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‘Star Wars: Episode 7′ Plans to Create a Better R2-D2 With New Droid Builders

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It's confirmed! After the 'Star Wars: Episode 7' team recently teased the return of the iconic R2-D2 with a behind-the-scenes photo, Lucasfilm has revealed that the droid will indeed be back for the seventh installment. But he's not alone. Two new production members, from the R2-D2 Builders Club no less, have been added to help mold a better bot.

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Samuel L. Jackson Says ‘Star Wars: Episode 7′ Director J.J. Abrams Hasn’t Contacted Mark Hamill

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'Star Wars: Episode 7' has been rumoring the return of original cast members since the project was announced, but as the film is taking a new direction now that J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan have taken over scripting duties, it's possible that the original cast may no longer have a role in the production. Former Jedi Samuel L. Jackson has spoken to Mark Hamill about returning as Luke Skywalker, and revealed that Hamill hasn't spoken to Abrams.

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The 2013 ScreenCrush Holiday Gift Guide!

2013 Holiday Gift Guide
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We've already done the hard work for you! Welcome to the 2013 ScreenCrush Holiday Gift Guide, where we're letting you know what you have to pick up this holiday season. If you're shopping for a geek or a movie fan, fret not -- you can't go wrong with anything on this list!

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‘Star Wars: Episode 7′: J.J. Abrams Teases the Return of an Iconic Character

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There have only been a handful of characters who have appeared in every 'Star Wars' movie so far. So, it's not too surprising to see that one of the saga's most important (and popular) seems to be officially back for 'Star Wars: Episode 7.' Straight from the Twitter account for J.J. Abrams and his Bad Robot production company, here's a look at at the 'Star Wars: Episode 7' workshop.

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‘Star Wars: Episode 7′ Confirms December 2015 Release Date

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Lucasfilm

There's been a lot of speculation over whether J.J. Abrams and Disney could reach an agreement over the release date of 'Star Wars: Episode 7,' with Abrams recently scrapping Michael Arndt's script to rework the story and characters. But now we have official confirmation that the latest entry in the 'Star Wars' franchise will indeed be released on December 18, 2015, putting it right up against Duncan Jones' 'Warcraft.' 

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‘Star Wars: Episode 7′ Director J.J. Abrams Reveals the Reason Behind the Writer Swap

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A couple weeks ago, Lucasfilm decided to change things up for its highly anticipated 'Star Wars: Episode 7' by switching out writer Michael Arndt for the combined efforts of J.J. Abrams and 'Empire Strikes' back writer Lawrence Kasdan on the screenplay. While this swap threw fans into a frenzy over whether or not this meant the film was in trouble, the director recently broke his silence over the matter.

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‘Star Wars’ Latest Rumor: Will ‘Episode 7′ be Free From the Children of Skywalkers?

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Lucasfilm

So much of what's happening with 'Star Wars: Episode 7' should be taken with a grain of salt, but early word was that the film would focus on the children of Luke Skywalker and/or Han Solo and Leia (though expanded universe fiction suggests otherwise, it is unknown if she took his last name, or even if they got married). But the latest casting call suggests that J.J. Abrams and company may be going in a new direction.

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‘Star Wars: Episode 7′ Will Have a Gritty, Western Feel, Says J.J. Abrams

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Lucasfilm

Back in September, a bunch of 'Star Wars' fans posted a video to YouTube addressed "Dear J.J. Abrams" and including advice on how to "make 'Star Wars' great again." HA. Like J.J. Abrams would ever watch your silly YouTube video about how to make a good 'Star Wars' movie... Wait, what? He actually watched it? And he completely agrees with it?

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Lucasfilm Wants to Push ‘Star Wars: Episode 7′ to 2016; Disney Says No Way

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We've got a bad feeling about this.

After the recent news that 'Star Wars: Episode 7' writer Michael Arndt was let go while director J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan would start a new script from scratch, Lucasfilm executives asked Disney to delay the 'Star Wars' release date to 2016 from the previously announced May 2015 date to allow more time to complete the film. Disney's answer: Nope, now get back to work.

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FX’s ‘Legit’ Season 2 Adds Princess Leia Herself, Carrie Fisher

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We haven't heard much from comedian Jim Jefferies' FXX (formerly FX) comedy 'Legit' since closing out the inaugural season this year, but it seems the breakout hit is far from its most desperate hour. The once (and future?) Princess Leia herself, Carrie Fisher will take on a role when 'Legit' returns for a second season on FXX, but who will the formerly Alderaanian princess portray?

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