With less than a month to go until Star Wars Battlefront arrives, DICE and EA are finally sharing more details on the heroes and villains joining the battle on both sides of the virtual war in that galaxy far, far away. Already, players knew familiar faces like Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader would be part of the action, alongside the bounty hunter no one can seem to get enough of, Boba Fett. Those three won't be the only special characters fans get to play with, as the sides are going to get evened out a bit with these new additions. Though Leia is a Jedi, during Battlefront's timeline, she doesn't quite know it yet. Since she's best known in the original trilogy for being an incredible leader, building her character for the game was a bit of a challenge for DICE. As lead hero designer Jamie Keen described on the PlayStation Blog, Leia's tricky to create as a unique character since she doesn't have a favorite weapon or visible ability in the films. With that in mind, DICE ended up focusing on her leadership abilities.
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There seems to be this groundswell among a certain group of conspiracy-minded Star Wars fans that there’s a specific reason Disney and Lucasfilm are withholding Luke Skywalker from all the Star Wars: The Force Awakens marketing material so far. Their theory is that Luke Skywalker is evil, and may even actually be Kylo Ren. Never mind that Adam Driver is already playing Kylo Ren and we’ve seen pictures of him without his mask on; let’s not logic get in the way of a fan theory. Those fans have some more fuel for their paranoid fire today as an old video resurfaced of Mark Hamill talking with J.J. Abrams about wanting Luke Skywalker to be evil in the next Star Wars movies.
There were many, many things to enjoy in the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer. As this Rolling Stone article put it, “J.J. Abrams is the cinema’s greatest hype man since Alfred Hitchcock.” Whether or not the movie is going to be good or not seems almost irrelevant because this trailer is so damn good. In a trailer where Abrams and Lucasfilm don’t actually show you or tell you much at all, it’s up to John Williams’ to do most of the heavy lifting with his score, and boy, does he. If you’ve found yourself just watching the trailer again, just to listen to his new music, a) you’re not alone, and b) we’ve got some good news for you. Williams’ new The Force Awakens trailer soundtrack is now online, sans dialogue, and it’s just as moving without any visuals.
Just in case the new trailer, new poster and tickets for Star Wars: The Force Awakens wasn’t enough for you, there’s even more today. AMC Theaters and IMAX have premiered the first of four Force Awakens posters that will be presented to fans who attend screenings of the latest Star Wars movie in IMAX. You’re going to want one of these.
We caught up with this opportunistic eBay seller, who asked that we not reveal his username or his real name, and when we asked him what he’d say to Star Wars fans who are upset at the somewhat considerable markup, he had a simple message for the haters: “Sorry, dude.”
You sat through half of a football game, the longest seven seconds of your life and an endless Chris Berman recap and finally – finally – the payoff arrived. The newest and final trailer for J.J. Abrams Star Wars: The Force Awakens debuted during halftime of ESPN’s Monday Night Football, dropping jaws, blowing minds and breaking the Internet even more after when pre-sale tickets went on sale earlier today. But now that you’ve turned off the TV and rewatched the trailer 17 times on loop, it’s time to digest. So, what did it reveal? Sadly, no Luke, we we still saw a hell of a lot.
This dude just watched the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer. It is safe to say that, for him, it was worth the wait because this dude is also openly sobbing. And, he’s not the only one. According to the reactions online, this new Force Awakens trailer has the power to extract tears from even the most hardened Star Wars fans.
Has there ever been as much hype for one movie trailer as there is right now for the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer? (Except maybe the last Star Wars trailer? And, maybe the Star Wars trailer before that?) Fan anticipation has been at a fever pitch for the last few days, but the waiting is finally over. Enough hype, it’s time for you to actually sit down, take a deep breath and watch official, final Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer in all its glory.
To help celebrate the new ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ poster, we decided to take a look back the posters Lucasfilm has commissioned over the years, including some posters you’re immediately familiar with, and some you may not be.
Following our early reports of Star Wars: The Force Awakens ticket pre-sales, Disney and Lucasfilm has confirmed the details of the advanced ticket sales. Tickets will officially be made available for pre-sale tomorrow night during ESPN’s Monday Night Football, timed to the release of the new — and final — official trailer for The Force Awakens.