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General Leia's 'Force Awakens' Backstory Revealed in New 'Star Wars' Book

5 February 2016 1:55 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

How did Princess Leia become a General in Star Wars: The Force Awakens? Why isn't she a Jedi? Where is her place in the Force? Some, if not all, of the questions you've been asking about Carrie Fisher's iconic character after seeing Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be answered in a new tie-in novel titled Star Wars: Bloodlines. The book offers Leia a whole new story, giving her a journey and adventure that is all her own.

The cover for Star Wars: Bloodlines shows Darth Vader looming in the background, as Leia crosses her arms, pensive, thoughtful. Why is she sharing this latest art with her absentee father? Author Claudia Gray had this to say about the story that awaits viewers eager to learn more about the former princess turned war hero.

"I find myself remembering the Episode I posters, where you see the boy Anakin »

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens becomes the first movie to hit $900 million at the domestic box office

5 February 2016 1:13 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It had already taken the crown of the highest-grossing North American release of all time back in early January, and now after fifty days on screens Disney and Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens has become the first film in history to pass $900 million at the domestic box office.

“The film’s achievements are truly astounding, and it’s our great honor to relaunch this cinematic galaxy not only for all the devoted decades-long fans but for a new generation who will keep the Star Wars legacy alive for many years to come,” states Disney’s Alan Horn.

Worldwide, The Force Awakens is expected to become only the third film ever to reach $2 billion this Saturday after James Cameron’s Titanic ($2.18 billion) and Avatar ($2.78 billion).

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens sees J.J. Abrams directing returning »

- Gary Collinson

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Hot Toys Star Wars: The Force Awakens Cosbaby Bobble-Heads

5 February 2016 11:35 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Hot Toys has released a batch of promotional images for its latest Star Wars: The Force Awakens product line, with two series of Cosbaby Bobble-Heads based on characters from the recent blockbuster; check them out here…

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Each Cosbaby Bobble-Head stands approximately 11cm tall with base. The first series is led by Kylo Ren, and features the First Order Stormtrooper Officer, First Order Heavy Gunner Stormtrooper, First Order Riot Control Stormtrooper, and Finn (Fn-2187) in stylish and adorable baby form.

 

This series is commanded by Captain Phasma, and features the First Order Stormtrooper, First Order Flametrooper, First Order Snowtrooper, and First Order Tie Pilot in stylish and adorable baby form.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens sees J.J. Abrams directing returning stars Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford »

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‘Star Wars: Bloodline’ Will Reveal General Leia Organa’s Backstory

4 February 2016 3:30 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Leia Organa (Carrie Fisher) returned in Star Wars: The Force Awakens as a general. She was mostly left on the sidelines during J.J. Abrams‘ sequel, but she still played a pivotal role in the film. The former princess was wiser and more confident, filled with grief and regret. Author Claudia Gray plans to explain that evolution in her book, Star Wars: […]

The post ‘Star Wars: Bloodline’ Will Reveal General Leia Organa’s Backstory appeared first on /Film. »

- Jack Giroux

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Links: Secret Talents, Visual Effects, Best Girlfriends

3 February 2016 8:30 PM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Salon Why Rooney Mara can't win for Carol. Interesting piece on what really matters in Supporting Actress (Hint: Best Actor)

McN David Poland looks at the writers branch and how the new Academy rules might affect them

Gurus of Gold interesting to see where the volatility is in the new charts: Best Picture and Best Director contain all the (seeming) drama 

Towleroad Jonathan Groff interviewed by Kevin Sessums talks sex scenes in the Looking movie, filming wrapped, and his Sutton Foster obsession 

 

Av Club The Flash will officially crossover with Supergirl despite different networks

Variety on the new warp speed market for television shows 

The Film Stage first clips and new images from Jeff Nichols's Midnight Special. I'm not watching them because I want to be surprised 

Variety Jessica Chastain still looking for her Oscar movie, in talks for Woman Walks Ahead, about a 19th century woman who advised »

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Episode 8 Bits: The Return of Captain Phasma, a Too-Talkative C-3Po, and the Return of Carrie Fisher’s Dog

2 February 2016 4:30 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

If you’re in the market for all news concerning Star Wars: Episode 8, we’ve got you covered. In today’s edition of Episode 8 Bits: Rian Johnson confirms that Episode 8 will be shot on film. Diasy Ridley kind-of reveals an impending production start date. John Boyega finishes some mysterious “training.” Gwendoline Christie re-confirms the return […]

The post Episode 8 Bits: The Return of Captain Phasma, a Too-Talkative C-3Po, and the Return of Carrie Fisher’s Dog appeared first on /Film. »

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Gwendoline Christie confirms Captain Phasma return for Star Wars: Episode VIII

1 February 2016 7:00 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Although the character’s fate was a left a little uncertain at the end of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Gwendoline Christie has confirmed that she is set to return as the First Order’s Captain Phasma in next year’s Star Wars: Episode VIII.

“I will be in the next Star Wars movie. I think that’s an exclusive, actually,” Christie told People at the Screen Actors Guild Awards this past Saturday, before sharing a few words about her initial casting in The Force Awakens. “I was very overexcited. I made no secret of the fact that I really campaigned for the part for a long time. And then I was delighted when J.J. Abrams wanted to have me in the film and then wanted to cast me in this role that had originally been designed for a man. I thought the costume was incredibly striking. I felt it »

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Kung Fu Panda 3 Knocks Out the Competition To Become Number One Film Worldwide

1 February 2016 5:54 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Rentrak.com released the following estimates from this past weekend with the number one film worldwide going to 20th Century Fox and Dreamworks Animation's "Kung Fu Panda 3" starring the voices of Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman, Bryan Cranston, Angelina Jolie, J.K. Simmons, Kate Hudson, Lucy Liu, Seth Rogen, Jackie Chan and David Cross. "Kung Fu Panda 3" grossed an impressive $116.7 million internationally and $41.0 million domestically.

20th Century Fox's "The Revenant" took second place internationally with $36.7 million and $12.4 million domestically. The film is directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu and stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson, Will Poulter, Forrest Goodluck and Arthur Redcloud. DiCaprio is currently dominating this year's awards season for "The Revenant" after winning a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama and a SAG award over the weekend for Best Actor as well.

Disney's "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" has to settle for third place internationally and domestically. »

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Cast Teases "Star Wars: Episode VIII" Shoot

31 January 2016 10:21 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Though Rian Johnson's "Star Wars: Episode VIII" was pushed back seven months from its original May 2017 release date, the actual start of production on it only saw a smaller one month push from January to February this year so Johnson could rework the script.

At this point it has been suggested that filming is set to kick off in the U.K. in the next few weeks. Over the weekend, several of the sequel's stars teased through social media that production will begin soon - namely actors Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Carrie Fisher and Anthony Daniels. Actres Gwendoline Christie also confirmed the return of her character Captain Phasma this weekend, telling People:

"I will be in the next Star Wars movie. I think that's an exclusive, actually. I was very overexcited. I made no secret of the fact that I really campaigned for the part for a long time. »

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Captain Phasma Is in 'Star Wars 8'

31 January 2016 12:51 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

We reported earlier this month that Star Wars: Episode VIII was delayed, with production set to begin next month and the studio moving the release date from May 26, 2017 to December 15, 2017. Even though production will begin soon, we still don't have a confirmed cast list for the sequel yet, although we did learn over the weekend that one Star Wars: The Force Awakens star will return, with Gwendoline Christie confirming that she will return as Captain Phasma. Here's what she had to say in an interview with People.

"I will be in the next Star Wars movie. I think that's an exclusive, actually. I was very overexcited. I made no secret of the fact that I really campaigned for the part for a long time. And then I was delighted when J.J. Abrams wanted to have me in the film and then wanted to cast me in this role that had »

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'Star Wars 8' Begins Filming Soon; Cast Teases Production Start

31 January 2016 12:42 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Now that Star Wars: The Force Awakens is a bona fide box office blockbuster, fans are looking forward to the next adventures in this beloved galaxy far, far away. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is currently in post-production, set to hit theaters this December, but we reported earlier this month that Star Wars: Episode VIII was delayed, with production set to begin next month and the studio moving the release date from May 26, 2017 to December 15, 2017. Over the weekend, several of the sequel's stars teased through social media that production will begin soon

We reported earlier this month that production on Star Wars: Episode VIII was slightly delayed from January to February, so writer-director Rian Johnson could focus on reworking the script. Over the weekend, several cast members teased that production will begin soon through social media, such as Daisy Ridley, Carrie Fisher and Anthony Daniels. While it isn't known exactly when filming will begin, »

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Blu-ray and DVD Release Date Confirmed by Amazon (Updated)

30 January 2016 5:56 PM, PST | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

The Force will be strong this spring as online retailer Amazon.com has confirmed (date removed by request of Disney) release date for Star Wars: The Force Awakens on Blu-ray and DVD.

This release date has been floating around since late last year after an overseas retailer published it. As is often the case with early release date reveals, they are extremely subject to change and oftentimes end up different than what is planned when the film hits theaters.

In this case the (date removed) appearing on Amazon.com for the Blu-ray and DVD listings of Star Wars: The Force Awakens is on the money. It might be a few more weeks until we get the official announcement with bonus features, a full rundown of numerous confirmed deleted scenes and more. At least you'll know when Episode VII will hit your Blu-ray or DVD player.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Blu-ray and DVD Release Date Confirmed by Amazon

30 January 2016 7:33 AM, PST | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

The Force will be strong this spring as online retailer Amazon.com has confirmed an April 5th, 2016 release date for Star Wars: The Force Awakens on Blu-ray and DVD.

This release date has been floating around since late last year after an overseas retailer published it. As is often the case with early release date reveals, they are extremely subject to change and oftentimes end up different than what is planned when the film hits theaters.

In this case the April 5th date appearing on Amazon.com for the Blu-ray and DVD listings of Star Wars: The Force Awakens is on the money. It might be a few more weeks until we get the official announcement with bonus features, a full rundown of numerous confirmed deleted scenes and more. At least you'll know when Episode VII will hit your Blu-ray or DVD player.

If you haven't pre-ordered Star Wars: The Force Awakens »

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Ewan McGregor Explains His Cameo As 'Obi-Wan Kenobi' In Star Wars: The Force Awakens

30 January 2016 7:04 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

In the video above, Ewan McGregor talks in detail about reprising the role of Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and while he doesn't weigh in on the possibility of reprising the role in live-action, it appears as if the actor was very happy to be asked back by J.J. Abrams. "I’d been waiting for the call to come for two years," he says. "I thought maybe they’ve lost my agent’s phone number. Then I got a call from Jj just shortly before the film was released. He asked me to come in and said, ‘I’d love you to be a part of it.'" For details on what his role consisted of and how Alec Gunness factored into things, be sure to watch the video above. Which other cameos did you notice?  Starring original cast members Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, »

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Star Wars: Episode VIII script out to the cast

30 January 2016 3:32 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Last week, it was announced that Star Wars: Episode VIII has been pushed back to December 15th 2017, with rumours suggesting the delay was to allow for rewrites to the script to increase the focus on Star Wars: The Force Awakens favourites Rey, Finn, Poe Dameron and Kylo Ren. Well, those rumours were either wide of the mark, or the rewrites have already been completed, as both Daisy Ridley (Rey) and Anthony Daniels (C-3Po) have taken to social media to reveal that they’ve now seen the screenplay…

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A photo posted by @daisyridley on Jan 28, 2016 at 2:33am Pst

Just read Ep VIII and thought I'd share the story with you because I know you can't wait to hear it too. You do want to hear it. Don't you?

Anthony Daniels (@ADaniels3PO) January 29, 2016

Back in December, John Boyega had suggested that filming on Star Wars: Episode VIII would »

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Explore the creatures, worlds and action of Star Wars: The Force Awakens in new VFX video

30 January 2016 1:20 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Variety has posted an in-depth video exploring the visual effects of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which sees visual effects supervisors Roger Guyett and Patrick Tubach, creature supervisor Neal Scanlan and special effects supervisor Chris Corbould reveal the artistry behind the film’s droid hero Bb-8, its its creatures, alien worlds, action sequences and more. Check it out here…

See Also: Ewan McGregor discusses his Star Wars: The Force Awakens cameo

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens sees J.J. Abrams directing returning stars Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Anthony Daniels (C-3Po), Kenny Baker (R2-D2), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) and Tim Rose (Admiral Ackbar), in addition to Adam Driver (Girls), Oscar Isaac (A Most Violent Year), Andy Serkis (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Domhnall Gleeson (Ex Machina), John Boyega (Attack the Block »

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Kevin Smith voiced a Stormtrooper in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

26 January 2016 3:02 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It seems that Daniel Craig wasn’t the only celebrity Stormtrooper to feature in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, as the official site has revealed that filmmaker Kevin Smith also lent his voice to one of the First Order troops in the J.J. Abrams-directed blockbuster.

The official Star Wars site has revealed that Smith – who was actually the first person to reveal that Stormtroopers would feature in Episode VII – lent his voice to a Stormtrooper during the attack on Maz Kanata’s castle on Takodana, delivering the line “We have incoming at 28.6! Move!”

Head on over to the site here for details on the many other voices featuring in the film, which includes several Star Wars veterans from Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels and Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith.

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The Revenant Wins Box Office Weekend

25 January 2016 5:04 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Rentrak.com announced the box-office numbers from this past weekend with the number one film worldwide going to 20th Century Fox's "The Revenant", directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu and stars actors Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy. The film took first place worldwide with $49.8 million and $16.0 million in the U.S. market.

On the success of "The Revenant", Senior Media Analyst Paul Dergarabedian said:

"Fox's 'The Revenant' proves it's a force to be reckoned with as the multiple Oscar nominee and Golden Globe winner takes the world by storm $49.8 million this weekend and sets its sights on the quarter billion dollar threshold in the worldwide arena in the coming week."

Disney's "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" came in second place worldwide with $37.6 million and $14.3 million domestically. The J.J. Abrams-directed film is closing in on reaching $2 billion worldwide since opening back in December. The film stars John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, »

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Finn and Rey's Origins Revealed by 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Writer

23 January 2016 12:53 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

When Star Wars: The Force Awakens was first announced back in 2012, speculation was rampant about what previously-established characters would be included, and what new characters may be introduced. Despite the presence of the iconic characters like Han Solo (Harrison Ford), Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) and Leia Organa (Carrie Fisher), fans were most drawn to the new characters like Finn (John Boyega), Rey (Daisy Ridley) and Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac). Shortly after the December 18 release, Entertainment Weekly held a Q&A session with director J.J. Abrams and writers Lawrence Kasdan and Michael Arndt. If you're one of the few who haven't seen this movie yet, there will be plenty of Spoilers below.

Shortly after Disney purchased LucasFilm, it was revealed that Michael Arndt would come aboard to write the screenplay. Eventually, Lawrence Kasdan and J.J. Abrams took over the writing duties, but Michael Arndt still received a screenplay credit, and he »

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Watch a behind-the-scenes video with bonus footage from Kylo Ren’s Undercover Boss Saturday Night Live sketch

23 January 2016 6:36 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Last weekend, Adam Driver appeared on Saturday Night Live where he took part in a Star Wars: The Force Awakens / Undercover Boss sketch, with Kylo Ren posting as Matt the radar technician on Starkiller Base. You can watch the sketch itself here, but now SNL has released a behind-the-scenes video, which offers up some bonus footage. Take a look here…

See Also: Kylo Ren’s Undercover Boss gets a custom Star Wars: The Force Awakens action figure

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens sees J.J. Abrams directing returning stars Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Anthony Daniels (C-3Po), Kenny Baker (R2-D2), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) and Tim Rose (Admiral Ackbar), in addition to Adam Driver (Girls), Oscar Isaac (A Most Violent Year), Andy Serkis (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Domhnall Gleeson (Ex Machina), John Boyega (Attack the Block »

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