Star Wars: Episode VII

Disney’s Possible Smoke and Mirrors Campaign

If you’ve followed Lucasfilm/LucasArts in the past, you know they go to great lengths to hide their story and plot when new films are coming out. Some of the crew of the original films even said they never got the full script – only the parts that applied to them – so no one knew the full story. The new films are operating on the same level of secrecy and this means it’s difficult to find anything but rumors when it comes to the making of the films. However, since rumors abound and leaks hit Episode 7 just months before it was revealed, some wonder if Disney is operating a campaign to be one step ahead of potential leaks. So some question the number of leaks coming out now and the potential that Disney could be running their own smoke and mirrors campaign to throw people off track. One of…

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Tops Domestic Gross after 168 Days

Star Wars: The Force Awakens has ended it’s domestic run in the theaters after 168 days, reaching an amazing $936,662,225 in total sales. This film has been breaking and making records left and right since its launch but it also helped Disney reach another goal.  This is a new all-time record for Disney as it topped $1 Billion in sales in 128 days. Box Office Mojo explains: In just over four months, Disney’s domestic ticket sales in 2016 crossed $1 billion in a mere 128 days, a 37-day improvement on Universal’s record and the studio is showing no signs of slowing down. The record was achieved on May 7, 2016, just as Captain America: Civil War was in the midst of delivering the fifth largest opening weekend of all-time. Combined with Civil War, Disney’s animated smash hit Zootopia ($328M and counting) and the studio’s classic animated feature brought to life The Jungle…

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10 CRAZY IDEAS Dropped From THE FORCE AWAKENS

If you loved The Force Awakens, you might be surprised to hear about some of the ideas that never made it into Episode 7. There are plans for Darth Vader’s castle, the main villain was “The Jedi Killer”, and much more. There is a lot of interesting concept art here that shows the ideas that may have made it into the movie. Some are interesting, some are shocking, and some are crazy. While none of these made it into the latest film, we’re hoping we see some of these ideas in future films. Check out the video to see all 10 ideas for yourself and then tell us what you think. “Check out these 10 insane ideas and scenarios dropped from Star Wars: The Force Awakens… There are also tons of insights into the creative process of putting this film together, and the incredible amounts of brainstorming and imagining that the artists…

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Daisy Ridley Rocked Her Star Wars Audition

If you’ve seen The Force Awakens you know that Daisy Ridley has an amazing breakout performance. The young star who plays one of our new heroes, Rey, brings all the passion, all the strength and all the characteristics you’d expect from a young jedi was previously unheard of and that’s exactly what Abrams wanted. They wanted to find someone who was not previously known for something else but someone who had everything they needed for this role. Daisy blew them away with her audition. Buzzfeed has the clip from the audition and more information here: “What we were looking for was someone new, ” J.J. Abrams says in the clip. “This character needed to be vulnerable and tough, sweet and terrified. And to find someone that no one knew who could do all these things took a lot of looking.” Once you see how she nails the performance, there will be no…

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens crosses $2 billion worldwide

Well, now they’ve done it! We knew it was coming and the newest film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens has now officially made $2 billion in the box office worldwide. This makes it only the third film in history to ever hit that number. The other two movies to make more than $2 billion in the box office were Titanic at $2.19 billion and Avatar at $2.79 billion. This is a huge milestone for the film, but not really a surprising one. On Friday, Disney announced The Force Awakens had made $900 million domestically, becoming the only film in history to hit that number. The Star Wars franchise has been and will likely remain incredibly popular for many generations. So while this is a historic moment for Disney, there’s a good chance the next films will break records too. “This is a historic moment for Star Wars, for Lucasfilm, and for Disney, and all of us here are…

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Captain Phasma Will Return to the New Star Wars Trilogy

Gwendoline Christie says Captain Phasma is not gone for good when she confirms the character she plays in The Force Awakens will be returning. Christie confirmed on the 2016 SAG Awards red carpet that her character will be returning. In a way, it’s not a huge surprise since it seems odd to think Disney would play up that character so much just to off her in the first film. No, I think we all suspected there would be more of Captain Phasma to come. Still, having it officially confirmed is fun. “I will be in the next Star Wars movie. I think that’s an exclusive, actually,” the actress told People Magazine. From the earliest marketing days for the newest film, Captain Phasma was a hit. The character resonated with so many people. She was intimidating. She was fierce. She was interesting. So many fans were disappointed there wasn’t more of her seen in the…

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15 Huge questions we need answered after Star Wars: Force Awakens

We all know that Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens is the largest movie of the year, and if we go by pre-ticket sales it could also be the most anticipated movie of all-time. It’s so special and important to Star Wars fans not only because it’s a new chapter for the original saga, but it’s also picking up the story from three decades ago, and that’s a very long time to wait. The best news of all, it’s been a huge success! This article will not be talking about the milestones for the box office that it’s reached or any of its criticisms or merchandising records. If you have already seen the movie, you know that it raises a ton of questions to be answered and the ending is one of the most grueling parts of all. We want to warn you that if you have not…

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Everything You Need to Read After Seeing The Force Awakens

The Force Awakens has topped Avatar as the highest-grossing film in North American history, so it’s almost certain that you’ve already seen it. And now that you have, what comes next? Rogue One is still almost a year away, and we still don’t know much about it at all, so there’s nothing much exciting there. There is, however, a monumental amount of books and articles that you should read. Whether for interesting theories, backstories, or just more Star Wars fun, this list will keep Star Wars going all year. Books to Read After The Force Awakens Everyone needs more books! Here are 10 that you should read to get all the backstory, fun facts, and new stories that you need. Star Wars: The Force Awakens Visual Dictionary by Pablo Hidalgo Want to get more story on the characters, places, ships, vehicles, and weapons used in The Force Awakens? This visual dictionary has a lot of great information, including background…

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Carrie Fisher Tells Her Haters to Shove It

My body is my brain bag, it hauls me around to those places & in front of faces where theres something to say or see pic.twitter.com/T2TXiEyl17 — Carrie Fisher (@carrieffisher) December 29, 2015 As more and more people see the new Star Wars film, one actor in particular is getting more criticism than any other. It seems to have come as a surprise to some people that Carrie Fisher has aged. *sarcastic gasp* Can you believe that? How dare she get older like every other human in history? The biggest critique seems to be not just that Fisher has aged, but that she has not “aged well”. What that means exactly is anyone’s guess. Few similar comments have been made about her returning co–stars Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill. Some might say this is a sexist double standard. It seems men are allowed to age in this society but women…

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Star Wars The Force Awakens Nets $1B in 12 Days, Gains Domestic Record

Disney said last Sunday that its blockbuster  hit Star Wars: The Force Awakens broke the $1 billion mark around the world faster than any other film in history. It broke the previous record holder, “Jurassic World” by one day, earning $1 billion in just 12 days. It had the biggest Christmas day at the box office, and the biggest second weekend at $153.5 million. After just 10 days, it has become the fifth biggest film in U.S. box office history. It’s really not a surprise to anyone that this film is setting records already, is it? I mean, it doesn’t take a genius to predict that, with the popularity of the Star Wars franchise, the hype leading up to this premiere and the sheer excitement from fans across the globe, this was going to be a hit. It was also a good sign when the first tickets went on sale and crashed…

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