It’s officially Force Friday, and in addition to all the new toys and various goodies you can get related to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, today also brings the first official books that are part of The Journey to The Force Awakens, filling in the gap of time between Return of the Jedi and the new sequel.
The most immediate and informative story with regards to the state of the galaxy after the events of Return of the Jedi is Star Wars: Aftermath by Chuck Wendig, making his debut as an author of Star Wars stories. So how does the book hold-up on our Journey to The Force Awakens, and does it give us any hints about what to expect in Episode VII?
Get some information on what to expect from the book and also Star Wars Aftermath reviews below!
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It has been a long time since that last Star Wars Bits, but Force Friday week has resulted in a lot of front page stand alone Star Wars stories that I’m not sure that you mind. Here is what you can find in today’s edition of Star Wars Bits:
- JJ Abrams talks about subduing his inner fanboy to make Force Awakens.
- How John Boyega first met JJ Abrams.
- New Star Wars: The Force Awakens character promo posters revealed in the Topps’ Star Wars Card Trader app.
- A preview of Star Wars: Shattered Empire, the comic book series which will fill the gap between Return of the Jedi and Force Awakens.
- Star Wars Rebels director Dave Filoni discusses season two.
- A new Star Wars Rebels season 2 clip.
- How the BB-8 Sphero robotic toy was created.
- The real Damerons go to Force Friday.
- Puppies Test The New Star Wars BB-8 Droid Toy
- Why Force Friday Was A Disaster For Many Star Wars Fans
- 80% Off Select Star Wars trade paperbacks and graphic novels this weekend.
- The header image: why aren’t the Han Solo In Carbonite Pop-Tarts a real thing?
All this and more, after the jump to hyperspace.
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One of the best things about a new Star Wars movie coming this winter is that we’re also getting an entirely new feature length score from legendary composer John Williams. However, for fans who were hoping to hear the music he wrote far in advance of the movie’s release, we have some potentially bad news.
A press release from Walt Disney Records went out today announcing that the Star Wars: The Force Awakens score won’t be available for purchase until the movie is in theaters this holiday season. Read More »
There’s a good chance no one has ever thought that they’d like to see a movie that intersects the worlds of films such as Star Wars, Scarface, John Wick, Collateral, Terminator, Trainspotting, Saturday Night Fever and more. But that’s exactly what Antonio Maria Da Silva has done with a wholly strange, mesmerizing and fantastic cleverly edited short compiled by using clips from all these movies.
We’ve featured supercuts and trailer remixes before, but this Hell’s Club mash-up is something completely different. We don’t want to give anything away, but Da Silva sets up the video by saying, “There is a place or fictional characters meet. Outside of time, outside of all logic, this place is known as Hell’s Club. Just watch it and be mesmerized. Read More »
With Force Friday in the United States just hours away, Star Wars fans will soon be getting their hands on a slew of new Star Wars: The Force Awakens toys. And while there’s a currently airing unboxing live stream of all the new Star Wars merchandise hitting shelves tonight, we’re still learning of new characters that have gone under the radar so far.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens toys are already being sold in the Philippines, and a photo of a previously unseen action figure has revealed a new character known as a Guavian Enforcer. Check out a photo of the action figure, and learn a little bit about this The Force Awakens Guavian Enforcer after the jump! Read More »
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We’re hitting peak Star Wars with “Force Friday”, and I’m sure if you’re not excited for Star Wars: The Force Awakens you’re probably getting a bit annoyed of this site and the internet this week. So I apologize in advance, but we have another Star Wars story coming out of “Force Friday.” A new Star Wars: the Force Awakens toy gives us our first listen at what Kylo Ren and Captain Phasma sound like in the new film. Not only that, but the Force Awakens dialogue used in the toys presents some juicy questions.
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We’ve seen a lot of images of Star Wars: The Force Awakens villain character Kylo Ren, but never without his hood. During the official StarWars.com live unboxing of the first Star Wars: The Force Awakens toys in advance of “Force Friday” tomorrow, a new Kylo Ren figure was revealed and the hosts even gave us a look at whats under the hood. Could this reveal have larger story implications? Hit the jump, to see the images and read some fan speculation about how Ren’s helmet may play into the Episode VII story.
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Not too long ago, Benicio del Toro confirmed rumors that he was taking a role in the next chapter of the new Star Wars trilogy. In addition, reports have indicated that he will have some kind of villain role, though Disney and Lucasfilm haven’t confirmed anything.
However, del Toro seems to have been given permission to talk about the film as he has just seemingly confirmed the villain part of the equation while also revealing when Star Wars Episode 8 shooting actually begins. Read More »
With all the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens toys being revealed today in the lead to Force Friday tomorrow, we are also getting a look at some of the more expensive collectibles. Hot Toys has revealed the first Force Awakens figures in their 1/6 scale line of collectibles: Kylo Ren, the First Order Stormtrooper and the First Order Heavy Gunner Stormtrooper. Hit the jump to see a ton of photos of these life-like Hot Toys Force Awakens figures, and learn more information about the releases.
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