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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 »

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Want to fly an X-Wing or the Millennium Falcon, but as Darth Vader or Boba Fett? If you can dream it, the new video game Star Wars Battlefront can do it. The highly anticipated game by EA and Dice will be out November 17 and will help you live out your greatest Star Wars battle fantasies.

No matter what weapon, ship or planet you want, odds are Battlefront can combine them to make it happen. Plus, every single TIE Fighter, AT-AT, blaster etc. is an exact photo recreation of the prop from the Lucasfilm archives, meaning this is the closest you’ll ever get to looking at and handling a real one, unless you travel to a galaxy far, far away.

This is all on prominent display in the new Star Wars Battlefront trailer, which was unveiled at Star Wars Celebration. Watch it below. 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 »

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The rumors about a link between EA’s game Star Wars Battlefront and Star Wars The Force Awakens are true. At Celebration, it was revealed that three weeks after the game’s November 17 release, EA will offer a free piece of downloadable content called the Battle of Jakku, the desert planet in the latest Star Wars The Force Awakens trailer. This will help explain how and why all those X-Wing Fighters and Star Destroyers are abandoned on Jakku. 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 »

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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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