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‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Considered Making Snoke a Woman, Plus More Big Production Changes

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by Britt Hayes December 28, 2015 @ 7:31 PM
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The Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens isn’t just a casual coffee table book filled with concept art that inspired the film’s designs — it also offers a wealth of interesting information regarding several of the major characters, their origins, alternate designs, and several elements that either evolved or were excised completely during production. For instance, Supreme Leader Snoke was almost a woman, and Poe Dameron was nearly a Jedi or a bounty hunter instead of a pilot.

Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Star Wars’ Leads an Exceptional Holiday Weekend

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by Jacob Hall December 27, 2015 @ 12:15 PM
At this point, we can officially start calling the box office for Star Wars: The Force Awakens astonishing. Last week’s record breaking opening was massively impressive, but the endurance showcased by the film’s second weekend is even more so. Not only is the film doing well, but word of mouth is strong enough to propel it to a sophomore weekend gross that most movies would kill to earn in their entire runs. However, the holiday weekend was kind to many movies, including most of the five new releases, making this one of the strongest top 10s we’ve seen in quite some time.

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Almost Borrowed a Familiar Title

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by Britt Hayes December 27, 2015 @ 11:41 AM
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When Lucasfilm merged with Disney and embarked on a new era in the Star Wars franchise, the companies declared that the EU — or expanded Star Wars universe — would no longer be considered official canon. But as it turns out, The Force Awakens almost had a title that might sound quite familiar to fans well-versed in the EU and its vast collection of novels and connected stories.

The Future of ‘Star Wars’: What Will Happen After the New Trilogy Ends With ‘Episode IX’?

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by ScreenCrush Staff December 23, 2015 @ 2:51 PM
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So NOW what?
Star Wars: The Force Awakens just opened in theaters this week, and it might seem like a we’re getting ahead of ourselves to already be talking about the state of the Star Wars franchise four years from now, but four years will be here...

‘Star Wars’ Fan Arrested After Threatening to Shoot a Friend Who Spoiled ‘The Force Awakens’

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by ScreenCrush Staff December 23, 2015 @ 10:34 AM
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No one likes to be spoiled, especially for a movie like Star Wars, which many fans have waited 16 years to see in theaters. There are custom filters for internet browsers, Facebook and Twitter, all set up to protect fans from finding out too much information too soon. But no matter how much you do, you still leave yourself open to human error: i.e., the guy who just can’t keep his mouth shut. In those unfortunate instances, there’s not much to do beyond sticking your fingers in your ears and humming as loudly as possible. What you don’t do is grab a gun and threaten to shoot the person who spoiled a movie for you. That’s what one Montana man did and now he’s been arrested and charged with felony assault.

Vatican Slams ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’, Says It’s Not Evil Enough

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by Mike Sampson December 23, 2015 @ 9:08 AM
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For the most part the reception to Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been overwhelmingly positive. Commercially, the film has already made over $600 million worldwide and critically it stands at 95% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. The AFI named it one of the 10 best films of the year, and just yesterday the Broadcast Film Critics Association added it to their Best Picture nominees. But that doesn’t mean everyone loves it. The official newspaper for the Vatican, the Italian city-state the Pope and Catholic Church call home, has slammed the newest Star Wars movie with one of their chief complaints being that it’s just not evil enough.

J.J. Abrams Discusses That Scene in ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens,’ You Know the One

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by Britt Hayes December 22, 2015 @ 7:28 PM
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Now that Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been in theaters for several days, director J.J. Abrams and the cast and crew have been opening up about the particular motivations behind certain choices…like the thinking behind R2-D2's big “awakening” during the finale, or why [REDACTED] shockingly [REDACTED] that one character during that one scene — you know the one. If you don’t, turn back now to avoid spoiler talk.

Watch the IMAX ‘Deadpool’ Trailer That Debuted With ‘Star Wars’

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by ScreenCrush Staff December 22, 2015 @ 11:25 AM
If you saw Star Wars: The Force Awakens in IMAX this past weekend (and, judging by the amount of money it made, that seems likely), you saw an exclusive new promo trailer for Deadpool. While it was light on new footage from the movie, it did include a lot of what Deadpool does best, talking directly to the audience.