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.
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.
Anyone who's ever been to a 'Game of Thrones' panel at Comic-Con well-knows that the HBO drama's production schedule prevents any new footage from being shot in time for presentation, but who would miss a chance to meet with the fan-favorite cast? Find out where and when the cast of 'Game of Thrones' season 4 (and 5!) will grace the stage at Comic-Con 2014!
And lo, 'Game of Thrones' season 4 has closed out yet another chapter of HBO's epic saga, leaving us all dangling until 2015 for new episodes to follow last night's finale "The Children." Some adaptations of George R.R. Martin's novels proved more shocking than others, but what do producers have to say of last night's shocking deaths, and where they might lead us in season 5?
When news broke yesterday morning that Gwendoline Christie joined the cast of 'Star Wars: Episode 7,' there really couldn't be anything cooler (except that maybe also Lupita Nyong'o is joining her; #TrueDetectiveSeason2). Best known for her role as badass Brienne of Tarth on 'Game of Thrones,' Christie also recently joined the cast of 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay' films. 'Star Wars,' 'Game of Thrones,' and 'The Hunger Games'?! She's dominating our favorite franchises and quickly becoming one of our new favorites, thanks to her commitment to playing strong women.
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.