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The Force Awakens teaser details inside! (updated)

The latest Now, This is Podcasting! podcast has the scoop on the upcoming teaser for The Force Awakens. Listen for the rundown straight from the horse’s mouth, but below is a recap of all we know: Firstly, we have confirmation that, as previously reported, John Williams recorded new music in the last day: Yes, John Williams was recording today.…

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Darth Vader #1 art preview

Thanks to Marvel.com, here we get a glimpse at the art from the first issue of Star Wars: Darth Vader, as well as a synopsis for the series. Immediately. this art recalls the original trilogy (perhaps because it seems to very closely reference Luke’s arrival at Jabba’s Palace in Return of the Jedi). What’s interesting is…

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Rebels: Empire Day

Just as the light-hearted “Fighter Flight” led into the much more significant “Rise of the Old Masters”, so too does “Out of Darkness” lead into “Empire Day”. The Ghost crew are being hunted by both Agent Kallus of the Imperial Security Bureau and the Inquisitor, an assassin under the command of Darth Vader. Meanwhile, Bail…

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Juvenile novel titles potentially reveal state of the galaxy in The Force Awakens (updated)

Jedi-Bibliotech have found listings for The Force Awakens juvenile novel that seem geared to prepare kids for the new film by laying out the backstory seen in the original trilogy: Journey to Episode VII: Princess Leia Middle Grade Novel (September 2015, Hardcover, Disney-Lucasfilm Press, $12,99 USD, 9781484724972) Journey to Episode VII: Han Solo Middle Grade Novel (September…

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More set details revealed!

Jason at Making Star Wars has a new report on various sets that were at Pinewood up until the end of production on The Force Awakens: a dark grey, metallic, “industrial”-looking set with dark red elements and dark grey rock sections that were cave-like a large snow stage which was used to film stormtroopers at one point (including…

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Lucasfilm announce Strange Magic

Lucasfilm have announced their first feature to be released since the Disney buyout: Strange Magic, a fantasy musical directed by sound design maestro Gary Rydstrom, will hit cinemas in January next year, and is based on a story by George Lucas, inspired by Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. What’s notable is that it will be released by…