The design for the Mandalorian capital stems from a George Lucas idea

From Star Wars Rebels – Heroes of Mandalore Trivia Gallery:

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“The design for Sundari, the Mandalorian capital, stems from George Lucas’ suggestion of using a trackball mouse as a starting point during the city’s development in Star Wars: The Clone Wars.”

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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.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi theatrical poster revealed

From StarWars.com:

“The theatrical poster for Star Wars: The Last Jedi was revealed on Twitter’s #WhatsHappening today by director Rian Johnson. The powerful image features a prominent Luke Skywalker above Rey, Kylo Ren, General Leia Organa, and more of the film’s heroes and villains, with a squad of Resistance ski speeders on a collision course with First Order walkers below. Take a closer look:”

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There will be a Star Wars Marathon Event featuring all eight Episodes on December 14

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From StarWars.com:

Star Wars: The Last Jedi arrives December 15, continuing the epic story of Rey, Kylo Ren, and the struggle between the Resistance and the First Order. StarWars.com is thrilled to announce a galaxy of ticket offers, special events, and giveaways in celebration of the highly-anticipated film’s release:

Opening Night Events

Star Wars fans will have multiple ways to celebrate the upcoming release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. On Thursday, December 14, ahead of its official opening on December 15, fans can be among the first to see the film by attending one of three events: An Opening Night Fan Event. A Star Wars: The Force Awakens andStar Wars: The Last Jedi Double Feature. Or, a Star Wars Marathon featuring all eight movies in one epic journey. These premium events will include exclusive content, Star Wars collectible cards, and a special concession offer. Plus, Star Wars: The Last Jedi will start at 6 p.m. local time, one hour earlier than regular public show times. […]”