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Star Wars Thrawn Book Announced with Zahn at the Pen

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At the Star Wars Celebration Europe, Del Rey Books announced that one of the most well-known Star Wars Expanded Universe writers of all time, Timothy Zahn, would be brought into the fold to write Star Wars Thrawn, which will bring Grand Admiral Thrawn in from out of the Expanded Universe cold as well!

D23 Expo 2017 Ticket Sale Date

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BURBANK, Calif. – July 6, 2016 – On Thursday, July 14, at 10 a.m. PT, D23: The Official Disney Fan Clubwill begin selling tickets for the next D23 Expo, which will take place July 14–16, 2017, at the Anaheim Convention Center. The largest Disney fan event in the world, D23 Expo celebrates all the wonderful worlds of Disney entertainment, uniting all parts of The Walt Disney Company under one roof, including The Walt Disney Studios (including Marvel, Pixar, and Lucasfilm); Walt Disney Parks and Resorts; Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media; and Media Networks (including ABC, Disney Channel, and Radio Disney). D23 Expo 2017 marks the fifth biennial event held in Anaheim.

Once again the Expo will celebrate the past, present, and future of Disney with live events, celebrity appearances, panels, presentations, sneak peeks, and immersive experiences. D23 Expo 2017 marks the return of fan favorites, including the Disney Legends Awards Ceremony, honoring the talented men and women who have made indelible contributions to the Disney legacy; an exhibit from the Walt Disney Archives, which spotlights costumes, props, and set pieces from Disney’s rich history; and the Mousequerade costume contest.

Tickets for D23 Expo 2017 will be available at a discounted price for a limited time. From July 14–December 31, 2016, tickets are $67 for a one-day adult admission and $46 for children 3–12. Tickets for members of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club are $57 for a one-day adult admission and $41 for children. Multi-day money-saving tickets are also available. D23 Members can save as much as $296 off the price of admission, based on the purchase of four three-day tickets at the D23 Member rate. For more information on tickets and the ticket pricing structure for members and general admission, visit D23Expo.com.

To celebrate the launch of ticket sales, D23 will be streaming select presentations from D23 Expo 2015 at D23Expo.com from Wednesday, July 13, through Sunday, July 17. Presentations include “Once Upon a Time: An Evening with Snow White & the Evil Queen” (featuring Ginnifer Goodwin and Lana Parilla), “A Goofy Movie 20th Anniversary Celebration!” (including stars Bill Farmer, Jason Marsden, and Jim Cummings), “Disneyland: Fond Memories of the Past” (with Walt Disney Archives Director Becky Cline), and “In Conversation with the Filmmakers and the Emotions Behind Inside Out” (featuring Pete Docter, Jonas Rivera, and a special appearance by Sadness herself, Phyllis Smith).

D23 Expo 2017 will showcase all of the latest stars in the Disney universe. In 2015, celebrity appearances included Johnny Depp, Harrison Ford, Ellen DeGeneres, Chris Evans, Lupita Nyong’o, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, and Dwayne Johnson. The event also featured performances by Ne-Yo, Sabrina Carpenter, the cast of Teen Beach 2, and stars of Disney’s shows on Broadway. Additionally, Disney executives and creative talent came together to deliver special presentations, announcements, and experiences to Disney fans throughout the three-day extravaganza.

A limited number of VIP Sorcerer Packages for D23 Expo 2017 will be available. The Sorcerer Package includes:

  • Three-day admission ticket and commemorative Sorcerer credential
  • Reserved seating at presentations in Hall D23, Stage 23, and Stage 28
  • Limited-edition D23 American Tourister boarding bag
  • Pre-Expo tour of select exhibits including Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives
  • Exclusive shopping time in the D23 Expo Dream Store, Disney Store, and Mickey’s of Glendale
  • Tour of the D23 Expo show floor the day before the Expo is open to the public
  • Welcome Reception on Thursday evening
  • Exclusive entrance to the Expo each morning
  • A voucher for an appointment with an on-site massage therapist
  • Exclusive D23 Expo gift pack including gifts from D23 and the rest of The Walt Disney Company
  • Meet and Greet with a special Disney guest
  • “Fond Farewell” reception on final day of Expo
  • Plus, access to the Sorcerer Member Lounge and other benefits

Sorcerer Package tickets are available exclusively to both D23 Gold and Gold Family Members at $2,250 per ticket. Members have the option to purchase up to two Sorcerer tickets. Additional details and benefits are highlighted at D23Expo.com.

D23 Gold and Charter Members will be entitled to special benefits throughout the weekend. Look for announcements about these opportunities in the coming months.

For the latest news and updates about D23 Expo 2017, visit D23Expo.com.

Star Wars: The Old Republic Announces Dark vs Light In-Game Event

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June 23, 2016 – The battle between the dark side and light side of the Force grows stronger in Star Wars: The Old Republic. Today, BioWare and Lucasfilm reveal details of a new in-game event where players take on exciting challenges in the fight for control of the galaxy. The summer-long event begins June 28 and is open to Star Wars: The Old Republic players* interested in earning legendary rewards and changing the fate of the galaxy:

  • Start a new character, choose a side and join the battle!
  • Earn epic new rewards including the formidable Victor’s Titan Turret Tank, Victorious Pioneer’s Armor Set which gives +50% XP Boost and Force-Bound
  • Dark vs. Light Packs stocked with dark and light side themed items
  • Your choices make the dark or light side grow stronger and determines which Companion reward is unlocked for players who complete the Eternal Level either the merciless Darth Hexid Companion (dark side) or the valiant Master Ranos Companion (light side)

The outcome of everyone’s dark and light side decisions will determine the state of the galaxy as the future of Star Wars: The Old Republic evolves this Autumn. So be sure to check here to see which side is dominating and stay tuned for more details!

There’s never been a better time to jump in and play Star Wars: The Old Republic. From heroic missions that force you, as the Outlander, to make life and death decisions in the latest Knights of the Fallen Empire story expansion, to intense Force battles across the galaxy, now is the time to experience the deep storyline and exciting gameplay that puts you at the center of your own personal Star Wars story.

Choose your path to Legendary now.

Check out the amazing rewards you can earn with your heroic efforts: www.swtor.com/blog .

Join the Dark vs. Light Event: www.swtor.com/dark-vs-light .

Play Knights of the Fallen Empire: www.swtor.com/fallen-empire .

*Some in-game challenges require a paid subscription to access

More Star Wars Battlefront Cloud City DLC Details

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June 21, 2016 – Last week, DICE released a trailer showcasing some of the content Star WarsTM BattlefrontTM Season Pass owners can enjoy in the Cloud City of Bespin. Today, DICE dives deeper into the details, from new playable characters and new powerful weapons to sharing new map locations featured in the Cloud City. It’s hunt or be hunted in this action-packed expansion.

The Star WarsTM BattlefrontTM Bespin digital expansion pack is available today, June 21 to all Battlefront Season Pass owners.

Read the full Bespin blog here for more details.

LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens Kylo Ren Character Trailer

June 21, 2016 – Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today released the next video in a series of LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens character vignettes spotlighting Kylo Ren, the dark warrior who commands the First Order. The video showcases Kylo Ren’s LEGO character in full form through key gameplay moments, cinematic cutscenes and authentic audio, all with signature LEGO humor. The vignette also features original dialogue recorded by actor Adam Driver, who plays the role of Kylo Ren in the Star Wars: The Force Awakens film.

LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be released on June 28, 2016 and marks the triumphant return of the No. 1 LEGO videogame franchise, immersing fans in the newStar Wars adventure like never before. Players can relive the epic action from the blockbuster film in a way that only LEGO can offer, featuring storylines from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, retold through the clever and witty LEGO lens. The game will also feature playable content exploring previously untold adventures set in the time leading up to Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Additionally, LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens will showcase original dialogue from key members of the theatrical cast, providing the most authentic Star Wars for experience for players, including: John Boyega (Finn), Adam Driver (Kylo Ren), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Daisy Ridley (Rey), Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron) and other top stars from the film.

LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be available for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and Steam (Windows PC).

Star Wars Battlefront – Bespin Launch Trailer

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June 16, 2016 – Join Lando Calrissian and Dengar in the Cloud City of Bespin. DICE today revealed a new trailer that highlights some of the new content, features and updates that Star WarsTM BattlefrontTM Season Pass owners can enjoy. Starting June 21, Season Pass owners will have access to exclusive playable characters Lando and Dengar, new maps set on Bespin, weapons like the X-8 Night Sniper and EE-4, a new Cloud Car vehicle and an all new game mode called Sabotage.

ALL Star Wars Battlefront players will also receive a new Hutt Contract to unlock the powerful Ion Neutralizer.

Watch the new gameplay in action during a special Bespin Stream on Friday, June 17 at 10 a.m. PT on @EAStarWars or@StarWarsHQ.

Read more details on Bespin content, including items and characters, on EA Star Wars.

Star Wars Announces Ultimate Studio Edition Line of Prop Replicas

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San Francisco – June 1, 2016 – Disney and Lucasfilm today launched Star Wars Collectibles: Ultimate Studio Edition bringing an unprecedented level of authenticity to prop replica products for fans. Made to order by propmakers at Propshop in Pinewood Studios using digital data collected during filming of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the production process marries cutting edge 3D printing technology with master craftsmanship to produce replicas virtually identical to those seen on screen. Available initially in the U.S., starwarsultimatestudioedition.com is the exclusive location to purchase these products.

“We’re delighted to be able to produce such a groundbreaking line of merchandise,” said James Enright, Assets Director and CEO of Propshop. “Designed, made and finished by the hands of specialist motion picture prop makers and artists, we’ve worked extremely hard to create something that we know would make fans and filmmakers proud.”

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The initial offering from the Star Wars Collectibles line features eight prop replicas from Star Wars: The Force Awakens including Darth Vader’s melted helmet, Rey’s lightsaber hilt, FN-2187 Stormtrooper helmet and more. Each replica item is a limited production piece due to the high level of craftsmanship required to create them.

These made-to-order replicas will come with custom display pedestals, packed in branded wooden crates that are inspired by the real crates used to ship the film props. Each one is custom built to accommodate the shape of the replica inside.

“We are continually looking for new ways to extend the storytelling from movies in innovative ways,” said Josh Silverman, executive vice president of global licensing at Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media. “We’ve worked hand in hand with the film makers and talented team at Propshop to create a unique product experience for fans and we’re excited to see their reactions to these incredible prop replicas.”

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Visit Disney’s YouTube channel to view the latest installment of their “Boxed” series to get a behind-the-scenes look at Darth Vader’s melted helmet being created; then tune in each month to see reveals of new items added to the Star Wars Collectibles: Ultimate Studio Edition line. For more information, visit starwarsultimatestudioedition.com.

Respawn Working on New Star Wars Game with EA

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May 4, 2016 – At EA right now, we have multiple studios building a variety of great Star Wars games spanning different genres, all united by our team’s passion forStar Wars™ stories, characters, and adventures. Today, EA and Respawn Entertainment have expanded their relationship to include the development of an all-new 3rd person action adventure game set in the Star Wars universe. They join our other great studios – Visceral Games, DICE, Capital Games, BioWare, Motive and more – who are currently working on Star Wars projects.

Read the full blog from Patrick Soderlund, Executive Vice President of EA Studios on the EA Blog and more information from Respawn’s Game Director on the project Stig Asmussen here.