The stunning Star Wars Land model was unveiled at D23 2017 at the Anaheim Convention Center, it’s a massive 50-foot model for the Star Wars-themed land coming to Disneyland Resort and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Based on a never-before-seen planet — and not quite like any we’ve seen in Star Wars thus far — the model is filled with beautiful miniature dwellings and vehicles, surrounded by forest and rocky terrain.
As the master Sith Lord once said, it is most impressive!!
In these 42 Hi res images, there’s also a BB-8 in there…can you spot him?
One of the most cunning and ruthless warrior in the history of the Galactic Empire, Grand Admiral Thrawn is one of the most captivating characters in the Star Wars universe. From his introduction in the best-selling author Timothy Zahn’s classic Heir to the Empire through his continuing adventures in Dark Force Rising, The Last Command and beyond. Grand Admiral Thrawn has earned an iconic status among the greatest Star Wars villains. But Thrawn’s origins and the story of his rise in the Imperial ranks have remained mysterious. Now, in Star Wars: Thrawn, Timothy Zahn chronicles the fateful events that launched the blue-skinned, red.eyed master of military strategy and lethal warfare into the highest realms of power-and infamy.
But this isn’t a review of Timothy Zahn’s ambitious book, but the creative work that went on behind the scenes creating the iconic artwork of the book by Two Dots, a creative studio dedicated to the entertainment industry, and their client…LucasFilm.
This blocking-in technique they use below is so reminiscent of the Star Wars concept artist veteran Ryan Church.
Major League Baseball has kicked off a year-long celebration of a galaxy far, far away. The Seattle Mariners and Boston Red Sox and many others have already hosted Star Wars Night, all with special giveaways, events, costumed characters, and more.
LA Dodgers will be hosting the first July Star Wars Night and they’ve created quite a great looking T-Shirt and brand logo for their night, which I’ve re-created in various designs which are not available, and the following are only alternative concepts.
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Lucasfilm and Disney have just released the first installment of the new Forces of Destiny micro series on their YouTube channel, entitled Sands of Jakku . The episode takes place on Jakku (obviously) and appears to occur shortly after Rey has rescued BB-8 from Teedo. Rey and BB-8 encounter the same type of creature BB-8 rolled by at night in The Force Awakens, a creature that we all likely assumed was a harmless adjunct in the grand scheme of things, but it turns out this harmless looking wide red-eyed alien has a lot more going on under the sands of Jakku than we imagined, and it turns out this desert monster, known as the Nightwatcher Worm which feeds on junk and is more than happy to satisfy its hunger with BB-8.
The episode shows Rey and BB-8 having to deal with the Nightwatcher Worm . What quite sweet is that original The Force Awakens actresses Lupita Nyong’o voices Maz Kanata and so does Daisy Ridley as Rey.
There’s quite a nice scene where Rey almost uses some hidden Jedi and Force intuition to avert the Nightwatcher Worm from sensing her.
The official Star Wars Battlefront II gameplay trailer debuted at EA Play 2017, taking us fans deeper into the highly-anticipated game — including a first look at Theed, capital city of Naboo from the Star Wars prequels. While this is just a glimpse of the map, the attention to detail for this location is unlike any seen in a previous Star Wars game, from the recreation of the Theed Royal Palace to the planet’s majestic waterfalls. The in-game footage of battle droids and clone troopers clashing is especially intense, with numerous combatants and vehicular combat including Naboo starfighters, AAT tanks, and vulture droids. Who knew the Clone Wars could be so much fun?
That’s the official words from StarWars.com sorted, so let’s get to the real gubbins of what’s in the game from what we’ve seen:
Playable Factions: The Galactic Republic, the Confederacy of Independent Systems, the Galactic Empire, the Rebel Alliance/New Republic, the First Order, and the Resistance.
Playable Heroes: Yoda, Darth Maul, Darth Vader, Boba Fett, Iden Versio, Gideon Hask, Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Kylo Ren, Captain Phasma, Finn, and Rey.
Vehicles: Slave I, Vulture Droids, Trade Federation Landing Ship, Delta-7 Jedi Interceptor, Naboo Starfighters, V-wings, ARC-170s, LAATs, Republic Attack Cruisers, AATs, MTTs, AT-RTs, TIE Fighter, TIE Interceptor, Imperial Shuttles, Imperial Star Destroyers, Super Star Destroyers, Raider-class Corvette, Millennium Falcon, T-65B X-wings, Y-wings, A-wings, Nebulon-B Frigates, CR90 Corvettes, Mon Calamari Cruisers, AT-ATs, AT-STs, Tauntauns, Kylo Ren’s TIE Fighter*, First Order TIE Fighter, AALs, T-70 X-wings, and LIUVs.
Playable Battlefronts (Planetary and/or Space): Naboo, Kamino, Kashyyyk, Tatooine, Yavin IV, Hoth, Endor, Vardos, Jakku, Takodana, Starkiller Base, D’Qar, Crait, Spaceship Interior(s), and a variety of Space Battles.
What is really good is that it appear that anything we’ve seen in trailer isn’t being saved for after the game’s initial release for some DLC, but there is stuff that’s technically unconfirmed to be in the game, but has been hinted at or otherwise rumored, include the maps of Scarif, Sullust, and Geonosis, along with playable versions of Jango Fett and Obi-Wan Kenobi.
We already know the basics about the game’s story – we’re going to play as Iden Versio, one of Inferno Squad’s finest recruits, around the time that the Empire collapsed after Palpatine’s death, and learn a bit about how the various Imperial Remnants formed into the First Order. The mission that was revealed to a few outlets like Kotaku covers follows Iden’s return to her home planet of Vardos immediately after the Death Star II’s destruction to see her superior – her father, an admiral (pictured above). He shows her a message from Palpatine that gives her and her team key details necessary to carry out the contingency plan Operation Cinder. Suddenly, the shipyard that the Versios speak on is besieged by Rebel forces, and Inferno Squad leads a counterattack to allow Iden to infiltrate the Rebel frigate to destroy the ship’s ion cannons from within.
In addition to what was told at E3, they released a new trailer that showcases Yoda dueling Darth Maul, Kylo Ren fighting Rey, and even more multiplayer battles, along with another look at the single-player campaign. You can watch the trailer and check out a the hi-res gallery below.