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The 25 Most Anticipated Movies of 2015!

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by ScreenCrush Staff December 23, 2014 @ 11:39 AM
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T-minus one week and counting until 2015 —and now that we’ve finally put our 2014 top-ten lists to bed, it’s time to turn our attention to the new year. From the looks of things so far, it should be a good one.

Leaked ‘Star Wars: Episode 7’ Toys Give a Look at Old and New Charaters

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by Jacob Hall December 22, 2014 @ 12:27 PM
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The more movie studios tighten their grip on the details of their big movies, the more secrets will slip through their fingers. And you can generally blame the toy companies. Seriously. Those guys accidentally spoil more than anyone else in the business. However, this case is a little unique. There are no finished toys for ‘Star Wars: Episode 7,’ but there are prototypes for figures that will be available next year. And someone has obtained a photo of said prototypes and put it online. Put on your scrutiny hats, folks. It’s time to over-analyze some toy sculpts.

‘Star Wars: Episode 7’ Video: J.J. Abrams, the Cast and Crew Thank Fans for Donations

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by Britt Hayes December 20, 2014 @ 12:48 PM
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Earlier this year, director J.J. Abrams along with Disney reached out to ‘Star Wars’ fans asking for donations for UNICEF. Every person who donated was entered into a special drawing to visit the set and have a small role in ‘The Force Awakens.’ The fundraising effort was a huge success, and now Abrams—along with the cast and crew—has delivered a new “thank you” video, featuring a couple of particularly special old friends.

WookieeLeaks: The Curious Case of Andy Serkis and Other ‘Force Awakens’ Chatter

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by Jacob Hall December 19, 2014 @ 10:10 AM
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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, ponder who Andy Serkis is playing, learn the possible identity of Captain Phasma, and watch a special video starring Chewbacca.

Test Your 'Star Wars' Knowledge With These 'Empire Strikes Back' Facts

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by ScreenCrush Staff December 18, 2014 @ 10:40 AM
Did you know that in 'Empire Strikes Back' they used potatoes to stand-in for asteroids? Or, that Sir Alec Guinness was paid millions of dollars for five hours of work as Obi-Wan Kenobi? Well, now you can test your 'Star Wars' knowledge with the latest entry in our video series "You Think You Know Movies?"

‘Star Wars: Episode 7’ Star Andy Serkis Confirms That He's Only Playing One Character

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by Britt Hayes December 17, 2014 @ 6:26 PM
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When the first teaser trailer for ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ hit the Internet, no one could have predicted that so much attention would be focused on whose voice was actually narrating the trailer. Arguments between journalists and fans alike permeated the discussion around the teaser before it was ultimately confirmed that yes, that was totally Andy Serkis’ voice. Following that whole ordeal came rumors that Serkis would be playing not one, but two characters in the film, similar to the work he provided on ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’—but now the actor has spoken up to clarify his role in ‘The Force Awakens.’

Meet Your New ‘Star Wars: Episode 7’ Character: Captain Phasma

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by Mike Sampson December 16, 2014 @ 10:20 AM
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Last week saw the official announcement of some of the new 'Star Wars: Episode 7' characters' names. There was Kylo Ren, Finn, Rey, BB-8, and who could forget Poe Dameron. But, there's one more new 'Star Wars' character whose name has been revealed and if you thought "Kylo Ren" sounded silly, wait until you hear this: Captain Phasma.

‘Star Wars: Episode 7’: Mark Hamill on His Absence From the Trailer and Using a Practical BB-8

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by Britt Hayes December 13, 2014 @ 12:17 PM
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If you’re appearing in a new ‘Star Wars’ movie and you sit down for an interview about anything else, chances are pretty high that the interviewer is going to have lots of questions about your return to a beloved franchise. And that’s exactly what happened when Mark Hamill sat down for a new interview about the upcoming ‘Elf’ musical TV special. After answering questions about his voice role in the new animated TV film, Luke Skywalker himself opened up about his absence from the first trailer for ‘The Force Awakens,’ his “contractually obligated” beard, and how that adorable little droid named BB-8 is actually a practical effect.

WookieeLeaks: ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Reveals Character Names and George Lucas Shrugs Off the New Trailer

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by Jacob Hall December 12, 2014 @ 12:55 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, the names of three new characters are revealed, George Lucas reveals that he doesn’t really care about the new trailer, and the identity of the new villain is debated.

What Name Analysis Reveals About the New ‘Star Wars’ Characters

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by Matt Singer December 11, 2014 @ 4:02 PM
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All right so now we know the names of five of the big characters in ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens.’ John Boyega is Finn, Daisy Ridley is Rey, Oscar Isaac is Poe Dameron, and the mystery villain with the crazy cool lightsaber is Kylo Ren. Plus the ball droid that’s such a roly-poly scene-stealer in the film’s first trailer is named BB-8.