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Star Wars 7 News found a quote about an effects worker in Essex who said the filmmakers “bought every gas-bottled air gun in England when they arrived because they wanted the Stormtroopers’ guns to have a kick when they fired them. You don’t have to fake it; it looks real.” Pretty cool.

Speaking of those Stormtroopers, two actors claim to be in the shot above have been talking about it on Facebook. Nothing revealing but they do tease that the short one is significant. Making Star Wars has the info.

Amiss all the madness of the Sony Pictures leak, one of the emails revealed that David Fincher joked about Adam Driver‘s casting in The Force Awakens being a bad thing. It was a total joke, a way to divert the conversation from the topic at hand, but it’s a little fun nonetheless. Direct link here.

The official Star Wars Twitter put up this behind the scenes photo from the filming of the Star Wars: Special Edition. It may have been posted to silence anyone hating on John Boyega.

A new Star Wars novel is on the way and, like every other new piece of content release from now on, it’s canon. It’s called Star Wars: Dark Disciple by Christie Golden! Featuring Asajj Ventress and the Jedi Quinlan Vos, the book is based on several unaired episodes of The Clone Wars. It’ll be released July 7, 2015 and StarWars.com revealed the cover.

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Finally, if you are into Star Wars: The Force Awakens spoilers and speculation, Making Star Wars is a must visit site. They’ve been releasing a ton of interesting new tidbits, all of which could be considered spoilers, so instead of summarizing them all, I’m going to just give you a list when a super simple tease. Here goes.

  • Speculation on the role of the Sith in The Force Awakens, based on events in Tarkin. Link here.
  • Potential details on a desert action scene that we did not see in the trailer. Link here.
  • An ode to the opening of The Empire Strikes Back might be in The Force Awakens. Link here.
  • Some possible info on how Princess Leia comes into the story. Link here.
  • An examination of how the movie may or may not begin. Link here.
  • Exactly who Oscar Isaac may be is discussed. Link here.
  • The role of that huge space pic is explored. Link here.
  • Some new creatures, these wood based, are described and discussed. Link here.
  • The look of the new TIE Fighter pilots is described. Link here.

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