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Star Wars Battlefront to Debut at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim

Great news Battlefront fans! It looks like Star Wars fans everywhere might get a chance to get their hands on EA’s Star Wars Battlefront this April. Hopefully we’ll even get a crack at some game play.

Straight from EA:

We’re thrilled to share that Star Wars Battlefront will be taking part in Star Wars™ Celebration next month in Anaheim, CA from April 16-19. We could not think of a better or more appropriate place to debut the game officially for the first time than the premier event that celebrates the Star Wars universe and the legions of fans who have fallen in love with it.

Can’t wait!

-Riley

3 Amazingly Bizarre Star Wars Collectibles

The Star Wars saga is perhaps the most well known and most loved film series ever created. With six films having been released and another four in the pipeline, it seems like the last forty years of Star Wars fever won’t be ending any time soon, and one can be safe in the knowledge that alongside fans’ zeal for the series there is still a very large volume of merchandise waiting in the wings, ready to be released and devoured by merch-hungry fans. Whilst some Star Wars collectibles have struck a chord with consumers, take the Star Wars-themed www.rubyfortune.com slot game, for instance, that struck a chord with a generation of online gamers, others have been rather more…niche affairs. Here are three of these weird and wonderful creations!

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The First Star Wars Spin-off Film is “Rogue One” Felicity Jones to Star

Amazing new from starwars.com today. The first Star Wars Spin-off film has a title and release date! “Star Wars: Rogue One” will be released December 16, 2016! More exciting is the fact that the first cast (and possibly lead star) of the film is none other than Felicity Jones.

Star Wars: Rogue One

Rogue One is the title for the first film in a unique series of big-screen adventures that explores the characters and events beyond the core Star Wars saga. Rogue One will be directed by Gareth Edwards (Monsters, Godzilla) and written by Oscar nominee Chris Weitz (Cinderella, About a Boy, Antz). The first actress cast is Felicity Jones, who garnered an Academy Award nomination and critical acclaim for her performance in The Theory of Everything. The idea for the story of Rogue One came from John Knoll, an Academy Award-winning visual effects supervisor and chief creative officer at Industrial Light & Magic. He will executive produce along with Simon Emanuel (The Dark Knight Rises, Fast & Furious 6) and Jason McGatlin (Tintin, War of the Worlds). Kathleen Kennedy and Tony To (Band of Brothers, The Pacific) are on board to produce and John Swartz (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) will co-produce. The film starts shooting this summer in London and is due for release on December 16, 2016.

Be sure to check out the full press release here.

-Riley

Sarah Michelle Gellar Joins the cast of ‘Star Wars Rebels’


This is truly some great news from the Holywood Reporter. One wonders what character she may be voicing. I have to think it’s a significant role or they would have been less secretive. Hopefully, we’ll get to see Ms. Gellar at Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim.

Buffy in Star Wars!

Buffy the Vampire Slayer alum Sarah Michelle Gellar has joined the voice cast of Disney XD’s Star Wars Rebels, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Details on just which character Gellar will voice on season two of the animated series are being kept under wraps.

The actress, who recently starred on CBS comedy The Crazy Ones, will join a voice cast that includes her husband, Freddie Prinze Jr., as well as Vanessa Marshall, Steve Blum, Tiya Sircar, Taylor

-Riley

LEGOLAND California Resort Unveils LEGO Star Wars Miniland Death Star Model Display

We just got word in about this really cool event LEGOLAND is hosting. Check out the details below:

-Riley

LEGOLAND

WHAT: The Empire returns to LEGOLAND® California Resort with the largest LEGO® Star Wars™ Miniland model display yet. On the evening of March 4, the galaxy’s most powerful weapon is unveiled:  The LEGO® Star Wars™ Miniland Death Star Model Display.

Casting a shadow over LEGO Star Wars™ Miniland, the Death Star spans 8-feet wide, 13-feet high and weighs more than 1900 pounds. Featuring a planet-destroying super laser, the massive LEGO model is made out of more than 500,000 LEGO bricks and includes a display of the famous trench run scene where Luke Skywalker maneuvered his X-wing fighter through the combat zone to destroy the Death Star. Adjacent to the LEGO Death Star, guests are invited to use their imaginations to construct their own LEGO starships at building stations while X-Wings, TIE Fighters and Y-Wings circle overhead.

The LEGO Star Wars™ Miniland Death Star is designed from the Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope. It includes six animated Turbo Laser Turrets and LEGO starship models built out of more than 20,000 LEGO bricks.

The new LEGO model display is LEGOLAND California Resort’s latest major addition in LEGO Star Wars™ Miniland which opened in 2011 and expanded with the addition of the LEGO Star Wars™ Miniland Gallery in 2012.  The unveiling of the new LEGO Star Wars™ Miniland Death Star Model Display kicks-off the fan favorite, LEGO Star Wars™ Days event on March 7 and 8, where guests can spend the day participating in Star Wars™ related activities.

WHEN: March 4, 2015; 5:30 p.m.
Email us at News@LEGOLAND.com to RSVP

WHERE: LEGOLAND California Resort, Carlsbad, CA
Please call for directions and gatehouse entrance

VISUALS:

  • The Death Star Model Display being unveiled for the first time
  • Darth Vader using his power to light the galaxy as he turns-on the planet destroying super laser
  • 501st Stormtroopers and LEGO® R2-D2 interacting with the crowd
  • General Manager Peter Ronchetti unveiling the new display