Media Outlets Expected to Release New Star Wars Material on May the Fourth!

Several media outlets are expected to release varying types of material from The Last Jedi and other Star Wars items as a treat to fans tomorrow for Star Wars Day! We are following this closely to keep you up to speed as more updates roll in…



Yesterday, in a reply to a fan asking about the possibility of new photos being released, Vanity Fair Senior Writer Joanna Robinson simply replied with a “my lips are sealed” emoji (via Star Wars Legacy).







Does history repeat itself? Back on May 4th, 2015, months ahead of the release of The Force AwakensVanity Fair released images of new characters, including Kylo Ren and Maz Kanata. Will we finally get our first look at Benicio Del Toro and Laura Dern from The Last Jedi?





Entertainment Weekly is also assumed to have something up their sleeves to celebrate Star Wars Day, as writer Anthony Breznican responded to a tweet with the following:







Not everything is in the movies. We have found out via ILMxLAB (Lucasfilm’s immersive entertainment division), that the virtual reality project Star WarsTM: Trials on Tatooine is coming to the virtual reality app Viveport. 


Created by Lucasfilm’s immersive entertainment division ILMxLAB, Star Wars: Trials on Tatooine is a VR experiment that transports you to the iconic twin sun planet seen many times in the Star Wars series. You’re stepping onto those desert sands some time after the events of Return of the Jedi, as Luke Skywalker wants to rebuild the Jedi Order, and you, as a hopeful Padawan, wish to become part of it.


You can find the complete article on this exciting new experience here.


There is surely to be more info released as the twin suns set in the horizon so stay tuned, as we will update this post throughout the day so keep checking in!



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John Hoey is the Lead Editor and Senior Writer for Star Wars News Net and the host of The Resistance Broadcast podcast

"For my ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is."

John Hoey

John Hoey is the Lead Editor and Senior Writer for Star Wars News Net and the host of The Resistance Broadcast podcast"For my ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is."

29 thoughts on “Media Outlets Expected to Release New Star Wars Material on May the Fourth!

  • May 3, 2017 at 10:15 pm

    New games, mangas, and shows perhaps?

    • May 4, 2017 at 12:27 pm

      I don’t think they’re planning that far ahead. If they were, then we would have heard something about it at Celebration. Expect whatever they put out to do with content we already know is coming as opposed to something new.

      – Pomojema

  • May 3, 2017 at 10:23 pm

    4K versions of original movies ????? Please !!!

    • May 4, 2017 at 4:28 am

      Better off downloading 1 of the ‘Despecialized’ editions of the OT…

  • May 3, 2017 at 10:31 pm

    Maybe they will show pictures of Plagueis, um, I mean Snoke!!! 😉

    • May 4, 2017 at 5:35 pm

      Plagueis is dead ;0

  • May 3, 2017 at 10:52 pm

    I’m betting on a new Rogue One Bluray edition

    • May 3, 2017 at 11:37 pm

      They’re actually going back to Laserdisc.

    • May 4, 2017 at 5:34 pm

      So soon? Not likely.

  • May 3, 2017 at 10:53 pm

    I want Behind the scenes so bad

  • May 3, 2017 at 11:13 pm

    New novels?

  • May 3, 2017 at 11:35 pm

    Set photos would be cool by me. That is about the best case scenario. We won’t get a trailer for a while.

  • May 4, 2017 at 2:29 am

    1-More photos of the last jedi
    2- a proof please that luke is going to fight!!! i read some leaks that says that he wont swing his lightsaber on TLJ
    3- Visceral SW game

    • May 4, 2017 at 12:26 pm

      The KOR took his green lightsaber as seen in the TFA flashback sequence, meaning that he doesn’t have it at the beginning of TLJ (but could get it back eventually). But if the rumors are true, there are alternatives to lightsabers, and you’ll see Luke with that in TLJ.

      – Pomojema

      • May 4, 2017 at 2:42 pm

        I must have missed this….which KOR is holding the saber?

      • May 4, 2017 at 8:49 pm

        Hey so I saw this comment and got really curious – I remember people pointing that out but it was too dark to be really conclusive so I forgot about it, then you reminded me and I was really convinced it was. But I just asked Pablo and he said no:

        • May 4, 2017 at 10:28 pm

          Interesting! Thanks.

          – Pomojema

  • May 4, 2017 at 2:49 am

    Looking forward to….anything…everything!

  • May 4, 2017 at 4:09 am

    What i really wanna see is more of Rian Johnson lying on the floor with his hipster film camera.

  • May 4, 2017 at 6:01 am


  • May 4, 2017 at 6:05 am

    Also, if they release trials on tatooine on psVR it might convince me of giving VR a’s just so damn expensive.

  • May 4, 2017 at 7:20 am

    While it would be nice to have TLJ material.

    I would much prefer they relase infomation of the post-Rebels animated series.

    It would be a “big” reveal yet wouldnt take away from the TLJ marketing campaign (like say them revealing an Obi-Wan film).

    • May 4, 2017 at 12:25 pm

      We’re not gonna hear a peep about the series that comes after Rebels until 2018 at the absolute soonest. They’re not going to take away from that show because it’s still airing. I also highly doubt that we’ll get a new movie announced on Star Wars Day because they already said that it won’t be revealed until Summer 2017 or sometime in 2018.

      – Pomojema

      • May 4, 2017 at 12:53 pm

        Personally, I feel they should have aired the new series now, between season 3 and 4.
        I feel it would make sense to have two series running at alternative timesthroughout the year (when the season of one series ends a season of the other begins).

        • May 4, 2017 at 5:34 pm

          I don’t think that make sense at all. They likely will use the same artists on both and that is too much for one studio.

          • May 4, 2017 at 9:28 pm

            I agree it would be too much for one studio, they would have to have other do it.
            But why not capitlise on the entire year with animated series.

          • May 5, 2017 at 12:41 am

            Bc there is a thing called too much. They need to go away and come back to make people want it.

  • May 5, 2017 at 12:19 am

    Don’t know what happened here ?? Haven’t seen “anythin cookin” for Star Wars related media today…..

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