- New 'The Force Awakens' Teaser
- Star Wars Land Announed
- 'Rogue One' Cast Revealed
- Colin Trevorrow to Direct Episode IX
Lucasfilm released a new 15 second teaser for Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens on Instagram....
Disney CEO Bob Iger Announces plans for 'Star Wars Land' Parks at Disney World in Florida and Disneyland in California....
Forrest Whitaker, Madds Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, and more join Felicity Jones in the cast of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story....
Colin Trevorrow (Jurrasic World, Safety Not Garunteed) has been revealed as the director of the final installment in the sequel trilogy....
Friday, September 4, 2015
In a Force Friday surprise, StarWars.com updated their datatbank (where fans can go to find official, in universe information on characters, planets, ships, and more) with lots of new content from Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens. This includes entries for Poe Dameron, BB-8, Rey, Finn, Kylo Ren, Captain Phasma, General Hux, Jakku, and the First Order Star Destroyer (Finalizer). While there is nothing ground breaking revealed, it's nice to see sequel trilogy information being included with the rest of the saga in official forums.
In celebration of Force Friday, Lego has released a new mini movie featuring the "Rey's Speeder" set from Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, which hit shelves today. You can check it out for yourself below,
We watched the trailers, we've seen the characters, now all that's left to do is actually hear them. The first two trailers for The Force Awakens were narrated by Supreme Leader Snoke(Andy Serkis) and Luke Skywalker(Mark Hamill), respectively, but we haven't heard any of the new characters speak in the film yet, that is until today. Yes, today is Force Friday and tons of new The Force Awakens merchandise has flooded the market. Among the various items we have been treated to is an assortment of figures and masks that talk, and some are of characters that have never been heard before. Of course, if you don't want to hear the character's voices before December 18th, I suggest turning back now. This is your official SPOILER WARNING.
First off, IGN got a hold of a talking Finn(John Boyega) action figure. Watch the video below if you want to hear how he'll sound in the film:
Interestingly John Boyega seems to be using an American accent to portray Finn as apposed to his native British tongue. In case you didn't catch all of those lines, our friends at Making Star Wars transcribed them:
- “The name’s Finn and I’m in charge now.”
- “We go back to Jakku, we die!"
- “Stay low and put up the shields!”
- “We need cover–quick!”
- “I don’t… know what… to do!”
- “I never should have rescued you!”
- “Listen, I’ve had a pretty messed up day!”
Next, we have a few lines from Captain Phasma(Gwendoline Christie) courtesy of a voice changing mask found by @davidpopineau on Twitter:
Making Star Wars also has a transcript of her dialogue:
- Move to your ships, now.”
- “On my command… ”
- “Fire FN2187.”
- “Submit your blaster for inspection.”
Here's the text version:
- “I’ve been waiting for this (day) for a long time”
- “Is it true… you’re just a scavenger?”
- “Don’t be afraid”
- “I feel it too”
- “You know what I’ve come for”
- “Don’t fight it… you know you can’t”
- “I’m immune to the light”
- “That weapon is mine”
- “Together, we will destroy the resistance and the last Jedi”
Of course this dialogue is somewhat distorted, and although it's likely it is taken directly from the film, we can't confirm that. If you want to hear these voices a bit better yourself, be sure to head out to one of your local retailers and pick up one of these toys now. And if happen to find something we haven't reported on yet, be sure to send your photos or videos to us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Source: IGN, Twitter, IGN
Since Marvel has retaken the reigns of Star Wars Comics storytelling we've got several great new series focused on various characters and eras. And this latest piece of news proves no character is beyond getting the attention of Marvel. StarWars.com has just announced that everyone's favorite Protocol Droid, C-3PO will be getting his own one shot comic titled Star Wars Special: C-3P0 #1. Writer James Robinson and artist Tony Harris will be coming together for the first time in 20 years to work on this comic.
The book will be a part of the ever expanding Journey To The Force Awakens publishing program and will be set between Return Of The Jedi and The Force Awakens. More interestingly, the story will reveal how Threepio received the red arm he appears to have in Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens. The comic is slated for release in December.
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Thursday, September 3, 2015
Over the past 24 hours we have seen the official reveal of tons of new toys and merchandise from Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens. One item that's been getting the most attention is the remote control BB-8 by Sphero. Modeled after the Droid seen in the teasers trailer for the film, the toy functions just like it's on-screen counterpart. In addition to the reveal, Vanity Fair has already gotten their hands on one of these BB-8's and has found an ingenious way to test it out. In a video released on their YouTube channel, Vanity Fair introduced the toy to a group of curious Puppies and it subsequently produced some very funny, and extremely cute results. You can watch it below:
Source: Vanity Fair(YouTube)
Latino Review is reporting that a new international wallpaper for Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens has surfaced. As you can see above, the image features Captain Phasma, Kylo Ren and General Hux in the same stance we saw on one of the Empire Magazine covers. Behind them the First Order military scene we first saw in the Korean teaser. The words "El Despertar De La Fuerza" in the logo translate to "The Awakening Of The Force". The image comes from JPosters which has made it available to download on their site in multiple sizes. You can check that out here and get some cool wallpaper for your devices. They also have several others featuring previously seen imagery.
While this does appear to be legitimate, we still have to count this as a rumor until officially unveiled by Lucasfilm or Disney.
Finally! After many months of leaks and rumors, we have once and for all been treated to our very first look at the all new Star Wars Lego sets from The Force Awakens! Earlier on the official Star Wars YouTube channel we saw all the sets revealed to us all in several locations across the globe. Now ComicBook.com has revealed official imagery of the sets along with official descriptions and pricing, which you can check out below:
75099 – Rey’s Speeder™
75100 – First Order Snowspeeder™
75102 - Poe's X-Wing Fighter™
75103 - First Order Transporter™
75104 - Kylo Ren’s Command Shuttle™
75105 – LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon
These sets, along with many other items themed from Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, will be available at 12:01am on Friday in select stores, including Walmart, Target, Best Buy, Toys"R"Us and others!
This morning as part of the "Force Friday" Live Stream event, the toy everyone was hoping for was revealed on Good Morning America. The GMA hosts revealed the new remote controlled BB-8 toy, which is controlled by your smartphone. Check out Sphero's video of the toy in action below,
Before you head out for "Force Friday" and lighten your wallet buying toys and merchandise from Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, why not take a stroll down memory lane with this video from the last time a new Star Wars trilogy was about to kick off, aka 1999.
Fashion styles come and go, but Star Wars never dies! Enjoy "Force Friday" everyone!
Source: ScottsEditReel (YouTube)
The Star Wars: The Force Awakens toy unboxing live stream is going on right now on the official Star Wars YouTube channel! The stream began just a few hours ago and hosts Andi Gutierrez and Anthony Carboni have already revealed several awesome toys from the new Episode VII line. So if haven't had chance to sit down and watch the live stream yourself, we're here to help with a recap of what was revealed.
First off, the live stream went all the way "down under" to Sydney Australia where Jay Laga'aia(Captain Typo) hosted the reveal of the new Star Wars Blade builders Lightsaber set from Hasbro. The Bratayley family was on hand to swiftly unbox the toys and fully reveal them to the world:
Subsequently, Andi and Anthony gave us a closer look at the set:
Secondly, the hosts in L.A had a reveal of their own and next unboxed Poe's X-Wing from Hasbro:
Recommended for ages 4 & up, the X-Wing will cost $49.99 and is equipped with a projectile canon and S-foils that can be opened and closed by pressing BB-8 in the rear Astromech socket. The vehicle also includes a 3.75-inch limited edition Poe Dameron figure with detectable helmet and blaster. Although the duo have some trouble attaching it's various pieces, they do give us a good up close look at the X-Wing and figure.
In addition, they revealed two upcoming books, showing off the inside and out of Star Wars: Smuggler's Run, written by Greg Rucka, and later interviewed author Cecil Castellucci about her own book Star Wars: Moving Target, which they also revealed.
And later the stream journeyed to Tokyo Japan where YouTube star Einshine revealed three brand new giant The Force Awakens figures. Two of them being a Kylo Ren and First Order Stormtrooper standing at 31-inches tall with 8 points of articulation. The Stormtrooper includes a blaster and Kylo Ren comes with a cloak, hood and Tri-saber(with removable blades). Both cost $34.99 each. The third figure is a massive 48-inch talking First Order Stormtrooper with 4 points of articulation. Priced at $99.99 the Stormtrooper has a variety of sayings that can be be activated by either the push of a button on it's chest, or via a motion sensor on it's front.
You can watch the live stream as it's happening below. And, of course, come back here to StarWarsUnderworld.com for future updates and recaps of what's revealed in the coming hours leading up to Force Friday!
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Looking for something from The Force Awakens to dress up the walls of your Star Wars room? Then the following news might be just for you; Star Wars Action News is reporting that they have acquired photos of three The Force Awakens posters that were reportedly spotted at a Walmart. The trio is shown on the front of a box of rolled and packaged posters that are shown to cost $4.98 each. One features Rey and BB-8 on Jakku surrounded by flying X-Wings, another is adorned with artwork of C-3PO, R2-D2 and BB-8, and the final poster shows a wide assortment of characters, ships and more. Check them out below:
The bottom poster is includes artwork we've seen in various places, most notably in some promo art that leaked from Russia. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled when visiting your local Walmarts and other retailers and be on the lookout for items like this, and of course, be there at 12:01am on Friday for the kickoff of "Force Friday".
Source: Star Wars Action News
"Force Friday" is mere hours away and anticipation is building as fans grow increasingly excited to get their hands on all the newest merchandise from The Force Awakens. In preparation for the occasion, Lucasfilm and Disney have looked to the most infamous Star Wars collector on the planet to take us all the way back to the beginning and recap the history of Star Wars toy collecting. Steve Sansweet, the former head of fan relations at Lucasfilm, is now the owner and curator of Rancho Obi-Wan in Petaluma, California, which houses the World's largest Star Wars collection. In a video shared by Disney, Sansweet gives us a tour of the museum and points out several toys from the past six films. You can watch it below:
The Force is strong with these collectibles. Tune in to Star Wars YouTube at 2:30 p.m. PST for a live unboxing event marking the release of products from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Full details: http://di.sn/6186ByR98
Posted by Disney on Wednesday, September 2, 2015
With a Star Wars movie coming out every year for the foreseeable future, Star Wars fans will be going to a lot of midnight premieres. With that comes staying up late--and with staying up comes coffee. A lot of coffee. Fans in Newcastle, Australia however, need not look any further than The Empire Coffee Co., be it the night before (or morning after) a midnight premiere or just on their way to work on an average day.
At first, the shop wasn't the Star Wars-fan haven it became. "Those first few days we only had a stormtrooper helmet sitting on the counter which people loved wearing and taking selfies," recalls Federicks. "But after some 'complaints' (such as "We want more Star Wars!") I then started to bring in toys from my collection and put them around the shop, wherever space was available."