There were a lot of cool moments at the D23 Expo, but surprisingly little new information was released concerning the new Star Wars film, Episode VII: The Force Awakens. We did get to hear from a number of cast members in the movie and not… Read More »Disney releases Drew Struzan “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” poster at D23 Expo
For those who found the second Star Wars trilogy unbearable, we have good news. In an interview with MTV News, director J.J. Abrams says no one will even mention midi-chlorians in the film. This is a good thing, any distance Abrams can provide between Episode… Read More »No midi-chlorians in Star Wars: The Force Awakens says J.J. Abrams
With the summer season nearly in the books, and “Jurassic World” showing that there is still life at the cineplex, attention has turned to exactly how big a box office The Walt Disney Company can expect when Lucasfilm’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” flies into… Read More »Analysts predicting $2.2 billion box office for Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Just as John Ratzenberger is Pixar’s good luck charm, so to is Greg Grunberg to J.J. Abrams’ productions. Turns out the Grunberg is in the Abrams directed “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” Yeah, that’s pretty sweet. It’s not just a cameo either, but Grunberg is… Read More »Star Wars: The Force Awakens Box Office Predictions Begin
What happens if you reduce the Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser trailer to its basic forms and highlight them as beams of neon? You get a trailer that feels like it could be set in the world of Disney’s TRON:
Okay, that’s not quite exactly TRON. But I do like it.
This trailer was made by UK artist “Neonardo” who designs animation as if it was done entirely in neon. The effect is simple and fun drawing out the essence of what makes the trailer work.
Neonardo has also created an incredible animated neon take on the Marvel Ant-Man poster. Check it out below:
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Star Wars fans rejoice! Character names for The Force Awakens have been revealed! While these reveals are kept mainly to those characters in the recent trailer, it is still very exciting. Probably the coolest thing about this reveal is how they did it. Using Topp’s… Read More »Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Character Trading Cards
2015 is shaping up to be a big year for Star Wars fans. It really gets going with Star Wars Weekends at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and ends with a December release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Dates for the 2015 event were just released.… Read More »Star Wars Weekends at Disney’s Hollywood Studios 2015 Dates
Now that we’ve had a few moments to digest the first trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens and get ‘the feels’ out of the way, it’s time for a deeper look at what we see in our first glimpse of the Star Wars universe as brought to you by J.J. Abrams and team. If there’s one thing this trailer does, is it alleviates your fears. No, J.J. Abrams isn’t going to cram a million lens flares into every frame like he did with the Star Trek series. In fact, it is very much in keeping with the cinematography of the original trilogy.
In fact, this trailer appears designed to make you forget about the second trilogy (the prequels) entirely. I’d say it just about succeeds. It has the scope and adventure of the original trilogy, it evokes the dirty worn down tech we were used to, and it transports you to an otherworldly and exotic place. By the time we get to the new John Williams score, we’re ready to believe that this is going to be an awesome film.
The narrator appears to be Andy Serkis. While we know he’s been cast, we don’t know quite what character he’s playing in the film, but it might be one of the force wielding bad guys. We see the new look Storm Troopers, very close to the classic look, but just different enough to be amazing and menacing.Read More »Review: Star Wars – The Force Awakens Teaser Trailer