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

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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.

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‘Star Wars: Episode 7′ First Look: It’s the New Millennium Falcon!

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We had heard late last year that a full-scale Millennium Falcon was built for 'Star Wars: Episode 7' in London, but it's one thing to hear about a new, full-scale Millennium Falcon and actually see a new, full-scale Millennium Falcon. Well, wait no longer because hot off the heels of yesterday's set pho

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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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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.

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New ‘Star Wars: Episode 7′ Set Pics: More From Tatooine, Including New Creatures!

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Lucasfilm

The 'Star Wars: Episode 7' set in Abu Dhabi was described as being so far out in the middle of the dessert that it would be near impossible to get paparazzi shots of the top secret set. What they apparently didn't count on was one of the film's e

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6 More Dumb Movies That Shouldn’t Be Rebooted, But Probably Will Be Anyway

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This week, it was announced that both ‘Cliffhanger’ (a semi-popular Sylvester Stallone movie) and ‘Stargate’ (a movie I once got for free along with ‘Lost in Space’ after the purchase of a DVD player) are being rebooted, which means that

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‘The Empire Strikes Back’ Tops Empire’s Greatest Movies of All Time List

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LucasFilm

Getting angry or annoyed at a list on the internet is the silliest thing you could possibly do. But 'The Empire Strikes Back' being called the greatest movie of all time in Empire Magazine's latest reader's poll? That's gonna' test our ability to remain reasonable.

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‘Star Wars’ Spinoff Movie to be Directed by ‘Godzilla’ Helmer Gareth Edwards

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Lucasfilm/Warner Brothers

Fresh off of 'Godzilla''s huge opening weekend, director Gareth Edwards has been hired to helm one of the 'Star Wars' spinoff films, which will be released December 16, 2016. That's an impressive leap for Edwards, who made his feature film debut in 2010.

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The Latest Actor to Join ‘Star Wars: Episode 7′ Could Be…You?!

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Do you want to star in 'Star Wars: Episode 7'? No, seriously. Today, J.J. Abrams and Lucasfilm announced one of the biggest 'Star Wars' contests ever, with the grand prize including being cast as an original character in 'Star Wars: Episode 7'. So, what do you need to do to win?

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

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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).

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

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Lucasfilm

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?

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