Star Wars Episode 7 x-wing

To promote the final week of the Star Wars: Force for Change campaign, director J.J. Abrams has released a video unveiling the Star Wars Episode 7 X-Wing. See the video now embedded after the jump to check out the Star Wars: Episode VII X-Wing design.
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Officially, the storyline of Star Wars Episode VII remains shrouded in mystery. J.J. Abrams isn’t saying much, and neither are his cast and crew. Unofficially, however, we may have our first taste of some concrete Star Wars Episode VII plot details today.

A rumored plot summary has been making its way around the web, and if accurate it has tons of juicy info. It lays out whom certain actors are playing, how some of the returning characters figure into the story, what the general scope of the film is, and more. Hit the jump to get the dirt.

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From the schools, to the shelves and courts of Chicago, this edition of Star Wars Bits is as eclectic as ever. Below, read about the following:

  • John Boyega and Daisy Ridley‘s Star Wars Episode VII tweets get super excited.
  • Has Ridley’s Episode VII character name been revealed?
  • Sideshow Collectibles announces some new Star Wars figures
  • Play Star Wars Rebels: Ghost Raid right now.
  • Star Wars comes to schools in new Star Wars Workbooks.
  • Images of a whole new line of Star Wars and Star Wars Rebels toys have been revealed.
  • Read Dave Fioni‘s introduction to The Star Wars Rebels Visual Guide.
  • A Clone Wars character appears in a new Star Wars book.
  • The Lucas Cultural Museum might face some opposition in Chicago.
  • Marvel’s original Star Wars comics are getting reprinted in a huge book.
  • Watch From Star Wars to Jedi: The Making of a Saga.

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Christina Chong star wars 7

Briefly: We don’t know who she’s playing but a new actress has reportedly joined the cast of Star Wars Episode VII. It’s Christina Chong, an up and comer who was on 24: Live Another Day with another Episode VII actor, John Boyega. Read More »

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This was supposed to be the year, the San Diego Comic-Con that blew away all others. A quick look at the movie release schedule shows an epic spread of massive films that will be released in the next year, before the 2015 incarnation of the Con. That list includes Avengers: Age of Ultron, Interstellar, Jurassic World, The Fantastic Four, Terminator, Mad Max: Fury Road, Fast and Furious 7, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, Tomorrowland, Big Hero 6, Pitch Perfect 2 and Dumb and Dumber To. Not to mention the two big films now in production that were rumored to come out before next year’s event, then moved: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Star Wars Episode VII.

The full schedule is now out and – barring any surprises or additions – only two of the above films are confirmed to appear: Avengers: Age of Ultron and Mad Max. Others (like Fantastic Four, Interstellar, Terminator, Jurassic World) could still appear because their studios have panels, but are unconfirmed. Most surprisingly though, is that studios which have regularly been at the event, such as Disney, Universal and Lionsgate, don’t even have panels. Comic Con 2014 went from one with the highest expectations to the opposite.

Below we’ll break down which of these massive films are confirmed, and which aren’t confirmed, could appear, won’t appear, and why it’s all happening this way. Read More »

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For the past few years, Marvel has ruled Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con. Their panels have consistently had the most surprises, the most news, and the most new footage. At the end of the weekend, they’re what everyone’s usually talking about. Then 2013 happened.

Marvel once again had a strong panel, but a few hours earlier, Warner Bros. had the biggest, most awesome news by far. They announced a sequel to Man of Steel would feature Batman. Fast forward a year and we now know a lot more about the film, titled Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. What we don’t know is what Warner Bros. has planned next for their DC properties. The subtitle “Dawn of Justice” is a not-so-subtle hint that Justice League is coming, and the rumor was Comic-Con is where an announcement of that film would happen. Plus, we heard more movies were going to be announced too.

But, maybe not. An early glimpse at the Warner Bros. Hall H panel taking place Saturday July 26 has been revealed. Peter Jackson will present The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, George Miller will bring Mad Max: Fury Road, and the Wachowskis will bring Jupiter Ascending. However, there is no mention of Batman v Superman or anything DC Comics related. Does that mean it won’t be there? No, it could be a surprise, but it’s not a good sign.

Also of note, the official Star Wars website revealed Star Wars Episode VII won’t be represented at the event, but Star Wars Rebels will be.

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Star Wars Episode 7 script reading

We thought it might be true, but Twitter and IMAX have now made it official. J.J. Abrams is shooting Star Wars Episode VII in IMAX. See the proof below. Read More »

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JJ Abrams held open casting calls around the globe and online to find new actors for Star Wars Episode VII, and now he’s revealed two of his choices. While Pip Andersen isn’t exactly unknown, as he is a star in the world of parkour, he’s one of the two new actors added to Episode VII. The other is Crystal Clarke, an American actress currently studying in Scotland. She’s about to make her feature debut in The Moon and the Sun, which stars Pierce Brosnan and William Hurt.

But the biggest news may be that the Episode VII shoot plans a two-week hiatus in August, to help work out issues arising from Harrison Ford’s recent leg injury. Read More »

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