star wars toys unboxing

Disney Consumer Products has announced that they will unveil products inspired by the upcoming film Star Wars: The Force Awakens through an unprecedented 18-hour long live YouTube stream of unboxing videos. Pretty insane. Watch the video announcement and read the full star wars toys unboxing press release after the jump now.

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Kylo Ren is Not a Sith

We’re just under four months away from the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and even with a large chunk of the toys hitting shelves on Friday having leaked online, the Mystery Box surrounding the Star Wars sequel is still very much intact.

However, the latest issue of Empire shines a light on Episode VII, the beginning of a new trilogy, and director J.J. Abrams has confirmed what some fans have long presumed about the new villain. Kylo Ren is not a Sith. More below! Read More »

Star Wars - Obi-Wan Kenobi

A Jedi Knight? Jeez, I’m out of it for a little while, everyone gets delusions of Star Wars Bits. This edition of news from a galaxy far, far away includes:

  • Spy set photos revealing X-Wings in Star Wars: Rogue One
  • Some cool fanmade artwork with Obi-Wan Kenobi and more
  • New excerpts from books part of The Journey to The Force Awakens
  • Rumors about the lead role in Star Wars: Episode VIII
  • New paperback covers for Journey to The Force Awakens books
  • Which Star Wars character makes for a popular baby name?
  • Grand Moff Tarkin appearing in Star Wars: Rogue One?

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New Star Wars Canon Timeline Infographic

Star Wars Legends

After Disney purchased Lucasfilm, it was announced that the Star Wars Expanded Universe would not be considered canon going forward (instead being classified with the “LEGENDS” branding). This angered a lot of Star Wars fans, but the announcement also brought something cool to the table: all the Star Wars stories in the future would be developed under the guidance of the Star Wars story group and would be consider canon. That means that everything, from comic books to novels, animated television shows to video games, everything would be considered a real part of this new Star Wars history.

And over the last year, a lot of new Star Wars stories have been released. What does the current Star Wars canon timeline look like at this point? What is the order in which these stories taker place? Hit the jump to see an infographic.

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Spider-Man Civil War

With Captain America: Civil War still in production, there’s been a steady stream of updates here and there about scenes shot and sights spotted on set. We recently caught a glimpse of Black Panther on set for the first time, and there’s reportedly been a sequence shot in Peter Parker’s bedroom, and a rumor circulating about different Spider-Man suits being used in the movie.

Now we have another important detail on the Spider-Man Civil War involvement in the movie that might give away whose side he ends up on in this epic battle of your favorite super heroes. Beware of spoilers from here on out! Read More »

Star Wars The Force Awakens Empire cover

The Dark Side takes the spotlight on the latest cover of Empire magazine, as revealed today. Click through to get a new look at Kylo Ren (Adam Driver), General Hux (Domhnall Gleeson), Captain Phasma (Gwendoline Christie), and their faithful army of Stormtroopers.

Update: Empire has just revealed its other Star Wars: The Force Awakens cover, this one featuring heroes Rey (Daisy Ridley), Finn (John Boyega), Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac), and BB-8. See it after the jump. Read More »

Jungle Cruise movie

Dwayne Johnson isn’t just doing a voice for one of the main characters in the Disney Animation film Moana; he said at D23 that one of his main career goals was to work in Disney movies, and now he’s making the bounce to live action. The Rock is also going to star in the latest ride-to-movie project Jungle Cruise.

The film, based on a ride that was in place when Disneyland first opened its doors in 1955, has been in development for a few years, but bringing The Rock on board indicates some new energy for the old idea. Read More »

Valara Saar in Lucasfilm trademarks?

Lucasfilm has filed new trademark registrations this week for Star Wars character names from the non-canon expanded universe — how mysterious. You might remember that we first learned of Gwendoline Christie’s character name Captain Phasma from trademark filings, so these two names might provide interesting clues to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Wars: Rogue One or the future of the Star Wars saga.

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The Lion Guard clip

Just last week, we got a first look at the forthcoming Disney Channel TV movie and animated series kick-off The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar. An extended sneak peek of the TV movie portion of this follow-up debuted at D23 this weekend, and it’s now available for you to check out.

In The Lion Guard clip, we see Simba and Nala’s second-born cub Kion (voiced by Max Charles of Peabody & Sherman) having some fun with his friends in the Pride Lands, but then he’s forced to show why he’s been tasked with being the protector of his home turf when his best friend Bunga, a feisty honey badger, gets into some trouble with some hyenas. Read More »

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