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Star Wars 7 trailer released this week: here’s where [UPDATED: More theaters!]

Star Wars 7 trailer released this week: here’s where [UPDATED: More theaters!]

This "holiday week-end" you'll be able to see a trailer for Star Wars The Force Awakens, aka Star Wars 7, in select theaters throughout the United States. A limited number of theaters are said to be participating in this "preview" for the film - though we're not entirely sure why our source uses that word. One worker for a theater chain suggests that an internal email has been sent notifying employees that the preview will be coming. We must assume it'll be coming in a steel truck with armed guards, but no confirmation on that bit yet.

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Star Wars 7 set to highlight Celebration 2015

Star Wars 7 set to highlight Celebration 2015

Attendance at Star Wars Celebration 2015 is set to break records as pre-order sales are ramping up. While event organizers have not been allowed to share any information about what they'll be presenting direct from Lucasfilm, you can be sure there'll be goodies from Star Wars The Force Awakens, otherwise known as Star Wars Episode 7. This will also be the first Star Wars Celebration to be held in the United States in several years - since Disney acquired Lucasfilm in 2012, in fact. This convention first started the same year as Star Wars Episode I was released, and ramped up to its highest attendance in 2007 when it took place in Southern California.

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Star Wars The Force Awakens: Episode 7 officially named

Star Wars The Force Awakens: Episode 7 officially named

This morning the next Star Wars movie was named officially - Star Wars: The Force Awakens. This is Star Wars 7, the move set to be released in 2016. Star Wars The Force Awakens has completed principal photography, and it's suggested that the first trailer is also cut and prepped for delivery. Now we'll have to start guessing what vehicle it'll come in on. Any guesses on what movie it'll start before? Maybe The Hobbit? Something epic? Into The Woods? Big Hero 6? Something Disney owns, that's for certain.

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X-Wing, Tie Fighter original games re-released after 20 years

X-Wing, Tie Fighter original games re-released after 20 years

The original Lucasarts creations "Star Wars: X-Wing" and "Star Wars: Tie Fighter" have been re-released as Special Editions. This after just 20 years after their original release, and slightly less time since their first re-releases in 1998. These games spawned a massive cross-platform collection of space fighting games both in and out of the Star Wars universe. Now we can only dream that these classics will make their way to the mobile environment next.

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Star Wars classics immortalized in massive gallery

Star Wars classics immortalized in massive gallery

A new generation is set to be introduced to Star Wars in a big way, and that is a big deal. Still, long running fans have a special nostalgic place in their fandom-riddled hearts for the classic movies, and that special nostalgic place can never be fully satiated. That's what makes a newly compiled massive gallery of images from Industrial Light & Magic so enjoyable -- we get a close up look of props we've seen dozens (or hundreds, we won't judge) of times before, each of them in various states of assembly.

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Star Wars Episode VII: popular Ewok actor joins returning cast members

Star Wars Episode VII: popular Ewok actor joins returning cast members

Actor Warwick Davis, most known to Star Wars fans for playing the Ewok warrior Wicket Warrick in the original film, humorously revealed this week that he will joining the long list of stars from the original trilogy to make a return in next year's Star Wars: Episode VII. In his video, Davis mentions how excited he is about a new Star Wars flick being directed by J.J. Abrams. With a fake beard to emphasize how long he's been waiting by the phone, he can't help but immediately agree when it rings with a request that he play a role in Episode VII.

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The Empire Strikes Back Uncut features hundreds of fan clips

The Empire Strikes Back Uncut features hundreds of fan clips

If you think carefully, you will likely remember the fantastic crowdsourced rendition of Star Wars: A New Hope that was published back in early 2012. The video recreated the movie using clips from tons of fans, all of them unique in their own way and all of them stitched together into a final product by Casey Pugh. The video was immensely popular, and spawned a push to recreate the next movie in the series -- something that is finally finished after a lot of work and available for all to enjoy.

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Darth Vader and James Earl Jones to return in 2014

Darth Vader and James Earl Jones to return in 2014

There’s no doubt that Darth Vader will once again see airtime voiced by James Earl Jones at this point, but how and when - you might not expect. For the first episode - an extended release available immediately for purchase from chain stores across the United States - Star Wars Rebels has been released as "Spark of Rebellion." And what’s a good rebellion without a dash of Darth?

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Star Wars: Battle Pod game heads to arcades in January

Star Wars: Battle Pod game heads to arcades in January

Bandai Namco Games has pulled the wraps off a fully functional arcade game in the Star Wars universe. The new arcade game is called Star Wars: Battle Pods and has gamers playing an arcade-exclusive game on a dome screen that envelops the player's entire area of sight. The Battle Pod will launch in the US in January 2015 and will then roll out globally in later months to participating arcades around the country.

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