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Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert Duel for the Title of ‘World’s Biggest Star Wars Fan’ – VIDEO

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After hearing about the Star Wars: Force for Change initiative to benefit UNICEF (and the chance to appear in Star Wars Episode VII) Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert test their force credentials in a duel to see who is the greatest Star Wars fan.

Check it out, AFTER THE JUMP

And for your own chance to be in Star Wars Episode VII and support UNICEF, click HERE.

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Star Wars Fan Creates 'Leaked' Episode VII Footage: VIDEO

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As previously reported, Star Wars: Episode VII has begun shooting, causing simultaneous joy and consternation among devottees of the Sci-Fi franchise. Released last week was "leaked footage" created by fan Fan Frank Wunderlich who proves again that Star War fans are probably the most devoted in the galaxy. 

Catch a 'sneak peak' of things to come, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Carrie Fisher Wants C-3PO to Remain Closeted: VIDEO

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The Daily Star reports on an exchange between UK talk show host Alan Carr and Star Wars' Princess Leia Carrie Fisher, in which she orders him not to out C-3PO as gay:

He said: “Could I be C3PO? I’d make a really good one.

"He’s a bit gay.”

Shocked Carrie, 57, told him: “You can say that but I’m not going there.

"Don’t out C3PO.”

Then she suggested that the Chatty Man was too porky to be the robot.

She said: “And anyway you wouldn’t fit into his costume.

Watch a clip from the segment which curiously edits out the gay bit,
AFTER THE JUMP...

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Chewbacca Selfie: PHOTO

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Here's the first shot from the Star Wars Episode VII set uploaded to the film's Instagram account - a selfie of Chewbacca and Disney Chair Bob Iger uploaded on Star Wars Day, May the Fourth.

Peter Mayhew is reprising his role as the Wookie. It's unclear if Mayhew's actually in that suit or if it's propped on a stand ready for a good vacuuming.


Harry Potter vs. Star Wars: VIDEO

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Missed this now super-viral clip earlier in the week. Australian wannabe filmmakers, Danny and Michael Philipou filmed this clip in about two days and edited it in about a week, adding the special effects. The filmmaking force is clearly with them.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Star Wars Episode VII Begins Shooting: VIDEO

Disney Chairman Alan Horn delighted Star Wars fans everywhere when he told a crowd at the Loyola Marymount School of Film and Television in Los Angeles that Star Wars: Episode VII has begun shooting, Variety reports:

Chewbacca“We have a lot of them, it’s not completely done yet,” Horn responded when asked about casting, noting it as the most difficult part of putting the highly anticipated film together.

As J.J. Abrams prefers to keep details under wraps for most of his films, Horn declined to reveal any names. Variety, however, learned in February that “Girls” actor Adam Driver is in talks to play the villain. Actors being considered for the lead role include Ed Speleers, John Boyega, Jesse Plemons, Matthew James Thomas and Ray Fisher.

“We’re actually shooting some of it now,” Horn said, despite previous comments that filming would start next month.

Watch a bit of Horn's interview, AFTER THE JUMP...

Today, a bit more news about the production crept out when The Hollywood Reporter revealed that Peter Mayhew, the original Chewbacca, would be returning to reprise his role.

Carrie Fisher has said she'll be returning and it has been rumored that Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford will be back as well.

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