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Kicking things off with only a couple bits of The Force Awakens news (which is bound to explode this coming week with Disney heading to Comic-Con this week to promote the film), and a couple of toy displays have given us some new details on the new First Order and their legion of Stormtroopers. The tyranny of imperial rule sparked rebellion, and the Stormtrooper legions were scattered in the aftermath of the Empire’s fall,” the packaging reads. “Now, the rise of the First Order ushered in the next chapter in the Stormtrooper’s legacy as a new era of ruthless brutality begins.” Read the rest of the packing here, and check out a promo »
- Luke Owen
If Dice and EA’s Star Wars Battlefront is the pixelated appetiser in November, then J.J. Abrams’ hotly-anticipated The Force Awakens is irrefutably the main course the following month. Yes, December is shaping to be a magical period for long-time fans of a galaxy far, far away, though given that there is a thirty-year interlude between the events that occur in Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens, there’s still plenty of stories to be told in this most beloved universe.
Bundled under Disney’s Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens – a shotgun blast of novels, comics and Ya fiction all releasing in December – is Star Wars: Shattered Empire, and today we bring you a synopsis for the upcoming prequel comic book that sheds some light on the hitherto-mysterious plot.
Emperor Palpatine’s twenty-year reign of terror came to an abrupt and fiery end in »
- Michael Briers
Back in March, LucasFilm announced that they are teaming up with book publisher Del Rey, Marvel and several other companies for a series of 20 Star Wars novels entitled Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens that will lead up to the highly-anticipated release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens on December 18. These books, ranging from novels and comics for adults and teens to storybooks and stickerbooks for young kids, will bridge the 32-year gap between Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi and Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Today, PreviewsWorld has released the first details for one of these comics, dubbed Star Wars: Shattered Empire, which deals directly with the aftermath of Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi. Take a look at the official plot description below.
"Emperor Palpatine's twenty-year reign of terror came to an abrupt and fiery end in »
Marvel Comics has released an official synopsis for its upcoming limited series Star Wars: Journey to The Force Awakens – Shattered Empire, which is set to bridge the gap between Return of the Jedi and December’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Emperor Palpatine’s twenty-year reign of terror came to an abrupt and fiery end in the skies above the forest moon of Endor. A decisive victory for the Rebel Alliance, to be sure, but even with the loss of its leadership, the Empire’s Moffs and regional governors retained their hold on important systems from the Core to the Outer Rim, thanks to the might of the Imperial Starfleet. Now, with a power vacuum atop the Empire, those Moffs will jockey for position and control, and the heroes of the Rebel Alliance will soon discover that a wounded and fractious Empire may be more dangerous than any threat they faced before! »
- Gary Collinson
More than 30 years will have passed since the events of Return of the Jedi and those of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Given the dramatic nature of the end of Jedi, there are some big questions that need to be answered, and now we have our first details about how Lucasfilm, Disney, and company plan to fill this gap. A while back, Disney announced a series of novels, comics, and books aimed at younger readers, all considered canon, called Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, designed to tell the story of this time. One of these will be a Marvel comic called Star Wars: Shattered Empire, and now, thanks to PREVIEWSWorld, we have the official synopsis of the comic, and our first glimpse at the events between Return of the Jedi and J.J. Abrams. The Force Awakens. It reads: Emperor Palpatine.s twenty-year reign of terror »
Yesterday we brought you a trailer for the upcoming animated series Lego Star Wars: Droid Tales [watch it here], and now ahead of its premiere on Monday we’ve got a batch of images from the Disney Xd show featuring R2-D2, C-3Po, The Emperor, Anakin Skywalker, Yoda, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Mace Windu…
Following their victory celebration in the Ewok village on Endor, seen at the close of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, C-3Po and R2-D2 have gathered to regale Luke, Leia, Han, Chewbacca and the other Rebels with the tales of their adventures that led to the events of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. An accidental kidnapping occurs while the droids are reminiscing and suddenly viewers are taken on a new adventure that leads to encounters with familiar faces and places that prompt the re-telling of the entire saga. The series offers all of the playful humor that »
- Gary Collinson
What happened in the thirty years between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens? In March, Disney announced they would release a series of books called Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which would fill in that gap through a mix of novels, comics, children’s books and young adult stories (all considered official Star Wars canon). One of the 20 books which will […]
- Peter Sciretta
The thirty year gap between the original "Star Wars" trilogy and the upcoming "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" is being slowly revealed across a series of novels, comics, kids books and more which are all considered official "Star Wars" canon.
The key title in the series though is the comic "Star Wars: Shattered Empire" which explores events directly after "Return of the Jedi". Today, Marvel Comics has revealed the official synopsis for the Greg Rucka and Marco Checchetto penned four-issue mini-series:
"Emperor Palpatine's twenty-year reign of terror came to an abrupt and fiery end in the skies above the forest moon of Endor. A decisive victory for the Rebel Alliance, to be sure, but even with the loss of its leadership, the Empire's Moffs and regional governors retained their hold on important systems from the Core to the Outer Rim, thanks to the might of the Imperial Starfleet. Now, with »
- Garth Franklin
In the run-up to Back to the Future's 30th anniversary on July 3, Digital Spy presents a week of special features celebrating the time-travel classic.
If Back to the Future, with its 30th anniversary this week and much Secret Cinema loving of late, has become one of the most celebrated '80s movies, it's fair to say, ahem, time hasn't been as kind to its second sequel, released at the turn of the '90s.
Back to the Future Part III, wisdom suggests, is where Marty and Doc limped out of their time travels. Filmed at the same time as Back to the Future Part II, and released the following year after a big cinema teaser trailer at the end of the sequel, it's often seen as a cash-in - the original "let's make every franchise a trilogy" misstep.
Just look at those collective review scores: a shabby 55 compared to the first's 86 on Metacritic. »
With Lego Star Wars: Droid Tales set to debut on Disney Xd next week, the network has released the first trailer and four new photos from the animated TV series, featuring some of our favorite Star Wars characters. The photos give us our first look at Lego versions of Yoda, R2-D2, C-3Po, Mace Windu, Obi-Wan Kenobi and The Emperor, while the trailer offers fans some alternate takes on some of the franchise's more memorable moments, including a much different fate for Jar-Jar Binks. The series will consist of five 22-minute episodes, debuting Monday, July 6 at 6:30 Pm on Disney Xd.
As its title suggests, Lego Star Wars: Droid Tales is a re-telling of the Star Wars universe through the eyes of C3P0 and R2D2. Following their victory celebration in the Ewok village on Endor, seen at the close of Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi, »
A few months ago we reported on Disney Xd picking up a five-part series of 22-minute episodes called Lego Star Wars: Droid Tales, and now its premiere is nigh. The animated series will tell the the stories of the Star Wars universe in chronological order, starting with Episode I: The Phantom Menace, and concluding with Episode VII: Return of the Jedi (they really should have done the machete order). The stories will all been seen through the eyes of C-3Po and R2-D2, in a way that sounds a little bit like A Christmas Carol. Check out four new images from the new series below (you can click on them for the full high res), along with a synopsis of the first episode. Lego Star Wars: Droid Tales will premiere Monday, July 6th at 6:30 p.m. on Disney Xd. [caption id="attachment_480643" align="alignnone" width="600"] Image via Disney Xd[/caption] [caption id="attachment_480641" align="alignnone" width="600"] Image via Disney Xd[/caption] »
- Allison Keene
As we count down to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Lego and Lucasfilm are set to retell the entire Saga from the perspective of R2-D2 and C-3Po in the new animated series Lego Star Wars: Droid Tales, and it has been announced that the first episode will air on Disney Xd this coming Monday, July 6th at 6.30pm. Subsequent episodes will air on a monthly basis leading into the hotly-anticipated release of Episode VII this December.
Following their victory celebration in the Ewok village on Endor, seen at the close of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, C-3Po and R2-D2 have gathered to regale Luke, Leia, Han, Chewbacca and the other Rebels with the tales of their adventures that led to the events of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. An accidental kidnapping occurs while the droids are reminiscing and suddenly viewers are taken on a »
- Gary Collinson
One of the most fascinating aspects of J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: The Force Awakens is discovering what's transpired between the end of Return Of The Jedi and the beginning of this film. There were quite a few familiar sights in the form of the Millennium Falcon and some altered Stormtroopers, it looks like the Empire has evolved from their previous iteration. IGN's Eric Goldman got... Read More »
- Sean Wist
Some film franchises and television shows have a large enough mythology and universe that entire encyclopedias (or more commonly Wikis today) have been written in an attempt to chronicle every facet of the world that some of our favorite stories unfold. Star Wars, Star Trek, Game of Thrones, Lost and more all have expansive and […]
The post Votd: New Documentary Relives The Battle of Endor from ‘Return of the Jedi’ appeared first on /Film. »
- Ethan Anderton
Though Star Wars: The Force Awakens is just a few short months away, we still don’t know that much about the state of affairs in the galaxy far, far away. In the wake of the Death Star’s destruction and the Emperor’s fiery demise circa Return of the Jedi, the Empire has clearly been struck a crippling blow, but new information about where The Force Awakens will find the once-almighty government has just been revealed through an unexpected source.
Comic-Con will surely see a lot of Star Wars coverage, and it’s just been announced that merchandise from the new installment will first be on sale in San Diego next month. That includes a 6-inch Black Series First Order Stormtrooper, which will play a villainous role in The Force Awakens. Some information on the packaging will be of interest to fans:
#Sdcc #TheForceAwakens Stormtrooper figure packaging confirms »
- Isaac Feldberg
Slimey? My home this is!
Those heading to this year’s San Diego Comic Con will be interested to see the below images of the upcoming Lego Dagobah set from The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, which will be available exclusively at the event.
Check out the images below:
While Star Wars fans await any bit of The Force Awakens news from San Diego Comic-Con 2015, Lego has announced a return to the franchise’s roots. The toy company will release a 177-piece Dagobah set exclusively at Comic-Con as a recreation of one of the most iconic scenes from The Empire Strikes Back. The Outer Rim planet was home to Yoda after his exile and served as the training grounds for Luke Skywalker. Both Skywalker’s X-wing and Yoda’s hut are a part of the set.
To purchase the set fans must pick up a ticket at the Pavilion Terrace. »
- Luke Owen
Following a load of leaked images from Star Wars: The Force Awakens last week, we got a new promotional banner for the movie which features Rey (Daisy Ridley), Finn (John Boyega), Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew), Kylo Ren (Adam Driver), Captain Phasma (Gwendoline Christie) and some Imperial Stormtroopers. Check out the promo banner here…
…Sticking with The Force Awakens for a moment as one of its stars Greg Grunberg (who we got our first look at last week) has been speaking about his experiences working on the movie – and even dropped some hints at the themes we can expect from J.J. Abrams’ new adventure into a galaxy far, far away. “I can only say »
- Luke Owen
San Diego Comic-Con 2015 has released their full schedule for Friday, July 10. For your convenience, we have pulled out all of the movie, TV and DVD related panels and events below, but you can can visit Comic-Con.org to check out the full schedule including comic book and video game panels. Take a look at all of the movie, TV and DVD events that will take place during the first day of Comic Con.
10:00am - 11:00am - Inside The Big Bang Theory Writer's Room
The Big Bang Theory writers once again open the curtain and take you behind the scenes of TV's #1 comedy. From huge guest stars to the shocking moments in the season finale (Was that a ring, my Precious? Will what happened in Vegas stay in Vegas?), find out what it takes to make the hit series each week. Join the show's executive producers and writers »
The universe of Star Wars is as vast and varied as any galactic civilization would be. But for every idea that made it to the big screen, there were dozens of concepts left behind. Including these two. #1: Yuzzums (Gesundheit!). Image Credit: Lucasfilm These little creatures that blend the adorable fluffiness of a childhood toy with the nightmarish beak and talons of a bird of prey would look right at home in any of the darker Jim Henson movies. Instead, they were originally meant to be second race on Endor for “The Return of the Jedi.” When the Wookiees were cut, Lucasfilm wanted some kind of tall alien creature to replace them. This is what they came up with. Allegedly the Yuzzums proved too costly to develop and were scrapped. However, the prototype Yuzzum ended up as a background character in Jabba’s palace and later got an “upgrade” to »
- Donna Dickens
Toys“R”Us® Unveils Its Lineup Of Exclusive 2015 Comic Convention Toys
In Celebration of Highly Anticipated Con, Company Introduces “Collector Vector,” a New Destination Dedicated to Products for the Mature Collector Community, in All Stores Nationwide and Online at Toysrus.com
Wayne, NJ – June 25, 2015 – Building on its tradition of offering an unbeatable assortment of toys for collectors of all ages, Toys“R”Us today revealed its lineup of exclusive figures and playthings that will be available at the highly anticipated Comic Convention in San Diego next month. Conventioneers and online shoppers will find must-have merchandise based on several fan-favorite entertainment brands, including Batman™, My Little Pony, Power Rangers™, Star Wars™, Transformers and more at the Entertainment Earth booth (#2343) and online at Toysrus.com/ComicConvention from Thursday, July 9 through Sunday, July 12.*
In conjunction with Comic Convention, Toys“R”Us has introduced a new shop titled, “Collector Vector,” dedicated to collectible action figures, »
- Matt MacNabb
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