-growing list of Things to Cosplay. She can currently be found searching for more material to feed her newfound obsession with Star Wars.

About Michelle Lawhorn

Hailing from some kind of void beyond the stars, Stormraven indulges in costuming, writing, and flailing excessively over her favorite geeky things; Star Wars is at the top of the list and will remain there for quite some time.

One comment

  1. Jason Alan - PHATE

    I visited Disney in Florida this past weekend, was there for Mark Hamill’s conversation. The guy is seriously nice, genuine, and appreciative of all the things star wars has given him. He joked about how its been 6 weeks and his beard has barely grown in. He did some fantastic impersonations of Harrison Ford. “I didn’t get into the acting business to appear on a cereal box, kid.” Great stuff, he looks good, great guy.

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