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Watch: Espn Is Going Full 'Star Wars' for Halloween Special

30 October 2014 4:45 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Star Wars and the phrase “holiday special” don’t have the best history (as you can see here), but that isn’t stopping ESPN2’s SportsNation from paying homage to George Lucas’ galaxy far, far away tonight with its Star Wars Halloween Special. If you’re wondering what ESPN2 and Star Wars have in common, I’ve got no answer -- aside from the fact that Disney owns Espn – but if we get an opportunity to see Darth Vader, Han Solo, Boba Fett, Chewbacca, R2-D2, C-3Po and Chopper (from the new animated series Star Wars Rebels), I’m interested. The show is going all out to celebrate Star Wars, turning the set into a re-creation of the Millennium Falcon, and running its usual sports highlight clips with themed category titles...

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- Mike Bracken

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Remote Control R2-D2 Jack o' Lantern

30 October 2014 2:21 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

We've seen a lot really cool geeky jack-o'-lanterns over the years, but until today I've never seen one that is remote controlled. Greg Aronowitz participated in Geek & Sundry's Halloweek, and created this incredibly cool Star Wars inspired R2-D2 remote control pumpkin. The video below takes us through the process of building it from the pumpkin patch to the finished product.

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- Joey Paur

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Star Wars Rebels: Debut of Darth Vader - Clip

27 October 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Because Star Wars Rebels is a few years before A New Hope, it's possible for a lot of our favorite original trilogy characters to make guest appearances. R2-D2 and C-3Po were the first of the classic characters to make a full guest appearance, and Bail Organa was the first prequel character to appear. During the ABC premiere of Rebels, Darth Vader made a kind of cameo appearance, making the first of likely more appearances on the show.

This video was shot by a camera pointed at a TV screen, so the quality leaves much to be desired. I'll update it with a better one once I find one, or you can email me if you find a better one.

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- Free Reyes

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Highlights from Belfast Film & Comic-Con

27 October 2014 4:47 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Gavin Logan reports from the Belfast Film & Comic-Con…

Earlier this year the city of Belfast hosted its first Comic-Con at the King’s Hall but unfortunately I was unable to attend that event. So when Showmasters announced its inaugural event would be landing at the Odyssey Arena in October I was all over it. Some of the guests in attendance included Billy Boyd (Pippin from Lord of the Rings), Kenny Baker (R2-D2), Paul McGann (Doctor Who), Billie Piper (Rose from Doctor Who), Gemma Whelan (Yara Greyjoy from Game of Thrones), James O’Barr (creator of The Crow) and tons more.

All the big fandoms were represented. I’ve never seen so many versions of the Doctor running around. However there was a heavy Star Wars presence throughout the course of the two days, courtesy of the Emerald Garrison and the 501st Legion. It was literally impossible to walk up any »

- Gavin Logan

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Benedict Cumberbatch elaborates on Star Wars: 'I shouldn't be saying this'

24 October 2014 2:15 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Benedict Cumberbatch is likely to spark fresh rumours about his involvement in Star Wars Episode VII after discussing the movie franchise on tonight's (October 24) Graham Norton Show.

When asked by Norton whether he will be appearing in the film, Cumberbatch didn't rule it out, replying: "No comment."

Cumberbatch, who previously collaborated with Star Wars Episode VII director Jj Abrams on Star Trek Into Darkness, did admit that he had visited the set of Star Wars, although he appeared to regret making that revelation.

"I went to the set. It was incredible," said Cumberbatch.

"I probably shouldn't be saying these things."

If Star Wars was looking for someone to play a Wookie, they may have found the right man.

Cumberbatch, who is currently promoting The Imitation Game, is joined by Miranda Hart and Timothy Spall on the BBC One chat show tonight. Maroon 5 are the musical guests.

John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, »

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Star Wars 7 Might Include This Cool Nod To Han Solo's Past

22 October 2014 2:50 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

The last time that Han Solo dressed as a Stormtrooper, things didn't exactly go super well. Sure, he was able to sneak into the Death Star alongside Luke, Chewbacca, C-3Po and R2-D2, but the end result involved him getting shot at, getting stuck in a disgusting garbage compactor and almost crushed to death, getting shot at again, and then running for his life. One would understand why the rogue smuggler would never want to dress in Imperial armor again, but that won't stop it from happening in the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII, if new rumors are to be believed. TheForce.net has purged a bunch of tiny little rumors about next chapter in the legendary sci-fi saga, but the one that really caught our eye points to what may be a funny little reference to the events in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. According to »

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Star Wars: Episode VII scene description and set photos featuring Stormtroopers

22 October 2014 4:38 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Thanks to fan site Making Star Wars, we’ve got a pair of new set photos from Star Wars: Episode VII, which – if you squint and look very, very closely – just about shows the white blur of an Imperial Stormtrooper. Take a look at the images, followed by a scene description below…

Some images are from the lot where they seem to be dumping a lot of trees, vines and rocks which I believe must be props, the other 4 are from the area around the blue screens, the castle/megaliths/ruins…and a Stormtrooper, well, just about.

Unfortunately they’re not quite as vivid as we’d have liked, but with a bit of zooming you should definitely be able to make out the Stormtrooper. There were 4 I think in this area, running through the explosions, I think I remember another 4 or so coming from the opposite direction, but that was not all… »

- Gary Collinson

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Star Wars: Episode VII to finish filming in three weeks, says producer

18 October 2014 11:18 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Star Wars: Episode VII is around three weeks off completing filming.

The Guardian reported that producer Kathleen Kennedy has revealed the film's progress.

She also added that she is "thrilled" to be returning the film series to London with Jj Abrams in the director's chair.

She said: "This continues a long tradition of Star Wars movies being made in London. It goes back to 1976.

"To know that we are now coming back and we will be making the movies once again based out of Pinewood and now we're looking to put together Ilm London, it's rather remarkable that this has come together in less than two years."

It comes as Warwick Davis has revealed that he will be returning to the franchise.

Star Wars: Episode VII will pick up the story of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Leia 30 years after Return of the Jedi.

Original stars Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, »

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Star Wars: Reboxing 'Episode VII', 'Rebels' Is 'Firefly' (Which is Fine)

17 October 2014 10:19 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

The What?:  It’s a column on Star Wars news and rumors and therefore contains Spoilers and Speculation. 

This Week: Split into TV (Rebels) and Movies (Episode VII) sections, we look at what "Droids In Distress" added to the universe and talk about Joss Whedon's Firefly. Then in movie town, everything we thought we knew about the villain might be wrong or not-so-right and a bunch of illegal stuff leaks. 

First off, television - Star Wars: Rebels!

The “Spark of Rebellion” 2-episode broadcast did so well for Disney that Rebels is in no real trouble, which is great. “Droids in Distress,” Monday’s episode was another step in the correct direction. Like some of my favorite children’s cartoons (Legend of Korra), Rebels found a way to talk about genocide for a bit with the backstory of Zeb and his Lasat kind. All but exterminated by the Empire with some really nasty weapons, »

- Da7e

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Warwick Davis will return for Star Wars: Episode VII

16 October 2014 2:37 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

As if the cast for Star Wars: Episode VII wasn’t exciting enough, it has been officially announced that Warwick Davis will be making a triumphant return to the galaxy far, far away.

With a number of other iconic actors and actresses already set to reappear, including Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford, the return of Davis is sure to spark even more excitement around the Star Wars community.

Making his debut in Return of the Jedi as the lovable Ewok Wicket, Davis also went on to play a double role in The Phantom Menace as Weazel and Wald.

The news has come directly from the Star Wars YouTube Channel and you can watch the amusing video announcement below…

The J.J. Abrams directed Star Wars: Episode VII will hit cinemas on December 18, 2015, but if you can’t wait that long for some light saber action then you can catch »

- Alfie Nobes

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Watch Warwick Davis reveal his casting in Star Wars Episode 7

16 October 2014 10:40 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Warwick Davis has revealed he is returning to the Star Wars universe for Episode VII.

The actor, whose role has not yet been confirmed, announced the news in a video posted on Facebook and Twitter.

I've been waiting over a year for this phone call… http://t.co/tZ7pSpFm2V #Jj

Warwick Davis (@WarwickADavis) October 16, 2014 In the clip, we see Davis back in July 2013, pleased with the news of more Star Wars films being made and waiting patiently for a call to pull on his Ewok costume again.

Over a year passes before his phone rings with an offer of a role from director Jj Abrams - despite executive producer Kathleen Kennedy previously telling him his name "crops up daily" in cast discussions.

The tongue-in-cheek announcement comes after the actor actively campaigned for the role, even visiting the set at Pinewood Studios.

The 44-year-old played Ewok Wicket in Star Wars »

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Warwick Davis Returning For Star Wars: Episode VII

16 October 2014 10:33 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

It’s a question that has been on many a fan’s mind. Well, several. Well, mostly Warwick’s to be honest: will the man who played Wicket in Return Of The Jedi and the Ewok spin-off films before appearing in The Phantom Menace in a variety of roles show up in Star Wars: Episode VII? Now, thanks to Mr. Davis himself, we know the answer via his Twitter feed and a new video.Of course, we don’t yet know who or what he’ll be playing in the new film – the video doesn’t specify and J.J. Abrams would probably lock him in the Nockmaar dungeons if he did – but it feels like the director is continuing to pay homage to the original trilogy, with lots of practical effects and, of course, a batch of Davis’ old castmates including Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Kenny Baker. »

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The Star Wars Movies Are Going To Have A Big English Connection

16 October 2014 9:40 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

There.s always been a strong English presence in the Star Wars franchise. Alec Guinness, Ewan McGregor, Kenny Baker, Anthony Daniels and David Prowse have each played pivotal roles in making the series so popular. And it.s now been confirmed that Star Wars. English connection is only set to grow after producer Kathleen Kennedy announced the opening of Industrial Light & Magic.s London base. Kennedy, who also confirmed that Stars Wars: Episode VII is just three weeks away from completion, officially opened the studio on Wednesday evening at its Soho location. During her speech at the event, Kennedy confirmed that there is no end in sight to Star Wars. English connection too, and she even hinted that further instalments to the franchise will also be shot in the city. This continues a long tradition of Star Wars movies being made in London. It goes back to 1976, and to know »

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First Look: Darth Vader In ‘Star Wars Rebels’

16 October 2014 8:46 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

When the second episode of Star Wars Rebels co-starred C-3Po and R2-D2, you realized they weren’t shying away from recognizable characters. The story of Kanan, Ezra and the rest of the Rebels will primarily take place parallel to anything going on with Obi-Wan Kenobi, the young Skywalkers and more but the Empire is the Empire. […]

The post First Look: Darth Vader In ‘Star Wars Rebels’ appeared first on /Film. »

- Germain Lussier

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‘Star Wars’ Films ‘A Gift for a VFX Company’ as Industrial Light & Magic Opens London Studio

16 October 2014 8:01 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — There was no chance of gate-crashers at the launch party for Industrial Light & Magic’s (Ilm) new London studio on Wednesday, with a pair of Stormtroopers patrolling the lobby of the building on London’s Shaftesbury Avenue. Once cleared, attendees found a warm reception upstairs with C-3Po and R2-D2 on hand to greet them.

The event marked the official opening of the new studio, whose artisans are already working on titles including Lucasfilm’s “Star Wars: Episode VII” and Marvel Studios’ “The Avengers: Age Of Ultron” and “Ant-Man.”

Ilm’s British-born prexy Lynwen Brennan said it was good to be home, having started her VFX career around the corner in London’s Soho. She praised London’s film industry, stating that the “breathtaking” work of London’s VFX community “has propelled the whole industry, including Ilm, to raise the bar.”

A galaxy far, far away was central to the celebration. »

- Robert Mitchell

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Ilm London opens for Star Wars Episode 7, sequels due for next 10 years

16 October 2014 5:11 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Industrial Light & Magic, the George Lucas-founded visual effects firm responsible for creating the world of Star Wars, has opened a new studio in London.

Ilm London will be situated in the heart of the capital and is already undertaking effects work for Star Wars Episode VII and Marvel blockbusters Avengers: Age of Ultron and Ant-Man.

Among the attendees for the unveiling were Ilm President and General Manager Lynwen Brennan; Chancellor George Osborne; Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy Edward Vaizey; and Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy.

Brennan revealed that Ilm "faced a chicken and egg situation" in wanting to bring the pioneering VFX firm to London but not being able to guarantee financial stability.

When Disney and Lucasfilm chose to make the UK's Pinewood Studios the base for Jj Abrams's Episode VII, the company had a film to justify the investment.

"At least six Star Wars »

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Star Wars Rebels Clips and Behind the Scenes Web Series

15 October 2014 10:47 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

If you didn’t watch the first two episodes of Star Wars Rebels, there’s still time to correct your error. As the Berenstein Bears taught me when Brother didn’t do his homework and then tried to cut school, “It’s never too late to correct a mistake!” (That almost rhymes.) You should really be watching for a few reasons. First, it’s a good show on its own merits. It’s a fun action adventure series with interesting characters, set in a galactic time period we haven’t seen on screen before. Secondly, the show is going to set up a few things for Star Wars: Episode VII and also shares aesthetics with the new sequels. Third, the show is bringing back some of our favorite Star Wars things. The second episode, “Droids in Distress,” features R2-D2 and C-3Po, plus an homage to Disneyland’s Star Tours, »

- Mily Dunbar

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A huge batch of Star Wars: Episode VII concept art

15 October 2014 2:58 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Over the past few months we’ve been inundated with plot rumours for Star Wars: Episode VII, most of which appear to have stemmed from some alleged concept art that’s been doing the rounds. Well, said concept art has now surfaced online; check the images out below, but beware of potential spoilers…

 

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 Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave), Miltos Yerolemou (Game of Thrones), Max von Sydow (The Exorcist), Christina Chong (24: Live Another Day) and »

- Gary Collinson

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The truth behind Indiana Jones’ famous sword fight! Watch Fmtv Movie Myths

14 October 2014 9:10 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In this week’s episode of Fmtv’s Movie Myths, Oliver Davis reveals the truth behind one of the Indiana Jones franchise’s greatest scenes – the sword vs gunfight from Raiders of the Lost Ark (Harrison Ford)! Which will henceforth be known as ‘Indiana Jones and the Dodgy Tummy’. Watch the video below!

Fmtv will be back later in the week for the latest Movie Newsgasm, and loads more great content. If you’ve not done so already, be sure to subscribe to Fmtv here, and let us know your favourite film of the Indiana Jones franchise by leaving a comment below or over on our YouTube channel. Thanks for watching!

Harrison Ford will next be seen in Star Wars: Episode VII, set for release on December 18th 2015 and sees returning stars Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Anthony Daniels (C-3Po), Kenny Baker (R2-D2) and Peter Mayhew »

- Oliver Davis

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Brad Bird Talks Having to Pass on Star Wars Episode VII to Finish Tomorrowland

13 October 2014 5:38 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

The New York Comic Con marked the true arrival of director Brad Bird's new film Tomorrowland upon the global conscience.  While the picture won't be out until May 22nd, we hadn't seen anything from the film at all until the trailer and poster popped up at Nycc and Bird (along with co-writer Damon Lindelof) started doing press.  During that press Bird was asked what it was like to have to turn down Star Wars: Episode VII in order to work on his new film with George Clooney.  What's even more interesting about this exchange is that it seems like Bird was also up for Episode VIII if you break down the timetable of his comments. Hit the jump for more on Brad Bird and Star Wars: Episode 7, which J.J. Abrams is of course currently shooting. The film stars John BoyegaDaisy RidleyHarrison FordAdam DriverMark Hamill, »

- Evan Dickson

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