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Kasdan: Lando Calrissian’s Story Not Over Yet

Vanity Fair has just published an interview with the famous screenwriter for the The Empire Strikes Back, Lawrence Kasdan.  During the interview when Kasdan was asked if we would ever see Lando in a Star Wars movie and Kasdan replied:

Right now, there’s no Lando Calrissian in this movie. But Lando I don’t think is finished in any way, shape, or form.

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Lando appeared in some of the biggest novels and comics of the Legends continuity so Lando certainly has a story to tell.

Billie Lourd Not Playing Young Leia in The Force Awakens?

“That’s a lie. That’s a rumor. I wish I played a young princess,”  – Billie Lourd

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The rumor that Billie Lourd, Carrie Fisher’s daughter, would be playing a young Princess Leia in a flashback scene in the The Force Awakens, has been circulating unconfirmed for quite some time.  As it turns out, HNGN has reported that Lourd told Entertainment Tonight that she will not be reprising her mother’s role.  It is still unknown as to what role she will be playing at this time, but she did make it sound as though she will play a character in the new Star Wars film. So we will have to keep a look out for Lourd on screen in The Force Awakens December 18th 2015!

 

Diego Luna to Join The Rogue One Cast?

Variety has just reported that actor Diego Luna is in the works to becoming a lead role alongside Felicity Jones and others in the original trilogy prequel set right before A New Hope, Rogue One. The movie is set to debut in 2016.  Lucasfilm declined to comment on rumors of Luna’s possible casting.

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Rumor has it that Rogue One will feature an ensemble cast similar to other movies with a more military feel, but it seems it will still have it’s main characters.

Finally, this is JUST a rumor so nothing is set in stone.

Roundup: The Force Awakens Packaging, Disney Infinity, and More!

Here’s the toy and merchandise roundup for May 2015 to help you catch up to speed with what you’ve missed in the past month. It compiles the latest major announcements and developments related to Star Wars toys and other products.

New Releases and Announcements

star-wars-the-force-awakens-packagingIf you haven’t already done it, mark your calendars! Star Wars: The Force Awakens toys and merchandise will hit shelves on September 4, 2015, at 12:01 a.m. Also known as “Force Friday“,  various stores will be opening their doors at midnight for a grand celebration of this new age of Star Wars. From toys and collectibles to a diverse range of products, such as books and comics, eBooks and apps as well as stylish apparel and accessories, will be available starting at midnight on September 4. Fans are encouraged to share their experiences through social media using hashtags #ForceFriday and #MidnightMadness.

Enter for a chance to win the Star Wars Midnight Madness VIP Shopping Spree. Winners will win a trip to Toys “R” Us Time Square for an exclusive first access and much more.

Celebration-Anaheim-2015-Hasbro-6-Inch-Ahsoka-Tano-001-RebelScumScheduled to arrive in 2016 is Hasbro‘s The Black Series Ahsoka Tano 6-inch action figure. Originally unveiled at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim, the figure received an overwhelmingly positive response from the fanbase. I briefly looked at a list of the existing 6-inch figures and it looks like this will be the first time a character outside of the original and prequel trilogies will be included in the 6-inch line!

Her Star Wars Rebels 3.75-inch figure was recently revealed alongside Darth Vader and that will be available later this fall.

Visit RebelScum.com for a hi-res gallery of Ahsoka’s figure. Continue reading