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The Rebels are taking over Star Wars Celebration Saturday with a panel and world premiere of the first two episodes of the second season, which premieres later this year. To kick things off, they dropped a season 2 trailer, which you can see below.

We’ll have more on Star Wars Rebels in the coming days, including news from the panel, reactions to the premiere and an interview with Dave Filoni. For now, feast your eyes on the Rebels Season 2 trailer which features the return of Captain Rex, Darth Vader fighting our Jedi, A-Wings, B-Wings and more. There’s also a new poster and images. Read More »

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Everyone fell in love with the droid BB-8 at the Force Awakens panel that opened Star Wars Celebration yesterday. Seeing the droid live on stage was a huge treat, especially as many people had never considered the idea that it might be a practical effect.

We know that part of the work for BB-8 was done by Neal Scanlan, but Kathleen Kennedy also mentioned that Bob Iger of Disney had found the company whose tech made the character possible. Turns out, that company is appropriately called Sphero, based in Colorado. That company’s primary product is a big part of what makes the little guy go. Read More »

Star Wars Celebration Livestream

Note: This post originally ran Thursday, April 16. It has since been updated throughout.

A great many Star Wars fans are currently in Anaheim, California, for Star Wars Celebration, but a great many more are stuck at home. For everyone in the latter camp, StarWars.com announced earlier this week that it would offer a livestream of the weekend’s key events, starting with the Star Wars: The Force Awakens panel and continuing Friday with the Star Wars Battlefront panel.

And now that Celebration is officially underway, the livestream is up and running. Click through to join in on the fun via the Star Wars Celebration livestream. And don’t miss Peter Sciretta’s breakdown of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer from Thursday, embedded after the jump. Read More »

Force Awakens facts

The new teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens is only part of the treasure trove of new information we have on the film. The Star Wars Celebration event has a big Force Awakens costume and concept art gallery, with some really tasty details. Among them are vague teasers about the new factions in the film. The six existing Star Wars movies (and many related stories) have charted the fall of the Galactic Republic, the rise of the Empire that followed, and the Rebellion that fought the Empire to a standstill in Return of the Jedi.

But those two factions have evolved into The First Order and The Resistance. In addition to that info, we have some other character details thanks to official art and costumes, and a few other tidbits that dropped during Celebration panels. We’ll hand over all these Force Awakens facts below.

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Where better to learn more about Tomorrowland than in Tomorrowland?

At the Tomorrowland theme park at Disneyland (and soon Epcot in Disney World) Disney has opened a brand new preview of Brad Bird’s Tomorrowland. In addition to 10 minutes of footage from the 1964 World’s Fair section of the film, there’s a a mysterious selection of images before you enter the theater, followed by a prop and concept art exhibit that offers some amazing teases at what the future holds for fans come May 22.

Below see a bunch of photos from the Tomorrowland Disneyland sneak peak, which opens April 17 for fans at Disneyland in California, and watch our video blog reaction. Read More »

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The second teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens blew us away with a collection of new images and shots that seem very specifically designed to conjure up memories of the original trilogy. (Note to Lucasfilm and JJ Abrams: It worked!) There’s a lot to talk about in this new teaser — even though it is short, it is still packed with stuff to example. So let’s get to it; after the break you’ll find fifty The Force Awakens teaser 2 images, and we’ll break down what it all means as we over-analyze the trailer.  Read More »

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Star Wars Celebration got off to a rousing start today with the Star Wars: The Force Awakens panel. Details were spilled, footage was revealed, cast members were celebrated — and among all that, a bunch of new official images were revealed.

Some were stills featuring characters like Rey (Daisy Ridley), Fin (John Boyega), and Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac); others were behind-the-scenes images of director J.J. AbramsKathleen Kennedy, and more. Flip through the new Star Wars 7 images after the jump.

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Force Awakens video reaction

Our own Peter Sciretta and Germain Lussier were in the hall this morning at Star Wars Celebration for the hour-long The Force Awakens panel and subsequent reveal of the film’s second teaser trailer. If you haven’t watched the trailer yet, first, why not? It’s tremendously good. And second, watch it here, then hit the jump for a video reaction from consummate Star Wars nerds Peter and Germain, with a special appearance from Eric Vespe, perhaps better known as an occasional hobbit and Quint from Ain’t It Cool News.  Read More »

The Force Awakens trailer

A second Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser trailer is here! The first teaser, released last November, was only an 88-second tease that introduced a few characters, such as John Boyega‘s Finn, Daisy Ridley‘s Rey, Oscar Isaac‘s Poe Dameron, and the mysterious lightsaber-wielding Kylo Ren. But what about this one? Well, we see a couple old faces, for one.

Additionally, director JJ Abrams revealed on stage at Star Wars Celebration today that the desert planet is not Tattooine, but a planet called Jakku. And there’s a lot more to learn. Check out a much more revealing The Force Awakens teaser trailer below, and then check out our extensive photo breakdown.

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