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New 'Star Wars' Book Descriptions Inform How Original Trilogy will be Connected to the New

26 March 2015 8:35 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Star Wars news is a dime a dozen these days with Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens arriving later this year and news of 20 books that will be released between now and then to bridge the gap between Return of the Jedi and this new trilogy of films. It's this last bit we address today as the plot synopsis for several of the upcoming Star Wars novels and prequel comics have arrived. Let's have a look. amz asin="1484724984" size="small"Book Title: "Lost Stars" Author: Claudia Gray Pages: 304 Synopsis: This thrilling Young Adult novel gives readers a macro view of some of the most important events in the Star Wars universe, from the rise of the Rebellion to the fall of the Empire. Readers will experience these major moments through the eyes of two childhood friends-Ciena Ree and Thane Kyrell-who have grown up to become an Imperial officer and a Rebel pilot. »

- Brad Brevet

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Live action Star Wars TV series rumoured to be in development

25 March 2015 2:05 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

If six new Star Wars films were not enough to fill your boots in a galaxy far, far away – we have a hot new rumour for you today!

According to Cinelinx (via /Film), Disney are developing a live action Star Wars TV show that will use the same constructed sets at Pinewood Studios in London as Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The sites also report that the show will act as a bridging gap between the three new movies, with the show shooting in the interim between the films using the soundstage.

This is of course not the first time we’ve heard of a Star Wars themed TV show. Prior to George Lucas selling the franchise to Disney, he was planning a live action show of his own, which never got out of development stage.

As always, this is just a rumour for now. But given how much »

- Luke Owen

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'Star Wars' Celebration 2015 Full Schedule Announced

24 March 2015 5:17 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The full schedule for Star Wars Celebration 2015 has been released, with over 250 events jam-packed into the four-day event taking place from April 16 through April 19 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. You can check out the full schedule if you clickHere, but we have laid out some of the highlights for you. Take a look at what Star Wars Celebration will have to offer below.

Thursday, April 16

10:00 Am - 11:00 Am - Writer/Director/Producer J.J. Abrams and Producer Kathleen Kennedy

Don't miss the big kickoff for Star Wars Celebration Anaheim. Star Wars: The Force Awakens Writer/Director/Producer J.J. Abrams and Producer Kathleen Kennedy will be on the Celebration Stage, joined by special guests. This panel is scheduled to be simulcast to the Digital Stage from the Celebration Stage. Celebration Stage

12:30 Pm - 1:30 Pm - The Music of John Williams with David Collins

Information coming soon! »

- MovieWeb

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270 days until Star Wars: The best part of waking up, is R2-D2 coffee art in your cup

23 March 2015 3:31 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Maria A. Aristidou is an artist, illustrator, and cake designer who splits her time between Cyprus and the UK. After accidentally discovering she could paint with coffee instead of watercolors, she began experimenting with the medium. Similar to watercolors, she fills cups with different blends of coffee to get a variety of sepia tones. Then she transforms a blank canvas into art, such as this insanely detailed R2-D2.   A photo posted by Maria A. Aristidou (@ma_aris) on Mar 14, 2015 at 7:40pm Pdt   In this sped up time lapse, you can watch Aristidou at work bringing Artoo to life!   The astromech droid was Maria’s second attempt at a time lapse video of her Star Wars-themed coffee art. Prior to that, she released this one of Yoda!   If you’d like to learn more about Maria A. Aristidou’s work, you can follow her on Facebook and Instagram. Besides Star Wars art, »

- Donna Dickens

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John Williams to record Star Wars: The Force Awakens score in Los Angeles

22 March 2015 7:41 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

John Williams is set to break tradition when it comes to the score for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, with the official Star Wars site revealing that the composer will record the score for the hotly-anticipated first chapter in Disney’s Sequel Trilogy in Los Angeles, rather than utilising Abbey Road Studios and the London Symphony Orchestra, as he did with the first six chapters of the saga.

“I’ve had the privilege of working with the very best musicians in both the U.K. and the U.S.,” says Williams. “The London Symphony Orchestra has consistently performed with great artistry on all six of the prior films in the Star Wars saga, and I will be forever grateful for their commitment and dedication.  Equally, it has been my honor to have worked with my brilliant colleagues in Los Angeles, and always appreciate the invaluable contribution they’ve made »

- Gary Collinson

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7 obscure Star Wars characters we want to see make a comeback

21 March 2015 2:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Jj Abrams' new Star Wars movie is still a few months away, yet already seems to looms on the horizon.

Despite the arrival of the first trailer late last year, concrete facts about The Force Awakens are in meagre supply. We know Luke, Han and Leia are back - and that their progeny are likely to appear too. But Abrams is too canny a filmmaker to reduce the most beloved franchise in science fiction (sorry Star Trek!) to Family Fortunes in space.

If his Trek reboots are any guide, Abrams will be keen to keep fans onside by including other favourites from earlier instalments. It's probable the director will include relatively obscure aliens and humans from the annals alongside the better known. Who will make the cut? For now, only the director and an elite cabal of insiders can answer that question. However, it's fun to speculate – so here »

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Oscar Isaac confirms he’ll be back for Star Wars: Episode VIII; talks flying an X-Wing in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

20 March 2015 5:15 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

We’re apparently getting a new trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens very soon, and while we wait one of its stars Oscar Isaac has been talking about working in a galaxy far, far away.

“It’ll be very cool. I’m very excited about it. I’m excited to see it, to see how it all comes together,” he told Moviefone, noting that the trailer was “very fun” and that “it was very fun to see that spirit get ignited again.”

The first movie I remember seeing in a theatre was Return of the Jedi,” he adds as to why he took the role. “And then J.J., on top of the whole thing was J.J. Nostalgia can only go so far and at a certain point you have to have someone who has a real vision of what they want to do.”

When asked about Star Wars: Episode VIII, »

- Luke Owen

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'Star Wars' Book Plots Reveal New Characters

12 March 2015 7:07 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Earlier this week, Disney announced that they will be releasing 20 Star Wars books this fall through various different publishing companies, leading up to the highly-anticipated theatrical debut of Star Wars: The Force Awakens on December 18. While a number of titles were confirmed in that report, today we have plot descriptions for five of these novels, all of which will be released on September 4. Some of these descriptions tease the debut of brand new characters, while dropping hints about where these are set within the Star Wars franchise timeline. Take a look at the plot descriptions below, then read on for more details.

Star Wars Aftermath

The second Death Star is destroyed. The Emperor and his powerful enforcer, Darth Vader, are rumored to be dead. The Galactic Empire is in chaos. Across the galaxy, some systems celebrate, while in others Imperial factions tighten their grip. Optimism and fear reign side by side. »

- MovieWeb

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'Star Wars: Episode VIII' Gets a Release Date

12 March 2015 11:13 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

While the December release of J.J. AbramsStar Wars: The Force Awakens is still far, far away, Disney and Lucasfilm announced today that its Rian Johnson-helmed follow up, Star Wars: Episode VIII, will arrive on May 26th, 2017, Variety reports.

At a shareholders meeting in San Francisco, the two companies — which joined forces in 2012 — also announced new details regarding Gareth Edwards'(Godzilla) upcoming standalone film, which will be titled Rogue One and star The Theory of Everything's Felicity Jones. Production is scheduled to begin in London this summer, »

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Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens with a series of tie-in books

10 March 2015 12:19 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Disney and Lucasfilm have announced that they will count down to the hotly-anticipated release of the seventh chapter of the Star Wars Saga with a publishing initiative entitled Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which will include at least 20 “in canon” books, ranging from adult and teen novels to kid’s sticker books.

“The Force Awakens is an extraordinarily, heavily guarded storyline. To track it, a lot of top-secret meetings were happening up in San Francisco as we worked through this program,” says Andrew Sugerman, executive vice president of Disney Publishing Worldwide. “The partnership with the story group and the editorial team always had to be true to the sanctity of the film while making sure that we find these moments to introduce hints, clues, and puzzle pieces. Without revealing what those pieces are, it will just allow readers to speculate about the new film: What could a location mean, »

- Gary Collinson

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20 New 'Star Wars' Books Coming To Fill In The Story Between 'Return Of The Jedi' And 'The Force Awakens'

10 March 2015 10:14 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

If you're wondering why every major Hollywood studio is chasing the shared universe model for their franchises, it comes down to one word: licensing. The true bottom line with respect to a movie isn't found at the box office anymore, but in whatever junk can be sold alongside it: t-shirts, toys, video games, etc. So it's not a big surprise that Disney is pimping arguably the biggest franchise of 'em all hard in advance of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." They're already teaming with Lego for the limited animated series "Droid Tales," which will retell the first six movies in chronological order from the perspective of C-3Po and R2-D2. And there's even more on the way. EW reports that a new book series, "Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens," will bring at least 20 new titles that will fill in the story gap between "Star Wars: Episode »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Hollywood’s 9 Best Robot Heroes and Villains

8 March 2015 9:05 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Director Niell Blomkamp’s new sci-fi epic Chappie opened this weekend. The film tells the story of a robot who is given artificial intelligence by his inventor, but he must learn the ways of the world just like a child. However, his innocent mind is being molded by gangsters and violent criminals.

Photos: 'Pacific Rim' and 7 Giant Robot/Monster Mashes

It’s still to be seen if Chappie will go down as a classic in the robot sci-fi genre, but if it whetted your appetite for artificial intelligence movies and android action scenes, here are nine of the best robotic heroes and nine of the craziest robotic villains in cinematic history.

Robo-Heroes

9. Gigolo Joe from A.I.: Artificial Intelligence (2001)

Played by: Jude Law

This is one of Law’s greatest roles. Gigolo Joe is a mechanical male prostitute on the run from authorities after being framed for murder. Joe is a highlight »

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Lupita Nyong'o Stuns In New Photoshoot; Reveals Favourite Star Wars Characters

7 March 2015 4:00 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Lupita Nyong'o's role in J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: The Force Awakens remains a mystery. It was her character that was said to have provided the voice-over for the movie's second trailer, but there has been some doubts as to whether or not the description we got for that is authentic. If it is, it certainly sounds like she might be a villain (possibly even a Sith) but obviously we can only speculate at this point. One thing we do know thanks to an older interview with Vogue Magazine, is that her favourite characters in the film are saga mainstays R2-D2 and C-3Po. "They just resonated with me. Being able to convey emotions with just a few digital sounds - it speaks of good storytelling," she tells the mag. "It's a wonderful opportunity to be working in these fantastical realms. They're worlds away from 12 Years a Slave, »

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Rumoured description for Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ second trailer

6 March 2015 12:25 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With the second trailer for J.J. AbramsStar Wars: The Force Awakens expected to launch Star Wars Celebration next month, a rumoured breakdown has been doing the rounds, which may or may not tell us what we can expect from our second glimpse at Disney’s hotly-anticipated December release:

See Also: New rumours of Luke Skywalker’s role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and flashback sequences

Like the first teaser it opens with a shot of the desert planet. Although it’s not dunes. It’s a destroyed At-at on its side.

Voice over (sounds like Lupita Nyong’o): “I shall show you the story…” Forest location with a very large structure (like a castle or something) with an opening in the base of a large tree. I believe this is the Puzzlewood location.

Vo continues “of who you seek…” A large city in a tropical location. »

- Gary Collinson

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'Star Wars 7' Trailer Description Promises Original Cast?

6 March 2015 10:04 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The first trailer released back in November for Star Wars: The Force Awakens was only 88 seconds long, but it introduced some of the new characters in director J.J. Abrams' long-awaited sequel. And it did what any good trailer does: get fans begging for more. There have been many rumors as to when we may see the first full-length trailer, with many expecting it to debut at this year's Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, California next month. While another rumor surfaced that claims it will be attached to Avengers: Age of Ultron in theaters May 1. As we wait for confirmation on when the trailer will 'actually' show up, Latino-Review's Umberto Gonazalez has posted a rumored description of the trailer on his Instagram page, which, if true, will certainly make many fans happy. Take a look at the trailer breakdown below. Know that Spoilers follow:

Like the first teaser it »

- MovieWeb

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Rumor Suggests Second Trailer For Star Wars: The Force Awakens Will Reveal Han Solo, Luke And More

6 March 2015 8:21 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Such is the palpable sense of excitement surrounding Star Wars: The Force Awakens that we now have a rumored description for the film’s hotly-anticipated second trailer. All signs are pointing to Disney unveiling the sophomore sizzle reel — which is to be a full-length clip — either during the annual Star Wars Celebration event or, in the more likely scenario, shortly before Avengers: Age of Ultron roars into theaters in May.

But forget timing, we’re more concerned about the actual contents of said trailer. Many assume that J.J. Abrams and Co. will reveal the original cast members now that fans of the beloved franchise have become acquainted with Oscar Isaac, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega and the like. And, if an alleged trailer description unearthed by Latino Review is to be believed, this speculative approach is fairly on point.

We’ve included the full, play-by-play breakdown of the snippet down below, »

- Michael Briers

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Madame Tussauds release new pictures of Star Wars exhibition

4 March 2015 10:13 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The first images of the new Star Wars exhibition at Madame Tussauds have been revealed.

The London museum has announced more details of the multi-million pound extension to its displays in May, ahead of the release of Star Wars - The Force Awakens in December.

The exhibition will open Saturday, May 16 with 16 characters from the film saga on show, including Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) and Han Solo (Harrison Ford).

They will be joined by Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker and Qui-Gon Jinn from Episodes I-iii and villains such as Darth Vader, Darth Maul and the Stormtroopers.

Senior Sculptor Dave Burks, who is creating Luke Skywalker's figure, said: "I know if I get any aspect of this figure wrong, a generation of fans will have a lot to say about it, so it is a huge responsibility."

"Luke has a great face for a sculptor - big eyes »

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New pictures of Star Wars exhibition at Madame Tussauds

4 March 2015 5:15 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The first images of the new Star Wars exhibition at Madame Tussauds have been revealed.

The London museum has announced more details of the multi-million pound extension to its displays in May ahead of the release of Star Wars - The Force Awakens in December.

The exhibition will open Saturday, May 16th with 16 characters from the film saga on show including Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) and Han Solo (Harrison Ford).

They will be joined by Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker and Qui-Gon Jinn from Episodes I-iii and villains like Darth Vader, Darth Maul and the Stormtroopers.

Senior Sculptor, Dave Burks, who is creating Luke Skywalker's figure said: "I know if I get any aspect of this figure wrong, a generation of fans will have a lot to say about it, so it is a huge responsibility."

"Luke has a great face for a sculptor - big eyes »

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Want to Help Remake the 'Mad Men' Pilot? A 'Fan Cut' Guru Reveals All

4 March 2015 6:41 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Have you heard about the "Mad Men" Fan Cut yet? It's a project that's somewhere at the intersection of contest, celebration and art project, from a collaboration between AMC and some of the people behind "Star Wars Uncut."  "Star Wars Uncut" was an Emmy-winning homage to "Star Wars," created by breaking up the film into individual 15-second chunks, and having different fans recreate each mini-scene in just about every way imaginable. Seriously, if you can think of it, it's in there: We're talking Millennium Falcons constructed out of cardboard boxes, lightsaber-wielding Legos, and people wearing scotch-taped paper signs to designate themselves as C-3Po and R2-D2... there's even an actual robot at one point, as well as some unsettling line art and some even more unsettling clip art -- and all that's just the tip of the iceberg.  "Mad Men" Fan Cut hopes to do the same with the show's now-iconic pilot, »

- Rosie Narasaki

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290 days until Star Wars: R2-D2 and C-3P0 to star in animated 'Droid Tales'

2 March 2015 3:28 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Disney Xd has solidified itself as the destination for all your animated Star Wars needs. First with “Star Wars Rebels” and now this new limited-series event featuring everyone’s favorite droids. The Lego Group and Disney announced late last week that they will be teaming up for a brand-new animated special set in a galaxy far, far away. “Lego Star Wars™: Droid Tales” will be a limited-run of five 22-minutes episodes that retells the entirety of the Star Wars movie saga in chronological order from the perspective of R2-D2 and C-3P0.  While information about when the limited series will air is not yet available, an overview was released by The Lego Group: Following their victory celebration in the Ewok village on Endor, seen at the close of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, C-3Po and R2-D2 have gathered to regale Luke, Leia, Han, Chewbacca and the other »

- Donna Dickens

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