Star Wars: The Force Awakens

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Reveals New Set Photos, Awesome BB-8 Magazine Cover

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by Britt Hayes 13 minutes ago
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.

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Reveals Secrets Behind the Making of BB-8

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by Britt Hayes a day ago
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.

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Toys to Be Revealed During Crazy 18-Hour Unboxing Event

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by Britt Hayes a day ago
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You may not be aware, but there’s a pretty big audience for “unboxing” videos on YouTube — these are videos in which fans open up boxes of toys, collector’s items and gaming systems and examine the finer points and details, as if they have opened the Ark of the Covenant and are beholding the wondrous secrets inside. In keeping with this weirdly popular trend, Lucasfilm has decided to officially unveil Star Wars: The Force Awakens products via a live unboxing event.

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Will Monopolize All IMAX Screens For an Entire Month

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by Jacob Hall a day ago
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We’ve known for a long time that Star Wars: The Force Awakens would screen in IMAX theaters because director J.J. Abrams filmed one key sequence with IMAX cameras. But now, we’ve learned the full extent of Disney and Lucasfilm’s plans for large format presentation and it’s exactly what you’d expect from a studio that has the most popular movie franchise on the planet and the power to do whatever it wants with it. The new Star Wars movie has booked pretty much every IMAX screen in the world for four weeks. Everyone with the desire to see this movie on the biggest movie screens in the world now has plenty of time to do so.

J.J. Abrams Says ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Villain Kylo Ren Is ‘Not a Sith’

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by Jacob Hall 2 days ago
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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.

New ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Image Features Kylo Ren in Action

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by Jacob Hall 3 days ago
Where does Star Wars fandom stand on Kylo Ren’s crazy hilted lightsaber at this point? That question is purely rhetorical, but much of the conversation surrounding Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been all about Adam Driver’s mysterious villain and his unique weapon. We ask because the latest still from J.J. Abrams’ upcoming film showcases this controversial weapon in all its glory and, to be perfectly honest, we’re pretty much used to it at this point.

See All the ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Toys That Hasbro Will Release on Force Friday

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by Jacob Hall 6 days ago
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Star Wars is the kind of movie franchise that commands borderline religious devotion from its fans. So no one batted an eye when September 4, 2015 was declared “Force Friday” and it was revealed that this very specific holiday would see the release of the first wave of Star Wars: The Force Awakens toys. And while some people in the Church of Lucasfilm would prefer to keep all merchandise (and any potential spoilers it brings) hidden as long as possible, Hasbro has released a catalog of each and every toy they are releasing on this Blessed Day. Naturally, this catalog has now ended up online.

WookieeLeaks: Is This the ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Opening Crawl?

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by Jacob Hall 6 days ago
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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, a Star Wars tabletop game drops something very interesting, Drew Struzan gets hyperbolic, and J.J. Abrams discusses his new bad guys.

New ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Covers Highlight the Dark Side and the Light

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by Jacob Hall 6 days ago
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By the time Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters this December, it will have graced the cover of every major magazine in the world. Following cover stories in Vanity Fair and Entertainment Weekly, the highly anticipated sequel to the world’s most popular movie trilogy has landed on the cover of Empire. Heh. Empire. Because, you know, Star Wars. Insert your own joke there. And, like any magazine issue that fancies itself a collector’s item, Empire’s 2015 Winter Preview issue will have two covers – one for the heroes and one for the villains.