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'Star Wars: Episode 7' Adds Oscar-Winner Lupita Nyong'o and 'Game of Thrones' Star Gwendoline Christie

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by Nick Romano June 02, 2014 11:13 AM
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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.

Read J.J. Abrams' Heartfelt Note to the 'Star Wars: Episode 7' Cast and Crew as Filming Begins

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by Mike Sampson May 19, 2014 09:28 AM
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Director J.J. Abrams and the cast and crew of 'Star Wars: Episode 7' have an uphill battle ahead of them as they launch the new trilogy in the 'Star Wars' franchise. How do you motivate your team when you're embarking on one of the biggest and riskiest cinematic ventures in recent history? Well, as filming began on Friday, J.J. Abrams wrote a note to inspire everyone working on the film (and, it might just get 'Star Wars' fans excited too).

Are the 'Star Wars' Original Theatrical Releases Finally Arriving on DVD and Blu-ray?

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by Mike Sampson May 16, 2014 10:27 AM
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It's the holy grail for 'Star Wars' fans: the original theatrical releases of 'A New Hope,' 'The Empire Strikes Back' and 'Return of the Jedi' on DVD and Blu-ray. Right now, if you want to watch the theatrical versions of the original trilogy - without all the crap from the 1997 special editions - you have to own one of the original VHS copies, or find a bootleg rip of the 1985 Laserdisc. But, with 'Star Wars: Episode 7' headed to theaters from their new home at Disney, could the original theatrical releases finally be commercially available for the first time in over 20 years?

ScreenCrunch Cereal of the Week: 'Star Wars: Episode II' Cereal

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by Mike Ryan May 09, 2014 10:19 AM
After a week off, the ScreenCrush ScreenCrunch Cereal Of The Week has returned.
Since the last edition of ScreenCrunch, there’s been a lot of ‘Star Wars’ news! So, in celebration of the newly announced cast of ‘Star Wars: Episode VII,’ let’s take a look at C-3POs Star Wars: Episode II Cereal.

'Star Wars: Episode 7 - Greedo Gets His Groove Back' and More 'Conan' Alternate Titles

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by Kate Erbland May 09, 2014 09:00 AM
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Not sold on the rumored 'Star Wars: Episode 7' title, 'The Ancient Fear'? It's okay, you're not the only one; even director J.J. Abrams doesn't seem too excited to slap such a moniker on his first 'Star Wars' film (though, this is the guy who made a film called 'Star Trek Into Darkness,' so it certainly could be worse).

'Star Wars' is Plotting "At Least" Three Spinoff Films

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by Damon Houx May 06, 2014 06:16 PM
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Ever since George Lucas sold 'Star Wars' to Disney a year and a half ago, there's been word of sequels and spinoffs in the works. But the production of 'Star Wars: Episode 7' took longer to launch than expected, and so the effort to create those standalone films was put on the back burner. Now that 'Episode 7' is days away from shooting, Disney is beating the drum again, and have announced they'll be at least three new spinoffs coming before 2024.