This weekends ‘Star Wars’ Celebration Event in Anaheim has yielded plenty for us to write about. So much so that our good friend Patrick Haye’s will be writing up his first hand impressions the convention, which celebrates anything and everything ‘Star Wars’, but to keep you guys interest until then. We have the following two little tid bits of information, which is guaranteed to produce fangasms from even the most casual ‘Star Wars’ fan.
Thanks to this fantastic event we have gotten our first bit of solid information regarding the first of the ‘Star Wars’ spin-off films, which is titled ‘Rogue One’, which I had believed to be a reference to the Rogue Squadron.
Apparently ‘Rogue One’ is a prequel to ‘Star Wars: A New Hope’, and below is a rough story outline, which was revealed to fans in attendance at the event.
“A band of resistance fighters unite for a daring mission to steal the Death Star plans in Star Wars anthology film, Rogue One,” read the tweet from the official account to coincide with the announcement.
A short trailer for ‘Rogue One’, which was shown at the event gave us a look at a Tie Fighter doing a flyby over the forests of Endor. The clip ended with a shot of a fully completed Death Star. “The Jedi Knights were the guardians of peace and justice in the Old Republic, before the dark times, before the Empire,” says the voice-over.
“The thing that interests me about it, is Star Wars was basically very black and white. Our movie is grey,” director Gareth Edwards explained, adding that the film will shoot in the UK and around the world.
On Friday of last week the trailer was released for the pending video game ‘Star Wars: Battlefront’, which will be released on both Playstation 4 and XBox One in November.
As you would think. Such an epic video game trailer is going to get fans excited, but the reveal of a character that looked suspiciously like Boba Fett has caused ripples of speculation amongst fans for best part of the weekend.
Earlier today that speculation was rewarded with official word from Disney and George Lucas that Boba Fett lives. He did not die when he was pushed into the Sarlac pit by a blinded Han Solo in ‘Star Wars: Return Of The Jedi’. A death, which many felt was a really cheap way for such an iconic and mysterious character to die.
You can check out the epic trailer for yourselves below: