Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Read the Scientific "Journals" of Dr. Lucas McGeorge


The revered Dr. Lucas McGeorge has had his "Journals" published alongside Dr. Annette Kin. Neuroskeptic, pseudonymous blogger for Discover Magazine, "was attempting to expose (successfully, in most of the cases) the lack of rigor among what are known as 'predatory journals,' the hundreds, if not thousands, of open-access journals that exist online primarily to inflate academic resumes, charge for the 'privilege' of being published, or some weird combination of both."

Is Darth Vader Going to Be in the Han Solo Movie?


According to Screen Rant, the actor who played Darth Vader in "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" recently canceled a convention appearance due to "filming the newest film in the 'Star Wars' Universe.” The new man behind the Dark Lord of the Sith, Spencer Wilding, was set to appear at Fandomfest in Louisville, KY. Now, this doesn't necessarily mean he's playing Darth Vader for sure in the Han Solo movie.

He could be playing another role in any of the "Star Wars" movies in pre-production or production or re-shoots right now. Warwick Davis has been known to play multiple characters in different "Star Wars" movies over the years. They might just be utilizing Wilding's stature for another charatcer. I guess we'll have to wait and see.

Listen to the Rogue One and Force Awakens soundtracks online - here's how!


The fantastic soundtracks for both Rogue One and The Force Awakens are both online to listen to anytime, along with the soundtracks from the original six Star Wars films. 

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Who's the New Creative Team for Marvel's "Star Wars" Title?


Writer / artist team Kieron Gillen and Salvador Larocca are taking over creative duties for Marvel Comics' flagship "Star Wars" monthly comic series starting with issue #38. The two worked together in a Galaxy Far, Far Away on the Darth Vader title prior to this. Gillen is presently penning the Doctor Aphra series after working on the major "Star Wars" crossover event “The Screaming Citadel.”

You can read more right here.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Read About Some of the Books Leading Up to "The Last Jedi"


There are so many novels, comics, and other types of books coming out leading up to the arrival of "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" in theaters worldwide. Some of them, like "The Legends of Luke Skywalker" and "Leia: Princess of Alderaan," serve as a "Journey to 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi.'" Others give us background on characters like Thrawn, Mace Windu, and others. There are also a couple children's books heading our way as well.

You can get more information on the different books hitting stores by clicking here.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Use the Dark Side to Celebrate National Junk Food Day


What better way to celebrate national Junk Food Day than by busting open this package of Pepperidge Farm's "Star Wars" cookies that were sold in the 1980s. Happy National Junk Food Day!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

You're Our Only Hope for Breakfast


Yeah, so here's this. Don't really know how to caption such a bizarre picture, but still thought it was funny.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Watch the Star Wars: The Last Jedi behind-the-scenes clip from D23!


At this weekend's D23 Expo, Lucasfilm revealed a new behind-the-scenes featurette on the making of The Last Jedi. There's plenty of "did you see that" moments in the clip, which you can watch below!

Check out all six of the new Last Jedi posters!


Six characters posters for Star Wars: The Last Jedi were revealed at D23 this past weekend - you can check them all out below!

UPDATED! Watch All "Star Wars: Forces of Destiny" Episodes Right Here!


"Star Wars: Forces of Destiny" make up small moments and everyday decisions which shape a larger heroic saga. You can watch all of the released episodes of "Star Wars: Forces of Destiny" right after the jump.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Planet of the Apes Wars


They've crossed paths with Green Lanterns, Enterprise crew members, Tarzan, and Alien Nations. In celebration of the release of "War for the Planet of the Apes," we give you the crossover to end all crossovers. We journey to a universe where apes have taken over the Galactic Empire. Props to a group of cosplayers at Star Wars Celebration Europe and RetroZap for posting it.

Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher Receive Disney Legend Awards


"When Mark Hamill accepted his Disney Legend award at the D23 convention Friday, he couldn't help but think about how Carrie Fisher would act if she were there with him. Hamill, who was honored with the Disney Legend trophy alongside Fisher... ended his acceptance speech with a tribute to the real-life Princess Leia, who died in December." - via USA Today

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

The Early Life of FN-2187 in Pictures


Life before Jakku was so pleasant, serene, and fun-filled for FN-2187. Quiet days reading "Star Wars" Legends. Scampers through the park. Relaxing days sorting through his rock collection. Nothing was the same after that raid on that village on Jakku.

Behold the Glory of Star Wars Land!


"Disney will be giving D23 Expo attendees a close-up look at the new Star Wars-themed lands hitting Disneyland and Walt Disney World in 2019. The company unveiled video and images of a large-scale model of the theme park attractions Thursday, just ahead of Sunday's event, where it will officially be on display." - via The Hollywood Reporter

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Happy Birthday to Harrison Ford!


ROT5 would like to wish one of our absolute favorite actors in the whole world an extremely happy birthday! Harrison Ford is still the man and will continue to be as he kicks booty in the upcoming "Blade Runner 2049" and new "Indiana Jones" films.


Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Rey Not Interesting Enough for "Star Wars" Monopoly


"Where is the character Rey in the 'Star Wars' version of Monopoly? In a land far, far away, apparently. After inquiries from The Associated Press this week, Pawtucket, R.I.-based Hasbro said it made the [Rey] piece but didn't release the new version in the United States 'due to insufficient interest.' People who bought the all-male game can request a Rey from customer service, spokeswoman Julie Duffy said Wednesday." - via Chicago Tribune

See the actual Rey piece after the jump.

Video: Watch Billy Dee Williams Sell Jovan Musk


This commercial for Jovan Musk clearly shows just how tough it's going to be for Donald Glover to step into the shoes of the character of Lando Calrissian, which Billy Dee Williams brought to life. Thanks to Rebel Force Radio for highlighting this unbelievable piece of advertising gold. Check out the video after the jump.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Find Out When "Star Wars Battlefront II" Open Beta Hits


"The open beta kicks off October 6, but you can get in two days early by pre-ordering the game. By now we’re hoping you’ve heard quite a bit about what we have planned for you in "Star Wars Battlefront II:" an original single-player story, multiplayer battles across all three cinematic eras, completely revamped flight controls and space combat, and a roster of your favorite heroes and villains." - via Playstation

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Fans want a Darth Vader Standalone Movie? Someone begs to differ...

Do we really need a Darth Vader standalone film? It will only be a story all about how Vader's life got flip-turned upside down.



Monday, July 10, 2017

What Does Pablo Hidalgo REALLY Think About Canon?


"In the last few years, one of the most perplexing elements of fandom has been the concept of 'canon,' especially considering how many beloved properties have expanded into multiple different mediums. With the 'Star Wars' saga having a history that dates back 40 years, some fans might nitpick the details of various incidents that could seemingly cancel one another out, causing a cry for someone to determine the official canon. A member of the Lucasfilm Story Group, Pablo Hidalgo, recently took to Twitter in hopes of sharing his official thoughts on the matter, despite those opinions not necessarily being an official opinion of Lucasfilm." - via ComicBook.com

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Friday, July 7, 2017

Somebody Showed Up at the Wrong Premiere. Or Did He?


Things get a little confusing when one director helms the relaunches of two huge sci-fi franchises.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Ahsoka Met Bendu - A Hint to Her True Fate Revealed?


"[Dave] Filoni has shared what could be a clue on Ahsoka’s whereabouts. Taking to his official Twitter account, the brain behind the animated series reveals that Ahsoka... met up with the Bendu before her trip to Malachor with Kanan and Ezra. And from their conversation, it seems like she at least has an inkling as to what the 'confrontation' will be like or about." - via Screen Rant.

Read his tweet after the jump.

Wipe Them Out... ALL of Them...


So your alien species didn't want to back the Senate and elect Palpatine as Emperor? The Empire WILL track down every one of you and eliminate you!

You must see this Palitoy Death Star Playset video review


A long time ago, in a country far across the pond, Star Wars fans could get their hands on one of the coolest playsets ever made: The Death Star Playset from Palitoy!

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Critics are Raving About "Jar Jar Land"


"Why?" you ask? Because we can.

"BB-8 Bandits" on the Hunt in "Forces of Destiny" Episode 2


Disney has posted the second episode o "Star Wars: Forces of Destiny." "BB-8 Bandits" has Rey (voiced by Daisy Ridley) and BB-8 taking off on a speeder to flee scavenger thugs who want to steal the droid. Lupita Nyong'o reprises her role as Maz Kanata to introduce the short. Check out episode 2 after the jump.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Star Wars Makes 4th of July Memes Great Again


It's the Fourth of July, so naturally we are going to mix our favorite space opera in with a big helping of patriotism. Here are just a few of our favorite memes.

AT-ATs are going up at Star Wars Land at Disney World!


It's happening people! The AT-ATs are being built at Disney World's Star Wars Land right now! Here are the details!

Happy 4th of July from ROT5!


ROT5 hopes you have a very safe and fun Independence Day.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Be Careful! Don't Lose a Han on 4th of July!


Still too soon?

First "Forces of Destiny" Short Posted Online


The first episode of "Star Wars: Forces of Destiny" has premiered online. It's entitled "Sands of Jakku" and features Rey (voiced by Daisy Ridley) fending off a creature that wants to devour her new friend, BB-8. The tale is introduced by Maz Kanata (voiced by Lupita Nyong'o). You can check it out after the jump.


Saturday, July 1, 2017

This Car is Strong with the Force


Twitter user Alex Douglas posted these photos he took of a "Star Wars" car he saw in a hotel car park.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Ron Howard Plays with Our Emotions via Twitter


Let me just get it out in the open: I am absolutely thrilled that Ron Howard took over the Han Solo film and am fully convinced he's the right man for the job. Howard shows his great sense of humor through a video and picture he posted on his Twitter account revealing a few spoilers from the set of the Han Solo movie.  There are water bottles, a trash can, and styrofoam food containers. Will they make it into the film or end up on the cutting room floor? This director is my kind of guy. He captioned the photo with, "Cool scene today but I'm afraid this is the most revealing image I dare share from my 1st day on the set of the Untitled Han Solo movie." Check out the video after the jump

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Harry Potter and the Ways of the Force


The first "Harry Potter" book was published twenty years ago this month. I ran across this awesome picture and thought it fitting to post in celebration.

"Rebels: Complete Season Three" Arriving on Blu-ray, DVD


"STAR WARS REBELS: COMPLETE SEASON THREE" ARRIVES ON BLU-RAY AND DVD AUGUST 29

THE LATEST ADVENTURES OF THE GHOST CREW COME HOME WITH TONS OF BONUS FEATURES.

Grand Admiral Thrawn. Saw Gerrera. Obi-Wan and Maul’s final rematch. The game-changing third season of "Star Wars Rebels" is coming home.

"Star Wars Rebels: Complete Season Three" will arrive on Blu-ray and DVD on August 29. The critically-acclaimed season brought the story of "Star Wars Rebels" closer to "Rogue One" and the original "Star Wars" trilogy, while also bringing in more elements of "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" and raising the stakes for the Ghost crew. Get a complete look at the box art, bonus features, and disc specs after the jump!

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Read An Excerpt from "Battlefront II: Inferno Squad"


"The new novel 'Star Wars Battlefront II: Inferno Squad' (Del Rey Books, out July 25) focuses on Iden Versio and other Imperial soldiers whose nobility depends on if you’re a part of the Rebel Alliance or fancy yourself a devotee of Darth Vader. Read an exclusive excerpt from Chapter 1 of 'Star Wars Battlefront II: Inferno Squad.'" - via USA Today

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VIDEO: George Lucas Tells Autograph Sellers to "Get a Job"


A video has surfaced through TMZ that shows George Lucas signing autographs. All the headlines being posted with the video make George out to be a cranky party-pooper who doesn't want to sign autographs. However, if you watch the video closely, Lucas has no problem signing an autograph for fans. He gets grumpy when autograph sellers start shoving multiple items in his face before the real fans even get one signature. Lucas isn't stupid. He knows exactly what these opportunists are going to do with those items. They're going to sell them for hundreds of dollars on Ebay. THESE are the people he's telling to "get a job." More power to you, Mr. Lucas! Check out the video after the jump.

Forces of Destiny premieres NEXT WEEK! Here's a new trailer!


Disney dropped a bombshell today, announcing that their new animated microseries, "Forces of Destiny," will premiere next week! They even dropped a new trailer!

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

IDW's SW Young Reader Line Launches with "Force Awakens"


"Ahead of the fall launch of IDW Publishing's 'Star Wars Adventures' comic book, more aimed at younger readers than the current Marvel line of 'Star Wars' material, the San Diego-based publisher will be making a surprise earlier visit to a galaxy far, far away with the U.S. debut of an all-ages adaptation of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens.' The 80-page graphic novel is written by Alessandro Ferrari, with art from a group of Disney artists intended to bridge the gap between 'Star Wars' and traditional Disney animation, making it more attractive for younger audiences." - via Heat Vision (The Hollywood Reporter)

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SDCC Exclusives Revealed by StarWars.com


"SDCC, set for July 20-23 at the San Diego Convention Center, will feature a wide range of 'Star Wars' exclusives from action figures to clothing. Looking for a Boba Fett chew toy for your dog? It’ll be at SDCC. Want a copy of the novel 'Star Wars Battlefront II: Inferno Squad'… signed by the author? It’ll be at SDCC. And there’s tons more! Read on for StarWars.com’s first look at some of the exclusives you’ll find this year." - via StarWars.com

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Monday, June 26, 2017

He chose his job POORLY


The Empire might have a great health plan, but there are hazards.



VIDEO: TMZ Grills Bob Iger About Han Solo Movie


"Disney Chairman Bob Iger has no doubt... Ron Howard will bring the upcoming 'Stars Wars' Han Solo installment in for a smooth landing, and any bumps in the road will be quickly forgotten." - via TMZ. What does he have to say about delays, though? We'd like to add that we think Ron Howard is an inspired choice to finish the film and have no fear that there will be any delays.

It Doesn't Look Like We're on Alderaan Anymore, Chewtoto


"Somewhere, over the asteroid belt..."

Friday, June 23, 2017

An Inside Look at How New Darth Vader Comic Fits in Canon


"In a rare look inside the world of 'Star Wars,' Marvel Comics authors Kieron Gillen and Charles Soule, who work on the Darth Vader franchise and other spinoffs in the comic books, gave ABC News a glimpse into how the story group at Lucasfilm works. The story group, the nucleus of Lucas, has the job of ensuring that all the stories that flow between the books, comics, games, movies and more are cohesive. For Soule, his series follows Vader right after 'Revenge of the Sith' and right after Anakin Skywalker has transformed into Darth Vader." - via ABC News

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For The Force and The Republic!


You've heard the phrase, "For King and Country." We do things "For The Force and The Republic" around here.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Ron Howard announced as director for the Han Solo film

We must admit -  we stole this from flixist.com. We couldn't resist.
Ron Howard is taking over directorial duties for the Han Solo spinoff film. Here are the details!

Mark Hamill to Receive Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame


"The Jedi Master himself Mr. Mark Hamill has been selected by the Walk of Fame Selection Committee of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to receive his own star on the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame." - via Jedi News

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Jar Jar Binks - An Instant Classic


I always knew Jar Jar was a classic.

The Last Jedi's Millennium Falcon found using Google Maps


Lucasfilm guards its secrets well, but one has slipped out, thanks to Google Maps! The satellite imagery on the online service recently revealed the Millennium Falcon hidden at a studio outside London!