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.
Collider is running with a unconfirmed rumor that Matthew Vaughn, director of X-Men: First Class, is in talks to direct Episode VII. What do you think? Leave your comment below and/or on our Facebook page.
It has taken me longer than I thought to get my brain around the fact that Star Wars is now, not only a Disney property, but about to have an unprecedented resurgence in fandom and in the mainstream community by way of new live-action films.
BURBANK, Calif. & SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Continuing its strategy of delivering exceptional creative content to audiences around the world, The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) has agreed to acquire Lucasfilm Ltd. in a stock and cash transaction. Lucasfilm is 100% owned by Lucasfilm Chairman and Founder, George Lucas.
First shown to attendees of Celebration VI, Cartoon Network reveals the first images to the general public of “The Gathering” – a special episode of The Clone Wars chronicling a group of younglings and the adventures, and dangers, in building their own lightsabers on Ilum. Head to Cartoon Network for an exclusive sneak peek.
Last Saturday was the first annual Star Wars Reads Day, an event promoted by Del Rey and Lucasfilm to promote literacy in general, and the reading of Star Wars books in particular. Over 1,000 libraries and book stores across the country took part, with kits provided by Del Rey giving kids activities and crafts, and promoting Star Wars. Marjorie and Arnie of Star Wars Action News trekked to Roseville, MN for one of these events at Barnes & Noble with guests Troy Denning, John Jackson Miller, and Dan Wallace. On this episode of the podcast, they recap the events and share their hopes for next year’s event to make it even better!
And with Star Wars Reads day what better book is there than the Star Wars Essential Reader’s Companion to introduce new readers to the Star Wars Expanded Universe? Star Wars Action News Book Club liaison Brock provides an in-depth review of this new book on this show.
With a recap of finds at the Toy Man Toy Show in St. Louis and the Fallcon convention in Roseville, new finds at Toys R Us, a die-cast C-3PO, and more, it’s on this week’s Star Wars Action News podcast!
Those wacky Angry Birds, created by Rovio Entertainment, have already been cast into space. Now they are joining forces with the cast of a beloved space saga.
In Angry Birds Star Wars, a totally new edition of the game out Nov. 8 for iOS, Android and computers, the birds and pigs alike will take on the personalities of characters from the Star Wars saga. “They are not Angry Birds dressed up as Star Wars characters,” says Paul Southern, vice president of licensing and consumer products marketing for Lucasfilm Ltd. “They are characters in their own right.”