Hot Wheels' Darth Vader Car left us perplexed when we first saw the one-off, full-sized Star Wars themed monster the company had crafted for SDCC this week, but after seeing it in action on the road everything becomes clear. The gaping-mouthed racer - about which "distinctive" would be a decided understatement - stars in a new video for the company, looking every bit as intimidating as the Sith Lord himself.
EA Games will be releasing Star Wars Battlefront next year - it’s almost, but not quite assured. This week EA Studios EVP Patrick Soderlund has spoken up about the game, speaking specifically to how it’ll be released and on how it will relate to Star Wars 7, aka Star Wars VII, the yet-unnamed movie directed by J.J. Abrams.
Hot Wheels and Star Wars may not be the most obvious crossover, but Mattel isn't letting that stop it, producing a full-sized, working reproduction of its new Darth Vader car especially for San Diego Comic-Con. The outlandish vehicle - built, for the road-going version at least, on the guts of a Corvette C5 - not only bears the Sith Lord's gaping maw, but actually makes his distinctive breathing sounds, too.
The war of the comedic news anchors / interview personalities begins between Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, a war in the stars. Letting the world know once again about the Omaze-handled Star Wars Force For Change campaign, Colbert and Stewart have a lightsaber battle to see who is, once and for all, the biggest Star Wars fan of all.
Star Wars fans revisit the film franchise often, and we’d bet a few of them even play Minecraft. Some recreate scenes from the movie using Minecraft, but one user has gone all out. Rather than create scenes or crowd-source footage using Minecraft, someone has recreated the entire film.
Not just Star Wars 7, and not just the rest of the Star Wars movies, but every Disney-owned property should be feeling fairly confident after words shared by Disney CEO Bob Iger in the 125th anniversary edition of the Wall Street Journal this week. In it, Iger speaks of the future of entertainment, centering on Storytelling - and virtual reality.
The next installment of Star Wars may have brought the old cast together again, but one who’s been hobbled may have instead hobbled production altogether. Harrison Ford, who suffered a broken leg when a door came crashing down on him, is being cited as the reason production on the film is taking a brief hiatus.
Kevin Smith was invited to the Star Wars VII set in London on the 30th of June - earlier this week - and has confirmed one point of order: Stormtroopers. Invited to join J.J. Abrams on set, he’s made clear that he’ll be able to share next to nothing about what he’s seen, but he did let a single tear run down his face for an instagram opportunity for the public.