Star Wars News from D23!


Star Wars News from D23!

Two big pieces of news came out of Disney's D23 Expo today!

  1. Rogue One, the first of the Star Wars spin-off movies announced its cast and crew! The movie will be directed by Gareth Edwards (Godzilla, Monsters), and stars include: Felicity Jones, Forest Whitaker, Ben Mendelsohn, and Alan Tudyk! Rogue One is scheduled to be released December 16, 2016!

  2. Colin Trevorrow was announced as the director Star Wars: Episode IX, due to be released in 2019! Trevorrow is best known for directing Jurassic World. He also directed Safety Not Guaranteed.

Hopefully more news comes out from D23 today, so stay tuned!


Disney Cali and Orlando are also getting Star Wars-themed 'lands' added. Huzzah.

Great. Just what we need. A female Jedi running away from a Rancor in heels.

I agree with Alaris here. Not sure what good Trevorrow will do here. His approach on Jurassic World left mouths gaping but only for the technology and animations, not particularly the story. So i'm hesitant about this.

Story falls more on the writing. I've read that Rian Johnson may be writing/directing 8 and helping write 9, so that'd be great. I think Jurassic World proves CT can direct (i.e. manage) a big budget studio blockbuster. Which is what Star Wars is.

Looks like we've also got our first official poster for The Force Awakens:

Star Wars Poster

This morning EA Star Wars announced there's going to be some Battlefront announcements coming today, in about 2 hours (2pm EST) via their Twitter Account. Some Live Tweeting planned.

I read ea has discarded the single campaign mode on Battlefront

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