Best Stories of the Week

It’s been quite the long week for us, having just returned from Comic-Con in San Diego. But now that we’re back home, let’s count down the Best Stories of the Week.

Below we recap major stories such as Phil Lord & Chris Miller directing a Han Solo spin-off movie, a bunch of new images from Paul Feig‘s reboot of Ghostbusters, Harry Shearer returning to The Simpsons. We also have new trailers for Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice and Goosebumps starring Jack Black, not to mention a whole slew of news and coverage from Comic-Con.

So let’s get down to the Best Stories of the Week after the jump! Read More »

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Star Wars concert

At Comic-Con in San Diego, the panel for Star Wars: The Force Awakens was a nice blend of the new and old. New cast members John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, Gwendoline Christie and Domhnall Gleeson were on hand, and classic heroes Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher were also present. Their presence made for a fun, exciting panel, even if the footage shown wasn’t exclusive to the convention itself.

But the payoff came when director J.J. Abrams started talking about the music of Star Wars. Upon getting affirmation that the Hall H audience loved the music of Star Wars, Abrams delivered some incredible news. The entire crowd of Hall H, about 6,500 people, would be leaving the convention center to attend a live Star Wars concert.

Find out more about the Star Wars Comic Con concert after the jump! Read More »

Star Wars: The Force Awakens: harrison ford as Han Solo

One of the big highlights of this year’s entire Comic-Con lineup was the Star Wars: The Force Awakens panel. Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, and Lawrence Kasdan took the stage to thunderous cheering, and stars John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, Domhnall Gleeson, and Gwendoline Christie followed in short order. But some of the loudest applause was reserved for returning stars Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, and Harrison Ford.

Over the next hour, the filmmakers and cast charmed the Hall H crowd with anecdotes, new details, and general awesomeness. But you don’t have to take our word for it — Lucasfilm has released the full Star Wars Comic-Con video from the panel, and you can watch it after the jump.  Read More »

poe dameron backstory

Yesterday’s panel from Lucasfilm for Star Wars: The Force Awakens didn’t bring too much in the vein of revelations, though we did learn that Domhnall Gleeson’s character is named General Hux, and the actor revealed the First Order’s base is called The Starkiller Base, in honor of Luke Skywalker’s original character name in the first draft of Star Wars.

But there was one little tidbit from Oscar Isaac that intrigued us, and it seems to have gone largely unnoticed. When answering a fan’s question, Isaac suggested that his character Poe Dameron‘s backstory has direct ties to Star Wars: A New Hope. Find out about the Poe Dameron backstory after the jump! Read More »

Star Wars Comic Con

After waiting hours in line over the past two days (yes, we have to wait in line just like everyone else), Lucasfilm finally wowed Comic-Con with their panel in Hall H for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and it did not disappoint.

Although there weren’t any major announcements about forthcoming Star Wars Anthology projects or the next two episodes of the new Star Wars trilogy, fans were still left with the feeling that they could take on the whole Empire (or First Order) themselves. Why? Because a wonderful sizzle reel took us behind the scenes of the production of the film, and cast members both new and old came to hype up the start of a new era of Star Wars.

Below, find out everything we learned during the Star Wars Comic Con panel! Read More »

The Force Awakens Comic Con Reel

Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens panel was the big event in Hall H on Friday of Comic Con 2015, and director J.J. Abrams and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy did not arrive empty-handed. In addition to a roster of cast and crew, the two brought a behind the scenes reel that ran a few minutes. Even better, the Force Awakens Comic Con reel is online, and you can watch it right now. Read More »

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UPDATE: We can now confirm Simon Pegg will indeed be in Star Wars: The Force Awakens — but as we speculated earlier, his face won’t be. A behind-the-scenes reel shown at Comic-Con 2015 showed Pegg on set, and wearing an alien costume without the head. So we’ll definitely see him in the movie, but we likely won’t be able to recognize him. It’s not even clear if we’ll hear his voice.  Read More »

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Even as the world eagerly awaits Star Wars: The Force Awakens — the first Star Wars movie in ten years — Lucasfilm is already pressing on with the next next Star Wars film. At the Star Wars panel at Comic-Con 2015, Kathleen Kennedy confirmed that Gareth EdwardsStar Wars Anthology: Rogue One will shoot later this summer.  Read More »

Force Awakens score

At the San Diego Comic Con International 2015, Hasbro finally revealed a new addition to their upcoming line-up of Star Wars: The Force Awakens action figures. The main event of the presentation was the First Order Tie Fighter and Elite TIE fighter Pilot. Hit the jump to see and learn more about the Hasbro Star Wars: the Force Awakens First Order Tie Fighter.

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