It’s time to bring some Tarth to a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. The cast for Star Wars, Episode 7 has expanded to include two new stars this morning, including Lupita Nyong'o of 12 Years a Slave fame and Gwendoline Christie from Game of Thrones.
If you’ve been to a Disney Store over the past few months, you may have noticed an influx of Star Wars toys and products. Disney’s acquisition of Star Wars wasn’t the first time the two brands collaborated, but now that one owns the other, one must sell the other. It’s come to our attention this week that Disney Stores do not - and have no plans to - sell Princess Leia in any way, shape, or form.
Today is the day we review the newest edition of Jabba’s Sail Barge LEGO set, just in time for the 31st anniversary of the original release of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. Today is also the anniversary of the release of the first film in the Star Wars series: A New Hope. With Jabba's Sail Barge, today we return to the sand planet Tatooine in style, just as we’re meant to.
If you’ve been playing the space-fighter game Star Wars: Attack Squadron regularly, you might already know the bad news. This game has been in development for some months, and even went so far as to have an Open Beta sequence so that players from the public might give it a go. Unfortunately for them - and for us - the game’s developers have opted to move on to other projects.
Though the main message from Lucasfilm today is that you’ll be given the opportunity to get on-set and to be in Star Wars 7, a few more tiny bits and pieces have appeared in a presentation video from director J.J. Abrams. In the presentation video you’ll see below, you’ll be given a miniature glimpse of what’s to come from Tatooine - or something very, very similar to it - from the set in Abu Dhabi.
While we’re waiting for Star Wars 7 to arrive, the folks behind Star Wars - at Lucasfilm - are releasing a number of long-form clips from their archives. One released in segments will be the classic documentary From Star Wars to Jedi: The Making of a Saga. This documentary has never officially been available to the public before, and is fully narrated by none other than Mark Hamill.
It’s time at last to begin filming Star Wars Episode VII. The first photos from the set of the film has been shared by the official Star Wars Twitter, showing signs that this film has lifted off officially. First you'll see the outside of one filming studio, then a slate snapped right at the start of filming!
Amidst all the hoopla concerning the upcoming Star Wars Episode VII movie has been speculation about its still-unknown title. That speculation could be nearing its end, with a tip arriving today claiming the movie's title is "The Ancient Fear".