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Rian Johnson to Helm New Star Wars Trilogy!

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We have been wondering what the future of Star Wars holds after this latest trilogy wraps up, and apparently it involves Rian Johnson and no Skywalkers! StarWars.com has just announced that Rian Johnson will be helming a new Star Wars trilogy focusing on characters not yet explored in the Star Wars universe.

Lucasfilm is excited to announce that Johnson will create a brand-new Star Wars trilogy, the first of which he is also set to write and direct, with longtime collaborator Ram Bergman onboard to produce. 

As writer-director of The Last Jedi, Johnson conceived and realized a powerful film of which Lucasfilm and Disney are immensely proud. In shepherding this new trilogy, which is separate from the episodic Skywalker saga, Johnson will introduce new characters from a corner of the galaxy that Star Wars lore has never before explored.

“We all loved working with Rian on The Last Jedi,” said Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm. “He’s a creative force, and watching him craft The Last Jedi from start to finish was one of the great joys of my career. Rian will do amazing things with the blank canvas of this new trilogy.”

“We had the time of our lives collaborating with Lucasfilm and Disney on The Last Jedi,” Johnson and Bergman said in a joint statement. “Star Wars is the greatest modern mythology and we feel very lucky to have contributed to it. We can’t wait to continue with this new series of films.”

So what could this mean? We might get a hint of something when we actually get to see Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Obviously Johnson left quite the impression on Kennedy and the gang. Perhaps it will be based on ideas that might have been left on the cutting room floor, or perhaps it could be based on something entirely new that he has dreamed up.

It might be interesting to separate this from the Force, and go in a totally different direction. What are you looking for in a Skywalker-less Star Wars trilogy? Leave your thoughts in the appropriate places!

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A Star Wars fan since 1978, he has a passion for all things Star Wars and wonders why May the 4th is not a national holiday. He lives in the wastelands of middle Georgia with his wife, two girls, and two dogs.

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LEGO Kessel Run Millennium Falcon Revealed!

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LEGO has officially unveiled one of their upcoming sets for Solo: A Star Wars Story. The new set includes seven mini-figures, two of which are not shown. As you can see, the new LEGO set gives us a look at the new/old vehicle. From this look it appears the main guns have changed, as well as the satellite dish, and front end. These are just a few of the changes that have been to the earlier version of the ship.

Check out all the details, including a few images below!

75212 – Kessel Run Millennium Falcon

Piece Count: 1,414

Price: $169.99 

Outsmart the villainous overseers and escape the Kessel Mines aboard the amazing Millennium Falcon! Pull amazing maneuvers from the cockpit. Jump in the laser turrets and fire back at pursuing craft. Then check the hyperdrive and get ready to jump to safety! After all that excitement, kick back with Han and his friends with a drink from the bar, while you let Chewbacca win at Dejarik. Then it’s off to bed for a well-earned snooze in the bunk aboard the fastest ship in the galaxy! 

Characters

  • Han Solo™; Chewbacca™; Qi’ra™; Lando Calrissian™; Kessel droid and two additional characters!

New products inspired by new and beloved characters from Solo: A Star Wars Story will start rolling out at retail in April.

About Solo: A Star Wars Story:

The upcoming Han Solo film will be directed by Ron Howard, and will be produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur, and Simon Emanuel. The film stars Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, Emilia Clarke, Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, and Woody Harrelson as Garris Shrike (unconfirmed). The movie hits theaters May 25, 2018.

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Hasbro Reveals First Solo: A Star Wars Story Toys

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Recreate classic moments from the STAR WARS saga and get ready for all new adventures as SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY races into theaters in May 2018! Fans will be able to imagine their own stories with HASBRO’s new line of action figures and vehicles featuring beloved characters such as HAN SOLO, CHEWBACCA, and LANDO CALRISSIAN.

Items from the Spring 2018 STAR WARS product line include:

FORCE LINK ACTION FIGURES

STAR WARS FORCE LINK 2.0 STARTER SET

(Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $29.99/Available: Spring 2018)

Bring STAR WARS adventures to life with the newly designed FORCE LINK 2.0 STARTER SET including FORCE LINK wearable technology, which allows fans to activate movie sound effects and phrases in more than 30 compatible STAR WARS toys! Use the Force with an exclusive 3.75-inch HAN SOLO figure only available in the FORCE LINK 2.0 STARTER SET, featuring unique sounds and expressions from SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY. FORCE LINK technology unlocks an extensive collection of sounds and phrases with compatible figures, accessories, vehicles, and playsets. Includes FORCE LINK wearable technology and exclusive 3.75-inch figure. Compatible with all products in the FORCE LINK line, each sold separately. Requires 3 AAA batteries, not included. Available at most major retailers.

STAR WARS FORCE LINK 2.0 STARTER SET

STAR WARS FORCE LINK 2.0 STARTER SET

STAR WARS 3.75-INCH FIGURE Assortment

(Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $7.99/Available: Spring 2018)

Enter the world of STAR WARS and launch into action and adventure! Each 3.75-inch figure features five points of articulation and comes with unique battle accessories. Characters include classic heroes and villains, as well as favorite characters from SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY, STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI, and ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY such as CHEWBACCA, LUKE SKYWALKER, QI’RA, K-2SO, MAZ KANATA, and more. Activate an array of sounds and phrases specific to each character with FORCE LINK 2.0 wearable technology. FORCE LINK wearable technology is compatible with all products in the FORCE LINK line, each sold separately. Available at most major retailers.

SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY 3.75-INCH KESSEL RUN MILLENNIUM FALCON VEHICLE

(Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $99.99/Available: Spring 2018)

Make the KESSEL RUN in less than 12 parsecs with the MILLENNIUM FALCON! Relive the adventure and imagine flying through every obstacle like ace pilot HAN SOLO with speed and action. Fans will experience flashing lights and sounds as they pretend to race along KESSEL RUN. Press the button to pretend that the iconic starship kicks in to hyperdrive with lights and sounds. Press the button a second time for accelerated lights and sounds as well as activate the rumble pack vibrations! Push the button a third time to pretend that your ship picks up even more speed and watch the panels pop off before rumbling to the finish line! Comes with an exclusive 3.75-inch scale HAN SOLO figure and removable mini ship. Both the figure and mini ship are FORCE LINK 2.0 enabled, with phrases and sounds activated by the wearable technology, sold separately. Includes 1 vehicle (with removable mini ship) and 1 figure. Requires 3 AA batteries, included. Available at most major retailers.

SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY 3.75-INCH KESSEL RUN MILLENNIUM FALCON VEHICLE

SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY 3.75-INCH KESSEL RUN MILLENNIUM FALCON VEHICLE

STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES Action Figures

STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH Figure Assortment

(Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Spring 2018)

Take your STAR WARS collection to the next level with these incredibly detailed figures. These premium 6-inch scale figures are designed with extensive detail and articulation for the ultimate collector. Characters include HAN SOLO, LANDO CALRISSIAN, and more. Each figure sold separately. Available at most major retailers and on HasbroToyShop.com.

Han solo

Han solo

Lando Calrissian

Lando Calrissian

Qi'Ra

Qi’Ra

Imperial Range Trooper

Imperial Range Trooper

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Kotobukiya Introduces New Captain Phasma Statue!

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A KOTOBUKIYA Japanese import! One of the most visually distinctive troopers from the entire Star Wars saga is getting an upgrade from Kotobukiya, having appeared previously as an ARTFX+ Statue and now joining the elite ranks of the 1/6th scale ARTFX series. Debuting in Star Wars Episode VII: The ForceAwakens as a leader of First Order Stormtroopers and returning to punish the traitor FN-2187 in TheLast Jedi is the sleek and stylish CAPTAIN PHASMA! Played by actress Gwendoline Christie, the captain is a commanding officer in the First Order approximately three decades after the Battle of Endor and the death of Emperor Palpatine. She survived the destruction of Starkiller Base and continued to hunt down the Resistance under the ultimate command of General Hux and Supreme Leader Snoke, even supervising the attempted execution of Finn and Rose aboard the Star Destroyer Supremacy. Captain Phasma advances menacingly, ready to crush anyone in the way of the First Order! She stands in a powerful pose, stepping forward with her head down, one hand leading the way in front of her, and the other stretched out behind her holding a wicked spear. The Captain wears her iconic Chromium Stormtrooper armor, replicated here with a special metal plating polished to a mirror sheen. Her armor is intricately detailed and features a belt with utility items, panels and decorations, and even a matching silver blaster attached to her right thigh; meanwhile, a long black cape edged in red billows out behind her making her look even more intimidating! Captain Phasma towers 16 ½ inches (1/6 scale) perpetually striding forward on a beautiful black and red display base. Recruit this captain to a position of power in your Star Wars collection!

Available October 2018.

© & ™ Lucasfilm Ltd.

This new piece will be up for pre-order soon. You can still order the original Star Wars: The Force Awakens Captain Phasma ArtFX+ Statue from Entertainment Earth!

Star Wars The Last Jedi Captain Phasma ARTFX statue

Star Wars The Last Jedi Captain Phasma ARTFX statue

Star Wars The Last Jedi Captain Phasma ARTFX statue

Star Wars The Last Jedi Captain Phasma ARTFX statue

Star Wars The Last Jedi Captain Phasma ARTFX statue

Star Wars The Last Jedi Captain Phasma ARTFX statue

Star Wars The Last Jedi Captain Phasma ARTFX statue

Star Wars The Last Jedi Captain Phasma ARTFX statue

Star Wars The Last Jedi Captain Phasma ARTFX statue

Star Wars The Last Jedi Captain Phasma ARTFX statue

Note: If you purchase one of the awesome products featured above, we earn a small commission from the retailer. Thank you for your support.

About Kotobukiya:

Founded in 1953, Kotobukiya has grown into Japan’s #1 collector toy company, with a peerless reputation for quality and craftsmanship. The firm has developed a number of the world’s best-loved properties into exquisite collectible statues, figures, and kits that bring joy and value to fans the world over. You owe it to yourself to check out the superb offerings from Kotobukiya!

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