May the 4th - She's Fast Enough for You Old Man by Tim Anderson

Everyone’s making plans for Star Wars Day on May the 4th. After the jump:

  • Future Star Wars games will be canon, says Lucasfilm
  • Timothy Zahn weighs in on the EU and official canon
  • Chris Miller points out his own contribution to the canon
  • See a promo for The Big Bang Theory‘s Star Wars episode
  • Browse some Star Wars Day prints from Dark Ink
  • Get details on Disney’s Stormtrooper-centric art exhibit
  • Watch the first full Star Wars Rebels trailer on May 4
  • In the meantime, flip through some Star Wars Rebels pics
  • … and read a lengthy interview with RebelsDave Filoni

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Star Wars Old Republic

There was actual Star Wars movie news Tuesday when a Disney shareholders letter revealed Star Wars Rebels would debut with a full length movie. However, that wasn’t the only interesting thing in the document. Below, read about another huge piece of information and more.

  • Disney thinks they have 40 years worth of content thanks to Star Wars.
  • Watch a trailer for the new free-to-play Star Wars: The Old Republic expansion.
  • One location proposal for a George Lucas museum has been rejected.
  • Star Wars characters might be coming to Disney Infinity.
  • A familiar face holding the number “7″ graces the cover of an international movie magazine.
  • Star Wars Episode VII starts filming in May.

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Shakespeare Star Wars

A confirmed filming location for Star Wars Episode VII, a possible actor for the film, two new languages and even a national award. This edition of Star Wars Bits is everywhere. After the jump, read about the following:

  • Star Wars Episode VII is confirmed to shoot at Pinewood Studios. 
  • Lord of the Rings star Dominic Monaghan hinted he might be up for Star Wars Episode VII.
  • Gamers can now play as an Ewok in Star Wars: The Old Republic.
  • Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope has been dubbed into Navajo.
  • Ray Park would love to reprise the role of Darth Maul.
  • George Lucas is going to be given the National Medal of Arts.
  • Darth Vader is once again a spokesperson, this time for Pringles.
  • A new book has translated Star Wars into Shakespeare; see a trailer.

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Love is in the air in this edition of Star Wars Bits. After the jump read a few romantic stories, a few speculative ones, some Star Wars history and a possible massive hint at Episode VII. Here’s what we’ve got:

  • Disney announced the dates of their long running Star Wars Weekends in 2013
  • Ewan McGregor would “be up for” Star Wars Episode VII if needed.
  • A long-lost short film that played in front of The Empire Strike Back, Black Angel, might soon resurface online.
  • Wes Anderson thinks he could make a good Han Solo origin movie.
  • Star Wars MMO The Old Republic is trying to incorporate same sex romance.
  • George Lucas just got engaged to the chairman of DreamWorks animation.
  • If you have an idea for a Pringles Star Wars commercial, you could win $75,000.
  • Could the lead character of Star Wars Episode VII be female?

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Episode VII isn’t coming out for a few years yet, but 2013 promises lots of non-cinematic Star Wars releases, including a new comic book series, a novel by Timothy Zahn, and an expansion to The Old Republic. After the jump:

  • George Lucas once had plans for four Star Wars trilogies
  • Kathleen Kennedy teases an Episode VII update coming in January
  • Ewan McGregor wants to return, maybe as a hologram
  • Samuel L. Jackson is also willing to return as a ghost
  • Corinna Bechko and Gabriel Hardman talk Star Wars: Legacy
  • Timothy Zahn discusses his novel Scoundrels and Episode VII
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic is getting an expansion

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Star Wars: The Old Republic

Yesterday we posted a trailer for the video game sequel Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2. Today we have something even more impressive, the E3 2010 Cinematic trailer for Bioware and Lucas Arts’ upcoming MMO, Star Wars: The Old Republic. Watch the six minute trailer embedded after the jump.
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