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.
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If you’re the Star Wars fan who loves to be teased with lots of hints and clips about the upcoming movies then J.J. Abrams is basically your Darth Vader. Abrams hates to tease people with lots of hints and clips; he prefers to keep as much of his movies hidden from view for as long as humanly possible. His Bad Robot team practices a code of omerta that would make the Mafia blush.
“There has been an awakening. Have you felt it?”
Toys “R” Us stores are going all-out on Force Friday, transforming their locations into “Destination Star Wars” and opening at midnight so fans can come buy the new toys and celebrate with “costumed characters, signing events, [and] giveaways.”
It should come as no surprise that fancy new limited editions of the original six Star Wars movies are hitting Blu-ray later this year. Did you think Disney and Lucasfilm weren’t going to do everything in their power to wring every last penny out of this devoted fan base? After all, everything about Star Wars: The Force Awakens has us weak in the knees. We have never been more vulnerable to large corporations exploiting our love. And now we know what love looks like: a series of very cool steelbook Blu-rays, complete with new art.
With Star Wars: The Force Awakens, we’re getting what looks to be a revitalizing installment in the franchise, something to help make the bad memories of the prequel trilogy disappear. It’s an intimidating challenge, but everything we’ve seen in the trailers and heard in early reports leads us to believe that director J.J. Abrams has largely accomplished that impossible task. We don’t know exactly how much of the prequels Abrams ignored while making The Force Awakens, but we do know one particular bit of canon that he purposely left out.
While in production on Star Wars: The Force Awakens, J.J. Abrams released a photo teasing an IMAX camera on set. A few months later, the director revealed that only one scene was actually filmed in IMAX, but he promised that it was a pretty great one. But which scene is it, exactly?
As was confirmed in the behind the scenes featurette at Comic-Con, we know that Simon Pegg has a minor role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens — it’s not one you’ll notice when the film hits theaters, since the actor was entirely covered in an alien costume. But the fact that Pegg wanted to appear in the film, even in a totally unnoticeable part, is proof positive of his Star Wars fandom. In the spirit of that fandom, Pegg sat down for an interview where he ranked all six of the previous Star Wars films.
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, an image of Ken Leung’s new character leaks online, a new actor joins Rogue One, and Gary Whitta talks about writing a Star Wars movie.
Harrison Ford might be a superhero. This, according to Star Wars: The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams, who was on set for Ford’s unfortunate accident last year, when a hydraulic door broke his leg. (As Abrams’ describes it in the clip above, his ankle was at a, gulp, 90-degree angle to the rest of his body. Ew.) Thankfully, Ford was okay. Then he later got into a plane crash and was mostly okay after that too. Because, again, Harrison Ford is a superhero.