When Star Wars: The Force Awakens released in theaters last month, we all knew it was the beginning of something massive. Disney spent over $4 billion on the property, so no matter how many records The Force Awakens breaks in theaters, on Blu-ray or on demand, you van guarantee that the company is already looking forward to the future of the franchise.
Imagine for a second seeing Rey pushing back a slew of attackers with her lightsaber and Jedi powers, just as Captain American throws his shield at them. On a planet far far away. Would you want to see such that movie? More →
Did J.J. Abrams overuse special effects in his Star Wars movie? That may have been one of the worries fans had walking into Star Wars: The Force Awakens, as many criticized George Lucas for his overuse of visual effects in the previous Star Wars trilogy. Now you can be the judge, as a special 10-minute video Disney sent out to for Academy Awards consideration has been making the rounds of YouTube. It shows the tremendous work that went into creating the movie — rather than relying solely on computer graphics and green screens, Abrams built massive props to help the actors get into the role. More →
Picture this: you’re a fox minding your own business in a town filled with animals that live in harmony. But then you’re framed for a crime you didn’t commit, and a rabbit is hot on your tail trying to catch you – or help prove your innocence. That’s Zootopia, a new animated movie from Disney hitting theaters on March 4th. More →
Most four-wheeled robots would probably be stopped in their tracks by a high vertical obstacle like a wall, but that’s not the case for a recent Disney creation that can drive vertically up a wall. Called VertiGo and developed by Disney and ETH Zurich, the robot can roll on vertical surfaces just as easily as it does on smooth flat surfaces. More →
Now that we’ve seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens, we can’t but wonder what’s next. What will happen to the old Star Wars characters and all of the newly introduced cast? It’s too early to tell what’s going to happen next – and Disney will surely not reveal anything until it wants to – but at least we know which actors from The Force Awakens are coming back from Episode VIII. More →
What’s most impressive about Star Wars: The Force Awakens is just how much it feels like an old-school Star Wars movie. There are plenty of great reasons to dislike the prequels, but the core of the issue is that George Lucas betrayed the formula of the the original trilogy in favor of something almost unrecognizable.
Thankfully, The Force Awakens is more than recognizable — it’s a return to form for the franchise and a strong jumping-off point for a new trilogy.
[There are no spoilers in this review.]
Based on everything we’ve seen and everything we’ve heard — the trailers and commercials we can’t stop watching, the elation of the returning cast members, the addition of The Empire Strikes Back screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan — we have plenty of reasons to be excited about the upcoming release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Nevertheless, confirmation from J.J. Abrams that there won’t be a post-credits scene attached to The Force Awakens managed to make headlines all over the Internet on Monday.
No matter how much you love Disneyland and everything Disney-related, chances are you’re not familiar with all the park’s secrets and mysteries. In fact, most Disneyland fans aren’t probably familiar with all the interesting quirks that the Happiest Place on Earth hides. Thankfully, there’s a 17-year-old Disneyland fan whose life mission appears to be learning everything there is to know about the park. More →
Star Wars 7, better known as Star Wars: The Force Awakens, will hit theaters on December 18th, and Disney’s marketing for the upcoming blockbuster movie appears to be in full force – pun totally intended. After releasing the official poster for the seventh episode, the studio will launch the final teaser of the movie during Monday Night Football on ABC. But, in preparation for that, Disney has also put together a bunch of smaller videos that tease the trailer. That’s right, we have six new teasers to enjoy ahead of tonight’s big reveal. More →
Disney has bold plans for the next 4+ years, and the company has now announced every single movie it plans to release through 2020. Hotly anticipated new Star Wars, Marvel and Pixar titles are in the works, and below you’ll find a complete list of Disney projects along with all of their tentative launch dates. More →
Despite relatively low expectation, Guardians of the Galaxy was one of the most joyful (and financially successful) surprises of Marvel’s ever-expanding canon. Sure, half of them were aliens, but they still somehow felt more human than the Avengers — flawed, goofy and prone to making terrible mistakes.
We’ll have to wait nearly two years to see the ragtag team on the big screen again, but if you’re just dying to see them action before then, you might want to keep an eye on Disney XD this September when the Guardians of the Galaxy animated series debuts.
Over the course of the next two years, Disney and Lucasfilm are going to introduce an entirely new generation of filmgoers to the Star Wars universe with Episode VII: The Force Awakens and the Rogue One spinoff. In order to celebrate the occasion, animator Glenn O Neill put together a 24-minute long supercut of every character from the first six movies.