BE­YOND THE MUL­TI­PLEX

Star Wars is as­sault­ing ev­ery imag­in­able medium — here are just a few

Empire (Australasia) - - On Screen - JAMES DYER

TV

Rebels ends next year but a live­ac­tion Star Wars show is in devel­op­ment, ar­riv­ing on Dis­ney’s streaming plat­form in 2019. Whether it will make use of the 50-odd scripts de­vel­oped for Star Wars: Un­der­world is un­known.

BOOKS

Younglings will de­vour Chewie And The Porgs, not to men­tion the Forces Of Des­tiny tie-ins. For grown-ups, the sec­ond in­stal­ment in Ti­mothy Zahn’s new Thrawn se­ries ar­rives in June.

COMICS

Last Jedi tie-ins aside, Darth Vader and Poe Dameron have on­go­ing se­ries, with a DJ one shot in­com­ing, while a lim­ited-run Thrawn se­ries, based on this year’s novel, is set for early 2018.

GAMES

While Bat­tle­front II had a rocky launch (mi­cro trans­ac­tions lead to anger, anger leads to hate etc), EA has another, story-led game in the works. Mean­while, Ti­tan­fall de­vel­oper Res­pawn is also work­ing on a su­per se­cret Star Wars tie-in.

THEME PARKS

Star Wars comes to Cal­i­for­nia in 2019 when Gal­axy’s Edge, the galac­tic­themed wing of Dis­ney­land, opens to the pub­lic. You’ll also be able to stay in the site’s Star Wars ho­tel — bi­nary sun views avail­able.

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