You have got to love the alerts you set up years in the making that might lead to a nice scoop. The U.S. Trademark and Patent office has a new update from Lucasfilm that just posted minutes ago for a new title of a yet unnamed production or product “Star Wars: Rivals”. The description for the Trademark seems to suggest that this could be a title of an upcoming video game for the franchise. Although it’s a long shot, it could potentially be the title of the new rumored animation series. That seems unlikely as Trademarks for the animation series tend to have specific verbiage in the records that state film production and distribution. This is a title that honestly gets’s straight to the point and at the same time vague.
You just knew this one was just around the corner and just in time for the first leaves of spring. The official site has announced that Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will be available for digital release March 24, 2017, with the Blu-Ray coming April 4th. The new sets will include a whole host of bonus features and retailer exclusives.
I don’t think there was ever a book that has elicited so many different emotions from me after its completion. Last Friday, I was delighted to receive my review copy of Star Wars Aftermath: Empire’s End from the awesome folks at Del Rey. This new novel from Chuck Wendig is the third and final installment of the series and one that I have been eager to get my hands on. With two nights and a comfortable couch, loaded with an impressive wine and snacks, I hit the pages running like a Battle Cat charged with cocaine.
Star Wars Aftermath Empire’s End” has a tempo that is fast paced, -imagery that delights your inner iris and characters that feel like old friends. Chuck Wendig will make you swelter and scar your eyeballs describing the Plaintive Hand plateau on Jakku and make you cry as he captures the voice of Princess Leia in a sad reminder of our recent loss. Empire’s End is rock and roll, run and gun Star Wars that will carbon score your brain meat. The heroes are like family, and the stories have never felt more real and authentic in the Star Wars Galaxy.
The third installment begins with our group of heroes on the hunt for Admiral Rae Sloane. This elusive target, which went missing after the terror attack on Chandrilla is public enemy #1 for our primary heroine Nora Wexley. The famed pilot of the Rebel Alliance who is now fever bound to hunt the woman she feels is responsible for her husband becoming a brainwashed assassin. This planet hopping manhunt is the spine of “Empire’s End.” A confrontation in the making that lends itself to a dramatic conclusion beneath the hot sands of Jakku. Vengeance that runs in parallel with the same veracity for Admiral Rae Sloane and her desire to destroy Counselor Gallius Rax. The Supreme Admiral that has taken over the Imperial Remnant with cunning callousness and strength.
Rian Johnson took to Tumblr this evening to ratchet up the hype of today’s announcement that he would be speaking at Star Wars Celebration in Orlando this coming May. The photo, black and grainy shows off the new revised look of the First Order Stormtroopers. The new design has an aggressive angular front visor that takes the “duck” looking First Order Stormtroopers of the First Order and makes them much more menacing. This sharpened look feels right in the future of our saga without looking like a product from the Apple ecosystem.
I like this evolution in design, and I believe it harkens back to the OT Stormtroopers in a more profound way. In all honesty, I wish this is the look that would have debuted in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Moreover, these teases put forth by Director Rian Johnson have been a real treat during the production of the film. Many of the images he shared last year were of the same black and grainy white look and captured our excitement then as this one does now.
Talk about out of the blue! Just moments ago the Official site just confirmed the movie title of the next chapter of the Star Wars Saga. Star Wars: The Last Jedi, colored in red is currently blasting across the globe on social media.
We have the greatest fans in this or any other galaxy. In appreciation of the fans, we wanted them to be the first to know the title of the next chapter in the Skywalker saga: STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI. THE LAST JEDI is written and directed by Rian Johnson and produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman and executive produced by J.J. Abrams, Jason McGatlin, and Tom Karnowski. STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI is scheduled for release December 15, 2017.