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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Posted on Monday, November 23rd, 2015 by Angie Han
As you may have heard by now, J.J. Abrams completed the mix of Star Wars: The Force Awakens at 2:38 AM Saturday morning, leaving, according to him, just six small (but important) tasks to be done. But instead of celebrating by, say, downing an entire bottle of champagne and then curling up for a nice, long, well-deserved nap, Abrams hopped on a plane to New Jersey, where he engaged in a “Celebrity Nerd-Off” with Star Wars superfan Stephen Colbert in support of the Montclair Film Festival.
For an hour and a half, Colbert interviewed Abrams about his beginnings, his career, and of course, Star Wars. After the jump, find out what we learned. Read More »
Even though George Lucas has said that he always conceived Star Wars to span a trilogy, and then wanted to go back and tell the first three chapters of the story with prequels and finish it up with a third trilogy, there is plenty of evidence to support the opposite, such as Luke and Leia’s potential love affair turned sibling relationship. But no matter when he conceived of the story to follow Return of the Jedi, the fact remains that he did come up with an idea for a sequel, but Disney didn’t want it after they bought Lucasfilm.
Recently, an interview had George Lucas Star Wars Episode VII involvement laid out as being completely non-existent, long before the film even was called The Force Awakens, and it’s mostly because the studio didn’t want to embark upon the story outline that Lucas already had planned in his head. Find out more below! Read More »
We’ll have a full review of the latest episode of Saturday Night Live hosted by Matthew McConaughey up later today, but in the meantime, we couldn’t help but share this pre-recorded sketch from last night. A whole slew of guest stars popped on SNL for this sketch that features J.J. Abrams (who actually appears in the beginning) showing off some of the screen tests of other actors who tried to land a part in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Sofia Vergara, Javier Bardem, Shaquille O’Neal, John Mayer, Danny DeVito, Chris Tucker and Michael Buble for some reason, all audition for the movie, with a little help from the real Daisy Ridley and John Boyega. Watch it below! Read More »
Posted on Thursday, November 19th, 2015 by Jacob Hall
The pedigree behind the upcoming miniseries 11.22.63 is certainly intriguing. You have Hulu taking another huge step into the the world of original content (consider this a direct parry to Netflix’s constant blows). You have source material from the great Stephen King, whose novel of the same name is the one of the most acclaimed he’s written in years. You have J.J. Abrams on board as an executive producer. And then you have James Franco, that slippery wild card of a leading man, headlining an ensemble stuffed with interesting actors.
The first trailer for the nine-epiosde limited series has arrived and while it’s only a minor tease, it’s certainly going to turn a few heads. There are too many interesting parties involved to not dredge up interest.
Watch the 11.22.63 trailer after the jump.
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Posted on Thursday, November 19th, 2015 by Angie Han
Earlier this year, screenwriter Doug Jung joined Simon Pegg aboard the Enterprise to finally get that Star Trek Beyond script into shooting shape. Though it’ll be some time before we see how their efforts turned out, Paramount and J.J. Abrams‘ Bad Robot, at least, seem pleased with the results so far. They’ve re-teaming with Jung to get the ball rolling on another of their projects, the low-budget sci-fi God Particle. Read More »
Posted on Friday, November 13th, 2015 by Jacob Hall
We know for a fact that Mark Hamill is in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Somewhere. He’s credited on the poster. His voice is heard in the second trailer, quoting one of his original trilogy lines of dialogue. We’ve even seen one quick glimpse of him. Regarding the picture at the top of this article: who else would have a robot hand, wear a black robe, and touch R2-D2 with such a affection?
However, confirmation that he’s in the movie hasn’t kept curious fans from wondering exactly what’s up with the galaxy’s last Jedi Knight. Now, director J.J. Abrams is here to field the big “Where is Luke Skywalker?” question without spoiling anything.
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Posted on Thursday, November 12th, 2015 by Jacob Hall
When Star Wars: The Force Awakens news rains, it pours. But unlike the eternally damp planet of Kamino, this is one downpour you probably don’t mind getting stuck in. Unless you don’t like Star Wars and in that case, we are oh-so-very sorry for how irritating the next few weeks will be for you. We’ll try to stop throwing made-up words like “Kamino” around if that will help.
Today’s dispatch from the Star Wars front lines involves two compelling items of interest. First of all, a new (and brief) TV spot for The Force Awakens has arrived, giving fans a glimpse at a few precious seconds of new footage. Second, director J.J. Abrams has finally opened up about Maz Kanata, the mysterious alien character played by Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o. After keeping her under wraps for the better part of a year, the always-cagey Abrams has offered up a few scraps of information about her backstory and mysterious abilities.
Hit the jump for the Maz Kanata backstory and to watch the new batch of footage. While no one goes into anything too specific about the plot of The Force Awakens, tread cautiously if you want to go in as blind as possible.
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Posted on Wednesday, November 11th, 2015 by Jacob Hall
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away… there was another edition of Star Wars Bits! Here are all of the pieces of cool Star Wars news you might have missed, including:
- Daniel Fleetwood, the first fan to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens, has passed away.
- A new app lets you add Star Wars effects to your everyday life.
- Simon Pegg trashes the prequels… again.
- Stephen Colbert has a message for George Lucas.
- Yoda could have starred in Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2.
- Damon Lindelof discusses his “cursed” relationship with J.J. Abrams.
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