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Episode VII X-wing revealed

Episode VII X-wing revealed
23 July 2014 - 09:16 PM

During the latest Force for Change video message, JJ Abrams has teased us with a glimpse at a new starfighter for Star Wars Episode VII.

Latest: Since this article was published, the mystery starfighter has been confirmed as an updated version of the X-wing starfighter. Higher resolution images show the detail of the seam where the wings, or S-foils, split to create the distinctive X-wing shape.

Original outdated article continues below.

The starship resembles an X-wing similar to those seen in the classic Star Wars trilogy, but seems to lack the split wing arrangement, leading to fan speculation that it may be based on the expanded universe's Z-95 Headhunter.

The dual engine set-up is similar to the Z-95 version seen in The Clone Wars TV series, so this starfighter may represent an upgraded model of those ships used by clone trooper pilots.

Rian Johnson to direct Episode VIII

Rian Johnson to direct Episode VIII
22 July 2014 - 07:24 AM

American director Rian Johnson has been hired to direct Star Wars Episode VII.

It seems JJ Abrams is not sticking around after Star Wars Episode VII, and a new face has been cast as the director for the next instalment of the Star Wars saga.

Rian Johnson, director of 2012's sci-fi action thriller Looper starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis, has also recently won a DGA award for directing an episode of the hit TV show Breaking Bad.

Photo credit: Gage Skidmore

Boba Fett Lives!

Boba Fett Lives!
22 July 2014 - 07:16 AM

George Lucas has confirmed that Boba Fett did survive the Sarlacc pit.

During an interview with Star Wars historian JR Rinzler, creator George Lucas apparently confirmed that the fan favourite bounty hunter no longer officially saw his demise in the Sarlacc pit at the end of Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi.

It has been long established in the Star Wars Expanded Universe that Fett had managed to escape and live a long life outside the movies, but this marks the first time that Lucas has stated that he survived the encounter.

Star Wars Expanded Universe Timeline

Check out the timeline! It's still under construction!

In the continuity of the Star Wars saga there are eight clearly defined eras into which every story fits, and you can see these listed below.

The earliest stories occur Before the Republic, and tales of the Sith Wars and Jedi Civil War take place during the Republic era. The time of the Star Wars prequels are nestled within the Rise of the Empire era, which comes to an end with the Battle of Yavin and the start of the Rebellion era. After the fall of the Empire comes a New Republic, but the galaxy is changed again when the Yuuzhan Vong invade the galaxy at the start of the New Jedi Order era. The future is unclear, but many tales have already been told in the Legacy era...

The final publishing category is Infinities, which are often alternate universe or other stories considered non-canon. We currently have not included these stories in our timeline.

As new stories are always being added, this is a continuous work in progress, so if you spot a mistake or omission please let us know!

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