Finally we have some official news on the Star Wars Battlefront game to be debuted this April at the Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, California. I am super excited for this! As many of you may know I am a huge Star Wars Battlefront fan and if there was one video game to represent my life it would be Star Wars Battlefront II. The game was a huge part of my childhood and teenage years so to see them bringing it back is a huge excitement for me. Check out the full article here at Gamespot.com, check out the teaser trailer showing the creators of the game and what they did to put it together, and feel free to comment about how excited you are for the new game.
So we all have seen, talked to, or at least been in the same building with someone who is reasonably famous (even if you didn’t know it). In Sioux City (Iowa) where I hail from we have an ACME Comics that, on May 4th , has a Star Wars day. During this day of sci-fi commencement they have many things going on: they have special deals on their Star Wars comics and other products of similar theme, they have games and other activities (mostly for kids but they’re pretty cool nonetheless), and of course they invite some Star Wars related figure, typically actors, to come down and sign posters, take pictures, and generally talk to the fans.
In 2012 they invited Tom Kane to town, and in case you don’t know Tom Kane (which you probably do, you just don’t know it) I will pull out some names you might recognize. Tom Kane is a voice actor who has been involved in almost any recent animated Star Wars series of any kind and is very famous based on his voice-acting roles of Yoda. He did the voice for Yoda in the Star Wars the Clone Wars series (as well as that epic narrator voice which I love!). He has also done the same voice for various video games like Lego Star Wars, Star Wars the Voice Unleashed, and Knights of the Old Republic. He has also done the voice of Gandalf in several Lord of the Rings games, The voice of Mayor Quincy Sharp in the Batman games, Mr. Harriman from Foster’s Home For Imaginary Friends, and many many more. Feel free to check him out on IMDB and see all the things he’s done. Tom Kane IMDB
Tom Kane is awesome, when I went up to get his autograph he handed it to me and in the voice of Yoda said, “The Force is strong in this one!” That was possibly one of the most magical moments in my life and I’ve been to Disneyworld. I was one of the last people in line so I got the chance to talk to him about what it was like being in the entertainment field and what it was like being a voice actor. He was great about answering questions and we managed to have a slightly awkward (only because I was so nervous to talk to someone with experiences I totally wish I had) but bottom-line awesome conversation. Possibly one of the coolest moments in my life.
Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
It’s finally finished! Star Wars Episode VII, on of the most waited for sequels of all time, has officially finished filming. Obviously it’s not going to be released yet that’s being saved for next year, but knowing that this kind of progress is finally underway is so exciting!
I know it’s still a big controversy on whether or not it will be good, we’re just not going to know until it comes out. And then there have been all the leaks, like the picture of a dismembered hand leading to the likeliness of the Luke Skywalker cloning storyline. The cast being brought back, etc etc. Basically, I’m excited!
Aside from the movie I’m looking forward to seeing all the other shows, games, etc that inspire to the new movie being released. Star Wars Rebels, the new Disney animated series about a group of rebels being led by the Jedi Canaan, has already begun and as I stated before in a previous post has a possible connection to Episode VII. Seth Green is working on a series that was supposed to be released sooner (in 2013) but they put it off due to the new movie, but that doesn’t mean they quit on it and it was announced that it would be released eventually.
If you want to check out some of the teasers and trailers for Star Wars Detour (which I really suggest you do because it’s hilarious) just check out these links:
What about games though!? Well great news for all you gamers out there! Currently in the making are TWO Star Wars based games that I’ve seen announced so far.
1. Free-World Star Wars Game:
The name has been unreleased as of yet, but a game creation company in Canada has recently announced their work on a free-world Star Wars game! Whether it be RPG related I don’t know but nevertheless I’m excited. Check out this article on it for further information!
ALso, and this is news I’m SOOOOOO excited about, and that is Star Wars Battlefront reboot!!!! My favorite games of all time are Dead Rising, Batman: Arkham City, and Star Wars Batllefront 2. Originally Battlefront 3 was expected to come out a long time ago but the company stopped production because of their focus on the Star Wars The Force Unleashed franchise (not sure what they were thinking there), but they have finally decided to get back to the amazing gaming franchise that is Star Wars Battlefront. Once again (and this was very recent) the game was leaked to come out again and was again cancelled. But now we have another company who plans to reboot Star Wars Batllefront!
To read about the recent cancellation look here:
IGN.com/Cancelled Star Wars Batllefront III
To see the available information on the reboot look here:
IGN.com/Star Wars Battlefront
Star Wars Rebels
I recently decided to check out this new animated Star Wars show : Star Wars Rebels, a show that takes place between Episodes III and IV. The show depicts the story of a group of rebels led by a surviving Jedi: Kanan Jarrus. The team sneakily invades and sabotages the Empires efforts. The first episodes focus on the newly entering member of the team Ezra, an orphan from the planet Lothel in the Outer Rim (Star Wars geeks know what I’m talking about), who happens to have some force powers about him. Supposedly the show will be meshing into the next Star Wars film: Episode VII with several other shows that the Star Wars section of Disney is planning.
For more details on how this show will refer to the rest of the universe check out this awesome article: “How Star Wars Rebels Will Connect To The Larger Star Wars Film Series,” by Sean O’Connell for the facts!