The Force Awakens spoilers

It’s been over ten years since George Lucas finished his prequel trilogy, and it’s no secret they left plenty of fans twiddling their thumbs in disappointment. Despite coming from the man behind Star Wars, the prequels didn’t feel like Star Wars movies — they were missing the spirit, emotion and adventure of the original trilogy. All these years later, can J.J. Abrams get this series back on the right track with Star Wars: The Force Awakens?

Well, we’re finally finding out tonight. After the jump, share your thoughts on Star Wars: The Force Awakens in the comments. Please note that spoilers are encouraged in the comments section for this post. If you have not seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens, we encourage you to return once you have.

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Acapella Star Wars

Even people who aren’t Star Wars fans know the iconic fanfare that begins every single movie. The same can be said for the iconic Imperial March used to signify the arrival of the Empire and Darth Vader. And now thanks to The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, his house band The Roots, and the primary cast of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, we have an awesome a capella version of those iconic themes that’s presented like the opening credits of The Brady Bunch, but a hell of a lot cooler. Watch! Read More »

new star wars image

Hey, man. I hear you’re looking for some new Star Wars images? A little birdie told me. You know, through the grapevine and such. Well, let’s just say that I’m the man who can supply you with such things. I know some people will tell you that Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens in a little over a week and you should just wait, but they don’t understand people like you and me, you know? You work hard. Your days are long. You deserve a chance to relax with a little hit of Star Wars. You need a daily fix. I get that. This is a judgment-free zone.

C’mon. Follow me after the jump and I’ll show you some new fresh new images from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. I got some Kylo Ren. I got some Han Solo. I got a little something for all tastes. You’re not wearing a wire, are you?

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force awakens press conference

Update: After the jump we’ve included a video of the entire Star Wars: The Force Awakens press conference, which actually contains a bunch of funny moments we didn’t talk about in our original information-focused report.

 

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new star wars: the force awakens photos

Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens in just over two weeks. It premieres in 12 days. Director J.J. Abrams has reached picture lock, the point where editing is finished and only the final visual effects and sound touch-ups remain. It is now a real movie that actually exists and will be in theaters soon, not a batch of trailers or a gallery of on-set photographs or a figment of our collective imagination. It’s almost here, people.

So you may want to tread cautiously around Rolling Stone’s deep dive into the film, which takes the reader behind the scenes of the film’s post-production process and squeezes a few sweet, juicy details into the public eye. However, the article is also an incredible look at a hugely anticipated movie from the point-of-view of a huge fan who knows how to ask the right questions. You can check out more details, including a batch of new photos from the set, after the jump.

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Captain Phasma

After the jump:

  • J.J. Abrams talks Han Solo, Kylo Ren, and much more.
  • Take in a video tour of Disney World’s Star Wars Launch Bay.
  • See every original trilogy vehicle and ship to scale.
  • A Force Awakens co-producer explains how she got that sweet gig.
  • Abu Dhabi will host The Force Awakens‘ Middle East premiere.
  • Carrie Fisher has also noticed the dearth of Leia merchandise.
  • Ooh and ahh over a customized Stormtrooper Fiat.
  • Ample Hills Creamery serves up Star Wars-branded ice cream.
  • Gwendoline Christie models a Chrome Trooper dress.

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jj abrams star wars bits

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away… there was Star Wars Bits, your round-up of all the Star Wars news you need to know. In this edition:

  • J.J. Abrams explains why he turned down Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
  • J.J. Abrams then explains why he finally accepted the gig.
  • James Gunn says he has no interest in making a Star Wars movie.
  • A new BB-8 featurette offers up some new footage.
  • Star Wars Battlefront takes you to the Battle of Jakku.
  • Harrison Ford “reviews” The Force Awakens.
  • Carrie Fisher has a bone to pick to how the Star Wars series has treated her body.

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It was I who allowed the Alliance to know the location of the Star Wars Bits. It is quite safe from your pitiful little band. This edition of news from a galaxy far, far away includes:

  • An extended scene from The Force Awakens was screened.
  • 30 minutes of The Force Awakens score not in the movie will be released.
  • Carrie Fisher talks about how Leia has changed in The Force Awakens.
  • Empire has six collectible The Force Awakens covers for their December issue.
  • Wired has the blueprints for Starkiller Base and a gallery of dozens of props.
  • Jimmy Kimmel‘s interviews with the cast of The Force Awakens.
  • Bandai‘s new riot control First Order Stormtrooper looks awesome.
  • New Journey to the Force Awakens book covers featuring new aliens.
  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios isn’t getting Season of the Force.
  • Google Cardboard getting Star Wars VR in December.
  • Costume designer Michael Kaplan talks extensively about work on The Force Awakens.
  • Video from inside Gallery 1988’s The Art Awakens exhibition.

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Jimmy Kimmel Star Wars

If you’ve been watching Jimmy Kimmel Live over the past few years, or if you just pay attention whenever there’s a Star Wars-related clip that makes its way online, then you know that Harrison Ford has some serious beef with Chewbacca. The Wookiee seems to have done some nefarious activities with the wife of the man who plays his on-screen pal. Ford is so upset at Chewie that he has called him a “son of a bitch” when he tried to stop by his dressing room in 2011, and a “Wookiee sack of shit” when he popped up again in 2013.

But on last night’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens-themed episode, Ford finally settled the feud as Chewbacca was threatening to end his life on top of Jimmy Kimmel’s studio. Plus, there was plenty of other fun stuff, like a trivia contest between the cast and a seven-year old kid, a hologram from Carrie Fisher and a Star Wars edition of Lie Witness News. Read More »

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Google Star Wars

After the jump:

  • Pentatonix does Star Wars at the American Music Awards.
  • Who’s Simon Pegg playing in The Force Awakens?
  • Han and Leia get new Force Awakens banners, too.
  • Captain Phasma looks super badass in a new image.
  • See a life-size TIE fighter made of Christmas lights.
  • Pick up a collectible Star Wars drink topper at Regal.
  • Check out Joshua Budich‘s cool Star Wars portraits.
  • … and Daz Tibbles‘ vintage-style comic book covers.
  • Why it’s okay if Force Awakens doesn’t screen for critics.
  • What Force Awakens details were revealed in a kids’ book?
  • Google asks users to choose between Light and Dark.

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