If you had to travel the galaxy using only one famous spaceship from Hollywood’s two iconic sci-fi franchises, which one would it be? Physicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has weighed in on this intense nerd fight and has explained why he would choose Star Trek’s USS Enterprise over Star Wars’ Millennium Falcon if he had to pick just one. More →
One of the major mysteries surrounding Star Wars: The Force Awakens concerns Luke Skywalker. The protagonist of the original Star Wars saga is nowhere to be seen in Episode VII trailers and TV commercials, and he’s not even on the official poster of the movie. Yet everyone else has dedicated screen time in trailers and poster placement. Mark Hamill said in interviews that he can’t share with us what happens to Luke in The Force Awakens. Director J.J. Abrams also stayed silent on the subject.
When we think of Star Wars Episodes I-III, it can be hard to separate the good from the bad. I know it’s tempting to say that the entirety of the Star Wars prequel trilogy was one glaring mistake, but if you look a little deeper, you can actually find smaller, more granular issues within the films as well.
Disney and Lucasfilm decided to offer a surprising Thanksgiving treat to Star Wars fans by releasing a brand-new TV commercial that feels more like a trailer. Slightly longer than the previous Star Wars: The Force Awakens ads, the one-minute clip shows glimpses of what The Dark Side might be up to. More →
In a few weeks, Star Wars: The Force Awakens will premiere in cinemas across the world. Given this, we can expect the Star Wars universe to expand significantly as it adds many new characters, including a cute robot we’ve fallen in love ever since we saw him appear in the movie’s first trailers.
BB-8 is the robot in question and he has already became a hit toy with fans and has sold out in stores well before the movie’s launch.
And now, you can even 3D print your very own BB-8 Christmas decoration, using the following instructions. More →
Did you know that Chewbacca and Harrison Ford apparently haven’t been on speaking terms for years? Well, that’s what Jimmy Kimmel would like you to believe in a Star Wars-related sketch he aired this week that involved Ford and everyone’s favorite wookie reconciling after years of bitterness. More →
Disney has done a solid job concealing the whereabouts of Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Trailers and TV commercials revealed various tidbits about Episode VII’s characters and plot, but Luke was never really shown — or, at least, his face has yet to be seen. In interviews, Star Wars director J.J. Abrams remained mysterious about Luke. Similarly, Mark Hamill said he can’t reveal any information about Luke’s fate in the upcoming movie, which opens December 18th. Luke isn’t even on the film’s official poster.
But Hamill just confirmed that Luke will appear in the sequel. Planned for a summer 2017 launch, Episode VIII already has a first script draft ready. Attention, though, some huge spoilers are ahead! More →
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is shaping up to be the biggest movie of the year, which shouldn’t be a surprise. The highly anticipated new episode of the Star Wars saga will premiere on December 18th around the world, with preorders having already smashed through existing records. Even so, Disney’s marketing team is heavily promoting the movie with new commercials being released on a regular basis. Furthermore, director J.J. Abrams and some of the cast have already appeared in various interviews detailing the making of the huge movie.
A brand new sketch for Saturday Night Live might be one of the best marketing stunts Abrams and Co. pulled off yet. In the short clip, the director shows some of the auditions for the movie featuring several different celebrities trying out for various roles. More →
If you’re the sort of person who plans on attending the Star Wars: The Force Awakens premiere in full cosplay, then you’re also the type of person who will want to make their own homemade light saber to bring to the theater. Happily for you, I Like to Make Stuff has posted a simple guide for creating your own giant replica light saber that involves just a handful of components. More →
Well, Star Wars fans, you probably know the drill by now. Disney is done releasing official trailers for The Force Awakens, but the company keeps revealing unseen footage and certain plot twists in more and more TV teaser ads. Sure, the most important surprises will not be unveiled in trailers and teasers, and each new short ad seems to focus on some of the new characters. Take BB- 8, for example, that brand new Star Wars robot that already became a hit toy with fans. In the most recent commercial, we’re shown how the other, more famous, droids met the tiny guy. More →
When Darth Vader isn’t using the force to battle his own son or punish disobedient soldiers under his command, when he’s not blowing up stars, and when he’s not chasing rebels, he probably has a pretty mundane life. He has to wake up on time, get dressed, clean up and do certain chores around the Death Star. At least that’s one photographer thinks that’s what happens with Vader in his spare time, and he created a hilarious set of images showing Luke’s father in day-to-day action. More →
With a month to go until Star Wars Episode VII debuts, Disney is launching more and more TV commercials to promote the movie, releasing more and more previously unseen footage and plot details in the process. In the fifth ad of the series, we get a brief look at Finn, who’s apparently very scared of something he experienced while in service for the First Order. More →