Updates on Star Wars Episode VII budget, casting and shooting news


Looking for some new news on Star Wars Episode VII? In a recent interview with Bloomberg, Walt Disney Studios’ Chairman Alan Horn updates us with the current status on the sci-fi fantasy space opera (some may be old news for you). We’ve reported on the casting rumors, but it looks like … Continue reading

Peter Mayhew to return as Chewbacca in Star Wars Episode VII


We have some good news for fans of the original Star Wars. Peter Mayhew, the British actor who portrayed Chewbacca in the original trilogy, will be reprising his role in the upcoming JJ Abrams-directed Star Wars: Episode VII, according to the Hollywood Reporter. It was speculated by fans that Mayhew … Continue reading

Uncharted’s Amy Hennig joins Dead Space developer for new Star Wars game


Fans of the Uncharted series should find this piece of news interesting. After hearing about Amy Hennig, former writer for the Uncharted series, leaving Naughty Dog, many were wondering where she was going to head next. Now Amy Hennig has announced on her Twitter that she has joined Visceral Games, the … Continue reading

DreamWorks animator turns son’s home videos into nerd magic


Don’t you wish you had a dad who works in the visual effects department? Well, this lucky kid here has a dad, Daniel Hashimoto, who works at DreamWorks Animation, and he turns simple home videos into something really extraordinary. It includes Batman, LEGOs, lightsabers and space adventures. In the first video, … Continue reading

Review: Jump to lightspeed with Topps’ Star Wars radio drama

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This is quite an interesting little item that dropped by our door here at Nerd Reactor. I don’t think it is #ThrowbackThursday, but Topps has re-released the classic Star Wars radio drama that aired on NPR in the ’80s. The original series first ran in 1981 and for the first … Continue reading

NR Podcast #38: Rise of an Empire of the Raid

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Download | Itunes | Subscribe to RSS | Previous Episodes l Twitter There’s a lot of exciting nerd announcements this week, and the Nerd Reactor Podcast gang chimes in. Hosting the podcast this week is Mike Villarreal. Joining him are John “Spartan” Nguyen, Mark Pacis, Jose Gutierrez III and Holly Amos. Mark and I had the opportunity to … Continue reading

The Clone Wars Season 6 trailer has Liam Neeson returning as Qui-Gon Jinn


Fans of The Clone Wars series will finally be getting what they’ve been waiting for, the final 13 episodes entitled “The Lost Missions.” For those unfamiliar with the series, it takes place between Episode II and Episode III in the Star Wars Universe. For a while, it didn’t seem that … Continue reading

Meet all the main characters for Star Wars Rebels


While everyone and their mother is anticipating J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII next December, Disney and Lucasfilm Animation have been hard at work on an animated series to help satiate our Star Wars craving til then. The series takes place between Episode III and Episode IV with Order 66 (hunting … Continue reading

Star Wars meets the runway, TWC and Comcast hooked up, and more to know this week

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Looks like money can buy love and it can happen for brands as well this Valentine’s Day. Comcast purchased Time Warner Cable for over $45 million, combining the two largest cable providers in the U.S. What will happen to the customers on both sides? Read more on The Washington Post. Nerdy … Continue reading

Star Wars: The Clone Wars available on Netflix


It was announced today that Star Wars: The Clone Wars‘ final unaired season 6, dubbed “The Lost Missions”, will be exclusively available for Netflix on March 7th. So far only US and Canada members are the only ones able to view it right now. Hopefully it will be available for everyone’s … Continue reading

Gary Oldman confirms he was approached for Star Wars: Episode 7


In a recent interview while promoting the upcoming RoboCop film with Sky News, Gary Oldman did confirm that he was called to be a part of the next Star Wars film. (To be exact, they “inquired” per his exact terminology.) He couldn’t give any other information regarding what role it … Continue reading

J.J. Abrams is finished with the ‘Star Wars Episode VII’ script


A lot of news is coming out for Star Wars Episode VII recently, especially with the rumored Jesse Plemons casting, during the Television Critics Association summer press tour while promoting his NBC series, Believe. The first important news is that J.J. Abrams is done with the script. “We’re working really … Continue reading

Free-to-play Star Wars online game will have you flying X-wings

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With Disney owning Lucasfilm, the rights to the Star Wars games also came with it. The house of the mouse quickly dropped LucasArts out of the equation as a developing studio. The company has opted instead to hire other triple A studios to develop Star Wars games, like DICE (Battlefield 4) … Continue reading

Nintendo characters enter the Star Wars universe in this animated short

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Here’s an awesome Star Wars and Nintendo animated mashup by YouTuber James Farr called Super Smash Wars. The animated short follows the storyline of Star Wars while adding Nintendo characters and video game elements into the mix. Star Wars favorites will be played by Nintendo favorites. Mario is portraying Han Solo, … Continue reading

Star Wars: Episode VII release date announced! December 18, 2015

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Hey, Star Wars fans, it’s official. Lucasfilm has announced that the highly-anticipated Star Wars: Episode VII movie will be coming to theaters on December 18, 2015. Pre-production has already begun and principal photography commences in Spring 2014 at Pinewood Studios. “We’re very excited to share the official 2015 release date … Continue reading

Harrison Ford update for Star Wars and…Indiana Jones 5?


When it was announced that Star Wars: Episode VII was happening, one of the things that fans were wondering about was whether the original cast was goign to return. George Lucas has said that Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, and Harrison Ford are going to be in the sequel. Harrison Ford … Continue reading