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Please tell me the 'Angry Birds Stars Wars' game will include Slave Leia...

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Just when you thought you had conquered your Angry Birds addiction, the game is getting a Star Wars makeover.

Launching worldwide on Nov. 8, the new Angry Birds mobile game will adopt the stories and settings (including the deserts of Tatooine and the depths of the Death Star) of the legendary film.

“This is the best Angry Birds game we’ve ever done,” Peter Vesterbacka, CMO of Rovio Entertainment, which has partnered with LucasFilm for the project, said in a statement. “It’s the best parts of Angry Birds with all new cutting-edge gameplay set in in a galaxy far, far away. As a big Star Wars fan myself, I’m really excited about this new universe. The Force is definitely strong with this one.”

The game will be available on iOS, Android, Amazon Kindle Fire, Mac, PC, Windows Phone, and Windows 8. Hasbro will launch an Angry Bird Star Wars line of merchandise ranging from Halloween costumes to collectible plush toys on Oct. 28.

We don’t know yet what scenes from the saga will be incorporated into the game, but we certainly hope the five moments below are included in some capacity.

1. The defining moment of the series: Darth Vader telling Luke Skywalker “Luke, I am your father” in Episode V — The Empire Strikes Back.

2. The gold bikini: Princess Leia being held captive in Jabba’s court, sporting the most iconic two-piece in movie-nerd history in Episode VI — Return of the Jedi.

3. The killer opening:  The opening crawl of “A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…” in Episode IV — A New Hope.

4. The ultimate race against the clock: Wedge, Biggs, and Porkins joining Luke to take on the Death Star in Episode IV — A New Hope.

5. Han Solo offing Greedo at the Cantina: Let the Who shot first? debate continue on a whole new platform.

What Star Wars worlds and iconic scenes are you hoping to rediscover in Angry Birds?

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Seth Green's 'Star Wars: Detours' trailer debuts -- WATCH

The first trailer for Seth Green’s new animated comedy Star Wars: Detours hit the web today.

According to the description, Detours “focuses on the universe’s regular folks and their everyday problems… which, to be fair, do frequently involve famous bounty hunters, crazed Ewoks, and even a Dark Lord of the Sith.” Watch it below.

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Bronies, Jem, and a visit from a rock legend: A geek girls' guide to Comic-Con

Newsflash: Girls can be geeks, too! Clare Grant aka Team Unicorn, and Bonnie Burton, author of The Star Wars Craft Book, took me to the Comic-Con floor to help find the glittery girl things amidst the sea of shoot-em-ups, superheros, and wizards. First stop: My Little Pony, where we met some serious Bronies (whom we now have a crush on), then it was on to find geek shirts for girls from HerUniverse, and a real hover board, just like Marty McFly’s from Back to the Future II. Check out the video below for more fun stuff that girls geek out over at Comic-Con, plus catch rock legend-turned video bomber Gene Simmons join the tour.

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Comic-Con: Course of the Force – VIDEO

In the lead-up to the Olympics, the most accomplished athletes and dignitaries bring a torch around the world. In the lead-up to San Diego Comic-Con (July 12-15), dedicated individuals run a lightsaber around Southern California.

Course of the Force is a race complete with an official Hasbro Ultimate FX Course of the Force lightsaber that runs from Santa Monica to San Diego July 7-11. Participants run in quarter-mile increments bringing the lightsaber to Comic-Con.

You can check out the full schedule (and get your nerd on with themed parties throughout the race!) over on the official Course of the Force website.

Below, get the force with you by watching a preview trailer: READ FULL STORY

Gotye parody video: 'The Star Wars That I Used To Know'

First question: Are you having trouble getting Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know” out of your head? Second question: Do you find it difficult to forgive George Lucas for most of his creative output in the last 13 years? Then fellow traveler, the new parody video “The Star Wars That I Used To Know” is for you. The lyrics are a litany of oft-overheard argument, accusing Lucas of “an overuse of graphics” and offering some free advice: “Have your friends direct your movies and they’ll make them better.” But by spoofing Gotye’s DIY video, “The Star Wars That I Used To Know” actually achieves a bit of poignance. But, you know, funny poignance. Watch here now: READ FULL STORY

'Star Wars 1313' exclusive: Enter the underworld

Earlier today we reported on the newly announced Star Wars 1313, a new game from LucasArts that promises to take gamers into the criminal underworld of the galaxy far far away. In this case, the “criminal underworld” is a literal one: “1313” refers to Level 1313, a subterranean city beneath Coruscant’s glittering spires. EW has obtained an exclusive piece of concept art for the game which takes you right into that underworld. Check out this nifty shot of a portal going down, down, down into Coruscant. Dante-esque, right? (Click on the image for a closer look.) READ FULL STORY

'Star Wars 1313': LucasArts announces 'mature' bounty hunter adventure game

LucasArts announced an intriguing new update to the Star Wars mythos this morning. Star Wars 1313 is a videogame set on Level 1313, a subterranean section of Coruscant that is the home of the criminal underworld — the polar opposite of the glittering skyscrapers on the surface. (So, Space New Jersey.) In a press release, LucasArts said that gamers will play as “a lethal bounty hunter” — which does not quite confirm our own Star Wars expert Christian Blauvelt’s theory that this is a Boba Fett game, but it doesn’t disprove that theory, either. READ FULL STORY

Han-believable! Cast yourself in carbonite during Disney World's 'Star Wars' Weekends

For some, Disney World’s newest souvenir is just another pricey geek trinket, but for others, it’s a lifelong dream made real. As part of its Star Wars Weekends events in the springtime, Disney’s Hollywood Studios (one of four parks that make up Disney World) has announced plans for its new Carbon-Freeze Me experience, which allows Star Wars fans to freeze a likeness of themselves into a 3-D eight-inch figurine a la Han Solo in Star Wars: Episode VThe Empire Strikes Back. READ FULL STORY

'Star Wars 1313' URL buy-up spurs hopes about Boba Fett movie, but Lucasfilm won't say 'at this time.' What could it be?

Star Wars fans have been abuzz this week about a potentially big new mystery project in the works dealing with that galaxy far, far away.

It all started when tech site Fusible reported that Lucasfilm had registered Internet domains based on permutations of “Star Wars 1313.”  That may not seem revealing in and of itself, but fans first got whiff of a traveling museum exhibit called Star Wars: Identities when Lucasfilm registered that particular domain. Then on May 1, Lucasfilm filed a trademark application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office for the name “Star Wars 1313″ and declared that it would relate to everything from “online social networking services” to “toy action figures” to “compact discs and DVDs featuring games, films, animation, music, computer game software, and video game software.”

That’s pretty comprehensive, and, well, pretty vague. One thing is certain, though. Lucasfilm isn’t yet ready to reveal what this project is just yet. When asked for comment, a rep for the company said, “We have no announcements at this time.” That hasn’t stopped fans from wildly speculating about what this means for Star Wars‘ future, particularly as it relates to a certain beloved Mandalorian bounty hunter. We share some of our theories about what it could be after the jump: READ FULL STORY

May the 4th be with you! 10 things worth celebrating about that galaxy far, far away on 'Star Wars Day'

After 35 years, Star Wars casts an ever-growing pop-culture shadow. Though the anniversary of the release of the original Star Wars falls on May 25, devotees of that galaxy far, far away have designated May 4, as in “May the 4th Be With You,” as the official day to party like a drunken Ewok. If you’re a diehard Star Wars fanatic, today would be the day to consider what an impact George Lucas’ space opera has had not only on J.J. Abrams, Joss Whedon, the guys at Pixar, and even Lady Gaga, but also on science, philosophy, and politics.

A lot of you also probably look at Star Wars as an unfulfilled childhood promise, a franchise that didn’t grow up with you and that’s now creatively dried up. You’ll complain about the prequels, shout down the addition of “Nooooo!” to Darth Vader’s climactic dialogue in Return of the Jedi, and bitch about Slave Leia dancing to “Genie in a Bottle” in Star Wars Kinect. Don’t give in to the Dark Side, guys! Star Wars is alive and well. If you’re willing to look beyond the big screen, and dive deep into Lucasfilm Ltd.’s sprawling treasure trove of Expanded Universe novels, comics, videogames, and one particularly satisfying TV show, this is a franchise that’s thriving. It’s time to stop complaining and start checking out these 10 recent additions to the Star Wars canon that prove it’s still a creative Force. You know your inner Boba Fett-lunchbox-carrying 12-year-old wants to. READ FULL STORY

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