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'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.

'Star Wars Episode VII' May Be Called 'Rise Of The Jedi' (A.K.A., Slow News...

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Ok, guys, brace yourselves for the most bracing, gripping, tantalizing, galvanizing, ineffably world-altering news you’re likely to hear or read or speak all day (ok, given, it’s a slow news day so all of that could change if news leaks that Benedict Cumberbatch is going to be cast in his 3,000th movie of 2013, in which case that will become the biggest entertainment news...

George Lucas Worked On The New 'Star Wars' Trilogy Before Disney Bought...

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It's been about a year since the Disney shocked the world, or movie geeks at least, by purchasing LucasFilm. Immediately after that staggering news, the studio announced that they would begin development on a brand new Star Wars trilogy with J.J. Abrams at the helm of the Episode VII. But it now seems that George Lucas already had it in his plans to give us new Star...

'Star Wars Rebels' Teaser Trailer: The Jedi Will Rise, Be Animated, And...

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While it seems that the box office is almost entirely dominated by superhero films, we are likely approaching a point of Star Wars pop cultural saturation.  In addition to the wildly anticipated Star Wars Episode VII (the first of an all-new sequel trilogy) as well as a slew of one-off character spin-off films, we are also getting a Star Wars TV...

'Star Wars Episode VII': Saoirse Ronan Confirms Auditioning For Unspecified...

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Actress Saoirse Ronan has been the center of a very large casting rumor mill of late—not only was the actress up for (and reportedly passed on) the role of Scarlet Witch in The Avengers: Age of Ultron, but, as we reported to you last month, rumors were running rampant that the actress was up for an unspecified role in Star Wars Episode VII.  And because this is the...

'Star Wars: Episode 7' Rumor: Will the New Film Feature a Wookie?

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We're still waiting for some sort of official casting announcement for Star Wars: Episode 7, which will be coming soon (the film is supposed to start shooting in early 2014). But with no direct word, it's no surprise whatever crumbs fall out are pounced on by the internet. The latest news is that the film is looking for a Wookie.

'Star Wars Episode VII': J.J. Abrams Says It Will Feel 'Real' And...

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History’s greatest monster (aside from Jimmy Carter), J.J. Abrams, recently took time out from his busy schedule of taking once-beloved science fiction franchises and making flashily brain-dead reboots of them (spoiler: seriously, super-Khan-blood to cheat any form of death?  Really?) to talk about his approach to directing Star Wars Episode VII.

'Star Wars Episode VII': Saoirse Ronan Is The Next Person The Internet...

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Saoirse Ronan is one of the most in-demand actresses in Hollywood, if the completely unverifiable rumor mill that loudly fuels the internet like a gigantic hamster-wheel is any indication: not only was she reportedly up for—and then reportedly passed—on the role of Scarlet Witch in The Avengers: Age of Ultron (the sequel to one of the most financially successful films in human...

'Star Wars Episode VII: A New Dawn' Is The Title Of The New 'Star Wars'...

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As we wait for the hard facts to slowly, oh so slowly, leak like drips and drabs from the production of unfortunately J.J. Abrams-directed Star Wars Episode VII (Will Ryan Gosling star?!?  Will the Skywalker and Solo kids show up?!?), we must now subsist, like beggars, on the rumor-crumbs that drift down from the table of actual fact.  And today’s tasty breadcrumb?  The possible...

News Roundup: 'Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.' Promo, Michael Bay Teases...

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Had enough of Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. yet? We hope not. ABC and Marvel have just released an extended trailer that offers more footage. We have that promo for you below. Also, bad news for Guillermo Del Toro; he's lost the main star of his next project Crimson Peak. More details on that below. We also have a new photo from the set of Michael Bay's Transformers 4....

'Star Wars: Episode 7' Possibly to Come Out for Christmas

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Though the film should be coming into shape shortly, Star Wars: Episode 7 has been the subject of a lot of rumors, but very few official announcements. The thought was that it would come out mid-May -- as all other Star Wars movies have -- and would battle against a crazy amount of competition (like The Avengers: Age of...

'Star Wars Episode VII': Ewan McGregor Rumored To Return As Obi-Wan

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Well, the summer movie season is pretty much over at this point, meaning there’s only one thing left to do: ceaselessly and wildly speculate about casting and spoiler rumors for the next cycle of big summer movies because we have nothing better to do, and because they are like catnip for the internet.  And today’s big of casting rumor-mongering is a big one: that Ewan McGregor will return...