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Images of supposedly top secret new toys from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story have been trickling online for months now, but Lucasfilm, Disney, Hasbro, LEGO, Mattel, and everyone else at the merchandising end of the Star Wars franchise have gone and made everything nice and official. A whole bunch of official Star Wars toys were revealed today, showing off toys for collectors, builders, and, of course, kids looking to just re-enact their favorite scenes on their bedroom floors.

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During the production of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Wars fans kept an obsessive watch over the status of Mark Hamill and his beard. This wasn’t the first time a passionate fandom followed an actor’s hair for clues about what to expect from their character in the future. During the same period, Game of Thrones aficionados breathlessly watched as Kit Harington’s hair wasn’t shorn, leading everyone to rightfully assume that the seemingly late Jon Snow was making a return. The Mark Hamill Beard Watch wasn’t quite as obsessive as that (mainly because we knew less about the status of Luke Skywalker than Jon Snow), but news of its length and its eventual shaving did make headlines.

And now, once again, Mark Hamill’s beard has been cut and once again it’s generating headlines…mainly because Hamill himself has suggested that the beard will make a return in Star Wars: Episode 9.

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Natalie Portman Star Wars prequels

Since starring in the Star Wars prequels, Natalie Portman has given birth to a son who’s now really into Star Wars. You might think that’d make her kid the one Star Wars fan who really digs the prequels — at least he’s pre-disposed to like one of the main characters, which is more than a lot of fans can say — but according to Portman that’s not the case. In fact, she said, she hasn’t allowed her son to even watch them. Find out why below.  Read More »

Star Wars Episode VIII Title

Production is wrapped on Star Wars: Episode VIII, and with post-production underway, John Williams will begin his work on the film’s score imminently. So far details have been pretty sparse on information about the sequel, which is exactly what we all expected. However, some fans have been hoping that we would get an official title for the movie sooner than later. But according to Star Wars: The Force Awakens star Daisy Ridley, we may be waiting a while longer.

Find out what Daisy Ridley had to say about the Star Wars Episode VIII title after the jump. Read More »

Rogue Binks

For many fans, the appeal of Rogue One is that it looks more somber than your typical Star Wars adventure. Gone are the idealistic young heroes and noble Jedi; here are a bunch of veterans and troublemakers who’ve seen some shit. The tone feels more akin to a gritty war drama than a fanciful space opera, and even the famously uncoordinated Stormtroopers look like a real threat this time out.

But while Rogue One looks intense, it doesn’t exactly strike terror into the hearts of fans. No, if Rogue One really wanted to send a chill down our spines, it’d call in the franchise’s most notorious hero. Rogue Binks unveils a version of Rogue One starring everyone’s favorite Gungan general, with special appearances by Chewbacca Mom, Holiday Special Leia, Ewok warriors, and George Lucas. Now that is some truly harrowing stuff. Watch the Rogue Binks trailer below.  Read More »

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In this edition of Star Wars Bits:

  • Artist Andy Fairhurst reveals a new trilogy of Star Wars posters.
  • Carrie Fisher continues to be a national treasure at the Chicago Comic-Con.
  • Star Wars items go up for auction courtesy of Cancer Gets Lost.
  • The story of how the Lucasfilm Story Group was formed.
  • An interview with Star Wars: Aliens of the Galaxy author Jason Fry.
  • A look at the creation of a Poe Dameron helmet replica.
  • New details on the next batch of Star Wars Battlefront DLC.
  • The latest wacky theory about what’s going on with Rey.
  • Amazing behind-the-scenes images from the original 1977 Star Wars.
  • Updates and insights on Marvel’s Poe Dameron comic series.
  • Star Wars Aftermath: Empire’s End gets a new release date.

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In this edition of Theme Park Bits:

  • Pirates of the Caribbean is reportedly replacing Peter Pan in Fantasmic at Disneyland.
  • Season of the Force is heading to Disneyland Paris.
  • A Celebration of Harry Potter returns to Universal Orlando for year four.
  • Universal’s Toothsome Chocolate Emporium soft-opens amidst a lawsuit.
  • Notes on Animal Kingdom‘s ever-changing hours.
  • Hong Kong Disneyland rebounds, but it really wants that Iron Man attraction.
  • A first look at the new gingerbread house in this year’s Haunted Mansion Holiday.
  • The crazy true story of two guys who documented Epcot’s Horizons.
  • Walt Disney World’s Magic Bands may be getting an upgrade.
  • Yep, this year’s Disney parks Halloween merchandise is here.

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Star Wars Prequels Posters

You’d be hard-pressed to find a longtime Star Wars fan who has a lot of nice things to say about the prequels that George Lucas returned to direct in the late 1990s and through the early 2000s. The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith were undoubtedly huge hits, but they haven’t received much praise from the Star Wars fanbase. But maybe that’s just the opinion of the most vocal fans. Is there a chance that the prequels aren’t as bad some fans think they are?

A new documentary called The Prequels Strike Back: A Fan’s Journey finds filmmaker Bradley Weatherholt speaking to dozens of Star Wars fans, including the reliably talkative Kevin Smith, as to whether or not the prequels are the absolute disasters that many think they are. Watch The Prequels Strike Back trailer after the jump. Read More »

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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.

This edition of The Toy Box has a great new figure for The Dark Knight from Batman: The Animated Series, a special Mandalorian backpack just in time for you to go back to school, a nice set of Marvel bookends to help keep all your comics organized and more.

Check out all the items in The Toy Box after the jump. Read More »