The Future of Star Wars Movies

October 30, 2012 at 4:26 pm | Posted in Disney | 1 Comment
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Disney to buy Lucasfilm in proposed $4 billion deal

October 30, 2012 at 3:19 pm | Posted in Disney, Episode VII, Movies, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

Forbes is reporting that Walt Disney announced a deal to buy George Lucas’ Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion in stock and cash.

Lucas said in a statement that it is “now time for me to pass Star Wars on to a new generation of filmmakers.”

“I’ve always believed that Star Wars could live beyond me, and I thought it was important to set up the transition during my lifetime,” Lucas said. “I’m confident that with Lucasfilm under the leadership of Kathleen Kennedy, and having a new home within the Disney organization, Star Wars will certainly live on and flourish for many generations to come. Disney’s reach and experience give Lucasfilm the opportunity to blaze new trails in film, television, interactive media, theme parks, live entertainment, and consumer products.”

The announcement said she will serve as executive producer on new films in the franchise, with Lucas as creative consultant. The announcement notes that Star Wars Episode 7 is scheduled for release in 2015, with more films expected to follow.

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Angry Birds Star Wars Footage

October 30, 2012 at 9:57 am | Posted in Star Wars News, Video Games | Leave a comment
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The first gameplay footage for Angry Birds Star Wars has been release, and it looks pretty fun.

Angry Birds Star Wars will be out on November 8 and available on iOS, Android, Amazon Kindle Fire, Mac, PC, Windows Phone and Windows 8.

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A Conversation in Blood: Egil and Nix Trifecta!

October 30, 2012 at 9:13 am | Posted in Books, Fantasy | Leave a comment
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Good news for The Hammer and Blade fans, Angry Robot Books has signed author Paul S. Kemp for a third Egil and Nix novel! Here’s the press release.

Angry Robot is delighted to announce that, due to the immense popularity of Paul S. Kemp‘s The Hammer and the Blade – the first in his Tales of Egil and Nix series of sword and sorcery fantasy adventure novels – we have signed Paul up to write a third book starring our favourite tomb robbers.

Tentatively titled A Conversation in Blood, the book is scheduled for Summer 2014. To sate readers’ appetites for more great sword and sorcery action, the second in the series,A Discourse in Steel, will be published in June of next year.

Find out more about Paul S. Kemp, who also writes for the Star Wars and Forgotten Realmsuniverses, at his website: www.paulskemp.com and follow him on Twitter @PaulSKemp.

Paul S. Kemp: “I don’t know about you, but my pink parts are all tingly! Wait, is that too much information? Uh, sorry. So, anyway, continuing my relationship with the metallic overlords? Check. Writing more stories in the sword and sorcery sub-genre I love? Double check. The long and short of it? I’m smiling. Hugely. I’ve had so much fun writing about Egil and Nix, and have had such positive feedback from readers who’ve had a blast, too, that I’m just delighted to have the opportunity to write more of their adventures. Huzzah!”

Angry Robot Editor Lee Harris added: “The Hammer and the Blade has proven to be one of our most popular titles of 2012, so it was an easy decision to ask Paul to write more in that world. Sword and Sorcery is alive and well and living in Paul S Kemp’s brilliant Tales of Egil and Nixseries.”

The third book in the Tales of Egil and Nix is tentatively titled A Conversation in Blood and slated for a Summer 2014 release. The second novel in the series, A Discourse in Steel, is now scheduled for a June 2013 release.

On Writing Maul

October 30, 2012 at 9:00 am | Posted in Art, Comic Books, Dark Horse, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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With the Darth Maul: Death Sentence mini-series coming to an end tomorrow with issue #4, comic writer Tom Taylor decided to share his thoughts on writing Maul.

“This week, Star Wars – Darth Maul: Death Sentence comes to an end every bit as nasty as the Sith lord himself.

I have to say, I’ve absolutely loved writing Darth Maul.

Before I started, I had a few people ask me how I could write a character like Maul. Many saw him as little more than a scary face and a few flips but what I discovered was a complicated, tortured, calculating and Machiavellian character who was a whole lot of fun. I loved testing him in this series, watching him pull through and, finally, watching him pull the strings. I’d love to get the chance to write him again some day. It was also nice to create the Jedi Judd and Salmara, and go back and show some of the childhood of Dray, a character I created in Star Wars: Invasion.
Of course, there’s no way that Maul would have been half the character he was on the page without Bruno Redondo. Bruno’s work on this series has been fantastic. His facial expressions, his action, the small moments and the big, he’s conquered them all along with the brilliant Michael Atiyeh. And all this wrapped up in those gorgeous painted covers by Dave Dorman. Cheers to all of these guys along with Michael Heisler, Randy Stradley and Freddye Lins.

Thanks to everyone who picked up the series and to everyone who tweeted, shared, and reviewed it. Hope you like the ending.” -Tom Taylor

Tom also included a sneak peak at Darth Maul: Death Sentence #4 which you can check out here on his official site.

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New Release: ‘Darth Plagueis’ in Paperback

October 30, 2012 at 12:00 am | Posted in Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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darth-plagueisToday Darth Plagueis is back, now in paperback format.

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