Star Wars Episode 8 Star Tours Update

For those out there who are both hardcore fans of Star Wars and frequent attendees of Disney theme parks, today brings some good news for the developing update that will be Star Wars Land.

As we’ve known for awhile now that Disneyland and Disneyworld, specifically Disney’s Hollywood Studios section, will be getting a huge new attraction in the form of a section dedicated entirely to Star Wars. It’s going to take years for this attraction to be built, but we’ve seen various renderings of what kind of experience this new part of the park will offer.

Now a new piece of concept art shows us how Star Wars Land will shimmer at night, and we also have word that one particular update to the Star Wars experience at Disney theme parks will arrive long before Star Wars Land opens. Find out more about the Star Wars Land details after the jump. Read More »

star wars episode 8 character details

We’re still over a year away from Star Wars: Episode VIII, yet I feel like we are much more in the dark about Rian Johnson‘s of the Star Wars saga than we were about JJ Abrams film this far before release. When Star Wars 8 began production back in February 2016, it was announced that Oscar winner Benicio del Toro, Academy Award nominee Laura Dern, and newcomer Kelly Marie Tran were joining the cast in undisclosed roles. We’ve heard rumblings over the past year and a half about del Toro’s villain role, but we really haven’t heard anything substantial from the rumor mill, until now. Hit the jump to find out what we learned from the rumored Star Wars Episode 8 character details.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Kylo Ren Never Met Rey

Even though Star Wars fans in the United States won’t be able to get their hands on the Collector’s Edition 3D Blu-ray release until November 15th, some fans around the world already have the home video release on shelves. That means some fans have already gotten a chance to listen to the entirety of the director’s commentary from J.J. Abrams, instead of just the snippets of information that have been teased. And there appears to be one major revelation providing some new details on Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and Rey (Daisy Ridley).

In the scene where Kylo Ren tracks down Rey on Takodana, after she’s had the Force vision in Maz Kanata’s castle, J.J. Abrams reveals that Kylo Ren never met Rey before Star Wars: The Force Awakens. But does that actually debunk any theories fans have had about Rey’s parentage or potential history with Luke Skywalker? Find out after the jump. Read More »

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There is a palpable sense of history in Star Wars: The Force Awakens that goes beyond nostalgia. It can be seen in the aged faces of Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher, but it can also be sensed in the way Rey and Finn treat the events of the original trilogy. Someone forgot to set the facts in stone. The legend was only partially printed. Reputations have faded. Heroes have been forgotten. For all of its colorful action, there’s a sense of melancholy around the edges of the film that sticks with me almost a year later.

And the character who has stuck with me the most is Kylo Ren, the Darth Vader-inspired First Order attack dog whose obsession with the late Anakin Skywalker will apparently deepen in Star Wars: Episode 8.

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episode 8 luke skywalker costume

Earlier this year, a description of the outfit Luke Skywalker would wear throughout Star Wars: Episode 8 arrived online, revealing that the exiled Jedi master has at least one other set of clothing in his wardrobe besides that white and grey get-up seen at the end of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. And now, an artist has collaborated with the site that broke the original story to create an accurate depiction of what Luke could like in the final movie.

Potential spoilers (albeit minor ones) lie ahead.

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Star Wars Episode VIII New Stormtrooper

In Star Wars: The Force Awakens, not only did we get updated versions of the original Stormtroopers from the first Star Wars trilogy, but we got to see all-new First Order troops like Captain Phasma, the Flametroopers, and FN-2199, the bold trooper better known as TR-8R (seen above challenging Finn off-screen) with a weapon that can go toe-to-toe with a lightsaber. Well, it should come as no surprise that there be a new Stormtrooper in Star Wars: Episode VIII, and while he shares some similarities with another trooper, he has a weapon much different from the other troopers.

Find out about the Star Wars Episode VIII new Stormtrooper after the jump. Read More »

Episode 8 Rey parents

For as long as fans have known of Rey’s existence, we’ve been wondering about her parentage, and The Force Awakens did nothing to clear things up. There’s reference to a family that’s left her behind, and this being Star Wars, the odds seem good that she’ll turn out to be related to someone we know. But all we have is speculation, at least until next year.

While Daisy Ridley isn’t ready to say who Rey’s family is, she can say when we’ll get to find out. According to the actress, the truth about Rey’s parentage will be revealed in Star Wars Episode 8. Oh, and for those wondering if Rogue One‘s Jyn Erso might be Rey’s mother, Ridley tries to throw some cold water on that particular theory.  Read More »

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In this edition of Episode 8 Bits:

  • Details on an action scene in Star Wars: Episode 8.
  • Notes on how Finn recovers from his The Force Awakens injuries.
  • Lupita Nyong’o addresses the possibility of a Maz Kanta/Chewbacca relationship.
  • Adam Driver clarifies his statement about Episode 8 being like The Empire Strikes Back.
  • Star Wars actor Ian Liston has passed away.

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Warwick Davis in Star Wars Episode VIII

Back in early 1980s, Warwick Davis began his acting career as Wicket the Ewok in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. When the revival of the Star Wars saga happened in 1999, the dwarf actor made a cameo at the podracing arena in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. Then he returned to a galaxy far, far away again with a role as the alien Wollivan in Maz Kanata’s cantina when the series made a comeback with Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Now it appears he’s a good luck charm of sorts since he also has a role in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (seen above).

Now we have confirmation that fans will see Warwick Davis in Star Wars Episode VIII. Read More »

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In this edition of Episode 8 Bits:

  • Does Carrie Fisher‘s changed schedule indicate reshoots for Star Wars: Episode 8?
  • Adam Driver compliments Rian Johnson and compares Episode 8 to The Empire Strikes Back.
  • Lupita Nyong’o shoots down those Maz Kanata rumors.
  • Rian Johnson once again gets amusing on Twitter.
  • Carrie Fisher explains why Han and Leia broke up.
  • Someone pieces together currently known plot points for some potential spoilers.
  • And more!

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