Zoe Saldana As Ripley And Katee Sackhoff As Han Solo In Comic-Con Cosplay Shots

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aliensYesterday, we got to see some truly awesome fan-play as The Hollywood Reporter kicked off one of the sweetest photo projects imaginable, reimagining some of sci-fi’s greatest characters with some of sci-fi’s most popular actors. Firefly‘s Nathan Fillion took on the role of Captain Kirk and Nerdist’s Chris Hardwick checked the time as Marty McFly. And now you can see Avatar‘s Zoe Saldana playing this genre’s most ass-kicking hero, Ellen Ripley, from James Cameron’s Aliens, among others.

Saldana gives a great interview with THR, talking about all three of her simultaneous sci-fi franchises. (She’s also in Guardians of the Galaxy and Star Trek, of course.) As such, it’s no surprise that she should earn the spot of one of cinema’s most iconic female characters, in the movie where she turns from heroine to warrior.


Game Of Thrones’ Gwendoline Christie May Be Officer Material In Star Wars: Episode VII

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BrienneEpisode VII rumors have been flying fast and furious in the days leading up to Comic-Con, with Badass Digest tossing out a ton of huge rumors revolving the plot and characters of J.J. Abrams’ upcoming Star Wars sequel. Now they’re at it again, this time offering up a new rumor and some speculation about who Game of Thrones actress Gwendoline Christie will be playing. If you’re trying to remain as unspoiled as possible, well, what are you still reading this for?


So, you remember Princess Leia’s crack about Luke being a little short for a stormtrooper? Well, apparently the Empire likes their COs tall as well, because now Badass Digest is claiming that the 6’3 Christie will be playing an antagonist in Episode VII, specifically one who’s pursuing John Boyega’s character, more specifically an Imperial officer of some sort. See, the recent round of rumors began with BD’s claim that the action in Ep VII would kick off with Boyega and Daisy Ridley’s characters coming across a severed hand clutching a lightsaber — a discovery that puts them on a path to meet Han Solo and Chewie, and eventually to take part in a search for Luke, who has been missing for most of the 30 years since Return of the Jedi.


Star Wars Rebels Extended Trailer Brings Some Old Friends To The Party

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The last few days there have been a bunch of rumors floating around about the heroes and plot of J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII. This upcoming film has largely overshadowed the first post-Disney buyout of Lucasfilm addition to the canon we’re going to see, the animated Star Wars Rebels. Over the next week or so, however, the series will take center stage as it forms the core of Star Wars’ presence at San Diego Comic-Con. Ahead of that event, the studio has released this new extended trailer.

While I’m still not a huge fan of the animation of Rebels, watching this trailer you know that you’re watching a piece of the Star Wars universe. The action, the feel, the medley of John Williams favorites, every frame of this trailer screams Star Wars. It doesn’t hurt that the video starts off with a visit from Obi-Wan Kenobi, which we heard was going to happen, though we didn’t expect to see him first thing in a trailer.


John Boyega’s Star Wars: Episode VII Character May Have Just Been Revealed

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John BoyegaOver the weekend some potential plot details for Star Wars: Episode VII hit the airwaves—not the first, certainly not the last we’ll encounter before the movie drops December 18, 2015. We’ll have to wait and see if any of these rumors come to pass, but now some additional bits concerning the identity of one of the film’s leads have found their way into the public sphere.

There are SPOILERS beyond this point, you may want to STOP READING if you’d rather not know about this sort of thing. And again, these are unconfirmed rumors and should be treated as such, but that doesn’t mean they won’t ruin your day.


J.J. Abrams Shows Off An X-Wing, Offers Chance To Host Episode VII Screening

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A few months back, J.J. Abrams released a video from the set of Star War: Episode VII, using the platform to announce a Star Wars: Force For Change, a charity to raise funds for the United Nations Children’s Funds (UNICIEF). Not only did this offer fans to do something that can potentially help millions of kids around the globe, it revealed some of the cool practical special effects from the movie, and offered them the chance of a lifetime, to actually be in the movie. Well Abrams is back at it, releasing new Force For Change video, providing one more behind-the-scenes look at the film, and offering another one of a kind opportunity for fans.

Force For Change has already been an incredible success. In the first 24-hours, they raise more than a million dollars for UNICEF’s Innovation Labs, a series of 14 ventures with an aim to develop sustainable solutions to many of the most pressing issues faced by children around the world, like health, nutrition, water, and education.


Star Wars: Episode VII Plot Details Reveal The Main Character And Secret New Threats

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Luke SkywalkerStar Wars: Episode VII is kind of a big deal, you probably guessed that. It’s also a huge secret. Director J.J. Abrams, Disney, and Lucasfilm kept the cast under wraps until they were just about ready to get the cameras rolling, and the plot has been more heavily guarded than many classified government documents. But just like there are leaks in government agencies, there are leaks from the London-based set of Episode VII, and the latest rumors floating around may give you an idea of what the story of the latest addition to the Star Wars canon may look like.

Stop reading if you don’t want to encounter SPOILERS. Things are intentionally vague, but still, it could ruin things for you, so you may want to STOP READING now. You’ve been warned.