Today is April 21st, 2016 and it’s another Collider Jedi Council hosted by Kristian Harloff, Mark Ellis and Tiffany Smith; with very special guests James Arnold Taylor and Ashley Eckstein!
J.J. Abrams Talks Rey’s Parents in Star Wars: The Force Awakens
What better way to celebrate Star Wars and the news for all the movies out there than by having Ahsoka and Obi-Wan on the show? Ashley Eckstein and James Arnold Taylor, the voice actors from Star Wars The Clone Wars and Rebels join the council and up first, J.J. Abrams comments about the identity of Rey’s parents! Pretty nice having two Jedi on the panel to weigh in with their own wisdom.
Set Pics and Videos from Episode VIII
Next, the panel discuss the awesome set photos that came from the Princes William and Harry’s visit to Pinewood Studios in London. The Royal Crew were able to play with lightsabers, take pictures with Wookiees and sit in some spaceships with Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) watching over. And because of the visit, a familiar ship was seen in the pics, that being the classic A-wing last seen in Return of the Jedi!
Oscar Isaac Talks Episode VIII as an Independent Movie
A while back it was reported that Lawrence Kasdan, writer of The Force Awakens, said that Rian Johnson’s Episode VIII will be like no other Star Wars movie ever. And because of that, fans are excited – including cast members like Oscar Isaac, who talked briefly about the shoot, comparing Johnson’s Star Wars movie to an independent movie. The panel look at these statements and speculate that the movie is most likely taking some risks like independent movies tend to do.
Noah Segan Rumored for Episode VIII
Like De Niro to Scorsese, Noah Segan has been in every movie Rian Johnson has ever made with Birth Movies Death reporting that the actor is headed to Pinewood for unknown reasons. Hint, to shoot something in Episode VIII. Duh. What part he is playing is a whole other story because, naturally, no one knows other than the actor and crew members. Or maybe, he’s just visiting his buddy on set.
Warwick Davis to Host Star Wars Celebration 2016
News from the people at Lucasfilm reveals that Willow and Wicket actor Warwick Davis will host the awesome celebration for the fans, the 2016 Star Wars Celebration convention! The convention this time will be held in Europe in the middle of July and the panel wonder just how many announcements will be made either for Rogue One, Episode VIII or Star Wars Rebels, Season 3.
Norman Reedus Wants to Play a Stormtrooper
When fans found out that Daniel Craig portrayed a stormtrooper in Force Awakens, it un-officially opened the door for celebrities who also want to get in on the action. And sure enough, Norman Reedus now claims he wants to be a stormtrooper as well. With his part in The Walking Dead questionable now after that season finale, could he maybe looking for work as a stormtrooper?
What’s the Deal with Canon?
Here now is the segment called What’s the Deal with Canon – a discussion on everything in the world of canon that isn’t one of the movies be it Episodes or Star Wars’ Story.
This time it’s a special interview where the panel talk Clone Wars and Rebels by interviewing Eckstein and Arnold Taylor about their time in the Star Wars Universe playing the now iconic role of Ahsoka for Ashley and of course, James’ time voicing Obi-Wan.
After the in depth interview the panel move on to the other assorted topics in ‘canon’ with a short review of Issue #4 of Anakin and Obi-Wan; a preview of the newest book Bloodline, with an update about the new Star Wars Land at Disneyland!
A Short Time Ago, In a Tweet Far, Far Away…
Now we get to hear from you! The Council takes on all your Twitter questions you send in @ColliderVideo with the hashtag #ColliderJediCouncil.
This week, the council answers questions on:
- Is Snoke in the bacta-tank in Rogue One?
- Ahsoka knowing about the marriage of Anakin and Padme
- Have Ashley or James read any of the new canon novels?
- Will Dave Filoni ever do a live action Star Wars movie?
- Some favorite episodes of Clone Wars
- Playing Ahsoka and Obi-Wan on tv and video games
- Will we ever see Ahsoka in a live action movie?
- Could Ahsoka have a place in Star Wars after Return of the Jedi?
- How did Ashley and James get their roles?
That will do it for this installment of Collider Jedi Council! Make sure you let all your Star Wars fans know about this show! To get your questions answered on the show, make sure you follow @ColliderVideo and hashtag #ColliderJediCouncil. We will see you next week!