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J.J. Abrams has taken great pains to separate his Star Wars: The Force Awakens from the prequels, and one way he's accomplished this is in how he staged the lightsaber battles.
Despite being a lifelong Star Wars fan, that is not the only influence director J.J. Abrams brought to the making of The Force Awakens, and some of his inspiration may come as a surprise.
When CinemaSins sets their sights on Star Wars: A New Hope, we’re all in. It’s like the Reese's Peanut Butter Cups of YouTube videos. And this time around they enlisted the help of professional geek, Kevin Smith.
When >The Force Awakens finally lands in theaters around the world it is going to make an impact. This is hardly news to anybody. French art house theaters know what sort of an impact the movie is going to have and this has made several of them unhappy.
While George Lucas was the man behind Star Wars from the beginning he only directed the first film in the original trilogy. When it came time for the prequel trilogy however, Lucas famously, or infamously, directed all three of the films.
One of the things we're most excited to see in Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the return of big three from the original trilogy. When asked if returning was a difficult choice, Carrie Fisher had this blunt answer.
Oh my Harry Met Sally. This is pure Star Wars gold.
It’s common for movie studios to downplay their box office numbers if they’re not sure it’s going to do as well as expected. Analysts, here a word meaning “people who stare at numbers all day until their vision gets foggy” predict one number, then the studio comes out and says “oh it may not do quite that well.”
When you’ve known each other as long as Chewbacca and Han Solo have there are bound to be some problems. The personal differences came to a head last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
Over the years, Star Wars has given its heroes all manner of evil forces to battle. The Force Awakens is going to continue that and the latest footage shows you just what the good guys will have to overcome.
Thankfully, J.J. Abrams admitted that he has drastically toned down his habitual use of lens flare in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. But he admitted that it still pops up occasionally.
When Disney first announced the return of the Star Wars saga it was originally reported that the new films would be based on stories written by the franchise creator George Lucas. Them it turned out that was not the case.
You know what we haven’t talked about nearly enough? Luke Skywalker in The Force Awakens. It’s the mystery that will not die until December 18. Luke is missing from all the Episode VII material. The only thing we know is that it was done on purpose.
When The Force Awakens began to film on board their practical set of the Millennium Falcon Harrison Ford called it, “another day at the office.” Now, he finally looks to be having a good time being part of Star Wars.
Though George Lucas may have helped birth some of the biggest movies of all time, now that he's moved on from Lucasfilm, don't expect to see him direct any big budget movies anytime soon.
As a lifelong fan of the franchise, John Boyega was excited to be cast in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but one moment caused him to have an extreme reaction.
Lawrence Kasdan has been a key creative figure in the development of Star Wars, from the original trilogy to now, and the saga has a very specific meaning to him.
We’ve known since the day they bought Lucasfilm that Disney had big plans for Star Wars. Now, we’re getting films based on side stories and standalone films for individual characters. Exactly how many Star Wars films is Disney planning to make?
Few movies have had an enormous impact on both the film industry and pop culture, but Star Wars, a.k.a. Episode IV: A New Hope, can count itself on that list. However, that doesn’t keep it safe from receiving an Honest Trailer.
We learned last week that Supreme Leader Snoke be quite large in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and now we know how the crew accomplished creating this enormous villain.