‘Vader Down’ this November

July 16, 2015 at 5:50 pm | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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darth-vader-downThis November, Marvel revealed that the Darth Vader series will be crossing over with the Star Wars series for a special six issue Vader Down mini-series event.

Jason Aaron: I think this is the chance for me and Kieron to do the biggest story either one of us has done. When we started these new books, STAR WARS and DARTH VADER, we wanted them to feel like they were part of the same universe, that everything was happening at the same time. So it was pretty clear from our first arcs how things were pretty closely inter-connected. Then with our second arcs we both kind of veered off in our own directions. Kieron has been setting up a lot of new characters in his book. We’ve had a big new character pop up in my book. It made [sense] after we both veered off for a bit that the third arc would be when things would come crashing back together in a huge way. I was especially excited about the idea of taking the cast of characters that we’d both built in our books and having them interact for the first time.

Marvel.com: In the story, what are the Rebels thinking going into it?

Jason Aaron: Just that they’ve got Vader in quite the predicament. He’s alone. He’s grossly outnumbered and his ship has crashed on this alien landscape. Whether everybody believes they can do it or not, they know this is their best shot to capture him or kill him or whatever. When you get that shot, you’ve got to take it and send everyone you’ve got down after him.

According to Marvel.com, the crossover “rolls out over two issues each of their respective Star Wars titles, plus a special VADER DOWN one-shot to kick it off”. Since they said it’s six issues, I’m assuming one writer will be writing an extra issue or it will be getting shared credit.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Marvel Star Wars Solicitations for October 2015

July 15, 2015 at 5:34 pm | Posted in Art, Comic Books, Marvel, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | 1 Comment
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Marvel has posted their comic solicitations for October 2015. Here is the Star Wars rundown.

Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Shattered Empire #3 (of 4)

Writer: Greg Rucka
Artist/Cover Artist: Marco Checchetto
Details: 32 pages, Rated T+, $3.99
Release Date: 10/7/15

As the Empire Shatters around them, Rebel heroes fight for a better tomorrow! Greg Rucka (Punisher, Cyclops, Wolverine) and Marco Checchetto (Punisher, Avengers World) take us into the more recent long, long time ago! Continue Reading Marvel Star Wars Solicitations for October 2015…

Full Force Awakens Panel

July 11, 2015 at 12:28 pm | Posted in Conventions, News, SDCC, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

Flicks and the City has the full Force Awakens panel for SDCC up for your viewing pleasure.

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SDCC Star Wars Panel Highlights

July 11, 2015 at 7:49 am | Posted in Conventions, Episode VII, Movies, News, SDCC, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

From SDCC, i09 has two nice videos catching the highlights of the Star Wars panel.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

SDCC ‘The Force Awakens’ Behind-the-Scenes

July 10, 2015 at 7:56 pm | Posted in Episode VII, Movies, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

The internet has exploded with content from the Star Wars panel at San Diego Comic Con. Thankfully, StarWars.com posted the behind-the-scenes footage of The Force Awakens shown at the panel so everyone can enjoy.

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Around the Web

July 10, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, Marvel, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Toys, Video Games | 1 Comment

Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

  • StarWars.com revealed a bunch of info on upcoming books including cover reveals and synopsises.
  • Del Rey/Random House has their SDCC panel and booth signing schedule online.
  • The MONSTERS! anthology featuring stories by Aaron Allston, Michael A. Stackpole, Timothy Zahn and Janine Spendlove successfully reached it’s Kickstarter goal.

Comic News

  • Jedi-Bilbiothek has a rundown on Marvel Star Wars trade paperback collections coming out in January 2016.
  • StarWars.com has an interview with Star Wars artist Stuart Immonen which features some of his penciled artwork for upcoming comics.
  • Comic Book Resources has a look at the cover for Lando #2.
  • John Jackson Miller has updated some more of his production notes.

Continue Reading Around the Web…

Janine Spendlove Joins Star Wars

July 8, 2015 at 4:28 pm | Posted in Books, Del Rey, News, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars Insider, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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janine-spendloveAuthor Janine Spendlove is coming to the galaxy far, far away as she’s set to write the tie-in short story for Alexander Freed’s Battlefront: Twilight Company. The short story will be appearing in Star Wars Insider #161 which will be out in October. I have heard Janine speak on a couple podcasts before and she’s a huge Star Wars fan, so I’m looking forward to see what she can do.

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Lucasfilm Announces Han Solo Anthology Movie

July 7, 2015 at 4:00 pm | Posted in Lucasfilm, Movies, News, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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It’s good news for Star Wars fans because the next-up film in the Anthology series is the as yet untitled Han Solo back story.

The story focuses on how young Han Solo became the smuggler, thief, and scoundrel whom Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi first encountered in the cantina at Mos Eisley.

Set to direct the movie is the duo of Christopher Miller and Phil Lord, known for The Lego Movie and Cloudy with a Chance of MeatBalls.  But the best news is probably that the screenplay is written by Lawrence Kasden and his son, Jon.  The elder Kasden is best known for Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens.

LFL is understandably enthusiastic about the project, and Kathleen Kennedy had this to say about it.

“It’s not just any filmmaker who can tell the story of such a beloved icon like Han Solo, and I’m excited to say we’ve found the perfect team to handle the task. Larry and Jon know all there is to know about the character, and Chris and Phil will bring their wit, style, energy and heart to tell Han’s story.”

The Han Solo movie is scheduled for a May 25, 2018 release.

Reported by Geralyn

Star Wars The Force Awakens – No New Trailer at SDCC

July 7, 2015 at 12:17 pm | Posted in Conventions, News, SDCC, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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The Force AwakensAccording to Entertainment Weekly, one of the things you won’t be seeing at SDCC is a new trailer or any new clips from The Force Awakens.  Reportedly, what you will be seeing are some cast members that haven’t already talked about their Star Wars roles — so basically anyone who isn’t called Luke, Leia, Poe, Rey or Finn.  Also, there will be a behind-the-scenes look at the movie.

Ahead of the presentation panel on Friday afternoon, there will be two publishing panels; one about upcoming Star Wars books, and another with Chuck Wendig about his much anticipated filling-in-the-gaps between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens novel, Star Wars: Aftermath.

Reported by Geralyn

Around the Web

July 3, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Collecting, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, Fantasy, Marvel, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Toys | 1 Comment

Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

  • Jedi Academy 3: The Phantom Bully by Jeffrey Brown is now out. Jeff has a preview on his site.
  • The Del Rey 2015 Star Wars Sampler is now available for free as a digital download from various online retailers, including Amazon.
  • Star Wars: The Essential Atlas online appendix has received and update. It’s now up to 5,085 systems.
  • Kevin Hearne is running a deal over on his store. Use the promo code FIFTY for 50% off the signed hardcover of Shattered.
  • Christie Golden has opened a new online book store.

Continue Reading Around the Web…

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