Much has been made of Jared Leto’s insistence on staying in character as The Joker while filming Suicide Squad. If you’ll remember, his co-star Will Smith says there was “not a single word exchanged off-camera” between the two of them. He sent Margot...
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With a few weeks until Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters, we’ve now reached the point of peak Star Wars news saturation, with various updates popping up daily. Today brings word of the film’s official runtime, while Harrison Ford reveals that he’s one of the lucky few to have already seen The Force Awakens — and yes, he likes it.
Sure, you could just go see Star Wars: The Force Awakens in a regular, old movie theater, but where would be the fun in that? Does your movie theater have a life-size Emperor’s throne that can fire a Death Star laser? No, I didn’t think so. Luckily, just in time for Star Wars: The Force Awakens to hit theaters, a new Star Wars-themed movie theater is opening and it looks like one of the coolest places in the United States to see a movie.
As a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night, Star Wars: The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams revealed yet another tiny tidbit about the upcoming mega-blockbuster. Responding to the question “Do you have time to do anything else? Or see...?” from host Jimmy Fallon, Abrams explained that he recently saw the hit Broadway musical Hamilton, where he bumped into the show’s star and creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda. Miranda joked that if Abrams needed any new music for the famous Star Wars cantina, he would gladly write it, little realizing that Abrams actually had a scene in his movie that was a bit of an homage to the classic cantina scene. So Abrams offered the challenge to Miranda, who accepted. Then Abrams and Miranda worked on the music together.
With its release just a few weeks away, everyone is talking about Star Wars: The Force Awakens, including director J.J. Abrams, the film’s excellent ensemble cast, George Lucas, and now, Steven Spielberg. The man partially responsible for starting the blockbuster movie trend with Jaws happens to be a huge fan of Star Wars, and he has a few kind words to say for the latest installment in the classic saga.
Over the weekend, the French version of Amazon.com accidentally posted the full track listing for the Star Wars: The Force Awakens soundtrack. It was quickly deleted, but there is no such thing as “quickly deleted” when it comes to Star Wars on the internet. The titles of all 23 tracks were saved and now it’s time to parse through that data and find out what it all means.
Good morning, and welcome to today’s round of Star Wars: The Force Awakens updates! With the release less than a few weeks away, the details and videos and photos (and…and…) haven’t slowed down one bit. Today brings a new featurette exploring Rey and her background, while an extensive cover story in Empire reveals J.J. Abrams’ influences, Mark Hamill’s hints about Luke’s absence and the importance of Andy Serkis’ mysterious Supreme Leader Snoke.
We’ve seen a lot from Star Wars: The Force Awakens in recent weeks, including TV spots (so many!), images, new character details and more. Disney has been really ramping up the marketing for the highly-anticipated new installment in the classic saga — not that we need much convincing. Offering a refreshing change of promotional pace, the studio has unveiled three awesome retro posters that will tug that those ol’ nostalgia strings in your heart, just in case Chewie didn’t do that enough already.
Hey, whaddya know? It’s another TV spot for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and now that we’re only three weeks away from finally seeing it on the big screen, Disney’s been dropping more and more new footage. The latest preview is an extended TV spot, about the runtime of your average teaser trailer, and features more footage of Kylo Ren and more voiceover from the mysterious General Snoke. In addition, the official soundtrack listing has been revealed and no, it doesn’t spoil anything like the Episode I track list did.
Parents, take note: if your kid is under the age of 13, they won’t be able to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens unless you accompany them to the theater. The highly-anticipated film has officially been given a rating designation of PG-13 from the MPAA, which really isn’t that big of a deal, considering how many of this year’s top-performing films also carry the rating.