Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Shredder and Foot Clan Action Figures

The Toy Box is a recurring feature at /Film that rounds up some of the newest and coolest collectibles, decorations, gadgets and other memorabilia that you nerds might want for your shelves.

In this edition of The Toy Box, you’ll find a great new four-pack of figures from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, a new addition to the detailed line-up of Terminator 2: Judgment Day figures, a floating Back to the Future Part II time machine and more.

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What If Mark Hamill Didn't Return for Star Wars Episode 7

In this edition of Episode 8 Bits:

  • Mark Hamill teases a big scene in Star Wars: Episode 8.
  • An artist draws the rumored costumes for Luke and Rey.
  • A brief description of an Episode 8 action scene.
  • Watch Mark Hamill’s complete Salt Lake Comic-Con appearance.
  • A crazy rumor claims to know the identity of Snoke.
  • Could we get more Rey flashbacks in Episode 8?
  • Another rumor about a certain character returning for the new movie…

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Rogue One artwork - death trooper glow

Now that the merchandising gates have opened, we’re seeing a flood of new images and artwork for the upcoming Star Wars standalone film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Pyramid International has released their newest catalog, which includes a ton of merchandise revealing never before seen promotional artwork for the Gareth Edwards-directed war movie. Hit the jump to see a gallery of new Rogue One artwork.

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The Force Awakens Visual Effects - Industrial Light and Magic

You’d be hard-pressed to find a casual filmgoer who could name you any visual effects company other than Industrial Light & Magic. Thanks to the company’s relationship with the Star Wars saga, the special effects creators easily the most recognizable name in their business, followed closely by Weta Workshop, due to their ties to The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. Now the special effects house has released a visual effects reel showing off the incredibly detailed and extensive work they did on Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Yes, even though plenty of behind the scenes videos and interviews leading up to the release of The Force Awakens showed off all the practical setpieces, aliens, vehicles and more, there were still plenty of digital effects needed to bring the Star Wars sequel to life. Check out The Force Awakens visual effects reel after the jump and be wowed by the work ILM did for this movie. Read More »

rogue one riz ahmed

In this edition of Rogue One Bits:

  • Riz Ahmed talks about Rogue One: A Star Wars Story with Stephen Colbert.
  • What, exactly, is in a droid’s name?
  • Take a closer look at the new Rogue One LEGO sets.
  • A new video goes into detail on the new voice changing Stormtrooper helmet.
  • Cameras are present when Riz Ahmed sees his Rogue One action figure for the first time.
  • Rogue One expansions for the X-Wing Miniatures Game are on the way.

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New ‘Star Wars Rebels’ Promo Is All About Thrawn

Star Wars Rebels Thrawn

There are plenty of reasons to get excited about the return of Star Wars Rebels later this month, but one of the biggest is Thrawn. Not only does the Imperial officer represent an exciting and intimidating new threat to our heroes, he’s someone fans have been waiting to see onscreen for a very long time. With that in mind, Disney XD has released a new Star Wars Rebels season 3 promo that is all about Thrawn, voiced here by Lars Mikkelsen (who just happens to be the brother of Mads Mikkelsen, star of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story).

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What If Mark Hamill Didn't Return for Star Wars Episode 7

Last night the Salt Lake Comic-Con kicked off over in Utah, and one of the first guests of honor was Star Wars saga star Mark Hamill. The actor took the stage for a panel that he wanted to be “more like an intimate conversation.” As Hamill said to kick off the panel, “I want to talk to you like you are sitting in my living room. Exactly as if you were sitting in my living room, but I won’t be serving snacks and no, you can’t use the bathroom.”

Sadly, Hamill did not divulge even the smallest bit of information about Star Wars: Episode VIII, but that doesn’t mean he didn’t talk about the iconic film franchise that gave him the career he has today. In fact, Hamill took the time to recall how George Lucas called him and Carrie Fisher to let them know that he was selling Lucasfilm to Disney, and that a new Star Wars trilogy was likely going into development with or without them. Hamill has told this story before, but this time he included an interesting detail. What if Mark Hamill didn’t return for Star Wars Episode VII? Read More »

director krennic backstory

The most recent trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story did a fine job of giving us basic introductions to our new band of Rebel heroes, with characters like Jyn Erso, Cassian Andor, and Chirrut Îmwe all getting a quick moment in the spotlight. That makes the lack of attention paid to Director Orson Krennic all the more obvious. Beyond a name, a fantastic outfit, and the fact that that he’s played by the great Ben Mendelsohn, we know very little about the man in charge of the Empire’s top secret Death Star Project.

But as is often the case with massive tentpole movies like this, new information has arrived not from anyone directly associated with the movie, but from a tie-in product. In this case, it’s the upcoming Star Wars novel Catalyst, which will explore the early days of Orson Krennic.

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rogue one droid

I know I speak for many Star Wars fans when I say I’m excited for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story because it pushes familiar faces to the sidelines and focuses almost exclusively on a batch of brand new characters. I’m more excited to meet Jyn Erso and Orson Krennic and Cassian Andor than I am to see Darth Vader pop up in a cameo appearance. The Star Wars universe is gigantic. Bring on people I haven’t seen in five or six movies already.

So I won’t be shedding any tears over the news that Emperor Palpatine won’t have a role in Rogue One. Although I will express my delight that the film will feature a new droid that looks like R2-D2’s evil cousin.

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