Friday, April 28, 2017
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
A little girl cosplaying as Jyn Erso spent all of Star Wars Celebration handing out copies of the Death Star plans to every Princess Leia cosplayer she found. Just like Jyn was supposed to do in Rogue One!
Monday, April 24, 2017
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Friday, April 21, 2017
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Entertainment Weekly's Anthony Breznican posted this picture of the two bravest attendees at Star Wars Celebration. He came up with the tagline as well. I can only imagine the tremor in the Force felt when these guys walked the showroom floor.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Monday, April 17, 2017
If any actor from the Star Wars movies had the right to give the middle finger to the fans of the franchise, it would be Hayden Christensen. Instead, he showed up at Star Wars Celebration 2017 and proved one thing for sure. There might be a lot of prequel trash-talkers out there, but there's just as many folks out there that wanted to meet and get Hayden's autograph. So many, as a matter of fact, that they had to extend his autograph hours after the initial run sold out. We'll let the facts speak for themselves, Anakin haters. Check out the interview after the jump.
Disney Experience shared the full Heroines of Star Wars Panel and stated, "Strong female characters are central to the Star Wars universe. From Leia to Padmé, Rey, Jyn, Sabine and Ahsoka - each has become a fan favorite around the globe. Join Dave Filoni, Lucasfilm Story Group's Carrie Beck, Ashley Eckstein ("Ahsoka") Tiya Sircar ("Sabine") Daisy Ridley ("Rey") for a talk about the importance of these role models, how they have inspired generations and where we might see them next!" Check out the full panel right after the jump.
Dave Filoni and the major players from Star Wars Rebels come together to talk about the show and what to expect from season four. You can catch the entire Star Wars Rebels panel right after the jump.
My very creative son, Ephraim, does some sort of craft or builds something almost daily. he also has an interesting sense of humor. he used both his talent and wit when making one of my favorite items. It's a Darth Vader made out of construction paper that opens in the middle to reveal an angry and burnt up Anakin Skywalker. I have this displayed on my desk and look at it every day in pride.
Saturday, April 15, 2017
If you can't physically be at Star Wars Celebration Orlando, The Star Wars Live Show has the next best thing for you. You can live stream the entire weekend right here at ROT5 all weekend. This post will stay at the top of our website all weekend. May the Force Be With You and enjoy! It all starts at 12:00 PM Central time!
If you missed Mark Hamill's tribute to Carrie Fisher on Day Two of Star Wars Celebration, you can see it here right after the jump.
Friday, April 14, 2017
Rey, Ahsoka Tano, Jyn Erso, and other iconic heroes will star in new Star Wars Forces of Destiny animated micro-series coming out in July 2017. We'll also get toys from Hasbro, books, apparel, and much more. I can't begin to tell you how exciting it is when you have a daughter to see Star Wars putting a particular focus on their female heroes. I used to take for granted the importance of strong female characters in both Star Wars and other franchises. It all started with George Lucas giving Carrie Fisher a strong role to play in Princess Leia and continues now with Kathleen Kennedy pushing forward with a whole new era of wonderfully exciting female characters. After the jump, you can see a teaser for the upcoming show and some pics of the Hasbro toys coming out.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Event Coordinator Mary Franklin shares her list of personal favorite hidden gems to discover at Star Wars Celebration Orlando. You can check them out right here.
Mashing up characters keeps getting more popular and easier to do as we move forward in the world of technology. Video game Injustice 2 just took Star Wars and Batman fans forward a few more steps. Ever wondered what the Dark Knight would look like in Mandalorian armor? Boba Fett's to be more specific? Well, wonder know more. In Injustice 2, game developers have made it possible for "players (to) earn pieces of armor that will improve specific attributes key to beating each other' heads in." You can read more right here.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
What better way to celebrate National Pets Day than by posting what we can only hope we'll get from Disney and Lucasfilm in the future. A full length origin story for Saw Gerrera's pet, Bor Gullet would be AWSESOOOOME. Where did Bor Gullet come from? How did Saw Gerrera come about acquiring his pet mindreader? Hopefully we'll get all the answers in Bor Gullet: A Star Wars Story. Thanks to Reddit user Andy Jarosz for the image.
Monday, April 10, 2017
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Friday, April 7, 2017
Thursday, April 6, 2017
Check out this very cool Star Wars turntable Crosley is releasing for Record Store Day in celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the release of A New Hope. Hipster Star Wars fans around the world can now listen to all their favorite over-priced vinyl in style. You can check out the press release from Crosley and another picture after the jump.
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Whether you’ve been a Star Wars fan since 1977, or Rogue One will be your very first experience, if you want to quickly and easily learn more about the Star Wars universe, Star Wars Explained is what you’re looking for.
New videos cover Star Wars Canon and Legends lore. Alex talks about characters, history, ships, technology, aliens, planets, behind the scenes, books, comics, video games, TV, and of course the films. If it’s Star Wars, you can learn about it here.
You can see the latest episode after the jump.
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Another Dallas Fan Expo has come and gone. This one was a special one for Star Wars fans. It marked the first time that Mark Hamill has attended a convention in the Dallas area, and thousands of fans shared their appreciation by standing in line to meet and greet him for three to five hours at times. K-2SO actor Alan Tudyk and C-3PO comic book artist Tony Harris were also there welcoming their fans.
Disney and Lucasfilm have unleashed Rogue One: A Star Wars Story on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD for fans to take with them everywhere they go. The Blu-ray release of the movie comes with great bonus material that will no doubt thrill everyone. I reviewed the movie itself when it came out and you can read that right here.
Monday, April 3, 2017
New The Star Wars Show - Inside one of the COOLEST JOBS at Lucasfilm & Mark Hamill will speak at Celebration Orlando!
The Star Wars Show is a series of behind-the-scenes YouTube videos produced by StarWars.com that give official news regarding upcoming Star Wars media and events.
You can check out the latest episode after the jump.
While The Empire Strikes Back was a pretty straightforward game to play, apparently some folks had problems with it. That's why, in 1982, Vestron Home Video released "How to Beat Home Video Games," which featured tips and tricks on a number of popular games.
Note: This review contains some spoilers of the film’s plot.
A band of rebels take on an impossible mission to steal the plans to the Death Star. Stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Jiang Wen, and Forest Whitaker.
Directed by Gareth Edwards.
Given the unenviable task of kicking off a series of standalone Star Wars films outside of the Skywalker saga, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story had its work cut out for it. With so much scrutiny and high expectations surrounding the film, few expected Rogue One to live up to the buildup.
Saturday, April 1, 2017
Friday, March 31, 2017
Hayden Christensen (Anakin Skywalker), star of Star Wars: Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, returns to Star Wars Celebration for the first time since 2002! We have the details after the jump!
Fan Expo Dallas start today and goes through Sunday, April 2nd at the Dallas Convention Center in downtown Dallas, TX. Several Star Wars guests top the list of celebrities in attendance at the event. They include Mark Hamill, Alan Tudyk (K-2SO in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), Drew Struzan (Star Wars poster artist), Katee Sackhoff (voice of Bo-Katan Kryze in Star Wars: The Clone Wars) and Tony Harris (comic book artist for Star Wars: C-3PO). You can check out more info on Fan Expo Dallas after the jump.
How come foreign countries always get the best and weirdest commercials? George Lucas using magic to levitate a glowing orb. George Lucas frolicking in a wheat field with Ewoks, Darth Vader, C-3PO, R2-D2, and Crimson Guards. Lucas hanging out with his droids R2-D2 and Sparky while they dance together. All these monumental moments and more can be see in a video collection of six Panasonic commercials Lucas shot in what appears to be the mid-80s. Thanks to Eyes on Cinema for posting these. You can marvel upon them all after the jump.