Even though there may not be any new footage from Star Wars: The Force Awakens debuting at D23 this weekend, fans were still given a pretty fantastic treat that is simultaneously something we weren’t sure that we would get to see, but also something unsurprising.
The new Star Wars: The Force Awakens poster has been revealed with illustrations from famed poster artist Drew Struzan, the man behind the final theatrical posters for the special edition of the Star Wars trilogy as well as the prequel trilogy, and it’s just as gorgeous as we all hoped. Plus, it also gives us a tease of a certain elegant weapon being used by someone we haven’t seen wield one yet. Yeah, you know what I’m talking about. Read More »
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The Lucasfilm portion of the D23 Expo 2015 opened with confirmation that Colin Trevorrow will direct Star Wars: Episode IX. The official into from Lucasfilm is below. Read More »
The show floor is open at Disney’s D23 Expo 2015 in Anaheim CA. We’ll have to wait until tomorrow for the live-action movies panel, which could provide some new info on various films in the Star Wars series.
There’s still a big Star Wars: The Force Awakens presence on the show floor, however, as costumes for new characters are on display for all to see. The highlight is the polished chrome armor worn by Captain Phasma, played by Gwendoline Christie, but there are also First Order Stormtrooper suits, the droid BB-8, and costumes for Finn and Rey, played in the film by John Boyega and Daisy Ridley. Read More »
Now that we know not only the major cast members for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but also their character names and some of the ways they fit into the story, it’s time to actually see that film, right? Well, yes, but because LucasFilm is already moving forward with not only the first Star Wars Anthology film, but the next proper episode in the series, we also have Episode VIII news to contend with.
The first new bit of information about that movie is that Benicio del Toro has been offered the Star Wars Episode VIII villain role. Whether he’ll take it or not remains to be seen, and precisely how he fits into the story’s overall span remains unknown.
Update: Benicio del Toro has confirmed talks for Star Wars: Episode VIII to Entertainment Tonight, saying “I think that it might happen. It looks like it’s gonna happen, so I’m very excited.” Original story follows.
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Posted on Friday, August 14th, 2015 by Angie Han
Had enough Star Wars yet this week? Surely not. After the jump:
- Check out another new image from Star Wars: Battlefront
- … and get details on the game’s just-announced “Supremacy” mode
- The Battlefront tie-in novel Twilight Company gets an official synopsis
- Ooh and aah over the pretty colors of the Star Wars CoverGirl makeup collection
- … and find out which other brands are partnering with Lucasfilm for The Force Awakens
- Go inside ILM‘s VR and augmented reality think tank, xLab (Rogue One‘s Gareth Edwards is a fan)
- An anonymous insider reports from a John Williams recording session
- Force Awakens returns to Skellig Michael for more shooting this fall
- Are the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens 3.75″ toys hinting at something?
- See a preview of Kanan: The Last Padawan #5 and Star Wars #8
- Shattered Empire #1 gets pushed back a week (boo), and reveals a variant cover (yay!)
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When director J.J. Abrams was confirmed to direct Star Wars: The Force Awakens, before we even knew what the title for Episode VII was going to be, some fans were a little annoyed at his hiring. Abrams after all, already had a hand in rebooting Star Trek in 2009, and also directed the less-impressive sequel Star Trek Into Darkness. But it turns out Abrams isn’t the only Star Trek talent with hands in both sci-fi cookie jars.
As we know now, Simon Pegg has some kind of minor role in The Force Awakens as an unknown alien, because we saw him suited up on set in the behind the scenes reel that was revealed at Comic-Con. But Abrams has just confirmed that the Simon Pegg Star Wars connection also extends to helping shape the script, being an occasional part of the brain trust who brought ideas and insight into the story as well. Read More »
We’re just three weeks away from getting a huge load of Star Wars: The Force Awakens information when new toys, books and other merchandise hits shelves on September 4th, which has been dubbed Force Friday by Disney and Lucasfilm.
Since stores actually have to receive these items in advance in order to have them in stock by the time Force Friday arrives, plenty of images are beginning to trickle online, giving us our first look at the new toys on the way, and in some cases, revealing new details and characters.
The latest round of leaks has revealed a new character named Constable Zuvio, someone we haven’t heard of in any capacity, not even in rumors. So who is Constable Zuvio in The Force Awakens? We speculate below, but beware of potential spoilers! Read More »
Han Solo is coming back to movie screens, and it won’t just be through the return of Harrison Ford to the role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Lucasfilm is also developing a Star Wars Anthology movie focused on a younger Han Solo. And, given that the Star Wars prequels featured a very young, perhaps too-young Anakin Skywalker, we’ve wondered what the story will be for the Han Solo film, and how old he’ll be.
While we still don’t know the story for the film that Phil Lord and Chris Miller (The LEGO Movie, 21 Jump Street) will direct for a 2018 release, we do know that Han will likely be in his late teens or early ’20s in that film. Kathleen Kennedy of Lucasfilm has a lot to say about the spin-off, even at this early stage, and we’ve got her comments, along with talk from co-writer Lawrence Kasdan, below. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, August 13th, 2015 by Angie Han
The bad news for Star Wars fans is that there won’t be any new The Force Awakens footage screened at D23 this weekend. But the good news is, we do have a slew of new photos to pore over and pick apart in the meantime — plus some juicy story details to go along with them.
Among other things, the latest bast of images feature fresh looks at villains General Hux (Domhnall Gleeson), Kylo Ren (Adam Driver), and Captain Phasma (Gwendoline Christie); heroes Finn (John Boyega) and Rey (Daisy Ridley); and droids R2-D2 and C-3PO. Get the new Star Wars 7 photos and details after the jump.
Update: All the photos are all available in high resolution, with the exception of the Kylo Ren cover image.
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