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The Avengers Reimagined as Star Wars Droids

14 hours ago | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

We've seen a lot of fun Avengers mashup art over the years, but never before have I seen an illustration that reimagines the characters as Star Wars droids. This piece is called "Droidvengers," and it's pretty damn cool. It was created by DeviantArt user darrinbrege, who said,

The Droidvengers came to be from a challenge by the 501st Legion (Star Wars costuming community for charity) wanting to see our favorite droids as the Avengers. A patch, benefiting A Force for Change, featured R2-D2 and R2-kt. The Droidvengers are R2 as The Cap, R1-G4 as Hulk, R2-kt as Black Widow, C3PO as Iron Man, The Treadwell Droid is Hawkeye, and R5-d Thor. This derivative illustration is a parody piece created as a fan art of all of the franchises. »

- Joey Paur

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Star Wars: Who The Hell Is Captain Phasma?

16 December 2014 10:36 AM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Last week brought the clever, trading card-themed release of several character names for Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens. That adorable droid that looks like a mash-up of a soccer ball and R2-D2 is named Bb-8. The sith with that arguably awesome lightsaber is named Kylo Ren, and Jason Boyega.s character is named Finn. However, the name that has really got Star Wars fans talking is Captain Phasma. Who exactly is Captain Phasma? Prior to Disney.s character name release, Disney filed copyright applications for each of their characters names that were a part of the release. However, Stitch Kingdom has uncovered that along with the characters registered who were represented in the teaser trailer, allowing us to put a name to the face (or back, in Kylo Ren.s case), a "Captain Phasma" was also a registered name. The name has got Star Wars fans scratching their »

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Star Wars — Bowling Bag Style Purses

15 December 2014 11:55 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Last week I posted "20 Geeky Gifts $20 and Under," but if you've got a bit more coin and need a gift for a Star Wars fangirl, we may have the gift for you. These two bowling bag style purses from Think Geek features the design touches of R2-D2 and Boba Fett. At only $50 each, these are a really good deal for officially licensed gear.

Specs:

    •    Exterior Dimensions: 9" tall x 12 1/2" long x 7" deep

    •    Double handles have 8" drop

    •    2 interior pouches

    •    Metal feet on bottom to prevent wear and tear

    •    Materials: 90% polyurethane / 10% polyester

Buy now at Think Geek

H/T: Fashionably Geek »

- Free Reyes

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Star Wars: Mark Hamill on the new generation

14 December 2014 10:53 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

He might not have appeared in the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer, but Mark Hamill has been chatting about Jj Abrams' movie...

There's just over a year to go before Star Wars: The Force Awakens arrives in cinemas, and both Lucasfilm and Disney will be rubbing their hands thus far at the reaction to the first teaser trailer that landed a week or two back.

One person who wasn't in that trailer, to the surprise of many, was Mark Hamill. We got lots of new characters, but we didn't get Luke Skywalker. Chatting to Yahoo!, Hamill has explained that.

"This is about the new generation of characters; I think that’s the most important thing", he said. "It’s the opening act of a whole new approach to the storytelling".

"I never thought I’d be involved in it again, period", he admitted. "And then when »

- simonbrew

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A new look at Marvel’s Star Wars #1

14 December 2014 3:23 PM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Here’s your new look at the highly anticipated Star Wars #1 from the all-star creative team of Jason Aaron (Thor, Original Sin), artist John Cassaday (Astonishing X-Men) and colorist Laura Martin bring a galaxy far, far away to life like never before as the adventures of the Rebel Alliance continue following the events of Star Wars: A New Hope…

Taking place immediately after the destruction of the first Death Star, join Luke, Leia, Han, Chewie, R2-D2 and C-3Po as the Rebel Alliance attempts to liberate the galaxy from Darth Vader and the tyranny of the Empire! Created in close partnership with Lucasfilm, this new ongoing comic series will exist as part of the canon for the Star Wars Universe!

“Every story is about the characters, and we’ll focus on all the old favorites,” writer Jason Aaron tells Marvel.com “There will be big moments for everyone, from Han to R2-D2. »

- Phil Wheat

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Mark Hamill on Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer and practical effects

14 December 2014 12:19 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A fortnight ago, we got our first glimpse of Disney’s Star Wars sequel trilogy with the release of the first teaser for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, with J.J. Abrams opting against showing any returning characters from the original movies in favour of giving us the briefest of introductions to the new cast members. Speaking to Yahoo!, Mark Hamill has admitted that this came as little surprise to him, as the movie is shifting the focus away from the likes of Luke, Han and Leia to a younger crop of characters:

“This is about the new generation of characters; I think that’s the most important thing. It’s the opening act of a whole new approach to the storytelling. So I never thought that the stories would be – first of all, I never thought I’d be involved in it again, period. And then when George [Lucas] said »

- Gary Collinson

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Mark Hamill Talks Hesitation About Joining Star Wars: The Force Awakens

13 December 2014 3:26 PM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Speaking with Yahoo! Movies Hamill talked a bit about Star Wars: The Force Awakens. In the interview he reveals that the new droid Bb-8 is in fact practical. “They never cease to amaze me with what they’re able to come up with, you know? I said, ‘How are you ever gonna top R2-D2, the most adorable droid in movie history?’ And then they have this new one… And when they were demonstrating how they did this thing, live on set — because it’s not CGI, that’s a live prop — I was just amazed. They let me play around with it. [Laughs] I was running it all around at the creature shop up in Pinewood. I’m telling you, it’s an absolute delight. And not having thought that I’d ever go back there, to go back into that world, is just – I get the chills. It’s just so much fun. »

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Disney Xd to air Inside The Force Awakens this Sunday

13 December 2014 7:19 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

This weekend the Disney Channel and Disney Xd are giving fans the chance to catch up with the animated series Star Wars Rebels by airing a Star Wars Rebels Reloaded Marathon, which includes every episode of the show so far. The marathon will air today at 11.20am Et on Disney Channel and at 4pm Et on Disney Xd, as well as tomorrow at 12pm Et, while the Sunday broadcast will be followed by a feature entitled Inside The Force Awakens, which promises to reveal “official trailer secrets you may have missed” from the recent teaser for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

See Also: Star Wars: The Force Awakens character names revealed… via Topps-style trading cards

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set for release on December 18th 2015 and sees returning stars Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Anthony Daniels (C-3Po »

- Gary Collinson

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Mark Hamill on Returning to ‘Star Wars': ‘I Get the Chills’

12 December 2014 4:26 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Like many Luke Skywalker fans, Mark Hamill isn’t a huge fan of the beard he’ll be sporting in the upcoming “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”

“That is what I call my contractually obligated beard,” Hamill told Yahoo Movies. “I never got used to it. But face foliage is almost a part of the costume. And it does bring a gravitas, perhaps unearned, but nevertheless, it makes a statement that they wanted to make, and I’m more than happy to oblige them.”

The first teaser trailer for “The Force Awakens” sparked plenty of conversation (and imitation) after rolling out online and in select theaters over Thanksgiving weekend. “Star Wars” creator George Lucas recently admitted that he hadn’t seen the trailer.

Hamill, on the other hand, said he watched the new footage online, and the genre icon seemed enthusiastic about the response: “The great thrill for me »

- Marianne Zumberge

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Mark Hamill Shares Some Cool Things about Star Wars: The Force Awakens

12 December 2014 3:46 PM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Art by Chema Mansilla

During a recent interview with Yahoo Movies, Mark Hamill talked about Star Wars: The Force Awakens. In the process, he revealed some pretty cool information. He talked about how he hated the beard he had to sport during the shoot, what it was like reuniting with Harrison Ford, the focus of the new film, and the fact that the new droid Bb-8 is actually a practical effect! Regarding his new beard, he says,

"That is what I call my contractually obligated beard. Listen: I think they look fine on other people. It’s just not me. I mean, I never got used to it. But face foliage is almost a part of the costume. And it does bring a gravitas, perhaps unearned, but nevertheless, it makes a statement that they wanted to make, and I’m more than happy to oblige them."

I'm not a »

- Joey Paur

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Star Wars: New Names, New Lightsaber, New Serkis Rumors

12 December 2014 1:25 PM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

We’re off to the races with Star Wars: The Force Awakens. We’ve got character names and everything!

First off, about last week: I was contacted by some people who would know and they very much denied the majority of the bullet-point rumors from SpoilerMan. If you’re playing along at home, best to depreciate the value of those rumors. However, I couldn’t get them replaced with actual facts about Leia or Domhnall Gleeson, so I’d rather know lies than nothing. Knowing nothing eats away at the core of other things and creates and unscratchable itch. I’ll salve it with bullsh*t, why not?

There were actual things said by people’s in positions of authority this week about Star Wars and, that - of course - begins with the big character name reveals from Entertainment Weekly.

Done in the style of the old Star Wars Topps Trading cards, »

- Da7e

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"Star Wars"- 'Finn', 'Rey', 'Poe Dameron', 'Kylo Ren' and 'Bb-8'

12 December 2014 8:46 AM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek characters from director Jj Abrams' upcoming "Star Wars: The Force Awakens", officially revealed by Lucasfilm as "Star Wars" Topps bubblegum cards:

"Characters include 'Finn' on the run, 'Rey' on her hot speeder, 'Poe Dameron' in his 'X-Wing', 'Kylo Ren' igniting his 'lightsaber' and 'Bb-8' on the move..."  

"Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens" is the upcoming 'space opera' directed by Abrams as the seventh installment in the "Star Wars" film series...

...starring John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver...

...Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson and Max von Sydow...

...with Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels...

...Peter Mayhew and Kenny Baker reprising their roles from previous films.

Budgeted @ $200 million, the new film opens December 18, 2015.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" ...

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- Michael Stevens

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Official Character Names Unveiled

11 December 2014 1:37 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Whether you were lucky enough to see George LucasStar Wars Episode IV: A New Hope on the silver screen in 1977 or were introduced to the sci-fi spectacle on home media, you might collect or are familiar with the special line of 1977 Topps trading cards that depict memorable moments from the first chapter of the epic space saga. J. J. Abrams and the folks at Lucasfilm certainly remember those collectible cards, as they have revealed the official names of several key characters from the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens via captioned images that replicate the design of the Topps Star Wars cards of old.

The Star Wars: The Force Awakens character cards were unveiled by Entertainment Weekly and feature the following name reveals:

Daisy Ridley plays Rey. John Boyega plays Finn. Oscar Isaac plays Poe Dameron. The mysterious hooded figure with the red lightsaber is named “Kylo »

- Derek Anderson

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Character Names Revealed

11 December 2014 1:33 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

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J.J. Abrams, director and co-writer of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy have adopted a retro feel for the film’s marketing campaign. Forget your boring press releases and uninspired kiddie merch, this time they’re bringing things full circle with a mock-up run of eight trading cards. The unique slant here is that the cards feature recognizable faces from the first teaser trailer… with their names in print below.

Courtesy of Entertainment Weekly, who exclusively revealed the designs, we can now show you the rundown of the cards created by Abrams and Kennedy. For a look at the images, you can scroll through the gallery above. For eager fans of deconstruction and detail, check out the numbers of each of the cards. According to Abrams, the digits »

- Gem Seddon

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'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Character Names Revealed; Learn Your Poe Dameron From Your Kylo Ren

11 December 2014 1:27 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

So, is J.J. Abrams getting his way over at Disney or what? It has already been revealed he needed some arm twisting to drop the zomg-everyone's-talking-about-it teaser trailer for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," and we figured the movie might be on radio silence at least until closer to debut of the next trailer, reportedly in front of "The Avengers: Age Of Ultron" in the spring. We were wrong. Today comes with details on some of the character names in the movie courtesy of EW, and don't worry, there are no spoilers unless you think even talking about 'The Force Awakens' is a spoiler. So let's dive right in. Bb-8—that's the soccer loving droid seen in the trailer, who is basically the R2-D2 of this movie. Poe Dameron—the X-Wing pilot played by Oscar Isaac. Kylo Ren—the hooded dude, and probable villain who holds that controversial lightsaber. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens character names revealed… via Topps-style trading cards

11 December 2014 1:05 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Disney and Lucasfilm have decided to peel back the veil of secrecy surrounding Star Wars: The Force Awakens ever so slightly by revealing the names of the new characters seen in the recent trailer via a selection of “trading cards” that pay homage to the classic Topps collectibles from the original 1977 movie. Check them out courtesy of EW…

See Also: Watch the trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set for release on December 18th 2015 and sees returning stars Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Anthony Daniels (C-3Po), Kenny Baker (R2-D2) and Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) joined by Adam Driver (Girls), Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis), Andy Serkis (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), Domhnall Gleeson (Dredd), John Boyega (Attack the Block), Daisy Ridley (Silent Witness), Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Lupita Nyong’o »

- Gary Collinson

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Character Names From Star Wars: The Force Awakens Revealed

11 December 2014 11:00 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Entertainment Weekly has just posted some retro images of the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens cast that finally reveals the names of some of the newcomers. The images are done up to resemble the trading cards that Topps created for the original 1977 Star Wars. Thanks to these images we now know the soccer ball droid is 'Bb-8,' Oscar Isaac is 'Poe Dameron,' the crossguard lightsaber weilding villain is named 'Kylo Ren,' Daisy Ridley is simply 'Rey,' Stormtroopers are still Stormtroopers, and John Boyega is playing 'Finn.' Star Wars: Episode VII - Actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Lupita Nyong'o and Gwendoline Christie will join the original stars of the saga, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker in the new film. It's being directed by J.J. Abrams from »

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Mark Hamill Reacts To Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer Release

11 December 2014 9:58 AM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

What did R2-D2 think of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer? How about Lando? Because we already know that George Lucas hasn.t bothered to watch the first promo reel for J.J. Abrams. new Star Wars movie, and now Luke Skywalker himself has weighed in with a bit of commentary. Mark Hamill was speaking with IGN about NBC.s stop-motion animation special Elf: Buddy.s Musical Christmas, but he commented on the trailer for the hugely-anticipated sequel. "It.s hard to believe it.s a whole year away that we have to wait," Hamill joked, "but I.m practicing my phrase, .You have to wait and see.." Speaking of seeing, Hamill said that there was something Outside of the trailer that really moved him the most. He says: I.ll tell you, the most moving aspect of them releasing that trailer was watching a [video] of other »

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Star Wars theme park attractions will be based on new movies

11 December 2014 9:24 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Since Disney purchased Lucasfilm, it was only a matter of time before the Star Wars theme park attractions at Disney World were going to expand.

Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger spoke about the expansions and plans in an interview saying, “there will be a much larger Star Wars presence in our parks globally. But we want to do this big, which takes time, and to do it right… I didn’t want someone to say, ‘I just saw the movie and there’s nothing in that movie in this [attraction].’ We waited to see what this film would have in it.”

Iger went on to confirm that plans are already in place for new attractions based on the upcoming slate of Star Wars movies, pushing aside the previous plans based on the old saga. “We couldn’t tell them what was new,” Iger said. “I slowed it all down so »

- Luke Owen

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'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Character Names Revealed (Photos)

11 December 2014 8:31 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

There were plenty of new faces in the first teaser trailer for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." Now, director J.J. Abrams and producer Kathleen Kennedy have revealed those characters' names.

In a fun bit of retro integration, Abrams and Kennedy provided the names to Entertainment Weekly, in the guise of classic "Star Wars" Topps trading cards. George Lucas and co. released five rounds of cards in conjunction with the 1977 original, and now filmmakers behind the latest chapter have assigned some cards to the newest members of the "Star Wars" universe, too. They are: Bb-8, the rolling, R2-D2-esque robot. Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac), who's seen flying in an X-Wing in the teaser. Kylo Ren (actor unknown), the mysterious hooded figure with the Stephen Colbert-approved lightsaber. Rey (Daisy Ridley), seen riding a speeder across a desert. Finn (John Boyega), the nervous-looking, helmet-less Stormtrooper, described on his card as "on the run. »

- Katie Roberts

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