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

42 minutes ago | 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, »

- Matt Goldberg

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Adam Driver And Mark Hamill On Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens

1 hour ago | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

We still don't know who Adam Driver (Girls) is playing in J.J. Abrams' Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens,  but Driver is excited to be part of the Star Wars franchise.  For the up-and-coming actor, the original Star Wars trilogy is what he identifies with most however, it's not lightsaber battles or tie fighter dog fights that he' recalls the fondest.  "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," said Driver.  He continued, " It is the equivalent, basically, of a farm boy dying to get out of his small town and do something bigger. It’s those kinds of universal themes that ground this whole thing in space.” While Driver is new to the Star Wars franchise, Mark Hamill has been part of the lore for 37 years. At »

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Jason Reitman’s Live Read of ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ Gets a Surprise Guest: Mark Hamill

6 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Jason Reitman unveiled a surprise at his live reading of “The Empire Strikes Back” on Thursday night, and the crowd that packed the Ace Theater in downtown Los Angeles couldn’t have been more excited if he’d shown footage from the new “Star Wars” movie that’s due to open a year from now.

Reitman’s surprise, though, looked back rather than forward. After he’d introduced the cast that would be doing one of the celebrated live reads that Reitman regularly stages for Film Independent – a cast that included Aaron Paul as Luke Skywalker, J.K. Simmons as Darth Vader, »

- Steve Pond

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Stephen Colbert Cheats Death in Star-Studded Final Episode of ‘The Colbert Report’

9 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

After nine years on his own show, and even longer as a correspondent on “The Daily Show,” Stephen Colbert finally bid farewell to his conservative pundit alter ego in the final episode of “The Colbert Report” Thursday night on Comedy Central.

“If this is your first time tuning in to ‘The Colbert Report,’ I have some terrible news,” he said. “This is in fact your last time tuning in to ‘The Colbert Report.'”

It was a star-studded farewell for the long-time host when Colbert broke into a goodbye song. He was joined on-stage by many of his favorite past guests including Jon Stewart, »

- Jason Hughes

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Chewbacca Returns in 'Star Wars 7' Set Video

14 hours ago | 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. »

- MovieWeb

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

16 hours ago | 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

16 hours ago | 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 hours ago | 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. »

- Thomas Roach

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

20 hours ago | 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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- Melissa Thompson

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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. »

- MovieWeb

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'Kingsman: Secret Service' Preview: Meet the Characters

17 December 2014 4:24 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Following the red band trailer and featurette released earlier this month, 20th Century Fox is introducing fans to the main characters in Kingsman: The Secret Service with six new featurettes. Learn more about Harry (Colin Firth), Valentine (Samuel L. Jackson), Eggsy (Taron Egerton), Roxy (Sophie Cookson), Gazelle (Sofia Boutella) and Arthur (Michael Caine) with interviews and new footage. This action-thriller from director Matthew Vaughn is based on Mark Millar's beloved comic book series, which marks the second time they have collaborated together since 2010's Kick-Ass.

Based upon the acclaimed comic book and directed by Matthew Vaughn (Kick-Ass, X-Men: First Class), Kingsman: The Secret Service tells the story of a super-secret spy organization that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency's ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius. These featurettes take us deeper inside this covert world, with new footage of Colin Firth in action, »

- MovieWeb

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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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This week's cover: 'Star Wars,' Adele, and the 116 things you're going to talk about in 2015

17 December 2014 9:00 AM, PST | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Phew—2014 is over. But you know what that means. Another year is on the horizon, and with a turn of the calendar comes a tidal wave of pop culture items, each eager to become your new favorite thing. Fortunately for you, Entertainment Weekly’s annual forecast issue is here to help you wade through the waters and find the movie, show, album, or book (it's a race to find the next Gone Girl!) that’s destined to find its way into your hands in 2015. You may have heard about a few little indies coming up. Star Wars: The Force Awakens? »

- EW staff

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Aaron Paul Cast as Luke Skywalker in 'Empire Strikes Back' Live Read

17 December 2014 6:23 AM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

From Quentin Tarantino's all-star Hateful Eight table read to Los Angeles Clippers star Blake Griffin emulating Michael Jordan in Space Jam, live script readings are now the Off-Broadway shows of Hollywood. On Thursday, December 18th, Juno director Jason Reitman will stage a reading of Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back at Los Angeles' Ace Hotel with Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul taking on the role of Luke Skywalker.

The one-night-only event is the latest in a series of Reitman's monthly live script readings. "The first thing I »

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Fan-Made Force Awakens Video features Bb-8 Droid in Action

16 December 2014 5:36 PM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

People continue to go bananas for the ball droid from the Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser. Last week we learned that the name of the droid is Bb-8, and Mark Hamill explained that it’s actually a practical effect — Jedi mind trick? No, Jedi mind blown! In this fan-made video by Julien Leterrier, Bb-8 is recreated in CG and is on the move as he makes his way through the desert. After a few extra moments and maneuvers, the fan footage could blend almost seamlessly into the small glimpse we got of this new character in the trailer.

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Mark Hamill Talks About the New Elf and Playing The Trickster (Again!) on The Flash

16 December 2014 4:24 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Mark Hamill was a little worried about sighing on to Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas. "I was nervous involving myself in this," the Star Wars legend tells me. "How can they ever top the movie? But with the animation and the songs from the Broadway show, it's like it's own animal now." This new animated adaptation (premiering tonight at 8 p.m. on NBC) stars Jim Parsons as Buddy,  the role originally played by Will Ferrell in the 2003 movie. Ed Asner returns as Santa with The Big Bang Theory actress Kate Micucci as Jovie. Rounding out the voice cast are Jay Leno, Matt Lauer, Gilbert Gottfried, Fred Armisen and Steve Higgins. Hamill plays Walter Hobbs. "The most »

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Mark Hamill gets to be the bad dad in 'Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas'

16 December 2014 1:58 PM, PST | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

What is it with Mark Hamill and daddy issues? Tonight, NBC airs the new animated holiday special Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas (8 p.m. Et, 7 p.m. Ct) which gives the Star Wars actor a turn at playing the surly father redeemed by his kind-hearted son. But instead of Luke saving Darth Vader from the dark side, this is Big Bang Theory’s Jim Parsons as an overgrown elf saving his cranky dad (Hamill) from Santa’s naughty list. “I’m sort of the Scrooge of the story, who has a big change of heart,” Hamill tells EW. “I »

- Anthony Breznican

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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 »

- MovieWeb

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New Recruits featurette for Kingsman: The Secret Service

16 December 2014 8:35 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Last week we brought you two new trailers for Kingsman: The Secret Service, the upcoming comic book adaptation from Matthew Vaughn (Kick-Ass, X-Men: First Class) [watch them here], and now we’ve got a featurette entitled New Recruits, which you can check out below…

Based upon the acclaimed comic book and directed by Matthew Vaughn (Kick Ass, X-Men: First Class), Kingsman: The Secret Service tells the story of a super-secret spy organization that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency’s ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius.

Kingsman: The Secret Service is set for release on February 13th, with a cast that includes Colin Firth (The King’s Speech), Taron Egerton (The Smoke), Samuel L. Jackson (Captain America: The Winter Soldier), Michael Caine (The Dark Knight Rises), Mark Strong (Kick-Ass), Jack Davenport (Pirates of the Caribbean), Sofia Boutella (StreetDance 2), Lady Gaga »

- Gary Collinson

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