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  • Brandon Rhea
    This post contains rumors for Episode VII and therefore may contain SPOILERS!

    There's been a few rumors in the past about how there might be some sort of superweapon in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and Star Wars Fanpedia has learned that these rumors may well be true.

    From what we've heard, this weapon, whatever it may be, is likely organic in nature, and may coincide with the whereabouts of a character who is missing, a character that the new generation of heroes—Finn (John Boyega), Rey (Daisy Ridley), and Poe Dameron (Oscar Isacc)—set out to find. With the help of Han Solo and Princess Leia, of course.

    Luke Skywalker.

    Past rumors about Luke's whereabouts have included him being in captivity, as well as being in seclusion because he has become …

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  • Brandon Rhea
    This post contains rumors for Episode VII and therefore may contain SPOILERS!

    Yesterday, we revealed that Oscar Isaac's character in Star Wars: The Force Awakens is an X-wing pilot captured by the Empire after attempting to stop Imperial forces from launching a devastating an attack on a desert village. While in the Imperial brig, he meets John Boyega's character, a stormtrooper who objects to what the Empire is doing and disobeys orders. The two launch a daring escape and encounter Daisy Ridley's character.

    But what happens next? We can exclusively report...

    Daisy's character—who we'll just call Daisy to make things easier—helps her new friends secure safe passage off of the planet. She knows someone who can do that, someone who can help them …

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  • Brandon Rhea
    This post contains rumors for Episode VII and therefore may contain SPOILERS!

    Over the last few months, we've heard a lot of rumors about what the plot of Star Wars: The Force Awakens might be. A lot of it has centered around the idea that the movie begins with the discovery of Luke Skywalker's lightsaber, and that the characters will embark on a search to find him. At Fanpedia, we've heard more about how the film may begin—exclusively, we can tell you how Oscar Isaac's character comes into play during the first act of the film.

    You've probably heard the rumors that the movie opens, as all Star Wars movies should, with a massive object floating through space. However, it's slowly revealed that we're not looking at a gigantic spaceship at all, b…

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  • Brandon Rhea

    MakingStarWars.Net has been on a roll lately with Star Wars Episode VII rumors. It's anyone's guess if they're true or not, but some of them are quite intriguing. They posted a new batch of rumors from their source on Friday, which you can see here. These are some of the most interesting rumors they posted:

    • Where is Luke Skywalker? By far one of the biggest Episode VII rumors is that Luke Skywalker has been missing in action for some time. Some rumors have said he disappeared immediately after the Battle of Endor. According to MSW's source, it's more like 10 years.
    • Leia's Guards. Recent photos of X-wing pilots and soldiers are allegedly soldiers who will be guarding Princess Leia. In a production sketch the source claims to have seen, Leia stoo…
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  • Brandon Rhea

    Multiple media outlets, including Variety, are reporting that Christina Chong has joined the cast of Star Wars Episode VII. Variety's sources state that Chong's role will be a minor one, while The Wrap reports that she has already finished filming.

    Chong is known for her roles in Doctor Who, Halo: Nightfall, and 24: Live Another Day.

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  • Brandon Rhea

    Now, This is Podcasting, the podcast for MakingStarWars.net, has a huge new rumor about who the villains—that's right: villains, plural—might be for Star Wars Episode VII.

    The Rumor
    According to this report, the villains in Episode VII are reportedly a group of Jedi hunters, sort of like the Inquisitors (but their source didn't call them that). These are apparently adepts, or at least disciples of adepts, from a group of Force users that Emperor Palpatine created during the time of the Galactic Empire. These Jedi hunters were never Sith, but worked to ensure the survival of the Sith and were quite powerful. With the death of the Emperor, their goal is reportedly to resurrect the Sith, and are not the galaxy's ultimate evil power.

    Apparently, i…


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  • Brandon Rhea

    .]] Jedi News is reporting a source as saying that Adam Driver, who was confirmed as a member of the Star Wars Episode VII cast in the recent casting announcements, will be playing the son of Han Solo and Princess Leia. Previous rumors indicated that Driver would be playing the villain—and, if this rumor is true, he will sort of be the villain. According to the report:

    "He will be playing the son of Han and Leia, and it seems he will be seduced to the Dark Side, and a main plot point for the movie will be their attempt to rescue him.”

    This information is similar to what we here at Fanpedia have heard about in recent months. Given that Harrison Ford is also rumored to have a "gigantic" role in the new film, it would make sense that much of the st…

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  • Brandon Rhea

    Does Star Wars Episode VII have a working title? According to Harry Knowles of Ain't It Cool News, it absolutely does. The alleged AICN source claims that the working title of Episode VII is Star Wars Episode VII: The Ancient Fear, and that the title refers to a villainous character who will be played by Max von Sydow. This villain will reportedly put Pazuzu, the demon that von Sydow faced off against in The Exorcist, to shame.

    Personally I doubt that this is the title. Back in 2004, AICN reported that the title to Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith would be "The Creeping Fear," and we know how that turned out. "The Ancient Fear," however, does sound like it could be plausible, and it's an interesting title. When you break it down, it's …

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  • Brandon Rhea

    The official Star Wars Instagram account posted a special Star Wars Day selfie with Bob Iger, the chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company, and none other than Chewbacca himself. The official Star Wars UK Twitter account has confirmed Speculation is suggesting that it could be the costume Peter Mayhew will wear in Star Wars Episode VII. Take a look:

    could be a return to form for the character, matching his original trilogy look rather than the newer costume Mayhew wore for his brief appearance in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. UPDATE: The Star Wars UK tweet has been deleted. Matt Martin, Manager of Digital Content and Community Relations at Lucasfilm, has tweeted that the Star Wars UK tweet was speculation and should not be taken as confir…
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  • Brandon Rhea

    The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Lucasfilm will soon be making additional casting announcements, following up on today's announcement that the stars of the original trilogy would be returning, along with a host of new younger talent. THR reports that one of these casting announcements will be a female lead, which follows some mixed reaction today about how only one of the new actors—Daisy Ridley—is a woman.

    Previous reports by THR and other outlets have said that the film was potentially seeking a mixed-race actress in her late 20s. It is known that Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong'o (12 Years a Slave) met with J.J. Abrams. Rumors have also swirled around Maisie Richardson-Sellers, a relatively unknown British actress. A few months …

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