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In this edition of Rogue One Bits:

  • Two very cool posters from artist Orlando Arocena.
  • A look at the new U-Wing toy (as well as a fan-made version).
  • Empire Magazine reveals two new Rogue One: A Star Wars Story covers.
  • A dying fan campaigns to see Rogue One early.
  • Detailed video reviews of the Rogue One “Black Series” action figures arrive online.
  • The marketing deluge for Rogue One gets underway with a series of new deals.
  • The Star Wars Battlefront VR mission will be set during Rogue One.
  • Take a first look at a series of new Rogue One books.

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The reaction to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story in China is apparently mixed. So who is the world’s second-largest film market not excited for this new Star Wars movie?

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Obi-Wan Kenobi Spin-Off

Since the fall of 2014, there have been rumblings of Obi-Wan Kenobi getting his own standalone spin-off. In fact, those rumors even expanded to mention that a trilogy focusing on one of the last remaining Jedi was in the works at Lucasfilm with Ewan McGregor reprising his role from the prequel trilogy. We’ve yet to get any confirmation on this development, but now a fanmade trailer for Kenobi: A Star Wars Story makes the strong case for how interesting this kind of spin-off could be.

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In this edition of Rogue One Bits:

  • Details on the massive launch of the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story trailer.
  • Forest Whitaker explains why Saw Gerrera is like Darth Vader.
  • Felicity Jones and Gareth Edwards talk Jyn Erso.
  • Two fan-made trailers have already arrived in the wake of the new official preview.
  • A very close look at one of Rogue One‘s most intriguing images.
  • Natalie Portman and screenwriter Gary Whitta visited the set.
  • A first look at the new U-Wing toy.

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Star Wars cantina

One of the many reasons I can’t wait for Star Wars Land to open in Disneyland is that it will finally give me a chance to step inside an intergalactic cantina filled with all sorts of fun and strange aliens. I can’t imagine what Disney will do with that dining experience, especially with the elaborate animatronic alien creatures that are sure to inhabit the space. But I won’t have to wait until the end of the decade to get a taste of what this might be like as a Star Wars-inspired Cantina is coming to a secret location in Hollywood California this month. Learn more information about the Scum and Villainy Cantina, after the jump.

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Disney has filed a patent that will put lightsabers in the hands of theme park guests, allowing them to wield them in ways never before seen — deflecting real laser blasts from animatronic stormtroopers and oncoming Imperial ships. Learn more about this possible Star Wars Land next generation real lightsabers experience, after the jump.

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The latest installment features some incredibly detailed Ghostbusters statues, an Alien coloring book that’s pretty much for adults, two new Hot Toys figures from Back to the Future Part II with some incredible accessories and more.

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In this edition of Star Wars Bits:

  • George Lucas and Kathleen Kennedy remember the late Kenny Baker.
  • Phil Lord and Chis Miller pose on the set of the Millennium Falcon.
  • Rian Johnson has officially begun editing Star Wars: Episode 8.
  • Dave Filoni and Sam Witwer talk Star Wars Rebels.
  • The special features for the Star Wars Rebels season 2 Blu-ray have been revealed.
  • Preview the newest Star Wars comics.
  • Check out video of award-winning Star Wars cosplay.
  •  And more!

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Star Wars Fan Film Award Winners

There are Star Wars fan films all over the internet. While an overwhelming amount of them aren’t great, you can’t deny the passion of these fans and their dedication to creating a story set within the universe they love. There are so many Star Wars fan films from these dedicated lovers of the sci-fi saga that there are awards given out by Lucasfilm every single year. It’s a high honor for Star Wars fans, and now you can watch all seven of the films that took home awards this year, ranging from impressive live-action to stylish animation.

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