Anaheim Star Wars Celebration

SW Celebration Anaheim poster
SW Celebration Anaheim poster

Last week, the Star Wars Celebration was held in Anaheim from April 16-19, and no shortage of amazing news came with it. Not the least of this was the new Star Wars trailer, which we knew was going to be seen in front of the new Avengers movie, but was rumored to be leaked (in J.J. Abrams’ standard method of “accidentally” “leaking” trailers) prior to the movie. While not leaked, we still got to witness the wonder before expected.

Beyond this excitement, however, there’s more! From Anaheim we also saw the trailer for the new Star Wars Battlefront game, being developed by the Swedish EA developer DICE (Digital Illusions CE), the developer responsible for the Battlefield series of games, as well as a number of others. The trailer (here) was developed using the game’s engine, but does not show game play footage. The game, the third in a series, is slated for release on November 17th of 2015 in North America, and the twentieth of November in the U.K. Like the earlier games in the series, the game will give players the ability to battle on the side of the Empire or the Rebel alliance in battles that are both present in the movies (such as Hoth or Endor), as well as some not present in the movies for greater variety.

The final interesting piece of information was the revelation of details about Rogue One, the first of the Star Wars Anthology titles, which is currently expected to have four movies. Rogue One will be directed by Gareth Edwards (Monsters and Godzilla) and is expected to be released December 16th, 2016. So far, only Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything) has been cast. Due to similarities between the names Rogue One and Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, Disney made a deal with Paramount Pictures to not discuss Rogue One until fall of 2015; the lone exception was the Anaheim celebration. Little is known about the plot, but it has been revealed that it involves the mission to steal the original death star plans, sometime between Star Wars Rebels, and Episode IV.

Other smaller panels, and a special screening of four unreleased Star Wars: The Clone Wars episodes, also took place. Thanks to this weekend-long event, there’s plenty of new info to keep us waiting with bated breath. We hope you’ve enjoyed this quick rundown of Anaheim; come back often for more fun movie and fan information!

The Force Awakens New Information

The Force Awakens fan-made poster
The Force Awakens fan-made poster

We’ve recently become privy to some new information about the upcoming Star Wars Movie “The Force Awakens,” and we’re here to dish out the juicy details. Read and be amazed at the wonder that is this upcoming movie:

Characters revealed!

An interview with Director J.J. Abrams late in March revealed that an unexpected character will be joining the cast of The Force Awakens. He is quoted as saying “Meesa very excited about it.”

We also know that Former Director and series runner George Lucas will be making an appearance. Abrams was similarly tight lipped about it, but he revealed that the cross guard lightsaber held by the five-foot seven, seventy year-old Kylo Ren was Lucas’ idea.

Interesting animation choices

In an attempt to bring in fans of traditional Disney films, Producer Zippy Filmeister said that slightly less than half of the film will be done in classic animation techniques, similar to movies like Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, and Cinderella. With voice work done by Anne Hathaway and Brad Garrett, filmmakers harkened back to Disney’s origins in an attempt to turn The Force Awakens into a greater media experience.

The Crossover event of the Century

Script assistant Ferdinand Wolfgang Imhotep, M.D., stated that while the team attempted to get the most recent Peter Capaldi, only Matt Smith was available for the intended Stinger scene that shows The Doctor, from long-running BBC Series Doctor Who. Imhotep was reluctant to say if the Doctor has a hand in guiding the plot, or if his presence is for little more than an after-credits scene. We’re looking forward to Smith’s unique style of portraying the time-traveling adventurer, though we don’t know how he will fit into the Star Wars universe.

We’re looking forward to finding out more news about this much-awaited movie. The Force Awakens is gearing up to becoming the ultimate movie of the year, and this information only seems to make it better!