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How 'Star Wars Celebration' Prioritized Fans Over Media

Mon Jul 18 14:02:53 EDT 2016 | The Hollywood Reporter
Those who hoped that this past weekend's Star Wars Celebration Europe would be the place to learn details about this winter's Rogue One: A Star Wars Story or next year's Star Wars: Episode VIII were likely disappointed by what was revealed at the three-day event, which focused on vague teases in place of specifics — loose-lipped actors aside. But is that misunderstanding what Celebration is all about? Sure enough, of the many things fans were anticipating from Celebration, it's striking how litt..


(Spoiler Alert: Do not keep reading if you have not seen “Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens”) “Star Wars: Episode VIII” is still shrouded in mystery, but franchise star Ca..
Alden Ehrenreich is set to play a young Han Solo in an upcoming "Star Wars" film centered on the Millennium Falcon captain. Directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller introduced Eh..
Behind the scenes pics of Episode VIII and an appearance by the young Han Solo headlined the closing event of Star Wars Celebration on Sunday — although new details from ..
If you were dying for a little bit of information about Episode VIII at Star Wars Celebration, fear not. There was plenty to be had. We were on the scene and managed to take in all..
The three-day “Star Wars” celebration, aptly titled “Star Wars Celebration,” closed in London on Sunday with a few fun announcements, including official confirmation of the next Ha..
Even though we’re days away from a new Star Trek movie, it was Star Wars that dominated the weekend discussion. Somewhere out there, Chewbacca is using a Tribble as a tennis ball. ..
Captain Phasma herself submitted Rogue One for inspection at Star Wars Celebration in London. Gwendoline Christie moderated the panel for the upcoming film, although – sadly – not ..
LONDON — Carrie Fisher took to the stage at Star Wars Celebration Europe at the ExCel Centre in London with advice for her newly minted “Star Wars” cast members. “I told Daisy not ..
This year's Star Wars Celebration is all about Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and the weekend-long event is wasting no time in showing off all the new footage fans have been wa..
The final panel of Star Wars Celebration Europe featured the directors of the next couple of movies, with Rian Johnson, writer/director of Star Wars: Episode VI..
Director Rian Johnson took the stage at the Star Wars celebration Europe to reveal some new information about next years entry in the new Star Wars trilogy. During this years Star ..
The first meaningful public conversation with cast and creatives about Star Wars: Episode VIII and the franchise stand-alone Han Solo movie highlighted the marquee panel on the thi..
The cast and filmmakers of “Star Wars: Episode VIII” are very tightlipped, but they let a few spoilers out during Star Wars Celebration Europe on Sunday. The London convention feat..
Disney/Lucasfilm We finally know how the next "Star Wars" movie will begin! Sort of. During a panel at "Star Wars" celebration, "Episode VIII" director Rian Johnson confirmed&..
In case you hadn’t heard, Star Wars Celebration 2016 kicked off this weekend, and fans from all over the world have gathered in London to find out exactly what Lucasfilm has in sto.. is hosting the live stream of Disney’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story panel at Star Wars Celebration Europe 2016, the three-day all-Star Wars, all-the-time fest in Londo..
-- took to the stage at Star Wars Celebration at the ExCel Centre in with advice for her newly minted "Star Wars" cast members. "I told Daisy not to go through the crew like wildfi..
LONDON — Directors Rian Johnson, Phil Lord and Chris Miller, accompanied by Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, discussed the future of the “Star Wars” franchise at Star Wars Cel..
December doesn't seem so far, far away. Fans eager for more details about "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" got quite a treat thanks to a video released by Lucasfilm for the Star Wars..
Update: A new poster and a new sneak peak was just revealed. The poster features a new planet Scariff, which the director spoke about earlier as his favorite because it was filmed ..
Star Wars Celebration Europe was full of major moments for fans of the space fantasy saga — behind-the-scenes footage from Rogue One was released, Alden Ehrenreich was officially c..
Every Star Wars Celebration is an event that is built on the tradition of being excited for upcoming Star Wars features, as well as looking back and appreciating its past. There is..
An actor who will portray as a young Han Solo has been announced over the weekend. Alden Ehrenreich was announced to portray the role. On weekends, during the "Star Wars" Celebrati..
London - "Star Wars" Celebration this year is in high gear, and unveilings of some juicy details about the upcoming Star Wars prequel, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is hurled left a..
Lucasfilm and Disney shed a little more light on their upcoming “Star Wars” film “Rogue One” on Friday at Star Wars Celebration in London, including a three-minute, behind-the..
With the winter release of “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” quickly approaching, Gwendoline Christie and Gareth Edwards moderated a Star Wars Celebration in London, England on Thursd..
Warning: major spoilers for Star Wars: The Force Awakens below Last year's Star Wars: The Force Awakens was full of twists and turns, but one of the most surprising moments in the ..
Star Wars has officially cast its young Han Solo: Alden Enrehreich will play a young version of the beloved character that Harrison Ford brought to life. [Variety] Here are more mu..
(Reuters) - The anticipated "Star Wars: Episode VIII" will pick up from the cliffhanger in the final scene of "The Force Awakens," fans of the franchise were told at a special even..
Anthony Harvey/Getty Images Mark Hamill attends the European Premiere of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' at Leicester Square on December 16, 2015 in London, England. Mark Hamill hos..
As many fans had speculated after seeing a Start of Production video months ago, Star Wars Episode VIII will pick up the story immediately following the events of Star Wa..
Star Wars Celebration Europe day one capped the day in spectacular fashion with a panel dedicated solely to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The December 2016 release is the..
Star Wars Celebration concluded its stay at the ExCel Center outside of London with a massive Future Filmmakers Panel, where we, learned who'd be playing young Han Solo in a spinof..
It's starting to feel real now; we get the first glimpse of what to expect from 'Star Wars: Episode VIII' and the Han Solo film according to the creators during Star Wars Celebrati..
Subscribe to UPROXX WARNING: This video has spoilers! There’s no shortage of side stories and offshoots from the main Star Wars plot. Through the years, we’ve enjoyed the tales of ..