‘Star Wars’ Is About to Break Records for Breaking Records

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‘Star Wars’ exhibit coming to Denver – with original Darth Vader, Leia costumes.

The 73-year-old actor is matter-of-fact about almost everything involving the sci-fi series’ latest episode — from his reunion with Carrie Fisher (“It was no big deal.”) to the franchise’s unwavering popularity (“For me, it’s old news.”). “The new, young actors Daisy Ridley and John Boyaga were well cast, well directed and are huge talents,” he said, his gritty voice lifting, during a recent interview. “They come off really well in the movie.Star Wars fans in Denver are anxiously awaiting the latest installment of the film series, with “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” set to light up movie screens starting Dec. 18.

The special will revisit the history of lightsaber duels throughout the franchise, exploring the inspiration of the fights as well as the evolution of the scenes through the movies. The unusual frock featured ruffled panels on the skirt, with white blooms dotted over the black, while the high neckline was topped off by a dazzling jewelled collar. Though chances of any big reveals coming from the special are slim, including Hamill as the host is sure to draw fans as he has been noticeably absent from any kind of promotion for “The Force Awakens.” The the actor who plays Luke Skywalker has said there are many surprises in the movie. The Denver Art Museum Wednesday morning announced it will present “Star Wars and the Power of Costume,” an exhibition of more than 60 costumes from all seven Star Wars films, from Nov. 13, 2016 to April 2, 2017. (The exhibit was shown in Seattle from January to early October and is currently on view through Sept. 5, 2016 at Discovery Times Square in New York City.) Included in the show’s 60 costumes, which will be displayed in the museum’s Hamilton Building Anschutz and McCormick galleries, are such classics as Princess Leia’s bikini, Darth Vader’s menacing black uniform, and the royal red gown Queen Amidala (Natalie Portman) wore in 1999’s ” Star Wars: Phanton Menace.” In addition to featuring costumes and conceptual art, the exhibit includes videos with designers, actors and George Lucas talking about the creative process. “What impressed me the most is the creative mind behind these costumes,” said Christoph Heinrich, director of the Denver Art Museum, citing the variety of sources costumers drew upon in creating the look of characters and individual films. “They used ancient forms from the Eqyptians and Greeks — the story is such a fusion of mythologies. The Brit actress added to the glam factor with a super chic up do, while she finished the ensemble off with winged black eyeliner and a glossy pink lip.

The iconic character, who hasn’t been seen on screen since celebrating the fall of the Galactic Empire in 1983’s “Return of the Jedi,” serves as an unlikely mentor to scavenger Rey (Daisy Ridley), defector Finn (John Boyega) and pilot Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) as they team up to take on masked adversary Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and his minions. What is so interesting about the costumes is the variation and fantasy behind it.” He also said the quality of the costumes impressed Florence Müller, the museum’s new curator or textile art and fashion. “Film costumes aren’t necessarily made to last but it was striking for us to see how well made they were.” The show was developed by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service in consultation with Lucasfilm Ltd. and partnership with the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, which loaned the objects. Without much training, the characters using the Jedi weapon in this film will doubtfully be as acrobatic or refined as many fighters in the prequels were. While the film has been cloaked in an unparalleled level of secrecy, Ford guaranteed that fans can expect the same Solo they fell in love with from the original “Star Wars” trilogy. “The shorthand is that he’s older and wiser, but his bones are the same,” Ford said. “He’s not selling real estate now.

Individual tickets will go on sale May 4, 2016, and groups of 10 or more can get tickets now by calling 720-913-0088 or e-mailing groupsales@denverartmuseum.org. The movie, which received a PG-13 rating, releases in the U.S. on Dec. 18, 2015. (Film Frame/Disney/Copyright Lucasfilm 2015 via AP) Markster Con is hosting two back-to-back Star Wars events this weekend, beginning with the Atlanta Bar Wars on Friday night. The 4th annual pub crawl invites fans to bring along your lightsabers, raise your geek flag high and take on 5 pubs in Virginia Highland for a night of galactic geekiness. While we do not sit down and describe what he’s been doing for those years, we do discover in the context of the story what the complications have been in his life.” Read more Markster Con’s 5th annual Bash of the Empire at the Masquerade will include live performances, lasers and lighting by Dragon Fire Events and a midnight Star Wars costume contest where the winner leaves with a $300 cash prize.

The brunette beauty has already charmed her way into the hearts of fans after she posted her emotional reaction to viewing the first trailer of the upcoming film. Before landing the role of Rey following an intense five-audition process, Daisy had appeared in numerous British TV shows including ITV’s Mr Selfridge, Silent Witness and Casualty. The casting has transformed the 23-year-old’s life and she recently revealed she sought help from fellow Brit actress Emma Watson on how to approach her new-found fame. The Hawks are inviting fans to come dressed as their favorite Star Wars characters when the team plays the Phladelphia 76ers at the Philips Arena next Wednesday.

Regal Atlantic Station is hosting the “ultimate fan experience” where guests will be able to watch all six of the previously-released movies before a 3-D screening of the newest film.

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