Star Wars Futurama

What better way to ease back into the workweek than with a bounty of new Star Wars nuggets? After the jump:

  • The Star Wars Facebook page has the perfect response to an ignorant comment
  • The city of Reykjavík names a street after Darth Vader
  • Has Star Wars: Rogue One cast British actor Regé-Jean Page?
  • A new theory about whom Felicity Jones is playing in Rogue One
  • See the cover of the Star Wars Battlefront: Twilight Company novel
  • Disney XD serves up a clip from the Star Wars Rebels Season 2 premiere
  • Star Wars: Shattered Empire gets another variant team and more artists

(Header image: “Future Wars” by DC Visual Arts. Buy the t-shirt at Neatoshop.)

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Star Wars 9 cover

This week isn’t done quite yet, and neither is the steady stream of Star Wars news. After the jump:

  • Star Wars Celebration Europe is already sold out for Saturday
  • Disney Infinity 3.0 developer on bringing Star Wars Rebels characters to life
  • Star Wars Rebels may have finally set a return date
  • Get details on the rest of the Disney Store’s plans for Force Friday
  • Just how much money is Star Wars: The Force Awakens gonna make?
  • Captain Phasma (and for some reason Jar Jar) cover a German Star Wars magazine
  • Find out what the new First Order star destroyer is called
  • Take a peek inside the pages of Star Wars #9
  • See gorgeous art from the Battle of Jakku DLC for Star Wars Battlefront
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Star Wars Land fan design

In today’s edition of Star Wars Bits, we taker a look at the following items:

  • Details on Mads Mikkelsen Role in Star Wars: Rogue One.
  • How many X-Wing Squadrons can we expect in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
  • An official description of the Star Wars Launch Bay exhibit space being added to Disneyland.
  • How Boba Fett will be used in Star Wars Battlefront.
  • How big is a Super Star Destroyer? Is it bigger than Manhattan?
  • How will Target handle Force Friday?
  • Poster Posse is teaming with ACME Archives and LucasFilm for an official Star Wars art show.
  • And above is a fan design for a LucasLand theme park. While its not what Disney’s Star Wars Land is going to look like, I thought it would be fun to feature.

All this and more. Hit the jump to go to hyperspeed.

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In today’s edition of Star Wars Bits we will take a look at:

  • A sneak preview of the possible opening crawl for Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • JJ Abrams remembers the first time he saw Star Wars.
  • Disneyland is casting for performers for Star Wars Launch Bay opening in October or November 2015
  • New Star Wars credit cards that will give cardholders exclusive access to Star Wars meet-and-greets in Disney theme parks.
  • See two new Star Wars comic book variant covers.
  • Japan All Nippon Airways reveals a new plane which will be themed like BB-8 from The Force Awakens.
  • The Star Wars: Uprising mobile game will have promotions at PAX Prime.
  • Set photos from Star Wars: Rogue One at Cardington, which could be another recreation of an Original Trilogy location.
  • Disney Interactive’s announcements from D23 Expo, including Force Awakens Disney Infinity figures and a look at the Battle of Jakku DLC level in Star Wars Battlefront which serves as a Force Awakens prequel.
  • Another possible Star Wars Land location for the Disneyland version.
  • And the header image is one of the illustrations created by Isaiah Stephens for Zimbio featuring Disney princesses and Star Wars mixed together

All that and more in today’s Star Wars Bits. Hit the jump to get to it.

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Empire sticker

We’re not quite done with Star Wars D23 stuff, but there’s non-D23 stuff here, too. After the jump:

  • Find out where to get the cheeky car decal seen above
  • Watch highlights from the Star Wars D23 panel
  • J.J. Abrams explains why anyone would even want to join the First Order
  • … and gushes about Gwendoline Christie as Captain Phasma
  • Oscar Isaac talks about growing up in a Star Wars-obsessed family
  • Daisy Ridley looks pleased as punch with her Drew Struzan Episode VII poster
  • Learn a tiny bit more about Episode VII‘s Constable Zuvio
  • Ooh and ahh over Sideshow‘s deluxe edition Boba Fett figure
  • Get details on the limited-edition Darth Vader PlayStation 4 console

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens mural

There was a ton of Star Wars news coming out of D23 Expo 2015, and if you missed any of that from the Star Wars Anthology films getting new branding, to the Star Wars: The Force Awakens poster by artist Drew Struzen, to the first photo and cast from Star Wars: Rogue One, to the director of Star Wars Episode 9, to Star Wars Lands announced for Disney theme parks, head over to our D23 2015 news roundup. But there is a lot of Star Wars tidbits we missed over the last few days, so lets dive in. Here is what to expect in today’s Star Wars Bits:

  • Tom Baker, the fourth Doctor Who, has been cast in a Star Wars project, but which one?
  • George Lucas blames a Walt Disney creation for Jar Jar Binks.
  • According to JJ Abrams, who is the Ralph McQuarrie of Star Wars: The Force Awakens?
  • Which monumental Star Wars set has been recreated for Star Wars: Rogue One? (actually, not much of a spoiler)
  • Ralph McQuarrie‘s Influence on Star Wars Land 
  • Why Star Wars: Battlefront won’t have a single player campaign mode.
  • Is Drew Struzan‘s Force Awakens D23 Expo poster the film’s official poster? Will there be another?

All that and more in today’s edition of Star Wars Bits. Hit the jump now.

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Had enough Star Wars yet this week? Surely not. After the jump:

  • Check out another new image from Star Wars: Battlefront
  • … and get details on the game’s just-announced “Supremacy” mode
  • The Battlefront tie-in novel Twilight Company gets an official synopsis
  • Ooh and aah over the pretty colors of the Star Wars CoverGirl makeup collection
  • … and find out which other brands are partnering with Lucasfilm for The Force Awakens
  • Go inside ILM‘s VR and augmented reality think tank, xLab (Rogue One‘s Gareth Edwards is a fan)
  • An anonymous insider reports from a John Williams recording session
  • Force Awakens returns to Skellig Michael for more shooting this fall
  • Are the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens 3.75″ toys hinting at something?
  • See a preview of Kanan: The Last Padawan #5 and Star Wars #8
  • Shattered Empire #1 gets pushed back a week (boo), and reveals a variant cover (yay!)

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In today’s edition of Star Wars Bits:

  • The real reason director Josh Trank is no longer directing the Boba Fett Star Wars Anthology movie?
  • See the first photos from the set of Star Wars: Rogue One.
  • See the exclusive Star Wars merchandise that will be available at D23 Expo 2015 this week. It includes some new Star Wars: The Force Awakens pins, shirts and sweatshirts.
  • Find out where you can get the awesome Star Wars emojis on your phone.
  • Star Wars Steelbooks are now available for pre-order.
  • A Star Wars Battlefront Developer Diary video gives us a better look at Fighter Squadron Mode and a new planet that was brought to life in the game.
  • EA answers Battlefront questions on Twitter
  • The first Star Wars: The Force Awakens toy has been sold prematurely.
  • Learn more about what to expect on Force Friday: see the covers for the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Monopoly and Battleship board games and get a first look at BB-8 and Kylo Ren watches.

All this and more, in today’s Star Wars Bits.

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Journey To Star Wars: The Force Awakens: Shattered Empire variant cover by Francesco Francavilla, for Third Eye Comics.

In today’s edition of Star Wars Bits:

  • Ewan McGregor responds to rumors that he will be reprising his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi in a new Star Wars Anthology film. His answer may surprise you a bit.
  • Is a new Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic video game being worked on for 2016 release?
  • See two more variant cover images for the Journey To Star Wars: The Force Awakens: Shattered Empire comic book series which will help fill in the thirty year gap between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens
  • One of the Force Friday releases is teased in a magazine ad: Star Wars: The Force Awakens Monopoly.
  • See Boba Fett on the cover of the X-Box Official Magazine to promote Star Wars Battlefront.
  • And find out if the Star Wars: The Force Awakens sets are still standing in Abu Dubai.

All that and more.

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