Custom BB-8 Action Figure

The breakout fan favorite character from Star Wars: The Force Awakens last year was undoubtedly BB-8. The little ball droid was one of the hottest Christmas gifts, and he’s one of the cutest robots the Star Wars galaxy has ever seen. Over the past year, you’ve undoubtedly seen endless versions of BB-8 on toy shelves, ranging from the extremely tiny to the near life-size iteration. However, most of them don’t quite look like how he droid looks in the movie. But a new tutorial shows how you can fix that.

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Alden Ehrenreich Talks Han Solo Pressure

Star Wars fans are some of the most rabid in pop culture. The most hardcore of them know each and every detail of a lightsaber, they can name dozens of planets in the galaxy, they know the names of the most obscure characters with the smallest amount of screentime, and they’re also the most critical of every single decision made as a movie crawls through development.

For an actor like Alden Ehrenreich, that’s an especially daunting environment when you’ve been cast as fan favorite character Han Solo in his own A Star Wars Story installment coming in 2018. But thanks to co-director Phil Lord, one particular scene in the sports drama Hoosiers helped him calm down about the long road he has ahead of him as the galaxy’s best known smuggler.

Alden Ehrenreich talks Han Solo’s Star Wars Story after the jump. Read More »

colin trevorrow directing Star Wars Episode 9

Collin Trevorrow‘s Star Wars: Episode 9 will be shot with 65mm film cameras, a move away from the 35mm film format that JJ Abrams and Rian Johnson used on the previous two installments. The result will probably be a higher resolution image that shows more detail, making it more suitable for projection on larger screens like IMAX (which has its own format).

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International Rogue One Trailer

Yesterday, a new international Rogue One A Star Wars Story trailer came out of nowhere, and it was chock full of new footage for us to closely scrutinize. Now another one has surfaced, and while this one doesn’t have nearly as much new footage, and is much more similar to the previous domestic trailer for Rogue One, there are some incredible action shots that we haven’t seen before, both from the forthcoming space battle and the ground war on Scarif.

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Just when I thought our previous trailer breakdown for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was going to be the last one, a new international trailer has to arrive and give us more to chew on. And you know what that means: I was compelled to go through the whole thing frame-by-frame and see what we could discover.

Although this trailer features plenty of new stuff, it also remixes a lot of footage we’ve seen before. So our focus here will be on the completely fresh footage and you can refer to past breakdowns for everything else. Cool? Cool. Naturally, potential spoilers and speculation follow…

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International Rogue One Trailer

It’s time to look on the brighter side of the end of 2016 with a new international trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

The new tease for the first Star Wars spin-off features a bunch of new footage from the film that follows a band of Rebels tasked with getting the plans to the original Death Star. There are some awesome new shots here, like the one seen above, as well as an indication that Jyn Erso’s mother has a strong belief in The Force. Plus, stick around until the end for a new shot of Darth Vader.

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In this Special Edition team-up version of Star Wars Bits and Rogue One Bits:

  • Mads Mikkelsen talks about sharing so many scenes with Ben Mendelsohn.
  • Star Wars: Battlefront 2 is coming next year.
  • Donnie Yen created one major element of his Rogue One: A Star Wars Story character.
  • Samuel L. Jackson says Mace Windu is not Supreme Leader Snoke.
  • The synopses for the next batch of Star Wars Rebels episodes are revealed.
  • Ashley Eckstein‘s geek clothing line is undergoing some changes.
  • Preview Marvel’s new Doctor Aphra comic.
  • New official and unofficial Star Wars art.
  • And more!

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eddie redmayne kylo ren

The world has spent the past year picking Star Wars: The Force Awakens apart, picking through its plot threads, spelunking into its plot holes, shipping the Hot Young New cast members into various pairings, and generally leaving no frame of the film untouched. But it’s become increasingly clear that everyone, fans and detractors alike, can agree on one thing: the film is impeccably cast, a trademark of every J.J. Abrams project.

But the casting of Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, and Adam Driver was the result of a sweeping talent search, one that looked at names both famous and obscure, seemingly leaving no stone unturned. The stories of people auditioning for The Force Awakens are many and they will surely begin to trickle out as time goes by. But today, we have one from Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne, who auditioned for the role of Kylo Ren.

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The new 3D Blu-ray of Star Wars: The Force Awakens is now available, including an audio commentary from director/co-writer JJ Abrams. Abrams gives a lot of cool behind the scenes information in the track, but one of the most interesting bits is his acknowledgement of where some of the ideas and changes came from, including contributions from Steven Spielberg, John Lasseter, Jon Kasdan, Ava DuVernay and more. Learn about The Force Awakens contributions, who contributed notable moments in the film and what they were, after the jump.
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Chewbacca Speaks English

Even the most casual of Star Wars fans could tell you that Chewbacca gets his points across with various roars and howls. The Millennium Falcon’s co-pilot is a Wookiee who speaks the language of the same name, and Han Solo can understand him perfectly. In fact, the only way we can really decipher what Chewbacca is saying is by listening to how Han reacts to him.

But what if we had a direct translation of what Chewbacca was saying? Thankfully, some new footage from the set of The Empire Strikes Back that surfaced over the weekend gives us this ability, and it’s actually extremely hilarious. Listen as Chewbacca speaks English after the jump. Read More »