Last two Wednesdays were Christmas and New Year and no vintage videos were released by StarWars.com. Today we'll find out if the Wednesday Tease articles will remain in the past so stay tuned. Still check out these Star Wars related stories from the last few days while we wait...
Just a few days ago Battlestar Galactica star Katee Sackhoff denied any rumors tying her with the new Star Wars movies. Now it looks like she wants to play a very insignificant role in J.J. Abrams' Episode 7:
"Star Wars meant everything to me growing up. Star Wars was, I mean, it was the first time I remember seeing three movies that all kind of went together. It was just an amazing final understanding of what a trilogy was...I was absolutely obsessed, I mean I wanted to be... The sad thing is, I never wanted to be Princess Leia, I always wanted to be Han Solo! [laughs] I've never really been drawn to these female roles, but I think that The Clone Wars was so much fun for me to play, I mean a warrior....If J.J. would listen, I would play a rock in the Star Wars movies. I think that they're fantastic, I think that he's a great choice, and I'm excited to see what happens in that world."
In an interview with 2PacForum, former chief of Death Row Records, Rick Clifford, revealed that Tupac was supposed to play Jedi Master Mace Windu… and even read for the part:
"It's sad because 'Pac found out that I worked for Brian Austin Green who was on 90210, then he found out I was in some movies. So we always talked about his film career and stuff. He was telling me that he was supposed to read for George Lucas. They wanted him to be a Jedi. I'm serious - Samuel L. got Tupac's part… He called me 'Old Man'. He said 'Old Man keep your fingers crossed, I got three movies coming up. One of them I gotta read for George Lucas'."
New concept art from Star Wars: Rebels. I guess the new character named Zeb is in the pilot's seat:
The site Newsarama has published an exclusive interview with Lucasfilm announcing the release of a Dark Horse comic book series based on cancelled episodes of the Star Wars: The Clone Wars series:
"Lucasfilm has told us the finale to Star Wars: The Clone Wars is being told as a comic launching this May. This doesn’t preclude the fully produced episodes from still airing somehow, but does let fans jump right to the ending and the unproduced final arc.
In this last year of Lucasfilm’s epic decades-long partnership with Dark Horse Comics, the Oregon-based publisher will be releasing a four-part limited series titled Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir that will adapt the screenplays for what would have been the series finale of Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series. Written by seasoned Star Wars comics scribe (and former editor) Jeremy Barlow with an artist to be announced, Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir sees the full-scale return of Darth Maul to the Star Wars universe and into a head-to-head battle with his former master Darth Sidious – aka, the Emperor. Barlow promises to fully delve into the world of Dathomir, as well as some of its inhabitants like Nightbrothers and even a new character called Brother Viscus. Barlow spoke exclusively to Newsarama in our “Galaxy Far Away” Star Wars column."
Later it was clarified that the comics will only adapt the finale of the Darth Maul storyline, and not the series finale.