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Disney's upcoming plans for the Star Wars franchise include Darth Vader-themed TV Specials!

Author: Chris Picard | Oct-19-2013 1:06 PM

ScifiedStar Wars Episode 7 News ➙ Disney's upcoming plans for the Star Wars franchise include Darth Vader-themed TV Specials!

News on Disney's future plans for their new Star Wars franchise has leaked online, fresh from the Star Wars European Branding Expo and JediNews! Read on for a full list of upcoming projects Disney has in store for Star Wars fans, plus a rough release date zone for Star Wars Episode VII!

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To start things off, Disney plans to release Star Wars Mobile LEGO games following on from successful app releases of the Batman and Harry Potter platform ports. These will start to arrive in Spring / Summer 2014. Next up, we'll be seeing a Star Wars Digital Library, which is set to launch in Autumn / Winter 2014.

Disney also confirmations that the plan remains for Star Wars Episode VII to be released in the Spring / Summer of 2015 are still in motion and finally, the most exciting news of all - Disney is actually planning to air a series of Darth Vader-themed TV Specials!

All this information comes from a Brochure that Disney gave to attendees of the Branding Expo. You can check out a picture of it below, courtesy of JediNews:

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Probably some of the most exciting Star Wars news we've heard in a while. Not much additional information regarding Vader's TV specials have been released yet, but expect more details soon. It's also good to know that Disney is keeping with their plans to release Episode VII in the spring / summer of 2015.

What do you think of all this news? Are you excited about the direction Disney is taking the franchise? Do you have any concerns? Let us know by commenting below!

Source: JediNews

  • Tags: Star Wars, Episode VII, Star Wars 7, Movie News, Darth Vader, TV, Television
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Comments

Etienne Andlau ›

Darth Vader died in ROTJ. Also I think the cloaked bad guy with a nazi - like themed helmet is an older generation's villain. I dont think the younger generation cares about that so much. They have new hero's and bad guys they "look up to". I think Darth Vader's dark apprentice in Force Unleashed is a far more trendy character in in much better sync with today's gaming characters like Assassin's Creed and Dishonored. I am 47 and just finished playing Dishonored and I like the Corvo character a lot more than Darth Vader. Also everyone now associates Darth Vader with a little slave boy who lost his mother. Very dangerous territory to go into I think ... but that is just my opinion :-)

spacecat ›

Dude, it's Darth Vader. Kids know who Darth Vader is and he's still the ultimate bad guy. Hopefully these TV specials will give Darth Vader some weight again, because there are plenty of stories out there for him.

spacecat ›

Dude, it's Darth Vader. Kids know who Darth Vader is and he's still the ultimate bad guy. Hopefully these TV specials will give Darth Vader some weight again, because there are plenty of stories out there for him.

Rex Fan 684 ›

Darth Vader is cool. I would not mind seeing some specials about him.

And I'm gonna bet the specials take place between episodes 3 and 4. So his death in Return of the Jedi would have no effect on it.

x_paden_x ›

I can see a Darth Vader TV show/special, it would probably highlight what happens in between ROTS and ANH which is close to 20 years in between the two in years between luke/leias birth... Kinda like IMPS

Im also HIGHLY curious what they plane to due with SWTCW, they kinda left it on a cliff hanger in season 5... and it didnt seem to mention it on the brochure...

Rex Fan 684 ›

I loved Clone Wars. Man I wish they were still making it.

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