Want to watch Darth Vader on TV, and not via Blu-ray or that VW commercial?
Attendees of the European Brand Licensing Show, which took place in London over the past three days, were reportedly given a Lucasfilm brochure which details Star Wars brand plans for the next couple of years. Among the plans are things that we know, such as the launch of Star Wars Rebels on Disney XD, and the new Episode VII feature film to hit in 2015. (This pamphlet, by the way, would seem to squash any rumor that Episode VII will be pushed out of Summer 2015 and into December of that year.)
But one line is very curious. In the Spring/Summer 2014 column is this line: “Darth Vader Themed TV Specials.” Check out an unverified image of the brochure below. Read More »
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Earlier today, Peter posted on Twitter that rumors had been circulating about the Disney acquisition of LucasFilm for about a year. Something of this magnitude obviously takes time. But it seems like both sides were confident it would happen, as they took the time to film a new commerical for Disneyland asking the question, “Darth Vader, now that you’re part of the Disney family, what will you do next?” And in a very “Super Bowl Champion” kind of way, I bet you can guess the answer.
EDIT: My mistake. This is just a repurpose of a previously released commercial. It’s still pretty relevant though, considering recent events.
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Posted on Thursday, January 19th, 2012 by Angie Han
If you ask me, Volkswagen’s “The Force” was hands-down the best commercial of Super Bowl 2011. And seeing as the ad topped YouTube’s list of the most-watched ads of 2011 as well as AdWeek’s list of the best commercials of the year, I suspect I’m not the only one who thought so. It’s no wonder, then, that Volkswagen is looking to return to familiar territory in this year’s Super Bowl slot — or that they’re going out of their way to make sure you know it.
The car company has just posted a teaser for its upcoming ad, which combines two of the Internet’s favorite things: Star Wars and adorable animals. If this isn’t tailor-made for going viral, I don’t know what is. We don’t normally post commercials for commercials on /Film (well, okay, sometimes we do), but I’m going to make an exception for this one just because it put a big smile on my face. Watch it after the jump.
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I like seeing Marvel going a little off-book promoting a movie like Thor. Here’s the studio’s latest spot for the film, which doesn’t feature a shred of footage from the movie. ‘Little Thor’ instead replicates the Darth Vader VW ad that ran during the Super Bowl. It is a pretty exact copy of the VW ad, with Darth Vader’s costume swapped out for Thor’s, and a few other altered details. The end is just slightly different, too…. Read More »