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In case you didn’t know, Friday we get our first trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. And there’s already been a lot of talk about it. Lots of speculation, lots of discussion, lots of everything. Most of it has been positive and exciting. Some has been more negative and questioning. Why do we care so much about this trailer? Why is this trailer, out of every trailer, creating such a fuss? Who cares?

Well, there is a very good reason for the excitement. Friday’s release of the first trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens is a huge deal and I’m going to explain why. Basically, it’s a unique anomaly in modern movie culture. Below, read why The Force Awakens trailer is so special. Read More »

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If you aren’t near one of the 30 theaters exclusively playing the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer starting Friday November 28, don’t watch that bootleg just yet.

Yes, you read that right. The official Star Wars Twitter has revealed the trailer will be online via iTunes Trailers Friday. Read more about the Star Wars 7 trailer release below. Read More »

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Cool events for The Force Awakens, Episode VIII news and much more in this edition of Star Wars Bits. Below, read about the following.

  • Oscar-winning production designer Rick Heinrichs has been tapped for Rian Johnson‘s Star Wars Episode VIII.
  • Actress Jessica Henwick may appear in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
  • Read about two awesome Force Awakens trailer events in Los Angeles and Austin.
  • Star Wars Rebels will marathon on Disney and Disney XD in December.
  • See a tease of what’s to come on Star Wars Rebels.
  • A full novelization of Star Wars: The Force Awakens is in the works.
  • Revenge of the Sith 3D may still be released after The Force Awakens.
  • Is it possible there’s more than one trailer for The Force Awakens?
  • Check out the pencils for Alex Ross‘s Star Wars Marvel cover.
  • What is the biggest challenge for Star Wars: The Force Awakens?
  • How does a new character in The Force Awakens move?

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Original star wars opening crawl

The opening crawl from Star Wars is familiar to most of our readers by now — even the people who don’t know it by heart would recognize the text immediately. But that crawl, like any other part of a film, took some editing and whittling to knock into final shape. Brian De Palma helped George Lucas trim down the opening crawl after seeing a rough cut of the original film. Now the text of the first draft crawl has been revealed, thanks to a draft of the script from the film’s script supervisor Anne Skinner. Read More »

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An early 88-second tease of Star Wars: The Force Awakens can be seen in 30 theaters (20 with IMAX screens, 10 without) across North America beginning Friday morning, November 28th. Because of this I’m getting a ton of questions on Twitter – what movies is it playing in front of, when will it be online, what is in the trailer – so I thought I’d put together a Frequently Asked Questions document to answer your Force Awakens trailer questions.

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New Star Wars Animated Series

Another day, another Star Wars scoop here on /Film. This one is from the television side.

Before Star Wars Rebels hit the air, Disney renewed it for a second season. That was a nice vote of confidence in the first piece of Star Wars storytelling created under the new Disney regime. So far, it’s worked out. We’re now about eight episodes in and the tales of Ezra, Kanan, Zeb, Hera and Sabine have a wonderful Star Wars feel while simultaneously adding much to what we know about a galaxy far, far away.

When promoting the show’s launch, no one involved would tell us exactly how Rebels could end, or even guess how long the series might run. Lucasfilm’s previous animated series, The Clone Wars, aired for about five seasons so that seemed like a reasonable guess. But still, there was no clue of just how far these stories set between Episodes III and IV would go.

/Film has now exclusively heard that Lucasfilm not only knows where Rebels will end, the company knows what’s next for the Star Wars animated world.

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UPDATE: StarWars.com has revealed the full list of theaters that will be playing the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer starting Friday. Find it below.

This morning, our scoop about the Star Wars The Force Awakens trailer hitting select theaters this Friday was confirmed. Regal Cinemas mistakenly jumped the gun and revealed which of their theaters were among the few chosen. AMC Theaters and Cinemark then joined suit.

Well, J.J. Abrams has released one of his patented notes recognizing this plan and even revealed the trailer’s total length: 88 seconds. See the Star Wars trailer release date note below. Read More »

Rumor: 2016 Star Wars Spin-Off Movie Plot Revealed

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This morning, our scoop about the theatrical placement of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer was confirmed. Now, we have another Star Wars scoop for you.

Recently, we learned a juicy rumor about the plot to Gareth Edwards and Gary Whitta‘s 2016 Star Wars spin off movie. The information came second hand from a single good source, so we began to dig. All we wanted was one more person to tell us we were on the right track. Literally dozens of people were contacted at all levels and while there were a few nibbles, we could never get a solid second confirmation. We contacted Lucasfilm, which declined to comment. So for that reason, take this story with a grain of salt and a huge rumor label.

That said, we think there is enough evidence to present you a rumored plot of the 2016 Star Wars spin off movie.

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