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Report: Tickets for The Force Awakens to go on sale October 19th?


Bobby Roberts of Full of Sith has heard that October 19th is the likely day for The Force Awakens tickets to go on sale. He’s heard specifically about Century and Cinemark, but it’s likely the other major (and local) chains will have a similar on-sale date.

He also theorizes that this could be right around the time we get a full trailer…

No Episode VIII filming on Skelllig Michael today

skellFilming for Episode VIII that was scheduled to begin on the Irish island of Skelllig Michael has been canceled for the day, the Irish Times reports. High winds and bad weather are making the seas too rough to ferry crew out to the island.

Some crew – including director Rian Johnson – and equipment has already been sighted in the area this weekend.

Report: Mark Hamill narrowly avoided a dangerous fall on Skellig Michael last year

hamill-beard-gotgMark Hamill narrowly avoided a dangerous fall during The Force Awakens filming on Skellig Michael last year, the Times (via the Daily Mail) reports. He was caught by a guide from from the Irish Office of Public Works.

Star Wars crew are returning to the island to film scenes for Episode VIII within the month. (Or even sooner!)

Rumor: The Force Awakens to tease Rogue One… In the end credits?

rogue-one-detail1I’ve resisted writing about this ‘rumor’ because it’s from a source I don’t trust much (at all,) but what the hell, it’s Saturday.

Schmoes Know claim that The Force Awakens end credits will contain “a small clip and teaser” for Rogue One. And to their credit, even they seem a bit doubtful.

Now, obviously, it’s not out of the question that The Force Awakens will carry a Rogue One teaser at all – hell, it’d be foolish if it didn’t. But in the end credits? That seems like a bad idea to me, period. You don’t want to distract the audience fresh off the first real Star Wars film in a decade – all those potential buyers of books and soundtracks and action figures – with a sideline movie that’s set on the other end of the timeline.

Do you give us a Rogue One teaser? Yes, of course. But you do it before the film, as is traditional.

The bantha in the room here is Marvel, who’ve undoubtedly made the credit scenes an expected thing. And I’m not against an end- or mid- credit scene for Star Wars at all – just that it needs to be relevant to both films in question. (Something regarding Episode VIII? Sure.) I find it probable that they may break tradition somehow, but a TFA/RO matchup simply doesn’t pass the smell test.

Star Wars Land construction to begin in 2016


Disney COO Tom Staggs said in a talk today that construction will begin on the new Star Wars-themed areas in Orlando and Anaheim next year, per The Hollywood Reporter. Opening dates for the expansions in Disneyland and at Disney World’s Hollywood Studios have not yet been announced, but fans estimate 2020 at the very earliest.

Both parks, in addition to incorporating the existing Star Tours ride, will have a Millennium Falcon attraction and a cantina, Disney said last month.

Skellig Michael is in for Episode VIII


We’ve been hearing for quite a while now that a return to Ireland’s Skellig Michael was in the cards for very soon now, and now Lucasfilm themselves have confirmed (to Entertainment Weekly) that Star Wars will be shooting on the island this month for Rian Johnson’s Episode VIII.

J.J. Abrams and at least two actors filmed for three days on Skellig Michael in July 2014.

EW also reports that some reshoots for The Force Awakens have already occurred, including some around the time of D23.

100 days to The Force Awakens; Colin Trevorrow’s first Episode IX tease


It’s officially 100 days until The Force Awakens arrives on screens – at least here in the U.S. (International dates are a bit more varied.) Auspiciously, it also seems that Episode IX director Colin Trevorrow is beginning work, or at least taking some notes…

The Force Awakens soundtrack will be out December 18

tfa-t2-helmet has announced that John William’s soundtrack for The Force Awakens will drop the same day the movie does – December 18.

This doesn’t mean they won’t pull a ‘Qui-Gon’s Noble End’ on us – it’s highly likely we’ll get packaging leaks well ahead of time. (If not an actual, official track release.) But it’s also worth noting that they managed to avoid spoilers with the Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith soundtracks, so save your concern trolling for other matters.