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Friday saw the launch of the brand new line of Star Wars toys and merchandise based on the upcoming movie The Force Awakens. One of the licensees profiting off the resurgence of the Star Wars brand is Marvel Comics, who, like Lucasfilm, is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Walt Disney Company. When Disney bought the rights to all things Star Wars, the task of printing new Wars comics returned to Marvel, the company that first published the graphic novel adventures Luke, Han and Leia after the movie’s release in 1977. At Fan Expo today, “Force Friday” meant talking about Star Wars comics. (more…)


Easily amongst the best movie villains of all time, if not *the* best, Darth Vader made a mark on cinema that goes far beyond his role as the heavy in the original Star Wars trilogy. Of course for fans, the badassness of Vader lost some points with the pathetic “No!” in Revenge of the Sith, but even George Lucas‘ own Brittaing of his franchise couldn’t ruin the awesome vide we all got of seeing Vader stand with the Emperor in front of the under-construction Death Star at the end of Sith, or his arrival as the big bad in the new season of the animated Star Wars: Rebels. But don’t call it a comeback, even if it looks like one, because sources now say that Vader will be putting an appearance in the first Star Wars Anthology flick, Rogue One. (more…)


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Star Wars: Rebels first season wraps up on Monday with a very special guest star. Throughout this past season we’ve already welcomed great Star Wars luminaries like Anthony Daniels (C-3PO) and Frank Oz (Yoda), but this is huge. Everyone bow before the Dark Lord of the Sith because he’s arriving in animated form in the season finale of the Disney XD series. Considering that Rebels is set between the two trilogies, and since it was really only a matter of time before Kanan and the crew of the Ghost got too big to be merely a concern for some imperial goons and the creepy Inquisitor, it looks like the Emperor is sending in the big guns. (more…)

Batman Vs Darth Vader

With lines such as “I’ll take my Science over your magic anyday,” and “you do not know the power of the dark side,” the 14th Episode of Super Power Beat Down is an uber treat for nerd enthusiasts the world over. Pitting Batman against Darth Vader in this epic web-series has made it a candidate for the “one” to beat hitherto. The production quality of the Super Power Beat Down’s are always top-notch, but this episode is a tour de force. (more…)


Just because we don’t get a lot in terms of verifiable information concerning Star Wars: The Force Awakens, that doesn’t mean that information can’t sometimes get out. One of the most consistent sources of information concerning the new Star Wars sequel has been Latino-Review, and while none of it has been confirmed by anyone in a position of authority on the J.J. Abrams film, that hasn’t stopped the info from coming in on a regular basis. We’ll probably have to wait until the film’s release date next year to know how much of it is true, but somewhat closer to today there’s the matter of the teaser trailer. And according to one writer, not only are we going to see that teaser in the very near future, but they also know what’s in it. (more…)

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Let’s get one thing absolutely clear:

Far as I’m concerned, ANY information regarding new Star Wars films that did not originate with a source directly connected to Disney or Lucasfilm will be treated as rumor until confirmed. That doesn’t mean leaked bits of news that pop up here and there are not necessarily accurate–only that info which cannot be traced to a reliable source should not be treated as fact.

That being said, the folks over at Latino Review have got a couple of doozies for us today. Follow me after the jump for what the Episode VII rumor mill is currently churning out:  (more…)


Darth Vader wanted to bring order to the galaxy, but I guess he’ll settle for bringing order to the Ukraine instead. In the midst of the ultra-serious and unstable political situation in the Ukraine, comes a bit of political theater as the Dark Lord of the Sith has thrown his hat in the ring to run the struggling Eastern European republic. Of course, Vader’s track records with running republics is spotty at best, but believe it or not, Vader has been a fixture in Ukrainian politics for the last couple of years, and this run for the nation’s highest office is just another entry in the character’s political saga. (more…)