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In today’s edition of Episode 8 Bits:

  • Star Wars: Episode 8 has officially begun filming.
  • A handful of classic Star Wars actors have confirmed their roles (by canceling Comic-Con appearances).
  • A long-dead Jedi may return for Episode 8.
  • John Boyega seemingly confirms more lightsaber training.
  • The possible origins of the Knights of Ren.

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BB-8 Voice

Shortly after the premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, a cool little behind the scenes detail regarding the beloved ball droid BB-8 surfaced, specifically with regards to how the character’s voice was created. Sure, like R2-D2 and some of the other droids we’ve seen in the Star Wars universe, BB-8 communicates with a series of bleeps and bloops. But how those sounds were created for the movie is quite a fascinating story.

Thankfully, enough time has passed that comedian Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation, House of Lies) is now able to open up a bit about the creative process for giving BB-8 his voice. Bill Hader only briefly touched upon this behind the scenes information before, but Schwartz dives in and tells us exactly what kind of work he did for The Force Awakens. Read More »

How The Force Awakens Should Have Ended

Now that Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been seen by billions, everyone has their theories about what the future holds for our the sci-fi saga. There are plenty of ideas about Rey’s past, the identity of Supreme Leader Snoke, and just what Luke Skywalker has been up to, but the folks over at How It Should Have Ended just want to have a little fun by shaking up more than a few scenes from the sequel. From TR-8R’s encounter with Finn to the lightspeed approach to Starkiller Base, there are a lot of ways that the main characters of The Force Awakens could have had a much different outcome.

Watch how The Force Awakens should have ended below. Read More »

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Welcome back to Star Wars Bits, your regular catch-all for anything and everything Star Wars. In today’s edition:

  • A fascinating profile of Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy.
  • Star Wars is getting its own EDM soundtrack for some reason.
  • Professional artists reimagine Star Wars with stunning art.
  • Gaze upon the greatest Star Wars mobile game never made.
  • And look at the latest preview for Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes.
  • Star Wars Rebels may have an hour-long season finale.
  • And more!

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Welcome to today’s super-sized edition of The Force Awakens Bits, your one-stop shop for all news pertaining to Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Today:

  • The Force Awakens hits two more significant box office milestones.
  • A very surprising “sequel” comic with a special guest.
  • How Kylo Ren and BB-8’s voices were created.
  • Meet Chloe Bruce, Daisy Ridley‘s stunt double.
  • Two clever new pieces of The Force Awakens fan art.
  • A short film examining how The Force Awakens was projected in IMAX.
  • How to build your own BB-8 for only $120.
  • The Raiders of the Lost Ark joke smuggled into the sound mix.
  • A Solo family portrait… and its darker Netflix series spin-off.
  • Did Star Wars kneecap The Hunger Games at the box office?
  • And more!

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story isn’t giving us much to work with, but we’re certainly trying! In today’s edition of Rogue One Bits:

  • Model Eunice Olumide reveals she has been cast in Rogue One.
  • Details on two new kinds of Stormtroopers have made their way online.
  • A report on Rogue One toys from the Nuremberg Toy Fair… that may not be real.
  • Evidence that we won’t actually see Rogue One toys for a long time now.
  • And more!

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Welcome back to The Force Awakens Bits, which will continue to provide you with Star Wars: The Force Awakens news until Rogue One shows up and diverts our attention completely. In today’s edition:

  • The Force Awakens performs quite well at the Visual Effects Society Awards.
  • John Boyega and Daisy Ridley get the Most Important Nominations of Them All.
  • American Cinematographer puts The Force Awakens on its cover.
  • The mysterious writing on Poe Dameron’s flight suit, revealed!
  • The Force Awakens nears its next box office milestone.
  • And a whole bunch of new stuff related to LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

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Welcome back to Star Wars Bits, your regular source of delicious, bite-sized, and surprisingly healthy bits of Star Wars news. In today’s edition:

  • Star Wars Rebels brings back a fan-favorite character.
  • Disney Cruise Lines previews its Star Wars day.
  • An extended preview of Star Wars: Rebellion.
  • A close examination of the various divisions of the clone army.
  • Look into the future of Star Wars video games.
  • Preview the newest edition of the Star Wars Character Encyclopedia.

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The Force Awakens 60 Seconds

We’re coming down to the end of the theatrical run of Star Wars: The Force Awakens very soon. The film can still be seen in most theaters, but The Finest Hours has taken over most if not all IMAX screens by now. So if you’re looking for a quick fix for The Force Awakens, then 1A4 Studio has just the ticket for you. They’ve created a very simply animated version of the entire movie, but they’ve crammed it all into just 60 seconds. It’s actually pretty amusing and cute. Read More »