But news come also from the past times. Last year writer J.W. Rinzler brought us the amazing Audiovisual Making of The Return of the Jedi, with never before seen footage and audio; a must have for any collector!
Now a new item has been found to join the treasure trove of LucasFilm. Black Angel, a 25 minute short film shown in the cinemas before the 1980 classic The Empire Strikes Back, a la Pixar.
Black Angel is an Arthurian tale of a knight who rescues a princess while he is returning home from the Crusades.
It was shot in Scotland on a small budget in 1979, it was shown the following year in cinemas in the UK, Scandinavia, Japan and Australia as part of screenings of The Empire Strikes Back.
Black Angel's director, Roger Christian, had won an Academy Award for his set decoration on the first Star Wars film, Episode IV - A New Hope. He also worked on Return of the Jedi and The Phantom Menace.
The original film print of the short was lost after Empire finished its run in cinemas. It wasn´t until 2012 when they were found, in the US. Thanks to a visual effect company in California, Athena Studios, the prints were restored.
Last year the film was projected at the San Francisco´s Mill Valley Film Festival, but this very month Black Angel will be shown at the Glasgow Film Festival, followed by further screenings in Scotland.
This is a great event at the beginning of the year of the new Star Wars chapter´ shoot and with Abrams stating shooting will start in May, we are in for a journey unlike any other.