Star Wars: Episode VII – Aerial Photo and Video Reveals Millennium Falcon and X-Wing on Set

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Two pilots have managed to photograph the Millennium Falcon and X-Wing on the set of ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ at Greenham Common. Don’t forget to check out the video below.

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Photo via Twitter @FlyMAC_Popham

Directed by J.J. Abrams. Screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan and J.J. Abrams. Produced by Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, and Bryan Burk. John Williams will also return as composer. Stars Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Andy Serkis, John Boyega, Domhnall Gleeson, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Max von Sydow, Lupita Nyong’o, Gwendoline Christie, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker, and Anthony Daniels.

‘Star Was: Episode VII’ opens worldwide on December 18, 2015.

Star Wars: Episode VII – First Look At Main Villain, New Stormtroopers Helmet, and Han Solo Concept Art

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Lots of ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ spoilers and images have been making their rounds online. Let’s start with the reveal of the possible main villain. Remember the robotic hand that J.J. Abrams tweeted? Of course you do. Scroll down.
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So, Indie Revolver released what looks to be the concept art of the main villain. As you can see, the villain is shown holding Darth Vader’s helmet. 
“He’s tall and thin and terrifyingly creepy, with glowing red eyes to match his red lightsaber. He’s got some robotic upgrades, like Vader – but no mask. The cybernetic bits weave in and out of him. He’s got a human upper lip, a steel jaw.”Indie Revolver 
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Get ready for some spoilers, via Latino Review:
  • The Inquisitors are the villains and defenders of the Sith Order
  • Han Solo and Chewbacca do not have the Millennium Falcon, but Oscar Isaac’s character does (According to Badass Digest)
  • Rumors suggest that Luke’s lightsaber is found on a planet by Daisy Ridley and John Boyega
  • Han, Chewbacca, Daisy Ridley and John Boyega set out on a search for Luke 
  • Luke Skywalker is not hiding, but is being held captive by the Inquisitors for the past 30 years (Since ‘Return of the Jedi’)
  • Luke explains his everything *insert flashback scenes here* 
  • The flashbacks feature young Princess Leia played by Carrie Fisher’s daughter, Billie Lourd
  • Darth Vader will also show up in the flashbacks
Han Solo Concept Art (via Indie Revolver):
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New Stormtrooper Helmet Designs:
Here’s our first glimpse at the new Stormtrooper and Snowtrooper helmet designs.
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Last, but not least, Mark Hamill sporting a Jedi beard.
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Directed by J.J. Abrams. Screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan and J.J. Abrams. Produced by Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, and Bryan Burk. John Williams will also return as composer. Stars Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Andy Serkis, John Boyega, Domhnall Gleeson, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Max von Sydow, Lupita Nyong’o, Gwendoline Christie, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker, and Anthony Daniels.
‘Star Was: Episode VII’ opens worldwide on December 18, 2015.

Amazing AT-AT Sculpture Made From Skateboards

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Artist Derek Keenan created this awesome Star Wars Imperial AT-AT completely out of reclaimed skateboards. The sculpture measures 16 inches tall by 17 inches long. Unfortunately, it comes at a hefty price tag of $1,980. 

The AT-AT is part of the ‘Deathstar Blues‘ exhibit put on by Vans Shoes and Santa Cruz Skateboards, to promote their new Star Wars gear at Denver’s Black Book Gallery. 

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New Set Photos From ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’

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TMZ has released a bunch of new photos from the set of ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ located in Abu Dhabi. Photos include close-up shots of extras in costumes, new creatures, props, and more.

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Click here to see more photos from the ‘Star Wars’ set 

Directed by J.J. Abrams. Screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan and J.J. Abrams. Produced by Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, and Bryan Burk. John Williams will also return as composer. Stars Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Andy Serkis, John Boyega, Domhnall Gleeson, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Max von Sydow, Lupita Nyong’o, Gwendoline Christie, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker, and Anthony Daniels.

‘Star Was: Episode VII’ opens worldwide on December 18, 2015.

[Via TMZ]

Lupita Nyong’o and Gwendoline Christie Join the Cast of ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’

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I’m even more excited about this movie. Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave) and Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones) have officially been added to the cast. Read the press release below.

Official Press Release:

Lupita Nyong’o joins the recently announced cast of Star Wars: Episode VII. This year, her breakthrough performance in 12 Years a Slave earned her an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

Gwendoline Christie, currently starring in the hit television series Game of Thrones as Brienne of Tarth, has also been cast in the production. She can next be seen in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2.

“I could not be more excited about Lupita and Gwendoline joining the cast of Episode VII,” says Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy. “It’s thrilling to see this extraordinarily talented ensemble taking shape.”

Actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow will join the original stars of the Saga Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker in the new film.

Star Wars: Episode VII is being directed by J.J. Abrams from a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan and Abrams. Kathleen Kennedy, Abrams, and Bryan Burk are producing, and John Williams returns as the composer. The movie opens worldwide on December 18, 2015.

[Via StarWars.com]

J.J. Abrams Wants You To Be In ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’

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Director J.J. Abrams has released a video message from the set from Abu Dhabi, offering you and a friend a chance to win a cameo in ‘Star Wars: Episode VII.’ In the video, Abrams introduces the ‘Star Wars: Force for Change,’ which he describes it as a “brand new initiative that’s dedicated to finding creative solutions to some of the world’s biggest problems. It’s about helping kids all around the world by supporting UNICEF Innovation Labs and Programs.”

The initiative is a collaboration with Disney, Bad Robot, Lucasfilms, and UNICEF Innovation Labs. All you have to do, is head on over to the Omaze page and donate a minimum of $10, to be entered to win this once-in-a-lifetime experience that every Star Wars fans fantasizes. 

What You’ll Do (via Omaze):

Star Wars fans, movie lovers, and dreamers, this is it. The return of the most beloved franchise of all time, and we’re excited to share it with you in the biggest way possible: by giving you the chance to be immortalized as a member of the Star Wars universe. You and one lucky friend will be flown out to London, where you’ll go behind-the-scenes on the closed set of Star Wars: Episode VII as our VIP guests. You’ll watch the filming and meet the newest members of the cast, but that’s not all. You’ll also be in the movie! You will be transformed by our makeup and costume teams into a Star Wars character to be filmed for an actual scene in Episode VII.

Who You’ll Help:

Star Wars: Force for Change wants to create a brighter tomorrow for thousands of kids and families around the world. With your help and creativity we can develop innovative solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges. By acting as a Force for Change, your donation to support UNICEF’s Innovation Labs and other innovative work for children will fund dozens of life-changing projects like these in communities across the globe: • Portable, solar-powered learning kits being built in China, Uganda, and Burundi to ensure every child in the world has access to relevant, quality learning. • Mobile phone application developed in South Sudan and Uganda, and used in the Philippines, that helps reunite children with their families after an emergency. • A text messaging solution in Zambia that helps families receive infant medical test results from clinics, in half the time, through mobile phones. Join us! Help create a brighter tomorrow for thousands of kids and families. Be a force for change.

Directed by J.J. Abrams. Screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan and J.J. Abrams. Produced by Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, and Bryan Burk. John Williams will also return as composer. Stars Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Andy Serkis, John Boyega, Domhnall Gleeson, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Max von Sydow, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker, and Anthony Daniels.

‘Star Was: Episode VII’ opens worldwide on December 18, 2015.

J.J. Abrams Handwritten Note To ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ Cast and Crew

“The world awaits this film”

Check out the handwritten note that director J.J. Abrams wrote to motivate the cast and crew of ‘Star Wars: Episode VII.’

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Just in case you can’t read his writing:

“Dearest Cast and Crew, What an honor it is to work beside all of you, on Star Wars Ep VII. I can’t thank you enough, for all work past and future. Let’s take good care of not just ourselves, but of each other. Amazing, but true: the world awaits this film. Let’s give ‘em something GREAT. xo JJ”

Directed by J.J. Abrams. Screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan and J.J. Abrams. Produced by Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, and Bryan Burk. John Williams will also return as composer. Stars Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Andy Serkis, John Boyega, Domhnall Gleeson, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Max von Sydow, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker, and Anthony Daniels.

‘Star Was: Episode VII’ opens worldwide on December 18, 2015.

[Via ScreenCrush]

UPDATED: ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ Has Officially Started Production

Updated: Another photo has been released via Bad Robot’s Twitter account from Pinewood Studios.

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Today is the day! It’s actually happening!

Director J.J. Abrams has officially begun filming ‘Star Wars: Episode VII.’ The official Bad Robot Twitter account released the first photo of a clapboard from the first day of production.

Who’s excited? I know I am.

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Directed by J.J. Abrams. Screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan and J.J. Abrams. Produced by Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, and Bryan Burk. John Williams will also return as composer. Stars Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Andy Serkis, John Boyega, Domhnall Gleeson, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Max von Sydow, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker, and Anthony Daniels.

‘Star Was: Episode VII’ opens worldwide on December 18, 2015.

Wife Gives Husband The Ultimate Star Wars Present [Video]

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“I have a bad feeling about this.”

Bruce Branit of BranitVFX has created this awesome short spec ad for Disney Star Wars Weekends. The ad features a wife giving the ultimate present to her husband, a fully functioning Millennium Falcon for their anniversary.  

Pay attention to the video because it’s full of Easter Eggs.

The vineyard on the wine bottle

The brand of jewelry

The name of the club (and the valet service)

The wife’s name

The house number

The dog as Chewbacca

The reversed role dialog (“I love you” — “I know”)

The “I have a bad feeling about this” quote, a recurrent phrase through the entire Star Wars universe first mentioned in A New Hope.