Star Wars Rogue One plot

Today at the final day of Star Wars Celebration, Star Wars: Rogue One director Gareth Edwards took the stage for a panel called “Conversations with Gareth Edwards and Josh Trank.” Oddly, Trank did not show up (Kathleen Kennedy said he woke up sick) and in the end of there was no further mention of him or his film. Edwards, however, was on hand to show a very brief teaser and provide some Rogue One plot details, including a confirmation of our plot scoop.

Star Wars: Rogue One is the first film in the new Star Wars Anthology series (that’s the official title for the spin-off movies) and features a plot in which “a rogue band of fighters come together to steal the death star plans.” Get more details, including a full teaser trailer description, below. Read More »

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Star Wars Battlefront trailer Key Art

Want to fly an X-Wing or the Millennium Falcon, but as Darth Vader or Boba Fett? If you can dream it, the new video game Star Wars Battlefront can do it. The highly anticipated game by EA and Dice will be out November 17 and will help you live out your greatest Star Wars battle fantasies.

No matter what weapon, ship or planet you want, odds are Battlefront can combine them to make it happen. Plus, every single TIE Fighter, AT-AT, blaster etc. is an exact photo recreation of the prop from the Lucasfilm archives, meaning this is the closest you’ll ever get to looking at and handling a real one, unless you travel to a galaxy far, far away.

This is all on prominent display in the new Star Wars Battlefront trailer, which was unveiled at Star Wars Celebration. Watch it 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 »

battle of jakku

The rumors about a link between EA’s game Star Wars Battlefront and Star Wars The Force Awakens are true. At Celebration, it was revealed that three weeks after the game’s November 17 release, EA will offer a free piece of downloadable content called the Battle of Jakku, the desert planet in the latest Star Wars The Force Awakens trailer. This will help explain how and why all those X-Wing Fighters and Star Destroyers are abandoned on Jakku. Read More »

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Star Wars Celebration got off to a rousing start today with the Star Wars: The Force Awakens panel. Details were spilled, footage was revealed, cast members were celebrated — and among all that, a bunch of new official images were revealed.

Some were stills featuring characters like Rey (Daisy Ridley), Fin (John Boyega), and Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac); others were behind-the-scenes images of director J.J. AbramsKathleen Kennedy, and more. Flip through the new Star Wars 7 images after the jump.

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Force Awakens video reaction

Our own Peter Sciretta and Germain Lussier were in the hall this morning at Star Wars Celebration for the hour-long The Force Awakens panel and subsequent reveal of the film’s second teaser trailer. If you haven’t watched the trailer yet, first, why not? It’s tremendously good. And second, watch it here, then hit the jump for a video reaction from consummate Star Wars nerds Peter and Germain, with a special appearance from Eric Vespe, perhaps better known as an occasional hobbit and Quint from Ain’t It Cool News.  Read More »

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The Force Awakens trailer

A second Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser trailer is here! The first teaser, released last November, was only an 88-second tease that introduced a few characters, such as John Boyega‘s Finn, Daisy Ridley‘s Rey, Oscar Isaac‘s Poe Dameron, and the mysterious lightsaber-wielding Kylo Ren. But what about this one? Well, we see a couple old faces, for one.

Additionally, director JJ Abrams revealed on stage at Star Wars Celebration today that the desert planet is not Tattooine, but a planet called Jakku. And there’s a lot more to learn. Check out a much more revealing The Force Awakens teaser trailer below, and then check out our extensive photo breakdown.

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Star Wars Celebration begins today at the Anaheim Convention Center, but fans started lining up at 5am on Wednesday morning, 29 hours before the opening ceremony for the Star Wars fan convention. The panel is expected to be a presentation featuring a trailer and possibly more for the next installment of the franchise, Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Director JJ Abrams and producer Kathleen Kennedy will be present alongside some unannounced “special guests” at the presentation that begins at 10:00am pacific time and will be streamed live around the world on StarWars.com. But I don’t think Lucasfilm and Abrams expected such a huge turnout on the day before the convention, and the result is an incredible show of generosity.

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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 »