Category Archives: The Force Awakens

The 360 Star Wars Creature Shop

Part 3: of the Star Wars 360 is out showing an omni-directional, panoramic photo of Neil Scanlon’s Creature Shop during the production of Star Wars: The Force Awakens at Pinewood Studios.

Want to see where BB-8 and all the strange droids and creatures of Star Wars: The Force Awakens hung out between takes? Take a peek behind the scenes with this special look at the creature shop!

Click on the photo below The Creature Shop

The Star Wars 360 Creature Shop
The Star Wars 360 Creature Shop
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The 360 X-Wing Cockpit

Part 2: of the Star Wars 360 is out showing omni-directional, panoramic photos taken from the actual set during the production of Star Wars: The Force Awakens at Pinewood Studios.

Part 2 of the Series is the T-70 X-Wing Cockpit, so all wings report in! Blue Squadron’s finest is now yours to tour.

Click on the photo below to explore Poe’s X-Wing, just be careful not to eject his co-pilot BB-8!

The 360 degree Intractactive X-Wing Cockpit Star Wars
The 360 degree Intractactive X-Wing Cockpit Star Wars

The 360 Millennium Falcon Cockpit

Every Star Wars fan has dreamed of flying the Millennium Falcon, or at least venturing inside this iconic space, now you can step inside an interactive and immersive experience of the Falcon‘s cockpit and see the real bucket of bolts in all her glory, check out the hyperdrive controls, see where this Corellian YT-1300 light freighter needs a spot of paint.

Star Wars 360: Is the first of a new series of omni-directional, panoramic photos taken from the actual set during the production of Star Wars: The Force Awakens at Pinewood Studios.

Click on the photo below to explore the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy, you can enlarge to full-screen mode, click and drag to look in any direction, and zoom in or out. (Get as close as you want to the controls…I won’t tell Rey or Chewie.)

The Millennium Falcon Cockpit 360 Virtual Tour
The Millennium Falcon Cockpit 360 Virtual Tour

More Star Wars 360 panoramas are going to be launched in the coming days.

Force Awakens Blu-Rey

No that not a spelling mistake in the title, it’s what Lucasfilm marketing are using as the registered name for the launch of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens on Blu-ray as a clever pun for Rey’s character.

The Milner family have seen the movie an obscene amount of times at the cinema, so it’s really nice to hear we can finally can start watching it in the comfort of our underwear, as that date is now officially known, Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be hitting digital HD on April 1st and DVD, Blu-ray on April 5 in the US and April the 18th in the UK , and ahead of that we also got a trailer showing us exactly what kind of special features we’ll find — and like me you didn’t think we’d see any more new Force Awakens trailers, especially with NEW footage!!

Star Wars : The Force Awakens Deleted Scenes

Kylo Ren enters the Millennium Falcon Deleted Scene
Kylo Ren enters the Millennium Falcon Deleted Scene

It seems from the trailer that Kylo Ren boarded the Millennium Falcon in the original cut of the movie, before JJ Abrams cut it out as part of the half-hour of footage he left on the cutting room floor.

This footage doesn’t appear to line up with fan speculation about what these deleted scenes might contain, either, although one rumor did claim Kylo shot down the Falcon in the script. It seems that the bit was originally supposed to establish that Kylo Ren had a stronger connection to Han Solo than we might have thought at first, and was ultimately cut to speed along the plot.

The scene in the trailer is very quick, and doesn’t give much context as to where and why Kylo Ren is on the Falcon, but with the presence of the those Snowtroopers it’s pretty damn sure it’s on Starkiller Base after Finn, Solo & Chewie have gone to save Rey.

And this brings up bigger questions, because why is Kylo Ren on the ship, anyway? He obviously knows whose ship it is, and did he actually go seek out his father before that lightsaber incident? And, WHY!!??

So many questions right now, so few answers. Check out the trailer for the Star Wars: Force Awakens release below.

Along with standard movie extras, like shooting documentaries, Force Awakens will include five other different deleted scenes. .

  • Finn And The Villager
  • Jakku Message
  • X-wings Prepare For Lightspeed
  • Snow Speeder Chase
  • Finn Will Be Fine

Bonus features:

  • Secrets of The Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey
  • The Story Awakens: The Table Read
  • Building BB-8
  • Crafting Creatures
  • Blueprint of a Battle: The Snow Fight
  • John Williams: The Seventh Symphony

Star Wars: The Force Awakens DVD and Blu-ray Box cover artwork.

Target exclusive Force Awakens Blu-ray box artwork.

The general release of the Force Awakens in Blu-ray will come in two forms Darkside & Lightside…definitely aimed at the fanboys who will buy both!!

Best Buys has their own exclusive format as well with this steel box format.

The general DVD seems to be the same across the board with this artwork style.

Kylo Ren: The Teenage Years

At this point, it shouldn’t be a spoiler anymore to mention that Kylo Ren is Ben Solo, the son of Han and Leia. Seriously, if you haven’t seen the movie yet, you probably don’t care about it anyway. For the rest of us who have seen it, we can be amused at these hilarious series of gifs that imagine the teenage life of Kylo Ren and a permanently cynical Han and a stressed out Princess– oops, General — Leia trying to raise a lanky kid who’s obsessed with Grandpa Anakin.

Mamalaz over on Tumblr has created a magnificent series of GIFs called “Modern Solo Adventures” which use footage of Adam Driver, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and Billy Dee Williams from other movies to make a modern version of Kylo Ren: The Teenage Years. Some of these actually made me laugh out loud…and nearly made me Pirates of Penzance. 🙂

Episode 1: The Modern Adventures of Han and Ben Kylo
The Pilot episode in which Han tries to order Ben a Cola.

Episode 2: The Modern Adventures of Han and Ben Kylo
The episode where Kylo asked Han to tell the ashes of Darth Vader he loves him.

Episode 3: The Modern Adventures of Han and Ben Kylo
The one where Kylo tries to (unsuccessfully) force-wave his father and Han tries to work out where his life went wrong.

Episode 4: The Modern Adventures of Han and Ben Kylo
In which Kylo tries to recruit his father to the cause. Han shows his interest the way he usually does.

Episode 5: The Modern Adventures of Han and Ben Kylo
It’s Leia’s birthday and Kylo sends his favourite parent a video message. He goes to some effort.

Episode 6: The Modern Adventures of Han and Ben Kylo
Lando comes to visit. He ends up seeing more of Ben Kylo then he wanted to.

Episode 6: The Modern Adventures of Han and Ben Kylo
In which Kylo laughs at his own jokes and Han feels like he’ll never laugh again.
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Episode 7: The Modern Adventures of Han and Ben Kylo
Han finally admits he loves his knucklehead son. Unfortunately, said knucklehead son has to ruin the moment.

Episode 8: The Modern Adventures of Han and Ben Kylo
The episode when Hux calls for Kylon to come out and play, but says he’s grounded.
Meanwhile, Kylo is upstairs in his room, live-streaming his time in captivity.

Episode 9: The Modern Adventures of Han and Ben Kylo
Kylo needs some money to get started on his world domination. His dad isn’t complying.

Episode 10: The Modern Adventures of Han and Ben Kylo
Kylo is grounded, Luke is concerned, Leia is a boss and Han, for once, is amused.

Episode 11: The Modern Adventures of Han and Ben Kylo
Luke thinks it’s high time the family got over all their awkwardness and had a nice sit down dinner.

Episode 12: The Modern Adventures of Han and Ben Kylo
Han doesn’t approve of Kylo’s attire during a sensitive day