Badass Star Wars Figures From Square Enix

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[Square Enix is now producing a line of badass Star Wars figures which put Hasbro’s Black series to shame. Actually, the action figures look so cool they could almost rival the collectible lines released by Hot Toys and Sideshow. Check out the Boba Fett, Darth Vader and StormtrooperPlay Arts Kai Variant figures.] [Click pictures for highres version]

Closing the gap between “Return of the Jedi” and “TFA”

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[According to an exclusive report by EntertainmentWeekly, at least 20 new books — from novels for adults and teens to storybooks and stickerbooks for younger kids — will be released this fall to fill the gap between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens.]

Title of the first book will be “AFTERMATH”

Synopsis: [The second Death Star is destroyed. The Emperor and his powerful enforcer, Darth Vader, are rumored to be dead. The Galactic Empire is in chaos. Across the galaxy, some systems celebrate, while in others Imperial factions tighten their grip. Optimism and fear reign side by side. And while the Rebel Alliance engages the fractured forces of the Empire, a lone Rebel scout uncovers a secret Imperial meeting…]

Here’s Marvel’s first entry in Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens series, with the interesting title Shattered Empire #1. [Click picture for highres version]

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Titel first SW standalone movie revealed

Source [SW Official Website]

“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.