Imagine the excitement Star Wars fans felt that Luke Skywalker and his friends would return for The Force Awakens, some 30 years after Return of the Jedi. By then, he would be a Jedi Master, his powers at their peak and–as the opening crawl indicated–powerful enough to frighten the Imperial First Order. The actor, Mark […]
Was The Force Awakens all that Star Wars fans hoped it was going to be? Mark Hamill gave us some clues: Uploaded March 5, 2016. At the University of Cambridge, he compared The Force Awakens to the Transformers series, “Cinema of Bewilderment.” Uploaded March 15, 2016.
An enterprising fan has just posted a comparison between Star Wars Episodes IV and VII:
Today, July 10, 2015, Kathleen Kennedy and J.J. Abrams promoted Star Wars VII at San Diego Comic-Con International. Here’s a reel they presented. Note how it de-emphasizes CG and points out the use of “practical” effects, sets and costumes: And here’s the panel itself:
On April 16, 2015, Star Wars Celebration Anaheim premiered Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser #2, to the roaring enthusiasm to the fans in attendance, and to the world itself through the internet. Shortly thereafter, filmmaker Oskar Arnarson thought it’d be fun to show Matthew Mcconaughey’s reaction to the teaser, mashing footage from Interstellar: Episode […]
Less than a week after Disney/Lucasfilm/Bad Robot releases its teaser trailer to Episode VII, and already we have three parody trailers. The Lens Flare edition: Posted November 28, 2014. The George Lucas Special Edition edition: Posted November 29, 2014. The Lego edition: Posted November 29, 2014. 21st century word-of-mouth!
Today, November 28,2014, the teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, has been released online and in movie theaters. Here it is: I bet you didn’t think the force could sleep, do you? Personally, “The Force Unleashed” or “Tremors in the Force” would make a better subtitle. But, I’m jazzed to see the film, […]
Half the experience of watching a movie is hearing it. In the case of Star Wars, much of the audio portion comes from the composer, John Williams, and the London Symphony Orchestra. Thankfully, Williams will be contributing to the next chapter. Note his enthusiasm from this interview in July 2013: Video posted online July 27, […]
What’s May the Fourth without Star Wars videos? Star Wars Day Greeting from J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan Posted on May 4, 2014 “Straight from London, Star Wars Episode VII director and writer, J.J. Abrams along with writer Lawrence Kasdan have a quick video message for Star Wars fans this May the 4th.” A Star […]
It’s official. The cast of Star Wars VII has now been announced. Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Kenny Baker will be reprising their roles for the new film. Joining them will be John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow. The […]