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Force Awakens Set Photos photo
... and he sure looks stunning in black
May the fourth be... NO! I will not do it, I will not say those words. Luckily, Vanity Fair will, and with them, they posted a handful of new set photos from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, revealing a few juicy details.  ...

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Star Wars Rebels finding their way into Live Action Films?


Rebels? In Star Wars? Well, I never.
Apr 29
// Jackson Tyler
After their consistent and baffling exclusion from every cinematic Star Wars release, the Rebel Alliance could finally be making its way to the big screen. Despite their massive importance to the plot of the original trilogy,...
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Star Wars: Rogue One now has a synopsis


But how many Bothans will die tho, tell me that.
Apr 20
// Jackson Tyler
I don't know if you know, but those Star Wars movies are kinda a big deal at the moment. There was a new trailer for Star Wars; The Force Awakens that the internet is still dissecting line by line, there's a new video game th...

Will Darth Vader return in Star Wars: The Force Awakens?

Apr 16 // Matt Liparota
Before we lose our heads, there are definitely ways to explain away this (apparent) discrepancy. The line pretty clearly evokes the moment in Jedi in which Luke explains his family tree to Leia and the voice very clearly sounds like Mark Hamill – but that doesn't necessarily mean it's Luke speaking. If we assume it is, however, it's possible that director J. J. Abrams was just trying to keep the line as faithful to the original dialogue as possible while still putting a fresh spin on it – and hey, the fact that someone is holding Vader's old, destroyed helmet as the line is spoken seems to indicate the big guy is gone, right? And yet, doubt lingers, all hinging on one little word. "Has." The dialogue has already been adjusted to fit whoever we presume Luke is speaking to – likely a child, either his or Leia's – so it's not as though the audio was lifted directly from Jedi. Why not adjust the first part of that line to be past tense? There's certainly some precedent for people coming back from the dead in the Star Wars universe – for starters, Alec Guinness spent most of his screentime in the original films as a ghost. In addition, one of the most well-regarded pieces of Expanded Universe literature – which, to be fair, is no longer considered canon – is Dark Empire, which sees Emperor Palpatine resurrected by way of clone. Is it possible we'll see a fresh-faced Hayden Christiansen palling around with cranky old Mark Hamill in the weirdest father-son team-up ever? Obviously this is pure speculation, and we'll have to wait until Christmas to find out how much of it is just internet posturing. Perhaps the bigger question is what it would mean for the series' biggest villain/tragic hero to return from the dead. It would be a huge, seismic twist on the level of "Luke, I am your father" to be certain, but we're not sure it's one that would sit all that well with fans.Vader's redemptive death at the end of Jedi is a lynchpin of the series, and one given extra weight once we've seen Anakin's rise and fall in the prequels (regardless of quality). Bringing Vader back, even as a clone, could very well undermine that moment and thus Vader's journey over the course of the original trilogy. Bringing back the series' iconic villain is a hell of a way to set The Force Awakens apart in this new era of the franchise, but in a way that would cheapen the classics. What do you guys think? Are we crazy? Take another look at the trailer and let us know. [embed]219301:42332:0[/embed]  
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One little word from the new trailer has us all worked up
The latest trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens – revealed this morning at the Star Wars Celebration – has us all worked up here at Flixist. We've already watched it dozens upon dozens of times and analyzed it...

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Chewy, we're home
We may have had a not-trailer launch today, but far more importantly we have an actual trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. See this one didn't need a trailer for the trailer and we're still really excited about it. It'...

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Check out these new posters for Star Wars: The Force Awakens


Featuring everyone's favorite new lightsaber technology!
Apr 16
// John-Charles Holmes
Can you believe it? Two stories about Star Wars posters in one week, except this time, the posters are for the new movie. An eagle eyed fan noticed these early posters for The Force Awakens posted a little too early on a Span...
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Star Wars posters redone in LEGO


Revenge of the brick
Apr 13
// John-Charles Holmes
Part of what has made Star Wars so iconic over the years arguably has got to be the beautiful posters designed by movie legend Drew Struzand. His brush strokes have beautifully captured the spirit of many films and actors inc...
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Because you don't own it enough ways
Star Wars has always been a bit behind the curve in releasing the series' films on new platforms much to the chagrin of its fans. It took forever to get them on DVD and then forever again to get them on Blu-ray, and now ...

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New Star Wars:The Force Awakens trailer attached to Age of Ultron


Like we weren't already going
Mar 31
// Matthew Razak
Do they seriously not want us to make it out alive? A Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer before watching the awesomeness that is going to be Avengers: Age of Ultron? I'm pretty sure this is how you commit genocide via ...
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Ben Mendelsohn could join the cast for Star Wars: Rogue One


The Australian star may star in Star Wars
Mar 27
// Per Morten Mjolkeraaen
We still don't know very much about Gareth Edward's Star Wars spin-off, Rogue One, but the information we do have - Alexandre Desplat will score, and Felicity Jones will star - is interesting, if nothing else. Now we may have...
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Alexandre Desplat set to score Star Wars: Rogue One spinoff


A Star Wars that sounds as pleasant as a Wes Anderson film
Mar 18
// John-Charles Holmes
With a new trilogy on the way and a standalone feature, Star Wars is becoming "new" again... again. Most excited fans are eagerly awaiting The Force Awakens this holiday, but there also has also been a little detail on the si...
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Gareth Edwards's Star Wars spinoff titled; Episode VIII dated


These wars among the star shall never end
Mar 12
// Jackson Tyler
There's a Disney meeting going on a long time ago, right this second, and with it comes Star Wars news! Ben Fritz tweeted it out, and the news is here for us to read, saving us all from sitting through Disney's financial meet...
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20 Star Wars books will set the stage for The Force Awakens


Your library card is gonna get a workout
Mar 11
// Matt Liparota
Now that Disney has obliterated the beloved-by-some Star Wars Expanded Universe – a massive collection of novels and other media chronicling the decades following Return of the Jedi – to clear the way for The Forc...
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Felicity Jones cast in Star Wars standalone


Feb 04
// Megan Porch
After announcing recently that Tatiana Maslany was cast in a Star Wars standalone film, now Felicity Jones is joining as the star. Is it the same standalone?? Is it something different? Either way, I'm SO on board with both o...
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Disney confirms Star Wars trilogy's release years


Jan 30
// Nick Valdez
In case you were wondering when we were getting more Star Wars after Force Awakens takes over the decade, we're getting at least one a year so far. After Episode VII releases at the end of this year, and the first spin-off in...
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Star Wars Spin-Offs

Star Wars standalone testing some awesome female leads


Jan 21
// Nick Valdez
I'm not very interested in the main Star Wars series, but what has gotten my attention are the standalone spin-off films releasing in between the trilogy. With cooler directors, and possibly cooler stories, it's only natural ...
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HYPEHYPEHYPEHYPEHYPE
Since its unveiling, I've thought that Star Wars: The Force Awakens has looked cool, but J. J. Abrams movies always look cool, so I wasn't sold on the whole thing. I knew I'd see it eventually, and it will undoubted...

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Star Wars: Episode VII

Star Wars: The Force Awakens finally names its characters


Dec 12
// Nick Valdez
Although the first teaser trailer for The Force Awakens was the very definition of tease, people have been scrounging and speculating left and right over the ten shots featured. Well, now we're one step closer to figuring out...
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Star Wars: Episode VII

Stephen Colbert defends Force Awakens' hilarious lightsaber


"It's a menage a sabre."
Dec 03
// Nick Valdez
Did you check out that Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser yet? Then you're one of the many people who looked at that lightsaber and went "huh." Whether or not that was a positive "huh" doesn't matter as loads of folks have ...
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Someone has already gotten a Star Wars: Episode VII tattoo


Dec 02
// Nick Valdez
"That guy's gonna be the shit! I'm telling you!" [via Buzzfeed UK and @ibreckon]
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In a galaxy not so far away anymore
It's been a long time coming. When Disney bought out Lucasfilm two years ago and announced their plans for another Star Wars trilogy, we all went into some sort of nerd shock. Whether or not you're a fan of the films, you un...

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Episode VII Trailer

UPDATE: Star Wars: The Force Awakens to debut trailer in select theaters Friday


Nov 24
// Nick Valdez
UPDATE: There are 30 theaters showing the trailer according to StarWars.com (which we've listed below). Good luck! Original story follows. Surely the most anticipated trailer for the rest of the year is for Star Wars: Episode...
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Nerds everywhere lose their minds.
This morning, the official twitter for Star Wars revealed that Episode VII's principal photography finished shooting... and they also threw in a graphic that contains the film's subtitle. The Force Awakens leaves me with a l...

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John Williams starts work on Star Wars Ep. VII score in two weeks


Your welcome for the Star Wars theme in your head all day
Oct 07
// Matthew Razak
Just a little morning news to get you listening to the old scores all day. Get hype, folks. 
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Obi Wan Kenobi rumored to be getting a Star Wars spin-off


This is not the spin off you're looking for
Sep 15
// Matthew Razak
We've pretty much heard a spin-off rumor for every character that exists in the Star Wars universe. We know they're coming and we know the directors of some, but they're still shrouded in mystery, thus more rumors. The n...
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J.J. Abrams teases Edgar Wright coming to Star Wars


And that's when every nerd on earth became aroused
Aug 19
// Matthew Razak
Well here's a hell of a tease (not to mention what would be an awesome wedding). J.J. Abrams just tweeted this image of him and Edgar Wright holding hands hinting strongly that he's getting married to the man... or that Wrigh...
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Is this what Storm Troopers will look like in Star Wars Ep. VII


It's like they hired Apple to design them
Aug 15
// Matthew Razak
Despite the fact that J.J. Abrams might be the best in the business at keeping his films secret when you're dealing with Star Wars things are going to leak. These Stormtrooper helmets might be the first real big things i...
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Star Wars: Episode VII

Star Wars: Episode VII has an X-Wing in it


Jul 22
// Nick Valdez
There's not much to say about this. As part of the promotion for the UNICEF "Force for Change" campaign, J.J Abrams recorded a video in front of an X-Wing (technically a Headhunter, but every other site says "X-Wing" and I want to be popular). Sooooo enjoy. You can donate with Omaze to enter the contest for an advanced screening, too.  [via Omaze]
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Will also write Episode IX
Some big news coming out of the Star Wars camp today as it has been announced that Looper director Rian Johnson will be writing and directing Star Wars: Episode VIII and writing Episode IX. Most likely Abrams will r...

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Harrison Ford's injury shouldn't delay Star Wars: Episode VII


Ford out for two months of shooting
Jun 17
// Matthew Razak
As we all know geriatric Han Solo is not as lithe as young Han Solo and so when that damn Millennium Falcon door fell Harrison Ford got injured, reportedly breaking his ankle and having some hip issues. Now that it's been a f...
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Star Wars Spin-Offs

Josh Trank to also direct standalone Star Wars film


Jun 05
// Nick Valdez
He might not have made it on Alec's recent list of dream Star Wars spin-off directors, but honestly, who even saw this coming? Josh Trank (Chronicle, and Fox's upcoming reboot of Fantastic Four) has now been tapped to direct...
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Star Wars: Episode VII

Star Wars: Episode VII adds some badass women to the cast


Good direction this is
Jun 02
// Nick Valdez
With Star Wars: Episode VII's 2015 release date getting closer and closer, we have some more casting news. After the major reveal in April, we have a two new women joining a crew that was severely lacking in them. Thankfully,...

Six filmmakers who should direct Star Wars spin-offs

May 27 // Alec Kubas-Meyer
When I first read that Gareth Edwards was making the first spin-off, I misread it. I thought, “Seriously? The guy who did The Raid 2? Heck freaking yeah!” And then I was disappointed to find out that, no, it was some other guy who didn’t make the best action movie ever. But what if it was? The Star Wars of the 21st century has tended towards the big and bombastic, and doing so made the action a whole lot less intense. Say what you want about his films, Evans knows how to make small-scale action intense. Imagine a bounty hunter spinoff (back-in-the day Boba Fett?), something like a martial arts Blade Runner. Given his not-excellent track record as a writer, he’d definitely need at least one other person to help out with the story, but if he got that, the Star Wars universe could be home to the coolest sci-fi action film ever. Han Solo is a slick fella. Suave and sarcastic almost to a fault, it’s hard to imagine a Han Solo prequel film without the steady hand of one Edgar Wright; especially now that Wright is off Ant-Man. Wright's trademark snappy direction would gel perfectly with Solo’s whip-smart brand of humor. Can you imagine the car chase scenes from Hot Fuzz...but with the Millennium Falcon? An Edgar Wright movie mixes wit and a surprising amount of heart, usually to great effect. And you know who else is hiding a heart of gold behind a wall of snark? Han Solo. Plus, it would be a major PR boon for Disney, especially after the whole Ant-Man debacle. Nerds love Edgar Wright, but they love Han Solo even more. -- Mike Cosimano Disclaimer: I’ve never seen the Clone Wars series, so I don’t know if that delves into the lives of the same-faced soldiers who are at the bidding of the real Star Wars baddies, but I think it would be absolutely fascinating to have a film that focuses on the military itself and the people within. Honestly, I think it’s such a potential goldmine of interesting stories that it could be its own subseries, with a film about each military faction. Kathryn Bigelow has proven that she is extremely adept at evoking the feeling (if not necessarily the reality) of a small-scale warzone (think Hurt Locker, not Saving Private Ryan), and could make for a really compelling drama. Snowpiercer isn’t out in the states yet, so you’re going to have to trust me on this one: Bong Joon-Ho is a brilliant world builder. Whatever its failings, his latest film serves to create a fascinating world that just feels right. More importantly, its multilingual cast shows that he has a unique grasp on the melding of different cultures. I’d trust him to pull off a Star Wars drama with a cast of aliens and humans alike more than any other filmmaker on the planet. He’s also got a good grasp of action. If we have to attach it to existing characters, I’d say that he would be perfectly suited to create the Han Solo origin, though I’d rather he do something completely different. Speaking of completely different: The man who made Primer and Upstream Color has one of the most distinctive, singular visions in all of movie-making. While his movies may not look the same in the way a Wes Anderson might (let’s pause to consider and immediately reject a Wes Anderson-directed spinoff), his complete control over nearly every aspect of production means he’s as close to a true film auteur as a person could get. His intensely cerebral, low-budget sensibilities likely wouldn’t translate to the type of narrative people associate with Star Wars, but his sci-fi background means that he could make something absolutely compelling within that universe. It would be small, intimate, and like nothing else out there. For these spinoffs to really make an impact, they need to do something weird. Shane Carruth would help them do that. No, seriously. George Lucas may have completely destroyed his credibility as a filmmaker with the Star Wars prequels, but it would be fascinating to give him an unrelated side-story to (probably) mess up as well. Without any expectations or preconceived notions, the man (especially if he had a team to reign him in) could possibly make some reasonably interesting, if not necessarily good. I don’t have the faintest idea what that thing might be, but if we’re part of this new Expanded Universe, why not? I mean, it really couldn’t be any worse than Episode I.
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It's time for a different kind of EU
When Disney killed the Star Wars Expanded Universe last month, they negated decades of side stories that fleshed out the galaxy far, far away. But they left open the door for a new Expanded Universe, one filled with cano...

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3 Star Wars spin-off movies in development right now


Marveling the crap out of the franchise
May 07
// Matthew Razak
It appears that everyone wants of a piece of that sweet, money-making Marvel universe building action. A Disney executive recently revealed that side from the upcoming trilogy of Star Wars films fans can expect at least ...
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Rumor: Star Wars: Episode VII titled The Ancient Fear


And we all know what fear leads to
May 06
// Matthew Razak
Have to slap this one with a rumor, but Ain't It Cool is usually pretty solid when it comes to leaks so we're leaning towards the truth. They've been informed twice now that the current working title for Star Wars: Episode VI...
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Includes John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis and more!
Pre-empting possible leaks, with shooting taking place in just a few weeks (and possibly in celebration of May the 4th), the Star Wars: Episode VII crew has announced the cast of the film. And given this huge cast of notable ...

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Star Wars: Episode VII

Peter Mayhew returning as Chewbacca, Episode VII filming already underway


Apr 08
// Nick Valdez
Like much of JJ Abrams' other projects, the plot, casting, and production of Star Wars: Episode VII has been kept tightly under wraps. The only things we know of for sure are R2-D2's return, the new story taking place thirty ...
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Star Wars: Episode VII

Star Wars: Episode VII to take place 30 years after original saga


Filming to begin this May
Mar 18
// Nick Valdez
Along with the incredible bombshell dropped earlier today, Bob Iger dished out some nifty Star Wars: Episode VII news during the Disney shareholder's meeting. While we should expect the real big news (such as casting, and plo...
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The new Star Wars has its first villain


Adam Driver to turn to the dark side
Feb 26
// Matthew Razak
If you watch Girls then you probably know Adam Driver. You've probably never thought that he should be the villain in a massive science fiction space opera, but now he is. Variety is reporting that the actor is close to ...
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Star Wars: Episode VII

Star Wars VII script complete, Jesse Plemons in talks


Everything else is just a bunch of noise, apparently
Jan 20
// Nick Valdez
There are a LOT of Star Wars: Episode VII rumors floating around. From script problems, to crazy actor castings, to story points and so on. We here at Flixist don't want to clog you guys with all of that mumbo jumbo, and will...






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