Star Wars

How Does BB-8, Everyone’s New Favorite ‘Star Wars’ Character, Actually Work?

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by Mike Sampson 13 hours ago
If you saw any of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens live stream from Star Wars Celebration, there were two immediate takeaways. One: that trailer tho. Two: BB-8, the new ball droid, who might just be the cutest thing ever. (Someone already even got a BB-8 tattoo!) It wasn't his presence in the Star Wars trailer (which was limited to just a very brief appearance), but his live appearance. It's one thing to pull this off in a movie where strings, rods and tracks can be digitally erased, but live on stage in front of an audience of thousands is a completely different how did Disney and Lucasfilm do this?

‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ Almost Introduced the Yuuzhan Vong

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick 19 hours ago
Cartoon Network / Lucasfilm
Star Wars fandom was renewed all over after the latest Force Awakens trailer, while Star Wars Rebels points our way to the franchise future, though many still lament the loss of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Among the presentations at Star Wars Celebration this week, The Clone Wars heads have revealed a great deal of unproduced material, including Boba Fett’s rise, and an early introduction of Expanded Universe villains the Yuuzhan Vong.

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Photos Reveal a New Look at the Cast and Set

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by Jacob Hall 19 hours ago
Lucasfilm
This year’s Star Wars Celebration kicked off yesterday in the best possible way. The Star Wars: The Force Awakens panel was a huge success beyond the premiere of the new trailer, giving cast and crew, old and new, a moment in the spotlight. And there was BB-8, the totally practical droid who looks poised to sell a couple million toys this Christmas. However, one of the most interesting parts of the panel was the series of behind-the-scenes photos that were projected throughout the discussion, showing off various sets and costumes. Now, those photos have made their way online.

WookieeLeaks: ‘The Force Awakens’ Spoilers Proven and Disproven at Star Wars Celebration

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by Jacob Hall 20 hours ago
Lucasfilm
ScreenCrush’s WookieeLeaks is a weekly roundup of everything Star Wars! From Episode 7, 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, we update the rumor mill with Star Wars Celebration details, dive into the new names for the Empire and the Rebels, and learn how much it costs to get Luke Skywalker’s autograph.

‘Star Wars’ Plane That Looks Like R2-D2 Will Take Off This Fall

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by Britt Hayes a day ago
Ultimate Star Wars fans, take notice. Pretty soon you’ll be able to board a special Star Wars plane painted to look like R2-D2, perfect for taking flight — though not to a galaxy far, far away, unfortunately. You’ll need to talk to NASA about that. All Nippon Airways is launching the very special plane this fall in honor of the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. In case you weren’t aware, Star Wars is kind of a big deal again. It’s pretty much all we talked about on the internet today.

Check Out Star Wars Celebration’s ‘Force Awakens’ Costume Gallery

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by Matt Singer 2 days ago
One of the coolest features at this weekend’s Star Wars Celebration (in addition to the booth where you can get Jar Jar Binks’ face tattooed perfectly over your own face, okay I made that up) is the Star Wars: The Force Awakens costume and prop gallery, where you can peruse the clothes and gadgets used in the upcoming film by J.J. Abrams. Our man on the ground in Anaheim, Mike Sampson, has been snapping pictures left and right, and we’ve collected his best shots below. Make sure you follow ScreenCrush on Instagram, so you don’t miss any of our Star Wars pictures throughout the entire convention.