Announced on today’s Star Wars Show are
the release dates for . Like Rogue One on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD The Force Awakens, it’ll launch on Digital HD a week before (March 24) the Blu-ray and DVD options (April 4.) This also gets it’s own promo:
The other big news is that a 40th Anniversary tribute panel will kick off Celebration Orlando. Hosted by Warwick Davis and featuring Kathleen Kennedy and “the saga’s brightest stars.” They’re also laying it on a bit heavy about “surprises,” so keep that in mind.
Per a listing for a
Rogue One magazine spotted on Amazon, it seems that we could be seeing a March 28 release date for . Rogue One on Blu-Ray
This is about the same timeframe that as
, so I don’t see any reason to be particularly doubtful. TFA also did a staggered release, with the digital copy coming a few days early. The Force Awakens‘ home release
The date also gives us a slight buffer before
The Last Jedi promotion begins in earnest at Celebration in mid-April.
Out Tuesday we have
The Force Awakens 3D Blu-ray, which also includes director J.J. Abrams’ commentary. (Some of it we already know from preview clips and other media, but there’s a decent rundown over at io9.)
In books, there’s the
Rogue One prequel novel, by James Luceno. It’s our last major release before the film, although we do have Catalyst Carrie Fisher’s latest memoir coming on the 22nd.
tomorrow is the second season of . Rebels on Blu-Ray io9 has a review of the set, noting that there are only about 10 minutes of extras worth the trouble.
Wednesday brings and a hardcover collected edition of last year’s Han Solo #3 (which also includes the one-off where we learn about Shattered Empire C-3PO’s red arm) to the comic shops.
This past weekend, much of Club Jade was at our annual gathering at Origins Game Fair in Columbus, including yours truly. Here’s some of what we missed:
→ The second season of . The Blu-ray has a special feature of Dave Filoni reflecting on Ahsoka Tano’s showdown with Darth Vader. Rebels is coming to Blu-ray and DVD on August 30
Kathleen Kennedy, Steven Spielberg, and Frank Marshall discuss getting J.J. Abrams on board for The Force Awakens, IX director Colin Trevorrow and more.
→ Lucasfilm’s ILMxLAB has teamed up with
VR startup Magic Leap to develop new Star Wars immersive content.
→ Chewbacca Mom Candace Payne now has
her own (custom) action figure from Hasbro.
Marjorie Liu talks to Amy Ratcliffe about her Han Solo comic.
→ The latest episode of
Tor.com’s Rocket Talk podcast features Alexandra Petri, the Washington Post columnist who’s behind Emo Kylo Ren.
→ Disney World’s Hollywood Studios has
a new nighttime . Star Wars show
→ Mara Jade fans: There’s
a fanfic exchange for the character just starting on Tumblr, with several prompts still available.
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There’s a lot this week, first and foremost
The Force Awakens on Blu-ray Tuesday. There’s also a number of book for young readers, namely Pablo Hidalgo’s , Landry Q. Walker’s Star Wars Character Encyclopedia and Elizabeth Schaefer’s Tales From A Galaxy Far, Far Away: Aliens . The Force Awakens Storybook
Comic fans will have reasons to shop as well, as Marvel drops
on Poe Dameron #1 Wednesday.
While everyone spent the weekend watching the movie, except those of us actually bothering to wait for the Blu-ray… (WHY.) Here’s another clip from ‘Secrets of
The Force Awakens featuring Adam Driver and J.J. Abrams on Kylo Ren and his relationship with his parents.
→ There’s now an official 3D video of the Millennium Falcon cockpit.
→ Neal Scanlan talks creatures (and Maz Kanata) with
io9 lists “new” things learned from The Force Awakens extras.
Rebelscum has a picture of a rather impressive display for Tuesday’s Blu-ray display at a Toys R Us Walmart.
the deleted scenes from The Force Awakens Blu-ray.
Entertainment Weekly details the seven deleted scenes of The Force Awakens that will appear on the Blu-ray release.
Good Morning America has another sneak peek at ‘Secrets of The Force Awakens,’ the documentary from the upcoming Blu-ray.
StarWars.com has posted a somewhat more streamlined (and higher res) version of the footage as a teaser.
The doc debuted at SXSW this afternoon, and
Entertainment Weekly has the highlights (some of which we’ve already heard,) while Making Star Wars has a breakdown.
The Force Awakens Blu-ray will be out April 5 in the U.S.
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