The Week in Fandom for August 12

Brian Linder

The Week in Fandom returns to update you on the hottest news in games, movies, and TV. For the week ending August 12, Lucasfilm drops the new trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, we’ve got new Pokemon Sun and Moon details, The CW gives fans a massive Arrowverse infodump, and No Man’s Sky is out.

The New Rogue One Trailer Is Here

The latest trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story dropped on Thursday during Olympics coverage, thrilling fans with never-before-seen visuals, new character dialogue, and more from the upcoming Star Wars standalone film which tells the story of a group of unlikely heroes who band together on a mission to steal the Death Star plans.

Here’s a breakdown of all of the trailer’s big reveals…

New Pokémon Sun and Moon Details

This week saw the release of a new trailer for Pokémon Sun and Moon. You can click the link below to check it out below for details on new Pokémon and new Alola variation on some first generation favorites. Plus you’ll get details on some new attacks. But most importantly, you’ll get your first look at the Pokémon Sun and Moon new villains, Team Skull. See for yourself…

The CW’s Big Arrowverse Update

The CW treated fans of their DC primetime lineup to a massive infodump about upcoming seasons of Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow, and Legends of Tomorrow on Thursday during their TCA Press Tour presentation.

Highlights: There will be a musical crossover with the casts of Supergirl and The Flash. Miss Martian and Mon-El will join SupergirlSavitar is the new Flash villain. Dolph Lundgren is joining Arrow as a character seen in flashbacks. And Lance Henriksen joins the cast of Legends of Tomorrow as Obsidian.

No Man’s Sky Is Finally Out

It’s been a long time coming, but No Man’s Sky is finally here. The exploration game about getting to the center of the universe is currently the center of gamers’ attention on social media. For those of you just getting started in the game, or for the curious who want to know about the first few hours, we’ve got you covered. In our No Man’s Sky Starter Guide you’ll find tips to get you pointed in the right direction as you fire up your ship for the first time and set out to explore the galaxy…

Brian Linder
Brian Linder is Sr. Entertainment Editor at FANDOM. He's been on the fan-media scene since dial-up. Arriving at FANDOM from IGN, Brian was a founding editor at early Star Wars fansite TheForce.net and co-creator of the movie site, FilmForce, acquired in 2006. He's into space operas and superheroes.