Star Wars News

Target Partners with Star Wars: Force for Change to Empower Kids to Get Active and Save Lives
10/13/2015, StarWars.com

Next year, Target will join Disney and Star Wars: Force for Change to recruit more schools for the UNICEF Kid Power program. Schools will receive Kid Power bands for their students, classroom tablets for syncing and tracking progress, and standards-based curriculum and content on malnutrition and global citizenship for keeping kids inspired and engaged.

Force-Powered Mail: Star Wars Stamps Coming to the UK
9/14/2015, StarWars.com

As Master Yoda famously said, the Force is all around us. The rock. The tree. And now, the mailbox. The UK’s national post service company, Royal Mail, is giving Star Wars the first class treatment with 18 new stamps set to be released on October 20. Fans can pre-order the stamps and view the product range at www.royalmail.com/starwars.

The Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens Book Coming in December
9/11/2015, StarWars.com

Kylo Ren. Finn. Rey. Jakku. BB-8. How did this new generation of memorable Star Wars characters, worlds, and creatures come to life? A stunning new book, The Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, will tell that story.

Pottery Barn Brings the Force to Home Decor
9/8/2015, StarWars.com

The Millennium Falcon is the coolest starship in the galaxy. Now it’s also the coolest bed. Pottery Barn has launched an amazing new collection of Star Wars home furnishings, including a highly detailed Millennium Falcon bed and much more. The line covers everything from the original trilogy to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, with sheeting, pillows, and even “galactic gifts.” Shop the entire collection at potterybarnkids.com/starwars and check out a special preview below!

Star Wars: Journey to The Force Awakens Trading Cards Revealed — Updated
9/8/2015, StarWars.com

The circle is now complete, StarWars.com is excited to unveil two new cards from the Star Wars: Journey to The Force Awakens series: Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker. Also included is the cover to Star Wars Insider #160, and what every kid (and adult) should have on their wall, a special edition Luke Skywalker trading card signed by Mark Hamill, which will go to two lucky subscribers! Visit titanmagazines.com for more information.

The Star Wars: The Force Awakens Soundtrack Arrives December 18
9/4/2015, StarWars.com

With Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the stunning music of John Williams is returning to the big screen — and to your collection.

Star Wars Battlefront: Twilight Company Novel Coming in November
8/28/2015, StarWars.com

On November 3, 2015, Del Rey will publish Star Wars Battlefront: Twilight Company by Alexander Freed, a novel inspired by the highly-anticipated video game Star Wars: Battlefront. This action-packed adventure follows a squad of soldiers caught in the trenches of the ultimate galactic war between good and evil. Here now is the exclusive reveal of the book’s cover as well as a special patch designed for the members of Twilight Company.

New Footage of Star Wars: The Force Awakens Debuts on Instagram!
8/27/2015, StarWars.com

Kylo Ren saw something as he trudged through the trees of a dark snowy forest and ignited his now famous crossguard lightsaber. We don’t know what it was, but a new video teaser that just debuted on Star Wars’ Instagram account shows someone else in a similar-looking environment. We finally get to see Finn rock out a blue lightsaber, and he looks pretty eager to use it.

The Force Awakens Around the World: Star Wars Fans Invited to Join Global Event on YouTube
8/25/2015, StarWars.com

Star Wars: The Force Awakens products are set to be unveiled in the world’s first ever global live toy unboxing event. Unfolding over 18 hours in 15 cities and 12 countries, the event will see highlights from the range of epic merchandise revealed in a rolling New Year’s Eve style celebration featuring top digital stars from the Maker Studios network.

Rogue One—The Daring Mission Has Begun: Cast and Crew Announced
8/15/2015, StarWars.com

Lucasfilm announced today that their first film in the new standalone Star Wars stories series, Rogue One, has begun principal photography. Gareth Edwards (Godzilla, Monsters) is directing Rogue One, which tells the story of resistance fighters who have united to steal plans to the dreaded Death Star. The film is produced by Kathleen Kennedy and is slated for a December 16, 2016 release.

'Star Wars The Force Awakens' poster confirms our suspicions about Finn and Jakku
8/15/2015, yahoo.com

Half the fun of being at a big convention or expo like D23 is getting the exclusive merchandise. So when Disney/Lucasfilm wrapped up their presentation for the year, everyone in the audience got an exclusive Drew Struzan.

Star Wars-Themed Lands Coming to Disney Parks
8/15/2015, StarWars.com

Today at the D23 EXPO 2015, The Walt Disney Company Chairman and CEO Bob Iger announced to an audience of more than 7,500 fans that Star Wars-themed lands will be coming to Disneyland park in Anaheim, California and Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, allowing Star Wars fans to step into the stories from a galaxy far, far away.

New and Enhanced Star Wars Experiences Coming to Disney Parks
8/15/2015, StarWars.com

Following up on today’s exciting news about Star Wars-themed lands coming to Disney Parks, the worlds, stories and characters of the Star Wars galaxy will come to life through new and enhanced experiences at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and Disneyland Resort in California beginning this year.

Colin Trevorrow to Direct Star Wars: Episode IX
8/15/2015, StarWars.com

Today at D23, Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn announced that writer-director Colin Trevorrow will direct Star Wars: Episode IX, which is set for release in 2019.

Entertainment Weekly Previews Star Wars: The Force Awakens
8/12/2015, StarWars.com

The summer days are dwindling, but then so is the silent clock in everyone’s head. It’s like 1999 all over again — every day brings us closer to Star Wars returning to the big screen.

Details Revealed for Upcoming Paperback, Rise of the Empire
8/10/2015, StarWars.com

This October, Del Rey will publish Star Wars: Rise of the Empire, an anthology featuring two previously published novels — Star Wars: Tarkin by James Luceno, and Star Wars: A New Dawn by John Jackson Miller­ — along with three original short stories. Together, these five works will chronicle events and provide readers with new insights into the scope and power of the formidable Galactic Empire.

The Star Wars Saga to Be Enshrined in Limited Edition Blu-Ray Steelbooks
8/5/2015, StarWars.com

Each cover looks like they’ve been airbrushed by a magic wand. The seams, the tattoo patterns, and the little cracks making their way down the skull-like forehead tell us so much without a single word accompanying them. Imperfections never looked so perfect.

Star Wars themed Amy Schumer GQ shoot 'not approved'
7/17/2015, bbc.com

"Lucasfilm & Disney didn't approve, participate in or condone the inappropriate use of our characters in this manner," said a post on the official Star Wars Twitter feed. Star Wars fans had called the photoshoot "distasteful" and "lame".

'Star Wars: Aftermath' novel reveals tragic, violent uprising after 'Return of the Jedi'
7/16/2015, ew.com

Sometimes things don’t go according to plan. The fall of the Emperor, the death of Darth Vader, and the destruction of the second Death Star at the conclusion of Return of the Jedi were supposed to mark the end of the Empire, and for a generation, we believed that. With J.J. Abrams Star Wars: The Force Awakens returning to the galaxy some 30 years later, we’re about to find that the celebrating was premature.

Star Wars creator George Lucas to be honored at Disney D23 fan event that could screen new The Force
7/14/2015, dailymail.co.uk

He's long been a legend of pop culture, but now Star Wars creator George Lucas will be officially honored by Disney at its fan conference. The award has led to speculation that the conference will also be where Disney releases a glimpse of the highly-anticipated new film Star Wars- The Force Awakens.

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