Around the WebFebruary 19, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, Marvel, Movies, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.
- StarWars.com has an interview with Katie Cook on her new book Star Wars: ABC-3PO which is coming out in June.
- There’s a new Star Wars eBook bundle out collecting Fatal Alliance, Deceived, Revan and Annihilation.
- Author Paul S. Kemp posted another excerpt for A Conversation in Blood.
Comic Book News
- Here’s a day to mark on your calendars, June 4 will be Dark Horse Day! Dark Horse Comics is celebrating their 30th anniversary with exclusive promo’s, discounts on backlist titles, and a commemorative sampler.
- Buzz Comics has a preview for Kanan #11.
Convention & Event News
- Pensacon is February 19 through 21st in Pensacola, FL. Star Wars guests include Kevin J. Anderson, Jim Cummings, Dave Dorman, Troy Denning, Mark Dodson, David Prowse, Clive Revill and Deep Roy.
- London Film & ComicCon Spring is February 27 through 28 in London, England. Star Wars guests include Charlie Akin, Samantha Alleyne, Aaron Ayamah, Kenny Baker, Greg Beard, Neil Bishop, Paul Blake, Jeremy Bulloch, AJ Chimes, Andy Cunningham, Tosin Cole, Danny D’arcy, Kate Fleetwood, Chris Geden, Kieron Gillen, Jonty Green, Greg Grunberg, Garrick Hagon, Jessica Henwick, Phoenix James, Jack Klaff, Denis Lawson, Ian Liston, Mickey Lewis, Sandeep Mohan, Richard Oldfield, John Ostrander, Aidie Palmer, Mike Quinn, Marc Rolfe, Tim Rose, Mark Rutter, Davin M. Santana, Clem So, Mark Stanley, John Wagner, Billy Dee Williams, Doug Wheatley, Miltos Yerolemou and Timothy Zahn.
- C2E2 is March 18 to 20 in Chicago, IL. Star Wars guests include Adam Bray, Mark Brooks, Jeffrey Brown, Katie Cook, Tommy Lee Edwards, Adi Granov, Claudia Gray, John Jackson Miller, Paul Mounts, Phil Noto, John Ratzenberger, Stephane Roux, and Greg Rucka.
- MidSouthCon is March 18 to 20 in Memphis, TN. Star Wars guests include Christie Golden and John Jackson Miller.
- If you haven’t checked it out already, here’s a link to the “Finding Boshek” article where professional crime investigator Billy Jensen was able to track down the actor who played Boshek in A New Hope.
- A restored copy of the original 1977 Star Wars 35mm film print has made its way online. You can find out more here.
- In the latest episode of Fangirls Going Rogue, they interview Star Wars author Jason Fry.
- Dave Dorman did a cool art piece showcasing BB-8 and Chopper.
Movie & Television News
- Filming for Episode VIII has begun. StarWars.com announced that new cast members include Benicio Del Toro, Laura Dern, and Kelly Marie Tran. Plus there’s a teaser!
- Trailer for the LEGO Freemaker Adventures.
- LEGO Star Wars: The Resistance Rises “Poe to the Rescue” is up on YouTube now.
- The latest episode of Rebels Recon is out for Star Wars Rebels “Homecoming” as is the episode guide.
- Beyond Star Wars, Blade Runner 2 now has a release date: January 12, 2018.
- Some Guardian of the Galaxy news, Kurt Russell will be in the sequel!
- There’s a teaser out for the next Predator movie. This one will be a direct sequel to the original, which is pretty cool.
- New trailer for Alice Through the Looking Glass which looks pretty good.
- This might be interesting. The trailer is out for Kevin Costner’s latest film Criminal which also includes Gal Gadot, Gary Oldman, Tommy Lee Jones and Ryan Reynolds.
Toy & Collectible News
- Sideshow has a preview up for R5-J2.
- Pre-orders are up for Gentle Giant’s ROTJ Luke Jumbo figure.
- Jedi News has a look at the big size Spinmasters BB-8 at Toy Fair.
- Rebelscum is reporting that SDCC this year will unveil a Rogue One exclusive action figure.
- S.H. Figuarts has posted pages (including pics) of their upcoming Luke Skywalker and First Order Heavy Gunner. You can also check out their other figures while you’re there. Having bought the Obi-Wan Kenobi figure, I can attest to their quality. They’re like little six inch Hot Toys figures.
- ToyArk has Hasbro’s official pics of upcoming Star Wars figures, and pics of those on display at Toy Fair. Includes the Black Series Darth Revan which is…disappointing.
Video Game News
- Star Wars Battle Pod might be adding a The Force Awakens level this summer.