Star Wars Episode VII gets a Title

It was revealed today that the next installment in the Star Wars saga will be Episode VII, the Force Awakens.

Now that the title is known that is surely going to lead to more plot speculation as Star Wars titles have always hinted at some major event or theme in each movie.

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Wandering Euan’s euTube Extravaganza: I Have Returned

Okay, Euan’s not really back, that would be ridiculous. I’m just using his name for attention.

I’ve always wondered if I could do a better version of Wandering Euan’s euTube Extravaganza better than Euan himself. Actually, that’s a lie, I’ve always known that I could. So here is my attempt.

There is only one video. Chances are a lot of you will have seen it but if you have not it is worth the time because it is awesome.

Here is the summary…

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Video: Watch the First 7 Minutes of ‘Star Wars: Rebels’

October is fast approaching and will be here before you know it. This year, October will be bringing with it, the premier of the new animated TV series ‘Star Wars: Rebels’. The series will have a 1-hour premier on the Disney Channel before moving to Disney XD for regular airings.

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Video: Star Wars Rebels Extended Trailer

As we get closer and closer to the fall debut of ‘Star Wars: Rebels’ the anticipation has been built up with videos online introducing the characters from the series.

Well, today that gets kicked up to another level with the debut of the extended trailer for the series.

Watch it after the jump.

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Star Wars Rebels: Meet Agent Kallus, Imperial Enforcer

The video above is the first introduction to agent Kallus, an Imperial Enforcer in the upcoming TV series, ‘Star Wars Rebels’.

Agent Kallus is voiced by David Oyelowo. Rebels will premier on Disney XD this fall.

Pre-order the Star Wars Sampler for 2014

John Jackson Miller, the author of the upcoming Star Wars novel ‘A New Dawn’ posted the following on his Facebook account.

In recent years, the Star Wars Books Sampler edition was a staple of San Diego Comic-Con; with the Advance Collector’s Edition of my STAR WARS: A NEW DAWN out at that event, this year’s Sampler is available in advance, digitally. Previews from NEW DAWN, James Luceno‘s TARKIN, Kevin Hearne‘s HEIR TO THE JEDI, and Paul S. Kemp‘s LORDS OF THE SITH. The sampler is FREE and can be preordered now for download next week!

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Harrison Ford Injured on the set of Episode VII

If you’re a stormtrooper you hit your head on a door. If you are Han Solo then a door hits you in the ankle. That’s what happened earlier today on the set of Star Wars: Episode VII.

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Free Excerpt: ‘Star Wars: Heir to the Jedi’ by Kevin Hearne

Recently, Del Rey crossed the 150,000 likes mark on their Star Wars books Facebook page.

In celebration they have posted an excerpt from the upcoming novel ‘Star Wars: Heir to the Jedi’ by Kevin Hearne.

The novel is set to be published in January 2015. It takes place between ‘A New Hope’ and ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ and is written from the first person point of view of Luke Skywalker. It was one of the first titles announced that will be official canon under the supervision of the Star Wars unified storytelling group.

The Excerpt is after the jump…

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Dude! It’s the Millennium Falcon!!!

EXCLUSIVE Production work is underway on the set of the most eagerly anticipated Hollywood blockbuster for years; Star Wars Episode VII.
photo: TMZ

I love the Millennium Falcon, I had the Kenner replica toy ship when I was young and I spent hours recreating scenes from Star Wars or conjure up my own adventures with the Falcon and my action figures. And one of the many cool things about the upcoming Episode VII is that we’ll be seeing the return of the almighty pirate ship making its triumphant return, the photo above and more on TMZ show that its construction is taking place along with what appears to be an X-Wing Fighter also.

Damn, I CANNOT WAIT for Episode VII!

More Star Wars Movie News

Disney CEO Bob Iger, when speaking on a quarterly investor’s call for Disney stockholders confirmed that the studio was working on 3 Star Wars spinoff films.

The news was reported by Ben Fritz of the Walstreet Journal.

Those films are in edition to the Sequel Trilogy of Episodes VII-IX.

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Various Star Wars Episode VII News and Notes

I’ve really been inspired by the fact that today is Star Wars day. I’ve posted about Rebels and about an upcoming novel.

I plugged a podcast/book club and even worked The Iron Sheik Tweet of the Day into the equation.

There was even my original post which contained a few sales.

However, apparently, Star Wars is more than all of that. It turns out that there are also some movies. A few from the past and some that are coming in the future. Who would have guessed? So in the spirit of including all things Star Wars, I suppose a post about these under reported films is appropriate.

Here is some Episode VII news.

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If You Like Star Wars and Book Clubs, Then This is the Post for You

I’m posting a lot about Star Wars today because today is May the 4th and I don’t know if you’re aware of it or not but that means today is Star Wars day. However, I’ve found that the Star Wars posts are generally well received so I might begin to post more of my thoughts on some of the novels I read and other important news as it comes along.

In that spirit, this post is pretty much just a plug for something I really enjoy that is Star Wars related.

If you are a fan of Star Wars, specifically the novels, I would like to take this Star Wars Day to make a recommendation.

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