No, this is not a rumor, This. Is. Real. StarWars.com has confirmed the rumor that has been running rampant over the last 2 days – J.J. Abrams (Star Trek) will direct the seventh installment in the Star Wars saga. Visit the Official Site for more info.
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Dark Horse Comics today has announced that the successful Star Wars #1, by Brian Wood, is headed back for a third printing. Watch for it at your local comic shop on Feb. 27.
io9.com has an exclusive report that Joe Schrieber, author of Death Troopers, has penned a new novel centered on Darth Maul. Titled, Maul: Lockdown, the story takes place before the events of Episode I where Maul is sent on a secret mission by Darth Sidious to infiltrate a crime organization from within a prison. Head over to io9.com for a synopsis.
Vulture.com is reporting that Zack Snyder (Man of Steel, 300) is rumored to be developing a Jedi-centric Star Wars film based in part on Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai. Read on for additional details.
Update: Nope, Zack Snyder’s rep confirms that he has no involvement with the above Star Wars project.
This Saturday, January 5th, The Clone Wars reaches its milestone of 100 episodes. While not all episodes have hit the mark (honestly, what TV show has?) the show overall has accomplished an amazing feat in both production quality and by doing its job in invoking that feeling from a galaxy far, far away. EW.com has posted an awesome montage of some of the highlights of the entire series that every Star Wars fan, casual or otherwise, should watch.
If you thought the Star Wars/Dark Horse ship had sailed due to Disney’s acquisition of Lucasfilm prepare for a surprise with the return of Star Wars: Legacy in 2013. ComicBookResources.com has an exclusive story revealing some plot details and how they tie back to a few key Original Trilogy characters.
Our friends at YodasNews have posted a QnA with uber-collector Steve Sansweet where they touch on topics of the new Ultimate Action Figure Collection book, Disney’s acquisition of Lucasfilm and the future of Rancho Obi-Wan. Give it a read.
StarWars.com has post the audio file for Kyle Newman’s Star Wars: Smuggler’s Gambit – A Han Solo Adventure which we saw performed live at Celebration VI.
Set your speakers to hyperspace and buckle up for a rip-roaring, all-new Star Wars adventure – Smuggler’s Gambit — starring everyone’s favorite scoundrels Han Solo and Chewbacca! Performed in the spirit of the classic Star Wars NPR radio dramas and set in the Original Trilogy era, Smuggler’s Gambit tests Han and Chewie’s commitment to the cause as they venture off to reclaim their glory days, only to realize that their decision to help the Rebellion take down the Death Star was not without consequence…
It’s a huge show that’s been a long time in the making but some things are worth waiting for as we bring you the latest Curto Burns Collectors Cast. This Special Edition show brings together all members of The Force United to discuss the announcement of the acquisition of Lucasfilm by Disney and the news that we’ll finally be seeing the sequel trilogy of Episodes 7, 8 and 9 starting in 2015. Join Dan and James as they ask their friends from Jedi News, Jedi Temple Archives, Mint In Box, Sandtroopers, Star Wars Action News, Yakface, YodasNews and newest member Sarlacc Pit Podcast (Galactic Binder) what they think of the news. If that wasn’t enough, we check in with the almighty Kyle Newman and since no Curto Burns Collectors Cast would be complete without a visit to Rancho Obi-Wan, we hear from the master himself Steve Sansweet too.
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The Hollywood Reporter has posted that Star Wars alumn, Lawrence Kasdan had been tapped to write and produce at least one of the upcoming Star Wars sequels. He is joined by Simon Kinberg who is co-writing the upcoming X-Men sequel and served as producer for X-Men: First Class. Head to THR for the full story.
Our friends at Jedi Temple Archives have alerted us to an important update and offer at Rancho Obi-Wan for Steve Sansweet’s The Ultimate Action Figure Collection book. For all the details head to JTA and/or Rancho Obi-Wan.
Today Tuesday, November 13 at 10 PM, ET/PT, nine remaining artists on Spike TV’s hit tattoo competition-reality series “Ink Master” will have to use their Jedi powers and feel the Force flowing thru them in a special “Star Wars” Forever episode. In this “Star Wars”-themed episode, the artists will be tested on their ability to use contrast in their designs, specifically the way they enhance dark and light areas and use opposing colors, forms and lines to make their tattoos bold.