I know many of you like myself could not make it to London this year. Fear not. starwars.com are once again doing a live stream of the event. Below is the schedule. For Australians fans I have added the adjusted times.
To accompany the forthcoming release of The Force Awakens in cinemas, a new Star Wars: Battlefront video game is on the way, and we discussed some of the details that are garnering attention in a recent article. But the truth is that no matter how impressive or engaging this game ultimately is, it will also be an extension of what's become a familiar platform. And since speculation, guesswork, and hope are the names of the game when Star Wars developments are afoot, I wanted to take this article to talk about five additional Star Wars games that should be made (and why we may or may not see something like them).
Is Jakku actually Tatooine?
Recently more details emerged about the upcoming Star Wars: Battlefront Game. At Star Wars Celebration we were treated to a panel which revealed that “The Battle Of Jakku” will be released as a DLC closer to the release of The Force Awakens. In it we would be promised an insight into the background of the Planet Jakku and that crashed Star Destroyer which so epically fills the skyline in the ‘Force Awakens Second teaser trailer.
I always known 2015 was going to bring one of the most amazing cinematic experiences of my life. However what I never realised was I was going to get it on a Sunday afternoon in May rather than December 18th. And it has made me rethink everything I have come to expect from Blockbuster action movies. After a few weeks of being out I finally took my kids to Max Max: Fury Road. The trailers have been amazing and the reviews very strong. So I went in to this movie with fairly high expectations. I was expecting frenetic action on a grand scale. However nothing prepared be for just how amazing this movie was. As I left the theatre I really felt the genre had been redefined and a new standard set. I suddenly became worried that no movie on the horizon, including The Force Awakens, can be as good as this. Should I be worried? Has JJ taken on too big a task that could never live up to expectations? There are a few aspects to Mad Max: Fury Road which I dearly hope make it in to JJ's movies.
I recently got a message on Facebook (that other social network) which raised lot of thoughts in my mind regarding the future of The Forcebook and how people perceive it. Here is an excerpt from that post. (I left out the names involved but it is a public post)
"Well, The Forcebook, this is where we part ways. I'm sorry, but you are going down a path I cannot follow.
I love Star Wars and am ready and willing to fight for Star Wars, but unfortunately the social networking site I had such high hopes for has simply gone too far away from what Star Wars is, and I just can't be active enough on it in order to make a difference. So this is the end for us, I fear.
FACEBOOK MEMBER, I cordially invite anyone else who recognizes and rejects Disney's reboot for what it is to check out my page at FACEBOOK PAGE, but I am simply no longer able to support the Forcebook. Farewell."