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Star Wars: The Force Awakens - European Premiere

Peter Mayhew - Star Wars: The Force Awakens - European Premiere at Leicester Square, London - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 16th December 2015

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The European Premiere Of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

Peter Mayhew - The European Premiere of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' held at the Odeon and Vue, Leicester Square - Arrivals at Leicester Square - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 16th December 2015

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Star Wars Premiere

 Peter Mayhew - Star Wars: The Force Awakens - European film premiere held at the Odeon Leicester Square. at Odeon Leicester Square - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 16th December 2015

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Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens Review

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Appealing both to a new generation of viewers and fans of the series since the beginning, this 30-years-later sequel to 1983's Return of the Jedi is a thrilling adventure. Filmmaker J.J. Abrams has managed to capture the tone of the original trilogy while telling a story about young, vibrant new characters whose connection to the overall saga deepens intriguingly as events unfurl.

Over the past three decades, the Empire has regrouped, forming the First Order to crush the Old Republic for good. And the plucky Rebellion hasn't offered much resistance since leader Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) disappeared. The Empire's top henchman Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) is searching for him just as diligently as the rebel leader General Leia (Carrie Fisher). But the real action is happening out of their grasp, as disaffected storm trooper Finn (John Boyega) teams up with rebel pilot Poe (Oscar Isaac) and then feisty scavenger Rey (Daisy Ridley) and expressive droid BB-8. Along the way, Han Solo and Chewbacca (Harrison Ford and Peter Mayhew) find themselves back in the fray. And everyone is startled when there's a strong stirring in the force.

Abrams beautifully recreates the scruffy, clanky mechanical atmosphere of the original trilogy, infusing scenes with witty banter and John William's soaring score to throw us right back into that familiar galaxy. This includes the saga's main themes: the temptation of power, how true heroism is often accidental, and the tension between parents and children. Combine this with a plot that propels itself with a series of unexpected adventures and battles, all centred on the characters, and the film taps strongly into the teen in all of us.

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Star Wars - The Force Awakens World Premiere

Peter Mayhew - Star Wars - The Force Awakens World Premiere at Hollywood & Highland - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 15th December 2015

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Premiere Of Walt Disney Pictures And Lucasfilm's "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" - Arrivals

Peter Mayhew - Celebrities attend Premiere Of Walt Disney Pictures And Lucasfilm's "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" at the Dolby Theatre, TCL Chinese Theatre and El Capitan Theatre. at Dolby Theatre, TCL Chinese Theatre, El Capitan Theatre, Disney, Dolby Theatre - Hollywood, California, United States - Monday 14th December 2015

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Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens TV Spot Trailer


After the victory of the Rebel Alliance over the Galactic Empire and subsequent demolition of The Death Star, you'd imaging life in a certain galaxy would be a little more subdued, but as we soon learn, life for Princess Leia, Luke and Hans wasn't exactly easy following their small yet essential victory.

30 years on and to most citizens - humanoid and alien - the stories of evil Lord Darth Vader and the Jedi Masters are just a legend, a story they tell their children that starts with the well-known overture: 'A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away'. Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the seventh film in the Star Wars series and is an additional story to the original Star Wars outline.

The film follows a set of new characters as they join the battle and fight the evil forces once again threatening to destroy their galaxy. The Force Awakens was directed by Jj Abrams and sees a number of cast favourites return to the story including Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher.

John Boyega Honours Tragic Star Wars Superfan After Death


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Daniel Fleetwood's wife Ashley launched a campaign on social media, appealing to Disney bosses to screen the highly-anticipated sequel for her man as she feared he would not make it to the film's December (15) release date.

Weeks after the project went live, film executives agreed to make one of Daniel's final wishes come true, thanks in part to the backing of Star Wars stars Mark Hamill, Peter Mayhew and John Boyega. Daniel even received a surprise call from director J.J. Abrams himself on Thursday (05Nov15), when the movie was screened at his Texas home.

Daniel, who had been given two months to live over the summer (15),passed away on Monday (09Nov15) after succumbing to spindle cell carcinoma after a three-year battle with the disease.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer


It's been thirty years since the Rebel Alliance; led by the noble Luke Skywalker, the intrepid Princess Leia and the lionhearted Han Solo; finally defeated Emperor Palpatine of the Galactic Empire, alongside his redeemed assistant Darth Vader. The second Death Star was reduced to rubble, and the galaxy was free from a tyrannous evil once more. If only that were true. For there can never be good without evil, and sure enough another Dark Lord, Supreme Leader Snoke, has arisen to take the Emperor's place, with even more brutal plans for the civilians across the stars. But this time there are also new heroes, better equipped to deal with the ever looming terror thanks to an example set by the now ageing former Han, Luke and Leia. They are now preparing to help a vindicated former stormtrooper named Finn, an independent scavenger called Rey, and Poe Dameron who is a Resistance X-Wing pilot. 

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Simon Pegg: I'm In Star Wars Heaven


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Simon Pegg will star in 'Star Wars The Force Awakens'.

The 45-year-old actor is set to fulfill a life-long dream and appear in the latest addition to the Star Wars franchise as an alien.

The news was announced during a behind the scenes film which was shown at Comic Con in San Diego, US which saw him in costume.

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First Three Star Wars Films Hit Chinese Theatres At Last


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Festival chiefs are screening all six Star Wars films this week (beg15Jun15), giving movie fans the chance to see 1977's Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back and The Return of the Jedi on the big screen for the first time.

The three films were banned from release in China when they first came out, but they still have a huge fan base in the country, thanks to bootlegs and pirated copies.

Asked about the development in China during a recent Reddit.com chat with fans, Star Wars icon Peter Mayhew said, "(That's) wonderful news. I hope they enjoy the experience."

Secret Cinema Presents Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Review

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Secret Cinema's Star Wars event is a mind-blowing experience of a lifetime for any Star Wars fan. Running in London over 100 nights from June 4th to September 27th, it's more than twice as big as last summer's gigantic Back to the Future project. The epic installation lets visitors live events from Episode IV: A New Hope before an interactive screening of Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, the best of the six films to date. And with a cast of 400 performers merging seamlessly into the costumed audience, it's an unforgettable evening.

It begins with an evacuation, as earth-based rebels are called to a secret London location. Before arriving, we are given an identity and wardrobe advice (I was Niles Torwyn, galactic explorer) and told to stay low and keep our faces covered. At Earth Cargo Airlines, we are herded into a loading bay and transported through space to Mos Eisley spaceport on the desert planet Tatooine, where we have several hours to walk around the bustling market town, paying for food and drink with galactic credits while engaging with the people around us. Speaking to strangers or walking into doorways will result in quests and training exercises. And among the crowd, there's a chance to interact with characters like Old Ben Kenobi, Chewbacca, C-3PO, R2-D2 and a gang of fast-talking Jawas, but avoid eye contact with the Storm Troopers. There are also special cocktails and music in the busy Cantina Bar before another transport whisks us off to a Rebel Base and the Death Star itself.

Along the way, virtually the entire final act of A New Hope is taking place around us, often in ways that send chills down the spine. It's a thrilling re-creation of a film that transformed our childhood, and there are at least two "wow" moments that are almost overwhelming. This is followed by the next chapter in the story, a bright digital screening of The Empire Strikes Back accompanied by some very cool live action. Originally released in 1980, the film stands up remarkably well with its sarcastic humour, brittle emotions and some very dark drama, leading to a wonderfully maddening cliffhanger ending. Best of all is the way the script remains centred on the characters, twisting and deepening them while allowing Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher to further develop their most iconic roles.

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Lupita Nyong'o Proud To Be 'space Cadet' In Star Wars


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Lupita Nyong'o is thrilled she gets to be a ''space cadet'' in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'.

The 32-year-old actress portrays Maz Kanata - a pirate and galactic traveller - in the highly anticipated sci-fi sequel and admits she always dreamed of space when she was a kid.

Speaking to the Metro newspaper, she said: ''I am super excited to be moving to another planet for a while. As a child, I was always interested in make-believe. I was known to hide in closets and play with dolls while other kids were outside riding bikes.''

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Lupita Nyong'o Proud To Be 'space Cadet' In Star Wars


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Lupita Nyong'o is thrilled she gets to be a ''space cadet'' in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'.

The 32-year-old actress portrays Maz Kanata - a pirate and galactic traveller - in the highly anticipated sci-fi sequel and admits she always dreamed of space when she was a kid.

Speaking to the Metro newspaper, she said: ''I am super excited to be moving to another planet for a while. As a child, I was always interested in make-believe. I was known to hide in closets and play with dolls while other kids were outside riding bikes.''

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer


30 years ago, the Rebel Alliance struck their killing blow against the Galactic Empire. The Emperor has been defeated, and his right hand man, Darth Vader, is dead. The second Death Star has been destroyed, and celebration reigned across the galaxy. But it was not the victory we once thought it was. With Imperial soldiers scattered across the galaxy, the Storm Troopers have rallied behind a new leader, a new Dark Lord of the Sith. But old heroes will rise once again, and come out of retirement, to once again wage war across the stars. The Force has awakened once more. 

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Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens Movie Review

Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens Movie Review

Appealing both to a new generation of viewers and fans of the series since the...

Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens TV Spot Trailer

Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens TV Spot Trailer

After the victory of the Rebel Alliance over the Galactic Empire and subsequent demolition of...

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer

It's been thirty years since the Rebel Alliance; led by the noble Luke Skywalker, the...

Secret Cinema presents Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Movie Review

Secret Cinema presents Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Movie Review

Secret Cinema's Star Wars event is a mind-blowing experience of a lifetime for any Star...

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer

30 years ago, the Rebel Alliance struck their killing blow against the Galactic Empire. The...

Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back Trailer

Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back Trailer

The Rebel Alliance struck a terrific blow to the Galactic Empire with the destruction of...

Star Wars: A New Hope Trailer

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The galaxy is in turmoil. A Rebel Alliance is rising up against the villainous Galactic...

Star Wars: Return Of The Jedi Trailer

Star Wars: Return Of The Jedi Trailer

The Rebel Alliance has fallen into an incredibly dark time. With the destruction of their...

Star Wars: The Digital Collection Trailer

Star Wars: The Digital Collection Trailer

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. The majestic order of honourable,...

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer

Set three decades after the devastating events of 'Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the...

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