Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)
Star Wars: The Force Awakens SynopsisStar 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.
Written by: J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan
Directed by: J.J. Abrams
Produced by: J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk
Distributor: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
External Info: Star Wars: The Force Awakens Official Website
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It’s been more than 30 years since Return of the Jedi, so there are bound to be some major changes in the Star Wars universe when The Force Awakens drops later this year. One thing we now know is that the two factions formerly known as the Galactic Empire and the Rebel Alliance will be going by different names.
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In Star Wars: The Force Awakens, R2-D2 will look more or less the same as the spunky little astromech droid you know and love, though he will have a few noticeable changes in appearance.
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After months and months and months of waiting, we finally got a new Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer this morning. As much as the new clips revealed, however, they also left us asking even more questions than we had before.
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by Eric Eisenberg April 16, 2015 comments
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Watch The JJ Abrams Star Wars Celebration Panel Live
Star Wars Celebration is finally here, and thanks to The Force Awakens, there is so much to be excited about. Potentially the first truly great Star Wars movie in more than thirty years is scheduled for release later this year. Excitement is at a fever pitch, and there should be a ton of big reveals today.
by Kelly West April 16, 2015 comments
Star Wars 7 Posters Are A Reminder Of How Badass New Villain Kylo Ren Could Be
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JJ Abrams Bought Pizza For 1500 Star Wars Fans Last Night As An Awesome Thank You
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by Joseph Baxter April 2, 2015 comments
Why Gwendoline Christie Could Be Very Important To The Future Of Star Wars
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Oscar Isaac Hints That He'll Return For Star Wars: Episode 8, Then Backpedals
Fans are already speculating which of the cast members will be living long enough to make it to Episode 8, and so far most of them seem like they will. However, Oscar Isaac recently hinted that he is returning for the next chapter.
by Nick Romano March 24, 2015 comments
J.J. Abrams Is Worried All These Spoilers Might, You Know, Spoil Star Wars
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Why Being In A Star Wars X-Wing Is Not As Fun As It Seems
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by Eric Eisenberg March 19, 2015 comments
JJ Abrams May Be More Important To Star Wars' Future Than We Thought
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by Sean O'Connell March 18, 2015 comments
Watch A Star Wars Fan's Impressive Customized Imperial Speeder Bike In Action
Heave you ever wondered what it might be like to ride upon a speeder bike? Well, wonder no more as we can now all have a front row experience thanks to an avid Star Wars fan, who built an impressive customized imperial speeder bike and shot this cool little video complete with first person P.O.V. Check it out below.
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How Star Wars Will Connect Return Of The Jedi To The Force Awakens
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That Controversial Star Wars Lightsaber Has Roots In Star Wars Canon
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The One Star Wars Prop That Triggered Massive Deja Vu For Mark Hamill
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Another Star Wars 7 Star Hospitalized
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