Feel the Force Friday: Star Wars Celebs Are Everywhere, J.J. Abrams Reveals His Thoughts and “Revenge of the Sith” in 3D!


Welcome back, Dork Siders! It’s the end of the work week and there’s plenty of Star Wars news to carry us all through the upcoming weekend. We here at DSOTF are committed to bringing YOU all of the latest stories, rumors and more.

It’s another edition of Feel the Force Friday! Let’s get started, shall we?

This past Wednesday, Entertainment Weekly posted a short interview with Star Wars Rebels actress Vanessa Marshall. While speaking with EW Community’s Geek Girl Diva, the woman behind Hera Syndulla shared her thoughts on the popular new series, including what fans can expect from the Season One finale.

From the EW article:

"Do you know anything about her upcoming story that you can tell us?“Nope. I do, but I can’t tell you. The season finale took my breath away. Just reading it on the page I hyperventilated. It’s just, bam! It’s a home run. Bam! It’s so good. I cannot wait to see how they animate it. I haven’t seen it animated. It’s so good. It will not disappoint.”"

Vanessa Marshall also spoke highly of her fellow Rebels cast members during the interview, describing each of their personalities in detail.

More from the EW article:

"“We are very much like our characters. I’m constantly making sure everyone’s okay. If they’re hungry, I’m on it. If they’re thirsty, can I get you something? Now, granted, I have a catering background and I am obsessed with food, so there’s that. But it’s amazing how hungry we get when we’re recording. The T-shirts I made with the stormtroopers and bananas are born out of the fact that I keep bringing everyone bananas because they’re the easiest thing to eat while you’re recording. So I guess you could say I’m the mother of the crew.”“Then you have Steve Blum, who is very much the prankster. That guy can make more sounds with his mouth that no human should make. Someone will be in the middle of a very touching moment and he’ll just make a horrible noise. It’s very Zeb. Zeb’s constantly taunting Ezra, throwing stuff at him. Steve doesn’t mean any harm by it. He’s also just as loving as Zeb.”“Then you’ve got Freddie Prinze Jr. and Taylor Gray. Freddie has so much experience as an actor that he tends to give Taylor advice if we’re struggling to figure out a scene. Taylor takes the direction willingly. The two of them conspire … It really is sort of a Jedi and his Padawan.”“Tiya Sircar is awesome. Tiya likes football as much as I do … I love what she wears. She wears all these really cool colors. She reflects Sabine’s artistry in a way too.”"

Check out this scene from Star Wars Rebels, featuring Vanessa Marshall as Hera Syndulla and Tiya Sircar as Sabine Wren. Enjoy the clip in the video below:

To read more of what Vanessa Marshall has to say about working on Star Wars Rebels, check out the full interview at EW Community.

Yesterday, Radio Times posted an article which features an interview with The Force Awakens actor Domnhall Gleeson. While speaking with Huw Fullerton, Gleeson shared what little he could on working in that galaxy far, far away…

From the Radio Times article:

"“I would say it’s the most secrecy I’ve had to work with, just because you have to sign so many things,” actor Domnhall Gleeson told Radio Times.“I don’t even talk about it – I’m not even afraid I’ll let anything slip anymore, I’m just aware that it’s actually boring, because I know the answer is I can’t talk about it.”"

Gleeson also chimed in on his admiration for the way director J.J. Abrams was approaching the production of the new Star Wars film.

More from the Radio Times article:

"“Once I got to set, the way J.J. was working and the love, the genuine love for Star Wars that was everywhere on set – it made me want to protect those secrets,” he said. “It wasn’t like I was contractually obliged to keep them.”He added: “I trust them with it – it’s not one of those moneymaking schemes, though I’m sure it will make money. The love for those movies, what those movies meant to them, to everybody on that film – you could really feel it.“I’m really proud of it– I hope it’s good! We’re in trouble if it’s not…”"

You can catch Domnhall Gleeson alongside fellow Star Wars star Oscar Isaac in the upcoming film Ex Machina, due on April 10th, 2015.

For more from the young Irish actor and his role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, read the full interview at Radio Times.

In a news story posted just yesterday, Oscar Isaac spoke with MTV’s Josh Horowitz about his character in the highly anticipated film Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

While promoting his latest project A Most Violent Year, Isaac explained how to pronounce his character’s name as well as divulging a few details on his role as Poe Dameron.

Check out a clip of the interview from MTV, in the video below:

For more on Oscar Isaac and his latest thoughts on The Force Awakens rumors, check out our post at Dork Side of the Force.

On Wednesday, MTV News posted a video of J.J. Abrams at the National Board of Review gala in New York City.

While speaking with MTV’s Josh Horowitz, the director of Star Wars: The Force Awakens was quite forthcoming about his hopes and fears for the film.

Enjoy the great interview with J.J. Abrams, in the video below:


As if you needed anymore reason to attend the BIGGEST party of 2015, Lucasfilm has just recently announced that the 3D theatrical version of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith will finally make it’s world premiere at Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim this April.

From the official Star Wars site:

"Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith, in all its Order 66ing glory, will make its 3D debut at Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, coming April 16-19, 2015. Fans will be the first to see this long-awaited, big-screen 3D conversion by Lucasfilm, completed with care for the look of the original movie while taking advantage of 3D’s stunning possibilities. Revenge of the Sith was originally released in 2005, and brought the Star Wars saga full circle with an action-packed, visually-stunning, emotional story. The film sees the final machinations of Darth Sidious’ evil plot come to pass — and features lots and lots of lightsaber duels, dogfights, and Clone Wars battles. With all this, Revenge of the Sith 3D promises to be a great experience, and one that even a Sith could love.But that’s not all — all the Star Wars films will screen at Star Wars Celebration, including The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones in 3D. Not a bad way to brush up on a galaxy far, far away before a certain new movie releases on December 18, 2015…"

That’s right, Dork Siders. If you’re attending Star Wars Celebration this year, you’ll have a chance to catch the entire prequel trilogy in all of it’s 3D glory.

That’s all for today, readers! Don’t forget to check out the latest episode of Podcast 66, the official podcast of DSOTF.

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