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New Star Wars: The Force Awakens Photos, Plus a BB-8 Cover!

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The newest adorable 'Star Wars' droid started out as a sketch on a napkin

When "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" hits theaters this December, one of the breakout characters is certain to be the adorable little ball droid, BB-8.

According to a lengthy new article on the making of the droid on StarWars.com, BB-8 started out as nothing more than a sketch on a napkin drawn by …

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Watch a New Star Wars: The Force Awakens Teaser!

A new Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser has been released!

Lucasfilm and Disney made a surprise reveal just moments ago! On the official Star Wars …

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens set for record $615m opening

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is predicted to smash the world record for biggest global box-office opening this December with a haul in the region of $615m (£398m), according to Hollywood trade bible Deadline.

The site claims a combination of Star Wars’ enduring multigenerational popularity, a lack …

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New 'Star Wars' footage in widescreen Instagram sends fans into frenzy

At this point, has anyone not felt the awakening?

Star Wars fans got to feel it all over again Thursday, when the Star Wars Instagram account celebrated the website's new support for widescreen images — by casually dropping tiny slivers of new footage from The Force Awakens.

The biggest surprise to …

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The next ‘Star Wars’ will be the only movie to play in IMAX theaters for an entire month

When "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" premieres in theaters on December 18, 2015, it is almost guaranteed to be the biggest movie in America (probably the world, too). It will also dominate on all of the country's biggest screens.

All of them. Exclusively.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, for the …

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Force Friday Merchandise Event Details Released

There’s been an “awakening” in the force, have you felt it?New Star Wars™ themed merchandise and more will land in our galaxy at Disneyland and Walt …

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Was the Wampa Attack in Empire Strikes Back Created to Explain Mark Hamill's Facial Injuries?

Few events in Star Wars history are quite as complicated as Mark Hamill's infamous car accident he suffered after primary filming was complete on the original Star Wars film. Since the accident occurred before the first film was released, Hamill was not yet a major star and as a result there was …

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'Anakin', a.k.a. Darth Vader, is officially one of the 1,000 top baby names

Apparently, some parents are cool with their kids joining the dark side.

While parents in the UK are busy naming their precious offspring Khaleesi and Tyrion, some American parents are apparently making their allegiances known by naming their sons after the most notorious, most evil overlord in …

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Check out all the amazing ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ toys from Hasbro

Sept. 4 will be a huge day. Declared “Force Friday,” it will be when Lucasfilm and Disney release all the toys for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, …

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STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS Empire Cover Puts The Villains Front and Center

Last week, Entertainment Weekly spread out a bunch of stories related to Star Wars: The Force Awakens so fans got a lot of new information to chew on. …

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Disneyland unveils plans for epic new Star Wars parks

What Star Wars fan hasn’t fantasized about sidling up to the bar in the Mos Eisley cantina, ordering a throat-burning drink, and maybe starting some …

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Lego a 'better investment than shares and gold'

Average Lego set has increased in value 12 per cent each year since the turn of the Millennium, providing a better return than mainstream investments

It may appear as no more than a popular children's toy, but investors were able to secure a better return buying Lego sets over the past 15 years than …

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This is the entire Star Wars canon timeline, from 'The Phantom Menace' to 'Episode IX'

When Lucasfilm decided to reboot the Star Wars film franchise, the Expanded Universe was decimated in its wake. Dozens of books, games and comics that …

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The Name of Poe Dameron's Squadron in STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS Revealed

SPOILER WARNING!We already know that there will be Red and Blue Squadrons in J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: The Force Awakens. There have also been set photos …

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Newsletter: In the Loop: Everything you need to know about Star Wars Land

Welcome to another edition of In the Loop, the L.A. Times' theme park newsletter. I'm Funland theme park blogger Brady MacDonald, and this week we get all the details on the Star Wars Lands announced at the D23 Expo, check out a new Howl-O-Scream haunted maze and hang out with Tiny Hamster at …

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Star Wars Will Keep This Character Completely Under Wraps Until Opening Day

Just in case you didn’t know, Star Wars fans go kind of nuts for the franchise. Over the last few months, they've gone above and beyond in their …

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Here’s Everything We Know About ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’

There are only 121 days left until Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens is released to a cautiously optimistic audience of literally everyone on Earth. Can you feel the excitement??? We’re close enough to Dec. 18 that we’re finally getting actual information, like character descriptions and plot …

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Star Wars Bits: Force Awakens Opening Crawl? BB-8 Plane, Disneyland Casting Call, JJ Abrams and More

In today’s edition of Star Wars Bits we will take a look at:• A sneak preview of the possible opening crawl for Star Wars: The Force Awakens• 
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Why Star Wars Characters Still Choose The Dark Side, According To J.J. Abrams

In the Star Wars movies, there really isn't much gray area when it comes to the Empire: they're just straight up evil. Even if we didn't hear about …

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9 Star Wars Toys That Were Canceled Before Anybody Could Buy Them

Star Wars merchandising is infamous for making a toy out of almost everything in the movies and beyond. That fervor is something we’ll be seeing again …

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First Official Look at "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" LEGO Sets

Along with the "Star Wars" movie news rumbling out of Disney's D23 Expo arrives the first official look at seven LEGO sets for "Star Wars: The Force …

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Drew Struzan STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS Poster Revealed at D23

At D23 this Saturday during the Live Action Panel on the Main Stage, J.J. Abrams revealed a great, classic-looking Drew Struzan poster for Star Wars:

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‘Star Wars: Rogue One’ Cast and Crew Announced

Ready for even more awesome "Star Wars" news? Disney just announced the cast and crew of "Rogue One", the first movie in the stand-along "Star Wars: Anthology" series.

Below courtesy of StarWars.com:

Lucasfilm announced today that their first film in the new standalone Star Wars stories series, Rogue …

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Disney awakens the force with Star Wars-themed lands

Star Wars is being transported from a galaxy far, far away to California and Florida after Walt Disney announced plans for two theme park expansions that will bring the film franchise to life.

The six-hectare (14-acre) Star Wars lands at Anaheim, California’s Disneyland and Orlando, Florida’s Walt …

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STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS Crew on Harrison Ford's Return to Han Solo

The fact that Harrison Ford as come back to reprise his role of Han Solo is kind of a miracle. It's common knowledge that the actor wanted George Lucas

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Geek Chic: CoverGirl Is Coming Out with a 'Star Wars' Makeup Collection

May the force be with you (and your mascara wand).

Diehards are hailing Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (due out December 18) as one of the most anticipated films in Hollywood history, and thanks to CoverGirl, the famed franchise will be supplying our makeup bags as well as the cultural …

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First Photo of Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker in STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS

SPOILER WARNING!For those of you who have been waiting to get your first glimpse at Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker in J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: The Force

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