Monday, 23 January 2017

Star Wars Episode VIII title and other stuff

Well today in the Star Wars world some big news hit as the title for Episode VIII was finally announced. Yes folks, we have a name, the next movie in the franchise will be called The Last Jedi. Personally I like it and it fits in with some of the hints at the story that will unfold in this episode.

Don't forget, of course, that Jedi is both a singular and a plural! *grin*

We also got the first poster for the newly reveiled title:

Here's what Mark Hammil had to say about the title:

Daisy Ridley posted this on her Facebook page:

Watch out readers, the hype is real and will start building from now!

In other news Rogue One has now passed the one billion dollar mark at the box office making it an amazing success. Talking of Rogue One, The Star Wars Show has just done a wonderful episode on some of the easter egg secrets in the film. Don't watch this if you still haven't seen Rogue One. If you haven't then why not? LOL

Zen Studios have just announced that they have a new game coming out, Star Wars Pinball: Rogue One. I've quite enjoyed their previous Star Wars themed pinball games so am hopeful that this one will meet the same high standards. Here's a few screen shots:

We've also just seen the release of the synopsis of the new Thrawn novel, another reason to get VERY excited. You might remember my squeals of delight when Thrawn was brought out from Legends status to appear in Star Wars Rebels and so to have a new 'canon' book is amazing.
In this definitive novel, readers will follow Thrawn’s rise to power—uncovering the events that created one of the most iconic villains in Star Wars history.  
One of the most cunning and ruthless warriors in the history of the Galactic Empire, Grand Admiral Thrawn is also one of the most captivating characters in the Star Wars universe, from his introduction in bestselling author Timothy Zahn’s classic Heir to the Empire, through his continuing adventures in Dark Force Rising, The Last Command, and beyond. But Thrawn’s origins and the story of his rise in the Imperial ranks have remained mysterious. Now, in Star Wars: Thrawn, Timothy Zahn chronicles the fateful events that launched the blue-skinned, red-eyed master of military strategy and lethal warfare into the highest realms of power—and infamy.  
After Thrawn is rescued from exile by Imperial soldiers, his deadly ingenuity and keen tactical abilities swiftly capture the attention of Emperor Palpatine. And just as quickly, Thrawn proves to be as indispensable to the Empire as he is ambitious; as devoted as its most loyal servant, Darth Vader; and a brilliant warrior never to be underestimated. On missions to rout smugglers, snare spies, and defeat pirates, he triumphs time and again—even as his renegade methods infuriate superiors while inspiring ever greater admiration from the Empire. As one promotion follows another in his rapid ascension to greater power, he schools his trusted aide, Ensign Eli Vanto, in the arts of combat and leadership, and the secrets of claiming victory. But even though Thrawn dominates the battlefield, he has much to learn in the arena of politics where ruthless administrator Arihnda Pryce holds the power to be a potent ally or a brutal enemy. 
All these lessons will be put to the ultimate test when Thrawn rises to admiral—and must pit all the knowledge, instincts, and battle forces at his command against an insurgent uprising that threatens not only innocent lives but also the Empire’s grip on the galaxy—and his own carefully laid plans for future ascendancy.

So that's the end of my latest Star Wars update. I'll leave you all with this wonderful fan made trailer for the Star Wars Saga:

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