Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Star Wars: The Book of Boba Fett Now Available on Disney+

Friendly reminder that Star Wars: The Book of Boba Fett has begun its weekly run on Disney+.  The 7 episodes of the series will premiere early each Wednesday at 12:01am PST/3:01am EST until February 9th. Below are a few TV spots.

Friday, December 10, 2021

Star Wars: Eclipse Reveal Trailer for New Video Game

A new video game is in the works for the Star Wars Universe. The video game is "Set during the High Republic era, Star Wars Eclipse is an intricately branching action-adventure game that can be experienced in many ways, and puts the destinies of multiple playable characters in your hands, created in collaboration between Quantic Dream and Lucasfilm Games." 

No release date or other details.   The High Republic era is around a 200 year period that ends with the death of the Jedi Order and rise of the Empire in Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith. All the Clone Wars series and few other things covered the end of the Jedi Order so a guess is this is set before the Episode I by a few decades.

New TV Spot for Stars Wars: The Book of Boba Fett

Here is the latest TV spot for Star Wars: The Book of Boba Fett that starts streaming on Disney+ on December 29.

Thursday, December 9, 2021

Lead Hired for Star Wars: The Acolyte Series

Deadline is reporting that Amandla Stenberg (Dear Evan Hansen) has been cast in unnamed leader role for Star Wars: The Acolyte series for Disney+. Little is known about this series except that it takes place in the "final days of the High Republic era" of the Star Wars Universe. This is a new era of the Star Wars Universe that was introduced after JJ Abrams scrapped the Extended Universe and has mostly been explored in comics and books in the last few years.

In the Star Wars time line, just know that the High Republic is period that began 200 before and ended with Order 66 that killed most of the Jedi in the universe and the emergence of the Galactic Empire. This suggests the new TV series will either take place shortly before or during the first 3 episodes of the Star Wars movies. The name of the series is just neutral enough that it could have been about someone being groomed to be a Jedi or Sith. However, considering this is the first black person to lead a Star Wars anything, there is no chance of it being a villainous role. Guess time will tell exactly on when and what the series is about as it reaches production sometime in 2022, likely for a 2023 release date.