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Star Wars' JJ Abrams Unveils the New X-Wing for Omaze's Force for Change

Here is your first look at the brand new X-Wing fighter that will be featured in the upcoming movie Star Wars: Episode VII.

The reveal was made in a new video released by director J.J. Abrams, who is running a raffle on Omaze to let one lucky fan win a walk-on role in the highly anticipated movie. He just upped the ante by also adding an advance screening of the film for the winner and 20 guests.

“We know how much Star Wars means to so many of you, and we’d love to share the movie with you first while supporting this truly great cause,” J.J. says in the clip.

Head on over to Omaze.com to make your donation for a chance to win this once in a lifetime opportunity.


Star Wars’ JJ Abrams Unveils the New X-Wing for Omaze’s Force for Change

24's Christina Chong Joins Cast of 'Star Wars: Episode VII'

Christina Chong has landed a small role in the highly anticipated upcoming movie Star Wars: Episode VII.

The British actress is best known for her work on 24: Live Another Day and she was also just cast in the upcoming live-action Xbox Originals web-series Halo: Nightfall.

It is not yet known what role Christina will be playing in Star Wars, but it is said to be “minor,” according to Variety.

Other newcomers in the cast include Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, John Boyega, and Daisy Ridley.

ARE YOU EXCITED about the new casting news for Star Wars: Episode VII?

Kevin Smith Visits the 'Star Wars' Film Set - Read About it Now!

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Pip Andersen & Crystal Clarke Join 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Cast

Pip Andersen and Crystal Clarke have landed roles in the upcoming movie Star Wars: Episode VII after attending an open casting call of over 67,000 hopefuls!

Pip is a British actor who is also a skilled practitioner of parkour, a discipline that involves propelling oneself through any given environment with incredible grace and agility. You can see photos of him in the gallery below!

Crystal is an American actress studying in the United Kingdom who will soon be seen in her first feature film, The Moon and the Sun.

“The Star Wars universe has always been about discovering and nurturing young talent and in casting Episode VII we wanted to remain absolutely faithful to this tradition. We are delighted that so many traveled to see us at the open casting calls and that we have been able to make Crystal and Pip a part of the film,” said producer and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy.

Production will be taking a two-week hiatus in August to make adjustments in the schedule due to Harrison Ford‘s leg injury.

10+ pictures inside of Pip Anderson doing parkour over the years… More Here! »

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Rian Johnson Set to Write & Direct 'Star Wars: Episode VIII'

Rian Johnson has been tapped to write and direct the next film in the Star Wars film franchise – Episode VIII, according to Deadline.

The filmmaker will be taking over the reign from J.J. Abrams, who is helming Episode VII at the moment. While it was initially reported he will also write and direct Episode IX, he will only be writing the treatment for the film.

Rian is best known for writing and directing the critically acclaimed movie Looper starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis.

Disney is entrusting the mega franchise with a bunch of hot young filmmakers. They have also booked Chronicle‘s Josh Trank and Godzilla‘s Gareth Edwards to direct spinoff films.

WHAT DO YOU THINK of Rian Johnson joining the Star Wars franchise?

Harrison Ford Will Take Eight Weeks Off from 'Star Wars' to Recover from Ankle Injury

Harrison Ford will be taking the next eight weeks off from working on his highly anticipated new movie Star Wars: Episode VII after breaking his ankle on set last week, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The 71-year-old actor was injured by the door of the Millennium Falcon while working on a scene as his character Han Solo. The spaceship, which his character pilots in the original movies, will be making a return in the new film.

Harrison was taken to a hospital last Thursday after suffering his injury. Shooting will continue in his absence and it is still expected that the movie will be completed in time to make its December 2015 release date.

We hope you feel better soon, Mr. Ford!

Harrison Ford Injures His Ankle While Filming 'Star Wars: Episode VII'

Harrison Ford has injured himself on the set of Star Wars: Episode VII on Thursday (June 12).

Harrison Ford sustained an ankle injury during filming today on the set of Star Wars: Episode VII. He was taken to a local hospital and is receiving care. Shooting will continue as planned while he recuperates,” a statement from Disney read (via THR).

Harrison is reprising his role as Han Solo from the hit 1970s films in the brand new films that are in development.

We wish Harrison a speedy recovery!

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