Star Wars The Last Jedi First Teaser and Poster!

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Breathe… just breathe…

I’m not freaking out, you’re freaking out! Ok that’s a total lie I am freaking out! The first poster and teaser trailer for Star Wars Episode VIII is here and it is AMAZING!
The next film in the Star Wars saga’s name was revealed in January which led to a lot of speculation and now this first look is only adding to it.

Currently Star Wars Celebration is taking place in Orlando, Florida. And like many I am watching from the sidelines wishing that I was there. I attended the Celebration back in 2015 when it was here in California, in Anaheim. It was a truly memorable experience and I can’t wait to go again (too bad we have to wait until 2019 for the next one). At Celebration a lot of inside information is given during panels about upcoming films, projects, tv shows and more. So it’s no surprise that during this years that a teaser for Star Wars Episode VIII The Last Jedi was released since the film is set to hit theaters this December.

The teaser trailer starts with Rey who looks to be in the middle of her Jedi training. Just from this start you get the sense that this film is going to be much more intense. The rest of the teaser is nothing less than suspenseful. We see Finn in some type of chamber, Poe and BB-8 rushing to a ship, Rey training with Luke and (could it be) more of the Knights of Ren and why Luke disappeared!

“I only know one truth…it’s time for the Jedi to end”

This voice over by Luke is seriously chilling and I am already racking my brain for the meaning behind it.

Trying not to give away all the details so check out the teaser trailer for yourself below!

Cruzin Mama

Star Wars Epic Battles at Toys’R’Us

Star Wars Epic Battles at Toys'R'Us

Image courtesy of Toys’R’Us along with Walt Disney Studios and Lucas Films

Toys’R’Us has partnered with Disney to bring an out of this world event to Stores this fall/winter. Join in the Star Wars Epic Battles and be rewarded at any participating store. The fun is open to all ages and is simple to participate. Play Star Wars Epic Battles online, print up your certificate and visit a participating location during select dates to collect an exclusive Battle medal. No purchase necessary to play, only one medal per person per battle. Quantities are limit and no rain checks. Click here to get your certificate and join the battles.

Battle Dates

  • Hoth Battle : November 6th & 7th
  • Endor Battle:
    November 20th & 21st
  • Yavin Battle : December 4th & 5th
  • Tatoonie Battle(Final Battle) : December 26th

May the force be with you!

Cruzin Mama

Star Wars The Force Awakens New International Trailer

Image courtesy of Walt Disney Studios and Lucas Films

Image courtesy of Walt Disney Studios and Lucas Films

There is a brand new trailer for Star Wars The Force Awakens that just came out from Japan. This one has even more revealing details than the much anticipated full US trailer. And we cannot get enough of both! So just to give fair warning this post my contain possible spoiler details about the new film so *Spoiler Alert*

Still from the new Japanese released Force Awakens trailer

Still from the new Japanese released Force Awakens trailer

The new trailer shows much more of a focus on the characters of BB-8 and Rey(Daisy Ridley). The trailer starts off very similar to the US version with Lupita Nyong’o’s voice over but from there is when the differences begin. It shows what looks like a first meeting between Rey and BB-8, where Daisy Ridley’s voice over states: “I know all about waiting…for my family”. That right there is revealing enough! So one can only begin to speculate who she is referencing. We are then shown Finn(John Boyega) and Rey teaming up and several images from the US trailer. But in a blink and you’ll miss it fashion we are shown what looks like a Rebel command center with C3-PO, Poe Dameron(Oscar Isaac) and Princess Leia(Carrie Fisher) looking pretty dismayed. Then an array of new images including the suspenseful one of Rey facing Kylo Rens saber blade. The trailer then concludes with Lupita’s voice over; “Hope is not lost today, it is found”. And it most definitely is!

One key point that still has not been addressed in this new look is Luke Skywalker(Mark Hamill). He is still absent from this trailer which only builds more mystery and speculation as to his part in the film. Guess we just have to wait until December 18th to find out.

There is less than two months left until this highly anticipated movies debut. Don’t forget to get your tickets now and also check out the marathons and other events going on by clicking here. And be sure to check out the revealing new trailer below, enjoy!

May the force be with you!

Cruzin Mama

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Exclusive Look

Image courtesy of Walt Disney Studios and Lucas Films

Image courtesy of Walt Disney Studios and Lucas Films

Here it is the much anticipated exclusive look for Star Wars: The Force Awakens!

So much excitement these past two days for Star Wars Fans with the release of the new official poster and the start of ticket sales. (I hope everyone was able to get theirs as a lot of the sites were down due to heavy traffic from Star Wars fanatics.) If you haven’t purchased your tickets just yet check out these awesome marathons and events I spoke about earlier. But let’s get back to the most exciting release, the new trailer!

I cannot contain how ecstatic I am about this new trailer. It is beyond amazing! So much is revealed in it. You see more depth of each character and it just builds more questions for the film. The best part was seeing Kylo Ren kneeling and talking about finishing something which then flashes to the dilapidated helmet of Darth Vader. The CGI is not over done and the film definitely has the feel and heart of the originals. December 18th (or 17th for some) cannot come soon enough. View the trailer for yourself below, enjoy.

May the force be with you!

Cruzin Mama

The Force Awakens – Premiere and Ticket News

Image courtesy of Walt Disney Studios and Lucas Film

Image courtesy of Walt Disney Studios and Lucas Film

5:20pmPST Update!: Tickets are on sale now!!!!!

Just yesterday Star Wars released the official poster for Episode VII: The Force Awakens. And everyone is talking about it. As many like myself are pointing out a big character is missing from this new poster leading to much speculation as to Luke Skywalkers role in the upcoming installment. The unveiling of this new image also came with news of an exclusive look at the film would premiere today!

Tonight during ESPN’s Monday Night Football program the newest trailer will air during halftime. This is a can’t miss event for any Star Wars fan. Disney and Star Wars Instagram accounts have both teased parts of this new trailer.

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But that’s not the only excited news that came along, tickets for the movie are also going on sale today too! With only 2 months left until the theatrical release fans will be able to be ahead of the line with this earlier ticket sale. Tickets will go immediately on sale following tonight’s special trailer release.

The World Premiere has recently been announced that it will be on December 14th in Los Angeles. While the official release date of the film is December 18th (US) with the first screenings beginning on December 17th at 7pm. This is a great move as Star Wars is a big hit amount families. The star studded event will be a highly coveted event but there are still so many great events happening for those who can’t make the World Premiere. Below is all the information of marathons and theater events happening in honor of The Force Awakens!

El Capitan Theatre

The El Capitan is always the place to be for big Disney films. On top of seeing the film at this awesome theater attendees will also be able to view the costume and prop display from the film. There will be a new laser lightsaber curtain show before the film. And opening day guests can pick up an exclusive and limited supply collectable BB-8 button.

Regal Cinemas

Every Saturday (December 19th to January 9th) is Star Wars Saturday at Regal Cinemas. The first 500 movie goers to the IMAX showings will recieve collectable ticket stubs that feature unique Force Awakens artwork. Each week will debut new art.

AMC Theaters

Sunday’s will be Star Wars Sunday’s at AMC Theaters from December 20th until January 10th. And the first 10 guest to purchase IMAX 3D tickets for The Force Awakens will recieve an exclusive print, a new poster will be revealed each week. There will be some great celebrations at Disney located AMC Theaters as well. Tickets for these galatic celebrations can be purchase at


Recieve exclusive 3D Star Wars glasses by one of three ways. 1.) Attend a Star Wars Marathon Event on December 17th. 2.) Attend the first screening of The Force Awakens in Cinemark XD on December 17th. 3.) Or purchase the Star Wars concession combo that comes out this November.


All ticket purchasers will be entered into an out of this world sweepstakes. The prize being a chance to attend the World Premiere. And if you purchase within the first 24 hours of ticket sales you will increase your chances. There will also be 10 “runner-up” prize packs collectibles for either the Dark Side or the Light Side.

Star Wars Marathons

This ultimate fan experince is happening at select theaters where you can view the Saga in its entirety. View the first six Star Wars films in digital 2D and then enjoy The Force Awakens in 3D! Attendees recieve a special lanyard feature exclusive marathon artwork.

Click here to see a full list of participating theaters.

May the force be with you!

Cruzin Mama

Star Wars Rebels Season 2 and Celebration Panel (Star Wars Celebration Recap Part 2)

Star Wars Rebels Celebration Panel

Star Wars Rebels Is Back on Disney XD With a Special Season 2 Premier

With San Diego Comic Con in full swing and my wishing I could be there I decided to share my experience and insights of the Star Wars Rebels Panel from Star Wars Celebration Anaheim. I attended both the Celebration Panel and also the exclusive press panel to get some behind the scenes details for the upcoming season.

Star Wars Rebels has become a big success for Disney’s continuation of Lucas Film’s Saga. The show is a hit amount young and mature fans alike. Like the previous Star Wars animation series The Clone Wars, Rebels has given new life to the Saga and a chance for a younger generation to become introduced to the Star Wars franchise.

Star Wars Rebels on Disney XD

Rebels is set between the Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and Episode IV: A New Hope. The shows premise is the focus on a Jedi that discovers his abilities when there is no longer a Jedi Order. On top of that he is also an orphan who is trying to navigate life with the Empire in rule while coming to terms with his Jedi abilities. The young man is Ezra and he soon finds himself in the company of a rag tag group, who are apart of the start of the rebellion against the Empire. The Rebel group consists of Kanan the leader, Hara the ships pilot and co-leader, Zeb the strong arm, Sabine a young and tenacious Mandalorian, and Chopper the precocious droid. Season 1 of the series main focus was on the group accepting Ezra in and of Kanan being a reluctant teacher to the young Jedi. The crew becomes more of a family dynamic but Erza still struggles with his Jedi training and trying to find out what happened to his parents. Rebels seemlessly ties in familiar characters from the original films and a special character comeback from The Clone Wars.

SWCA Rebels Panel

SWCA Rebels Panel

The Celebration Panel was filled with fans of all types. And with the entrance of each Celebrity the cheers grew louder and louder. The excitement was contagious, I have enjoyed watching Rebels with my kids but during the Celebration I became a full fledged fan. All the Voice Actors were all as happy to be there as everyone in attendance. All spoke of their knowledge of Star Wars previous to being apart of Rebel, Freddie Prinze Jr., who voices Kanan, shared his childhood lightsaber battles. While Taylor Gray, voice of Ezra, said he had no knowledge of the franchise prior to Rebels but is now appreciating it and the fans tremendously. As the Actors spoke with the host they mostly answers about their take on the series and how being apart of such an enormous and well loved franchise.

SWCA Rebels Panel

Little details were given about the upcoming season during this panel, but it was revealed that Ahsoka Tano and Captain Rex from The Clones will be part of the second season, a way of tying the two series together. Also to be seen in the new season will be Lord Vader in his full form and showing why he is feared throughout the Galaxy. One ambitious young attendee asked Rebels Producer Dave Filoni how Captain Rex escaped Order 66 and made it out of the Clone Wars series. Dave gave some very vague answers but in the Press Panel did say that this season will reveal a lot of backgrounds for the characters. One the characters whose background will be featured is Kanan. We were informed that more information about his master will be coming.

Another former Master and Padawan making an appearance this season is Anakin (now fully Darth Vader) and Ahsoka. There were hints as to a face off between the two, which will be a must see interaction. My favorite part is that James Earl Jones, Vader himself, will be back as the iconic voice.

SWCA Rebels Press Panel

Like Kanan, there will be much more background given on everyone this season. Along with that characters family’s will be brought up, such as Sabin’es and Ezra’s. So the mystery of Ezra’s family from Season 1 will be featured with possible answers coming.

Star Wars Rebels has really helped bring the franchise to a younger generation. It’s a show that is enjoyable for new and longtime fans alike. Rebels shows the same odd-ball family dynamic that was seen in the original series. I believe that Disney has done a great job with this series and hope that there are many more seasons to come.

May the force be with you!

Cruzin Mama