Gareth Edwards and Kathleen Kennedy

Lucasfilm this morning has announced that company president and producer Kathleen Kennedy will join Star Wars: Rogue One director Gareth Edwards for Star Wars Celebration Europe. The duo will appear along with “special guests” for an opening day event at the fan gathering this July. Also StarWars.com has launched a new weekly web series called The Star Wars Show. Find out more about all of the above, after the jump.

Here is the information about Edwards and Kennedy’s appearance at Star Wars Celebration Europe:

“Secret mission? What plans? What are you talking about?” Find out, when Gareth Edwards – director of the upcoming Rogue One: A Star Wars Story — joins Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy and some special guests for a Rogue One panel at Celebration Europe on July 15th for what is sure to be a can’t-miss event! Visit starwarscelebration.com for tickets, and check back closer to the show for queuing and wristband details.

I had a blast at Star Wars Celebration 2015, but as of right now it doesn’t look like I’ll be able to travel to London for this year’s event. But we’ll try to cover the festivities from afar.

The Star Wars Show

Also Lucasfilm and Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media have announced a new weekly web series called The Star Wars Show. The new show will be a “weekly variety series celebrates the franchise, fans, and fun of the world of Star Wars.”

Starting this week, the seven minute show recaps the latest happenings in the Star Wars galaxy directly from the source, showcasing the energy, excitement, and passion of the fan community, as well as sitting down with prominent superfans. Hosts Andi Gutierrez and Peter Townley unveil the latest headlines from a galaxy far, far away as well as chat with special guest stars to explore all things Star Wars. Episodes of The Star Wars Show will be available every Wednesday at 12:00 pm PT on the Star Wars YouTube channelStarWars.com, the official Star Wars app (available on iOS and Android), and Star Wars social media channels, including Facebook and Twitter. The Star Wars Show recaps the latest happenings in the Star Wars galaxy directly from the source, showcasing the energy, excitement, and passion of the fan community, as well as sitting down with prominent superfans. It’s a show for fans, by fans, made in the same building as Star Wars; covering the films, characters, news, interviews and more. It’s all Star Wars, all the time…seven minutes at a time…once a week.

 

You can watch the first episode here:

The first episode is very enjoyable. I love the segment on Kitster. The Topps Choice cards are my favorite set on the Star Wars Card Trader app because they focus on the little known background characters in the films, and this seems to do that in video form. I’m not sure how much I care about the variety show concept or celebrity guests talking about their Star Wars fandom, but the idea that there will be a weekly Star Wars show that could round up the news of the week while providing some new access to all the things going on (movies, tv, comics, books and games) is exciting. We’ll probably be including the Star Wars Show in our Star Wars Bits roundups, unless of course there is some big breaking news that comes from them.

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