Friday, December 12, 2014

Retro Cards Reveals Star Wars Character Names

Combine a re-creation of Topps '70s era trading cards with moments from Star Wars: The Force Awakens and you finally get the names of a few of the characters that will be in the film. Makes you wonder what arm twisting torture was required to get JJ Abrams to approve even the release of this tiny nugget of info. Any below is the list of new info while the entire card set can be found at Entertainment Weekly or i09.com.


- Pop-up Stormtrooper is called Finn (John Boyega)
- Rolling droid is called BB-8
- X-Wing pilot is named Poe Dameron
- Girl on speeder bike is Rey (Daisy Ridley)
- Sword Lightsaber holder is called Kylo Ren

Friday, November 28, 2014

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Teaser Trailer

Here is the teaser trailer for Star Wars: Thee Force Awakens that is due Christmas 2015. Being an JJ Abrams flick, the teaser is just that - a whole lot of images that tell you absolutely nothing about the film except that the CGI will be great.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Star Wars Episode VII Gets Official Title

In a tweet today, Walt Disney revealed the official title of the next Star Wars films along with a logo. The tweet say: "Star Wars: The Force Awakens has completed principal photography. #TheForceAwakens #StarWarsVII"

Probably for the marketing simplicity the film will be referred to as Star Wars: The Force Awakens while the unspoken fan version will be Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens. The title pretty much explains why the Extended Universe had to be trash canned. Between the title and story rumors, the 30 years between the end of "Return of the Jedi" and "The Force Awakens" was not the Jedi Order returning but really just Luke Skywalker disappearing and the galaxy just moving on after the fall of the Empire.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Star Wars Episode VII Ends Principle Photography

It seems principle photography has ended for Star Wars Episode VII based on a since deleted tweet that included an image of a letter from the producers to the cast and crew. Basically that will allow for nearly a year of post-production work to be done on the film, probably with every minute needed for what will likely be a special effects heavy film. It also means that what little news has leaked about the movie will crawl to zero as director JJ Abrams ability to control leaks becomes nearly absolute since its all in house work from this point onward. Below is the text of the note:
"To the Extraordinary Cast and Crew of Episode VII:

It is a true honor and absolute joy to come to set every day and work alongside each of you. Your professionalism, passion and patience is more deeply appreciated than we could ever express.

From the deserts of Abu Dhabi, to the Forest of Dean, to the stages of Pinewood, you have risen to every challenge and been as wonderfully kind as you are brilliantly talented.

Our ambition here is large, of course, and it must be: we are here to make a film that entertains millions of people, of all ages, for generations. To create an experience people will cherish watching as much as we will cherish having made it, together.

How lovely it would be if you had, in addition to your name on the screen, some actual real tangible proof that you were part of it! Here, then, is that proof. Wear it well, wear it healthily, wear it proudly. But, mostly, thank you.

With Love - JJ Abrams, Kathleen Kennedy, Bryan Burke

Monday, August 11, 2014

Force for Change Winner Announced

After a several month campaign that resulted in raising $4.2 million dollars for UNICEF Innovation Labs along with another $1 million from Disney, a winner has been revealed for a walk-on role in Star Wars: Episode VII. A video is below as DC Barns was surprised with his win in what he thought was just a donor video chat. In addition JJ Abrams tweeted his support with an image of a note held in what may or may not be Luke Skywalker's robot hand.