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MAR
26
5 DAYS

'Star Wars Celebration' Event Books Spinoff Directors Gareth Edwards, Josh Trank

'Star Wars Celebration' Event Books Spinoff Directors Gareth Edwards, Josh Trank

As if the appearance of J.J. Abrams wasn't enough to get fans excited about next month's Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, it has been announced that Gareth Edwards and Josh Trank have been added to the guest list for the four-day event.

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MAR
25
6 DAYS

Ben Mendelsohn Circling 'Star Wars: Rogue One' Role

Ben Mendelsohn Circling 'Star Wars: Rogue One' Role

Rising Australian actor Ben Mendelsohn is the latest name to enter the X-wing cockpit of Star Wars: Rogue One, the standalone movie being made by Lucasfilm and Disney.

Felicity Jones is the female lead of the movie, which is being directed by Gareth Edwards. Chris Weitz is writing the script.

Disney did not comment on the possible casting, and it's unclear if any dealmaking is involved. Mendelsohn's name was circling amongst execs Wednesday.

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MAR
19
2 WKS

'Star Wars: Battlefront' Video Game to Debut at "Celebration" Event

'Star Wars: Battlefront' Video Game to Debut at "Celebration" Event

Announced a long, long time ago (actually, May 2013), Star Wars: Battlefront — the latest installment in a series of video games that will allow players to experience the battles from George Lucas' famous space opera series for themselves — will finally be unveiled to the public next month as part of Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim.

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MAR
17
2 WKS

New 'Star Wars' Canon Novel Reveals What Happens After 'Return of the Jedi'

New 'Star Wars' Canon Novel Reveals What Happens After 'Return of the Jedi'

The cover to Del Rey's first Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens novel has been revealed, along with some plot details. Aftermath may take place following the events of Return of the Jedi, but as the cover tagline suggests, "The War Is Not Over."

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MAR
16
2 WKS

Alexandre Desplat Says He'll Be Working on 'Star Wars' Stand-alone Movie

Alexandre Desplat Says He'll Be Working on 'Star Wars' Stand-alone Movie

Gareth Edwards' 2016 Star Wars movie, Rogue One, will include a musical contribution from Alexandre Desplat, the composer said in a radio interview. 

Desplat previously worked with the director on 2014's Godzilla, and his work on the score of The Grand Budapest Hotel earned him the best original score award at this year's Oscars.

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MAR
13
3 WKS

First Art for Marvel's 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Prequel Released

First Art for Marvel's 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Prequel Released

It turns out these are the droids you're looking for. C3-PO and R2-D2 are front and center — along with Luke, Leia and the rest of the core cast of the original Star Wars trilogy — in the first art to be released for Marvel Entertainment's comic book prequels to this year's Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

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MAR
13
3 WKS

'Star Wars Card Trader' App Digitizes Your Childhood Bubblegum Habit

'Star Wars Card Trader' App Digitizes Your Childhood Bubblegum Habit

Prepare yourself for a double-dose of nostalgia. Not only will fans get to return to a galaxy far, far away when Star Wars: The Force Awakens is released in theaters later this year, but they can also return to a childhood pastime of trading Star Wars cards while they wait, thanks to Topps' new Star Wars: Card Trader app for iOS devices.

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MAR
12
3 WKS

'Star Wars': Does 'Rogue One' Mean X-Wing Pilots Will Get the Spotlight?

'Star Wars': Does 'Rogue One' Mean X-Wing Pilots Will Get the Spotlight?

So, we're apparently going to get a movie about Star Wars' X-Wing pilots.

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MAR
2
4 WKS

'Star Wars' Standalone Movie Writer Talks Extreme Secrecy, What to Expect

'Star Wars' Standalone Movie Writer Talks Extreme Secrecy, What to Expect

When Chris Weitz took over the screenwriting chores of Gareth Edwards’ 2016 Star Wars movie, some wondered what that meant for the work done by original writer Gary Whitta. According to a new interview, that work remains at the center of the movie.

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FEB
27
1 month

'Star Wars' Saga Gets Lego Retelling on Disney XD (Exclusive)

'Star Wars' Saga Gets Lego Retelling on Disney XD (Exclusive)

The Star Wars movies are getting a Lego retelling just in time for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Disney XD has picked up Lego Star Wars: Droid Tales, an animated take on the six Star Wars movies. The limited series consists of five 22-minute episodes that will air later this year. Force Awakens opens galaxywide Dec. 18.

But this is not an ordinary Star Wars in 22 minutes. The conceit is that the movies are being retold through the eyes of robots C-3PO and R2-D2 in a brand new story.

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FEB
23
1 month

Former 'Star Wars' Standalone Writer: "I Don't Think I've Ever Worked Harder on Anything"

Former 'Star Wars' Standalone Writer: "I Don't Think I've Ever Worked Harder on Anything"

Book of Eli screenwriter Gary Whitta might no longer be working on the first Star Wars standalone movie of the Disney era — he left the project earlier this year — but his time on the project was an overwhelming, if rewarding, experience, he suggested in a new interview.

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FEB
16
1 month

How Apple's Jony Ive Influenced That New 'Star Wars' Lightsaber Design

How Apple's Jony Ive Influenced That New 'Star Wars' Lightsaber Design

If fans are unconvinced with the new lightsabers, as seen in the first trailer for J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: The Force Awakens, then they have an unexpected designer to blame: Jony Ive, the man responsible for the design of Apple's iPhone, iPad and iOS 7, among many other things.

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FEB
12
2 MOS

Chewbacca Gets Furby-ized

Chewbacca Gets Furby-ized

Star Wars fans who have always hoped to own their personal wookiee are in luck: Hasbro has created a Chewbacca-inspired Furby. 

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FEB
5
2 MOS

'Star Wars' Actor Richard Bonehill Dies at 67

'Star Wars' Actor Richard Bonehill Dies at 67

Richard Bonehill, an expert swordsman and horseman who played a stormtrooper, Rebel soldier and many other characters in the Star Wars universe, has died. He was 67.

Bonehill's death was reported Wednesday by the prestigious Truro Fencing Club in England. He served as head coach of the Cornwall club for 12 years until 2007 and was president when he died.

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