Colin Trevorrow Star Wars rumor

Is it possible that Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow has been hired by Lucasfilm to direct Star Wars: Episode 9? A new report claims Lucasfilm will bring Trevorrow to the stage in Hall H on Friday afternoon’s big San Diego Comic Con presentation to make the official announcement. Hit the jump to learn more about the latest Colin Trevorrow Star Wars rumor.
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Comic Con 2015 show floor photos

The entire SlashFilm crew is all over San Diego for the rest of the week, and if you’ve been paying attention to the front page, then you already know that we’re covering Comic-Con like crazy. We tossed up some photos of downtown San Diego with the buildings covered in upcoming movies and TV shows, and now we have an inside look at the show floor.

Comic-Con is massive, and it’s impossible to get pictures of everything, so we decided to just get some snapshots of things that we personally thought were cool. Whether it’s unique displays, awesome props, collectible toys, spectacular artwork, we just wanted everyone to see some of the coolest stuff from the show floor.

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Star Wars Bits

It’s not impossible. I used to bullseye Star Wars Bits in my T-16 back home, they’re not much bigger than two meters. Here’s what we’ve got in this edition of news from a galaxy far, far away:

  • Aaron Paul is (again) rumored for a future Star Wars role,
  • R2-D2 Builders Club members are already working on Rogue One,
  • A rumored Rogue One casting call surfaces,
  • Sneak preview of Star Wars comic #7 with Obi-Wan Kenobi,
  • Hot Toys unveils one-sixth scale Millennium Falcon cockpit,
  • Star Wars Rebels Season One will be available in the UK,
  • Sideshow Collectibles unveils new Ralph McQuarrie Boba Fett statue,
  • Battlefront short story coming in October,
  • Dice Games was scared of Star Wars Battlefront,
  • New image of Sabine in Star Wars Rebels,
  • Disney Infinity 3.0 Star Wars packs release date,
  • and a new Star Wars Aftermath description

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Back to the Future 2 from Hot Toys

One of the biggest and best booths every year on the Comic Con show floor is always Sideshow Collectibles. That company produces some of the best geek collectibles available and every July they surprise with a ton of upcoming product never-before-seen or announced. This year at the 2015 San Diego Comic Con International is no different.

Sideshow’s slate includes Back to the Future 2 Hot Toys sixth scale collectibles (if you thought that Delorean from last year was cool, you’re gonna see some serious shit), some amazing Star Wars sixth scale figures and vehicles (a huge sixth scale Millennium Falcom cockpit and a HUGE sixth scale Tie fighter), a kick-ass Voltron maquette, the first two statues in the Masters Of The Universe line, a bunch of new Marvel figures and much much more. Hit the jump to learn details and see photos of all these new collectibles from Sideshow’s Booth.

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 Star Wars Legendary Yoda From Spinmaster

Imagine Jedi master Yoda in an intense lightsaber battle, like the one we saw in Attack of the Clones. Now imagine that energy in toy form, teaching kids to become young Jedi and showcasing his insane Jedi lightsaber skills. Finally there is a Yoda toy that will kick your ass, and it is Spinmaster’s Star Wars Legendary Yoda.

This is one of those gems that I happened to walk past as I wandered the Comic Con show floor on preview night, and it stopped me in my tracks. I remember having a Furby-style Yoda toy that had an animatronic face with moving eyes and mouth which could interact with you. This is like that on crack. Not only will it interact with you and respond to your questions and commands, but it will show off his lightsaber skills, swirling around your floor and table while yelling his deadly blade of light.

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Lucasfilm Releases Official Star Wars App

Star Wars app

All Star Wars, all the time, anywhere. That’s what Lucasfilm is touting with their announcement of an official Star Wars app that is now available for iOS and Android devices, just in time for The Force Awakens to wow fans at Comic-Con.

Just going by the little teaser trailer for the mobile app, Lucasfilm hopes this will become the hub for all Star Wars fans to find out about the latest news from a a galaxy far, far away, and to have all sorts of fun involving their favorite characters, settings, ships and more. Find out what the Star Wars app has in store after the jump! Read More »

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Star Wars Uprising

Update From Editor Peter Sciretta: Kabam RPG has released the first Star Wars: Uprising Gameplay Preview, showing actual gameplay footage from the game which will help tell the story between Star Wars: Return of the Jedi and the new film Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Hit the jump to check out the new footage and to also watch the previously released Star Wars Uprising trailer.

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Han Solo spinoff movie
Comic Con hasn’t even begun in San Diego and the Star Wars news is already starting to heat up. Earlier today we learned that Darth Vader will appear in Star Wars: Rogue One, and now we are hearing that The LEGO Movie directors Chris Miller and Phil Lord are developing a Star Wars Anthology stand-alone movie focusing on Han Solo. Hit the jump to learn about the Han Solo standalone movie.

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Han Solo movie

Update From Editor Peter Sciretta: The following post was published on February 7th 2013 after we first learned that Disney was developing a Star Wars spin-off standalone film that would follow a young Han Solo, set between Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and Episode IV: A New Hope. Now that it has been confirmed that a Star Wars Anthology film following a young Han Solo will be directed by Lego Movie directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller for a Summer 2018 release, I thought this might be worth republishing.

What would a Han Solo standalone original movie be about?

Sifting through the backstory established in the original trilogy, the elaborate expanded universe in the books and games, witht he help of Wookieepedia, we have some good ideas of what we might expect from this standalone tale.

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