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Star Wars: The Force Awakens toys will be revealed live next week

16 hours ago | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

If an awesome new Lego collection simply isn't enough to satisfy your Star Wars: The Force Awakens desire, Disney will soon reveal the toys you're looking for.

Disney and Lucasfilm are presenting the first-ever global Unboxing Event live on YouTube, beginning next Thursday (September 3).

YouTube will stream the live reveal of a Force Awakens toy range in 15 different cities over an 18-hour period, beginning in Sydney at 7.45am local time (5.45pm Et/10.45pm BST on Wednesday, September 2).

Following the first toy unboxing in Australia, the presentation will move to Europe, South America and Canada, and finally conclude at 8am Et on Thursday, September 3 at Lucasfilm's San Francisco headquarters.

Each product will be unveiled by a popular YouTube personality from each city.

Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy announced: "Star Wars toys have always played an important role in how our fans interact with the saga.

"They've inspired multiple generations to »

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'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' Might Be Shot In Panavision 70

18 hours ago | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

When you own a brand called "Star Wars," you can pretty much make anybody do what you want. And so when a new teaser for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" dropped on Instagram yesterday, many noticed that the photo sharing service's usually boxy presentation had gone widescreen. Indeed, the 'The Force Awakens' teaser also acted as the first example of Instagram's new "landscape orientation" feature. And one has to wonder how much of that change was prompted by the desire to earn that "Star Wars" traffic. At any rate, it'll put Instagram in a good position to get more involved in movie promotion, and they'll also be ready to eventually help promote "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" which is apparently embracing an old school, widescreen format. Read More: Gareth Edwards Talks Tone Of 'Rogue One'; Kathleen Kennedy Wasn't Sold On ‘Star Wars’ Anthology Films At First Reports are circulating »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Everything we know about Star Wars: The Force Awakens, including trailers, cast, release date and spoilers

20 hours ago | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Jj Abrams hotly-anticipated continuation of the classic space saga, is fast approaching. We're mere months away from heading back to a galaxy far, far away, but there's still plenty of information floating in the ether about this sequel. Here's everything you need to know...

John Boyega is a Jedi and Kylo Ren Isn't a Sith

A video posted by Digital Spy (@digitalspy) on Aug 28, 2015 at 2:55am Pdt

A special Instagram teaser gave us a look at John Boyega's Fin wielding a blue lightsaber, allegedly the one that once belonged to Luke Skywalker. Who trained him? We don't know (possibly Luke), but what is known is that he's facing down Kylo Ren in a forest.

Those who thought that Kylo was a Sith Lord will be surprised to learn that he's in fact a "Knight of Ren". According to Jj Abrams, he works »

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Catch A Quick Look At New Star Wars: The Force Awakens Footage

27 August 2015 7:40 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

©Lucasfilm 2015

Today, Instagram announced that – in addition to square posts – you can now share photos and videos in both portrait and landscape orientation on their platform. With this update, Instagram users can upload widescreen video which will be more cinematic than ever.

This morning, Star Wars released an exclusive look at their upcoming film, The Force Awakens, using Instagram’s new landscape orientation.

As part of this collaboration, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the very first video content to be showcased in this new format for the Instagram community.

There has been an awakening… #StarWars #TheForceAwakens

A video posted by Star Wars (@starwars) on Aug 27, 2015 at 10:00am Pdt

Lucasfilm and visionary director J.J. Abrams join forces to take you back again to a galaxy far, far away as “Star Wars” returns to the big screen with Star Wars: The Force Awakens

The film stars Harrison Ford, »

- Michelle McCue

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'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Teaser Has Kylo Ren, Finn and Lightsabers

27 August 2015 11:13 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

It's finally here! New Star Wars: The Force Awakens footage! And it's epic. We not only get to see Rey and Bb-8 in a few seconds of never-before-seen footage, we also get to see the film's epic lightsaber duel teased. Yes, Finn will be going up against Kylo Ren, using Luke Skywalker's original blue lightsaber. The fight is only hinted at, but it will surely be one of this sequel's most talked about moments. It's only a few seconds long, but well worth the wait.

Today, Instagram announced that - in addition to square posts - you can now share photos and videos in both portrait and landscape orientation on their platform. With this update, Instagram users can upload widescreen video which will be more cinematic than ever. This morning, @StarWars released an exclusive look at their upcoming film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, using Instagram's new landscape orientation. »

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Star Wars Hosting A Global YouTube Event To Unlock Force Awakens Secrets

26 August 2015 1:07 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

One thing Star Wars, as a franchise, has always been great at is marketing. We can all wax nostalgic about the awesome Star Wars toys we all had (that some of us still have), and with new movies on the way, you can bet your ass a tidal wave of new toys waits for us. Lucasfilm is planning a massive global "unboxing" of all of these products, which are sure to provide some more insight into the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens. In a press release, Lucasfilm revealed that they will take to the official Star Wars YouTube channel on September 3 to show off all of the new goodies you can spend your hard-earned cash on later this year. Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy said: Star Wars toys have always played an important role in how our fans interact with the Saga. They.ve inspired multiple generations to relive »

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Disney Sets Massive ‘Star Wars’ Toy Promotion

26 August 2015 9:56 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Walt Disney Co. has unveiled plans for a massive marketing push for toys tied to “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”

Touted as the world’s first global live toy unboxing event, the Mouse House will launch an 18-hour online marathon starting Sept. 3 that employs YouTube stars opening toy boxes online.

“‘Star Wars’ toys have always played an important role in how our fans interact with the saga,” said Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy. “They’ve inspired multiple generations to relive the experience of the movies and to create new adventures all their own. These spectacular ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ products will continue that tradition.”

The event will start in Sydney, Australia, and continue through Asia, Europe, North America and South America. Retailers around the globe will open their door at midnight on Sept. 4 — dubbed “Force Friday” — to sell the new “Star Wars” merchandise.

The event will also be »

- Dave McNary

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens toys to be unveiled with live global event on Force Friday

26 August 2015 3:20 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Lucasfilm has announced that it will officially unveil its Star Wars: The Force Awakens toy products on September 3rd with a global live unboxing event that will take place over 18 hours across 15 cities in 12 countries leading up to the midnight opening on Force Friday.

See Also: Check out Hasbro’s full Star Wars Force Friday catalogue

Star Wars toys have always played an important role in how our fans interact with the Saga,” said Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy. “They’ve inspired multiple generations to relive the experience of the movies and to create new adventures all their own. These spectacular Star Wars: The Force Awakens products will continue that tradition.”

See Also: J.J. Abrams talks Kylo Ren, Supreme Leader Snoke and the First Order from Star Wars: The Force Awakens

“Over the course of 18 hours, some of Maker Studios’ biggest stars will each be unboxing a new »

- Gary Collinson

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Star Wars Fans Invited To Join ‘Force Friday’ Global Event For Unboxing Of Star Wars: The Force Awakens Toys

26 August 2015 1:26 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Star Wars: The Force Awakens products are set to be unveiled in the world’s first-ever global live toy unboxing event. Unfolding over 18 hours in 15 cities and 12 countries, the event will see highlights from the range of epic merchandise revealed in a rolling New Year’s Eve style celebration featuring top digital stars from the Maker Studios network.

Star Wars toys have always played an important role in how our fans interact with the Saga,” says Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy. “They’ve inspired multiple generations to relive the experience of the movies and to create new adventures all their own. These spectacular Star Wars: The Force Awakens products will continue that tradition.”

Kicking off in Sydney, Australia on the morning of September 3, and continuing through Asia,  Europe, Canada, and North & South America, selections from the new toy line will debut to global fanfare leading up to retailers around »

- Michelle McCue

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'Star Wars' Toys Unboxing to Happen Live on Youtube Next Week

26 August 2015 1:01 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Force Friday is coming next week. Star Wars: The Force Awakens products are set to be unveiled in the world's first-ever global live toy unboxing event. Unfolding over 18 hours in 15 cities and 12 countries, the event will see highlights from the range of epic merchandise revealed in a rolling New Year's Eve style celebration featuring top digital stars from the Maker Studios network. Here's what LucasFilm president Kathleen Kennedy had to say in a statement regarding these Star Wars toys.

"Star Wars toys have always played an important role in how our fans interact with the Saga. They've inspired multiple generations to relive the experience of the movies and to create new adventures all their own. These spectacular Star Wars: The Force Awakens products will continue that tradition."

Kicking off in Sydney, Australia on the morning of September 3, and continuing through Asia, Europe, Canada, and North & South America, selections »

- MovieWeb

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Felicity Jones: "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story"

25 August 2015 6:08 PM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Take another look @ actress Felicity Jones from Lucasfilm's upcoming "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story", the first Disney spin-off feature following director Jj Abrams' "Star Wars: The Force Awakens", also starring Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Jiang Wen, Forest Whitaker and Mads Mikkelsen:

"...'"Rogue One: A Star Wars Story', follows the resistance fighters who have united to steal plans to the dreaded 'Death Star'..."

"Rogue One takes place before the events of 'Star Wars: A New Hope' and will be a departure from the saga films but have elements that are familiar to the 'Star Wars' universe," said Lucasfilm's Kathleen Kennedy.

"It goes into new territory, exploring the galactic struggle from a ground-war perspective while maintaining that essential 'Star Wars' feel that fans have come to know. Gareth is such an innovative director and I’m so excited to be »

- Michael Stevens

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Academy Governors Meet to Pick Oscar Show Producers and Governors Awards Winners

25 August 2015 3:13 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Now that musical producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron have signed off running the Oscar telecast after a three-year stint that peaked with selfie-taking Ellen DeGeneres in 2014 and descended from there, Hollywood is waiting to find out who their replacements will be for the Oscar show on February 28, 2016. The vote takes place at the August 24 meeting of the Academy Board of Governors, where the likes of Tom Hanks, Annette Bening, John Lasseter, Amy Pascal, Kathleen Kennedy, Alex Gibney and Mark Johnson will vote for the next Oscar producers.  With that choice comes a possible change in direction: the Academy is under some pressure from ABC to improve their declining ratings. (The 2015 show hosted by Neil Patrick Harris was down from 2014's 43 million by almost 15 percent, or 36.6 million viewers.) Some ludicrous proposals have been made over the years to turn the Oscars into something more resembling the Grammies, MTV Movie. »

- Anne Thompson

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'Star Wars 7' Photo Has Kylo Ren Ready for a Lightsaber Duel

24 August 2015 1:26 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Last week, Empire Magazine announced its upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens issue by revealing two different gate-fold covers. The first one featured new villains Kylo Ren (Adam Driver), Captain Phasma (Gwendoline Christie) and General Hux (Domhnall Gleeson). The second cover united incoming heroes Rey (Daisy Ridley), Finn (John Boyega) and Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac). Now we get the first official still from inside the magazine, and while it shows a familiar character locked in an already iconic stance, it gives us a whole new background we haven't seen before.

The latest issue of Empire will be on newsstands this Thursday. It will feature an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at Star Wars: The Force Awakens with new photos and interviews. And perhaps we'll learn more about the forest world seen in this latest sneak peek. Previous rumors indicate that a massive battle between the Resistance and The First Order will play out here, »

- MovieWeb

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Empire Covers Call Upon the Dark Side and the Light

23 August 2015 7:56 PM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

On Thursday, August 27, Empire magazine will release a special winter preview edition with a spotlight on none other than Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens. This issue will undoubtedly provide some new imagery and information from the film along with additional insight from J.J. Abrams, Kathleen Kennedy and others.

It's hard to pack all the cool key players in the film onto one cover so Empire went ahead and created two. Each of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Empire covers will be sold separately so get them while they're hot.

The first cover revealed online favors the Dark Side and features Kylo Ren (Adam Driver), Captain Phasma (Gwendoline Christie) and General Hux (Domhnall Gleeson) standing in front of the docking bay of a New Order Star Destroyer. Ignore the classic Stormtroopers in the foreground as I highly doubt they're in the film.

Naturally the second cover »

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'Star Wars 8' Wants a Strong Female Lead?

22 August 2015 10:33 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

With demand for stronger female roles at an all-time high and Kathleen Kennedy driving the ship as an executive producer, you can expect that we'll see more women emerging amongst the stars in that galaxy far, far away. LucasFilm and director Rian Johnson are rumored to be seeking a strong female lead for the next sequel Star Wars: Episode VIII. This comes after Star Wars: The Force Awakens upped the female ante quite a bit. It features three main female characters that include Daisy Ridley as Rey, Lupita Nyong'o as Maz Kanata (a mo-cap/CGI creation) and Gwendoline Christie as Captain Phasma (who wears a chrome stormtrooper getup for the majority of the film). Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has Felicity Jones as its central character (though she is surrounded by an otherwise all-male cast).

When the Star Wars: The Force Awakens cast was announced, it came »

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'Star Wars' Themed Jets Coming from Japanese Airline

18 August 2015 1:43 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Ana, Japan's largest airline, today announced that two more of its planes will be decorated with Star Wars characters as part of an agreement with The Walt Disney Company (Japan) Ltd. Bb-8, a brand new character from Star Wars: The Force Awakens scheduled for theatrical release in December 2015, will be displayed on the livery of the Bb-8 Ana Jet, a Boeing 777-300Er. Ana also announced the Star Wars Ana Jet, which will showcase both Bb-8 and R2-D2 on the outside of a Boeing 767-300. These Star Wars themed planes will join the previously announced R2-D2 Ana Jet, a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. Through this combination of characters, Ana hopes to welcome more passengers of all ages from around the world.

Ana launched the Star Wars Project in April 2015 after signing a five year promotion license contract for the Star Wars brand with The Walt Disney Company (Japan) Ltd. As part of the agreement, »

- MovieWeb

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R2-D2 is my co-pilot: Japanese jumbo jets get the Star Wars treatment

18 August 2015 3:54 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Prepare for "the aerodynamic Force is strong in this one" puns, because Star Wars has teamed up with Japanese airline Ana to create R2-D2 and Bb-8 emblazoned planes.

The jumbo jets - Boeing 777-300ERs and Boeing 767-300s, in case you were wondering - will also be the very first aircraft to officially screen all six episodes of the Star Wars franchise on their in-flight entertainment systems.

More than that, onboard headrest covers, paper napkins and cups will also get the Star Wars stamp, with more merchandise on the way.

There is a problem with this otherwise exciting idea: to get on board, you'll have to fly between the likes of Tokyo, Vancouver, Seattle, San Jose, Munich, Paris, Brussels, Sydney, Beijing and Jakarta. So if you don't live there, and you're a die-hard fan, you may want to move.

"We are absolutely delighted to have found in Japan such »

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Rd-D2 is my co-pilot: Japanese jumbo jets get the Star Wars treatment

18 August 2015 3:54 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Prepare for "the aerodynamic Force is strong in this one" puns, because Star Wars has teamed up with Japanese airline Ana to create R2-D2 and Bb-8 emblazoned planes.

The jumbo jets - Boeing 777-300ERs and Boeing 767-300s, in case you were wondering - will also be the very first aircraft to officially screen all six episodes of the Star Wars franchise on their in-flight entertainment systems.

More than that, onboard headrest covers, paper napkins and cups will also get the Star Wars stamp, with more merchandise on the way.

There is a problem with this otherwise exciting idea: to get on board, you'll have to fly between the likes of Tokyo, Vancouver, Seattle, San Jose, Munich, Paris, Brussels, Sydney, Beijing and Jakarta. So if you don't live there, and you're a die-hard fan, you may want to move.

"We are absolutely delighted to have found in Japan such »

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Colin Trevorrow to direct Star Wars: Episode IX

18 August 2015 1:11 AM, PDT | National Ledger | See recent National Ledger news »

Colin Trevorrow doesn't consider directing 'Star Wars: Episode IX' to be ''a job or an assignment''. The 38-year-old filmmaker - who recently helmed the money-spinning 'Jurassic World' - has been tasked with directing the third movie in the latest 'Star Wars' trilogy, which will begin with the release of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens', and is eagerly looking forward to the responsibility. Colin said: ''It is a seat at a campfire, surrounded by an extraordinary group of storytellers, film-makers, artists and craftspeople. ''We've been charged with telling new stories for a younger generation because they deserve what we all had - a mythology to call their own. We will do this by channelling something George Lucas instilled in all of us: boundless creativity, pure invention and hope.'' Meanwhile, Lucasfilm's president Kathleen Kennedy hailed Colin's film-making credentials, saying he is ''an incredible talent''. She said: ''Colin is »

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First Look at Star Wars: Rogue One Spin-Off Film

17 August 2015 11:10 PM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Disney and Lucasfilm have unveiled a cast photo of "Star Wars: Rogue One," one of the spin-off films, which will be directed by Gareth Edwards (Godzilla) and focuses on resistance fighters who have united to steal plans to the dreaded Death Star. Check it out below. Producer Kathleen Kennedy previously spoke about the film, stating: "'Rogue One' takes place before the events of 'Star Wars: A New Hope' and will be a departure from the saga films but have elements that are familiar to the 'Star Wars' universe. It goes into new territory, exploring the galactic struggle from a ground-war perspective while maintaining that essential 'Star Wars' feel that fans have come to know." "Star Wars: Rogue One" stars Riz Ahmed, Diego Luna, Felicity Jones, Jiang Wen, Donnie Yen, Ben Mendelsohn, Forest Whitaker, Mads Mikkelsen, and Alan Tudyk. It's set to hit theaters on December 16th, 2016. Photo: »

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