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WookieeLeaks: Liam Neeson Ponders a Qui-Gon Jinn Spin-Off While ‘The Force Awakens’ Hires Three Genuine Badasses

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by Jacob Hall January 9, 2015 @ 9:52 PM
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ScreenCrush’s WookieLeaks is a weekly roundup of everything ‘Star Wars’! From ‘Episode 7,’ to the upcoming spinoffs and the TV shows, if it pertains to that long ago, far away galaxy, we’re covering it here, bringing you our expert analysis. This week, Liam Neeson contemplates a Qui-Gon Jinn spin-off, ‘The Force Awakens’ recruits three amazing martial artists, and a bunch of cool ‘Star Wars’ toys appear on the horizon.

‘Star Wars’ Spin-Off From Director Gareth Edwards Loses Writer Gary Whitta

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by Britt Hayes January 9, 2015 @ 7:27 PM
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‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ isn’t the only new ‘Star Wars’ project with an official release date: there’s also the spin-off, which is being helmed by ‘Godzilla’ director Gareth Edwards. And just like ‘The Force Awakens,’ the untitled spin-off has just lost its first writer as Gary Whitta has departed the project for reasons unknown. The standalone project, which has been rumored as a heist film featuring Boba Fett, is set to hit theaters in 2016, but will have to find a new writer quickly if it wants to keep that release date.

‘Star Wars: Episode 7’ Will Feature a Trio of Actors From ‘The Raid’

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by Jacob Hall January 5, 2015 @ 11:35 AM
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With all of his projects, J.J. Abrams has shown extraordinary good taste in casting and ‘Star Wars: Episode 7’ is no different. Forget about the old-timers returning to the saga and think about John Boyega, Adam Driver, Gwendoline Christie and the other terrific thespians being given the biggest spotlight of their careers. Abrams, more than most working filmmakers, knows how to showcase an actor or actress in a way that makes us wonder why they weren’t movie stars before he cast them. Anyway, this is just a longwinded way of getting around to saying that Abrams’ impeccable taste is once again on display since a trio of actors from ‘The Raid’ and ‘The Raid 2’ are apparently in ‘The Force Awakens.’

WookieeLeaks: Aaron Paul May Be Circling That Young Han Solo Spinoff That May Not Actually Exist (and Other More Substantial News)

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by Jacob Hall January 2, 2015 @ 10:30 AM
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ScreenCrush’s WookieLeaks is a weekly roundup of everything 'Star Wars'! From 'Episode 7,' to the upcoming spinoffs and the TV shows, if it pertains to that long ago, far away galaxy, we’re covering it here, bringing you our expert analysis. This week, look ahead in to the next year of ‘Star Wars,’ ponder Aaron Paul joining the universe, and preview Frank Oz’s role on ‘Star Wars Rebels.’

‘Star Wars Rebels’: Watch Yoda’s Return with Original Voice Frank Oz

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick December 29, 2014 @ 10:52 AM
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Disney’s ‘Star Wars Rebels’ has quietly been easing us back into the original trilogy in preparation for next year’s ‘The Force Awakens,’ returning James Earl Jones and Frank Oz to their iconic roles as Darth Vader and Yoda. Now, our first clip from 2015's ‘Rebels’ return has arrived, along with Oz’s reprise of Master Yoda’s wise wit.

‘Star Wars: Episode 7’ Trailer Gets Sweded by Some Very Creative Fans

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by Britt Hayes December 28, 2014 @ 1:19 PM
If you aren’t aware of “sweding,” it’s where fans remake trailers and films with a really low budget, making their own props and costumes and creatively recreating set pieces. The concept was the focal point of Michel Gondry’s 2008 film ‘Be Kind Rewind.’ We’ve seen many fan-made versions of the trailer for ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens,’ including a trailer recreated with LEGOs and a version that imagines what George Lucas’ “special edition” of the film might look like. But this sweded version of the trailer is the most creative and funny version so far.

Five Year-Old ‘Star Wars’ Fan Has Some Adorable Opinions About the Slave Leia Costume

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by Britt Hayes December 27, 2014 @ 1:39 PM
One of the most iconic moments in the original ‘Star Wars’ trilogy is when the nefarious Jabba the Hutt has taken Carrie Fisher’s Leia as his slave, forcing her to dress in that skimpy gold and red bikini outfit with a chain attached to her neck. That moment from ‘Return of the Jedi’ is embedded in the memory of both male and female fans of the franchise, and over the years we’ve debated whether the Slave Leia costume is OK or if it’s salacious objectification of our heroine. In this video, a five year-old girl and ‘Star Wars’ fan weighs in on the matter, and she has some opinions that are a bit mature and very cute.

WookieeLeaks: You Should Get Drunk and Watch ‘The Star Wars Holiday Special’

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by Jacob Hall December 26, 2014 @ 12:42 PM
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ScreenCrush’s WookieLeaks is a weekly roundup of everything ‘Star Wars’! From ‘Episode 7,’ to the upcoming spinoffs and the TV shows, if it pertains to that long ago, far away galaxy, we’re covering it here, bringing you our expert analysis. This week, revisit the most memorably bad creation in the ‘Star Wars’ saga, examine some new character art, and preview a new look at the original trilogy.

Leaked ‘Star Wars: Episode 7’ Toys Give a Look at Old and New Charaters

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by Jacob Hall December 22, 2014 @ 12:27 PM
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The more movie studios tighten their grip on the details of their big movies, the more secrets will slip through their fingers. And you can generally blame the toy companies. Seriously. Those guys accidentally spoil more than anyone else in the business. However, this case is a little unique. There are no finished toys for ‘Star Wars: Episode 7,’ but there are prototypes for figures that will be available next year. And someone has obtained a photo of said prototypes and put it online. Put on your scrutiny hats, folks. It’s time to over-analyze some toy sculpts.

WookieeLeaks: The Curious Case of Andy Serkis and Other ‘Force Awakens’ Chatter

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by Jacob Hall December 19, 2014 @ 10:10 AM
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ScreenCrush’s WookieLeaks is a weekly roundup of everything ‘Star Wars’! From ‘Episode 7,’ to the upcoming spinoffs and the TV shows, if it pertains to that long ago, far away galaxy, we’re covering it here, bringing you our expert analysis. This week, ponder who Andy Serkis is playing, learn the possible identity of Captain Phasma, and watch a special video starring Chewbacca.