Star Wars The Force Awakens SNL Parody

The first Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer has been the subject of intense scrutiny over the past week, inspiring all manner of detailed analysis, debate, parody and homage. It was only a matter of time before Saturday Night Live offered their own unique take on the Star Wars The Force Awakens trailer. Last night they did just that, with the help of guest host James Franco.

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Oscar Isaac continues to offer up awesome stories from The Force Awakens. Below, read about those as well as these interesting Star Wars Bits.

  • Oscar Isaac talks flying an X-Wing, practical effects and more in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
  • New details surface about Andy SerkisForce Awakens‘ character.
  • Serkis was pleasantly surprised by the reaction to the trailer.
  • iTunes may have mistakenly identified the hooded figure in The Force Awakens trailer.
  • Joel Edgerton will bet you $50 he knows the identity of the same character.
  • In 2008, George Lucas said there would never be a Sequel Trilogy
  • Learn how to 3D print your own triple lightsaber.
  • Marvel’s Star Wars #1 is going to set some sales records, plus see the best variant cover yet.

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Star Wars Weekends 2015 dates

2015 is kind of a big year for Star Wars. I heard there might be a movie coming out? Maybe even a convention, too? Well, another huge event on the Star Wars calendar takes place in Orlando, Florida. It’s the annual Star Wars Weekends at Walt Disney World resort, and the new dates have just been announced. Check out the Star Wars Weekends 2015 dates below. Read More »

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Thursday morning Disney is expected to announce a large set of changes for Disneyland Parks and resort, including a big investment in Frozen in Disney California Adventure and Disneyland, The Muppets‘ DCA theatre will be gone for a while, a Cars Land ride replacement and more. And we also get a rumored timeline of where and when to expect Star Wars Land when it comes to Disneyland.

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A Disney mouthpiece has identified one of the lightsabers in the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer… but the trick is that the one revealed as belonging to a classic character isn’t the trailer saber you’re thinking of. Sure, there’s that red one, the weapon with the blazing hilt that has inspired enough conversation that Stephen Colbert gave it a whole segment on one of his final episodes of The Colbert Report. But there is, as they say, another. The other is the sound heard at the end of the trailer, and if you’ve got keen ears like Harry Caul you might know what that saber is. (It’s Luke’s lightsaber.) Read More »

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The Internet had two major points of contention with the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer. One was horribly racist and the other was incredibly nit picky. The nit picky one is about the new Sith lightsaber seen in the trailer. Many people are complaining that the construction simply doesn’t make sense. That the small sections pointing out of the hilt wouldn’t serve any positive purpose. And who knows? Maybe they’re right. The fact is, the movie doesn’t come out for a year so that may even be a plot point in the film.

Either way, Stephen Colbert has had enough. He explained why the new lightsaber would work, and is awesome, on Monday’s episode of The Colbert Report. The host also revealed he’s been a Star Wars fan longer than anyone. Below, watch the Stephen Colbert Star Wars video and see a few of the memes that the new lightsaber has spawned. Read More »

Millennium Falcon IMAX Force Awakens

J.J. Abrams, Lucasfilm and Disney didn’t have to give us a glimpse at Star Wars: The Force Awakens just yet. The movie is still over a year away; no one would have blamed them if we didn’t see something until six months out from release. That’s always been the schedule. But they were kind, and gave us seven scenes to dissect and discuss after almost two years of wild speculation. Now we know John Boyega’s character is a Stormtrooper, Oscar Isaac flies an X-Wing, there’s a new droid, and a bit more.

So yes, it was very kind and exciting to get a first teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. This is the Internet, though. We’re always looking toward the next thing. We’ve seen this teaser, but when will we see a second Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer? Well, we just happen to know for sure. Read More »

Ralph McQuarrie Star Wars concept art

Many fans credit much of the visual genius of the original Star Wars trilogy to concept artist Ralph McQuarrie. His beautiful concept paintings and early sketches inspired much of what we love about the galaxy far, far away. In fact, the current Lucasfilm creative team are using parts of McQuarrie’s original unused concept art as inspiration for the new Star Wars films and movies.

We’ve talked about how they have repurposed the original Chewbacca design for Zeb in Star Wars Rebels (among other things). Now I want to look at how much the late Ralph McQuarrie’s original unused Star Wars concept designs have influenced Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Hit the jump to check out our Ralph McQuarrie Force Awakens comparison guide. Read More »

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