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In terms of new character debuts in pre-established movies, they didn’t come much smoother than when Chadwick Boseman took to the screen in Captain America: Civil War. Between Boseman as Black Panther and Tom Holland as Spider-Man they quite nearly upstaged with the two main characters, including the titular hero of the piece. So now that we know that Black Panther is ready for his own solo debut, the question must be asked, which characters will support this new hero in his self-titled adventure? And just like that, the internet answers with what looks like a leaked casting sheet for the main parts needing recruitment in the upcoming Black Panther(more…)

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It was this time last year that we got our first look at Star Wars: The Force Awakens. That teaser was a minute-and-a-half long and featured only seven shots, but there was also a mysterious voiceover that we’ve since learned was spoken by Supreme Leader Snoke (Andy Serkis), “There has been an awakening. Have you felt it?” Now, almost exactly one year later, we get an answer as to who Snoke was talking to. It seems like we’re getting new footage by the day in 30-second or one minute increments, but for the first time, it seems like the new normal of the Dark Side is getting the spotlight in a TV ad. (more…)

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There has been an awakening… of a whole ton of Star Wars The Force Awakens news. After just coming off The 6 Cool Things We Learned About The Force Awakens, there is even more revelations and pseudo spoilers abound.

In the last 48 hours, Andy Serkis has come out and shed some light on his character, the mysterious Supreme Leader Snoke.  And new details regarding ‘s character Maz Kanata have emerged.
The thing about these actors, crew, or anyone from production for that matter, is they talk just enough to not spoil anything; saying just enough to generate buzz around their characters and the movie. If you want a little light shed on these mystery characters, then get your fill after the jump.

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It consisted of seven shots and was only a minute-and-a-half long, but the teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens was one of the biggest videos to hit the web last year. Given that it’s already been seen hundreds of millions of times, you can only imagine what kind of business the next trailer will do, especially if it features a more substantial look at the plot and characters, particularly the returning cast of the original Star Wars trilogy. Well, for your reading and spoiling pleasure below, you can now enjoy what sounds like the new trailer description for the second look at The Force Awakens, as the year that broke nerdom marches on. (more…)

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In their latest report on the upcoming Star Wars sequel, Latino Reviewthat inexhaustible wellspring of dubious nerd cinema news–has stated that Mandalorians and Sith Witches might show up in Episode 7 to make trouble for the protectors of the “New Republic” (assuming that’s the name the Alliance is gonna go with). (more…)

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Unless they were in the first three Star Wars movies, we have no idea who anyone in the Star Wars Episode VII cast is playing in the film. Until the day comes that someone at Disney and/or Lucasfilm decides to let us in on the secret, we’re going to have to rely on rumor and intuition to guess who’s playing who in the film. But today’s bit of speculation seems to hint at the idea that one of the film’s new female cast members: Daisy Ridley, Gwendoline Christie and Lupita Nyong’o, is playing a villainess in Episode VII. (more…)

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Two Star Wars posts before noon (Central Time)! Lordy Lordy!

While you were scanning those recent set pics, JJ Abrams & Co. committed a casting coup right under your nose. As if attempting to answer the overwhelming cries for ‘more diversity’ amongst the castEpisode Seven added Academy Award Winner Lupita Nyong’o and Game of Thrones series regular Gwendoline Christie (a/k/a Brienne of Tarth) to the already impressive cast. Is June 2nd, 2014 the day Star Wars: Episode VII actually became interesting? I’d definitely say so. (more…)

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Yesterday’s cast announcement for Star Wars: Episode VII brought on a lot of excitement but it also brought a lot of shaking heads and questions. Most importantly, why was there only one new female character (played by Daisy Ridley) and a plethora of male characters? Why didn’t J.J. Abrams and his team come up with more parts for women?

Well, maybe they did. But will it be enough?

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If you’ve been paying attention (and actually care), you may know that there are two new live-action Jungle Book movies in the making right now. One is being put together by Warner Bros. and the other by the almighty owner-of-everything, Disney. This news involves the Disney flick – The Jungle Book (the other one is minus the “the” in the title). The movie will be directed by Jon Favreau and has already cast the ever-in-demand Idris Elba and now it looks like two new big-name stars might be jumping on board – Scarlett Johansson and Academy Award-winner Lupita Nyong’o. (more…)