Lucasfilm and visionary director J.J. Abrams join forces to take you back again to a galaxy far, far away as Star Wars returns to the big screen with Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
The film stars Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Max Von Sydow. Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk are producing with Tommy Harper and Jason McGatlin serving as executive producers. The screenplay is by Lawrence Kasdan & J.J. Abrams and Michael Arndt. Star Wars: The Force Awakens releases in U.S. theaters on December 18, 2015.
Andy Serkis' Supreme Leader Snoke tells Adam Driver's Kylo Ren that he is about to face his greatest test in a new extended TV spot for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Though running one full minute, there are only a few select new scenes from the movie. And all of it is action-packed and filled with explosions. Han Solo shoots a Stormtroop that does a backflip, an X-Wing Fighter takes a direct hit, and Chewbacca gets a new beauty shot that shows the wookie ready for action. It's a fun Thanksgiving treat that doesn't offer too much in the way of story.
The latest Star Wars: The Force Awakens clip debuted on The official Star Wars Facebook page. It arrives as a special treat on Thanksgiving. We only have 22 days left until the movie is in theaters, with the world premiere happening in Los Angeles on December 14 in the heart of Hollywood. All of the stars from the movie both new and old are expected to be in attendance, and it will be one of the biggest red carpet events of all time.Read More
You didn't think we'd go into the Thanksgiving holiday without at least one more story on Star Wars: The Force Awakens, did you? Thankfully, we do have one more Star Wars: The Force Awakens tidbit, which hints that we may be seeing more of the iconic Mark Hamill very soon. Earlier today, Omaze posted a new video with director J.J. Abrams, on behalf of their successful Force For Change campaign, which raised over $7 million for UNICEF. The end of this video teases that Mark Hamill may appear in a new video arriving sometime next week.
If you've been following Star Wars: The Force Awakens over the past few years, you have noticed a distinct lack of Mark Hamill's beloved character Luke Skywalker in any of the footage and photos released thus far. J.J. Abrams himself has teased that he has been purposefully holding back this Jedi warrior from the fans, which has only added fuel to the several rumors swirling about him. Naturally, none of these details have been confirmed yet, but they are still rather intriguing, nonetheless.Read More
While the prospect of Robert Zemeckis, Steven Spielberg or Ron Howard directing any of the Star Wars prequels is certainly intriguing, it isn't known if they would be working strictly from George Lucas's scripts, or if they would have co-written the films with him. George Lucas did write Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace and Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith by himself, but he enlisted the help of co-writer Jonathan Hales on Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones. We'll never know if the prequels would have been received better by fans and critics alike had Robert Zemeckis, Steven Spielberg or Ron Howard been involved, but it's certainly an intriguing thought to ponder.
George Lucas made headlines last week, when he revealed that Disney didn't want to implement any of his Star Wars ideas into Star Wars: The Force Awakens, after he sold LucasFilm to the studio for $4 billion back in 2012. It isn't know if George Lucas will ever reveal what his vision was for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and the sequels that will follow, but we know he had been planning these movies for over 30 years. Last December, a 1983 interview with Mark Hamill surfaced, where the actor said that George Lucas was planning on making a sequel trilogy in 2011.Read More
With just 23 days left until Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters, not too many people have actually seen the film, aside from a terminally ill fan who was granted a private screening, just days before he passed away. And we know a few select members of the cast and crew's family have enjoyed a screening. Today, we learn of at least one other person who has now seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens, a member of the MPAA ratings board, who according to Box Office Mojo, has given the film a PG-13 rating, for "sci-fi action and violence." This news doesn't come as much of a surprise, given that most big-budget movies of this ilk are PG-13. But at least now we know for sure.
What is surprising is that this is only the second Star Wars movie to garner a PG-13 rating, along with 2005's Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith. The first five movies, Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980), Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983), Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) and Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones were all rated PG. Of course, the PG-13 rating wasn't implemented until the summer of 1984, with Red Dawn released as the first ever PG-13 movie. The PG rating for the first two prequel movies isn't that surprising either, given the more kid-friendly nature of those adventures, which introduced us to the divisive Jar Jar Binks.Read More