Even though George Lucas has said that he always conceived Star Wars to span a trilogy, and then wanted to go back and tell the first three chapters of the story with prequels and finish it up with a third trilogy, there is plenty of evidence to support the opposite, such as Luke and Leia’s potential love affair turned sibling relationship. But no matter when he conceived of the story to follow Return of the Jedi, the fact remains that he did come up with an idea for a sequel, but Disney didn’t want it after they bought Lucasfilm.
Recently, an interview had George Lucas Star Wars Episode VII involvement laid out as being completely non-existent, long before the film even was called The Force Awakens, and it’s mostly because the studio didn’t want to embark upon the story outline that Lucas already had planned in his head. Find out more below! Read More »
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We’re 26 days from the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but director J.J. Abrams only just finished the final mix at 2am in the early morning of Saturday, November 21st. The filmmaker revealed completion of the film while appearing at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center for the Celebrity Nerd-Off with Stephen Colbert, and it just makes me even more giddy to see the movie next month.
In addition, two new TV spots have surfaced online with some brief bits of new footage, including our first decent shots of Lupita Nyong’o‘s character Maz Kanata and the return of Return of the Jedi favorite Nien Nunb in the movie. Read More »
In today’s edition of Star Wars Bits, we take a look at the following tidbits:
- Mark Hamill possibly hints that The Force Awakens could have a huge Empire Strikes Back twist.
- Adam Driver doesn’t think Kylo Ren is evil, says he feels he’s “morally justified.”
- C-3PO’s Force Awakens prequel comic has been pushed back from December 2015 to February 2016.
- Mark Hamill talks about how The Force Awakens will be different from A New Hope.
- Star Wars Celebration Europe is SOLD OUT.
- Video of the Millennium Falcon experience on the Disney Dream cruise ship.
- First Order Stormtroopers are now patrolling Disneyland.
- Star Wars Battlefront sequels in development?
All that and more, in today’s Star Wars Bits. Hit the jump to hyperspace to find out more.
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Posted on Friday, November 20th, 2015 by Jacob Hall
Remember when you tried to buy Star Wars: The Force Awakens tickets the moment they went on sale, and the entire internet just rolled onto its side and died? The rush for tickets kneecapped the internet for a couple hours, crashing services like Fandango and forcing fans to rush out to their local theater and buy tickets at the counter like rubes. It was a weird day to be a Star Wars fan, and a great day to hold Disney stock.
Now, the results of all the furious fan-scrambling have been revealed and The Force Awakens has already sold $50 million worth of tickets a month before the movie even opens. To paraphrase the great Larry David, that’s pretty good. Pretty, pretty, preeetty good.
Find more on the Star Wars pre-sales after the jump.
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Posted on Thursday, November 19th, 2015 by Jacob Hall
Hey… we hear you’re interested in some Star Wars Bits. Follow us. C’mon. We’ve got all the Star Wars Bits you could possibly want. In today’s batch:
- Harrison Ford surprises Star Wars fans… for charity!
- George Lucas explains why he’s done with the series.
- The Alamo Drafthouse reveals a stunning Star Wars commemorative magazine.
- John Boyega loves his lightsaber.
- Riz Ahmed‘s Rogue One character name, revealed.
- The surprising origin of Captain Phasma.
- One insane The Force Awakens tattoo.
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Last night we were caught off guard by the unveiling of a new TV spot for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. This time the focus was on Finn, likely as a way of keeping fans guessing as to whether it will be John Boyega’s Finn or Daisy Ridley’s Rey who becomes the new new hope of the Star Wars saga. You can check it out right here.
But if you’re done watching any new footage after the final trailer for the movie, then you can kill some time by checking out the final The Force Awakens trailer sweded, with some of the worst Stormtrooper helmets you’ve ever seen. But there is some real fire used at one point that’s pretty cool. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, November 18th, 2015 by Angie Han
As excited as we are to see Han, Chewie, and Leia (and presumably Luke, whenever we get around to seeing him) back for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, we’re also dying to spend some quality time with the new heroes of the franchise. Like Finn, the young stormtrooper played by John Boyega. His was the very first face we saw in the very first teaser trailer for the movie, but a year later, there’s a whole lot we still don’t know about him.
So it’s a pleasure to get to know him a tiny bit better today, as a new TV spot shines a light on this brand-new badass. Don’t worry — your other faves, like BB-8, make appearances too. Watch the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Finn spot after the jump. Read More »
We regularly do “Early Buzz” reports for movies, and sometimes the occasional television series, but in the ten plus years of the site history, we’re never done one for a video game… until now. Yes, Star Wars warrants a break out of our usual boundaries because everyone is so excited for Star Wars Battlefront, which was released for Playstation and Xbox this week. So lets take a look at the early Star Wars Battlefront reviews and see what the video game critics think of the first big Star Wars video game of the Disney era.
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Stephen Colbert has a long history with Star Wars. He’s defended that crossguard lightsaber, called out Star Wars creator George Lucas, and even attempted to guess the entire plot of Star Wars: The Force Awakens based on just the images in the trailer. While its clear Colbert is a Star Wars fan, he wasn’t afraid to take on the evil empire last night on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. In a segment on last night’s show, Colbert blasted the brand’s past and present pieces of ridiculous marketing integration, or more specifically Cover Girl’s new line of Star Wars collection makeup.
“The forced marketing integration is strong with this one,” remarked Colbert, who went on to mock the product: “They were previously available in containers that didn’t say Star Wars!”
Watch the whole segment embedded after the jump.
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