Star Wars release windows through Episode VII

Jedi News UK has gotten a hold of a release brochure from the European Brand Licensing Show that appears to detail what Lucasfilm has planned through the 2015 release of Episode VII. Take a look for yourself:

Okay, so what can we take away from this? First and foremost, if nothing on this sheet changes, Episode VII will indeed be hitting theaters in spring/summer 2015, and NOT winter 2015 as many people have suggested would be the case because of the Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Another thing of note is the Darth Vader themed TV specials. What is this? No clue, but color me intrigued.

Finally, there’s the Digital Library Launch slated for autumn/winter 2014. Initially I thought this had something to do with the Expanded Universe, but Dunc suggested something that makes a lot more sense.

Digital distribution of Star Wars film and television assets? Now this I could REALLY get behind. I’ve got everything on a physical medium, but I would kill to get things like the films in a digital format. Digital distribution for Star Wars makes all the sense in the universe, especially in this day and age where so much is consumed through outlets like Netflix. I love my Blu Ray discs, but there’s no denying that being able to stream Star Wars via an Internet source of some sort is far more convenient.

Obviously, there’s a lot of speculation about what these items actually are, so don’t take any of what I’ve written as confirmation or truth. Stay tuned, because the next year and change looks to be a very exciting one for Star Wars fans.


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