Greetings Star Wars fans, we’re back for another week of Star Wars news from around the galaxy. We’re kicking things off with Star Wars Celebration Orlando news, the opening panel has been announced for the big Star Wars convention on Thursday April 13, we’ll tell you all about it. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Blu-ray release date has been confirmed and it’s not too “far, far away.” StarWars.com revealed a cast photo for the upcoming stand alone Han Solo movie along with the month the film will be released, it’s good to know that a Star Wars movie will be returning to a May release date. The Star Wars show has a really cool breakdown from this years New York Toy Fair, believe us when we say Force Friday II is going to be awesome this year.
A major announcement for Star Wars Celebration Orlando was made this week, the opening panel has been announced and it will be an epic celebration of the 40th anniversary of Star Wars. The panel will be hosted by none other than Warwick Davis and will feature Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy. There will be some very special announcements and guests for this panel. Rumors are swirling about what kind of announcements could be made during this panel. Speculation has varied from the possibility of Star Wars being released on 4K UHD to thoughts of the original Star Wars trilogy (Pre special editions) being released on Blu-ray. Yours truly will be there and I’ll have all the breaking Star Wars Celebration Orlando news right here on Nuke The Fridge.
A new poster was also unveiled for Star Wars Celebration Orlando and the image looks superb. Star Wars Celebration Orlando is now taking shape!
How many times did you see Rogue One: A Star Wars Story in theaters, 2 maybe 3 times? Some of us maybe 5 times (*cough* right here *cough*) Well, here’s your chance to bring the death star plans to the comfort of your own home. Lucasfilm and Disney have confirmed via The Star Wars Show that Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will be available for Digital HD on March 24th and on Blu-ray HD and DVD on April 4th. Can’t wait to hear once again, “This gold leader standing by, this is red leader standing by!”
StarWars.com released a really cool cast photo from the yet to be titled stand alone Han Solo film. It is also known that principle photography is well under way on the movie. It is also worth noting that the film will be released in May of 2018. The film stars Emilia Clarke, Thandie Newton, Donald Glover, Woody Harrelson, Garris Shrike, Alden Ehrenreich, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Joonas Suotamo. The movie will be directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller.
Our favorite little web show The Star Wars Show has an awesome recap from the New York Toy Fair featuring Hasbro’s Star Wars Black series toy line and Funko pops. They also have some cool news and interviews for your viewing pleasure, check it out below.
That’s all we have this week, tell us what you think of anything we covered and we’ll see you next week!