The First Star Wars: The Force Awakens Footage Will Probably Be Seen Here

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swtitle-630x420-578x3851 (1)We’re at that crossroads when the rumor mill takes a brief pause from churning out different descriptions of what the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer might show audiences, and it’s now squarely focused on when we’ll get our first look at J.J. Abrams‘ new blockbuster. The latest clue buzzing around is that the (assumedly epic) teaser will be front-loaded onto Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies when it’s released on December 17. One giant film to introduce another? That sounds very Hollywood.

We’re not treating this as straight gospel, of course, as the news comes to us from the website StarWars7News.com, not the most prestigious of journalism outlets. Their biggest piece of data comes from a tweet from someone named Reece Steel, who claims to have spoken with the film’s first assistant director Tommy Gormley, who turned him onto the Tolkien adaptation as the way to go to find the teaser. Here’s a shot of the tweet, which was later deleted, along with Reece Steel’s entire account. Conspiracy?


The Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer Shows The New Villain Who Looks Like This

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star warsThere’s been a lot of talk about the upcoming trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which could drop anywhere from later this week to the end of the year, and we’ve heard a couple different accounts (one report describes it like THIS, while another like THIS). Though we’ll have to wait and see it for ourselves, a new report indicates that we might get our first look at the new villain in the trailer.

I still don’t know if you can spoil a trailer, but there may be some spoilers for the trailer beyond this point. You’ve been warned.


Mace Windu May Get His Own Star Wars Spinoff, Get The Details

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Mace WinduThe Star Wars universe is expanding at a pace that fans have never experienced before. We’ve got Star Wars Rebels on our TVs, Star Wars: The Force Awakens heading to theaters, Rian Johnson’s Episode VIII and possibly Episode IX, and a slew of standalone movies. While we know that Godzilla’s Gareth Edwards is directing one of these, and Fantastic Four’s Josh Trank is helming another, everything else we know about them is unofficial. There have been all kinds of rumors about characters getting their own movie, and now we have another one to add to the pile, Jedi Knight Mace Windu.

Yoda, Han Solo, Boba Fett, and even Obi-Wan Kenobi are all names that have all been tossed around, but Mace Windu is an interesting proposition. The character was originally in drafts of the first three movies, but was removed and George Lucas brought him back for the prequels. He also appears in The Clone Wars animated series. Between those and his substantial presence in the Expanded Universe, there’s a lot of potential background and stories to mine (though the EU is not officially canon anymore, it is still open to be used as fodder for the new installments).


Star Wars: The Force Awakens: Yet Another Trailer Description That’s Totally Different

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star warsHey, do you remember earlier today when we heard reports about the upcoming trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens? Someone heard a description of the action from their sources and relayed it and we relayed it to you. (You can read about it HERE if you want, or just wait until a bit later, as we’ll get back to it eventually.) Well, as it turns out, they’re not the only ones with sources, and they’re not the only ones whose sources are talking about the upcoming trailer. This latest report, however, is drastically different from the first.

Again, I don’t if you can spoil a trailer, but I’m sure there are people that sensitive out there, so here goes: THERE ARE POTENTIAL SPOILERS FOR THE STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS TRAILER.


This Star Wars Character Almost Made It Into The Lego Movie

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the lego movieLego blocks and science fiction go together like…two things that go really well together. So much so that this year’s The Lego Movie was mildly disappointing for skipping over the genre almost entirely. (Sure the astronaut and the Ninja Turtle were cool, but hardly representative.) As it happens, directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller planned on bringing sci-fi and Star Wars icon R2-D2 to the multi-faceted world of The Lego Movie for a big role, but it never quite materialized.

According to Yahoo! Movies UK, who caught up with the directing duo, R2-D2 was a major player in the original drafts of the script. Miller even calls him “a Batman-level character,” comparing the blooping bot to Will Arnett’s scene-stealing self-important superhero. It’s hard to imagine what kinds of jokes the characters would have been able to tell with an unintelligible character, but the Star Wars franchise has been doing it for years, so it probably would have worked.


The First Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer Contains This

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star warsIt’s getting to be that time. Principal photography has wrapped up on Star Wars: The Force Awakens—the J.J. Abrams directed one, not the fan film of the same name, just in case you were wondering—and word is we’re getting a trailer soon. How soon is a point of contention, but it should arrive before too awful long, and though it isn’t here quite yet, we’ve heard our first description.

I guess maybe there are spoilers beyond this. Can you really spoil a trailer? Also, this is all just rumor and unconfirmed reports, so make of it what you will.