In this two part series we look back at some of the biggest events, announcements and releases in 2017 as reported here at Jedi News. Part 1 covers January through to the end of June and can be read here. Part 2 covers July to the end of the year….
- C-3PO is a fan of Po-Zu Shoes (buy your Po-Zu shoes here).
- The Last Jedi will not be featured at San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC).
- Forces of Destiny first airs.
- D23 Expo: Video Of Star Wars Land Model On Display.
- D23 Expo: Mark Hamill inducted as Disney Legend.
- D23 Expo: Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge Is The Official Name For Star Wars Land.
- Official Site: Star Wars: The Last Jedi Props and costumes on display at SDCC 2017.
- SDCC 2017: Hasbro Star Wars Panel Recap.
- ILMxLAB Secrets Of The Empire Hyper-Reality experience coming to Disney Parks.
- IDW’s Star Wars Adventures comics to have US & Canada only release.
- Disney to end ties with Netflix, launch their own streaming service in 2019.
- Roundup of The Last Jedi articles from Entertainment Weekly.
- Star Wars and littleBits.
- Jeremy Bulloch talks Boba Fett’s armour as Star Wars Identities heads to Europe.
- Complete Force Friday II event guide.
- Force Friday II: Toys ‘R’ Us UK Midnight Madness opening events.
- Philips announces new range of Star Wars shavers.
- LEGO UCS Millennium Falcon (Set #75192) finally revealed.
- New Star Wars products from Wow Stuff.
- Empire Magazine The Last Jedi holographic subscriber cover revealed.
- Cover for The Last Jedi Visual Dictionary revealed.
- Colin Trevorrow departs Episode IX as director.
- Star Wars Rebels season 4 premieres on October 16th, new trailer released.
- New Hasbro products revealed at HASCON 2017 Star Wars panel.
- J.J. Abrams to write and direct Episode IX.
- Exclusive interview with LEGO Star Wars design team on UCS Millennium Falcon (Set #75192).
- Lucasfilm Fan Summit 2017.
- Mark Newbold leaves Jedi News after 7 years.
- Steve Sansweet reviews 40th Anniversary stamps from Royal Mail.
- NYCC 2017: LEGO Star Wars BrickHeadz exclusive Boba Fett & Han in Carbonite.
- NYCC 2017: Star Wars: The Last Jedi costume and prop exhibit.
- Thrawn: Alliances sequel novel to be released June 26 2018.
- NYCC 2017: Highlights From A Certain Point Of View author panel.
- New Royal Mail Star Wars stamps available now.
- Help Support Rancho Obi-Wan with Rebel Legion, 501st Legion & others buy buying limited edition T-shirt.
- Review: Michael Giacchino’s 50th Birthday Celebration at Royal Albert Hall.
- John Mollo, Oscar-winning Star Wars costume designer, dies At 86.
- 5 Years On: Disney to buy Lucasfilm for $4.05 Billion.
- Disney sets new terms for theaters running The Last Jedi.
- Rancho Obi-Wan 5th Annual Gala takes place.
- Kathleen Kennedy: Star Wars films being planned for the next 10 years.
- Disney TOYBOX figures carded images wave 1.
- NVIDIA announces new Star Wars edition TITAN Xp GPUs.
- Nissan & Gentle Giant join forces in The Last Jedi sweepstakes.
- Rian Johnson to create brand new Star Wars trilogy.
- Galaxy’s Edge planet Batuu gets official databank entry.
- StarWars.com Turns 21 Years Old.
- Conviction over thefts from Rancho Obi-Wan.
- Nissan The Last Jedi vehicles at Los Angeles Auto Show.
- Solo teaser poster spotted in movie theater.
- Rian Johnson on The Last Jedi 3-hour first cut, Blu-ray deleted scenes.
- Columbia Sportswear announces new Star Wars Echo Base collection.
- Official commemorative bank note launched to celebrate release of The Last Jedi.
- Rian Johnson confirms Gary Fisher in The Last Jedi.
- Hot Wheels spins out new stylized Star Wars Battle Rollers.
- LEGO wins landmark copyright infringement case in China.
- Entertainment Weekly photos from The Last Jedi red carpet world premiere.
- Disney acquires 21st Century Fox for $52.4B, Bob Iger extends CEO role through 2021.
- Jedi News makes headlines around the world (Wall Street Journal and The Times [London]).
- Toys ‘R’ Us UK jobs saved after deal with pensions body.
- Carrie Fisher died one year ago.
- The Last Jedi crosses $500 million in US, $1 billion globally.
Phew – what a year!