Tech site Kotaku is reporting that Disney has closed out the LucasArts division, laid off its staff and has cancelled all current projects including the anticipated Star Wars: 1313 game.
Our eagle-eyed, astromech aficionado friends at The Astromech Collection have noticed that in the recent press imagery for the new Star Wars Weekends Jedi Mickey Starfighter a new R2-MK can be seen that uses the Droid Factory/Build-A-Droid sculpt. No word if this is included with the starfighter or if it is part of a new assortment of B.A.D. parts that will be available at the park.
Disney Park’s official blog has posted details of the new Star Wars merchandise available at Star Wars Weekends starting May 17, 2013. Within the items revealed, take note of the 3-3/4″ scale Mickey’s Jedi Starfighter that will serve as a nice companion piece to the Jedi Mickey and R2-MK 2-pack that was released in 2010.
After last year’s successful event, Course of the Force is back for 2013! Read on for the complete press release.
Our friends at JediNews are reporting unofficial word that The Clone Wars series has indeed drawn to a close after last week’s amazing season 5 finale. For some, this is welcome news and for others (including myself) it is very sad revelation. Head on over for their report.
INTRODUCING THE NEW 2013 STAR WARS® Star Tours™ Action Figure Packs from Hasbro
The celebration of the amazing new Star Tours Disney theme park ride continues in 2013 with new STAR WARS Star Tours Action Figure Packs from Hasbro. Building off of the packs released in 2011, these two sets of figures introduce new Droids from the ride experience as well as a few reprised fan favorites. New figures include a blue Signal Droid, red RX Droid, a G2 Droid rebuilt from scratch for more accurate detail, and the very first appearance of a new Seeker Droid!
Deadline.com has posted an exclusive rumor/report stating that due to the lackluster reception of Episode I in 3D there will no further prequel 3D releases and instead focus their resources on production of the sequel trilogy. Again, this is an unconfirmed rumor at this point so stay tuned for further developments…
Update: StarWars.com confirms that further 3D releases are postponed.
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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.
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.
Disney has announced the 2013 dates for Star Wars Weekends via their Disney Parks Blog. The dates run every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from May 17 – June 9 and will again be hosted by James Arnold Taylor and Ashley Eckstein. Stay tuned for more details as they are released.
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.
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.