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John Williams on scoring Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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There may be a different studio and director behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but when Episode VII opens in cinemas this December one thing that will be very familiar is the music of John Williams. The composer, who has scored all six previous movies in the Star Wars saga, has been talking to Vanity Fair on his work on the hotly-anticipated film, revealing whether he intends to revisit his iconic themes from the Original Trilogy.

“There are some scenes where we do make reference to earlier thematic pieces. We haven’t done it yet, but we’re planning to do it. It’s something that I think will seem very natural and right in the moments for which we’ve chosen to do these kinds of quotes. There aren’t many of them, but there are a few that I think are important and will seem very much »

- Gary Collinson

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Michael Kaplan on designing the costumes for Star Wars: The Force Awakens

21 May 2015 12:19 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

This December, costume designer Michael Kaplan is set to add b to an impressive CV that includes the likes of Blade Runner, Se7en, Fight Club, Star Trek and Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol, and during an in depth interview with Vanity Fair, the BAFTA Award winner has spoken about his work on December’s hugely-anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

“I went up to George Lucas’s archives—huge building—and just spent a day going through sketches and looking just to get the tone of the movie, you know, in my guts and veins so that when I went to London I felt equipped and inspired, which I certainly did,” states Kaplan when asked how he went about updating the look of the Original Trilogy costumes. “The old stormtroopers uniforms would not be usable. Audiences of today have become so sophisticated that a lot of things you could get away with in the past, »

- Gary Collinson

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Exclusive – Damon Lindelof talks Star Trek 3 plot and Idris Elba for villain role

19 May 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

To promote the release of his new movie Tomorrowland, writer Damon Lindelof (the man responsible for Lost, Star Trek Into Darkness and Prometheus) sat down with Flickering Myth’s Oli Davis, where they proceeded to talk about his new movie, but also the new Star Trek 3 film.

Lindelof produced the first two films in the relaunched franchise, writing the second instalment, but working on Tomorrowland and his HBO TV show The Leftovers meant he had to step away from the third. In the interview, Lindelof talks about what he knows of Star Trek 3’s story so far:

“It’s really about the beginning of the five year mission. It’s establishing the crew after they’ve been out there and together for a while. But I don’t know anything about the plot.”

Which is…pretty much what everyone expected, seeing how Star Trek Into Darkness ends with »

- Oli Davis

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Lawrence Kasdan teases Lando Calrissian for future Star Wars movies

19 May 2015 5:27 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Lawrence Kasdan (or Larry Kasdan as he’s often called) has been a part of the Star Wars universe for many years now, having written the scripts for The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi and co-authoring Star Wars: The Force Awakens. In an interview with Vanity Fair, the writer promised some exciting things coming from J.J. Abrams’ latest entry into the Star Wars series.

“It’s turned out really great,” he said. “J.J. directed it so beautifully, and it’s so exhilarating.”

Kasdan also revealed that the runtime of the movie will not be like most modern blockbusters. “One of the things that we always refocus on from the get-go was that it not be one of these very long, bloated blockbusters,” he says. “A lot of very entertaining movies lately are too long. In the last 20 minutes, you think, ‘why isn’t this over?’ We »

- Luke Owen

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Exclusive – Damon Lindelof: Working on Star Wars would be “a dream come true”

19 May 2015 4:32 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

To promote the release of his new movie Tomorrowland, writer Damon Lindelof (the man responsible for Lost, Star Trek Into Darkness and Prometheus) sat down with Flickering Myth’s Oli Davis, where they proceeded to talk about his new movie, but also the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Trek 3 movies. Because they’re both pretty geeky (and one of them is best buds with Star Wars director J.J. Abrams).

While getting excited about the impending return of Luke, Leia and Han, Lindelof spoke about whether he would ever take on a Star Wars movie down the line:

“Obviously Star Wars really made me want to be a filmmaker, so the possibility that I could work on one of those films in the future would be truly a dream come true.”

The Star Wars chat starts at 02:09 in the video interview below. See even lower »

- Oli Davis

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Simon Pegg reveals that Daniel Craig is playing a Stormtrooper in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

15 May 2015 1:14 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Way back in September it was reported that 007 Daniel Craig had shot a secret cameo in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and it looks like Simon Pegg has let slip the Bond star’s role while deflecting questions about his own rumoured appearance in the hotly-anticipated Disney sequel.

During the London premiere of his new film Man Up, Pegg was asked about reports that he’ll feature in a minor role in The Force Awakens, replying that “I wasn’t a Stormtrooper. Daniel Craig, he was a Stormtrooper.” Pegg then attempted to retract his comments, adding “I shouldn’t have said that.”

See Also: J.J. Abrams has toned down the Original Trilogy references in Star Wars: 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 »

- Gary Collinson

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer Breakdown

15 May 2015 11:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Who speaks the voiceover? Who, exactly, are all these new Star Wars people? Is Darth Vader still alive?

All that, and more, is answered in Flickering Myth’s breakdown of the second Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer. It’s magnifcent! It’s nostalgic! It’s got Han Solo and his pet wookie! And the movie doesn’t look that bad, either…

“Chewie, we’re home.”

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That’s the sound of a keyboard being hit with excitement, which made writing the trailer breakdown’s script rather difficult.

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- Oli Davis

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Daniel Craig Playing A Stormtrooper In Star Wars: The Force Awakens

15 May 2015 6:56 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The nature of Skyfall star Daniel Craig’s mystery role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been revealed, thanks to a slip of the tongue by another possible co-star, Simon Pegg.

Cornered by The Sun on the red carpet for his rom-com Man Up, Pegg was asked whether or not he was playing a stormtrooper in the massive blockbuster. “I wasn’t a Stormtrooper. Daniel Craig, he was a Stormtrooper,” he said, then adding: “I shouldn’t have said that.”

Craig’s small part in The Force Awakens was revealed last year, though those excited about Harrison Ford coming face to face with Craig, another cool-as-a-cucumber badass, should temper their expectations. Craig’s face will remain covered throughout the pic, as this is little more than a cameo role given to the actor when he asked for it. One insider told The Washington Post:

“Daniel asked for some »

- Isaac Feldberg

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100 Essential Action Scenes: Rescues & Escapes

12 May 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Sound on Sight undertook a massive project, compiling ranked lists of the most influential, unforgettable, and exciting action scenes in all of cinema. There were hundreds of nominees spread across ten different categories and a multi-week voting process from 11 of our writers. The results: 100 essential set pieces, sequences, and scenes from blockbusters to cult classics to arthouse obscurities.

If you’re an action hero, pulling off daring rescues and badass escapes is just another day at the office. The rescue has been the prototypical action scene since humans have been able to put pen to paper. From Tarzan swinging in on a vine to Iron Man flying in on his jets, a hero isn’t a hero unless he can swoop in and save the damsel or the day. The only thing more exciting is if the clock is ticking on his escape. Whether it’s from a burning building, »

- Shane Ramirez

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Lupita Nyong’o’s Character Revealed In Star Wars: The Force Awakens Concept Art

11 May 2015 12:17 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Seriously, what’s the deal, Hollywood? Lupita Nyong’o delivered a searing, soul-baring performance in 12 Years a Slave, for which the then-newcomer won an Academy Award, and yet the bulk of her roles since have relegated her to voice or mo-cap parts.

It’s deeply frustrating that an African-American actress, especially one as talented as her, isn’t fielding offers left and right to star in the kinds of high-profile dramas that would allow her to act without any barriers between her and the audience. Nyong’o has a role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and newly unveiled concept art reveals that she’s near unrecognizable in her part, which feels like a missed opportunity on the part of director J.J. Abrams and everyone at Lucasfilm and Disney.

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Coming at us via Indie Revolver, the image is our first direct look at space pirate Maz Kanata, »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens concept art reportedly reveals Lupita Nyong’o’s Maz Kanata

9 May 2015 5:42 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Last week we got a new batch of promotional images for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which included a behind-the-scenes shot of Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave) performing motion capture for her CG character, who was revealed as a “pirate” called Maz Kanata. Well, thanks to Indie Revolver, we’ve now got some concept art which claims to give us our first look at the character…

As it happens, we did catch a glimpse of Maz Kanata handing the lightsaber over to Leia in the second trailer, although that creature had orange skin and a shorter neck, so if this is genuine it would appear it’s not quite the final design.

See Also: J.J. Abrams has toned down the Original Trilogy references in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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

- Gary Collinson

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First Look At Lupita Nyong'o's 'Maz Kanata' In Star Wars: The Force Awakens

8 May 2015 6:00 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Thanks to Vanity Fair's recent coverage of J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: The Force Awakens, we finally learned that the true name (she'd been given the codename "Rose") of Lupita Nyong'o's character was Maz Kanata, and she was some kind of space pirate. The mag provided several Brs images of the 12 Years A Slave actress in her mo-cap getup, but now Indie Revolver has posted some new concept art which should give us a pretty good idea of how she'll actually look in the movie. Thoughts? 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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First Look At Lupita Nyong'o's 'Maz Kanata' In Star Wars: The Force Awakens

8 May 2015 6:00 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Thanks to Vanity Fair's recent coverage of J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: The Force Awakens, we finally learned that the true name (she'd been given the codename "Rose") of Lupita Nyong'o's character was Maz Kanata, and she was some kind of space pirate. The mag provided several Brs images of the 12 Years A Slave actress in her mo-cap getup, but now Indie Revolver has posted some new concept art which should give us a pretty good idea of how she'll actually look in the movie. Thoughts? 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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J.J. Abrams has toned down the Original Trilogy references in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

8 May 2015 2:08 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

When J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan took over writing duties from Michael Arndt on Star Wars: The Force Awakens, it was said that one of the reasons for the rewrite was that Abrams wanted to shift some of the focus back to the characters of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Princess Leia, as opposed to the supporting role they played in Arndt’s script.

Well, it seems this may have led to an excess of Original Trilogy references, with Abrams revealing to Vanity Fair that they ultimately decided to cut back on the fan service, as well as avoiding too much in the way of set up for the subsequent sequels and spin-off projects:

“We’ve obviously had a lot of time [during the development process] to talk about what’s happened outside of the borders of the story that you’re seeing. So there are, of course, references to things, and some »

- Gary Collinson

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Giveaway – Win signed Good Kill and Montage of Heck posters from The Flickering Myth Movie Show

8 May 2015 4:22 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

If you haven’t already seen The Flickering Myth Movie Show episode 3, here’s a passive aggressive reminder. It’s, like, totally been live since Sunday. Check it out.

To celebrate our trifecta of instalments, we’re giving away signed photos of Ethan Hawke’s Good Kill and the Kurt Cobain documentary Montage of Heck.

Simply Tweet The Video Below Using #Fmtv to be in with a chance of winning. The competition closes at midnight on Sunday 31st May. UK readers only, please. And by entering this competition you agree to our terms and conditions, which you can read here. The winner will be announced in next month’s episode.

Here’s a little synopsis of the episode itself:

In the May edition of The Flickering Myth Movie Show, we go trailer crazy, disecting and discussing the latest teaser for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and having an alternative »

- Oli Davis

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See 'Game of Thrones' Star's (Evil?) New 'Star Wars' Character, Captain Phasma

6 May 2015 5:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

There's no question that Gwendoline Christie plays a hero on "Game of Thrones." Brienne of Tarth is a fan favorite character and completely pure of heart. Her character in "Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens" is another story. She seems to be on the dark side of the Force, but Vanity Fair offered some hope along with its photo teaser for Christie's role in the upcoming movie.

Peter Mayhew, aka Chewbacca, tweeted this Vanity Fair shot of the actress. If you can't read the caption, the part for this particular photo reads, "First Order officer Captain Phasma (Gwendoline Christie) surveys the rubble following an attack."

The lovely Gwendoline Christie (@lovegwendoline) as the not so lovely Captian Phasma pic.twitter.com/ra60zeW9g2

- Peter Mayhew (@TheWookieeRoars) May 4, 2015

As Yahoo noted, Captain Phasma was first seen (briefly) in the second teaser for "The Force Awakens." The First Order »

- Gina Carbone

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"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" - More New Images

5 May 2015 5:31 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek more new images from "Star Wars: The Force Awakens", set 30 years after the events of "Return of the Jedi":

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" is the new 'space opera' directed by J. J. 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 roles from previous films.

 The new film is produced by Abrams, Bryan Burk...

... and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Star Wars: The Force Awakens"...

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- Michael Stevens

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Vanity Fair Delivers Star Wars: The Force Awakens Captain Phasma, Pirate Maz Kanata and Unhooded Kylo Ren

4 May 2015 9:12 PM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Star Wars Day aka May the 4th Be With You lived up to its name today thanks in whole to a wonderful collection of images, video and information about Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens shared by Vanity Fair in conjunction with renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz.

A cover story by Vf confirmed what had been rumored for several months now starting with the chrome stormtrooper first glimpsed in the latest Star Wars Episode 7 trailer. This caped trooper is played by Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth on HBO's Game of Thrones) and is known as Captain Phasma, a first officer of the New Order.

The picture was simultaneously tweeted by Peter Mayhew, the actor behind Chewbacca, in a humorous tweet.

https://twitter.com/TheWookieeRoars/status/595272276762726400/

Also confirmed is that Adam Driver will be played the villainous Kylo Ren. Up until now we had only seen Ren with his helmet on. »

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Happy Star Wars Day! Check Out New Images from 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

4 May 2015 12:48 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Happy May the Fourth, y'all!  In honor of Star Wars Day -- celebrated annually on May 4th because you can say stuff like, "May the Fourth be with you!" -- a host of new images from Star Wars: The Force Awakens have arrived online, courtesy of a Vanity Fair photo shoot by celebrated photographer Annie Leibovitz. Following on the heels of the latest trailer, the new images confirm a few big character rumors, as well as introduce our first look at Lupita Nyong'o's mysterious character, a pirate named Maz Kanata. First, check out the cover photo above featuring  Han Solo (Harrison Ford), Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew) and the Star Wars newbies, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega and Bb-8. Here's a cool behind-the-scenes image of the photo above from...

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- Erik Davis

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New Star Wars: The Force Awakens pictures of Adam Driver, Gwendoline Christie and Lupita Nyong'o

4 May 2015 11:28 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Star Wars Day has just got even better: The first look at Adam Driver, Gwendoline Christie and Lupita Nyong'o in The Force Awakens is revealed in the latest Vanity Fair.

A black-clad Driver can be seen in the first officially-released photograph of his character Kylo Ren, while Nyong'o is playing Maz Kanata.

Do you sense a disturbance in the Force? New #StarWars photos have arrived #MayThe4thBeWithYou http://t.co/ucR1NoRN8S pic.twitter.com/Sb9dVurBmR

— Vanity Fair (@VanityFair) May 4, 2015

Kylo Ren is pictured in the magazine's extensive coverage supported by the Empire's Stormtroopers, backing up those suggestions that Kylo is a villain.

It is not clear which side of the Force that Maz Kanata is on, but Vanity Fair does go behind the scenes of her motion capture filming.

Our final #StarWars reveal: meet Gwendoline Christie as Captain Phasma. http://t.co/CAJ7BnfUPR

— Vanity Fair (@VanityFair »

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