Disney’s ‘Star Wars Rebels’ has quietly been easing us back into the original trilogy in preparation for next year’s ‘The Force Awakens,’ returning James Earl Jones and Frank Oz to their iconic roles as Darth Vader and Yoda. Now, our first clip from 2015's ‘Rebels’ return has arrived, along with Oz’s reprise of Master Yoda’s wise wit.
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If you aren’t aware of “sweding,” it’s where fans remake trailers and films with a really low budget, making their own props and costumes and creatively recreating set pieces. The concept was the focal point of Michel Gondry’s 2008 film ‘Be Kind Rewind.’ We’ve seen many fan-made versions of the trailer for ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens,’ including a trailer recreated with LEGOs and a version that imagines what George Lucas’ “special edition” of the film might look like. But this sweded version of the trailer is the most creative and funny version so far.
One of the most iconic moments in the original ‘Star Wars’ trilogy is when the nefarious Jabba the Hutt has taken Carrie Fisher’s Leia as his slave, forcing her to dress in that skimpy gold and red bikini outfit with a chain attached to her neck. That moment from ‘Return of the Jedi’ is embedded in the memory of both male and female fans of the franchise, and over the years we’ve debated whether the Slave Leia costume is OK or if it’s salacious objectification of our heroine. In this video, a five year-old girl and ‘Star Wars’ fan weighs in on the matter, and she has some opinions that are a bit mature and very cute.
ScreenCrush’s WookieLeaks 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, revisit the most memorably bad creation in the ‘Star Wars’ saga, examine some new character art, and preview a new look at the original trilogy.
The more movie studios tighten their grip on the details of their big movies, the more secrets will slip through their fingers. And you can generally blame the toy companies. Seriously. Those guys accidentally spoil more than anyone else in the business. However, this case is a little unique. There are no finished toys for ‘Star Wars: Episode 7,’ but there are prototypes for figures that will be available next year. And someone has obtained a photo of said prototypes and put it online. Put on your scrutiny hats, folks. It’s time to over-analyze some toy sculpts.
ScreenCrush’s WookieLeaks 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, ponder who Andy Serkis is playing, learn the possible identity of Captain Phasma, and watch a special video starring Chewbacca.
Did you know that in 'Empire Strikes Back' they used potatoes to stand-in for asteroids? Or, that Sir Alec Guinness was paid millions of dollars for five hours of work as Obi-Wan Kenobi? Well, now you can test your 'Star Wars' knowledge with the latest entry in our video series "You Think You Know Movies?"
For those unfamiliar, director Jason Reitman puts on live reads of famous movie scripts, re-casting the roles with different actors, which often leads to interesting versions of familiar characters and stories. And while he typically sticks to films that are more character-driven and dialogue-oriented, Reitman’s next live read event has to do with something a bit more topical in pop culture: a live read of ‘Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back,’ which has just revealed several of its first cast members.
Last week saw the official announcement of some of the new 'Star Wars: Episode 7' characters' names. There was Kylo Ren, Finn, Rey, BB-8, and who could forget Poe Dameron. But, there's one more new 'Star Wars' character whose name has been revealed and if you thought "Kylo Ren" sounded silly, wait until you hear this: Captain Phasma.
Recent weeks have seen excitement for Disney XD’s ‘Star Wars Rebels’ somewhat eclipsed by revelations of ‘The Force Awakens’ trailer, but it seems the animated series will seek to establish yet another major connection to the films. Not only will Master Yoda pop up in a future ‘Star Wars Rebels’ installment, but the character will be voiced by his original portrayer and puppeteer, Frank Oz.