Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Ewan McGregor Doesn’t Like the Cruciform Lightsaber Either

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by Matt Singer 2 days ago
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By far, the most divisive element of the first ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ trailer was the debut of the new cruciform lightsaber. Some folks thought it looked totally cool, and others felt that it was an implausible and unrealistic weapon (as opposed to the regular lightsaber, which is totes plausible and realistic).

‘Mission: Impossible 5’ Moves Up to Summer to Avoid ‘Star Wars: Episode 7’

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by ScreenCrush Staff 3 days ago
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Your mission if you choose to accept it: save ‘Mission: Impossible 5’ from being trampled by ‘Star Wars: Episode 7’ at the box office. Mission complete. While ‘Mission: Impossible 5’ was originally set to open this Christmas, just one week after the juggernaut that is ‘Star Wars’, Paramount has wisely thought this over and moved the new Ethan Hunt adventure up to this July.

WookieeLeaks: The First ‘Star Wars’ Spin-Off is on the Hunt For a Leading Lady

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by Jacob Hall 6 days ago
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ScreenCrush’s WookieeLeaks is a weekly roundup of everything ‘Star Wars’! From ‘Star Wars: Episode 7,’ to the upcoming spinoffs and the TV shows, if it pertains to that long ago, far away galaxy, we’re covering it here, bringing you our expert analysis. This week, see who’s up for a major role in the first spin-off, check out George Lucas’ reaction to the trailer for ‘The Force Awakens,’ and ponder the beauty of a Lando comic book series.

Disney Didn’t Use Any of George Lucas’ Ideas for ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’

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by Matt Singer January 20, 2015 @ 1:25 PM
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When Disney bought George Lucas’ company, they got more than the buildings, computers, droids, and the ‘Star Wars’ intellectual property. They also got George Lucas’ unused ideas for future ‘Star Wars’ movies. Though Lucas had insisted for years that ‘Revenge of the Sith’ was his final ‘Star Wars’ film, that didn’t stop him from brainstorming a few other potential stories that could be set after the events of ‘Return of the Jedi’ (and, I assume, mostly involve Jar-Jar Binks wandering the universe and getting into “hilarious” misadventures).

George Lucas Finally Watched the ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Trailer

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by Britt Hayes January 19, 2015 @ 12:45 PM
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Pretty much everyone watched the first trailer for ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’—everyone, that is, except for original ‘Star Wars’ director George Lucas, who previously revealed that he had not watched the trailer and didn’t seem very interested in seeing it anytime soon. Well that’s apparently changed. Lucas finally watched the trailer for J.J. Abrams’ upcoming installment in the franchise, and he shared his thoughts.

WookieeLeaks: That New ‘Star Wars’ Comic is Pretty Good

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by Jacob Hall January 16, 2015 @ 11:09 AM
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ScreenCrush’s WookieeLeaks is a weekly roundup of everything ‘Star Wars’! From ‘Star Wars: Episode 7,’ to the upcoming spinoffs and the TV shows, if it pertains to that long ago, far away galaxy, we’re covering it here, bringing you our expert analysis. This week, we take a look at the new ‘Star Wars’ comic, Gary Whitta departs the first ‘Star Wars’ spin-off, and Warwick Davis reveals selfies taken on the set of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens.’

George Lucas Wanted to Direct 'Star Wars: Episode 7' Himself

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by Mike Sampson January 13, 2015 @ 9:54 AM
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Last month, George Lucas was asked if he had seen the ‘Star Wars: Episode 7’ trailer, and what his reaction was. He said he hadn’t watched the ‘Force Awakens’ trailer, had no plans to and was “not really” interested in the movie. We made him sad, we wrote at the time. But, maybe it wasn’t us that made him sad. While out promoting his new animated movie ‘Strange Magic’, Lucas reveals that he himself wanted to direct ‘Star Wars: Episode 7’.

WookieeLeaks: Liam Neeson Ponders a Qui-Gon Jinn Spin-Off While ‘The Force Awakens’ Hires Three Genuine Badasses

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by Jacob Hall January 9, 2015 @ 9:52 PM
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ScreenCrush’s WookieLeaks is a weekly roundup of everything ‘Star Wars’! From ‘Episode 7,’ to the upcoming spinoffs and the TV shows, if it pertains to that long ago, far away galaxy, we’re covering it here, bringing you our expert analysis. This week, Liam Neeson contemplates a Qui-Gon Jinn spin-off, ‘The Force Awakens’ recruits three amazing martial artists, and a bunch of cool ‘Star Wars’ toys appear on the horizon.

‘Star Wars: Episode 7’ Director J.J. Abrams Talks Pressures and Excitement of Releasing the Film

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by Britt Hayes January 7, 2015 @ 6:24 PM
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If you are a human being (or maybe even a domesticated pet), you’ve undoubtedly seen the teaser trailer for ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens.’ You’ve probably even watched it more than once. J.J. Abrams’ upcoming installment in the beloved franchise is kind of a big deal, and according to this new interview with the director, he’s well aware of it. However nervous and anxious you are about ‘The Force Awakens,’ we assure you that Abrams is 10 times as nervous and anxious as you are.