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‘Star Wars: Episode 7′: First Look at Chewbacca From the Set

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Since Lucasfilm unveiled the cast of 'Star Wars: Episode 7' last week as they commenced with the first table read -- how do we put this bluntly? -- we've pretty much been taking anything we can get from the film. While Sunday's Star Wars Day was in full swing (and May the 4th still be with you always), Lucasfilm unveiled our first look at Peter Mayhew back in costume as Chewbacca.

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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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Andy Serkis is Working on ‘Avengers 2′ Before He Starts on ‘Star Wars: Episode 7′

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Just the other day, the 'Star Wars: Episode 7' cast was announced with one surprising name we hadn't heard rumored: mo-cap specialist Andy Serkis. The 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' and 'Lord of the Rings' actor will presumably be playing a new CGI 'Star Wars' character in the film, but before he starts on 'Episode 7' he'll be working on the other biggest movie of 2015: 'The Avengers 2'.

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Find Out Who’s Who in the ‘Star Wars: Episode 7′ Cast Photo With This Handy Graphic

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Lucasfilm

Yesterday, the 'Star Wars: Episode 7' cast was announced, revealed alongside a group photo of the assembled team at the first table read in London. At the time, we only had a Facebook-sized photo, which made it somewhat difficult to parse who's who. Now, we've gotten our hands on a big, hi-res version and we've added some annotations so you clearly see who was in attendance.

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‘Star Wars: Episode 7′ Still Has a Major Female Role to Cast

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With the announcement of the main cast of 'Star Wars: Episode 7' today, it was hard not to note that of the new cast members, only one was female. Some took issue with this, which may be why word has leaked that there's another key female role that has yet to be cast.

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Everything You Need to Know About the New ‘Star Wars: Episode 7′ Cast

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It's happened: they've officially announced the cast of 'Star Wars: Episode 7.' We knew that original trilogy stars Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher would be returning to the roles that made their careers, but it's the new cast members that have us really excited. It's going to be nice to see Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Leia Organa reunited on the big screen, but it's going to be truly exciting to see what characters director J.J. Abrams will create from scratch.

The new cast members are a fantastic combo of established character actors, on-the-rise stars, living legends and complete unknowns. But, just in case you aren't familiar with them we've assembled a basic primer. Here's what you need to know about each of the new additions to the 'Star Wars' universe!

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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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‘Star Wars: Episode 7′ Adds Oscar Isaac to Final Casting Rumors

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With 'Star Wars: Episode 7' scheduled to start shooting in less than three weeks, we're pretty much guaranteed to know who will be cast in the film shortly, and all evidence suggests an announcement will be made some time on or around May 4, 'Star Wars' Day. But even with shooting right around the corner, the latest rumors add 'Inside Llewyn Davis' star Oscar Isaac into the mix and suggest that Harrison Ford has a huge role in the film.

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Original ‘Star Wars’ Cast All Spotted in London as ‘Episode 7′ is Set to Begin Filming

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Listen, we all know 'Star Wars: Episode 7' will bring back Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford. It has yet to be confirmed by Lucasfilm or Disney, but it's perhaps the worst-kept secret in Hollywood. But, if you need some additional confirmation ahead of the official 'Star Wars: Episode 7' cast announcement (rumored to be taking place on May 4), we do have word that all three of the original cast members were spotted in London this weekend as filming is set to begin.

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