Star Wars fans, amidst all the speculation and excitement surrounding the upcoming movies, were almost graced with a video game based on Darth Maul, according to a demo reel that has surfaced. The game was reportedly set to be an origins game for the Sith, but was cancelled instead, never seeing the light of day.
EA has announced that Amy Hennig, who worked on the Uncharted franchise, has joined Visceral Games. Hennig left Naughty Dog last month, and has apparently decided to come on-board with EA specifically to work on a new Star Wars game. EA secured the gaming rights to StarWars after Disney Purchased it from LucasFilm, then shuttered their in-house game development team.
While we’ve still gotten no solid answers on if C-3PO will be making an appearance, it would seem that the one and only R2-D2 will indeed be ready for action for Star Wars 7. Confirmed by Disney chief Robert Iger in an analyst call this week via the LA Times, R2-D2 will be the first character that definitely, certainly be in this segment of the film series.
The video game Star Wars: The Old Republic has had a difficult road. The game started out as a MMORPG that needed a monthly subscription. That changed quickly after launch when the number of players started to decline drastically. One of the good things about the game is that it is now free to play and many expansions for it are in the works.
For the first time since Return of the Jedi, Star Wars will begin filming in a month other than June. Announced this week was a May 2014 "first day of principal photography" date set in stone, this veering off a bit from the schedules set with Episodes I, II, and III. Star Wars (later renamed Star Wars: A New Hope), started filming on March 22nd, 1976, while The Empire Strikes Back started March 5th, 1979, and Return of the Jedi began timing on January 11th, 1982.
Today the entirety of the current collection of Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated episodes is ready for devouring on Netflix. This is part of an initiative in which Netflix will also push the next chapter of Star Wars’ animated series with "Rebels", here sticking with the full 6-year series in full. Most seasons work with the same amount of episodes, starting with the first season from 2008 with 22 episodes at full length.
Unless you live under a rock, you know that a new film in the Star Wars franchise is in the works. What we know now is that the script for the new film is complete. It remains unclear exactly which actors from the original trilogy will be involved. Mark Hamill said last month that his return in the franchise was undecided.
This week the first look we've had up close and personal with the creators and the artwork behind Star Wars Rebels is close at hand. What we're seeing here is a preview for the animated show that'll take place between the 3rd and 4th Star Wars movies. That is to say - making a bridge between the prequel trilogy and the classic, original trilogy with storyline.