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‘Star Wars: Episode 7′ Adds Oscar-Winner Lupita Nyong’o and ‘Game of Thrones’ Star Gwendoline Christie

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Remember how, back when 'Star Wars: Episode 7' announced its primary cast members, one of the primary complaints was how few female roles there were. We soon learned that casting wasn't technically over yet, and now all the haters can eat their words as Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o and 'Game of Thrones' favorite Gwendoline Christie have been added to the cast.

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The Latest Actor to Join ‘Star Wars: Episode 7′ Could Be…You?!

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Do you want to star in 'Star Wars: Episode 7'? No, seriously. Today, J.J. Abrams and Lucasfilm announced one of the biggest 'Star Wars' contests ever, with the grand prize including being cast as an original character in 'Star Wars: Episode 7'. So, what do you need to do to win?

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Read J.J. Abrams’ Heartfelt Note to the ‘Star Wars: Episode 7′ Cast and Crew as Filming Begins

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Director J.J. Abrams and the cast and crew of 'Star Wars: Episode 7' have an uphill battle ahead of them as they launch the new trilogy in the 'Star Wars' franchise. How do you motivate your team when you're embarking on one of the biggest and riskiest cinematic ventures in recent history? Well, as filming began on Friday, J.J. Abrams wrote a note to inspire everyone working on the film (and, it might just get 'Star Wars' fans excited too).

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‘Star Wars: Episode 7′ Officially Begins Filming, Plus Your First Official Photo From the Set!

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The force is almost with you. 'Star Wars: Episode 7,' which opens in theaters on December 18, 2015, officially began filming earlier this morning and we already have our first official photo tweeted from the set!

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NBC Cancels ‘Revolution’ After Two Seasons, ‘Believe,’ ‘Growing Up Fisher’ and More

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NBC

It's been a good news-bad news kind of day for NBC viewers, as the same afternoon that saw 'Hannibal' renewed for a third season also gave birth to 'Community''s season 5 cancellation. Now, the peacock has thrown a few more logs on the fire, among them freshman comedy 'Growing Up Fisher,' sci-fi flop 'Believe,' and surprisingly, the two-season 'Revolution.'

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Has the ‘Star Wars: Episode 7′ Title Been Revealed?

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Lucasfilm

The 'Star Wars: Episode 7' casting hasn't even been completed, with roles both major and supporting still left to be announced, so it seems a bit premature to already have the new 'Star Wars' title, but has it leaked online in advance of an official announcement?

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‘Star Wars: Episode 7′: J.J. Abrams Wishes Fans a Happy ‘Star Wars’ Day From the Set!

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Lucasfilm

We've got even more 'Star Wars' goodies for you! Director J.J. Abrams is getting in on the action today with a very special "video selfie" with screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan, wishing fans a happy 'Star Wars' day from the set of 'Star Wars: Episode 7' in London, and he seems to be teasing some additional casting. 

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Reel Women: ‘Star Wars’ Casting Proves Gender Inequality Exists Even a Galaxy Far, Far Away

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The ‘Star Wars: Episode 7’ cast was announced this week, and the line-up contains exciting names like Adam Driver, John Boyega, Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac, and the legendary Max Von Sydow, further cementing (or in some cases, finally rousing) our interest in J.J. Abrams’ new installment. But, there was something curious among the list of newcomers -- there was only one female on the roster: Daisy Ridley. Out of the seven names announced, only one was female, which doesn’t bode well for gender equality in a galaxy that should be far, far away from such seemingly petty concepts.

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‘Almost Human’ Canceled: FOX Declines Season 2 for J.J. Abrams’ Future Cop Drama

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FOX

'Almost Human,' almost renewed.

We hadn't quite kept up with the entirety of FOX's Karl Urban-Michael Ealy android cop drama, though the early episodes were promising enough and increased serialization brought stronger reviews from the fanbase. Alas, FOX has not proven as sympathetic with J.J. Abrams and J.H. Wyman's post-'Fringe' sci-fier, officially canceling 'Almost Human' after one season.

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‘Star Wars: Episode 7′ Announces Cast, Original Stars Confirmed to Return

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'Star Wars: Episode 7' has finally announced its cast after a long process that has spanned months of speculation and rumors. The stars of the original trilogy - Mark Hamill, Harrison FordCarrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Kenny Baker - have finally been confirmed, and they'll be joined by newcomers to the franchise Oscar Isaac, John Boyega, Max von Sydow, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Andy Serkis and Domhnall Gleeson.

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