If there were any lingering doubts about the popularity of Star Wars in the year 2015, Star Wars Celebration killed them. Ruthlessly. When the the live-streamed panel for Star Wars: The Force Awakens premiered the second trailer for J.J. Abrams’ wildly anticipated sequel, you could feel the internet quiver and shake underneath the weight of the hype. It was a staggering event that made the next few geek-friendly trailers released in the following days feel like small potatoes in comparison. And yes, this hyperbole is backed up by raw numbers: the second trailer for The Force Awakens shattered the record for most trailer views in 24 hours.
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Just when you thought Star Wars had enough trailery goodness between The Force Awakens and Rogue One, in come the Rebels with even more to fan the flames. Not only does Star Wars Rebels Season 2 have a brand-new trailer and poster (already!), but they’ve brought back some old Clone Wars favorites along the way.
Star Wars Celebration wasn't done with the premiere of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer on opening day. To close out the festivities, director Gareth Edwards took to the Anaheim stage to discuss his upcoming spinoff film, Rogue One, and despite filming not set to begin for another few months, already had some footage to show from the film.
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?
As all eyes are on that stellar trailer for The Force Awakens, we've unearthed the release date, screenshots and a new trailer for Star Wars: Battlefront.
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.
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.
Check out some of the photos from the event so far, which we'll be updating throughout with even more fun as the weekend progresses.
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.
There was a lot of star power on the stage at Star Wars Celebration yesterday; John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac, and old Star Wars favorites Mark Hammil, Anthony Daniels, and Carrie Fisher. But one man stole the show and the spotlight from all of them.