John Boyega is really a man hard at work. Tonight he attended the British Academy Film Awards where he won the EE Rising Star Award, and tomorrow (February 15) he will start working on Star Wars: Episode VIII at 6 am (UK time).
UPDATE! Star Wars: The Force Awakens Wins BAFTA for Special Visual Effects. John Boyega Gets the Rising Star Award. He Starts Working on Episode VIII Tomorrow!
Actor Mark Alec Rutter Reveals Interesting Details About the Filming of Star Wars: The Force Awakens!
The guys from StarWarsAwakens.nl have an extremely interesting interview with British actor Mark Alec Rutter. He played one of the core Stormtroopers and a Resistance fighter in The Force Awakens, and while he is not really a star, he offered some great details about the filming casting process, and described some really curious experiences he had on the set.
The New York Toy Fair opened yesterday and offered an abundance of new toys and merchandise that will be released in the upcoming months. Of course the news about the Star Wars toys were among the most anticipated. As expected no Rogue One toys were shown, but a few interesting details were revealed about the future plans of some of the companies.
UPDATE! Rumored Star Wars Episode VIII Dubrovnik Shooting Dates and Locations. Mayor of Dubrovnik at Lucafilm Headquarters.
The Dubrovnik Times is reporting on StarWarsDubrovnik’s post today that they have info that Space Bear Industries has finalized deals to film in Dubrovnik, Croatia next month and lists some possible locations that will be used. You’ll recall Space Bear Industries is a subsidiary of Foodles, Inc. Foodles is a subsidiary of Disney that is used for setting up filming locations and production for the Star Wars movies. The name Foodles is presumably used to disguise filming details, but due to the rabid fanbase and constant search for filming details, that may not be working as well as they anticipated.
Few days ago StarWars.com announced the upcoming release of “Star Wars Headspace” – a compilation album where famous bands mixes electronic music with original sound effects and clips from the Star Wars universe. Now you can listen to one of the tracks from the compilation…
UPDATE! The Force Awakens Receives Five Oscar Nominations. Daisy Ridley Honored to be an Award Presenter!
The Oscar nominees are in and Star Wars: The Force Awakens came in at the middle of the pack with five nominations. The biggest contenders this year are The Revenant (12 nominations), Mad Max: Fury Road (10 nominations), and The Martian (7 nominations), all three of which are up for best picture along with competing with The Force Awakens for the win in the majority of its nominations. Read on to see in what categories The Force Awakens has been nominated.
Disney XD announced that an all-new animated short titled LEGO Star Wars: The Resistance Rises – Poe to the Rescue will premiere on their network on Monday, February 15 at 8:00 pm EST. The show will feature familiar faces from The Force Awakens.