With Star Wars: Episode VIII currently in production and Rogue One out in cinemas in just seven months’ time, social media has been swamped with sneakily-snapped set photos and leaked promo images, making life trickier for fans who are avoiding movie spoilers like the plague and overshadowing other, less spoilerific franchise news.
So here’s a look at some of the Star Wars news stories that may have slipped under the radar last week:
- First of all, I’d like to announce that Team Ahsoka has a new domain name: team-ahsoka.com. If you’re linking to this site, please update your bookmarks accordingly!
- Star Wars Celebration Europe will be showcasing the best in Star Wars console, PC, and mobile gaming in London this July. Star Wars: Battlefront, LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and the highly-addictive mobile game Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes will all be represented at this exciting event. Full details will be posted on the official Celebration Europe website in the coming weeks.
- LEGO has announced a new (and limited) Star Wars Rebels set: the Rebel Combat Frigate (set number 75158-1). This 936-part set is based on the now-destroyed Phoenix Squadron flagship and includes mini-figures of Ahsoka Tano, Commander Jun Sato, Agent Kallus, Ezra Bridger, and everyone’s favourite psycho-droid, Chopper.
- And, last but not least, the first official image of Ciena Ree, one of the protagonists of Claudia Gray’s young adult novel Lost Stars, was unveiled on last week’s edition of The Star Wars Show. Ree, a graduate of the Royal Imperial Academy and ace pilot, will be included in the new expansion pack for Fantasy Flight Games’ popular board game Star Wars: Armada. Major kudos go to the artist, Aurore Folny, for bringing this new fan favourite to life!
Star Wars (@starwars) May 18, 2016