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May the Pixels Be With You

StarWars.com Team | January 26, 2012

Check out this fan-made rendition of Return of the Jedi in pixels!

Lucas, Filoni and Others Sign Clone Wars Poster for Charity

StarWars.com Team | January 26, 2012

Clone Wars Supervising Director Dave Filoni

In an effort to support the Aids and Breast Cancer Emergency Fund of San Francisco, Lucasfilm Animation has just posted a 3-day auction at eBay for a rare Clone Wars artwork poster by Dave Filoni, supervising director of The Clone Wars. In addition to the striking artwork, what makes this poster exceptionally cool are the signatures that grace it — here’s the auction description:

This is an extremely rare poster that was only made available to select pass-holders at Star Wars Celebration V (2010). The artwork was done by Dave Filoni, Supervising Director of the hit series Star Wars: The Clone Wars and features fan-favorite characters – Cad Bane and Boba Fett.

The poster includes original signatures from George Lucas, Dave Filoni, Daniel Logan (“Boba Fett” in Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: The Clone Wars) and Corey Burton (“Cad Bane,” “Count Dooku,” and “Ziro the Hutt” in Star Wars: The Clone Wars).

Opportunities to pick up any officially-sanctioned, multiple-signature posters from Lucasfilm don’t come up too often, and this one’s window will be closing in less than 3 days — head on over now and place your bid!

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Exclusive LEGO Poster Free with Star Wars Pre-Orders

StarWars.com Team | January 24, 2012

For just 5 more days, fans who pre-order any one of the eleven new LEGO Star Wars sets listed below will get a free 2-sided 24×32-inch poster showcasing the 2012 LEGO Star Wars mini figure gallery on one side and Episode IV’s trench run scene on the other!

This exclusive offer is only available for orders made through the LEGO Catalogue, on shop.LEGO.com and over the phone. This offer ends at 4pm EST on January 29, so head on over to shop.LEGO.com now!

Pre-order any of these new Star Wars sets to get a free poster:

Views of both sides:

Week 3: Exclusive R2-D2 Tee Now Available

StarWars.com Team | January 24, 2012

“R2 Graffiti” is the latest exclusive t-shirt available from welovefine.com for one week only, the third of five exclusives that are being rolled out before the February 10 release of Episode I 3D! Designed by Reece Ward, “tagged Artoo” still pulls off the look, don’t you think? Order it here through this Sunday night!

R2-D2 is just one of the many Episode I droids being highlighted at StarWars.com this week, where you’ll find exclusive videos, crafts, soundboards, and other interactive activities (while you’re there, be sure to also check out the Podracing and Darth Maul themed pages)!

Stay tuned for next week’s update (along with an exclusive new tee): “Obi-Wan”

Red Tails Red Carpet Premiere Recap

StarWars.com Team | January 18, 2012


Red Tails at the Ziegfeld Theater in NYC

Underdogs fighting evil against all odds! Heroes overcoming adversity to save the day! Sound familiar? The hero’s journey isn’t just part of Star Wars, it’s part of American history thanks to George Lucas’ new WWII film about the Tuskegee Airmen — Red Tails!

Red Tails comes out in theaters on January 20, but StarWars.com attended the Red Tails NYC premiere with cast, crew and special guests including executive producer George Lucas.

Red Tails actors Terrence Howard, Nate Parker, Tristan Wilds, Elijah Kelley, Leslie Odom Jr., Method Man, Lee Tergesen, Cuba Gooding Jr., David Oyelowo, Ne-Yo, Marcus T. Paulk, Michael B. Jordan, Andre Royo, Kevin Phillips came to the premiere, as well as executive producer George Lucas, producer Rick McCallum, producer Charles Floyd Johnson, director Anthony Hemingway, film composer Terence Blanchard, and screenwriters Aaron McGruder and John Ridley.

Special guests James Earl Jones, Spike Lee, Francis Ford Coppola, Kimberly Locke, Al Roker, and more attended to show their support for Red Tails..

Here’s a glimpse of our Red Tails red carpet premiere with George Lucas, Cuba Gooding Jr., Terence Howard, and the cast, as well as the heroic Tuskegee Airmen!

George Lucas poses with the cast of Red Tails and the original Tuskegee Airmen.

“It’s a great story about young people who overcome a lot of adversity. I thought this was a perfect subject, especially for young people, to understand part of their history.” – George Lucas on why he made Red Tails.

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Week 2: Exclusive Darth Maul Tee Now Available

StarWars.com Team | January 18, 2012

StarWars.com’s 5-week Episode I 3D campaign continues — Week 2: Darth Maul

The ramp-up to Episode I 3D’s release on February 10 continues this week with a bunch of cool Darth Maul content on the official site, including the uber-cool “Darth Maul Me” feature (which transforms your own face into a red-and-black-tattooed monstrosity!) and an all-new exclusive Darth Maul t-shirt designed by Reece Ward, available through this Sunday only at welovefine.com!

So be sure and visit StarWars.com’s Maul-themed page for free activities and downloadables, then head to welovefine.com for the exclusive Maul tee, which is also available as a women’s fitted tee and hoodie. Stay tuned next week for Week 3 of special Episode I 3D content and exclusives: Jedi!

Exclusive Podracer T-shirt: Less Than 3 Days Left!

StarWars.com Team | January 13, 2012

This week, StarWars.com launched a special Episode I 3D hub page giving fans a one-stop destination for all the latest news and activities surrounding Star Wars: Episode I 3D’s release next month! Among the links for trailers, a new free game (Star Wars: Racer Rush), a Podrace soundboard, a drawing tutorial and more is one very cool Podracing t-shirt available exclusively from the Mighty Fine website until 11:59pm PST on Sunday — that’s less than 3 days!

The exclusive Podracer tee is the first of five — yes five — exclusive t-shirts that will be available for one week only over the next month as we lead up to the opening of Episode I 3D. In addition, the Episode I 3D page will update every Monday with an all-new Episode I theme, which the weekly exclusive t-shirt will reflect! Here’s the schedule:

  • Jan 9 – 15: Podracing
  • Jan 16 – 22: Darth Maul
  • Jan 23 – 29: Droids
  • Jan 30 – Feb 5: Jedi
  • Feb 6 – 12: Queen Amidala

So if you’ve got a soft spot for Darth Maul — or droids, Jedi, and Amidala — be sure to mark your calendars to check back for the exclusive t-shirt that will be available for one week only, along with themed-out videos, games, downloads and activities!

But if Podracing’s is your favorite thing about Episode I, you’d better head over to www.welovefine.com now and grab the exclusive Podracing tee that’s available for less than three more days!

Lost Tribe of the Sith Cover Reveals

StarWars.com Team | January 12, 2012

Today Random House reveals two covers from its Lost Tribe of the Sith series: Secrets, which is the eighth and final episode in the epic Lost Tribe of Sith free eBook series, and Lost Tribe of the Sith: The Collected Stories, which will come out in paperback on July 31. Here are the synopses from the publisher:

Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith: Secrets by John Jackson Miller

In Sith teachings, nothing is more important than the individual: the glorious center of the universe, around which all other lives pale in importance. But the planetary home of the Lost Tribe of the Sith is not the center of the universe, but a backwater — and the tribe’s legendary founders were little more than slaves themselves!

When the Lost Tribe suddenly rediscovers its forgotten origins, frustration and anger threaten to finish the society once and for all. But the past holds more secrets still — knowledge that, in the right hands, could place the evil rulers of Kesh on a path toward a greater destiny in the stars…

The free eBook will be available in all eFormats on March 5, 2012 and will feature an excerpt from Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse, the final installment in the epic Fate of the Jedi series.

Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith: The Collected Stories by John Jackson Miller

At last, collected in one volume and available in print for the first time, the eight original installments of the epic Lost Tribe of the Sith eBook series… along with the explosive, never-before-published finale, Pandemonium—more than one hundred pages of new material!

Five thousand years ago. After a Jedi ambush, the Sith mining ship Omen lies wrecked on a remote, unknown planet. Its commander, Yaru Korsin, battles the bloodshed of a mutinous faction led by his own brother. Marooned and facing death, the Sith crew have no choice but to venture into their desolate surroundings. They face any number of brutal challenges—vicious predators, lethal plagues, tribal people who worship vengeful gods—and like true Sith warriors, counter them with the dark side of the Force.

The struggles are just beginning for the proud, uncompromising Sith, driven as they are to rule at all costs. They will vanquish the primitive natives, and they will find their way back to their true destiny as rulers of the galaxy. But as their legacy grows over thousands of years, the Sith ultimately find themselves tested by the most dangerous threat of all: the enemy within.

As the description mentions, this paperback edition will feature an all new novella length story also written by John Jackson Miller and will be available on July 31, 2012. More info here!

Darth Plagueis Exclusive Excerpt

StarWars.com Team | January 9, 2012

In anticipation of tomorrow’s (January 10) release of Star Wars: Darth Plagueis by James Luceno, we are posting this exclusive excerpt of an exchange between Dooku (still a Jedi Knight) and Palpatine. The scene resonates as a prelude to Episode II and The Clone Wars


Behind each of the Rotunda’s hover platform docking stations extended wedge-shaped office complexes more than half a kilometer in length, where Senators met with one another, entertained guests, and, on rare occasions, carried out the work they had been elected or appointed to perform. Some of the offices were sealed environments, in which the atmospheres of member worlds were replicated; others, especially those belonging to hive species, were staffed by hundreds of beings who performed their duties in cubicles that resembled nectarcomb cells. By comparison, Naboo’s was rather prosaic in design and adornment, and yet unrivaled in terms of the number of high-profile visitors it received.

“I’m giving thought to leaving the Order,” Master Dooku told Palpatine in the windowless room that was the Senator’s private study. “I can no longer abide the decisions of the Council, and I have to be free to speak my mind about the wretched state of the Republic.”

Palpatine didn’t reply, but thought: Finally.
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Happy New Year 2012!

StarWars.com Team | December 31, 2011

The characters of Episode I get into the spirit of New Year’s courtesy of artist Stephen Hayford and DJ Jar Jar. Shall old acquaintances be forgot? Padmé — and Darth Maul, we think — certainly don’t appear to think so.

Happy New Year!