“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” teaser trailer #2 released, character photos revealed

star-wars-anaheim-logoToday marks Day One of the Star Wars Celebration event, held in Anaheim, CA and it did not disappoint!

In addition to a new teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens (which is the 7th installment in the classic series),  we also get the first official photos of three of the newest leads in the film.

Teaser trailer #2 unveiled at Star Wars Celebration on April 16, 2015

Character photos revealed at today's Star Wars Celebration event. From L-R: Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac), Rey (Daisy Ridley, and Finn (John Boyega)

Character photos revealed at today’s Star Wars Celebration event. From L-R: Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac), Rey (Daisy Ridley, and Finn (John Boyega)

Not much has been revealed yet about the plot, except for the fact that the film takes place approxixmately 30 years after the events in Return of the Jedi.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is due in theaters December 18, 2015.

Gentle Giant Releases Images of New Busts From Star Wars, Pan’s Labyrinth and Harry Potter for Comic-Con

New mini-busts from Star Wars, Pan’s Labyrinth and Harry Potter have made their way into the Gentle Giant collection, and will be unveiled at this year’s Comic-Con, taking place July 22-25. The 5 figures are SDCC (San Diego Comic Con) exclusives, and the following are available for preorder:

Star Wars Darth Vader (McQuarry concept) mini-bust, Limited Edition: 2500 pieces  $75.00, available exclusively at Comic-Con

Darth Vader (McQuarrie Concept)

Limited Edition, 2500 pieces

$75.00, available exclusively at Comic-Con

Star Wars Stormtrooper – 12″ Jumbo Vintage Kenner Figure

Limited Edition: 1500 pieces

$85.00, available exclusively at Comic-Con

Azkaban Lucius Malfoy

Limited Edition: 550 pieces

$65.00, available exclusively at Comic-Con

The Pan’s Labyrinth busts will be available at the Gentle Giant beginning on Wednesday (Preview Night) through Saturday; purchasers can also have these busts signed by Guillermo del Toro and Doug Jones on Saturday, July 24. More information on the signings can be found on the Gentle Giant website.

Star Wars: Jedi Experience Summer Camp

Jedi wannabes young and old will have a chance this summer to immerse themselves in the world of Star Wars. Star Wars: Jedi Experience is a 3-day camp for all ages that “focuses on the principles and moral codes surrounding the training of a Jedi. It is an educational look into the scientific, technological, historical and cultural trappings of the Star Wars universe, with real world parallels.”

The overnight camp – which is held at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, AL –  is available in two packages: a parent/child (ages 7-12) weekend (Fri-Sun), or a child-only overnight camp (Mon-Wed). The fee is $450/person, and the camp runs June 25 – September 6. More details can be found on the website: http://www.spacecamp.com/landing/jedi/