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When Star Wars Celebration kicked off Thursday morning with the opening panel, one of the "surprise guests" in attendance was Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill, who showed up along with his Star Wars: The Force Awakens co-stars John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Carrie Fisher, Oscar Isaac, Anthony Daniels and Peter Mayhew. Today, Mark Hamill returns to the Celebration with his own panel at the Anaheim Convention Center from 7:00pm Pm Pt to 8:00 Pm Pt. In case you couldn't make the trek to Anaheim, we have the whole panel streaming live, right here.
Of course, Mark Hamill needs no introduction to Star Wars fans, since his portrayal of Luke Skywalker is the stuff of legend for fanboys. The actor was just 20 years old when Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope hit theaters in May 1977, having appeared in just a handful of movies and TV shows. He solidified »
When Star Wars Celebration kicked off yesterday morning with the opening panel, one of the "surprise guests" in attendance was Princess Leia Organa herself, Carrie Fisher, who showed up along with her Star Wars: The Force Awakens co-stars John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Mark Hamill, Oscar Isaac, Anthony Daniels and Peter Mayhew. Today, Carrie Fisher returns to the Celebration with her own panel at the Anaheim Convention Center from 1:30 Pm Pt to 2:30 Pm Pt. In case you couldn't make the trek to Anaheim, we have the whole panel streaming live, right here.
Of course, Carrie Fisher needs no introduction to Star Wars fans, since her portrayal of Princess Leia Organa is the stuff of legend for fanboys. The actress was just 21 years old when Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope hit theaters in May 1977, having appeared in just one other movie before that, 1975's Shampoo. She »
“Are you okay?” a co-worker asked me soon after hearing me screaming. I had been watching the debut of the new teaser-trailer for Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, and I had momentarily lost control of my body. Here is my best attempt at re-creating my internal monologue.Oh God, it’s my favorite of John Williams’s leitmotifs, the one that plays when Luke is learning magic things on Dagobah* in The Empire Strikes Back. This is gonna be good, please let this be good. Okay, a desert landscape, pretty standard-issue for the ol’ Wars canon. Hope this doesn’t turn out to be a regurgitation of shots from that first teaser. Wait. Wait, wait, wait. Is that a crashed X-Wing? On the surface of a planet? Oh God, the theories were true about this new trilogy taking place during a period where the Galactic Civil War has »
- Abraham Riesman
How much would you pay for the chance to get an autograph from your childhood idol? For attendees at Anaheim's Star Wars Celebration, that's not an abstract question. The chance to get a signature from Mark Hamill at the show costs $125, while Carrie Fisher charges $70. Anthony Daniels, meanwhile, will sign something in exchange for $50, and Peter Mayhew shows the intergalactically-renowned kindness of Wookiees by also asking $50 for his hairy John Hancock. It's not just the big names who are offering their signatures. John Morton, who played an X-Wing pilot in The Empire Strikes Back, will
- Graeme McMillan, Borys Kit
A few minutes ago, Disney dropped a cinematic bomb on us by releasing the newest Trailer for the upcoming Episode VII of the Star Wars saga. This one, called Star Wars: The Force Awakens, is the start of a new trilogy and a direct sequel to the main trilogy that ended with Return of the Jedi. Having seen the Trailer (which you can scope out below), I’m frankly stunned at how good it is, particularly in terms of one specific moment at the end. I can’t help but say it right at the forefront so we can discuss…seeing Harrison Ford back as Han Solo, standing next to Chewbacca, well, it gave me chills. Filmmaker J.J. Abrams might have gold here, if not better than that. I’ve already talked about how he seems to be the right man for the job, and he’s just proving it more and more. »
- Joey Magidson
Marvel Comics has announced a Lando miniseries.
The publisher will expand its new Star Wars line with the title.
Writer Charles Soule (Inhuman, She-Hulk) and artist Alex Maleev (Daredevil, Hellboy & the Bprd) will be working on the comic, which is set before Lando Calrissian's appearance in the original trilogy.
"Is Lando Calrissian the coolest character in all of Star Wars? Depends on who you ask, probably," Soule told StarWars.com.
"But if you ask me, the answer is yes, and I plan to prove it with this story.
"Before Cloud City, before his glorious Death Star run," he continued, "Lando Calrissian was just a man trying to make his way through an uncaring universe determined not to recognise that he was undeniably the coolest man in the galaxy. But Lando's got a plan to change all that... and it starts with the deal of a lifetime."
The series joins Star Wars, »
Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens is directed by J.J. Abrams (Super 8, Mission: Impossible III, Star Trek), scripted by Abrams along with Lawrence Kasdan (Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi), is scheduled for theatrical release this Christmas. The upcoming film stars original trilogy cast members Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker, and are joined by newcomers John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow. Legendary composer John Williams will return to create the score. Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens is scheduled for theatrical and IMAX release on on December 18th, 2015. »
- Pietro Filipponi
This May, Marvel Comics is set to release its remastered Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope Ogn, but before then the publisher has given us a look at artist Adi Granov’s stunning covers to Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back Ogn and Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi Ogn, which you can see right here…
See Also: A modern classic reborn in preview of Marvel’s Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope Ogn
- Gary Collinson
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture: In honor of the Star Wars movies' digital release today, here's a compilation of Darth Vader telling Luke he's his father, from The Empire Strikes Back, in 20 different languages (via World Wide Interweb): Also for the occasion, here's Drew Struzan's Return of the Jedi poster redone in Lego form. See the rest at Slashfilm. Also, here's a timely parody of Louie from Nerdist with Chewbacca filling in for Louis Ck: And here's a great Dagobah painting by Jc Richard paying homage to a scene from The Empire Strikes Back (via Slashfilm): And picture below is one of the dresses in Her Universe's latest Star Wars...
- Christopher Campbell
This May, Marvel and Lucasfilm Ltd. are set to return you to the story that started it all with the Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope Ogn. Completely remastered for the modern age, this iconic story now comes to an entire new generation of fans. But before that can’t miss graphic novel hits shelves this May – Marvel is pleased to present your first look at the covers to Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back Ogn and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return Of The Jedi Ogn! Brought to life by famed artist Adi Granov, these stunning images will grace the covers of the original Marvel adaptations of these iconic films. Also remastered and recolored, don’t miss your chance to relive these iconic stories when the oversized Star Wars™: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back Ogn and Star Wars: Episode VI »
With Star Wars: The Digital Collection now available at iTunes and online retailers everywhere we're getting a look at the set's apparently extensive bonus features and documentaries with these new clips. While these are obviously only teases of longer supplements, I actually found the below videos to be full of info I didn't already know (or at least info contextualized in a new way) despite their brevity. Then again, I'm only a casual Star Wars fan (movies only so far for me). We already learned the true color of Han Solo's coat in The Empire Strikes Back and these go a little bit deeper. Both of these videos tease the Star Wars: Discoveries from Inside and Conversations features, which involve sit-downs between key contributors from across the entire franchise. Check them out below. Here is the full list of bonus features for the set: Star Wars Episode I: »
- Evan Dickson
Coinciding with the digital release of the Star Wars Saga, the folks at Lego have produced a series of Lego versions of the posters for The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, Revenge of the Sith, A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi…
Copies of the posters will be given away next weekend at Star Wars Celebration, but those who can’t make it to the show can also get their hands on Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope poster during a May the 4th promotion at local Lego brand retails stores, or at shop.Lego.com with the chance to collect a new poster each month.
- Gary Collinson
There’s little argument that The Empire Strikes Back is the best Star Wars film. Nevertheless, it’s always surprising it achieves so much with so little. The story is incredibly compact, following our heroes to only three primary locations. The film has a reputation as a sprawling sci-fi epic, but the fact that it is not actually that sprawling is […]
The post Cool Stuff: Jc Richard’s ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ Dagobah Poster appeared first on /Film. »
- Germain Lussier
Celebrate the April 10th digital release of the Star Wars saga with this collection of fun facts and interstellar statistics. For the first time ever, all six epic films in the Saga, from The Phantom Menace to Return of the Jedi, will be available on Digital HD.
Want more behind-the-scenes revelations? Then check out the extras on Star Wars: The Digital Collection.
Jedi Knights Obi-Wan Kenobi and Qui-Gon Jinn rescue Queen Amidala, ruler of a peaceful planet invaded by dark forces. On their escape, they discover nine-year-old Anakin Skywalker, a child prodigy who is unusually strong in the Force.
Anakin Skywalker’s Podracer in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace was created from an interesting collection of vehicles and props. The front of the shuttle, in which Anakin sits, was made from the shell of a 1960’s racing car called a Maserati Birdcage. »
- Michelle McCue
Burbank, Calif. – April 6, 2015 – As anticipation builds for the December release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the first new film in the Star Wars Saga in a decade, The Walt Disney Studios, Lucasfilm Ltd., and 20th Century Fox today announced the upcoming release of The Star Wars Digital Movie Collection. For the first time ever, all six epic films in the Saga, from The Phantom Menace to Return of the Jedi, will be available on Digital HD throughout the galaxy – or at least here on Earth – globally beginning Friday, April 10.
“Since the debut of the first film nearly 40 years ago, Star Wars has become a worldwide phenomenon with legions of fans from every generation,” said Alan Bergman, President, The Walt Disney Studios. “It’s only fitting that audiences enjoy this legendary Saga and its many fascinating behind-the-scenes stories on a wide variety of platforms, and we’re very excited »
- ComicMix Staff
As anticipation builds for the December release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the first new film in the Star Wars Saga in a decade, The Walt Disney Studios, Lucasfilm Ltd., and 20th Century Fox have announced the upcoming release of The Star Wars Digital Movie Collection.
For the first time ever, all six epic films in the Saga, from The Phantom Menace to Return of the Jedi, will be available on Digital HD throughout the galaxy – or at least here on Earth – globally beginning Friday, April 10.
“Since the debut of the first film nearly 40 years ago, Star Wars has become a worldwide phenomenon with legions of fans from every generation,” said Alan Bergman, President, The Walt Disney Studios. “It’s only fitting that audiences enjoy this legendary Saga and its many fascinating behind-the-scenes stories on a wide variety of platforms, and we’re »
- Michelle McCue
As the world prepares to completely lose its mind with the release of the new Star Wars film, it is obviously time to try to stir the pot as much as possible. That in mind, the previous films from the franchise are going to be released on April 10th in digital edition, and with some new bonuses to help sucker you in to the purchase.
They also come with the legacy bonus content, and put together, these are impressive releases. I don’t want to overly comment on how many sales the first three episodes are going to get, but if you need to catch up on the universe in general, this is your chance. And, since we’re looking at a new generation who need to get on board for the new film, this is the way to go.
Take a look at all the bonus potential below, and »
- Marc Eastman
Chatter surrounding the forthcoming sci-fi sequel Tron 3 has exploded in recent weeks, following an innocent slip in a local Vancouver paper alerting residents to the movie’s production. However, the existence of a third Tron sequel wasn’t entirely unknown prior to that announcement. In 2011, voice star Bruce Boxleitner confidently assured fans that a follow-up to that year’s Tron: Legacy was definitely on the cards, and director Joseph Kosinski’s prep on the sequel was so far along in 2013 that he went on the record comparing it to The Empire Strikes Back. To sum up the evidence, it’s been a long time coming, but Tron 3 is on the way.
And, if you needed even further confirmation on that, a new report from The Hollywood Reporter has two returning stars locked in. Olivia Wilde, who played Quorra in Legacy, and Garrett Hedlund, who tackled the part of Jeff Bridges son Sam Flynn, »
- Gem Seddon
Yesterday, we broke the news that Lucasfilm, Disney, and 20th Century Fox are releasing the entire Star Wars Saga on Digital HD this Friday, April 10th. Not only are all six Star Wars films going to be available in the digital format for the first time ever, but they’re coming with all-new, never-before-seen bonus features. Each digital release includes two new extras, and we’re happy to exclusively debut a clip from one of those today. Included on the digital release of Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones is a new special feature called Discoveries From Inside: Costumes Revealed, which takes a closer look at the costumes from throughout the saga. And in the midst of this new bonus feature, an old argument about The Empire Strikes Back involving the color of Han Solo’s coat is finally put to rest. Harrison Ford's outerwear on »
- Adam Chitwood
All six Star Wars films come to Digital HD download April 10th with The Star Wars Digital Movie Collection which includes Episodes I to VI. Take a look at the trailer created for this momentous occasion as well as clips from our favorite Star Wars movie, Episode V aka The Empire Strikes Back. The new release also comes with bonus features which will have us busy for at least three weekends.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Super User)
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