Friday, October 30, 2015

JJ Abrams "Answers" a George Lucas Question, Confirms No New Trailers

In two brief videos, JJ Abrams kind of sorta talks Star Wars: The Force Awakens. In the first various celebs ask Abrams a question, none of which he really answers but then the only Star Wars one came from George Lucas. In the second interview with Extra, the director confirms there will be no more trailers and that he is enjoying hearing about people's theories on the film's story.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Star Wars: The Original Trilogy Trailer in the Force Awakens Style

Below is a well done fan made trailer for Star Wars: The Original Trilogy that uses the music and style of the recent Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Fan Supercuts

Below are two fan trailers for Star Wars: The Force Awakens that combines all the trailers for the movie into one cohesive and very well done edit that highlights that only three minutes of the film has been viewed since this cut removes all the duplicate moments. The JJ Abrams cone of silence remains strong.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Breaks Ticket Websites, AMC Exclusive Poster

At about the same time as the final trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens was released, ticket pre-sales started and the results are very pleasing the theaters. That is after they recovered from their ticket sale sites crashing for the initial volume. The first day results includes a record $6.5 million in IMAX ticket pre-sales. The closest before this around $1 million for Hunger Games and The Avengers. AMC is reporting they have sold out 1000 shows nationwide and have chosen several theaters to remain open 24 hours on Friday. Speaking of AMC, the pic with this post is the AMC exclusive IMAX poster created by artist Dam Mumford that will be given away for "Star Wars Sundays". Anyone who purchases a ticket on Sunday from December 20 to January 10 will get one. I guess the goal is to good Sunday ticket sales and repeat buyers since Sunday is normally one of slower days of the week for movie ticket sales.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Final Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer

Post title says it all. Click here if interesting in a shot by shot breakdown.

Teaser Trailers for the Final Trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Leave it up to Disney to top the teaser trailer for the trailer. Today the company released several teaser trailers to promote tomorrow night's release of the final trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The trailer will air at some point during Monday Night Football on ESPN but its almost a guarantee that it will appear online at or shortly there after. Disney owns ESPN and Star Wars so usually corporate synergy nonsense. There might be more as seen some labeled up to 7 but these are the only ones I could find that were not duplicates.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Cinema Exclusives, Marathon Planned

As part of the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, various theater chains will have exclusive art with the release. Also several will be doing a Star Wars Marathon to see all 7 Star Wars films in theaters. Below are the details via Dark Horizons.

Star Wars Marathon Event
The Star Wars Marathon Event is the ultimate fan experience. All seven movies. One epic journey. Guests will see each of the six previously released Star Wars episodes in digital 2D beginning with The Phantom Menace and concluding with the opening of Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 3D! Guests will also receive a lanyard featuring exclusive marathon art. Coming December 17.
- See at end of post for list of participating theaters.

Regal Cinemas
Star Wars Saturdays: Each Saturday, from December 19 to January 9, at Regal theatres the first 500 guests who experience Star Wars: The Force Awakens in IMAX will receive a collectable ticket featuring unique Star Wars: The Force Awakens art. New art will be revealed each week.

Official Poster for Star Wars The Force Awakens

As a run up to the release of the final trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens on Monday night, here is the technically the first official poster for the movie. Of note is I don't see Luke Skywalker on the poster and it appears that a new version of the Death Star (again?) plays a part in the movie.

Friday, October 16, 2015

50 New Images from Star Wars: The Force Awakens

From Topps Star Wars Card Trader app are 50 new images from the movie. Some with character names and other details. None of it really spoilery and most of it repetitive but if need a fix, click here.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Star Wars: The Force Awaken World Premiere Date

Disney and Lucasfilm have landed on December 14th in Los Angeles as the world premiere date for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. After that will be the usual publicity blitz as the cast moves around the world to promote the film.

Star Wars: Rebels Season 2 Trailer

From the New York Comic Con, here is a new trailer for Star Wars: Rebels Season 2 that returns on October 14th at 9:30p ET on Disney XD.

Friday, October 2, 2015

New Star Wars Trilogy Continues Skywalker Family Saga

It not major news but it does confirm a few suspicions. In an interview with Costco Connection (yep from the warehouse store), Kathleen Kennedy pretty much confirmed that at least one of the new characters is a Skywalker (but could be many since technically any kid(s) from Han & Leia would count too).
"The Saga films focus on the Skywalker family saga," she explains. "The stories follow a linear narrative that connects to the previous six films. The Force Awakens follows Return of the Jedi and continues that generational story. The Anthology films offer opportunities to explore fresh characters, new storylines and a variety of genres inside the Star Wars universe."
The beat makes perfect sense since eps 1-3 were about Anakin Skywalker, 4-6 were about his son Luke and daughter Leia and so 7-9 focusing on one or both of their children fits. It was something the Extended Universe did for 20 or so years before it was tossed into the trash.