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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Fan Art Is Already Here, And It’s Pretty Stellar

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If there’s one thing that was as much a sure thing as the Star Wars: The Force Awakens breaking the internet yesterday, it’s that there would be fans riffing on it within minutes of it hitting the interwebs. Star Wars is one of those massive pop culture phenomenons that seems to inspire endless creativity in those who love it, with the results ranging from fan films to cosplay to, well, just about anything you can think of. One of the first waves of creativity birthed by the Force Awakens trailer is an array of excellent artwork, much of it in the form of poster art that’s as good as anything Hollywood puts out. I know I’d clear a space on my wall for this one, which was created by Legion of Potatoes on Tumblr. Because there’s no way one single potato could create something this epic.

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That Creepy Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer Narrator Has Been Revealed

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SaberThere was almost no dialogue in yesterday’s first Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer. It was very much a teaser, a mood piece that mixed a first look at the film’s cast with some gorgeous imagery and a brand-new bit of John Williams score. But helping to set that mood was a short but effective bit of voiceover narration. An ominous voice declared, “There has been an awakening. Have you felt it? The Dark Side…and the Light.” It was creepy as hell, but it also posed a mystery: just who was it that was speaking, both in terms of the actor and the character? Well, now we may have an answer…about the first part, at least. Here’s the trailer so you can hear the voice in question again.

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James Gunn, William Shatner, And More React To The Force Awakens Trailer

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SaberScrew Black Friday — pretty much all anyone’s talking about right now is that Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer. Love it, hate it, or fall somewhere in between, I haven’t met anybody yet who didn’t have a strong reaction to it one way or another, and celebrities are no exception. So naturally many folks have taken to the social mediasphere to share their thoughts on the Falcon, that lightsaber, and that ball-droid we all want for Christmas.

This past summer James Gunn gave us one of the best Star Wars movies that isn’t actually a Star Wars movie in the form of Guardians of the Galaxy. He posted his thoughts on Facebook:

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer Is Here, Is It Everything You Wanted?

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It’s been just over two years since the jaw-dropping announcement that Disney had bought Lucasfilm, and that more Star Wars movies were on the way. Since then there have been countless rumors, constant speculation, and a ridiculous number of words devoted to discussing just what might be in store for us. Well, now it’s here, the first tangible look at Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Check out the new teaser trailer below.

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Comic(s) Relief: Darth Vader To Face This Star Wars Baddie On The Comics Page

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VaderHuttDark Horse published Star Wars comics for over 20 years, but now that George Lucas‘ franchise is in the hands of Disney, the license has shifted over to Marvel — which Disney owns. They’ll be launching several new Star Wars comics series next year, and just like the new movies, the Rebels animated series, and, well, pretty much everything Star Wars related from this point out, it will all take place in the same official, overarching canon. Beginning with Star Wars #1 in January 2015, we’ll get new comics stories focusing on the original trilogy’s core trio of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Princess Leia…plus a series focusing on everybody’s favorite asthmatic cyborg, Darth Vader himself. And it turns out he’ll be launching the comic that bears his name in style — by confronting another of Star Wars‘ most iconic baddies: Jabba the Hutt.

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Star Wars Rebels Already Has A Follow Up In The Works And It Takes Place Here

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star-wars-rebels-trailerDisney and Lucasfilm are in the process of expanding the Star Wars universe in ways it has never grown before. They’ve got Star War Rebels on the air, episodic movies like Star Wars: The Force Awakens in the works, standalone films scheduled, and comics, movies, games, and novels all adding to the official canon. If that sounds like a lot, it is, but if it sounds like enough, it is most certainly not. They’re taking the Marvel, lets-do-as-much-as-we-possibly-can approach, and they have another animated series in development.

Rebels has turned out to be a lot of fun (I’m still way, way behind because I don’t get Disney XD at home), and was renewed for a second season right as season one kicked off earlier this fall. But according to a report over at Slashfilm, the high Disney muckety mucks already know how the series is going to end, and have a new one lined up to fill the void. This isn’t super imminent, as they still reportedly plan to do “about” three or four seasons of Rebels, but it definitely shows how they’re approaching this new age of Star Wars, and that they have an eye on the future.