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JAN
20
5 DAYS

Tatiana Maslany, Rooney Mara Testing for 'Star Wars' Stand-alone Movie (Exclusive)

Tatiana Maslany, Rooney Mara Testing for 'Star Wars' Stand-alone Movie (Exclusive)

The first Star Wars stand-alone could come under attack from a clone.

Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that Tatiana Maslany, the Canadian actress who stars as multiple replicants in BBC America's hit series Orphan Black, is testing for the female lead in the Star Wars spinoff that is being directed by Gareth Edwards.

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JAN
19
6 DAYS

'Star Wars' Actor Released From Hospital

'Star Wars' Actor Released From Hospital

A Star Wars star is on the road to recovery. 

Peter Mayhew, who plays Chewbacca in the franchise, spent several days in a hospital with pneumonia, but has been released. The news of his hospital stay was confirmed Monday on Mayhew's Twitter page. 

Read more George Lucas Weighs In on 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Trailer

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JAN
13
2 WKS

George Lucas Was Developing New 'Star Wars' Film Trilogy Before the Disney Deal

George Lucas Was Developing New 'Star Wars' Film Trilogy Before the Disney Deal

With Star Wars: The Force Awakens launching a new trilogy this December and additional standalone movies from directors including Josh Trank and Gareth Edwards in development, the future of George Lucas’s galaxy far, far away looks bright — but it almost went very differently, with Lucas admitting that he was developing a third trilogy of movies before Disney bought Lucasfilm in 2012.

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JAN
10
2 WKS

'Star Wars' in Comic Books: A Brief History

'Star Wars' in Comic Books: A Brief History

This Wednesday, Marvel Entertainment will release Star Wars No. 1 by Jason Aaron and John Cassaday, marking the return of the science fiction series to the publisher responsible for the first comic book appearances of George Lucas’ space fantasy back in 1977. For many, though, Star Wars is more closely associated with another publisher — one that helped build the franchise into what it is today.

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JAN
9
2 WKS

'Star Wars' Standalone Movie Loses Writer Gary Whitta (Exclusive)

'Star Wars' Standalone Movie Loses Writer Gary Whitta (Exclusive)

Gary Whitta is no longer writing a Star Wars standalone movie.

Whitta was working with Gareth Edwards, the filmmaker behind last year’s Godzilla movie, on the project and completed a first draft. But he has now left the project, which will likely hire a new writer.

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JAN
8
2 WKS

Domhnall Gleeson: 'Star Wars' Was the "Most Secrecy I've Had to Work With"

The efforts to maintain the secrecy surrounding Star Wars: The Force Awakens is reaching legendary proportions with Domhnall Gleeson the latest actor to reveal, well, pretty much nothing at all.

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DEC
29
4 WKS

See the First Close-Up Image of the New Millennium Falcon

See the First Close-Up Image of the New Millennium Falcon

Disney CEO Bob Iger graces the cover of the new issue of Fortune, but Star Wars fans might be more intrigued by what's behind him on the magazine's cover: the first close-up image of the new Millennium Falcon from the upcoming J.J. Abrams-directed Star Wars film, The Force Awakens, set to hit theaters in December 2015.

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DEC
19
1 month

'The Empire Strikes Back' Live Read Surprises With Mark Hamill, Ellen Page

'The Empire Strikes Back' Live Read Surprises With Mark Hamill, Ellen Page

"Welcome to the first live screening of The Interview."

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DEC
16
1 month

Marvel to Rerelease Original 'Star Wars' Movies as Remastered Comic Books

Marvel to Rerelease Original 'Star Wars' Movies as Remastered Comic Books

Before Star Wars returns to the big screen in December 2015, fans will have the chance to revisit the original trilogy of movies in comic book form, with Marvel Entertainment announcing plans Tuesday to rerelease its original adaptations of Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi throughout the year leading up to the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

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NOV
30
2 MOS

'Star Wars' Trailer Blasts Past 40M Views in 72 Hours

'Star Wars' Trailer Blasts Past 40M Views in 72 Hours

Don't mess with the Force.

The Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens teaser trailer — 88 seconds of geeky goodness — has surpassed 40 million YouTube views in less than 72 hours online, according to a preliminary estimate by The Hollywood Reporter.

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NOV
30
2 MOS

What If George Lucas Directed the New 'Star Wars' Trailer?

What If George Lucas Directed the New 'Star Wars' Trailer?

Are you wishing there had been some mention of the Trade Federation in the new Star Wars — The Force Awakens trailer? You're now in luck.

A version of the trailer has emerged online that claims to show how George Lucas would have directed it. 

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NOV
29
2 MOS

Watch the Lego Version of the 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Trailer

Watch the Lego Version of the 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Trailer

There is now a Lego re-enactment of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer, and it's — to borrow an adjective from The Lego Movie — awesome. 

Star Wars fan has filmed a shot-for-shot re-creation of the buzzed-about trailer, which includes the mask-less Stormtrooper, the rolling R2 unit and of course the Millennium Falcon.

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NOV
28
2 MOS

'Star Wars': The Saga in Trailers

'Star Wars': The Saga in Trailers

The “early tease” of footage from Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the first chance movie audiences will have to revisit the galaxy far, far away in many years. Undoubtedly, it’ll provoke speculation about the finished movie and discussion about whether it will stand up to earlier episodes, but only one thing will be known for sure: how this tease fares next to earlier Star Wars trailers.

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NOV
27
2 MOS

'Star Wars' vs. 'Jurassic Park': Who Wins?

'Star Wars' vs. 'Jurassic Park': Who Wins?

This Thanksgiving weekend, we have a couple of trailers to be thankful for, with both Jurassic World and Star Wars: The Force Awakens revealing their first footage and launching months of eager speculation by letting fans see just a glimpse of the future of genetically-engineered dinosaurs and galaxies far, far away. But with both franchises vying for eyeballs and attention, it’s time to ask: how do the two stack up against each other?

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