Although Star Wars: The Force Awakens is “officially” hitting theaters on December 18, most fans will be able to see it the night before, when theaters begin screening their Friday releases early — usually around 10PM, but sometimes as early as 7PM. But if you’re one of the select few and privileged, you could see this highly-anticipated event film a little earlier…if you make it into the world premiere. Which isn’t likely, but you sure could try.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
John Boyega is having one hell of a year. After impressing audiences with his role in the Edgar Wright-produced, Joe Cornish-directed sci-fi film Attack the Block, Boyega was on many fans’ wish lists for big blockbuster projects. He finally got his chance with a lead role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and although the film doesn’t hit theaters until December, it’s already given him a huge break. But how is Boyega handling his newfound fame? He has a very special mentor to give him some guidance.
Yes, we’ve known for a while that Luke, Leia and Han (and Chewie, and R2, and C-3PO) figure into Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and that it’s very likely that one of the new cast members is a part of the Skywalker family. But it’s been unclear if the rest of the trilogy will continue the Skywalker story or pass the legacy on to another heroic character. According to Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, we can expect all three of the new films to be Skywalker-centric.
There have been some rumors that the fish-eyed Admiral Ackbar from the original Star Wars trilogy would be making an appearance in The Force Awakens. But like approximately 85 percent of Star Wars news, it’s been pure speculation — until now. Actor and puppeteer Tim Rose has officially confirmed his return as Ackbar for The Force Awakens, and no, it’s not a trap.
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, John Boyega talks about getting cast in The Force Awakens, Gwendoline Christie describes the importance of Captain Phasma, and the name of Max von Sydow’s character has been revealed.
If we gave you an informal poll right now about your most anticipated films for the remainder of the year, chances are Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 would be very high on the results of said poll — which makes this nifty new data from a consumer research group hardly surprising.
Created exclusively for Facebook, this first person POV video places you on the back of a speeder as it whips through sand and debris, taking you over dunes and past crashed Star Destroyers. You can control the camera yourself by dragging the screen with a click of your mouse. You cannot change the course of your vehicle, but you can look in 360 degrees as you movie. It’s nifty stuff. See how it works above and try it for yourself below.
Most Star Wars references in other movies and TV shows are pretty obvious and therefore pretty boring. The staff here at ScreenCrush prefer the ones that fall under the umbrella of Easter eggs; hidden, subliminal, or extremely subtle hat-tips to the franchise, often as background gags or co-opted lines of dialogue. As we gear up for Star Wars: The Force Awakens (now less than three months away!), it seemed like the perfect time to collect 25 of the most clever Star Wars Easter eggs from other movies (and TV shows!) and put them together into one gallery, which you’ll find above.
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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, new toys reveal new characters, Mark Hamill has some fun in Ireland, and BB-8 visits Disneyland.