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Weekly Buzz: Hope Remains for Making of The Force Awakens Book; Rogue One Cast on Their Favorite Star Wars Character; New Spot and More

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    [​IMG] From left: Donnie Yen, Alan Tudyk, Diego Luna, Forest Whitaker, Jiang Wen, Felicity Jones, Mads Mikkelsen, Riz Ahmed and Ben Mendelsohn - Photo courtesy of Jake Chessum



    This week on our Weekly Buzz:

    We update you on the delayed 'The Making of Star Wars: The Force Awakens' book; the cast of 'Rogue One' reveals their favorite Star Wars characters; Jedi Council's Kristian Harloff interviews 'Catalyst' author James Luceno; the Star Wars AFTER show and much more!







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    First here's yet another new TV Spot with a brief new shot (above):











    We kick it off with the up-to-date news regarding the release of the highly anticipated book The Making of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. As you remember the book was put on hold indefinitely, although it was supposed to be released shortly after TFA hit theaters. One possible reason for the delay was that the book had some info that could be considered spoilerific in regards to Episode VIII. In the last few days Amazon started canceling the pre-orders for the book and many thought that this was finally the end of it.

    Well, it appears that there is still hope. /Film's Peter Sciretta spoke with the publisher Abrams Books, who confirmed to him that the book is not canceled:






    That's great news. It appears that we will get it sooner or later. I won't be surprised if it will be released next December after Episode VIII's premiere.











    The 'Rogue One' cast reveal their favorite classic Star Wars characters



    PEOPLE magazine will be releasing a special 'Rogue One' issue at newsstands everywhere on November 30th. The new issue titled 'Star Wars: The Secrets of Rogue One' will include exclusive interviews, character information and much more!



    While we patiently wait for the issue, the 'Rogue One' cast took time out to reveal their favorite classic Star Wars characters (they did that during Celebration Europe, but this is the first time it is posted).

    Check it out!















    Our buddies from PrensaImperial have the exact start date of the Rogue One promo tour that will begin from Mexico:







    Del Rey shared the great news that the Rogue One novelization will be released earlier (it was expected in January before):









    Kristian Harloff interviews Rogue One Novel Author James Luceno

    Jedi Council's very own Kristian Harloff had a chance to chat with novelist James Luceno recently about his new Star Wars novel, 'Catalyst,'. Check out the full interview below.











    Luceno talks more about his Catalyst book



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    TheVerge.com spoke with Star Wars author James Luceno by email recently. In the interview, the author shared a little more detail about his work on the book, and where it falls in the Star Wars universe.

    You can check out the complete interview here.







    StarWars.com also has a great interview with Catalyst author James Luceno. You can read it by clicking the link in the tweet:














    EW reveals what was the inspiration behind the Imperial droid turned rebel K-2SO:
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    Our reader Niamor posted two interesting images from the official Star Wars Annual magazine 2017. Nothing new here, but the most burning question about Episode VIII have been greatly presented with some cool photos. You can click on the images for bigger versions and read the text yourself:



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    Remember the super cool Russian Rogue One poster from a few weeks ago? Now Dolby Cinema revealed the same one but in English:












    NISSAN introduces its Star Wars 'Rogue One' themed car at the Los Angeles auto show



    Do you like Star Wars? Do you like cars? If you do, you're in luck! Nissan officially introduced its 'Rogue One' car design at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show this month. For those who could not make it ... it's ok, USA Today gives you an inside look at the all-new NISSAN ROGUE.

    Check the cool video below!









    Also, 'the dramatic reveal featured a special interactive presentation of the Intelligent Safety Shield technologies available in the redesigned 2017 Rogue against a high-action video. The video was followed by a drive-out of a pair of the Nissan Rogue: Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition vehicles accompanied by battle-ready stormtroopers.'

















    Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy introduces the Rogue One trailer for the Asian market:















    New Orson Krennic character card:












    Happy Life Day from the 501st!














    Amazing 'The Force Awakens' fan poster. WOW!












    The Star Wars AFTER Show



    Andi Gutierrez chats with Lucasfilm employees Elizabeth Walker, Kevin Bolen, and Mark Miller about the new Rogue One: Recon 360 experience!

    Check it out!













    Possible Star Wars integration into LEGO Dimensions:



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    A while ago, Disney Infinity was all the rage, and it seemed like the possibility of Marvel or Star Wars characters appearing in LEGO Dimensions would be unlikely - even though that game has representation from many different franchises that are well beyond the reach of the game's developer (a subsidiary of Warner Brothers). But since Disney's game has since been discontinued, the future of Marvel and Star Wars characters appearing in toys-to-life games is up in the air, leaving some to speculate that this could be a golden opportunity to integrate them into their former competitor's game. Here's what ComicBook.com has to report after talking with developer Doug Heder:

    Both Marvel and Star Wars are among the top sellers of the toy brand (with the latter essentially putting LEGO on the map and ensuring its dominance in the toy block field), and such a deal seems like it would be a no-brainer on the part of Disney, especially considering that they're cool with Warner Brothers developing games based on their IPs (as alluded to above). Without the incentive of running a competing toys-to-life game, there's little reason for them not to make such a deal happen. We'll be sure to keep you informed if anything more comes of this development.









    The Pablo Hidalgo Spot:





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    A long time ago....










    Stay tuned for more next week.





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