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Since Star Wars Episode VII won't hit theaters until December 2015, we're forced to rely on random Internet chatter and leaks from anonymous sources in order to figure out what we're in store for.

Sure, we could just wait until the movie comes out, but where's the fun in that?

Other than the Episode VII cast announcement, there's been little in the way of official news from JJ Abrams and company. But don't worry, there's been plenty of wild fan speculation!

Adam Driver
Adam Driver was one of the first to be cast in the long-awaited Star Wars sequel. He's best known for his role on HBO's Girls.

The latest comes to us from a Star Wars fansite that freely admits the latest "spoiler" could be utter BS. But if there's any truth to it then this is huge. Like, "Luke, I am your father" huge. (Obviously, potential spoilers lie ahead):

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Earlier today we showed you the redesigned Stormtrooper helmets that will reportedly be featured in Star Wars Episode VII.

Well, if you think that was a big deal, get ready to squeal like a frightened Wookie, because new information leaked online today might include the most revealing Episode VII details yet:  

Several websites claim to have reliable inside information about the villains who will be featured in J.J. Abrams newest installment of the iconic sci-fi franchise.

Hardcore Star Wars fans may remember the Inquisitor from the popular animated series Star Wars: Rebels.

Star Wars: Inquisitor

While the Inquisitor above won't be the one featured in Episode VII, sources say the class of Jedi-hunting Sith allies to which he belongs will serve as the film's primary baddies.

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Star Wars Episode VII won't hit theaters until December of 2015, but leaked images and online spoilers have already given us some ideas of what to expect.

the Millennium Falcon will appear in the film thanks to on set photos posted by an anonymous source. Then came news about the iconic ship's beloved commander:

Harrison Ford's injury on set, we learned that Ford will be playing a more crucial role in the reboot than any of the other returning cast members. 

While the original films remain classics, of course, they can come off a bit dated these days and director J.J. Abrams will probably dispense with some of the wackier hijinks for Episode VII.

So sadly, we probably won't get to see Han and Luke dress up in Stormtrooper attire this time around. But if they did, their headgear might look something like this:

Star Wars Episode VII Stormtrooper Helmet

These photos of the new Stormtrooper helmets leaked online over the weekend and the Internet is naturally buzzing with feedback.

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The release date for Star Wars: Episode VII is still almost 18 months away, but already, rumors about the plot and production seem to emerge every day.

We already know the cast of Episode VII and obsessive fans have already pieced together information about what roles each actor might be playing.

Adam Driver
Adam Driver was one of the first to be cast in the long-awaited Star Wars sequel. He's best known for his role on HBO's Girls.

Recently, photos from the set revealed that the Millennium Falcon will make an appearance, among other details, but today we might have received our biggest bonanza of leaked information to date.

A blogger named Devin Faraci claims to have uncovered a treasure trove of plot secrets (from an unnamed source, of course), and if his information is accurate we may now have a pretty good sense of how the film will begin and the sort of themes it will tackle (possible spoilers ahead):

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The force will soon be with Pip Andersen and Crystal Clarke.

Via an extensive open casting call, these relative unknown have been added to the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII, Lucasfilm and Walt Disney Pictures confirmed in a statement yesterday.

Andersen (a parkour professional) and Clarke (an aspiring actress) were two of over 37,000 people to visit cities across the U.S. and Great Britain and audition for producers of this upcoming blockbuster.

New Star Wars stars

"The Star Wars universe has always been about discovering and nurturing young talent and in casting Episode VII we wanted to remain absolutely faithful to this tradition," Lucasfilm president and producer Kathleen Kennedy said, adding:

"We are delighted that so many traveled to see us at the open casting calls and that we have been able to make Crystal and Pip a part of the film."

No word yet on just what roles Anderson and Clarke will take on.

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Earlier this month, Harrison Ford was injured while filming Star Wars: Episode VII.

Follow-up reports claimed that Ford broke his ankle after tripping over the door of the Millenium Falcon (Coolest. Injury, Ever.), but would be back on his feet in no time.

Now it's looking like "no time" means six months and Ford's injury could mean the worst possible news imaginable for Star Wars fans: a delayed release date for Episode VII!!!

Turns out Ford broke his leg not his ankle, and sources on set say that Han Solo was to be the lead role in the movie, which means that filming may have to be delayed for half a year, unless the script is massively rewritten.

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Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong'o has been cast in Star Wars: Episode VII. That we much we know for sure. Given the secretive nature of the production, however, there's been no official word on what type of role she'll play.

In fact, we have no idea what parts will be played by any of the new Star Wars cast members, but with the release of the film still 18 months away, what are we supposed to do...wait?!

Adam Driver
Adam Driver was one of the first to be cast in the long-awaited Star Wars sequel. He's best known for his role on HBO's Girls.

No, no. This is the Internet age, which means we have plenty of rumors to keep us busy, including this one that's said to come from an "inside source" working on the set of Episode VII:

Lupita and Girls star Adam Driver will reportedly play black-helmeted "Jedi hunters" in the new film.

Nyong'o has apparently been wearing yellow contact lenses on set to get give her character a more badass vibe. 

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Han Solo has been compromised.

Disney confirmed today that Harrison Ford was injured during the filming of Star Wars: Episode VII, saying via press release that the veteran actor hurt his ankle and was taken to a hospital in London.

“Harrison Ford sustained an ankle injury during filming today on the set of Star Wars: Episode VII," reads the company statement. "He was taken to a local hospital and is receiving care. Shooting will continue as planned while he recuperates."

Details are scarce, but the star - reprising his beloved role of Han Solo for the wildly anticipated follow-up - was filming a scene near the door of the Millennium Falcon when the incident occurred.

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Mark Hamill played the part of Luke Skywalker in the original 1977 Star Wars film, and the movie undeniably defined his career and changed his life.

Having officially joined the cast of Star Wars Episode VII, Hamill will reprise his most famous role for the first time in over 30 years, and it seems he's concerned that modern fans just won't be as enamored with the Jedi from Tatooine.

Mark Hamill Pic

"I have this feeling that no matter what we do, there's going to be this faction that's really disappointed," Hamill told The Orlando Sentinel. "You just can't live up to that."

Though he didn't appear in the films, Hamill is probably acutely aware of the mixed reactions spurred by the most recent Star Wars trilogy and he's apparently concerned that the amount of hype surrounding the new slate of movies (which will include "stand-alone" Star Wars films directed by Josh Trank) will be crushed by the weight of Internet expectations:

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Yesterday, photos from the set of Star Wars Episode VII leaked online, and director JJ Abrams is understandably not pleased...but at least he's maintained his sense of humor.

The director responded to the leak via his production company's Twitter page yesterday with a hand-written note that includes an in-joke for Star Wars obsessives:

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  • JJ Abrams Note

"I wish people would stop leaking photos from Episode VII," reads the note. "And making ridiculous claims that the Millenium Falcon is in the movie."

The message sits atop a game board that fans might recognize from the famous R2D2 vs. Chewbacca intergalactic chess match in episode IV. That scene gave us the oft-quoted line, "Let the wookie win!"

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