Say hello to Poe Dameron's new wingman: C'ai Threnalli, the latest character revealed from Star Wars: The Last Jedi. C'ai was introduced to this galaxy Wednesday at the San Diego Comic-Con preview night, where he was stationed inside the Star Wars booth alongside some of the other ace pilots of the Resistance.
The latest Star Wars story has arrived. Today marks the debut of Star Wars Forces of Destiny, a series of original animated shorts set in that galaxy far, far away and focusing on the franchise’s roster of female heroes. The first installment, titled “Sands of Jakku,” covers a moment not seen in The Force Awakens: Rey (voiced by Daisy Ridley) and BB-8 must escape a ravenous, metal-craving Nightwatcher worm (which keen-eyed film viewers briefly spotted early on in the film) on their way to Niima Outpost — the place where they eventually meet Finn.
Mark your calendars: “Force Friday II” (a.k.a. #ForceFridayII), Star Wars' big merchandise day, will take place Sept. 1
Star Wars: The Last Jedi doesn’t zoom into theaters until December, but it’s never too early to start planning your movie-going wardrobe. Among the dozens of new Star Wars toys in Hasbro’s pipeline for 2017 — many of which will be on display at this weekend’s Toy Fair New York trade show — are a series of weapons and gear based on characters introduced in The Force Awakens who will be returning for The Last Jedi.
“I got in character and I never got out again — and really, I’ve tried everything.” — Carrie Fisher on ‘Good Morning America,’ 2015
Wampa scratch? Lightsaber nick? Blaster boo-boo? Whatever the intergalactic wound, Band-Aid has the cure for what ails you with its new Star Wars line. Check out Yahoo Movies’s exclusive sneak peek (below) at the bandages featuring the likes of Rey, Fin, BB-8, Kylo Ren, Captain Phasma, First Order Stormtrooper, and that big furry sissy Chewbacca.
J.J. Abrams wants you to know he hates doing commentary tracks. And with that, he kicks off his commentary track for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The director’s moment-by-moment, detailed analysis is, despite his protestations, perhaps the biggest selling point of the four-disc Force Awakens 3D collector’s edition that’s hitting stores on Nov. 15. The set is a marked improvement over the version released last spring, including all the previously released features with several new bells and whistles. ...
'Force Awakens' star on documentary she narrates about a girl in a Monogolian village who bucks tradition to hunt eagles, plus her thoughts on Rogue One, enjoying a little time off, and 'Reylo' as social media phenomenon
Just like that the already-daunting task facing Jyn Erso and her ragtag Rebel crew got exponentially more difficult. Darth Vader — Sith Lord, Imperial enforcer, and all around bad dude — is on their case. In the brand new trailer (above) for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, released Thursday night during the Olympics coverage, the man in the mask made his long-anticipated appearance.
Who are Rey’s parents? What has Luke Skywalker been up to? What is a Snoke? Of all the big questions left unanswered in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, there’s one that’s bigger than them all: How the heck did C-3PO wind up with a red arm?
Despite what we saw at the climax of Star Wars: The Force Awakens — the beloved rapscallion run through by his son’s lightsaber in a moment that still brings tears to our eyes — Lucasfilm is going to great lengths to reassure fans that Han Solo is immortal. Like that moment at the end of Pulp Fiction when John Travolta triumphantly exits the diner, even though his character was killed in a scene moments earlier, Star Wars’ roguish hero continues to live on in that galaxy far, far away. Written by Star Wars vet Lawrence Kasdan (who’s known for his crackling Han Solo dialogue) and son Jon and helmed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller (The Lego Movie), the anthology movie will be set before the events of A New Hope.
Yes, the guy who can fly anything, Poe Dameron, is back in action. As previously announced, the ace Resistance pilot and one of the young heroes of Star Wars: The Force Awakens (played by Oscar Isaac) is getting an eponymous Marvel comic series beginning next month. Set before the events of the blockbuster film (which arrives on home video in April), Star Wars: Poe Dameron No. 1 finds the X-wing jockey, accompanied by faithful droid BB-8, leading a sqaudron of pilots on a top-secret mission under orders from General Leia Organa.
Your Blu-ray player is about to awaken. During its annual shareholder meeting on Thursday, Disney announced that its money-printing blockbuster sequel Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be released on digital home video on April 1, and on DVD/Blu-ray on April 5. The J.J. Abrams-directed flick — the first Star Wars movie released since Disney bought Lucasfilm in 2012 — has earned $2.05 billion at the worldwide box office over the winter, including a record $926 million in the United States.
Harrison Ford introduced a sneak preview of the upcoming Star Wars-themed expansion to the Disney Parks during a special broadcast on ABC.
For fans, there is no fact too small about the making of a Star Wars movie. Now, two months removed from the release of The Force Awakens, it’s time to start mining the record-setting film for all the nitty-gritty details that didn’t come out during its initial globe-spanning media tour. Today’s generous provider of tiny Star Wars details is Julian Smirke, a Bad Robot vet who worked as an associate editor on The Force Awakens.
Have the toy makers heard the complaints? After a year seemingly bereft of female hero action figures from blockbuster films, 2016 is bringing a welcome change. As showcased over the holiday weekend at the North American International Toy Fair in New York, there will be a slew of female characters alongside their male counterparts on store shelves in the coming months from such films as Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Batman v Superman, Suicide Squad, Captain America: Civil War, and Ghostbusters. Click through to see the highlights
Nearly two months after it was revealed that House of Lies star Ben Schwartz helped give the adorable new droid BB-8 its voice in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the actor can finally talk openly about the surreal experience. Schwartz, who worked with The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams on the NBC spy drama Undercovers, told Reddit this week that the filmmaker approached him during a Star Wars production lull. Abrams told Schwartz he wanted BB-8 “to have personality,” Schwartz recalled (see the video above).
Last month, Disney Animation Studios artist Brian Kesinger delighted fans of all things geeky and cute with a series of drawings account featuring Star Wars: The Force Awakens characters in the style of beloved comic strip Calvin and Hobbes. In his first batch of excellent ‘toons, Kesinger put Resistance X-Wing pilot Poe Dameron into the role of Calvin, the troublemaker with a rich imagination and big heart. This time around, Kesinger (who worked on the upcoming Zootopia, among other films) has made new baddie Kylo Ren the Calvin of his cartoons, and it’s actually a perfect fit.
How pumped was Joe Sill, L.A.-based filmmaker and lifelong Star Wars fan, about new movies like The Force Awakens? The result, a six-minute short called “Kara,” is one of the more touching and visually impressive Star Wars fan films to date (watch it above). The twist here is that the young woman, named Kara, is accompanied by her father — which sets it apart from most Star Wars lore.
Maybe Captain Phasma survived the destruction of the Starkiller Base after all? Gwendoline Christie told People Magazine at this weekend’s SAG Awards that the chrome-domed Stormtrooper she played in Star Wars: The Force Awakens officially will be returning for the franchise’s next film. That answers a major question left by director J.J. Abrams’ smash hit, which seemed to have left Phasma in the First Order’s massive base when the Resistance’s X-Wing pilots destroyed it.
The next ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ movie will open where the next 'Star Wars’ movie was to have launched in May 2017. Star Wars: Episode VIII is being pushed back seven months, from Memorial Day weekend in 2017 to Dec. 15 of that year. Instead, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales will open on May 26, 2017, Star Wars’ old home.
In between breaking out in sci-fi flick Attack the Block and becoming a global mega-star thanks to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, John Boyega starred as a struggling ex-con in a small indie drama called Imperial Dreams (watch the trailer above). “Imperial Dreams [is] based on a young troubled writer who has to struggle in the imperial courts projects while single handedly raising his son,” Boyega wrote, referring to the infamous housing project in Los Angeles.