"Star Wars: Episode VII": Latest Movie Updates On SAYS

"Star Wars: Episode VII", set to release on 18 December 2015, is developing nicely with Lupita Nyong'o Harrison Ford, Andy Serkis and more on board!

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"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" Official Trailer Goes Live On 28 November! #BreakTheInternet

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Lucasfilm has confirmed the first teaser trailer for the new Star Wars movie will be available through Apple's iTunes Trailer site this Friday. The studio previously announced that an 88-second teaser would be shown in just 30 theaters nationwide on November 28th in the lead-up to a general release in December. It's not clear if the iTunes launch was always intended, or if it's a reaction to the many fans that were upset they would be unable to catch a timely glimpse of the new movie.


An Earlier Tweet By Director J.J. Abrams Revealed That The 88-Second Trailer Was Only Supposed To Be Screened In Selected Cinemas In The US

The message was retweeted 4380 times within 24 hours — a clear sign of the buzz surrounding the new film.


However, Note That The Announcement Did Not Include One Very Critical Piece Of Information - The Trailer's Exact Time Of Release. In The Meantime, We'd Just Have To Be Content With This Brilliant Fan-Made Video:

Director J.J. Abrams Wants Crew To Stop Leaking "Star Wars: Episode VII" Photos

After leaked photos from the set of Star Wars: Episode VII—the first of the next three Star Wars films—surfaced on TMZ Tuesday, director J.J. Abrams tweeted a plea to those on the set to stop leaking.


A handwritten note by J.J. Abrams reads, 'I wish people would stop leaking photos from Episode VII. And making ridiculous claims that the Millennium Falcon is in the movie.'

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In a photo posted by his production company, Bad Robot, a memo written by Abrams addresses images that circulated yesterday seeming to show the Millennium Falcon under construction.


The Falcon's use in the movie might be ridiculous given how dated it would be by the events of the new film. But it's not that ridiculous, and Abrams is willing to admit it: his memo is sitting on top of a battered hologame table, just like the one we've seen on board the Falcon in the original trilogy, used for playing a chess-like game with holographic creatures.


A Series Of Photos Recently Emerged From The Ultra-Secretive Abu Dhabi Set Of "Star Wars: Episode VII"

Director J.J. Abrams began shooting the highly anticipated film last month and while little is known about the script, the photos suggest a back to basics style to filming, shunning the unpopular CGI-heavy approach of George Lucas' prequels.

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Two busted robots - who bear a resemblance to R2D2 - sit in what could be the remnants of a pod-racer, popularized in the first episode of the prequel trilogy, The Phantom Menace.

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An extra poses for the camera on the set of 'Star Wars: Episode VII' during filming in Abu Dhabi.

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Extras from 'Star Wars: Episode VII' appear dressed in muted colours in some of the photos to emerge from the Abu Dhabi set.

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A series of photos emerged on 3 June 2014 from the ultra-secretive Abu Dhabi set of Star Wars: Episode VII and although none of the franchise’s big stars put in an appearance, the pictures offer some encouraging first signs of what fans can expect from the new movie.


The photos reveal many encouraging signs for fans of the original trilogy. Abu Dhabi is believed to be a stand-in for the desert planet of Tatooine, Luke Skywalker’s home planet.


Although Her Role Remains Unknown, It Is Confirmed That Academy Award-Winning Actress Lupita Nyong'o Has Joined The Cast

Lupito Nyong'o won the Academy Award for best supporting actress earlier in 2014.

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"12 Years a Slave" star Lupita Nyong'o, who won the Academy Award for best supporting actress earlier this year, and Gwendoline Christie, the 6-foot-3 British performer who plays Brienne of Tarth on Game of Thrones, have officially joined the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII. Lucasfilm announced the news on Monday.


British-born Christie plays the warlike Brienne of Tarth in the hit HBO series Game of Thrones, but has had little exposure to cinema audiences so far. This will change, however, after the release of the final two parts of The Hunger Games series, in which she plays rebel leader Commander Lyme.


The First "Star Wars: Episode VII" Set Photos Were Released Via Twitter On 16 May 2014


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Officially begun, production has. Filming on the new Star Wars movie officially started today. Bad Robot, J.J Abrams’ production company, posted an image from the set on Twitter this morning, 16 May 2014.


This is the first behind the scenes look at the set of Star Wars Episode 7 but it isn’t the first look at the cast. Last month, Disney released an image showing Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and the rest of the cast sitting down to read through the script.


The majority of Star Wars Episode VII will reportedly be shot in London. The sand in the photo, however, seemingly confirms the rumor that the opening scenes will be shot in Abu Dhabi.


Andy Serkis (Most Popularly Known As The Voice Of Gollum In LOTR), Harrison Ford And More Are Part Of The Cast

JJ Abrams, (15) at the cast read-through of Star Wars Episode VII at Pinewood Studios with (clockwise from right) Harrison Ford (1), Daisy Ridley (2), Carrie Fisher (3), Peter Mayhew (4), Producer Bryan Burk (5), Lucasfilm President and Producer Kathleen Kennedy (6), Domhnall Gleeson (7), Anthony Daniels (8), Mark Hamill (9), Andy Serkis (10), Oscar Isaac (11), John Boyega (12), Adam Driver (13) and Writer Lawrence Kasdan (14).

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The next "Star Wars" cast will include originals Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher reprising their 1977 roles. New actors to the "Star Wars" franchise include John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow.


Composer John Williams, who has written scores for all six "Star Wars" films, will also create the music for the newest. The movie is scheduled to open around the world on December 18, 2015.


Shooting on the film will begin in a couple weeks, Abrams said, and “everyone is doing their best to make the fans proud.” The announcement didn’t mention which characters the new actors will be playing, but we have a feeling Harrison Ford wouldn’t have flown to London for the table read if he was playing Nien Nunb’s nephew.


The Original Chewbacca Actor Will Also Reprise His Role In "Star Wars Episode VII"

Peter Mayhew will play Chewbacca in 'Star Wars Episode 7'.

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As Han Solo once said, it's not wise to upset a Wookiee. So it's probably good news for all involved that Peter Mayhew, the 7-foot-3-inch British actor famous for playing the hairy hero Chewbacca, is now set to reprise his role in the highly anticipated sequel "Star Wars: Episode VII".


Mayhew played the legendary Wookiee and Han Solo's co-pilot in the original trilogy, beginning with Star Wars Episode IV - A New Hope in 1977.


The New "Star Wars" Franchise Will Be Set 30 Years After "Episode VI: Return Of The Jedi"

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The highly anticipated next instalment of the "Star Wars" franchise will be set 30 years after "Episode VI: Return of the Jedi", Walt Disney Co's chief executive officer Bob Iger said yesterday at the company's annual shareholders meeting.


Disney And Lucasfilm Announced On 19 March 2014 That Principal Photography Is Set To Begin "Star Wars: Episode VII" In May At London's Pinewood Studios

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JJ Abrams will direct at Pinewood Studios in England, with effects by ILM and John Williams returning to score. Ben Burtt will return as sound designer, while Dan Mindel will act as cinematographer. (Shooting on 35mm.) The original Michael Arndt script was revised by Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan.


Disney and Lucasfilm announced today that principal photography is set to begin Star Wars: Episode VII in May at London's Pinewood Studios.


"Star Wars: Episode VII", Directed By JJ Abrams, Is Set To Release On 18 Dec 2015

Star Wars: Episode VII, directed by JJ Abrams, will be released in cinemas on 18 December 2015.


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