Roffman Returns to Star Wars

November 19, 2012 at 10:14 pm | Posted in Disney | Leave a comment

Former Lucas Licensing president, Howard Roffman, has returned to LFL at the request of incoming president, Kathleen Kennedy.  Roffman made the announcement today on the official Star Wars blog.

When Kathleen asked me if I would come back, it took me all of a nanosecond to say yes. Life at Lucasfilm had suddenly gotten vastly more interesting. I knew that we were in the midst of negotiating the Disney deal, and I believed that Disney would be the perfect home for Lucasfilm given George’s imminent intention to step away. I knew Kathleen well and was enormously excited to work with her. But, more than anything, the prospect of being involved with a new trilogy of Star Wars films made by a new generation of filmmakers was nothing short of exhilarating for me.

Several years ago, Howard worked with Disney CEO Bob Iger (then head of ABC) on the Young Indiana Jones Chronicles.  As well, Howard met Kathleen Kennedy when she brought two Spielberg projects to ILM.  Those projects turned out to be Poltergeist and E.T.  Roffman refers to his return to Star Wars as a convergence in the Force.

You can read Howard Roffman’s entire blog post here on the official site.

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George Lucas and Kathleen Kennedy Part 3

November 19, 2012 at 5:21 pm | Posted in Miscellaneous | Leave a comment
Tags: , has posted the third part in a five part series featuring George Lucas and Kathleen Kennedy discussing Star Wars Episode VII. They mention the day George proposed handing over Star Wars to Kathy, but no new details on the upcoming films or the future of Star Wars.

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Monday Funny: The Avenger Strike Again…on SNL

November 19, 2012 at 11:32 am | Posted in Humor, Monday Funny, Regular Feature | Leave a comment
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‘Winner Lose All’ Gets a Cover and Blurb

November 18, 2012 at 11:52 am | Posted in Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | 1 Comment
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Timothy Zahn’s upcoming short story Winner Lose All now has a cover. Release date is set for December 10 and with a price of just $1.99. According to Random House, the short story will be 65 pages long. Here’s the blurb.

Timothy Zahn’s upcoming novel Scoundrels, starring Han Solo, Chewbacca, and Lando Calrissian, returns to the excitement of the classic Star Wars films. In this thrilling prequel eBook novella,Winner Lose All, Lando and a pair of unlikely allies find themselves involved in a dangerous game. Fortunately, Lando can survive against the odds—a skill that he will need in spades.

Lando Calrissian’s no stranger to card tournaments, but this one has a truly electrifying atmosphere. That’s because the prize is a rare sculpture worth a whopping fifty million credits. If Lando’s not careful, he’s going to go bust, especially after meeting identical twins Bink and Tavia Kitik, master thieves who have reason to believe that the sculpture is a fake. The Kitiks are beautiful, dangerous, and determined to set things right—and they’ve convinced Lando to help them expose the scam. But what they’re up against is no simple double cross, nor even a twisted triple cross. It is a full-blown power play of colossal proportions. For an unseen mastermind holds all the cards and has a fail-proof solution for every problem: murder.

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Suvudu Fifty Page Friday: Annihilation

November 17, 2012 at 11:30 am | Posted in Miscellaneous | Leave a comment
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If you’re wondering whether or not to pick up Drew Karpyshyn’s Annihilation, Suvudu is offering a fifty page preview to convince you.  Here’s what author Karpyshyn has to say about his character, Theron Shan:

Theron was a really fun character to write; he’s not as grim or serious as Bane or Revan. He knows the stakes are high, but he’s got an irreverant vibe about him that sets him apart from some of my other characters. As much as I loved writing about all-powerful Sith and Jedi, I honestly think this book is my best Star Wars work to date because the character has to work so much harder to succeed.

And, yes, Theron is the descendent of famous Jedi-turned-Sith-turned-Jedi Revan.  You can find the preview here on Suvudu’s site.

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Dark Horse Black Friday Sale

November 16, 2012 at 7:14 pm | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse | Leave a comment


For 72 hours, Dark Horse Digital will offer 153 single-issue Star Wars comics for $100! A savings of over $370!

November 16, MILWAUKIE, OR—Dark Horse Comics is rocking Black Friday madness with a very exclusive limited offer to its digital comics readers…

Feast your optic sensors on this year’s Black Friday MegaBundle: Next weekend only, you can get over 150 digital Star Wars comics for the crazy-low price of only $100.

Get classics like The Clone Wars, The Old Republic, and all three arcs of Crimson Empire. Your favorite Sith friends are here too, with two different Darth Maul series and two new Darth Vader series, plus the latest Sith adventure, Lost Tribe of the Sith.

All comics starring your favorite bounty hunter, Boba Fett, are included, plus the new Imperial spy comic, Agent of the Empire.

Go back in time to the origins of the Jedi in Dawn of the Jedi, to one hundred years after the films end with Legacy, and more!

Over 3,772 pages of Star Wars goodness! This sale will begin at midnight (PST), Friday November 23 and runs through Sunday November 25th!

The free Dark Horse Digital comics app is now available worldwide through all modern web browsers and features cloud storage in both the Android and iOS apps.

Stop by Dark Horse Digital and get all the Star Wars comics you could want and more!

To get started, simply log on to or download the app to create an account, and begin building your collection today.

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Conan Does Star Wars Episode VII

November 16, 2012 at 1:11 pm | Posted in Episode VII, Humor, Television | Leave a comment

Conan has been on a roll with Star Wars Episode VII spoofs. Here’s what’s up so far.

Continue Reading Conan Does Star Wars Episode VII…

Around the Web

November 16, 2012 at 12:54 pm | Posted in Around the Web, Art, Disney, Entertainment, Episode VII, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Former Star Wars author Kevin J. Anderson is at Disneyland, and with the recent acquisition of Star Wars by the Mouse, we can only speculate at what sort of inside deals are going on but we’re laying our bets on new ideas for super weapons for Episode VII like The Nostril of Palpatine. Continue Reading Around the Web…

Mayhew and Windham at RICC 2012

November 15, 2012 at 12:56 pm | Posted in Conventions | Leave a comment
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Forces of Geek has posted a video of the Star Wars panel at Rhode Island Comic Con featuring actor Peter Mayhew and author Ryder Windham discussing all things Star Wars including the recent Disney acquisition.

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Star Wars Overload or Misquote?

November 15, 2012 at 12:53 pm | Posted in Episode VII, Movies, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

Kotaku has got a hold of an early copy of the upcoming Entertainment Weekly Star Wars issue with includes the following quote.

“Lucasfilm’s co-chairman and soon-to-be president, Kathleen Kennedy, has told employees she wants the company to produce two or three films a year (it’s averaged fewer than four per decade), and first up is Star Wars: Episode VII for 2015, which will pick up sometime after Darth Vader gave his life to overthrow (figuratively and literally) the Emperor and save Luke in 1983’s Episode VI— Return of the Jedi. Yes, the plan is to return to the characters in the first trilogy (1977–83). Whether the original actors will have significant roles or merely be on hand to pass the baton to a new generation of actors—something Lucasfilm tried with mixed success with Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and Disney with TRON: Legacy—is unclear.”

As has been speculated elsewhere, this could be a misquote of the previous announcement that we’ll be seeing a new Star Wars film every 2 to 3 years (rather than the above quoted 2 to 3 films every year). However, the quote doesn’t specifically say 2 to 3 Star Wars films each year, so this could cover territory beyond the franchise. One thing that caught my interest was the admission that we will see a return of the characters from the original trilogy. Hopefully this means Hamill, Ford, and Fisher.

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