Star Wars

Meet Space Monkey, the Newest ‘Star Wars’ Creature from ‘Rogue One’

by Erin Whitney July 19, 2016 @ 12:06 PM
We all love the human heroes and villains of the ‘Star Wars’ universe, but the creatures that pop in throughout the films are some of the most imaginative characters the big screen has seen. From fuzzy creatures to bubble-eyed aliens to adorable blinking droids, the galaxy far, far away is full of diverse species, many of which were brought to life by hand.

It Looks Like ‘Rogue One’ Won’t Have an Opening Crawl

by Matt Singer July 18, 2016 @ 2:19 PM
When the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story panel opened at Star Wars Celebration last weekend, it did so with this video, in which the classic opening crawl from Star Wars began to glitch and sputter and then shifted in space. The words flew toward the camera and revealed the full Rogue One logo title treatment, as seen below:

Two Fans Played the ‘Star Wars’ Theme on John Williams’ Lawn, and John Williams Loved It

by Matt Singer July 18, 2016 @ 12:11 PM
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13-year-old trumpeter Bryce Hayashi got a nice surprise when he and flugelhorn player Michael Miller played an impromptu tribute to John Williams’ Star Wars theme on the lawn of the master composer’s house: Williams himself was home and came out to shake their hands and salute them on their fine playing.

Alden Ehrenreich Officially Introduced as Han Solo, Was the First to Audition For the Role

by Erin Whitney July 17, 2016 @ 11:52 AM
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We’ve known for months that Alden Ehrenreich was our new Han Solo, but the closing panel at Star Wars Celebration Europe brought the official announcement, plus a surprise appearance by the actor.

Darth Vader to Star in a Canonical Virtual Reality Story

by Matthew Monagle July 17, 2016 @ 10:58 AM
With Disney throwing a massive amount of resources behind their new Star Wars property, one of the more interesting things to come out of Star Wars Celebration was the news that Luscasfilm would not shy away from using emerging technologies like virtual reality to tell Star Wars stories. Case in point? A brand new Darth Vader virtual reality experience, which the folks at Entertainment Weekly have written up alongside quotes from the producers and crew.

‘Star Wars Rebels’ Goes to the Dark Side in New S3 Poster, Photos and Clip

by Kevin Fitzpatrick July 16, 2016 @ 5:31 PM
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Just as this morning announced the grand return of Admiral Thrawn to the Star Wars universe via Rebels Season 3, new images from the fall premiere bring an even closer look at our returning big bads. Check out the full Star Wars Rebels Season 3 poster, along with some new photos and a Maul-worthy clip from today’s big premiere!

‘Star Wars Rebels’ Season 3 Trailer Returns Thrawn, Wedge Antilles and More!

by Kevin Fitzpatrick July 16, 2016 @ 1:20 PM
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Just when you thought Star Wars Rebels couldn’t get any bigger than to include Vader himself, Season 3 gets expanded in a major way. Not only does the first official trailer confirm Grand Admiral Thrawn as a our new villain, but also a host of Star Wars favorites like Wedge Antilles, the darksaber, what looks to be the Outrider and more!

Even Mark Hamill Is Annoyed by All the Secrecy Around ‘Star Wars’

by Matt Singer July 15, 2016 @ 12:26 PM
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My favorite part of any Star Wars panel like the one today at Star Wars Celebration is the terrified looks on the cast members when they’re asked to talk about their characters. They sweat and stammer, and look nervously at Kathleen Kennedy like at any moment if they say the wrong thing she’s going to end them with a Darth Vader Force choke.