the force awakens details

Remember when we were begging for any kind of news about Star Wars: The Force Awakens? Now we have to beat new stories and details and rumors and spoilers and trailers and TV spots with a stick. If you want to know the latest about the mysterious Supreme Leader Snoke, the complex nature of Kylo Ren, and a little more about the still-absent Luke Skywalker, this is the place to be. Oh, and J.J. Abrams discusses his cinematic influences and throws just a teensy bit of shade at the prequels while taking about lightsaber duels.

You know if you want this and if you do, you can find everything after the jump.

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The Force Awakens Extended TV Spot

If you’re not busy cooking for the big feast for Thanksgiving tonight, then you  can sit back and watch a new Star Wars: The Force Awakens extended TV spot that features some new dialogue from Supreme Leader Snoke (Andy Serkis), Maz Kanata (Lupita Nyong’o) and Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac), along with some cool new action shots, including what appears to be the weapon inside Starkiller Base being fired as a legion of First Order troops look on.

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War for the Planet of the Apes

It’s going to be a while before we get to War for the Planet of the Apes, but in the meantime director Matt Reeves has shared a first look at some behind-the-scenes footage from the movie. Better yet, for the truly devoted among you, he’s also opened up a contest for one lucky fan to be in the movie as a mo-cap character.

Check out the War for the Planet of the Apes behind-the-scenes footage, and find out how to enter the War for the Planet of the Apes contest after the jump. Read More »

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A couple great Star Wars articles were published online today by Empire Magazine and Wired Magazine, one about planning the future of the Star Wars universe and the other featuring comments from Andy Serkis about how his character Supreme Leader Snoke fits into Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Hit the jump to read everything we learned from these two new pieces, alongside our thoughts, insights and commentary.

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supreme leader snoke

Our first and only proper tease of Andy SerkisStar Wars: The Force Awakens character, Supreme Leader Snoke, arrived almost a year ago. It was his gravelly croak of a voice that spoke over the first trailer, the same batch of footage that gave us our first glimpse of Adam Driver‘s Kylo Ren, John Boyega‘s Finn, Oscar Isaac‘s Poe Dameron, and the instantly beloved BB-8. Since that teaser, we’ve learned our fair share about most of those characters, but Snoke remains an enigma. All we know is what we’ve scraped off the bottom of the internet rumor pile and even that remains questionable.

Well, that was true until right now. Serkis has finally opened up about his mysterious villain, who is supposedly intended to be a key figure who looms over the next few films in the series. In a new interview, the veteran character actor and motion-capture pioneer offered our first official information about Snoke, including why he had to be a digital character.

All of the Supreme Leader Snoke news you want (as well as a new The Force Awakens IMAX poster!) after the jump.

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War for the Planet of the Apes first look

Production on War for the Planet of the Apes, the sequel to last year’s Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, has begun. Director Matt Reeves is back behind the camera for the sequel that continues the Planet of the Apes origin story that began back in 2011, and he just revealed a photo from the set of the sequel that serves as a nice tease for fans of the original 1968 movie.

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Kylo Ren is Not a Sith

We’re just under four months away from the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and even with a large chunk of the toys hitting shelves on Friday having leaked online, the Mystery Box surrounding the Star Wars sequel is still very much intact.

However, the latest issue of Empire shines a light on Episode VII, the beginning of a new trilogy, and director J.J. Abrams has confirmed what some fans have long presumed about the new villain. Kylo Ren is not a Sith. More below! Read More »

Best Stories of the Week

Did Memorial Day weekend throw you off enough that you missed some of the bigger entertainment stories this week? Well, don’t fret, because it’s time to take a look at the Best Stories of the Week.

This week we’ve got updates on Gambit with Channing Tatum, Marvel’s developing Doctor Strange, an interview with Pete Docter about Pixar’s Inside Out, a new director for Jonny Quest, trailers for The End of the Tour and the remake of Point Break, and much more. Hit the jump to get caught up on a week’s worth of the biggest stories.

Update: The news of Disney shutting down Tron 3 broke after this roundup was published, but definitely factors into the big news of the week. We’ve added that below.

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Force Awakens score

Add another name to your list of new Star Wars characters. An interview on has revealed that Andy Serkis is playing a character named Supreme Leader Snoke, and the character is being created through performance capture.

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