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2:40 PM on 04.16.2015

Will Darth Vader return in Star Wars: The Force Awakens?

The latest trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens – revealed this morning at the Star Wars Celebration – has us all worked up here at Flixist. We've already watched it dozens upon dozens of times and analyzed it...

Matt Liparota



New Star Wars trailer brings the old while staying new photo
New Star Wars trailer brings the old while staying new
by Matthew Razak

Just debuted at Star Wars Celebration: a suspenseful new teaser for #TheForceAwakens.

Posted by Star Wars on Thursday, April 16, 2015

We may have had a not-trailer launch today, but far more importantly we have an actual trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. See this one didn't need a trailer for the trailer and we're still really excited about it. It's pretty easy to see why with all the pew, pew, pew and light saberring (OK, actually a lack of light saberring in this one). 

It's also exciting to get our first look at the OG actors. Mark Hammill's monologue is a little on the nose, but they're still cool and seeing Vader's helmet pretty much amped up my excitement to eleven. Considering the hype machine is just getting started on this one and the Star Wars Celebration is going on right now we're sure to be seeing a crap ton of Star Wars stuff before Force Awakens open on December 18, 2015.

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12:00 PM on 04.16.2015

Check out these new posters for Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Can you believe it? Two stories about Star Wars posters in one week, except this time, the posters are for the new movie. An eagle eyed fan noticed these early posters for The Force Awakens posted a little too early on a Span...

John-Charles Holmes

2:00 PM on 04.13.2015

Star Wars posters redone in LEGO

Part of what has made Star Wars so iconic over the years arguably has got to be the beautiful posters designed by movie legend Drew Struzand. His brush strokes have beautifully captured the spirit of many films and actors inc...

John-Charles Holmes




Star Wars coming to Digital HD April 10 with new extras photo
Star Wars coming to Digital HD April 10 with new extras
by Matthew Razak

Star Wars has always been a bit behind the curve in releasing the series' films on new platforms much to the chagrin of its fans. It took forever to get them on DVD and then forever again to get them on Blu-ray, and now on April 10 you'll finally be able to own the digitally so you can watch them on any platform. 

You will be able to re-purchase the six movies you almost already surely own as a collection or individually at all leading digital retailers, including iTunes, Google Play, VUDU, Amazon, Xbox Video, PlayStation Store, and Verizon Fios. But you aren't just getting the movies. Believe it or not there are still new special features that can be made for these films. Each digital release comes with two new, never-before-seen bonus features: Star Wars: Discoveries from Inside and Conversations. These two features will have different subjects with each release, that you can read about in the full break down of each release below.

And before you get too excited, the Digital HD releases are the same ones found on the Blu-rays so no original cuts. 

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2:00 PM on 03.31.2015

New Star Wars:The Force Awakens trailer attached to Age of Ultron

Do they seriously not want us to make it out alive? A Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer before watching the awesomeness that is going to be Avengers: Age of Ultron? I'm pretty sure this is how you commit genocide via ...

Matthew Razak

4:00 PM on 03.27.2015

Ben Mendelsohn could join the cast for Star Wars: Rogue One

We still don't know very much about Gareth Edward's Star Wars spin-off, Rogue One, but the information we do have - Alexandre Desplat will score, and Felicity Jones will star - is interesting, if nothing else. Now we may have...

Per Morten Mjolkeraaen

9:00 AM on 03.18.2015

Alexandre Desplat set to score Star Wars: Rogue One spinoff

With a new trilogy on the way and a standalone feature, Star Wars is becoming "new" again... again. Most excited fans are eagerly awaiting The Force Awakens this holiday, but there also has also been a little detail on the si...

John-Charles Holmes

1:00 PM on 03.12.2015

Gareth Edwards's Star Wars spinoff titled; Episode VIII dated

There's a Disney meeting going on a long time ago, right this second, and with it comes Star Wars news! Ben Fritz tweeted it out, and the news is here for us to read, saving us all from sitting through Disney's financial meet...

Jackson Tyler

2:00 PM on 03.11.2015

20 Star Wars books will set the stage for The Force Awakens

Now that Disney has obliterated the beloved-by-some Star Wars Expanded Universe – a massive collection of novels and other media chronicling the decades following Return of the Jedi – to clear the way for The Forc...

Matt Liparota

1:00 PM on 02.04.2015

Felicity Jones cast in Star Wars standalone

After announcing recently that Tatiana Maslany was cast in a Star Wars standalone film, now Felicity Jones is joining as the star. Is it the same standalone?? Is it something different? Either way, I'm SO on board with both o...

Megan Porch





3:00 PM on 01.30.2015

Disney confirms Star Wars trilogy's release years

In case you were wondering when we were getting more Star Wars after Force Awakens takes over the decade, we're getting at least one a year so far. After Episode VII releases at the end of this year, and the first spin-off in...

Nick Valdez

4:00 PM on 01.21.2015

Star Wars standalone testing some awesome female leads

I'm not very interested in the main Star Wars series, but what has gotten my attention are the standalone spin-off films releasing in between the trilogy. With cooler directors, and possibly cooler stories, it's only natural ...

Nick Valdez



Iko Uwais and other Raid 2 actors will be in Star Wars: The Force Awakens photo
Iko Uwais and other Raid 2 actors will be in Star Wars: The Force Awakens
by Alec Kubas-Meyer

Since its unveiling, I've thought that Star Wars: The Force Awakens has looked cool, but J. J. Abrams movies always look cool, so I wasn't sold on the whole thing. I knew I'd see it eventually, and it will undoubtedly put the prequels to shame, but how much does that really say? (Not much.)

But now I'm sold. Why? Because Iko Uwais, Yayan Ruyhian, and Cecep Arif Rahman of The Raid 2 fame have been cast in the film. There's no further information, but there doesn't need to be. If you'll remember, The Raid 2 is literally the best action film ever, and much of that comes down to the talent of these three men. Back when the spinoffs were first being announced, we put together a list of six filmmakers who should be given a chance to leave their mark on the Star Wars universe. At the top of that list was Gareth Evans, The Raid 2's director. While this isn't quite that, Uwais and Ruyhian are his main choreographers, and Rahman proved his worth as an onscreen martial artist with that incredible final fight, so it's basically the next best thing.

I would love it if halfway through the film, John Boyega happened to walk in on a fight club and then the entire narrative just stopped for 10 minutes while people just beat each other up. That definitely won't happen, but I'm sure whatever does will be freaking awesome (or J. J. Abrams will be dead to me forever).

I am so freaking excited about this, you guys. You don't even know.

[Via Collider]

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2:00 PM on 12.12.2014

Star Wars: The Force Awakens finally names its characters

Although the first teaser trailer for The Force Awakens was the very definition of tease, people have been scrounging and speculating left and right over the ten shots featured. Well, now we're one step closer to figuring out...

Nick Valdez

4:00 PM on 12.03.2014

Stephen Colbert defends Force Awakens' hilarious lightsaber

Did you check out that Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser yet? Then you're one of the many people who looked at that lightsaber and went "huh." Whether or not that was a positive "huh" doesn't matter as loads of folks have ...

Nick Valdez

10:00 AM on 12.02.2014

Someone has already gotten a Star Wars: Episode VII tattoo

"That guy's gonna be the shit! I'm telling you!" [via Buzzfeed UK and @ibreckon]

Nick Valdez



First official teaser for Star Wars: The Force Awakens photo
First official teaser for Star Wars: The Force Awakens
by Nick Valdez

It's been a long time coming. When Disney bought out Lucasfilm two years ago and announced their plans for another Star Wars trilogy, we all went into some sort of nerd shock. Whether or not you're a fan of the films, you understand the kind of weight the Star Wars name has. And whether you like it or not, this (official, not one of the many fan videos surging around social media as of this writing) first trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens sets the tone for the next decade.

With J.J. Abrams directing, a huge and notable cast joining the effort (including John Boyega and Oscar Isaac), and the original tripod of Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and Harrison Ford returning, the seventh entry is surely going to reign supreme for years to come.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens releases December 18th, 2015. What do you think? 

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3:00 PM on 11.24.2014

UPDATE: Star Wars: The Force Awakens to debut trailer in select theaters Friday

UPDATE: There are 30 theaters showing the trailer according to StarWars.com (which we've listed below). Good luck! Original story follows. Surely the most anticipated trailer for the rest of the year is for Star Wars: Episode...

Nick Valdez



Star Wars: Episode VII gets official title photo
Star Wars: Episode VII gets official title
by Megan Porch

This morning, the official twitter for Star Wars revealed that Episode VII's principal photography finished shooting... and they also threw in a graphic that contains the film's subtitle.

The Force Awakens leaves me with a lot of questions. Was the Force taking a nap? Did it just not want to be bothered after all the drama surrounding the Skywalker family? Are midichlorians still a thing?

I guess we'll just have to see the movie to find out.

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8:00 AM on 10.07.2014

John Williams starts work on Star Wars Ep. VII score in two weeks

Just a little morning news to get you listening to the old scores all day. Get hype, folks. 

Matthew Razak

3:00 PM on 09.15.2014

Obi Wan Kenobi rumored to be getting a Star Wars spin-off

We've pretty much heard a spin-off rumor for every character that exists in the Star Wars universe. We know they're coming and we know the directors of some, but they're still shrouded in mystery, thus more rumors. The n...

Matthew Razak