Some interesting images Star Wars: The Force Awakens images have surfaced which give us new look at the cast of characters, including Rey, Poe, BB-8, Chewbacca, Leia and Han Solo, as well as an epic new shot of General Hux, Kylo Ren and Captain Phasma on the bridge of the Finalizer Star Destroyer.
BB-8 and Rey witnessing the First Order arriving for the Battle of Takodana.
Rey with what looks like a Rebel X-Wing Pilot’s helmet at her side next to a downed AT-AT Walker from the Battle of Jakku.
General Hux, Kylo Ren and Captain Phasma on the bridge of the Finalizer Star Destroyer.
Also released is this new BB-8 Poster to sit alongside the recently released Poe Dameron Poster.
Empire Magazine have just revealed their six Star Wars: The Force Awakens ‘Special Edition’ covers which look quite fantastic, but their saying they are even better in the flesh, as they are making use of dazzling lenticular 3D technology.
Finn, played by John Boyega, is the Stormtrooper-turned-rebel, and appears on the cover wielding Luke Skywalkers blue lightsaber. JB described his first lightsaber experience: “I held it in my hand and I just felt, you know, the clouds open up and the white doves come flying down”.
Interesting quote from Adam Driver about Kylo Ren “I never thought of the character as an evil person”… I wonder how he came to that conclusion?
Captain Phasma and Poe Dameron
Rey and her Dad? or Uncle?
The subscriber exclusive cover with C-3PO and R2-D2
But if that wasn’t enough, there is also an extremely Limited Edition special issue, for us dedicated Star Wars fans. Partnering up with Hasbro and Sainsburys, they’ve included an official action figure of Kylo Ren with certain Force Awakens issues. Only 4,500 copies of this special issue will be printed, making it an instant collector’s item.
UPDATE : Empire Exclusive Images
Empire also got this Hi Res exclusive image of Gwendoline Christie’s ‘Chrometrooper’, Captain Phasma in action
Below is another Hi-Res Empire exclusive of hotshot Resistance X-wing pilot, Dameron who is sent on a special mission by “a certain princess”, crossing paths with John Boyega’s Finn before their “fates are forever intertwined”.
Speed across the Jakku desert from Star Wars: The Force Awakens with this brilliant and immersive 360 experience created exclusively for Facebook
Facebook just rolled out 360-degree videos for your newsfeed, and the trailblazing clip is a stunner. The Facebook page for Star Wars just posted exclusive 360 footage of a speeder cruising across the Jakku desert—right by that downed Star Destroyer from the Battle of Jakku.
You can watch this Star Wars vid, and other videos like it, in a couple of ways. At a desktop, you can just drag around with a mouse. On your mobile and tablets you can point and twist it in different directions to change the angle of the video, making it feel totally immersive. The most exciting part is presumably once Facebook-owned Oculus puts out Oculus Rift, we’ll be able to use that technology in the work place for architectural and graphics presentations.
Although this 360 video is new to Facebook, it’s not to the world. YouTube has been doing 360 video for a while now, and even worked with GoPro to make a rig for shooting it. That said, this Star Wars clip is a real trailblazer.
We’ve just got our stunning first look at the cover of the new book, The Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens— featuring the mysterious Kylo from the Knights of Ren in a digital painting by legendary Star Wars concept artist Doug Chiang.
I have such a fond love for the The Art of Star Wars books, ever since I got my ‘first edition’ of Star Wars by Carol Titelman back in 1979 with the stunning Pen & Ink drawings by Joe Johnston and Peter Ellenshaw’s exquisite matte painting (see below), this love continued with the Art of Empire and Jedi. I even own two from the prequels, which are packed with breathtaking digital visuals created by a team of world-class artist such as Doug Chiang‘s and the brilliant Erik Tiemens.
The Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, looks like it will continue with this wonderful tradition, it’s written by Phil Szostak, and will give us a rich portal into the gathering of artists and production designers who have brought J. J. Abrams’ vision to life, while the unused “blue sky” concept art offers glimpses into roads not traveled. We are told the book will be bursting with hundreds of beautiful works of art that include production paintings, concept sketches, storyboards, blueprints, and the rich tradition of matte paintings…Bliss
…I can’t wait to get my hands on this 256-page tome!