While J.J. Abrams has been very selective about revealing the secrets of Star Wars The Force Awakens, in the past 24 hours we’ve been hit by a ton of cool stuff like character names, a new teaser trailer, new images, and more thanks to Star Wars Celebration. As a lifelong Star Wars fan, I can honestly say that watching the new teaser trailer made me feel like a kid again and I cannot wait to see the finished film. I really believe Abrams is going to nail it.
Anyway, in a small room on the second floor at Celebration in Anaheim, Disney set up a very cool display with some of the costumes, props and models from The Force Awakens. As you’ll see in the pics, on display is the new version of a Snowtrooper, a Flametrooper, Kylo Ren’s very cool lightsaber (it’s the one from the first teaser trailer with the mini-lightsabers coming out of the hilt) and costume, BB-8, Finn, Rey, and more. Also, as Matt reported this morning, you can see the Rebellion has been renamed Resistance and the Empire is now the First Order. While some might complain about this change, I love it. The movie takes place decades after Return of the Jedi and it makes sense the leaders of both sides might have made some changes.
Since I know many of you can’t make it to Celebration, I snapped over fifty pictures of everything on display and captured it all in high resolution. Click on any picture below to see what I mean. I love the detail on Kylo Ren’s lightsaber and how it looks old and worn, and I also cannot wait to see these Flametroopers in action.
Star Wars The Force Awakens opens December 18th.
For more from yesterday’s Star Wars Celebration, click on the links below:
- New STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS Trailer Features Familiar Faces
- STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS: 17 Things We Learned from the Celebration Panel
- First STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS Poster
- STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS Images: Check out over 40 Screengrabs from the New Trailer
- New STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS Images Reveal the Lead Cast
Here’s the official rundown for Star Wars: The Force Awakens:
Star Wars: The Force Awakens, opens in theaters December 18, 2015. Star Wars: The Force Awakens is directed by J.J. Abrams from a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan & Abrams, and features a cast including actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o, Gwendoline Christie, Crystal Clarke, Pip Andersen, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow. They will join the original stars of the saga, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker. The film is being produced by Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, and Bryan Burk, and John Williams returns as the composer. Star Wars: The Force Awakens is Episode VII in the Star Wars Saga
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