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New TIE Fighter Revealed in ‘Star Wars 7’ Concept Art

The new TIE fighter in ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ is slightly larger than the original ship, which may tease a new Emperor.

Jan 2, 2015 by Brian Gallagher

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With just under one year left until Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters in December, fans are still clamoring for more information about this highly-anticipated sequel, set 30 years after Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi. Indie Revolver has gotten their hands on concept art which reveals a new design for the classic TIE Fighter ship. The new TIE Fighter design is quite a bit larger than the original, and as you can see in the photo below, this image could tease the presence of a new Emperor.

Standing at the base of the new TIE Fighter are two red-cloaked figures, which are likely Imperial Guard members. Indie Revolver notes that, in the original Star Wars trilogy, these members of the Imperial Guard clad in red were only seen when the Emperor was present, leading to speculation that a new Emperor could be revealed in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. There is also another black TIE Fighter spotted in the background, which was featured in a previous piece of artwork labeled “TIE Fighter – Special Forces.” There is speculation that this ship may be used by Gwendoline Christie’s character, the commander of these Special Forces who reportedly sets off on a journey to track down John Boyega’s Finn, a Stormtrooper who has gone AWOL.

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“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” First Teaser Trailer

No sign of Gwendoline but hopefully soon we’ll find out more!

 

It’s here! Disney has released the very first Star Wars: The Force Awakens for director J.J. Abrams‘ highly anticipated sequel, which falls into the franchise as Episode VII if anyone’s counting. As far as teaser trailers go, this one is pretty incredible. Abrams doesn’t simply rely on nostalgia to make this thing exciting, offering up tantalizing teases through some genuinely compelling filmmaking. As far as character first-looks go, we can clearly see John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, and Oscar Isaac as seemingly “good guys” in full costume, and then an obscured baddie (Adam Driver?), complete with voiceover narration from Andy Serkis (not Benedict Cumberbatch). The money shot of the Millennium Falcon is spectacular, and overall I’m extremely enthused to see a heavy reliance on practical locations and effects work. This is great, great stuff.

Watch the debut Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer after the jump, and click here to check out some new hi-res images. The film also stars Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Lupita Nyong’o, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie, Max Von Sydow, and more. Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens in theaters on December 18, 2015.

Click over to Apple to watch in HD. After you’ve watched the trailer, let us know what you thought in the comments section below! And click here to see how it compares to the first trailers for the previous six Star Wars films. And, if you want to download the trailer in 1080p, click here.

Source: Collider

‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ has a title: ‘The Force Awakens’

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If you feel a disturbance in the Force, it’s millions of voices suddenly crying out the new title of Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens.

 

The reveal comes as the movie finishes its final day of shooting (with many more months of post-production to come.)

 

Although there were still a few days left of shooting, the cast of the J.J. Abrams film already celebrated their wrap party last weekend, following a bumpy few months of principal photography thrown into crisis when Han Solo himself, Harrison Ford, broke his leg on set in an accident involving a falling door on the Millennium Falcon.

 

It was also plagued by spoiler leaks — or was it? The flow of rumors and apparent concept images has been non-stop, but how much of it is accurate remains an open question.

 

The film, which picks up three decades after the events of Return of the Jedi, is headlined by original trilogy stars Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Kenny Baker (R2-D2), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca), and Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), with new additions including Lupita Nyong’o (the best supporting actress Oscar-winner from 12 Years a Slave) and Gwendoline Christie, the 6-foot-3 British actress best known as the female knight Brienne of Tarth from Game of Thrones.

 

Other new additions include Adam Driver (Girls), Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis), John Boyega (Attack the Block), newcomer Daisy Ridley, performance-capture maestro Andy Serkis (Rise of the Planet of the Apes), Domhnall Gleeson (About Time), and the imperious Max von Sydow from The Exorcist.

 

Episode VII, er … The Force Awakens, produced by Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy and veteran Abrams collaborator Bryan Burke, is set for release Dec. 18, 2015.

Source: EW

Gwendoline Christie: GoT doesn’t use wizardry

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Gwendoline Christie has labelled the Belfast countryside beautiful and says it still shines even in the rain.

 

The statuesque actress is one of the key figures in fantasy drama Game of Thrones. She plays Brienne of Tarth in the smash hit shows, which boasts an A-list cast including Kit Harington, Charles Dance and Peter Dinklage.

 

The show achieves its sweeping landscape shots, usually the backdrop for epic battle scenes, by filming in Northern Ireland.

 

“The countryside in Belfast is beautiful. No technical wizardry is needed to show quite how glorious it is in its natural state,” Gwendoline smiled to British newspaper Metro.

 

“Even when it’s raining I feel ‘soaked in nature’s fecund blessing,'” she added quoting from novel Cold Comfort Farm, by Stella Gibbons.

 

Her work on the small screen has helped open doors in the movie world, and Gwendoline has two blockbusters in the pipeline. She’ll be gracing cinemas in Star Wars: Episode VII next year, alongside Harrison Ford, Lupita Nyong’o and Andy Serkis.

 

The film is slated for a December release and is already getting fans excited.

 

Before that though, Gwendoline will appear in the next Hunger Games instalment. The popular franchise already has two films under its belt and will be releasing The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 in November, with the second part due out a year later.

 

“I’m so excited to be part of a franchise I’ve admired so greatly – and one that has such a strong, positive female central figure in the form of Katniss,” she gushed.

 

“I play Commander Lyme, a previous victor of an unseen Hunger Games. She was one of the examples shown to Katniss and is now the rebel commander of District 2.”

 

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Source: BelfastTelegraph

First Look At Gwendoline Christie In Costume On STAR WARS EPISODE VII Set?

Though it’s hard to tell due to the distance from which the photos were taken, some new images from the Star Wars Episode VII set offer up our first look at Adam Driver in a Rebel flight suit and the new garb for members of the Alliance, including Gwendoline Christie and a strange looking vehicle…

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Rick Lawrence has shared a ton of Star Wars Episode VII set photos through his Facebook page, and they offer up our first look at the Rebel Alliance and a strange looking vehicle of some sort (which we would guess is for transporting troops). It’s hard to tell, but the first two images definitely feature actors who appear to be Adam Driver (Girls) and Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), and if not, they certainly bear a striking resemblance! [spoiler]Looks like they’ll be good guys! More photos can be found by clicking on the link above, but here are a selection of some of the best.

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Oh, and in case you happen to see a rumour doing the rounds about Daniel Craig being in the J.J. Abrams helmed movie, he’s only at Pinewood because pre-production on Bond 24 has begun, and not because he’ll be taking on some sort of mysterious role in a Galaxy Far, Far Away (the rumour was started by The Sun, so it’s obviously nonsense). What do you guys think of these photos?
Source: Comic Book Movie

Star Wars Rumors and Spoilers – Article #3

And finally the article that mentions what Gwendoline’s character MIGHT be.

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‘Star Wars’ Rumor Patrol: ‘Episode 7′ Villains Revealed [Updated]

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[This article contains POTENTIAL SPOILERS for Star Wars: Episode VII.]

[UPDATE: A rumored image of an Episode VII villain has popped up online.]

What do we know for certain about the plot of Star Wars: Episode VII? [spoiler]Well, it picks up thirty years after the events in Return of the Jedi, and… that’s about it. However, we do have a growing stack of rumors about the storyline for director J.J. Abrams’ film – and today, we have yet another one to add to the pile.

What’s interesting about this one, however, is that it helps to explain where a lot of the previous claims about the movie – specifically, those concerning its villains – come from; thus, suggesting how these seemingly disparate puzzle pieces may go together. Again, though, the following is all RUMOR and speculation. It’s entirely possible that Abrams and co-writer Lawrence Kasdan (The Empire Strikes Back) – who rewrote the original script draft by Michael Arndt (Toy Story 3, Catching Fire) – have something else altogether up their sleeve.

First things first: those old rumors indicating that Darth Vader will appear inEpisode VII resurfaced quite recently; the possible why and how behind his “return” – that’s been kept a mystery. Meanwhile, there’s also been talk over the past months about the film’s villains being “Jedi Hunters” – mercenaries who, naturally, have been hired to take down the Jedi – and who may be connected to The Inquisitor. The latter is voiced by Jason Isaacs featured in the upcoming canon animated show Star Wars Rebels (the first canon installment in Walt Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm’s Star Wars universe, no less).

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The most plausible Episode VII storyline that has been reported so far has the film’s young protagonists (Daisy Ridley and John Boyega) undertaking a journey to find Jedi Master Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), who has been missing for many years by the time the movie begins. Latino Review is claiming to have insider knowledge of what happens when Ridley and Boyega (who’s rumored to be a stormtrooper when the movie begins) catch up with the older Luke:

  • Luke reveals to Ridley and Boyega that the Inquisitors – who are indeed actively hunting down any Jedi Masters or Jedi-in-training when Episode VII takes place – are very much connected to the Sith.
  • This prompts a flashback, showing Darth Vader recruiting the very first Inquisitors. That sequence could also (somehow) incorporate a very young Leia, who rumor has it will be played by Carrie Fisher’s biological daughter Billie Lourd.
  • At some point, Boyega’s former boss/commanding officer (Gwendoline Christie) catches up to the young heroes and reveals her own connection to the Force – possibly being a member of the Inquisitor organization, whose ranks may also include the characters played by Lupita Nyong’o and Adam Driver.

UPDATE: Indie Revolver (WARNING: The linked page contains what may be a BIG SPOILER), which earlier today posted pics of the redesigned stormtrooper helmet in Episode VII, has posted what is apparently an image of the film’s main villain, along with more details on their history with the Sith.

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Now, all of this does arguably make sense, when you break it down:

  • It explains why Star Wars Rebels will be the starting point for the new canon of the continuing Star Wars universe.
  • By establishing that the Inquisitors have been around for upwards of 50 years before Episode VII takes place, Rebels would help to ease the transition into them becoming the primary antagonists in the new Star Wars live-action film trilogy.
  • The existence of non-Sith Dark Force adds a welcome layer of complexity to the Light Side/Dark Side dynamic.
  • Thanks to the presence of the Inquisitors, the Star Wars franchise will henceforth have a way to circumvent the “Rule of Two” that dictates only two Sith will exist at once (something Yoda references in Episode I, which makes it canon) – in the sense that now several Dark Force users can be around at once.

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It’s entirely possible that most of the aforementioned claims (if not all of them) are based largely on misinformation – and thus, that the actual Episode VII storyline is something else together. Still, if this is the route that Abrams is taking with his Star Wars installment, then it’s certainly an intriguing direction – one that could indeed successfully launch a new era of Star Wars, like Abrams did with Star Trek (albeit, byvery different plot mechanics).

Agree/disagree? Have you own thoughts/theories about what will happen in Episode VII and beyond? Feel free to drop us a line in the comments section of this article.

Star Wars: Episode VII arrives in theaters on December 18th, 2015.

Article Source: Latino Review

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Source: ScreenRant

Star Wars Rumors and Spoilers – Article #2

There are a lot of building articles that contain rumors and possible spoilers

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Star Wars Episode VII’s Villains Revealed!

UPDATE! Down at the bottom of the page is a new image the ballers at IndieRevolver has of the villain I’m about to spoil for you below. Way at the bottom. Don’t go there if you don’t want to see it.

No one suspects the Spanish…er…Latino Review Inquisition!

Today instead of just a single, long S7ARWARS(.com) column post, we’re going to be making our own little trilogy of posts.

First, we cleared up the Stormtrooper situation. Now, we’ll reveal something about Episode VII that made my jaw literally drop when I heard it, and this evening,I’ll drop a normal ramble-filled column about how EVERYTHING FITS TOGETHER NOW.

Ok? Let’s have some fun. SPOILERS ahead, all day.

[spoiler]To catch you up on what we think we know about Episode VII’s plot thus far: Luke’s lightsaber (and maybe hand but probably not) crash lands on a planet leading Daisy Ridley and John Boyega on a search for Luke, which leads them to Han and Chewie, who aren’t in the Millennium Falcon because Oscar Isaacs has it. The party is looking for Luke who has been MIA since Jedi. But Luke isn’t hiding, Luke is a captive.

Let’s push our understanding past the first act and into the second act of the story.

What we’ve been circling around are the villains of the piece, occasionally coming up with buzzing from the set about bounty hunters or “Sith Witches,” and those aren’t entirely inaccurate, but the truth is much more…

…INQUISITIVE.

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The Inquisitors are the villains of Star Wars: Episode VII and the name of the main villain in Star Wars: Rebels. They seem to be loosly based on the now-deleted Expanded Universe Inquistors (Click here for that background) mixed with the hardended Sith look of Rebels’ villain. The Inquisitors are defenders of the Sith Order and they’ve been around for a long time. Just how long is what turnsEpisode VII’s story on it’s head.

 

GET OUT NOW IF YOU DON’T WANT THE BIG SPOILER.

Ok?

Onward.

When our hero(es) find Luke and the Inquisitors are revealed, Luke’s explanation on the history of this order is going to trigger a flashback to explain that the Inquisitors have been tied into the Sith all along.

Remember when we broke Billie Lourd’s casting (Lourd is the biological daughter of Carrie Fisher)? That’s not so she can play a Solo kid, it’s so she can play a much younger Princess Leia than we’ve ever seen before in this flashback.

This Lourd WILL be a ROYAL! HAAHAHAHAHA!

I make myself laugh, like, all the time.

But, a young Princess Leia is not all this flashback reveals…

The Inquisitors will be seen serving Darth Vader in flashback.

 

Yes, Darth Vader will be on screen, briefly, in Star Wars: Episode VII. We’re not done with the dark prince of the Sith quite yet.

That’s all for now, but it’s now exceedingly clear that the Sequel Trilogy requires a retroactive continuity adjustment to the other two trilogies and Rebels is going to end up being much, much more important than we anticipated.

 

More on Rebels and the big picture this evening for your normally scheduled S7AR WARS column!

 

THE UPDATE:

I hear, but cannot confirm, that some layoffs in the production run might be causing some of these unexpected leaks of actual content to hit the net. If you’ve already been fired, you can’t be fired again, I guess? Either way, IndieRevolver seems to be tapped into these people, because they have a concept art photo of the “Sith Inquisitor,” a half cyborg nightmare creature, looking at the broken helmet of Darth Vader.[/spoiler]

Source: Latino Review

Star Wars Rumors and Spoilers – Article #1

There are a lot of building articles that contain rumors and possible spoilers

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Indie Revolver EXCLUSIVE: No One Expects the Sith Inquisition

By: Jay P. Carlson

A lot of information and images related to Star Wars: Episode VII are coming to light this week, and we’ve got just one more treat for you to enjoy over the weekend. We’re headed into definite spoiler territory now, so be warned – if you don’t want to know, now’s your chance to turn back!

If you haven’t yet, please head over to Latino Review and read their terrific writeup on the known plot points of the upcoming Star Wars sequel. There’s a lot of connective tissue (and wonderful surprises) there which make sense of a lot of what we’re seeing these days and over the coming weeks.

[spoiler]It’s true that the main villain of Episode VII is a Sith Inquisitor. He’s tall and thin and terrifyingly creepy, with glowing red eyes to match his red lightsaber. He’s got some robotic upgrades, like Vader – but no mask. The cybernetic bits weave in and out of him. He’s got a human upper lip, a steel jaw… and the robotic hand that JJ Abrams posted an image of.BuxQHkXCAAE4vXI

 

As LR mentioned, we’ll see flashbacks in this movie which will show us Princess Leia as a young girl and Vader’s involvement with the Sith during his prime. This inquisitor has a fascination Vader through the movie’s timeline as well though – just look how he stares at Vader’s shattered helmet in this image:

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What use do you think the Sith might make of Vader’s decrepit armor after all these years? Might they clone him from his cells? Is this a second discarded set of armor, or a burnt shell from Luke’s funeral pyre? Reply below and let us know your thoughts.
[/spoiler] What a great time to be a fan of Star Wars. May the force be with you!

 

Source: Indie Revolver

Quote from Gwendoline about Star Wars ‘Snipers’

‘STAR WARS’ ACTORS KEEP MUM IN VENICE

The first rule of Venice is, you don’t talk about “Star Wars.”

Cast members of the forthcoming “Episode VII” who are in the Italian city for the Venice Film Festival are keeping mum about details of the ultra-anticipated movie.

 

British actress Gwendoline Christie, who plays Brienne of Tarth in “Game of Thrones” and Commander Lyme in two “Hunger Games” movies, joked at a Vanity Fair-sponsored party that “Star Wars” producers had gone to extraordinary lengths to maintain secrecy.

“There’s snipers trained on us right now,” she said at an event to celebrate a collaboration between celebrity photographer Rankin and Johnnie Walker whiskey aimed at capturing rising entertainment stars.

 

 
Source: Washington Post

Did Gwendoline Take Over Benedict Cumberbatch’s Star Wars Episode VII Role?

The Game of Throne actress has been speaking out on the big screen part

 

Forget the return of Harrison Ford or Adam Driver’s rumoured villain, the casting for Star Wars: Episode VII we’re most excited for is Gwendoline Christie. With no official word yet on exactly who the Game of Thrones favourite will be playing, some very interesting new rumours have been doing the rounds.

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Plot leaks for JJ Abrams’ hugely secretive movie have been coming thick and fast over the past couple of weeks. Badass Digest recently claimed Brit up and comers John Boyega and Daisy Ridley are playing the leads in the new chapter, with the pair on a quest to find Mark Hamill’s Luke Skywalker, who has been MIA since the events of Return of the Jedi.

 

A fresh rumour from the site though puts Gwendoline as an Imperial officer or even a Sith, trying to hunt down Boyega’s Stormtrooper after he sets off on his mission.

 

The fact that Gwendoline has allegedly been spotted training with a lightsaber points to a possible Sith role (those sword-fighting skills on GoT should come in handy if this is the case).

 

Even more interestingly though, the site claims Christie’s part is thought to have been gender swapped during re-drafts of the script, with none other than Benedict Cumberbatch originally linked to the part.

 

Benedict shot down rumours he’s teaming up with his Star Trek: Into Darkness director Abrams again for Star Wars at Oz Comic Con back in April.

 

According to the entertainment site The Iris, which was live-tweeting from the event, Benedict told the audience “I would’ve liked a part in JJ’s [Abrams] new Star Wars but it won’t happen sadly.”

 

While this is all a lot of speculation, Gwendoline did tease her big screen adventure at Comic Con over the weekend, telling fans that she feels “incredibly lucky” to land the role.

 

“That was a real, real dream come true,” she told Access Hollywood. “That was like nothing you ever imagined. It’s so burnt into our minds. It’s burnt into my mind. I was shown those movies when I was a tiny little girl and then, to be a part of that thing that you held in such high regard, that’s been your escapism and your love and your entertainment and it’s been not just yours but everyone around you, I’m incredibly lucky. And it’s a lot of fun.”

 

While we don’t know for sure yet who Gwen will be playing, she teased that her character won’t stray too far from the action woman style of her GoT role: “Brienne of Tarth may well continue to kick ass,” she revealed.

 

Source: Entertainmentwise

 

Personally I think this sounds like a rumor but who knows?
~AliKat

STAR WARS: EPISODE VII ADDS GWENDOLINE AND LUPITA NYONG’O!

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STAR WARS: EPISODE VII ADDS ACADEMY AWARD WINNER LUPITA NYONG’O AND GAME OF THRONES’ GWENDOLINE CHRISTIE

June 02, 2014

Lupita Nyong’o joins the recently announced cast of Star Wars: Episode VII. This year, her breakthrough performance in 12 Years a Slave earned her an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

Gwendoline Christie, currently starring in the hit television series Game of Thrones as Brienne of Tarth, has also been cast in the production. She can next be seen in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2.

“I could not be more excited about Lupita and Gwendoline joining the cast of Episode VII,” says Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy. “It’s thrilling to see this extraordinarily talented ensemble taking shape.”

Actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow will join the original stars of the Saga Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker in the new film.

Star Wars: Episode VII is being directed by J.J. Abrams from a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan and Abrams. Kathleen Kennedy, Abrams, and Bryan Burk are producing and John Williams returns as the composer. The movie opens worldwide on December 18, 2015.

Source: Star Wars