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Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) and Lucasfilm will continue their collaboration this holiday season when they release never-before-seen outtakes from the highly popular star-studded video clip that urges fans to Use the Force for Good. The campaign continues to raise funds for groundbreaking cancer research that will get new therapies to patients quickly and save lives. Just in time for holiday shopping and due to popular demand, SU2C and Lucasfilm have added a fourth design incorporating the iconic image of Darth Vader to their line of co-branded tees, which feature Star Wars™ artwork alongside SU2C’s signature upward arrows and slogans such as “Blast Cancer” and “Use the Force for Good.” This new exclusive Darth Vader t-shirt bears the slogan “Do Not Underestimate the Power of SU2C,” and will be available for purchase in late November. The full line of tees is available for purchase at store.standup2cancer.org/shop with proceeds benefiting SU2C.
I know it sounds really weird, but LucasFilm has indeed announced that Darth Maul will return to the Star Wars universe this spring on Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Why is this weird you ask? Because Maul died in Episode One while The Clone Wars takes place between Episode Two and Episode Three.
The Jedi remain stranded on Mortis, with Anakin Skywalker caught in an epic struggle between the light side and the dark side of the Force. As the Jedi prepare for a decisive confrontation, Anakin must face some shocking visions of his own future in “Ghosts of Mortis” – the climactic chapter in an epic, three-part Clone Wars storyline, airing at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT Friday, February 11 on Cartoon Network.
Commemorating the 30th Anniversary of Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back and the ongoing, weekly adventures of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Lucasfilm Ltd. and Reed Exhibitionsâ€™ PopGroup will partner to produce whatâ€™s expected to be one of the largest official Star Wars fan events ever â€“ featuring cast and crew celebrities, fan-run events, costumes, music, live entertainment, screenings, autographs, collectibles, panels and sneak peaks into the future of Star Wars.
Star Wars Celebration V will take place August 12-15, 2010, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. A website, www.starwarscelebration.com, is dedicated exclusively to the event, and tickets to Star Wars Celebration V will be available for purchase online starting Thursday, Dec. 10.Â As always, Celebration will bring together the best of the Star Wars universe in one exciting, dynamic event.
There’s a lot about Star Wars we don’t know about; things left unsaid, information only found in the comic books, but not on the big screen, or simply scenes that were cut from the final release.Â Here’s one of those bits featuring Han Solo and his girlfriend.Â It’s a short bit, and if you blink, you just might miss it.
Timed to celebrate the Mexican holiday of Cinco de Mayo, StarWars.com will feature streaming Spanish-language episodes from the popular animated series, Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Produced by Lucasfilm Animation and originally airing on Cartoon Network, the weekly series has previously been unavailable online in alternate languages. Five episodes of the hit TV series â€“ Ambush, Trespass, Dooku Captured, The Gungan General and Hostage Crisis â€“ will be available on www.StarWars.com from May 1 through May 7.
Also to commemorate the holiday â€“ which celebrates the Mexican armyâ€™s 1862 defeat of invading French forces â€“ StarWars.com will feature an assortment of related content highlighting the Mexican Star Wars fan experience, as well as kid-friendly cultural activities, crafts, Spanish-language multimedia and more.
â€œWe thought it would be a fun experiment to bring the Spanish-language version of The Clone Wars to our online audience in celebration of Cinco de Mayo.â€ said Bill Gannon, Director of Online Operations for Lucasfilm. â€œTo quote Obi-Wan Kenobi, we are taking our first step into a larger world.â€
In addition to the holiday-themed activities of StarWars.com, Star Wars: The Clone Wars will also be available for viewers to re-experience on TV, as well. Beginning May 1, Cartoon Network will premiere Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Decoded, a full slate of 22 enhanced episodes from the seriesâ€™ first season.Â Using text windows to provide in-the-moment insights into all aspects of the sweeping galactic conflictâ€”from trivia to background on characters and storylinesâ€”Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Decoded will unlock the secrets of the series and provide a unique look at a “galaxy far, far away.”
The season finale of Star Wars: The Clone Wars airs tonight, and Lucas Film has sent another sneak peek (along with a few more images) to tease the series.
Count Dooku seeks to spring a Separatist prisoner from Republic captivity, but his profile prevents him from getting close enough to set in motion his malevolent plan.
Enter Cad Bane, the galaxyâ€™s most fearsome bounty hunter, as ruthless as he is deadly. He is quintessentially cold, cruel and calculating â€“ and when the price is right, he canâ€™t be stopped. Backed by Dooku and the Separatists, heâ€™s bringing his unique skill set and impressive arsenal to bear against the very heart of the Republic. Bane brazenly brings the fight to the Senateâ€™s doorstep, with a rogues gallery of galactic scum as his allies.
The heroes of the Republic have repeatedly beaten back the assaults orchestrated by the evil Separatist forces, but an entirely new threat â€“ lethal mercenary Cad Bane â€“ will emerge from the shadows in â€œHostage Crisis,â€ the thrilling conclusion to the first season of STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS, airing at 9 p.m. ET/PT Friday, March 20 on Cartoon Network.
After spanning the galaxy, the conflict comes home in â€œInnocents of Ryloth,â€ an all-new episode of the hit animated series STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS, premiering at 9 p.m. ET/PT Friday, March 6, on Cartoon Network.
The second in a three-part saga chronicling the liberation of a Separatist-held planet, â€œInnocents of Rylothâ€ looks at the civilians caught in the crossfire of the sweeping galactic conflict. When Obi-Wan Kenobi and his clones are sent to the surface to sabotage a powerful Separatist weapon, they encounter heavy resistance from the droid army â€“ but they also come face to face with the humanity of those that they are sent to protect. Seeing the â€œhumanâ€ side of the occupation helps to give the clones a new perspective on the war.
Since its debut, I’ve become rather hooked on the Star Wars: Clone Wars series on a number of different levels. Lucas Film has sent us a sneak peek of the three part “epic” arc called Storm Over Ryloth.
The heroes of the Republic must deal with an altogether different kind of enemy when they face an evil and diabolical mad scientist in â€œBlue Shadow Virusâ€ and â€œMystery of A Thousand Moons,â€ a special double feature of the hit animated series STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS, premiering as an all-new, two-part episode on 9 p.m. ET/PT Friday, Feb. 13, on Cartoon Network.
Lucas Film has sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek of the episode, that you can see after the jump.