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‘Ex Machina’ Upsets ‘Star Wars’ to Win Best Visual Effects at 2016 Oscars

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by ScreenCrush Staff February 28, 2016 @ 9:14 PM
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Ex Machina provided the first real upset of the 2016 Oscars beating out heavy favorite Star Wars: The Force Awakens for Best Visual Effects. In addition to Star Wars, Ex Machina beat out fellow nominees Mad Max: Fury Road, The Revenant and The Martian.

First Look at ‘The Force Awakens’ C-3PO Prequel Comic That Explains His Red Arm

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by Britt Hayes February 25, 2016 @ 6:18 PM
Marvel
Not long ago we learned that Disney and Marvel had plans for a C-3PO prequel comic that would explain how the endearing droid got that red arm in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Episode VIII doesn’t arrive until 2017, so if you can’t wait that long to find out why C-3PO has a weird new appendage, Star Wars Special: C-3PO #1 has your answer. And although this first look at the upcoming comic doesn’t really shed any light on the matter, it does give you a nice sneak peek.

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ DVD Special Features Revealed

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by ScreenCrush Staff February 25, 2016 @ 10:40 AM
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Whether you’re buying a hard copy of Star Wars: The Force Awakens on DVD or Blu-ray, or instead opting for a digital copy via iTunes, you want to know what else you’re getting for your hard-earned money. Yes, you get a copy of the movie, but about the special features? While Lucasfilm has yet to officially confirm what will be included on the DVD or Blu-ray copies, a Swedish retailer has posted the full set of extras on their pre-order site, giving us a glimpse of what to expect.

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ to Hit iTunes Early on March 15

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by ScreenCrush Staff February 25, 2016 @ 8:30 AM
Lucusfilm
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set to hit DVD and Blu-ray on April 5, but if you can’t wait that long, we’ve got good news. Like many big Hollywood releases, Star Wars is coming to iTunes early. You’ll be able to download The Force Awakens on March 15 with special features, including seven new deleted scenes.

BB-8 Originally Spoke Written Dialogue in ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’

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by Mike Sampson February 11, 2016 @ 3:37 PM
Lucasfilm
If you stuck around through the Star Wars: The Force Awakens credits (perhaps waiting in vain for a post-credits scene), you may have noticed that both Bill Hader and Ben Schwartz were credited as “BB-8 Voice Consultants” for the film. Hader spoke about his involvement only briefly saying, “JJ f–-ing around with this sound effects app on his iPad that was attached to a talk box operated by me.” Now Schwartz has spoken about his contributions revealing that he was originally reciting written dialogue.

Disney to Face Criminal Charges Over Harrison Ford’s ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Injury

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by Mike Sampson February 11, 2016 @ 9:40 AM
Lucasfilm
Back in June of last year, Harrison Ford was injured on the set of Star Wars: The Force Awakens when the door of the Millennium Falcon fell, dislocating his ankle and breaking his leg in two places. The production was put on hold for six months while Ford recuperated and director J.J. Abrams would later say of the incident, “Once we knew that Harrison was going to be okay, we all realized this was this greatest gift to the movie.” Abrams, and his bosses at Lucasfilm and Disney, may be disagreeing with that sentiment today as officials in London have brought four criminal charges against the Star Wars: The Force Awakens production company.

The Indiana Jones Easter Egg You May Have Missed in ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’

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by ScreenCrush Staff February 4, 2016 @ 8:09 AM
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Nobody really knows what’s going on with Disney and Lucasfilm’s reported reboot of the Indiana Jones franchise. They say they want to do it, we know they want to do it because they paid $3 billion for this stuff, but Steven Spielberg says there’s no way he’d recast Harrison Ford. So while they figure all that out, there’s this easter egg in Star Wars: The Force Awakens to keep all the Indiana Jones fans satisfied. You probably didn’t catch it the first time around, but we’re here to help you out.

A Yoda Cameo Was Cut From ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’

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by Mike Sampson February 3, 2016 @ 2:11 PM
Lucasfilm
Though Star Wars: The Force Awakens takes place over 30 years after the events of Return of the Jedi, director J.J. Abrams still found a way to work on some classic characters who had long since passed on. Kylo Ren has a conversation with Darth Vader’s helmet. Obi-Wan speaks to Rey during her Force vision. And, there was one additional cameo that ultimately was cut from the film: Yoda.

LEGO ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Video Game Promises New, Official Story Details

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by Mike Sampson February 2, 2016 @ 8:51 AM
The LEGO Star Wars games were some of the most entertaining family video games of the past 15 years. It launched the LEGO video game series and revitalized interest in both Star Wars and LEGO. The only problem? They ran out of Star Wars stories to tell. With both the original trilogy, prequel trilogy and Clone Wars all represented in games, there was really nowhere left to go…until George Lucas sold Lucasfilm to Disney and Star Wars: The Force Awakens came along. That’s right, warm up your Xbox and PS4s because LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens is coming to gaming systems this summer.

Gwendoline Christie Says Captain Phasma Will Return in ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’

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by Matt Singer February 1, 2016 @ 2:11 PM
Lucasfilm
When last we left Captain Phasma in Star Wars: The Force Awakens she (SPOILER ALERT FOR LITERALLY THE BIGGEST MOVIE OF ALL TIME) was captured by Finn, Han Solo, and Chewbacca. She helped them lower the Starkiller Base shields and then, in a nod to the original Star Wars, our heroes teased tossing her down the garbage shoot.