Celebrate Force Friday – Star Wars R2-D2 Knapsack & More!

Star Wars R2-D2 Knapsack
Star Wars R2-D2 Knapsack

Show your love for the adorable droid from the Star Wars series when you carry this colorful Star Wars knapsack! The Star Wars R2-D2 Knapsack is white with adjustable straps, two exterior pockets and a pull tie closure with magnetic button snap. It features the blue and silver design of R2-D2, the loyal robot droid from the space opera movie series!

You can get the Star Wars R2-D2 Knapsack or a ton of other great Star Wars items here!

Carrie Fisher Sendoff In Star Wars: The Last Jedi Will Be “Amazing”

Star Wars Leia Painting T-Shirt
Star Wars Leia Painting T-Shirt

ABC News has the full story.

John Boyega, who says his character Finn has a lot of scenes with Fisher’s General (formerly Princess) Leia, explains that the sendoff for the “Star Wars” icon will be “amazing.”

“We really enjoyed each other’s company,” Boyega told Travers of working with Fisher. “I was in Nigeria when we found out [about her death]. It was a strange, strange feeling. I felt like everyone in the cast went silent for a bit after that … [But] this movie, it sends her off in an amazing, amazing way.”

Fisher, 60, died last December after suffering cardiac arrest on a flight from London to Los Angeles.

NEW Star Wars Ewok Face Knit Lapland Beanie | Get Yours Today!

Star Wars Ewok Face Knit Lapland Beanie
Star Wars Ewok Face Knit Lapland Beanie

Bow down to C-3PO wearing this fun Star Wars beanie! The Star Wars Ewok Face Knit Lapland Beanie is brown with two tassels. This lapland beanie has the teddy bear-like facial features and ears of an Ewok from the Star Wars movie series, the race from Endor that worships the shiny droid and helps the Rebel Alliance defeat the Galactic Empire at the Battle of Endor!

Watch Now: ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY (International Trailer)

Star Wars R2-D2 Mighty Fine Leggings
Star Wars R2-D2 Mighty Fine Leggings

Rogue One tells the story of resistance fighters who have united to steal plans to the dreaded Death Star. Felicity Jones leads the cast as Jyn Erso alongside Mads Mikklesen who plays her father, Galen Erso. Diego Luna (Milk) stars as Captain Cassian Andor with Donnie Yen (Ip Man, Blade II) as the blind spiritual warrior Chirrut Imwe, Jiang Wen (Let the Bullets Fly, Devils on the Doorstep) as his heavily armored best friend Baze Malbus,, Alan Tudyk (Firefly) as the droid K-2SO, Riz Ahmed (Nightcrawler, Four Lions) as the Rebel pilot Bodhi Rook, plus Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland) as Saw Gerrera, a character first introduced in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and Ben Mendelsohn (Bloodline, Mississippi Grind) as the film’s main antagonist, Director Orson Krennic.

George Lucas “I sold them [Star Wars] to the white slavers that take these things”

Star Wars Force Awakens Characters T-Shirt Sheer
Star Wars Force Awakens Characters T-Shirt Sheer

businessinsider has the full story:

When Disney bought Lucasfilm for $4 billion in 2012, it gave Disney ownership of the “Star Wars” franchise. At the time, Lucas had some ideas for how “Episode VII” could be told. But it seems once the papers were signed, Disney told Lucas to take a hike.

“They looked at the stories and they said, ‘We want to make something for the fans,'” Lucas said. “I said, ‘All I want to do is tell a story’… They decided they didn’t want to use those [my] stories, they decided they were going to do their own thing. They weren’t that keen to have me involved anyway — if I get in there, I’m just going to cause trouble, because they’re not going to do what I want them to do. And I don’t have the control to do that anymore. All I would do is muck everything up. And so I said, ‘OK, I will go my way, and I’ll let them go their way.'”

But it seems Lucas hasn’t been able to let go.

“It’s a very, very, very hard thing to do,” Lucas said about letting go of the franchise, as well as another Lucasfilm property that is now Disney’s, “Indiana Jones.” “You have to say, ‘I have to move on,’ and everything in your body says, ‘Don’t. You can’t.’ These are my kids.”

Rose then said, “Those were your kids … and you sold them.”

“I sold them to the white slavers that take these things and, and …” Lucas then stopped himself and laughed, probably realizing he was about to get himself into some hot water.

So it’s obvious that while “Star Wars” fans love “The Force Awakens” and it’s a box-office juggernaut, the “remakequel” style it’s in wouldn’t have been the path Lucas would have taken if he were still at the helm.

Weekend Box Office Chart for January 1st to January 3rd

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Huge upset this week! Star Wars beat the cash cow box office juggernaut Daddy’s Home, is what some version of me is saying in an alternate reality.

1. Star Wars: The Force Awakens $88.3 Total: $740.2
2. Daddy’s Home $29.0 Total: $93.6
3. The Hateful Eight $16.2 Total: $29.5
4. Sisters $12.5 Total: $61.7
5. Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip $11.8 Total: $67.3
6. Joy $10.4 Total: $38.7
7. The Big Short $9.0 Total: $32.9
8. Concussion $8.0 Total: $25.3
9. Point Break $6.8 Total: $22.4
10. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 $4.6 Total: $274.2

Star Wars Themed Lands Coming to Disney Resorts

Star Wars Greetings Naboo T-Shirt
Star Wars Greetings Naboo T-Shirt

Bring it on, this is great new for fans!

Today at the D23 EXPO 2015, The Walt Disney Company Chairman and CEO Bob Iger announced to an audience of more than 7,500 fans that Star Wars-themed lands will be coming to Disneyland park in Anaheim, Calif., and Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla., allowing Star Wars fans to step into the stories from a galaxy far, far away.

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“I am thrilled to announce the next chapter in the long and exciting history between Disney Parks and Star Wars,” said Iger. “We are creating a jaw-dropping new world that represents our largest single themed land expansion ever. These new lands at Disneyland and Walt Disney World will transport guests to a whole new Star Wars planet, including an epic Star Wars adventure that puts you in the middle of a climactic battle between the First Order and the Resistance.”

Star Wars: Rogue One First Photo

 Star Wars: Rogue One

Walt Disney Studios has released to first image of Star Wars: Rogue One via Twitter and Variety has more details.

“‘Rogue One’ takes place before the events of ‘Star Wars: A New Hope’ and will be a departure from the saga films but have elements that are familiar to the ‘Star Wars’ universe,” said Kennedy in a statement. “It goes into new territory, exploring the galactic struggle from a ground-war perspective while maintaining that essential ‘Star Wars’ feel that fans have come to know. Gareth is such an innovative director, and I’m so excited to be working with him and the extraordinary ensemble cast he’s selected for ‘Rogue One.’”