All indications seem to be just about everyone in the world for the chance to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens over the weekend, it made that much bank at the box office. But in case you didn’t, you’re advised once again to avert your eyes to what’s about to be revealed because it concerns your favorite Droid and his not-insignificant role in the film. R2-D2 doesn’t get a lot of screen time in The Force Awakens, but since he’s literally been there since the beginning, R2 once again plays his traditional part in the Star Wars series: having the right information at the right time to save the day. (more…)
Sure, August isn’t even half over yet, but that doesn’t mean we can’t look ahead to the fall. Or December for that matter. Of course, it’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens that we all want to hear about, see footage from, and digest every morsel about, and as luck would have it, Entertainment Weekly‘s Fall Movie Preview arrives this week to fill that gaping void in new Star Wars news that just wasn’t filled by that two seconds of the new footage from the international trailer. Are we spoiled? Absolutely. Do we want more? You’re gosh darn right we do! So get ready for some cool new photos from the biggest film yet to be released in 2015. (more…)
A way back when, sometime around the initial release of Return of the Jedi, George Lucas talked about his idea for a trilogy of Star Wars trilogies, and that one of the through-lines for that trilogy would be the presence of the droids C3PO and R2D2. In fact, the story would be, in essence, told through their, uh, eyes. So when production began on Star Wars Episode VII, and rumors of the casting of original trilogy actors began, it seemed indisputable that Threepio and Artoo’s portrayers Anthony Daniels and Kenny Baker, would be returning to a galaxy far, far away. In a recent interview, Daniels discussed returning to Star Wars, how he responded when director J.J. Abrams called, and why the franchise’s future will provoke feelings in fans not felt since the original trilogy’s release. (more…)
As well all know, unauthorized pictures from the set of Star Wars Episode VII has been a problem from the word “Go.” Sometimes though, we do get some legit stuff, legit peaks behind the curtain at Pinewood, like J.J. Abrams‘ response to the leaks. In another legit peak from the set, this one’s all business. Because if there’s one thing that can get a director and a producer of a mega-franchise out of a media hidey-hole, it’s the guy that controls the purse strings in the U.K. (more…)
It looks like the Disney-Lucas team over at Star Wars Episode VII is thinking a bit out of the box when it comes to how they plan on putting their special effects together this time around – but in a good way. There was a pic going around (see above) a while back featuring Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams and a couple of other guys hanging out with R2-D2. Well, as it turns out, it looks like those other guys are the ones who built that droid. It also turns out that they’re just a couple of fanboys that got noticed for their droid-building skills. (more…)
As you may or may not have realized, there’s been a lot of secrecy around the development of Star Wars Episode VII. In fact, so little’s been revealed that those of us who post nerdy news on the internet have more or less had make a big deal out of whatever random, could-be-plausible rumor, no matter how truthful of consequential those morsels happen to be. Hopefully, I didn’t just undermine the whole point of us, but let’s be honest, these are the bits we live for. So hold on to your butts, because here’s a totally legit sneak peak behind the scenes of Star Wars Episode VII. A surprise appearance by one of the most well-known figure associated with the entire franchise. (more…)
I’m gonna wait until after the jump to show you these things–you’re welcome.
I’ll never be able to hear Obi-Wan explain to Luke how the Force “penetrates” us the same way again… (more…)
Nerdy Bits: R2-D2’s LEGO Makeover, How ‘Star Wars’ Characters Eat Their Food, The ‘Pokemon’ Ballet, and MOAR!
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At first glance, I thought this was a Rancor balloon, but then I noticed those, well, they look like breasts hanging from its side and grew concerned. Seriously, what the fuck is this?! [ObviousWinner]
Hey, sometimes you gotta make repairs with the parts you find, and for this little R2 that happened to be colorful LEGOs. [NerdApproved]
While I know I’ll be making reservations at this video-game themed restaurant and bar as soon as humanly possibly, they should realize true gamers never leave their gaming dens. Even for food. No need, they got a Pizza Hut app right on their XBOX dashboard. [Geekologie]
Join the Empire or Starfleet with your own 3D printed Star Wars and Star Trek figurines. Finally you can make your own figure to play “doctor” with Slave Leia. [Technabob]
Continuing the trend of How BLANK Eat Their Food, we have How Star Wars Characters Eat Their Food. And as funny as this is, I hope this means this meme is coming to an end. [GAS]
Asslevania: Chorus of Flatulence. Yup. This is pretty much what you’ve guessed it is. [Dorkly]
And lastly, because no one’s day is complete without a 30-minute Pokemon ballet performance, here’s a 30-minute Pokemon ballet performance. [Geekologie]
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Are there two characters more indicative of the Star Wars saga it’s C-3PO and R2-D2? You may disagree, but they’re the first two main characters you meet in A New Hope, and you spend most of the first 20 minutes of the movie with them, seeing this galaxy, and this story, through their eyes. Plus they’re the only two characters who have appeared in every movie of the series thus far.
So what of it? Could C-3PO and R2-D2 make an appearance in J.J. Abrams‘ Star Wars Episode VII? The man to ask is Anthony Daniels, who portrayed Threepio in all six Star Wars movies, and Digital Spy recently did. Here’s Daniels’ response:
“Look, it’s all very early days and I don’t want to wear anybody out by speculating or letting you waste your energy by saying ‘What do you think? I’m certainly not sitting by the phone, but it’s always nice when it rings. Do you know what I mean? It never occurred to me that it would happen. Everybody’s really happy that Disney have taken over the mantle. Kathy Kennedy is so well loved and she is carrying George Lucas’s torch so much further.”
Nerdy Bits: ‘Portal’ Bathroom, Your Terrible-Tweet Score, Translate Your Name Into Gallifreyan, Avenger Harlem Shake, and MOAR!
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