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The Teaser Trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens Released

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After waiting for weeks, Walt Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm have finally released the teaser trailer for the highly anticipated new installment in the “Star Wars” saga. You can watch the trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens below!

The seventh installment in the franchise sees the return of original trilogy cast members as well as some new stars. The full cast includes Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Lupita Nyong’o, Gwendoline Christie, Crystal Clarke, Pip Anderson, Christina Chong and Miltos Yerolemou.

While not much is known about the plot, what we do know is that Episode VII will be set 30 years after the events of “Return of the Jedi.”

Star Wars: The Force Awakens was directed by J.J. Abrams and will release in theaters on December 18, 2015. 

Oscar Isaac Wishes George Lucas Stopped With Original Trilogy

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Oscar Isaac, one of the actors in the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII, recently spoke out about how George Lucas should have kept franchise at just the original trilogy. However, he clarified that Lucas had every right to do whatever he wanted to his work.

Isaac told The Huffington post,

“As an artist, like, he made the sh*t, so why can’t he do whatever the heck he wants with it. There’s a part of me that appreciates that he doesn’t really care if people are upset about it.”

However, he clarified that he liked the original trilogy the way it was.

“But as a fan, I’d much rather go back and watch the old thing, because it’s a product of the time. It’s what did you do at the time with the things that you had. And that’s what made that movie so amazing. At that time with that technology he made this thing and it was f*cking awesome. So, you know, to go back and kind of tweak it with new stuff, it doesn’t make it more interesting for me as a watcher. It makes it less interesting, but I can’t fault him for doing that”.

Check out the full interview at The Huffington Post.

Star Wars: Episode VII is due to hit theaters December 18, 2015.

Star Wars: Episode VII Gains Game of Thrones Swordsman

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Syrio Forel is heading to a galaxy far far away. The “Game of Thrones” actor Miltos Yerolemou who played Syrio has officially joined the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII. 

It is currently unknown what the role of Yerolemou will be but we do know that he is not playing a major role. Hopefully the sword master will get to yield a lightsaber however.

Yerolemou is not the only GoT alum to take a trip to another galaxy. Gwendoline Christie, who plays Brienne of Tarth in the series, is also in the cast of “Episode VII.”

Star Wars: Episode VII stars Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Lupita Nyong’o, Christina Chong, Crystal Clarke and Pip Anderson.

Star Wars: Episode VII will release in theaters on December 18, 2015. It was directed by J.J. Abrams.

Could Harrison Ford’s Injury Delay Star Wars Episode VII?

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Damn you Harrison Ford and your inevitable age. Since his injury during the filming of Star Wars Episode VII earlier this month, it appears his recovery time may be a lot longer than originally expected. This means we could see a delay in filming of the highly anticipated film.

According to recent reports, Ford’s recovery could take as long as six months. Which could definitely effect the filming timetable for Star Wars Episode VII which is said to focus on Han Solo’s character. J.J Abrams and Disney have not commented yet on whether they will postpone shooting but it seems likely.

However, according to a report from Ain’t It Cool News, said that there was an emergency meeting at the studios last week regarding the film. Apparently, Disney REALLY wants to get the film out by the announced released date of December 18, 2015. But with Ford’s injury that would be nearly impossibly.

Disney and Abrams are expected to respond soon regarding Ford’s injury and the film’s plans in the near future.

Star Wars: Episode VII Adds Lupita Nyong’o and Gwendoline Christie

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Star Wars: Episode VII has officially added some sexy female actresses for the upcoming feature. The “Star Wars” site announced that Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o and Gwendoline Christie have officially joined the cast.

Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy said,

“I could not be more excited about Lupita and Gwendoline joining the cast of Episode VII. It’s thrilling to see this extraordinarily talented ensemble taking shape.”

Christie is most known for being one of the best characters on HBO’s “Game of Throne,” Brienne of Tarth. Nyong’o was featured in the film 12 Years a Slave.

Both actresses have received wide critical acclaim for their performances.

They join a cast of actors that already includes John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson and Max von Sydow. They will join the original stars of the saga: Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels and Peter Mayhew.

J.J. Abrams is currently directing the film. It is set to open worldwide on Dec. 18, 2015.

Meet the Cast of Star Wars: Episode VII

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After months of speculation and rumor, the official cast of Star Wars: Episode VII has been announced by Walt Disney Pictures and LucasFilms. The newest installment will be directed by J.J. Abrams from a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan and Abrams.

The official cast will be:

John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow will join the original stars of the saga, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker in the new film.

Director J.J. Abrams said,

“We are so excited to finally share the cast of ‘Star Wars: Episode VII.’ It is both thrilling and surreal to watch the beloved original cast and these brilliant new performers come together to bring this world to life, once again. We start shooting in a couple of weeks, and everyone is doing their best to make the fans proud.”

Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, and Bryan Burk are producing, and John Williams returns as the composer. The movie opens worldwide on December 18, 2015.

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Peter Mayhew to Return as Chewbacca for Star Wars: Episode VII

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In very exciting “Star Wars” news, our beloved wookie Chewbacca is returning to the upcoming seventh installment! Peter Mayhew, the actor inside the costume, has announced he is reprising his role in Star Wars: Episode VII.

Mayhew originally played Chewbacca in the original trilogy as well as Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. He also appeared in several one-off performances such as the Christmas special.

Rumors first began swirling when Mayhew cancelled an appearance at a recent convention “due to filming.” Fans were left speculating whether the cancellation meant he was working on the “Star Wars” film. Turns out our dreams are real and Mayhew will grace the screen once more.

Also in “Star Wars” news, Disney boss Alan Horn revealed this past week that J.J. Abrams’ Episode VII has already started filming. Surprisingly we still do not know who is playing the film’s trio of new leads. We also have no news regarding what the return of original series actors Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, and Carrie Fisher will mean for the film.

Gary Oldman in Talks for Star Wars: Episode VII

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Could Commissioner Gordon be the next hero to join Star Wars: Episode VII? During a recent interview with Sky Movies, Gary Oldman possible involvement in the project.

Oldman told them that “They’ve called, yeah. I’m more cynical about it (casting) now, I believe it when I’m on the plane home. You know, the deal isn’t done (until then). But yeah, they’ve inquired.”

Scripted by J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan, Star Wars: Episode VII is rumored to focus on a new generation of heroes and could include appearances by Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford in older incarnations of their beloved characters from the original Star Wars trilogy. The film is expected to begin shortly and will hit theaters on December 18, 2015.

Michael Fassbender and Others Rumored for Star Wars: Episode VII

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The casting rumors for Star Wars: Episode VII are swirling lately as production gets closer to beginning. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Michael Fassbender (my secret boyfriend), Adam Driver, and Hugo Weaving are now in the running for roles in the film.

The roles they are eyeing have not been revealed, however.

Jesse Plemons, who might know as Todd (the bastard) from “Breaking Bad,” has also auditioned for a role in Star Wars: Episode VII. The actor is scheduled to meet with director J.J. Abrams next week after taping a well-received audition, and one assumes his resemblance to a younger Mark Hamill would put him in the role of Luke Skywalker’s son in the movie, although no actual role has been revealed. TheWrap found no less than three sources for this information.

The report also gave new details regarding the film including Michael Arndt’s departure from the project being due to creative differences. The original draft of the script was set to focus on the offspring of Han Solo, Princess Leia and Luke Skywalker, with the original cast taking on supporting roles. Now it appears that director J.J. Abrams wants to make Luke, Leia and Han the focus of the film, giving fans a proper “send off” for the characters before their offspring becoming the focus of future sequels in the franchise.

At the moment, none of the casting rumors have been confirmed by production.

Star Wars: Episode VII will be directed by Abrams and is being scripted by Abrams and Kasdan, who previously wrote the franchise’s Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, and Bryan Burk are producing, with Tommy Harper and Jason McGatlin serving as executive producers. The film will open in 2D and 3D theaters on December 18, 2015.

J.J. Abrams Calls Star Wars: Episode VII Release Date “A Huge Improvement”

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Recently, Disney and LucasFilm announced that their highly anticipated film, Star Wars: Episode VII, would open in theaters on December 2015. Previously, it was planned for a summer release but was later shifted by director J.J. Abrams. He has spoken with MTV about the change and why it had to happen.

“I will say that it is an infinitely better situation now than when they were saying they wanted it in the summer. Before I even came onto the project, before I was brought on, they were talking about 2015 and they made this announcement very early on. Which I understand, and I understand why they’d want that, but it didn’t necessarily have anything to do with the reality of where anyone was creatively. So I think that it’s a hugely important thing that that comes first, and that a release date is great, but you have to release something great. So to me, the new release date is a huge improvement.”

Star Wars: Episode VII will also be scripted by Abrams alongside Kasdan, who previously wrote the franchise’s “Episode V,” The Empire Strikes Back. Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, and Bryan Burk are producing, with Tommy Harper and Jason McGatlin serving as executive producers.

The film will open in 2D and 3D theaters on December 18, 2015.