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...
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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.
Although George Lucas is no longer involved, interviewers can’t help but ask the creator of the Star Wars franchise for his thoughts on Disney’s new direction with the series. Lucas recently shared some brief, civil thoughts on The Force Awakens, calling it “very much the kind of movie” fans have been looking for, but what does that mean, exactly? In another new interview, Lucas elaborates.
At age 59, Carrie Fisher has been around the block a few times. She’s appeared in her fourth ‘Star Wars’ film with ‘The Force Awakens’ earlier this month, and frankly, she’s got no patience for haters. The woman has still got it and then some; she was riotous in her guest appearance on 30 Rock a few years back and she exuded pure screen presence in every frame of The Force Awakens. So when triflin’ suckas come at the queen, she delivers justice in a swift and merciless manner, and in 140 characters or less. Clearly fed up with insults being lobbed her way concerning her appearance in the latest Star Wars picture, Fisher took to Twitter to put it down.
The Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens isn’t just a casual coffee table book filled with concept art that inspired the film’s designs — it also offers a wealth of interesting information regarding several of the major characters, their origins, alternate designs, and several elements that either evolved or were excised completely during production. For instance, Supreme Leader Snoke was almost a woman, and Poe Dameron was nearly a Jedi or a bounty hunter instead of a pilot.
At this point, we can officially start calling the box office for Star Wars: The Force Awakens astonishing. Last week’s record breaking opening was massively impressive, but the endurance showcased by the film’s second weekend is even more so. Not only is the film doing well, but word of mouth is strong enough to propel it to a sophomore weekend gross that most movies would kill to earn in their entire runs. However, the holiday weekend was kind to many movies, including most of the five new releases, making this one of the strongest top 10s we’ve seen in quite some time.