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JJ Abrams and Kathleen Kennedy attending Celebration
Mara - Feb 19 2015 05:01 PM
While we haven't seen much of The Force Awakens yet, one thing we have seen is the highly controversial cross-guard lightsaber wielded by the mysterious cloaked figure currently known to us only by a brief segment of the teaser trailer, and his name: Kylo Ren.
In an interview with the New Yorker, Apple's chief designer Jonathan Ive has recalled a dinner party conversation he attended with Star Wars director JJ Abrams where the topic of conversation turned towards lightsaber design.
It was just a conversation... I thought it would be interesting if it were less precise, and just a little bit more spitty... more analog and more primitive, and I think, in that way, somehow more ominous.
It's unknown as to how influential Ive's suggestion to Abrams was, but if anybody was going to design a more sinister looking lightsaber it would be Apple.
The Force Awakens director JJ Abrams and producer Kathleen Kennedy have been announced as special guests at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim this April.
Star Wars Celebration Anaheim kicks off on Thursday April 16th 2015, and this year they are starting big with JJ Abrams and Kathleen Kennedy taking some time out from supervising the finishing touches on The Force Awakens to open the show at 10am.
This year promises the biggest Celebration yet, and is the first of the four-day events to be held in the US following the acquisition of Lucasfilm by Disney. An all new art show featuring over 30 artists, as well as displays of props from the Star Wars saga are among the attractions on offer this year.
Other guests include Anthony Daniels, Carrie Fisher, Steve Sansweet, Kenny Baker, and the cast of Rebels.
Tickets are on sale now at the official Celebration website.
Disney XD series, Rebels has become the latest Star Wars offering for Minecraft Xbox Edition, with a new skin pack featuring 32 new skins, including Ezra Bridger, Hera Syndulla, Kanan Jarrus, Sabine Wren, Chopper, and more.
This follows the release of last year's classic skin pack featuring characters from the classic trilogy, with Microsoft promising more Star Wars content for Minecraft in the future.
Here's the full list contained in the new skin pack:
- Ezra Bridger
- Kanan Jarrus
- Hera Syndulla
- Zeb Orrelios
- Sabine Wren
- Agent Kallus
- AT-DP Pilot
- Stormtrooper Commander
- Stormtrooper Tagged
- Cikatro Vizago
- IGRM Droid Variant 1
- IGRM Droid Variant 2
- Lothal Farmer
- Minister Maketh Tua
- Ezra Bridger Imperial Cadet
- Commandant Aresko
- Senator Gall Trayvis
The Star Wars Rebels Minecraft skin pack is out now on Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
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!