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Epic New ‘Star Wars Rebels’ Trailer Brings Back Vader, Yoda and … Kylo Ren?

by Kevin Fitzpatrick January 15, 2016 @ 1:08 PM
Lucasfilm / Disney XD
We’ve been heavily anticipating the return of Star Wars Rebels Season 2, not solely for introducing Princess Leia into the prequel series, but the latest sneak peek seals the deal. The most intense trailer for the series yet brings back a host of classic favorites, seemingly pulling Ezra to the Dark Side as well but … what’s this about about a nod to The Force Awakens’ Kylo Ren?

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Deleted Scene Had Maz Kanata Battling Stormtroopers

by Britt Hayes January 14, 2016 @ 5:07 PM
If you were one of the fans disappointed by Maz Kanata’s limited role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, then we have good and bad news for you. The good news is that Lupita Nyong’o’s wizened old alien pirate is as much of a badass as you suspected. The bad news is that the scene in which she showed off her very particular set of skills was left on the cutting room floor. Silver lining: it could be one of the deleted scenes that shows up on The Force Awakens Blu-ray.

SNL Preview: Adam Driver Goes Full Kylo Ren on Kate McKinnon

by Kevin Fitzpatrick January 13, 2016 @ 10:23 AM
Star Wars: The Force Awakens has yet to slip from the box office perch two weeks into 2016, but should this weekend finally do it in, Adam Driver will remain on top. Watch the erstwhile Kylo Ren make his SNL debut in its first 2016 premiere promos, lightsabers and all!

J.J. Abrams Knows Who Rey’s Parents Are Because Duh, He Wrote the Movie

by Mike Sampson January 13, 2016 @ 10:23 AM
One of the biggest questions following Star Wars: The Force Awakens was that of Rey’s parentage. She could be a Skywalker a Kenobi, a Hutt…we just don’t know. Well at least we don’t know. There’s one guy that knows: J.J. Abrams. Which shouldn’t be a surprise because, duh, J.J. Abrams wrote the movie.

The True Genius of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’

by Matt Singer January 11, 2016 @ 2:29 PM
There was a lot of paranoia about spoilers in the days and weeks (and months [and years]) leading up to the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Trailers gave almost no indication of a plot beyond the presence of a) stars and b) wars. The official poster didn’t include a picture of Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker for fear of revealing his fate. Even press screenings were delayed until the last possible moment to keep the lid on J.J. Abrams’ latest mystery box for as long as humanly possible.

Don’t Hold Your Breath for a ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Extended Cut

by Britt Hayes January 10, 2016 @ 1:51 PM
With a movie as epic as Star Wars: The Force Awakens, you know there has to be lots of footage that didn’t make the final cut. Reports have been out there for a while now about several scenes that were cut from the film, and while you will get to see some of those scenes when the film eventually hits DVD and Blu-ray, J.J. Abrams says you shouldn’t hold out hope for an extended version of The Force Awakens.

Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Star Wars’ Narrowly Edges Out ‘The Revenant’

by Jacob Hall January 10, 2016 @ 12:29 PM
20th Century Fox
Eventually, another movie will top Star Wars: The Force Awakens and end the incredible run that has transformed it into the highest grossing movie in the history of the American box office. That movie was almost The Revenant. This is no failure, though. The combined powers of Leonardo DiCaprio, stories of a harrowing shoot, and a strong marketing campaign actually gave this movie a fighting chance against a genuine cultural sensation. It may have only hit number two on the top 10, but this is a huge victory for a difficult movie.

Harrison Ford Is the Highest-Grossing Actor in U.S. Box Office History, Thanks, ‘Star Wars’!

by Britt Hayes January 9, 2016 @ 2:56 PM
In addition to the other box office records it’s already broken, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is on the verge of topping Avatar as the highest-grossing film of all time, worldwide. But the franchise isn’t the only thing breaking box office records — so is one of its stars. Thanks to the huge success of The Force Awakens, Harrison Ford is now the highest-grossing actor in box office history…in America, anyway.

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Director J.J. Abrams Calls Lack of Rey Merch ‘Preposterous and Wrong’

by Britt Hayes January 9, 2016 @ 12:56 PM
The great franchise toy saga continues, as J.J. Abrams has weighed in on the absence of Daisy Ridley’s Rey from much of The Force Awakens merchandising. The new lead character of the Star Wars franchise isn’t featured in nearly as many toys and merchandising as her male counterparts, inspiring the Twitter hashtag #WheresRey. And following Paul Feig’s reveal of new Ghostbusters action figure prototypes, it seems more crucial than ever that we criticize Disney for their lack of Rey merch — and Abrams is doing just that.