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Wednesday, 19 April 2017

EPISODE VIII: LATEST NEWS (APRIL 2017)

Stunning teaser poster debuted at Celebration Orlando 2017.

The Rian Johnson directed odyssey for our heroes old and new gathers momentum, and looking better than ever with the release of the stunning first teaser trailer:

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Official Teaser - YouTube

More news...

Every Plot Detail Revealed About Star Wars: The Last Jedi at Celebration 2017 - IGN

Introducing the planet Crait: New Star Tours Adventure Revealed at Star Wars Celebration | Disney Parks Blog

Kathleen Kennedy Says Carrie Fisher Will Not Be In Episode IX - Jedi News - Your Daily Star Wars News Resource

SWCO 2017: First Look at Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi Covers and More Reveals from Lucasfilm's Writers Roundtable Discussion | StarWars.com

Star Wars: The Last Jedi: Three iconic locations rumoured to appear | The Independent

OUT NOW IN UK HARDBACK: 'THRAWN'


Move over Ben Stiller/Derek Zoolander, there's only one guy out there who has that true 'Blue Steel' visage down to an art form, and that's the resourceful, adaptive,coldly calculating and strategically brilliant alien villain from the planet Chiss whom we all love to hate: Grand Admiral Thrawn, created by Timothy Zahn as the first and best Expanded Universe villain to worthily take on our Classic Trilogy era heroes back in the 90's, and now an official player in the modern DISNEY controlled STAR WARS universe, mentally terrorising our new heroes of the STAR WARS REBELS animated series in their final two seasons.

Leading into the events of REBELS, Thrawn's distinctive and memorable rising up the ranks quickly history within the machinations of the Galactic Empire, and the solidifying of his reputation as the uniquely first alien soldier/warrior to capture the approval of the dreaded Emperor himself, is revealed in the officially recognised new novel from his creator, THRAWN, published in UK hardback via Century Books, and has quickly received race reviews and acclaim as the must-have original SW novel of the year so far.


Timothy Zahn on His Novel Thrawn, How to Pronounce the Grand Admiral's Full Name, and More | StarWars.com

Image: DISNEY XD.

UK fans of Grand Admiral Thrawn will finally get to see his epic fight against the Ghost crew in the spectacular hour finale to STAR WARS REBELS Season Three, Zero Hour, on Saturday 22nd April, 2017, on DISNEY XD.


OUT NOW: 'ROGUE ONE' - JUNIOR NOVEL ADAPTATION


Giving us a fast paced, always page turning adaptation of the action, intrigue, loyalty, bravery and danger experienced by the resolute Rebel heroine Jyn Erso and her loyal team in stealing the plans to the fearsome Death Star battle station from right under the very noses of their Imperial enemy, Matt Forbeck can be commended for his sterling work with this new Junior Novel, out now from DISNEY/EGMONT, that proves a worthy edition to the modern and fresh appealing STAR WARS printed realm for readers 9+.

Get it here: Star Wars: Rogue One: Junior Novel: Amazon.co.uk: Matt Forbeck: 9781405285681: Books

Note: Sadly, the UK edition of the book does not come with the colour photo section publicised with the American edition.

OUT NOW: NEW CLASSIC TRILOGY BOOKS FROM TOPPS


It's a bumper month for all lovers of the classic TOPPS STAR WARS cards and stickers series of the 70's to 90's, as TOPPS' long-time editor/writer and keeper of the STAR WARS card universe collective Gary Gerani, once more happily aligned with ABRAMS BOOKS, present their collection of the much beloved 1995 card set devoted to the original version of STAR WARS in its premiere showcase 'widevision' format, featuring images specially selected and telecine captured from the unaltered original 1977 movie, at a time before the film was widely available to see in its full aspect ratio- so successful and fan acclaimed was this launch set that it became the opening salvo to an outstanding run of STAR WARS cards and imagery presented in this special size, in presentations that have continued to this day as a release tradition up to The Force Awakens. Adding welcome completism, the book also comes with the later 1997 Special Edition card set of the film,  that was specially focused on all the love them or hate them editorial, optical and effects changes made to the film by George Lucas and ILM for a new cinema watching generation in the saga's then 20th Anniversary year. RANCHO OBI-WAN's Stephen Sansweet returns to bring his editorial comments and behind the scenes information to bear on this particular and also visually impressive set.

Relive those halcyon special days of specialist card collecting, here: Star Wars Widevision: The Original Topps Trading Card Series, Volume One (Topps Star Wars): Amazon.co.uk: Gary Gerani: 9781419724497: Books


Continuing the fun and celebrations, also available via ABRAMS, comes the TOPPS compilation book featuring these earliest merchandise collectibles linked to the Classic Trilogy in sticker form, reprinting 250 of the classic sticker images that first showcased the 1977 adventure's memorable characters and action (and mostly in their original release size for this new publication), worthily just in time for the saga's Fortieth Anniversary. The title also comes with eighteen bonus stickers mixing 'Legacy' heroes and villains with the new stars of The Force Awakens, plus five pullout backgrounds to create your own sticker posters on one side, or display a recreation of the classic Topps STAR WARS puzzle poster on the other. A colourful, nostalgic treat, indeed.

Get it here: Star Wars Topps Classic Sticker Book: Amazon.co.uk: The Topps Company: 9781419727115: Books

OUT NOW: 'DARTH VADER AND FAMILY' BY JEFFREY BROWN


Jeffrey Brown's acclaimed cute and colourful reimagining of the STAR WARS saga in children's universe form continues to surprise and delight fans young and old - his latest striking and memorable work out now from CHRONICLE BOOKS: Darth Vader and Family Colouring Book,

Darth Vader and Family Coloring Book: Amazon.co.uk: Jeffrey Brown: 9781452159232: Books

ROGUE ONE: SENSING THE DARK SIDE...


He may not be a Jedi, but Chirrut Imwe's sense of the Force and its shifting between light and dark aspects is unnervingly accurate, as seen on Eadu, when he soon notes the building darkness surrounding Cassian Andor and his "mission" linked to Galen Erso.

A tense moment from ROGUE ONE, and another great character moment for Donnie Yen.

EPISODE VII: A LEGEND RETURNS....


She may have some rust here and there, and some interlopers have put some undesirable linkages and components to restrict her operating systems over the years, but when the Millennium Falcon takes flight once more, its a beautiful thing, proving her worth to new flyers Rey and Finn in maneuvering from TIE Fighter pursuit across the skies and deserts of Jakku, in this great composite image for THE FORCE AWAKENS...


CLASSIC IMAGE: SALACIOUS SIDEKICK!


Keeping his watchful eyes and snout on proceedings within Jabba the Hutt's Palace on Tatooine, Salacious B. Crumb was very much the STAR WARS equivalent of Peter Lorre (if a lot smaller) to Jabba's bulky and intimidating Sydney Greenstreet, during the beginning of RETURN OF THE JEDI.

This shot was one of numerous images sent as reference to KENNER back in 1982 when the ROTJ toy line was in preparation.

CLASSIC IMAGE: A LEADER TO THE END...


With the command centre having taken a direct hit, Han Solo has commendably come to check on the princess, but doesn't exactly get a welcome reception in response, in a classic moment from THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK.


BEHIND THE SCENES: A WOOKIEE IN THE BUILDING!


Soon back on set for EPISODE III on the soundstages of the Australian FOX Studios, Peter Mayhew, now wearing an all-new wookiee costume, alongside make-up talents Dave and Lou Elsey, get to visit George Lucas and receive his seal of approval. Chewbacca is indeed back, like eighteen years hadn't passed at all!
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