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State of the Empire Episode 29: The Rogue One Run-Down

on December 13, 2016, 12:00pm

To keep tabs on the ever-growing pop culture zeitgeist that is Star Wars, we’ve partnered up with Nerdy Show to bring you State of the Empire. Led by Art Director Cap Blackard, the series speculates on the future of the franchise and looks for news in Alderaan places. To catch up on episodes, click here.

Rogue One is mere days away and the State of the Empire crew might as well be hopped up on spice, given their anticipatory euphoria. We’ve watched countless TV spots, international trailers, and taken in every shred of content leading up to the release. We’ve got a list of neat expanded universe tie-ins and details to look for and we’ve learned a lot about the film, but at this late hour, the juiciest stuff is locked safely behind the blast doors for your spoiler-free pleasure. In the meantime, there’s actually quite a lot to talk about that isn’t Rogue One.

Kathleen Kennedy has pulled back the veil a bit on the past couple years at Lucasfilm, surprising new lineage theories for Rey, more hints to an Obi-Wan film and casting news from Han Solo, big things happening in Star Wars Rebels, new info on the next Star Wars Battlefront title and Visceral’s forthcoming game, Matt’s strange Star Wars story from a 7-11 at 2am, and much more!

We’ll see you later in the week with our reactions to Rogue One!

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— The secret of the Rogue One “Breath” TV spot

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