‘Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens’ New Hi-Res Stills in 4K and IMAX Format

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In honor of the second teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens (December 18, 2015), Walt Disney Studios and Lucasfilm have provided us with hi-res stills from the feature. You can find the newly released stills in our gallery below, but what’s especially awesome to note is that some of the stills appear as both their cropped film ratio as well as both IMAX and 4K formats which show even more of the background.

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WATCH: ‘Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens’ New Teaser Trailer

Star Wars: The Force AwakensToday at the Star Wars Celebration event in Anaheim, California, Walt Disney Studios and Lucasfilm debuted the second teaser trailer for Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (December 18, 2015), which you can find embedded below.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens, directed by J.J. Abrams from a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan & Abrams, features a cast including actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o, Gwendoline Christie, Crystal Clarke, Pip Andersen, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow. They will join the original stars of the saga, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker.

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‘Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens’ to Take Place on Planet Jakku

Star Wars: The Force AwakensToday at the Star Wars Celebration event in Anaheim, California, Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (December 18, 2015) director JJ Abrams announced that one of the settings for the film will not be Tatooine has others have suspected, but a new location known as Jakku.

We have learned earlier today that as part of the promotion for the film, Walt Disney Studios and Lucasfilm registered a domain name for the film titled PlanetJakku.com. At this time, the site is dormant but Abrams teased that we may be learning more about the location very soon, so it is likely the site will be turned into a viral marketing website.

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‘Pete’s Dragon’ Remake Scheduled for August 2016; ‘Jungle Book’ Gets Pushed Back

According to Box Office Mojo, Disney’s remake of the 1977 classic Pete’s Dragon has been given a theatrical release date of August 12, 2016. The film has made news in recent days via reports that Michael C. Hall and Wes Bentley are now attrached to the project that also involves Robert Redford, Bryce Dallas Howard and Oakes Fegley.

In other news, Jon Favreau’s celebrity-filled live-action/CGI hybrid The Jungle Book has been pushed back about six months so it will now debut in theaters on April 15, 2016 (formerly October 9, 2015)

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‘Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens’ Trademarks Reveal New Character, Captain Phasma

Star Wars: The Force AwakensLucasfilm and Walt Disney Studios recently announced the names for several of the characters featured in the trailer for Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (December 18, 2015). On December 11, Lucasfilm went ahead and registered several related applications for several of these characters, including: BB-8, the ball-droid; Kylo Ren, the sith; and Poe Dameron, the X-Wing Fighter pilot.

Among the registrations, however, were many for a ‘Captain Phasma,’ for which we were unable to find any previous documentation outside of an extensive fan-fiction titled Tarkin’s Fist and random usernames.

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FIRST LOOK: Jon Favreau’s ‘The Jungle Book’ Concept Art

'The Jungle Book' Concept ArtVia the film’s official Facebook page, Walt Disney Studios has released the first concept art for Jon Favreau’s live action/CGI hybrid The Jungle Book (October 9, 2015), currently in production.

According to the concept art’s description, Mowgli — a man-cub raised in the jungle by a family of wolves — embarks on a captivating journey of self-discovery when he’s forced to abandon the only home he’s ever known.

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Lupita Nyong’o, Gwendoline Christie Join ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ Cast

Walt Disney Studios and Lucasfilm have announced that Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o  and Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth from HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’) have joined the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII, in theaters on December 18, 2015.

The two join fellow actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson and Max von Sydow, along with the original stars of the Saga Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Kenny Baker in the new film.

 

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