This is it. The moment fans were waiting overnight in a mile-and-a-half long line for: the Star Wars: The Force Awakens panel at San Diego Comic-Con. On hand for the festivities were director J.J. Abrams, producer Kathleen Kennedy, writer Lawrence...
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Without a doubt, of all the toys and figures and collectibles at Comic-Con 2015, the most anticipated and desired are the new toys from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The first products from the upcoming film won’t hit stores until September 4, which Lucasfilm has dubbed “Force Friday,” but you can get a peek at the new First Order TIE Fighter and other Star Wars figures right now.
Marvel’s Star Wars comics have been on a roll recently. The ink wasn’t even dry on our glowing review of their new Lando Calrissian comic when the next series set in the newly-rebooted canon was announced: Chewbacca. Yes, Han Solo’s Wookiee companion will star in his own miniseries and we didn’t know how much we wanted this until we heard the news.
With Lucasfilm and Disney bringing the world of Star Wars to Comic-Con 2015 later today, many have speculated that the studios might be announcing a director for Episode 9. A new rumor suggests that the studios have indeed already made their choice: Colin Trevorrow, the director responsible for Jurassic World, which quickly became one of the highest grossing films of all time.
Boba Fett, Han, Chewie , Mulan, Hulkbuster Iron Man and a ton of other new characters will debut next month during Disney Infinity 3.0's anticipated release.
Casting the role of young Han Solo in the upcoming Star Wars anthology film is going to be one of the trickier tasks Lucasfilm and Disney have ever faced. They need to find an actor who not only has features that resemble something close to a younger version of everyone’s favorite intergalactic smuggler, but carries Harrison Ford’s signature swagger as well. The swagger part is the more difficult element in this equation, as few actors are equipped with that special quality, but we’ve come up with a list of a handful of young stars who might be up to the challenge.
There are only so many Star Wars characters rich and popular enough to anchor their own spinoff film, and from the moment Disney and Lucasfilm announced they would be pairing the new Episodes VII through IX with so-called Anthology films, fans have speculated which of those characters might receive their own spotlight. Top of just about every list: Han Solo, the beloved, amoral bounty hunter and captain of the Millennium Falcon. The first announced Anthology movie, Star Wars: Rogue One, will focus on the story of the Rebel fighters who stole the plans for the original Death Star that become crucial to the plot of the first Star Wars. The second Anthology, per The Hollywood Reporter, will give Han Solo that showcase that so many nerds want.
Although Star Wars: The Force Awakens will take the Star Wars saga three decades into the future, the spin-off anthology films will still allow the series to play around in the past. The first anthology film, Gareth Edwards’ Star Wars: Rogue One, is just weeks away from officially going before cameras and it will tell a tale set in the time right before the events of the original 1977 film. Since this period marks the height of Darth Vader’s powers, it shouldn’t be surprising to learn that the Dark Lord of the Sith will pop up in the film. But it is! And what a pleasant surprise it is!
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The new Star Wars movies have been going out of their way to assemble a new cast of diverse actors. The days of the token Lando are a thing of the past – Star Wars: The Force Awakens will feature a lead in John Boyega and Star Wars: Rogue One has locked down the very talented Riz Ahmed. The latest actor to supposedly enter the fold is the actor and martial artist Donnie Yen, one of the great badasses of international cinema ... and the kind of name that will add all kinds of zeroes to any American film’s Chinese release.