Star Wars Australia + New Zealand //
Fans at San Diego Comic-Con’s Hall H were treated to a special look behind the scenes of Star Wars: The Force Awakens by director J.J. Abrams, producer and Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy and writer Lawrence Kasdan.
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THE LATEST //
Experience the Battle of Jakku, the pivotal moment when the New Republic confronted key Imperial holdouts on a remote desert planet. Taking place in the aftermath of the Rebel victory in the Battle of Endor, players will experience the events that created the massive, battle-scarred landscape of Jakku shown in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Star Wars Battlefront: The Battle of Jakku is available December 8th on PS4, PC and Xbox One.
The cast and filmmakers of Star Wars: The Force Awakens are teaming up with Omaze to support 15 incredible causes! Donate here for your chance to meet the cast at the film's premiere: http://bit.ly/JJandTheForceAwakens
Join us for the next chapter of the Star Wars saga in Disney Infinity 3.0. In the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Play Set, players will travel to a galaxy far, far away alongside new heroes and old friends in search for a much-needed ally. Playable characters include Finn, a soldier on a path to adventure and danger, and Rey, a true survivor who is resourceful and capable. Both will join Poe Dameron, the trusted pilot of the Resistance who uses his expert flying skills to travel the galaxy, and Kylo Ren, an enforcer for the First Order who terrorizes the galaxy with devious acts.
THE FORCE AWAKENS //
Spotlight of the Week //
The most sacred world to the Jedi Order, the ancient planet Ilum is forever encased in ice, and whipped by biting winds. Hidden beneath the frozen surface is a Jedi Temple from the very dawn of the Order. It is here, within the legendary Crystal Caves, that Jedi initiates must undergo The Gathering. The rite of passage, handed down over centuries, requires Jedi younglings to trust their instincts, overcome inner obstacles, and find the unique Ilum crystal that is attuned to their Force presence. Upon retrieving the crystal, a Jedi initiate begins the process of constructing his or her lightsaber, under the guidance of Professor Huyang.
Ahsoka escorts a group of younglings to Ilum, where they will learn from Yoda and undergo a crucial rite of passage: the construction of their lightsabers. They grapple with both physical and inner challenges as they face the dangerous task ahead of them.
At the heart of every Jedi lightsaber is a kyber crystal found on several planets, most notably the icebound caves of Ilum. This crystal is attuned to the Force, and connected to a Jedi Knight on a deeply personal level. In this way, a lightsaber is an extension of a Jedi's Force awareness. Because Jedi let the Force guide their selection of the crystal, the vibration that the crystal creates in the lightsaber blade helps Jedi center themselves and find balance in the Force. In this way, a Jedi can center his or her attention beyond the distractions of combat. A lightsaber crystal is colorless until first attuned and connected to a Jedi -- at which times it glows either blue or green, or in some rare instances, another shade. From that point on, it retains that hue.
A noble order of protectors unified by their ability to tap into the power of the Force, the Jedi Order were the guardians of peace and justice in the Galactic Republic. The age of the Jedi would end, however, due to a nefarious plot by the Sith Lord Darth Sidious.
Behind the Scenes //
Carrie Fisher discusses how petrified she was about her iconic swing stunt with Mark Hamill in Star Wars. Star Wars: The Digital Movie Collection is available for the first time ever on Digital HD April 10th.
Ashley Eckstein, voice of Ashoka Tano on Star Wars: The Clone Wars, showcases some amazing Star Wars fan groups from around the world, including the 501st, the Rebel Legion, and more.
Star Wars Rebels //
In this preview of the Star Wars Rebels episode “Stealth Strike,” Rex and Kanan don stormtrooper disguises for an impromptu undercover rescue mission. But the effort turns out to be more complicated than originally anticipated…
In this preview of the Star Wars Rebels episode “Stealth Strike,” Rex and Kanan go undercover as stormtroopers for an important mission. They might make a good team…if they don’t kill each other first.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars //
Star Wars Celebration is coming July 15-17, 2016, to the Excel London Exhibition Centre. Lucasfilm's official fan festival, Star Wars Celebration includes appearances from the saga's actors and creators, in-depth panels, exclusive merchandise, and lots more. We would be honored if you would join us.