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San Diego Comic Con happened this weekend and so did this.....


The main news gleamed from the panel surrounds Dohmnall Gleeson's evil character being named as 'General Hux' and the name of the First Orders ice planet base 'Starkiller', which is what Luke Skywalker was initially called in the original drafts of 'A New Hope'.  I strongly suggest you watch the videos above for more insight, you wont be disappointed! 

And Click Here for Hundreds of photos from Star Wars at Comic Con

Also announced at Comic Con was Darth Vader cross over comic entitled 'Vader Down'
http://www.starwars.com/news/sdcc-2015-6-reasons-to-be-very-excited-for-marvels-vader-down-exclusive-interview 


The upcoming 'Aftermath' novels will be a Trilogy set between Return Of The Jedi and The Force Awakens 
http://www.ew.com/article/2015/07/10/chuck-wendigs-star-wars-book-aftermath-gets-trilogy-


Han is going Solo! There will be a Han Solo Anthology Film in May 2018!
http://dorksideoftheforce.com/2015/07/07/confirmed-han-solo-anthology-film-coming-may-25th-2018/?utm_campaign=roost&utm_source=roost&utm_medium=desktop 


Directors chosen for the Han Solo Anthology Movie!
http://eugenedailynews.com/2015/07/film-fanatic-phil-lord-chris-miller-direct-han-solo-movie/ 


Daniel Craig is not a Stormtrooper in The Force Awakens

Chewie may not have got a medal, but he gets his own comic series! 

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