Around the WebMarch 4, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Abrams, Around the Web, Books, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, Marvel, 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.
- The Making of Star Wars: The Force Awakens by J.W. Rinzler now has a entry up on edelweiss. The release date is set for October 25, 2016 at 368 pages and 500 color illustrations (10.4 in H | 11.3 in W) from Abrams publishing.
The Making of Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the ultimate eyewitness account of the film’s complete production history—the fantastic work of the conceptual art team, the commitment to creating a new story in a saga that is loved around the world, J. J. Abrams’s helming of the massive production, and the post-production finesse of Industrial Light & Magic and Skywalker Sound—with exclusive reflections from George Lucas, Kathleen Kennedy, Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, and Carrie Fisher, as well as Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, and many others.
A must-have for Star Wars fans, this authorized, all-access book—perhaps the most comprehensive documentation of an in-progress production ever written—will be an indispensable work for all movie fans and devotees of popular culture.
- Iron Druid Chronicles fans can stop by Kevin Hearne‘s store and use the discount code WOOHOO to get two hardcovers and a digital audiobook for just $18 (Staked, Shattered and “Two Tales of the Iron Druid Chronicles”).
- CBR spoke with Charles Soule and Phil Noto about their upcoming Star Wars mini-series Poe Dameron.
- Marvel is releasing a Star Wars coloring book which will be out in October.
- Bleeding Cool is reporting that the Poe Dameron mini-series will also feature a comic strip with art by Chris Eliopoulos.
Convention & Event News
Del Rey has plans for C2E2 so if you’re attending, keep that in mind. They’ll have a booth, signings, giveaways and there’s a Star Wars Books panel with authors John Jackson Miller and Claudia Gray.
- CoastCon is March 4 to 6th in Biloxi, MS. Star Wars guests include Steve Blum.
- Classic Plastics Toy & Comic Expo is March 5 in Parkersburg, WV. Star Wars guests include author Timothy Zahn.
- Geeks Swind-Con is March 5 in Swindon, England. Star Wars guests include Jeremy Bulloch.
- UNICON is March 5 in Buxton, England. Star Wars guests include Chris Bunn.
- Film & Comic Con Bournemouth in March 12 to 13th in Bournemouth, England. Star Wars guests include Samantha Alleyne, Aaron Ayamah, Neil Bishop, Paul Springer, and Brian Vernel.
- Sun City SciFi’s Bobafest is March 12 to 13 in El Paso, TX. Star Wars guests include Jeremy Bulloch.
- All-Con is March 17 to 20th in Dallas, TX. Star Wars guests include Paul Blake and Brian Muir.
- Sci-Fi Weekender is March 17 to 20th in Pwllheli, Wales. Star Wars guests include Brian Blessed.
- 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.
- Comic Con Brussels is March 19 to 20th in Brussels, Belgium. Star Wars guests include Jeremy Bulloch, Stephen Calcutt, Bill Hargreaves, Alan Harris, Cathy Munroe, Chris Parsons, Kiran Shah, Carel Struycken.
- Film & Comic Con Newcastle is March 19 to 20th in Newcastle, England. Star Wars guests include Charlie Akin, Gerald Home, Marc Rolfe, and David Stone.
- Medway Comic & Screen Festival is March 19 in Gillingham, England. Star Wars guests include Chris Bunn, Alan Flyng, Gloria Garcia, Michael Henbury, Phil Hodges, Nick Joseph, Ana-Maria Leonte, Sandeep Mohan, Pam Rose, Peter Roy, Tina Simmons, and Brian Wheeler.
- Mad Monster Party is March 25 to 27 in Charlotte, NC. Star Wars guests include Jeremy Bulloch.
- Dutch Comic Con is March 26 to 27th in Utrecht, Netherlands. Star Wars guests include Paul Blake.
- Greedy Goblin Con is March 27 in Dorchester, England. Star Wars guests include Paul Blake, Mike Edmonds, Alan Flyng, Paul Markham, David Prowse and Paul Warren.
- Podcasts are everywhere nowadays, but here’s an interesting one: It Came From the Depths of Netflix. Episode 1 covers the movie Robot Overlords. What makes it special is one of the podcast hosts is Pablo Hidalgo.
- StarWars.com has an interview with special effects legend Chris Walas.
- Hangin’ With has an interview with author Troy Denning.
Movie & Television News
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens is coming to Blu-ray on April 5 and is getting a digital HD release on April 1st. StarWars.com has a nice rundown on the special features.
- TFN has a nice roundup of some of the Blu-ray exclusives being offered.
/Film has some info on Rogue One which had some clips shown at a Disney shareholder meeting. According to Bob Iger…
It’s our first original standalone Star Wars story. It’s about a band of rebels who are plotting to steal the plans for the Death Star. The action takes place right before the events in the very first Star Wars movie, Episode IV, which was called A New Hope. And I can’t wait for you to see it, it’s in theaters this December.
You can follow the link to find out /Film’s recap of the clips that were shown. Nothing too spoilery if you want to check it out.
- The latest episode of Rebels Recon is out for Star Wars Rebels “Shroud of Darkness” along with the episode guide.
- The trailer for the Ghostbusters reboot is out. The movie will hit theaters in July.
- There’s also a making of featurette out for it.
- It’s official, they’re making Stephen King’s Dark Tower into a movie and it’ll star Idris Elba (the Gunslinger) and Matthew McConaughey (the man in black). Having read the series, I think the casting will work well.
- The new Predator movie is coming in March 2018.
Toy & Collectible News
- K-Mart is making a Rey Starkiller Base exclusive.