The Empire Strikes Back introduced us to an intimidating new setting. Whenever Darth Vader isn’t leading troops across the galaxy in the name of the Galactic Empire, he’s taking time to himself in a meditation chamber where he’s able to remove that terrifying helmet and unwind. You may recall it is here that he grows tired of Admiral Ozzel’s incompetence and uses the Force to choke him to death.
Now you can construct the LEGO version of Darth Vader’s meditation chamber for your building brick collection. And yes, Admiral Ozzel (R.I.P.) makes an appearance in this set. Read More »
Happy Star Wars Day! May the Fourth be with you! Now it’s time to spend some money on stuff you don’t need.
Bottleneck Gallery has released a big batch of new Star Wars posters by artists Pablo Olivera, Bartosz Kosowski, Lawrence Noble, and Marko Manev. Some of the focus on the original Star Wars trilogy while others dig into the second season of The Mandalorian. But that’s not all.
Artist Scott C. has also debuted a Star Wars collection of his signature Great Showdowns watercolor prints inspired by A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, The Force Awakens, and the first season The Mandalorian. Meanwhile, Mondo also has a detailed new print by artist Mike Sutfin that’s inspired by a certain wretched hive of scum and villainy. Read More »
It’s a good day to be a Star Wars fan. Hot on the heels of the casting news for the Obi-Wan Kenobi series coming to Disney+, a batch of new posters inspired by the original Star Wars trilogy and the new original series The Mandalorian have arrived, courtesy of Bottleneck Gallery and Acme Archives. But if you want them, you’ll have to be quick. Read More »
Lucasfilm is making one final push to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back with a series of videos looking back at the making of the Star Wars sequel that changed everything. Earlier this week, a batch of outtakes and unused footage from the film arrived online, and now a new featurette has the filmmakers from The Mandalorian and other upcoming Star Wars TV shows reminiscing about the legacy of the sequel, from favorite moments to the most influential scenes. Read More »
It’s been 40 years since the release of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, and it’s still a stone-cold classic, one that feels more miraculous the further we get away from it. And it felt miraculous during the making-of, per newly released The Empire Strikes Back outtakes, which feature never-before-seen footage of the cast and crew goofing around on set of the 1980 Star Wars film.
Featuring both familiar and rare footage, the newly released Empire Strikes Back outtakes showcase musings from the stars as they look back on the making of the film, and even after the success of Star Wars, they didn’t anticipate the impact that the sequel would have. Watch the Empire Strikes Back outtakes below.
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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 »
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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 »