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If it were up to J.J. Abrams, he'd be able to keep his mouth shut about
"Super 8" — his upcoming, Steven Spielberg-produced summer blockbuster —
until the movie slips into theaters June 10. That PR-free approach may
have flown back when Abrams was making home movies to premiere, say, in
his parents' basement, but that's just not how Hollywood works.
And so, as part of MTV News' Summer Movie Preview week, Abrams
skipped away from a scoring set, where he's overseeing the orchestral
music, to chat about the movie. We already know the film is set in Ohio
in 1979 and follows six kids who are using a Super 8 camera to make a
zombie flick. One night, they end up filming near a set of train tracks
and capture a calamitous wreck and the creature that emerges from the
wreckage. Soon the military pulls into town, and things start to get,
well, very funky for these unsuspecting residents.
What we haven't learned much about is the nature of Abrams…
The origins of Tom Clancy’s character will be explored…
Deadline reports that screenwriter David Koepp (The Shadow, Spider-Man, War of the Worlds, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull,
etc.) has been hired to draft a new Jack Ryan script. The idea is that
Koepp will take Tom Clancy's character back to his younger days in an
The original spec script written by Adam Cozad contains the traumatic helicopter crash that was referenced in The Hunt for Red October, and Koepp's re-writes are expected to keep this part of the story.
LOS ANGELES — Hollywood had better hope that this weekend means spring will go out like a lion and summer comes in like a bull.
Fresh off one of its worst quarters in years, the
film industry is banking on a slate of big-name sequels — and perhaps
some amnesia about 3-D films — bringing a jolt to attendance, which has
been mired in a six-month slump.
This weekend marked the first in two months in which sales outpaced the same weekend last year, led by the debut of 20th Century Fox 3-D 'toon Rio. It earned $39.2 million.
The need for a rebound, some analysts say, is
pressing. The first quarter of 2011 saw just two movies crack $100
million: the 2-D comedies Rango and Just Go With It. And some high-profile movies struggled when they ventured into the third dimension, despite premium ticket prices.
"Audiences are skeptical of us," says Transformers director Michael Bay. "And they should be."
That reluctance put attendance at 261 million
tickets sold for the…
Telltale Games is currently developing games for Xbox 360, the studio has announced.
Recent titles such as Back to the Future, Puzzle Agent and Tales of
Monkey Island have all side-stepped the platform in favour of iOS, PC,
PlayStation 3 and/or WiiWare.
However, the developer confirmed on its Twitter feed that it was now working with Microsoft again.
"We're very excited to announce that we are officially publishing games
for the XBox 360! We will still be coming to other platforms as well,"
read one Tweet.
"No announcements on what's coming to the XBox 360 from us yet but we
have some exciting stuff in store! Stay tuned!" followed another.
Telltale currently has Jurassic Park, Law & Order: Los Angeles,
Puzzle Agent 2, The Walking Dead, Fables, Hector: Badge of Carnage and a
new Kings Quest title in development.
A statement from CEO Dan Connors yesterday announcing a delay to its Jurassic Park tie-in
read "We'll be investing the e…
DreamWorks and Warner Bros., which had been working on competing Martin
Luther King biopics, are teaming to make one, TheWrap confirmed
The new project is a 50-50 coventure of DreamWorks and Warner Bros.
Kario Salem, who had been attached to Warner Bros. version, will write the script.
(Left to right) Stephen Spielberg, John Williams and George Lucas unveil USC's John Williams Scoring Stage. Photograph by Brian King LOS
ANGELES—Composer John Williams and directors Steven Spielberg and
George Lucas were on hand as the University of Southern California's
School of Cinematic Arts unveiled its newly christened John Williams
Scoring Stage on Tuesday at the USC campus.
The 1,900-square-foot room, formerly known as the Steven Spielberg
stage, was built in 1983 and is regularly used to record music for
student films made by USC directors. The renaming, a USC spokesman said,
was "a tribute to Steven and George's long collaborations with
(Williams) and a recognition of how important an inspiring name like
John's is to the next generation here at the school."
Williams, 79, called it "an indescribable honor and privilege" and spoke
of the scoring stage as a place that "brings together the sister arts
of film and music.... …
It was a fantasy world plucked from George Lucas' imagination.
life could thrive on a planet like Luke Skywalker's Tatooine, with its
two suns, in the Star Wars universe, scientists have claimed.
However, the legendary director did get one detail wrong - the trees would have had black leaves.
Two suns: Life could thrive on a planet like Luke Skywalker's Tatooine, scientists have claimed
Scientists have discovered that the temperature of a star determines
its colour - and at different temperatures, life evolves in very
Photosynthesis - the process by which plants produce energy from sunlight - is altered when the light colour is changed.
Researchers carried out computer simulations to model Earth-like
planets either orbiting two stars close together or one of two widely
More...Massacre at the hillfort: Mass grave that is challenging our beliefs about Iron Age BritainClimate change is melting Arctic coastlines by 30 metres each ye…
It's all systems go for the construction of Lucasfilm's first overseas production facility in Singapore.
the groundbreaking ceremony this afternoon (14 April), it was announced
that the complex will be named 'The Sandcrawler Building'.
The film production company says it's a playful reference to the famous vehicle seen in various Star Wars episodes.
Located in Fusionopolis, the Sandcrawler is set to be ready by 2013 and will house the Singapore arm of Lucasfilm.
Chau, President and Chief Operating Officer of Lucasfilm, says this
will help the republic make further inroads into the gaming, animation
and visual effects industry.
"We are really working out
some very, very innovative gaming ideas. We also have a feature
animation project that is here, that we've talked about, and that
project of course is again top secret, but it will be produced in
Singapore. So i think that will be a real milestone for studio."
According to CinemaBlend and What’s Playing, J.J. Abrams is under tons of pressure from Paramount to make the next “Star Trek” film 3D.
According to What’s Playing, Paramount’s logic for wanting a 3D “Star Trek 2″ is based on George Lucas retooling the “Star Wars” prequels into 3D theatrical releases. It’s confusing reasoning, to be sure.
When approached about the next film being 3D, Simon Pegg, who plays Scotty in the film, said, “As far as I know, no. I mean…it depends. Maybe.”
He went on to say that even though he’s not the hugest cheerleader for 3D, he’s been convinced 3D can work in certain instances, like “The Adventures of Tintin”, his latest acting gig.
“When something’s made to be in 3D, if it is somehow part of the experience, fair enough,” he said. “I’ve done 3D movies. ‘Tintin’ is amazing. That is going to be in 3D and that is going to be amazing. Sometimes, it’s like if you see a movie that doesn’t necessarily lend itself to 3D, like perhaps something that is live-act…
Just got back from the Sci-fi fair held at Newport South Wales. What a great time. I met Gerald Home who played Squid Head and Mon Calamari in Star Wars, Alan Ruscoe who played Plo Koon and numerous Doctor Who characters and Toby Philpott who helped control Jabba in Return Of The Jedi. Take a look at some of the photos and videos. Feel free to leave me a comment or tweet on twitter.
Gerald Home - Great guy who spent time to discuss his experience on Return Of The Jedi
Alan Rusco with me sharing a joke
Below are some more photos including a video of the fair. Includes Daleks, K-9, a David Tennant look-a-like, Stormtroopers and errrr a bird!
According to a report from Kotaku,
gamers may have more on their hands than simple lightsaber combat with a
leaked survey document containing information on unannounced aspects of
gameplay which is said to include Pod Racing and playing as a Rancor
The Pod Racing sequence is said is allow players to control the Pod
Racer by mimicking the movements of a steering wheel with their hands,
while playtime as a Rancor will be undertaken by making stomping motions
in front of the Kinect camera.
Accompanying the leaked survey document was a number of storyboards for a
planned commercial for the title which depicts art drawn in the prequel
and Clone Wars era of the Star Wars universe, further suggesting that
the game will exist within this timeframe, meaning that there is sure to
be some Battle Droid and double-ended lightsaber action around the
Currently LucasArts remains tight-lipped on the validity of the documents leaked.
In the 1980s, little Jedi and Dark Side wannabes sported Star Wars
Underoos. Hmm, do you think Darth Vader wore underwear? How about Yoda?
Fun Fact: The blonde C3PO girl is Erika Eleniak of “Baywatch” fame.
sadly not an official one, but for a custom piece, it’s not so bad!
Sure, the face could do with some work (even if it is based on the
original pixel art design of LeChuck and not his proper artwork), but
the devil (or zombie ghost in this case) is in the details.
Get a load of that base! Not only is there a Stan’s Previously Owned Vessels Sign, but an adorable little Guybrush voodoo doll.
The figure was sculpted by RPGer, and you can see it in more detail at the link below. LeChuck [Figure Realm, via Toycutter]
Russell went undercover for the New Jersey State Police to infiltrate
an organized crime syndicate. He brought down the family, with 48
arrests and 31 guilty pleas in 1986. His work was documented in an HBO
special. (Brandon Kruse/The Palm Beach Post)
Mike Russell is the kind of cop other cops call a “dirt magnet.”
Really, they mean it as a compliment.
The bad guys always seem to come to him, even now that he’s 60, semi-retired and living in Delray Beach.
Recently at lunch, he was approached by a local small-time drug
dealer about buying cocaine and OxyContin – while wearing a T-shirt from
the Hollywood police, a department he consults for from time to time.
That was just his latest come-to-papa conviction.
“When I’m at my happiest is when I’m down in the ghetto, making cases,” he said.
Maybe he exudes a passion for his job that crooks find irresistible, a pheromone for thieves.
How else to explain how the former Irish kid with reddish-brown hair
was invited into t…
Who among us doesn't long for adventure, fortune and glory? When I
first heard about the Indiana Jones archaeological museum exhibit
debuting in Montreal on April 28, I realized we all relate to the epic
quests of legendary truth-seeker Indiana Jones. Played by the
ever-dashing Harrison Ford in movies released between 1981 and 2008, the
earnest, brooding hero made archaeology sexy and ancient relics
I remember seeing Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom in
1984, when I was an awkward, bespectacled kid. I remember the
one-liners, the fedora, the triumphant theme song that made me sure that
good would triumph over evil. Maybe things were simpler then, or maybe I
was just young(er). But like our hero Indy, I believed that things
With the franchise still going strong, there's no better ambassador
than Dr. Indiana Jones to make the science of archaeology exciting and
relevant to a worldwide audience of all ages. As such, on April 28, the …
Palazzo Editions will publish a "major" retrospective of the work of
Steven Spielberg in August 2012, written in co-operation with the
director. Steven Spielberg: A Retrospective will be written by film
critic and documentary maker Richard Schickel, who made documentary
"Spielberg on Spielberg". The book uses Schickel's own interviews with
the director and Spielberg will also write the introduction.
Stills from the DreamWorks archive will illustrate his 40-year
career, from his first film, "Duel", in 1971, through to "Lincoln",
which stars Daniel Day Lewis as US president Abraham Lincoln and will be
released in 2012.
Two other new Spielberg films, "The Adventures of Tintin" and "War
Horse" are also due this year. Palazzo, which celebrates its 10th
anniversary this year, has agreed co-edition sales agreed at auction
with Sterling (North America), De La Martiniere (France), Knesebeck
(Germany) and Forma (Swed…
LONDON — Before it was made into a hit West End play, before it was bound for Broadway, before it was set to be Steven Spielberg’s
next big movie, “War Horse” was a slim, powerful children’s book about a
young man and his beloved horse on the front lines of World War I.
Published in 1982, the book was a “huge nonevent” at the time, according
to its author, Michael Morpurgo; it drew better reviews than his
earlier works but relatively little sales. It did get nominated for a
big national prize, which it failed to win. Mr. Morpurgo, transported to
the ceremony in a limousine, found that the car had mysteriously
dematerialized during the evening; he left by subway.
Undaunted, he kept writing and publishing, sometimes two or three books a
year (he has now written more than 120), and his reputation grew. From
2003 to 2005 Mr. Morpurgo was Britain’s third children’s laureate (a
post similar to that of poet laureate, but for children’s literature),
an honor befitt…
Pixar is preparing for the premier in June of its latest animated film
'Cars 2' -- the sequel to the highly successful original 'Cars' from
five years ago. It will be released as the studio celebrates its 25th
The Make A
Wish Foundation is going out of this world to make a little boy's dream
come true. They will help transform Matthew Grammer into the droid R2D2
from the Star Wars movies.
Matthew and his mom were surprised by a storm
trooper in the lobby of St. Francis Children's Hospital on Tuesday,
where Matthew is undergoing treatments for Leukemia. Matthew says he
chose R2D2 because of its power to control other droids and machines,
and because he's cool.
Engineering students at the University of
Tulsa will help construct the mechanical components of the robot. It
will be fully operational, allowing Matthew to control it while sitting
The Little Mountain production company will
build the shell. It will have all of the lights and make all of the
signs that fans of Star Wars will recognize. Construction of the
life-sized droid should be complete sometime this summer.
AV tech company THX, from Lucasfilm that has set
reproduction standards for theaters, is acquiring the cineSpace Color
Management suite from privately held Cine-Tal Systems, a developer of
image monitoring and color management systems. The acquisition
complements technologies and services THX has long been delivering to
post-production pros. cineSpace is used for DI, vfx, broadcast,
animation and games to produce and render representations of how an
image will appear in its final form."With specific requirements from
creative artists about the way color is displayed, color matching has
become a lengthy, iterative cycle in post-production," per a cineSpace
statement. "cineSpace cuts down on these cycles by removing the
guesswork when dealing with film images and producing accurate image
representations which can be viewed and manipulated on a digital
workstation monitor or projector. This translates into a potential
savings of thousands of dollars and count…
Gareth Edwards, director of the sci-fi hit 'Monsters’, out soon on DVD,
discusses the first visual effects blockbuster.
Luke Skywalker in Star Wars IV - A New Hope (1977)
I compare Star Wars to something like Sgt Pepper in music: the difference
between before and after it was so massive that it’s hard to see how you
could take that step with one film again. It invented the visual-effects
The planets just aligned. You’ve got George Lucas, one of the genius
filmmakers of his generation; John Williams, one of the greatest film
composers who’s ever lived, doing probably his best work; and Ralph
McQuarrie, the brilliant concept designer, doing his. They bring an actor
called Harrison Ford into the spotlight, and so discover the star of a
generation. On top of that, Industrial Light & Magic – probably the greatest
special-effects company in the history of cinema – is born. And then,
there’s a grand Georg…
He was the charismatic buddy of Indiana Jones, the head of the KGB
in a James Bond flick and the voice of Man Ray in Spongebob Squarepants.
But John Rhys-Davies - a tall, dark-haired, deep-voiced hunk of a
man - is perhaps always going to be best remembered for playing the role
of a dwarf.
The Welsh-born actor played the belligerent warrior Gimli in Peter
Jackson's Lord of The Rings, enchanting viewers with his well-timed one
liners and begrudging friendship with Legolas the elf.
And, at midday on Friday, Stuff will host a live chat with the star
who this weekend will be attending the Armageddon Expo in Wellington.
Despite the character's popularity, Rhys-Davies has vowed he will not return as Gimli in the LOTR prequel the Hobbit.
"I've already been asked and to be honest with you, I wouldn't. I
have already completely ruled it out," he told Empire Online.
Coming to the Mac April 28th Feral Interactive announced today that LEGO Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues, the sequel developed by TT Games
for PC, Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii, will be released for Mac on April 28th.
LEGO Indiana Jones 2 presents a tongue-in-cheek take on all four
cinematic adventures of pop culture's most iconic archaeologist,
including for the first time ever Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the
Crystal Skull and will give players the ability to create levels of
their own. http://www.gamershell.com/news_115472.html
ILM used around 450 Quadro-based workstations to shorten the production time of Rango. Zoom
Wednesday Nvidia said that Industrial Light and Magic (ILM) used Quadro GPUs to help render Rango, the just-released CGI-animated movie from Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon. Approximately 450 ILM Quadro workstations were used in both the San Francisco and Singapore studios to help overcome production demands and timeline challenges.
"Whenever you're approaching a film of this scale you need to make
your production pipeline operate as efficiently as possible --
especially when it comes to character animation work," said Tim
Alexander, VFX supervisor for Rango. "By using Nvidia Quadro processors and building GPU-accelerated processes into our workflow, we saved a huge amount of rendering time."
In addition to using commercialized animation tools like Autodesk's Maya, the Rango
team used a wide range of ILM's in-house applications including
Fire started at around 11:20 p.m. in a sound stage at Uninversal Studios Hollywood, according to LA Now, and was out within about half an hour. The studio's sprinkler system kept the small blaze tamed.
"Initial reports indicate that electrical wiring may be to blame," reports ABC7. Luckily the theme park operations were not affected by last night's fire, and all of the rides were expected to be up and running this morning. No estimates regarding damage, or further details about the incident have been made available.
The Universal Studios backlot was the site of a massive and damaging fire in 2008. Restored and renovated portions of the backlot were re-opened in May 2010.
CHRISTIAN Slater has blamed one of his former flames for casting his beloved Star Wars collection to the dark side.The Heathers hunk, 41, says he is still upset at the losing his favorite toys for a second time.
“I used to geek out over action figures,” says Christian.
would go nuts for them. I was replenishing the Star Wars collection I
had as a kid. I had just about completed it and then I was dating a girl
and she thought I was too old to have all that stuff. I had ships
hanging and everything but it all had to go.”
Slater recently revealed he “reached out” to Lindsay Lohan to help her deal with her rehabilitation.
drug addict Christian admits he has tried to help the 24-year-old star
— who finished her fifth rehab stay in early January — by sending her
an email because he understands how difficult it is to deal with
“Addiction is not pretty and you don’t fully understand it unless you’re dealing with it head-on,” he said.
“That’s why when I …
Actress Sally Field is to star opposite fellow two-time Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis in Steven Spielberg's film about Abraham Lincoln.
Field, 64, who won best actress Oscars for Norma Rae and Places in the Heart, will play the iconic US president's wife, Mary Todd Lincoln.
Spielberg said Field would bring "fragility and complexity" to the part.
Out in 2012, the film is based Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin.
Field can currently be seen opposite Calista Flockhart in TV series Brothers and Sisters, for which she won an Emmy in 2007.
In 1979's Norma Rae, Field played the title role in the tale of a Southern mill worker's fight to unionise her workplace.
1984 drama Places in the Heart saw her play a Texas widow desperate to keep her cotton farm running during the Great Depression.
Day-Lewis, 53, cast as Lincoln after Liam Neeson dropped out, won best actor Oscars for My Left Foot in 1990 and for There Will B…
Consummate nerd supplier ThinkGeek introduced the fabulous Star Wars
Lightsaber Popsicles to their product catalog, and fanboys have nary
been more excited at the prospect of licking Darth Vader's lightsaber.
actual popsicles would make your post office all sticky and that's not
fair to those poor bastards who have to drive an opposite mini-truck all
day, so your $34.99 will get you a mold that comes with two Luke
Skywalker and two Darth Vader lightsaber popsicle hilts. Naturally, the
hilt lights up, giving the lightsaber pop a Force glow.
UGO-recommended popsicle flavors include Yoda Soda from the official Star Wars Cookbook, Ewok tears, and booze.
far, this is just an April Fool's joke product, but ThinkGeek has a
history of putting their April Fool's products into actual production,
from the 8-bit tie to the stink-less Star Wars TaunTaun sleeping bag.
Clicking on the Buy Now will give you a chance to vote for your favorite
joke products th…
Watching the trailer for Super 8 (again) and noticed Darth Vader's Tie Fighter hanging from the ceiling just by the Space Shuttle poster. Take a look. The movie is set in 1979 so expect to see some vintage toys in the movie.
Check out the trailer. The Tie Fighter can be seen around 2:21
Lego Star Wars is back and will keep both young and old occupied for days.
animated Star Wars Lego figures may be funny to look at to start with,
but comedy is part of the attraction of the these games and this, the
third in the series, is no different.
Players will find the game play is smoother and the campaigns are longer than the previous two versions.
trademark gibberish dialogue between the characters is as amusing as
ever but there is more depth to this game with missions allowing gamers
to build armies and defend bases.
The levels span the whole of the
Clone Wars era of the hit animated saga so fans of the series will
already be familiar with the storylines and the characters.
new multiplayer modes are a welcome addition, giving you the freedom to
play with friends or even grown-ups who will probably beg you to let
them have a go when they see how much fun you are having.
Mike Koehler doesn't have project
funding or construction experience, but he wants to make this life-sized
AT-AT walker a reality, dammit.
It's a sad fact that these days, the USA just can't cut it in the global giant robot race. Japan has its Gundam statue and Tetsujin 28-go, South Korea is still planning its gargantuan Taekwon V, and even China has that ... thing
... in Sichuan province. But what do we have here in the States?
Nothing, nada, zilch - unless the Statue of Liberty was really a coverup
this entire time, that is. (Even then, it'd be on the French). Star Wars fan Mike Koehler dreams of changing that. He dreams of channeling nerd power into a force for good. He dreams of an AT-AT for America.
In his manifesto linked above, Koehler calls upon the nerds of
America to harness their "brain power, [their] manufacturing prowess,
[their] organizational skills and [their] geek-fueled eye for detail" to
create a life-sized replica of the AT-AT walke…
Traveller's Tales has told Official
Nintendo Magazine that LEGO Pirates Of The Caribbean could be one of the
best LEGO games yet.
TT has released eight LEGO games based on
successful films over the last six years including Harry Potter, Star
Wars and Indiana Jones, but the company believe its found the perfect
fit in Pirates Of The Caribbean.
Asked why Pirates Of The Caribbean was chosen as the next film for a
LEGO game, TT's Jonathan Smith said "The Pirates Of The Caribbean movies
are full of great characters, varied locations and cool action scenes.
This gives us the perfect foundation for a LEGO videogame. Also, the
Pirates Of The Caribbean world has a sense of fun and mischief which
fits really well with our own sensibilities. Plus: PIRATES!"
the same interview, he also said that the LEGO version of Johnny Depp's
Captain Jack Sparrow could be the best LEGO character they've ever
created. "We have a really talented team at Traveller'…
There is well over an hour of extra content loaded on this disc,
but I’m pretty sure there’s nothing new here that didn't appear on the
original DVD release. Still, it’s almost overwhelming how much content
is in the special features. The only thing missing is a director’s
commentary, but you get so much in exchange that I think it’s a good
thing it’s absent. It probably would have been too much.
“Creating A.I.” is just that, a segment on the creation of the
film. There’s a lot of talk and pictures of Kubrick and the deeply
etched money bags underneath his eyes here, and it’s great. Being a
massive Kubrick fan (he’s my favorite director, by far), it’s nice to
hear so much love thrown in his direction and to learn that at one point
in his creation of the film he even requested that Spielberg direct it
and that he produce it. I never knew that. I always just thought he died
before he got a chance to do anythi…
LucasArts told Gamasutra on Friday that it hired on Crystal Dynamics' former Tomb Raider creative and franchise director Tim Longo as creative director on an unannounced project.
It's not the first time that Longo has worked with LucasArts. He previously worked on LucasArts-published titles including Star Wars: Starfighter and Jedi Starfighter as lead designer, and was creative director on Star Wars: Republic Commando.
Longo even has a LucasArts credit as a playtester on the original X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter
from the late 1990s. A LucasArts rep said in a statement that the
company is "thrilled to welcome him back to the LucasArts family."
Longo's most recent Tomb Raider credits were on Tomb Raider: Underworld and Lara Croft: Tomb Raider Anniversary.
Novelist Anthony Horowitz has claimed that he has been tapped to write a sequel to the upcoming film adaptation of Tintin, if Steven Spielberg's first film proves a success.
Horowitz, writer of the popular Alex Rider series of novels, said that he has been asked to write a sequel combining Hergé's classic Tintin stories The Seven Crystal Balls and Prisoners Of The Sun.
"As we speak I've been hired to write Tintin," Horowitz told Radio 5 host Richard Bacon. "They've got [The Chronicles Of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn] coming out at Christmas, and if that film is a success and works and gets an audience I'm writing the sequel to it."
Horowitz also confirmed that the potential sequel would be titled Prisoners Of The Sun, which will be directed by Peter Jackson.
The writer was appearing on the show to promote Scorpia Rising, the final book in his Alex Rider series.
The Adventures Of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn will be released in cinemas on U…
George Zuller the lead combat designer for SWTOR talks about how aspects of their systems have changed from playtesting and focus groups. This
should give the hardcore fans a better understanding of what to expect
although I am sure it won’t be enough to satisfy their blood lust. Here
are the details for what you can expect in the class department of this
Star Wars title. Class Abilities
As you level up, your character will gain abilities from three sources: Through trainers, from their base class (e.g. Sith Warrior)Through trainers, from their advanced class (e.g. Marauder)Through skill points spent in the skill trees of their Advanced ClassSkill Trees
Each skill tree provides access to a number of active abilities
(which are added to your ability bar, and can be activated during play).
You can also assign your training points to passive abilities. Passive
abilities are ‘always on’, and alter how your base class abilities work.
It is important to note that the choices you make …