Coming off of Force Friday, this week has been relatively light in terms of Star Wars news. I do have a bunch of Star Wars tidbits for you today. Here is what we’ll talk about in today’s Star Wars Bits:
- Get a high resolution look at the new Star Destroyer from Star Wars: the Force Awakens.
- When will Star Wars Land begin construction?
- More information about Jakku from Star Wars: Aftermath.
- See a few pages from Star Wars: Shattered Empire Issue 2.
- Star Wars is coming to the new Apple TV.
- A new Star Wars Battlefront image reveals a new game mode called “Drop Zone”
- Star Wars: Shattered Empire writer Greg Rucka talks about his intentions with the characters at the core of the comic book mini series.
- Disney and Funko’s new bi-monthly subscription box for Star Wars fans called Smuggler’s Bounty
- See previews from a new book called Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know.
- Star Wars Uprising is now available for your mobile devices.
- Find out how you can bid (for charity) on a Star Wars: the Force Awakens teaser poster signed by the entire cast.
- A $28,500 limited edition Star Wars watch from Devon?
- A video of some lovable kittens playing with Sphero’s BB-8
- The header image: it is now 98 days until Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters. Yes, we’re a day late — The image was tweeted yesterday by artist Jerrod Maruyama.
All that and more in today’s edition of Star Wars Bits. Hit the jump to hyperspace!
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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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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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If you’re into toys and video games, this is a particularly solid edition of Star Wars Bits. The rest is pretty good too. Below, read about the following:
- Neil deGrasse Tyson agrees to help on Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One.
- Amazing images from the original trilogy section of Disney Infinity 3.0 hit the web.
- Geonosis and Tatooine in Disney Infinity 3.0 are revealed.
- Read an interview with the writer of Star Wars #6.
- Check out some Indiana Jones easter eggs in The Clone Wars.
- Find out the names and sizes of all the Force Awakens LEGO sets.
- What went into bringing Ashoka back for Star Wars Rebels?
- The company which designed BB-8 is expanding.
- Find out a few more details on Star Wars: Uprising.
- See what First Order bed sheets look like, licensed from The Force Awakens.
- Could we see Ewoks in Star Wars: The Force Awakens?
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We’re pretty sure no Bothans died to bring you this latest edition of Star Wars Bits, but we can’t be sure. Here’s what you’ll find in the latest update on all things Star Wars:
- The opening crawls of the Star Wars saga get ranked,
- Rumored story details on a new hero’s lightsaber use in The Force Awakens,
- Star Wars Reads Day returns this fall,
- Another Game of Thrones star talks about being on The Force Awakens set,
- The Force Awakens First Order Stormtrooper Black Series figure revealed?
- Star Wars Uprising mobile game to fill story gaps?
- The Star Wars Rebels soundtrack is available online.
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