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Star Wars News: Darth Vader TV specials coming next year? Episode VII releasing in the Spring?

Oct. 18, 2013by: Alex Maidy
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STAR WARS was always going to be expanded under the control of Disney. If anyone thought we weren't going to see a huge influx of products emblazoned with George Lucas' iconic franchise, they were dead wrong. STAR WARS: EPISODE VII is going to be a huge event across every type of merchandising, moreso than anything we have seen to date. With the new cartoon REBELS coming and other shows and spin-offs in the pipeline, it should not be a shock to know Disney already has some projects lined up to hit screens and stores very soon.

Jedi News UK has revealed a scan from a recent Disney brochure handed out at the European Brand Licensing Show that reveals not only are we getting REBELS and other LEGO STAR WARS items, but there are some Darth Vader themed specials coming to Disney XD. The plurality of specials makes me think that these will be something akin to the YODA CHRONICLES cartoons recently airing on the network. We don't have any way of knowing if these specials are animated or live action, but the focus being on Darth Vader is news.

In the same brochure is the listing of STAR WARS: EPISODE VII with a release date of Spring/Summer 2015. We have heard everything from the traditional May release that the other films in the series have shared all the way to a potential Christmas push to allow J.J. Abrams more time to get the movie ready. Could the inclusion of Spring here mean that STAR WARS: EPISODE VII may be coming in April? That would allow enough of a cushion before the release of THE AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON and likely give Disney up to eight straight weeks of box office dominance.

Whichever the case may be, it is cool to see how much STAR WARS is coming our way. Are you as excited as I am?

Source: Jedi News UK

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11:07AM on 10/20/2013

Call of Jedi

What we really need is the next gen gaming console (Star Wars) experience we deserve. A first person shooter in the vein of the Call of Duty franchise or Halo.
How have they not cracked this code yet?
What we really need is the next gen gaming console (Star Wars) experience we deserve. A first person shooter in the vein of the Call of Duty franchise or Halo.
How have they not cracked this code yet?
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7:29PM on 10/20/2013
Actually there was one in the works and very close to completion I believe. Once Disney took over they stopped production on the game as well as the badass looking 1313 which was rumored to be about Boba Fett. As far as i know these games are in limbo right now
Actually there was one in the works and very close to completion I believe. Once Disney took over they stopped production on the game as well as the badass looking 1313 which was rumored to be about Boba Fett. As far as i know these games are in limbo right now
5:22AM on 10/19/2013
Coming soon to Disney: 'Darth Vader: The Slaughter Years'. Your kids will love it!
Coming soon to Disney: 'Darth Vader: The Slaughter Years'. Your kids will love it!
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4:32AM on 10/19/2013
"Star Wars" and "TV special" in the same sentence brought to mind Life Day. I'm sorry.
"Star Wars" and "TV special" in the same sentence brought to mind Life Day. I'm sorry.
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12:13AM on 10/19/2013

VADER SERIES BASED ON JEDI HUNT MIGHT BE COOL...

A series based on the hunting down the Jedi might be cool but Sith kind of soured me as it portrays Vader as pretty much a tool. A rebel or X-Wing Fighter series like the books would be more attractive. Actually there are several book series that would make great mini-series or trilogies of some kind since some of the book series are trilogies. There's nothing wrong at all with doing these as TV series either. Very few space based sci-fi series do badly on cable (ie. Babylon, Star Trek,
A series based on the hunting down the Jedi might be cool but Sith kind of soured me as it portrays Vader as pretty much a tool. A rebel or X-Wing Fighter series like the books would be more attractive. Actually there are several book series that would make great mini-series or trilogies of some kind since some of the book series are trilogies. There's nothing wrong at all with doing these as TV series either. Very few space based sci-fi series do badly on cable (ie. Babylon, Star Trek, Stargate, etc). The market and fan base is there so why not. Disney seems to be wary of saturation but who know. We'll see.
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12:12AM on 10/19/2013
Let's see Vader during the Jedi purge, hunting down Rebels, introduce a couple names, lightsaber swishing, no Anakin "Jedi Date-rapist" Skywalker
Let's see Vader during the Jedi purge, hunting down Rebels, introduce a couple names, lightsaber swishing, no Anakin "Jedi Date-rapist" Skywalker
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6:57PM on 10/18/2013
I would be interested in a Darth Vader series. He certainly has enough depth as a character to carry the show.

And I love the photo on top of the article. I'm a die hard fan of Mad Men and its one of my favorite shows of all time.
I would be interested in a Darth Vader series. He certainly has enough depth as a character to carry the show.

And I love the photo on top of the article. I'm a die hard fan of Mad Men and its one of my favorite shows of all time.
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