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‘Star Wars: Episode 7′ Will Take Place 30 Years After ‘Return of the Jedi’; Will Follow a Trio of New Characters

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'Star Wars: Episode 7' hasn't been very forthcoming when it comes to details. We sorta knew what was happening, but then J.J. Abrams completely scrapped the existing script by Michael Arndt to start fresh with Lawrence Kasdan ('The Empire Strikes Back'), calling into question everything we thought we knew. But, now we actually have some confirmed story facts for the upcoming sequel. 'Star Wars: Episode 7' will take place 30 years after the events of 'Return of the Jedi' and will follow a trio of young characters.

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Fred Armisen Reveals He’s Been Cast in ‘Star Wars: Episode 7′ on ‘Late Night With Seth Meyers’

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Casting speculation regarding 'Star Wars: Episode 7' reached a fever pitch about six months ago, but in between all the buzz about who will return and who will play an all-new character, no one thought to ask the most essential question of all: but who will be playing Outer Space itself? Step back, Harrison Ford.

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Billy Dee Williams Cha-Chas Not So Smooth With ‘Star Wars’ Tribute on ‘Dancing with the Stars’

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For as uneventful as ABC's celebrity dancing competition, 'Dancing with the Stars,' can be, we simply cannot ignore when original 'Star Wars' actor Billy Dee Williams pays tribute to the iconic movie universe with a cha-cha routine.

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‘Star Wars: Episode 7′ Reportedly Close to Casting Lupita Nyong’o

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Though we're still no closer to knowing who will lead 'Star Wars: Episode 7,' the latest casting rumor suggests that '12 Years a Slave' Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o is up to play one of the villains -- or a descendant of Obi-Wan Kenobi -- in the film.

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‘Star Wars: Episode 7′ Casting Update: Who Will Play the New Jedi?

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'Star Wars: Episode 7' has been quietly casting now for what feels like years and still, the only real confirmed role we have is Adam Driver, who will play the film's villain. We know we're going to be introduced to a new era of Jedis, but who is actually going to play the new hero? Let's get ourselves updated and acquainted with the actors at the top of J.J. Abrams' list.

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The Lost ‘Star Wars’ Short Film That Mysteriously Disappeared

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LucasFilm

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, George Lucas commissioned a short film to be paired with 'The Empire Strikes Back' in theaters. That film was the medieval fantasy 'Black Angel' and it was directed by Roger Christian, the acclaimed production designer who won an Oscar for his work on the original 'Star Wars.' And then theaters stopped playing shorts before features and 'Black Angel' vanished, never to be seen again ... or so everyone thought.

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‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ Final Season Sneak Peek: Yoda Recruits Anakin for the “Lost Missions”

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Given all the hype surrounding 'Star Wars Rebels,' several weeks ago brought the welcome news that 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' would premiere its sixth and final season (dubbed the "Lost Missions" and produced before cancellation) entirely on Netflix. The first two lengthy clips of the new installments has arrived, as Master Yoda recruits Anakin's help for a special mission!

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Adam Driver to Star as the Villain in ‘Star Wars: Episode 7′

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Adam Driver missed out on the role of Lex Luthor in 'Batman vs. Superman' because of a scheduling conflict. What kind of conflict could keep someone from starring in one of the biggest movies of the year? THE biggest movie of the year. Variety is reporting that Driver is in final talks to star as the villain in 'Star Wars: Episode 7.'

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‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ Season 6 “Lost Missions” Trailer: Qui-Gon Jinn Lives!

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Lucasfilm

We've been obsessively tracking 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' follow-up 'Star Wars Rebels' that we nearly forgot that the former's season 6 "Lost Missions" will hit Netflix in their entirety this March! To that end, the final season trailer has arrived, chock full of new 'Star Wars' mythology to pore over, including the major return of Liam Neeson as Qui-Gon Jinn!

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‘Star Wars Rebels’ Final Character: Meet Twi’lek Pilot Hera

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Why the ladies were saved for last we'll never know, but 'Star Wars Rebels' has finally rounded out the cast of its "Ghost" crew, following yesterday's reveal of spunky Mandalorian explosives expert Sabine. Meet Twi'lek team pilot Hera, the owner of the Ghost that houses the titular 'Star Wars Rebels' and the heart and soul of the team!

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