Obsidian Entertainment Pitching New Star Wars Game

Obsidian Entertainment is the developer behind games such as Knight of the Old Republic 2, Fallout: New Vegas, Neverwinter Nights 2 and the upcoming South Park: the Stick of Truth.

The studio has recently pitched another Star Wars RPG game to Disney/LucasArts.  The game they pitched is to be set between Episode III and Episode IV.  They stated that they went with that time period because they “think that timeframe is super interesting.  It’s the fall of the Republic, the extermination of the Jedi, it’s Obi-Wan going off and making sure Luke is OK.”

I don’t know about you, but I would love a Star Wars RPG set in the between period of the first two trilogies!  They seem worried that EA’s lack of success with The Old Republic will hinder their chances, but LucasArts seems interested in the pitch.  They have yet to talk to the big wigs at Disney, but are eagerly awaiting the chance.

For more information, please visit Rock, Paper, Shotgun for the original article.


J.J. Abrams the Official Director of Next Star Wars

I reported last week that there was a rumor that Mr. Abrams would be the new director for Star Wars: Episode VII.  Well, it was officially announced by Lucasfilm that this was indeed true.  Hooray!  Apparently, George Lucas agrees with me that J.J. Abrams would make a great director for the franchise:

I’ve consistently been impressed with J.J. as a filmmaker and storyteller.” He’s an ideal choice to direct the new Star Wars film and the legacy couldn’t be in better hands.  –  G. Lucas

J.J Abrams seems pretty excited to be a part of the legacy as well:

To be a part of the next chapter of the Star Wars saga, to collaborate with Kathy Kennedy and this remarkable group of people, is an absolute honor.  I may be even more grateful to George Lucas now than I was as a kid.  –  J.J. Abrams

Personally, I think this is fantastic news!  I have the utmost faith in J.J. and I believe he’ll do a fantastic job.  Well, as long as they don’t cast any more Hayden Christensens this time around! (Joking, but not really..  He ruined Episodes 2 & 3!)

With this announcement, I pose everyone question.  What are your thoughts on this?  Are you excited? Worried? Skeptical? Elated? If you aren’t too fond of Abrams, who else do you think would have been a good choice?  Leave your thoughts and comments below!

For the official statement, visit http://bit.ly/VfrL55

Director for Star Wars VII Revealed!

According to both Geek Magazine and The Wrap, J.J. Abrams is set to direct the new Star Wars film.  For those of you who aren’t aware, Abrams is the creater/co-creator of TV series such as Lost, Alias, and Fringe; he also directed films such as the Star Trek reboot, Mission Impossible: III, and Super 8.

In my opinion, he is a very capable and talented director/producer.  The film is slated for a 2015 release and I have the utmost faith that he will do an excellent job.  After Episodes 1-3, it’d be pretty impossible to screw it up for one thing (just kidding!).

Not to sound like a fanboy or anything, but I have loved almost everything (Cloverfield.. ugh) JJ Abrams has been involved in.  I’m a huge Lost fan and I loved the Star Trek reboot, so I can’t wait to see what he does for the franchise.

LEGO Imperial Star Destroyer

Let me first say that I am a huge fan and have love for both Star Wars and LEGO.  My collections for either are admittedly not very large though, but if I could only add one more thing it would definitely be the LEGO Star Wars Imperial Star Destroyer that was produced back in 2002.  The completed set is monstrous at a whopping three feet long and two feet wide, weighing in at a little over 20 pounds.  It is, by far, one of the largest sets ever produced by LEGO.

As of this posting, it sells used for around $600 US.  I’ll have you one day my precious!

LEGO Star Destroyer

Star Wars Weekends to Return to Disney World in 2013

This may possibly be old news for some of you, but it may also be new and wonderful news for others.  It has been stated that Star Wars Weekends will be returning to Disney’s Hollywood Studios every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through the dates of May 17-June 9.

James Arnold Taylor and Ashley Eckstein, the voices of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Ahsoka Tano respectively, of the Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series are confirmed as the two celebrity hosts for the event.

If you’re lucky enough to be able to attend the event this year (unlike myself), visit the main Star Wars website below for further details such as future announcements of special guests and events.

Star Wars Weekends announcement: http://bit.ly/Wa86S6

Image source: http://bit.ly/V9Bolj

Star Wars X-Wing Coffee Table! Only $60,500? Give Me Two!

Who wouldn’t want any Star Wars themed coffee table?  A man named Barry Shields put a ridiculous amount of man hours into crafting one.  Not just any Star Wars table though; an X-Wing table! It’s being sold for $60,500 and it took him six months to carve the whole thing.  Even at that astronomically high price, I’m sure there’s a fan out there willing to purchase that beaut!

Original article: http://bit.ly/V7yWiV

Possible Live Action Star Wars Series on ABC Network

It’s pretty common knowledge by now that Lucasfilm was bought out by Disney.  What some people might not know though is the fact that Disney, the ABC network, and now Lucasfilm are all part of the same corporate family.  What does that mean, you ask?  It means that ABC is looking into doing a television program of Star Wars.  Whether that pans out, or whether or not it’ll even be a live action program, will only be know with the passing of time.  Fingers crossed though!

Source information: http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/01/11/abc-will-consider-reviving-live-action-star-wars-series