‘Lockdown’ Gets Tentative Release Date

February 6, 2013 at 12:07 pm | Posted in Books, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Star Wars Books has posted a tentative release date for Joe Schreiber’s next Star Wars novel, Darth Maul: Lockdown. The hardcover is set for a January 21, 2014 release. They also mentioned that there will be no zombies, and the book will take place before The Phantom Menace.

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Star Wars Spinoff Films Confirmed

February 6, 2013 at 5:38 am | Posted in Disney, Movies, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | 1 Comment
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StarWars.com has confirmed that there will be spinoff films beyond Star Wars Episodes VII, VIII, and IX.

One of the standalone films will be written by Lawrence Kasdan, screenwriter of The Empire Strikes BackRaiders of the Lost Ark, and co-writer of Return of the Jedi while the other will be penned by Simon Kinberg, writer of Sherlock Holmes and Mr. and Mrs. Smith. The movies will be separate from the upcoming Episodes VII, VIII, and IX, on which Kasdan and Kinberg are also consulting, and are expected to be released sometime after Episode VII. Each standalone film will focus on a specific character, and two spinoff films are currently confirmed.

In a call to investors, Bob Iger, chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company, revealed while the original focus was on the highly-anticipated sequel trilogy, the idea of spinoff films was bandied about early and the additional films are now becoming a reality. “We are in development of a few standalone films,” he said, “that are not part of the Star Wars saga…there are now creative entities working on developing scripts for what would be those standalone films.”

No word yet on whether the two spinoff character films by Kasdan and Kinberg will be the rumored Yoda and Jabba the Hutt movies.

UPDATE: Bob Iger spoke a little more about the spinoffs with CNBC.

“There has been speculation about some stand-alone films that have been in development and I can confirm to you today that in fact we are working on a few standalone films. Larry Kasdan and Simon Kinberg are both working on films derived from great Star Wars characters that are not part of the overall saga so we still plan to make Star Wars 7, 8 and 9 roughly over a six year period of time starting in 2005 but they are going to be a few other films release in that period of time too.” -Bob Iger

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Comic Review: ‘Dark Times – Fire Carrier #1’

February 6, 2013 at 12:10 am | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Dark Times: Fire Carrier #1 is out today, and marks the return of Jedi Master K’Kruhk. Click here to read our full review.

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New Release: Fire Carrier, Infinities, & More

February 6, 2013 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Dark Horse Comics has three Star Wars releases today: Dark Times – Fire Carrier #1, Infinities Omnibus, and the 2nd printing of Star Wars #1 (with the no text variant cover).

Dark Times: Fire Carrier #1 (of 5)

Jedi Master K’Kruhk is on the run with a group of young Padawans. In a galaxy suddenly hunting Jedi, they are forced to land on an Imperial-run planet, hiding in the refugee camp, among other beings who were displaced by the Clone Wars. But K’Kruhk senses there is something wrong!

Writer: Randy Stradley
Artist: Gabriel Guzman
Colorist: Garry Henderson
Cover Artist: Doug Wheatley

Infinities Omnibus

Collected here are three different tales where one thinghappens differently than it did in the original trilogy of Star Wars films. The familiar players—Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, and Darth Vader—are launched onto new trajectories that send them toward dire consequences and unexpected futures! Collects Star Wars: Infinities—A New Hope; The Empire Strikes Back; and Return of the Jedi.

Writer: Chris Warner, Dave Land, and Adam Gallardo
Penciller: Ryan Benjamin, Davidé Fabbri, Drew Johnson, Juvaun Kirby, Dan Norton, and Al Rio
Inker: Ryan Benjamin, Saleem Crawford, Christian Dalla Vecchia, Neil Nelson, and Ray Snyder
Colorist: Helen Bach, Joel Benjamin, Dan Jackson, and Dave McCaig

Star Wars #1

(2nd printing, no text variant cover)

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Databurst From the 501st

February 6, 2013 at 12:00 am | Posted in 501st, Charity, Databurst From the 501st, Events, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Latest Databurst From the 501st covering 501st Legion event news from February 6 through February 12th. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

February 6

  • 70th Explorers Garrison will be in Overland Park, KS for Star Wars Night at the Grace Community Church from 5:30-8:00 PM.
  • Central Garrison will be in Minneapolis, MN for the Aging Services Institute and Exhibition.
  • Florida Garrison will be in Boca Raton, FL for The Music of John Williams at Florida Atlantic University.
  • Timberline Garrison will be in Ontario, OR for Star Wars in Ontario with Peter Mayhew, Daniel Logan, and Bonnie Piesse.

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