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Star Wars' C-3Po Demanded These 2 Things From J.J. Abrams Before Signing His Contract

16 September 2014 3:32 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Just like Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher, actor Anthony Daniels is an incredibly important part of the Star Wars legacy. He's just slightly handicapped by the fact that you can't see his face under the C-3Po helmet. He and Kenny Baker, the man inside R2-D2, are the only actors to be part of every single film, so when Star Wars: Episode VII started to move into active development, it made perfect sense that they would return. The big question that was raised, however, was whether Daniels would once again be inside his C-3Po costume, as he always has been in the movies, or would instead be opting to use motion capture or simply provide his voice. According to the actor, it was never actually a choice. In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Anthony Daniels opened up about the process that led to him being »

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Anthony Daniels Talks New C3PO Costume in 'Star Wars 7'

16 September 2014 3:12 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

If you were wondering whether the new C3PO will be CGI, or if Anthony Daniels is crawling back into that metallic suit on set, the man himself has provided the answer. He will be putting on the iconic costume once again, this time for director J.J. Abrams in Star Wars: Episode VII.

When J.J. Abrams called the actor to return for the movie, it was originally for a voice role only. Anthony Daniels explains how that transpired into what he is currently shooting, describing the new C3PO suit along the way, and why it's important that C3PO never be CGI again in a movie:

"I will tell you that when [director] J.J. Abrams rang me to ask about filming Star Wars: Episode VII, one of the first things he said after he told me how wonderful I was - and that didn't take long - but he then said, »

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'Star Wars 7' Photos Reveal Adam Driver Is an X-Wing Pilot?

16 September 2014 1:31 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Back in February, long before Girls star Adam Driver was officially cast in Star Wars: Episode VII, it was rumored that he is playing the bad guy, described in the same vein as iconic Star Wars villain Darth Vader. Since none of the cast members' characters have ever been officially confirmed, many just assumed that Adam Driver is playing a Sith or other equally evil rogue. But today we have new photos from the set that appear to prove that is not the case.

Facebook user Rick Lawrence posted a number of photos from England, one of which appears to be a long-distance, blurry shot of Adam Driver wearing an X-Wing pilot uniform. The photos also appear to include John Boyega and Gwendoline Christie, but they are too blurry to tell for sure. Take a look at the images below, then read on for more details.

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Rumor: Adam Driver Not a Villain in Star Wars: Episode VII?

16 September 2014 11:11 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

From the moment Adam Driver stepped into the Star Wars: Episode VII rumor mill, there was talk about him playing a villain and we’ve been running with that idea ever since.  However, a photo just surfaced of Driver in costume on set that suggests otherwise. Hit the jump to find out what Driver was donning on set, but be aware; there are some spoilers in this article.  Star Wars: Episode VII is due in theaters on December 18, 2015 and also stars Mark HamillCarrie FisherHarrison FordAnthony DanielsPeter MayhewKenny BakerJohn BoyegaDaisy Ridley, Gwendoline ChristieOscar IsaacAndy SerkisDomhnall Gleeson, Lupita Nyong’o, Miltos Yerolemou and Max von Sydow. The images come from Rick Lawrence’s Facebook page (via Star Wars 7 News) and while they are a little blurry, it does look as though that’s Driver donning an X-Wing pilot uniform.  Does that mean »

- Perri Nemiroff

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Blu-ray Review: 'The 'Burbs'

16 September 2014 8:10 AM, PDT | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

★★★★☆In director Joe Dante's endearing 1989 horror comedy The 'Burbs, starring Tom Hanks and Carrie Fisher, "love thy neighbour" is a term mostly adhered to by the residents of Mayfield Place. Living out a relatively peaceful existence in their quiet cul-de-sac, save for the odd lawn care disputes, the arrival of the mysterious Klopeks threatens to shatter the peaceful suburban bliss, particularly for immediate neighbours Ray Peterson (Hanks) and wife Carol (Fisher). The trio of unidentifiable Eastern Europeans ("Klopek - is that a Slavic name?") keep themselves to themselves, spending all night using their basement furnace and paying zero attention to the general upkeep of their property.

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Greg Grunberg confirms 'Star Wars' role: 'If I say more Jj will have me killed'

15 September 2014 6:23 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

(Cbr) It’s well established by now that J.J. Abrams frequently casts childhood friend Greg Grunberg in television and film projects, ranging from "Felicity" and "Alias" to "Lost" and "Star Trek." So it’s to be expected for fans to wonder whether the "Heroes" veteran might appear in the Abrams movie everyone’s speculating about — "Star Wars: Episode VII."  The answer, perhaps, is just as expected. Asked on Twitter, “Hey, is it pretty safe to say that you’re gonna have a minor cameo in 'Episode VII' like all of his other movies #luckycharm?” Grunberg replied, “Yes @smgulz it Is safe to assume I have a role in #StarWarsEpisodeVII – If I say more than that, Jj will have me killed.” Grunberg joins a cast that includes "Star Wars" veterans Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Kenny Baker, and franchise newcomers John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, »

- TJ Dietsch, Comic Book Resources

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The Burbs: Blu-ray review

15 September 2014 10:49 AM, PDT | 24framespersecond.net | See recent 24FramesPerSecond news »

Director: Joe Dante. Review: Adam Wing. Why is Joe Dante so inconsistently consistent? I look back over his career in movies and see some of my favourite films growing up. Dante's first film was released in the year I was born, and Piranha still has more teeth than a lot of horror movies made today. It wasn't until 1984 that I started paying attention though, with the release of one of my all time favourite movies, Gremlins. Innerspace followed in 1987, The New Batch arrived in 1990 and sandwiched somewhere in between was The 'Burbs. Starring Tom Hanks, Corey Feldman (of course, it was the '80s) and Carrie Fisher, The 'Burbs is the kind of movie that gets better with age. "There go the Goddamn brownies..." Joe's output became more infrequent in the 90s, with standouts being Small Soldiers in '98 and 2003's Looney Tunes: Back In Action. I only mention this »

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"Star Wars: Episode VII" - 'X-Wing' Revealed

15 September 2014 6:26 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek more new images of the life-size models of the "Star Wars: Episode VII", 'Millennium Falcon' and 'X-Wing' spacecraft on the Greenham Common, UK set of  "Star Wars: Episode VII":

The Millennium Falcon, piloted by 'Han Solo' is a modified 'Yt-1300 light freighter'.

"Star Wars Episode VII" is produced by Walt Disney Pictures, Lucasfilm and Bad Robot Productions...

...to be distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.

The new film stars John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac...

...Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow and Lupita Nyong'o and Gwendoline Christie

Also starring are Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Kenny Baker reprising their roles from previous films.

"Star Wars: Episode VII" is planned to be the first of the third trilogy of "Star Wars" films... 

...following chronologically in the series...

...30 years after "Return of the Jedi" and the demise of 'Darth Vader'.

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- Michael Stevens

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Blu-ray Review – The ‘Burbs (1989)

15 September 2014 3:04 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The ‘Burbs, 1989

Directed by Joe Dante

Starring Tom Hanks, Bruce DernCarrie Fisher, Rick Duconnun, Corey Feldman, Wendy Schaal, Henry Gibson, Brother Theodore, Courney Gains and Dick Miller

Synopsis:

An overstressed suburbanite and his paramilitaric neighbor struggle to prove their paranoid theory that the new family in town is a front for a cannibalistic cult.

In the original series of The Twilight Zone, there is an episode entitled The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street in which a suburban street comes under the influence of a group of aliens who slowly turn the residents against each other as they fear their neighbour is not to be trusted. Director Joe Dante has stated that he was influenced by Rod Serling’s seminal sci-fi show (and he re-worked the classic episode It’s a Good Life for Twilight Zone: The Movie) and some of that is on show in under-appreciated comedy The ‘Burbs. »

- Luke Owen

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Adam Driver and Gwendoline Christie in latest Star Wars: Episode VII set photos

14 September 2014 2:35 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Well, it looks like all of those “scoops” about Adam Driver and Gwendoline Christie playing bad guys in Star Wars: Episode VII were wide of the mark, as the pair have appeared in the latest batch of set photos from the hotly-anticipated sequel depicting the base of the Rebel Alliance, which show Driver wearing X-Wing pilot clothes, and Christie presumably as some kind of Alliance officer. Take a look courtesy of Rick Lawrence (via Cbm)…

 

Star Wars: Episode VII 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 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), Lupita »

- Gary Collinson

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"Star Wars: Episode VII"- More Set Images

14 September 2014 2:28 PM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek new images from the UK set of "Star Wars: Episode VII" offering a first look @ actor Adam Driver in a 'Rebel' flight suit, plus members of the 'Alliance', including actress Gwendoline Christie:

"Star Wars: Episode VII" is produced by Walt Disney Pictures, Lucasfilm, and Bad Robot Productions, intended to be the seventh installment in the "Star Wars" film series.

Cast includes John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Lupita Nyong'o and Gwendoline Christie.

Also starring are Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Kenny Baker reprising their roles from previous films.

The new movie is planned to be the first of the third trilogy of "Star Wars" films, following chronologically in the series approximately 30 years after "Return of the Jedi".

J. J. Abrams directs from a screenplay he co-wrote with Lawrence Kasdan.

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- Michael Stevens

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'Star Wars' Obi-Wan Kenobi Spin-Off May Be in the Works

14 September 2014 1:47 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

When Star Wars: Episode VII hits theaters next December, it will be the first in a string of movies including the immediate sequels Star Wars: Episode VIII and Star Wars: Episode IX arriving in 2017 and 2019 and three spin-offs. There have been several rumors about which characters the spin-offs will be focused on, but nothing has been confirmed yet. Today, a new unconfirmed report from MakingStarWars.net reporting that Disney and LucasFilm are currently developing an Obi-Wan Kenobi spin-off.

"Obi-Wan Kenobi - I've heard from quite a few people now that an Obi-Wan Kenobi movie is in the works. For the spin-off movies they were initially going to stay away from any Jedi or Sith characters. But I'm hearing now that because of the popularity of Obi-Wan (fans recently voting for him on the official website etc) that an art team is now working with a writer on concepts for an Obi-Wan movie. »

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Daniel Craig reportedly films a secret role in Star Wars: Episode VII

14 September 2014 1:30 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Chalk this one up squarely as a rumour – especially considering its source is the UK tabloid The Sun – but it seems that Daniel Craig (Skyfall) may have shot a secret cameo appearance in Star Wars: Episode VII. Craig reportedly begged director J.J. Abrams for a role in the hotly-anticipated sequel, saying that he’d be happy to have his face hidden, and apparently shot the part this week at Pinewood, where he was spotted with Carrie Fisher. However, a more likely scenario is that Craig was at Pinewood for pre-production on Bond 24, which is set to begin filming this December.

Star Wars: Episode VII 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 Adam Driver (Girls), Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis), Andy Serkis »

- Gary Collinson

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Mark Ruffalo wants to be in Star Wars: Episode VIII

14 September 2014 2:15 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With the possibility of a new Incredible Hulk movie and TV series on the horizon (if you ask Lou Ferrigno anyway), Bruce Banner himself Mark Ruffalo may find himself being busy over the next year or so. But that hasn’t stopped the actor from dreaming about other roles. In fact, he’s looking to head to a galaxy far, far away – but not with J.J. Abrams for Star Wars: Episode VII and instead with Rian Johnson and Star Wars: Episode VIII.

In an interview with Collider about his upcoming movie Infinitely Polar Bear, Ruffalo said that he has reached out personally to Rian Johnson saying he’s “desperate” for a role in Star Wars: Episode VIII. The actor said, “my e-mail to Rian after all these years was ‘Rian, congratulations on everything you’ve been doing. And by the way, if there’s a part in Star Wars, please, »

- Luke Owen

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Greg Grunberg Says He Has A Role In Star Wars: Episode VII

13 September 2014 10:07 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Lens flares and frustrating “mystery boxes” aren’t the only things that constantly pop up in the filmography of J.J. Abrams. Another thing that appears quite often is Heroes and Masters of Sex actor Greg Grunberg, a childhood friend of Abrams’ who has shown up in almost all of the director’s cinematic works to date.

He’s had roles in Felicity and Alias, played Oceanic Flight 815 pilot Seth Norris in the Lost pilot, is in Mission: Impossible III, and even has small cameos in both Super 8 and Star Trek. He was, however, noticeably absent from Star Trek Into Darkness, which wasn’t very well received by fans…. That can’t be a coincidence, can it?!

Now it looks like the working relationship between Abrams and Grunberg will extend beyond our galaxy and into a famous one far, far away, as according to Grunberg himself, he has a role »

- James Garcia

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Jj Abrams regular Greg Grunberg to have Star Wars Episode 7 role

13 September 2014 7:42 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Greg Grunberg has joined the cast of Jj Abrams' Stars Wars Episode VII.

The Heroes actor confirmed the news in response to a fan on Twitter.

Grunberg posted: "Yes @smgulz it Is safe to assume I have a role in #StarWarsEpisodeVII - If I say more than that, Jj will have me killed."

Grunberg and Abrams are childhood friends who used to make home videos together.

The actor has since popped up in many of Abrams's productions including Felicity, Alias and Star Trek.

Earlier this month, Star Wars Episode VII cast Game of Thrones actor Miltos Yerolemou.

Both Grunberg and Yerolemou will be joining previously cast Andy Serkis, Lupita Nyong'o, Adam Driver, Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac, Gwendoline Christie, John Boyega, Max von Sydow and Daisy Ridley.

Original Star Wars actors will also be featured in the film, including Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker and Peter Mayhew. »

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'Star Wars 7' Casts J.J. Abrams Regular Greg Grunberg

12 September 2014 2:15 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Longtime fans of director J.J. Abrams will likely know that he casts his old childhood friend Greg Grunberg in most of his movies and TV shows. Many have wondered whether or not the actor will appear in the highly-anticipated Star Wars: Episode VII, which is currently in production, but now that speculation can be put to rest.

Earlier today, Greg Grunberg confirmed on his Twitter page that he does, in fact, have a role in Star Wars: Episode VII, although he naturally wouldn't give any details about who he is playing.

So my pal #JJAbrams says the good word is Apostrophe

Greg Grunberg (@greggrunberg) September 11, 2014

Yes @smgulz it Is safe to assume I have a role in #StarWarsEpisodeVII - If I say more than that, Jj will have me killed.

Greg Grunberg (@greggrunberg) September 11, 2014

Greg Grunberg, who is best known for playing Matt Parkman on NBC's Heroes, started acting in »

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J.J. Abrams casts his pal Greg Grunberg in Star Wars: Episode VII

12 September 2014 2:11 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It looks like J.J. Abrams has cast his childhood pal Greg Gunberg in the eagerly-anticipated sequel Star Wars: Episode VII, with the Heroes and Masters of Sex star taking to Twitter to reveal that he has a role in the film, stating that, “If I say more than that, Jj will have me killed.” The two have worked together extensively in the past, with Grunberg featuing in Felicity and Alias, as well as appearing in minor roles in Lost, Mission: Impossible III, Star Trek and Super 8. Presumably, his part in Episode VII will follow suit, and is likely little more than a cameo.

Star Wars: Episode VII 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 Adam Driver (Girls), Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis »

- Gary Collinson

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Will 'Star Wars 7' Return to Dagobah?

12 September 2014 1:38 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Previous Star Wars: Episode VII rumors have claimed that the movie will visit old locations from the previous movies, including Hoth, Endor, and Tatooine. Now, a new rumor is throwing Yoda's exile planet of Dagobah into the mix. Stop reading now if you don't want to know how the planet plays into the proposed storyline.

Last week, new details emerged about how Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) fits into the Star Wars: Episode VII storyline, from a tipster who reportedly read the second draft of J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan's screenplay. It was hinted that Luke may be swayed towards the Dark Side of the Force.

Today, we have a new report from This Is Infamous that reveals more details about Luke Skywalker's character arc. It's been widely reported, but never confirmed, that the story centers on John Boyega and Daisy Ridley's characters, who find a severed hand with »

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David Cronenberg's Maps To The Stars has a Trailer

12 September 2014 1:30 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

A trailer for David Cronenberg's new film Maps to the Stars has been released. Ss you might expect from a Cronenberg movie, it looks insane and weird in the best possible ways. The film is described as a "contemporary tale exploring the demons of celebrity obsession in our society."

The film has a great cast of actors that includes Robert PattinsonJulianne MooreJohn CusackOlivia Williams, and Mia Wasikowska. Here's the synopsis:

The film follows the lives of the Weiss family, an archetypical Hollywood dynasty. Dr. Stafford Weiss is a psychotherapist who has made a fortune with his self-help manuals, and his wife Cristina manages the career of their thirteen-year-old son, child star Benjie, who recently came out of a drug rehabilitation program that he entered at the age of nine. Their daughter Agatha, completely shunned by her family, has recently been released from a Florida sanatorium, where »

- Joey Paur

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