Craig Derrick | Creative Director & Executive Producer

Star Wars: Resistance Racer

Posted on July 29, 2019

Star Wars Resistance Racer is now available on the DisneyNOW app for iOS and Android mobile devices.  The team at Disney at Neo-Pangea really made a fun, little game that really captures the spirit and fun of the animated show.  

Check out the trailer below or read more at StarWars.com here

Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga

Posted on June 10, 2019

I'm excited to announce the next game in the Lego Star Wars franchise! 

LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games, and Lucasfilm, will contain all nine Skywalker saga films including Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker, both of which are making their debuts in LEGO Star Wars. There will be hundreds of characters and vehicles to choose from as players relive their favorite scenes and navigate their way through all the movies.

Trust me when I tell you this game is HUGE and will be quite special for those fans young and old.  We're building an entirely new game brick-by-brick from the ground up and I can't wait to show you more soon!

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

Posted on May 25, 2019

I have been to the planet Batuu. I have walked the streets of Black Spire Outpost. I've avoided Imperial entanglements. I have drank at Oga's Cantina and dealt with scruffy-looking nerfherders. I've helped Chewbacca and Vi Moradi fight the First Order. I met Rey and, oddly, Aaron Goodwin from Ghost Adventures!

But most incredibly I did something I've waited my entire life to do...

I stepped aboard and piloted the Millennium Falcon!!

Galaxy's Edge is absolutely breathtaking and an incredible achievement. Congratulations to all of the Imagineers, Cast Members, and the many extraordinarily talented people and friends that brought this place in a galaxy far, far away a little closer to home.

Thank you Lucasfilm and The Walt Disney Company for this special moment. I absolutely can not wait to visit again!

05/25/19 -- 42 years to the day from the premiere of Star Wars!
Michelle with the fastest hunk of junk in the Galaxy...and also the Millennium Falcon! 

Star Wars x Contra: Return

Posted on January 16, 2019

Here's a peek at a big project we've been working on.  Lucasfilm and Tencent have partnered on a brand new survival game mode in Contra: Return -- Imperial Training!  Play as a Stormtrooper and compete in Imperial training exercises from within the Death Star.  Dive into the map, arm yourself with a vast selection of weapons and skills and eliminate other Stormtroopers to become the last one standing.  More to come soon!

Star Wars: Jedi Challenges AR

Posted on November 15, 2018

Very excited to share that the new, limited-edition Kylo Ren Lightsaber controller is now available along with the brand new Dark Side Expansion content for Star Wars: Jedi Challenges.  We had a lot of fun putting this together and hope you enjoy this new type of gameplay experience.

The Mandalorian

Posted on October 4, 2018
"After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic..."

We're making something truly spectacular and ground-breaking with The Mandalorian.  For all the latest information on the show go to: https://www.starwars.com/news/category/the-mandalorian

Star Wars x Brave Frontier 2

Posted on August 24, 2018

We're kicking off an amazing collaboration between Lucasfilm and Alim for Brave Frontier 2!  Play as Luke, Leia, Han, Chewie and Obi-Wan against Darth Vader, Stormtroopers and other characters from BF2.  The pixel characters and environments look fantastic and really feel nostalgic while fitting in perfectly with the style of Brave Frontier.  This is one of those opportunities that feels really special.  Hope you all enjoy it!

The Force Reawakens

Posted on July 1, 2018

Big news everyone!  I'm very pleased to announce that I've accepted an amazing opportunity from The Walt Disney Company to rejoin Lucasfilm.  It's an incredible honor to return to the Lucas family and work with so many talented and creative people developing the stories and ideas that drive our films, television shows, theme parks, and games.  Truly a dream job!

I can't share much yet but I'm blown away every day by the work my team is doing and look forward to providing many updates here as often as I can.  Until then, please watch this short video for a peek at what we're building behind-the-scenes.

The Walt Disney Co. Buys Lucasfilm

Posted on October 30, 2012

Great news for Star Wars fans! Great news for Disney stockholders! Great news for Lucasarts?

Oscar Party

Posted on February 26, 2007

I Love Goooold!

Last night at the 79th Academy Awards the Oscar for Best Visual Effects for "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" was given to John Knoll, Hal Hickel, Charles Gibson and Allen Hall of ILM.

To mark this incredible accomplishment the folks at Lucasfilm arranged to have as many of the previously won Oscars, BAFTA's and Lifetime Achievement awards gathered for a once-in-a-lifetime celebration at the Presidio.  The only thing more brilliant than the awards themselves was the sheer talent in the room.  Luminaries past and present were on hand to celebrate and they extended the honor to each of us to hold and pose with these incredible awards.

I'll admit, I was pretty freaked out by even touching an Oscar let alone holding it.  I hope one day I'll have another chance to do so and maybe bring one back here for the collection.

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