Starting out as just one film that had everything going wrong and everyone feeling as though it wouldn't be a success, to a massive blockbuster that turned itself into one of the most cherished series ever. From 1977, the world was born. And from that moment on, that world has expanded massively. Books, comics, TV Series, parodies, crossovers, games, LEGO, other merchandise - even its own official fan convention. All of these combined create one cohesive world.
First, A New Hope [simply known as Star Wars on initial release] and Splinter of the Mind's Eye, the then planned sequel before the first film really took off. Then the got the comics by Marvel. Then Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. Dark Horse took over comic duties, and the prequels had just begun. And so did the first fan convention. The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, then the Genndy Tartakovsky Clone Wars series to bridge the gap until Revenge of the Sith. Then in 2008 a new Clone Wars series adding more depth to that time period. Unfortunately, that had to end, though it's stories still continue. And it had to end as Disney became the new owners of LucasFilm. And thus, Rebels began. And EA got the games license. And Marvel have the comics back in their hands. And the all important - Episode VII. The new trailer lands this Friday, as fans all over eagerly await it. And EA have decided to give fans their wishes with a new Battlefront [which has been cancelled and resurrected more times than any other Star Wars game, and possibly any game ever, in total]. News of that will more than likely follow at Celebration Anaheim - coming April 2015. Also expected there is more news on Episode VII.
And so, here is the thread. Film news, game news, book or comic news - pass it on here. And if you really want the scoop on news, the Star Wars Insider magazine has exclusive interviews and insights every month. Anyway, that's enough of that, let the discussion begin.
Discussion of the Times
The new teaser trailer for Star Wars Episode VII - The Force Awakens is up.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erLk59H ... yElQaFDp5Q
What do you think of it?