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Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Eddie Redmayne reveals he auditioned to play Kylo Ren in Star Wars

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Instead of joining J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world, Eddie Redmayne almost took a trip to a galaxy far, far away.

Two years ago, the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them star revealed he had auditioned for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, saying he had a “catastrophically bad” audition for a villainous role. Now, Redmayne has opened up about that audition in an interview with Uproxx.

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Daisy Ridley responds to Rey being called a ‘Mary Sue’

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When Daisy Ridley joined the Star Wars universe in last year’s The Force Awakens, her brave, capable, and kind-hearted Rey immediately became a fan favorite — and she was hailed as a positive role model for young Star Wars fans everywhere. Some critics, however, dismissed Rey as a so-called “Mary Sue,” a term used to describe an unrealistically talented or perfect female character.

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Ava DuVernay advised J.J. Abrams on the final Star Wars: The Force Awakens lightsaber battle

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens is packed with memorable moments, from the first reveal of the Millennium Falcon to the confrontation between Kylo Ren and Han Solo. But one of the film’s most compelling scenes is that final snowy lightsaber battle between Kylo (Adam Driver) and Rey (Daisy Ridley), and director J.J. Abrams has revealed that he got a little advice from a fellow filmmaker on how to stage that showdown.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens deleted scene: Unkar Plutt enrages Chewbacca

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A never-before-seen deleted sequence from Star Wars: The Force Awakens has revealed the fate of Unkar Plutt, the blobfish-like junk dealer who made Rey’s life miserable on the desert world of Jakku.

As fans of the movie already know, Rey escaped Plutt’s clutches when she, Finn, and BB-8 stole the Millennium Falcon while fleeing from the First Order. Plutt (played by Simon Pegg) was last seen shaking his fists at the vanishing starship and crying out, “That’s mine!”

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Star Wars production company fined nearly $2 million over Harrison Ford set accident

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A production company has been fined close 1.6 million pounds ($1.95 million) over an accident on the set of Star Wars: The Force Awakens that broke Harrison Ford’s leg

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Paterson star Adam Driver says that parallel parking a bus is easier than writing poetry

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Adam Driver, his hair styled in a perfect shoulder-length Kylo Ren cut, was feted as the guest of honor at a special dinner during the 54th New York Film Festival on Sunday night. Driver plays the title character, a New Jersey bus driver who is secretly a gifted poet, in Jim Jarmusch’s dreamy Paterson, which is screening in the festival’s main slate at the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s annual NYC movie parade.

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New before-and-after video showcases Star Wars: The Force Awakens digital effects

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For all the talk about practical props and sets on Star Wars: The Force Awakens, none of it would have worked without the digital component provided by Industrial Light & Magic. 

A new video released by the VFX house shows just how they blurred the line between what was real and what was imagined entirely through pixels.

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Star Wars actor Mark Hamill pays tribute to Kenny Baker

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Mark Hamill and Kenny Baker have been comrades in arms in the Star Wars franchise since A New Hope hit the big screen in May 1977, and while the R2-D2 actor appeared in all six of the original films, he was a droid consultant on The Force Awakens.

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New Star Wars: The Force Awakens Blu-ray will feature J.J. Abrams commentary

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There’s a new Blu-ray for Star Wars: The Force Awakens coming — this time with a commentary track by J.J. Abrams and some never-before-seen deleted sequences.

The four-disc “3D Collector’s Edition” will begin rolling out overseas on Oct. 31 and will be released in North America on Nov. 15, Lucasfilm announced Wednesday.

Along with the theatrical release and audio commentary, which wasn’t part of the original Blu-ray debut, the new set will also feature the “classic bonus features” from the discs released last spring.

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Artist creates VHS covers for today's top movies and TV shows

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The days of Blockbuster might be over, but VHS is forever: A visual artist who goes by Steelberg on Instagram has tapped into the nostalgia craze by creating custom VHS covers for modern television shows and movies.

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