There’s a contingency of Star Wars fans out there who have chosen the mysterious Stormtrooper with the lightsaber-busting baton in The Force Awakens as their new favorite minor character — perhaps hoping to create the new Boba Fett. Adorably dubbed “TR-8R” by fans, it turns out that this particular First Order soldier does in fact have a name, and a little bit of a history with Finn.
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Star Wars: The Force Awakens has dominated almost the entire world at this point with over $1.5 billion at the worldwide box-office after just 20 days. But, there’s still one country where the film has yet to open: China. To “help” celebrate the release of the film, Lucasfilm has named LuHan, a former boy-band singer from Beijing, as the “official China Ambassador for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” This means LuHan, a self-described “social media star,” has recorded a brand new Star Wars theme song with the requisite music video, complete with cameos by R2-D2 and BB-8.
As was widely expected, Star Wars: The Force Awakens passed Avatar as the highest grossing movie of all-time on Wednesday morning. It was a record many, including George Lucas, thought would never be broken; The Force Awakens did it in just 20 da
Star Wars: The Force Awakens won’t finish breaking box-office records anytime soon (er, technically it will after overtaking Avatar), but inevitably, J.J. Abrams’ entry into the Star Wars saga will have to land on TV. And rather than any major FX debut, HBO run or even streaming option, The Force Awakens will play on Starz before all.
As Star Wars: The Force Awakens continues its Napoleonic march to complete all-time box-office domination (today: Avatar, tomorrow: the world!), Lucasfilm has faithfully backed the film property up with the requisite deluge of merchandising tie-ins...
Besides TR-8R, the stun-baton wielding stormtrooper everyone is kinda freaking out about, the breakout character from Star Wars: The Force Awakens was obviously BB-8, the rolling ball droid that everyone fell in love with. In addition to being a solid addition to the movie, BB-8 was also the hottest toy of the holiday season. The Sphero BB-8 was a huge success, but now that everyone has one, how do you continue that success? Well, you allow people to control their BB-8 with a simple wave of their hand.
Are we done talking about Star Wars: The Force Awakens yet? Nope! Not when the film’s director of photography is sharing such wonderful photos from behind the scenes of what is set to overtake Avatar as the highest-grossing film of all time. From Peter Mayhew’s Chewbacca just chilling on set to shots of Stormtroopers and Kylo Ren’s big battle, Dan Mindel’s Instagram photos offer a very different and no less remarkable angle on J.J. Abrams’ film.
It took Avatar two and half months to become the highest grossing movie of all time. Star Wars: The Force Awakens will surpass its domestic box office gross within the next day or two after less than three weeks in release. The big question now is when J.J. Abrams’ sequel will find its ceiling because as of right now, it’s showing no signs of slowing down.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens has officially surpassed James Cameron’s Titanic as the second highest-grossing film of all time, and will take over Avatar’s top spot in the next couple of days as the film hits theaters in China — basically, everyone has seen The Force Awakens, and many of you have seen it multiple times by now, but there are still some lingering questions. While many of those answers won’t be delivered until Episode VIII hits theaters in 2017, the screenplay for The Force Awakens appears to clear up at least a couple of things, specifically with regards to the ending.
Yes, Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been in theaters for a couple of weeks now, but there's a couple of characters who were missing from the publicity materials, kept mostly secret until the film's release. Lucasfilm has debuted some official photos of Maz Kanata and Supreme Leader Snoke, while Serkis shoots down any ideas about our familiarity with his new Star Wars baddie.