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 rumored ending for The Force Awakens gets explored and images of a new alien character are revealed!
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Marvel abstained from Comic-Con this year and Lucasfilm didn’t bring any new Star Wars footage to San Diego (that behind the scenes featurette was great, though), but we knew we wouldn’t have to wait much longer for Disney to show off these two highly anticipated properties — the studio’s D23 expo is approaching, and sure enough, Star Wars, Marvel and Pixar will all have a major presence.
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, dive into Han Solo’s backstory in the new canon, learn what happened between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens, and check out some new characters in LEGO form.
Lucasfilm and Disney have been keeping things pretty tight with promotional materials for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. We’ve only seen a handful of official photos and two trailers so far, and we won’t see another new trailer until sometime this fall. But John Boyega has a special gift for fans today: a new promotional photo from the film featuring the star alongside a very familiar face.
As previously revealed, Disney is releasing a series of 20 novels and comic books under the title Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Last week we got a sneak peek at what those books have in store via the Star Wars: Shattered Empire comic, and today brings even more enlightenment on the events following Return of the Jedi via new info from the novel Star Wars: Aftermath.
As confirmed by that behind the scenes footage that debuted at Comic-Con, we know that Simon Pegg has a cameo role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens — okay, it’s not so much a cameo as it is a minor, unrecognizable background role. It wasn’t long ago that Pegg himself revealed that Daniel Craig is playing a Stormtrooper in the film, but what does Craig himself have to say about that? “F—king hell!”
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).
There was no new trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens at this year’s Star Wars Comic-Con panel. Nor was there any exclusive footage or scenes from the film. But there was a short behind-the-scenes video so full of magic and wonder that it’s hard to watch without getting a little misty-eyed. Excuse us, but it’s getting a little dusty in here.
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...
Without a doubt, of all the toys and figures and collectibles at Comic-Con 2015, the most anticipated and desired are the new toys from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The first products from the upcoming film won’t hit stores until September 4, which Lucasfilm has dubbed “Force Friday,” but you can get a peek at the new First Order TIE Fighter and other Star Wars figures right now.