Following the big cast reveal earlier this week, LucasFilm has launched "Star Wars Journeys," an episodic series of mobile apps currently only available for Apple devices. The first is now out with the others being released in coming months.
The series is essentially a set of interactive books, each one dedicated to one of the six live-action "Star Wars" films. Each comes with a mini-game related to the specific film, the first one centering on The Phantom Menace's pod racing sequences for example.
In other "Star Wars" news, Mark Hamill posted a tweet after a release of the cast performing a table read earlier this week. The tweet was:
"UK table read- I was knocked out by the diverse & extraordinarily talented new cast members. WOW they're good! The saga is in superb hands." — Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) May 1, 2014
Finally, it has also been revealed that "Slumdog Millionaire" and "The Newsroom" star Dev Patel tried out for the film as recently as three weeks ago, but ultimately didn't get a role.