Everything You Need To Know About Star Wars Episode VII!

EVERYTHING you need to know about the biggest film of the year.

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EVEN MORE New Footage Revealed In The Chinese Trailer

The countdown is on...

But it seems like China have been let in on more Star Wars secrets than the rest of us! Check out this trailer that shows even more new footage from the film. 

First Star Wars TV Advert Features MORE New Footage

9th November 2015

For Star Wars fans, the wait is nearly over. With the film release little more than a month away, TV viewers may have spotted a certain advert that will have out them on the edge of their seats... 

Yep, that's right. It's the new trailer made specifically for TV for Star Wars Episode VII and there's new footage! 

However, there is still nothing to suggest if Luke Skywalker is in the film and if he is, where is he?!

Watch the clip below to make up your own mind. 

Star Wars Episode VII Character Posters Are Here! 

5th November 2015

There's so much hype surrounding the release of the first Star Wars film in ten years and these character posters just add to our excitement! 

There are five dramatic posters featuring Hans Solo (Harrison Ford), Leia (Carrie Fisher), Kylo Ren (Adam Driver), Rey (Daisy Ridley) and Finn (John Boyega) holding lightsabers infront of their faces. 

Click on the image below to see the poster in full!

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UPDATE: 20th October 2015

Oh my. The first full-length trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens (or Star Wars: Episode VII as it's also known) has arrived and it looks eerily tense, action packed and unsurprisingly darker than ever before. 

We see Hans Solo, Chewbacca and Princess Leia But it leaves us begging the question - where is Luke Skywalker? Is it the man behind the mask? We're not sure but we'll have to wait until Christmas to find out!  

Watch the trailer here:

Do you feel that? It's the force. It has awakened... 

UPDATE:  19th October 2015

Who knew a set of lightsabers could get us this excited!

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With just two months to go, a first look at the spectacular artwork has landed and this movie looks INCREDIBLE. 

From just this sneaky peek we can see an epic awakening of the dark side... and even a return of the ominous Death Star.

A trailer for the latest edition of the film franchise, Episode VII, is due to be aired in America tonight, so for now, watch this space...


UPDATE: 2nd September 2015

With JJ Abrams' 'Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens' hitting cinemas this December and Gareth Edwards' 'Star Wars: Rogue One' currently shooting, all eyes have now turned to Rian Johnson's 'Star Wars: Episode VIII'.

Scheduled for May 2017, the second film in the new trilogy is looking to cast its leading lady and here are the main contenders...

'Jane The Virgin' star Gina Rodriguez, 'Orphan Black' actress Tatiana Maslany and 'Bates Motel' leading lady Olivia Cooke.

According to 'The Wrap' the three actresses are set to read with 'The Force Awkens' actor, John Boyega before a decision is made later this month.

With shooting not scheduled 'til early next year, director Rian Johnson has some time to make his decision but he can't wait forever...

UPDATE: 18th August 2015

While both 'The Force Awakens' and 'Rogue One' are well on their way to cinemas, fans have had their first bit of news about 'Star Wars: Episode IX'.

'Jurassic World' director, Colin Trevorrow has been confirmed to direct the third film.

When J.J. Abrams announced he wouldn't be returning to the director's chair after 'Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens', fans were left wondering who would helm the second and third films in the new trilogy.

'Looper' director, Rian Johnson was chosen to lead 'Star Wars: Episode VIII ' and now the final instalment has a director too.

"This is not a job or an assignment," said Colin Trevorrow. "It is a seat at a campfire, surrounded by an extraordinary group of storytellers, filmmakers, artists and craftspeople. We've been charged with telling new stories for a younger generation because they deserve what we all had - a mythology to call their own. We will do this by channelling something George Lucas instilled in all of us: boundless creativity, pure invention and hope."

No word yet on when the third and final film will be released, but it's expected to hit cinemas around December 2019.

UPDATE: 17th August 2015

Good news for 'Star Wars' fans. Not only has the full cast for 'Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One' been confirmed, but you can check out the first official image from the spin-off film.

Director, Gareth Edwards announced at Disney's D23 expo that Mads Mikkelsen, Donnie Yen, Jiang Wen, Alan Tudyk and Ben Mendelsohn will be joining the already-confirmed cast of Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Riz Ahmed and Forest Whitaker.

That's right, this is your star-studded line-up for the 'Star Wars' spin-off!

In case you're not sure who's who... Mads Mikkelsen is best known for his starring role in TV show 'Hannibal', while you might recognise Alan Tudyk from Joss Whedon's 'Firefly'. 

Ben Mendelsohn has a career spanning decades but has most recently starred in Netflix Original 'Bloodline', while Donnie Yen and Jiang Wen are well-known Chinese actors.

Set during a time when the Jedi are virtually extinct, 'Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One' tells the story of a group of resistance fighters who unite to steal plans to the original Death Star.

Take a look at the first picture of the cast in character below...

'Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One' hits UK cinemas on 16th December 2016.

'Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One' cast photo

UPDATE: 11th August 2015

Can you spot the stormtroopers?

While 'Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens' is set to hit cinemas this December, shooting is well under way on the spin-off film, 'Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One'.

This picture of stormtroopers taking a break on the roof of a building is reportedly from the set of Gareth Edwards' new movie. 

The spin-off is believed to be set before the original 'Star Wars' trilogy when the Jedi were effectively extinct.

Edwards said: "It comes down to a group of individuals that don't have magical powers that have to somehow bring hope to the galaxy.

"It’s about the fact that God’s not coming to save us," said the director. "The absence of the Jedi hangs over the movie."

'Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One' sees Felicity Jones take on a lead role as one of the rebel soldiers and will hit UK cinemas on 16th December 2016.

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UPDATE: 21st July 2015

Legendary actor, Benicio Del Toro is in talks to play the villain in 'Star Wars: Episode VIII' according to 'The Wrap'.

Not much is know about the second film in the new 'Star Wars' trilogy other than it will continue the story in J.J. Abrams' 'Episode VII: The Force Awakens'.

Rian Johnson is writing and directing the sequel and Disney and Lucasfilm are keen to have the Oscar-winning actor sign on to play the baddie.

Watch this space!

'Star Wars: Episode VIII' is scheduled to start shooting in 2016 ready for its release on 6th May 2017.

UPDATE: 13th July 2015

Comic-Con is one of the biggest events of the year for film fans with directors and actors answering questions and showing exclusive footage of their upcoming movies.

Unsurprisingly, the panel for 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' was one of the most anticipated and fans were not disappointed as they were shown special footage going behind-the-scenes on one of the most exciting film productions EVER.

Watch the 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Comic-Con 2015 video below...

Mark Hamill, who was the star of the original 'Star Wars' trilogy, is reprising his role as Luke Skywalker and said: "You've been here, but you don't know this story.

"Nothing has changed really. I mean, everything has changed but nothing has changed. That's the way you want it to be, really."

As well as showing that the new film will include plenty of nostalgic moments from the original movies, the footage also introduced the new stars of the franchise, including Simon Pegg, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Domhnall Gleeson and Oscar Isaac.

'Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens' hits UK cinemas on 18th December 2015.

UPDATE: 29th May 2015

It's been revealed via 'Vanity Fair' that Andy Serkis will play Supreme Leader Snoke in the upcoming 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' film.

The actor is well-known for his motion-capture roles, which have seen him bring to life characters such as Gollum from 'The Lord of the Rings' films and Caesar in the 'Planet of the Apes' franchise.

'Vanity Fair' interviewed famous photographer, Annie Leibovitz who went on-set of the epic J.J. Abrams production to take photos of the cast, which will appear in the magazine.

An image of Serkis wearing his motion-capture equipment has already been released suggesting his character will have CGI characteristics. 

Supreme Leader Snoke won't be the only 'Star Wars' character created using motion-capture technology as Lupita Nyong'o has used motion-capture trackers to play the computer-generated pirate, Maz Kanata.

Also starring original cast members Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher, 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' hits UK cinemas on 18th December.


UPDATE: 6th May 2015 

Brand new behind the scenes footage from the upcoming sequel 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' has been released as 'Vanity Fair' headed down to the set to chat with the cast.

The exclusive video, sees Harrison Ford, Lupita Nyong’o, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, and more. 

It comes as the magazine celebrates the upcoming release of the film with a special cover featuring members of the cast. 

UPDATE: 20th April 2015

Director Gareth Edwards has released details on upcoming 'Star Wars' film, 'Rogue One'.

The first of the standalone 'Star Wars' films Lucasfilm and Disney are releasing between Episodes VII, VIII and IX, it will apparently be a heist movie. 

The official plotline says: "A band of resistance fighters unite for a daring mission to steal the Death Star plans in Star Wars anthology film, Rogue One".

Written by Gary Whitta and Chris Weitz, the film will star Ben Mendelsoh and Felicity Jones.

The 'Godzilla' director also confirmed a change in title to 'Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One', with the release date set for 16th December 2016.

UPDATE: 17th March 2015 

It's a big day for 'Star Wars' fans everywhere as the first official trailer for 'Episode VII - The Force Awakens' has been released. Check it out below...

Featuring Harrison Ford as Han Solo along with Chewbacca and plenty of other new faces, the trailer promises plenty of nostalgic moments as well as action-packed adventure.

'Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens' hits UK cinemas on 18th December 2015.

UPDATE: 13th March 2015

It's big news for Star Wars fans, as it's been confirmed 'Episode VIII' will hit cinemas on May 26, 2017. Rian Johnson will write and direct the film which continues the events after 'Episode VII - The Force Awakens', out December 2015.

It's a double whammy too, as Disney also revealed that a spin-off 'Star Wars: Rogue One' will start shooting this summer and stars 'Theory Of Everything' actress Felicity Jones. 

The spin-off will be released December 16, 2016 and according to StarWars.com the film is "the first film in a unique series of big-screen stories that explores the characters and events beyond the core Star Wars saga." 

ORIGINAL: 28th November 2014

The first teaser trailer for J.J. Abram's 'Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens' has landed online and it's incredible! Check it out below...

Featuring the original 'Star Wars' stars Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher, it also introduces a new generation. And the best bit? This is only the first film of a new trilogy Disney and Lucasfilm has planned.

'Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens' hits UK cinemas on 18th December 2015.

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