Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Synopsis
Star Wars Episode VII will take place after the events of Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, continuing the adventures of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Leia Organa. This new Star Wars sequel will pick up many years after we last saw these characters, though just exactly how long after remains to be seen. R2D2 and C3PO are also confirmed to be in the cast.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Release Date
In Theaters December 18, 2015
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Credits
Starring: Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Lupita Nyong'o, Crystal Clarke, Pip Anderson, Christina Chong, Gwendoline Christie, Greg Grunberg and Max von Sydow.
Directed by: J.J. Abrams
Produced by: J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk
Distributor: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
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Especially when we’re talking about big studio movies with lots of product tie-ins, toys have increasingly become a source of, if not out and out spoilers, new information about films. That’s been the case too many times to count lately, and that includes Star Wars: The Force Awakens. A couple of new leaked photos have hit the airwaves showing off a pair of minor new characters.

Just a heads up, potential SPOILERS lurk beyond this point. You’ve been warned.

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