Star Wars Battlefront Rogue One

Star Wars Battlefront got plenty of fans excited last year, but upon arrival, the Electronic Arts games disappointed many, mostly due to the lack of single player options included with the title. While the game had much to offer in the multiplayer arena, many just weren’t impressed with what they were given for the expensive price tag that comes with video games nowadays. The folks at EA have been listening the best they can, and they have at least one update that will make players happy starting next week.

In addition, the DLC for Star Wars Battlefront keeps coming later this year. EA teased the forthcoming Death Star expansion pack that finally takes the battle to space in a quick new trailer, and they also announced that the final expansion pack for the game this year will be a Rogue One update. Find out more about the Star Wars Battlefront Rogue One update and more after the jump. Read More »

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Star Wars VR

In the technology world, a lot more attention is being paid to virtual reality, and some of the biggest franchises from film, television, comics and more are starting to take advantage of it. Perhaps one of the most anticipated uses of VR technology is coming with Industrial Light & Magic’s ILMxLAB projects that will be bringing franchises like Star Wars into your living room with VR technology. And today, Lucasfilm announced some cool news regarding Star Wars VR projects.

First of all, screenwriter David Goyer is teaming up with ILMxLAB for a new project that will focus on a certain iconic Sith Lord, and the company’s Trials on Tatooine VR experience will be available to try for free starting next week. Get details on both of the Star Wars VR announcements after the jump. Read More »

Star Wars Rebels Season 3 Trailer

Star Wars Celebration continues today, and with it came some huge updates regarding the upcoming third season of Star Wars Rebels. From the panel earlier today, we learned that the expanded universe character Grand Admiral Thrawn was being brought into Star Wars canon officially as a new adversary for the Ghost crew and the rest of the Rebel Alliance to face, and there were plenty more tidbits revealed from the upcoming season.

Now you can get a taste of what’s in store yourself with the new Star Wars Rebels season 3 trailer. And this is a big tease of what’s coming later this year with over three minutes of footage from the new season. There are Mandalorians who give Ezra and Sabine a run for their money, Darth Maul trying to manipulate Ezra with the Sith holocron, and of course, the outstanding reveal of Grand Admiral Thrawn. Watch below! Read More »

Star Wars Rebels Season 3 Panel

Star Wars Rebels Season 3 won’t air on television until this Fall, but series creator Dave Filoni came to Star Wars Celebration Europe 2016 to premiere the two-episode season premiere and participate in a panel discussion about the upcoming season. What did we learn about the future of the acclaimed Disney XD animated series? Get all the important details from the Star Wars Rebels season 3 panel after the jump.

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After Disney purchased Lucasfilm, it was announced that the Star Wars expanded universe would no longer be considered official canon. Relabeled “Legends,” these stories would continue to exist in print and other mediums for future generations to enjoy. It was later clarified that places, characters, elements and stories from Legends could be adapted for future Star Wars canon if creators chose to incorporate them in this new wholly connected Star Wars universe.

The Star Wars Rebels season 2 finale included the now infamous line “there’s always some truth in Legends,” a tease of things to come. We’ve seen this already in the Star Wars novels, and now the animated television series Star Wars Rebels is brining back a big character from the expanded universe. Find out who and how Grand Admiral Thrawn will fit into Star Wars Rebels season 3 after the jump.

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star wars creature panel

As an event, Star Wars Celebration seems to be evenly divided between looking to the exciting, unknown future and gazing adoringly back at the past. This dynamic was captured perfectly in the “Creatures, Droids & Aliens of Star Wars: The Force Awakens” panel, which gathered eight practical effects geniuses from the Star Wars creature shop to discuss their work on last year’s film while offering a peek at their work in this year’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. You can find everything you need to see below…and most importantly, there’s a lot more of that guy pictured at the top.

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Star Wars Celebration 2016 live stream
I’m live in London covering Star Wars Celebration Europe 2016 throughout the weekend. There is a bunch of big news expected to break surrounding projects such as Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Star Wars Episode 8, the untitled Han Solo standalone film, Star Wars Rebels and much much more (here are our predictions). So please stay tuned to slashfilm.com throughout the weekend as we’ll try to breakout the major developments and bring you coverage of the major presentations. StarWars.com will be live streaming some of the cooler panels and presentations throughout the weekend, and you can watch that live streaming now after the jump.

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The Force Awakens

The dream of the Lucasfilm Story Group is that everything will be connected: the movies, the books, the games, the comics, the VR experiences, everything. So far the books seem to be feeding off of the movies, explaining after the fact how we got to our current place in the Star Wars timeline. But as we progress in this new trilogy, the books and the movies will be interwoven, telling the story of this galaxy in unison. At the DK Publishing presentation at Star Wars Celebration Europe 2016, Lucasfilm creative executive Pablo Hidalgo revealed that the books are already beginning to inform future Star Wars stories. In fact, an old expanded universe book resulted in changes to the Star Wars: The Force Awakens script.

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Gareth Edwards Rogue One Interview

After the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story presentation, we got an opportunity to chat with director Gareth Edwards. During the roundtable discussion, Edwards talks about creating the Jedi mecca in the film, a new planet called Jedha, the very unique shooting methods he employed on this production, the decision to include Darth Vader in his story and what concerns come with that, and I ask if we will get any aerial battles in this Star Wars film. Hit the jump to watch the Gareth Edwards Rogue One Interview in video or text format.

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