Liam Neeson will reprise his role as Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn in upcoming episodes of Star Wars: The Clone Wars on Cartoon Network. In a new 3-part story arc set to begin on January 28, Jinn will appear before Obi-Wan Kenobi in visions that focus on the destiny of the Chosen One, Anakin Skywalker.
In an interview with EW, Neeson talked about why he wanted to return to the Star Wars saga: “These characters resonate, even after all these years. Growing up, my heroes were cowboys; they were strong and mysterious, and it seemed like they always rode off into the sunset. For kids today, Star Wars has that same kind of magic. I really wanted to be a part of that.”
You can check out a clip of Neeson’s appearance by heading to the bottom of this post.
Every day, Amazon offers up “Lightning Deals,” limited quantities of various products for a discounted price for a 4-hour window of time. You have to be on the lookout for these deals and once the item runs out within that four hours, the sale is over. Meaning, if you see something on sale that you want, buy it immediately before it’s gone.
Today being Cyber Monday, Amazon has a load of Lightning Deals coming up today for Movies & TV on DVD and Blu-ray. See list of today’s deals here below, along with more information on how these special deals work.
There’s also TONS of extremely low prices and great deals on DVDs and Blu-rays right now, so visit the CYBER MONDAY DEALS page to see the wide selection, like the Lord Of The Rings DVDs for $3.99 each and Blu-rays for $7.99 each; Harry Potter DVDs for $5.99 each and Blu-rays for $10 each; and much, much more!
Also, Amazon’s Blu-ray box set deal of the week is the Firefly: The Complete Series Blu-ray Edition for only $25 (that’s 72% off the list price of $89.99). This deal is valid only for this week through December 4, 2010.
Lucasfilm Ltd. and Cartoon Network will be hosting a limited theatrical event in select cities this December for Star Wars: The Clone Wars, where attendees will get a look at new villain Savage Opress, as well as discover the origins of Darth Maul!
The screenings will take place December 7-10 and are free, but you have RSVP in advance at www.starwars.com/darthmaulsecrets. If you want to go, respond right away, because some of the cities are already sold out.
Attendees are asked to bring a new/unwrapped toy to benefit children in need this holiday season (Hasbro will match every donation with a Star Wars toy).
Check out the trailer for the event here below. The episode will then premiere on Cartoon Network on January 7, 2011.
For the first time ever, Sith training will be explored – and with it, truths about the very nature of the dark side itself!
A warrior forged by a dark sorcery as mystical and powerful as the Force, Opress will uncover shocking revelations about the galaxy’s tenuous balance of power, including secrets about one of the Sith’s most infamous villains — Episode I’s Darth Maul! From his origins to his fate, Maul’s mysteries will at long last be uncovered…
We all know the routine: every once in a great while, a rumor surfaces that a brand new Star Wars movie could be in the works. The first thought is that George Lucas has finally decided that he wants to do the mythical last trilogy that would show us what happened after the original saga. After that, there’s thoughts of movies that just take place in a different part of that world, but that’s what the live-action television series we’ve heard about is supposed to be doing. So…just for the fun of it all, if they were making a brand new Star Wars movie, what could they be doing and what would YOU want them to do?
Now, I have no idea how this was even discovered, but Ain’t it Cool News went on an archaeological excavation and found a very brief, random bit encased within a blog written by Thomas Dolby, the man who co-wrote the Howard the Duck theme song.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars Directed by Dave Filoni
Starring Matt Lanter, Ashley Eckstein, James Arnold Taylor, Dee Bradley Baker, Tom Kane
Release Date: August 15, 2008
Star Wars: The Clone Wars … and Why I Loved It!
In light of the fact that seemingly everywhere around me, critics were panning Star Wars: The Clone Wars, I went into the movie with low hopes. This was in direct contrast to 24 hours earlier, where I was eagerly anticipating the movie, and getting to see it before the majority of the world. But in that short time that early reviews appeared, and then were embargoed by LucasFilm, my hopes dropped.
I don’t know whether it was the fact my hopes were so low, or if it was just in fact a good film, but I really liked Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
But let’s get a few things sorted straight off the bat, ok? First of all, this is not a movie where peace can be found. The entire galaxy is at war, and if you look at the title of the movie, it says that it’s going to be about the war. Take a look back through movies like Saving Private Ryan, Battle of the Bulge, and The Longest Day. These movies were filled with action scene after action scene, and no one complained about it then. Why? Because they realized that in war, that’s what happens!