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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Make sure to watch the teaser trailer for upcoming horror indie ‘Scrawl’ below, starring Daisy as Hannah. We also added a few more images in our gallery.

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Last night, Daisy was spotted leaving the ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ wrap party at the Science Museum in London, England.

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DEADLINE – EXCLUSIVE: CAA has signed Daisy Ridley, the up and coming young actress who is the female lead in the JJ Abrams-directed Star Wars: Episode VII. The plan is for her character to carry through the second and third films that will be directed by Looper helmer Rian Johnson. Ridley appeared in several TV series in London before she was set for the next batch of Star Wars at Disney, following a worldwide casting search. There was a stampede by agencies back then, and she first signed with UTA two months ago.

It is hard to imagine what went wrong there, because she has been shooting Star Wars, a movie that got postponed a bit because of Harrison Ford’s unfortunate accident on the set. Agency signing pursuits are often helped if they rep the director and have cause to be around, and Abrams is a CAA client. However it happened, it will be CAA that helps build her career after the world gets to know her when Star Wars is released December 18, 2015. Ridley also dropped her UK rep Jonathan Arun, but continues to be repped by attorney Shelby Weiser of Sloane, Offer, Weber & Dern.

Movies, Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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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You’ve probably seen a lot of people doing the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge for a good cause these past few days and Daisy is now one of them! Watch the video below.

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When the cast of J.J. Abrams’ “Star Wars: Episode VII” was first announced back in May, most of the new names were familiar, at least to the savvy cinephile: John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, Domhnall Gleeson, Andy Serkis, Max Von Sydow. But there was one face who was essentially a total newcomer, 22-year-old British actress Daisy Ridley, and if the rumors are correct, she, along with Boyega, is going to be the lead of the entire trilogy (and, possibly, the daughter of Han and Leia). Ridley is a Londoner who made her acting debut last year in long-running medical drama “Casualty” (something like national service for British actors, Kate Winslet, Orlando Bloom, Ray Winstone, Tom Hiddleston and Martin Freeman all had early gigs on the series), and has appeared steadily on TV since, cropping up in youth drama “Youngers,” the excellent comedy “Toast Of London,” and the murder procedural “Silent Witness.” Her most substantial part so far has been opposite Jeremy Piven in the period drama “Mr. Selfridge.” She’s also got a lead role in the low-budget British horror film “Scrawl” in the can, and was to supposed to make an appearance in smash hit comedy sequel “The Inbetweeners 2,” but when reshoots were required, they clashed with her next gig, and the part had to be recast. But when that next job is “Star Wars,” you probably aren’t too upset by that. Ridley is busy filming her first trip to a galaxy far, far way, and is currently the only cast member confirmed to be returning for Rian Johnson’s “Episode VIII” and “Episode IX.” The last time we had a female lead in a “Star Wars” movie, we got Natalie Portman, so we’re expecting equally big things from Ridley.

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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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