C-3PO red arm

So far the only official glimpses of characters from Star Wars: The Force Awakens have come from the teaser trailer and this year’s theatrical trailer, as well as the stylish Vanity Fair photoshoot. But with the merchandising of the newest chapter of the sci-fi saga just around the corner, we’ll be seeing much more of the characters soon enough.

In fact, a new image from a piece of Star Wars: The Force Awakens merchandise seems to have leaked online a little early, and it shows off a familiar character, but with one difference. The protocol droid C-3PO now has a red arm.

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Best Stories of the Wek

We’ve reached the end of a very busy week. There were tons of trailers and some pretty big news stories, so this is a pretty beefy edition of the Best Stories of the Week.

Recapping the news from the past seven days, you’ll find updates on the future of Marvel Studios‘ television side and Samuel L. Jackson in the cinematic universe, some rumors about the future of Star Wars and details on the past of a certain iconic character from the saga, a first look at The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, new writers for the Transformers franchise and future universe and more.

Plus, there’s trailers for Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, Steven Spielberg’s Bride of Spies, Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur, and a double dose of Jake Gyllenhaal in Southpaw and Everest, and that’s not even half of the (mostly) great, new trailers we saw this week. Catch up on the Best Stories of the Week after the jump! Read More »

Scott C's amazing Great Showdown tribute to Mad Max: Fury Road

Page 2 is a compilation of stories and news tidbits, which for whatever reason, didn’t make the front page of /Film. After the jump we’ve included 36 different items, fun images, videos, casting tidbits, articles of interest and more. It’s like a mystery grab bag of movie web related goodness.

Header Photo: Scott C’s amazing Great Showdown tribute to Mad Max: Fury Road

The Invisible Man: An Interview with Mondo Art Director Mitch Putnam

2015 Will Be The Year Of Alicia Vikander

 

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Genderswapped Slave Leia with balloon-twisted Jabba

The 50 Coolest Pixar Easter Eggs of All-Time

R2-D2 is a Dude, Right? And Other Musings On Gender And Technology

 

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The Pacman eating through his billboard

NO, THE MATRIX DIDN’T RUIN SCI-FI

Why Platinum Will Be Worth More Than Gold In An Automobile Dystopia

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Star Wars Disney Infinity Rise 4

If you’re into toys and video games, this is a particularly solid edition of Star Wars Bits. The rest is pretty good too. Below, read about the following:

  • Neil deGrasse Tyson agrees to help on Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One.
  • Amazing images from the original trilogy section of Disney Infinity 3.0 hit the web.
  • Geonosis and Tatooine in Disney Infinity 3.0 are revealed.
  • Read an interview with the writer of Star Wars #6.
  • Check out some Indiana Jones easter eggs in The Clone Wars.
  • Find out the names and sizes of all the Force Awakens LEGO sets.
  • What went into bringing Ashoka back for Star Wars Rebels?
  • The company which designed BB-8 is expanding.
  • Find out a few more details on Star Wars: Uprising.
  • See what First Order bed sheets look like, licensed from The Force Awakens.
  • Could we see Ewoks in Star Wars: The Force Awakens?

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Star Wars Uprising

Everything in the Star Wars universe after Return of the Jedi is now a mystery. With the canon reset and stories from the Expanded Universe now set as “Legends,” we have no idea how the universe reacted to the fall of Darth Vader and the Emperor. The trailers for Star Wars: The Force Awakens have given very vague hints; now more pieces to the puzzle have been revealed thanks to Star Wars Uprising.

That’s the title of a new mobile game that will launch this Fall, which takes place very soon after the destruction of the Death Star. Players can choose various allegiances and go on adventures in a world where most of the galaxy has been rocked by the success of the Rebel Alliance.

Below, see images from Star Wars Uprising, read more about it and watch a trailer which has a fascinating Star Wars narrative.  Read More »

R2-D2 fridge

We live in pretty cushy times, where cold drinks and food just sit in a chilled cabinet called a refrigerator, just waiting for us to consume them. But as soon as you need your thirst quenched or hunger satisfied, you have to get up and walk a few feet to the fridge in order to get the goods. That is until now.

While we’re used to seeing Kenny Baker inside R2-D2, Japanese company Haier Asia and their AQUA brand have decided to put some ice cold drinks inside the Star Wars astromech droid. Yes, we’re talking about an R2-D2 refrigerator, which is the same size as the real droid. But what makes these little guy even sweeter is that it’s a remote controlled fridge that will bring your drinks to you.

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Han Solo

One of the things that makes Han Solo such a great character is how little we know about him. We know he’s a Corellian smuggler with a long history before we meet him in the Cantina on Tatooine and he won the Millennium Falcon gambling with Lando. And while we’ve heard tons of rumors about a movie possibly filling in those innumerable holes, this week Lucasfilm dropped a massive piece of information about Solo’s past in the pages of their latest Marvel comic.

We won’t spoil it above the jump, but it’s in Star Wars #6 and it’s a game changer. Go and read the comic now or, find out the Han Solo past reveal below. Read More »

Ewan McGregor Star Wars Obi-Wan

It’s raining Star Wars rumors this week and we’re not talking small ones either. Fresh off the huge rumor about the second Anthology film centering on Han Solo and Boba Fett’s past, another rumor has surfaced. This one not only purposes the focus of a new Star Wars movie, but in fact a whole new trilogy.

According to the rumor, Disney and Lucasfilm have been talking to Ewan McGregor about returning to the role of Obi-Wan Kenobi not just for one film, for three. Which we’ve heard before but now may be more focused. Read more about the Ewan McGregor Star Wars rumor below. Read More »

Han Solo Lando Calrissian

Over the past month, the second Star Wars Anthology film has been the subject of much debate. Josh Trank left the project and we heard that Boba Fett was going to be the center of the film. Now, a new rumor adds more to that Boba Fett news by saying Fett’s rivalry with a certain smuggler named Han Solo between Episodes III and IV is the specific drive of the film. Among the characters who are part of that story? Lando, Chewbacca and Bossk.

But there’s more. The report also says Jon Favreau and Matthew Vaughn, two directors who were right in the middle of talks to direct Star Wars Episode VII, are potentially circling the 2018 project.

And that’s not it! The story says the third Anthology film could be that Yoda movie we’d heard about months ago too. Read more about this latest Han Solo Boba Fett Star Wars rumor below.

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