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Rian Johnson Posts New Image From ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ | Film News

  As promised, Rian Johnson‘s production of the as-yet-untitled Star Wars: Episode VIII is proving to be more transparent than J.J. Abrams‘ The Force Awakens. In the spirit of this, the director has released a picture of Lupita Nyong’o bringing Maz Kanata to life.   Maz Kanata, with her diminutive form and fish-bowl goggles, didn’t establish herself as a fan favourite in her[…]

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J.J. Abrams Talks Women In ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ | Film News

  Something that sets the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens apart from the original trilogy and the other three for that matter, is the number of strong female characters, both good and bad, at that centre of the story. Now, J.J. Abrams has discussed the thinking behind writing strong female roles – something I applaud him for.   “From the very[…]

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Lupita Nyong’o Didn’t Know She Was Auditioning For ‘Star Wars’ | Film News

  It’s begun. The embargo on reviews for The Force Awakens has been lifted and social media has become no man’s land for anyone wanting to go into the cinema with no preconceptions. Feeling the pain of you all, here’s a Star Wars piece with zero spoiler material. You’d think with Star Wars being as omnipotent as it is, you would know whether you’d auditioned for[…]

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