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Star Wars Han Solo film to be directed by LEGO Movie duo

Star Wars Han Solo film to be directed by LEGO Movie duo

Christopher Miller and Phil Lord are announced to be taking the helm of the Han Solo Star Wars Anthology film. This will be one of several Star Wars Anthology movies, the first of which will be Rogue One - a film focusing on the events that lead up to the first Death Star plans being stolen and delivered to the Rebel Alliance. This Han Solo film will focus on the early life of the character played by Harrison Ford in the main Star Wars series.

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Star Wars Uprising gameplay shows age after “Jedi”

Star Wars Uprising gameplay shows age after “Jedi”

Earlier this year Lucasfilm and Disney revealed that "Star Wars: Uprising" would be one of several games that'd forge the future of the film franchise. In-game players would take on the role of a rebel rising up against the Empire immediately following the destruction of the second Death Star. That means this game takes place immediately following Return of the Jedi. Now we get our first brief glimpse of gameplay. Just keep telling yourself that just because it's mobile, it doesn't have to be meaningless - this game is going to have real consequences.

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Toys”R”Us’ entire Comic-Con Exclusive toy lineup

Toys”R”Us’ entire Comic-Con Exclusive toy lineup

SDCC exclusive toys begin to appear with Toys"R"Us at the helm, bringing on everything from Batman to Mortal Kombat X to Star Wars. What we're seeing here is a number of "exclusives" that aren't entirely exclusive to the event, thank goodness, including one massive toy set from the Star Wars Black Series from Hasbro. That's the most elite of the US-based Star Wars action figure lines here in the United States, coming correct with 3 3/4-inch inch figures and an ever-so-slightly-taller Rancor. What a beast.

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ThinkGeek celebrates International Sushi Day with Star Wars and Trek

ThinkGeek celebrates International Sushi Day with Star Wars and Trek

It's time for International Sushi Day, and as they're prone to do, ThinkGeek has made with the appropriate gear to mount up. This year's celebration of this rather fishy event is joined by one Star Trek-themed accessory and a couple from the Star Wars saga. First up is the Star Trek U.S.S. Enterprise Sushi Set, complete with a wood sushi plate, chopsticks, and soy sauce dish. This is no simple affair - it's real wood and real metal - officially licensed by the folks behind the original Star Trek TV series.

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Every Star Wars movie blended together: 1 video, 288 still frames

Every Star Wars movie blended together: 1 video, 288 still frames

Today we've been introduced to the Star Wars Wars experience - all six of the films released thus far, all mixed together. Mashed together - blended together to make one single movie. It's a work of art. It's unwatchable when the audio is turned on, but alone and apart, it's just beautiful. And lucky you, the creator of this masterpiece has also created a gallery of 288 frames taken apart, available for your perusal. And use as wallpapers. To do with whatever you do so please.

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XCOM 2 announced, puts humans on the offensive

XCOM 2 announced, puts humans on the offensive

It's 20 years into the future, and humanity has lost. The alien invasion that we've tried so hard to prevent has taken place and now mankind is no longer the ruling species. All that stands in the way of total domination is a rag tag team of freedom fighters with limited resources and always on the move. That's the even darker scenario that is being painted in XCOM 2, Firaxis' sequel to XCOM: Enemy Unknown title, the award winning sci-fi game that blends strategy, tactics, X-Files, and and a whole lot of alien goo.

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Star Wars Canon: Luke’s story “before The Force Awakens”

Star Wars Canon: Luke’s story “before The Force Awakens”

What you're about to see is a glimpse of the awesomeness that is the Disney and Lucasfilm archives-approved comic series "Star Wars: Before The Force Awakens." This is working with Jenn Heddle from the Star Wars story group. This means you WILL indeed be able to count on these panels being canon for the movies. This comic is being written and illustrated by "Writer Hong", an awesome creative fellow in Korea. He's releasing this comic in paper form (eventually) AND online for free - at first, at least. This is the story of Luke Skywalker. The parts of his story you didn't see.

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LEGO Star Wars Death Star Final Duel revealed in full

LEGO Star Wars Death Star Final Duel revealed in full

To celebrate May the 4th, aka Star Wars Day, LEGO has revealed their next Star Wars themed set - Death Star Final Duel. This is the same set you may have seen shown at Toy Fair earlier this year as photographed by intrepid toy-goers - today we get to see it up close and personal. Of particular interest in this set is the fact that, for the first time in a LEGO Minifigure, Darth Vader's helmet comes in two parts. There's a life support collar below his head and a removable mask/helmet above.

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The 6 best ways to celebrate May the 4th: Star Wars Day

The 6 best ways to celebrate May the 4th: Star Wars Day

It's Star Wars Day 2015, May the 4th, the greatest non-holiday holiday of the year (aside from Life Day, of course). Today we're running down some awesome bits and pieces from the technological terror side of the galaxy, including bits and pieces that'll thrill your eyes, make your ears happy, and change the way you see the the dark side in the next film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens. This begins with loot, of course, everyone's favorite byproduct of Star Wars. Precious goods - the space-friendly kind, for all!

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