Many forms of media are present in this edition of Star Wars Bits. Vinyl, video games, television, movies, comic books and so much more. Below, read about the following:
- John Williams‘ score for Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace is now on vinyl.
- Photos of Princess Leia in Star Wars: The Force Awakens leak.
- See the Boba Fett Disney Infinity 3.0 figure and a new E3 trailer.
- Visceral Games continues to tease a new Star Wars game.
- Watch a new clip from Star Wars Rebels season 2.
- See a variant cover for the comic Star Wars: Shattered Empire #1.
- Watch a conversation with Frank Oz from Disney’s Star Wars Weekends.
- Gawker Media offers to buy the script for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
- Mark Hamill‘s role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens is questioned.
- What Force Awakens ship could also appear in Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One?
- How does Finn fit in between the Resistance and First Order?
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Jurassic World, a third sequel to the 22-year old modern classic Jurassic Park, opened in theaters this past weekend. We’ve had plenty of coverage on the blockbuster sequel, including reviews from both Peter Sciretta (who loved the movie) and Germain Lussier (who was fairly disparaging), and a new interview with director Colin Trevorrow.
Fans now seeing Jurassic World are undoubtedly noticing all the direct references to Jurassic Park, as well as easter eggs placed for discovery by longtime fans. Most of these are pretty obvious, while others may only be noticed by those who have seen the original film countless times. So we’ve listed all the Jurassic World easter eggs and references that can be spotted in the film.
Check out our list of Jurassic World easter eggs after the jump, but beware of major spoilers for the movie! Read More »
UPDATE – Entertainment Weekly has posted two more tracks from Michael Giacchino’s, John Williams-influenced, score to Jurassic World. Listen to them after the jump.
With Avengers and Tomorrowland now in theaters, most fans look to Colin Trevorrow for the summer’s next big blockbuster. That would be Jurassic World, opening June 12, starring Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, among others.
One of the many, many things that made the Steven Spielberg original such a unmitigated classic was the iconic, amazing score by John Williams. Williams was unavailable this time around (working on a small little space movie) and the task of bringing music back to the park fell to the capable baton of Michael Giacchino. The Oscar-winning composer said he’d be using some of Williams’ themes along with his own new work and you can now hear a bit of what that sounds like. Two tracks from Giacchino’s Jurassic World score are online. Listen to them below. Read More »
The bits are flying all over the place in this edition of Star Wars Bits. Below, read about the following:
- John Knoll talks physics of the Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One teaser trailer.
- Read the first official interviews given by John Boyega and Daisy Ridley for The Force Awakens.
- Watch some more reaction videos to the latest Force Awakens trailer.
- See a visual breakdown of every musical moment in the Star Wars series.
- Kathleen Kennedy talks about secrecy surrounding The Force Awakens.
- Check out a supercut of every single character in the Star Wars saga.
- Mark Hamill released some personal photos from the set of Return of the Jedi.
- Did J.J. Abrams film some of The Force Awakens in the world’s third largest cave?
- Find out some answers to burning questions regarding Star Wars Battlefront.
- A spoiler filled scene from Star Wars: The Force Awakens is described.
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Over the decades, the 20th Century Fox fanfare has become synonymous with Star Wars. It’s so intrinsically part of the feel of those first six movies that some versions of the soundtracks actually include it as the first track.
That’s going to change. When Disney purchased Lucasfilm, it was pretty obvious no future Star Wars movies would have those recognizable drums and horns in front of them. So one of the first questions (literally) we asked after hearing this news is what would Lucasfilm do without that music? We now know.
Though 20th Century Fox still owns the rights to the first six films, most of the new digital releases remove the Fox logo and fanfare, going instead with a John Williams-penned riff over the Lucasfilm logo. Listen to the new Star Wars Fox fanfare below. Read More »
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John Williams had a personal issue that caused him to back out of scoring Steven Spielberg’s new film Bridge of Spies, breaking their long-running collaborative pattern. But Williams is still composing the Star Wars: The Force Awakens score, and now he’s planning to record it in Los Angeles, making it the first Star Wars score to be recorded in the United States. Read More »
Steven Spielberg‘s latest film, recently named Bridge of Spies, won’t be scored by the director’s frequent collaborator, John Williams. The Cold War spy film starring Tom Hanks opens October 16 and was supposed to feature music by Williams. The composer had to drop out, however, when his “schedule was interrupted and he was unavailable to score the film due to a minor health issue, now corrected.”
Williams will be replaced by Thomas Newman, who obviously is no slouch. The twelve-time Oscar nominee (he’s never won!) has done the scores for The Shawshank Redemption, Finding Nemo, American Beauty and Skyfall.
Williams will, however, work with Spielberg on The BFG, which will start filming later this year.
Below, read more about the Thomas Newman/John Williams Bridge of Spies change and see a new image from the film. Read More »
As production prep gears on the first Star Wars spin-off film Rogue One, we are beginning to learn about new creative talent who will be part of the team. The latest bit of info tells us who to expect as the Star Wars Rogue One composer — and it isn’t Star Wars franchise composer John Williams. Details after the jump.
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Lots of good stuff spanning the galaxy in this edition of Star Wars Bits. Below, read about:
- George Lucas was spotted in a NYC comic book shop buying Marvel’s new Star Wars comics.
- A synopsis for the Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens novel Star Wars: Aftermath is now online.
- John Williams will reportedly record The Force Awakens score this summer.
- One Force Awakens crew member is auctioning off authentic merchandise for a great cause.
- The identity of Sarah Michelle Gellar‘s Star Wars Rebels character may have been revealed if rumors are true.
- See a preview of Kanan: The Last Padawan #1 by Marvel.
- Cost and details on Star Wars Celebration autographs are now available.
- What exactly happens in the big Star Wars: The Force Awakens IMAX sequence?
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