It’s a big day for Star Wars fans. Today kicks off this year’s Star Wars Celebration, a giant, Lucasfilm-sanctioned Star Wars convention where Disney will finally unveil the first full trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. So get ready for a full day of videos and images and news from the con, starting with this mysterious new Force Awakens promo art that’s popping up on social media. They offer the clearest look yet at new Force Awakens baddie (and hilted-lightsaber wielder) Kylo Ren and at lead Stormtrooper Captain Phasma.
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Because Star Wars Celebration is delivering our first look at the new Star Wars: Episode 7 trailer (among other surprise things), anticipation is high. We're here in Anaheim and last night when doors opened at 6pm, fans rushed to begin the long overnight campout on the concrete floors of the Anaheim Convention Center. It's not a fun way to spend a night, but these are Star Wars fans who are dedicated to the cause. The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams is in town to introduce the new trailer and once he got wind of the massive line, he did right by them and had pizza delivered for every single person on line.
So much for “A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away.” Star Wars has officially joined the 21st century with the news that this year’s Star Wars Celebration will be live streamed to fans around the world. If you won’t be present to witness the world premiere of the next Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer or watch a panel featuring your favorite actors from the saga, you’ll be able to do so from the comfort of your own home.
Those of us who spent years wearing out our Star Wars VHS tapes have grown to associate the 20th Century Fox logo fanfare with the phrase “A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away.” Even when we heard that iconic music blast before another movie, we half-expected that shimmering Lucasfilm logo to appear, followed by that familiar blue text and Star Wars title. But Disney owns Star Wars now and the Fox music will no longer be heard before each movie. In addition to being a real punch right in the nostalgia, this means that Disney has created new music to accompany the Lucasfilm logo and ... it’s weird.
ScreenCrush’s WookieeLeaks is a weekly roundup of everything 'Star Wars'! From Episode VII, 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, learn what you’re getting (and not getting) in the new Star Wars digital releases, listen to some George Lucas stories, and dive into the latest The Force Awakens spoilers.
It's not much of surprise these days when a major movie announces it is going to be released in IMAX. But, Disney has taken things to the next level with a new three-year partnership with IMAX that will see all the upcoming Marvel and Star Wars films, plus a number of live-action tentpoles and select animated films released in IMAX theaters.
The new Star Wars: Episode 7 trailer will debut at Star Wars Celebration on April 16 as director J.J. Abrams and producer Kathleen Kennedy meet the fans to kickoff the festival “in a big way.” We’ll be there to report on all the details, but if you can’t wait until then, a new report has been posted online that details what new footage we’ll see when the new Star Wars trailer finally arrives.
ScreenCrush’s WookieeLeaks is a weekly roundup of everything Star Wars! From Star Wars: Episode 7, 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, Oscar Isaac and explains why his uncle is in The Force Awakens, the new trailer gets teased, and the most important backwater planet in the galaxy shows up again.
Since Star Wars: Episode 7 is probably the most anticipated movie of the past decade or so, Disney and Lucasfilm were wise to turn the premiere of the first trailer into a bonafide event. Fans flocked to theaters early in the morning just to catch a glimpse of the first footage from the film. Some crazy people (including yours truly) went to a special event where it was screened 40 times in a row. So how do you follow that up? By premiering the next trailer at the world’s biggest Star Wars fan convention and then attaching the preview to the second most anticipated movie of the year.
ScreenCrush’s WookieeLeaks is a weekly roundup of everything Star Wars! From Star Wars: Episode 7, 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, Star Wars Celebration books two very special guests, Star Wars: Rogue One looks to cast a very interesting actor, and Simon Pegg gets you even more excited for The Force Awakens.