Star Wars Celebration Europe Art

In addition to the usual hype that comes to San Diego Comic-Con, fans of the Star Wars saga across the pond are getting another opportunity to show their love for the sci-fi franchise that has new life following Disney’s purchase of Lucasfilm and release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Next month brings Star Wars Celebration Europe to our friends overseas, and they’re getting a bunch of cool Star Wars goodies, including a batch of exclusive artwork that you won’t be able to get anywhere else.

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In this edition of Star Wars Bits:

  • A look at just how much Hasbro knows about Star Wars movies years in advance.
  • Star Wars: Battlefront teases the Bespin DLC.
  • Eleven minutes of gameplay footage from LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
  • An interview with “Snap” Wexley actor Greg Grunberg.
  • A bunch of new (and pricey) Star Wars art.
  • Some seriously impressive LEGO recreations of The Force Awakens vehicles.
  • A wacky fan theory that ties The Force Awakens to LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures.
  • Check out the first five pages of Marvel’s Han Solo comic.
  • And more!

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Rogue One Reshoots

In this edition of Rogue One Bits:

  • Mads Mikkelsen talks about the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story reshoots.
  • Two new character names may have been revealed.
  • A small story point about the construction of the Death Star.
  • Star Wars Celebration will showcase props and costumes from Rogue One.
  • A fourth screenwriter may have worked on Rogue One.
  • Marvel quietly cancels the Rogue One prequel comic.

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Star Wars Video Games

Electronic Arts has a huge deal with Lucasfilm to produce a variety of video games based on Star Wars in the coming years. They kicked off their endeavor in a big way with DICE’s update of Star Wars Battlefront last fall, and there’s a follow-up coming next year (as well as even more expansions throughout this year up through December). But that was just the beginning.

At the big E3 expo for video games that kicked off this past weekend, EA unveiled a video showing off some of the new Star Wars video games they’re working on for the next few years, including a couple that we really don’t know much about at all. Plus, you can get a glimpse of the Bespin and Death Star expansion packs coming to Star Wars Battlefront, and a quick glimpse at some kind of VR X-Wing project in the works as well. Read More »

Freemakers trailer

Taking place between the events of The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, Disney XD’s LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures follows a young family of scavengers running a business together. As the siblings work on building up their repair shop, they come face-to-face with some notable characters from the Star Wars universe, including Darth Vader, Maz Kanata, and Jaba the Hutt.

Below, watch the LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures trailer.

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The Force Awakens Score

In today’s news that everyone expected but we all needed to hear just to reassure ourselves, the developing Disney and Lucasfilm sequels Indiana Jones 5 and Star Wars: Episode VIII have confirmed who will be providing the score for each of the films. And it’s exactly who you hope it would be.

John Williams, the composer behind the iconic themes for both the fedora-toting archaeologist and the saga that takes place in a galaxy far, far away, has been confirmed to compose the scores for both sequels from director Steven Spielberg and Rian Johnson. Williams also has a playful selfish reason that he wants to score Star Wars: Episode VIII. Find out more after the jump. Read More »

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We all know that Disney’s Star Wars theme park lands are going to be immersive. Specifically, we all know that they have to be immersive at the bare minimum if they want to compete with Universal Studios’ Wizarding World of Harry Potter, the current high water mark in theme park design. Knowing Disney, they will go out of their way and spend a lot of money to fight back against that boy wizard and reclaim their position at the top of this particular food chain. This theme park cold war is going to result in some mighty fine work. Whoever wins, we win.

While the two unnamed Star Wars lands are currently little more than big piles of dirt at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World, a new video has given us a taste of just how far they may be willing push to the immersion factor. How about droids wandering the area, integrating with guests and their environment?

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In today’s edition of Star Wars Bits:

  • Rian Johnson is “in the home stretch” of Star Wars: Episode 8.
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens officially leaves theaters.
  • Author Timothy Zahn discusses the new canon.
  • An impressive LEGO recreation of The Finalizer‘s TIE Fighter hangar.
  • Footage from the Star Wars land construction site.
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens teases Jabba the Hutt.
  • Updates on upcoming Star Wars video games.
  • A coffee table shaped like a familiar ice cave…
  • And more!

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In today’s edition of Episode 8 Bits:

  • A group of “urban explorers” take some pretty great pictures of the Millennium Falcon.
  • Irish set photos reveal a new alien of some kind.
  • Chewbacca visits a school to hang out with the local youth.
  • Lucasfilm thanks Ireland for hosting their shoot.
  • The latest wacky theory about Rey’s parentage.
  • A potential spoiler about Luke Skywalker.

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