Star Wars Episode VII Contest JJ Abrams

In response to all the leaked photos from the set of Star Wars Episode VII, writer and director J.J. Abrams used the Bad Robot Twitter account to send a note to fans. It says “I wish people would stop leaking photos from Episode VII and making ridiculous claims that the Millennium Falcon is in the movie.” But the background behind the note makes the text very funny. Check it out below. Read More »

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X-Wing Fighter

It figures it would come to this. TMZ is now the leading Star Wars spy in the world. One day after releasing some very interesting photos from the Abu Dhabi set, the gossip website has come upon twenty new photos taken inside J.J. Abrams‘ secret soundstages. Inside those buildings a few massive sets are under construction, including what’s unmistakably the Millennium Falcon and an X-Wing Fighter. There are also new looks at the alien revealed earlier this week.

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Star Wars Episode VII Contest JJ Abrams

When the first photo posted of the initial grouping of cast members for Star Wars: Episode VII, some critics quickly jumped on the film for only adding one new female role. Those who were paying any attention, however, saw that the leaked Star Wars casting breakdowns featured multiple roles for women. The trade papers did their homework, and hours later reported that two more female roles were yet to be cast. Today those actresses were announced. (You can read about that here.)

With so much negative second-guessing and uninformed ranting about a story and characters we don’t even know anything about yet, I thought I’d point out something positive.

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star wars 7 set photos

How highly-anticipated is Star Wars Episode VII? Celebrity gossip website TMZ is searching for answers. The site acquired around 40 Star Wars 7 set photos from the recent Abu Dhabi shoot (filming has since moved to stages in London), and in them you’ll see some massive new creatures, pieces of new vehicles, and dozens of different extras. There are definitely some spoilers here, but it’s pretty exciting stuff. Read More »

Heir to the Jedi

Star Wars Episode VII is filming and you can see the stars on set, find out about the shoot, read about rumors, buy posters and so much more in this edition of Star Wars Bits. Below, read about the following.

  • Watch Harrison Ford talk about Star Wars Episode VII.
  • Young musicians The Healer Twins filmed a small scene in Star Wars Episode VII.
  • John Boyega and Daisy Ridley are filming in the Abu Dhabi desert, watch them travel to set.
  • Read a story about how Episode VII ended up in Abu Dhabi.
  • You can win some super limited edition Star Wars Episode VII merchandise.
  • Speculate about the potential Obi-Wan granddaughter role.
  • Drew Struzan addresses the rumors of him doing the Episode VII poster.
  • Potential Episode VII characters have been spotted in Iceland.
  • Marvel’s Star Wars comics could be coming later this year.
  • See new Star Wars posters from Mark Englert and Mark Hamill’s son, Nathan Hamill.
  • UCB is hosting The Star Wars Expanded Universe Funeral Celebration.

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Star Wars Episode VII Contest JJ Abrams

As the Star Wars: Episode VII cast continues to come together, J.J. Abrams is looking to pull one diehard fan onscreen to join them. The director has issued a special video message announcing a contest with a walk-on role as the big prize.

The fact that the campaign also benefits UNICEF is just the icing on the cake. Hit the jump to watch the video — which also happens to be our first look at the Abu Dhabi set — and find out how you can enter the Star Wars: Episode VII contest.

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We recently saw the first couple photos from filming on Star Wars Episode VII, and now a new image has surfaced. This one does not show a set or a costume, or even a physical place. It is a note from J. J. Abrams to the crew (and likely intended to be read by all of us) that features a bit of wry humor: “Amazing but true: the world awaits this film.” Check out the note below. Read More »

Wedge Antilles Star Wars 7

When Return of the Jedi ends, the whole gang is there: Luke, Leia, Han, Lando, Chewbacca, C-3PO, R2-D2, even Hayden Christensen, via the “magic” of Special Editions. There’s also a very special X-Wing pilot: Wedge Antilles, played by Denis Lawson. The Rebel pilot has been with the Rebellion longer than most of the main characters, having contributed to the destruction of both Death Stars and more. Along with Luke, he’s one of the outfit’s few surviving fighter pilots.

Wedge’s tangential importance in the Star Wars universe, coupled with a huge fan following, made the character a good candidate to return in J.J. AbramsStar Wars Episode VII. However, a few months back, the actor said he’d only return if the role was bigger this time around. Now, it seems Lawson was approached to return for the film but turned it down. Read more about Wedge Antilles Star Wars 7 below. Read More »

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