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  • Brandon Rhea

    J.J. Abrams is notoriously tight-lipped about his films, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens is no exception. We still know very little about the film, and that's just the way he wants it. Which makes it all the more interesting when he does talk about The Force Awakens, which he recently did at the Visual Effects Society Awards, where he was accepting the Visionary Award.

    Of course, J.J. didn't say much—we're still over ten months away from The Force Awakens, after all. Still, he talked a bit about the process used to create the film's special effects—they used practical effects wherever they could and wherever it made sense, but there will still obviously be a ton of CGI in the movie—as well as the mysterious new crossguard lightsaber. Apparentl…

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  • Brandon Rhea

    Oscar Isaac, who stars as Poe Dameron in this year's Star Wars: The Force Awakens, has been fielding a lot of Star Wars questions while promoting his most recent film, A Most Violent Year. In a conversation with The Huffington Post, Isaac commented on whether or not fans and non-fans alike will be happy with the film:

    The last three films weren’t received with as much fervor as the first three. So is "The Force Awakens" a movie that fans of the original 1980s trilogy will be happy with?
    Abso-frickin-lutely. Without question. I think particularly fans of the universe will just be in ecstasy. But I think that even people that haven’t -- there are believe it or not still people that haven't seen or are not fans. I think this will win a lot of new fa…
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  • Brandon Rhea

    Entertainment Weekly has been given an exclusive from Lucasfilm and Disney: the names of the characters who we saw in the first Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer! The names were revealed in a really cool way, with the reveals looking like retro Topps trading cards. Back in 1977, Topps put out a number of trading cards for the film we now know and love as Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope.

    Below, you can see a gallery of the new characters, along with links that take you to their pages on Wookieepedia.


    What do you think of the new names? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

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  • Brandon Rhea

    You can imagine that, as a lifelong Star Wars fan, Oscar Isaac is thrilled to be playing a role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The Episode VII star, who we know from the teaser trailer is playing an X-wing pilot, recently talked to MTV's Josh Horowitz about how excited he is to be in the film, as well as how quick the casting process was. You can watch in the above video.

    We also recently revealed new information about Isaac's role in the beginning of the film. For all of the (very little) officially confirmed information about Isaac's yet-to-be-named character, check out Wookieepedia.
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  • Brandon Rhea

    You've seen the trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens—but you haven't seen it fannotated yet! Wikia has created this "fannotated" version of the trailer—a version with annotations containing fan-generated knowledge—complete with facts and trivia about the new trailer for Episode VII. Each of these facts links to Wookieepedia, so you can learn even more.

    Big thanks to fans on Fanpedia and Wookieepedia for helping to create this fannotation!

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  • Brandon Rhea

    ***UPDATE***

    As promised, here's our Wikia Fannotation for the newly released Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser trailer - with observations from you, the fans! Check it out, and tell what else you spotted in the comments below.




    Have you seen the new trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens yet? What am I thinking—of course you have! This is a huge day for Star Wars fans, and I'm sure many of us will be watching the trailer on repeat throughout much of the day, dissecting whatever bit of information that you can.

    To document as much of that information as possible, Wikia will be creating a "fannotated" version of the trailer—a version of the trailer with annotations containing fan-generated knowledge. The fannotations could be references to past …



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  • Brandon Rhea

    This will be a day long remembered.

    Over two years since the announcement that Disney had purchased Lucasfilm and would be producing Episodes VII, VIII, and IX, the first official trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens—also known as Episode VII—has been released on iTunes Trailers. Return to a galaxy far, far away and see the first glimpses of what is sure to be next year's mega blockbuster.

    You can watch the trailer here:


    In addition to the online release, the 88 second teaser can also be seen starting today in 30 movie theaters across North America. In December, and presumably next week, the trailer will have a wider theater release and begin playing in theaters worldwide. You can read a list of the theaters where it is currently playing o…


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  • Brian Linder

    The long-awaited trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens will debut in theaters around the U.S. on Friday. This is a developing story, so we'll be updating here as news breaks.

    UPDATE - 3:47 PM ET:  StarWars.com has tweeted the full list of theaters where you can see the trailer this weekend.

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  • Brandon Rhea
    Bob Iger, the CEO of The Walt Disney Company, recently spoke to Trish Regan on Bloomberg TV's Street Smart about the slate of upcoming films that the Disney studios have to offer, all the way through 2020. Naturally, no conversation about Disney films would be complete without talking about the recently-named Star Wars: The Force Awakens, otherwise known as Episode VII of the Star Wars Saga. Iger took a few moments to talk about how excited he is for the film, and a bit about how the new title, The Force Awakens, came to be.
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  • Brandon Rhea

    Lucasfilm and Disney have officially announced the title for Star Wars Episode VII, which has completed principal photography. And the title is...


    Learn all about Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and share your reactions to the title in the comments!

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