The trailers for Star Wars: The Force Awakens have been incredibly promising and exciting, but there’s always that nagging worry that the final product could disappoint. We’re a couple of months out from the release, and J.J. Abrams has given us another reason to be optimistic, as the director has revealed that The Force Awakens won’t be a generic, Disney-fied blockbuster.
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Along with all the new toys and merchandise and books and comics (and…and…and…) hitting shelves in the months leading up to the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Lucasfilm has announced one more must-have item for serious fans of the famous galaxy far, far away. The studio is releasing an official book titled The Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, featuring concept art for the highly-anticipated new film.
A major blockbuster filming reshoots is not a big deal; most, if not all, big movies factor the time and money for reshoots into their original budget. But, this is Star Wars: The Force Awakens and everything associated with this movie is a big deal, especially when J.J. Abrams and crew have been able to keep things relatively quiet. How quiet? They’ve been filming reshoots right under our very nose.
Earlier today Lucasfilm dropped a new Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser on Instagram (which also showed off the app’s new widescreen capabilities), but lost amid all the excitement for the new footage were some new photos from the highly anticipated film. Lucasfilm has revealed two new set photos and a pretty outstanding magazine cover featuring your new favorite droid.
Each trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens has offered plenty to dissect, and although we don’t know too much about several of the key players, fans are already figuring out which ones will be their favorites. Amid badass new characters like Kylo Ren, Finn, Rey and Captain Phasma, there’s one little co-star that stands out among its larger peers: BB-8. From the very first trailer we’ve been curious not only about who this droid is and what it does, but how J.J. Abrams & Co. brought it to life.
ABC’s LOST may not have answered every mystery set up over the course of five seasons, but did you know that J.J. Abrams first pitched the island drama to ABC as having no serialized mystery whatsoever? Or that the costly pilot got ABC’s then-president fired for his trouble? We don’t have to go back, the 21st episode of ‘You Think You Know TV?’ is right here, smoking out all the island secrets of LOST!
The Star Wars movies have always been very straightforward tales of good versus evil, of light versus dark, of plucky young farm boys versus cyborgs and old men with electricity powers. Perhaps the most intriguing aspect of Star Wars: The Force Awakens is how it looks to reinvent this dynamic. The bad guys aren’t so easily defined this time around. At least that’s what director J.J. Abrams keeps on telling us.
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, a Star Wars tabletop game drops something very interesting, Drew Struzan gets hyperbolic, and J.J. Abrams discusses his new bad guys.
Thanks to the behind the scenes reel from Comic-Con, we know Simon Pegg has a small part in Star Wars: The Force Awakens — he’s completely suited-up from head to toe as an alien, though, so you won’t have an easy time spotting him in the film. Pegg’s eagerness to have such a minor, unrecognizable background role is proof enough of his fandom, but apparently his involvement goes much deeper than that.
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, gaze upon the new Star Wars toys, compare the latest The Force Awakens news to the old rumors, and catch up on the latest Anthology updates.