‘Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens’ New Hi-Res Stills in 4K and IMAX Format

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In honor of the second teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens (December 18, 2015), Walt Disney Studios and Lucasfilm have provided us with hi-res stills from the feature. You can find the newly released stills in our gallery below, but what’s especially awesome to note is that some of the stills appear as both their cropped film ratio as well as both IMAX and 4K formats which show even more of the background.

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WATCH: ‘Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens’ New Teaser Trailer

Star Wars: The Force AwakensToday at the Star Wars Celebration event in Anaheim, California, Walt Disney Studios and Lucasfilm debuted the second teaser trailer for Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (December 18, 2015), which you can find embedded below.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens, directed by J.J. Abrams from a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan & Abrams, 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.

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‘Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens’ to Take Place on Planet Jakku

Star Wars: The Force AwakensToday at the Star Wars Celebration event in Anaheim, California, Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (December 18, 2015) director JJ Abrams announced that one of the settings for the film will not be Tatooine has others have suspected, but a new location known as Jakku.

We have learned earlier today that as part of the promotion for the film, Walt Disney Studios and Lucasfilm registered a domain name for the film titled PlanetJakku.com. At this time, the site is dormant but Abrams teased that we may be learning more about the location very soon, so it is likely the site will be turned into a viral marketing website.

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‘Star Wars’ Series of Films Available on Digital HD in April with New Bonus Features

'Star Wars: The Digital Movie Collection' As anticipation builds for the December release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the first new film in the Star Wars Saga in a decade, The Walt Disney Studios, Lucasfilm Ltd., and 20th Century Fox today announced the upcoming release of ‘The Star Wars Digital Movie Collection.’ For the first time ever, all six epic films in the Saga, from The Phantom Menace to Return of the Jedi, will be available on Digital HD throughout the galaxy – or at least here on Earth – globally beginning Friday, April 10.

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SMS Audio Announces Partnerships with Disney Parks, D23, ‘Star Tours’ Sponsorship

SMS Audio Star ToursSMS Audio today announced it has entered a multi-year strategic alliance with Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, naming SMS Audio the official headphones of Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and Disneyland Resort in California. In addition, SMS Audio will be a sponsor of ‘Star Tours – The Adventures Continue’ at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida and will feature their products at the park’s annual Star Wars Weekends. SMS Audio will also be a sponsor of the Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend and Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend, both at Disneyland Resort in California.

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REPORT: ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ New Clip, The Other ‘Inside Out’ Trailer and ‘Star Wars: Rogue One’ Concept Art (Spoilers)

Even if you aren’t a fan of Disney, there is probably little doubt you’ve heard some of the news coming out of the annual shareholder meeting that was held earlier today at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco: a Frozen 2 sequel is in the works and Star Wars: Rogue One is headed to a galaxy near you in 2016.

And then there are the parts you didn’t get to hear and see, the clips — unless, of course, you were in the at-capacity audience. Fortunately, I was one of them and I am about to detail (to the best of my memory) what I heard and saw when the live stream was blocked.

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Topps Releases ‘Star Wars Card Trader,’ Bringing Back Classic and ‘Episode VII’ Trading Cards

'Star Wars Card Trader' from ToppsThe Topps Company, Inc. today announced ‘Star Wars: Card Trader,’ the official Star Wars digital trading card app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Available now exclusively on the App Store, ‘Star Wars: Card Trader’ brings the thrill of the chase of digital collecting to Star Wars fans everywhere.

“In the same way that digital media is transforming reading books, listening to music and watching television, Card Trader is revolutionizing Star Wars collecting,” said Michael Bramlage, Vice President of Digital at Topps. “Your favorite characters, vehicles and locations from the Star Wars universe can be collected and traded on your iOS device, from anywhere at any time.”

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WATCH: LEGO Death Star Arrives at LEGOLAND California’s ‘Star Wars’ Miniland

Death Star Installation at LEGOLAND CaliforniaLEGOLAND California today announced the arrival of the Death Star from the Star Wars saga, or at least a reasonable facsimile composed of LEGO bricks. The newest model, which will make its official debut in the theme park’s Star Wars Miniland section on March 5, is also the largest model to be added to the display. The Rebel Alliance-proof* Death Star is composed of more than a half million LEGO bricks, stands 13-feet high, 8-feet wide and weighs more than 1900 pounds.

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WATCH: ‘Star Wars’ Snow Sculpture Time Lapse Video, or ‘Vader? Do You Want to Build A Death Star?’

'Snow Star Wars'Walt Disney Studios Japan has recently released this time lapse video showing the construction of an enormous Star Wars themed sculpture made of snow which recently made its debut as part of the annual Sapporo Snow Festival. WDS Japan also considers the event as the kickoff to Star Wars: The Force Awakens which opens in theaters on December 18, 2015.

The festival’s official website, where the photo pictured here originated, says the sculpture was made by the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force: the 11th Brigade; the 1st Snow Sculpture Producing Unit, the 11th Artillery Unit, the 11th Reconnaissance Company, and the 11th Antiaircraft Artillery Company.

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WATCH: ‘Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens’ Official Trailler

Star Wars: The Force AwakensAlthough moviegoers to select Regal, AMC and Cinemark theaters this weekend are being treated to a first look at the first teaser trailer for Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (December 18, 2015), it appears the Walt Disney Company had another surprise in mind by dropping the trailer online this morning, which you can embedded see below.

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