Disney CEO Bob Iger recently revealed, via Variety, that the company has a creative team mapping out stories for at least “another decade and a half of Star Wars stories.” For those keeping count, that is 15 years worth of films meaning Star Wars reaches 2030 and beyond. Which, honestly, isn’t much of a surprise. Fans have long waited for more films in the franchise.
The month of December (2016) has Natalie Portman starring as Jacqueline Kennedy, in the immediate aftermath of John F. Kennedy's assassination in 1963. Star Wars ignites the Big Screen again with a stand alone film, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and next year Star Wars VIII hits screens on December 15, 2017. Jennifer Lawrence stars in Passengers, another Sci-Fi film and this time her skin is not blue (X-Men: Apocalypse as Mystique for those of you missing the "blue" meaning), and Assassin's Creed goes from video game to big screen.
30 years after the defeat of Darth Vader and the Empire, Rey, a scavenger from the planet Jakku, finds a BB-8 droid that knows the whereabouts of the long lost Luke Skywalker. Rey, as well as a rogue stormtrooper and two smugglers, are thrown into the middle of a battle between the Resistance and the daunting legions of the First Order.
In anticipation of Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens which hits theaters later this year. The Star Wars Convention / Celebration, that takes place on April 16-19, 2015 at the Anaheim Convention Center is doing something new. And if you’re one of those disappointed that you can't make the trip, "Not Fear, Online Streaming it will be!"
The teaser doesn't offer much in the way of storyline, but it's a taste of things to come. Hopefully, with J.J. Abrams pulling the strings we'll get something better than the episodes 1-3.
Featured Author of the Month: 'Timothy Zahn' March 2014
Heir to the Empire (Star Wars: The Thrawn Trilogy, Vol. 1)
by Timothy Zahn
Here is a special 20th anniversary edition of the #1 New York Times bestselling novel that reignited the entire Star Wars publishing phenomenon—featuring an Introduction and annotations from award-winning author Timothy Zahn, exclusive commentary from Lucasfilm and Del Rey Books, and a brand-new novella starring the ever-popular Grand Admiral Thrawn.
The biggest event in the history of Star Wars books, Heir to the Empire follows the adventures of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Princess Leia after they led the Rebel Alliance to victory in Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi.
Star Wars: Episode VII will be launched into theaters on December 18th, 2015, landing in time for the Christmas crowds and a potential holiday weekend frenzy for the popular franchise.