So much of Han Solo’s appeal is due to Harrison Ford’s portrayal of the legendary smuggler. It’s an iconic character elevated by an iconic performance. But it almost didn’t happen. Early in the development of Star Wars, Han Solo was a big, green-skinned alien Jedi with gills and no nose. Once George Lucas decided he wanted a human character, he actually almost cast Billy Dee Williams in the part, before reconsidering him for Lando Calrissian. That’s just one of the facts packed into the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies, which catches up with the captain of the Millennium Falcon, Han Solo!
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A major blockbuster filming reshoots is not a big deal; most, if not all, big movies factor the time and money for reshoots into their original budget. But, this is Star Wars: The Force Awakens and everything associated with this movie is a big deal, especially when J.J. Abrams and crew have been able to keep things relatively quiet. How quiet? They’ve been filming reshoots right under our very nose.
Thanks in part to worldwide box office grosses, 3D presentations of blockbuster films aren’t leaving us anytime soon. The least studios can do is have a little fun with it and offer an additional incentive, which is what Lucasfilm and Disney are doing for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Why wear those plain, boring 3D glasses when you can sport some special Captain Phasma shades?
Now in the back half of 2015, we have officially entered the Star Wars-dominated portion of the year as we prepare for the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The franchise and its canon encompasses a vast universe filled with planets both peaceful and dangerous, and like the canon itself, it can sometimes be hard to keep track of all of those places. A new interactive map lets you explore that galaxy far, far away to prepare for the release of The Force Awakens.
It’s been a very big week for Star Wars fans, to say the least. In addition to seeing the first wave of new toys from Star Wars: The Force Awakens (did you buy Sphero’s BB-8 yet?!) and hearing what some of the characters will sound like in the film (surprise: Adam Driver sounds like Adam Driver), Disney and Lucasfilm have also announced when we’ll get to hear John Williams’ new score for the film.
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There were a lot of exciting toys announced yesterday during the epic 18-hour Star Wars Force Friday reveals, but none as exciting as the BB-8 toy from Sphero. We’ve been gushing about BB-8 since Star Wars Celebration and counting down the days until we could own one. And now that the day is here, it is perhaps even more fun than we imagined.
I arrive at just before 7:00 p.m. and Paul is already in line. Well, technically he’s not in line. Technically he’s just sorta hanging out in front of Target, minding his own business. He’s not lining up for Force Friday, no sir. He wouldn’t do such a thing, especially since management came out and made it very clear to everyone that there would be no lines until 8:00 p.m., asking the early arrivals to disperse disperse. Paul’s just another customer. Ignore his Ewok shirt. Ignore his fiancee’s Darth Vader-themed outfit. This is not the line you’re looking for.
Kylo Ren is the new big bad in the Star Wars universe, described by director J.J. Abrams as a “Vader obsessive” who is darkly drawn to the original trilogy’s villain. We’ve caught a few glimpses of Kylo Ren in the trailers with his distinctive helmet, black cloak and crossguard lightsaber — but what’s under that hood, exactly? What is Kylo Ren hiding? As it turns out, it’s nothing major, but it will please many Star Wars fans.
They’ve just wrapped up a massive Global Unboxing Event for #ForceFriday, the grand unveiling of the new toys for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. And looking through the acton figures that were unveiled, there are some really impressive likenesses. The little Finn, for example, really looks like John Boyega. And then are a few that don’t. The action figure version of Rey could be Daisy Ridley. But if you put it in front of me with no context (and no awesome BB-8 accessory), I’d probably be a little lost. I might guess it’s a Natalie Portman figure from Revenge of the Sith.