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Star Wars: The Force Awakens will not debut new trailer or clips at SDCC

Unless they are keeping a massive secret from fans attending Comic Con in San Diego this weekend, Disney and Lucasfilm will not be unveiling a new trailer for J.J. Abrams ' STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS during the Hall H presentation on Friday. In fact, if Entertainment Weekly and their sources are correct, there will be no new footage of any kind on display at SDCC. A...

Stormtrooper package details the Empire's evolution into the First Order

One of the most fascinating aspects of J.J. Abrams ' STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS is discovering what's transpired between the end of RETURN OF THE JEDI and the beginning of this film. There were quite a few familiar sights in the form of the Millennium Falcon and some altered Stormtroopers, it looks like the Empire has evolved from their previous iteration. IGN's...

Greg Grunberg claims that Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be "incredible"

There are definite advantages to having one of the biggest directors in the game as your longtime friend; when that friend lands the gig of directing STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS, there's a very good chance you'll get to appear in the film. Lucky bastard. J.J. Abrams 's good friend and frequent collaborator Greg Grunberg will of course be appearing in J.J.'s new film...

Leaked Star Wars photos show us two returning characters and a new one!

There's only 6 months that stand between us and a new STAR WARS film, and that's ridiculously exciting. Still, with SDCC around the corner and more trailers and TV spots to hit, there's bound to be a lot more FORCE AWAKENS material coming our way. If you're looking to avoid as much as possible, as to not pull a PHANTOM MENACE, then you might want to avert your eyes as we have some...

Cool Videos: Get nauseous watching all six Star Wars films playing at once

If you've got two and a half hours to kill and don't mind sending your brain on a spiraling descent into madness and nausea, Marcus Rosentrater has got just the video for you. Rosentrater has melded together STAR WARS, THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, THE RETURN OF THE JEDI, THE PHANTOM MENACE, ATTACK OF THE CLONES, and REVENGE OF THE SITH into a dizzying yet still somehow compelling...

ILM developing interactive virtual reality Star Wars movies

As studios continue to push the theater-going experience via IMAX, 3D, and other formats, Industrial Light & Magic is exploring the use of virtual reality and film. With the buzz surrounding Oculus Rift and what it could mean for the future of movies, ILM has developed the ILMxLab as an experiment on making movies fully immersive and interactive. USA Today got a chance to...

First look at the Star Wars: The Force Awakens toys debuting at Comic Con

After yesterday's news that Hall H at San Diego Comic Con would feature a major presence from STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS, Entertainment Weekly has unveiled the first look at three toys debuting at the convention next month. While it was a foregone conclusion that there would be a major merchandise boom related to J.J. Abrams ' film, this gives us our first look at the tip...

Star Wars: The Force Awakens to debut new footage at SDCC's Hall H

Disney may not be showcasing Marvel Studios at this year's San Diego Comic Con, but that doesn't mean they won't have their other big property present. It has been confirmed by StarWars.com that Lucasfilm will have a major presence at Hall H this year which will include special guests and brand new footage from STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS. It is unknown which...

Spoiler: Marvel's Star Wars comic adds a new character to the official canon

Last year, we learned that the Expanded Universe of STAR WARS would be rebranded as non-canon. Anything new produced by Disney and Lucasfilm would make up the official canon alongside the feature films and animated series. That means the Marvel comic book series that explores what occurs between the original film and THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK is officially part of the character's stories....

Andy Serkis' Star Wars: The Force Awakens character name and image revealed

With all of the trailer excitement surrounding STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS, I forgot all about Andy Serkis ' cryptic narration over the initial teaser for J.J. Abrams ' film. With all of the character reveals we have seen in recent months, Serkis' role has still bee a mystery. That is, until now. In a follow up to the Vanity Fair photo spread by Annie Leibowitz,...

Cool Videos: Celebrate 40 years of ILM's special effects with this tribute

The evolution of special effects is a fascinating one, and while computer generated imagery reigns over most films these days (often much to its detriment), there's no doubts that a lot of hard-working people have put in a ridiculous amount of their time in order to bring these effects to life. As most of you probably know, George Lucas formed Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) in...

Brad Bird explains why he passed on directing Star Wars: The Force Awakens

For many, the chance to direct a Star Wars film wouldn't be something you'd turn down, but unfortunately that's just what TOMORROWLAND director Brad Bird had to do. Back before J.J. Abrams took the helm of STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS, Brad Bird had been offered the gig but realized that he had to turn it down in order to focus on TOMORROWLAND . Brad Bird...
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