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Watch the Full ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Panel From Comic-Con 2015

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by Jacob Hall July 11, 2015 @ 1:45 PM
Last night’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens panel has already gone down as one of the biggest triumphs in Comic-Con history. While there wasn’t a new trailer or new footage, there was something special in the air. The enthusiasm of the cast, old and new, was palpable. A behind-the-scenes featurette moved the audience to tears. Even grumpy ol’ Harrison Ford bothered to show up and he…actually smiled? A lot? And yes, there is video evidence of this phenomenon because the whole hour-long panel has made its way online (and it’s all nice and official, too).

Live From the ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Comic-Con Panel

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by Matt Singer July 10, 2015 @ 7:48 PM
Lucasfilm
This is it. The moment fans were waiting overnight in a mile-and-a-half long line for: the Star Wars: The Force Awakens panel at San Diego Comic-Con. On hand for the festivities were director J.J. Abrams, producer Kathleen Kennedy, writer Lawrence...

Matt Bomer Almost Played Superman in 2002 for Brett Ratner and J.J. Abrams

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by Britt Hayes July 8, 2015 @ 5:15 PM
Warner Bros.
Tim Burton’s Superman Lives is perhaps the most notorious of the Superman films that almost existed, but there’s another one you may have forgotten: in 2002, J.J. Abrams wrote a screenplay for a Superman film to be directed by Brett Ratner, with rumors of Josh Hartnett playing the lead. In a new interview, Magic Mike XXL star Matt Bomer reveals that Ratner selected him to play the Man of Steel, and he tested with some surprising actors.

WookieeLeaks: ‘Star Wars: Rogue One‘ Details Begin to Trickle Out

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by Jacob Hall July 4, 2015 @ 2:03 PM
Lucasfilm
ScreenCrush’s WookieeLeaks is a weekly roundup of everything Star Wars! From The Force Awakens 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, Rogue One begins filming, The Force Awakens toys reveal new details, and a new Star Wars comic lands a dream team.

WookieeLeaks: A ‘Lost’ Actor Joins ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’

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by Jacob Hall June 26, 2015 @ 12:23 PM
Lucasfilm
ScreenCrush’s WookieeLeaks is a weekly roundup of everything Star Wars! From The Force Awakens, 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, check out some costume designs from The Force Awakens, see which Lost actor is in the new movie, and check out the latest toys hitting shelves soon.

WookieeLeaks: Two More Classic ‘Star Wars’ Characters Confirmed in ‘The Force Awakens’

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by Jacob Hall June 19, 2015 @ 11:33 AM
EA
ScreenCrush’s WookieeLeaks is a weekly roundup of everything Star Wars! From The Force Awakens, 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, watch new trailers for a trio of big Star Wars video games, delve into more details concerning Star Wars: Rogue One, and pick through the latest The Force Awakens rumors.

WookieeLeaks: Daisy Ridley May Have Just Dropped a Big ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Spoiler

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by Jacob Hall June 12, 2015 @ 12:08 PM
Lucasfilm
ScreenCrush’s WookieeLeaks is a weekly roundup of everything Star Wars! From The Force Awakens, 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, learn a big (possible) The Force Awakens spoiler, learn the future of how the saga will be shot, and take a look at C-3PO’s new arm.

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Announces Big Comic-Con 2015 Plans

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by Matt Singer June 10, 2015 @ 2:32 PM
There won’t be any big Marvel panels at San Diego Comic-Con this year. But worry not, dear nerd; you can fill the Mjolnir-shaped hole in your heart with a lightsaber (they’re basically the same size) as Lucasfilm’s announced their plans for Comic-Con next month. And they’re pretty intense.

WookieeLeaks: Obi-Wan Kenobi, Boba Fett and Han Solo May Get Their Own ‘Star Wars’ Movies

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by Jacob Hall June 5, 2015 @ 12:25 PM
Lucasfilm
ScreenCrush’s WookieeLeaks is a weekly roundup of everything 'Star Wars'! From The Force Awakens, 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, ponder a new series of Obi-Wan Kenobi movies, learn how Han Solo and Boba Fett may share the screen, and learn the first hard details on the new Star Wars LEGOs.

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

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by Mike Sampson May 20, 2015 @ 8:58 AM
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.