Star Wars Battlefront 2 Single Player Trailer

From EA Star Wars:

“Ignite the inferno and burn the Rebellion to the ground in Star Wars Battlefront 2’s single-player campaign. Take on the role of Commander Iden Versio in a story following the destruction of the Death Star II and the death of the Emperor. […]

Star Wars™ Battlefront™ II will be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC

Release Date: November 17, 2017”

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Episode IX writer Chris Terrio reportedly said the Prequels will be referenced

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From StarWarsNewsNet:

A recent Reddit thread was just started by someone who just met with [Episode IX writer-director J.J.] Abrams and his co-writer Chris Terrio, with photographic proof:

The poster specifically went on to claim that they got to speak with Abrams and Terrio, and while they obviously couldn’t spoil anything, one thing of interest seems to be that the Prequel Trilogy will definitely be alluded to:

“They said that they’re going to be brave and there will be big surprises. I got the impression that JJ felt like he had to refresh previous Star Wars moments for a modern audience in TFA, and now it feels like they have free reign to do what they want. Apparently they’ve had no interference from Kathleen or Pablo or the Lucasfilm Story Group. 9 is also the film which unites all three trilogies and brings everything together. That’s all they would tell me.”

“I worry a little bit that the questions I was asking were too leading. I was speaking to Chris and he was talking about the OT. I said about how I grew up with the PT and the prequels were my entry point into Star Wars. I asked about elements of the PT coming into 9 and Chris said about how 9 unites all of it. He said 9 definitely makes it feel like they’re all happening in the same universe, and there would be PT elements in 9. They could be visual or thematic – he didn’t overtly say that there would be returning planets or characters from the PT or anything.”

Interestingly, this insistence that this movie is going to serve as both the conclusion of the Sequel Trilogy and the conclusion of the trilogy of trilogies lines up with the kind of vision that Colin Trevorrow wanted to bring to Episode IX:

“By the time we get to Episode IX, I look at that movie as one movie, as three movies, as six movies, and as nine movies. It’s something that needs to honor a story that has been told over a period of 40 years… I don’t want to ignore any of it, and I respect all of it. It’s something I think the fanbase is going to embrace.”

New Adventure from Star Wars: The Last Jedi Coming to Star Tours This Fall

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From Disney Parks Blog:

“Earlier this year we told you about a thrilling new adventure coming to Star Tours – The Adventures Continue at Disneyland park and Disney’s Hollywood Studios that will place guests in the middle of an epic battle. The action takes place on the planet of Crait, which we got our first glimpse of in the teaser trailer of Star Wars: The Last Jedi earlier this year.

Today we’re pleased to share that this exciting new sequence, inspired by the latest film in the Star Wars saga, will debut at Disneyland park and Disney’s Hollywood Studios on November 17, at Disneyland Paris November 22, and, as previously announced, at Tokyo Disneyland December 15!”

BuzzFeed: ’21 Photos That Prove 1999 Was The Greatest Year For Star Wars Fans’

From Buzzfeed:

buzzfeed1A group of Star Wars fans camp out on a sidewalk adjacent to the Village Theatre in Los Angeles on April 27 as they wait for tickets to go on sale.

buzzfeed3Britain’s Prince Charles meets the creator of the Star Wars series George Lucas at the film’s London premiere on July 14, as Ewan McGregor and Natalie Portman watch.

buzzfeed4Samuel L. Jackson and Jake Lloyd present awards at the MTV Movie Awards in June in Los Angeles.

buzzfeed5Toys ‘R’ Us in London opens at midnight to sell the latest Star Wars toys on June 18.

buzzfeed7Leonardo DiCaprio shops for Star Wars toys at the Santa Monica Toys ‘R’ Us store at 1:30 in the morning.

buzzfeed9Actor Jake Lloyd, who portrays young Anakin Skywalker, plays a the new Star Wars Episode I: Racer game on Nintendo 64, during the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles on May 13.


Watch all the photos at Buzzfeed.

EA is making ‘a significant change’ with the Visceral Star Wars game

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From EA:

” […] In this fast-moving space, we are always focused on creating experiences that our players want to play…and today, that means we’re making a significant change with one of our upcoming titles.

Our Visceral studio has been developing an action-adventure title set in the Star Wars universe. In its current form, it was shaping up to be a story-based, linear adventure game. Throughout the development process, we have been testing the game concept with players, listening to the feedback about what and how they want to play, and closely tracking fundamental shifts in the marketplace. It has become clear that to deliver an experience that players will want to come back to and enjoy for a long time to come, we needed to pivot the design. We will maintain the stunning visuals, authenticity in the Star Wars universe, and focus on bringing a Star Wars story to life. Importantly, we are shifting the game to be a broader experience that allows for more variety and player agency, leaning into the capabilities of our Frostbite engine and reimagining central elements of the game to give players a Star Wars adventure of greater depth and breadth to explore.

This move leads to a few other changes:

A development team from across EA Worldwide Studios will take over development of this game, led by a team from EA Vancouver that has already been working on the project. Our Visceral studio will be ramping down and closing, and we’re in the midst of shifting as many of the team as possible to other projects and teams at EA.

Lastly, while we had originally expected this game to launch late in our fiscal year 2019, we’re now looking at a new timeframe that we will announce in the future. […]”

The Han Solo film is titled ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’

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From StarWars.com:

“In a surprise announcement today, director Ron Howard revealed the official name of the untitled Han Solo film: Solo: A Star Wars Story. The announcement came in a post in which the acclaimed filmmaker (with a little help from an anonymous Wookiee) thanked his cast and crew as principal photography wrapped.

Check out his special message below:

[…] Solo: A Star Wars Story, set prior to the events of the original Star Wars trilogy, is slated for release on May 25, 2018.”