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PINNED: RADIO 1138: Episode 46
Reported by Team Jedi News (Follow on Twitter) on 22 Jun 2016 16:01
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PINNED: Star Wars Collectors Cast: Episode 66
Reported by Team Jedi News (Follow on Twitter) on 21 Jun 2016 10:38
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   Sunday, June 26, 2016
Sixteen Minutes Of Battlefront Bespin DLC
Reported by BrianC (Follow on Twitter) on 26 Jun 2016 23:00

IGN have sixteen minutes of high res gameplay from Battlefront's new Bespin themed DLC.  Check it out below:



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Episode VIII Could Include A Minion!
Reported by BrianC (Follow on Twitter) on 26 Jun 2016 22:59

Yes, you read that right Episode VIII could feature one of those loveable yellow Minions.  We will let Daisy Ridley explain...


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Ewan McGregor Makes His Star Wars Movie Situation Very Clear!
Reported by BrianC (Follow on Twitter) on 26 Jun 2016 22:58



Currently filming Trainspotting 2, Ewan McGregor laid out plainly to Parade his feelings regarding returning to a galaxy far, far, away.

I like the films that I made with George Lucas and I'm happy to be part of the legend of it all, but that's it with me. I don't really understand the fanaticism about it. I'm asked by everybody all the time, 'Would you do another one?' and I've said, 'Yeah, I'd be happy to,' because I think there's a film between Episode 3 and Episode 4, which is when Alec Guinness is in the desert. But I've been asked about it so much now that I'm being criticized for trying to persuade Disney to make this movie. I only responded to people asking me about it, and now it looks like I'm sort of looking for work, which is humiliating. I couldn't care less if it happens, but when Star Wars people ask me if I would do it, the answer is yes, so that's how I feel about it.

For the full chat, take the link below.

Source Parade
Have You Got Your #Cantina Merchandise & Tickets?
Reported by BrianC (Follow on Twitter) on 26 Jun 2016 22:49

Star Wars Celebration and the fan run night before Celebration #Cantina is fast approaching.  Have you secured your tickets, or checked out some of the cool merchandise on offer?

Take the link to the ticket sales, and start off Celebration in the best possible way.
Source #Cantina
Round Up Of Entertainment Weekly Rogue One Stories From This Week
Reported by Justin (Follow on Twitter) on 26 Jun 2016 11:21

This past week, all eyes were on Entertainment Weekly as they celebrated the film being featured on the cover of the latest issue of their magazine with a series of exclusive images and content that fans simply devoured. As was the case with their collection of stories that centered on The Force Awakens before it arrived in theaters and then later on examining the Episode VII Blu-ray release, the articles EW posted beginning on Wednesday June 22 were must-read posts for those looking to learn as much about Rogue One in an official capacity as they could before the film lands in theaters on December 16.

Provided below is a round up of the EW articles that were posted this week in the event that you might have missed some or all of them when each story was first posted.

Rogue One On Cover Of EW

Official Character Details Revealed

Forest Whitaker’s Character Name & Backstory

Details On Darth Vader

Exclusive 16-Image Gallery

Rogue One Filmmakers Talk Reshoots

Details On Mon Mothma

Bonus Images & Some Burning Questions

From all of us here at Jedi News, we thank Anthony Breznican and Entertainment Weekly for these exclusive reveals.

   Saturday, June 25, 2016
Fantasy Flight Games: Hone Your Veteran Instincts
Reported by Jonathan (Follow on Twitter) on 25 Jun 2016 23:35

Fantasy Flight Games bring us new on the Imperial Veterans Expansion Pack for X-Wing which lands next week.

From the website:

Rule the skies with Imperial might!
The Imperial Veterans Expansion Pack for X-Wing™ is on its way to retailers throughout the United States and scheduled for release on Thursday, June 30th. Availability in other regions may vary.
With its newly repainted TIE bomber and TIE defender miniatures, eight veteran pilots, and its arsenal of thirteen new upgrades, Imperial Veterans adds fantastic new depth and flexibility to your TIE bombers and TIE defenders. You gain new ways to successfully conduct your bombing runs, batter your foes with volleys of cannon fire, and seize control of the battlefield.
In our previews, we looked at how the expansion's new Title upgrades allow you to incorporate either ship—or both ships—into a wider range of play styles than ever before. For example, you can play your TIE bomber to its classical strengths, relying upon new upgrades like the Long-Range Scanners to get greater value from your ordnance, or you can scrap your ordnance in favor of the TIE Shuttle Title and transform your bomber into a support vessel that can reliably assign focus tokens and target locks to your other ships with its Fleet Officer and Systems Officer crew. Similarly, the TIE/x7 and TIE/D Title upgrades promote two vastly different uses of your TIE defender.

Source Fantasy Flight Games
TOY RUN Episode 16: Meet Steve Evans, Hasbro’s Star Wars Design Director!
Reported by Mark (Follow on Twitter) on 25 Jun 2016 14:37
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Fantasy Flight Games: Populate Your Galaxy
Reported by Jonathan (Follow on Twitter) on 25 Jun 2016 13:12

Fantasy Flight Games bring us a trio of decks for use in Star Wars: Age of Rebellion, Star Wars: Edge of the Empire and Star Wars: Force and Destiny.

From the website:

"You see those two? They'll trade work for transportation to the Outer Rim. There, you can disappear."
–Maz Kanata

The galaxy is full of different individuals, each of whom has his or her own story to tell. And each represents a different possible direction for your future…
Expand your galaxy. Explore the many possibilities your future may hold. Three new Adversary Decks are now available for your Star Wars roleplaying campaign!

  • Creatures of the Galaxy
  • Imperials & Rebels II
  • Hunters & Force Users

Encounter Rancors, Dark Troopers, Viper Probe Droids, and Gand Findsmen. Each of these Adversary Decks offers quick access to the stats and descriptions of twenty different NPCs that you can write into the core of your campaign or introduce at a moment's notice as you react to your players' decisions. And each is fully compatible with all three Star Wars roleplaying systems: Age of Rebellion™, Edge of the Empire™, and Force and Destiny™.

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Brews and Blasters 76: The Courtship of Christopher Salton
Reported by Mark (Follow on Twitter) on 25 Jun 2016 11:19
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Fantasy Flight Games: Hunted by the Empire
Reported by Jonathan (Follow on Twitter) on 25 Jun 2016 11:11

Fantasy Flight Games bring us the latest Villain Pack expansion for the mighty Star Wars: Imperial Assault.

From the website:

"Let me tell you something, Jedi: you're right to be afraid. You couldn't save your Master then, and you can't save your followers now.”
–The Grand Inquisitor, Star Wars: Rebels

The Jedi order was utterly crushed at the end of the Clone Wars, but the newly risen Emperor knew that future Force users would come to oppose the might of his Galactic Empire. This threat could not be allowed to survive, so the Emperor appointed a fallen Pau’an Jedi to the office of Grand Inquisitor. The Grand Inquisitor’s mission was simple: carry out the will of the Emperor and hunt down any surviving remnants of the Jedi.
The Grand Inquisitor is a terrifying opponent for the nascent Rebellion to face, and with The Grand Inquisitor Villain Pack, you can bring this dark side Force user into your campaign and skirmish games of Imperial Assault. Like previous Imperial Assault figure packs, this expansion offers a sculpted plastic figure with new cards and missions to supplement your campaigns and skirmishes.

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Celebration Europe 2016: Hot Wheels Exclusive Boba Fett Prototype Armor Character Car
Reported by Justin (Follow on Twitter) on 25 Jun 2016 10:31

Yesterday the schedule of panels (otherwise referred to by the now-famous term "9 Feet of Awesome" courtesy of ReedPOP's Queen of Star Wars Celebration Mary Franklin) that will be taking place at Celebration Europe 2016 next month was officially released. Listed beneath the Behind-The-Scenes Stage section is a Hot Wheels panel scheduled for Saturday with the following title and description:

Hot Wheels and Star Wars: Car Design in a Galaxy Far, Far Away

Join Hot Wheels Senior Designer Bryan Benedict and Lucasfilm’s Chris Gollaher as they provide a glimpse behind-the-scenes of the Hot Wheels Star Wars die-cast line! See what goes into the design and development of a Hot Wheels Character Car from conception to sculpting to deco to production, and get some expert tips from Bryan on how to design your own! Attendees will also vote for next year’s Hot Wheels Star Wars Celebration exclusive car to follow up this year’s Prototype Armour Boba Fett. We’ll make the decision right there in the room! Glimpse a sneak peek at some new Character Car designs as well as an all-new line of Hot Wheels Star Wars die-cast cars launching this fall.

As you can see from the text highlighted in blue, the panel description reveals that Hot Wheels will be offering a Boba Fett Prototype Armor character car as an exclusive at the convention! We'll be posting an image(s) of the car and it's associated price a soon as they become available, so stay tuned!

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On The Shelves UK: New Adventures In Wild Space Books Found
Reported by Matt (Follow on Twitter) on 25 Jun 2016 10:16

One of our regular shelf spies Stewart Gardiner dropped us a line to let us know that the latest 2 entries in the excellent Adventures in Wild Space series had been spotted here in the UK a few days early.

Found the next two volumes of Adventures in Wild Space in Forbidden Planet London, £1.00 off retail. Online publishing date is 30th June, so these have landed early. It's been a delightfully thrilling series so far. Looking forward to finding out what these volumes bring.

Remember, you can hear interviews with both Adventures in Wild Space authors Cavan Scott and Tom Huddlestone on Take Cover episode 4 and Take Cover episode 5 respectively and keep an eye out for our reviews of both books coming to the site next week.

Rian Johnson Shares Photo Of Crew Apparel With The Episode VIII Text Logo On It
Reported by Justin (Follow on Twitter) on 25 Jun 2016 01:17

Just like we saw during the time leading up to the release of The Force Awakens, director Rian Johnson has posted the first official image of crew gear emblazoned with the Episode VIII text lettering on Twitter. Based on the material shown in the photo, I'm guessing this is a close-up shot of a jacket or some other piece of outerwear.

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   Friday, June 24, 2016
Wear Star Wars Every Day: Week 24 & 25
Reported by Mark (Follow on Twitter) on 24 Jun 2016 23:53

It's time for this weeks edition of Wear Star Wars Every Day which brings us a look a weeks 24 and 25 of this 52 week challenge.

Reviewing two weeks (June 10 - 23) of my Wear Star Wars Every Day fundraising project for Collateral Repair Project. For more info click here.

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Galactic War Report - Episode 13: I Like That Wookiee
Reported by Mark (Follow on Twitter) on 24 Jun 2016 23:19
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LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens: Rey Character Spotlight
Reported by Mark (Follow on Twitter) on 24 Jun 2016 22:29

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today released the next video in a series of LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens character vignettes spotlighting Rey, the Jakku scavenger who finds herself drawn into a galaxy-spanning conflict between the Resistance and First Order. The video showcases Rey’s LEGO character in full form through key gameplay moments, cinematic cutscenes and authentic audio, all with signature LEGO humor. The vignette also features original dialogue recorded by actress Daisy Ridley, who plays the role of Rey in the Star Wars: The Force Awakensfilm.

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Rebel Force Radio: June 24, 2016
Reported by Mark (Follow on Twitter) on 24 Jun 2016 22:09
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Star Wars Celebration Europe: Joe Corroney And Brian Miller Prints Available For Pre-Order
Reported by Mark (Follow on Twitter) on 24 Jun 2016 21:58
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Celebration Europe is a mere 20 days away, which means you have just under 3 weeks to get your pre-orders in for these two gems by long-time friends of the site Joe Corroney and Brian Miller.

Check out after the break for all the ordering details.

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Historic Day As English Star Wars Fans Hold Referendum To Keep The EU
Reported by Mark (Follow on Twitter) on 24 Jun 2016 21:47

Via Steele Saunders - who will be appearing live on Saturday afternoon on the One Force Stage, presented by Jedi News - here's a closer look at what all the fuss has really been about today.

Lucasfilm executive Pablo Hidalgo expresses his concerns in relation to staying with the EU.
Whilst some celebrated being removed from the often-complex EU, others were mortified that all this hard work had gone to waste and protested its return.
Respected media outlet The Guardian expressed their thoughts on the future of the fictional universe, “Thursday’s vote is in some ways a choice between an imaginary past of which too many in this country cannot let go and a future about which all of us are inescapably uncertain.”
Some saw the Guardian’s editorial stating “Thursday’s vote has become a turn-in-the-road issue for Britain and Europe alike” as mealy scare mongering and that much of the EU may return in future official films, television projects and printed media.

And yes, we were genuinely thrilled to be namechecked in the article.

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Official Site: Studying Skywalkers: Anatomy Of A Scene - The Carbon Freezing Chamber Aftermath
Reported by Mark (Follow on Twitter) on 24 Jun 2016 21:23

Dan Zehr returns to StarWars.com with another entry in his ongoing Studying Skywalkers series. This time he looks at the aftermath of the carbon freezing chamber scene in The Empire Strikes Back.

A Star Wars film speaks to its audience on many different levels, and in many different ways. It can be entertaining, can feature insights into the human condition, and can enrapture us with beautiful and profound imagery. The latter is of particular interest here, in that Star Wars is not only a terrific story with beloved characters, but also is cinematic art. Much has been said about the craft of film when examining the Star Wars cinematic universe and that is because each movie is replete with visual splendor.

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Inside LEGO Molding Factory, LEGO Vault & LEGO Ideas House
Reported by Mark (Follow on Twitter) on 24 Jun 2016 21:20

Check out this awesome video by Sariel as he visits LEGO in Billund and shoots this amazing footage.

My Billund visit, June 1st to 4th 2016. Includes filming inside LEGO molding factory, which is usually not allowed, visit to the LEGO Memory Lane AKA the vault and tour of the LEGO Ideas House.

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Idiots Array Episode 27: Water And Jar Jar The Brave
Reported by Mark (Follow on Twitter) on 24 Jun 2016 21:07
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Celebration Europe 2016: Mobile App Now Available
Reported by Justin (Follow on Twitter) on 24 Jun 2016 19:33

The official Celebration Europe 2016 Mobile App is now available for your downloading pleasure. Available for Android and iOS powered devices, this app will make for an excellent wingman while you're on the move as you plot your course of action during the convention. Take the source link below to select your digital platform of choice.

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Celebration Europe 2016: Exhibitor List Now Up
Reported by Justin (Follow on Twitter) on 24 Jun 2016 19:26

The complete list of Exhibitors that will be attending Celebration Europe 2016 in less than a month from today has been posted on the official Celebration website.

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Celebration Europe 2016: Complete Panel Schedules Revealed
Reported by Justin (Follow on Twitter) on 24 Jun 2016 19:21

The moment scores of Star Wars fans across the globe have been eagerly waiting for has arrived - the complete schedule of panels for Celebration Europe 2016 has been posted on the official Celebration website! Check it out at the source link below!

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Entertainment Weekly Reveals Bonus Rogue One Images Not Included In Print Issue
Reported by Justin (Follow on Twitter) on 24 Jun 2016 18:17

Yesterday Entertainment Weekly treated us to an exclusive collection of 16 images from Rogue One (check them out at the link provided at the end of this story). But they ain't stopping there as they have received permission from Lucasfilm to post several new bonus images on their site that will not be featured in their Rogue One issue available today. In addition, they've also provided an assortment of questions pertaining to some of the characters and vehicles that we all can't WAIT to have answered.

With EW’s new Rogue One issue now on newsstands, we’re releasing a few new bonus images that didn’t make the print edition of the Star Wars article. Along with them, some burning questions we’re eager for the Dec. 16 film to answer. First up: The movie will feature never-before-seen vehicles, like the fang-toothed TIE Strikers (featured on our cover image), as well as some sinister new classes of Stormtroopers — like the black-masked Deathtrooper pictured here. Storywise, what became of these designs during later years of the galactic conflict? Were they experimental models? Will the Rebel victory be so complete that the Empire never uses them again?

Be sure to check out Entertainment Weekly's earlier coverage of Rogue One via the links supplied below if you missed out on them initially.

Rogue One On Cover Of EW

Official Character Details Revealed

Forest Whitaker’s Character Name & Backstory

Details On Darth Vader

Exclusive 16-Image Gallery

Rogue One Filmmakers Talk Reshoots

Details On Mon Mothma

Source EW
George Lucas Abandons Plans To Build Lucas Museum In Chicago, California Now Being Looked At
Reported by Justin (Follow on Twitter) on 24 Jun 2016 17:33

UPDATE: The Chicago Tribune reports that Lucas will now focus his efforts on getting the museum built in California.

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Big news on the Lucas Museum development front comes our way today via this latest updated posted on The Hollywood Reporter. Apparently fed up with the back and forth legal battle he's been waging with the group called Friends of the Parks, George Lucas has decided to remove Chicago as a possible destination for the museum altogether and will be constructing it in a different city.

CHICAGO (AP) — Mayor Rahm Emanuel says filmmaker George Lucas has abandoned plans to build his art museum in Chicago after a legal challenge from a parks group.

Emanuel released a statement Friday calling it a "missed opportunity" that will cost the city millions of dollars in economic investment, thousands of jobs and educational opportunities for the city's youth.

The Associated Press could not immediately reach museum officials or Lucas representatives for comment.

A group called Friends of the Parks sued to stop the museum from being located along Chicago's lakefront.

Source The Hollywood Reporter
Entertainment Weekly Reveals Details On Mon Mothma In Rogue One
Reported by Justin (Follow on Twitter) on 24 Jun 2016 16:32

Entertainment Weekly's coverage of Rogue One continues today with a new article that focuses on the role Mon Mothma plays in the upcoming film, which will be “significantly larger” than the role she played in Return of the Jedi according to Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy.

In Rogue One, set just before the events of the original Star Wars, Mothma plays a pivotal role in bringing about the destruction of the first Death Star, too. She recruits a young outlaw named Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) and pairs her with Capt. Cassian Andor (Diego Luna) for a covert mission to retrieve data about the Imperial superweapon.

We’ve already seen Mothma in the teaser trailer, but it was unclear whether that would just be a cameo. Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy now tells EW she gets a “significantly larger” role than in Jedi.

Be sure to check out Entertainment Weekly's earlier coverage of Rogue One via the links supplied below if you missed out on them initially.

Rogue One On Cover Of EW

Official Character Details Revealed

Forest Whitaker’s Character Name & Backstory

Details On Darth Vader

Exclusive 16-Image Gallery

Rogue One Filmmakers Talk Reshoots

Source EW
   Thursday, June 23, 2016
Entertainment Weekly Talks With Rogue One Filmmakers About Those Reshoots
Reported by Justin (Follow on Twitter) on 23 Jun 2016 20:54

As a follow-up to their earlier story that aimed to divulge fact from fiction surrounding the Rogue One reshoots, Entertainment Weekly has updated their website today with comments made by director Gareth Edwards and Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy specifically relating to this hot button topic.

When Entertainment Weekly spoke with the makers of Rogue One for our new cover story, we asked them point-blank to discuss the reshoot situation and explain why it was necessary to change course.

Be sure to check out Entertainment Weekly's earlier coverage of Rogue One via the links supplied below if you missed out on them initially.

Rogue One On Cover Of EW

Official Character Details Revealed

Forest Whitaker’s Character Name & Backstory

Details On Darth Vader

Exclusive 16-Image Gallery

Source EW
Official Site: Force Of Fashion: Wedding Dress Inspiration From Across The Galaxy
Reported by Mark (Follow on Twitter) on 23 Jun 2016 20:15

Over at StarWars.com Catrina Dennis brings us her latest Force Of Fashion looking at Star Wars wedding dresses and the inspirations that helped create them.

As it stands, the very concept of putting a wedding together — much less your own — is one of the most terrifying adult tasks that most people have to endure. So often with these events, it’s less about the pressure of the relationship and more about getting through the wedding itself. Even those who decide not to call up the biggest dance hall on Coruscant for their after parties can hit roadblocks along the way when planning a cozy wedding. But with some creativity, and a dash of your favorite fandom, your big day can be as magical as the stars that dot the galaxy. So when you or your partner are shopping for a dress, look no further than the gorgeous ensembles of the Star Wars saga for some basic inspiration.

Source Official Site
Celebration Europe 2016: Droids Emoji Pin Trading Program Set Now Available For Purchase
Reported by Justin (Follow on Twitter) on 23 Jun 2016 19:31

The second set of pins included in the Celebration Europe 2016 Road to Celebration Pin Trading Program is now available for purchase by existing ticket holders. Details on the various droid characters that make up this set titled Droids Emoji and the set's price can be found below.

  • Launching June 23, 2016
  • Pins will be picked up onsite
  • Includes an exclusive 4-Pack featuring C-3PO, R2-D2, Chopper, and BB-8 emoji pins, plus an exclusive t-shirt
  • $45
Source SWCE
Sideshow Hot Toys Stormtrooper Gold Chrome Sixth Scale Figure Pre-Order
Reported by Justin (Follow on Twitter) on 23 Jun 2016 19:23

Sideshow Collectibles is now taking pre-orders for the Hot Toys Stormtrooper Gold Chrome Sixth Scale Figure. The figure carries a price tag of $219.99 and is scheduled to begin shipping out to customers during the July - August 2016 timeframe.

Stormtroopers have been one of the most highly recognizable characters in the Star Wars saga and pop culture with their timeless character design. Hot Toys is putting a “Midas” touch to this classic armor and is pleased to introduce a special gold chrome version of the sixth scale Stormtrooper collectible figure as a Hot Toys Exclusive item only available in selected markets!

This lustrous collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of a Stormtrooper in Star Wars featuring the iconic armor design in a brilliant gold chrome finish, fabric bodysuit, a blaster rifle, and a hexagonal figure stand with golden Imperial emblem.

Source Sideshow
Entertainment Weekly Posts Exclusive Gallery Of Rogue One Images
Reported by Justin (Follow on Twitter) on 23 Jun 2016 17:42

Entertainment Weekly has just posted an exclusive gallery of 16 images from director Gareth Edwards' upcoming Rogue One, which as you know will be landing in theaters later this year on December 16.

A new, deadlier breed of commando Stormtrooper is storming the beach. As part of EW’s exclusive preview of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, we bring you this gallery of new images from the Dec. 16 film. Leading things off: This shot of a squad of Deathtroopers, who are tasked with hunting down and destroying the fragmented Rebel uprising.

Be sure to check out Entertainment Weekly's earlier coverage of Rogue One via the links supplied below if you missed out on them initially.

Rogue One On Cover Of EW

Official Character Details Revealed

Forest Whitaker’s Character Name & Backstory

Details On Darth Vader

Source EW
Celebration Europe Exhibitor Exclusive Teppou Ashigaru Sandtrooper Announced
Reported by Matt (Follow on Twitter) on 23 Jun 2016 15:40

Check out the Star Wars Celebration Exhibitor Exclusive Teppou Ashigaru Sandtrooper from Tamashii Nations at Booth #S803 below:



Source Star Wars Celebration Instagram
Entertainment Weekly Has Exclusive Details On Darth Vader In Rogue One
Reported by Justin (Follow on Twitter) on 23 Jun 2016 13:41

Continuing their coverage of Rogue One this week, Entertainment Weekly has updated their website with exclusive details on the villainous Sith lord Darth Vader returning to the silver screen. If you don't mind spoilers and simply must have your Rogue One itch scratched, take the source link below for their insider info.

Cue the heavy breathing.

Darth Vader is alive, angry, and merciless.

As part of EW’s Rogue One cover reveal, we confirmed the Sith lord will be back at the height of his powers in the Dec. 16 film, which takes place just prior to the events of 1977’s original Star Wars.

Ever since Lucasfilm announced that the plot of its first stand-alone movie would focus on the Rebel warriors who staged a heist of plans for the first Death Star, fans knew – or at least seriously expected – that the most iconic villain in film history would return to the screen. If he didn’t…? The collective rage of the Star Wars fandom would probably Force-choke whoever nixed him.

Be sure to check out Entertainment Weekly's earlier coverage of Rogue One via the links supplied below if you missed out on them initially.

Rogue One On Cover Of EW

Official Character Details Revealed

Forest Whitaker’s Character Name & Backstory

Source EW
Dave Filoni On Forest Whitaker's Rogue One Character
Reported by Justin (Follow on Twitter) on 23 Jun 2016 12:41

Yesterday Lucasfilm officially revealed via Entertainment Weekly the name of Forest Whitaker's character in Rogue One. His character name is Saw Gerrera whom audiences were introduced to several years ago in the animated TV series The Clone Wars. The website ComicBook.com obtained the following quote from Dave Filoni on seeing one of the animated characters that he worked on making the jump to the live-action medium.

Dave also sent out this tweet congratulating the casting.

"I have always thought of Star Wars: The Clone Wars as an extension of the Star Wars films, and now, here we are, seeing a character come to life in the flesh on the big screen," Filoni told ComicBook.com in a statement about the news. "I think it’s tremendously exciting, because it’s fulfilling a promise to the fans, that this is one story, and the characters you know and love are throughout it, and influencing the story in many ways. I’m so proud of the Rogue One team, and everyone at Lucasfilm. It’s a great day for Star Wars."

Source ComicBook.com
Star Wars Has Landed In Harrods!
Reported by Team Jedi News (Follow on Twitter) on 23 Jun 2016 08:00

Harrods are joining the ever-growing Star Wars galaxy with a stunning new dedicated area on the 4th floor which showcases the work of the Propshop at Pinewood Studios, the original prop makers for the film.

Star Wars has landed in Harrods!
Located in the Disney Store on the Fourth Floor, this world-wide exclusive installation of props and figures (including the Millennium Falcon) will give fans a completely new way of experiencing the hit block-buster, Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Fans will get an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at replica props created for Star Wars: The Force Awakens such as the Millennium Falcon’s cockpit, the Holochess Table and Sofa as well as full size figures of key characters.
Items include the Rey Staff and Lightsaber Hilt, Kylo Ren Helmet and Lightsaber Hilt, Poe Dameron X- Wing Helmet and Chewbacca Bowcaster.
Fans can also order personalised character maquettes – made using the latest scanning technology, the same used to capture the actors in the film, customers can have a 3D replica of their head hand crafted onto the body of a stormtooper, TIE Fighter Pilot or a Resistance Pilot.
The iconic Millennium Falcon Cockpit and the Holochess Table and Sofa along with full size figures including Rey, Kylo Ren and BB-8 will also be within the Star Wars Gallery.
These replica props have been created by Propshop at Pinewood Studios, the original prop makers for the film.
All of the replicas are available to purchase and will come with custom display pedestals, packed in branded wooden crates that are inspired by the real crates used to ship the film props.
Customers can step inside and experience these props first hand by booking a complimentary slot through the dedicated booking site - www.harrods.com/disneystarwarsgallery

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