So, You Wanna Be In Star Wars?

Check out this video where JJ Abrams tells us about the launch of the Star Wars: Force for Change initiative. Even better than the contest is the alien that wanders past during the video. Hopefully this is a sign that Episode VII will see a return to more practical effects …

A New Dawn for the EU

Lucasfilm and Del Ray have just announced the first novel that will be published as part of the new Star Wars canon. Star Wars: A New Dawn will be set just before A New Hope and feature Star Wars: Rebels characters Kanan and Hera. According to author John Jackson Miller, …

First clip of Star Wars: Rebels

The folks from Rebels debuted a clip at Wondercon 2014 and here it is:

Anyone else not impressed? Hera’s facial expressions are really strangely animated and Chopper seems like he’ll be really annoying. Well, I’ve got my figures crossed that this will be better than it looks from this clip.

And what was the deal with the sound those lasers made?