The Star Wars universe is an amazing source of inspiration for all sorts of tricks and stunts, whether they’re force shields patents or Imperial Speeder Bike drones. But Square Enix may have just come up with the best toy versions of some of the popular villains in the movies, including Darth Vader, Boba Fett and the Stormtrooper soldiers. More →
We’re a long way from having to develop technology capable of fending off alien attacks like we see in sci-fi movies. All the same, Boeing has already patented a technology that seems to be inspired by Star Wars-like stories and that could bring actual force fields to current military vehicles in order to protect them from nearby explosions. More →
There are plenty of games worth getting excited about in the coming months, but none have quite as much impact as the reboot of Star Wars: Battlefront. At E3 last year, EA unveiled that the series would be returning soon, and promised to share more in the spring. Well, spring has arrived, and it looks like we’ll finally get to see Battlefront in action next month. More →
Given how unbelievably cool drones are, what with many being equipped with HD cameras and all, it’s hard to imagine how one might make a drone that much more compelling.
Well, Star Wars hobbyist and full-time Google engineer Adam Woodworth figured out how to do just that. Woodworth not too long ago placed a Star Wars Stormtrooper figurine atop of a heavily modified quadcopter drone, transforming it into an awesome 74-Z speeder bike, otherwise known as an Imperial Speeder Bike.
The result speaks for itself.
Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens hasn’t even been released yet but that’s not stopping Disney from revealing some key details about future Star Wars films. Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger on Thursday revealed that not only is his company producing the newest Star Wars trilogy but it’s also working on the world’s first-ever standalone Star Wars film that’s called Rogue One. More →
While Jony Ive has never designed a futuristic space weapon before that didn’t stop J.J. Abrams from asking his advice for how lightsabers should look in the upcoming film Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The New Yorker’s huge profile of Ive contains a section where it’s revealed that Ive gave Abrams some feedback for how to improve the design of lightsabers and we can see that Abrams seems to have taken some of his advice. More →
Earlier this week, Humble Bundle launched one of its most exciting bundles so far, featuring nine of the best Star Wars games to ever launch on PC. In just two days, the company has already sold over 215,000 bundles, raising nearly $2.5 million for the developers and for the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. More →
Disney has just lifted a bit of the mysterious shroud it’s put over the story details of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Entertainment Weekly has the scoop on some of the key characters we can expect to see in the film, including R2D2 successor BB-8, X-wing fighter pilot Poe Dameron, light saber-wielding bad guy Kylo Ren, speeder rider Rey, and Finn, a character played by John Boyega who appeared in the film’s trailer dressed in an Imperial storm trooper suit. For what it’s worth, all of these characters appeared in the first trailer for the movie that launched in late November. More →
It’s been less than a week since the exciting new Star Wars trailer came out but fans who still feel understandably burned by Jar-Jar Binks have already found something to whine about: The major redesign of the films’ iconic light sabers. You see, instead of being a straight-up light saber as in the old movies, the new films show a contraption that looks more like a light bastard sword with two extra little light sabers that stick out from the sword’s main hilt, as you can see in the photo above. More →
This is the moment we’ve all been waiting for: The first 90-second trailer of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. While the new trailer will be available in theaters starting today, it’s also just been posted over at Apple’s iTunes movie trailers page. You’ll need QuickTime to watch it, of course, so make sure you either have it installed or just open it up in Safari. More →
To say the new J.J. Abrams-directed Star Wars films are highly anticipated would be an understatement and now we at long last know a crucial piece of the puzzle for their first installment. Entertainment Weekly reports that the first film in the new trilogy will be called Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens. More →