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Adam Driver Talks 'Star Wars 7'; New R2D2 Image Debuts

19 December 2014 5:35 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Is Adam Driver playing Kylo Ren in Star Wars: The Force Awakens? While we don't see the actor's face in the teaser trailer, we do meet this lone Sith wondering through a snowy landscape. It's possible that the actor is playing the main bad guy, whose journey is said to mirror Luke Skywalker's. But we won't likely know the truth until closer to the release date. In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, the actor did discuss the grounding of characters in this new sequel. And he compares it to what we saw in 1977's Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope.

"I always think back to the original movies and to those quieter moments where Luke is out in A New Hope, and there are the two suns setting. It is the equivalent, basically, of a farm boy dying to get out of his small town and do something bigger. »

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Rare 'Star Wars' Behind-the-Scenes Video from 1977

19 December 2014 3:28 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

While everyone is waiting with bated breath for the next look at Star Wars: The Force Awakens, a rare behind-the-scenes video from the original 1977 Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope has surfaced online, and it shows a deleted scene coming to life on set. Though silent, this footage clearly features Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker working alongside director George Lucas, and we even get to see the infamous Biggs Darklighter.

The first half of the clip has George Lucas, then in his thirties, going over this much-talked about deleted scene with cinematographer Gilbert Taylor. The cut scene finds Luke Skywalker and Biggs Darklighter (played by Garrick Hagon) walking around the Tatooine settlement known as Anchorhead. Actress Koo Stark (The Rocky Horror Picture Show) is also seen in this footage.

Luke Skywalker often mentions his friend Biggs throughout Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, and we »

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R2-D2 graces the cover of the latest issue of Total Film

19 December 2014 10:40 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its return to the big screen in 364 days from now in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, everybody’s favourite astromech R2-D2 has taken centre stage on the cover of the latest issue of Total Film as part of the magazine’s 2015 preview…

“The biggest year in movies. Ever.” – When you look at some of the films set to arrive next year, it’s pretty tough to argue against that…

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set for release on December 18th 2015 and sees returning stars Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Anthony Daniels (C-3Po), Kenny Baker (R2-D2) and Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) joined by John Boyega (Attack the Block), Adam Driver (Girls), Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis), Andy Serkis (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), Domhnall Gleeson (Dredd), Daisy Ridley (Silent Witness), Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Lupita Nyong »

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Director J.J. Abrams, Kathleen Kennedy, Chewbacca, and More Say “Thank You” for Donations

19 December 2014 6:43 AM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Back in May when Star Wars: The Force Awakens started filming, director J.J. Abrams announced the "Force for Change" campaign, which invited fans to donate to support Unicef in exchange for prizes and even a chance to have a cameo in the movie.  The winner of the cameo was announced in August, but even if you didn't win, you still helped raised over $5 million dollars to support Unicef programs.  And for that, Abrams, producer Kathleen Kennedy, crew members, R2-D2, and Chewbacca say "Thank you."  I suppose C-3P0 was off somewhere being an ungrateful jerk, whining about something or other.  Fucking Threepio. Hit the jump to check out the Star Wars: The Force Awakens thank you video.  The film opens December 18, 2015, and stars John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Lupita Nyong’o, Gwendoline Christie, Crystal Clarke, Pip Andersen, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Harrison Ford, »

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Thank you from the set of Star Wars: The Force Awakens

19 December 2014 6:14 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Earlier this year, Star Wars: The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams gave fans their very first look the new film with a video from the set. Though it put many of us ease with its use of real sets and props, it was actually designed to promote the charity initiative “Force for Change” and raise money for the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef). A second video was released later, which gave us all a fantastic look at the new X-Wing (with pilot!). Now, a third video has arrived and it features Abrams offering his thanks alongside the gratitude of the entire Episode VII cast and crew. You might notice one or two well known characters…

Unicef’s current network of 14 Innovation Labs help create sustainable solutions to critical issues facing children around the world in the areas of nutrition, water, health, and education. The funds raised through “Star Wars »

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Chewbacca Returns in 'Star Wars 7' Set Video

18 December 2014 4:54 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Earlier in the year, Lucasfilm launched the Star Wars: A Force for Change program, which went onto raise an unprecedented $4.26 million for Unicef Innovation Labs from donors in 125 countries around the globe. To say thank you, director J.J. Abrams has released a new video which reveals our first look at Chewbacca on the set of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Also included is a special message from the director himself, along with members of the cast and crew offering their gratitude to fans across the galaxy. R2D2 also shows up for a quick thank you.

In the video, J.J. Abrams explains how Star Wars Force for Change has raised $4.26 million, which will directly benefit Unicef's life saving programs to support children across the globe. Thousands of children will now benefit from Unicef's pioneering efforts to increase access to education, health resources, and improve communications during emergencies for those who need it most. »

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Thank You From The Set Of Star Wars: The Force Awakens

18 December 2014 3:02 PM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

What did you think of the video? Were you one of the many who donated to Unicef Innovation Labs and Programs to help children in need around the world? Did you recognize the big walking carpet and overweight glob of grease? As always, leave your thoughts in the comments section below and let us know what you think. Set 30 years after the events of Return of the Jedi, Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens continues the story of our favorite band of heroes and villains, while also introducing new faces to the saga. Directed by J.J. Abrams, written by J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan, with music by John Willaims, creative consultant George Lucas, and starring Oscar Isaac, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Andy Serkis, Gwendoline Christie, Harrison Ford, Domhnall Gleeson, John Boyega, Adam Driver, Peter Mayhew, Daisy Ridley, Lupita Nyong'o, Kenny Baker, Max von Sydow, Warwick Davis, Anthony Daniels, »

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Thank You From The Set Of Star Wars: The Force Awakens

18 December 2014 3:02 PM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

What did you think of the video? Were you one of the many who donated to Unicef Innovation Labs and Programs to help children in need around the world? Did you recognize the big walking carpet and overweight glob of grease? As always, leave your thoughts in the comments section below and let us know what you think. Set 30 years after the events of Return of the Jedi, Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens continues the story of our favorite band of heroes and villains, while also introducing new faces to the saga. Directed by J.J. Abrams, written by J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan, with music by John Willaims, creative consultant George Lucas, and starring Oscar Isaac, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Andy Serkis, Gwendoline Christie, Harrison Ford, Domhnall Gleeson, John Boyega, Adam Driver, Peter Mayhew, Daisy Ridley, Lupita Nyong'o, Kenny Baker, Max von Sydow, Warwick Davis, Anthony Daniels, »

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Andy Serkis talks Star Wars: The Force Awakens

18 December 2014 1:08 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Not much is known about the highly anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Last month we got to see the first trailer which got fans very excited, but the cast of the film are keeping their mouths shut on any details about the film.

Whilst on the red carpet for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, actor Andy Serkis spoke to Entertainment Weekly, revealing a few minor details about who he is playing, but still not giving a great deal away.

We heard Andy Serkis’ voice in the trailer and he was asked if it was altered in anyway to cover it up, he said: “That is the character, there’s no digital manipulation. That’s just me.”

He was then asked about the rumour of having multiple roles in the film to which he responded: “Not true at all, I can say I only play one character. »

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Opens One Year From Today & Gets A New Set Of Trading Cards

18 December 2014 11:18 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

In one year from today, Star Wars: The Force Awakens will unleash in theaters – December 18, 2015. Images from the film has been retro-fitted with a throwback to the trading cards from the original Star Wars movie.

Complete with the names of the new characters, check ‘em out below and watch the teaser trailer Here.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is directed by J.J. Abrams from a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan & Abrams, and stars John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Lupita Nyong’o, Gwendoline Christie, Crystal Clarke, Pip Andersen, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow.

They will join the original cast members Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker. The film is being produced by Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, and Bryan Burk, and John Williams returns as the composer.

Official Site: http://www.starwars.com/theforceawakens

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20 Most Viewed Movie Trailers of 2014

18 December 2014 6:18 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

THR has released an official list of the most viewed trailers of 2014. And you may be surprised to see which movie came in first. While a lot of your are probably guessing Star Wars: The Force Awakens, it was actually Fifty Shades of Grey that took top honors. While Star Wars: The Force Awakens had the best start of the year, grabbing 58.2 million views in its first five days of release, it was Fifty Shades of Grey that won the race with its four month head start. The trailer has been viewed 93 million times on Youtube since its July 24 release. Don't feel too bad for Star Wars 7, though, as it came in second place with 81 million Youtube views since its debut over Thanksgiving weekend. In third place was Avengers: Age of Ultron with 78 million views. Here is the full top 20 list of most watched trailers followed by the trailers themselves. »

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Andy Serkis Reveals 10 Things About 'Star Wars 7'

17 December 2014 1:53 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Shortly after the first trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens was released, fans were curious about who provided the narration for the 88-second teaser. While many thought it was Benedict Cumberbatch, it was confirmed a few days later to be Andy Serkis, who was part of the first group of cast members to be announced back in April. While there is still very little information available about who he is playing, the actor spilled 10 new details to Entertainment Weekly.

1. The Trailer Narration Was Not Enhanced: While there were few who guessed correctly that Andy Serkis provided the trailer's narration, some wondered if the actor's voice was altered to for this mysterious role. The actor reveals that there are no digital enhancements made to his voice, stating, "That is the character. There's no digital manipulation. That's just me."

2. Andy Serkis Is Not Playing Two Characters: The actor also shut »

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Why Mark Hamill Was Convinced They'd Never Make Any More Star Wars Movies

16 December 2014 9:29 AM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Harrison Ford hasn.t mentioned anything about Star Wars: The Force Awakens publically. Even Carrie Fisher has been mum since that amazing first trailer dropped. But their colleague Mark Hamill has been his usual chatty, open self, talking about the young talent involved in the new cast, and how he never dreamed he.d Ever get an opportunity to hold Luke Skywalker.s lightsaber again. "The fact that [Star Wars] is so special to so many people . it.s hard to believe you could take something for granted like that," Mark Hamill tells EW in an interview. Especially when you consider the fact that George Lucas had basically led Hamill to believe that he.d never be Skywalker again. The way the actor tells it, he says: We had a beginning, middle, and an end. And I certainly, in a million years, never expected to return. I thought, even if »

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New 'Star Wars 7' Character Name Revealed

16 December 2014 9:03 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Depending on your sensitivity to Spoilers, there will be new information revealed in the following story: Last Week, Lucasfilm and Disney revealed all of the names for the new characters that appear in the first Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser trailer. The studios have now registered trademark applications for these names (as per StitchKingdom), along with the name of a character who does not appear in the sneak peek footage. It is not known whom this name belongs to, which actor will play the character, or if this character falls on the dark or light side of the force.

Are you ready for the big reveal? Among the new registrations, there were many for a brand new character named Captain Phasma. There is no prior documentation for this character or the name outside of an extensive fan-fiction titled Tarkin's Fist. There are also a number of random usernames »

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Mark Hamill on Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer and practical effects

14 December 2014 12:19 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A fortnight ago, we got our first glimpse of Disney’s Star Wars sequel trilogy with the release of the first teaser for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, with J.J. Abrams opting against showing any returning characters from the original movies in favour of giving us the briefest of introductions to the new cast members. Speaking to Yahoo!, Mark Hamill has admitted that this came as little surprise to him, as the movie is shifting the focus away from the likes of Luke, Han and Leia to a younger crop of characters:

“This is about the new generation of characters; I think that’s the most important thing. It’s the opening act of a whole new approach to the storytelling. So I never thought that the stories would be – first of all, I never thought I’d be involved in it again, period. And then when George [Lucas] said »

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Mark Hamill Talks Star Wars: The Force Awakens

14 December 2014 10:39 AM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

The launch of the first teaser for Star Wars: The Force Awakens focused on the newer members of the ensemble for J.J. Abrams’ film - John Boyega, Daisy Ridley and Oscar Isaac. Noticeably absent were any of the original starring trio including Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher. But as Hamill explains, that was by design.“This is about the new generation of characters; I think that’s the most important thing,” he tells Yahoo Movies. “It’s the opening act of a whole new approach to the storytelling. So I never thought that the stories would be – first of all, I never thought I’d be involved in it again, period. And then when George Lucas said that they wanted to do more, I rightly assumed that it wouldn’t be our story, because we had a beginning, a middle, and an end. This must be our offspring and the current generation, »

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Disney Xd to air Inside The Force Awakens this Sunday

13 December 2014 7:19 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

This weekend the Disney Channel and Disney Xd are giving fans the chance to catch up with the animated series Star Wars Rebels by airing a Star Wars Rebels Reloaded Marathon, which includes every episode of the show so far. The marathon will air today at 11.20am Et on Disney Channel and at 4pm Et on Disney Xd, as well as tomorrow at 12pm Et, while the Sunday broadcast will be followed by a feature entitled Inside The Force Awakens, which promises to reveal “official trailer secrets you may have missed” from the recent teaser for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

See Also: Star Wars: The Force Awakens character names revealed… via Topps-style trading cards

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set for release on December 18th 2015 and sees returning stars Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Anthony Daniels (C-3Po »

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Mark Hamill Talks 'Star Wars 7' and Harrison Ford Reunion

12 December 2014 5:26 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Mark Hamill has been making the press rounds to discuss his role in NBC's holiday special Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas, which airs December 16. And talk has naturally shifted to Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The actor previously spoke about his reaction to the trailer, but in a second interview with Yahoo! Movies, Mark Hamill sheds new light on his Jedi beard, the ball droid Bb-8, and reuniting with Harrison Ford.

Mark Hamill first revealed that he isn't exactly a fan of his scruffy Obi-Wan Kenobi look. In fact, he pretty much detested the beard he had to grow as an aging Jedi Knight. He stated:

"That is what I call my contractually obligated beard. Listen: I think they look fine on other people. It's just not me. I never got used to it. But face foliage is almost a part of the costume. And it does bring a gravitas, »

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New Star Wars characters revealed - Trading cards for Star Wars: Episode VII

12 December 2014 12:02 PM, PST | National Ledger | See recent National Ledger news »

New Star Wars characters revealed - The names of some of the characters in 'Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens' have been revealed in a set of trading cards. Jj Abrams, the director of the new film, confirmed the names via some old school trading cards given to Entertainment Weekly, revealing John Boyega's on-screen character is called Finn, while Daisy Ridley's character is called Rey. What's more, Oscar Isaac's character in the new film is known as Poe Dameron, while the droid seen in the recent trailer is known as Bb:8. The trading cards also feature a Sith warrior named Kylo Ren. The eagerly awaited 'Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens' is set around 30 years after 'Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi' and will feature key members of the original cast: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher. »

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"Star Wars"- 'Finn', 'Rey', 'Poe Dameron', 'Kylo Ren' and 'Bb-8'

12 December 2014 8:46 AM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek characters from director Jj Abrams' upcoming "Star Wars: The Force Awakens", officially revealed by Lucasfilm as "Star Wars" Topps bubblegum cards:

"Characters include 'Finn' on the run, 'Rey' on her hot speeder, 'Poe Dameron' in his 'X-Wing', 'Kylo Ren' igniting his 'lightsaber' and 'Bb-8' on the move..."  

"Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens" is the upcoming 'space opera' directed by Abrams as the seventh installment in the "Star Wars" film series...

...starring John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver...

...Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson and Max von Sydow...

...with Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels...

...Peter Mayhew and Kenny Baker reprising their roles from previous films.

Budgeted @ $200 million, the new film opens December 18, 2015.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" ...

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