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'Star Wars 7' Broke J.J. Abrams' Back

31 July 2015 11:51 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

While everyone on the planet heard about Harrison Ford breaking his leg on the set of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, no one reported on the other injury that happened as a result of the widely reported accident. According to director J.J. Abrams, he literally broke his back trying to help out his leading man. Don't worry, it wasn't as serious as it sounds. And the director was able to continue working through the pain.

J.J. Abrams serves as a producer on this weekend's blockbuster release Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation. He stopped by The Daily Show with Jon Stewart to not only promote the sequel, but also say good-bye to the host who is leaving very soon. While J.J. Abrams still won't go into specific detail about Star Wars: The Force Awakens or its plot, he did share an interesting behind-the-scenes account of the day Harrison Ford got »

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New Star Wars: The Force Awakens Image Reveals 'Bullhead'

23 July 2015 7:50 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

  And here is some more concept art courtesy of The Force.net Starring original cast members Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker and franchise newcomers, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie, Lupita Nyong’o and Max von Sydow, Star Wars Episode VII is set to be released on December 18th, 2015. »

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Progressive social activist, 'The Sound of Music' Broadway Star, and Oscar-Nominated Actor Bikel Dead at 91

22 July 2015 7:36 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Theodore Bikel. Theodore Bikel dead at 91: Oscar-nominated actor and folk singer best known for stage musicals 'The Sound of Music,' 'Fiddler on the Roof' Folk singer, social and union activist, and stage, film, and television actor Theodore Bikel, best remembered for starring in the Broadway musical The Sound of Music and, throughout the U.S., in Fiddler on the Roof, died Monday morning (July 20, '15) of "natural causes" at the UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles. The Austrian-born Bikel – as Theodore Meir Bikel on May 2, 1924, in Vienna, to Yiddish-speaking Eastern European parents – was 91. Fled Hitler Thanks to his well-connected Zionist father, six months after the German annexation of Austria in March 1938 ("they were greeted with jubilation by the local populace," he would recall in 2012), the 14-year-old Bikel and his family fled to Palestine, at the time a British protectorate. While there, the teenager began acting on stage, »

- Andre Soares

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Carrie Fisher responds to the “Slave Leia toy” controversy

21 July 2015 4:04 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Last week, a news story on Fox News broke out about a parent who was upset about Hasbro’s Star Wars Black Figure series toy of Princess Leia from Return of the Jedi in her “Slave Leia” outfit. The story was picked up on several news outlets, which has now prompted Leia herself Carrie Fisher to giver her thoughts on the matter.

Taking to Twitter, Fisher didn’t understand why the outfit has caused controversy now when it didn’t “40 years ago” and that while she did have a chain round her neck, she used it to kill the creature than enslaved her.

You can check out Fisher’s badly worded tweets below:

SlaveLeiaDollsR causingOUTRAGE 4Sum parents onFox TV& Im thinking-if folksR outraged Now, shouldnt I have beenOUTRAGED40yrs ago?Maybe I Was!

Carrie Fisher (@carrieffisher) July 15, 2015

That chain only”enslaved”me until I could use the frabjous thing to »

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John Boyega shares new Star Wars: The Force Awakens image of Finn and Chewbacca

18 July 2015 9:45 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

John Boyega has taken to Instagram to share a new image from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which features his character Finn alongside everyone’s favorite Wookie, Chewbacca…

See Also: Carrie Fisher’s Princess Leia and Harrison Ford’s Han Solo in Star Wars: The Force Awakens behind-the-scenes images

See Also: New Star Wars: The Force Awakens characters revealed on leaked Lego sets

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set for release on December 18th and 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) and Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca), 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), Daisy Ridley (Silent Witness), Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a »

- Gary Collinson

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New Star Wars: The Force Awakens characters revealed on leaked Lego sets for the Millennium Falcon and Poe’s X-Wing

16 July 2015 12:20 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Leaked pictures from two new Star Wars: The Force Awakens Lego sets have revealed new characters who will appear in the film.

Star Wars Lego site From Bricks To Bothans posted a few images of two upcoming sets: Poe’s X-Wing Fighter and the Millennium Falcon.

For the Millennium Falcon set, a list of minifigures included are shown at the bottom of the box. While most of the minifigures are already known characters, such as Han Solo, Chewbacca, Finn, Rey and Bb-8, two never before seen characters are also part of the set. The first of which is an anonymous Kanjiklub gang member, and the other is a character named Tasu Leech.

While no one knows exactly who these characters are, some have speculated that Tasu Leech will be played by The Raid: Redemption actor Yayan Ruhian.

The images of the X-Wing set show that droid Bb-8 is probably »

- Justin Cook

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Criterion Collection: Here is Your Life | Blu-ray Review

14 July 2015 11:00 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Criterion brings Jan Troell’s masterful debut feature Here is Your Life into their fold. It’s the Swedish auteur’s second film to join the collection, following his beautiful 2008 film, Everlasting Moments, the title many contemporary audiences may recognize. Though his narrative features are rather few and far between, generally based on expansive novels or real life events (his last work to date is 2012’s The Last Sentence documenting a journalist’s quest to inform the Swedish public on Fascism in the 1930s), his expressive debut would launch his career as a notable European auteur in the 1970s, with his Oscar nominated epic The Emigrants (currently slated to be remade by Daniel Espinosa) leading a pack of titles finding Troell working continually with Max Von Sydow and Liv Ullmann, while crossing over internationally with films starring Gene Hackman and Mia Farrow.

Regarded as a masterpiece in Sweden, Troell based »

- Nicholas Bell

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Carrie Fisher’s Princess Leia and Harrison Ford’s Han Solo in Star Wars: The Force Awakens behind-the-scenes images

12 July 2015 1:34 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Following Friday’s rather fantastic behind-the-scenes featurette from Star Wars: The Force Awakens [which you can watch here], Lucasfilm has now released official stills from the footage, showing Carrie Fisher’s Princess Leia and Harrison Ford’s Han Solo. Take a look via EW…

See Also: Watch the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Comic-Con panel in full

As well as Leia and Han, there’s also a look at the returning Admiral Ackbar and Nein Nunb…

See Also: Star Wars: The Force Awakens interviews with J.J. Abrams, Harrison Ford and the new cast

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set for release on December 18th and 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) and Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) in addition to Adam Driver (Girls), Oscar Isaac (A Most Violent Year), Andy Serkis (Avengers: Age of Ultron »

- Gary Collinson

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Sdcc: Star Wars: The Force Awakens interviews with J.J. Abrams, Harrison Ford and the new cast

11 July 2015 2:11 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Star Wars mania gripped the San Diego Comic-Con International yesterday as Disney and Lucasfilm showcased Star Wars: The Force Awakens. We’ve already brought you the behind-the-scenes sizzle reel which was shown to fans in attendance [see here], along with video of the full panel itself [see here], and now we’ve got some interviews with director J.J. Abrams, writer Lawrence Kasdan, Lucasfilm’s Kathleen Kennedy, and stars Harrison Ford, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, Domhnall Gleeson and Gwendoline Christie; check them out here…

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set for release on December 18th and 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) and Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) in addition to Adam Driver (Girls), Oscar Isaac (A Most Violent Year), Andy Serkis (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Domhnall Gleeson (Ex Machina), John Boyega »

- Gary Collinson

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Daniel Craig denies playing a Stormtrooper in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, “why would I ever bother doing something like that?”

11 July 2015 10:33 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

There was a rumour a couple of months ago, started by Simon Pegg, that 007 himself Daniel Craig had a small cameo role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens as a Stormtrooper. It was assumed that Pegg was joking, but that didn’t stop the rumour spreading.

But in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Craig seemed to put a stop to all the speculation.

“Why would I ever bother doing something like that?” Craig said. “Fucking hell! Pffft. Play an extra in another movie?”

To be fair Craig, it is Star Wars. So we guess that settles that, but let’s not forget that Pegg himself denied any involvement in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and was then confirmed to play an alien at San Diego Comic Con.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set for release on December 18th and sees J.J. Abrams directing returning stars Mark Hamill »

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Video: Check Out The Full Star Wars: The Force Awakens Comic-Con Panel And More

11 July 2015 5:22 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

If you don't fancy sitting through the whole thing, highlights can be found in the player below. We also have a selection of interviews with the cast and crew of the movie with some interesting tidbits. Be sure to watch the amazing behind-the-scenes Star Wars: The Force Awakens video Here. Starring original cast members Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker and franchise newcomers, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie, Lupita Nyong’o and Max von SydowStar Wars Episode VII is set to be released on December 18th, 2015. Are you excited? »

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Watch: Comic Con interviews with the stars of Star Wars: The Force Awakens

11 July 2015 3:25 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Star Wars The Force Awakens Comic Con interviews: The stars and director talk about the new sequel backstage at San Diego Comic Con. Star Wars The Force Awakens Comic Con interviews

The Star Wars: The Force Awakens Comic-Con coverage continues and now we can bring you some interviews with the stars and director of the year’s, and perhaps the decade’s biggest movie.

Before the stars of Star Wars: The Force Awakens went out onto the stage in Hall H and the San Diego Comic-Con yesterday, they gave some interviews where they commented on their experience working on the new movie.

Watch the Star Wars The Force Awakens behind-the-scenes Comic Con footage here.

Watch interviews backstage at Comic Con with Harrison Ford, Gwendoline Christie, Adam Driver, Domhnall Gleeson, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac and director J.J. Abrams below.

Star Wars The Force Awakens Comic Con interviews »

- Paul Heath

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Sdcc: Watch the full Comic-Con panel for Star Wars: The Force Awakens

11 July 2015 3:06 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Yesterday Lucasfilm took over Hall H of the San Diego Comic-Con to showcase its huge December release Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Last night we brought you some images from the panel as well as the rather splendid behind-the-scenes sizzle reel [check it out here], and now you can watch the entire panel, featuring Lucasfilm chief Kathleen Kennedy, director J.J. Abrams, writer Lawrence Kasdan and stars Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, Domhnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set for release on December 18th and 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) and Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) 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 »

- Gary Collinson

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Go Behind The Scenes Of Star Wars: The Force Awakens With Amazing Featurette

10 July 2015 8:15 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Does Periscope mean we can look forward to all the footage shown at Comic-Con being released online? In a surprise move, Lucasfilm have released the behind the scenes video shown during Star Wars' Hall H panel, and well, we'll let it speak for itself. To put it simply though, it's amazing!  Starring original cast members Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker and franchise newcomers, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie, Lupita Nyong’o and Max von SydowStar Wars Episode VII is set to be released on December 18th, 2015. Are you excited? »

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Sdcc: Watch the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Comic-Con behind-the-scenes video, plus panel details and images

10 July 2015 7:12 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The San Diego Comic-Con ventured to a galaxy far, far away tonight as Lucasfilm showcased its upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens with a hotly-anticipated Hall H panel. They weren’t giving too much away, but here’s a rundown of what details were revealed, along with some images of the panel…

Lucasfilm chief Kathleen Kennedy, director J.J. Abrams and writer Lawrence Kasdan got things underway, with Abrams confirming that there is a cut of the movie, which they are fine tuning at present. Disney’s Bob Iger wanted it to come out this May, but Abrams fought for December:” To have the time to do it right is not a small thing.”

“There is nothing normal about getting to direct a Star Wars movie. I’ve been a fan since I was a little kid,” said Abrams. “I sat down with John Williams to show him scenes from »

- Gary Collinson

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Domhnall Gleeson playing General Hux in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Simon Pegg confirmed to appear as an alien

10 July 2015 6:31 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Star Wars: The Force Awakens panel is taking place at this very moment in Hall H of the San Diego Comic-Con International, during which it has been confirmed that Simon Pegg will appear in the film as an alien creature, while Domhnall Gleeson’s character has been introduced as General Hux, who is in charge of the main First Order base, called ‘Starkiller Base’. Here’s a shot of General Hux alongside Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and Captain Phasma (Gwendoline Christie) via Twitter…

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set for release on December 18th and 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) and Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) in addition to Adam Driver (Girls), Oscar Isaac (A Most Violent Year), Andy Serkis (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Domhnall Gleeson (Ex Machina »

- Gary Collinson

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Sdcc Rumour: Jurassic World’s Colin Trevorrow to direct Star Wars: Episode IX

10 July 2015 1:39 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Following the massive success of Jurassic World, reports are coming in that Disney are looking to hire its director Colin Trevorrow to direct Star Wars: Episode IX.

According to Heroic Hollywood, Disney and Lucasfilm will be officially announcing Trevorrow at their Hall H panel at the San Diego Comic Con today.

J.J. Abrams is directing Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Rian Johnson (Looper) is directing the follow up, Star Wars: Episode VIII. Godzilla director Gareth Edwards is helming Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One and The Lego Movie‘s Chris Miller and Phil Lord are taking on the Han Solo movie.

Nothing is confirmed on this story just yet, so take this with a pinch of salt for now. We’ll know for sure by the end of play today.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set for release on December 18th and sees J.J. Abrams directing returning »

- Luke Owen

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Rey’s speeder from Star Wars: The Force Awakens on display at Sdcc

9 July 2015 1:17 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The San Diego Comic-Con is set to go Star Wars crazy tomorrow as Disney showcases December’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens with its big Hall H panel.

As you’d expect, there’s plenty of Star Wars stuff on display around the convention floor, including a 1/6th scale replica of the Millennium Falcon cockpit, a life-size Kenner R2-D2 and a First Order Stormtrooper poster, and now Coming Soon has snapped an image of Rey’s (Daisy Ridley) speeder, which we’ve seen in the trailer for The Force Awakens...

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set for release on December 18th and 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) and Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) in addition to Adam Driver (Girls), Oscar Isaac (A Most Violent Year), Andy Serkis (Avengers: Age of Ultron »

- Gary Collinson

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New First Order Stormtrooper poster for Star Wars: The Force Awakens action figures at Sdcc

9 July 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Get ready for a whole lot of Star Wars related photos from San Diego Comic Con. We’ve already seen this cute life-sized R2-D2 and Hot Wheels Stormtrooper car, and now we’ve got a photo from the Hasbro toyline, that gives us another new poster for the First Order Stormtroopers (see the last poster here).

Check out the photo here via Instagram:

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set for release on December 18th and 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) and Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) 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), Daisy Ridley (Silent Witness), Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave), Miltos Yerolemou »

- Luke Owen

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Sdcc Rumour: Is this the full slate of Star Wars films?

8 July 2015 5:44 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A possible full slate of Star Wars films has been leaked prior to their announcement at San Diego Comic Con in the next few days. The image claims that the line-up will include Kenobi: The Balance of the Force and Star Wars Anthology: Fett/Solo along with Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One and the untitled Episodes VIII and IX.

The image first appeared on the site Imgur and is said to be from Disney/Lucasfilm’s upcoming Hall H presentation at Sdcc. But, remember, this could very well be a fake. A similar image was dropped for Marvel’s Phase Three Sdcc announcement last year that turned out to be completely bogus, so take this with a pinch of salt for now. Furthermore, yesterday saw the announcement of a Han Solo movie, not a Han Solo/Boba Fett movie.

See Also: No new Star Wars »

- Jake Wilson

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