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Comic-Con San Diego 2016: All of the Screenings, Panels and Events You Can't Miss

19 July 2016 1:30 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Headed to Comic-Con 2016 in San Diego this weekend? We're here to help you prepare to tackle it all. From exciting film screenings - like Oliver Stone's Snowden - to movie-centric panels, there's a lot to see and do at the San Diego Convention Center over just four days. Start your week laughing with Seth Rogen about his naughty, animated comedy Sausage Party and finish up by learning how to craft your own, personal R2-D2. Here's a rundown of some of the best film screenings, panels and events to check out at Comic-Con. Thursday, July 2110:00 a.m.: Feed »

- Lindsay Kimble, @lekimble

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Comic-Con San Diego 2016: All of the Screenings, Panels and Events You Can't Miss

19 July 2016 1:30 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Headed to Comic-Con 2016 in San Diego this weekend? We're here to help you prepare to tackle it all. From exciting film screenings - like Oliver Stone's Snowden - to movie-centric panels, there's a lot to see and do at the San Diego Convention Center over just four days. Start your week laughing with Seth Rogen about his naughty, animated comedy Sausage Party and finish up by learning how to craft your own, personal R2-D2. Here's a rundown of some of the best film screenings, panels and events to check out at Comic-Con. Thursday, July 2110:00 a.m.: Feed »

- Lindsay Kimble, @lekimble

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Death Star dominates the sky in 'Rogue One,' plus brand-new footage from the set!

15 July 2016 8:35 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Star Wars Celebration is in full swing in London, England and that means more new Star Wars news than you can shake a stick at. But we're gonna try.  Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is only a few months from release, so it makes sense the prequel to A New Hope is front-and-center at the Celebration. We already know the plot of the film is to steal the plans to the Death Star. We know they will be successful as Princess Leia will put those plans into R2-D2 before her capture by Darth Vader. But we don't know how the heist went down. We also didn't know Where it happened. Until now. Before the Empire got there, I bet this planet would've made an ideal location for a tropical resort. Image Credit: Lucasfilm Along with the poster, Lucasfilm also released a compliation reel from the making of Rogue One »

- Donna Dickens

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Hot Toys Star Wars: The Force Awakens 1/6th scale Rey (Resistance Outfit) collectible figure

14 July 2016 4:04 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Hot Toys has unveiled a batch of promotional images for its latest 1/6th scale Star Wars: The Force Awakens figure, featuring Daisy Ridley’s Rey in her Resistance Outfit from the final scene of the movie; check them out here…

See Also: Pre-order via Sideshow Collectibles

The highly-accurate collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of Daisy Ridley as Rey in Star Wars: The Force Awakens featuring the highly detailed head sculpt, meticulously tailored outfit as seen in the final scenes of the film, Rey’s signature staff, a blaster pistol, Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber hilt, and a hexagonal figure stand with the Resistance’s emblem.

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 »

- Amie Cranswick

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Rogue One High-Res Images Spotlight New Star Wars Heroes and Villains

6 July 2016 10:31 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Last week, Entertainment Weekly debuted a bunch of new photos from the hugely anticipated Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Today, we have a number of these photos now released in High-Res, giving us an even better look at the new heroes and villains joining the Star Wars universe. These come just one week before Rogue One arrives at Star Wars Celebration in Europe, where a lot of fun surprises are planned for this first of many Star Wars spinoffs.

The images show off the new heroes Jyn Erso, played by Felicity Jones and her partner in this dangerous Rebel spy mission, Diego Luna's Captain Cassian Andor. We also get to see Donnie Yen as Chirrut Imwe and Jiang Wen's Baze, who have been described as the R2-D2 and C-3Po of the movie. Also in these images is Riz Ahmed's Bodhi Rook, the lead pilot of this Rebel squad. »

- MovieWeb

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Simon Kinberg teases more live-action movie tie-ins for Star Wars Rebels season 3

2 July 2016 9:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

During an interview with Moviefone, Star Wars Rebels executive producer Simon Kinberg has been discussing the animated show’s integration into the wider Star Wars universe, as well as teasing the possibility of further tie-ins to future movies.

“I’m very excited,” said Kinberg. “I think part of the fun of the way they’re building the universe is that it is interconnected between the different movies and even beyond the movies … It’s something that was true in comic books going back, the way that you’d have interconnections between characters and stories. Even sometimes from DC to Marvel. I like the way that those stories are told in the larger tapestry.”

“What’s lovely is, obviously, we’ve brought in characters from Clone Wars in the second season, and we keep sort of bringing characters from the original movies and sort of deepening the relationships between our core characters, »

- Gary Collinson

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The Week in Star Wars – Darth Vader confirmed for Rogue One, new images and character descriptions revealed, Star Wars: Underground details

26 June 2016 2:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It’s a Rogue One special for The Week in Star Wars, and we’ve got everything you need to know…

Before we kick off, this edition of The Week in Star Wars marks the first anniversary of the feature – thank you to everyone who has read it and continues to read it!

Kicking things off this week – with really the only news you’ll need to know – it’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Ignoring all of the production issues [read here and here if you missed all that], and the movie graced the cover of Entertainment Weekly featuring Felicity Jones’ Jyn Erso, Diego Luna’s Captain Cassian Andor and Alan Tudyk’s K-2So. It also confirmed that Darth Vader was in the movie (which we revealed months ago) and that Mads Mikkelsen is playing Jyn Ero’s father (something he already let slip). A couple of days later, they released a load of character portraits »

- Luke Owen

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Hot Toys Star Wars: The Force Awakens 1/6th scale Chewbacca collectible figure

25 June 2016 6:15 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Yesterday we brought you a batch of promotional images for Hot Toys’ 1/6th scale Han Solo figure, and now we’ve got a look at the collectible figure for Han’s buddy and Millennium Falcon co-pilot Chewbacca as he appears in Star Wars: The Force Awakens; check out the images here…

The highly-accurate collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of Chewbacca in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It features a new face sculpt with articulated jaw, newly developed multiple layers of fabric hair with various shades of brown throughout whole body capturing Chewbacca’s unique appearance, all-new bowcaster and bandolier bag, and a specially designed figure stand.

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 »

- Amie Cranswick

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What you need to know about Darth Vader and ‘Rogue One’

24 June 2016 3:46 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Star Wars fans were treated to a lot of new info this week about our next big-screen journey to a galaxy far, far away. Between Entertainment Weekly scoring a lot of Star Wars scoops and Mads Mikkelsen not giving a bantha’s ass what the overlords at Lucasfilm will do if he spills all the spoilers, we’ve been getting a clearer picture of who’s who in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Check out the video below for everything there is to know now about the key players in Rogue One, including a certain Sith Lord and one character plucked from animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars: So, yes, Darth Vader will be in this movie. My colleagues Drew and Roth can look forward to getting that “hot Vader action” they were hoping for. EW reported that at 85, James Earl Jones will reprise his role as »

- Emily Rome

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Hot Toys Star Wars: The Force Awakens 1/6th scale Han Solo collectible figure

24 June 2016 3:50 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Hot Toys is kicking off its latest wave of Star Wars: The Force Awakens collectible figures by releasing a batch of promotional images for its 1/6th scale Han Solo, based on the likeness of Harrison Ford in Episode VII; take a look below…

The highly-accurate collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of Harrison Ford as Han Solo in the movie. It features a newly developed head sculpt and hands, finely tailored outfit and winter gear, all-new blaster pistol, and a specially designed figure stand.

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 »

- Amie Cranswick

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16 Star Wars: Rogue One Photos Have Stormtroopers Attacking the Beach

23 June 2016 3:34 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Yesterday, new photos and character details surfaced from the highly-anticipated Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which is set for release on December 16. After plenty of speculation, it was confirmed that Mads Mikkelsen's character is in fact Galen Erso, the father of Felicity Jones' Jyn Erso, while the studio dropped another big bombshell, revealing that Forest Whitaker is actually playing Saw Gerrera from the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Today we have even more photos from this spinoff, which give us a closer look at the Death Troopers, the beach attack and a whole lot more.

Entertainment Weekly has 16 new photos in total, the first of which features a squad of Death Troopers scouring a beach. We also get another look at Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones), who LucasFilm President Kathleen Kennedy says is the "Joan of Arc of this story." We also get a new »

- MovieWeb

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Sideshow Collectibles announces Star Wars and DC exclusives for San Diego Comic-Con International

23 June 2016 9:50 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Sideshow Collectibles has shared its San Diego Comic-Con International exclusives for next month’s con, with the manufacturer set to offer an R2-D2 Unpainted Prototype Sixth Scale Figure and three new variant art prints featuring The Gotham Sirens of the DC universe!

R2-D2 Unpainted Prototype Sixth Scale Figure

Based on the R2-D2 Deluxe Sixth Scale Figure, everyone’s favorite astromech has been re-imagined as an unpainted prototype droid fresh off the factory line with a distinctive monochromatic silver finish. Equipped with hinged panels and articulated light-up dome, this unique limited edition exclusive will be an excellent addition to any Star Wars collection.

Product features:

A rotating dome

Light-up logic function display

Processor state indicator

Holographic projector (doesn’t actually project a holograph)

Articulated terrain tread legs

Four access compartments with hinged panels

The three new variant premium art prints from Stanley “Artgerm” Lau include:

Poison Ivy. Featuring Gotham’s most »

- Gary Collinson

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The Week in Star Wars – More on the Rogue One reshoots, Episode VIII nears production end, new games from E3, Hayden Christensen return and more

19 June 2016 2:50 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Week in Star Wars returns with some updates on the Rogue One reshoots, all the news coming out of E3 (new games!) and Hayden Christensen begging to return yet again…

We’ll kick things off this week with an update on those Rogue One: A Star Wars Story reshoots. If you’re behind on the story, you can read the report collection from two weeks ago, but one of the film’s stars Mads Mikkelsen has further clarified that there is nothing to worry about. “Basically, all the big films I have done always have reshoots, it is part of their budget,” he said. “They’re either not super happy with a scene bit, the way we were acting, or maybe there’s something they want to add. It’s not a new thing, it happens with every film. Whether it’s bigger or less, I have no idea, »

- Luke Owen

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Watch: Lucasfilm and Magic Leap Are Teaming to Make Crazy 'Star Wars' Holograms a Reality

17 June 2016 7:17 AM, PDT | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

It's hard to watch Star Wars and not want to reach into the screen and pull things from its science-fantasy world into our own. How cool would it be to have a lightsaber? Or a service droid? Or a best friend who was a Wookiee? Or, you know, a spaceship? One seemingly small thing we've all been dreaming of from Star Wars is on the verge of becoming a reality: holograms. Well, kind of. Technically speaking, that image you see of C-3Po and R2-D2 in a living room...

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Watch: Lucasfilm and Magic Leap are Teaming to Make Crazy 'Star Wars' Holograms a Reality

16 June 2016 8:30 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

It's hard to watch Star Wars and not want to reach into the screen and pull things from its science fantasy world into our own. How cool would it be to have a lightsaber? Or a service droid? Or a best friend who was a wookie? Or, ya' know, a spaceship? One, seemingly small thing we've all been dreaming of from Star Wars is on the verge of becoming a reality: holograms. Well, kind of. Technically speaking, that image you see of C-3Po and R2-D2 in a living room isn't a hologram in the traditional sense. It's more like a piece of virtual reality that is filtered digitally to your eyeballs so as to look like it's in the real world. It does require a special set of goggles to see, but it's not like other Vr systems. The technology comes from a company...

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Magic Leap and Ilm want to put C-3Po and R2-D2 in your living room

16 June 2016 12:15 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Magic Leap is a company you should be paying attention to, even if you aren’t allowed to totally know what they’re doing yet. Right now, E3 is underway in Los Angeles, a major press event covering the world of video games and, increasingly, “experiential storytelling” that involves new technology like the various virtual reality set-ups that are just starting to show up for consumers. Both Xbox and PlayStation are dedicated to cracking the Vr problem, and there will be plenty of content churned out. Unsurprisingly, most of what we’re seeing so far is built around big consumer properties with high recognition, like the Batman Arkham Vr from Rocksteady that I included in my E3 round-up on Monday. EA and Dice, makers of Battlefront, also revealed the Stars Wars: X-Wing Vr Mission. Both of those look cool, and both will use the Vr set-up that the tech industry is hoping we will all want to buy and wear. Magic Leap is something else, though, doing something different. Instead of a virtual reality company, they appear to be focusing more on augmented reality, which is similar but different in one key way. If you’re in a virtual reality environment, everything is created. Everything you’re seeing is part of the same generated space. Augmented reality takes our world and lays a new coat of paint on top of it, and done right, it is more of a shock to the central nervous system than Vr. There’s something eerie and tangible about it. I know that the tests I’ve seen and the little bits and pieces I’ve been able to experience so far all left a much stronger impression on me than any Vr I’ve tried yet. Magic Leap and Lucasfilm Ltd. are partnering for ILMxLAB, a new project that was announced at the Wired Business Conference, and the demo they delivered for a Star Wars augmented reality experience is, even seen second-hand on video like this, absolutely mind-blowing. Watch this on The Scene. I feel very lucky to be able to watch the emergence of this technology. I think we’re on the brink of a new media, one that will be very different than either games or movies but drawing on both for initial inspiration. Right now, Vr is a toy. There are practical applications that could radically transform the way we teach and the way we live, but for now, to get the technology into people’s lives and homes, entertainment is the beachhead. That’s how you make people want something. And while I love the idea of putting on the goggles and piloting an X-Wing, there is something hallucinatory about being able to see R2-D2 and C-3Po in your own living room, interacting with your actual furniture. I’ve heard rumbles that one of the biggest films being produced this year has, at the very least, explored the idea of partnering with Magic Leap to create a unique experience, one that will appear to spill off of the screen and into the actual theater. There are major questions, of course, including who pays to put yet another new technology into theaters, and, of course, whether Magic Leap is actually up to the task that the filmmaker envisions. Whenever I read about Magic Leap, I find it all very confusing, and I think that’s their game plan right now. I don’t know what a photonic lightfield chip is or how it works, but I do know that there is some sort of headset you wear that is not just a Vr rig. They’re being that secretive right now about how they’re doing what they’re doing, but the time is coming for them to make that big splash that starts to put this into the hands of actual users. I think the Star Wars partnership is huge for them, and if they do end up working with this big Sf Hollywood movie, they could deliver an experience that would profoundly alter how we think about the space inside a movie theater and how we interact with that screen. Imagine seeing some of the most beloved iconography of the ’80s jump off of the movie screen for a chase through the theater, speaking directly to the audience while climbing over them, dodging around them, or even using them for cover. There is no word when any of this will actually be made public, but if I was a betting man, I’d say next year is going to be a significant one in terms of learning whether or not the public is ready for whatever it is that all of this will become. There is a new vocabulary to be learned here by storytellers, a virtual frontier waiting to be conquered by whoever thinks outside the box enough to really embrace all of the potential here. Simply imitating movies or thinking of all of this as a game seems limiting, when these tools seem to be designed to set artists and storytellers free. »

- Drew McWeeny

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Star Wars Goes Beyond Vr with Augmented Reality Experience

16 June 2016 8:48 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The hit Star Wars franchise is more popular than ever, thanks to the blockbuster release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens in December which took in over $2 billion at the box office thus far. LucasFilm is expanding the world even further today, with the announcement of a partnership with Magic Leap, an augmented-reality startup company that has raised nearly $1.4 billion in funding through companies like Google. The companies will join forces to create a research lab at LucasFilm's San Francisco facility to craft stories in a Mixed Reality universe.

Variety reports that this partnership was announced at the Conde Nast's Wired Business Conference in New York, where they released a proof of concept video featuring Star Wars icons R2-D2 and C-3Po. This video showed the droids beaming holograms into an Earthbound room using Magic Leap's Mixed Reality technology, which is reminiscent to the iconic scene in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, where R2-D2 plays a hologram message from Princess Leia to Obi-Wan Kenobi. Here's what LucasFilm's Kathleen Kennedy had to say in a statement.

"The future of mixed reality and immersive entertainment holds incredible promise, and we are honored to work with Magic Leap to shape that future. At Lucasfilm and Ilm, innovation has always been in our DNA; through this collaboration, ILMxLAB further propels our legacy of exploration and leadership on this new platform for experiential storytelling."

It isn't exactly known what kind of content will emerge from this partnership at this time. Magic Leap's investors include Alibaba Group, Warner Bros. and Google. Peter Jackson's New Zealand-based VFX company Weta is also producing content for Magic Leap's platform, and Jackson serves on its advisory board. Here's what ILMxLAB executive creative director John Gaeta had to say in his statement.

"We are pushing into an era of experiential, persistent and perceptual storytelling. We want people to step inside our stories, and we want those stories to react back to people in deeply compelling ways. However, before magical realism becomes a seamless part of everyday life, it needs some advanced prototyping."

Lucasfilm formed ILMxLAB last year to explore forms of storytelling on new media platforms. Earlier this spring, the division launched its first virtual-reality experience for Star Wars on the Htc Vive headset. The video below includes a disclaimer that no visual effects or compositing were used in the creation of this video. Take a look at this Star Wars video below, and stay tuned for more on LucasFilm's partnership with Magic Leap. »

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Hot Toys Star Wars: The Force Awakens C-3Po (Gold Chrome Version) & R2-D2 Cosbaby Bobble-Head collectible set

16 June 2016 6:40 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Hot Toys has unveiled its Star Wars: The Force Awakens C-3Po (gold chrome version) and R2-D2 Cosbaby Bobble-Head collectible set, which is being released exclusively through the company’s new Shanghai store to mark its grand opening; take a look here…

The collectible set specially features C-3Po and R2-D2 as they appear in the record-breaking Star Wars: The Force Awakens! R2-D2 stands approximately 8cm tall with base while C-3Po stands approximately 11cm tall with base and is specially painted in gold chrome color and featuring the distinctive red colored left arm as seen in the film.

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 »

- Amie Cranswick

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The Real Reason Star Wars: Rogue One Needs Reshoots

1 June 2016 1:25 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Yesterday it was widely reported that Disney was in a panic over early test screenings for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which didn't go well. It was later confirmed that extensive and very expensive reshoots are happening this summer on the first of many Star Wars spinoffs. But it wasn't because of these so-called poor advanced screenings. They actually never happened. Only Disney's top brass have seen the first cut of Rogue One, and apparently they didn't like it. Now we know why.

Executives at Disney and Lucasfilm believe the movie is not tonally in-line with what a Star Wars movie is supposed to be, claims The Hollywood Report. But that's not the only reason reshoots are happening. Disney also wants to use the movie to set up an introduction for Alden Ehrenreich's young Han Solo before the character gets his own movie in 2018. The actor came into »

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This Is Exactly Why Disney Should Be Making a Leia Solo Film Over Han

27 May 2016 11:36 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The untitled Han Solo prequel film has a script from Lawrence Kasdan and Jonathan Kasdan, is being directed by Chris Miller and Phil Lord, and will star Alden Ehrenreich in the title role. I know the film has an audience, and no matter what I'll see it because it's Star Wars, but my first thought when Disney announced it was, "I'd rather see a Leia movie." Speaking at the National Center for Women & Information Technology recently, executive producer of Star Wars Rebels Dave Filoni got to talking about the famous character. Leia's excellent qualities have been extolled by countless fans over the years but they bear repeating, especially from Filoni who knows a little something about the franchise. "We're in desperate need of balance in our world today. When I look at Star Wars dating back to 1977, we have one of the most probably famous female characters of all time, »

- Jill Pantozzi

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