Movies, Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Movies, Star Wars: The Force Awakens

WIRED – Star Wars is just days away from returning to the big screen—or at least the trailer is.

Ending weeks of speculation, Lucasfilm confirmed today that what is being called “an early 88-second tease” for Star Wars: The Force Awakens will run in select theaters over the holiday weekend before heading to all theaters in December.

Confirmation actually came slightly earlier than intended, when the Regal Theaters chain accidentally posted details for its nine theater screenings online Monday morning before swiftly removing the post and replacing it with an image of Mon Mothma, revealing that many Bothans had died to bring us this information.

The trailer will run from Friday through Sunday in the following 30 locations:

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Of course, now that we know where and when we can see the trailer, it’s time to start wondering what we’ll see when we show up. There are at least two distinct rumors circulating, suggesting we’ll either see very little beyond the familiar logo and maybe a glimpse of the Millennium Falcon in flight or perhaps it’ll just be a lot of quick-cut shots of the new cast with little context. Are either true? We should know in just a few days.

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MAKING STAR WARS – Star Wars Snapshots: A Glimpse at Episode VII. If you want to know what you are likely to see on screen in 2015, read on:

On a desert planet, there’s a canyon, sandy and brown. In front of the canyon is a downed AT-AT walker, laying on its side. A young girl sits atop of the mechanical beast’s head. She gazes outward towards the end of the canyon where her hopes and dreams may one day be realized, not unlike Luke Skywalker yearning for more from his mundane life. For now, this is her home, the wreckage of years of intergalactic warfare. The legs of the AT-AT are partially obscured by sand at the “ankles” but pop out at the feet. This walker has been there for some time and nature has began to take the machine into the earth. The AT-AT lays on its left side, its head leveled by the dirt from which its head smashed into during a battle some time ago. The right side of the body of the AT-AT faces upwards, battle scared, shot by many laser blasts which no doubt brought the machine down. Battle wreckage is littered all around the fallen beast. This is the dwelling of the new hero from Star Wars: Episode VII.

The underbelly has large pieces of cloth draped over it to protect the dwelling from the environment. A small ship is hidden inside the belly, like a garage. In the distance you can see TIE-Fighters which have been downed into the sane. AT-ST head sits, its body below the dirt. You can see another AT-AT body in the distance, its coverings eroded away with time.

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MOVIEWEB – ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ Villains and Character Flashbacks Revealed!

There will be massive spoilers regarding Star Wars: Episode VII to follow, so if you don’t want to know anything about the story ahead of time, stop reading now. If you just have to know everything you can about director J.J. Abrams’ highly-anticipated sequel, then check out the latest details below.

Last month, we reported that the plot will center on John Boyega and Daisy Ridley’s characters, who find a severed hand holding a light saber in the desert. They soon find themselves on a quest to find its rightful owner. When they encounter Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew), the old Corellian space pirate reveals that the light saber actually belongs to his old friend Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), who he hasn’t seen in 30 years. They all go on a mission to find him.

Today, Latino Review reveals that Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) isn’t in hiding, he’s being held captive by the sequel’s main villains, the Inquisitors, the name of a character that will soon appear in the Star Wars Rebels TV series debuting this fall on Disney XD. These characters appear to be loosely based on the Inquisitors from the Expanded Universe, mixed with the “hardened Sith look” of The Inquisitor from Star Wars Rebels. Our report from July revealed that the light saber has Luke’s severed hand attached to it, which “probably” isn’t accurate, according to the site. It could be the hand of a completely different character.

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DEADINE – UTA Signs ‘Star Wars’ Lead Daisy Ridley

Among heated competition, UTA has signed Daisy Ridley. Why would there be heated competition for an actress I’ve never heard of? Well, she is the female lead in the J.J Abrams-directed resuscitation of Star Wars, and the plan is for her carry through to the second and third films that will be directed by Looper helmer Rian Johnson. Ridley was hired for Star Wars: Episode VII after a worldwide casting search.

The actress, who appeared in several TV series back home in London before getting the job of a lifetime, is repped by Jonathan Arun in the UK and by attorney Shelby Weiser at Sloane Offer Weber Dern.

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DIGITAL SPY – Daisy Ridley’s appearance in The Inbetweeners 2 has been cut.

The newcomer was due to star in the comedy in an unspecified role, but her scenes have since been re-shot with a different actress, due to Ridley’s busy schedule with Star Wars Episode VII.

“We’ve cut her out of the film,” co-creator Iain Morris told Yahoo! Movies.

“She [was] in the opening of the film. We reshot the opening because the script didn’t work. We desperately wanted Daisy to come back and do it because she’s brilliant, really funny. But by that point she was doing Star Wars.”

Co-writer Damon Beesley added. “She wasn’t available because of Star Wars contractual commitments. She wanted to do it… She’s brilliant and she’ll be a huge star.”

He continued: “We cast her before she got the role in Star Wars.”

Ridley was perhaps the biggest surprise among the main cast of JJ Abrams’s upcoming Star Wars sequel, to be released in 2015.

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VOGUE – When Vogue invited Daisy Ridley to this year’s annual Costume Institute Gala, the ingénue was forced to decline the offer without question. And now we know why she was so busy: Rumors spread this weekend that she and John Boyega, another relatively anonymous British actor, will be the main characters in the upcoming Star Wars installment. Production has been kept so tightly under wraps that, while it was announced months ago that Boyega and Ridley would be a part of the ensemble for J.J. Abrams’s Star Wars: Episode VII (alongside Vogue’s July cover girl Lupita Nyong’o and Girls’s Adam Driver), it was not until this weekend’s leak of rumored plot details that we discovered that Ridley and Boyega will be the “heroes,” inheriting a mantle of instant stardom more recently bestowed on Natalie Portman and Hayden Christensen, who led Episodes II and III.

Ridley’s largest role to date was a cameo on last year’s Jeremy Piven–led TV drama, Mr. Selfridge. The 22-year-old Boyega, born to Nigerian parents in Peckham, has some minor sci-fi experience, having been featured in Attack the Block, a 2011 film about a gang of South London teenagers who protect their neighborhood from invading aliens. But none of their previous roles even comes close to the kind of blockbuster parts they’ll be assuming for Star Wars. In Episode VII, Boyega reportedly plays a reformed storm trooper who teams up with Ridley’s character to return an aging Luke Skywalker’s lost light saber. And some have speculated that, in true Hollywood fashion, their partnership leads to a romance. Ridley and Boyega may have slipped under your radar thus far, but prepare to see this generation’s Luke and Leia everywhere starting next year.

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