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50 ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Rumors That Turned Out to Be Completely False

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by Matt Singer December 18, 2015 @ 1:26 PM
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From basically the first moment Star Wars: Episode VII was announced, nerds began speculating about what it would entail. Would the original characters appear? Would their children appear? Would C-3PO have a red arm for absolutely no reason? The rumors were rampant, and they remained rampant right up through this month, when the movie finally arrived in theaters. And now that Star Wars is in theaters, we thought it might be fun to look back at some of the big rumors that floated around the internet for the last three years. How much did people predict?

Daniel Craig’s ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Cameo Revealed

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by Mike Sampson December 18, 2015 @ 12:08 PM
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Earlier this year, Simon Pegg accidentally let it slip that Daniel Craig — Bond, James Bond himself — would be making an appearance in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. When asked about his own cameo, Pegg replied, “I wasn’t a Stormtrooper. Daniel Craig, he was a Stormtrooper,” before very quickly adding, “I shouldn’t have said that.” Craig would later shoot down the report saying, “Why would I ever bother doing something like that?” but it turns out, it was all true and we can tell you where to find 007.

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Already Breaking Box Office Records, Made $57 Million on First Night

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by Mike Sampson December 18, 2015 @ 11:01 AM
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Most people assumed that Star Wars: The Force Awakens would break box office records in its opening weekend, but no one thought it would happen quite this fast. With only one night of preview showings in the books, Disney announced that The Force Awakens has already made $57 million, setting a new record for preview night.

Let’s Talk About the Ending of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ (SPOILERS)

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by ScreenCrush Staff December 18, 2015 @ 9:53 AM
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Hype and speculation about Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been ubiquitous, at least in our line of work, pretty much every day of every week of every month since Disney acquired George Lucas’ company and the rights to Star Wars back in 2012. Three years later, The Force Awakens is finally in theaters. And since it’s already made about $100 million in just one day of release, we’re guessing a lot of people have already seen it and are ready to discuss those spoilers that have been kept so well hidden for all these years. That’s what we’re here to discuss.

Read the Full ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Opening Crawl

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by ScreenCrush Staff December 18, 2015 @ 8:05 AM
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It’s one of the most iconic movie openings in all of movie history: the Star Wars opening crawl. Every Star Wars movie starts the same way, with “A Long Time Ago, In a Galaxy Far, Far Away” fading into the booming John Williams title as the Star Wars logo retreats back from the screen. And then the opening crawl begins, serving as a three-paragraph prologue to the film. And now, you can read the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens opening crawl in full.

Daisy Ridley Says the ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ Script Is ‘Very Good’

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by Matt Singer December 17, 2015 @ 3:45 PM
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The release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens tomorrow (technically tonight if you bought your tickets early! Squee!) means a few things. It means that there is a new (live-action) Star Wars movie in theaters for the first time since 2005. It also means that all the secrets J.J. Abrams and his team have worked so hard to hide from the world will finally be out in the open (so it see it quick if you don't want to be accidentally spoiled, Homer Simpson-style). And it also means that you’ve got about four days before people stop talking about Episode VII and start talking about Episode VIII.

All of These Movies Cost More to Make Than the Original ‘Star Wars’

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by Matt Singer December 17, 2015 @ 11:11 AM
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The budget of the original Star Wars is shocking: $11 million.
That’s just an estimate, but it’s the one you see on most reputable sites, including IMDb. Fox originally budgeted just $8 million for Star Wars, but the film’s groundbreaking special...

‘Star Wars’ Didn’t Invent the Modern Blockbuster, ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ Did

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by Matt Singer December 17, 2015 @ 8:36 AM
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Anyone who’s attended American film school in the last 20 years, has learned a variation of the same Hollywood history of the 1960s and ’70s. With the original moguls near retirement and death, and new competition from television, studios were in dire shape by the end of the ’60s. They reversed their fortunes by embracing younger audiences, adult content and themes, and new filmmakers; men like Francis Ford Coppola, Martin Scorsese, Robert Altman, and Dennis Hopper. But just a few years after this so-called “New Hollywood” era of experimentation began, it was wiped out and replaced by another, far more profitable model pioneered by directors like Steven Spielberg and George Lucas. They took B-movie premises and genres and coated them in A-movie gloss, and their movies — Jaws and Star Wars — essentially reshaped the American movie industry by inventing the concept of the blockbuster.

Which Former SNL Star Provided the Voice For BB-8 in ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’?

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by Britt Hayes December 16, 2015 @ 5:57 PM
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When the lights come up at the end of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, you’ll notice a couple of delightfully surprising names listed in the credits — if you stick around long enough to see them and aren’t distracted by the need to run to the bathroom to get “something” out of your eye. Bill Hader and former Parks and Recreation star Ben Schwartz lent their vocal talents to The Force Awakens to help create the film’s most adorable star. Yes, really.