Star Wars

‘Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back’ Gets a Trailer in the Style of ‘The Force Awakens’

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by Britt Hayes 19 hours ago
The other day we got a brief (but very effective) new teaser for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which featured John Boyega’s Finn wielding the lightsaber that once belonged to Anakin Skywalker (and later, to Luke). In keeping with the spirit of the marketing for The Force Awakens, one fan has cut a new trailer for The Empire Strikes Back in the style of the second trailer for the latest Star Wars film. The results are more nuanced than you might expect.

‘Star Wars Rebels’ Season 2 Sets October Premiere, Plus First Clip

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick 2 days ago
Lucasfilm / Disney XD
We know, we know. Star Wars Rebels Season 2 already premiered a sample of its second round by the stellar “Siege of Lothal,” but the real debut of new Star Wars Rebels has at last set its premiere. Lock down your hyperdrives for October, when the crew of the Ghost takes on the mantle of Star Wars Rebels once more for Season 2.

WookieeLeaks: What Spoilers Can We Extract From the New ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Teaser?

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by Jacob Hall 2 days ago
Lucasfilm
ScreenCrush’s WookieeLeaks is a weekly roundup of everything Star Wars! From The Force Awakens, 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, tear apart the latest teaser footage, learn the alignment of a new Rogue One character, and a tease the Battle of Jakku.

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Will Monopolize All IMAX Screens For an Entire Month

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by Jacob Hall 4 days ago
Lucasfilm
We’ve known for a long time that Star Wars: The Force Awakens would screen in IMAX theaters because director J.J. Abrams filmed one key sequence with IMAX cameras. But now, we’ve learned the full extent of Disney and Lucasfilm’s plans for large format presentation and it’s exactly what you’d expect from a studio that has the most popular movie franchise on the planet and the power to do whatever it wants with it. The new Star Wars movie has booked pretty much every IMAX screen in the world for four weeks. Everyone with the desire to see this movie on the biggest movie screens in the world now has plenty of time to do so.

J.J. Abrams Says ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Villain Kylo Ren Is ‘Not a Sith’

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by Jacob Hall 5 days ago
Lucasfilm
The Star Wars movies have always been very straightforward tales of good versus evil, of light versus dark, of plucky young farm boys versus cyborgs and old men with electricity powers. Perhaps the most intriguing aspect of Star Wars: The Force Awakens is how it looks to reinvent this dynamic. The bad guys aren’t so easily defined this time around. At least that’s what director J.J. Abrams keeps on telling us.

New ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Image Features Kylo Ren in Action

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by Jacob Hall 6 days ago
Where does Star Wars fandom stand on Kylo Ren’s crazy hilted lightsaber at this point? That question is purely rhetorical, but much of the conversation surrounding Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been all about Adam Driver’s mysterious villain and his unique weapon. We ask because the latest still from J.J. Abrams’ upcoming film showcases this controversial weapon in all its glory and, to be perfectly honest, we’re pretty much used to it at this point.

‘Star Wars’ Fans Have Made Anakin One of the Top 1,000 Baby Names

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by Britt Hayes 7 days ago
Lucasfilm
Okay, so maybe “top 1,000" doesn’t seem like a lot, but apparently enough people have named their babies Anakin that it’s landed on a list of the most popular baby names. As reported last year, names like Tyrion and Arya have become increasingly popular thanks to Game of Thrones, particularly in the UK, but over here in the U.S. we’re keeping things a bit more American by naming our kids after Star Wars characters.

‘Star Wars’ Infographic Puts the Entire Franchise in Chronological Order

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by Britt Hayes August 21, 2015 @ 6:00 PM
Lucasfilm
Although Lucasfilm and Disney decided that the old Star Wars Expanded Universe will no longer be considered canon moving into the new era of the franchise, there’s still a fairly large and ever-growing Star Wars universe — between the classic films, prequels, the new trilogy and its spinoffs, the books and TV shows, we have a lot of story to consider. Thankfully, someone made a handy infographic to put all of these bits of the franchise in chronological order.

See All the ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Toys That Hasbro Will Release on Force Friday

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by Jacob Hall August 21, 2015 @ 1:12 PM
Lucasfilm
Star Wars is the kind of movie franchise that commands borderline religious devotion from its fans. So no one batted an eye when September 4, 2015 was declared “Force Friday” and it was revealed that this very specific holiday would see the release of the first wave of Star Wars: The Force Awakens toys. And while some people in the Church of Lucasfilm would prefer to keep all merchandise (and any potential spoilers it brings) hidden as long as possible, Hasbro has released a catalog of each and every toy they are releasing on this Blessed Day. Naturally, this catalog has now ended up online.