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Disney, Lucasfilm tease new setting of Star Wars-themed lands

Disney, Lucasfilm tease new setting of Star Wars-themed lands

With the release of the trailer for the next Star Wars film, The Last Jedi, has once again sparked news revolving around one of the most loved entertainment franchises in history. Especially with the recently concluded Star Wars Celebration and the upcoming annual May the 4th Star Wars day, there is no better time than now to drop teasers for all sorts of Star Wars goodies yet to come. That is exactly what Walt Disney Imagineering and Lucasfilm did at the four-day celebration when it spilled just enough beans about the upcoming two Star Wars-themed Lands that will take place in lands much farther away.

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Star Wars Forces of Destiny and the first Easter Eggs, Actors, and Trivia

Star Wars Forces of Destiny and the first Easter Eggs, Actors, and Trivia

The first in a series of clips has been revealed for the newest Lucasfilm project in the Star Wars universe: Star Wars: Forces of Destiny. This show will give a boost to the already awesome new collection of female characters that've popped up in the Star Wars universe over the past couple of years. Taking place in a variety of points in the Star Wars timeline and from several different perspectives, this show will also fill in some moments between already-covered parts of the Star Wars movies.

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Star Wars The Last Jedi is this year’s big Skywalker movie

Star Wars The Last Jedi is this year’s big Skywalker movie

Lucasfilm and Disney have officially unveiled the title card and name of the next big sci-fi epic: Star Wars: The Last Jedi. This film is part of the Skywalker saga, which means it's going to be part of the "Episode ##" movies - in this case Episode 8, or Episode VIII. This movie will take place immediately after the end of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens. We'll expect Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailers to start popping up SOON.

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Star Wars VR: Rogue One X-Wing experience comes in 8K

Star Wars VR: Rogue One X-Wing experience comes in 8K

This afternoon the folks at ILMxLAB have released their first Star Wars Rogue One experience for YouTube VR and Daydream. Users of most any VR headset will be able to play this video and experience it with ease - just so long as they're prepared to stay connected to the web. This video is sponsored in part by Verizon, likely to cross-promote their deal with Google for the Pixel and the Daydream View VR headset.

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Sphero BB-8 Force Band Review : Star Wars’ top wearable

Sphero BB-8 Force Band Review : Star Wars’ top wearable

Sphero's Force Band for BB-8 is the best example of going above-and-beyond the call of duty I've ever seen in a Star Wars toy. And I've seen a lot of Star Wars toys. While there are some mightily impressive action figures out there - some with details so striking, I can barely tell model from real life - this Force Band for the BB-8 by Sphero amplifies the Star Wars magic already present in BB-8 by Sphero, a device we maintain is the Best Star Wars Toy Ever Made.

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Star Wars live-action TV show in the works from Lucasfilm and ABC

Star Wars live-action TV show in the works from Lucasfilm and ABC

A live-action TV show set in the Star Wars universe is something that's been rumored and whispered about for many years now. Series creator George Lucas even had plans for a show called Star Wars Underworld, back before the franchise was acquired by Disney. However, it seems official talks are ongoing once again, as ABC entertainment president Channing Dungey recently revealed they were working with Lucasfilm on the concept.

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Netflix will be the only home of Disney, Marvel, Lucasfilm, and Pixar movies soon

Netflix will be the only home of Disney, Marvel, Lucasfilm, and Pixar movies soon

Netflix recently announced the upcoming shows and movies we can expect to see on the service soon, and casually amongst it all, almost as if were a minor note, was a simple statement: ”From September onwards, Netflix will become the exclusive US pay TV home of the latest films from Disney, Marvel, Lucasfilm and Pixar.” And just like that, Netflix has become the most important streaming service for many.

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Comcast, Disney team to offer ‘The Force Awakens’ on Xfinity TV store

Comcast, Disney team to offer ‘The Force Awakens’ on Xfinity TV store

Comcast and Walt Disney Studios have teamed up for a new content licensing deal that brings top movies to the Xfinity On Demand TV store, the biggest of which is Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Under the agreement, Comcast subscribers will be able to download the new Star Wars movie, Toy Story, Pirates of the Caribbean and more directly from their television using the service provider’s set-top box.

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J.J. Abrams introduces 2016 Star Wars Fan Film Awards

J.J. Abrams introduces 2016 Star Wars Fan Film Awards

Lucasfilm and Disney have an announcement for Star Wars fans and budding filmmakers alike: the Star Wars Fan Film Awards are returning for 2016. In what used to be a tradition for the Star Wars fan community, Lucasfilm and Disney have brought it back for the last few years, apparently turning it into an annual event to coincide with the Star Wars Celebration. The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams even introduces the competition in the announcement video below.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Indiana Jones’ Lost Ark

Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Indiana Jones’ Lost Ark

Indiana Jones' greatest ancient artifact has been recovered in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, whether Han Solo and Chewbacca know it or not. This is not the first time Lucasfilm has crossed the two over: planting a couple of droid-looking hieroglyphs near Indy's Well of Souls, and the comic "Into The Great Unknown", for example. Today we're exploring the possibility that not only are the two franchises connected, they share one of the most important pieces of hardware in the universe: The Ark of the Covenant!

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens brought to life in “Holo Cinema” by ILMxLAB

Star Wars: The Force Awakens brought to life in “Holo Cinema” by ILMxLAB

ILMxLAB will be bringing a new "Holo Cinema" Star Wars experience to Sundance that'll transport users to a galaxy far, far away with projections. We've seen just glimpses of this technology before, ILMxLAB here working with their own software tool Zeno to create such magnificent feats of graphics greatness as the squid-face of Davy Jones in Pirates of the Caribbean. With Zeno and ILMxLAB's own virtual production renderer, common citizens will be able to virtually step into Star Wars - without the need of a full virtual reality headset.

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No extended cut for The Force Awakens on Blu-ray

No extended cut for The Force Awakens on Blu-ray

The Force Awakens is still smashing through box-office records, but after nearly a month, people are starting to set their sights on the DVD/Blu-ray release. After all, while the movie is an incredible experience in theaters, it will be nice to pop it in and watch it whenever you want. Plus, with the home video release, there's the chance to see some extra footage that isn't shown in theaters.

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