Star Wars

Film Review: Star Wars: The Last Jedi (USA, 2017) is loaded with emotional battles to win and lose

December 13, 2017

With every new Star Wars film comes the obvious comparisons to its predecessors. Yes there are epic space battles between X-Wings and Tie Fighters. Yes there are wild twirling lightsaber fights. And most importantly there is the deep, spiritual and emotional journey of our characters (some more than others). These have always and will always […]

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Supanova Interview: Star Wars Puppeteer Brian Herring talks bringing BB-8 to life & The Han Solo Film!

November 8, 2017

With Star Wars: The Last Jedi on the verge of release, on the verge of madness and on the verge of probably breaking even more box office records, I got to speak to Brian Herring, famous Puppeteer who helped bring the lovable and adorable BB-8 to life on screen for the first time in Star […]

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EA shutters Visceral Games, in-development Star Wars title delayed indefinitely

October 17, 2017

Electronic Arts have closed the doors on in-house developer Visceral Games. The publisher announced the closure in a blog post from executive vice president Patrick Söderlund, along with the news that they would be making rather sweeping changes to Visceral’s still unnamed Star Wars adventure game. 

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Our first impressions from the Star Wars Battlefront II beta

October 8, 2017

This week we had the chance to explore the open beta version of Star Wars Battlefront II, which featured a limited range of maps and modes to explore, as well as new characters, weapons and a whole lot of loot. Chief among the modes present was the ultra fun Strike Mode, which allowed players to […]

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Disney’s Star Wars Land gets a name, new concept art and a themed resort in Orlando

August 7, 2017

At the recent D23 expo, we were finally able to uncover some more details about the highly anticipated Star Wars theme parks set to land at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World in Anaheim and Orlando, respectively, in 2019. Yes it’s a ways away, but these kind of conferences are all about putting the hype into hyperspace […]

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The first teaser for Star Wars: The Last Jedi trended worldwide across the Easter weekend

April 17, 2017

Currently the number one trending video worldwide on YouTube and attracting 25 million views in less than 72 hours, it’s safe to say that Star Wars: The Last Jedi‘s first teaser trailer made its impact over the Easter weekend. And that number just takes into account the ONE official YouTube channel. The trailer had its […]

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MICF Review: Joel Creasey: Poser (Performances until April 23rd)

April 2, 2017

I am no stranger to the man that is Joel Creasey and with a career as successful as his, you’re a downright nuffy if you haven’t heard of him! I saw his show at last year’s MICF and looooved it, but there is something about this year’s that is a whole other level. Yes, Creasey will […]

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EA officially announces Star Wars Battlefront II

March 29, 2017

Though its existence has been something of an open secret for a while now, Electronic Arts have formally announced the follow-up to their 2015 shooter Star Wars Battlefront. Moreover, Star Wars Battlefront II will have its first official showing at Star Wars Celebration 2017.

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Disneyland’s Star Wars Land to launch in California and Orlando in time for Episode IX

February 13, 2017

First announced back in 2015, just before the release of The Force Awakens, Disney has finally confirmed the opening date of their highly-anticipated Star Wars themed lands at Disneyland in California and Walt Disney World in Orlando. The new areas in the park will open in 2019, ahead of the release of Star Wars Episode […]

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Book Review: Brian Jay Jones’ George Lucas, A Life (2016) does justice to the creator of Star Wars

January 23, 2017

Following on from documenting the life of the great Jim Henson, author Brian Jay Jones has given us another comprehensive biography, (and international best seller), this time of Star Wars creator George Lucas in George Lucas, A Life. George Lucas, A Life opens in March 1976 with Lucas having a tough time filming in Tunisia […]

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Film Review: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (M, USA, 2016) is action packed and ruthless

December 15, 2016

The Star Wars saga is set to continue, this time with the first stand alone film in its ‘Anthology’ series. Singular films that will showcase interconnected stories or characters that basically provide an extended universe to our main trilogies. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is first out of the gates and has a lot […]

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Brian Jay Jones talks Star Wars, George Lucas and the art of the biography

December 15, 2016

You might have noticed that the world has gone a little bit Star Wars crazy these last couple of months. There’s been novels, movies – just released – memoirs by stars, and now a biography of the creator, the man behind it all – George Lucas. George Lucas: A Life is the new biography from […]

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Iconic Producer & Director Frank Marshall talks Jason Bourne, Sully, Assassin’s Creed, being married to Star Wars and… DJing? (EXCLUSIVE)

December 1, 2016

I recently had the honour of meeting legendary producer and director Frank Marshall. Across a career which started in the late 1960s, Mr Marshall has produced and directed some of the biggest movies in the history of cinema, from Batteries Not Included to Gremlins, Indiana Jones, Back to The Future, Jurassic Park, Jurassic World and […]

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EA indicates Star Wars Battlefront 2 will debut in late 2017

November 3, 2016

Electronic Arts have indicated their intention to release a sequel to 2015’s Star Wars Battlefront in time for the holidays next year. The news comes as EA hosted its annual investor conference call earlier this week.

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Donald Glover to portray young Lando Calrissian in Han Solo Star Wars film

October 24, 2016

Community and Atlanta Actor, and Grammy Nominated Rapper Donald Glover (a.k.a disc jockey Childish Gambino) has been cast as Lando Calrissian in the yet-to-be titled Han Solo Star Wars film. Donald Glover will share the set with Alden Ehrenreich, who will play the iconic Solo, LucasFilm has announced. Directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller […]

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Interview: Adam Nimoy on his father Leonard, growing up with Star Trek and his doco For The Love Of Spock

October 10, 2016

When the unimaginable happens and a timeless fictional character is killed off in a favourite book, TV series or film, it can hurt. Spending so many hours sitting down and completely losing yourself in a fantasy world, whether on page or screen, can take its toll. When an actor of that very timeless character dies […]

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Rogue One toy line-up revealed with stop-motion video and competition.

September 1, 2016

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story new toy line-up has been officially revealed via a series of fan-made stop-motion shorts.

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A new Rogue One: A Star Wars Story trailer has dropped, and it’s epic

August 15, 2016

The word “epic” is thrown around far too often these days, especially in this Marvel vs DC comic book universe we now occupy. It takes a new Star Wars trailer to pop up and reminds us the high bar that “epic” has been set at. And at the end of last week, we enjoyed this […]

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Star Wars Episode VIII will start from the moment The Force Awakens left off

July 18, 2016

While this year’s Star Wars Celebration Europe has given out relatively little details on 2017’s Episode VIII – focusing primarily on Rouge One, due out later this year – the film’s director Rian Johnson, accompanied by Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, did give us some new information about the film during their panel on the future […]

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Alden Ehrenreich makes his debut as the young Han Solo at Star Wars Celebration

July 18, 2016

Earlier today we took you to the panel about the future of the Star Wars film franchise that took place at the Star Wars Celebration Europe in London. But the Episode VIII news was only half of the story. During the same panel, the directors of the second stand-alone Star Wars Story, Phil Lord and […]

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Here’s everything we learned about Rogue One at the Star Wars Celebration

July 17, 2016

The Star Wars Celebration has begun. This time around it’s being held at the ExCeL London Exhibition Centre in the UK. This convention-of-sorts is held, it seems, yearly now and celebrates everything Old and New in the massive pop culture phenomenon that is Star Wars. The big story we were all waiting for this time around was for Rogue […]

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Star Wars Rebels, VR & a new book the highlights of Star Wars Celebration’s second day

July 17, 2016

Another day of massive Star Wars Celebration has ended in London, and with it we have some great news for Star Wars Rebels fans, including a new trailer for the third series. Without going into spoiler territory for previous seasons, it seems that the aftermath of season two,has left some pretty deep scars for the future of our heroes […]

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Mark Hamill addresses Episode VIII secrecy and The Force Awakens disappointments

July 17, 2016

Well Star Wars fans, it’s that time of year where the annual Star Wars Celebration takes place – and this time around it’s in London. While last year focused on the hype surrounding The Force Awakens, this year has been all about Rogue One. However, the first day of the event was just as much about an hour with Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill […]

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Carrie Fisher’s dog Gary chases Warwick Davis during her Star Wars Celebration panel

July 17, 2016

Earlier today in London, Princess Leia herself, Carrie Fisher, appeared at the annual Star Wars Celebration event, accompanied by her dog, Gary Fisher. The pair were interviewed by Warwick Davis, who famously got his start as the Ewok “Wicket” from the original Star Wars, and also confirmed that he’ll be playing another character in Rogue One (rumoured […]

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Video Games Review: Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens (PS4, 2016)

July 11, 2016

I feel like I owe The Force Awakens a pretty significant debt. It’s not only brought the Star Wars franchise back to life in the post-prequels era but now it’s returning the license to the Lego series to lift them out of their slump following Lego Marvel’s Avengers. This new entry in the Lego series is amongst the its very […]

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E3 2016: EA drops Star Wars sizzle reel, shows first gameplay of Visceral’s new 3rd-person Star Wars adventure

June 12, 2016

If I wasn’t awake by the time EA’s press conference began this morning, I certainly was when the Star Wars theme blared through my headphones to herald a change of topic. EA gave a quick look at a number of Star Wars games they have in the pipe, including a follow up to last year’s Star Wars Battlefront at […]

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Disney cancels Disney Infinity and shuts down studio

May 13, 2016

Just as Disney Infinity 3.0 looked to be the recipient of some exciting prospects, Disney has announced that they are officially done with the video game.

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Hail, Ceasar! actor officially cast as Han Solo for 2018 Star Wars Story

May 6, 2016

After months of rumors and speculation, Disney has found their new Han Solo in Alden Ehrenreich. Ehrenreich was last seen in the Coen Brother‘s Hail, Caesar! and will be playing a younger version of the Harrison Ford character in one of Disney‘s upcoming Star Wars anthology films, centering on the iconic character’s origin story. The prequel film has yet […]

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Blu-Ray Review: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (M15+) (USA, 2015)

May 4, 2016

As we celebrate #MayThe4thBeWithYou, we sat down with the two disc Blu-Ray release of the latest Star Wars film, The Force Awakens. First, we look back at Ryan Champion’s review of the film, before we get neck deep in the disc of special features that fans can enjoy! So, is the release worth the purchase? […]

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Why you should watch Star Wars in the “Machete Order” this May the 4th

May 4, 2016

If you have yet to watch the compelte Star Wars saga through in “The Machete Order”, this May 4th is absolutely the right time to try it. Coined by blogger Rod Hilton, the Machete Order is an approach to rewatching the Star Wars films in a way that seeks to minimize some of the prequel’s […]

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