Star Wars Rebels: Sam Witwer to Voice Emperor Palpatine

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Rumors swirled, but it was confirmed at Star Wars Celebration that Sam Witwer will be providing the voice of Emperor Palpatine in the second season of Star Wars Rebels.

Witwer himself confirmed it on Twitter, as well.

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Star Wars Highlights from the Reddit AMA with Oscar Isaac and Domhnall Gleeson

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Oscar Isaac and Domhnall Gleeson both star in the new movie Ex Machina, but they’re also co-stars in a little movie called Star Wars: The Force Awakens. While promoting the former during a Reddit AMA they also answered a number of Star Wars related questions. As expected, nothing major was revealed beyond what we already know – and there was not a whisper of what role Gleeson plays in the film (Isaac has been revealed as X-wing pilot Poe Dameron), but you’ll find the highlights of what they were able to address enumerated below.

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Celebration Anaheim Day Two (98)

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Our day 2 coverage of Celebration Anaheim is here! We get to talk with more great fans, recap what Day 1 was like, and have the first ever podcast appearance of Star Wars.com’s Andi Gutierrez. Live from the convention floor, this is the podcast you’re looking for!

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Star Wars: Rogue One — Highlights from the Liveblog with Director Gareth Edwards

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Gareth Edwards, director of Star Wars: Rogue One – the first film in the Anthology series – took part in a panel at Celebration Anaheim today. A decent amount of information was released during the discussion, and we’ve got some of the notable highlights below:

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens — Interview with John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, and Oscar Isaac {Video}

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We got to meet our newest Star Wars trio at Celebration this past Thursday – whether you were there in person, or taking advantage of the excellent live stream of the event – and their enthusiasm for the Saga was obvious. John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, and Oscar Isaac  are names that will forever be associated with Star Wars, and, based on what we’ve seen so far, that’s a very good thing!

After their appearance on stage at Celebration, they stopped to chat a bit about how they’ve experienced Star Wars in their lives, and what it’s like to be part of the galaxy far, far away….

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Celebration Anaheim Highlights Day One (97)

Celebration Anaheim logoHere are some interviews with Adam Bray, Mike Pilot, Bryan Young, Marcus Dohring, and many more! We got to speak with some amazing fans, as well as see some incredible things, and oh yeah, how about that trailer? We end the show with the Dave Filoni & Pablo Hidalgo panel on The Untold Clone Wars. Straight from the convention floor, this is the podcast you’re looking for!

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STAR WARS COMICS: Greg Rucka and Marc Checchetto, Who Paired Up on Marvel’s Punisher, to Helm Star Wars “Shattered Empire” Comic Mini-Series

Shattered_Empire_1_Noto_CoverAmid the hype and conjecture in the buildup to the December release of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” a key issue that is vexing fans old and new is simply: What happened in the three decades since the end of the events of “Return of the Jedi.”

Lucasfilm is looking to fill in the gaps in the coming months through books, including a Marvel Comics mini-series written by Greg Rucka and drawn by artist Marco Checchetto.

The creative team, announced on April 17 at Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, is poised to dive deep into Star Wars canon, leading up to the film’s release in the pages of “Star Wars: Journey to the Force Awakens — Shattered Empire” No. 1.
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Star Wars Battlefront Trailer Revealed!

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So, had enough of Star Wars this week? Ha! I didn’t think so. Well, you’re in luck. In addition to all the CWK Celebration happenings, news of a Lando Calrissian comic mini-series from Marvel, and the new teaser trailer for The Force Awakens, you can now watch the trailer for the long-awaited Star Wars Battlefront video game.

Check it out below:

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