This week, countless fans of a galaxy far, far away will descend on Chicago's McCormick Place for a convention solely devoted to Star Wars -- the first Star Wars Celebration we've had since 2017.Star Wars Celebration Chicago 2019 runs from Thursday, April 11, to Monday, April 15, and there's a ridiculous amount of stuff going on across those dates.There are still some Celebration tickets left, but if you can't make it to Chicago, let's take a quick look at the big hits so you know when to look out for news dropping online.Fans who snag a ticket can get autographs and photos of Star Wars stars from Hayden Christenson, Paul Bettany and Forest Whittaker to Billy Dee Williams and both Chewbaccas (Peter Mayhew from the classic movies and Joonas Suotamo from more recent films).CNET will be roaming the show floor on Thursday, checking out the creative cosplay and initial product reveals, before the panels and official announcements kick off Friday.A few hours later, we'll see the Vader Immortal panel.
Millennium Falcon Lego - 2000Lego is celebrating 20 years of Star Wars sets ahead of this weekend's Star Wars Celebration Chicago, and with that let's take a look back at every Lego Millennium Falcon set dating back to 2000.This Millennium Falcon model (Lego product number 7190) originally launched in 2000.The set consisted of 663 pieces.Sadly, this set is retired, which means it's no longer for sale.Originally published May 9, 2018.
A panel at the upcoming Star Wars Celebration will detail “breakthroughs” with “lightsaber battle” in Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series.The panel will be streamed live at 11:30 am Pacific time on April 12.Little is known about the Darth Vader-focused VR series from writer and executive producer David S. Goyer, but the panel will bring him and “narrative designer Mohen Leo to discuss the creation of the first installment, while Lucasfilm Story Group creative executive Matt Martin will explore how the project ties into the broader Star Wars canon.” Facebook’s Colum Slevin, who previously worked at Lucasfilm, will be there as well discussing the project’s debut on Oculus Quest.The teaser for the project at the OC5 VR developer conference revealed a fiery planet and the promise of going toe-to-toe with the dark lord.Until now, though, lightsaber battle hasn’t been formally confirmed for the game.ILMxLab is the group responsible for virtual pet Project Porg on the Magic Leap AR headset as well as the VR attraction Secrets Of The Empire, available at VOID locations.
As all things Star Wars begin to go quiet ahead of this month's big Star Wars Celebration convention—more on that later—it's been a strange couple of weeks when it comes to news from the galaxy far, far away.Here's what's been going on on this side of the Outer Rim.The Real Deal: What might be the motherlode of Episode IX spoilers leaked online last week with the appearance of what seemed to be a poster for the movie that showed a lot of things previously rumored to be in the movie, including the Knights of Ren, a new breed of stormtrooper with red armor, at least three new characters—including what may be Lando Calrissian's daughter—and, to the delight of a lot of fans, C-3PO wearing Chewbacca's bandolier and holding his crossbow.As of this writing, Disney hasn't made any comment about the poster's authenticity one way or another, but it's worth keeping in mind that a similar leak of a retail image for Avengers: Endgame a month or so ago turned out to be legit without any official comment from Disney at all.So, chances are, this might be a real glimpse at what's to come.The Real Deal: Fans have known for some time that The Mandalorian will feature IG-88, or some other droid that looks particularly like the Empire Strikes Back bounty hunter.
The question as to why there hasn’t been any real Star Wars news as of late can be answered with four simple words: “Star Wars Celebration Chicago.”The convention runs from April 11-15, and it’s where fans will absolutely be learning more about what’s coming from the future of Star Wars.But seeing as how those panels a) almost announced a Boba Fett movie directed by Josh Trank, and b) featured Phil Lord and Chris Miller, this year no such panel exists.Plus, with news certainly coming on Episode IX, Disney wouldn’t want the focus to be taken away from that.Live Action TV Shows After MandalorianIn the description of the Star Wars Rebels panel at Celebration, it very clearly states “Full disclosure – we are not announcing a new series in this panel.” That seems to be the prevailing attitude toward any upcoming or rumoured TV shows.
We already know that on April 13 we will get our first proper look at Respawn Entertainment's Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, as part of the annual Star Wars Celebration event in Chicago.But luckily for fans that can't make the trek to the event, EA has announced the reveal will be livestreamed.Check out EA's announcement tweet below:"Join the head of Respawn Entertainment, @VinceZampella, and Game Director, Stig Asmussen [...] to be the first to learn about this holiday’s highly anticipated action adventure game, StarWarsJediFallenOrder."1:30 PM CT on April 13th!And yes, there will be a livestream.
Star Wars Celebration is almost here, which means it’s time for some fantastic art.And this print, by Michael Pasquale, is one of the best I’ve seen.The print, a detailed poster for Rogue One, is a fabulous panorama of the early Rebellion.Featuring nearly every character in the film, along with looming shots of a menacing, shadowy Death Star and a cameo appearance from the Star Wars Rebels Ghost, this print offers a great snapshot of the imagery and mood of the film.And the detail here is astounding, with every little part of the image holding up to intimate scrutiny.If you wanna make sure to score my Limited Edition @SW_Celebration Exclusive Art Print, be sure to reserve your copy at @DarkInkArt and pick it up anytime during the convention!
Even though the long-anticipated Star Wars: Episode 9 isn't coming out until December, the movie's title and first trailer might debut during Star Wars Celebration in Chicago on April 12.Then on Saturday, Star Wars actor Mark Hamill tweeted the first Star Wars 9 movie trailer.... sort of.Hamill posted a photo of himself posing in his actor trailer on the set, pointing to a sign that says Master Hamster in the window.For those curious about the Master Hamster reference -- Hamill fans are called Hamsters, and so that would make Hamill the Master Hamster."People keep asking me over & over & over again - 'When will they release the EpisodeIX trailer?'"B) Until they do, just be satisfied with this exclusive look at my own personal StarWars trailer.
The long-awaited Star Wars: Episode 9 isn't coming out until December, but a bit of news announced on Wednesday convinced some fans they know when its title and trailer will be revealed.A tweet from the Star Wars Celebration event coming to Chicago in April announced that Episode 9 director J.J. Abrams will be appearing on a panel about the film on April 12.And since it's long been rumored that the Star Wars trailer (and likely the film's title) would debut at the event, it would seem likely April 12 is the trailer release date.the tweet read in part.Disney did not respond to a request for comment, but fans didn't need the Death Star to fall on them to make the natural guess that the trailer and title are just a month away."I'm queuing up in line right now," one fan wrote.
The video game giant will focus on its EA Play fan event instead of this summer's Electronic Entertainment Expo, it said in a Thursday blog post.EA Play, which runs from June 7 to 9 in the Hollywood Palladium, will showcase its upcoming games via multiple livestreams -- meaning it'll have shown all its new footage ahead of E3's June 11-13 run."This year you'll see less talk and more play, with an event entirely focused on the heartbeat of EA Play: Our player communities and the games they love," the company wrote.Last year's EA press conference was a mixed bag.It revealed that Battlefield 5 will get a battle royale mode (which is due out this month) and offered an apology for the Star Wars: Battlefront 2 loot box debacle.This year, we already know one of its big hitters, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, will be unveiled at Star Wars Celebration Chicago in April, so we'll probably see more of that at EA Play.
If your ears perked up when you heard that Respawn Entertainment is working on a new Star Wars game, you definitely weren’t alone.Though the developer doesn’t have a ton of finished titles in its portfolio, the games that it has shipped – which amounts to two Titanfall games and the recently-launched Apex Legends – have all been pretty darn good.Expectations are pretty high for Respawn’s spin on the Star Wars universe, and today we’re learning when we’ll finally get to see the game in action.LucasFilm has announced that Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order will be revealed at Star Wars Celebration on Saturday, April 13.The almost-annual Star Wars Celebration will be taking place in Chicago this year after skipping 2018 entirely.It’ll be the 13th Star Wars Celebration since the inaugural gathering was held in Denver way back in 1999.
Respawn Entertainment, the studio behind Titanfall and Apex Legends, will reveal its new Star Wars video game at the Star Wars Celebration event in Chicago on April 13.The game was teased at the EA press conference at E3 last year, but only the title was revealed.An announcement post on StarWars.com from Lucasfilm says we can expect more from a panel at the Star Wars convention on that date:In a special panel on Saturday, April 13, EA and Respawn will pull back the curtain on Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, in which gamers will meet a Padawan who survived Order 66 and explore the galaxy in the time after the fall of the Jedi Order.The discussion will feature never-before-released details ahead of the game’s fall 2019 release.EA turns in bummer fiscal report: “We’re disappointed in our underperformance”
It's been a long time coming, and shrouded almost in as much secrecy as the film franchise's finale itself, but we finally now know when we'll see our first proper glimpse of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.The new game by Apex Legends developers Respawn will be showed off an April 13 as part of the annual Star Wars Celebration event in Chicago.Star wars Jedi: Fallen Order will be showcased as part of a panel chat at the convention, which suggests we could get some meaty details beyond a mere trailer for the game.That'd be ace, considering we're not far from the game's anticipated release date of "late 2019".Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order detailsWithout even platform information to share yet (though PC, Xbox One and PS4 releases would be safe bets), there's little yet to know about Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is launching this fall.But now the companies have announced their plans to officially reveal the game to the public at the upcoming Chicago Star Wars Celebration fan event in April.During that presentation, Respawn will announce the exact release date.And then there are the unanswered questions that could tell us something about he future of Electronic Arts.At this point, the company is almost certainly best known for the recently released battle royale shooter Apex Legends that has more than 25 million registered players on PC and consoles.But while Respawn got started in 2010, much of its leadership came from the Infinity Ward development team that created the Call of Duty series.
It's long been common knowledge that Respawn, the creators of the critically acclaimed Titanfall series and, more recently, Apex Legends, has been working on a Star Wars game.But now we finally get to see it.According to a release on the official Star Wars homepage, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order will be officially unveiled on April 13 at Star Wars Celebration Chicago.The game focuses on a Jedi who survived Order 66 and explores a world after the fall of the Jedi in Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is the latest Star Wars game set to be published by Electronic Arts, which has had a torrid time with Star Wars since acquiring the license in 2013.The publisher faced a massive backlash over its loot box strategy with Star Wars Battlefront II and, more recently, cancelled the open world Star Wars game being worked on by EA Vancouver.
Netflix tricked me on Thursday.The streaming service dropped a new video with the familiar, haunting-looking Stranger Things logo on it, and for a minute I thought: Is it?That was no trailer, but instead a two-minute video showing the kid actors from Netflix's hit wrapping presents.The Avengers: Endgame trailer is finally here, after impatient fans tweeted about it pretty much every day since Avengers: Infinity War came out in April.Movie release date: December 2019 in theatersWhat we want to know: The title (personally still rooting for this), how Princess Leia's story will be handled since the death of beloved Carrie Fisher, what role Luke (Mark Hamill) will play after the events of The Last Jedi, are Rey's parents really "filthy junk traders"... heck, we're waiting for pretty much everything.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi has made more than $1 billion in theaters worldwide, and is now widely available both for purchase on to stream on Netflix.Since the first trailer's premiere at the Star Wars Celebration in April through adaptations of the story into a novelization and comic book, Lucasfilm has been enlarging the latest tale of a galaxy far, far away.Where you can watch The Last JediStar Wars: The Last Jedi came to theaters in the US, UK and Australia on Thursday, Dec. 14.That way you can watch The Last Jedi from your iPhone, iPad, Android device, Roku, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Amazon Fire TV or any other device that supports at least one of those digital stores.That includes legacy actors Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker and the late Carrie Fisher in her final portrayal of Leia Organa.
The galaxy’s most notorious bounty hunter may finally be making it to the big screen.The Hollywood Reporter says that James Mangold, the writer and director of Logan, is in talks to write and direct a Boba Fett-focused Star Wars standalone film.It’s unclear if Simon Kinberg, who has been attached to the film since 2012, is still involved.Star Wars faithful will recall that the Boba Fett movie was originally going to be the 2018 Star Wars Story, but when director Josh Trank was removed from the project days before the announcement in 2015, it was shelved.Rumour was, there was even a concept trailer that was going to be revealed at Star Wars Celebration that year.With the Boba Fett project on hold, Lucasfilm then greenlit Solo for the 2018 spot.
It’s not even that good a play on words: May the Fourth Be With You.The joke at least has been around almost as long as Star Wars itself; official Star Wars doctrine traces the etymology to an ad congratulating Margaret Thatcher on the day she won the election to become Prime Minister of Britain in 1979, just two years after the first movie premiered.Unlike the officially sanctioned Star Wars Celebration conventions, May 4th is a grassroots phenomenon.The Disney-era saga films (Force Awakens and Last Jedi) both opened around Christmas, but for me, Star Wars happens in mid-spring.See, a long time ago on a continent far, far away, a great meeting took place.The then-new religion was already having something of a crisis.
To mark May the 4th, the annual Star Wars celebration coined because it sounds like ‘May the force… be with you’, The Drum has taken a look at how brand partners are integrating with soon to launch Star Wars prequel Solo.Historically, Disney has integrated these brands in a way that can see some of the higher tiered partners come away with footage not shown in the trailers or even new material shot for purpose.Irregardless of how the movie ranks in the series, there has been a stink around Alden Ehrenreich's need for an acting coach in addition to Chris Miller and Phil Lord’s departure from the project, it will likely cause enough buzz to be a worthwhile investment for brands.This ad sees a mother and her son thrown into the action (exclusive scenes shot for the ad).While Chewbacca fights off members of the Cloud-Rider gang from the back of a speeding Conveyex train, the Renault Kadjar keeps pace.Xavier Martinet, senior vice president of marketing France at Renault, said: “We are very pleased about this partnership.