Around the WebJuly 22, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Collecting, Comic Books, Conventions, Interview, Marvel, Movies, News, Regular Feature, SDCC, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Toys | Leave a comment
Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.
- The artist for the Thrawn cover has been revealed and they have a nice behind-the-scenes look at some of the early concepts and alternate takes they did. Two Dots also designed some of the awesome looking Brazilian Star Wars covers such as Darth Plagueis.
- Early copies of Ahsoka are out at SDCC.
- Jedi-Bibliothek has a nice big look at the cover for Star Wars: Galactic Atlas.
- Jedi Council has an interview with Life Debt author Chuck Wendig.
- Buzz Comics has a preview for The Force Awakens #2 adaptation.
Convention & Event News
If you’re looking for SWCE videos, we have a playlist that has you covered.
- 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.
- Dodeca Con is September 16 to 18 in Columbia, MO. Star Wars guests include author John Jackson Miller.
- New York Comic Con is October 6 to 9 in New York City, NY. Star Wars guests include author Chuck Wendig, actress Carrie Fisher, artists Mark Brooks, Katie Cook, Adi Granov, Alex Maleev and comic writer Charles Soule.
- Star Wars Celebration Orlando is April 13 to 16, 2017 in Orlando, FL.
- Most awesome Rogue One observation of SWCE? Ponda Baba and Dr. Evazan.
- IGN has an interview with Dave Filoni chatting about Star Wars Rebels.
- While I could care less about Hot Wheels, the life size X-Wing car is absolutely awesome.
- Hillwalk Tours has a cool infographic showing off all the Star Wars shooting locations around the world.
- This has to be the best way to say hello to your hero as these two fans pay tribute to John Williams then meet the maestro himself.
- Here’s this week’s new episode of The Star Wars Show.
Movie & Television News
- EW has the scoop on two of the alien characters from Rogue One. Yes, that includes space monkey!
- One other Rogue One character was revealed at SDCC.
- EW’s Anthony Breznican has a nice interview with Idris Elba talking about Star Trek Beyond and Stephen King’s The Dark Tower.
- I love a good western and In A Valley of Violence looks pretty good. It’ll be out in October.
- Jackie Chan, Johnny Knoxville, yeah, this looks funny. Skiptrace will be out in September.
Toy & Collectible News
- The Toys R Us Black Series 6-inch Astromech Droid Three Pack is now available online.
- The Black Series 6-inch Jyn Erso has a special SDCC packaging exclusive. The figure will be out later this year at retailers, but with the normal packaging.
- Fans at SDCC got a glimpse of the upcoming Hasbro Princess Leia (A New Hope) Black Series 6-inch figure. I have to be honest, I’ll be holding out for the S.H. Figuarts version, which will come eventually. They’ve been putting out 1:12 scales figures that blow Hasbro away.
- Toyark has some nice coverage of the Star Wars collectibles at SDCC.