The Force Awakens trailer

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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Later this morning, J.J. Abrams and Kathleen Kennedy take the stage at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim and are expected to reveal the next trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Among the images fans expect to see in that trailer is the front side of that iconic image above. What does Kylo Ren, the villain with the three part lightsaber, look like?

Well if you don’t want to wait until the trailer comes online, several images of the Kylo Ren mask have made it online via what look to be official fan posters. The flimsy kind you would get in Wal-Mart or Spencer’s Gifts. At least that’s what they look like but it’s pretty clearly Kylo Ren on them. The images also feature the new Stormtroopers and, potentially, their leader.

Minor spoilers for the trailer below but not beyond that. This is a character fans will be well-acquainted with come December 18. Read More »

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Star Wars Celebration begins today at the Anaheim Convention Center, but fans started lining up at 5am on Wednesday morning, 29 hours before the opening ceremony for the Star Wars fan convention. The panel is expected to be a presentation featuring a trailer and possibly more for the next installment of the franchise, Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Director JJ Abrams and producer Kathleen Kennedy will be present alongside some unannounced “special guests” at the presentation that begins at 10:00am pacific time and will be streamed live around the world on StarWars.com. But I don’t think Lucasfilm and Abrams expected such a huge turnout on the day before the convention, and the result is an incredible show of generosity.

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Star Wars Celebration 2015

Note: We first published this piece on March 24. We’re republishing it now with the event starting Thursday.

Star Wars Celebration, the world’s only official Star Wars convention, comes to Anaheim, CA April 16-19. This is when and when fans expect to learn more information about Star Wars: The Force Awakens but also dive deep into their passion for a galaxy far, far away.

How and when you’ll do that has now been revealed as the full Star Wars Celebration schedule is online. The highlight, of course, is Thursday April 16th’s opening ceremony with J.J. Abrams and Kathleen Kennedy, but there is so much other awesome Star Wars stuff too. Q&A’s with stars such as Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Billy Dee Williams. Panels on the secrets of The Clone Wars. The debut of season 2 of Star Wars Rebels. Screenings of all six films, some of which are in 3D and much more. Below, find the full Star Wars Celebration 2015 schedule as well as our 25 most anticipated panels and 5 biggest conflicts. Read More »

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We could probably rename the site “Star Wars Bits” this weekend as Star Wars Celebration begins but, until then, we wanted to do one more round up before the madness started. Below, read about the following.

  • Will Star Wars Celebration have a full Force Awakens exhibit?
  • See the latest batch of official merchandise from Star Wars Celebration as well as Funkos.
  • Marvel may soon announce two new Star Wars comic books.
  • Is a full character list from The Force Awakens now online?
  • EA Star Wars continues to tease Star Wars Battlefront, which may first debut on XBox One.
  • Check out the Hot Toys Star Wars Celebration exclusive Spacetrooper figure.

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Star Wars Celebration Live Stream

Monday, Star Wars fans breathed a sigh of relief when Disney and Lucasfilm announced they’d be live streaming many of the panels and events taking place at Star Wars Celebration from April 16-19. That includes the Star Wars: The Force Awakens panel Thursday morning where J.J. Abrams and Kathleen Kennedy are expected to unveil the next trailer for the highly-anticipated sequel.

But that won’t be the only panel you’ll be able to see on your computer or mobile device. The Celebration live stream will have over 30 hours of content over the weekend. There’s not an official schedule (yet) but we know some of the panels that will be streamed and can make guesses at some of the others.

Below, check out some panels you may want to watch on the Star Wars Celebration Live Stream. Read More »

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Star Wars Celebration live stream

Can’t make it to Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim this weekend? You have two options. You can keep your eyes locked on /Film for our extensive coverage, or you can just go to StarWars.com and live stream 30 hours of content including the Star Wars: The Force Awakens panel on Thursday morning. For free. Below, read more about the Star Wars Celebration live stream.

UPDATE: The official Star Wars Twitter has confirmed that any exclusive footage debuting over the weekend will be a part of the live stream. It won’t cut out.
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Star Wars Celebration leads the charge in this edition of Star Wars Bits, with lots of info on the event. Plus, video games, set stories and more. Below, read about the following:

  • Felicity Jones says she’s starting to get ready for Star Wars: Rogue One.
  • Hear Carrie Fisher talk about being scared on the set of Star Wars.
  • Get details on attending Thursday’s Celebration Star Wars: The Force Awakens panel and see the floor plan.
  • Daredevil’s showrunner would love to do a live action Star Wars series.
  • Oscar Isaac explains how he learns about Force Awakens online spoilers.
  • Footage from Visceral’s untitled Star Wars game likely to debut at E3.
  • A tease from the Star Wars Battlefront reveal, as well as a potential release date.
  • See the Boba Fett action figure variant cover of Star Wars #4.
  • Details have been revealed of the Star Wars cruise packages.
  • The cast has been revealed for the Smuggler’s Bounty reading at Celebration.
  • The Force Awakens novelization might be delayed until 2016.
  • Listen to the funny advice Harrison Ford gave to Oscar Isaac on the set of The Force Awakens.

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new star wars fox fanfare

Over the decades, the 20th Century Fox fanfare has become synonymous with Star Wars. It’s so intrinsically part of the feel of those first six movies that some versions of the soundtracks actually include it as the first track.

That’s going to change. When Disney purchased Lucasfilm, it was pretty obvious no future Star Wars movies would have those recognizable drums and horns in front of them. So one of the first questions (literally) we asked after hearing this news is what would Lucasfilm do without that music? We now know.

Though 20th Century Fox still owns the rights to the first six films, most of the new digital releases remove the Fox logo and fanfare, going instead with a John Williams-penned riff over the Lucasfilm logo. Listen to the new Star Wars Fox fanfare below. Read More »