If you aren’t following the official Star Wars account on Twitter, you’re missing out on a great Q&A with insightful and hilarious answers from director J.J. Abrams and the cast of The Force Awakens. There’s even been a bit of mischief from Mark Hamill, who’s been noticeably absent from the film’s marketing. And while there have been some very interesting answers to the numerous questions from fans, there was one answer in particular that stood out — perhaps a little too much.
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Several days ago it was revealed that at least one character from The Force Awakens will return for Star Wars: Episode 8, which is being written and directed by Rian Johnson — though we know pretty much nothing else about the sequel since The Force Awakens hasn’t even hit theaters yet. According to franchise screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan, we should expect something very different from Episode 8, while another major player has been confirmed to return.
Despite some early concerns, most would agree that Star Wars: The Force Awakens is a diverse film. The three leads are a woman, a black man and a Cuban man. One of the main enemies is a woman. One of the major new characters is played by a black woman. Princess Leia is now General Leia Organa. It’s not perfect yet, but it’s a very solid step in the right direction. Unfortunately, it may have been a little too far in the right direction for some countries. A new Star Wars: The Force Awakens poster from China has been revealed and, despite being one of the two main stars of the film, they’ve shrunk down black actor John Boyega in half.
The Star Wars question everyone is asking is, Where is Luke Skywalker? As it turns out, he might be right before your very eyes. Recently in Los Angeles, Mark Hamill dressed up as a stormtrooper and hit the streets outside Disney’s El Capitan Theater — where many a costumed character have set up shop looking for tips — to surprise some Star Wars fans
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...
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.