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J.J. Abrams Picks His Favorite New Star Wars Character
Asking a filmmaker to rank their favorite characters is a bit like asking parents to rank their children. And while we don't know enough about Star Wars: The Force Awakens to pick our own yet, director J.J. Abrams just revealed his favorite.
star wars Brent McKnight 2015-08-18
Star Wars Side Character Could Play Major Part In Rogue One
As the Star Wars universe continues to expand, the saga is awash in rumors, speculation, and conspiracy theories, and when we got our first look at the Rogue One cast, we got a new possibility to consider.
star wars Brent McKnight 2015-08-17
Jar Jar Binks Was Inspired By This Classic Disney Character
Most people will agree that the Star Wars prequels have their fair share of flaws. Despite the mixed reaction to the more recent trilogy, Star Wars creator George Lucas has opened up about his inspiration – as well as love – for one of the series more hated elements: Jar Jar Binks.
star wars Conner Schwerdtfeger 2015-08-16
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Gets A Drew Struzan Poster And It Is Gorgeous
Tons of exciting announcements have been streaming off the stage at the D23 Expo. One little snippet in particular, only seen by those in attendance, was a new Star Wars: The Force Awakens poster created by famed poster artist Drew Struzan. But don’t you worry, because though even though we don’t have the full quality version quite yet, here’s your first peek:
star wars Catarina Cowden 2015-08-15
Star Wars: Rogue One Reveals First Photo Of Its Stellar Cast In Costume
While Disney and Lucasfilm are busy locking the pieces in place for the Star Wars trilogy that J.J. Abrams is launching with The Force Awakens, including hiring Colin Trevorrow to direct 2019’s Episode IX, the Anthology films are carving out their own little niche
star wars Sean O'Connell 2015-08-15
Josh Trank's Failed Star Wars Spinoff Is Still Happening, Get The Details
After the debacle that is Fantastic Four, Josh Trank is no longer directing one of the Star Wars anthology films. Lucasfilm is still developing the project, but now it has been pushed back.
star wars Brent McKnight 2015-08-14
The Star Wars Franchise Isn't Interested In Answering Nerdy BS Questions Anymore
There are many, many issues that fans point to in the Star Wars prequel trilogy, but one of the biggest complaints about the movies is their incessant need to try and tie up every goddamn loose thread within the fictional universe. Thankfully, it doesn’t looks like we can expect much of that in the future of the series.
star wars Eric Eisenberg 2015-08-14
How Old Han Solo Will Be In The Star Wars Prequel
As we learned a few weeks ago, Lucasfilm and Disney are currently developing a Star Wars prequel about Han Solo's early years. What has remained unclear about the project, however, is exactly how old the character will be in the story. That question now has an answer.
star wars Eric Eisenberg 2015-08-13
The Star Wars Moment That Brought The Force Awakens Set To A Standstill
While the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailers that we’ve seen so far have given us glimpses at a lot of amazing stuff, there is one moment in particular that really stands out: Han Solo and Chewbacca’s arrival on deck the Millennium Falcon, and the pronouncement, “We’re home.”
star wars Eric Eisenberg 2015-08-13
Star Wars: Rogue One May Add Popular Asian Actor
With Star Wars: Rogue One set for a release in December of 2016, they got a lot they need to get done, and not a lot of time to do it. The film keeps taking steps forward, however, as they’ve just cast another role.
star wars Dirk Libbey 2015-08-13
Star Wars: The One Question That Convinced J.J. Abrams To Direct The Force Awakens
As a lifelong fan, J.J. Abrams was torn about whether or not to direct the next Star Wars movie. In the end, however, it was one simple question that he needed to know the answer to that inspired him to take the job.
star wars Brent McKnight 2015-08-12
J.J. Abrams' Future Star Wars Role Finally Revealed
You signed on to direct the first chapter of a planned trilogy, but you knew that several more movies were on the docket, including the conclusion to a trilogy you were starting, as well as several spinoff movies. Would you be able to stop at just one movie, or would your creative curiosity get the better of you?
star wars Sean O'Connell 2015-08-12
Why Han Solo Is The Perfect Character, According To The Star Wars Standalone Director
The Star Wars universe is is moving full steam ahead and not just with the upcoming Episode 7. Plans are also moving forward with all of the “Anthology” projects including a starring role for everybody’s favorite smuggler, Han Solo.
star wars Dirk Libbey 2015-08-08
Why The Empire Is Still Strong After Return Of The Jedi
When the Rebels destroy the second Death Star at the end of Return of the Jedi, it's a big victory. Now, the writer of an upcoming Star Wars comic series explains why the Empire is still a threat in the wake of that victory.
star wars Brent McKnight 2015-08-08
What J.J. Abrams Promises We Won't See In Star Wars: The Force Awakens
George Lucas made some sweeping changes to the Star Wars universe with his prequels, but when we sit down to watch The Force Awakens later this year, J.J. Abrams promises there's one thing we won't see.
star wars Brent McKnight 2015-08-04
Watch Simon Pegg Rank All Six Star Wars Movies In Less Than A Minute
Simon Pegg is a big nerd, especially when it comes to Star Wars. We know he has a small role in the upcoming The Force Awakens, and he was recently asked to rank the six existing movies and give an explanation.
star wars Brent McKnight 2015-08-03
Who Felicity Jones May Be Playing In Star Wars: Rogue One
We don't know a ton about the upcoming Star Wars: Rogue One aside from the fact that Felicity Jones is the female lead. However, a new report could shed some light on the nature of her character, and it's a doozy.
star wars Brent McKnight 2015-08-01
Wait, How Did They Want To Create Yoda For The Empire Strikes Back?
The Star Wars visionaries who created Yoda always had ambitions to be memorably eccentric with his design. However, an interesting tidbit has surfaced indicating that the original on-screen puppet we know and love was actually set to be played by a live primate!
star wars Joseph Baxter 2015-07-30
Star Wars: Rogue One Just Added A Sherlock Actor
With production set to begin in a few short days, Star Wars: Rogue One may have added another actor to the cast in the form of Sherlock's Jonathan Aris.
star wars Brent McKnight 2015-07-27
Yep, These Are The Worst Special Effects Ever Put To Screen
There’s nothing like a bad effect to either spoil the mood in a gripping drama or exacerbate the embarrassing movie. However, a collection of some of the most ludicrous special effects efforts in modern film history provides plenty of cinematic lessons.
star wars Joseph Baxter 2015-07-27
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