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…

The state of the galaxy in Episode VII?

What happened after the Ewoks sang “Yub Nub” and Luke burnt the body of the Darth Vader? Well, the Emperor was dead, the second Death Star was destroyed and many of the most significant capital ships in the Empire (e.g. the Devastator and the Super Star Destroyer Executor) went along with it. But, notably, Coruscant…

Return of the Empire?

Anyone in the Star Wars fansite game has heard repeatedly about stormtroopers making an appearance in Episode VII. There were, of course, reports of Chewbacca fighting “old skool” stormtroopers in a second unit Iceland shoot, but I’ve also heard of stormtroopers appearing in other settings, including the massive Imperial-style hangar set (and yes, it is…

The premise of Episode VII? (spoilers)

Before we begin, let me say that I will never spoil plot points from the actual movie. I don’t believe in ruining the experience for first-time viewers by revealing story elements which are intended to be witnessed as a film unfolds. The story’s premise, on the other hand, seems like fair game, as do pictures…

More Episode VII details (again with mild spoilers)

Latino Review has a lengthy post which somehow manages to combine the verbosity of Harry Knowles with the sort of barely contained loathing for J.J. Abrams that you usually only see coming from Devin Faraci. At the bottom of the article, after no less that 1300 words reminiscing about The X-Files and labelling Abrams a “troll”,…