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Star Wars Episode VIII Will Answer A Big Question

One of the biggest mysteries introduced in The Force Awakens is the identity of Rey's parents. While there is plenty of speculation about who they might be (including our theories), we still don't have a definitive answer. That's going to change with the release of Episode VIII next year.

In an interview with Vulture, actress Daisy Ridley (who plays protagonist Rey) was asked about the possibility of a particular character being Rey's father. She didn't give a firm answer one way or another, but said, "“We will see in a year. Just sit tight on that question.” 

Star Wars Episode VIII releases on December 15, 2017, so Ridley's answer implies that the next installment will put an end to the debate of this hotly debated topic.

[Source: GamesRadar via Vulture] – The Feed

Donald Glover Cast As Star Wars’ Lando Calrissian

A post over at the official Star Wars site brings some exciting movie casting news: Donald Glover, known for his recent original series Atlanta, as well as his role on Community, has been cast as Lando Calrissian in the upcoming but still untitled Han Solo film. The actor will join Alden Ehrenreich in his role as a young Han Solo.

Lando’s involvement in the story is yet to be detailed, but the post does explain that we’ll see “Lando in his formative years as a scoundrel on the rise in the galaxy’s underworld.”

The Han Solo film is currently targeting a release in 2018, with directors Christopher Miller and Phil Lord leading the effort.  

[Source:] – The Feed

Star Wars Battlefront Ultimate Edition Appears On Retail Site

To prime the pump for the December release of Rogue One, and to cap off a season of content, Electronic Arts appears to be readying a Star Wars Battlefront: Ultimate Edition for release this November.

Amazon has the title – which includes all the post-release content for the game – listed for a November 18 release at $ 39.99.

EA has not made an official announcement of the title.

[Source: Amazon via]


Our Take
It's not a surprise that the game would have an Ultimate Edition, but the price must be a shock to those who paid $ 50 for the season pass. – The Feed

Thousands Of Star Wars Fans Sign Petition For ‘Old Republic’ Netflix Series

Old Republic fans have banded together to create a petition to ask Netflix for a new Star Wars original series.

The petition, which as of this writing has more than 46,000 signatures, suggests that Netflix is the ideal company to produce a series set in the Old Republic era, the setting for Knights of the Old Republic and Star Wars: The Old Republic.

"Why Netflix was chosen was because of the wealth of great content they have produced over the years, such as Narcos, House of Cards, and especially everything that Marvel has done and is still currently working on," the petition reads.

Netflix has not announced any plans for a new Star Wars series, but the cinematic trailer for the next expansion for Star Wars: The Old Republic makes this petition's request pretty appealing.

[Source: Slashfilm] – The Feed

Guild Wars 2 Gets Halloween Update And Gross Candy Corn

Guild Wars 2 is about to jump into the Halloween season with its upcoming seasonal update. Coming October 18 and ending at some unspecified time after Halloween, the game is receiving a Trick-or-Treat basket's worth of new and returning events and features.

The annual Shadow of the Mad King event makes a comeback along with a Clock Tower jumping puzzle, a "must-do" Labyrinth, candy corn, and "much more." Players can take part in these Halloween-specific events in addition to earning some "sweet new rewards."

[Source: Guild Wars 2 Website]

Our Take
Seasonal updates are always a cool idea, especially for Halloween. The costume-driven nature of it all allows for more creative freedom from the developers. It's all good unless they include candy corn. Get that garbage out of video games (and real life). – The Feed

Listen To Two New Audio Tracks From Halo Wars 2

As war wages on in the Halo universe you gotta have some beautiful music to go with it. Today we get a sneak peek into the soundtrack that you'll hear in the thick of combat in Halo Wars 2, including a theme for Isabel. The second song is based on the "run little demons" quote from the reveal trailer.

Gordy Haab has been brought on to help compose for the new game, with his most notable work being the score of Kinect: Star Wars as well as the ambient soundtrack of The Walking Dead TV show. Also on the project is Finishing Move, known for their work on Halo: Master Chief Collection and Massive Chalice.

If you'd like to know more about Halo Wars 2 you can find a bunch of info on it here; otherwise, you can hear the two new tracks for yourself below.


[Source: Xbox] – The Feed

Reminder: Star Wars Returns To Retail This Friday

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story opens in theaters on December 16 (80 days from now), but you won't have to wait long to get to know the characters, as retailers can begin selling Rogue One toys and merchandise on September 30, a.k.a. Force Friday. Most retailers are still flush with Force Awakens collectibles, but you'll now find Rogue One toys sitting next to Rey and BB-8 on store shelves.

If you are hunting for specific toys – such as Hasbro's popular Black series – you may want to see if your retailer is opening at midnight for collectors. If history repeats itself, the Rogue One merchandise will sell out fast, but should be replenished in the months ahead. With that in mind, I would urge caution in paying extra for any figure. Holding out and waiting for them to return to retail is your best bet.

Happy hunting to all collectors! We have a feeling Jyn Erso and K-2SO are going to be the popular characters this time around. – The Feed

Replay – Star Wars: Demolition

Between the release of The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones, Star Wars received one of its stranger video game spin-offs, and Andrew Reiner, Jeff Cork, Jeff Marchiafava, and I decided to see how it holds up.

Released in 2000, Star Wars: Demolition was developed by Luxoflux, the studio behind Vigilante 8 and later the True Crime series. It's a vehicle combat game comparable to Twisted Metal (or perhaps more appropriately, Vigilante 8) where players battle it out for Jabba The Hutt's entertainment. In the Star Wars storyline, it takes place right before Return of the Jedi, but does feature some Phantom Menace vehicles and robots. When Disney announced it would be getting rid of all the expanded universe Star Wars fiction ahead of the release of The Force Awakens, we mentioned Demolition as a game we did not mind being forgotten, and this episode of Replay does a good job explaining why.

For the second part of Replay, we take a look at a PlayStation 2 game that time has been much kinder to.

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For more episodes of Replay, check out our Replay hub, or click on the banner below to watch episodes on YouTube. – The Feed

Kabam pulls the plug on struggling Star Wars: Uprising

Kabam’s free-to-play action RPG Star Wars: Uprising has been canceled and pulled from the iOS and Android app stores.  …

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Star Wars Reminds Us That Rancors Are More Than Happy To Bite The Hand That Feeds

Special effects studio Industrial Light and Magic recently held a contest to find new Star Wars concept artists, and though this piece wasn't one of the winners, it's still pretty amazing.

The piece, from artist Adam Vehige imagines a scenario where Jabba the Hutt is killed not because of a chain around his neck, but instead by his own rancor that realized if it just reached a little higher, maybe it could finally see what's really going on with the dance floor constantly reverberating above his head.

To see some of the concept art winners, head here. And for all things sci-fi and often Star Wars, make sure to read Andrew Reiner's column, Science-Fiction Weekly.

[Source: @StarWars,] – The Feed