Around the WebMay 13, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Comic Books, Marvel, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, trailers, Video Games | Leave a comment
Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.
- Jedi Bibliothek tracked down some insightful Pablo Hidalgo tweets that shed light on some of the plot details from Claudia Gray‘s Bloodline and where they originated.
- The Making of The Force Awakens is not cancelled now.
- CBR has a preview of Poe Dameron #3.
- Marvel has a preview of some of the uncolored artwork for Han Solo #1 and an interview with artist Mark Brooks.
- John Ostrander and Jan Duursema are teaming up again. While it’s not Star Wars, it still might be pretty cool.
Convention & Event News
The big con news this week is that Gareth Edwards and Kathleen Kennedy will be kicking off Star Wars Celebration Europe with a Rogue One panel.
- Motor City Comic Con is May 13 to 15 in Novi, MI. Star Wars guests include artists Katie Cook, Joe Corroney, Stephane Roux, Chris Scalf and author Adam Bray.
- Elvengeddon is June 1 at The Poisoned Pen in Scottsdale, AZ. Star Wars guests include author Kevin Hearne.
- Phoenix Comic Con is June 2 to 5 in Phoenix, AZ. Star Wars guests include authors Kevin J. Anderson, Alan Dean Foster, Kevin Hearne, Michael Kogge, and Michael A. Stackpole.
- Awesome Con is June 3 to 5 in Washington D.C. Star Wars guests include author Timothy Zahn.
- Origins Game Fair is June 15 to 19 in Columbus, OH. Star Wars guests include author Timothy Zahn.
- Comicpalooza is June 16 to 19 in Houston, TX. Star Wars guests include authors Kevin J. Anderson, Rebecca Moesta, Martha Wells and comic writer John Ostrander.
- Denver Comic Con is June 17 to 19 in Denver, CO. Star Wars guests include authors Terry Brooks and Kevin Hearne.
- Koelbel Con is June 25 at the Koelbel Library in Centennial, CO. Star Wars guests include author Kevin Hearne.
- Star Wars Celebration Europe is July 15 to 17 in London, England. Guests so far include Mark Hamill and hosts Warwick Davis and David Collins.
- ArmadilloCon is July 29 to 31 in Austin, TX. Star Wars guests include author Martha Wells.
- MidAmeriCon II is August 17 to 21 in Kansas City, MO. Star Wars guests include authors Kevin J. Anderson, William Dietz, Rebecca Moesta, Martha Wells and Walter Jon Williams.
- Star Wars Celebration Orlando is April 13 to 16, 2017 in Orlando, FL.
- There’s now an official Star Wars Show. It’s kinda like Rebels Reactions but now focusing on all things Star Wars, and some things outside of Star Wars. In the first episode they talk with Warcraft director Duncan Jones, show off some bonus footage of the Maz Kanata cantina scene, and give a big shout out to the Kittster action figure campaign. Be on the lookout for new episodes each week.
- What if The Empire Strikes Back had a James Bond intro? Well, you’d get this. The visuals are great, the music…not so much.
Movie & Television News
- Making Star Wars is reporting that it’s confirmed – Tom Hardy will be in Star Wars: Episode VIII. Be warned, Making Star Wars does post spoilers on the contents of his scene and certain elements of the movie. Looks like his cameo will be along the lines of Daniel Craig.
- Now for some trailers, this one looks really good, Hell or High Water. It stars Chris Pine, Ben Foster and Jeff Bridges and will be out in August.
This one could be interesting, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk. It’ll be out in November.
- Then there’s Assassin’s Creed which will be competing with Rogue One in December.
- I’ve been waiting for this one for a while. They’re finally making Inferno, the third film based on the Dan Brown character Robert Langdon (ie. Da Vinci Code). It’s coming out in October.
- Plus there’s an international trailer for it.
Video Game News
- Star Wars: Battlefront is getting a sequel next year. EA went on to say that they’re planning on a game every year and they have three expansion packs plan for the current Battlefront. Visceral Games is working on the third person action game for 2018, and Respawn Entertainment is also working on a third person action/adventure Star Wars game.
- Disney Infinity is coming to an end. They will have two more retail releases, then that will be it. The final releases will include three new characters from Alice Through the Looking Glass in May and a new Finding Dory Play Set which will be out in June.
- “Mandalore’s Revenge” is coming in June for Star Wars: The Old Republic.