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Rumour: Is Lawrence Kasdan writing a Boba Fett spinoff?

We know that Lawrence Kasdan and Simon Kinberg are each writing spinoff/origin films in the Star Wars universe, possibly due for release in 2016 and 2018. Furthermore, there’s reason to believe that these films will form part of a new series that will culminate in an eventual Avengers/Seven Samurai-style team-up film. But which characters will…

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Star Wars moves from Dark Horse to Marvel

The inevitable has been announced: in 2015, the Star Wars comics publishing license will transfer from Dark Horse Comics to Marvel Entertainment. This was on the cards as soon as Disney (who own Marvel) bought Lucasfilm. You can read the press release at StarWars.com, which basically announces the move, praises Dark Horse and notes that…

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Rumour: Is the Phantom in Rebels?

There’s a Lego listing doing the rounds at the moment, and it includes interesting mentions of two upcoming sets. Firstly, there’s the “Jedi Hunter” set. Although this sounds like a Rebels set (think the Inquisitor) odds are it’s tied to The Yoda Chronicles, given that the set features the character Jek-14. Pay it no mind.…

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Star Wars individualists vs. the Star Trek collective

News is a little slow at the moment, so I thought I’d publish an essay instead contrasting the themes of Star Wars and Star Trek. I hope you enjoy it. Star Wars vs. Star Trek: it’s a perennial geek topic that resurfaces every time a new entry in either franchise makes its debut. At best,…

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Rumour: Episode VII to start shooting April 22nd?

Ali Arikan (who is a pretty trustworthy guy) posted the following tweet a few hours ago: Latest rumour is Star Wars will start filming on April 22. Word was shooting would begin in May; that's the first exact date going around.— Ali Arikan (@aliarikan) December 31, 2013 If true (and I don’t see why it…

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Closing out 2013 with a look at the Inquisitor

StarWars.com have posted the first images of the 3.75″ Hasbro Inquisitor action figure from Star Wars: Rebels. When 2013 started, we didn’t even know a new animated series was on the cards. Now, as 2013 ends and 2014 begins, we have Rebels to look forward to starting around September with plenty more reveals no doubt coming…

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Simon Kinberg on Star Wars: Rebels (plus concept art galore!)

Two weeks ago we were given a glimpse into Star Wars: Rebels with the Meet Greg Weisman video. Today we have a similar video introducing Simon Kinberg: Kinberg is a particularly important figure in this new era of Star Wars: not only is he Executive Producer on Rebels, he’s also a consultant on Episode VII…