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10 unsung heroes behind Star Wars: A New Hope

22 April 2015 11:08 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The Star Wars franchise is going strong 38 years later. But what about the artists and filmmakers who helped make the 1977 original a hit?

In theatres all over the world in 1977, audiences thrilled at the sights and sounds of Star Wars. Harking back to a bygone age of Flash Gordon and Buck Rogers, it also pointed forward to the coming age of ubiquitous computers and special effects-led blockbusters.

But while the triumphant fanfare of John Williams' score gave Star Wars a confident swagger, its success was far from preordained. George Lucas reworked his script time and again; studios turned his concept down; even the production was rushed and torturous.

By now, the contribution George Lucas, John Williams and Star Wars' cast made to cinema is well documented. But what about some of the other artists, technicians and fellow filmmakers who helped to make the movie such a success? Here's »

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Watch a priest's hilarious reaction to Star Wars 7 trailer

22 April 2015 10:50 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

For many Star Wars fans, the release of a new trailer for The Force Awakens was an event of biblical proportions. However, it clearly meant more to this guy than most.

Father Roderick posted this brilliant clip online of him watching the trailer for the first time, and he really can't handle his excitement.

Watch Matthew McConaughey weep for joy at the new Star Wars trailer

"Holy cow!! Oh my gosh! Oh wow!!" he proclaims during the video, before really losing his cool when Chewbacca turns up at the end.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens unveiled a new trailer online last week ahead of the film's release this December 18.

The film, directed by Jj Abrams, will pick up the story of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Leia 30 years after the events of Return of the Jedi.

Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher, the stars of George Lucas's original trilogy, »

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Star Wars Bits: Force Awakens Trailer Impact, Bb-8, Josh Trank, Rogue One, R2-D2

21 April 2015 10:30 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

We begin to chronicle the aftermath of Star Wars Celebration in this edition of Star Wars Bits. Below, we’ll discuss the following: An iPhone controlled Bb-8 is coming to stores, and a larger version is coming to Disney Parks. Why didn’t Josh Trank come to Star Wars Celebration? Learn the code name for the Josh Trank Star Wars Anthology […]

The post Star Wars Bits: Force Awakens Trailer Impact, Bb-8, Josh Trank, Rogue One, R2-D2 appeared first on /Film. »

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Today in Movie Culture: Lego 'Star Wars' Trailer, Miniature 'Ant-Man' Marketing, Little Daredevil and More

20 April 2015 11:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Hope you're not tired of watching the second Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer, because here it is again in Lego (via Design Taxi):   And here's another version of the Force Awakens trailer set to the new Kung Fury theme song by David Hasselhoff (via Live for Films):   While we're on the topic of Star Wars, literally ride along with R2-D2 in a tour of last weekend's Star Wars Celebration event (via Oh My Disney):   Marvel appears to be marketing Ant-Man to actual ants over in Australia. See more pics of these tiny billboards at Slashfilm.   Have you ever noticed how many Disney Villains fall to their doom? Here is a supercut to...

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'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Promises the Coolest Toy for Breakout Star Bb-8

20 April 2015 1:00 PM, PDT | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

It's no secret that the first breakout star of Star Wars: The Force Awakens is a little droid named Bb-8. Like R2-D2 from the Star Wars movies and Chopper from Star Wars Rebels, Bb-8 is the latest adorable droid to make a splash in the Star Wars universe, and based on just two brief teaser trailers, the little rolling droid -- who looks to be made up of one big ball and a half-ball -- has quickly become one of this year's most popular movie characters. (We're sensing a real...

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Ray Park Wants To Bring Back Darth Maul With Robotic Legs

20 April 2015 7:36 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Star Wars: The Force Awakens already features a ton of returning players, including Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher), Han Solo (Harrison Ford), Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew), C-3Po (Anthony Daniels) and R2-D2 (Kenny Baker). There.s even a throwback to Darth Vader: his charred, melted helmet popped up in the latest trailer release. In light of the potential for original characters to make their comebacks, actor Ray Park wants to return as Darth Maul. And he has an idea of how to do it.  As reported by IGN, Park took the stage during a Q&A presentation at Star Wars Celebration last week. While he spent a chunk of time talking about and showing his skills with the double lightsaber, he disclosed his desire to have Darth Maul back for a standalone movie.  If Darth Maul was coming back, he should be topless, tattooed, bigger horns, robotic »

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer viewed 88 million times in first 24 hours

20 April 2015 3:31 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

On Thursday, Lucasfilm chief Kathleen Kennedy and Episode VII director J.J. Abrams gave us our latest peek at December’s hotly-anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens with the release of the second teaser for Disney’s first Star Wars offering.

Well, this won’t come as much of a surprise, but the trailer has shattered all records when it comes to online views, with the Disney announcing that it was watched over 88 million times in its first 24 hours. The previous record was held by Fast & Furious 7’s trailer, which racked up 62 million views over the same timeframe this past November.

See Also: The only thing wrong with the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer

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- »

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The Callow Way – Why Lib Dems Hate R2-D2, But Ukip Supporters Love Darth Vader

19 April 2015 8:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

This week Neil Calloway uncovers a poll that surveys both voting intention and favourite Star Wars characters, with some unexpected results…

On Thursday, the trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens dropped at around the same time as leaders of British political parties (minus David Cameron and Nick Clegg, who obviously stayed at home to discuss the minutiae of the trailer online) gathered for a debate ahead of the General Election on 7th May. The coincidence, as well as Snp leader Nicola Sturgeon’s offer to Ed Miliband to help him form a government, which struck me as echoing Darth Vader’s offer to Luke Skywalker to rule the galaxy as father and son at the end of The Empire Strikes Back, led me to a survey which combined the two.

If you’re British, you’ve probably heard of YouGov, the polling organisation famous for its snapshots of »

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An Unsubstantiated Opinion: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

17 April 2015 2:39 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Anghus Houvouras with an unsubstantiated opinion on Star Wars: The Force Awakens…

An Unsubstantiated Opinion is a baseless and often reckless series of interconnected thoughts about what’s appearing on the pop culture landscape. The feelings expressed in this semi-regular column are admittedly troubling and often the subject of many private discussions among the Flickering Myth staff, Anghus’ family, and a coterie of therapists desperately trying to determine his ability to roam free in public…

You can’t say J.J. Abrams hasn’t warned you. It’s right there in the trailer. The new trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Disney’s latest cash cow engineered to generate enough profit to finally pioneer the resuscitative technology what will allow Walt’s cryogenically frozen head onto a new body composed of discarded cadavers from UCLA’s Medical School and organs from homeless people captured in a Most Dangerous Game »

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7 Key Scenes in The Force Awakens Second Trailer

17 April 2015 1:42 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

The nerd community virtually exploded yesterday morning when Jj Abrams and Kathleen Kennedy revealed the brand new teaser for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.  Now that you've had a chance to digest it a few times, let's talk about what all we're seeing and why it's so important! 

I had the good fortune to be in the main event Hall yesterday and watched the trailer reveal live with thousands of other fans, and it was quite the experience.  Sitting their cheering with the crowd and practically bursting with excitement is something I won't soon forget.  That said, even though they played it a couple times, being at the Celebration Hall didn't exactly give me much chance to really think about what I was seeing.  Fortunately, I've had a few chances now to watch it again in a more intimate setting, and can pass on some more information your way »

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Watch Matthew McConaughey react to the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer

17 April 2015 11:27 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

As it turns out, Matthew McConaughey is a really big Star Wars fan, and was just one of many to go on an emotional rollercoaster while watching the new trailer for The Force Awakens. At least, that’s what this new video mashup would have us believe:

Good luck trying to watch Interstellar again without giggling at the thought of this video…

See Also: Watch the second 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 (A Most Violent Year), Andy Serkis (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Domhnall Gleeson (Ex Machina), John Boyega (Attack the Block), Daisy Ridley (Silent Witness), Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones »

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser poster and behind-the-scenes images

17 April 2015 9:17 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Yesterday director J.J. Abrams and Lucasfilm chief Kathleen Kennedy kicked off Star Wars Celebration in style by releasing the second trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens [which you can watch – again – here] and now thanks to HitFix we’ve got high-resolution versions of the behind-the-scenes image shown during the panel, as well as the teaser poster (although it’s really just the logo we’ve been seeing for months)…

See Also: Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ new trailer >recreated in Lego

 

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 (A Most Violent Year), Andy Serkis (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Domhnall Gleeson (Ex Machina), John Boyega (Attack the Block), Daisy Ridley (Silent Witness), Gwendoline Christie »

- Gary Collinson

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Video and Pics From Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer & Celebration

17 April 2015 8:36 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

It was a roar heard around the galaxy.

The latest trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens was unveiled on Thursday with fans watching it on YouTube and Facebook more than 25 million times. The buzz on it is insane!

Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaacs as well as veterans of the original saga Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, and Peter Mayhew joined director J.J. Abrams and Kathleen Kennedy (producer) as they kicked off Star Wars Celebration and gave those assembled at the Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, CA a first look.

Now that the Force is back, it left millions of fans dissecting every inch of the new trailer. What’s with the new weapons? Who was Mark Hamill referring to? Will it be some reincarnation thing using the force? Is it the reason the force has awakened? And will Abrams include Darth/Anakin in the 7th film. »

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Will Introduce The Empire As “New Order,” Rebel Alliance Now The Resistance

17 April 2015 8:13 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

From the off-set, the inspired second trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awaken made it crystal clear that J.J. Abrams’ upcoming sequel would take place years after the events of Return of the Jedi. Heck, even the haunting opening shot included a downed Star Destroyer, crashed on Rey’s arid home planet of Jakku, hinting that the legacy of the old trilogy will underpin Abrams’ rebooted universe as opposed to influencing it directly.

As a matter of fact, it now appears that the totalitarian Empire will be referred to as the New Order, while the Rebel Alliance has been rebranded as simply The Resistance. To reflect this change, each faction has witnessed their respective logos be tweaked, too, with the most prominent being the New Order’s blood-red banner glimpsed from yesterday’s trailer. It’s a neat, wholly welcome change, and one that marks a new era for »

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Jimmy Kimmel’s Guillermo Interviews J.J. Abrams for Star Wars: The Force Awakens

17 April 2015 8:09 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Beyond the opening panel, there was at least one other interview with Star Wars: The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams at yesterday's Star Wars celebration in Anaheim. Guillermo, from the Jimmy Kimmel show, donned some rags from a galaxy far, far away in order to speak with Abrams and ask him the truly pressing questions. If you're still riding the buzz from that amazing trailer, I think you'll find the time to enjoy Guillermo asking Abrams essential stuff like, "is Chewbacca a bear or a dog?" Also, J.J. reveals whether or not he has been probed and tastes some space juice (aka Patron). Watch the interview below. And be sure to check out some trailer screengrabs and our high resolution images from the film. You can also click here for 17 things we learned from the Celebration panel, and or go here to see the first poster. The film stars Harrison Ford, »

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Gets New Concept Art

17 April 2015 7:57 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

It’s here!! Set approximately 30 years after the defeat of the Empire and the demise of Darth Vader, the plot follows a trio of young leads, along with characters from the previous installments. The new “Star Wars” movie stars John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Harrison Ford as Han Solo, Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia Organa, and Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, with Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker as R2-D2. “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” hit theaters everywhere on December 18, 2015, in IMAX. I wonder where these are coming from 2/3 pic.twitter.com/vRKFqF3jvq — Tim Veekhoven (@Sompeetalay) April 16,  [ Read More ]

The post Star Wars: The Force Awakens Gets New Concept Art appeared first on Shockya.com. »

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From X-Wing to Boeing: See Star Wars' R2-D2 on an aeroplane

17 April 2015 7:36 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Japan's All Nippon Airways will take passengers to a galaxy far, far away with its newly unveiled plane.

The airline's new Boeing 787 Dreamliner is painted to look like Star Wars icon R2-D2.

The aircraft will be used for an international route later this year, and will take to the skies in the lead-up to the cinematic release of The Force Awakens.

Star Wars fans got their first glimpse of R2-D2 and other original Star Wars characters in The Force Awakens in a new trailer unveiled on Thursday (April 16).

Star Wars: The Force Awakens, directed by Jj Abrams, will pick up the story of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Leia 30 years after the events of Return of the Jedi.

Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher - the stars of George Lucas's original trilogy - will return for the film alongside newcomers John Boyega, Daisy Ridley and Oscar Isaac. »

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New Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer is Here!

17 April 2015 4:29 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

About half a year ago, Disney and Lucasfilm unveiled the first teaser trailer for its upcoming "Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens." And now, the studio has released a second teaser trailer. Check it out below. The new installment, which picks up three decades after the events of "Return of the Jedi," brings back Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Kenny Baker (R2-D2), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca), and Anthony Daniels (C-3Po). "Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens" is directed by Jj Abrams and is set to hit theaters on December 18th. Trailer: »

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J.J Abrams, Kathleen Kennedy and the cast of Star Wars: The Force Awakens | Flickering Myth Podcast

17 April 2015 4:15 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Flickering Myth Podcast feels the Force…

Last night, thousands of fans from around the world gathered to be at Star Wars Celebration in California and millions watched via the live stream over at starwars.com. Flickering Myth was in attendance for the live stream at The Empire in London’s Leicester Square (see the images here) and now we bring you the audio highlights of the panel, which features J.J. Abrams, Kathleen Kennedy, Oscar Isaac, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher.

You can subscribe to the Flickering Myth Podcast via iTunes, update your RSS feed or listen via Sitcher or using the player below…

And don’t forget to check out past episodes via the Flickering Myth Pocast website or use the player below:

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Photos from Star Wars Celebration (London Edition)

17 April 2015 2:26 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Last night, Star Wars fans around the country (literally) got together to watch the live stream of Star Wars Celebration at The Empire in London’s Leicester Square. Flickering Myth Deputy Editor Luke Owen was there with Flickering Myth Movie Show co-host Rebecca Perfect to catch the action. And here are some photos!

See Also: Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ new trailer recreated in Lego

See Also: Watch the second 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 (A Most Violent Year), Andy Serkis (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Domhnall Gleeson (Ex Machina), John Boyega (Attack the Block), Daisy Ridley (Silent Witness), Gwendoline Christie »

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