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.
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Although Disney and Lucasfilm have been slowly delivering information about Star Wars: The Force Awakens, there’s still a lot we don’t know about the film and some of the characters in it. Like Lupita Nyong’o’s Maz Kanata — we saw some leaked concept art that may or may not be an accurate representation of her CG character, but that’s about it. According to Nyong’o, that’s all we’ll get until the film hits theaters this December.
D23, Disney’s massive fan convention, took place over the weekend including the best from all of Disney’s many properties, including Star Wars and Marvel. As part of the big Star Wars: The Force Awakens presentation (which included appearances from John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o and Harrison Ford), all the fans in attendance got an extra special treat: a limited edition copy of the Drew Struzan poster for the film.
Thanks to the behind the scenes reel from Comic-Con, we know Simon Pegg has a small part in Star Wars: The Force Awakens — he’s completely suited-up from head to toe as an alien, though, so you won’t have an easy time spotting him in the film. Pegg’s eagerness to have such a minor, unrecognizable background role is proof enough of his fandom, but apparently his involvement goes much deeper than that.
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Just when you thought we might be done with Star Wars news today — nope! The glorious internet has provided us with our first legitimate look at Mark Hamill’s Luke Skywalker in The Force Awakens, and he looks like he’s aged quite nicely into a wizened Jedi.
Amid today’s flurry of new stills and details from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, you may have missed one little nugget of news. J.J. Abrams has confirmed that he will not be returning to direct Star Wars: Episode 9 following Rian Johnson’s work on Episode 8. What remains unconfirmed is whether Lucasfilm is eyeing Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow for the gig.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the subject of the next Entertainment Weekly cover story, which means the release valve on details has been ever-so-slightly loosened. Earlier today, we got a look at a fresh batch of photos from the insanely anticipated film. Now, director J.J. Abrams, the man of mystery himself, has loosened his lips. The topic is the film’s villain, Adam Driver’s Kylo Ren, and he certainly has some interesting things to say.
Okay so the bad news is there’s no new Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer coming this weekend as part of the Disney hullabaloo known as D23. But the good news, there’s a bunch of new Star Wars stuff hitting the web today, starting with these brand-new images of the film, courtesy of Entertainment Weekly. Maybe you can print them all out and turn them into a flipbook and create your own new trailer until Lucasfilm actually gives us one.
Contemporary art inspired by film and television has become so popular that it’s attracted cult followings and given way to entire galleries devoted to pop culture artwork. If you’re an artist — and Star Wars fan — who feels as though your artwork would be right at home in a similar professional exhibition, Lucasfilm and HP are giving you the chance to use the (creative) Force and prove your worth.