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In this Nov. 16, 2013 file photo, Producer George Lucas speaks at the 2013 Governors Awards in Los Angeles. - Provided courtesy of Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP, file
06/24/2014

"Star Wars" creator George Lucas announced Tuesday that he has picked Chicago to host his much-anticipated museum of art and movie memorabilia, in a major victory for the nation's third-largest city.

San Francisco and Los Angeles also had sought the museum. Lucas said in a written statement that he hopes to open the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art in 2018.

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06/19/2014
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After breaking his left leg on the set of "Star Wars: Episode VII," Harrison Ford is "doing well," according to his spokesperson.

In a statement to ABC News, Ford's rep updated the outlet on the 71-year-old actor's injury and said, "His surgery was successful and he will begin rehab shortly. He's doing well and looks forward to returning to work."

06/04/2014
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Director J.J. Abrams addressed the leaked photos from the set of "Star Wars: Episode VII" that have been popping up online.

Several photos from the set were posted on TMZ. The latest leaked photos showed the skeleton of a structure being built on set, which caused many to speculate that it was the Millennium Falcon, a spacecraft commanded by Han Solo (played by Harrison Ford) in the original trilogy, and that it would appear in the new movie.

06/02/2014

It's official! Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o and "Game of Thrones' star Gwendoline Christie have been cast in "Star Wars: Episode VII."

The news was announced on Monday, June 2, in a statement on StarWars.com.

05/22/2014
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Gareth Edwards appears at the London premiere of Godzilla on May 11, 2014. - Provided courtesy of Nils Jorgensen/startraksphoto.com

The first "Star Wars" stand-alone spinoff film officially has a director.

It was announced on Thursday, May 22, that "Godzilla" director Gareth Edwards will officially direct the first "Star Wars" stand-alone film, according to an announcement on StarWars.com. The screenplay will be written by Gary Whitta, who also wrote "The Book of Eli" and co-wrote "After Earth."

05/15/2014
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Carrie Fisher and her mother, actress Debbie Reynolds, talk to OTRC.com at the elder stars movie memorabilia auction event near Los Angeles on May 14, 2014. - Provided courtesy of OTRC

Will we see Princess Leia's iconic "cinnamon bun" hairstyle in "Star Wars: Episode VII"? Carrie Fisher hope so.

On April 29, it was announced that the main original "Star Wars" trilogy cast members, including the 57-year-old actress, will reprise their roles in the anticipated new film, helmed by J.J. Abrams. Fisher, who played heroine Leia, recently talked to OTRC.com about the movie and how she lost weight to play the intergalactic princess. She made her comments alongside her mother, "Singing in the Rain" actress Debbie Reynolds, 82, on Wednesday at the elder star's vintage movie memorabilia auction event near Los Angeles.

05/15/2014
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Carrie Fisher and her mother, actress Debbie Reynolds, talk to OTRC.com at the elder stars movie memorabilia auction event near Los Angeles on May 14, 2014. - Provided courtesy of none / OTRC Carrie Fisher, with mom Debbie Reynolds, talks 'Star Wars: Episode VII,' Leia hairstyle and weight loss. (May 2014)
05/15/2014
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Carrie Fisher and her mother, actress Debbie Reynolds, talk to OTRC.com at the elder stars movie memorabilia auction event near Los Angeles on May 14, 2014. - Provided courtesy of none / OTRC 'Star Wars' star Carrie Fisher's mom, actress Debbie Reynolds, is one proud mama! (May 2014 video)
04/29/2014
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The Star Wars: Episode VII cast includes John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Kenny Baker. - Provided courtesy of Lucasfilm / facebook.com/StarWars

The original "Star Wars" cast WILL reunite in "Star Wars: Episode VII," following months of rumors and their recent appearance in London, where much of the new movie is being filmed.

The news was revealed on April 29 in a message posted on the official "Star Wars" Facebook page.

The movie is being produced by Disney-owned production company Lucasfilm. The company also announced names of new cast members, which include "Girls" star Adam Driver, who was rumored to play a villain, and "The Lord of the Rings" and "The Hobbit" star Andy Serkis.

04/07/2014
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Peter Mayhew appears with a person dressed as Chewbacca at the Supanova Pop Culture Expo in Queensland, Australia on April 6, 2014. The Hollywood Reporter says the actor will eprise his role  in Star Wars: Episode VII. - Provided courtesy of Andrew Carlile / Startraksphoto.com

This may make you growl with excitement: "Star Wars: Episode VII" has reportedly added a beloved veteran character -- Chewbacca.

Peter Mayhew has joined the cast of the anticipated sequel and will reprise his role as the furry Wookiee, the Hollywood Reporter said on Monday, April 7. Spokespeople for production company Lucasfilm, owned by the Walt Disney Company, and the 69-year-old British actor had no immediate comment.

03/18/2014
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J.J. Abrams, Lee Towersey, Oliver Steeples, and Kathleen Kennedy appear in a photo with an R2-D2 model posted on Bad Robots Twitter page on Nov. 14, 2013. - Provided courtesy of Twitter.com/bad_robot

Not much has been confirmed about "Star Wars: Episode VII" since the film was officially announced last year, but now, it has been announced when J.J. Abrams and his crew will get the cameras rolling.

What's confirmed about "Star Wars: Episode VII"?

12/06/2013

Disney and Paramount Pictures have reached a distribution and marketing agreement for the 'Indiana Jones' franchise.

This is in addition to its current ownership rights, gained in the multibillion dollar acquisition of Lucasfilms last year.

11/20/2013
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J.J. Abrams, Lee Towersey, Oliver Steeples, and Kathleen Kennedy appear in a photo with an R2-D2 model posted on Bad Robots Twitter page on Nov. 14, 2013. - Provided courtesy of Twitter.com/bad_robot

The new "Star Wars" film will feature a familiar droid.

On Nov. 14, Bad Robot Productions, the production company of "Star Wars: Episode VII" director J.J. Abrams, tweeted out a photo of Abrams and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy with an R2-D2 model.

11/07/2013
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Darth Vader appears in the film The Empire Strikes Back. - Provided courtesy of Lucasfilm

Mark your calendars, "Star Wars" fans!

It was announced on the film's official website that the highly anticipated new film in the "Star Wars" franchise, "Star Wars: Episode VII," will hit theaters on Dec. 18, 2015.

08/12/2013
George Lucas and then-fiance Mellody Hobson attend the 40th annual Daytime Emmy Awards in Beverly Hills, California on June 16, 2013. They wed six days later. On Aug. 9, they welcomed their first child together, a baby girl. - Provided courtesy of Sara De Boer / startraksphoto.com

George Lucas, creator of "Star Wars," and wife Mellody Hobson have welcomed their first child together, a baby girl.

The couple's daughter, Everest Hobson Lucas, was born via a surrogate mother on Friday, Aug. 9, a spokesperson for Lucas confirmed to OTRC.com on Monday.

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