Cool events for The Force Awakens, Episode VIII news and much more in this edition of Star Wars Bits. Below, read about the following.
- Oscar-winning production designer Rick Heinrichs has been tapped for Rian Johnson‘s Star Wars Episode VIII.
- Actress Jessica Henwick may appear in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
- Read about two awesome Force Awakens trailer events in Los Angeles and Austin.
- Star Wars Rebels will marathon on Disney and Disney XD in December.
- See a tease of what’s to come on Star Wars Rebels.
- A full novelization of Star Wars: The Force Awakens is in the works.
- Revenge of the Sith 3D may still be released after The Force Awakens.
- Is it possible there’s more than one trailer for The Force Awakens?
- Check out the pencils for Alex Ross‘s Star Wars Marvel cover.
- What is the biggest challenge for Star Wars: The Force Awakens?
- How does a new character in The Force Awakens move?
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When I interviewed Big Hero 6 directors Don Hall and Chris Williams, I mentioned to them their Marvel adaptation was missing an end credits scene like other Marvel movies. As I walked out the door, Williams stopped me and said, “See it again once the film is in theaters.” Which I did. And lo and behold, Disney Animation held back an awesome end credits scene just for paying audiences — most screenings right up until the release of the film did not have the tag.
The scene not only potentially sets up a sequel, it features a world class voice cameo. We won’t spoil it above the jump, but below, we will do so, and even show you some footage. Learn about the Big Hero 6 end credits scene below. Read More »
An early 88-second tease of Star Wars: The Force Awakens can be seen in 30 theaters (20 with IMAX screens, 10 without) across North America beginning Friday morning, November 28th. Because of this I’m getting a ton of questions on Twitter – what movies is it playing in front of, when will it be online, what is in the trailer – so I thought I’d put together a Frequently Asked Questions document to answer your Force Awakens trailer questions.
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Another day, another Star Wars scoop here on /Film. This one is from the television side.
Before Star Wars Rebels hit the air, Disney renewed it for a second season. That was a nice vote of confidence in the first piece of Star Wars storytelling created under the new Disney regime. So far, it’s worked out. We’re now about eight episodes in and the tales of Ezra, Kanan, Zeb, Hera and Sabine have a wonderful Star Wars feel while simultaneously adding much to what we know about a galaxy far, far away.
When promoting the show’s launch, no one involved would tell us exactly how Rebels could end, or even guess how long the series might run. Lucasfilm’s previous animated series, The Clone Wars, aired for about five seasons so that seemed like a reasonable guess. But still, there was no clue of just how far these stories set between Episodes III and IV would go.
/Film has now exclusively heard that Lucasfilm not only knows where Rebels will end, the company knows what’s next for the Star Wars animated world.
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There’s a lot of excitement surrounding Star Wars right now, mostly because of The Force Awakens teaser trailer hitting theaters on Friday (Don’t sleep on the spin-off news either). With that going on, it’s easy forget, for the past few weeks, brand new Star Wars content has been on your TV every single week.
Star Wars Rebels airs a new episode tonight, November 24, before going on a short hiatus for the holiday. If you haven’t kept up with the show here are two important pieces of information. 1. You’re missing out on some awesome, myth building Star Wars action and 2. You can watch the bulk of them, for free, online right now. Read more about the free Star Wars Rebels streaming below. Read More »
The first footage that screened from Brad Bird‘s Tomorrowland sounded wonderful. The teaser trailer was great, and now a third piece of footage has been screened. Over the weekend, the D23 Destination D event in Florida (which we first told you about not long ago) revealed a brand new scene from Tomorrowland. The scene takes place at the World’s Fair in 1964 and stars the young version of George Clooney‘s character. You can read about the Tomorrowland World’s Fair scene below.
In addition, there’s some minor controversy surrounding the film as Oscar-winning sound designer and editor Walter Murch was reportedly let go from the production. Read more about Tomorrowland below. Read More »
UPDATE: StarWars.com has revealed the full list of theaters that will be playing the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer starting Friday. Find it below.
This morning, our scoop about the Star Wars The Force Awakens trailer hitting select theaters this Friday was confirmed. Regal Cinemas mistakenly jumped the gun and revealed which of their theaters were among the few chosen. AMC Theaters and Cinemark then joined suit.
Well, J.J. Abrams has released one of his patented notes recognizing this plan and even revealed the trailer’s total length: 88 seconds. See the Star Wars trailer release date note below. Read More »
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This morning, our scoop about the theatrical placement of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer was confirmed. Now, we have another Star Wars scoop for you.
Recently, we learned a juicy rumor about the plot to Gareth Edwards and Gary Whitta‘s 2016 Star Wars spin off movie. The information came second hand from a single good source, so we began to dig. All we wanted was one more person to tell us we were on the right track. Literally dozens of people were contacted at all levels and while there were a few nibbles, we could never get a solid second confirmation. We contacted Lucasfilm, which declined to comment. So for that reason, take this story with a grain of salt and a huge rumor label.
That said, we think there is enough evidence to present you a rumored plot of the 2016 Star Wars spin off movie.
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