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Star Wars: Episode VII Built The Millennium Falcon, Check It Out For Yourself

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millennium falconIt’s no secret that the Millennium Falcon is going to be in Star Wars: Episode VII. We don’t know much about the plot or the story or who the main actors are going to play, but we’re certain we’ll the see the old bucket of bolts in some capacity. It could be mothballed and sitting in an intergalactic junkyard, but it will be there. We’ve seen photos of it being constructed, heard rumors as to who may be piloting the old girl, and Kevin Smith can’t shut up about what it was like to stand on the set. And now some new pictures have surfaced showing another side of the classic craft, as well as another fan favorite vehicle.

A photojournalist, and pilot, for the BBC named Matthew Myatt was out flying around and spotted something interesting on the ground and was able to snap a few photos. Which you can see after the jump.

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Star Wars Franchise To Follow In Marvel Films’ Hulk-Sized Footsteps

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guardians of the galaxyFive years ago, when Disney’s four-fingered hands wrapped themselves around Marvel Studios for $4 billion, one of the main conversations among fanboys was the potential Mickey-fication of comic book movies. Given Marvel films are generally lighter fare than DC’s more broodish material, the House of Mouse’s presence was almost unnoticiable on the screen. But in the box office, it was very, very apparent, and Disney will use those same strategies in bringing Star Wars to audiences in every kind of media imaginable. Who’d have thunk it? A-hyuk!

Disney’s chief financial officer Jay Rasulo spoke at the Goldman Sachs’ Communacopia Conference in New York City today, and he shined a light(saber) or two on where the franchise would be headed: everywhere. Disney’s ability to cram its way into people’s minds and hearts is only topped by its dedication to sapping wallets of all the money inside. So the marketing and moneymaking angle is the perfect place for Disney to figure into the Star Wars universe. But it’s with the success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and its building presence through TV, books, video games, DVDs, toys and more that Rasulo and his team could be better prepared to handle a franchise that goes across galaxies and eras.

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Star Wars Art Prints Should Liven Up Any Wretched Hive Of Scum And Villainy

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“Boba” by Tim Proctor

The rejiggered Star Wars universe has begun rolling out the first elements of its new canon, with Star Wars: A New Dawn hitting shelves recently and the Star Wars Rebels animated series due to premiere in a few short weeks. (There’s also a little film called Episode VII due out next year.) But if you’re craving even more of George Lucas’ galaxy far, far away, an upcoming Star Wars-themed online art show could be just the thing, and an excuse to bedeck your walls some awesome sci-fi artwork.

Described as “an online artists’ alley,” Acme Archives’ “Join the Alliance” event is currently underway and featuring a collection of Star Wars art by nearly twenty different artists. You can purchase any of the prints for $40, and the event will be running through September 15, just in case you need to wait for a paycheck to clear or something.

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Boba Fett’s Slave 1 Makes For A Pretty Spectacular Lego Set

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Boba1The Star Wars movies are full of iconic spaceships. Han Solo’s Millennium Falcon. The Empire’s massive Star Destroyers. The rival X-wing and TIE fighters. But Boba Fett’s badass Slave 1 has always been one of my favorites, and it was easily the Star Wars toy vehicle I played with the most as a kid. (Granted, I never could afford the Falcon, but still.) And given that Boba Fett is such a fan favorite, even in spite of relatively little screen time, I’m guessing I’m not the only one who loves his sweet ride, even if it does kind of look like an iron. But it looks positively awesome as the star of an upcoming Star Wars Lego set (via Brickset).

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Star Wars: Episode VII’s Post-Jedi Galaxy May Not Look Like What You Expect

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Star WarsAside from hearing that production resumed after a two week hiatus in August, there hasn’t been much on the Star Wars: Episode VII news front. Well that’s certainly changed as there are now a ton of rumors surfacing, some that contradict what we’ve heard, others that seem to corroborate earlier reports.

As should be clear, this contains potential MASSIVE SPOILERS, like even the end of the movie kinds of spoilers, so if you don’t want the movie ruined, maybe, stop reading now. You’ve been warned.

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Star Wars: A New Dawn Excerpt Introduces Rebels’ Twi’lek Hero

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NewDawnWith several decades’ worth of secondary Star Wars content now relegated to the non-canon Star Wars Legends banner, George Lucas’ galaxy far, far away is set to be much more tightly knit in the future, with all the various multimedia stories now closely monitored and unfolding in a single shared universe with Lucasfilm’s official stamp of approval. The first major chunk of the new Star Wars Expanded Universe released this week in the form of Star Wars: A New Dawn, a novel set between the events of the Clone Wars ‘toon and the upcoming Star Wars Rebels. It tells the story of how two of that show’s heroes, the former Jedi Kanan Jarrus and the Twi’lek pilot Hera Syndula, first meet and join forces Now you can read a short excerpt from A New Dawn to decide if it should be on your must-read list.

The events of A New Dawn lead straight into Rebels, which focuses on the early origins of the rebellion against the Galactic Empire and its tyrannical ruler, Emperor Palpatine. Written by John Jackson Miller, it’s the first novel under the aegis of the Lucasfilm Story Group, whose job it is to keep track of all the assorted content which will form the new Star Wars canon. So details of the adventure Kanan and Hera share in A New Dawn may well be referenced in Rebels, or other new Star Wars content to follow, and they’ll certainly give you insights into the characters and animated series that you wouldn’t have otherwise.