Star Wars Celebration News Roundup

Star Wars Celebration is currently in full swing in Orlando, Florida, and even though the event isn’t even over, there have been many exciting announcements already, so it’s time for a news roundup! Possibly the most exciting news came on Friday morning during the The Last Jedi panel where the cast and crew of the film revealed a nifty poster (as seen above) and the first teaser trailer for the highly anticipated next chapter in the saga. Much like the teaser trailer for TFA, this one is comprised of mysterious shots, vague yet intriguing voice over, and nostalgic music. It leaves you wanting more without really giving anything away about the actual plot, just like a good teaser trailer should.

 

We also got a trailer for Season 4 of Star Wars Rebels which has been confirmed to be the last season for this series. It promises more of the heart, action, and spectacular visuals that we have come to expect from the show, as well as more connections to Rogue One, including U- and X-Wings!

Star Wars Rebels is not the only animated Star Wars fun to look forward to though. Disney and Lucasfilm announced a new initiative called Star Wars Forces of Destiny which is a series of shorts that focuses mostly on the female heroes from all eras of the saga such as Rey, Jyn Erso, Leia, Ahsoka, and Sabine. Many stars return to reprise their roles, including Daisy Ridley, Felicity Jones, Lupita Nyong’o, and many of the voice actors from Star Wars Rebels and The Clone Wars. The shorts will be accompanied by a toy line of highly posable figures of these heroines. Could Forces of Destiny Lego sets be far behind?

Last, but not least, we were treated to the first trailer and details for Star Wars Battlefront II. After the first game has received much criticism, it seems that the developers at Dice listened to the feedback from gamers. This new game which releases on November 17 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One will include a single-player campaign that tells the story of Iden Versio, the commander of Inferno Squad – an Imperial special forces unit, which is canon and bridges the gap between Episode VI and VII. It will also feature characters and battles from all eras, space battles, class based combat, and the PS4 version will even have local co-op. Additionally, there will be no season pass this time around, so overall this promises to be a huge improvement over the previous game and bring it much closer to the beloved original two Battlefront games.

Also, in case you missed it, Lego Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures Season 2 was announced earlier this month. It will air on Disney X D this summer, starting with a few shorts that will bridge the gap between seasons 1 and 2 on May the Fourth.

What do you think of all these exciting announcements? Join the discussion in our Multimedia forum here, and may the force be with you.

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