Sam voices Palpatine in season 2 of ‘Star Wars Rebels’

Star Wars Rebels is back! And so, too, are a few familiar faces…

The season 2 opener “The Siege of Lothal” brings the return of Darth Vader, once again voiced by the great James Earl Jones, and Clone Wars favourite Ahsoka Tano, voiced by Ashley Eckstein.

Also making their appearance in the new season of Rebels is Captain Rex (Dee Bradley Baker) and, of course, our Sam Witwer as the Dark Lord of the Sith, Emperor Palpatine.

“The Siege of Lothal” premieres this Saturday on Disney XD. 

A clip of the season opener ‘The Siege of Lothal’ can be seen HERE.

VADER IS BACK! Star Wars Rebels season 2

VADER IS BACK! Star Wars Rebels season 2 on Disney XD


RebelForce Radio: Analysis of The Force Awakens with Sam Witwer

Sam Witwer joins Jason Swank and Jimmy Mac of RebelForce Radio for a complete analysis of the second teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.




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Sam Witwer to voice Emperor Palpatine in “Star Wars Rebels”

The not-so-well-kept secret has been circulating for a while now, but we’re finally able to confirm Sam Witwer‘s role as Emperor Palpatine in season 2 of Star Wars Rebels.

Rebels director Dave Filoni confirmed the news at this weekend’s Star Wars Celebration.


Sam has voiced Emperor Palpatine before, in Lego Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out, and in the Star Wars: The Force Unleashed video games (I and II). His amazing voice acting talents also shone through when he played Darth Maul in both The Empire Strikes Out and Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

image courtesy of Disney

image courtesy of Disney

The Comlink: Sam Witwer reacts to the new “The Force Awakens” trailer

With thanks to our friend David Collins and his team at The Comlink, a video of Sam giving his response to the new The Force Awakens trailer can be seen HERE.

The Comlink

The Comlink

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Star Wars Celebration 2015

Star Wars Celebration 2015

Sam and Chloe slated to appear at Collective Con in Jacksonville, FL.

Collective Con 2015 is being held at the Jacksonville Expo Centre at the Fairgrounds from Friday 8th through Sunday 10th May – and Sam Witwer and Chloe Dykstra are on the celebrity guest list.

Other guests slated to appear that weekend are Phil Lamarr, and the mighty 501st Legion.

Image courtesy of Collective Con

Image courtesy of Collective Con

Further details, including hotel and ticketing information, can be found HERE.

Image courtesy of Collective Con

Image courtesy of Collective Con


Mike Witwer’s new biography on Gary Gygax is due out this October!

A few months ago, we gave you the heads up on the exciting news that our Sam‘s brother, Michael Witwer, had written a new, comprehensive biography of D&D creator, ‘Gary Gygax and the Birth of Dungeons & Dragons’.

We are now delighted to confirm that Mike’s book, published by Bloomsbury, is due out later this year on 6th October 2015. And it is a “must have” item for all geeks everywhere.

Author Michael Witwer

Author Michael Witwer

The press release from Empire of Imagination confirms: “Here, for the first time, is a comprehensive biography of the mythic icon among geek and gaming culture, Gary Gygax – and the complete story behind the invention of Dungeons & Dragons.

The godfather of all fantasy adventure games, Gary Gygax, has a life story that has only been told in bits and pieces. Michael Witwer has written a dynamic, dramatized biography of Gygax from his childhood in Lake Geneva to his untimely death in 2008. Gygax’s magnum opus, Dungeons & Dragons, would explode in popularity throughout the 1970s and ’80s and irreversibly alter the world of gaming. D&D is the best-known, best-selling role-playing game of all time…”

You can read Empire of Imagination’s release IN FULL HERE.

Book cover for Michael Witwer's new, difinitive biography of D&D creator Gary Gygax

Book cover for Michael Witwer’s new biography of D&D creator Gary Gygax, published by Bloomsbury.

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Mike, we are very proud of you!


Sam Witwer as The Crow in Reboot?

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Sam Witwer as The Crow? James O’Barr on casting, Luke Evans exit, budget issues

Luke Evans may be out of Relativity Media’s reboot of the 1994 film The Crow, but is Being Human‘s Sam Witwer in? That’s what comic creator James O’Barr is at least hoping for, as stated at a comic con panel this past weekend.

On a Saturday night panel at Wizard World Madison Comic Con (which I hosted, in the interest of full disclosure), O’Barr addressed the “elephant in the room” that is budget problems and Evans’ departure from the film in late January.
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