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Who Did the Voiceover in the 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Trailer?

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

One day after the teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens premiered online and in theaters, you won't have to go too far for plenty of intersting in-depth breakdowns speculating and pointing out the most specific details. One tidbit that stirred up quite the debate was just who was providing the voiceover providing the only dialogue in the trailer. Some thought it might be Max Von Sydow or Adam Driver while others were sure it was Andy Serkis. For some reason, there were even people who thought it was Benedict Cumberbatch, though he's never been confirmed to be part of the cast. Now we have an answer.

 Posted November 29 in Hype, Movie News, Star Wars | Comments

Was 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Trailer Worth Seeing in Theaters?

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

When Disney announced that the teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens was arriving in theaters this weekend, but only in 30 movie theaters across the country, there were plenty of fans who were annoyed. Perhaps sensing some backlash, Disney still ended up releasing the trailer this morning, only adding to the Black Friday madness that always follows Thanksgiving. However, for fans like me, a trip to the nearest movie theater playing the trailer was still in order. But now that we've all seen the first trailer, the question is whether or not seeing the trailer on the big screen was worth the trip to the movie theater.

 Posted November 28 in Editorial, Hype, Star Wars | Comments

Best Tweets About the First 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Teaser

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Parody

At 7AM Pacific time this morning, Disney/Lucasfilm unveiled the very highly anticipated first teaser trailer for the new Star Wars movie directed by J.J. Abrams. Die-hard geeks waking up too early after eating a massive Thanksgiving meal lead to a wonderful selection of hilarious, goofy, smile-inducing tweets on top of all the compliments and serious discussion about the teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. We've collected a few of our favorite tweets, including one amazing Photoshop (seen above) of the crazy new Sith lightsaber, for your amusement. So take a look, laugh, smile, and share your Star Wars jokes with us.

 Posted November 28 in Discuss, Humor, Hype, Star Wars | Comments

Here's How Awesome the Millennium Falcon Looks Filmed on IMAX

Star Wars IMAX

It's Star Wars mania today with the first teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens arriving. Now that we've all had a quick glimpse at 88 seconds of footage, what else is there to talk about? Well, we can't forget that The Force Awakens (directed by J.J. Abrams) will have at least one major action scene presented in full IMAX 1.43:1 ratio. It was revealed back in July that it was filming in IMAX (remember this?) and while it was confirmed a few months later that it would only be one action scene, the good news is that it will involve the Millennium Falcon. How do we know? Because Disney has sent out a full shot with the Falcon.

 Posted November 28 in Hype, Photos, Star Wars | Comments

Must Watch: The First 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Teaser Trailer

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer

"A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away..." It's here. It's time. It has been 31 years since we've seen Luke & Leia Skywalker, Han Solo, and Chewbacca in a movie, but they're back once again. Disney/Lucasfilm have unveiled the first teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, also know as Episode VII, the continuation of the Jedi story that concluded with the destruction of the Death Star at the end of Return of the Jedi. It starts with a shot of John Boyega and has a glimpse of the Millennium Falcon. From there? Well. This is what we've all been waiting for, our first glimpse after so many secrets. May the Force Be With You.

 Posted November 28 in Star Wars, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Rumor: First 'Star Wars' Spin-Off to Focus on Death Star Plans Heist

Star Wars

Hot on the heels of news when the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer will arrive, a new rumor has popped up about the first spin-off that will come one year after Episode VII hits theaters. We already know the film will be directed by Godzilla helmer Gareth Edwards with a script from Book of Eli scribe Gary Whitta. Now SlashFilm has learned from a variety of sources that the first Star Wars spin-off will focus on one of the most important plot points in the saga's history. However. this is something that we've never seen played out or discussed in detail on the big screen: the heist to obtain the plans to the original Death Star.

 Posted November 24 in Development, Movie News, Rumors, Star Wars | Comments

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Trailer Hits Theaters on Black Friday

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

After Thanksgiving on Thursday, you'll probably be recovering from stuffing your face with turkey and pumpkin pie, and hopefully excited after the Jurassic World trailer premieres during NBC Thursday Night Football. However, if you're not already planning on heading out into the world to get insane bargains on stuff you don't need, you may want to specifically go out of your way to hit up one of only nine Regal Theater locations around the country, because that's where the first trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens will premiere, but only from November 28th-November 30th. Read more details below!

 Posted November 24 in Hype, Movie News, Star Wars | Comments

Expect the 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Trailer with 'The Hobbit'

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Normally it's not worth reporting when the first trailer for a movie will arrive, but when that trailer is Star Wars: The Force Awakens, everyone is anxious to find out when we'll get the first glimpse of the next chapter in the iconic Star Wars saga. There have been rumblings that the trailer will show up before the end of the year, and that's been supported by the fact that John Williams has already been in the recording studio working on music for the trailer itself. Now a report comes from Star Wars 7 News saying that the teaser trailer will be attached to The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies next month. More below!

 Posted November 19 in Hype, Movie News, Rumors, Star Wars | Comments

Is Director A.J. Edwards Making a Mace Windu 'Star Wars' Spin-Off?

Mace Windu

As of now, there are already two Star Wars spin-off films lined up after Star Wars: The Force Awakens arrives next December. Godzilla director Gareth Edwards is already signed to direct the first one, arriving just one year after Episode VII, and Lucasfilm has already lined up Chronicle director Josh Trank to be at the helm of whatever spin-off will follow Episode VIII from Looper director Rian Johnson. However, is there a chance that another spin-off is in the works? The Better Angels director A.J. Edwards partook in a Reddit AMA and was asked about potential involvement in the revival of the Star Wars franchise. Read on!

 Posted November 18 in Movie News, Rumors, Star Wars | Comments

Watch: Fan-Made Contemporary Trailer for 'The Empire Strikes Back'

The Empire Strikes Back

Here's some fun and hype for all you Star Wars fans hungry for something new now that the title for the next chapter in the saga has been revealed. Star Wars: The Force Awakens is almost exactly a year and a month away from release, and more rumblings of a teaser trailer arriving before the end of the year have surfaced. Badass Digest says to expect it sometime in the next four to five weeks (they also have a rumored description if you're interested), so we're anxiously awaiting confirmation of this rumor. In the meantime, a fan has crafted an awesome contemporary trailer for The Empire Strikes Back to check out. Watch it!

 Posted November 17 in Hype, Star Wars, To Watch | Comments

Why Leaving 'Episode VII' Out of the 'Star Wars' Title Doesn't Matter

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Just this afternoon, the official title for Star Wars: Episode VII was announced as being Star Wars: The Force Awakens. While most of the focus should actually be on the title itself (which is just fine), there seem to be a fair amount of complaints and observations on what isn't there: the words Episode VII. Frankly, I'm not sure why this is such a big deal, especially when the argument for the inclusion of Episode VII in the title seems to just be to go along with the title pattern of the prequels, which most Star Wars fans have done nothing but complain about for years now. It's not as if there isn't a precedent for having a Star Wars title appear without an "Episode" number attached to it in the history of the whole saga. More below!

 Posted November 6 in Editorial, Star Wars | Comments

The Official Title of 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Has Finally Been Revealed

Star Wars: Episode VII

We've been waiting for months to find out what the official title for Star Wars: Episode VII would be, and today, StarWars.com came through with the biggest official announcement yet since the cast of the film was revealed earlier this year. The official title for the next chapter in the iconic sci-fi saga is called Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The title doesn't tell us much, except that maybe since the events of Return of the Jedi, all that was left in the order of warriors have gone into hiding, and maybe now they're coming out of the woodwork as a new evil begins to rise. But of course, that's all speculation at this point. Read on!

 Posted November 6 in Movie News, Star Wars | Comments

J.J. Abrams Thanks the 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Crew as Shooting Ends

Star Wars

Principal photography on Star Wars: Episode VII is now complete, and we're that much closer to seeing this highly anticipated sci-fi sequel hit the big screen. We still have over a year until the film hits theaters in 2015, but there have been rumblings that we might see a teaser trailer before the year is over, and with shooting now complete, that's not entirely out of the question. Now that filming is finished, we're just hoping for some kind of official first look other than the various UNICEF videos and charity notes that have come from the set of the film. But until then, here's the note the crew received on the last day of filming.

 Posted November 3 in Hype, Movie News, Star Wars | Comments

'Star Wars: Episode VII' Has Just One Action Sequence Shot on IMAX

Star Wars

Back in March of this year, Disney struck a new deal with IMAX that included a slew of upcoming films. Some of them we've already seen in the giant screen like Maleficent and Guardians of the Galaxy, others like The Avengers: Age of Ultron and Tomorrowland are still coming. One film that was also included in the deal was Star Wars: Episode VII. However, just because the film would play IMAX screens, we didn't yet know if any of the film would be shot on IMAX film stock. But then word came that J.J. Abrams was using an IMAX camera (though the picture used as proof might have been from Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol) as confirmed by the big screen company. But now we know more about what was shot on IMAX.

 Posted October 30 in Movie News, Star Wars | Comments

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