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Hot Wheels R2-D2 Roadster

11 July 2014 3:00 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Hot Wheels just released a photo of their awesome looking Star Wars inspired R2-D2 roadster! They tagged the photo with #SDCC14 so I imagine you will be able to get one of these bad boys at Comic-Con later this month. Now I'm just going to sit back and wait for some crazy fan to build a life size version of this car with Lego bricks that actually runs. I know you're out there!  »

- Joey Paur

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Star Wars Droids Brought to Life - Chopper Meets R2-D2

9 July 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Star Wars.com released a video featuring a real life version of Chopper, a little droid who will be a part of the new animated series Star Wars: Rebels. The droid was brought to life by some of the wizards over at Lucasfilm, and they even bring R2-D2 out to meet him. Here's a little information that they offered:

Chopper is the grumpy, lazy, yet ultimately heroic astromech droid of the upcoming Star Wars Rebels animated series -- and Lucasfilm has brought him to life. In this new video, go behind the scenes to see how a fully functioning Chopper was designed, built, and finally, introduced to his creators and to the world.

It's always fun seeing these iconic droids come to life. 

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- Joey Paur

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Star Wars: Episode VII set photo confirms use of IMAX cameras

9 July 2014 4:02 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The BadRobot Twitter account has dropped a new official set photo from Star Wars: Episode VII, which confirms that IMAX cameras are being employed by director J.J. Abrams on the eagerly-anticipated first chapter of Disney’s Star Wars Sequel Trilogy….

Star Wars: Episode VII is set for release on December 18th 2015, with 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), Max von Sydow (The Exorcist) and newcomers Crystal Clarke and Pip Andersen.

The post Star Wars: Episode VII set photo confirms use of IMAX cameras appeared first on Flickering Myth. »

- Gary Collinson

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IMAX Cameras Confirmed to be Used in the Filming of Star Wars Episode VII

8 July 2014 | The Daily BLAM! | See recent The Daily BLAM! news »

Star Wars Episode VII, directed by J.J. Abrams (Super 8, Mission: Impossible III, Star Trek) and scripted by Abrams along with Lawrence Kasdan (Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi), is scheduled for theatrical release next year through Walt Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm. Star Wars Episode VII stars original trilogy cast members Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker and are joined by newcomers John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow. Award winning composer John Williams is set to return to create the film's score as well. Bad Robot, J.J. Abrams' production company, confirmed via Twitter today that IMAX cameras will be used for the highly »

- Pietro Filipponi

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First Look: Phineas and Ferb Meet Star Wars

8 July 2014 4:20 AM, PDT | TVGuide - Breaking News | See recent TVGuide - Breaking News news »

May the Ferb be with you. In the July 26 special Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars, the Disney Channel characters exist in a parallel universe — that of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. Phineas, Ferb and their friends head to a galaxy far, far away and meet up with Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Princess Leia, C-3Po and R2-D2, and starship pilot Isabella even drinks juice with...

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- Michael Schneider

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Kevin Smith talks more about Star Wars: Episode VII

7 July 2014 1:55 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Last week we brought you the news of Kevin Smith talking about what he saw on the set of J.J. AbramsStar Wars: Episode VII. And while the Clerks director is sworn to the non-disclousure agreement, he took the time out to guest blog for The Hollywood Reporter with some other thoughts of what he saw…

“So we go to the set and they’re actually shooting, and they’re shooting – and I can’t tell you what they were shooting – but what I saw I absolutely loved,” Smith said. “It was tactile, it wasn’t a series of f***ing green and blue screens in which later on digital characters would be added. It was there it was happening.”

“I saw uniforms, I saw artillery that I haven’t seen since I was a kid. I saw them shooting an actual sequence in a set that is real. I walked across the set, »

- Luke Owen

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'Star Wars 7' Adds New Cast Members, Kevin Smith Talks "Field Of Dreams" Set Visit

6 July 2014 5:12 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Not everyone was spending the long July 4th weekend out in the sun, and making the most of three days off work. J.J. Abrams and Walt Disney are still busy at work on "Star Wars: Episode 7," and the ensemble that already includes John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter MayhewKenny BakerLupita Nyong'o and Gwendoline Christie, just got a little bigger. Up-and-comers Crystal Clarke and Pip Andersen have been selected to join the film, after a global casting call at the end of last year. Of course, there's no details on their roles, but it should be noted Andersen is something of a parkour expert. His skills have been seen in a handful of advertisements, so it'll be interesting to see what kind of function he'll serve in this sequel. "Star Wars: Episode 7 — Parkour, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Two newcomers join the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII

6 July 2014 2:04 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Last year, Disney and Lucasfilm embarked on a talent search for Star Wars: Episode VII, launching an open casting call across the States and the UK which resulted in over 67,000 applications, and now it has been announced that two entrants have secured roles in the eagerly-anticipated sequel.

According to the official Star Wars site American actress Crystal Clarke (The Moon and the Sun) and British actor and parkour practitioner Pip Andersen (who recently demonstrated his skills in a Spider-Man ad for Sony) have both signed on for unrevealed roles in the J.J. Abrams-directed Episode VII.

The Star Wars universe has always been about discovering and nurturing young talent and in casting Episode VII we wanted to remain absolutely faithful to this tradition,” states Lucasfilm chief Kathleen Kennedy. “We are delighted that so many travelled to see us at the open casting calls and that we have been able to »

- Gary Collinson

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Star Wars: Episode VII Adds Pip Andersen And Crystal Clarke

6 July 2014 12:42 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

J.J. Abrams has expanded the already impressive cast of his upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII, as both Pip Anderson and Crystal Clarke have climbed on board. Both actors were found after an open casting call across 11 U.S. and U.K. cities. 37,000 individuals attended the casting calls, with a further 30,000 submitting applications online.

If you’re unfamiliar with the names Pip Anderson and Crystal Clarke, it’s because neither has appeared in a released feature film before. Andersen is a parkour artist, having highlighted this skill set in a Spider-Man ad for Sony and in the first World Freerunning Championships in September of 2008. Clarke, on the other hand, is an American actress studying in Glasgow, who has appeared in stage productions and has a role in the upcoming The Moon and the Sun.

In an official statement, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy said:

The Star Wars universe has always been about »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Two More Board Star Wars: Episode VII!

6 July 2014 12:23 PM, PDT | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

Two more names have been officially added to the cast of J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII today! StarWars.com just revealed that Crystal Clarke and Pip Anderson are set to join 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 and Gwendoline Christie in the December 18, 2015 release. »

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Fmtv Movie Newsgasm #2 – Star Wars: Episode VII, Avengers: Age of Ultron and Transformers: Age of Extinction

4 July 2014 12:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Might there be a new Princess Leia?

In this week’s episode of Movie Newsgasm, Owen Rhys finds out if the negative critical reaction to Michael Bay’s Transformers: Age of Extinction has affected its box office takings, discusses one big(ish) confirmation and one intriguing rumour from Star Wars: Episode VII and checks out Mark Ruffalo’s thoughts on a standalone Incredible Hulk movie after Avengers: Age of Ultron.

That’s all the biggest film stories of the week in one easy-to-digest Movie Newsgasm video! Watching it will make you 15% cooler (effects noticable immediately). Check it out here…

Fmtv Movie Newsgasm #2

Fmtv will be back next week with another installment of Movie Myths and Movie Newsgasm. If you haven’t already, you can subscribe here. And see below for more information on the films discussed…

Transformers: Age of Extinction is currently out in North America and is released in the UK on July 5th, »

- Oliver Davis

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Crowdfunding Friday: The Art Of Ralph McQuarrie

3 July 2014 1:11 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

A Kickstarter campaign aims to fund a book devoted to Ralph McQuarrie, the artist who first brought the Star Wars universe to life...

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Next December, Star Wars: Episode VII will bring one of the most loved and lucrative franchises back to our screens. But it's worth remembering that, although Star Wars is now a colossally successful property worth millions, its path to the silver screen was by no means an easy one.

In the mid-1970s, George Lucas was still a young filmmaker with two successful but modestly-budgeted movies under his belt. Lucas' idea for his third film was a sci-fi fantasy so outlandish, and so potentially expensive to make that studio executives all over Hollywood simply couldn't see the value in it. Pitches to United Artists and Universal Pictures came to nothing, as Lucas struggled to describe the film he'd hatched in his head.

Determined to show »

- ryanlambie

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Has Carrie Fisher’s Daughter Billie Lourd Landed A Role In Star Wars: Episode VII?

2 July 2014 12:01 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The large cast for J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII may have already been announced, but that hasn’t stopped new casting rumors from finding their way online. They originated with Latino Review, who suggested that Carrie Fisher’s daughter Billie Lourd would be joining the production in a cameo role. That would certainly make sense, considering that George Lucas himself found cameos for his own children in the Star Wars prequels. But is there more here than meets the eye?

It didn’t take long for other rumors to trickle in, suggesting that Lourd’s part would be bigger than originally anticipated. According to The Daily Mail, she will be playing a younger version of Princess Leia, presumably in flashbacks:

“Although her daughter Billie Lourd, 21, is a relative unknown, director J.J. Abrams is said to have chosen her to play a young version of her mother’s character because of their visual similarities. »

- James Garcia

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"Star Wars: Episode VII" Updates

2 July 2014 5:34 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek more new images from the set of director Jj Abrams' currently shooting 3D feature "Star Wars: Episode VII", filming desert sequences with wardrobed performers, props and vehicles:

"Star Wars Episode VII" is produced by Walt Disney Pictures, Lucasfilm and Bad Robot Productions, to be distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

The new 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.

"Star Wars: Episode VII" is planned to be the first of the third trilogy of "Star Wars" films... 

...following chronologically in the series...

...30 years after "Return of the Jedi" and the demise of 'Darth Vader'.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Star Wars: Episode VII"...

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- Michael Stevens

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Kevin Smith talks Star Wars: Episode VII, confirms Stormtroopers

2 July 2014 1:28 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

If there is one filmmaker who is not hiding his excitement for J.J. AbramsStar Wars Episode VII, it’s Kevin Smith. The Clerks director is currently in the UK touring animated film Jay and Silent Bob’s Super Groovy Cartoon Movie along with Jason Mewes and his podcast Hollywood Babble-On with Ralph Garman. Before the show last night in London however, Kevin Smith was invited to the set of Star Wars Episode VII, the details of which he spoke about before the Hollywood Babble-On show.

Smith noted that he had signed a non-disclosure agreement so he couldn’t talk any specifics, but he did say that he saw costumes, characters and sets that took him back to his childhood.

“They had a sign at on the stage – I can’t even say which stage – which had the Imperial Starship logo and it said, ‘loose lips sink starships”.

“I’m really excited and you know, »

- Luke Owen

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Star Wars: Episode VII: More Revealing Snaps From The Set

1 July 2014 2:03 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Are those Podracer engines? More pics at the link below. Star Wars: Episode VII stars John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Lupita Nyong'o and Gwendoline Christie, who will join original cast members Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker. The movie opens worldwide on December 18, 2015. »

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Trailer for Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars

30 June 2014 2:54 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its premiere in a little under a month from now, Disney has dropped a trailer for the upcoming animated crossover special Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars, which you can watch below after the official synopsis:

Phineas and Ferb are living just one moisture farm over from Luke Skywalker on the planet of Tatooine when R2-D2 and the Death Star plans inadvertently fall into their speeder. With the fate of the galaxy thrust upon their shoulders, they hire pilot Isabella, Han Solo’s rival, to help them return the plans to the Rebel Alliance. Complicating matters, low-ranking Stormtrooper Candace is intent on busting the Rebels and chases them across the galaxy in hopes of retrieving the Death Star plans.

Meanwhile, intergalactic chaos erupts on the Death Star when Perry the Rebelpus is trapped in carbonite while trying to stop Darthenshmirtz from using his new ‘Sith-inator.’ The saga takes »

- Gary Collinson

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Ten Best: Movie Robots

30 June 2014 3:01 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Cinema has a long and complex history with robot characters. From being bionic buddies to metal menaces, from silver servants to all-powerful automatons, robot characters have equally awed and terrified cinema-goers. To celebrate the release of Transformers: Age of Extinction here’s a look at some of the best robots committed to celluloid.

10) The Fix-Its – Batteries Not Included

The Fix-It (so dubbed by the characters in Batteries Not Included) are a family of adorable little robots who look to make things better in a Brooklyn building, due for demolition. The community within the building all take to the little metal fellas, and both humans and Fix-Its work together to prevent their home from being knocked down by industrious fat cats.

9) Hal – 2001: A Space Odyssey

Hal, the all-seeing, all-knowing operating system aboard a space ship headed for Jupiter. The apparently infallible computer appears to make mistakes, causing the ship’s »

- Phil Wheat

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Carrie Fisher's Daughter Billie Lourd Joins Star Wars: Episode VII

27 June 2014 4:23 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

According to Latino Review, the daughter of Carrie Fisher and Co-Chairman of Creative Arts Agency Bryan Lourd will have a role in Star Wars: Episode VII. There's not a lot to the report, but the site do say that it could just be a cameo. It'd be easy to assume that Billie will be playing the child of Princess Leia in the film, but with no acting credits to the 21-year old's name, a large part would seem unlikely. What do you guys think? Cameo or a more substantial role? Star Wars: Episode VII also stars John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Lupita Nyong'o and Gwendoline Christie. They join the original stars of the saga, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker. The movie opens worldwide on December 18, 2015. »

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Star Wars: Episode VII Rumors: Mercenaries, Sith Witches, and Fallout from Harrison Ford’s Injury

25 June 2014 10:48 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

The Star Wars: Episode VII rumor mill continues to churn away as new plot details have possibly surfaced.  But before we get to those, let's get to some production rumors following Harrison Ford's leg injury.  According to the less-than-reliable New York Post, Oscar Isaac's role is being expanded to make up for less Han Solo.  However, another source tells the Post, "'The basic story line will not change that much.' The source said no characters were being dramatically expanded, but 'the order of filming scenes could be shifted' to work around Ford’s absence."  This seems far more likely, and the source adds that "Shutting down the movie is impossible," and I believe that as well.  I'm not sure the movie's insurance would cover such a shutdown, and even if it did, Disney seems determined to hit the release date no matter what. Hit the jump for »

- Matt Goldberg

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