Star Wars Exhibitions Makes Final Stop in Singapore This January

If you’re a Star Wars fan in Singapore, listen up!

Star Wars Identities: The Exhibition, the definitive and official exhibition based on the movies of a galaxy far far away, is making its way to Singapore this month.

The exhibition will be held at the ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands from January 30 to June 13, 2021.

The show will features models, props, costumes and so much more from the original trilogy including A New Hope and Empire Strikes Back, alongside the prequels and The Force Awakens.

Check out costumes from beloved characters such as Darth Vader and Boba Fett, fresh off the latest season of The Mandalorian, as well as models used for R2-D2 and Yoda.

Tickets will be priced at S$25 per adult and S$80 per family (two adults, two kids), and will be sold from January 15 on the ArtScience Museum website.

For a preview of what’s to come, check out

Star Wars x Bata Heritage Pop-Up Officially Launches in Singapore

Bata Heritage has officially kicked off its Star Wars-themed pop-up at ION Orchard, featuring limited edition sneakers from the Star Wars x Bata Heritage collection.

The collection features Star Wars favourites such as Darth Vader and R2D2 on the classic Bata Tennis and Bata Bullets silhouettes.

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The pop-up store will channel your inner child thanks to a VR light sabre game and accompanying music from the original trilogy.

The collection consists of three colourways for the Bata Tennis, each representing R2D2, Darth Vader and the Stormtrooper. The Bata Bullets high tops, on the other hand, will arrive in either white or black, representing the light and dark sides.

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The hyper-limited collection will only be sold in Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand, with only 3,000 pairs available.

The pop-up is also on a limited run from May 4-6, so be sure to visit it especially if you’re a Star Wards fan.

The Bata Heritage x Star Wars pop-up is located at ION Orchard (Basement 4) this weekend between 11am to 9pm. The collection will also be available online at starting from May 4.

Sole Superior Is Giving You A Chance To Win These Very Limited Star Wars Sneakers

Star Wars and Bata Heritage are launching their upcoming sneaker collaboration later this week and to celebrate, Sole Superior is hosting an exclusive giveaway for its followers.

The collection, which is exclusive Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand, will be dropping at ION Orchard from May 4-6, consisting of pairs from both the Bata Tennis and Bata Bullets lines.

Only 3,000 pairs will be available worldwide, making a must-cop for any Star Wars sneaker fans out there.

To win a complete set of the Star Wars x Bata Tennis models, dressed up in R2D2, Darth Vader and Stormtrooper aesthetics, simply:

  1. Follow @bataheritage and @solesuperiorsg on Instagram
  2. Report the contest post below on your Instagram feed with the hashtags #batastarwars, #bataheritage, #batatennis and #batabullets
  3. Tag 3 friends that love Star Wars to accompany you to ION Orchard for the launch this weekend

The contest ends on May 3, so act fast and make yourself available from May 4-6 to visit the pop-up store.

For a closer look at the Star Wars x Bata Heritage 2018 collection, check out our feature here.

Star Wars x Bata Heritage Collection Lands in Singapore on May The 4th

While Bata often gets associated with white school shoes, the company has been making strides in producing exceptionally stylish footwear for the new sneaker-wearing generation and its latest Star Wars collaboration cements its place in today’s sneaker world.

The Star Wars x Bata Heritage capsule collection will feature characters we know and love on the classic Bata Bullets and Tennis silhouettes. Both sneaker silhouettes are iconic in their own right and make the perfect backdrop for this year’s Star Wars Celebration on May the 4th.

The Bata Bullets, for instance, was first introduced in 1964 as a basketball shoe for the Baltimore Bullets and was later relaunched in 2016 just as ‘retro’ became cool again. The Bata Tennis, on the other hand, has been around even longer when it was first manufactured in 1936 for school children in India to wear for P.E.

For the collaboration, the Bullets will come in either white or black, representing the light and dark side of the Force. Light sabers can be found at the back of the shoe to truly give it the Star Wars edge.

The Bata Tennis will take on three variants, each featuring tri-coloured graphics of Darth Vader, R2D2 and the Storm Trooper respectively.

The Star Wars x Bata Heritage SS18 Collection will arrive in Singapore via a curated pop-up store at ION Orchard (Basement 4) from May 4 to May 6, 2018, between 11am to 9pm. The collection will also be available online at on the same day.

For a closer look at the entire collection, check them out below.

Watch The First Trailer For ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Right Now

Drop whatever you’re doing because the first trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi just dropped and boy, does it amaze.

Making its debut at Star Wars Celebration in Orlando earlier today, the first teaser to Episode VIII brings us right into the action of what appears to be an attack on the Resistance.

The opening shot are mostly landscapes, particularly of the spot where Rey and Luke Skywalker meet at the end of The Force Awakens. 

The upcoming film is said to revolve around both characters, who many believe is referred to as the last Jedi (in plural form). This is backed up by Luke’s voiceover throughout the trailer, a stark contrast to the previous film which doesn’t feature Luke saying anything at all.

All in all, it’s a great first taste of what’s to come, and if it’s anywhere close to what Empire was for the original trilogy, we’re in for a treat.

Star Wars Episode VIII – The Last Jedi opens in theatres on December 15.

Disney and STB Announce Three-Day Star Wars Festival in Singapore

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of Star Wars this year, Singapore Tourism Board and The Walt Disney Company have announced a three-day Star Wars festival at Gardens by the Bay.

Dubbed “Star Wars Day: May The 4th Be With You“, the festival is aimed at kickstarting a string of Star Wars-themed events and activities throughout the year in Singapore.

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The festival will be held from 4-6 May 2017, with several highlights such as a Star Wars-themed Silent Disco, an outdoor screening of The Force Awakens and a Star Wars Run, which includes a 4.5km fun run and a 10km competitive race.

STB and Disney announced earlier today a three-year collaboration to bring Disney’s brands to life in Singapore, with Star Wars, Marvel and Disney Animation/Pixar taking turns as themes for 2017, 2018 and 2019 respectively.

More information regarding the list of events for the year to come when made available.

Trailer for Star Wars: Battlefront II Leaked Early, Teasing Single-Player Campaign

The first trailer for the upcoming Star Wars: Battlefront II video game leaked online, days before its intended debut at Star Wars Celebration this weekend.

The trailer gives us a glimpse of what to expect from the EA title, particularly in the types of combat that players will be immersed in. The clip also teased a possible storyline for the single-player campaign, a feature that was missing from EA’s first Battlefront title which garnered widespread complaints.

Early on the teaser, we are presented with “The Untold Soldier’s Story” along with a voiceover from a female Imperial soldier, who is likely to be the main protagonist in the single-player journey.

The trailer also reveals that several game modes will take place “across all eras”, with clips featuring characters such as Yoda, Darth Maul, Rey and Kylo Ren.

No word yet on a release date, but judging by how the 2015 Battlefront was released just in time for The Force Awakens, it won’t be too farfetched to think that Battlefront II would be teed up in line with The Last Jedi later this year.

Watch the trailer above.

EA Confirms Battlefront 2, Will Finally Include A Single-Player Campaign

In last night’s earning call, Electronic Arts has confirmed that the sequel to Star Wars Battlefront will be released later this year during the holiday season.

According to EA, the development team have listened to the fairly vocal feedback from fans around the world. The follow-up to the 2015 space shooter will be “even bigger” and will include a single-player campaign.

The absence of a campaign mode in the first Battlefront reboot was a huge talking point amongst critics and fans. Developers DICE of the popular Battlefield franchise has been lauded for their emotionally-driven storylines and game design, leaving many fans disappointed that their first take on Star Wars was purely multiplayer.

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Moreover, many fans felt that online game modes were far too simplistic, and lacked the depth and complexity that made the Battlefield games so memorable and addictive.

Besides the addition of single-player, EA said that Battlefront 2 will include content “from multiple eras”, emphasising on The Force Awakens and Rogue One as examples of how the film series has expanded.

Along with DICE, the sequel to Battlefront will be co-developed by Motive Studios and Criterion (Need for Speed).

These Movies That Are Coming Out Next Year Will Make You Glad It’s Nearly 2017

Out with the old, in with the new. It’s nearly the New Year, which means we not only get a new Star Wars film, it’s the first time three Marvel Studios movies will be released in a year and we might even get our first decent DC movie between Wonder Woman and Justice League.

Here are some noteworthy films to look forward in 2017, ordered chronologically:

1) The LEGO Batman Movie (February)

Starting off the year is The LEGO Batman Movie, a spin-off from the very successful The LEGO Movie. Will Arnett reprises his role as the titular character with a more comical over-the-top portrayal of the Dark Knight. Michael Cera lends his voice to the character of Robin while Zach Galifianakis plays arch-villain The Joker.

Release: February 10, 2017

2) Logan (March)

Following the success of the R-rated Deadpool, fans will finally get to see a Wolverine film in similar fashion – more violence and less humour, of course. Logan is inspired by the Old Man Logan, a short series in the comics which features an older Wolverine whose healing factor is beginning to fail. Watching the trailer alone will show the departure in tone from previous X-Men and Wolverine movies. It’s also said to be Hugh Jackman’s final movie as our favourite claw-wielding mutant.

Release: March 2, 2017

3) Kong: Skull Island (March)

If you didn’t already know, Legendary Entertainment and Warner Bros. are building a Godzilla-Kong film universe, with a Godzilla vs. Kong movie slated for 2020. In line with that shared universe is a King Kong reboot to introduce the famed ape into the series, with an updated take on the classic tale. Kong: Skull Island stars Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson and Brie Larson.

Release: March 10, 2017

4) Power Rangers (March)

While the verdict is still out there on this, one thing’s for sure: it’s got my nostalgia senses tingling. Almost every 90s kid remembers watching Power Rangers to some degree as a child, and while this looks vastly different stylistically, it’s going on the list. It’s also expected to be the first film in a series of many, with Lionsgate CEO saying that “…we [the studio] could see doing five or six or seven.”

Release: March 24, 2017

5) The Fate of the Furious (April)

Looking past the obviously jarring movie title – we’re assuming ‘Fate’ was used to make #F8 make more sense, the highly successful franchise of street racers-turned-professional criminals is at its eight installment. As seen in the trailers, the antagonist comes in the form of Dom who turns his back on family. This leads the crew to team up with The Rock and a former nemesis played by Jason Statham to bring Dom down.

Release: April 14, 2017

6) Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (May)

Need we say more? The sequel to the highly successful Guardians of the Galaxy is hotly anticipated, especially after fans have come to love this band of obscure lesser known Marvel characters. The film will take us to new planets and introduce new characters including the father of Peter “Star-Lord” Quill. Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Dave Bautista return as Star-Lord, Gamora and Drax, while Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel reprise their voice acting roles as Rocket Raccoon and Groot.

Release: May 5, 2017

7) Wonder Woman (June)

While Batman v. Superman and Suicide Squad didn’t exactly win critics over, DC fans are hopeful that Wonder Woman will finally set the DC Extended Universe on course to rival Marvel Cinematic Universe. Gal Gadot’s updated take on the Amazonian warrior was a refreshing addition to the testosterone-filled BvS, and from what we can see from the trailer, this movie looks like a it’s going to be hit. Fingers crossed!

Release: June 2, 2017

8) Spider-Man: Homecoming (July)

While DC and Warner Bros. are still finding their footing, Marvel has been making hit after hit and has become a reliable bet in the box office in recent years. That’s the reason Sony, who owns the film rights to Spider-Man, finally relented and decided to share everyone’s favourite wall-crawler with his creator. This meant Marvel Studios got to make creative decisions on the upcoming Spider-Man film, while including appearances from other Marvel Cinematic Universe characters such as Tony Stark. Homecoming takes place over Peter Parker’s high school years, with director Jon Watts describing it as a John Hughes-y film within the MCU.

Release: July 7, 2017

9) War for the Planet of the Apes (July)

The Planet of the Apes movies are known for its really long titles – even the original series in the early 70s had them, but this time war is looming at it doesn’t look good for mankind. The upcoming War for the Planet of the Apes is the third installment of the franchise after Rise and Dawn, and as the title alludes, the apes and humans engage in a battle for to determine their fate on Earth.

Release: July 14, 2017

10) Thor: Ragnarok (November)

Given that the film only releases in November, there’s still trailer or poster we could use besides this video shot during the production of the film. Thor: Ragnarok will be the third Marvel Studios movie after GotG 2 and Spider-Man: Homecoming, and is primarily set in Asgard. The movie is said to be a bridge towards Infinity War, the third Avengers movie, and also introduce the final infinity stone – the soul gem. Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston return as Thor and Loki while Mark Ruffalo makes an appearance as Hulk in the film.

Release: November 3, 2017

11) Star Wars Episode VIII

The best news to come from Disney’s purchase of Lucasfilm was that we’ll be getting a new Star Wars film every year from 2015 to 2021. While the main ‘episodes’ will be released every two years, standalone stories will fill the gaps, starting off with the very well-received Rogue One. In 2017, we’ll be getting Episode VIII, which continues the adventures of Rey, Finn, Poe and BB-8 continuing right from the end of The Force Awakens. 

Release: December 16, 2017