J.J. Abrams

The ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Stormtroopers Were Inspired by Apple

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by Mike Sampson 7 days ago
Lucasfilm
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is introducing a whole new set of characters for the upcoming trilogy, including Finn, Rey, Kylo Ren and, most importantly, BB-8. It’s also bringing back some old favorites like Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia, Chewbacca and the Stormtroopers. Because the movie takes place 30 years after the events of Return of the Jedi, the looks for the new characters needed to be updated. We know Luke has a bushy new beard, Han Solo has visibly aged and the Stormtroopers have gotten a new look. But instead of looking older, the Stormtroopers look brand new, and that wasn’t an accident. The new Star Wars costume designer says they were created to look like they were designed by Apple.

WookieeLeaks: Notes on the Increasingly Diverse ‘Star Wars’ Universe

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by Jacob Hall May 16, 2015 @ 2:25 PM
Lucasfilm
ScreenCrush’s WookieeLeaks is a weekly roundup of everything Star Wars! From Episode 7 to the upcoming spinoffs and the TV shows, if it pertains to that long ago, far away galaxy, we’re covering it here, bringing you our expert analysis. This week, we explore the diversity of the new Star Wars and delve into all of the craziest new rumors and spoilers.

WookieeLeaks: Joss Whedon May Direct ‘Star Wars: Episode 9’ Is Your Crazy Rumor of the Week

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by Jacob Hall May 8, 2015 @ 12:19 PM
Marvel
ScreenCrush’s WookieeLeaks is a weekly roundup of everything 'Star Wars'! From Star Wars: Episode 7, to the upcoming spinoffs and the TV shows, if it pertains to that long ago, far away galaxy, we’re covering it here, bringing you our expert analysis. This week, Joss Whedon is the latest name tied to Star Wars, a new Boba Fett movie raises all kinds of canonical questions, and those The Force Awakens images prove and disprove several story rumors.

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Director J.J. Abrams Had to Tone Down References to the Original Trilogy

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by Britt Hayes May 5, 2015 @ 7:09 PM
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When the first movie in Disney and Lucasfilm’s new Star Wars trilogy arrives in December, we’ll undoubtedly be greeted with some references to the original series — obviously. There’s a fine line between crafting clever and meaningful references that resonate fondly with your audience, and beating them over the head with what you think they want for nostalgia’s sake. Director J.J. Abrams appears to know the difference, and promises that the references in The Force Awakens are all there for a reason.

WookieeLeaks: Everything You Need to Know About John Boyega and Daisy Ridley

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by Jacob Hall May 1, 2015 @ 12:13 PM
Lucasfilm
ScreenCrush’s WookieeLeaks is a weekly roundup of everything Star Wars! From Episode 7, to the upcoming spinoffs and the TV shows, if it pertains to that long ago, far away galaxy, we’re covering it here, bringing you our expert analysis. This week, read up on John Boyega and Daisy Ridley, gaze upon the first poster for The Force Awakens, and learn the future of Star Wars on TV.

Some ‘Star Wars’ Genius Sent an Actual X-Wing Model Into Space

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by Jacob Hall April 27, 2015 @ 10:46 AM
Star Wars fans are a dedicated bunch who express their fandom in a variety of ways. Some collect memorabilia. Others design intricate cosplay to show off an conventions. And then there are the two admirable fans who attached a model X-Wing to high-altitude balloons and filmed the iconic spacecraft with a GoPro camera as it literally hovered on the edge of Earth’s atmosphere.

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Photos Reveal a New Look at the Cast and Set

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by Jacob Hall April 17, 2015 @ 11:42 AM
Lucasfilm
This year’s Star Wars Celebration kicked off yesterday in the best possible way. The Star Wars: The Force Awakens panel was a huge success beyond the premiere of the new trailer, giving cast and crew, old and new, a moment in the spotlight. And there was BB-8, the totally practical droid who looks poised to sell a couple million toys this Christmas. However, one of the most interesting parts of the panel was the series of behind-the-scenes photos that were projected throughout the discussion, showing off various sets and costumes. Now, those photos have made their way online.

WookieeLeaks: ‘The Force Awakens’ Spoilers Proven and Disproven at Star Wars Celebration

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by Jacob Hall April 17, 2015 @ 11:09 AM
Lucasfilm
ScreenCrush’s WookieeLeaks is a weekly roundup of everything Star Wars! From Episode 7, to the upcoming spinoffs and the TV shows, if it pertains to that long ago, far away galaxy, we’re covering it here, bringing you our expert analysis. This week, we update the rumor mill with Star Wars Celebration details, dive into the new names for the Empire and the Rebels, and learn how much it costs to get Luke Skywalker’s autograph.

Check Out Star Wars Celebration’s ‘Force Awakens’ Costume Gallery

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by Matt Singer April 16, 2015 @ 4:57 PM
One of the coolest features at this weekend’s Star Wars Celebration (in addition to the booth where you can get Jar Jar Binks’ face tattooed perfectly over your own face, okay I made that up) is the Star Wars: The Force Awakens costume and prop gallery, where you can peruse the clothes and gadgets used in the upcoming film by J.J. Abrams. Our man on the ground in Anaheim, Mike Sampson, has been snapping pictures left and right, and we’ve collected his best shots below. Make sure you follow ScreenCrush on Instagram, so you don’t miss any of our Star Wars pictures throughout the entire convention.