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The name of the first Star Wars stand-alone film is…

The name of the first Star Wars stand-alone film is…
Rogue One. Curious, no? The news was a part of a handful of announcements from Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger during a shareholders meeting at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco. Rogue One is the first of several spin-off Star Wars movies outside of the upcoming trilogy of Star Wars films. It’s set to be directed by Gareth Edwards of Monsters and Godzilla (2014) fame from a script by Chris Weltz (who wrote the upcoming live-action... 

Star Wars Episode VII main characters names are revealed

Star Wars Episode VII main characters names are revealed
On November 28th, the world was graced with the first official trailer for Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens. It introduced three new characters to the Star Wars universe played by actors John Boyega, Oscar Isaac and Daisy Ridley. Now director/producer J.J. Abrams confirmed the names of these characters by releasing several old school baseball-style trading cards to Entertainment Weekly. The cards seem to be designed in the style of the 70s (when... 

It’s here! Star Wars The Force Awakens official teaser trailer revealed

It’s here! Star Wars The Force Awakens official teaser trailer revealed
After waiting patiently, the world has at last been graced with the official teaser trailer for Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens. The big question on everyone’s minds is ‘was the trailer worth the wait?’ The answer is a definite yes! “There has been an awakening” a dark, eerie voice explains over the trailer’s opening shot of a desert (which is likely to be Tatooine). A Stormtrooper then pops into shot, but this... 

Star Wars Episode VII now has its official title

Star Wars Episode VII now has its official title
Ever since a seventh Star Wars film was announced back in 2012, fans have been speculating about what the film’s title will be. After a year of guessing, Lucasfilm and Disney have now revealed the official title: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens. The announcement was made by the Star Wars social media team, when they posted a picture of the official title on twitter, confirming also that the J.J. Abrams-directed film has recently... 

New X-Wing design for Star Wars Episode VII revealed by J.J Abrams

New X-Wing design for Star Wars Episode VII revealed by J.J Abrams
It has been two months since J.J Abrams first took to YouTube to announce that fans could win a cameo in the next Star Wars movie via the Star Wars: Force for Change project. Since then the fans have been pledging away for the chance to (amongst other things) shoot a scene for Star Wars: Episode VIII. With the fundraiser now entering its final week, Abrams took to YouTube once again to announce that all of those who pledge during this final week... 

Lupita Nyong’o and Game of Thrones’ Gwendoline Christie to join Star Wars

Lupita Nyong’o and Game of Thrones’ Gwendoline Christie to join Star Wars
  Confirmed today via the Star Wars official site, Academy Award-winner Lupita Nyong’o and Game of Thrones star Gwendoline Christie will be amidst the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII. Launching stars into the stars, Nyong’o and Christie will be joining the recently announced cast of old faces and new, alongside Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford, as well as Max Von Sydow, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver and Oscar... 

Star Wars News: Spin-Off Movies, Disneyland and Redefining the Canon

Star Wars News: Spin-Off Movies, Disneyland and Redefining the Canon
Following its recent take-over of the franchise, Disney has revealed that it is now working on defining a clear, unified canon for the Star Wars universe. Previously, the franchise had been divided into separate parts: the version accepted by George Lucas, comprising his two movie trilogies, and the version open for others to change and play around with through novels, comics and other media. This gave Lucas the freedom to ignore additions to the... 

Disney acquires the rights to the future of Indiana Jones

Disney acquires the rights to the future of Indiana Jones
Walt Disney Studios have reached an agreement with Paramount Pictures that sees Disney owning the distribution and marketing rights to any future films in the Indiana Jones franchise, on top of retaining the ownership rights when they bought Lucasfilm. Under the new agreement Paramount are still in charge when it comes to the distribution of the first four Indiana Jones films. They will even receive an undisclosed sum of the profits on any future... 

Win a complete set of Star Wars Making of books!

Win a complete set of Star Wars Making of books!
To celebrate the recent release of The Making of Return of the Jedi by J.W. Rinzler, the MCM Buzz has teamed up with Aurum Publishing to give one lucky winner the chance to win not only the aforementioned title, but also the previous books in the set, The Making of Empire Strikes Back and The Making of Star Wars! This great set will give fans a true glimpse into every stage of the production on these iconic movies and includes a whole... 

Review: The Making of Return of the Jedi By J.W. Rinzler

Review: The Making of Return of the Jedi By J.W. Rinzler
Imagine having complete access to the archives of one of the most revered movie company’s in the world. Imagine next that the company has produced one of the most iconic and genre defining movie franchises in history. Then imagine being able to publish it in a book and show and tell the world things that until now have been consigned to a little remembered shelf or drawer in a room. Oh, and then imagine that it is about Star Wars and the film... 
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