Continuing the Star Wars saga where Return of the Jedi left off, Luke Skywalker aims to restore the Jedi Order while Leia and Han Solo work with the New Republic against the remnants of the Galactic Empire and a new potential threat.
Admiral Ackbar, who was first introduced in Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi, has become one of the more popular side characters over the years despite only one movie appearance to date. He helped win the raid on the second Death Star. And he's notorious for saying 'It's a trap!' A line of dialogue that has been uttered by others in the franchise, but never with such gusto. It's no secret that director J.J. Abrams is bringing the character back in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. But what many may not know yet is that the same actor will be reprising this high ranking Mon Calamari rebel. And certain aspects of the production just don't sit right with the longtime puppeteer.
The fact that Admiral Ackbar is in Star Wars: The Force Awakens was first leaked by a set of character photos that mysteriously appeared on the Internet. But J.J. Abrams then decided to show off the Mon Calamari in the behind-the-scenes reel he brought to this year's Comic-Con. It makes sense that the character would return. As Kathleen Kennedy has confirmed, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is directly connected to the events in Return of the Jedi, picking up thirty years after the fall of the Galactic Empire.Read More
Star Wars fever is running at an all-time high, with Star Wars: The Force Awakens arriving in theaters this Christmas. And while average, everyday fans have to settle for action figures and branded soda cans to celebrate their love for the franchise, the rich actually get to own a piece of Star Wars history. One such lucky fan with a very well-endowed wallet snatched up a piece of memorabilia that may be the most coveted keepsake in the whole galaxy.
Yes, Princess Leia's iconic slave bikini costume from Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi went on the auction block this week, and it fetched a pretty penny. Worn by Carrie Fisher in the 1983 trilogy ending sequel, the skimpy metal and clothe bathing suit went for $96,000. It is the same outfit the actress can be seen wearing during the opening Jabba the Hutt barge escape scene, where Leia chocks Jabba to death.Read More
Back in December, LucasFilm used a set of specially designed Topps trading cards to reveal the names of several characters from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, such as Rey, Finn, Poe Dameron and the ball droid BB-8. As it turns out, Topps is actually releasing a series of trading cards with similar designs. The first card images have been revealed as Topps announces their Star Wars Card Trader App. Fans can download the app in the iTunes App Store or on Google Play.
Collect and trade over 1,000 officially-licensed Star Wars digital cards. All of your favorite characters, vehicles, and locations from the Star Wars universe are here. From the nostalgic, including replicas of the original "STAR WARS '77" set by Topps, to the futuristic, including all new trading cards with exciting digital twists, you'll be able to take your entire Star Wars card collection with you anywhere you go. The first cards released are BB-8, Poe Dameron, Kylo Ren, Rey, and other characters from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which you can see in the photos below.Read More
What's interesting about this is Luke Skywalker is the only character from the original trilogy that hasn't been seen in any photos or official footage so far. There have been plenty of rumors about his place in the story, none of which have been confirmed, but the fact that we haven't seen any images or footage of this iconic character is certainly peculiar. And, since we don't know anything official about Skywalker yet, we don't know who may be a part of his new family. Still, since we don't know the last names of Rey and Finn's characters yet, many have speculated they are related to either Luke Skywalker or other iconic characters from the original trilogy.
Speaking of character names, Cinelinx reveals that Finn may not have a surname at all. Their report claims that Finn's technical "name," as far as the First Order is concerned, is FN-2187, which he apparently used to create the nickname Finn. This unconfirmed report also reveals that the First Order trains their Stormtroopers in how to use a light saber, which means that Finn likely isn't any sort of Jedi candidate, which was confirmed when trading card photos surfaced that revealed he wasn't part of the Jedi Order.Read More
While we anxiously await the new trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which director J.J. Abrams said is coming this fall, there is still plenty of Star Wars material to keep fans occupied. During Force Friday last month, Disney and LucasFilm released a slew of new merchandise, along with a series of comic books and novels entitled Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Today, Yahoo! Movies has revealed a web comic from Korean artist Hong Jacga, which was created in collaboration with LucasFilm as part of the Star Wars canon, and offers new details about young Luke Skywalker.
The first three issues of this web comic are currently available on WebToons.com, or through the site's apps which can be downloaded from iTunes and Google Play. New issues will debut every Thursday and Sunday. The web comics actually debuted in Korea back in April, with the comics slated to run until January 2016, but today marks the English-language debut of these comics, dubbed Star Wars: The Story Before The Force Awakens, which will explore events from the original trilogy.Read More