Darth Vader Instagram selfie

Darth Vader signs up for Instagram, and posts his very first selfie. Also after the jump:

  • Michael B. Jordan addresses those Episode VII rumors
  • Katee Sachkoff teases big news, but it’s not Star Wars related
  • David Prowse would like to see Darth Vader resurrected
  • The Star Wars Identities exhibit will head to Paris next year
  • Han Solo’s DL-44 blaster is going up for auction this month
  • Is EA Vancouver working on an open-world Star Wars game?
  • Why has Disneyland‘s Star Wars land really been delayed?
  • Check out a behind-the-scenes video from Star Wars: Rebels
  • Take a peek at the new Star Wars art available on Acme Direct

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If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a hundred times. Domain registration rules. While major corporations are keen to hide so many of their secrets from us, their adoring public, it’s more difficult to hide the public internet domains they register. They regularly give us an idea of upcoming projects or titles and just last week, I reported Lucasfilm registered domains for something called Star Wars: Identities. Going on name alone, I surmised it was some kind of new video game or interactive experience. I was half right.

Star Wars: Identities is a new museum exhibition that runs from April 19 to September 16, 2012 at the Montreal Science Centre. Read more about it, watch a video and more after the break. Read More »

It’s hard to hide from domain registration. In today’s Internet culture, URLs, Twitter handles and Facebook pages are a huge part of a film’s marketing strategy and it is paramount that studios acquire them before an official title is released. This way they won’t be squatted, or hilariously spammed, which happened to Sony this weekend.

Sometimes studios register domains on the off chance a project gets made. In other cases, domain registration can reveal a project’s title or existence way before it’s ready for public knowledge. For example, the title of the new James Bond film Skyfall was revealed a month before the official announcement and Marvel has domains for movies like Doctor Strange and Ant-Man years before those projects are likely to be made.

There’s your context, here’s your news. Lucasfilm has registered several domains revealing a project called Star Wars: Identities and Paramount just registered a few for something called Phantoms. What could these projects be? Explore the options after the jump. Read More »

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