Daily Dialogue theme next week: Celebration

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The Daily Dialogue theme for next week: Celebration.

“A toast to my big brother George: The richest man in town.” — ‘It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)

Hollywood has a longstanding affection for happy endings and what better way to sell that mood in a scene than a celebration.

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Star Wars Celebration Bits: The Best of SWCO, Hayden Christensen’s Thoughts on Sand, Vader’s Spa, and More

Star Wars Celebration 2017

In this Celebration-centric edition of Star Wars Bits:

  • An official video recapping the best moments of Celebration 2017.
  • Hayden Christensen’s true feelings about sand.
  • An announcement about the return of the Vintage Collection of toys.
  • Darth Vader nearly had his own spa on Mustafar in Rogue One.
  • And more!

Star Wars Celebration Orlando was a huge success, and while you can read our news recap of everything you need to know, this slickly-produced official video from the Star Wars YouTube channel is a heartwarming reminder of the joyful fandom that loves these movies so dearly.

Star Wars Celebration crowd 2017

Speaking of Celebration, JediNews reports that this year’s event has set a new record as the most highly-attended Star Wars Celebration ever with more than 70,000 attendees. That’s more than the average attendance of an NFL football game. Nice going, fellow nerds!

During an interview, erstwhile Anakin Skywalker actor Hayden Christensen was asked about his true feelings about sand, since his character famously whined about how “irritating” it is in Attack of the Clones. But Christensen was game to answer, and seemed like he had a good sense of humor about it.

If you like original Star Wars radio dramas (and honestly, who doesn’t?), GeekTyrant points us to the full performance of Smuggler’s Revenge, which filmmaker Kyle Newman (Fanboys) directed a live reading of on stage at Celebration. Cast members included David Collins, Catherine Taber, Tom Kane, Vanessa Marshall, Steve Blum, Mathew Wood, Sam Witwer, and Warwick Davis himself in a story about Han Solo set between the events of A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back.

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Our Final Star Wars Celebration 2017 Cosplay Gallery

Our Final Star Wars Celebration 2017 Cosplay Gallery. Which of these Celebration 2017 Cosplay Gallery photos is your favorite?

Our final Star Wars Celebration 2017 cosplay gallery

ComingSoon.net is attending Star Wars Celebration Orlando and we’ve got our final batch of cosplay photos from the convention floor! You can view the photos in the gallery below and check out our other two galleries by clicking here and clicking here.

RELATED: Original Star Wars Costumes and More from the Celebration Show Floor!

Star Wars Celebration Orlando is taking place at the Orange County Convention Center and includes appearances by Felicity Jones (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), Ian McDiarmid (Emperor Palpatine), Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett), plus Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson, Mark Hamill, and more!

Which of these Celebration 2017 cosplay gallery images features your favorite costume design? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below and check back for more from Star Wars Celebration Orlando!

Star Wars Celebration is officially described as follows:

Star Wars Celebration is the ultimate fan experience focused on a galaxy far, far away…

There has never been a more exciting time to be a Star Wars fan, and Star Wars Celebration in Orlando, USA will bring fans of all ages together, from all around the world, to celebrate the pop culture phenomenon that is Star Wars — all on the cusp of new Star Wars movies and television shows! Looking ahead, while celebrating all that has come before, there’s something for everyone at Star Wars Celebration!

Celebration – Lucasfilm‘s love letter to fans – is four fun-filled days of costumes, exhibits, a vibrant, interactive show floor, screenings, exclusive merchandise, celebrity guests, panels, autograph sessions, fan-inspired activities, and other surprises celebrating all things Star Wars! Star Wars Celebrations deliver a landmark experience where memories are made, families brought together, old friends reunited, and new friendships formed — all in the setting of the ever-evolving Star Wars universe.

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‘Star Wars Rebels’ Season 4: Everything We Learned from Star Wars Celebration 2017

Star Wars Rebels Season 4 Panel

Straight from Star Wars Celebration, we have a bunch of updates on the upcoming fourth season of Star Wars Rebels, which has been confirmed to be the final season of the animated series on Disney XD.

Executive producer Dave Filoni appeared at the convention with cast members Freddie Prinze Jr. (Kanan), Taylor Gray (Ezra), Tiya Sircar (Sabine), Vanessa Marshall (Hera) and Steven Blum (Zeb) to talk about what’s in store for the reunited Ghost crew.

Find out everything we learned from the Star Wars Rebels season 4 panel after the jump.

The panel began things by talking about each of the members of the Ghost crew and what will be happening with each of them.

Star Wars Rebels

Hera Feels the Impact of Season 3 Losses

Voice actress Vanessa Marshall shared that Hera Syndulla still has the same agenda as before, but her focus is much more sharp, despite being rather impacted by the losses that the group experienced in the third season. Marshall went on:

“She is more focused and committed than ever to get the job done. It’s vital. It’s essential. Not that she was kidding earlier. I think [the Ghost crew members] are pressed to the very edges of their ability of what is put before them. And I think we’ll see that in season four.”

Thrawn really stuck into the Rebels last season, and knowing that this is the final season, now is the time for them to strike back, and Hera will be ready, becoming a General in the Rebel Alliance, just as she was referred to in Rogue One.

Star Wars Rebels

Zeb Becomes More of an Uncle

Steven Blum jokes that Zeb is “about 20% better at not losing Chopper in bets. Not because he likes Chopper more, just because he’s better at betting.” But more seriously, Blum notes:

“Zeb has become more of an uncle than a brother. He’s becoming more of a responsible citizen rather than being a tough muscle head. I’m looking forward to him making smarter remarks and better choices.”

Zeb has always been one of those characters that’s a little more rough around the edges, but the comparison to him becoming more like a cool uncle is an apt one. He won’t come down on Ezra in the same way that Kanan does, but he’s still one of his elders.

Star Wars Rebels

Chopper Isn’t Just a Grump

Dave Filoni mentioned that Chopper has gotten a little cocky now that he’s a bit of a movie star after appearing in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Beyond that, Filoni indicated that the droid may be grumpy because he hasn’t really had much of an arc. The droid is feisty and grumpy, but the executive producer elaborated on how that will change a bit this season”

“Chopper doesn’t have an arc. He’s more of a reveal. You’ll learn more about him. When someone is that cantankerous, you’ll find that actually means they care the most. He has a bigger heart than you realize, because when the chips are down, he likes these guys.”

It’ll be interesting to see how Chopper shows the heart that lies within his gears in this final season.

Star Wars Rebels

Sabine Has Mandalorian Family Woes

Sabine is probably the most interesting character in Star Wars Rebels, and this final season will allow us to explore more of her complicated family. Voice actress Tiya Sircar was cautious about revealing too much of what’s in store this season when it comes to the Mandalorian family she has, but she said this:

“It will be surprising where we end up and – I’m very scared right now [to accidentally give away secrets] – who might show up.  There might be some new people you know, there might be some people you haven’t seen before. They might all be Mandalorian.”

There was a clear hint that the Mandalorian bounty hunter known as Boba Fett might make an appearance this season, which will be a real treat for fans. As for how Sabine develops this season, especially with regards to her Mandalorian family, Sircar also offered this tidbit:

“Sabine is in a new place this season. We saw her step into her own in a way we hadn’t sen before. We knew she was super capable, the epitome of this Mandalorian warrior who happens to also be this incredible creative artist. I don’t think we’d seen that dichotomy before. a complex woman wise behind her year. But she’s still a young lady with her own insecurities and trust issues. We’ve seen her grow and mature into this really capable adult. I think she’s gotten beyond those issues with this family, but she has all these other issues with this other family, and we’ll explore those in season 4.”

Star Wars Rebels

Kanan Is Blind, But Sees Better Than Ever

Now let’s get to one of our Jedi characters. Freddie Prinze Jr. says Kanan is still blind, but “he sees more than he has ever seen before. He knows what path these Rebels need to be on. It takes some time to figure it out, but once he figures it out, he has the certainty that you’ve seen in other Jedi before.”

Freddie Prinze Jr. talked about how the death of Obi-Wan Kenobi impacted him as a kid, making him hate Darth Vader. He didn’t make any winks or nods during this conversation, but I wonder if this was a hint that Kanan may not make it through the end of the season alive. That’s something we’ve assumed since all the Jedi are essentially gone by the time the original trilogy begins, so this wouldn’t be all that surprising.

Star Wars Rebels Season 4 Trailer

What Kind of Jedi Will Ezra Become?

Finally, Kanan’s apprentice Ezra has gone through plenty of changes over the three season we’ve spent with him, and now he’s going through the part of his life where he has to decide not just what kind of Jedi he wants to be, what kind of person he wants to be.

Ezra has surpassed Kanan in some ways, as far as his Jedi powers are concerned, but since he’s still a young man, he still has struggles with his anger and faith that make his coming of age rather complicated. Even so, Taylor Gray says that Ezra will make some great decisions this season, presumably away from the dark side.

On the next page find out about Rogue One characters, a Star Wars Legends character entering canon, the return of Ahsoka Tano and more.

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More Star Wars Celebration 2017 Cosplay!

More Star Wars Celebration 2017 Cosplay! Which of these Celebration 2017 cosplay photos is your favorite?

More Star Wars Celebration 2017 Cosplay!

ComingSoon.net is on the ground covering Star Wars Celebration Orlando and following our first batch of cosplay photos from the convention yesterday, we’re back with 50 more photos from the convention floor! Check them out in the gallery below and sound off in the comments with your favorites!

RELATED: Carrie Fisher Tribute Video from Star Wars Celebration

Star Wars Celebration Orlando is taking place at the Orange County Convention Center and includes appearances by Felicity Jones (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), Ian McDiarmid (Emperor Palpatine), Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett), plus Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson, Mark Hamill, and more!

Which of these Star Wars Celebration 2017 cosplay designs is your favorite? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below and check back for lots more from Star Wars Celebration Orlando!

Star Wars Celebration is officially described as follows:

Star Wars Celebration is the ultimate fan experience focused on a galaxy far, far away…

There has never been a more exciting time to be a Star Wars fan, and Star Wars Celebration in Orlando, USA will bring fans of all ages together, from all around the world, to celebrate the pop culture phenomenon that is Star Wars — all on the cusp of new Star Wars movies and television shows! Looking ahead, while celebrating all that has come before, there’s something for everyone at Star Wars Celebration!

Celebration – Lucasfilm‘s love letter to fans – is four fun-filled days of costumes, exhibits, a vibrant, interactive show floor, screenings, exclusive merchandise, celebrity guests, panels, autograph sessions, fan-inspired activities, and other surprises celebrating all things Star Wars! Star Wars Celebrations deliver a landmark experience where memories are made, families brought together, old friends reunited, and new friendships formed — all in the setting of the ever-evolving Star Wars universe.

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Watch /Film’s Peter Sciretta Talk About the ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Trailer at Star Wars Celebration

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By now, you’ve probably watched the Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer a few times and have all kinds of thoughts and opinions. We do, too – just look for our trailer breakdown very soon! But in the meantime, /Film’s editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta was invited on the official Star Wars Celebration stage to talk about the trailer and discuss its handful of reveals and many mysteries. And yes, you can watch it below.

For the discussion, Peter was joined by Eric Vespe of Ain’t It Cool, Germain Lussier of io9, and Michelle Buchman from Nerdist. Their discussion got off to a slightly chaotic (and very amusing) start, with Finn himself, John Boyega, crashing the stage and taking over as they were analyzing the very first shot. Of course, getting interrupted by a lead actor from the Star Wars movies while at a Star Wars convention has got to be on a geek’s bucket list, right?

Naturally, Peter was able to capture the moment. We’ve included another image as well, so Peter will have definitive proof that he shared the Star Wars Celebration stage with John Boyega:

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But now, let’s turn our attention to the main event, where this quartet of geeky film bloggers watches the trailer together, pausing every so often to speculate and discuss and analyze everything that’s going on. Using the video embed below, scroll about 39 minutes from the start of the live stream to watch the whole discussion!

If you want more from today’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi shenanigans, you can read our post about everything we learned from the panel and check out Rian Johnson’s photos from the set. The film itself will hit theaters on December 15, 2016.

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Watch the Star Wars Celebration Tribute to Carrie Fisher

One of the year’s most anticipated fan events –Star Wars Celebration – kicked off today in Orlando with a 40 Years of Star Wars panel. During the event, LucasFilm shared a video tribute to the late Princess Leia actress Carrie Fisher, that was introduced by her daughter Billie Lourd. The panel, hosted by Warwick Davis, featured Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy, George Lucas, Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Billy Dee Williams, Hayden Christensen, Peter Mayhew, Ian McDiarmid, Anthony Daniels and Dave Filoni. Star Wars Celebration Orlando is taking place at the Orange County Convention Center and will also include appearances by Felicity Jones (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), Ian McDiarmid (Emperor Palpatine), Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett), and more. Check out video from the tribute to Carrie Fisher below:

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Star Wars News: Star Wars Celebration, The Last Jedi and More

Star Wars News: Star Wars Celebration, The Last Jedi and More

Star Wars News: Star Wars Celebration, The Last Jedi and More

The purpose of this roundup is to put all the Star Wars news from the last week in one location, including the latest from Star Wars Celebration. If you read this each week, you should be able to converse fluently with any Star Wars fan on everything from the latest Star Wars developments to the latest toys. And maybe you’ll even share with them something that they might have missed.

Let’s get to it!


The Last Jedi News and Rumors

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Han Solo News and Rumors


Episode IX News and Rumors


Rogue One News and Rumors

Honest Trailers – Rogue One: A Star Wars Story


Television News and Rumors

Star Wars Forces of Destiny First Look | Disney


Anthology News and Rumors


Around The Web

“THE FORCE AWAKENS: A Bad Lip Reading” (Featuring Mark Hamill as Han Solo)


Books


Video Games


Attractions


Collecting


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