Friday, April 28, 2017

The Servant Becomes the Ruler

Ahhhh... THAT'S how he did it! Thanks to Star Wars PR for the cool image.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Artoo Deco, Where Are You?

This R2 unit built by droid builder Kurt Zimmerman looks like it came straight out of the 1950s. Thanks to Boba Fett actor and Animation / FX Supervisor Mark Austin for posting this pic.

Gentle Giant's Bistan mini-bust pre-order now open

One of Rogue One's fantastic new aliens is coming soon in mini-bust form! Gentle Giant's Bistan mini-bust is up for pre-order, and we have pictures and details!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Happy Alien Day from Darth Maul

Darth Maul would like to wish everyone a very happy Alien Day and wish the Xenomorphs good luck in battle with him. Thanks to Robert Shane a.k.a. rhymesyndicate for the very cool artwork.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

A young Jyn Erso gave Death Star Plans to every Leia at Star Wars Celebration

If you're looking for the best Star Wars fan ever, here you go.

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

Win This Scrabble Game, You Will!!!

Sometimes Yoda gives you messages in mysterious ways. I think the message given in the first batch of letters drawn for a Scrabble game tells you all you need to know about who's going to win this round.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Star Wars costume exhibit coming to Cincinnati

The iconic costumes from the Star Wars saga are coming to Cincinnati, the home of Kenner toys! We've got details of the exhibit after the jump!

Friday, April 21, 2017

Watch the video announcing the return of Star Wars Vintage Collection figures

At last weekend's Star Wars Celebration, Hasbro showed a video at their panel announcing the return of the Vintage Figure Collection in Spring 2018. Set to the music used in the Force Awakens trailer, the video shows clips from the original trilogy mixed in with clips from the classic Kenner commercials. At the end, a Force Awakens clip and a photo of a new Rey action figure in the Vintage Collection packaging is shown. The video has not been released officially, but someone who attended the panel recorded it and put it online.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Happy Birthday Andy Serkis!

THERE HAS BEEN A BIRTHDAY.....HAVE YOU FELT IT? Happy birthday to Andy Serkis!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Happy birthday Hayden Christensen!

Happy birthday to our favorite fallen Jedi, Hayden Christensen!

The Bravest People at Star Wars Celebration

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

Is Jar Jar Binks the Last Jedi!

According to this subliminal image we found hidden in the poster for The Last Jedi, Jar Jar Binks could very well be just that.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Watch Hayden Christensen's Celebration Orlando Interview

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.

Watch Heroines of Star Wars Celebration Orlando Panel

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.

Watch Star Wars Rebels Panel from Celebration Orlando 2017

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.

Getting Creative with Darth Vader and Anakin Skywalker

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

Watch Star Wars Celebration Orlando Live Stream Right Here!

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!

Watch the Battlefront II reveal trailer! (VIDEO)

EA revealed the trailer for Battlefront II today at Star Wars Celebration Orlando, and the early response has been overwhelmingly positive. You can watch it after the jump!

Optimus-D2 - May the Autobots Be With You!

/Film's Peter Sciretta posted this awesome pic of R2-D2 trying to disguise himself as a Transformer. The great things you get to see at Star Wars Celebration Orlando!

Watch Mark Hamill's Tribute to Carrie Fisher Panel Here!

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

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Poster Revealed!

Here's the first poster for Star Wars: The Last Jedi! I love the way Rey reminds me of the old posters with Luke from the 1970s. Very cool and a great tribute for the 40th anniversary of Star Wars: A New Hope.

Funko announces a Luke with Landspeeder Pop figure

Funko has announced one of the exclusive items in their next Smuggler's Bounty box - Luke Skywalker with his Landspeeder in Pop! form! Watch the announcement video below!

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Trailer is Here!

The wait is over! The first trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi is right after the jump!

Galactic Girl Power Showcased in Star Wars Forces of Destiny

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.

A Tribute to Carrie Fisher Video

I really don't think there's any way to describe or introduce this. Just sit back and celebrate the talent and charisma of Carrie Fisher after the jump.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Event Director Shares List of Must-Do's at Celebration

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.

May the Force Be With Your Grilled Cheese!

It's National Grilled Cheese Day! Would you like yours toasted on the Light Side or Dark Side? Thanks to Enza's Bargains for the pic!

Beware Injustice 2's Batman Boba Fett!

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

Happy National Pets Day from ROT5!

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

Happy National Siblings Day!

Everybody is entitled to their own theory. Don't judge me. I'm sure my theory about Rey and Kylo Ren is no worse than your Snoke theory!

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Friday, April 7, 2017

Who's Ready to Play Some Grand Theft Plans?

Now here's a video game that would sell for sure! Hopefully, it wouldn't be as vulgar as the real thing.Thanks to Star Wars Photo Shop for posting these !

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Star Wars Turntable Celebrates Record Store Day

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

New Star Wars Explained - Every Character's Final Thoughts in the Battle of Scarif

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.

Darth Vader Stands Alone as the Dark Lord

Star Wars Theory posted this fan-made poster for a stand-alone Darth Vader movie. I don't know about you, but I'm sold!

Doug Chiang Talks the Evolution of the U-Wing

The Star Wars Twitter posted a cool video of Lucasfilm's Doug Chiang tracing the evolution of the U-wing from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which is out now on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD. You can check it out after the jump.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Star Wars Guests Top Dallas Fan Expo Lineup

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.

Eric's Blu-ray Review: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

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

Happy Birthday to Ben Mendelsohn!

Let's be very "Direct" with this. We want to wish Ben "Orson Krennic" Mendelsohn a very happy birthday from ROT5!

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 that give official news regarding upcoming Star Wars media and events.

You can check out the latest episode after the jump.

Star Wars: Puzzle Droids Mobile Game Coming announced the coming of the BB-8 approved Star Wars: Puzzle Droids mobile game debuting at Celebration Orlando. You can check out more info on the game right here.

Go Shopping with Jar Jar Bags, Okeeday!

Depressed Darth posted this hilarious picture of plastic bags hanging in such a fashion that resemble everyone's favorite Gungan. Say hi to Jar Jar Bags.

Need to beat The Empire Strikes Back on the Atari 2600? This 1982 video will help!

The Empire Strikes Back on the Atari 2600 is one of the classic Star Wars games of the era, and ranks among the best ever released for the vintage console. For the record, The Return of the Jedi Death Star Battle is the best Star Wars Atari 2600 game. In case you were wondering.

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.  

BLU-RAY REVIEW: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

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

Happy birthday Matt Lanter!

Happy 34th birthday to the voice of Anakin Skywalker in "The Clone Wars," Matt Lanter! Matt can currently be seen on NBC's "Timeless" and in the upcoming Pitch Perfect 3.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Hayden Christensen is coming to Celebration Orlando!

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!

Happy 46th birthday to Ewan McGregor!

Happy birthday to Ewan McGregor! Now, if he'll only give us a gift and do an Obi-Wan anthology film, we'll be happy.

Star Wars Guests Headline Fan Expo Dallas This Weekend

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.

Preview of Marvel's Darth Maul #3 Comic

Darth Maul's solo mission continues when Sith meets Padawan in a preview of Darth Maul #3 comic. Click here to see the peek at the latest issue.

George Lucas Plugs Panasonic in Weird Vintage Commercials

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.