JJ Abrams Star Wars Interview

At this very moment, three of the most crucial people in the world of Star Wars are J.J. Abrams, Kathleen Kennedy and Bob Iger. One is the co-writer and director of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the second is the President of Lucasfilm, and the third runs Disney, which owns Lucasfilm and, effectively, Star Wars. Those three people – and probably Kiri Hart, head of the Lucasfilm Story Groupare Star Wars. And the first three all appeared on the Star Wars Celebration live stream over the weekend to talk about the franchise and the new film. If you missed them live, those videos are now online. Check out the Star Wars Celebration interviews below. Read More »

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“Boba Fett is both simultaneously alive and dead in the Sarlaac Pit until a story pulls him out.”

That’s Pablo Hidalgo, one of the members of the Lucasfilm Story Group, trying to explain how and why their team makes story choices. The Story Group is a new group of Lucasfilm employees, headed up by Kiri Hart and created by President Kathleen Kennedy, whose job is to make sure every single Star Wars movie, TV show, book, comic book and video game tell one, big Star Wars story. At Star Wars Celebration Hidalgo and fellow Story Group member Leland Chee sat on a panel called One Big Story, along side editors from Del Ray Books, DK Publishing, Disney Publishing and Marvel Comics, to talk to fans about this new initiative to make sure all Star Wars stories tell the same story.

Unfortunately, there were no definitive big answers given about fan questions such as Boba Fett’s fate or The Old Republic, but there was lots of teasing and insight. Plus there was discussion on the overall plan the Story Group has, how they interact with creative people, their willingness to explore new things in the Star Wars Universe, the Expanded Universe and the potential length of this plan. Read all about the operations of the Lucasfilm Story Group below. Read More »

Peter Sciretta Star Wars

Yesterday, just after the premiere of the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser trailer, our own Peter Sciretta was invited by StarWars.com to join a few other folks in a breakdown of the new teaser on the Star Wars Celebration livestream. Along with Peter were Eric Vespe of Ain’t It Cool News, Bryan Young of Big Shiny Robot, and Devin Faraci of Badass Digest. We ran a photo breakdown of the trailer, but to complement that, you can check out Peter’s video conversation below. Read More »

Star Wars Celebration Livestream

Note: This post originally ran Thursday, April 16. It has since been updated throughout.

A great many Star Wars fans are currently in Anaheim, California, for Star Wars Celebration, but a great many more are stuck at home. For everyone in the latter camp, StarWars.com announced earlier this week that it would offer a livestream of the weekend’s key events, starting with the Star Wars: The Force Awakens panel and continuing Friday with the Star Wars Battlefront panel.

And now that Celebration is officially underway, the livestream is up and running. Click through to join in on the fun via the Star Wars Celebration livestream. And don’t miss Peter Sciretta’s breakdown of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer from Thursday, embedded after the jump. Read More »

Star Wars Celebration 2015

Note: We first published this piece on March 24. We’re republishing it now with the event starting Thursday.

Star Wars Celebration, the world’s only official Star Wars convention, comes to Anaheim, CA April 16-19. This is when and when fans expect to learn more information about Star Wars: The Force Awakens but also dive deep into their passion for a galaxy far, far away.

How and when you’ll do that has now been revealed as the full Star Wars Celebration schedule is online. The highlight, of course, is Thursday April 16th’s opening ceremony with J.J. Abrams and Kathleen Kennedy, but there is so much other awesome Star Wars stuff too. Q&A’s with stars such as Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Billy Dee Williams. Panels on the secrets of The Clone Wars. The debut of season 2 of Star Wars Rebels. Screenings of all six films, some of which are in 3D and much more. Below, find the full Star Wars Celebration 2015 schedule as well as our 25 most anticipated panels and 5 biggest conflicts. Read More »

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We could probably rename the site “Star Wars Bits” this weekend as Star Wars Celebration begins but, until then, we wanted to do one more round up before the madness started. Below, read about the following.

  • Will Star Wars Celebration have a full Force Awakens exhibit?
  • See the latest batch of official merchandise from Star Wars Celebration as well as Funkos.
  • Marvel may soon announce two new Star Wars comic books.
  • Is a full character list from The Force Awakens now online?
  • EA Star Wars continues to tease Star Wars Battlefront, which may first debut on XBox One.
  • Check out the Hot Toys Star Wars Celebration exclusive Spacetrooper figure.

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Star Wars Celebration Live Stream

Monday, Star Wars fans breathed a sigh of relief when Disney and Lucasfilm announced they’d be live streaming many of the panels and events taking place at Star Wars Celebration from April 16-19. That includes the Star Wars: The Force Awakens panel Thursday morning where J.J. Abrams and Kathleen Kennedy are expected to unveil the next trailer for the highly-anticipated sequel.

But that won’t be the only panel you’ll be able to see on your computer or mobile device. The Celebration live stream will have over 30 hours of content over the weekend. There’s not an official schedule (yet) but we know some of the panels that will be streamed and can make guesses at some of the others.

Below, check out some panels you may want to watch on the Star Wars Celebration Live Stream. Read More »

Star Wars Celebration live stream

Can’t make it to Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim this weekend? You have two options. You can keep your eyes locked on /Film for our extensive coverage, or you can just go to StarWars.com and live stream 30 hours of content including the Star Wars: The Force Awakens panel on Thursday morning. For free. Below, read more about the Star Wars Celebration live stream.

UPDATE: The official Star Wars Twitter has confirmed that any exclusive footage debuting over the weekend will be a part of the live stream. It won’t cut out.
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Star Wars Celebration leads the charge in this edition of Star Wars Bits, with lots of info on the event. Plus, video games, set stories and more. Below, read about the following:

  • Felicity Jones says she’s starting to get ready for Star Wars: Rogue One.
  • Hear Carrie Fisher talk about being scared on the set of Star Wars.
  • Get details on attending Thursday’s Celebration Star Wars: The Force Awakens panel and see the floor plan.
  • Daredevil’s showrunner would love to do a live action Star Wars series.
  • Oscar Isaac explains how he learns about Force Awakens online spoilers.
  • Footage from Visceral’s untitled Star Wars game likely to debut at E3.
  • A tease from the Star Wars Battlefront reveal, as well as a potential release date.
  • See the Boba Fett action figure variant cover of Star Wars #4.
  • Details have been revealed of the Star Wars cruise packages.
  • The cast has been revealed for the Smuggler’s Bounty reading at Celebration.
  • The Force Awakens novelization might be delayed until 2016.
  • Listen to the funny advice Harrison Ford gave to Oscar Isaac on the set of The Force Awakens.

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