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Disney and Lucasfilm announced that filming is set to begin at Pinewood Studios in London for Star Wars: Episode VII. They also unveiled a key plot detail.

The filmmakers also revealed that the movie, the first of three planned sequels, will pick up 30 years after Return of the Jedi (Episode VI) left off.

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The hugely anticipated next installment in the storied franchise is still on track for its December 18, 2015, release date, with filming set to start in May.

Now all it needs are some more stars ... or any for that matter.

So far it has one person in talks, Adam Driver, and reported commitments from original trilogy stars Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill.

Disney CEO Bob Iger joked a Tuesday shareholders meeting:

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The "Big Three" of Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher are due on the set of Star Wars: Episode VII soon, the latter revealed in an interview.

Promoting her appearance on The Big Bang Theory, Fisher confirmed as much, saying that the trio is expected on set sometime in “March or April.”

Star Wars Big 3

While it's long been rumored that Luke, Leia and Han would return in Star Wars: Episode VII, Carrie Fisher's confirmation is as concrete as anything so far.

It's also the closest thing we've had to a production schedule.

As for Fisher would like for her character? “I’d like to wear my old (cinnamon buns) hairstyle again - but with white hair,” she said. “I think that would be funny.”

How involved the iconic characters will be in this trilogy remains to be seen. Some have suggested they may be more Obi-Wan type characters in advisory roles.

Others have suggested that one (Han feels like the logical pick) or perhaps more will meet their demise, with their children seeking justice against the dark forces.

What would you like to see out of Star Wars 7? Tell us below, and don't forget to watch The Big Bang Theory online to see Carrie's guest spot on CBS.

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by Hilton Hater at

Let the countdown officially begin:

Star Wars: Episode VII will hit theaters on December 18, 2015.

The major news was announced today via a statement by Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn.

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“We’re very excited to share the official 2015 release date for Star Wars: Episode VII, where it will not only anchor the popular holiday filmgoing season but also ensure our extraordinary filmmaking team has the time needed to deliver a sensational picture,” said Horn.

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Place that talk about Star Wars: Episode VII on hold for a moment.

Let's not look ahead to 2015 just yet. Instead, let's take a couple minutes to look way back… 36 years back, in fact, as never-before-seen footage from the original Star Wars has hit the Web.

Lucasfilm book division author and editor J.W. Rinzler has unveiled outtakes from the iconic film, as he stumbled upon a Star Wars blooper reel while compiling archive footage from a making-of production.

Check it out now, as all your favorites - from Han to Luke to Leia to Chewbacca - are featured below. (NOTE: It's not your computer. The opening few scenes lack sound.)

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There appears to be a disturbance in the force of Star Wars: Episode VII.

Michael Arndt - the Oscar-winning screenwriter behind Little Miss Sunshine and Toy Story 3 - will no longer pen the script for this wildly anticipated 2015 release.

Instead, that duty will fall to J.J. Abrams and Raiders of the Lost Ark scribe Lawrence Kasdan.

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Abrams, of course, is also directing the blockbuster, while Kasdan wrote The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi.

Said Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy in a statement:

“I am very excited about the story we have in place and thrilled to have Larry and J.J. working on the script. There are very few people who fundamentally understand the way a Star Wars story works like Larry, and it is nothing short of incredible to have him even more deeply involved in its return to the big screen. J.J. of course is an incredible storyteller in his own right.

"Michael Arndt has done a terrific job bringing us to this point and we have an amazing filmmaking and design team in place already prepping for production.”

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There has been plenty of "casting" news surrounding the upcoming Star Wars VII, with Ryan Gosling and Zac Efron being the most recent names for Ben Skywalker, so it makes sense that people are asking other actors what their hopes for the Star Wars sequel are.

In an interview with IGN, Karl Urban was asked if he would attempt to leverage his working relationship with J.J. Abrams into a role in the new Star Wars. Somewhat surprisingly, Urban replied with an immediate "No, absolutely not."

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When pressed further, Urban admits that he is a huge Star Wars fan. So huge in fact that he feels it would be wrong for the Star Trek and Star Wars worlds to intermingle. 

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From the moment Star Wars 7 was announced, there has been speculation behind the film. Everything from the storyline, to the director, to the casting.

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This morning's buzzy casting rumor is that both Zac Efron and Ryan Gosling have their names in the hat for the upcoming Star Wars film. 

Surely this news has plenty of Star Wars fans rolling their eyes.

Seriously, Zac Efron? Nothing against the guy but Star Wars is not your typical Nicholas Sparks fare. Gosling isn't as cringe-worthy but doesn't scream "Jedi Knight" either. 

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by Hilton Hater at

Star Wars has a lot in common with Game of Thrones.

Both deal with betrayal… power… mean dictators… awkward sibling relationships.

But some of the characters from the movie may scoff at some of the characters from the TV show and vice versa, as the aforementioned themes are dealt with through various degrees of bad ass-ery across the two stories.

Courtesy of the Wars vs. Thrones subreddit, see what we mean in the following hilarious memes:

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I can not tell you how many times I've seen a bird fly off into space, not hitting anything or anypig, while playing Angry Birds Star Wars and thought to myself, "man, I really wish I could miss that box of TNT while playing on this on my XBox."

Well it appears as if Rovio and Activision have heard my bitter mutterings as they are bringing Angry Birds Star Wars to all consoles, including hand-helds!

According to the press release, in addition to the levels already in the mobile game, there will be an additional 20 levels of Angry Birds Star Wars.

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George Lucas and Mellody Hobson said "I do" Saturday at his famed Skywalker Ranch in Marin County, Calif., the filmmaker's rep confirmed to People.

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Few details about the ceremony have been made public, but a couple of the Star Wars creator's famous friends gave shout outs to the newlyweds.

Samuel L. Jackson Tweeted: "Let's give a Galactic shout out to Master George Lucas & his Bride Melodie on This their WEDDING DAY!! Congrats!!!!!!"

Ron Howard added: "George Lucas Melody Hobson wedding was joy to behold Bill Moyers service was beautiful, nothing short of profound. Congrats Mr & Mrs Lucas!"

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