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Who is Max von Sydow playing in Episode VII?

Do we already know more than we realised about one of the key characters from Episode VII? In recent times, Max von Sydow has been rumoured to be playing the character explored in these concept sketches: To expand on the rumour, which surfaced prior to the concept art leak, his role is similar in many…

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A New Dawn jacket and full blurb

On the 2nd of September, Star Wars: A New Dawn will officially signal the start of a new chapter in Star Wars storytelling, where novels, comics, games, TV series and films all contribute to the overall canon of the universe. Although we’ve had a taste already with Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir and Blade Squadron,…

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Del Rey Star Wars 2014 sampler coming July 15

Amazon will be offering a free digital sampler of the upcoming Del Rey Star Wars novels (A New Dawn, Tarkin, Heir to the Jedi and Lords of the Sith) on the 15th of July, Ordinarily this would be a Comic-Con exclusive, but this year in San Diego they’re offering a complete copy of A New…

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More New Dawn and Tarkin details

On today’s RebelForce Radio episode, Del Rey editor Erich Schoeneweiss dropped a couple of details regarding both John Jackson Miller’s A New Dawn and James Luceno’s Tarkin. On the matter of A New Dawn, apparently the time-frame for the novel will be roughly five to seven years before Rebels. That means it’ll be almost exactly in the middle of…

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Blurbs for A New Dawn, Rebels launch in October

Below is a confirmation of Rebels being launched in October. But first, here are a couple of new blurbs for A New Dawn… Here’s Random House’s own copy: For a thousand generations, the Jedi Knights brought peace and order to the Galactic Republic, aided by their connection to the mystical energy field known as the…

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What is the grand spinoff plan?

Over at Star Wars Union there’s a report from a German Hasbro presentation for retailers outlining Lucasfilm’s plans for Star Wars into 2020: Fall 2014: Rebels 2015: Episode VII 2016: Boba Fett 2017: Episode VIII 2018: Solo 2019: Episode IX 2020: Red Five Very interesting indeed. The Boba Fett and Solo spinoffs are not particularly surprising,…

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Mini-excerpt from A New Dawn

For Star Wars Day, Del Rey have posted a mini-excerpt from A New Dawn, the prequel novel to Rebels: It was time to move. Hera picked out the identifying transponder signal of a ship in the convoy. One button-push later, her ship was that vessel, as far as anyone trying to watch traffic was concerned. With…