Pretty much every week there’s a new piece of art dedicated to the Star Wars universe. This week, Bottleneck Gallery is releasing a new set of Star Wars trilogy posters from artist Devin Schoeffler. Actually, they’re re-releasing this set of prints, because ACME Archives was first to release them over the summer. But now a limited allocation of the artwork is arriving at Bottleneck, so you won’t want to wait to pick them up. Read More »
Last weekend’s episode of The Mandalorian introduced us to another terrifying creature in the Star Wars universe…and it’s not the Child’s hunger for eggs. After the Razor Crest landed on an unknown ice planet, Mando, the Child, and a new passenger encountered some nasty spiders lurking in a cavern. This is the first time the deadly creatures have been introduced in the live-action Star Wars universe, but their inception goes all the way back to concept art created by Ralph McQuarrie for The Empire Strikes Back. Read More »
The Force is with you today as Bottleneck Gallery is offering up an eclectic array of new Star Wars posters inspired by A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, The Rise of Skywalker, and even The Clone Wars. Going on sale today, these offerings from artists Matt Ferguson, Mark Englert, Todd Slater, Pablo Olivera, and Lyndon Willoughby are each outstanding in their own way. So without further delay, check out the new Star Wars posters below and find out when and where to get them. Read More »
There’s an on-going debate as to whether or not movie theaters are safe right now, so anytime there’s an announcement about something “coming to theaters,” it’s accompanied by a pang of uncertainty. So please take this news with caution: Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back is returning to theaters. And I’m not talking about drive-in theaters, but actual, indoor movie theaters. The re-release is to honor the movie’s big 40th anniversary.
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The first wave of exclusive merchandise that was meant for release at Star Wars Celebration is now available in the official online store. Now the Star Wars Celebration licensee exclusives from various official collectible creators have been revealed and are available while supplies last. They include some outstanding artwork from The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, and The Mandalorian, a pair of sleek Garmin watches, and some detailed premium collectibles from the Galactic Empire. Read More »
Like so many other events this year, Star Wars Celebration 2020, which was supposed to take place in Anaheim, California, was canceled due to concerns about the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. While many thought we might be coming out of the other side of COVID-19 by now, the lackadaisical actions of our government and the sheer ignorance and stubbornness of the American population continues to keep us from getting back out into the world. And it’s all because some jerks don’t want to wear masks, even though Darth Vader and Boba Fett proved it’s one of the coolest things you can do.
Anyway, Star Wars Celebration is doing what they can to salvage this year by making the exclusive merchandise that would have been on sale at the convention available for all fans to buy online. The first wave of T-shirts, plush creatures, and other collectibles has been revealed, and it’s just some of the convention’s exclusive items that will be released throughout the rest of the year. Check out some of the Star Wars Celebration 2020 exclusives you can try to get your hands on below. Read More »
Celebrating the 40th anniversary of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back is a little hard this year since it’s not exactly the safest time to head back to movie theaters as they start to reopen this month and into September. That’s especially difficult with Star Wars Celebration 2020 canceled this year. But the good news is that some of the exclusives that were intended for release at the sci-fi saga’s convention will still be available for fans to get their hands on.
A new batch of Star Wars Funko POPs will be released later this month that bring Ralph McQuarrie’s original concept art designs of some of the movie’s characters to life. Plus, there’s a new Funko POP movie scene from The Empire Strikes Back, as well as a LEGO set inspired by the iconic lightsaber duel between Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader on Cloud City where the saga’s biggest revelation was made back in 1980. Read More »
Under normal circumstances, we’d be preparing for San Diego Comic-Con next week, but instead, we’re just waiting for all the panels to come to us in the first ever virtual Comic-Con at Home. The good news is that everyone who normally wouldn’t get a chance to get their hands on some exclusive Comic-Con collectibles now has an equal chance of picking them up online. And if you’re a Star Wars fan, you’ll want to check out this new Hot Wheels X-Wing collectible inspired by The Empire Strikes Back. Read More »
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The force of the pandemic box office is with Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, which found itself at the top of the box office charts again, 23 years after the release of the Star Wars special editions also took the number one spot. It’s a fitting achievement for the 40th anniversary re-release of the acclaimed Star Wars sequel, even if it’s just the latest reissue of a beloved feature film to lead the box office charts amid the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
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Disney is rolling back plans to release a 4K edition of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back in U.K. theaters. The company announced three weeks ago that it would re-release the remastered 4K edition of the acclaimed Star Wars film to help boost attendance at U.K. theaters. But amid delays of major releases and theaters pushing back their reopening plans, Disney has scrapped those plans. Read More »