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'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': Josh Trank Will Direct A Standalone Movie

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Josh Trank just keeps on moving up in the world—after directing the “it’s kind of like the X-Men but in the ‘real world’” film Chronicle, Trank was tapped to direct the 2015 reboot of The Fantastic Four.  And even though we’re still a year away from that flick, Trank is now set to direct a standalone...

'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' Cast to be Revealed Shortly

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May 15, 2014 is the start date for principle photography on Star Wars: Episode VII, and that's now less than three weeks away, which means that -- if the cast is locked -- then J.J. Abrams' mystery box on this one was his most effective: he'll have kept quiet the primary cast of the film until days before shooting commences. But with...

'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': Oh Hey, Chewbacca Will Be In It, Too

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Looks like we spoke too soon when we posted a casting news roundup earlier this morning, as new continues to break—this time, in the realm of Star Wars.  Yep, that’s right, a beloved classic character from the original Star Wars trilogy is coming back for Star Wars: Episode VII.

'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 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...

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 7' is Having Release Date Drama

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For a while now there's been rumblings about what's going with Star Wars: Episode 7, but very little concrete information -- other than that screenwriter Michael Arndt had left the project and that Lawrence Kasdan and J.J. Abrams were taking over writing duties.  That could be because the team is trying to push the film into 2016. But it seems that Disney's CEO wants...

'Star Wars: Episode 7' will Now be Written by J.J. Abrams and Lawrence...

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As we wait to find out what new cast members may join Star Wars: Episode 7 and what cast members may return, the latest announcement about the film suggests we might be waiting for a while for that news. Today it was made public that the script for the latest Star Wars movie will be written by J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan.

DVD and Blu-ray Picks for October 15 - 21

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It’s a modest week for DVD and Blu-ray, but one of the summer’s biggest comedies, the Guillermo del Toro film Pacific Rim, and some great catalog titles means there’s something for everyone.