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6 Things Even Non-Fans of ‘Star Wars’ Can Appreciate About That New Trailer Walt Disney Studios If you’ve so far avoided checking out the first trailer for Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens because you don’t consider yourself a fan of one of the most famous, popular and profitable film franchises in cinematic history, well, that’s kind of weird. On the other hand, it’s not too late to get on board with the series, especially since we have an entire year to go until J.J. Abrams’ entry in the franchise zips into a theater near you. That’s plenty of time to catch up on six three films! Not sold on the idea?

‘Star Wars: Episode 7′ Titled ‘The Force Awakens’ Ever since it was first announced that the Star Wars brand had been purchased by Disney, we’ve only been given minor breadcrumbs regarding what to expect from the future of our beloved Galaxy Far, Far Away. After months of searching, Lucasfilm defied the ongoing battle between Star Trek and Star Wars fans – by hiring J.J. Abrams as the director that would helm the yet-to-be-titled Star Wars: Episode 7.

C3PO Actor Suggests ‘Star Wars Episode 7′ Might End Up Being A Better Sequel Than ‘Empire Strikes Back’ Anthony Daniels, the actor who has played the famous droid C3-PO in all of the Star Warts movies including the upcoming seventh film, took to twitter to make a bold claim. Could JJ Abrams’ Star Wars Episode VII end up being the best movie sequel ever made, even better than Empire Strikes Back? Hit the jump to see Daniels comments. Anthony Daniels tweeted: “”No movie sequel is better than The Empire Strikes Back.” You might eat those words for Xmas dinner in 2015.

David Fincher Met With Lucasfilm For ‘Star Wars Episode 7′ From what we’ve heard, J.J. Abrams was always the director Kathleen Kennedy wanted to direct Star Wars Episode VII. Abrams had the ability and the insane Star Wars fandom to please executives and fans alike. However, don’t forget, he initially turned it down. History gets murky after that, with an incredible list of A-list directors who were rumored to, and reported to, have been contacted. Brad Bird, Matthew Vaughn, Jon Favreau, Guillermo del Toro and many others were mentioned in tandem with the film. Then, of course, J.J.

Oscar Isaac On STAR WARS, Stormtroopers, & Working With The Original Cast Since his great turn in Inside Llewyn Davis, Oscar Isaac has seen his Hollywood profile raised considerably. He's received critical acclaim for his work in the likes of the Two Faces of January and the upcoming A Most Violent Year, but the role everyone is most excited about is whoever the heck he'll be playing in J.J. Abrams' currently shooting Star Wars flick.

Anthony Daniels will wear a new C-3PO suit in Star Wars: Episode VII There is going to be a lot of practical effects in JJ Abrams’ STAR WARS: EPISODE VII; a return to old with set pieces, puppets, and models. Like many of you, I was also wondering how some of our favorite STAR WARS characters would be brought to life in the upcoming series. Sure there will be performance capture via Andy Serkis‘studio The Imaginarium, but are we getting more heavily animated... Read More...

'Star Wars: Episode VII' Resumes Production

6:31 PM 8/28/2014 by Jeff Giles
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Even before Harrison Ford accidentally shut down production on Star Wars: Episode VII by getting his leg crushed on the Millennium Falcon, speculation ran rampant regarding director J.J. Abrams' rumored reluctance to meet or agree to Disney's demands for a December 2015 release date. Once Ford was laid up for weeks, many wondered whether the studio might be forced to bump the highly anticipated follow-up to 1983's Return of the Jedi.

'Star Wars: Episode 7′ May See the Return of a Familiar Villain The 'Star Wars: Episode 7' rumor mill has been working overtime these past few weeks, churning out plot and character details at a pace that probably has J.J. Abrams' head spinning. The latest tidbit is one the craziest rumors yet, so don't pr Continue reading…

‘Star Wars Episode VII’ Will Resume Shooting Soon Just like in the beginning of Return of the Jedi, it took a while, but Han Solo is ready to go again. Harrison Ford‘s leg injury appears to be almost fully healed and after a two week hiatus, Star Wars Episode VII will resume shooting later this month. Read more about the Star Wars 7 filming schedule below. The Hollywood Reporter broke the news, which was expected considering the July 6 update revealed the hiatus. But after writer director J.J. Abrams and crew finished filming in Ireland, he was spotted back in Los Angeles.

Kevin Smith: Star Wars: Episode VII Is "A Direct Doorway To Our Childhood"

4:34 PM 7/26/2014 by Fred Topel
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The only time I got into Hall H at Comic-Con was to see Kevin Smith's panel for Tusk, which is kind of the big show. It's an Evening With Kevin Smith in his home turf. He opened with the story of visiting J.J.
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