Now that Star Wars: The Force Awakens has become a global phenomenon, Disney is planning to add more new characters from Episode VII into the parks. The opening of Star Wars Launch Bay saw First Order Stormtroopers roaming Tomorrowland while Darth Vader and Chewbacca were given dedicated meet-and-greets (with Boba Fett making special appearances).
But now it looks like Adam Driver‘s character Kylo Ren will be coming to Disneyland in his quest to find Luke Skywalker. Hit the jump to learn more about the Kylo Ren Disneyland costumed character, and which other Force Awakens characters could join him next.
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Disney has released a trailer for Star Wars Rebels, which will be return from a mid-season break on January 20th 2016. I know a lot of you are excited coming off Star Wars: The Force Awakens but have probably not dipped your toes into this DisneyXD series, but you should beccause its a lot of fun (and this comes from someone who could never get into Clone Wars). And its not too late to binge watch and catch up as the episodes are generally only 22 minutes long.
The Star Wars Rebels Season 2 trailer shows us a glimpse at the final six episodes of this season. But probably the most interesting image in the trailer is of Ezra Bridger igniting a cross guard lightsaber, which is similar to the one wielded by Kylo Ren in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Of course, its not Kylo Ren’s lightsaber (this one is green and seems to be of a sturdier construction) but it seems like this might be the first hint that the series will have connections to the upcoming films.
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Star Wars: The Force Awakens is filled with practical effects, costumed creatures and puppets. Some of the practical effects are so good that you probably believe they were created inside the computer. After the jump, you can read an excerpt from my conversation with Neal Scanlan — creature & droid effects creative supervisor, creature shop concept designer, creature shop head — and SFX supervisor Chris Corbould. (The full interview will be posted in February). In the excerpt, Scanlan and Corbould reveal some of the invisible practical effects of The Force Awakens and more.
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Lately, LEGO has been putting together some pretty awesome sets that are just as cool for adult collectors as for kids. In fact, some of them are probably geared towards those older master builders, such as the massive Ghostbusters firehouse and the recently revealed 1966 Batman series Batcave. But when it comes to Star Wars, most of their sets are still geared towards kids, and some builders just want their LEGO Star Wars vehicles bigger and better.
That’s where master builder Peter Brookdale comes into play with his custom LEGO AT-AT from The Empire Strikes Back that was created with over 6,000 pieces, making it six times bigger than the official LEGO set. Check it out below! Read More »
Oscar Isaac‘s character Poe Dameron was originally supposed to be a smaller part of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but his expanded role has been embraced by long-time fans of the George Lucas-created franchise. Fans won’t have to wait until Star Wars: Episode VIII’s release on May 26th 2017 to get more from the best X-wing pilot in The Resistance. Git the jump for more information on the Poe Dameron comic book series.
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J.J. Abrams and Disney (smartly) pitched Star Wars: The Force Awakens as a throwback to the original trilogy (the movies that most fans of the franchise loved) and a lot of the behind-the-scenes footage focused on the return to practical effects. But anyone who has seen the movie knows The Force Awakens also has its share of CG visual effects. And this morning, Force Awakens was nominated for Best Visual Effects for this year’s Academy Awards.
What might surprise you is that The Force Awakens actually has more visual effects shots than Star Wars: the Phantom Menace. Not only that, while The Phantom Menace had more miniature work than all of the original trilogy films combined, The Force Awakens features not one miniature. But unlike Phantom Menace, a lot of the CG work is invisible. Learn more after the jump.
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Some of the most passionate fans come from the world of science fiction. If you talk to any sci-fi fan, you can almost guarantee they’ve gotten into some kind of heated debate about whether the Millennium Falcon is better than the U.S.S. Enterprise or whether Doctor Who could take down Doctor Strange. But how about which sci-fi weapon is the best?
Well, a new infographic may be able to help with that argument as it has laid out a chart showing the most powerful weapons in the sci-fi universe. So if you’ve ever wondered if a lightsaber from Star Wars is more powerful than the noisy cricket from Men in Black, now we have the answer. And you might be surprised to see that the Death Star isn’t #1. Check out the infographic below! Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, January 13th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
Today’s edition of Star Wars Bits is jam-packed with galactic-sized goodness, so we don’t even time for a proper introduction. We don’t! Honest! We really just need to dive into the details as fast as possible and not waste time at the top here. Cool? Cool. Okay, here’s what you’ll find contained within:
- Princess Leia arrives on the next episode of Star Wars Rebels.
- John Boyega teases a dark future for Finn.
- J.J. Abrams has advice for the young Han Solo actor.
- A glimpse of a Rogue One: A Star Wars Story X-Wing.
- Jabba the Hutt may return in a future Star Wars movie.
- A Kickstarter-funded Star Wars documentary has found a distributor.
- Benicio del Toro chats about Star Wars: Episode 8 and his villainous role.
- A fascinating interview with the man who played Jar Jar Binks.
- Take a look at every type of lightsaber out there.
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As we heard last spring, Secret Cinema put on an event last summer for The Empire Strikes Back, widely regarded as the best film in the Star Wars saga. As usual, details on the special event across the pond were unknown, but now a new video takes you into the immersive cinematic experience complete with Rebels, Stormtroopers and much more. Check out the Secret Cinema Empire Strikes Back video after the jump! Read More »