HoloNet Blast #24

Hello again and welcome to our roundup of news from across the Galaxy Far, Far Away!

Meet The Cardinal and remember to pre-order PHASMA!

This week Penguin Random House gave us a taste of what’s to come in PHASMA. In Delilah S. Dawson’s next addition to the Star Wars universe, we’ll learn more about the mysterious history of “one of the most cunning and merciless officers of The First Order”.  PHASMA, a Journey to Star Wars, The Last Jedi novel hits bookstore shelves and e-readers everywhere on September 1st.

Help us, Hollywood Reporter, you’re our only hope….

In what may be the greatest case of clamoring fans getting what they ask for in film franchise history, an Obi-Wan standalone film appears to be in the works. Rumor has it that Lucasfilm is in very early talks with director Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, The Hours) exploring the possibility of a film focused on the Jedi Master who has been played by both Ewan McGregor and Sir Alec Guinness. As yet the film has no script, and no cast is currently attached. The Kenobi standalone is just one of many concepts being explored by the team at Lucasfilm including stories centered on Yoda and Boba Fett.

Keep coming back to Tosche-Station.net for news of the Kenobi film as it breaks. 

Pew-Pew! Battlefront II!

This week, EA Star Wars gave us a thrilling peek at the Starfighter combat that awaits us in Star Wars Battlefront II’s Starfighter Assault mode. The trailer, originally scheduled to debut next week, offers us an exquisite look at in-engine footage of what is to come. A live game play demonstration is scheduled for Gamescom this week. Star Wars Battlefront II is slated for release in November, with an open Beta scheduled for October.

That’s it for this week’s news! Send Star Wars news tips to Tosche-Station.net. Send kombucha starters to @MandaTheGinger.