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Star Wars characters past, present and future are being added to Disney Infinity 3.0. Here's an introductory trailer...
If you'd predicted that Star Wars characters would end up being added to Disney Infinity sooner or later, then you've earned yourself a cookie. In the run-up to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Disney Infinity 3.0 will add three new play sets, each one introducing characters from the Original Trilogy, Prequel Trilogy and the forthcoming sequel.
The starter set's called Star Wars: Twilight Of The Republic, and will introduce Obi-Wan Kenobi, Yoda and Darth Maul, and from The Clone Wars, Anakin Skywalker and Ahsoka Tano.
The second play set, Rise Against The Empire, will add Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, Chewbacca and Darth Vader, while details of the third set, based around The Force Awakens, have yet to be announced.
To mark the occasion, Disney's released an announcement trailer, which you can see below. »
Game Informer has confirmed the exciting news that Star Wars is coming to the popular video game series Disney Infinity, while Disney has also released an official annoucnement trailer!
The magazine confirms that the Star Wars elements of the game will be introduced through Disney Infinity 3.0, with two initial playsets available for players. “Twilight of the Republic” is the first, which will be set between Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, which will have Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Yoda and Darth Maul has playable characters, as well as Ahsoka, a character from the Star Wars: The Clone Wars series.
The second set will be called “Rise Against The Empire”, which is set within the original trilogy, and feayures Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, Chewbacca and Darth Vader as the playable characters. There will be a third playset »
- Scott J. Davis
Whilst you can be fairly assured that this December's Star Wars: The Force Awakens won't be light on links to the earlier Star Wars movies (the cast alone pretty much guarantees that!), in a new interview with Vanity Fair, director Jj Abrams has admitted that he's being careful with his references.
Discussing the development of the movie, Abrams said that "we've obviously had a lot of time to talk about what's happened outside of the borders of the story that you're seeing".
"So there are, of course, references to things, and some are very oblique so that hopefully the audience can infer what the characters are referring to", he teased.
However, there's a limit. "We used to have more references to things that we pulled out because they almost felt like they were trying »
Yesterday was Star Wars Day, and boy did it bring a lot of goodies related to the next few movies, especially this year's Star Wars: The Force Awakens. But what about the other Lucasfilm titles? When is Willow day? When do we celebrate Tucker: The Man and His Dream? When do we get news on the Howard the Duck movie that George Lucas is sure Disney will make at some point. Most important, though... When do we get another Indiana Jones movie? Actually, along with yesterday's Star Wars festivities, we did get an update on the Indiana Jones franchise. In Vanity Fair's June issue, which is where much of the latest The Force Awakens details and images came from, Lucasfilm boss Kathleen Kennedy confirmed that the chronicles of the adventuring archaeologist will...
- Christopher Campbell
I had pegged one of two days for Disney Interactive to formally unveil Disney Infinity 3.0 following an unfortunate series of leaks not too long ago. The first was yesterday when the world celebrated Star Wars Day aka May the 4th Be With You. When no announcement came, I knew -- and was right -- that the announcement would come in unison with Disney's first quarter earnings report this morning.
Sure enough, the next cover of Game Informer was revealed earlier this morning followed by the first Disney Infinity 3.0 trailer and screenshots. Game Informer also released a great behind-the-scenes video shot at Avalanche Software where the Infinity games are developed.
Before I jump into a whole slew of game assets, let's run down the obvious and not-so-obvious Disney Infinity 3.0 facts that came out today.
The Star Wars-themed Starter Pack will include the Twilight of the Republic Play Set and two »
Hope you weren't too excited about seeing Monster Trucks this Christmas, as the live-action/CG animated adventure becomes another victim of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It is the latest movie to move away from Disney and LucasFilm's behemoth, following Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation's move away from December earlier this year. is being delayed until March 18, 2016.
This is the second time the $125M film has been shifted on Paramount's release slate. The family adventure is coming from Paramount Animation and Nickelodeon Movies. Part of the reason for the move is that director Chris Wedge won't have the movie ready in time. The story is based on an original idea and follows the long-standing Monster Truck phenomena. Mary Parent will produce from a script by Jonathan Aibel & Glenn Berger, the team responsible for Kung Fu Panda and Paramount Animation's first release, this year's early hit The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water. »
J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: The Force Awakens is very much expected to be the continuation of the original saga, picking things up 30 years later with the likes of Luke Skywalker, Leia Organa and Han Solo - but don't expect there to be too many callbacks to that portion of the franchise. This is because the director actually found a point during development where the production found itself pulling back on those elements because they felt like they were simply trying too hard. It was while talking with Vanity Fair for their recent Star Wars issue that J.J. Abrams made this reveal. Discussing the film's relationship with the six previous chapters in the franchise as well as the 30 year gap that exists between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens, Abrams noted that the early stages of the project did spend a good amount of time seeing how »
While making press rounds for Avengers: Age of Ultron, writer-director Joss Whedon made it pretty clear he had some beef with the executives at Marvel during production, from scenes the studio forced him to work into its latest superhero team-up and scenes it wanted cut, to the overall pressure of churning out yet another massive financial success for the studio and for the franchise's fans. With the movie finally in theaters across the globe, Mr. Whedon is free to move on to other pursuits, and it appears it is now theater owners' turn to air their own grievances with the studio. According to The Wall Street Journal, the National Association of Theatre Owners (Nato) has received "an avalanche of complaints, concerns and fears" from members of its organization. The issue: new conditions imposed upon theater owners by Disney, Marvel's parent company, restrict their abilities to price and exhibit the film »
- Jordan Benesh
Paramount has driven away from a Christmas launch for “Monster Trucks,” moving the live-action/CGI film to March 18.
“Monster Trucks” is produced by Paramount Animation and Disruption Entertainment and directed by Chris Wedge from a script by Jonathan Aibel, Glenn Berger and Derek Connolly. The film stars Jane Levy, Lucas Till, Amy Ryan, Rob Lowe, Danny Glover, Barry Pepper and Holt McCallany.
The move leaves four other films opening on Christmas — Warner Bros.’ “Point Break,” Fox’s Jennifer Lawrence-David O. Russell project “Joy,” Open Road’s “Snowden” and Sony’s Will Smith-NFL drama “Concussion.”
Fox is opening “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip” on Dec. 23. It’s likely that the holiday season box office will be dominated by Disney’s much-anticipated “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” which launches on Dec. 18.
“Monster Trucks” will now open against Lionsgate’s third “Divergent” film, “Allegiant Part 1.”
- Dave McNary
Vanity Fair celebrated May the 4th Be With You in a big way revealing new photos of the villains and other characters from the seventh installment of the Star Wars franchise. It has been confirmed that Adam Driver is the new dark lord while Game of Thrones’ Gwendoline Christie is the menacing Chrome Trooper briefly seen in the last trailer. Famed photographer Annie Leibovitz visited the set at London’s Pinewood studios to bring us some of the coolest shots from the J.J. Abrams movie.
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Dozens of Walt Disney’s trademark characters have already become part of Disney Infinity, the open-world, figure-based video game from The House of Mouse. Mostly the game has focused on Pixar characters from Cars, Toy Story The Incredibles and Monsters Inc., as well as Walt Disney Animation hits Frozen and Wreck-It Ralph. But things have gotten really […]
The post Disney Infinity ‘Star Wars’ Trailer and Featurette Take Us To Another Universe appeared first on /Film. »
- Ethan Anderton
We still haven't seen the alien character that Lupita Nyong'o (12 Years A Slave) will play in Star Wars: The Force Awakens -- unless you count that brief glimpse of her handing over the lightsaber in the latest trailer -- but thanks to Vanity Fair's recent coverage of the movie, we now know her name and profession at least: Maz Kanata, space pirate. Below we have a new behind-the-scenes snap of Nyong'o performing a mo-cap scene as Maz, along with a new excerpt from J.J. Abrams' interview with the mag. The director reveals that his film will recall certain things from the earlier instalments in the saga, but suggests that they also held back on including some stuff that could have seemed forced. "We've obviously had a lot of time [during the development process] to talk about what’s happened outside of the borders of the story that you’re seeing. So there are, »
Following the Star Wars Vanity Fair cover released earlier this week, along with the , the publication has released yet another photo from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The image features Lupita Nyong'o sporting her motion capture equipment, for her role as space pirate Maz Kanata. In addition, the site also revealed more from their interview with director J.J. Abrams, who spoke about the lengthy development process and what kinds of references to other stories fans will see.
"What's cool is we've obviously had a lot of time [during the development process] to talk about what's happened outside of the borders of the story that you're seeing. So there are, of course, references to things, and some are very oblique so that hopefully the audience can infer what the characters are referring to. We used to have more references to things that we pulled out because they almost felt like they were trying too hard to allude to something. »
Speaking with Edgar Wright following an early Los Angeles screening, Mad Max: Fury Road director George Miller said, "You couldn't make this as a CG movie." CG, of course, was used at times, though not to create an impossible scenario, more to aid a practical one as Miller notes in the film's production notes saying, "Fury Road was an opportunity to more fully realize its scope and energy with all the latest technologies. We could put our cameras where they wouldn't go in the past, and weave them through the armada with the wonderful Edge Arm system. If there was a fight on a vehicle, we could put wires on the actors then erase them with CGI. When you see Max hanging upside-down between two vehicles, that was Tom Hardy. When Furiosa is hanging onto him, that was Charlize Theron hanging onto Tom. And when you see Nux climbing onto the front of a vehicle, »
- Brad Brevet
The power of the Force is officially coming to an entirely new galaxy: Jedi, Sith, and more heroes and villains from Star Wars will join the characters of Disney, Disney-Pixar, and Marvel in Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition - the latest installment of the bestselling "hybrid toy / video game" of 2014. The Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition Starter Pack will be available this fall at a suggested retail price of $64.99, and Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition will be loaded with content that brings together some of the most beloved universes in pop culture:
Three Star Wars Play Sets, one set in the timeline of Episodes I-iii, the second set during the original trilogy, Episodes IV-vi, and the third available this winter based on Star Wars: The Force Awakens
- Additional Play Sets offering distinct gameplay and environments, including a Disney•Pixar Play Set based on the upcoming film Inside Out, and a Marvel Play Set featuring Hulkbuster Iron Man, »
Though it may have leaked ahead of time last week, Disney has formally unveiled the next chapter in its lucrative sandbox franchise via Game Informer as Disney Infinity 3.0, which will bring together faces old and new for another bout of pixelated action.
As fans of the series are well aware, Disney’s creative IP is all about the characters leading the battle charge, and the mainline attraction for 3.0 is the addition of Star Wars and its prized assets. Catering to both trilogies, the latest installment will launch with Twilight of the Republic later this year, focusing on the adventures of Anakin et al. post-Attack of the Clones. As for Rise Against the Empire, old-school Star Wars fans will be pleased to note that this story pack will bring back favorites such as Luke, Leia and Han. Characters can transition between trilogies, too, because continuity has no hold on the Disney Infinity universe. »
- Michael Briers
What we know so far about "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," after a couple of really cool trailers, is still not very much. The plot continues to be held under wraps, though we do know that a lot of familiar elements, from characters to vehicles and more, will be in the seventh movie in the series. While the movie does take place 30 years after "Star Wars: Episode VI — The Return Of The Jedi," director J.J. Abrams reveals that there will be hints and references to the earlier movies, as well as what happened in the three decade gap between films. At one time, he had so many of these, he had to pull it back. "...we’ve obviously had a lot of time [during the development process] to talk about what’s happened outside of the borders of the story that you’re seeing. So there are, of course, references to things, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Star Wars fans seeking clues as to what Disney has in store for the lead-up to the next film installment were treated to a slew of them Tuesday courtesy of Disney CEO Bob Iger, though details remain intentionally murky. “We’ve already got some increased product in the marketplace, but the real ramp-up from the consumer-products perspective won’t come until just a few months prior to the release," Iger said during a conference call to discuss quarterly earnings. Star Wars: The Force Awakens is due out Dec. 18, and Disney says that, at midnight on Sept. 4
- Paul Bond
“Star Wars” fans shouldn’t kick their Millennium Falcons into high gear just yet, and the same goes for Disney’s marketing team, CEO Robert Iger indicated Tuesday. “We want to be careful that the demand does not create too much in the marketplace too soon,” he said in a question-and-answer session following the announcement of better-than-expected second quarter earnings Tuesday. “We have been deliberate with everything we have done so far, both in terms of product and marketing,” he said. “We’ve already got some increased product in the marketplace but the real ramp-up in terms of consumers won’t come until a few. »
- Todd Cunningham
Earlier today it was confirmed that Disney is working on a fifth installment of the Indiana Jones franchise. I wondered on Twitter if creator George Lucas would be creatively involved in the next adventure, or if it would be the same kind of arrangement as the Star Wars saga. I started to explore the subject in […]
- Peter Sciretta
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