Lucasfilm is getting into the CG animation game, and the company’s first film, directed by Gary Rydstrom (Lifted, Toy Story‘s Hawaiian Vacation) from a story by George Lucas, is a musical inspired by A Midsummer Night’s Dream and (if the tunes are anything to go by) the teen culture of the ’50s and ’60s. The film is Strange Magic, and it features a few other influences too, as the first footage shows. Check out the Strange Magic trailer below.
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We don’t know what the Star Wars stand alone movies are going to be about. Initially, there was the belief these films, which Disney will release between the regular episode installments, would be origin story stories. Rumors focused heavily on Han Solo, Boba Fett and Yoda. As time moves on, however, that seems less and less likely. Now, the more rumblings you hear about the Star Wars stand alone films, the more it seems like they’re going to be stories that live between the other films both on the release calendar and in the Star Wars canon. They may tell stories about smaller, tangential characters that expand and enhance the Episodes. They may even solve some of the unsolved mysteries of the Star Wars universe.
Now, to be fair, we can’t be sure this is the case. For all we know, director Gareth Edwards and writer Gary Whitta will release an origin film as the first stand-alone project on December 16, 2016. But that’s probably not going to happen. No matter what their film or Josh Trank’s 2018 film is, we have a bunch of Star Wars mysteries we think would make good stand alone movies at some point down the road. Read More »
Wednesday, a very credible sounding rumor began to circulate that the trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens would be attached to The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. Well, we’ve heard from a very credible source that, with 100% certainty, the Star Wars 7 trailer won’t debut with Peter Jackson’s latest The Hobbit film. There’s a very strong likelihood it will play with that film but according to the source, Disney has “bigger plans” for the trailer debut than a simple attachment. What does that mean? When will it happen? We honestly don’t know. But we’ll offer up a few suggestions about the Star Wars 7 trailer release below. Read More »
The number one question fans have been asking over the past few weeks is when we’ll see a trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. That mystery may have now have an answer. One site has heard multiple reports, including one from the film’s assistant director, that it’ll be released with The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, which opens December 17. That would give Star Wars three straight December events on the same weekend from 2014-2016. Read More »
When will we see a trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens? As we reported a few weeks back, before the end of the year is incredibly likely. The rumor mill is buzzing about people who’ve seen footage from the film now that J.J. Abrams has completed filming and it sounds like the director wants to give fans something soon. Maybe a teeny, tiny tease to discuss over the holidays. Now, one site has what it believes is a description of the trailer. What happens in that footage? Read the Star Wars The Force Awakens trailer description below.
UPDATE: Watch a fan made version of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer.
UPDATE 2: A second description has also hit the internet. Read it below.
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Star Wars fans have two dates circled on their 2015 calendar. Of course, there’s December 18, when Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens in theaters. Then there’s April 16, when Star Wars Celebration comes to Anaheim, CA.
Celebration is basically Comic-Con but only for Star Wars stuff, with plenty of vendors, panels and opportunities for fans to talk to and engage with the people who make Star Wars, Star Wars. This year, everyone assumes there will be some huge revelations and presentations about The Force Awakens. That remains unconfirmed, but Lucasfilm wants to remind fans the event is coming and released a super cool poster to do so. Check out the Star Wars Celebration poster and read more about the event below. Read More »
We knew that Lucasfilm was making a new animated movie; now it is already set for release in January 2015. Recently rumors surfaced of a possible sequel title for Frozen, when Disney registered URLs using the title “Strange Magic.” As it turns out, Strange Magic is the name of an already-completed animated film from Lucasfilm.
The movie features the voice talents of Alan Cumming, Evan Rachel Wood, Kristin Chenoweth, Maya Rudolph, Alfred Molina and Elijah Kelley. Gary Rydstrom directs from a story by George Lucas, based on A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
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Cool Posts From Around the Web:
Lots of non-spoiler talk about The Force Awakens and the rest of the Star Wars universe in this edition of Star Wars Bits. Below, read about the following:
- J.J. Abrams and R2-D2 get hit with flying fish on the set of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens may have shot in a giant water tank.
- Pinewood Studios will be home to Episode VIII and the Gareth Edwards spin-off.
- Mark Hamill may have filmed The Force Awakens scenes without his beard.
- Simon Pegg creates a link between Spaced and The Force Awakens.
- Daniel Radcliffe talks about hanging out on the Millennium Falcon.
- Star Tours: The Adventures Continue is finally coming to Disneyland paris.
- Make your own Force Awakens meme and learn more about the font choice.
- A possible description of a scene in the desert.
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