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Trailer Time: Star Wars Battlefront (2015) *Boba Fett’s Death is Fixed!*

Not only were Star Wars fans treated to ANOTHER fantastic taste of things to come as the franchise’s relaunch under Disney commences this year, but a little piece of important Star Wars news was back-doored into the announcement teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront.  The video game continues the series that was one of the most popular video games the franchise has ever spawned, but in this new Extended Star Wars Universe, all comics, novels, video games, TV series and movies are all canon.

The old EU long-ago fixed one of the worst “deaths” in film history: that of Boba Fett’s sudden dunk into the Sarlacc Pit.  This game shows the beloved bounty hunter fighting in a piece of free downloadable content that is specifically mentioned as taking place after Return of the Jedi.  So not only are we being shown a fantastic game, but Disney feeds the fans even more good news by quietly fixing a huge flaw.  Get Han shooting first and that musical number the FRICK out of Jabba’s Palace and I’ll be dancing on the moon.  Read full details on the DLC and the game itself below.

Fans who pre-order Star Wars Battlefront will be among the first players to experience the Battle of Jakku, the pivotal moment when the New Republic confronted key Imperial holdouts on a remote desert planet on the Outer Rim. Taking place in the aftermath of the Rebel victory in the Battle of Endor, players will experience the events that created the massive, battle-scarred landscape of Jakku shown in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Players who pre-order Star Wars Battlefront can fight the battle one-week early starting on December 1, 2015. All other players will get access to this free content on December 8, 2015.

DICE, an Electronic Arts Inc. studio, and Lucasfilm announced today that Star Wars Battlefront will be released on November 17, 2015 as the first full-length trailer for this highly-anticipated title premiered to thousands of fans at Star Wars Celebration. Combining an unprecedented collaboration with Lucasfilm and the award-winning Frostbite game engine, Star Wars Battlefront will deliver an incredibly authentic and immersive interactive entertainment experience featuring photorealistic visuals and epic action in iconic Star Wars locations. See how this comes to life in-engine by experiencing the newest trailer for Star Wars Battlefront in the player below.

“Like so many others around the world, everyone at DICE is a tremendous fan of the Star Wars universe,” said Sigurlina Ingvarsdottir, Senior Producer of Star Wars Battlefront. “To be working on a Star Wars project and knowing we are helping to represent the universe we love to our generation and a legion of new Star Wars fans is truly an honor. Thanks to the access and knowledge shared with us by Lucasfilm, and the passion and talent of our team, we plan to deliver an amazing game that puts you right in the middle of the Star Wars battles you always imagined playing.”

Star Wars Battlefront will allow fans to live out a wide range of heroic moments and intense battle fantasies of their own – firing blasters, riding speeder bikes and snow speeders, commanding AT-ATs and piloting TIE fighters and the Millennium Falcon. These battles will take place on some of the most iconic planets in the Star Wars universe, including Endor, Hoth, Tatooine and the previously unexplored planet, Sullust. Gamers will be able to play as some of the most memorable characters in the original trilogy such as Darth Vader and Boba Fett. Star Wars Battlefront will feature a wide range of modes tailored for different types of battles, from larger 40-person competitive multiplayer to crafted missions that are played solo, with a friend via split-screen offline or co-operatively online.

Star Wars: Battlefront will be available for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on November 17th.

6 thoughts on “Trailer Time: Star Wars Battlefront (2015) *Boba Fett’s Death is Fixed!*”

  1. I don’t want to be morbid. I honestly don’t. But I wonder what happens after George Lucas becomes one with the Force? Will Disney have the freedom to go into the SE’s and tweak things? Get rid of the song and dance, let Han be an antihero, and maybe have Luke decapitate Boba on the sail barge? Or did Lucas sign his imagination over to Disney with strict instructions regarding the SE’s, prequels, ect.?


    1. Normally, I would say you have to respect the filmmaker’s vision and leave what is be. That being said, the changes that Lucas made to his original films DID include some improvements. I’m all for a more impressive Death Star ‘splosion. However, some were so egregiously bad and detrimental to character and to the films as a whole, that they should be excised or returned to their natural state. The Fett death is an easy fix, because all you have to do is have him show up after Jedi and you can explain why later. The worst changes made (and I plan on doing a point-by-point piece on this soon) is having Han shoot first, adding that godawful musical number and replacing old Anakin with young Anakin at the end of Jedi. The first and third make no sense and the middle one is so jaw-droppingly awful it makes me long for the romantic dialogue in Clones. I honestly don’t think Disney would have accepted a deal that left Lucas any legacy rights given what they were going to have to do to even move the series forward. I don’t care if he’s dead or not, and I have a lot of respect for Lucas, but not for most of his tinkering. To end on a positive note though, aside from the unforgivable insertion of Hayden Christensen, replacing the Yub Yub song with a galactic wide celebration of the Emperor’s death is a much better end to Jedi. They’re not all bad changes, so that’s why I’m going to do a piece soon, but if Disney really wants a polished jewel in the original trilogy (there’s no fixing 2/3 of the prequels) then they have to go back and fix some things. Rant ended…..for now.


  2. I have a feeling that Lucas is at least a little OCD. Because it’s weird that he woke up one morning and suddenly decided that all the characters were going to blink. It’s true that the Ewoks are not the most realistic looking creatures in the saga, and it helps that they now blink. But the fact that Lucas kept changing the films makes me wonder.

    The vast majority of Lucas’s alterations enhance the films. I like having Ian in Empire, I like that Mos Eisley no longer looks like a ghost town, and I love the stormtroopers on dewbacks. In spite of myself, I also like having Jabba in ANH, even if there’s no reason for him to be in there (we already got all the pertinent background information about Han from Greedo). And as you point out, the finale of Jedi now befits the saga.

    There are only a few truly egregious moments in the SE’s. They’re troubling moments, but I do have to say that I don’t think your average viewer is even going to notice them. We are in fanboy territory now.

    Anakin murders younglings and is capable of being redeemed, but Han shoots first and Lucas is afraid it will make Han seem irredeemable in the eyes of the audience. Obviously there are explanations for this: maybe Lucas wants the moral shading to be restricted to the protagonists, or maybe the point of Vader’s redemption is that it comes out of the blue and goes against expectations. But we’re working from a flawed premise here. Greedo was going to kill Han, so Han shot him. I don’t understand why this had to be an issue, but again, I don’t think anyone even noticed the change except for the fans.

    That goes double for Vader saying “Nooooooooo!” at the end of Jedi.

    Obviously no one can overlook that musical number, and while we don’t know the vagaries of force ghost manifestations, Sebastian Shaw was a great actor who made a huge impact on the saga with just a few lines of dialogue, and his spirit form should have remained.

    If I were the God of the galaxy, I would leave most of Lucas’s changes in, but at this point I don’t think Lucas cares what Disney does with his movies. At least, that’s the sense I get. He’s passed them on and they won’t die out anytime soon, but he’s also washed his hands of them.


    1. For most of it, we are in fanboy territory and the FX upgrades I have almost no problems at all with although the Sarlacc is a wee bit Little Shop of Horrors. If Han doesn’t shoot first, and as you point out first or not, it’s self-defense; but he has no journey as a character if he doesn’t go from a rogue blowing a guy away in a bar to a general and a hero. The Jabba scene IS one where the F/X are out of alignment with Jabba’s appearance in TPM and later in ROTJ. Apparently in the intervening 20 years, he dropped a literal ton. That should be redone actually to match his TPM appearance more closely. That wasn’t a new scene. It’s in the book, it was in the radio drama and it gives you a better intro to the threat hanging over Han by choosing not to settle up. To me, the most puzzling thing is sticking Hayden in because to me, if you join with the Force, it’s at your death and in Anakin’s case, his moment of redemption. So he SHOULD look as he did when he died, not when he was carving up 8-year-olds. It makes no logical sense within the confines of a made-up universe we REALLY care about lol. So I thought that would be a fun article and since I half wrote it here we’ll go through them all soon. But anyone who has custom-made approval stamps so he can walk through his art department whapping his approval or denial on every piece of concept art is EXTREMELY OCD lol.


    2. Oh, and I’m totally using up all of my material here, but I don’t get the hate about the NOOOOO moment. This isn’t the Vader we see in IV whose spent 20 years becoming a ball of hate. This is Anakin a few hours removed from having three of his limbs cut off while throwing a temper tantrum, beating his wife and thinking he was going to be the ruler of “HIS” new Empire. This is a guy in his mid-twenties who just realized he effed up EVERYTHING. So in the through line of the spoiled brat he always was, that’s not out of character. For Vader it would be, but that’s still Anakin in that suit for five seconds.


      1. Sorry for depleting your thoughts on this issue.

        I really hope Abrams and Kasdan have dreampt up a story worthy of the first six episodes. I hope they avoid the trap of the old EU. The EU didn’t feel like the movies, and didn’t grow organically out of them. It felt like actual science fiction, it felt like Star Trek, it felt like elements taken from Star Wars, made generic and rearranged in arbitrary ways.

        That one shot of Kylo Ren walking through the snowy woods with the cross-guard lightsaber was so evocative. It felt like a futuristic version of an ancient Scandinavian legend. It fit in with SW perfectly. The Force Awakens is supposed to be the continuation of an epic MYTH.

        If I were forced to make a prediction? Luke has been in self-imposed exile. The galaxy is in chaos, but for the past thirty years, ever since the Battle of Endor, Luke has been in hiding and has not used the force. He never restarted the Jedi Order, because of the Force’s dark side potential. And Luke has a son, who he never instructed in the Jedi ways. It’s possible the son doesn’t even know he’s the son of Luke Skywalker until the beginning of Episode 7. When he learns who he is, and that Luke refuses to teach him about the force, he becomes frustrated and angry, and ends up turning to the Sith Lord played by Andy Searkis.

        So who was the mother of Luke’s son? If he’s in exile, there probably aren’t many opportunities to meet women. Perhaps, years ago, the Searkis character sent a woman to Luke for the sole purpose of being the mother of Luke’s child, a child that could one day be turned into a Sith apprentice. Camelot influences there. Luke’s son = Mordred.

        I am not up on all the rumors. I want to be as surprised by the movie as possible. But I know a lot people think Adam Driver is going to play Luke’s son. Is it possible this character is also Kylo Ren? Because that makes a kind of poetic sense. Luke was the son of the big Star Wars villain; now he’s the father of the next big Star Wars villain. Maybe that notion has already been invalidated. I don’t know. But it would be cool.

        All this would explain the title. Luke was the last person in the galaxy who knew how to use the force. He stopped using it, so therefore it has slept. But now its stirs, and Luke is forced into action.

        This prediction, BTW, is probably way off. I get that. But I hope there’s more to the continuation of the story than what the old EU gave us.


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