As a creator of Star Wars’ new canon, you don’t go and add a character like Grand Admiral Thrawn to the canon lightly. It’s a character fans have been craving, but he also comes with a lot of questions. Where has he been during the Empire’s rise? Where does he go when the original trilogy begins? In an interview…
It’s one thing to see all the publicity photos Hot Toys releases of their ridiculously lifelike action figures and gape at how they manage to make these figures. It’s another to see them in the flesh, where the dark arts that go into making the figures become even more unbelievable.
We only got answers to a few of the questions we had going in there, but the con still loaded up down with plenty of news about Rogue One, Star Wars: Rebels, the Han Solo movie, and more. Here’s all of io9's coverage from this year’s Star Wars Celebration Europe.
When Rogue One hits theaters in December, Gareth Edwards has a tall order: Make a movie that fits in with the events of A New Hope and is undeniably Star Wars, but is still new and tells its own story. But Edwards knows in order to do the former you have to focus on the latter first.
Sunday at Star Wars Celebration Europe, directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller finally introduced the actor they chose to play Han Solo: Alden Ehrenreich. But perhaps more importantly, the 21 Jump Street and Lego Movie directors talked about their love of the character, proving that the galaxy’s favorite scoundrel is in…
A new Star Wars movie is hugely important. New merchandise for it, just so—which is why one of the biggest reveals of yesterday evening’s Rogue One panel at Celebration Europe included Felicity Jones getting her very own Jyn Erso action figure. Now we can have a closer look.
Fans of EA’s cinematic Star Wars shooter Battlefront have been begging to see content added to the game that went beyond the first three films. While the publisher has ruled out that Force Awakens-era content, today they revealed that at least one of the new movies will make its presence felt in Battlefront this year: …
The end of Star Wars Rebels season two was kind of like the TV version of The Empire Strikes Back. Our heroes survived, but not unscathed. But having just watched the upcoming hour-long premiere, we know season three isn’t like Return of the Jedi—instead, it continues that downward spiral in a truly exciting way.
If you watched the new Rogue One: A Star Wars Story footage, you probably thought, “This movie looks so different from other Star Wars film.” You are correct. We spoke with the film’s director, Gareth Edwards, and he talked about shooting the film in a way that seems radical for a world like Star Wars.
Today was Rogue One’s day at Celebration Europe. We got a look at the new ships and vehicles of the Empire, new behind-the-scenes footage—and even the teeniest glimmer of Darth Vader. But as well as dazzling the main stage, Rogue One brought its costumes to Celebration’s convention hall, and we went and took a look.
Sphero’s remote controlled BB-8 is already the coolest Star Wars toy around. But the company wowed us once again when they first revealed the Force Band that lets you control the little droid not with an app, but with your miiiiind (okay, swanky motion sensing tech). We’ve seen images of the final product, but we just…
At the Rogue One panel for Star Wars Celebration, we were introduced to the reprogrammed Imperial droid K-2SO, played, through motion capture, by Alan Tudyk. From what they showed, K-2SO is a tad disgruntled with his new situation.
Mark Hamill was extremely excited when he finally sat down with the script for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The first line of the script was “Luke Skywalker has vanished” and he anxiously read to see when he’d appear.
Star Wars Celebration Europe kicked off today, and started with a bang: an entire panel dedicated to the life and times of Ahsoka Tano, from Clone Wars to Rebels, and all the untold moments in between. Huge, emotional secrets were revealed, not just to us, but to Ahsoka herself, actor Ashley Eckstein.
Star Wars Celebration Europe just opened and, on the show floor in London, is an exhibit of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story costumes and props. Most of the costumes we’ve seen before, but there are some new ships that look absolutely incredible.
This weekend, a galaxy far, far away comes to London, England, for Star Wars Celebration Europe. It’s a three-day, official Star Wars convention and we expect lots of awesome things to happen there—but most of all, we expect to learn a great deal about Episode VIII, Rogue One, the Han Solo movie, and more.
Here is a comprehensive look at almost everything from this past weekend’s Star Wars Celebration including clips of panels, cosplay and video straight from the floor. Here’s our personal point of view from inside the belly of the Sarlacc
Star Wars Celebration is more than just a convention — it’s a rare chance to live in a world of nothing but Star Wars for a few days. And the love of Star Wars comes across beautifully in some of the photos from the event. Photographer Davann Srey was in Anaheim all weekend, and here’s the best costumes he saw.
Scads of small StormTroopers have assembled at Star Wars Celebration to create one massive toy formation. We dare you to recreate this at home. Just don’t knock one over, domino effect and all.