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'Star Wars: Episode 7': Harrison Ford's Leg Broken By Millennium Falcon...

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Last week, word dropped that Harrison Ford had been injured while filming Star Wars: Episode VII. The details of said injury suggested that the actor–who's reprising his role as Han Solo–had been hurt by the Millennium Falcon, the spacecraft he commands in the franchise. Now, Ford's publicist has revealed that it was the actor's leg that was broken by the door of the ship.

'Star Wars: Episode VII' Loses Harrison Ford for Eight Weeks

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The production of Star Wars: Episode VII was delayed due to script rewrites (and if rumors are to be believed, J.J. Abrams' indecisiveness), so it's unfortunate that star Harrison Ford -- who will be returning to play Han Solo for what assumes is near nine digit payday -- got hurt Thursday. Now it looks like that injury will put him out of commission for two...

'Star Wars: Episode VII': First Photos Of Millennium Falcon

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Besides Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill and other original Star Wars cast members, Episode VII will also see the return of the Millennium Falcon, the famous spacecraft commanded by Ford's Han Solo and his buddy Chewbacca. Late last year, there were rumors that the Millennium Falcon was under-construction somewhere in London, and now, thanks to TMZ, of all...

'Star Wars: Episode VII' Adds Lupita Nyong'o And Gwendoline Christie To The...

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When the first major casting announcements for Star Wars: Episode VII were announce, the Borg-like (sorry, wrong franchise) multi-voice of the internet loudly pointed out that the cast was heavily male, with not many women involved.  That voice may be able to subside somewhat, as the film has just gained two more female cast members.

'Star Wars: Episode 7' First Pics: J.J. Abrams Keeps Things Ambiguous And...

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So you’re a Star Wars fan.  You wake up this morning, have a little coffee, and get online for a few moments to see if any news has been released from the Star Wars: Episode VII production.  And gasp!  You see a slew of headlines indicating that the first images from the production have been released, from the first day of principal photography, no...

'Star Wars: Episode VII' Gets A Working Title

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Now that much of the cast for J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII has been revealed, it's time to start fawning over other Star Wars-related things like the movie's working title. Ain't It Cool News' Harry Knowles is the first to break news that Episode VII has the working title of The Ancient Fear, which is a reference to Max Von...

On the 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Casting Break

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Today, Star Wars: Episode VII attempted to break the internet by finally releasing the casting of seven new players, and the return of the main cast, sans Billy Dee Williams' General Lando Calrissian. It's hard to argue with the talent assembled, though ultimately, what do we know?

'Star Wars: Episode VII' Cast Has Been Announced

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Well, it’s finally happened.  After months of J.J. Abrams’ typical secrecy, the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII has revealed via a press release.  It includes members of the original trilogy mixed with younger actors, as well as a few surprises.

'Star Wars: Episode VII' Won't Use Any EU Nonsense

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When Star Wars was released in 1977, it was such a cultural phenomenon that expanded universe stories (known in fan circles as EU) were the natural solution in that a comic book adaptation could only go on for so long before new material was needed. This has been an industry now for over three decades, and has led to comics, cartoons, novels and video games based on...

'Star Wars: Episode VII': Disney's Alan Horn Gives Updates On Release Date...

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If there's anyone who truly knows what's happening with Star Wars: Episode VII it's Alan Horn. As the Walt Disney Studios Chairman, Horn knows everything about some of the most popular film franchises in the world, including the upcoming Star Wars movie. Earlier on Tuesday, Horn was at Tribeca Film Festival talking about said sci-fi epic, and he revealed that...

'Star Wars: Episode 7' Has Started Shooting, but Hasn't Finished Casting

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Star Wars: Episode 7 is scheduled to start shooting in about six weeks, and we've been anxiously awaiting who will be playing the new Jedi and Sith since the project was announced all of a year and a half ago (seriously, it's been forever at this point). The latest news from Disney Chief Alan Horn is that shooting has commenced, but there's a few last pieces of the...

'Star Wars: Episode 7' is Eyeing Adam Driver to Play the new Darth Vader

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With shooting about to commence in less than two months, it's strange how quiet it's been on the Star Wars: Episode 7 front. Seriously, this is one of the biggest movies of all time in terms of hype and possibility, and yet no actor has been confirmed yet for J.J. Abrams' film. But that may have just changed as it's been leaked that Adam Driver is up for a villainous...

'Star Wars: Episode VII' Might Feature The Millennium Falcon So We Have To...

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Look, gang, it’s a slow news day, plus it’s Valentine’s Day, so please, give us a break on this little bit of ridiculousness.  News broke today that the Millennium Falcon, the ship in the original trilogy that belonged to smuggler Han Solo and made the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs, might be making an appearance in Star Wars: Episode VII.  Gasp!  Boom!  Bang!  We...

'Star Wars: Episode VII': Gary Oldman Has Been In Talks To Appear

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Because today is a day whose name ends with a “y,” it’s time for a casting rumor/ news bit concerning the upcoming, as-yet untitled Star Wars: Episode VII.  And while we’re still waiting to hear if the rumored Jesse Plemons and the seemingly ever-present Benedict Cumberbatch will appear in the monolithically anticipated film directed by...

'Star Wars: Episode 7' Might Have a Role for Michael Fassbender

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Star Wars: Episode VII should be shooting sometime in the near future, but J.J. Abrams and company have been so busy re-writing the film that there's been no word about the cast, other than that Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford are likely to return. But now casting rumors are getting serious (and real), which means Michael Fassbender (among others) are in the running to...

'Star Wars: Episode VII': Jesse Plemons Is Auditioning For Lead Role

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Well, here’s a news bit to unite fans of Star Wars, Breaking Bad, and Friday Night Lights: Jesse Plemons, who starred in Friday Night Lights and played the “dead-eyed Opie piece of s***” sociopathic Todd in the final two seasons of Breaking Bad, is currently auditioning for the lead role in...

R2-D2 Will Be Back For 'Star Wars: Episode VII'

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The first official character of J.J. Abrams' Star Wars Episode VII is none other than everyone's favorite droid, R2-D2. Shortly after Bad Robot released a photo of Abrams posing with the lovable droid, the rumors started up that it was going to appear in the movie. Now, the rumor has been confirmed by Lucasfilm, as well as details on who built the droid.

'Star Wars Episode VII': J.J. Abrams Very Politely Discusses Michael...

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Back in October, we were somewhat taken aback that original screenwriter Michael Arndt (Little Miss Sunshine, Toy Story 3) was pulled his position as writer of the massively anticipated Star Wars: Episode VII and replaced by J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan (Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back,...