Daily Archives: January 24, 2013

Rumor alert: J. J. Abrams to direct Episode VII

If this happens, I’d be thrilled.

The Wrap is saying that Kathleen Kennedy “has been courting” the Star Trek director for the job.

What’s the source? “an individual with knowledge of the production,” (oh boy.)

Also,  Ben Affleck (Famed for his incredible role in “Daredevil”) may be involved.

Variety is also reporting that Lucasfilm is “is closing the deal” with Abrams.

Should the Trek and Wars worlds collide? What do you think?

-Riley

Via clubjade

 

Maul: Lockdown coming in late 2013

Death troopers is one of my favorite EU works over the past few years. I’m super excited about this one.

From the mind of Joe Schreiber, New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Death Troopers, comes the delirious follow-up to last year’s Darth Plagueis. In a tale of retribution and survival set before the events of The Phantom Menace, Darth Plagueis and Darth Sidious dispatch Sith apprentice Darth Maul on a secret mission to infiltrate a criminal empire operating from inside Cog Hive Seven-a hidden prison teeming with the galaxy’s most savage criminals. There, he must contend against the scummiest and most villainous in gladiatorial death matches while carrying out his masters’ clandestine commands. Failure is not an option; success will ignite the revenge of the Sith against the Jedi Order.

-Riley

Via io9

Twitter Star Wars Fansite Seminar Today

Today the Fandom Apocalypse Twitter account is leading a discussion with many different Star Wars fansites about the managing and successful running of a Star Wars website, blog, etc. Common problems and solutions are being discussed, along with the philosophy behind how you run your site, and advice/ideas from those who have experience in the arena! How can you join in, ask questions, and participate in the fun? Go onto Twitter and follow the #SWFS hashtag! This is happening right now, so hurry on over and join in the fun!

Here are a few of the highlights from some of the participants!

Timothy Zahn chats about Scoundrels and more

Del Rey hosted a Facebook chat with Timothy Zahn for Scoundrels yesterday.

Actually, I think Disney will do right by LFL. Their record with Pixar and Marvel indicates they know how to step back and let the people who know what they’re doing just do it. With Kathleen Kennedy now helming LFL, and with all the wonderfully talented people already in place there, I’m expecting good things to come. Of course, if Disney decided they wanted a couple of TV shows, and just *happened* to think of Mara Jade or the Hand of Judgment, I would certanly not stand in their way.

As to whether any of my characters might show up in the sequels: Again, no idea what’s being planned, but I would naturally love to see something I’ve done up there on the Big Screen.

Via ClubJade