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Bb-8 Had Actual Lines Of Dialogue In Star Wars: The Force Awakens, According To Ben Schwartz

23 hours ago | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Astromech droids like R2-D2 are a big part of the Star War universe, and fans love the spunky little buggers. The seventh installment, Star Wars: The Force Awakens knows this well, and though it sees R2 primarily in what amounts to a robo-coma, it introduces us to anther feisty new fan favorite, the adorable Bb-8. While some characters in-world are fluent in droid, most of us in the theater are not, but as it turns out, Bb-8 is actually saying words. We knew that Bb-8 was communicating when he burbles on at people in a sequence of blips and boops, but there was actual dialogue written and recorded to help the actors. Ben Schwartz, who, along with Bill Hader, helped voice the one-of-a-kind ball droid, explained the process during a Reddit Ama. He said: We wrote real dialogue for him, there.s recordings of me over scenes. J.J. »

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Takodana Encounter action figure set and Nerf Super Soakers unveiled

11 February 2016 1:33 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With the New York Toy Fair set to take place this weekend, Entertainment Weekly has posted some first look images of Hasbro’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens Takodana Encounter action figure playset, which features Rey, Finn, Maz Kanata and Bb-8. Take a look…

 

Meanwhile, the site also has first look images of two Nerf Super Soakers featuring Chewbacca’s bowcaster and First Order Stormtrooper blaster designs, along with Hasbro’s 12″ InteracTech Stormtrooper…

Star Wars: The Force Awakens sees J.J. Abrams directing returning stars Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Anthony Daniels (C-3Po), Kenny Baker (R2-D2), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) and Tim Rose (Admiral Ackbar), in addition to 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), Lupita Nyong’o »

- Gary Collinson

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens production company prosecuted over Harrison Ford on-set accident

11 February 2016 7:00 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The UK’s Health and Safety Executive is prosecuting the Star Wars: The Force Awakens production company Foodles Production (UK) Limited – a subsidiary of Disney and Lucasfilm – over the on-set accident that left Harrison Ford with a broken leg.

The BBC reports that the Hse has brought four criminal charges against the company, having found sufficient evidence during an investigation into the incident to charge the company with alleged health and safety breaches. The case will be heard at High Wycombe Magistrates Court on May 12th.

See Also: Star Wars: The Force Awakens becomes only the third movie ever to gross $2 billion worldwide

The accident occurred in June 2014, with a hydraulic door on the Millennium Falcon falling on the actor, fracturing his leg and leading to production being suspended for two weeks. Ford then returned to work in the August following his recovery.

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- Gary Collinson

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Creating Bb-8’s Voice: Ben Schwartz Helped Write Real Dialogue for the Ball Droid

11 February 2016 5:00 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Shortly after the premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, a cool little behind the scenes detail regarding the beloved ball droid Bb-8 surfaced, specifically with regards to how the character’s voice was created. Sure, like R2-D2 and some of the other droids we’ve seen in the Star Wars universe, Bb-8 communicates with a series […]

The post Creating Bb-8’s Voice: Ben Schwartz Helped Write Real Dialogue for the Ball Droid appeared first on /Film. »

- Ethan Anderton

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How Star Wars: The Force Awakens Should Have Ended

9 February 2016 3:51 PM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens in theaters December 18, 2015. Star Wars: The Force Awakens is directed by J.J. Abrams from a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan & Abrams, and features a cast including actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o, Gwendoline Christie, Crystal Clarke, Pip Andersen, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow. They will join the original stars of the saga, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker. The film is being produced by Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, and Bryan Burk, and John Williams returns as the composer. Star Wars: The Force Awakens is Episode VII in the Star Wars Saga. Star Wars: The Force Awakens features: Harrison Ford as Han Solo Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker Carrie Fisher as Leia Organa Adam Driver as Kylo Ren/Ben Solo Daisy Ridley as Rey John Boyega as »

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'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Gets Edm Companion Album from Rick Rubin

9 February 2016 8:43 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is getting its own Edm companion album from producer Rick Rubin. He has compiled a number of different tracks from different artists, including one from director J.J. Abrams himself. The tie-in soundtrack is called Star Wars Headspace, and it promises to be something very special for fans of the movie as well as fans of this particular musical genre.

Star Wars Headspace features not only contributions from J.J. Abrams, but also acclaimed musicians such as Flying Lotus, Rustie, R&#246yksopp and Rick Rubin. Best part about the release is we don't have long to await its arrive online. The album will drop in just 10 days, arriving on February 19.

The first tracks from Star Wars Headspace were played by Zane Lowe on his Beats 1 radio show this week. He previewed Flying Lotus's electronic jazz track R2 Where R U? The music features officially licensed samples of C-3Po. »

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens becomes only the third movie ever to gross $2 billion worldwide

7 February 2016 9:58 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Having become the first release ever to gross $900 million at the North American box office this past Friday, Star Wars: The Force Awakens has now achieved another milestone, with the movie crossing the $2 billion mark worldwide today.

It’s only the third time ever that a film has reached the landmark figure, with James Cameron achieving the feat twice with Titanic ($2.187 billion) and Avatar ($2.788 billion). However, it is unlikely that The Force Awakens will have enough left in the tank to knock either of those from their current positions and will surely have to settle for third in the list of the highest-grossing movies of all time, leaving Cameron as the king of the box office world.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens sees J.J. Abrams directing returning stars Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo »

- Gary Collinson

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Napoleon Dynamite Cut As An Inspirational Drama Is Bizarre And Funny, Watch It Now

5 February 2016 4:29 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

The magic of the internet means that you can now slice and edit famous movie footage into anything you desire. Want to know what R2-D2 was thinking throughout Star Wars? You got it. What about a compilation of various movie characters uttering, "I should have killed him when I had the chance?" That.s there too. And that.s just what we found today. Yet another YouTube video that we stumbled upon today is Napoleon Dynamite re-cut as an inspirational drama, and, rather oddly, it actually works.  I think I.d still rather see Jared Hess. original droll 2004 comedy, but I found myself being a tad inspired and impressed by the potential this dramatic version of Napoleon Dynamite. That abruptly came to an end when I remembered this was the same film that featured the quote, "Tina, you fat lard, come get some dinner." The dramatic incarnation of Napoleon »

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens becomes the first movie to hit $900 million at the domestic box office

5 February 2016 1:13 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It had already taken the crown of the highest-grossing North American release of all time back in early January, and now after fifty days on screens Disney and Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens has become the first film in history to pass $900 million at the domestic box office.

“The film’s achievements are truly astounding, and it’s our great honor to relaunch this cinematic galaxy not only for all the devoted decades-long fans but for a new generation who will keep the Star Wars legacy alive for many years to come,” states Disney’s Alan Horn.

Worldwide, The Force Awakens is expected to become only the third film ever to reach $2 billion this Saturday after James Cameron’s Titanic ($2.18 billion) and Avatar ($2.78 billion).

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- Gary Collinson

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Hilarious Star Wars Video Guesses What R2-D2 Was Actually Saying

5 February 2016 12:04 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

R2-D2.s beeps and sounds have been the topic of much discussion amongst Star Wars fans. What did the droid mean with his utterances? Was he just passively joining in the conversation? Or was he responding like a petulant child? Well, one Star Wars fan has created a video guessing what R2-D2 was actually saying to Anakin Skywaler, Padme Amidala, Luke Skywalker, and C3PO. And it.s downright hilarious.  Kudos to YouTube stalwart My Insane Reality for creating such a terrific video, which suggests that R2-D2 has a much sharper wit, and quite a bit of rage, programmed into him than we first thought. There was obviously an awful lot of Star Wars footage for My Insane Reality to choose from while creating this video. And he did a sterling job picking bits that were ripe for comedy. Starting off with Hayden Christensen.s Anakin Skywalker »

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Hot Toys Star Wars: The Force Awakens Cosbaby Bobble-Heads

5 February 2016 11:35 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Hot Toys has released a batch of promotional images for its latest Star Wars: The Force Awakens product line, with two series of Cosbaby Bobble-Heads based on characters from the recent blockbuster; check them out here…

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Each Cosbaby Bobble-Head stands approximately 11cm tall with base. The first series is led by Kylo Ren, and features the First Order Stormtrooper Officer, First Order Heavy Gunner Stormtrooper, First Order Riot Control Stormtrooper, and Finn (Fn-2187) in stylish and adorable baby form.

 

This series is commanded by Captain Phasma, and features the First Order Stormtrooper, First Order Flametrooper, First Order Snowtrooper, and First Order Tie Pilot in stylish and adorable baby form.

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- Amie Cranswick

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Almost in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens,' Yoda Was

3 February 2016 5:45 PM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" brought together new and old characters, including original trilogy favorites Luke, Leia, Han, Chewbacca, C-3Po, and R2-D2. But the editors of the film recently revealed that another familiar face nearly made it on screen.

In an interview with Et at the Ace Eddie Awards, Maryann Brandon and Mary Jo Markey let slip that Yoda almost made a cameo in "The Force Awakens." Frank Oz, the voice of Yoda, can be heard in the movie during Rey's (Daisy Ridley) vision, but the little green Jedi master is not seen.

"There was one point where we were actually thinking of having Yoda in the film, and then we decided not to," Brandon admitted. "Frank Oz came in for a day and did a whole bunch of Yoda and he was over the moon to do it -- and we were tickled pink!"

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- Kelly Woo

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Admiral Ackbar to Return in 'Star Wars 8'?

3 February 2016 2:23 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

While we know that most of the new cast from Star Wars: The Force Awakens is returning for Star Wars: Episode VIII, we haven't heard about some of the more iconic secondary characters from the original trilogy who returned for this new sequel. We now have word that Admiral Ackbar is most likely going to be making his third appearance in a Star Wars live-action movie.

A number of Resistance&#160actors from Star Wars: The Force Awakens were scheduled to appear at the upcoming Pensacon. But two of these actors have had to pull out at the last minute. One of them was expected. As we saw at the end of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Chewbacca and R2-D2 accompanied Rey to Luke Skywalker's secluded retreat, where the action will pick back up in Star Wars: Episode VIII. So it makes sense that Chewbacca will be a big part of this story. »

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10 Ways Star Wars Episode 8 Will Probably Rip Off Empire Strikes Back

3 February 2016 11:21 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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The extent of Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ homages to the original Star Wars film from 1977 rankled fans somewhat. Jj Abrams’ movie was undeniably entertaining, but did it need to be quite so similar to what we had already seen? A lot of people think it didn’t, and certain sections of the internet were noisily peeved by the apparent rehash.

The similarities began right at the start of the movie, with a droid (now Bb-8 instead of R2-D2) containing important information being abandoned on another sandy planet. The droid made some new friends (one a Force sensitive orphan), left the planet on the Millennium Falcon with the help of Han Solo and Chewbacca, and brought the plans to Princess Leia.

The recycled plot points continued right through until the third act, where the mentor character (now Han Solo, not Obi-Wan) died a tragic death at the hands of »

- Rob Leane

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Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens Will Have Exclusive Dlc On PlayStation Platforms

2 February 2016 9:58 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Sony’s secured an exclusivity deal with the developers of Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens for some special Dlc just for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 owners. Despite the game being unveiled earlier than intended over on Xbox.com, it seems that the definitive version of the title will be that of its direct competitor.

Included, in the exclusive Dlc packs will be a Droid Character Pack and a Phantom Limb Level Pack, says Tt Games’ Jamie Eden.

Through a strong collaboration with Lucasfilm, we’ve been able to create new stories and adventures connecting the Star Wars narrative, both before and tying into the movie. As such huge fans of the franchise, it’s a tremendous honour to have that privilege.

As part of this, we’re pleased to share that PS4 and PS3 players will have access to exclusive downloadable content in the form of a Droid Character Pack and Phantom Limb Level Pack. »

- Joe Pring

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Ewan McGregor Explains His Cameo As 'Obi-Wan Kenobi' In Star Wars: The Force Awakens

30 January 2016 7:04 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

In the video above, Ewan McGregor talks in detail about reprising the role of Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and while he doesn't weigh in on the possibility of reprising the role in live-action, it appears as if the actor was very happy to be asked back by J.J. Abrams. "I’d been waiting for the call to come for two years," he says. "I thought maybe they’ve lost my agent’s phone number. Then I got a call from Jj just shortly before the film was released. He asked me to come in and said, ‘I’d love you to be a part of it.'" For details on what his role consisted of and how Alec Gunness factored into things, be sure to watch the video above. Which other cameos did you notice?  Starring original cast members Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, »

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Explore the creatures, worlds and action of Star Wars: The Force Awakens in new VFX video

30 January 2016 1:20 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Variety has posted an in-depth video exploring the visual effects of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which sees visual effects supervisors Roger Guyett and Patrick Tubach, creature supervisor Neal Scanlan and special effects supervisor Chris Corbould reveal the artistry behind the film’s droid hero Bb-8, its its creatures, alien worlds, action sequences and more. Check it out here…

See Also: Ewan McGregor discusses his Star Wars: The Force Awakens cameo

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens sees J.J. Abrams directing returning stars Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Anthony Daniels (C-3Po), Kenny Baker (R2-D2), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) and Tim Rose (Admiral Ackbar), in addition to Adam Driver (Girls), Oscar Isaac (A Most Violent Year), Andy Serkis (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Domhnall Gleeson (Ex Machina), John Boyega (Attack the Block »

- Gary Collinson

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Kevin Smith voiced a Stormtrooper in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

26 January 2016 3:02 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It seems that Daniel Craig wasn’t the only celebrity Stormtrooper to feature in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, as the official site has revealed that filmmaker Kevin Smith also lent his voice to one of the First Order troops in the J.J. Abrams-directed blockbuster.

The official Star Wars site has revealed that Smith – who was actually the first person to reveal that Stormtroopers would feature in Episode VII – lent his voice to a Stormtrooper during the attack on Maz Kanata’s castle on Takodana, delivering the line “We have incoming at 28.6! Move!”

Head on over to the site here for details on the many other voices featuring in the film, which includes several Star Wars veterans from Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels and Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith.

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- Gary Collinson

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Review: Timeline Star Wars (card game)

26 January 2016 2:29 PM, PST | Shadowlocked | See recent Shadowlocked news »

You may have noticed that Star Wars is back on the front pages of pretty much everything at the moment, not that it ever really went away, but with the release of The Force Awakens it seemed like the perfect opportunity to check out the Timeline Star Wars game from Asmodee Games. Designed for between two and eight players, Timeline Star Wars aims to find out just how well the players know the films.

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Getting started with Timeline Star Wars couldn't be easier, well, unless you actually get someone else to do it for you. The game consists of 110 small cards (about half the size of a credit card) that come shrink wrapped in a beautiful embossed tin showcasing Darth Vader, The Emperor and Boba Fett. There is a very small rule book, but given that the concept of Timeline is simple enough for even younger players to pick up, »

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Brand New Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Details Revealed!

26 January 2016 10:57 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

The world was set on fire last December when Star Wars: The Force Awakens arrived in theaters. For many, the film was exactly the return to form the franchise needed after the disappointing prequel trilogy of the mid-2000s. It's been over a month since the film's release, and now most fans are looking forward to the next entry in the franchise: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

While set in the same universe as the much-beloved Star Wars saga, Disney had gone a long way to ensure that audiences know that Rogue One will not be a continuation of the main story. Instead, the movie is its own standalone feature, with new characters, a new story, and its own separate tone and style to boot. Up until this point, specific details on the film have been sparse. Yes, we have some plot details: Rogue One follows a band of »

- Joseph Medina

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