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The blaster used by Harrison Ford as Han Solo in Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi sold at auction this past Saturday, with the winning bidder taking home the coveted prop for only $200,000.
This screen used blaster was sold through auction house Profiles in History, which had the prop listed as 'invaluable', meaning no price could be put on such a rich piece of cinematic history (that obviously wasn't the case). The Dl-44 Blaster is modeled after the World War II German Mauser C96 semi-automatic pistol without its shoulder stock. This particular laser pistol replaced the one used in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope. It is not known where the screen used A New Hope pistol is, but many believe it was lost after production.
The winning bidder has not come forward at this time. »
Jack O.Connell.s name has been associated with J.J. Abrams. Star Wars: Episode VII for a little while now. Seeing as how the only person we know for sure is going to be in the sequel is R2-D2, Abrams is going to need to start pulling the trigger on some human actors, and O.Connell (no relation) could have a fast track to what.s being described as a "key" role. Bleeding Cool breaks the news that O.Connell had multiple meetings with Abrams and his Star Wars team, and that they "went very well." While it.s unclear which part O.Connell would be vying for, it.s rumored that he could get the part that almost went to Matt Smith . which might also be the male lead that put out an open casting call weeks ago. At the time, as Collider notes, producers were looking »
Author: Chris Alexander
Hardcover: 272 pages
Publisher: Workman Publishing Company
Kids love origami—and what could be cooler than transforming a piece of paper into Boba Fett, Princess Leia, Yoda, or R2-D2? And not just any paper, but custom-designed paper illustrated with art from the movies. Star Wars® Origami marries the fun of paper folding with the obsession of Star Wars. Like The Joy of Origami and Origami on the Go, this book puts an original spin on an ancient art. And like Star Wars® Scanimation® and Star Wars® Fandex®, it’s a fresh take on Star Wars mania.
Chris Alexander is a master folder and founder of the popular website StarWarsOrigami.com, and here are 36 models, clearly explained, that range in difficulty from Youngling (easy) to Padawan (medium), Jedi Knight (difficult), and Jedi Master (tricky!). A front section introduces origami definitions and basic folds. »
- Jess Orso
What’s not to love about origami? Seeing a piece of paper folded into an interesting shape is super cool, but having all those shapes be Star Wars related is nothing short of fantastic. Star Wars Origami is available and would make the perfect holiday gift for Star Wars fans of all ages. The only thing better would be winning that gift, am I right?
The great folks at Workman Publishing Company are giving us the opportunity to award two of our faithful readers each their own copy of Star Wars Origami. Check out the description below.
About The Book
If you’ve ever wanted to weld a lightsaber, discuss the force with Yoda, or take down an army of droids, now is your chance. With Star Wars Origami, author Chris Alexander offers detailed instructions and materials to construct 36 of your favorite Star Wars characters using origami. Bring to life »
- Jess Orso
Turns out that Darth Vader is just as narcissistic as the rest of social media users guilty of the occasional (or daily) selfies. The iconic villain kicked off the launch of the official “Star Wars” Instagram account with the photo (above) which read, “Another day at the office. #StarWars #DarthVader#selfies #gpom.” Also read: R2-D2 Coming Back for J.J. Abrams’ ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ After going live on Tuesday, the Disney-owned brand already has 86,679 followers and counting. Director and co-writer J.J. Abrams’ “Star Wars: Episode VII” lands in theaters on Dec. 18, 2015. Here’s the full photo: »
- Greg Gilman
Darth Vader has officially crossed over to the dark side: the sinister Sith lord helped usher the Star Wars franchise onto Instagram yesterday with a menacing, spine-shivering and slightly adorable selfie along with the message, "Another day at the office. #StarWars #DarthVader #selfies #gpom."
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Star Wars has launched an official Instagram account.
Posting a selfie from Darth Vader, a tweet urged followers to subscribe, saying: "It is useless to resist."
The Instagram page has been unveiled ahead of Star Wars: Episode VII, which is expected for a December 18, 2015 release.
Two behind-the-scenes photos from the original films have also been posted on the account, including a concept model of the Star Destroyer in A New Hope.
In 12 hours, the Instagram page attracted just under 60,000 followers.
Producers are currently searching for two lead roles in the upcoming seventh instalment of the sci-fi franchise - a "street smart" girl in her late teens and a "smart, capable" man in his early 20s.
R2-D2 was recently confirmed to be making a return to the series.
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The selfie is strong with this one.
“Star Wars” unveiled its own Instagram page on Monday and the first photo it posted was of Darth Vader taking a selfie. The photo was captioned, “Another day at the office. #StarWars #DarthVader #selfies #gpom”
The film is due to be released Dec. 18, 2015.
- Variety Staff
Earlier this month it was finally revealed that Star Wars: Episode VII will hit cinemas on December 18th 2015, and now writer-director J.J. Abrams (Star Trek Into Darkness) has shared his thoughts on the release date during a chat with MTV, as well as touching upon the return of a couple of old favourites.
"I will say that it's infinitely a better situation now than when [Disney] were saying they wanted it in summer," said Abrams. "Before I even came onto the project, [Disney] was talking about 2015, and they made this announcement very early on. Which I understand why they would want that, but it didn't necessarily have anything to do with the reality of where was creatively. So I think that it's a hugely important thing that that come first. And a release date, great, but you have to release something great. So, to me the new release date is a huge improvement. »
- Gary Collinson
News Simon Brew 27 Nov 2013 - 06:44
Jj Abrams has been chatting a little more about the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII, specifically addressing the move in release date from the summer of 2015 to December of that year. And it sounds, unsurprisingly, that he's quite happy with how things turned out there.
"I will say that it is an infinitely better situation now than when they were saying they wanted it in the summer", he told MTV.
"Before I even came onto the project, before I was brought on, they were talking about 2015 and they made this announcement very early on. Which I understand, and I understand why they'd want that, but it didn't necessarily have anything to do with the reality of where anyone was creatively", Abrams added, affirming that "to me, »
The movie originally had a release date of summer 2015, which has now been changed to December 18 the same year.
Speaking to MTV, Abrams described the change as meaning that the film was now in "an infinitely better situation".
"Before I even came onto the project, they were talking about 2015," continued Abrams. "And they made this announcement very early on, which I understand.
"But it didn't necessarily have anything to do with the reality of where anything was creatively. I think that it's a hugely important thing that [the creative process] come first."
He continued: "A release date is great, but you have to release something great. To me, the new release date is a huge improvement."
Abrams, who recently won a special International Emmy, also addressed the decision »
The writer/director has explained why he lost his former desire to work on a film in the UK.
"[Filming in London is] something that I've always intended to do, but I'm torn because I have done everything I can to keep the production of my projects in Los Angeles," he told Total Film.
"Yet the opportunity to work with UK crews is something that has always been a dream of mine. Of course, that dream existed prior to me being married and having a family, so the reality of making a movie like that for any period of time becomes much more difficult when there are other people that you desperately love and care for involved."
While Abrams's Bad Robot is building new post-production offices in La to allow the director to complete work on the movie at home, »
Movie Trailers - Movies Blog “I will say that it's infinitely a better situation now than when [Disney] were saying they wanted it in summer,” J.J. Abrams says of the December 18, 2015, release date for Star Wars: Episode VII. “Before I even came onto the project, [Disney] was talking about 2015, and they made this announcement very early on. Which I understand why they would want that, but it didn't necessarily have anything to do with the reality of where was creatively. So I think that it's a hugely important thing that that come first. And a release date, great, but you have to release something great. So, to me the new release date is a huge improvement.” About 'negotiating' the return of R2-D2, Abrams asks “How do you do Star Wars without R2-D2?" But when MTV asked if there's a 'package deal' inclusion of both R2-D2 and C-3Po, the »
There may not be a Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: Episode VII... and I'm fine with that.
No doubt you've heard the news: according to Samuel L. Jackson, J.J. Abrams has not been in contact with Mark Hamill about using him in Episode VII. The fallout was typical. Everybody starts screaming foul and declares the entire production to be an unsalvageable wreck before principal photography has even begun.
You gotta love the internet. When they go scorched earth, they don't leave a single solitary inch of real state unscathed.
J.J. Abrams is such an interesting creative conundrum. Based on his two Star Trek films, there shouldn't be a single solitary surprise coming our way. The man has managed to deliver two extremely entertaining movies that somehow simultaneously gush with fan service and yet seem hell bent »
- Gary Collinson
The purpose of this roundup is to put the highlights of all things Star Wars from the last week in one location. If you read this each week, you should be able to converse fluently with any Star Wars fan on everything from the latest Star Wars: Episode VII developments to the latest toys. And maybe you'll even share with them something that they might have missed. Let's get to it! Image from Retro Star Wars Strikes Back Episode VII Movie News Summary In a little bit of news, StarWars.com quietly opened their "Episode VII" section collecting all of the sequel articles to date. Within the new "Episode VII" section, a new article was added talking about the first behind the scenes photo last week. While it confirmed that R2-D2 is, in fact, »
We reported the tweet from Bad Robot Productions with J.J. Abrams and R2-D2 in a workshop, and now we know for sure that R2-D2 will be reprising his role in Star Wars: Episode VII. I just love that the the return of the iconic robot is done in a way that completely honors all fans of the franchise. So many people have been inspired to make art by what they are inspired by. For Lee Towersey and Oliver Steeples it has completely paid off. Check out the details below.
The first behind-the-scenes photo from Star Wars: Episode VII hit Twitter last Thursday, featuring director J.J. Abrams, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, and a certain blue and white astromech droid — who StarWars.com can now confirm will indeed be in the film. But who are the two men standing behind Artoo, »
- Jess Orso
J.J. Abrams is the creative mastermind behind Super 8, Star Trek and some of the biggest action epics of the past half decade. But having just received the International Emmy Founders Award, the superstar director told Variety that his television background continues to influence his work on the big screen.
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"One thing I’ve tried to do with the movies I make is to take a TV production approach to a sequence or a scene," Abrams said. "Rather than say, »
The astromech android is being constructed at Pinewood Studios by robot designers and fans of the sci-fi saga, Lee Towersey and Oliver Steeples, the BBC reported.
The British duo said that they feel privileged to be working on the film, adding that they hoped to live up to the expectations of the thousands of R2-D2 builders around the world, let alone the millions of Star Wars fans.
The Jj Abrams-helmed movie will hit the theaters in December 2015. (Ani) »
- Diksha Singh
We learn via flashback that Kyle once scoffed at his friends' Japanese character and shamrock tattoos – ironic, considering he has both pieces of ink now. You know, since Kyle is made out of body parts taken from his dead bros? Dead-set on ending Kyle's misery, Zoe brings in Madison's pearl-handled pistol to kill him. . . only to wrench it out of Kyle's hands when he tries to shoot himself? Figure out your angle, girl! Instead, Zoe chains Kyle up in her room and tries to re-teach him the most important words in the human language: food, »
For a while there, the process of getting just basic (read: not really that spoilery) details on Star Wars: Episode VII from the people making was akin to extracting teeth from an ornery crocodile, who thinks it’s doing you a favor simply by not biting off your entire arm while you work. Thankfully, that’s changed a little bit over the past month, as we now know for certain that director J.J. Abrams is finishing the screenwriting process with Lawrence Kasdan (The Empire Strikes Back), Disney/Lucasfilm will release the film in theaters by December 2015 and the beloved astromech droid R2-D2 is going to make an appearance.
- Sandy Schaefer
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