Star Wars Bits: Stephen Colbert & J.J. Abrams, John Boyega Meets John Williams, Star Wars vs. Star Trek
Posted on Thursday, October 29th, 2015 by Angie Han
Who am I? I’m no one… but I do come bearing a generous bounty of Star Wars-related tidbits! After the jump:
- Stephen Colbert and J.J. Abrams will talk Star Wars in New Jersey
- No more trailers are coming for Star Wars Episode VII
- Luke Skywalker is all over this “new” Force Awakens trailer
- Why Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic was ahead of its time
- William Shatner keeps the Star Wars / Star Trek rivalry alive
- John Boyega and Daisy Ridley hang out with John Williams
- Give your loved ones a basket of Ewoks for Christmas this year
- Could the cancelled Darth Maul video game get resurrected?
- Why none of us will ever truly know how Star Wars ends
What happens when you pit two huge, hugely famous Star Wars geeks together in the same room? We don’t know, but we can’t wait to find out. Stephen Colbert and J.J. Abrams will take the stage together for the Celebrity Nerd-Off in Newark, New Jersey on Saturday, November 21. The live event benefits the Montclair Film Festival. Tickets are on sale now, or enter to win a whole weekend of celebrity geekery through Omaze.com.
That last Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer is going to have to tide us over for a while, as director J.J. Abrams confirms no more are coming. “Well, there’ll be commercials,” he told Extra. “But no more trailers.”
Ever since that final Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer came out, fans have demanded to know: Where is Luke Skywalker? Well, it actually turns out he was in the trailer all along. We’re talking, like, in every scene. How did we not notice this before? In fact, the only person who might get more screen time than Luke in this trailer is Jar Jar Binks. And that’s saying something.
— Max Nicholson (@Max_Nicholson) October 27, 2015
Does Star Wars: The Force Awakens look a little… familiar? It might, if you’re a Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic player.
Check out SW vs Space 1999 pic.twitter.com/PymvpbzRJi
— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) October 20, 2015
Meanwhile, William Shatner also thinks Star Wars: The Force Awakens looks a bit too familiar for comfort. Nice to see the Star Wars / Star Trek rivalry is still alive and well? See much more Star Wars bashing at his Twitter account.
On the next page, John Boyega and Daisy Ridley meet a Star Wars icon, a cancelled game tries to get resurrected, and a certain original trilogy character makes it into the merchandising for the very first time.