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Note to all air travelers: lightsabers are apparently a no-no.

Even if those lightsabers aren't real (I mean, there's no such thing as a real light saber .......... or is there?? There's not.).

Last week, Peter Mayhew, the actor who donned the Chewbacca suit in the Star Wars movies, was stopped by TSA at the Denver airport, and had his cane - which is shaped like a lightsaber - confiscated.

Chewbacca Actor Lightsaber Cane

As most celebrities are wont to do these days, Mayhew took to Twitter, saying "@AmericanAir won't lalow [sic] me through the airport with me cane! Can I get a retweet?"

He later corrected that it was not American Airlines, but TSA that was responsible.

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J.J. Abrams is staying in the family for his costumes on Star Wars Episode VII.

Not only will the two biggest sci-fi franchises in history be handled by one director, but they'll also be designed by one costumer.

Michael Kaplan, the Costume Designer on Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness, has joined the production of Star Wars Episode VII.

Star Wars Font

Not a whole lot has been set in stone for Episode VII, though Jonathan Rhys Meyers is rumored to be in talks to star.

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Star Wars Episode VII is still two years away, and the script has yet to be finished.

But that doesn't mean we can't speculate wildly about who will be in it!

A rumor is swirling that actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers is in talks to star in an unspecified role in Star Wars Episode VII.

Jonathan Rhys-Meyers Pic

Fresh off of Star Trek Into Darkness, J.J. Abrams is turning his attention to the only sci-fi franchise that can top Trek.

Michael Arndt is writing the script, which is rumored to have a female as the lead. That means that Meyers would most likely be playing a supporting role.

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Happy weekend, and May the 4th be with you all!

It's Star Wars Day! Get it? May the fourth?

If any fan base were capable of hijacking a random day on the calendar and turning it into their own holiday based on a play on words, it would be Star Wars fans.

Not that you need a reason to celebrate the other 364 days, but whether you're a Jedi-level Star Wars geek or a mere padawan learner, today is a great excuse!

It's also a particularly exciting Star Wars Day, with the revival of the franchise now slated for 2015. Yes, after all this time, there will be a Star Wars Episode 7.

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It's a new era for Star Wars, with J.J. Abrams taking the helm as Disney is now in charge of Lucasfilm.

But while many hope that Abrams will inject something new into the franchise, the director still wants to maintain a connection to the other six films.

That's why, at a press conference in Germany today, Abrams said that he wants original composer John Williams to score Star Wars Episode VII.

Star Wars Big 3

The director stated, "For Star Wars, it’s very early days, but I believe that, going forward, John Williams will be doing that film, because he was there long before I was.”

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By far the worst part about sci-fi is all the big special effects, fantastical costumes, and dialogue.

Well a new series of Youtube videos called "Speedruns" gets rid of all of that! Check out the third installment of the series, which presents Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope in just 60 seconds:

Hopefully, before Star Wars Episode VII comes out, there will be a Speedrun for each movie in the franchise. That way, it will only take 6 minutes to catch up!

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Disney will soon be releasing a new Star Wars movie every summer, because why the heck wouldn't they?

The announcement came today at CinemaCon, and the new release schedule is set to begin in 2015.

Boba Fett Photo

With J.J. Abrams' Star Wars Episode VII kicking off the new trilogy in 2015, we know we'll be seeing at least two more main continuity movies after that.

But what we'll also be seeing is a series of stand-alone films that focus on individual characters in the franchise. The first two to get their own films are Han Solo and Boba Fett.

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Vadering.

Forget Planking, Tebowing, Eastwooding, T'eoing, Harlem Shaking and McKayla Maroney-ing. This Star Wars-inspired craze is the latest web photo meme!

The gist? It features one guy using the Sith Lord's famous Force Grip on a hapless victim who happens to be in mid-air while choking and gasping for air.

Because Darth Vader is badass like that.

Vadering

With Episode VII in the works and Star Wars day (May the Fourth be with you) just over a month away, expect Vadering to gain steam in the weeks ahead.

Dark Side FTW!

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Clearly, a lot of big Hollywood names will be gunning for roles in Star Wars Episode VII. But some are more excited than others.

Total Films compiled a video of interviews with some big stars talking about J.J. Abrams and whether or not they'd accept an offer to be a part of Episode VII. There's Mila Kunis, Nicholas Hoult, Rachel Weisz, Joss Whedon, Eli Roth, Mark Wahlberg, and tons more.

You may be surprised to hear who is less excited about the idea of being part of a timeless franchise. Check out the video to see for yourself:

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George Lucas claims that even before he sold Lucasfilm to Disney, he signed Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher for Star Wars: Episode VII.

His words. Lucas tells Businessweek that "we had already signed Mark and Carrie and Harrison - or were pretty much in final stages of negotiation."

Star Wars Big 3

"Maybe I'm not supposed to say that," Lucas added. "I think they want to announce that with some big whoop-de-do, but we were negotiating with them."

"I won't say whether the negotiations were successful or not."

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