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Over the past we’ve heard several rumours about the impending trailer for Disney and Lucasfilm’s hugely-anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens; there’s been the obligatory alleged trailer description, along with reports that it will make its debut in cinemas with The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies on December 17th. However, it seems we may not have to wait that long…
According to a rumour on Reddit, Disney is looking to launch the first trailer this Friday with a special even that will see it shown before every movie in 100 U.S. theaters this weekend, starting on Friday. Apparently said theaters have been told that Big Hero 6 has to be shown at the earliest showtime on each of those days, with the studio no doubt looking to boost the takings of its animated Marvel adaptation by capitalising on the Star Wars fever.
If true, »
- Gary Collinson
In the latest Movie Newsgasm, Owen Rhys looks at the rumoured Star Wars trailer for Episode VII: The Force Awakens, plot rumours for The Fantastic Four reboot and who is on the studio wishlist for X-Men roles Cyclops and Jean Grey in X-Men: Apocalypse? See below for more information on the films discussed…
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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 Adam Driver (Girls), Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis), Andy Serkis (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes »
- Oli Davis
Well I think this wins award for the most tenuous headline for today, but Badass Digest claim they have been given a scoop on the teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens and have posted a description of it, which you can read below.
Now, of course, this is just a rumour and may or may not be real. Bear that in mind.
If my sources are correct (and this is a big If. These sources have been mighty reliable in the past, and if they’re wrong I believe they’re wrong honestly, ie they’re not bullshitting me), it’ll be short. And when I say short, I mean one minute long. It’s going to have The Force Theme played on woodwinds, softly, over flashing images of the main leads, each fading to black. There’s no dialogue, just reveals of the characters. And then »
- Luke Owen
Take another look @ images from the set of "Star Wars: Episode VII- A Force Awakens" offering a first look @ actor Adam Driver in a 'Rebel' flight suit, members of the 'Alliance' (including actress Gwendoline Christie), plus leaked 'concept artwork' revealing wardrobed characters appearing in the new film:
"...set approximately 30 years after the defeat of the 'Empire' and the demise of 'Darth Vader', the plot follows a trio of young leads, along with characters from the previous installments...."
"Star Wars: Episode VII- A Force Awakens" is produced by Walt Disney Pictures, Lucasfilm and Bad Robot Productions.
The new film is intended to be the seventh installment in the "Star Wars" film series.
- Michael Stevens
Last night's episode of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver was its season finale. A portion of the program was devoted to a device Whooshh Innovations designed. It's a tube that helps salmon bypass dams, so that they can travel upstream and spawn. John Oliver was so enamored with the device that he tested out his own version of the "salmon cannon" on some celebrities. Click on the video below and watch as fish are sent flying at R2-D2 and director J.J. Abrams on the set of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Star Wars: Episode VII - Actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Lupita Nyong'o and Gwendoline Christie will join the original stars of the saga, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker in the new film. It's being directed by J.J. Abrams from »
Maureen O'Hara movies: 2014 Honorary Oscar for Hollywood legend (photo: Maureen O'Hara at the 2014 Governors Awards) In the photo above, the movies' Maureen O'Hara, 2014 Honorary Oscar recipient for her body of work, arrives with a couple of guests at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 2014 Governors Awards. This year's ceremony is being held this Saturday evening, November 8, in the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood. For the last couple of years, Maureen O'Hara has been a Boise, Idaho, resident. Before that, the 94-year-old movie veteran — born Maureen FitzSimons, on August, 17, 1920, in Dublin — had been living in Ireland. Below is a brief recap of her movies. Maureen O'Hara movies: From Charles Laughton to John Wayne Following her leading-lady role in Alfred Hitchcock's British-made Jamaica Inn, starring Charles Laughton, Maureen O'Hara arrived in Hollywood in 1939 to play the gypsy Esmeralda opposite Laughton in William Dieterle's The Hunchback of Notre Dame. »
- Andre Soares
In the latest Movie Newsgasm, Owen Rhys talks about Star Wars: Episode VII wrapping and being titled Star Wars: The Force Awakens as well as Anthony Daniels claiming it’s better than The Empire Strikes Back. On top of that, he also looks at Gwen Stacy’s possible for The Amazing Spider-Man 3, Loki returning for Avengers: Age of Ultron, Thor: Raganarok and Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 and Part 2 as well as Christopher Nolan slamming, but not really slamming Marvel movies.
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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 Adam Driver (Girls), Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis »
- Luke Owen
The Flickering Myth Podcast looks at some of the latest news…
What a day of news it was yesterday eh? First of all we heard Disney announce the title for next year’s seventh entry in the Star Wars Saga – Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens (or just Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and then Pixar announced a fourth entry in the Toy Story franchise!
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- Luke Owen
Star Wars: The Force Awakens has completed principal photography… #TheForceAwakens #StarWarsVII
The cast in the next installment includes John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie and Max von Sydow will join the original stars of the Saga – Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker.
The movie opens worldwide next year on December 18, 2015.
For more info, head over to StarWars.com and www.facebook.com/starwars for breaking Star Wars: Episode VII news. »
- Michelle McCue
Earlier today, Lucasfilm and Disney announced the official title of Star Wars: Episode VII: Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Soon after, intense speculation began. What does the title mean? And do we already know? There have been a number of different rumors and spoilers flooding the internet over the course of the past year, with story details reaching a fever pitch as principle photography came to a close this past week.
While most of the spoilers up until this point have all been taken with a grain of salt, this new title seems to indicate that there is some truth buried in there. Especially in light of new plot details that surfaced earlier this morning. In fact, if everything we've heard about the movie leading up to this point proves to be true, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is a quite encompassing title on many levels, and »
The highly anticipated Star Wars sequel — "Episode VII," as it's commonly been referred to — has finished principal photography and will officially be titled, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, according to a tweet from Disney.
Director J.J. Abrams and his cast and crew have been working on Episode VII throughout the summer, filming at Pinewood Studios in London, as well as in Abu Dhabi, sparking rumors that Abrams was trying to recreate the desert landscapes of Luke Skywalker's home planet, Tatooine. Production, however, was temporarily put on hold when Harrison Ford »
For those who grew up watching the original Star Wars trilogy, it’s hard to believe that we’re likely to get one Star Wars movie per year for the foreseeable future, beginning with next year’s Star Wars film from J. J. Abrams. The title for the follow-up to 1983’s Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi has now been officially revealed, letting fans know that they can write Star Wars: The Force Awakens on their calendars.
On the official Star Wars Twitter page, the new title for Episode VII was unveiled along with the announcement that principal photography on the film has wrapped. Star Wars: The Force Awakens will come out in theaters on December 18th, 2015.
- Derek Anderson
The official title of director J.J. Abrams' "Star Wars: Episode VII" has now been revealed, plus take another look @ set images and video footage from the Lucasfilm feature, opening December 18, 2015:
...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
The J.J. Abrams directed Star Wars Episode VII has just got an official title – Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Lucasfilm and Walt Disney Studios announced the exciting news today in the same week that the film officially wrapped principal photography.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens stars Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Lupita Nyong’o, Gwendoline Christie, Crystal Clarke, Pip Anderson, Christina Chong and Miltos Yerolemou. It arrives in cinemas on December 18th, 2015.
Source: Wal Disney Pictures/ Lucasfilm »
- Paul Heath
So, what do you make of that then?
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 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 Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave), Miltos Yerolemou (Game of Thrones), Max von Sydow (The Exorcist), Christina Chong (24: Live Another Day) and newcomers Crystal Clarke and Pip Andersen.
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- Gary Collinson
Shortly after wrapping principal photography, Lucasfilm revealed the official Star Wars: Episode VII title, Star Wars: The Force Awakens! Without getting into spoiler territory, it does line up with some of the rumors in circulation and it also just makes sense. It's been 10 years since our last Star Wars film and The Force Awakens does sell this one as a powerful return. Plus, it certainly doesn't hurt that it's also just a nice straightforward and easy-to-spell title, too. Star Wars: The Force Awakens is due in theaters on December 18, 2015 and stars John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Harrison Ford, Adam Driver, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Lupita Nyong’o, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, Andy Serkis, Gwendoline Christie and more. Hit the jump for more on the title announcement. Star Wars: The Force Awakens has completed principal photography. #StarWarsVII #TheForceAwakens pic.twitter.com/mFTP9YbKNN — Star Wars (@starwars) November 6, 2014 Click here »
- Perri Nemiroff
News comes by way of the film’s official Twitter account, which announced the news only a few days after filming on the project officially wrapped up.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens has completed principal photography. #TheForceAwakens#StarWarsVIIpic.twitter.com/qBhel6CDjr
— Walt Disney Pictures (@DisneyPictures) November 6, 2014
Now comes the fun part where the Internet weighs in on what The Force Awakens could possibly mean. Interestingly, it looks as though the sequel has dropped the numerical label that the original films adhered to, instead opting for a plain and simple title. That’s most likely down to the fact that, with a new Star Wars film arriving every year after 2015, the moviegoing audience might feel a bit jaded »
- Michael Briers
Disney reveals title of the next Star Wars movie.
On the @DisneyPictures Twitter account, the message read: “Star Wars: The Force Awakens has completed principal photography. #TheForceAwakens #StarWarsVII”
The studio also confirmed that the film, directed by J.J. Abrams, has wrapped principal photography.
The film stars John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Lupita Nyong’o, and Gwendoline Christie, with Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Kenny Baker reprising their roles from previous films.
Principal photography took place between May and November this year in Abu Dhabi and at the UK’s Pinewood Studios. Additional filming »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
If you feel a disturbance in the Force, it's millions of voices suddenly crying out the new title of Star Wars: Episode VII -- The Force Awakens. The reveal comes as the movie finishes its final day of shooting (with many more months of post-production to come.) Now the heavy-duty fans will weigh in, and their judgment tends to be far less forgiving than The Emperor or Darth Vader. The one thing we can all agree on is it beats the hell out of The Phantom Menace, and although it strikes a little close to the vanilla side it may »
- Anthony Breznican
Today, Disney quietly revealed that "Star Wars: Episode VII" has a title - and that it's completed principal photography. Next December, get ready for... "Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens." Y'all ready for this?
To be honest, we're not super thrilled with this title. But we are thrilled that it has a title. "Star Wars" titles have, characteristically been pulpier in nature, giving a welcome, humorous throwback to the serialized Saturday matinees that informed them so heavily. They are usually about a person ("The Phantom Menace" alludes to the shadowy soon-to-be Emperor, "A New Hope" and "Return of the Jedi" are both about Luke, and "Revenge of the Sith" is, of course, about the Emperor) or a specific movement ("Attack of the Clones" refers to the Clone Wars while "The Empire Strikes Back" is about the Galactic Empire tightening the noose around the Rebels). "The Force Awakens" could refer to a character, »
- Drew Taylor
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