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.”

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.

Lucasfilm VP for Development praises Padmé as a female role model

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From Variety:

“Women’s Impact Report


Kiri Hart

Sure, she’s excited about “The Last Jedi,” but Hart, who oversees all storytelling properties in the “Star Wars” franchise, is especially proud of Lucasfilm’s company-wide commitment to showcasing strong female characters. “As a mom of a 5-year-old boy, I care a lot about the kinds of heroes he discovers. A lot of us are parents and remember what ‘Star Wars’ meant to us as kids — the power of a Princess Leia or a Padme as characters we could connect to, look up to, and aspire to.” The animated series “Force of Destiny” continues the tradition. “It’s really special to be working in ‘Star Wars’ when there’s so much focus and attention on bringing these characters to life.””

 

ILMxLAB and The VOID’s Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire trailer and details revealed

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From StarWars.com:

“Lucasfilm, ILMxLAB, and The VOID have pulled back the curtain on Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire, a groundbreaking hyper-reality experience that promises to immerse fans in a galaxy far, far away. An official trailer (check it out below!) made its debut today, offering a first look at what to expect, and story details have also been revealed — the rebellion needs you, your family, and your friends for a secret mission.

Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire will send teams of four, under the orders of the budding rebellion, to the lava planet Mustafar. The mission: to recover Imperial intelligence vital to the rebellion’s survival. You and your squad must navigate an enemy facility disguised as stormtroopers, with Rogue One‘s K-2SO at your side. You’ll grab your blaster, solve puzzles, and fight giant lava monsters in an effort to fulfill the rebellion’s orders.

The VOID also announced that Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire will debut at Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando on December 16 and Downtown Disney at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim on January 5. Tickets are on sale now at thevoid.com; admission for both the Anaheim and Orlando locations is $29.95 per person plus applicable fees, and Parks admission is not required. […]”

Star Wars author Saladin Ahmed said ‘George Lucas can suck my d*** for making turbo-racist s***’

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UPDATE : Saladin Ahmed deleted his tweet.

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Note: he was discussing Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.


In case you missed it, Ahmed also accused the Star Wars Prequels of racism.


Saladin Ahmed is one of the authors of the upcoming book Star Wars: Canto Bight.