Star Wars Day News Wrap Up

Hope everyone had a fantastic May the 4th and had a chance to watch their favourite Star Wars content.

As is traditional now with Star Wars day, Disney and affiliated partners treated us to several updates on various projects that take place within a galaxy far, far away. Here is a summary of some of the biggest stories that we got news of.

Taika Waititi To Direct And Co-Write A Star Wars Feature Film

ACADEMY AWARD WINNER TAIKA WAITITI TO DIRECT AND CO-WRITE NEW STAR WARS FEATURE FILM FOR THEATRICAL RELEASE; OSCAR NOMINEE KRYSTY WILSON-CAIRNS TO CO-WRITE SCREENPLAY WITH WAITITI 
EMMY NOMINEE LESLYE HEADLAND TO WRITE, PRODUCE, AND SERVE AS SHOWRUNNER FOR NEW UNTITLED STAR WARS SERIES FOR DISNEY+.

Academy Award® winner Taika Waititi, who recently won Best Adapted Screenplay for Jojo Rabbit and directed the widely-acclaimed first season finale episode of The Mandalorian on Disney+, will direct and co-write a new Star Wars feature film for theatrical release.

Joining Waititi on the screenplay will be Academy Award® nominee Krysty Wilson-Cairns (1917, Last Night in Soho), who received a BAFTA Award for Outstanding British Film of the Year on the three-time Oscar-winning film, 1917.

In addition, Emmy®-nominated writer Leslye Headland (Russian Doll, Bachelorette) is currently developing a new untitled Star Wars series for Disney+. Headland will write, executive produce, and serve as showrunner for the series, which adds to a growing list of Star Wars stories for Disney’s streaming platform including The Mandalorian, now in post-production on Season Two, and two other previously announced series: one based on Cassian Andor’s life prior to the events of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and another following the adventures of Obi-Wan Kenobi between Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: A New Hope.

Release dates for both Waititi’s and Headland’s projects have not yet been announced.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Receives New Journey+

(Minor spoilers to follow!)

Welcome back, Jedi. You’ve faced the trials and tribulations of a dangerous galaxy. You’ve confronted troopers, beasts, Inquisitors, and a foe far greater than all of them combined. But despite all that, you made it through!

To start things off, we wanted to take this time to thank all of you! From the day we first announced the game to right now, it’s been an absolutely wild ride and a truly humbling experience to see how much so many of you have enjoyed this game. We’ve thoroughly enjoyed seeing many of you react so positively to the game, from your screenshots, videos, fan art, cosplay, live stream reactions, and more!

From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for being such a supportive community! It means the galaxy to us. Your passion has moved us so much that we felt we just had to do something extra as a thank you, and that’s where this update comes in.

Available now, we’re releasing a free content update for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order™. Within it, you’ll find new cosmetics for Cal and BD-1, new modes for those of you who’ve become a Jedi, and some additional tweaks and fixes that should make things more enjoyable for all players.

Let’s get into the details!Click for more details

Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Key Art And Interview

“WE WERE ALWAYS GOING TO GO BIG!”: INSIDE LEGO STAR WARS: THE SKYWALKER SAGA
PLUS, GET A FIRST LOOK AT THE GAME’S KEY ART — REVEALED IN CELEBRATION OF STAR WARS DAY!

LEGO Star Wars is one of the few gaming franchises that’s truly for everyone. Kids and families play it. Older hardcore gamers play it. Couples play it together. And it’s easy to see why. With a unique combination of challenging puzzles, fun LEGO builds, and tons of gags, the series offers something for all kinds of players. So, to say LEGO Star Wars games are popular would be a LEGO Death Star-sized understatement. And it’s been almost four years since the release of the series’ last entry, LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Well, LEGO Star Wars is about to strike back. In a big way.

LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, arriving later this year for the Xbox One family of devices, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and PC, will span all nine Skywalker saga films, feature hundreds of playable characters and ships, and allow fans to start at any point in the timeline — a first for the franchise. It looks to be the ultimate love letter to both the series, which began in 2005, and to its loyal fans. In celebration of Star Wars Day, StarWars.com is excited to reveal the game’s key art below — a vibrant image that beautifully pays tribute to each trilogy —  and we also caught up with Jonathan Smith, head of production and strategic director at TT Games, and Craig Derrick, managing producer at Lucasfilm Games, to discuss the development of LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga.

Click for full interview

Vader Immortal Is Coming To PSVR

VADER IMMORTAL WILL BRING THE DARK SIDE TO PLAYSTATION VR
THE AWARD-WINNING TITLE FROM ILMXLAB HEADS TO PLAYSTATION VR THIS SUMMER.

Get ready to feel the power of the Force on PlayStation VR.

StarWars.com is excited to announce that Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series, developed by ILMxLAB, is coming to PlayStation VR this summer. All three episodes will be available for one individual purchase, giving fans the chance to experience Vader Immortal in its entirety.

A canonical part of the Star Wars galaxy, Vader Immortal is a cinematic, narrative adventure connected to the events of Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire — also produced by ILMxLAB — and is set between Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: A New Hope.

Price and release date will be announced soon. For more on Vader Immortal, check out StarWars.com’s previous in-depth coverage:

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