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Star Wars stand-alone movie director steps forth

Star Wars stand-alone movie director steps forth

The director of the next Fantastic Four film Josh Trank has been tapped by Lucasfilm to direct the first Star Wars stand-alone movie. This will be one of the several stand-alone films that will be released by Lucasfilm and Disney in the coming years, each of them said to be centered on a single character: Boba Fett, Jabba the Hutt, or any number of clone troopers, for example.

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Star Wars 7’s Millennium Falcon confirmed by JJ Abrams

Star Wars 7’s Millennium Falcon confirmed by JJ Abrams

The Millennium Falcon has always been a full-scale set piece. All the way back to 1979 with the original machine build in Pembroke Dock - as you’ll see in the gallery below - this beast has been a ship that’s been a real-deal construct. This week, JJ Abrams has confirmed that the newest model is ready to roll for Star Wars 7.

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Disney Store carries no Princess Leia in its Star Wars collection

Disney Store carries no Princess Leia in its Star Wars collection

If you’ve been to a Disney Store over the past few months, you may have noticed an influx of Star Wars toys and products. Disney’s acquisition of Star Wars wasn’t the first time the two brands collaborated, but now that one owns the other, one must sell the other. It’s come to our attention this week that Disney Stores do not - and have no plans to - sell Princess Leia in any way, shape, or form.

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Doctor Who series 8 airs August 2014

Doctor Who series 8 airs August 2014

The new season of Doctor Who, staring Peter Capaldi as the twelfth Doctor, will air in August 2014, the BBC has confirmed today. Hotly-anticipated by Who fans on both sides of the Atlantic, the show will see Capaldi - better known for playing foul-mouthed political advisor Malcolm Tucker in Armando Iannucci's satirical movie In The Loop - take over from Matt Smith.

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Star Wars 7: Force for Change gives peek at on-set bits

Star Wars 7: Force for Change gives peek at on-set bits

Though the main message from Lucasfilm today is that you’ll be given the opportunity to get on-set and to be in Star Wars 7, a few more tiny bits and pieces have appeared in a presentation video from director J.J. Abrams. In the presentation video you’ll see below, you’ll be given a miniature glimpse of what’s to come from Tatooine - or something very, very similar to it - from the set in Abu Dhabi.

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Star Wars to Jedi: The Making of a Saga on YouTube

Star Wars to Jedi: The Making of a Saga on YouTube

While we’re waiting for Star Wars 7 to arrive, the folks behind Star Wars - at Lucasfilm - are releasing a number of long-form clips from their archives. One released in segments will be the classic documentary From Star Wars to Jedi: The Making of a Saga. This documentary has never officially been available to the public before, and is fully narrated by none other than Mark Hamill.

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Godzilla Review (2014)

Godzilla Review (2014)

There is a moment, in Gareth Edwards' moody, expansive Godzilla movie, when monsters rage amid the crumbling San Francisco skyline while its residents flee for cover underground. Our glimpse of titan beasts fighting tooth and claw is the rapidly narrowing gap between the closing doors, before we're shut in the darkness with the frightened, ineffectual masses. As bystanders we can only cower and wait, an afterthought like the human players in this year's blockbuster.

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Star Wars 7 set photos mark filming day 1

Star Wars 7 set photos mark filming day 1

It’s time at last to begin filming Star Wars Episode VII. The first photos from the set of the film has been shared by the official Star Wars Twitter, showing signs that this film has lifted off officially. First you'll see the outside of one filming studio, then a slate snapped right at the start of filming!

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