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The Rise of Gwendoline Christie: Why We Love the New Addition to 'Star Wars 7'

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by Britt Hayes June 03, 2014 12:57 PM
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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.

'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.