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Jedi Outcast and Jedi academy announced for Nintendo Switch

In what some consider to be a totally random announcement Disney has stated Jedi Outcast and Jedi Academy are to be ported to the Nintendo Switch. In fact Star Wars Jedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast will be released on September 24th while Jedi Academy is slated for early 2020. So far the Nintendo Switch has been devoid of Star Wars. Which is something I have complained about before – and we are not counting Star Wars Pinball set for September 13th. While I am excited with Star Wars content making its way to the Nintendo console I am also disappointed....

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Disney announces new ‘Canon’ Star Wars literature

This morning the Walt Disney Company announced that the Star Wars literature and comic-books know as the Expanded Universe is not canon. Fans have been dreading the announcement ever since the first rumors started about Episode 7 some 10 years ago. Now it would seem that all those novels and comics are ready for the trashcan as Disney announces it will release 4 new ‘Canon’ novels as a tie-in for next years new Star Wars movie. I myself won’t mourn the Expanded Universe much, ever since the Yuuzhan Vong invasion it has been little more than junk. The amount of derivative work was just...

George Lucas sells LucasFilm for 4 Billion!

George Lucas sells LucasFilm for 4 Billion!

In news that took many people by surprise. George Lucas, creator of the Star Wars franchise and his own film studio Lucasfilm, will sell both to Disney for 4 billion dollars. In return George Will buy into Disney for some 2 billion and become a significant shareholder. This deal will also include the sale of the Star Wars merchandise business, Industrial Light & Magic and Skywalker Sound. According to George Lucas ‘It’s now time for me to pass Star Wars on to a new generation of filmmakers’. Others drew parallel with Disney’s previous acquisition of Marvel, also for the sum of...