Sunday, January 3, 2016

VIDEO: STAR WARS 'Season Of The Force' Now Open At DISNEYLAND

Written by Admiral Duke for DisFanReview

On November 16th 2015, Season Of The Force kicked off with the opening of STAR WARS Launch Bay, and the all new HYPERSPACE MOUNTAIN overlay on Space Mountain inside Tomorrowland at Disneyland park. This marks the beginning of a new era at Disneyland with STAR WARS taking on a much bigger role, that will eventually result in the construction of an entire themed land dedicated to that galaxy, far, far away.

Friday, August 28, 2015


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The video we have below is a little slice of genius. YouTube user Dan Flesher released this clever re-edit of the 1980 Empire Strikes Back trailer which is cut in the same style of JJ Abrams upcoming STAR WARS: The Force Awakens. The music and the pacing is the same as the newer trailer but the logos and the bumper segments are pulled directly from the original ESB trailer. A fun watch for any STAR WARS fan.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Fifteen Second Trailer For STAR WARS: The Force Awakens Debuts On Instagram

Written by Admiral Duke for DisFanReview

Photo and Lifestyle app INSTAGRAM launched a new feature today, you can now post 'landscape' or widescreen photos and video clips on the application. This fact was quietly lost once STAR WARS fans found out that the first widescreen clip featured was a fifteen second trailer of THE FORCE AWAKENS that simultaneously treads on ground we've already seen but drops a pretty big bomb at the end. Definitely a great surprise on a hum drum Thursday. 

Friday, August 21, 2015

Empire Magazine Reveals 2 STAR WARS: The Force Awakens Covers! Issue Due Out Aug 27th

Official Statement From

It’s been a long time coming but Empire’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens issue will hit newsstands on Thursday next week with our first look behind the scenes of 2015’s most important release. There are two exclusive, fold-out covers to choose from and the first of the pair is revealed below, featuring the villainous triumvirate of Adam Driver’s Kylo Ren, Domhnall Gleeson’s General Hux and Gwendoline Christie’s Captain Phasma.

The October issue of Empire will be on sale from Thursday 27 August. 


Video Description From Disney Interactive
The Star Wars™ Twilight of the Republic Play Set is included in the Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition Starter Pack. This Play Set lets players embark on intergalactic adventures with Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker and his trusty Jedi Padawan Ahsoka Tano to uncover secret plots, defeat villains and bring peace back to the galaxy. Featuring an original story set in the Episodes I-III timeline, players will travel through four iconic locations, use the Force™ and Lightsabers™ in epic battles, and master their combat skills. 

The Star Wars™ Twilight of the Republic Play Set is scheduled for an August 28th Release.

Monday, August 17, 2015

VIDEO: Disney Parks Announces Expansions and Enhancements at D23 EXPO 2015

This Article originally appeared on Disney Parks Blog

It was a big weekend for Disney fans! The D23 EXPO 2015 was packed with news from across The Walt Disney Company, including major announcements from Disney Parks. New 14-acre Star Wars-themed lands at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disneyland park, Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Soarin’ Around the World at Epcot and Disney California Adventure park and many more exciting announcements have kept fans buzzing for days. Take a look back!

Written by Erin Glover, Social Media Director, Disneyland Resort

Saturday, August 15, 2015

STAR WARS: Season Of The Force Coming To Disneyland This Winter (D23 EXPO 2015)

The Following Is A Press Release From
Following up on today’s exciting news about Star Wars-themed lands coming to Disney Parks, the worlds, stories and characters of the Star Wars galaxy will come to life through new and enhanced experiences at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and Disneyland Resort in California beginning this year.
  • Star Wars Launch Bay – Opening later this year, this interactive experience will take guests at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida and Disneyland park in California into the upcoming film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, as well as the first six films in the Star Wars saga.
  • Season of the Force – This new seasonal event, beginning early 2016, brings new experiences to both coasts. In Tomorrowland at Disneyland park, guests will explore the Star Wars galaxy with special entertainment, themed food locations and Hyperspace Mountain – a reimagining of the classic Space Mountain attraction in which guests will join an X-wing starfighter battle. Disney’s Hollywood Studios will feature a new fireworks spectacular set to the iconic score of the Star Wars movies on weekend nights.
  • Star Tours – The Adventures Continue – Later this year, Star Tours – The Adventures Continue at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida and Disneyland park in California will include a new adventure featuring locations and characters from the upcoming film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

STAR WARS Themed Lands Coming To Disney Parks (D23 EXPO 2015)

The Following Is A Press Release From
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, California and Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, allowing Star Wars fans to step into the stories from a galaxy far, far away.

Ambitious plans to bring Star Wars to life in the two parks include creating Disney’s largest single-themed land expansions ever at 14-acres each, transporting guests to a never-before-seen planet, a remote trading port and one of the last stops before wild space where Star Wars characters and their stories come to life.

“I am thrilled to announce the next chapter in the long and exciting history between Disney Parks and Star Wars,” said Iger. “Through each new attraction and new land we create, we push the boundaries of what is possible. And as you can imagine, with Star Wars, we are taking that to a whole new level, with a whole galaxy to explore.”

These authentic lands will have two signature attractions, including the ability to take the controls of one of the most recognizable ships in the galaxy, the Millennium Falcon, on a customized secret mission, and an epic Star Wars adventure that puts guests in the middle of a climactic battle.

New STAR WARS: Rouge One Details Revealed At D23 Expo 2015

The Following Is A Press Release From
Lucasfilm announced today that their first film in the new standalone Star Wars stories series, Rogue One, has begun principal photography. Gareth Edwards (Godzilla, Monsters) is directing Rogue One, which tells the story of resistance fighters who have united to steal plans to the dreaded Death Star. The film is produced by Kathleen Kennedy and is slated for a December 16, 2016 release.

The filmmakers have assembled a stellar cast, including Felicity Jones, nominated for an Academy Award for her leading role in The Theory of Everything; Diego Luna, who was featured in 2008’s Oscar-winning Milk and 2013’s Elysium; Ben Mendelsohn, recently nominated for an Emmy for his leading role in Bloodline and co-starring in the upcoming Mississippi Grind; Donnie Yen, Hong Kong action star and martial artist who starred in Ip Man and Blade II; Jiang Wen, who co-wrote, produced , directed and starred in the award-winning Let the Bullets Fly and Devils on the Doorstep; Forest Whitaker, recently featured in the critically-acclaimed Lee Daniels’ The Butler and winner of an Academy Award for his leading role in 2006’s The Last King of Scotland; Mads Mikkelsen, who starred in The Hunt and was the memorable villain from 2006’s Casino Royale; Alan Tudyk, who plays a performance-capture character in Rogue One, stars in the soon-to-be-released Con Man series and Trumbo, which releases this November; and Riz Ahmed, who was recently featured in Nightcrawler and starred in the BAFTA-winning film Four Lions.

“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,” says Kathleen Kennedy. “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.’”

Veteran ILM visual effects supervisor John Knoll, who shares a long history with the Star Wars movies, dating back to the mid-1990s, originated the idea for the movie. Allison Shearmur (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Cinderella), John Knoll, Simon Emanuel (The Dark Knight Rises, Fast & Furious 6) and Jason McGatlin (Tintin, War of the Worlds) are executive producers. Kiri Hart and John Swartz (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) are co-producers.

To create the lived-in, realistic feel of Rogue One, Edwards chose Greig Fraser (Zero Dark Thirty, Foxcatcher) to be his director of photography and Neil Corbould (Black Hawk Down, Gladiator, Saving Private Ryan) to be his special effects supervisor. Star Wars and Lucasfilm veteran Doug Chiang (Star Wars: Episodes I-II, Forrest Gump) and Neil Lamont (supervising art director for the Harry Potter series, Edge of Tomorrow) will be the production designers. Additional crew members will include stunt coordinator Rob Inch (World War Z, Marvel’s Captain America: The First Avenger), creature effects supervisor Neal Scanlan (Prometheus) and co-costume designers Dave Crossman (costume supervisor for the Harry Potter series, Saving Private Ryan) and Glyn Dillon (costume concept artist for Kingsman: The Secret Service, Jupiter Ascending).

The FAN-tastic Costumes Of The D23 EXPO 2015

Written by Admiral Duke for DisFanReview
 First and foremost, D23 is an event for the fans. Yeah, yeah yeah, it's a chance for the Walt Disney company to show off all the stuff they are working on and from that gauge fan interest and chart the course for the next couple years, but in it's magical, fun loving heart, it's a convention for the fans.  With that in mind, fans from all over the world spend their time, energy, talent, and in some outrageous cases, a good amount of money coming up with the perfect costume for the D23 Expo. With that in mind we present this gallery of some of the best, weirdest, and wildest fan made costumes from D23 Expo 2015.

 All photos courtesy of D23