No one has ever watched Return of the Jedi and not wanted to ride a speeder bike through the forest of Endor. The Speeder Bike chase is simply one of the coolest scenes in any of the movies, combining drama, character and pulse pounding action. But even today, over thirty years later, it’s impossible to experience. We can drive cars, motorcycles, even play video games that feel very close, but nothing quite duplicates the likely thrill of riding that bike.
And while we still can’t hop on that bike ourselves, there’s now a way to at least control something that fast and maneuverable. It’s a homemade Speeder Bike Quadcopter. Check it out below. Read More »
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Posted on Friday, March 13th, 2015 by Angie Han
Just as no one but Tina Fey wanted to compete with Star Wars: The Force Awakens this holiday season, 2017 films are already running away from Star Wars Episode VIII. Following Disney’s big announcement yesterday, Fox has moved Fantastic Four 2 to get it out of Episode VIII‘s way. Find out the new Fantastic Four 2 release date after the jump. Read More »
Thursday, Disney CEO Bob Iger made some pretty big Star Wars announcements during the Disney Shareholder Meeting, including a release date for Rian Johnson‘s Star Wars: Episode VIII as well as Felicity Jones casting confirmation and the title of the first Star Wars spin-off.
But that wasn’t all, Bob Iger also showed the first piece of concept art for Star Wars: Rogue One, which may surprise you. I think most everyone assumed that with a title like “Rogue One,” the movie would involve the first group of X-Wing pilots but the concept art shows something very different.
(please note: the images above and below are not the Star Wars Rogue One concept art, but images from various games like Star Wars The Old Republic)
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Until Thursday’s Star Wars movie news, the biggest related news this week was about Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens. That’s a series of 20 books being released later this year that will bridge the gap between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens while also including teases toward the new film. It’s a pretty exciting proposition for fans.
A description of one of the books, Star Wars: Aftermath, followed the news and now four more descriptions have gone online. They’re all pretty interesting but on in particular, Star Wars: Lost Stars, introduces two brand new characters: Ciena Ree and Thane Kyrell. Read about the new Star Wars books below. Read More »
Hot off the big ticket Star Wars news Thursday, we’ve got some Bits for you as well.
- Bob Iger confirms Disneyland is expanding, but not with a third park.
- J.J. Abrams‘ part in Star Wars Episode VIII is an afterthought.
- Get some insights into the editing of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
- Kathleen Kennedy and J.J. Abrams will have “Force Awakens special guests” Thursday at Star Wars Celebration.
- Topps and Lucasfilm team up on Star Wars: Card Trader.
- Who named Star Wars: Rogue One?
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Rian Johnson has just been confirmed as the director of Star Wars Episode VIII via a Disney shareholders call. Along with that news, we’ve got the Star Wars Episode VIII release date: May 26, 2017. Read More »
Star Wars news has been announced by Bob Iger on the Disney investor call this morning. The first Star Wars spin-off film, written by Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Chris Weitz (Cinderella, About a Boy, Antz) and directed by Gareth Edwards (Godzilla, Monsters), based on a story by Industrial Light and Magic chief creative officer and effects legend John Knoll, will be titled Star Wars: Rogue One.
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Concrete information about the new Star Wars movies is a rare commodity. Right now, we don’t know way more than we do know and that lack of definitive knowledge leads to debate, discussion and arguments. These are happening every day amongst Star Wars fans and will continue until Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens on December 18. Probably beyond, too, since the story won’t end with that film.
With these Star Wars conversations more prevalent than actual information, we decided to have a little fun. We’ve gone against Han Solo’s better judgement and set some simple, Las Vegas odds against 15 questions fans are currently debating. Most are non-spoiler, a few are (clearly marked) spoilers, but all are very much at the center of the current Star Wars conversation. Read More »
As if Star Wars fans weren’t having a good enough year, things just got better. We’re already getting a new movie, and all the awesomeness that goes along with that (trailers, toys, discussion, etc.). There’s a convention, a great new TV show, multiple comic book series’ and so much more. Now, almost like a cherry on top, an ultimate screening of the best Star Wars film ever has been announced.
Secret Cinema has announced that their next film is The Empire Strikes Back and screenings will take place from June 4 until August 2 in London, England. Why is this a big deal? Beacuse this isn’t just a screening. The Secret Cinema crew recreates the movie for you to experience, wrapped around actually watching the movie. Get more info about the Secret Cinema Empire Strikes Back screening below. Read More »