Finally! Something that speaks to those of us who have undying devotion to both Star Wars and chocolate.
According to TFN, grocery stores have begun receiving promotional flyers indicating that M&Ms and Skittles will be getting in on the Star Wars fun with some promotional packaging and the character “Jedi Master M.”
Somebody loves us out there.
Darth Vader and Heidi Klum in Target commercial. (Quicktime required.) That’s certainly a step up from the Energizer Bunny!
The official site has updated their databank for ROTS with new information on Anakin, Padme, Obi-Wan, Bail, Palpatine and one completely new character. The entries themselves are fairly vague, but there are several new photos.
The UK’s Channel 4 has posted a “review” of Revenge of the Sith.
Neat trick considering they’ve not seen it. Still, some interesting tidbits of information and speculation.
Big time spoilers, so run, run away cave-dwellers.
If you got a bit lost in the flurry of fanboy love that came with the movie trailer, you might have missed the release of the trailer for the ROTS video game. More fleshed-out on the actual game than the earlier previews, it gives us an early glimpse of what to expect from Lucasfilm in the way of CGI sets and weaponry… And some VERY interesting possibilities for the finished film itself. But it IS only a video game, and these things ARE variable… but it’s a gold mine of nebulous hints to poke and prod at, and isn’t that part of the fun of the spoiler penthouse?
In case you missed it, the teaser trailer for Star Wars: Episode III has been released.
Needless to say, it caused quite a stir. And the internet is still clogged up, today, with fans trying to get a glimpse of the trailer on StarWars.com.
The Daily Telegraph in Australia described well the phenomenon (AND THE TRAILER…for those avoiding it).
Stay tuned. I suspect Lucasfilm will be releasing hit numbers in the near future.
TFN has a handy guide to where the ROTS teaser is playing today. If you don’t have AOL or Hyperspace, it’s airing on Access Hollywood (syndicated) or Total Request Live (MTV.)
Some of the licenses for the Episode 3 release have been leaked by Brandweek.com.
And we finally got that weight off from the Episode 1 release, too!
Okay. Don’t post for a couple of weeks and you end up with quite the stack of things to tell you about. I hope your budgets are doing well.
Jedi Trial by David Sherman and Dan Cragg – This is a Clone Wars hardcover novel leading up to events in Episode 3. Your position in or out of the spoiler cave will determine if you want to read this one. The premise sounds intriguing.
Inside the Worlds of Star Wars Trilogy by James Luceno – The cool Cross-Section books from DK go back to the worlds of the Classic Trilogy. Many nifty things to explore. I always enjoy these books.
Long Way Round – by Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman – Okay. So this isn’t strictly Star Wars. But it’s Ewan McGregor, isn’t it? And the book is as interesting as the show appears to be. It’s a hardcover, so it might be placed oddly in your local bookstore.
Amazing Stories – December 2004 – Hey. We’re kinda partial to Paizo, the publisher of Amazing Stories. But the magazine is full of all sorts of great stories. And we like that they’re willing to give little guys a chance. Like this one guy: Aaron Allston. Oh, wait. We know him! Actually, Aaron is a much-beloved Star Wars writer who was given the chance to write a 1,000 word story to go with a picture. If you were at DragonCon, you might have heard about it.
Dreamwatch – November 2004 – Well, Dreamwatch has started officially publishing in the US. Will it remain as good as its UK counterpart? We’re hoping so. It looks intriguing this issue with its interview of Gary Kurtz and his views of the creation of the original trilogy. No Ep3 spoilers spotted, but there is discussion about the TV show. (Sorry. Can’t seem to find a US website.)
Film Review Special – #54, The Sex Issue – See where your favorite Star Wars actors rate on the Top100 sexiest actors list. (There’s a good number of the men of Star Wars on there.) And find out all sorts of salacious stories about your other fandom favorites, as well.
Starburst – Issue 316 – Christopher Lee is doing video games, now. Is there any medium he has yet to conquer? There’s also coverage of the rumor mill about Episodes 7 through 9.
Until next week!