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HERE'S YOUR FIRST LOOK AT LUKE SKYWALKER IN 'STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS'

Star Wars 7 News has posted a behind-the-scenes shot of Mark Hamill in full Jedi garb. The image appears to come from a 3D imaging session with Hamill

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6 OF THE BEST FRIENDSHIPS IN STAR WARS

1. Han and Chewbacca

Han Solo and Chewbacca have an unbreakable bond. Their friendship started because of a Wookiee life debt, but I believe Chewbacca would stay by Han’s side even without that obligation hanging over his furry head. They’re devoted to each other, they show affection towards each other, and they save each other’s skins repeatedly. I hesitate to use the word bromance because I think it would make Han cringe, but he and Chewie have the type of friendship we all want.

2. Ezra and Zeb

When Ezra Bridger first joined the crew of Ghost, Zeb Orrelios wasn’t thrilled. He seemed to be annoyed by Ezra’s mere presence on the ship. However, it didn’t take long before they worked it out and were constantly up to hijinks. The way they antagonize each other but then come together when the situation calls for it makes their relationship feel brotherly. I can relate to Hera getting annoyed with them, but their antics are rather endearing.

3. R2-D2 and C-3PO

R2-D2 and C-3PO make me think of two grumpy old men who have been friends for all their lives. They bicker almost endlessly, but when it counts the most, their loyalty doesn’t waiver. There’s no question that Threepio would sacrifice himself for Artoo if he had to and vice versa.

4. Obi-Wan and Anakin

To say Obi-Wan Kenobi was lukewarm toward the young Anakin Skywalker would be an understatement. He only took Anakin on as an apprentice because of Qui-Gon Jinn’s final wishes. Their friendship definitely suffered some setbacks — cough, Mustafar, cough — but it shined during Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Obi-Wan and Anakin faced incredible hardship together as they fought side by side, and their experiences cemented their connection.

5. Luke and Biggs

Biggs Darklighter didn’t get a ton of screen time, but his history with Luke Skywalker was apparent in the scenes that made the final cut. They grew up on Tatooine together and both had dreams of escaping the sleepy planet to join the Imperial Academy. That longing might have been common among Tatooine teens, but how many of them actually made it off-world? Biggs and Luke shared the success of getting out. Deleted scenes from A New Hope paint a more detailed picture of Luke and Biggs’s camaraderie.

6. Ahsoka and Rex

Ahsoka Tano’s training happened during an unusual time for the Jedi. Instead of spending a lot of time around peers in the Jedi Temple or around citizens across the galaxy, she grew up around soldiers. The ongoing Clone Wars meant she was regularly in the presence of clone troopers — especially Captain Rex. Their relationship evolved over time and despite the challenges of him being a mentor of sorts even though Ahsoka outranked him, they became pals and their friendship continued past Order 66.

Which friendships would you add to the list?

http://www.starwars.com/news/6-of-the-best-friendships-in-star-wars

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SIMON PEGG REVEALS TIDBITS ABOUT 'THE FORCE AWAKENS'

By: Benjamin Hart

Simon Pegg is the latest actor to have a confirmed role in The Force Awakens, of which we learned of from the amazing behind the scenes reel that we saw at San Diego Comic Con. Pegg also stars alongside Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, which was released yesterday. In turn, Pegg has been making the rounds in the press recently to promote Rogue Nation, and of course, Star Wars has come up in various interviews.

First off, Pegg spoke with Yahoo! Movies who quizzed him on the Comic Con reel and he revealed that the footage wasn't initially intended to be revealed to the public:

"I had seen it actually because they had shown it for us when we wrapped the movie. I never expected the world to see it. It was lovely and it was initially intended as just a thing for the cast and crew to watch and to remember the experience. But I was very proud, and I was relieved as well, because now I can finally at least acknowledge that I'm in it."

READ MORE AT STAR WARS UNDERWORLD

http://www.starwarsunderworld.com/2015/08/simon-pegg-reveals-tidbits-about-force.html

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New promotional images from 'The Force Awakens'

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