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"Star Wars: Episode VII": Harrison Ford Back On His Feet

1 hour ago | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek new images of actor Harrison Ford, who fractured a bone in his left leg after a hydraulic door on a mock-up of the spaceship 'Millennium Falcon' crushed him while filming a scene in "Star Wars: Episode VII", as he makes his way along an airport runway to catch a plane:

Producers of director J.J. Abrams film have been reorganizing the schedule to shift the remaining scenes of 'Han Solo' until later in the shoot.

The film is on schedule for a December 18, 2015 release date.

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

Along with Ford, the new film stars John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Lupita Nyong'o, Gwendoline ChristieCarrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Kenny Baker.

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- Michael Stevens

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John Boyega's Character and a Major 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Plot Point Leaked?

23 hours ago | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

First of all, when dealing with anything "Star Wars" related, it's important to take the news with a grain of salt. The biggest grain of salt you can find, probably; one that has to be moved from place to place with the assistance of a large, flatbed truck. The other thing to consider is that, if these rumors are correct, then the use of a spoiler warning is indeed necessary. So, let's put that up there too: if you don't want anything maybe, possibly, potentially ruined for you about the upcoming "Star Wars: Episode VII," then, please, turn back now.

Still there? Got your salt? Okay...

Badass Digest is reporting that John Boyega's character is... a stormtrooper. That's right: Boyega is going to be wearing a suit of white armor, at least at the beginning of the movie. Apparently he leaves the Empire and teams with Daisy Ridley's »

- Drew Taylor

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Jj Abrams's X-Wing Reveal Gives Us Great Hope for 'Star Wars: Episode VII' (Video)

21 July 2014 8:30 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

There's an exciting charity opportunity coming in the form of the Star Wars: Force for Change, a Unicef-affiliated movement that will allow for some lucky fans to come to the set of "Star Wars: Episode VII" and actually be an extra in the movie. While charity is cool and all, what's really been making waves are the videos that "Star Wars: Episode VII" director J.J. Abrams has been steadily releasing, giving us tantalizing tastes of the new space epic. And this newest one is a doozy.

In the video, Abrams is standing in front of some kind of structure. As he continues his speech (you can also win a chance to see the film early), the camera slowly zooms out, showing you the massive spaceship he's standing in front of: what appears to be a slightly re-designed version of the famous Rebel starship the X-Wing. That's right, y'all: this »

- Drew Taylor

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J.J. Abrams reveals new Star Wars: Episode VII starfighter

21 July 2014 8:18 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Now this is something to get really excited about Star Wars fans!

As part of the ‘Force for Change’ campaign old J.J. Abrams, director of Star Wars: Episode VII, has fronted a new video to announce what one lucky contributor could win. Now it is a wonderful prize (you’ll hear all about it in the video) but there as the video goes on you’ll notice something else that is also quite brilliant…

Watched it? Excited much?!?!

That right there is a new starfighter! But what is it exactly?

It looks a lot like an X-Wing, but also has many of the characteristics of the Z-95 Headhunter. If we look back to the original concept created by the legendary Ralph McQuarrie we see a fighter that also shares many similarities. Now the X-Wing went through many upgrades in the Expanded Universe of books, but with that no longer being in line with the films, »

- Chris Cooper

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Star Wars: Episode VII Reveals Full-Scale X-Wing in Video for “Force for Change” [Updated with 2nd Image]

21 July 2014 7:36 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

A couple months ago, director J.J. Abrams revealed "Force for Change", which gave fans a chance to win a visit to the set of Star Wars: Episode VII and cameo in the film in exchange for making a donation to Unicef.  Even if you didn't win the top prize of the visit and the cameo, there were still prize levels based on the amount of your donation, and most importantly, you were contributing to a good cause.  With only four days left in the "Force for Change" campaign, Abrams has released a new video, which shows a full-scale X-Wing fighter jet.  The movie isn't kidding around when it comes to practical effects, and it's a very cool and fun reveal that helps bring attention to "Force for Change".  Additionally, the campaign has sweetened the deal by giving the winner not only a visit to the set and a cameo, but they'll win a private, »

- Matt Goldberg

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Jj Abrams reveals X-wing on set of Star Wars Episode 7

21 July 2014 5:57 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Jj Abrams has revealed the iconic X-wing craft from the set of Star Wars: Episode VII.

The vehicle appeared in a video message from director Abrams for the Omaze Force for Chance fundraising scheme, which is offering one Star Wars fan the opportunity to visit the set and get a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the making of the movie.

The winner will also be offered a cameo role in the blockbuster and get an early screening of Episode VII before its theatrical release in December 2015.

Force for Chance, to benefit Unicef innovation labs and programmes, raised $1 million in its first 24 hours - a figure Disney matched with another $1 million.

Star Wars: Episode VII is currently filming at Pinewood Studios.

The cast includes series veterans Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Kenny Baker, who will all reprise their roles from the original trilogy.

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New Star Wars Episode VII Set Video Features an X-Wing Starfighter

21 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. With one week left to participate in the Star Wars: Force for Change initiative -- a campaign launched by Disney, Lucasfilm »

- Pietro Filipponi

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The plot to Star Wars: Episode VII revealed?

20 July 2014 10:49 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Devin Faraci over at Badassdigest is claiming that he has the ‘exclusive’ plot details to Star Wars: Episode VII. While I’m doubting their veracity, there is still an outside chance that some of this could potentially constitute spoilers (in a world where pigs fly). Faraci says…

“Imagine the standard Star Wars crawl, and when it ends the camera pans up to the stars. But instead of a spaceship zooming into frame we see… a hand! A severed hand, tumbling through space. A severed hand gripping a light saber.”

It’s so idiotic I’m almost inclined to believe it. I didn’t believe the Jar Jar rumors when I heard them either. My instincts tell me it sounds almost too ludicrous to be true. Apparently the severed hand travels through space before winding up on a familiar planet…

“That hand falls onto a desert planet, where it is discovered »

- Anghus Houvouras

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Star Wars: Episode VII Reportedly Lands 24: Live Another Day Actress

17 July 2014 5:13 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII is now well into production, having completed shooting in Abu Dhabi weeks ago and currently working at Pinewood Studios in England. Filming is expected to continue through August - with a two week hiatus scheduled to allow Harrison Ford's leg time to heal - but even though so much time has passed apparently the production still hasn't completed its casting phase. If the latest rumor from Latino-Review is to be believed, then actress Christina Chong has become the latest actress to join the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII. She joins an incredibly talented ensemble that already includes original trilogy stars Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker, as well as newcomers John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Lupita Nyong'o, Gwendoline Christie and Max von Sydow. Much like everybody in »

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Christina Chong cast in Star Wars: Episode VII

17 July 2014 2:13 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Lucasfilm has further increased the female contingent in J.J. AbramsStar Wars: Episode VII, with news breaking that up and coming British actress Christina Chong has signed on to the cast of the hotly-anticipated sequel. Chong’s previous credits include W.E. and 24: Live Another Day, and while no details of her Star Wars role has been revealed, it’s said to be a minor part.

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 »

- Gary Collinson

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Star Wars Episode 7: 24 actress Christina Chong joins the cast

17 July 2014 1:37 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

24: Live Another Day actress Christina Chong will appear in Star Wars Episode VII.

Chong will have an unspecified role in director Jj Abrams and screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan's continuation of the Star Wars saga, reports Variety.

The actress's credits include portraying the intergalactic soldier Lorna Bucket in Doctor Who and roles in Line of Duty, Monroe and 24: Live Another Day.

Star Wars Episode VII's all-star cast also includes John Boyega, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Gwendoline Christie, Lupita Nyong'o and original trilogy favourites Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford.

Everything we know so far about Star Wars Episode 7

Lucasfilm confirmed earlier in July that there will soon be a break in Star Wars Episode VII's filming schedule to allow Ford to recover from a leg injury suffered on the set.

Plot details for the highly-anticipated sequel have been kept tightly under wraps thus far.

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'Star Wars: Episode VII' Adds '24: Live Another Day' Star Christina Chong

17 July 2014 12:44 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

As production continues in London on the highly-anticipated Star Wars: Episode VII, British actress Christina Chong has joined the cast.

No details were given for her character, although it is said to be a minor role. She joins a cast that already includes franchise veterans such as Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker and Anthony Daniels, alongside newcomers such as John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Domhnall Gleeson, Lupita Nyong'o, Max von Sydow, Oscar Isaac, Gwendoline Christie and Andy Serkis.

J.J. Abrams is directing from a script he co-wrote with Lawrence Kasdan.

Christina Chong most recently starred in Fox's 24: Live Another Day, and she has also landed a lead role on Sergio Mimica-Gezzan's Halo: Nightfall digital feature. Her feature credits include Johnny English Reborn and W.E.

Star Wars: Episode VII comes to theaters December 18th, 2015 and stars John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, »

- MovieWeb

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Christina Chong Joins Star Wars: Episode VII

17 July 2014 12:43 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

No word yet on who she’s playing, but Christina Chong has joined the burgeoning cast of J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII. She’s best known for acting opposite Kiefer Sutherland in this summer’s 24: Live Another Day miniseries, and also recently landed the lead female role in the digital series Halo: Nightfall. The actress should be a familiar face to British TV viewers as well, having appeared in Doctor WhoMonroeWhitechapel and Black Mirror. She’s also had roles in the films W.E. and Legacy.

Chong joins a cast that includes Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Lupita Nyong’o, Gwendoline Christie, Max von Sydow, Pip Andersen and Crystal Clarke.

Interestingly, the actress posted the following tweet over a month ago, and yet news of her casting is »

- Isaac Feldberg

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‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ Adds '24: Live Another Day’ Actress Christina Chong

17 July 2014 12:42 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Just one week after TheWrap wrote that she had “a very bright future ahead of her” following her casting as the female lead in “Halo: Nightfall,” up-and-coming British actress Christina Chong has joined the cast of “Star Wars: Episode VII,” TheWrap has learned. A representative for Disney did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Chong joins fellow “Star Wars” newcomers Oscar Isaac, John Boyega and Adam Driver, among several others. Also read: ‘Halo: Nightfall’ Recruits '24' Actress Christina Chong as Female Lead (Exclusive) Chong has already wrapped her role, according to insiders, and while her part is small, »

- Jeff Sneider

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J.C. Chandor to helm film about Deepwater Horizon oil rig disaster

13 July 2014 1:25 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

According to Deadline, the director of last year’s critically acclaimed human survival film All Is Lost is heading back to sea, and will helm a film about the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig tragedy.

The explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico killed 11 men and injured 17 others. The ensuing gush of oil into the ocean wasn’t capped for three months, becoming the second-largest U.S. environmental disaster in history.

Chandor is set to direct the film, which is described as being “the survival story [about] the courage shown by those who worked on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig,” after finishing post-production on his latest project, A Most Violent Year, which stars Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain.

Written by Matthew Sand (Ninja Assassin) and Matthew Michael Carnahan (Lions for LambsWorld War Z), Deepwater Horizon will be overseen by Transformers franchise producers Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian, »

- James Garcia

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Deepwater Horizon Disaster Movie Draws ‘All Is Lost’ Director J.C. Chandor

11 July 2014 11:16 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

J.C. Chandor, director of “All Is Lost,” has come on board Summit and Participant Media’s movie on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig tragedy.

Summit and Participant acquired feature rights in 2011 to The New York Times article “Deepwater Horizon’s Final Hour,” written in December by David Barstow, David Rohde, and Stephanie Saul.

The 2010 explosion of Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico killed 11 men working on the platform and injured 17 others. The subsequent gusher wasn’t capped for three months.

Lorenzo Di Bonaventura (“Red,” the “Transformers” franchise) and Mark Vahradian are producing. Matthew Sand penned the first draft of the script and Matthew Michael Carnahan wrote the most recent draft.

The project is in line with Participant’s focus on issue-oriented projects such as “The Help,” “Lincoln,” “An Inconvenient Truth,” “Good Night, and Good Luck,” “The Cove,” “Waiting for  Superman” and “Fair Game.”

Chandor is in post-production on “A Most Violent Year »

- Dave McNary

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'All Is Lost' & 'A Most Violent Year' Director J.C. Chandor Lines Up 'Deepwater Horizon'

11 July 2014 9:33 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

With Steven Soderbergh stepping away from the world of moviemaking, if you're looking for a another filmmaker with his same spirit of exploration and productivity, J.C. Chandor seems to fit the bill. He hasn't wasted a moment since breaking out with the talky, financial world drama "Margin Call." He switched it up for his next movie, the nearly wordless survival tale "All Is Lost," and Chandor already has his period-set immigration tale "A Most Violent Year" with Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain in the can, with a release planned for this fall. But instead of taking a break, he's lining up his next film. Deadline reports that Chandor will take the helm of "Deepwater Horizon." Can you guess what it's about? Indeed, it's based on the The New York Times article from Christmas Day, 2010, detailing the explosion on the oil rig that led to one of the biggest environmental disaster in United States history. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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J.C. Chandor In Talks For Gulf Oil Rig Explosion Survival Pic Deepwater Horizon

11 July 2014 9:32 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

With high-stakes financial drama Margin Call and Robert Redford-powered survival tale All Is Lost under his belt, J.C. Chandor is settling into his position as one of Hollywood’s most exciting new filmmakers. Up next, he has a period crime thriller titled A Most Violent Year, which stars Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain as an immigrant and his wife struggling to expand their New York business in the crime-ridden winter of 1981 while the rampant corruption of their surroundings threatens to drag them down. That project has Oscar written all over it, but Chandor isn’t waiting around to see how it performs – Deadline reports that he’s already lining up Deepwater Horizon as his next effort.

The film will focus on the April 20, 2010 explosion of an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, which caused a massive offshore oil spill that created the second largest environmental disaster in U. »

- Isaac Feldberg

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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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