Free Star Wars App Available Now to Demo During San Diego Comic Con

LucasFilm will be demo-ing the new app during San Diego Comic Con which officially begins on Thursday. From StarWars.com: Get a first look at the official Star Wars app, your mobile connection to a galaxy far, far away, in this special trailer. Here’s where the fun begins: – Get instant notifications on big announcements, including trailer releases and movie news – Theme your app with Light Side, Dark Side, or…

We Will See a Young Han Solo Movie in 2018

Lawrence Kasdan and Jon Kasdan are writing a movie about the adventures of a young Han Solo, to be directed by Christopher Miller and Phil Lord. “This is the first film we’ve worked on that seems like a good idea to begin with.  We promise to take risks, to give the audience a fresh experience, and we pledge ourselves to be faithful stewards of these characters who mean so much…

Star Wars Ukiyo-e Crowdfunding Surpasses Goal by 400%

It’s no secret that Star Wars is full of Eastern influences.  From Darth Vader’s helmet to the concept of “The Force” itself.  Now Star Wars is inspiring a set of LucasFilm recognized Ukiyo-e woodblock prints.  (Ukiyo-e flourished in Japan from the 17th through 19th centuries. It was aimed at the prosperous merchant class in the urbanizing Edo period (1603–1867). Amongst the popular themes were depictions of beautiful women; kabuki actors…

Dominate the Galaxy or Save it With Mini Radio Controlled Helicopter Star Wars Space Ships

They’re cute.  They’re controllable.  And they can be yours to either dominate the galaxy with or save it! It’s the new Star Wars mini toys from Bandai Namco’s subsidiary company CCP.  They are based off of their Pico-Falcon collection, one of the smallest remote controlled helicopters in the world. With a full battery (that takes about 30 min. to charge) you only get about 4 minutes of flight time, so…

First Look at Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia

That Hack Show has revealed the first sets of photos that appear to show Carrie Fisher in her new wardrobe as Princess Leia in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”.  Which means the only one of our original heroes that we haven’t seen is Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMFhWXp_WAI&w=560&h=315] The outfit is very reminiscent of costuming we saw in “Star Wars: A New Hope” on Yavin 4 where the…

Star Wars Battlefront – Need We Say More?

Here is a game that almost needs no introduction. It surely was one of the most highly anticipated announcements at E3 and EA did not fail to deliver. Peter Moore began the introduction of the new game with this speech: “…Every once in a great while you can be a part of something special. This is one of those moments. In the past 2 1/2 years we’ve put some of…

Star Wars TOR: Knights of the Fallen Empire Set For Release October 27, 2015

A new expansion pack that will be free to subscribers, Star Wars the Old Republic: Knights of the Fallen Empire, will be out on October 27th, 2015. Jeff Hickman, the General Manager of Bioware, promises players a Bioware-style feel with new worlds and new companions that will help shape the story based on the choices that you make. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bv7CUqyJuyA&w=560&h=315] Official Site

Renowned Actor Sir Christopher Lee Dies at 93

“I think acting is a mixture of instinct, imagination and inventiveness. All you can learn as an actor is basic technique.” – one of the most memorable quotes from Sir Christopher Lee. From his beginnings as one of the Horror Masters to James Bond, Star Wars to Lord of the Rings and even Heavy Metal singer, Sir Christopher Lee spanned the decades, generations, genres and mediums to become one of…

Yoda, Princess Leia and Darth Vader Tell Star Wars from Their Perspective in New Books

What do we want? More Star Wars! When do we want it NOW! But it looks like we will have to wait until at least September. That’s when the new line of Star Wars: The Force Awakens toys are due on the shelves and now from StarWars.com we also find that we are being treated to a re-imaginging, or perhaps, a re-telling, of the original trilogy through the eyes of…