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6 Star Wars Expanded Universe Characters Who Should Be Added To The Canon

9 February 2016 1:40 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

For more than two decades, Star Wars further explored that famous galaxy far, far away outside of the movies through the Expanded Universe, a.k.a. the EU. Then, after Disney bought Lucasfilm, it was announced that aside from the six live-action movies and the Clone Wars animated series, every book, comic, video game, and other kind of media was no longer canon. Lucasfilm now has a division that makes sure every non-movie story lines up with the new canon, and the pre-2014 material, whether it’s from before the Prequel Trilogy or after Return of the Jedi, now falls under the "Legends" banner. Fortunately, there may still be some opportunities to bring back some of these EU players back into the main Star Wars universe, as it's been said they can be mined for content. A few weeks ago, it was rumored that Grand »

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Unfinished business: how Disney and Marvel killed happy ever afters

9 February 2016 10:45 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Princess Leia thought the rebels had won. Iron Man had hung up his suit. Bruce Wayne had swapped Gotham for Florence. But the fans and the studios wanted more. Whatever happened to going out with a bang?

Star Wars: The Force Awakens may be one of the highest-grossing films ever released, but it is also one of the most depressing. However delighted our heroes are to destroy the Death Star – sorry, Starkiller Base – the overriding message is that such triumphs are meaningless; specifically, the triumph that rounded off the previous Star Wars episode, The Return of the Jedi. When we saw it in 1983, we couldn’t have envisaged a sweeter or more total victory. There were parties on every planet in the galaxy, Leia was cosying up with Han next to a bonfire, and Darth Vader had redeemed himself by chucking someone down one of those 100-storey maintenance ducts that »

- Nicholas Barber

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Unfinished business: how Disney and Marvel killed happy ever afters

9 February 2016 10:45 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Princess Leia thought the rebels had won. Iron Man had hung up his suit. Bruce Wayne had swapped Gotham for Florence. But the fans and the studios wanted more. Whatever happened to going out with a bang?

Star Wars: The Force Awakens may be one of the highest-grossing films ever released, but it is also one of the most depressing. However delighted our heroes are to destroy the Death Star – sorry, Starkiller Base – the overriding message is that such triumphs are meaningless; specifically, the triumph that rounded off the previous Star Wars episode, The Return of the Jedi. When we saw it in 1983, we couldn’t have envisaged a sweeter or more total victory. There were parties on every planet in the galaxy, Leia was cosying up with Han next to a bonfire, and Darth Vader had redeemed himself by chucking someone down one of those 100-storey maintenance ducts that »

- Nicholas Barber

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12 of cinema's biggest and most expensive film sets

9 February 2016 4:08 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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We celebrate a century of huge and expensive film sets, from historical epics to sprawling fantasies and sci-fi action movies...

The advent of cinema saw the art of set design gradually spread its wings from the relative confines of the theatre. As movies established their own language and became ever more ambitious in the early part of the 20th century, so set designers were called on to create increasingly expansive and more detailed backdrops.

As the list of movies below proves, the construction of huge sets has been a  major part of cinema for the past century. And with scale comes expense, as the recreation of ancient landmarks, futuristic cities or doomed ocean liners takes hundreds of artists, designers and crafty types months of labour to plan and construct. Often, these sets are on the screen for a few scant minutes before they're torn down and largely »

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The Week in Star Wars – The Force Awakens to hit $2 billion, Captain Phasma returning for Episode VIII, Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Kevin Smith talks Stormtrooper cameo and more

7 February 2016 2:26 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

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In this edition of The Week in Star Wars, we’ve got news on The Force Awakens reaching $2 billion, a confirmation of a returning character for Episode VIII, an announcement for Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Kevin Smith talking his Stormtrooper cameo and more…

Our top story this week surrounds the ambiguous Captain Phasma, played by Gwendoline Christie in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. While the character was featured heavily in the marketing for the movie, the character didn’t end up doing a lot in the movie. Well, perhaps she’ll be given more to do in the Episode VIII, which the actor confirmed she would be appearing in this week. “I will be in the next Star Wars movie. I think that’s an exclusive, actually,” Christie said at the Screen Actors Guild Awards. She »

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General Leia's 'Force Awakens' Backstory Revealed in New 'Star Wars' Book

5 February 2016 1:55 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

How did Princess Leia become a General in Star Wars: The Force Awakens? Why isn't she a Jedi? Where is her place in the Force? Some, if not all, of the questions you've been asking about Carrie Fisher's iconic character after seeing Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be answered in a new tie-in novel titled Star Wars: Bloodlines. The book offers Leia a whole new story, giving her a journey and adventure that is all her own.

The cover for Star Wars: Bloodlines shows Darth Vader looming in the background, as Leia crosses her arms, pensive, thoughtful. Why is she sharing this latest art with her absentee father? Author Claudia Gray had this to say about the story that awaits viewers eager to learn more about the former princess turned war hero.

"I find myself remembering the Episode I posters, where you see the boy Anakin »

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John Boyega Returns as Finn in 'Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Game

4 February 2016 7:13 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

When it comes to the new cast members in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, they seem pretty game to reprise their roles for all the tie-in merchandise as well. We know that the main cast provided their voices for Disney Infinity 3.0. Now, one of the actors has confirmed that he did, in fact, return to reprise his character for the upcoming Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens video game.

Yes, John Boyega gave his character Finn a nice vocal workout before having to return to that galaxy far, far away in just a few short weeks, as Star Wars: Episode VIII begins shooting. The actor confirmed the news on his official account. Here's what he had to say.

"Out of all that I had foreseen or hoped this wasn't one of them! Had an amazing time reprising my role as Finn #Lego"

It is not yet known which other actors »

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'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Almost Had a Yoda Cameo

2 February 2016 4:31 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Star Wars: The Force Awakens went through quite a few rewrites and changes over the course of three years. And we've heard a lot about certain classic characters that almost made the cut. Jedi master Yoda may have gotten closest of all, but alas, most of his scenes were cut from the movie, except for a few quick snippets of dialogue. Yoda would have reappeared as a Force Ghost, just as he did at the end of Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi. But that idea was nixed early on in the process.

The Force Awakens editors Maryann Brandon and Mary Jo Markey revealed to Et that the diminutive green warrior was being considered for the sequel. They even went so far as to have original Yoda puppeteer Frank Oz come in and participate. They don't reveal exactly what Frank Oz was doing on set. But they do say this. »

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Star Wars: why does the Empire keep building Death Stars?

2 February 2016 11:52 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Is there actually a story reason why the Empire in Star Wars is obsessed with Death Stars? We take a look...

This article contains spoilers for A New Hope, Return Of The Jedi and The Force Awakens.

In 1977's Star Wars (akaA New Hope), the Empire have finished building their ultimate weapon, the Death Star. It's a very important part of the Star Wars universe, chiefly because without it the name 'Star Wars' doesn't make as much sense. The first Death Star was destroyed at the end of that film, due to the Rebel Alliance capitalising on a structural weakness. It was replaced by a second Death Star, which was destroyed at the end of 1983's Return Of The Jedi after the Rebel Alliance capitalised on a structural weakness.

In 2015's The Force Awakens (Aka Here Comes The New Hope, Same As The Old Hope »

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Watch the announcement trailer for Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens

2 February 2016 11:48 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Tt Games, The Lego Group and Lucasfilm have announced that they’ll be venturing back to the galaxy far, far away this summer with the release of the Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens video game. Check out the announcement trailer here…

Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens marks the triumphant return of the No. 1 Lego videogame franchise and immerses fans in the new Star Wars adventure like never before. Players can relive the epic action from the blockbuster film in a way that only Lego can offer, featuring all of the storylines from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, retold through the clever and witty Lego lens. The game will also feature exclusive playable content that takes players on adventures between Star Wars: Episode VI: Return of the Jedi and Star Wars: The Force Awakens, providing additional insight about the new movie and its characters. »

- Gary Collinson

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'Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Game Trailer Is Hilarious

2 February 2016 11:32 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Tt Games, The Lego Group and Lucasfilm today announced Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens, marking the triumphant return of the No. 1 Lego videogame franchise, allowing players to relive the epic action from the blockbuster film in a fun-filled, humorous way that only a Lego game can offer. Launching on June 28, 2016, the game will introduce brand new gameplay mechanics to build, battle and fly through the galaxy like never before, as well as new story content exploring the time between Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi and Star Wars: The Force Awakens, providing additional insight about the new movie and its characters. The studio launched the first trailer for this upcoming Lego game, which you can check out below.

Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens, developed by Tt Games and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, will be available for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 computer entertainment systems, »

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Lego's got a new 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' game, and it promises 'new story content'

2 February 2016 7:34 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The inevitable Lego Force Awakens videogame has finally been announced, complete with a cute little trailer that has some fun with the source material. But it's not just a videogame, oh no. The press release says it'll have "new story content exploring the time between Star Wars: Return of the Jedi and Star Wars: The Force Awakens, providing additional insight about the new movie and its characters." The release also says "all the heroic characters from the movie" will be there, and mentions Rey first, so take that, other toy companies that thought Rey wasn't worth including in their product! (And yes, the not-so-heroic characters will be in the game, too.) You can pre-order it now, but you're in for a bit of a wait: The game comes out on June 28 for pretty much all game systems and Windows PCs (doesn't look like it'll be available for Macs yet, though »

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Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens Is A Real Thing; Will Release This June

2 February 2016 6:43 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Rey, Finn, Bb-8 and company will be coming to video game devices after all, as Tt Games and Warner Bros. Interactive have triumphantly announced the existence of Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Currently in development, the humorous, block-based project will expand the film’s universe come June 28th.

In the works for every platform out there, Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens promises to push its franchise forward with new gameplay mechanics and a host of content, including additional story segments that will branch the narrative between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens, itself. As such, fans can expect to fly, shoot and slash their way through varied galactic locations, as their favourite members of both the Light and Dark sides. In fact, the game’s press release promises enhanced multi-builds, alongside arena-based flight battles, epic dogfights and “intense Blaster Battles.”

“We are thrilled to be bringing »

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Gamers Alert: ‘The Force Awakens’ Video Game Unveiled By Lego, Lucasfilm & Warner Bros

2 February 2016 6:30 AM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Tt Games, The Lego Group and Lucasfilm today announced Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens, marking the return of the Lego video game franchise. Launching on June 28, the game will allow players to re-create the action sci-fi film and introduce new gameplay mechanics to build, battle and fly through the galaxy far far away. New story content will link Star Wars: Return Of The Jedi with the Disney film, “providing additional insight… »

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"Lego Force Awakens" Game Announced

2 February 2016 6:16 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

One frustration people have had with last year's Aaa video game release "Star Wars: Battlefront" was the lack of ability to play as characters from the recent "Star Wars: The Force Awakens". While EA has no plans to include further 'Foce Awakens' content into that game beyond its 'Battle of Jakku' single level, another gaming franchise has decided to try it.

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Tt Games, The Lego Group and Lucasfilm today announced "Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens" due for release on June 28th this year. This marks the return of the No. 1 Lego videogame franchise, allowing players to relive the epic action from the December blockbuster.

The game will introduce brand-new gameplay mechanics to build, battle and fly through the galaxy like never before, including multiple building options to advance the game. The game will reportedly include new story content exploring the time between Return of the Jedi »

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Lego Star Wars Returns With The Force Awakens in June!

2 February 2016 6:14 AM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Yesterday, Warner Bros. Interactive teased the announcement of a brand new game, and today we get our first look at Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens, a new game that will explore not only the new movie, but the 30 year gap between films.  Come inside to watch the first trailer and learn more!  

The popular Lego games as we know them now (silly, irreverent parodies) got their start with Lego Star Wars a few console generations ago, so it's great to see it's circling back around to incorporate the newest Star Wars film, The Force Awakens.  Officially revealed today, Tt Games and Warner Bros. Interactive are bringing Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens to consoles on June 28, 2016!  

As usual, the game will let fans play through iconic moments from the film, but will also feature all New story content to fill in a few gaps in the years between the »

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Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens Game Announced – Coming In June

2 February 2016 4:20 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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The Xbox website has somewhat shockingly announced the imminent arrival of Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens! The game looks cool as f*ck, obviously following the plot of the film pretty closely whilst also claiming to “bridge the gap” between Return Of The Jedi and The Force Awakens, which is pretty cool.

The website has provided a slew of details including mention of playable characters such as Rey, Finn, Poe, Bb-8, Kylo Ren, Han Solo and more. They’ve also casually announced a June release date, most likely to coincide with the film’s home entertainment release. Have a read of some of the additional features in the spiel posted on the game’s webpage;

“Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens also introduces Multi-Builds and Blaster Battles to the Lego videogame universe. With Multi-Builds, use available Lego bricks to open up new paths, then break them apart »

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Video Games: Check Out The Reveal Trailer For Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens

2 February 2016 3:53 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Expect more info later on today, but for now we do know that the game will feature exclusive playable content that bridges the story gap between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens. Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens is looking at a June 28 release date for Nintendo 3Ds, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Wii U, Windows PC, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. »

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Video Games: Reveal Trailer For Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens Leaks A Bit Early

2 February 2016 3:53 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Expect more info later on today, but for now we do know that the game will feature exclusive playable content that bridges the story gap between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens. Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens is looking at a June 28 release date for Nintendo 3Ds, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Wii U, Windows PC, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. »

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Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens - first images and details

2 February 2016 2:09 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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The series of Lego Star Wars videogames continues with The Force Awakens. See the first screenshots, footage and more within...

Let's face it, most of us would have been surprised if a Lego Star Wars game hadn't come out in the wake of The Force Awakens' two billion-dollar spree in cinemas. And true to form, here it comes - as confirmed by a page which appeared on the Xbox Store's website. 

As developed by Tt Games, the Lego videogame formula is familiar stuff by now: light platforming and shooting action coupled with the curiously addictive process of collecting bricks and building ships and props from the Star Wars franchise. The Xbox Store entry reveals that the Lego Force Awakens introduces extra content that "bridges the story gap" between Return Of The Jedi and last December's Episode VII. We're guessing we might see some more of the Battle of Jakku, »

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