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April the 4th: 'Rogue One' now on Blu-ray & DVD

Posted Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 5:06 PM Central

by John Couture

OK, fine.

It's technically no longer the 4th, but as they say, it's close enough for government work, right? Sorry about the one-day delay but part of playing catch up from vacation involves having to prioritize and make sacrifices. So, it seems that in the grand scheme of things, getting our little Star Wars story out on time isn't as important as we all know that it is.

But hey, it's only one day and I'd love to be able to say that the delay allowed me to cram even more information into this update, but the reality is that we are in the calm before the storm. With next week's Star Wars Celebration in Orlando on the horizon, there has been a veritable dearth of Star Wars information.

I did toy with the idea of delaying this update even longer and including all of the Star Wars Celebration news, but I'll simply include them in the following Monday Mixer or May's Star Wars update. For now, I'll humbly submit this modest update.

But keep your eyes peeled, because I fully expect that we'll get our first trailer for The Last Jedi next week. That nugget will dictate its own stand alone story altogether.

  • The biggest piece of Star Wars news is the one that happened yesterday. Rogue One is now available on DVD and Blu-ray. There are a plethora of bonus features and different retailers have their own particular flavor of exclusives. If you haven't bought it yet, shop around and bring it home soon.
  • Speaking of those bonus features on Rogue One, I wouldn't get your hopes up of ever seeing those deleted scenes or that alternate ending. Director Gareth Edwards has said that the will probably never see the light of day.

    Of course, I like to say never say never.

  • If you're concerned that Disney would suddenly turn their back on their own personal ATM, better known as the Star Wars franchise, now that the Skywalker saga is reaching its conclusion, fret not. Disney is actively planning the future of the movies beyond the Skywalker saga.

    Of course, they are. I am convinced that we will see a new Star Wars movie each year from here until the end of time.

  • As I mentioned earlier, next week is Star Wars Celebration and if you are lucky enough to be in Orlando for it, well, I hate you. OK, not really, but if you still want to go, tickets are still available. If you can't arrange last minute transportation to Orlando, fret not, the official Star Wars site StarWars.com will stream most of the larger events.

    Given that this year is the 40th anniversary of the release of the original Star Wars, they are sure to have plenty of cool tricks up their sleeves. As I mentioned, we are almost guaranteed to get the first trailer for The Last Jedi. We will post updates here and on our social media feeds.

  • Finally today, we leave you with this. A real fan finally fused together the ending of Rogue One and the start of A New Hope. It is as glorious as we had hoped.

Until next month, May the Force be with you.