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By Ryan Rigley

With over two years to go until the release of "Star Wars VII," fans have been clamoring for any little bits of news that they can get their hands on. Speaking of, here's a quote from Samuel L. Jackson on seeing J. J. Abrams at George Lucas' wedding: "J.J. was there, I was there. I was like (raises eyebrows) and he was like (noncommittal shrug), and he just went about his business. I don’t know what that means. Harrison (Ford) was there too, and he was like (shrug)."

Jackson goes on to discuss how incorporating characters such as Han Solo, or Mace Windu, could potentially ease the transition between the old "Star Wars" actors and the new. Obviously, this is something that we're all rooting for; with the rumored return of Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher. That said, we can't help but wonder what other characters from the "Star Wars" Expanded Universe might show up. Take Kyle Katarn for instance, the main character of several notable "Star Wars" video games.

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Big news on the "Star Wars VII" front last week as Latino Review revealed two characters, from previous "Star Wars" films, that are rumored to return in the new trilogy. Apparently, both Ewan McGregor and Ian McDiarmid will be reprising their roles as young Obi-Wan Kenobi and the infamous Emperor Palpatine respectively. However, since both of said characters are now deceased, they'll be re-appearing as Force ghosts.

Obviously, these are just rumors that could be based entirely on speculation. Odds are we won't be hearing any official news about "Star Wars VII" until a little closer to its 2015 release date. With all of these wild rumors buzzing around the Internet, we can't help but wonder what other characters from the Star Wars Expanded Universe might pop up in the new trilogy. Take Grand Admiral Thrawn for example, the greatest Imperial officer that ever existed.

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By Amelia Mularz

Because we just heard those bearded dudes from "Duck Dynasty" rake in $200,000 per episode, it might be time to ease off the reality TV and watch a movie instead. What to see? Here’s the scoop:

On the Big Screen: "Lee Daniels' The Butler"
So you shine Nixon’s shoes, your wife’s a tad boozy and your son dabbles in Black Pantherism (kids!). That’s just a typical day in the life of Cecil Gaines. In an epic Forest Gump-like style, "Lee Daniels' The Butler" follows Cecil’s life from his childhood in the '20s, through the civil rights movement in the '60s, and right up to Obama’s presidency. Forest Whitaker takes the lead and Oprah (yes, OPRAHHH!) plays his wife. Highlights include John Cusack doing his best Tricky Dick impersonation, Jane Fonda as Nancy Reagan and Oprah in a tracksuit.

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Emperor Star Wars

Two days ago, Jedi News posted an item that claimed an unnamed source informed them that Ian McDiarmid, the excellent British actor who played the Emperor in the original trilogy and his younger, less obviously evil version Senator Palpatine in the prequel trilogy, is expected to return for the new film slated for Summer 2015.

Cool! Wait, what?

Yeah, so as the world knows, "Episode VII" will take place after the events of "Return of the Jedi" and after Emperor Palpatine totally went out like a chump.

If there is any truth to this rumor — which for the record is activating our B.S. meter — how the hell would the Emperor ever come back?

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By Ryan Rigley

With a new "Star Wars" trilogy and animated TV series currently in the works, Disney has bitten off quite a lot to chew. But that won't slow them down! Last Sunday, the president of Disney's ABC Entertainment Group, Peter Lee, commented on the highly-anticipated live-action "Star Wars" TV series. "We've started conversations with [Lucasfilm]," reveals Lee on the series. "I have an inkling in my mind, but they have a lot on their plate."

Lee is, of course, referring to J. J. Abrams' "Star Wars VII" and "Star Wars Rebels," both of which are slated to be released in the near future. While the news of the "Star Wars" TV series is very exciting, we can't help but wonder about the new "Star Wars" trilogy. Specifically, which characters from the Star Wars Expanded Universe might be popping up on screen? Take C-3PX for example, a modified protocol droid assassin that looks exactly like C-3P0!

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Lovelace

Don't get stuck watching YouTube videos of cats riding Roombas all weekend. Check out these weekend movie picks.

On the Big Screen: "Lovelace"
Sure, Jennifer Aniston may be a drug-smuggling stripper in "We're the Millers" this weekend, but Amanda Seyfried turns it up to 11 as porn star Linda Lovelace. She's been all over town talking about how liberating the nudie scenes were and how much fun she had filming with a Popsicle prop. This will no doubt have guys zipping over to their local movie theater quicker than Leo DiCaprio with his jetpack.

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Lumiya

By Ryan Rigley

While J. J. Abrams' "Star Wars VII" won't be released until 2015, according to an unconfirmed rumor it would appear as though the latest "Star Wars" trilogy is already going into production. Apparently, Disney has signed a deal with Pinewood Studios in London booking the space for a solid ten years. Already in pre-production for the past three and a half months, "Star Wars VII" has also taken a pretty strange code name during its production phase: "Foodles."

Althought "Foodles" won't be released to the public for at least another two years, we figure now's about as good a time as any to start speculating about the film. One of the biggest questions on everyone's minds is which characters will be returning for the new "Star Wars" trilogy? After all, there are a ton of staples from the Star Wars Expanded Universe that would work wonderfully on film. Take Lumiya for instance, Darth Vader's secret female apprentice.

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Blade Runner

Katy Perry, in an interview with Metro said that she really wants to act. Specifically, she wants the role of Rachael in "Blade Runner 2," which is currently being written. "With films, I hope to win you all over with animation and then do other films," she said. "I am really interested in comedy, and I would really love to play Rachael in 'Blade Runner 2' if Ridley would just call!"

Perry does have a point here. There is a strong resemblance between her and Sean Young in "Blade Runner," and that got us thinking. While we're recasting Rachael with Perry, why not fill out the rest of the cast with pop stars?

This is what we came up with.

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Artemis Fowl

After years of being stuck in development hell, Artemis Fowl, the "twelve-year-old James Bond villain" with a heart of gold, is finally coming to the big screen with "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" screenwriter, Michael Goldenberg penning the screenplay for Disney and producer Harvey Weinstein.

We're obviously still a long time away from much more real news about the first movie, which will cover the stories of the first two books of the series, "Artemis Fowl" and "The Arctic Incident," but the most important concern for anyone bringing these books to the screen is casting the right lead.

While it's pretty hard to find a decent 12-year-old actor, we have a few (almost) age-appropriate suggestions to play Artemis Fowl, if producers decide to go with a higher-profile star.

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Jaina Solo

By Ryan Rigley

Fear not, "Star Wars" fans! While we may not be getting any info on J.J. Abrams' "Star Wars VII" for another year or two there has been some news on the "Star Wars Rebels" front. The latest CGI-animated "Star Wars" series, announced back in May and set to premiere next fall on Disney XD, is said to take place during the two decade break between "Episode III: Revenge of the Sith" and "Episode IV: A New Hope."

Last weekend, at the Star Wars Celebration in Germany, a new logo for the series was revealed in addition to a few concept sketches inspired by Ralph McQuarrie. This is all very exciting, but not quite as exciting as what's to come in the newest "Star Wars" trilogy; i.e. the possibility of being introduced to Han and Leia's daughter, Jaina Solo, if Abrams and crew skew closer to the Expanded Universe.

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