StarWars.com Weekly Roundup: February 1, 2013

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Wondering what’s been happening at StarWars.com? Here’s a quick roundup of what you might have missed this week!

THE CLONE WARS GOOGLE HANGOUT, TOMORROW AT 10:30 A.M. PST!

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Get ready to connect with the creators and stars of The Clone Wars like never before! Join supervising director Dave Filoni, Matt Lanter (Anakin Skywalker), Ashley Eckstein (Ahsoka Tano), and Sam Witwer (Darth Maul) at 10:30 a.m. PST for a special Google Hangout to discuss tomorrow’s historic episode, “The Lawless.” Google+ users will be able to ask questions using hashtag #CloneWarsHangout, and a live stream of the event will be open to everyone at youtube.com/starwars. Lucasfilm’s own Pablo Hidalgo and Hollywood.com’s Christian Blauvelt will moderate the discussion.

J.J. ABRAMS DIRECTING STAR WARS: EPISODE VII

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The news that almost broke the Internet is true: J.J. Abrams is directing Star Wars: Episode VII. “To be a part of the next chapter of the Star Wars saga, to collaborate with Kathy Kennedy and this remarkable group of people, is an absolute honor,” Abrams said. “I may be even more grateful to George Lucas now than I was as a kid.”

Be sure to check out these highlights from Bonnie Burton’s past interviews with Abrams on the Star Wars Blog, in which the acclaimed director discusses the first time he saw Star Wars, the impact it continues to have on him, and lots more.

THE CLONE WARS SEASON FIVE, EPISODE 16 PREVIEW

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This is the one you’ve been waiting for! Obi-Wan, Satine, Maul, Savage, and another certain someone. Tune in to Cartoon Network tomorrow morning at 9:30 a.m. for “The Lawless,” an action-packed epic that will change The Clone Wars forever. (And then remember to head over to The Clone Wars Google Hangout!) For a sneak peek at “The Lawless,” take a look at StarWars.com’s preview guide, featuring clips, slideshows, and more.

In case you missed it, last week’s episode of The Clone Wars, “Shades of Reason,” is streaming for free on StarWars.com. Go behind the scenes of the episode with the accompanying exclusive featurette, “Lies, Deceit, and Mistrust: The Ways of Maul.”

SUPER STAR WARS SUNDAY

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Excited for the Super Bowl? No matter who you’re rooting for, you can enjoy the game even more by adding a little Star Wars to the experience. Follow @starwars on Twitter for some special updates during the game, and spice up your Super Bowl party with some Ewok Guac (recipe courtesy Tessa Braun)!

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