Chuck Wendig’s Star Wars: Aftermath isn’t just a new Star Wars novel. Greg Rucka and Marco Checchetto’s Star Wars: Shattered Empire isn’t just a new Star Wars comic. They’re actually a pretty big deal – they’re the first stories in the new canon to take place after Return of the Jedi, which mean they are the first stories to hint at what we’ll be getting in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
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Along with all the new toys and merchandise and books and comics (and…and…and…) hitting shelves in the months leading up to the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Lucasfilm has announced one more must-have item for serious fans of the famous galaxy far, far away. The studio is releasing an official book titled The Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, featuring concept art for the highly-anticipated new film.
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, we review Star Wars: Aftermath and Star Wars: Shattered Empire, watch the trailer for Star Wars: Uprising, and gaze upon the newest toys you’ll have to own.
The Marvel movies aren’t the first movies to have used post-credits scenes to promote upcoming movies, but they certainly have popularized the trend. Nowadays, even films that barely have a mythology (Hitman: Agent 47??) have post-credits scenes. If a Hitman movie can get a post-credits scene, you better believe that the biggest movie of the year, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, can have one too. But the question is, What will it be? A new report suggests that it will be our first look at the next Star Wars movie.
So much of Han Solo’s appeal is due to Harrison Ford’s portrayal of the legendary smuggler. It’s an iconic character elevated by an iconic performance. But it almost didn’t happen. Early in the development of Star Wars, Han Solo was a big, green-skinned alien Jedi with gills and no nose. Once George Lucas decided he wanted a human character, he actually almost cast Billy Dee Williams in the part, before reconsidering him for Lando Calrissian. That’s just one of the facts packed into the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies, which catches up with the captain of the Millennium Falcon, Han Solo!
A major blockbuster filming reshoots is not a big deal; most, if not all, big movies factor the time and money for reshoots into their original budget. But, this is Star Wars: The Force Awakens and everything associated with this movie is a big deal, especially when J.J. Abrams and crew have been able to keep things relatively quiet. How quiet? They’ve been filming reshoots right under our very nose.
Thanks in part to worldwide box office grosses, 3D presentations of blockbuster films aren’t leaving us anytime soon. The least studios can do is have a little fun with it and offer an additional incentive, which is what Lucasfilm and Disney are doing for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Why wear those plain, boring 3D glasses when you can sport some special Captain Phasma shades?
Now in the back half of 2015, we have officially entered the Star Wars-dominated portion of the year as we prepare for the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The franchise and its canon encompasses a vast universe filled with planets both peaceful and dangerous, and like the canon itself, it can sometimes be hard to keep track of all of those places. A new interactive map lets you explore that galaxy far, far away to prepare for the release of The Force Awakens.
It’s been a very big week for Star Wars fans, to say the least. In addition to seeing the first wave of new toys from Star Wars: The Force Awakens (did you buy Sphero’s BB-8 yet?!) and hearing what some of the characters will sound like in the film (surprise: Adam Driver sounds like Adam Driver), Disney and Lucasfilm have also announced when we’ll get to hear John Williams’ new score for the film.
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...