And the Star Wars details keep coming. If you thought we were done learning about the characters and plot of The Force Awakens this week, you were wrong. We have one more little info dump for you, this time concerning Domhnall Gleeson’s mysterious antagonist General Hux and that huge, imposing weapon known as Starkiller Base — and no, it’s no coincidence that it resembles the Death Star.
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Over the last couple of days we’ve learned and seen quite a bit from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, including several new photos and details on Princess (or not) Leia, Rey’s background, the First Order Stormtroopers and, earlier today, intel on Andy Serkis’ mysterious, villainous Snoke. As promised, we have even more details regarding a couple of important characters in the film, and we’re closer to answering everyone’s favorite question: Where’s Luke Skywalker?
Star Wars is not exactly synonymous with the Oscars. Those two words, forever known as the most famous film franchise in the world, have more in common with terms like “box office,” “special effects,” “sold-out tickets,” and many other things which are usually at the other end of the spectrum of awards season fodder. But what if J.J. Abrams’ upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens actually turned out to be a an Oscar sleeper? Before you roll your eyes, stop reading this and go back to analyzing those new Force Awakens photos, hear me out, for the sake of the Force.
Disney and Lucasfilm have been quite busy over the past week, dropping a Japanese trailer, the first official TV spot and lots of new images from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. And although we’ve seen more than enough to sustain our excitement until December, there’s still so much we don’t know — like why does Han Solo have to tell Finn and Rey that “the stories” were true? And why haven’t we seen Luke in the marketing? And what’s the deal with Princess Leia these days?
The Star Wars promo is far far from over. In Entertainment Weekly’s special double issue dedicated to The Force Awakens, we not only got a new set photos and character covers, but a dozen brand new stills, details and cast interviews from the upcoming film. So what do they reveal?
Just when you thought Star Wars might lay a little low this week after unleashing a new trailer, posters and a TV spot, we’ve got a couple of updates on the franchise, as Lucasfilm has released a new set of behind the scenes photos from The Force Awakens, while director J.J. Abrams is opening up about his involvement in the franchise, both present and future.
There is a precise moment when Spectre turns to crap. Before this moment, it is a superbly stylish espionage thriller. After this moment — which can be pinpointed down to the exact shot and lines of dialogue — it falls apart, and its carefully cultivated atmosphere of mystery dissipates like a, well, you know.
It’s been some time since we last checked in on Hulu’s James Franco-starring adaptation of Stephen King time-travel drama 11.22.63, but time is of the essence in its official premiere. The J.J. Abrams-produced series has a Presidents Day 2016 appointment to stop the assassination of JFK, and we have the first photos.
Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams agreed to a little recorded Q&A session with a variety of celebrity inquisitors including a certain founder of Lucasfilm and ‘Star Wars’ creator.
Stephen Colbert may be the wildly successful host of a popular late night talk show on a major television network, but that doesn’t change who he really is: a huge nerd. Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson said of Colbert, “I have never met a bigger Tolkien geek in my life.” The Late Show host appeared in The Desolation of Smaug and hosted a Hobbit panel at Comic-Con. But his geek cred is not limited to Middle Earth. Last night, Colbert delivered an impassioned prediction of how Star Wars: The Force Awakens will end, and the funniest thing is, he wasn’t joking.