Star Wars Episode VIII, Rogue One and Journey to The Force Awakens

Wow there’s been a lot of Star Wars news this week!!

First off the bat is a release date for Episode VIII, May 26, 2017, almost exactly forty years after the release of the original Star Wars.

Next we have a title for the first standalone movie, Rogue One is set for release on December 16, 2016. Also in the news is that Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything) is the first cast member to join this production. The title sounds intriguing, likely themed around X-Wing pilots – maybe a WWII war movie vibe?

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A new publishing campaign has been announced, giving us a glimpse into what’s been going on for 30 years in a Thrawn/Daala/Solo kids/Yuuzhan Vong-free galaxy

Titles will focus on the ‘big three’ and include young adult novels as well as for younger readers.

Also mentioned are titles Aftermath and Lost Stars, no further information on those yet. Marvel are releasing comics as well under the ‘journey’ banner and a stack of reference books are due to come out.

Fuller details on all these news items are on starwars.com

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