Star Wars News

He's the Creative Force Bringing Star Wars to Disney's Theme Parks
2/14/2016, latimes.com

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LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures Animated Series Coming to Disney XD This Summer
2/11/2016, StarWars.com

The Force is set to meet LEGO bricks in a new galaxy-spanning adventure. StarWars.com is thrilled to announce LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures, an all-new animated television series scheduled to debut this summer on Disney XD in the US. The fun-filled adventure comedy series, set between The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, will introduce all-new heroes and villains in exciting adventures with many familiar Star Wars characters.

Rey, Kylo Ren, and More Await You in Star Wars Character Encyclopedia: Updated and Expanded – First
2/1/2016, StarWars.com

Who’s that big, chin-tusked guy hanging out with a First Order spy in Maz’s castle? Who are the red-helmeted enforcers in the Guavian Death Squad? What’s the story behind Kylo Ren’s mask? There’s a way to get all the intel you need on the new heroes, villains, creatures, and droids of The Force Awakens, and it doesn’t require a run-in with rathtars or, worse, a deal with Unkar Plutt.

From “Blast That X-wing!” to “Traitor!”: The Voices of Star Wars: The Force Awakens
1/25/2016, StarWars.com

Star Wars films have always had a vast visual landscape. But they also have an equally vast aural soundscape, working in tandem with, and amplifying, what you see onscreen.

Star Wars: Episode VIII to Open December 15, 2017
1/20/2016, StarWars.com

Today, Disney and Lucasfilm announced that Star Wars: Episode VIII, originally scheduled for release in summer 2017, will now debut on December 15, 2017.

Prepare to Encounter Kylo Ren at Disney Parks
1/15/2016, StarWars.com

Star Wars: The Force Awakens has become a global phenomenon, and soon guests at Disney Parks will be able to interact with one of the film’s most intriguing new characters, Kylo Ren.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Receives 5 Oscar Nominations
1/14/2016, StarWars.com

Nominations for the 88th Annual Academy Awards were announced today, and the latest film in the Star Wars saga, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, has been nominated in five categories:

Star Wars Rebels Returns…with Princess Leia
1/11/2016, StarWars.com

The Ghost crew is back, and they’re bringing Star Wars royalty with them. Star Wars Rebels returns with “A Princess on Lothal,” a brand new episode featuring Princess Leia, on January 20 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on Disney XD. Set roughly three years before the events of A New Hope, Leia is introduced as a young leader on her way to becoming the strong, more resolute character portrayed in the original trilogy.

Thank You: Star Wars: The Force Awakens Becomes the #1 Film of All-Time in the US
1/6/2016, StarWars.com

Star Wars fans have kept a galaxy far, far away alive for close to 40 years. Without them, there is no Star Wars.

13 Story Ideas That Were Dropped from Star Wars: The Force Awakens
12/28/2015, io9.gizmodo.com

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is absolutely bursting with cool set pieces. But you didn’t see half the insane stuff the movie’s production team came up with. Early versions of the story were full of Darth Vader’s ghost, an underwater Death Star, and more. Here are 13 things they left out of Episode VII.

'Star Wars' Box Office: "People Are Seeing It Three and Four Times"
12/27/2015, hollywoodreporter.com

There's no slowing down Star Wars: The Force Awakens, thanks in part to ardent fans watching the movie multiple times and a growing female audience. J.J. Abrams' tentpole continued to crush one record after another at the Christmas box office, finishing the weekend with a whopping 10-day domestic total of $544.6 million and crossing the $1 billion mark globally faster than any film in history.

Here’s How Hayden Christensen Was Supposed to Appear in Star Wars: The Force Awakens
12/27/2015, vanityfair.com

There were plenty of familiar faces in Star Wars: The Force Awakens to delight fans of earlier installments in the franchise. In addition to Han, Leia, Chewie, the droids, and, eventually, Luke, characters like Admiral Ackbar, Nien Nunb, and the voices of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Yoda all made an appearance. But one other member of the cast was set to make a return. That’s right, we were supposed to revisit Hayden Christensen’s Anakin Skywalker. And we still might.

'Star Wars' crosses $1 billion in record time, topping 'Daddy's Home' and 'Joy'
12/27/2015, latimes.com

Moviegoers continued to unwrap Disney’s box office holdover “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” over the holiday weekend as the space saga dominated a host of Christmas Day newcomers, including Paramount’s “Daddy’s Home” and 20th Century Fox’s “Joy.”

15 people you didn't know were in 'Star Wars'
12/26/2015, businessinsider.com

When a film as big as Star Wars: The Force Awakens goes into production, there's bound to be tons of people who want to be a part of the action. Sometimes these sorts of requests are fulfilled with the shortest, yet most prestigious, of roles — the cameo. Through makeup, voice overs, and short little glimpses, the following list of pretty recognizable actors made their mark on the legendary Star Wars franchise — and you didn't even know it.

Star Wars Franchise Worth More Than Harry Potter and James Bond, Combined
12/24/2015, fortune.com

With Star Wars: The Force Awakens breaking records at the box office since opening Dec. 17, the franchise’s total value only swells by the day. Reaping in $238 million at U.S. turnstiles and $517 million globally last week, the seventh chapter in the Star Wars canon adds millions of dollars more to the value of the entire series. Taking into account other ancillary revenue streams such as merchandise, licensing, DVD sales and even the brand name itself, here is Fortune’s breakdown of the franchise’s value, using actual and estimated data from a variety of sources.

5 Groundbreaking Digital Effects in Star Wars
11/10/2015, StarWars.com

The Star Wars saga is often lauded for its pioneering strides in the world of practical effects — we recently discussed some of the coolest of them — but Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) has done impressive work in the digital realm, too. Computers can see and achieve scenes that are beyond our grasp sometimes and can be just the thing to add depth or motion. Digital effects also work really well with those of the practical variety by extending them or giving them an extra oomph to make them leap off the screen. These digital effects in Star Wars broke the mold or created new molds.

From Phasma to the Falcon: See the Art Awakens Program Winners
11/4/2015, StarWars.com

There’s been an awakening…of stunning Star Wars art.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Character Posters Revealed
11/4/2015, StarWars.com

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is almost here — and now you can get an up-close look at the film’s classic and new characters.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer
10/19/2015, StarWars.com

Watch the official Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Theatrical Poster First Look, In-theater Exclusives and More
10/18/2015, StarWars.com

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is just two months away and today we’re proud to reveal the official theatrical poster showcasing an awakening of the dark side… and the light.

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