The STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS Trailer May Arrive Thanksgiving Week

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We’ve been hearing quite a few rumblings lately about the first Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer debuting sometime fairly soon, but it turns out the teaser might be arriving much earlier than anticipated.  Like, next week earlier.  Director J.J. Abrams and co. wrapped production on the upcoming Episode VII a few weeks ago and the film doesn’t open until theaters for over a year, but this is one of the most anticipated movies in recent memory, so it’s no surprise that Disney and Lucasfilm are keen on giving a brief first look to fans a bit early.  If a new report is to be believed, the first footage from the Star Wars sequel will arrive Thanksgiving week in the form of a Force Awakens teaser trailer.  More after the jump.

Rumored STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS Trailer Description

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The release of Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens is still over a year away, but rumblings about a trailer debut coming very soon are getting more and more prominent.  Adding credence to the notion that a debut trailer for director J.J. Abrams’ sequel might be premiering soon is a new rumored Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer description, which runs down what we might see from the very first trailer for the new Star Wars picture.  Obviously this is a very highly anticipated event—remember the anticipation surrounding the trailer debut for Episode I?—so I will be very curious to see how Disney chooses to unveil the first footage from the film.  Will we know when it’s going to debut ahead of time?  Will they simply sneak it into an episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on ABC?

Hopefully we’ll know more soon, but for now you can start to semi-prepare by reading the rumored Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer description, which sounds both plausible and exciting, after the jump.

STAR WARS: EPISODE VII Officially Titled STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS

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Shortly after wrapping principal photography, Lucasfilm revealed the official Star Wars: Episode VII title, Star Wars: The Force Awakens!  Without getting into spoiler territory, it does line up with some of the rumors in circulation and it also just makes sense.  It’s been 10 years since our last Star Wars film and The Force Awakens does sell this one as a powerful return.  Plus, it certainly doesn’t hurt that it’s also just a nice straightforward and easy-to-spell title, too.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is due in theaters on December 18, 2015 and stars John BoyegaDaisy RidleyHarrison FordAdam DriverMark HamillCarrie FisherLupita Nyong’o, Oscar IsaacDomhnall GleesonAndy SerkisGwendoline Christie and more.  Hit the jump for more on the title announcement.

See the Note Sent to STAR WARS: EPISODE VII Cast and Crew on Their Last Day

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J.J. Abrams, Kathleen Kennedy, and Bryan Burke sent a note to the “extraordinary cast and crew” of Star Wars: Episode VII to commemorate the end of production.  The motivation:

“How lovely it would be if you had, in addition to your name on the screen, some actual, real, tangible proof that you were part of it!  Here, then, is that proof.”

Hit the jump to read the note.  John BoyegaDaisy RidleyHarrison FordAdam DriverMark HamillCarrie FisherLupita Nyong’o, Oscar IsaacDomhnall GleesonAndy Serkis, and Gwendoline Christie star.  Star Wars: Episode VII opens December 18, 2015.

J.J. Abrams Shot One Sequence in STAR WARS: EPISODE VII in IMAX

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Earlier this year, J.J. Abrams tweeted a picture of an IMAX camera from the set of Star Wars: Episode VII.  We knew the majority of the film was being shot in 35mm, but if you were hoping for IMAX to be a large (no pun intended) part of the movie, you’re going to be disappointed.

In an article largely about Interstellar and its use of IMAX, Variety dropped in a small tidbit from Episode VII:  “The benefits outweigh the headache of shooting on Imax cameras,” says Abrams, who used them for a single sequence in “Star Wars.” “The opportunity to have an action sequence for this movie done in Imax’s natural format was too delicious an idea to pass up. As a filmgoer, it’s something I want to see.”  Hit the jump for more.  Star Wars: Episode VII opens December 18, 2015.

Franchise Veteran Warwick Davis Will Return for STAR WARS: EPISODE VII

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With the overabundance of Star Wars: Episode VII leaks and rumors floating around, it is so incredibly refreshing to get a legit bit of news straight from the official Star Wars YouTube page, and via an especially amusing video nonetheless.

Hit the jump to catch the must-see video announcing that Warwick Davis will return to the Star Wars film franchise for Episode VII.  The movie hits theaters on December 18, 2015 and also stars John BoyegaDaisy RidleyHarrison FordAdam DriverMark HamillCarrie FisherLupita Nyong’o, Oscar IsaacDomhnall GleesonAndy Serkis and Gwendoline Christie.

Kathleen Kennedy Says STAR WARS: EPISODE VII Within Three Weeks of Finishing Filming

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Industrial Light and Magic just celebrated the opening of its very first studio in the UK in preparation for post-production on Star Wars: Episode VII and during the event, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy offered a brief status update on the production.  Apparently there’s only three more weeks left of shooting and from there, the new ILM location will begin working on visual and special effects for the film.

Star Wars: Episode VII is due in theaters on December 18, 2015 and stars John BoyegaDaisy RidleyHarrison FordAdam DriverMark HamillCarrie FisherLupita Nyong’o, Oscar IsaacDomhnall GleesonAndy SerkisGwendoline Christie and more.  Hit the jump for more on how the revival of the film franchise led to the opening of ILM London.

Brad Bird Talks Having to Pass on STAR WARS EPISODE VII to Finish TOMORROWLAND

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The New York Comic Con marked the true arrival of director Brad Bird‘s new film Tomorrowland upon the global conscience.  While the picture won’t be out until May 22nd, we hadn’t seen anything from the film at all until the trailer and poster popped up at NYCC and Bird (along with co-writer Damon Lindelof) started doing press.  During that press Bird was asked what it was like to have to turn down Star Wars: Episode VII in order to work on his new film with George Clooney.  What’s even more interesting about this exchange is that it seems like Bird was also up for Episode VIII if you break down the timetable of his comments.

Hit the jump for more on Brad Bird and Star Wars: Episode 7, which J.J. Abrams is of course currently shooting. The film stars John BoyegaDaisy RidleyHarrison FordAdam DriverMark HamillCarrie FisherLupita Nyong’o, Oscar IsaacDomhnall GleesonAndy SerkisGwendoline Christie, Miltos YerolemouPeter MayhewAnthony DanielsKenny Baker, and Max von Sydow.  It opens on December 18th, 2015.

STAR WARS: EPISODE VII Spoiler Poster Warns Against Spilling the Beans on Set

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The name J.J. Abrams and the word “mystery box” have become rather synonymous given the filmmaker’s preference to keep any and all story details under lock and key until his film comes out, but that doesn’t mean he can’t have a little fun with the process.  Production has been underway on Star Wars: Episode VII for some time now, and as one can imagine, Abrams is doing everything in his power to keep the film’s secrets under wraps until next December.  That hasn’t stopped set photos and proposed story leaks, but Lucasfilm has taken a strict “no comment” policy on just about everything.  Producer Frank Marshall, whose wife Kathleen Kennedy is the president of Lucasfilm and producer of Star Wars 7, is currently visiting the film’s London set, and he recently shared an image on Twitter of a pretty funny propaganda poster that hangs on the walls of the soundstage.  It’s a humorous reminder to, simply put, keep your mouth shut.

Hit the jump to take a look at the Star Wars: Episode VII spoiler poster.  The mystery box opens on December 18, 2015.

STAR TREK 3 Brings Oscar Winner Claudio Miranda Aboard as Cinematographer, Will Shoot in Vancouver and Seoul

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Now that we’re done, at least for a while, with the whole William Shatner cameo saga, we have some actual facts to report regarding Star Trek 3.  First of all, while the upcoming sequel will mostly be shot in Vancouver, British Columbia, some of it will in fact be lensed in Seoul, South Korea.  And it looks like Oscar winning cinematographer Claudio Miranda (Life of Pi, TRON: Legacy) will be joining writer/director Roberto Orci behind the camera. 

This marks the first time a Star Trek movie has ever been shot digitally.  Hit the jump for more on Star Trek 3.  The film is expected to shoot early next year for a release in the summer of 2016.

New STAR WARS: EPISODE VII Rumors Describe Vehicles, Droids, and Stormtroopers

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So we’re here: describing what things look like in Star Wars: Episode VII.  That’s the demand for this movie, and by the time it opens, we’ll probably be able to see the whole thing in our mind’s eye.  We’ve also probably overused the “spoiler” tag because some of this stuff is just visual and in no way reflects the plot.  Also, as a side note, there’s a big, super-spoilery plot point that surfaced recently, and I want to reassure everyone we will not post or report on the massive spoiler that recently circulated.  There’s a line, and we won’t cross it.  I don’t even know what it is, and I wouldn’t share with you something I wasn’t willing to learn for myself.

That all being said, spoilers ahead on some descriptions for droids, vehicles, and stormtroopers in Star Wars: Episode VII, which opens December 18, 2015.

STAR WARS EPISODE 7 Rumors: Max Von Sydow’s Character, Daisy Ridley’s House, and the Return to a Familiar Location

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It’s been nearly two weeks since our last coverage of any Star Wars Episode 7 rumors, but don’t you fret because today we’ve got a new bundle of potential information regarding the highly anticipated film.  Production continues under the direction of J.J. Abrams over in London, and I have to say I’ve been pretty impressed with the way Lucasfilm and Disney have been handling the possible leaks and rumors thus far by not addressing them at all.  I want to go into the film as dark as possible, but in the internet age things are bound to get out.  However, given the flurry of rumors surrounding the project, it’s sometimes tough to suss out what could be true and what’s total BS.  Lucasfilm and Disney aren’t providing any direction one way or the other by just completely ignoring everything.

That said, today’s batch of rumors come from a reliable source and happen to be very non-spoilery.  If true, they only serve to make me more excited for this new Star Wars adventure.  Read on after the jump, but be aware that possible minor spoilers for the film may lie below.  Star Wars: Episode VII opens in theaters on December 16, 2016.

David Fincher Met for STAR WARS: EPISODE VII; Explains Why He Turned It Down

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With the upcoming release of David Fincher‘s Gone Girl this Friday, the director has been making the press rounds.  Naturally, he was asked about Star Wars because you can ask any director about it, and he said he did have a meeting with producer Kathleen Kennedy about helming Star Wars: Episode VII.  Before you get too excited, keep in mind that the producers likely cast a very wide net, and just because Fincher had a conversation about the movie, that doesn’t mean he got anywhere close to doing it.

In fact, he explained why he turned it down as well as his interesting take on A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back.  Hit the jump for what he had to say.

STAR WARS EPISODE VII Concept Image Depicts Epic Lightsaber Duel

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Another day, another image from Star Wars: Episode VII, but this one just happens to be the best thing I’ve seen from the movie so far.  It depicts a lightsaber duel under the Millenium Falcon with a Darth Vader-like figure fighting a Rebel with a green lightsaber.  It’s epic looking, and for a second I get excited but then I remember the prequels and how flat they were visually (not to mention narratively).  Then I get excited all over again because there’s no way this will be like that, right? They can’t possibly make the same mistakes can they?

Yesterday we saw the Chrome Troopers (as a follow up to the new Stormtroopers and the costume designs for Han Solo).  But now we have this gorgeous image, besotted somewhat by an ill-conceived watermark on the part of the hosting site.  Hit the jump to take a look at the new Star Wars: Episode 7 lightsaber duel image.  The film stars John BoyegaDaisy RidleyHarrison FordAdam DriverMark HamillCarrie FisherLupita Nyong’o, Oscar IsaacDomhnall GleesonAndy SerkisGwendoline Christie, Miltos YerolemouPeter MayhewAnthony DanielsKenny Baker, and Max von Sydow.  It opens on December 18th, 2015.

New Concept Art Reveals STAR WARS: EPISODE VII Chrome Trooper

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Remember last month when some genuine concept art from Star Wars: Episode VII started popping up, revealing the new Stormtroopers and the costume designs for Han Solo?  Well the same source is at it again, as they’ve now revealed a Chrome Trooper image by way of even more concept art.  Thankfully this isn’t incredibly spoilerly, but it’s neat to see how director J.J. Abrams is making the franchise his own by tweaking some very familiar designs.  The Millennium Falcon remains unchanged, wisely, but this new concept art shows a chrome-plated version of Stormtrooper that should pair nicely with the traditional white.  What makes the Chrome Trooper so special?  We’ll have to wait until December 18, 2015 to find out.

Hit the jump to take a look at the Star Wars: Episode 7 Chrome Trooper images.  The film stars John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Harrison Ford, Adam Driver, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Lupita Nyong’o, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, Andy Serkis, Gwendoline Christie, Miltos Yerolemou, Peter Mayhew, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, and Max von Sydow.

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