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- The Force Awakens Characters
- The Force Awakens Teaser
- Rebels Season Two Premiere at Celebration
- Episode VII Facts and Rumors
Meet Finn, Rey, Poe Dameron, Kylo Ren, and BB8 from 'The Force Awakens'
Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awaken Teaser Trailer Avaliable Now!
Lucasfilm and ReedPOP announced that the second season of 'Star Wars Rebels' will premiere at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim in April...
Everything we know, plus all the rumors, about Star Wars Episode VII....
Sunday, December 21, 2014
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The Holidays are upon us and another week draws to a close... it's time for another edition of of In Case You Missed It! This week we've got more details about The Force Awakens, words from the cast & crew, exclusive reveals, the return of Anakin Skywalker, comics galore, Christmas goodies, Yoda on Rebels, Captain Phasma & much more! Read on to get caught up...
Mark Hamill Talks About Avoiding Drones on the 'The Force Awakens' Set
It seems all of the awesome set photos we got a few months ago caused quite the stir on set, and the crew had to go to extreme measures to protect their secrets.
Andy Serkis Answers Ten Questions About 'The Force Awakens'
The motion capture legend opened up(slightly) about Episode VII and his role in it.
Oscar Isaac Got His Uncle a Role as an Extra in 'The Force Awakens'
Episode VII is all in the family!
Maisie Richardson-Sellers Confirms Her Role In 'The Force Awakens'
Filming has been over for a while now, but that hasn't stopped more actors
Thank You Message From 'The Force Awakens' Cast & Crew
Get a glimpse behind the scenes in this video, which features the filmakers showing the appreciation for the Force For Change campaign.
Video: Disney XD's Inside 'The Force Awakens' Trailer
The short special gave us a few interesting tidbits of info about the now infamous trailer.
EXCLUSIVE: More Details About Lupita Nyong'o's Role in 'The Force Awakens'
This week we have some more info about what type of character the the Oscar winner will be playing.
Yoda to Appear on 'Star Wars Rebels'
Joining the Rebellion the grand master is. And by Frank Oz, voiced he will be be. Exciting this is.
Matt Lanter Reveals He Recorded New Anakin Skywalker Lines Today
More Clone Wars? Rebels? Battlefront? What could he be recording for?
Marvel's March Slate of Star Wars Comics Preview
Marvel is going to hit the ground running next year with a plethora of new Star Wars comics!
StarWars.com Previews 'Star Wars: Princess Leia #1' Comic
Marvel unveiled a fascinating, and chilling preview of their comic focusing on Leia.
Star Wars References on 'The Colbert Report' Finale
Stephen Colbert's Comedy Central program has come to a close, but he couldn't help but squeeze in some Star Wars references before the end
Jason Reitman to Re-Stage 'Empire' Starring Aaron Paul and JK Simmons
How about that cast?!
Lucasfilm Sends Holiday Greetings Via Animated Short
Holiday shenanigans ensue as Artoo and Chopper try to spread some Holiday cheer.
Check out the Awesome 'Star Wars Rebels' Crew Christmas Card
Ezra and Zeb are back to their old ways in this greeting card for Lucasfilm employees.
Video: A Most Impressive Star Wars Themed Christmas Light Show
Prepare to be amazed as a collection of John Williams' scores are set to an awesome light show.
New 'The Force Awakens' Character Name Revealed?
Who is "Captain Phasma"? And is Gwendoline Christie playing the part?
'The Force Awakens' "SIE" Fighter Concept Art Description
More details on new Starfighters we might be seeing in Episode VII!
Episodes VIII and IX to Focus on Luke and Leia?
The Sony email hack may have revealed the plot of the next two films in the Sequel Trilogy.
Also Check Out...
- The newest SWU Podcast, which features a great discussion about Star Wars collecting, as well as the latest news, rumors & more!
- Darth Daddy's latest Customizing Corner, showing off the works of Brandon Jackson!
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Friday, December 19, 2014
0:00:00 to 0:58:45 Intro + Interview with Mark Bellomo
0:58:45 to 1:30:41 News + Inside Info
1:30:41 to end of show: Rumors + Wrap Up
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Matt Lanter is returning to Star Wars. The actor who provided the voice of Anakin Skywalker for six seasons of Star Wars: The Clone Wars posted a surprise on his Facebook Page today, revealing that he had recorded something new as Anakin Skywalker. Lanter posted a picture of a microphone with the caption "Recorded a little Anakin today...man that felt good! #clonewars @starwars"
A few months back Lucasfilm and Omaze partnered to launch the Star Wars: Force For Change initiative to benefit UNICEF. The program offered up tons of awesome rewards for donating, and even gave one lucky fan the chance to be in Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens. Force For Change has since ended, but today The Force Awakens crew are back to give us an update on the campaign's triumph's, and to give us a message of thanks. In the video below, Director J.J. Abrams, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy and many members of the production crew, as well as Chewie and Artoo, appear on set to say "thank you".
I often say that Star Wars fans are among the best People on the planet, and things like this certainly reaffirm it. It's awesome that everyone at Lucasfilm and Omaze have rallied fans together in support of this great cause. Big thanks to them as well!
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
After working all year to bring us new Star Wars, the good folks at Lucasfilm have set aside some time to send us all some Christmas cheer in the form of a 2D animated short. The minute long film features R2-D2 and Chopper from Star Wars Rebels using paper cut outs to create various Star Wars ships & characters, as well as Snowflakes.
Click here to watch it!
Happy holidays to everyone at Lucasfilm and special thanks for all their hard work, past, present and future! I think the only thing this short was missing was a cameo by BB-8 from The Force Awakens.
The Holidays are upon us, and that means more opportunities for Christmas light enthusiasts to do more crazy/awesome things with their decorations. This year, one of the latest stand outs comes from Tom BetGeorge in Newark, California. His display was featured on a recent episode of ABC's Great Christmas Light Fight and features hand built props such as a giant Guitar, Piano and drum set lit up with 100,000 lights. BetGeorge's YouTube channel hosts several videos showing the lights blinking and changing colors in tune with different songs, but by far the most impressive show is one that features a fantastic medley of Star Wars music with tracks from all six films. From The Phantom Menace's Duel Of The Fates" to Return Of The Jedi's "Victory Celebration", it's a thrilling tribute to the Saga. You can check it out below:
You can also watch this video to get a look behind the scenes of the production:
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from all of us at the SWU!
The wing we see to our left is very much like a TIE Interceptor’s wing. However, imagine its a little shorter and nearly twice as long, almost emulating the shape of the Star Destroyer’s triangle shape. However, you know how the TIE Interceptor wing has a fork in it? Well another wing is placed inside it, connecting to the fork. This wing is red. It almost looks like an airplane wing and the flat side connects into the fork of the wing. Near the tip of the red wing is a small laser gun.
Here is a very crude image of how the red wing fits in as it is nearly impossible to describe right now. Remember, the wing is about 50% shorter, and 100% longer. Also, the space between the fork area is very thin unlike the TIE Interceptor:
If I were a betting man, I would say we’re not going to see this design on screen. But that’s just my guess. The point is, they experimented with lots of TIE designs. I still hope I get to blow this ship up in a video game one day. Since its special forces, in theory, it could make a one time appearance on a special mission, right? Probably not.
That's a very interesting design, though it sounds like we won't be seeing it in the actual film. It's definitely a new take on the TIE fighter, but I feel like it might be too different to appear in the film. I would rather they added the third red wing on both sides of a TIE interceptor, that would look cool.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens in theaters December 18, 2015 and stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, and Oscar Isaac.
We know now that the narrator of The Force Awakens teaser was Serkis’ unspecified character, but at first no one was sure which actor was speaking. Was his voice being deliberately masked? “That is the character,” Serkis says, adding that the gravelly, ominous voice is entirely organic. “There’s no digital manipulation. That’s just me.”
The rumor that Serkis will take on more than one part is “not true at all,” Serkis says. “I can say I only play one character.”
Serkis laughs, and considers what he can reveal. “I have to be very careful about how I answer these questions. The character …” he says, followed by a long pause. “He’s been through some stuff.”
It’s true—though Serkis simply didn’t know how large a role his voice would play in those 88 seconds. Apart from the background muttering of droids, his is the only voice that we hear. “Director J.J. Abrams and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy] told me, ‘You’re all over the trailer,’ but I didn’t know what that meant,” Serkis says. “I thought, ‘Oh great, they’re using the voice of the character I play for the trailer. That’s fantastic.’ Not thinking what that would actually translate into.”
“I can’t say a single thing about that. I’m sorry!” Serkis says with a massive grin. “These things will all come out in the fullness of time, I promise.”
This report from Jedi News also gets a big laugh out of Serkis – along with a sustained eyeball-roll. “I’m not leading a band of gymnasts or acrobats,” he says.
Citing multiple inside sources, Ain’t It Cool News reported over the summer that the title would be The Ancient Fear. Obviously, that proved to be incorrect–but did the title perhaps change? “No, no, it’s always just been called Episode VII to this point,” Serkis says. “Then I knew it was called The Force Awakens. It’s very pertinent.”
“No, I wasn’t,” Serkis says. “But I talked to him about it, and it was all dealt with very seamlessly, so it’s all cool. And he’s fully recovered now. And he came back pretty quick.” Were people more cautious around the Corellian freighter after that? “I would think so!” Serkis said.
“People were flying drones over the walls to see what’s going on,” Serkis says. The secrecy is not about wanting to withhold from fans, he added—“it’s about not wanting to spoil anything for anyone. The expectation is massive, and nobody wants to ruin it in any way. I think that’s right. No one wants to, by saying the wrong thing or being misleading, you don’t want to dilute it.”
“That, I hope,” Serkis says, crossing his arms. “I’d better.”
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