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Amongst other fan-pleasing moments, we’ve had a brief appearance from Obi-Wan, Anthony Daniels reprising C-3Po, the return of Billy Dee Williams as Lando, and a cameo from James Earl Jones as Darth Vader way back in the premiere episode.
Now, it looks like the suited-up and currently evil Anakin Skywalker will be returning for the season finale entitled Fire Across The Galaxy. We’ve assumed this because he appears in the trailer, which you can see here…
Fire Across The Galaxy premieres in America on Monday the 2nd of March. »
It's no secret that filming for Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens is well underway, and as expected, fans are dying for secrets from the set. Directed by J.J. Abrams, the forthcoming flick stars original castmembers Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels and Peter Mayhew and will also see newcomers such as John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis and Domhnall Gleeson. Fisher is reprising her role as Princess Leia and her daughter, Billie Lourd, is on board to play a younger version of her character, and while you may not know the name Billie Lourd quite yet, it's safe to say Fisher's daughter is officially a »
From pretty much the very first moment it was announced that Disney had purchased Lucasfilm and were working on a new Star Wars sequel trilogy, we’ve been absolutely overwhelmed with rumours and speculation about the seventh episode in the blockbuster saga. Some of those would certainly qualify as major spoilers if true, and director J.J. Abrams has now admitted that some genuine plot details have made their way online.
“I can’t wait for you to see it,” said Abrams at the Irish Oscar Wilde Awards in Los Angeles (via the BBC). “It’s been a blast working on this and luckily we have an incredible post-production team. There are always challenges as you go but it’s been a complete kick to put this together. We did the best we can to preserve the story for the audience, but it doesn’t always work. There are a ton of rumours – some true, »
- Gary Collinson
When the cast was announced for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, one name that seemed to be missing from the original cast line-up was Billy Dee Williams as Lando Calrissian. Since that time, the actor has returned to a galaxy far, far away as part of Star Wars Rebels to provide his vocal talents. But will we be seeing him in a live action again?
“Yeah, people were pretty upset about it,” he told Cinelinx about the fan reaction to being left out the cast. “But I uh…I may very well…I have a feeling I’m going to show up. There’s nothing I can really discuss about it at this stage. People think of me as the original cast, but I didn’t come in until the second movie. I did Empire and then I did Return of the Jedi, but I came in after everyone else was introduced… »
- Luke Owen
We’ve heard bits and pieces over the last year or so about what certain characters will look like in the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and now we can add Princess Leia to that list.
According to the site Making Star Wars, they have a source who claims to have seen Princess Leia’s outfit which you can read below:
“Princess Leia is wearing a solid jumpsuit. It is grayish blue. She wears a black vest which hangs below her waist. The vest is more in the style of the Tantive IV trooper than Han Solo’s classic vest. The jumpsuit has an open button-down collar and the cuffs are rolled up about two inches at her wrists. She has a thick black belt with a silver belt-buckle (very 1980). Her hair is braided and pulled over to the side so it hangs over her left shoulder in a ponytail. »
- Luke Owen
If there is one movie released this year that has a lot of hype to live up to, it’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Not only is it the first Star Wars movie in a decade, but it’s the first film to come from Disney without any involvement from George Lucas. Since its announcement, we’ve heard from many of our readers about their concerns, hopes and excitement for the movie – but there’s a certain someone who thinks we should manage our expectations.
“Oh, my God! It’s just crazy town,” Mark Hamill told Hero Complex about the back stage security and the fear of leaks. “First of all, the security. We had problems before with people leaking stuff, but I was saying to them, ‘Is it really necessary to put on this giant robe with a hood that hangs down to your chest to go »
- Luke Owen
Pop duo Tegan and Sara and comedy-music trio The Lonely Island will perform the Oscar-nominated song "Everything Is Awesome" at the 87th Oscars, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today. The Oscars, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, will air on Sunday, February 22, live on ABC. says Zadan and Meron:
"Everything Is Awesome," written by Shawn Patterson for the animated feature The Lego Movie, is nominated for Original Song. The four other nominated songs are "Glory" from Selma, "Grateful" from Beyond the Lights, "I'm Not Gonna Miss You" from Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me and "Lost Stars" from Begin Again.
Canadian twin sisters Tegan and Sara have been releasing critically acclaimed albums and touring internationally alongside some of the biggest names in the industry since 1999. Their seventh and latest studio album, »
Warning – there could be spoilers below…
It seems amazing in this day and age of the Internet that a film can keep so much secrecy, but J.J. Abrams has managed to do it with Star Wars: The Force Awakens. That is, apart from a few bits that have slipped through here and there.
Today’s nugget comes from MakingStarWars who claim to have “trusted sources” who are telling them that Domhnall Gleeson (Ex Machina) is set to play the son of Luke Skywalker. According to the site, Gleeson will be an Imperial who is tasked with sending Chrome Stormtroopers after John Boyega’s character.
So, he’s the son of Luke Skywalker but working for the baddies? Well, the site reckons that Gleeson is actually a double agent of sorts to disarm the galaxy of super weapons.
Here’s what the site writes:
“The implications of Gleeson’s actions »
- Luke Owen
We are now just 10 months away from J.J. Abrams taking us to a galaxy far, far away with Star Wars: The Force Awakens and when the trailer was released late last year, there was quite a stir with Star Wars fans particularly around the lightsaber hilt.
“It’s been the funniest thing to see the arguments that have developed over this thing,” Abrams told Collider about the controversy over the lightsaber hilt.
It was announced that Rian Johnson (Looper) would be helming Star Wars Episode VIII, but possibly not Episode IX if Abrams is anything to go by. But what involvement will he have with the pictures once he’s set the scene? “I wouldn’t say 8 and 9 are my baby, Rian will be working at least on 8, but I’m executive producing those films, yeah.”
- Luke Owen
But as part of the honour, George Lucas made a special guest appearance via video to show off some of the “long lost” audition tapes for the iconic role – including original Darth Vader choice Angela Lansbury!
Check out the video below:
See Also – George Lucas slams all-white Oscar nominations, “it’s a political campaign”
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set for release on December 18th 2015 and also sees returning stars Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Anthony Daniels (C-3Po), Kenny Baker (R2-D2) and Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca »
- Luke Owen
Star Wars is coming to Madame Tussauds London.
A new multi-million pound expansion to the waxwork museum will open in May 2015 ahead of the forthcoming release of new movie The Force Awakens.
The collaboration with Disney and Lucasfilm will see waxworks of Star Wars heroes and villains installed in the Marylebone-based attraction.
Walk-in sets will allow fans to immerse themselves in the world of Star Wars and get close to that galaxy far, far away.
Madame Tussauds London's General Manager Ben Sweet said: "Star Wars at Madame Tussauds takes the Madame Tussauds experience up a notch, as guests will not just be able to get close to their film heroes, they will be able to star alongside them and grab a selfie in specially-recreated scenes of some of their favourite movie moments.
"We're working very closely with Disney and Lucasfilm to ensure 100% authenticity and our team has had exclusive access to props, »
It was reported last week that Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black), Felicity Jones (The Amazing Spider-Man 2), Rooney Mara (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) and Kate Mara (The Fantastic Four) were testing out for roles in Gareth Edward’s Star Wars spin-off. Well, the folks over at Total Geek seem to found out who got the part.
According to the website, Maslany landed a role in the movie. There are no details of her character (if she has one), but confirms that this is for the 2016 spin-off and not Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Perhaps coincidentally, Maslany has recently pulled out from doing an Off-Broadway show due to “scheduling conflicts”.
- Luke Owen
Ever heard of second-tier DC superhero Fatman? Because he might be starring in the new Zack Snyder film.
Oooh, it’s just Ben Affleck with a ‘six pack’ (or ‘beer gut’) as Batman in the latest photos from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Speaking of that epic team-up film, we also have the thoughts of its fight choreographer (he reckons it’s the best movie ever) And George Lucas, the Star Wars daddio, finally gives his thoughts on Jj Abrams’ The Force Awakens.
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- Oli Davis
Yesterday we brought you some concept art from Star Wars: The Force Awakens showing Max von Sydow’s as-yet-unnamed character along with what appeared to be Darth Vader next to some Imperial Stormtroopers [check the images out here], and now thanks to Star Wars 7 News we have a few more images, this time featuring the redesigned Episode VII X-Wings…
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set for release on December 18th 2015 and also sees returning stars Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Anthony Daniels (C-3Po), Kenny Baker (R2-D2) and Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) joined by Adam Driver (Girls), Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis), Andy Serkis (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), Domhnall Gleeson (Dredd), John Boyega (Attack the Block), Daisy Ridley (Silent Witness), Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones »
- Gary Collinson
J.J. Abrams' Mystery Box has sprung a bunch of holes during production of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, with the latest being concept art posted on the Facebook page of Robert Bailey. Named "Attacking Force" and "Low Level Attack", they don't really reveal too much about the movie itself, but do provide a great look at the redesigned X-Wings being used in the Return of the Jedi follow-up. What the colours mean will hopefully be revealed in the movie itself! What do you think? Starring original cast members Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker and franchise newcomers, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie, Lupita Nyong’o and Max von Sydow, Star Wars Episode VII will be released on December 18th, 2015. 332 days to go! »
Having retired from the Star Wars franchise, George Lucas has previously stated that he was yet to watch the first trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. However, he has now revealed that he caught the trailer while attending the cinema, telling Page Six: “I saw the trailer. I saw it in a theater because I don’t watch movies online.” When asked if he liked it, he smiled. “Yeah, it was intriguing.”
Meanwhile, Lucas also spoke to Cinema Blend about his initial vision for the Sequel Trilogy (you may recall that Michael Arndt had written treatments for the three films when Lucas was still in charge of the Saga, with J.J. Abrams subsequently rewriting Episode VII’s script with Lawrence Kasdan, and reportedly shifting the focus from new characters to the old guard):
“The ones that I sold to Disney, they came up to the decision that »
- Thomas Roach
In addition to von Sydow, the film also stars Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong'o, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker, Domhall Gleeson, Andy Serkis, Adam Driver, Gwendoline Christie, John Boyega, Anthony Daniels and Daisy Ridley.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theatres December 18, 2015.
Source: Star Wars Latino »
- Philip Sticco
Before it was announced he’d be returning to the world of The Flash to reprise his role as The Trickster, it was revealed that Mark Hamill would be picking up the lightsabre once again to play Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
“The déjà vu of walking onto the Millennium Falcon again and remembering all these details that they’ve got exactly right from old photographs and old blueprints…I can’t describe the feeling,” Hamill told Extra (via Cbm) promoting his new movie Kingsman: The Secret Service. “Even now it seems surreal to me. It seems hard to believe that it’s actually happening.”
When asked about Star Wars creator George Lucas (who recently had some harsh words about The Academy), Hamill said “seeing [George Lucas] this happy, he’s almost unrecognisable. Because when I was with him [on the original trilogy], he was fretting over all the details, so he »
- Luke Owen
The Daily Mirror is reporting that unknown British actress Amybeth Hargreaves has been cast as an Imperial Stormtrooper in the hotly-anticipated first chapter of the Star Wars sequel trilogy, which stems from a listing on Hargreaves’ Spotlight UK page.
If true, then it seems the Empire must have implemented a new equality and diversity policy following the death of the Emperor, with black actor John Boyega also playing a stormtrooper, as seen in the first trailer.
- Gary Collinson
Before the Oscar nominations were announced this morning, most believed that The Lego Movie was a lock for Best Animated Movie. But the category came and went, and The Lego Movie was not recognized. Well, co-director Phil Lord is not letting the disappointing news get the best of him. Instead, he's taken it upon himself to bestow his talented crew with their very own unique award. Which, revealed in the Tweet below, is just as cool as any Oscar.
Not too reveal too much about the movie if you haven't seen it, the final act of The Lego Movie is live action and takes place in the real world, featuring Will Ferrell as a father who doesn't allow his son to play with his Lego creations. Its unclear if this helped disqualify the movie. The awards category was introduced in 2001. In that time, no animated movie with live action elements »
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