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

18 hours ago | 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 »

- Gary Collinson

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

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

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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 »

- Chris Cooper

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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. »

- Thomas Roach

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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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Can ‘Unbroken’ Rebound From Golden Globes Snub?

16 December 2014 3:35 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Many may assume the Dec. 10 announcement that Angelina Jolie’s WWII pic “Unbroken” had been shut out of the Golden Globes was the nail in the coffin for the film’s Oscar prospects. Actually, it might be a blessing in disguise.

Based on a bestseller, the film has an all-star pedigree with Jolie directing, a script by the Coen brothers, and cinematography by Roger Deakins. The true story of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic athlete who survived 47 days at sea and more than two years in a Japanese prison camp, the picture was considered an awards frontrunner, sight unseen. When it was finally unveiled, reception was mixed. Critics were mostly admiring but lukewarm, with auds at screenings more embracing.

Unbroken” was expected to do well with the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. because the org’s members are seen as being celebrity-centric. They still haven’t lived down 2010, when they nominated Jolie »

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Rumor: New Star Wars: The Force Awakens Character Name Revealed; Is Gwendoline Christie Playing “Captain Phasma?”

16 December 2014 3:01 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Last week, Disney and Lucasfilm revealed a handful of Star Wars: The Force Awakens character names in a clever fashion by releasing them in the style of old Topps trading cards.  We now know John Boyega is "Finn", Daisy Ridley is "Rey", Oscar Isaac is "Poe Dameron", the ball droid is "Bb-8" and the mysterious Sith in the black robe is "Kylo Ren".  But there are still other new cast members whose character names remain a mystery, and for clerical purposes this mystery must be solved.  The name "Rey" doesn't mean anything on its own, but it will be useful once a plot synopsis finally comes out. In the meantime, we're still wondering who Adam Driver, Andy Serkis, Lupita Nyong'o, Gwedonline Christie, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow are playing.  However, a new rumor has surfaced saying that Christie might be playing "Captain Phasma".  Hit the jump for more. »

- Matt Goldberg

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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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"Force Awakens" To Feature Captain Phasma?

16 December 2014 8:36 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Following the reveal of some of the new character names in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" the other week, it appears one more name has been added to the list - Captain Phasma.

As a series of cards revealed this week, Oscar Isaac will play a character called Poe Dameron, Daisy Ridley is Rey, John Boyega is Finn, the dark hooded Sith character is Kylo Ren, and the soccer ball droid is Bb-8. Stitch Kingdom reports Lucasfilm have registered applications for all these characters and one more - Captain Phasma.

Who this character might be is up for speculation. The names of the roles that Domhnall Gleeson, Andy Serkis, Lupita Nyong'o, Max Von Sydow, and Gwendoline Christie play have yet to be revealed but it is likely to be one of them. »

- Garth Franklin

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Another Star Wars: The Force Awakens Character Name Revealed Via Registration

16 December 2014 4:40 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Lucasfilm/Disney have officially revealed the names of the characters glimpsed in the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer, but what about the new faces we didn't get to see? We know of at least 5 more new additions (Domhnall Gleeson, Andy Serkis, Lupita Nyong'o, Max Von Sydow, and Gwendoline Christie) to the galaxy far, far away that didn't make their presence known in that teaser -- though we did get to hear Serkis' character narrate it. Well now Stitch Kingdom have discovered a new name to add to the list, though we don't have a face to go with it just yet. Among the applications registered for the likes of Kylo Ren, Finn, Poe Dameron and Bb-8, was the name Captain Phasma. There are no more details of course, but can we assume this will be the name of one of our mystery characters? Based solely on the rumors »

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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 »

- Gary Collinson

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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 »

- Gary Collinson

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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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- Michael Stevens

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'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Bits: New Character Names Revealed & Update on Attractions

11 December 2014 6:07 PM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

The teaser of upcoming Star Wars film, The Force Awakens, is still trending around the web and today, director Jj Abrams and producer Kathleen Turner have revealed the names of the characters that appear in the teaser. EW has the exclusive reveal, which was done in retro collecting cards, similar to what was done in 1977 for the original Star Wars.

The names of the characters are:

Droid: Bb-8John Boyega: FinnDaisy Ridley: ReyOscar Isaacs: Poe DameronCloaked figure: Kylo Ren

We still don’t know the names for other new characters played by Lupita Nyong’o, Gwendoline Christie, Adam Driver and Max Von Sydow but stay tuned for updates.

In related news, in a recent Q&A with Variety’s Dealmakers Breakfast, Disney CEO Robert Iger spoke about the Star Wars upcoming attractions and said that the new rides are going to be based on the new film and not in the previous six ones. »

- Munir Abedrabbo

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Official Character Names Unveiled

11 December 2014 1:37 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Whether you were lucky enough to see George LucasStar Wars Episode IV: A New Hope on the silver screen in 1977 or were introduced to the sci-fi spectacle on home media, you might collect or are familiar with the special line of 1977 Topps trading cards that depict memorable moments from the first chapter of the epic space saga. J. J. Abrams and the folks at Lucasfilm certainly remember those collectible cards, as they have revealed the official names of several key characters from the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens via captioned images that replicate the design of the Topps Star Wars cards of old.

The Star Wars: The Force Awakens character cards were unveiled by Entertainment Weekly and feature the following name reveals:

Daisy Ridley plays Rey. John Boyega plays Finn. Oscar Isaac plays Poe Dameron. The mysterious hooded figure with the red lightsaber is named “Kylo »

- Derek Anderson

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Character Names Revealed

11 December 2014 1:33 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

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J.J. Abrams, director and co-writer of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy have adopted a retro feel for the film’s marketing campaign. Forget your boring press releases and uninspired kiddie merch, this time they’re bringing things full circle with a mock-up run of eight trading cards. The unique slant here is that the cards feature recognizable faces from the first teaser trailer… with their names in print below.

Courtesy of Entertainment Weekly, who exclusively revealed the designs, we can now show you the rundown of the cards created by Abrams and Kennedy. For a look at the images, you can scroll through the gallery above. For eager fans of deconstruction and detail, check out the numbers of each of the cards. According to Abrams, the digits »

- Gem Seddon

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

11 December 2014 1:05 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Disney and Lucasfilm have decided to peel back the veil of secrecy surrounding Star Wars: The Force Awakens ever so slightly by revealing the names of the new characters seen in the recent trailer via a selection of “trading cards” that pay homage to the classic Topps collectibles from the original 1977 movie. Check them out courtesy of EW…

See Also: Watch the trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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 »

- Gary Collinson

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