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New 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Toys Reveal Characters' Voices!

By Jon Niles | Sep 04, 2015 08:00 PM EDT

Captain Phasma in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Disney/Lucasfilm)

A slew of new Disney and Lucasfilm merchandise for the upcoming 2015 J.J. Abrams blockbuster, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, premiered this week on "Force Friday," providing plenty of plot spoilers for a number of characters. Thanks to few action figures and other toys revealed this week, we now know what First Order villains Kylo Ren, Captain Phasma and other characters' voices sound like, before we see them in theaters on the December 18, 2015 release date. Find out some amazing new quotes from the script that these characters will say, possibly giving some plot details away, below! Read More »

Actress Shortlist For 'Star Wars: Episode VIII' Released?

By Jon Niles | Sep 02, 2015 03:30 PM EDT

Olivia Cooke

There are so many Star Wars movies coming out over the course of the next number of years, but the new trilogy is clearly the bigger project aside from the Anthology spin-off, standalone films. That said, we haven't even watched The Force Awakens, but news is pouring in about its sequel, so far only known as Episode VIII. Apparently, a leaked shortlist of actresses rumored for a new major role in the follow up to 2015's Episode VII is making its way around the Internet with some great names! Orphan Black lead Tatiana Maslany, Jane the Virgin's Gina Rodriguez and Bates Motel star Olivia Cooke allegedly make up this list of actresses eyed by Lucasfilm and Disney. Find out more about these casting rumors below. Read More »

Get Ready For The 'Star Wars Battlefront' Beta You've Been Asking For!

By Jon Niles | Sep 02, 2015 03:00 PM EDT

'Star Wars Battlefront' from EA Games and DICE

We know that the highly anticipated video game Star Wars Battlefront from developers DICE Games and publishers EA Games has a release date set for Nov. 17, 2015, but this week we learned that an open Beta will take place a month before! Gamers can experience some great new gameplay from the title starting this October on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One! Find out more about this news below. Read More »

John Boyega's Finn Readies His Lightsaber in New 'Force Awakens' Footage!

By Jon Niles | Aug 27, 2015 05:02 PM EDT

John Boyega of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

We saw Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) ignite his controversial crossguard lightsaber in the first teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens back in November, but today, thanks to the film's official Instagram account, we have a pretty good idea who he's about to fight. In some brief new video footage of the upcoming J.J. Abrams movie, which has a December 2015 release date, actor John Boyega as Finn holds the iconic blue lightsaber of Luke and Anakin Skywalker and stands awaiting a fight. Is Finn a Jedi after all? Watch this new video below! Read More »

Is Mads Mikkelsen The Villain of 'Star Wars: Rogue One?'

By Jon Niles | Aug 26, 2015 03:00 PM EDT

Actor Mads Mikkelsen of 'Hannibal' and 'Star Wars: Rogue One'

Earlier this month, the cast members of the highly anticipated Star Wars Anthology standalone, spin-off film Rogue One were announce, with some familiar and surprising names. Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Jiang Wen, Forest Whitaker, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk and Riz Ahmed make up the cast of the 2016 Gareth Edwards heist film, but the only name that wasn't part of rumors leading up to this announcement was Mikkelsen. Who does the Hannibal series star portray in the movie and is he a villain? Keep reading to see what the Danish actor had to say about his role! Read More »

Weird Al Yankovic To The Rescue, Supports Young Girl Being Bullied Over Passion For 'Star Wars'

By Lindsey India | Aug 26, 2015 11:22 AM EDT

Weird Al Yankovic visits Elvis Duran

Weird Al Yankovic lent a supportive hand to a young girl who was being bullied for having a passion for all things 'Star Wars.' Read More »

Is Kylo Ren a Sith in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens?'

By Jon Niles | Aug 25, 2015 06:00 PM EDT

Adam Driver as Kylo Ren in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Trailer

Ever since the character showed up in the first teaser trailer for J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Kylo Ren has been on every fan's mind. Is he the new Sith villain? That strange crossguard lightsaber sure makes us think so, but Abrams this week dropped one of the biggest spoilers of the movie regarding Adam Driver's character. According to the director, Ren is not a Sith! Read more on this news below. Read More »

Lupita Nyong’o CGI 'Star Wars' Character Revealed in Trailers?

By Jon Niles | Aug 20, 2015 03:23 PM EDT

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' actors Lupita Nyong'o and Oscar Isaac

We know that director J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: The Force Awakens is full of practical effects, but some characters will appear as CGI special effects, namely Maz Kanata portrayed by Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong'o. We've seen a number of trailers and teasers for the December 2015 release, but will a new preview show off the space pirate Kanata? In a new interview this week, Lupita revealed some spoilers about when her character will be shown off. Read more below to find out details! Read More »

Is John Boyega's Finn a Jedi in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'?

By Jon Niles | Aug 18, 2015 04:09 PM EDT

John Boyega and 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' director J.J. Abrams

A brand new movie poster for the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens from iconic artist Drew Struzan premiered earlier this month at the 2015 D23 Expo. In the special poster, we see newcomers John Boyega, Daisy Ridley and Adam Driver in character as Finn, Rey and Kylo Ren respectively, with Harrison Ford's Han Solo also featured. Finn is wielding a lightsaber, which has many asking if he's portraying a Jedi in the new movie, which has a December 18, 2015 release date. Read more on this news below. [SPOILERS to follow] Read More »

Everything We Know About Kylo Ren in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

By Jon Niles | Aug 13, 2015 02:07 PM EDT

Adam Driver as Kylo Ren in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Trailer

Easily one of the most intriguing elements of the upcoming Disney and Lucasfilm blockbuster, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is Kylo Ren, portrayed by Adam Driver. This cross-guard lightsaber toting villain is definitely reminiscent of the most popular Sith Lord in the franchise of movies, but what other Darth Vader comparisons can we expect when Episode VII's December 18, 2015 release date arrives? According to a new Entertainment Weekly feature on the film, J.J. Abrams is opening up about Ren and the other characters we'll see in theaters this holiday season. Find out more details below. [SPOILERS to follow] Read More »

Will D23 Expo Include New 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Trailer?

By Jon Niles | Aug 12, 2015 06:00 PM EDT

Star Wars!

According to a new Entertainment Weekly feature on Star Wars: The Force Awakens, director J.J. Abrams has confirmed that no new footage will be shown at the upcoming 2015 Disney convention, D23 Expo taking place in Anaheim, CA, later this week. This means we won't see a new extended trailer for Episode VII, which has a December 18 release date, any time soon...or does it? Keep reading to find out more about this news and the EW cover story! Read More »

'Star Wars: Force Awakens' International Trailer Features New Footage

By Jon Niles | Aug 10, 2015 03:00 PM EDT

'Star Wars: Force Awakens' International Trailer Features New Footage

A brand new, teaser TV spot for Star Wars: The Force Awakens is making its way around the Internet today after airing in Korea this week. In the short international trailer for the upcoming 2015, J.J. Abrams movie from Disney and Lucasfilm, we get to see some brand new footage featuring the First Order, Kylo Ren, other characters and much more. Though this video is short, it is sure to evoke rumors and spoilers now that it's online and the topic of discussion early this week. Watch this new footage below! Read More »

On 'Star Wars VII' Set, Director J.J. Abrams Broke His Back, Harrison Ford Was Injured

By Stephanie Cieplinski | Jul 31, 2015 10:13 PM EDT

J.J. Abrams

While J.J. Abrams was promoting Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation (starring Tom Cruise) on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart, the director, producer and writer revealed that he actually broke his back on the set of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Read More »

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