Star Wars: Episode VII

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 Game Almost Had Luke Skywalker’s and Han Solo’s Sons Face Off

The world of Star Wars canon is a rich a busy one at all times apparently, as there are always people plotting and scheming, looking for various ways to further the stories of the characters and their offspring, thus creating opportunities for more games, movie episodes and generally: more Star Wars action. Some of the ideas these people come up with are questionable at best while others border on the genius: it has recently been revealed that at one point  few years ago, there were plans for an original trilogy game which would’ve featured a storyline quite reminiscent of the Star Wars: the Force Awakens storyline, had it come to fruition. The first clue about the existence of the said project was dropped by a book which focused on the history of LucasArts. In that book, there were a few logos featured for potential Star Wars games, one of them…

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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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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 Cast Does A Cappella Version of Opening Theme

Jimmy Fallon, The Roots & “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” Cast Sing “Star Wars” Medley (A Cappella) Thank you Jimmy Fallon for another awesome a cappella feature with The Roots. I thought the Adele cover of Hello with classroom instruments was cool but this is even better. Jimmy and The Roots join Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, Gwendoline Christie, Lupita Nyong’o, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford for an a cappella tribute to “Star Wars.” If you haven’t seen it yet (or just feel like listening and watching again), here it is. How awesome is that? Okay first, it sounds really awesome. Like seriously, the quality is good and it’s fun to listen to.  Secondly, the attitudes the actors bring to the video are great. It’s so much fun to watch it while you listen. It has a Hollywood Squares/Brady Bunch feel to it and we can’t help but…

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10 Things to Do Before You Go See The Force Awakens

The Force Awakens is almost here! There are only a couple days until the release of one of the most highly anticipated movies in recent memory, and the long wait will be over. But before then, you have some preparing to do. These 10 ideas will get you excited, prepare you for the movie, and share the anticipation with your friends! 1. Watch the rest of the Star Wars movies. Okay, so you don’t have to watch all six, but you should, at the very least, watch your favorite one. Nothing will get you as psyched up as watching one of the best movies of all time! If you don’t have Star Wars on Blu-Ray yet, now is a great time to buy it. 2. Watch the Star Wars Begins filmumentaries. Jamie Benning has created three “filmumentaries” that delve deep into the creation of Star Wars, from deleted scenes and alternate angles to cast commentary and…

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How Disney is Keeping the Star Wars Premiere Under Wraps

There’s a big premiere happening today but you won’t hear much more than that about it, at least not anytime soon. Disney is using The Force to keep details and location of the premiere of The Force Awakens under wraps. Disney is about to pull off a very big feat by keeping details of their next (and most anticipated) movie a secret. We know the premiere is happening today December 14th and in Los Angeles but we don’t know any other details. In fact, it’s being kept so under wraps, members of the team an dinner circles of Disney, Lucasfilm and Abrams’ have not seen it yet. Traditionally, Hollywood will give early releases to reporters, film critics and other VIPs in the industry to upcoming films. This not the case for the new Star Wars film. All early showings were cut, including important screenings for critic groups, in an attempt to keep the…

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Is ‘The Force Awakens’ An Oscar Contender?

When a site like The Atlantic starts talking about Star Wars films, you know it’s serious. In what many are calling a lukewarm year for film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens just might be the one true hit of the year. In fact, it could have the potential to be the biggest movie ever. That’s a pretty tall order, but can The Force Awakens really measure up? The movie is already setting records for pre-opening ticket sales. It’s causing quite a stir in all circles and it seems like everywhere you go, someone is talking about it. You can read the full article to see what The Atlantic has to say about The Force Awakens as an Oscar contender but here is a snippet: It says something about 2015 that Spotlight, Thomas McCarthy’s small, powerful drama about journalism done right, is a perceived frontrunner to win the big prize, despite its lack of any epic visual flair. Spotlight would be…

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New ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Footage

We now have less than four weeks before The Force Awakens releases in theaters. This is truly the final countdown. Are you as excited as we are? It seems like the whole world is excited! As we get closer to the big movie premiere, we’re probably going to continue to see teasers and ad spots. While we were told there will be no more official trailers, we are seeing regular TV spots and Internet ads and you can probably expect to continue seeing them right up to release. This weekend we got two new TV spots to advertise the film. One was premiered during the American Music Awards (Nov 22nd) just before the performance by Pentatonix. Here it is if you missed it: This one contained some pieces of old footage with some new footage spliced in. We see Rey and how she is waiting for her family. We hear words of…

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Get to Know the New Star Wars Stars with These Movies and Shows

In addition to the stars we know and love—Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Peter Mayhew—The Force Awakens includes a number of new names that you may not be familiar with. Before the new movie comes out in just under a month, do yourself a favor and take some time to get to know them! Because the new actors in the movie don’t have illustrious careers behind them, you may not have seen them yet; but they all have at least some credentials. Here are 16 movies and shows that will help you get to know the new faces: Ex Machina: Domnhall Gleason (General Hux) and Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron) both have amazing performances in this AI thriller. Game of Thrones: Gwendoline Christie (Captain Phasma) plays Brienne of Tarth, a loyal knight and companion; Jessica Henwick (Jessika Pava) also makes an appearance as Nymeria Sand. Blue Season: Daisy Ridley (Rey)…

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New ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Photos in EW Exclusive

If you are just itching to see more of The Force Awakens while we await the actual release of the movie, you’re going to love this exclusive from Entertainment Weekly. While we’ve seen one or two of these in the trailers already, most of the imagery is new, giving us another little taste of what we can expect from the film. The Marketing for The Force Awakens is in full swing and from now until the big reveal day, we can expect to see many more little goodies released. In these exclusive images, we see some amazing scenes from the film. There’s a Resistance X-Wing flying overhead as two Stormtroopers are met with demise. “We had women in stormtrooper costumes in the movie,” Abrams says, so audiences will be seeing a mixed gender fighting force from The First Order whether they realize it or not. (The armor isn’t form-fitting, of course.) We see some amazing scenes…

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Terminally Ill Daniel Fleetwood who saw ‘Star Wars’ early has died #ForceForDaniel

If you have not yet heard the story of Daniel Fleetwood, get your tissues ready. The 32-year-old is terminally ill, suffering from spindle cell carcinoma, a type of cancer. Recently he found out 90 percent of his lungs are filled with tumors, and this past Tuesday, he beat his doctor’s prognosis giving him just two months to live. “I am pushing through this,” says Daniel, who takes frequent breaks to catch his breath. “I’m still here.” In his interview with PEOPLE, he goes on to explain how he has been a fan of Star Wars most of his life. The Houston, Texas native dreams about the series, follows the message boards and writes fan fiction of it. FLeetwood also had a dying wish: to see the new film The Force Awakens. Unfortunately, there is a good chance Daniel won’t still be living when the movie is released. “If I got to see…

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First ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ TV Spot Looks to a New Generation’s Story

Disney has now released what will likely be the first of many TV spots. While we were told that there would be no more official trailers, who can say how many TV spots there will be between now and the big reveal day? While we still know very little about the plot, the latest TV spot and other marketing tells us a bit more. We can see that this will be a bit of a “passing of the torch” kind of story, at least in part. On the light side, we have Rey (Daisy Ridley) and Finn (John Boyega) taking over for Leia (Carrie Fisher) and Han Solo (Harrison Ford), and over on the dark side, we see Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) promising to finish what Darth Vader started. There’s lots of questions about where Luke is but our guess is this is not going to be revealed until much…

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The average Star Wars: The Force Awakens fan will be 34-year-old male

The new Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie has been predicted that it will be one of the highest grossing films ever, and some experts are suggesting that box-office revenues in excess of the current record, Avatar’s gross of $2.78 billon are within reach. Researchers have now showed us who exactly will be purchasing the tickets. According to cinema marketing data firm Movio Media, the average person to purchase a ticket in advance for Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be a United States 34 year old male. It’s predicted that 70% of ticket owners are men between the ages of 18 and 49. The average advance ticket purchaser is a typical movie theater goer and usually travels in order to see big-budget fantasies like Jurassic World or Avengers: Age of Ultron on opening night, according to Movio Media. Also, these in particular individuals spend 2.6 times more than the…

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“Boycott Star Wars VII” Movement Says Film is “Anti-White”

Last night the trailer was released for Star Wars VII. It’s no surprise that people everywhere were talking about it. On Monday afternoon, the hashtag #BoycottStarWarsVII shot to the top of Twitter’s trending topics and if that one left you wondering, you might find this little story interesting (or infuriating). Or both. The people behind #BoycottStarWarsVII say the new movie is “promoting white genocide” and the so-called “movement” is asking others to boycott the movie. They also call Abrams a white-hating Jew. “#BoycottStarWarsVII because it is anti-white propaganda promoting #whitegenocide,” says one Tweet: #BoycottStarWarsVII because it is anti-white propaganda promoting #whitegenocide. — End Cultural Marxism (@genophilia) October 19, 2015 The same account also Tweeted: “A friend in LA said #StarWarsVII is basically ‘Deray in Space,’ ” — (a reference to civil rights activist DeRay Mckesson.) “Jewish activist JJ Abrams is an anti-white nut.” Another Twitter account, calling itself “Captain Confederacy” joined in saying:…

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Star Wars Fans Crash Fandango Buying Movie Tickets

The Force is strong in Star Wars fans after the release of the most recent movie trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. In fact, it might be too strong. At least, too strong for ticket seller sites like Fandango that were not prepared for the massive traffic and orders that were to come. On Monday night, after the trailer was released, fans of Star Wars flooded the ticket-seller sites of Fandango, AMC Theatres, Alamo Drafthouse and other providers, grinding the ticket-selling process to a halt. If you were one of the many trying to buy tickets you may have noticed the lag, delays, and just outright site crashes. Tickets for opening night are sold out but tickets for the days following the opening day are still available. With the sites back up and running, you can head on over and gets yours now. As of Tuesday morning, all of the…

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