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By Ryan Rigley

Last week was pretty groundbreaking as far as "Star Wars VII" goes. Not only did we get a first look at what could potentially be the title of the newest "Star Wars" film, "A New Dawn," but we also heard some more exciting news pertaining to the highly-anticipated "Star Wars" spinoff films!

At a recent Disney press conference, chief financial officer Jay Rasulo referred to the aforementioned spinoffs as "origin stories," confirming the rumor that each "Star Wars" spinoff will be focusing on the individual backstories of characters such as Han Solo, Boba Fett, and Yoda. While this is all extremely exciting, we can't help but wonder what characters from the Star Wars Expanded Universe might be popping up in "Star Wars VII." Take Shimrra Jamaane for example, the Yuuzhan Vong Supreme Overlord.

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It's kind of amazing, what people consider news about "Star Wars: Episode VII" these days. Yesterday, apparently starved for info from that galaxy far, far away, many outlets picked up a Hollywood Reporter story that said Abrams is converting some of his Bad Robot headquarters into production space, complete with green room and sound studio.

When Latino-Review picked up the story, they added that a source from the London set says that the interiors of the Millennium Falcon have already been build there.

Of course there's a set for the Millennium Falcon. Granted, it's early, but an appearance from the series' most iconic ship was guaranteed when Lucasfilm decided to make a sequel trilogy. As long as we're naming things that will definitely be in "Episode VII," here are four more that you can count on seeing.

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It's a geek rivalry that has gone back generations. "Star Wars" or "Star Trek"? Even in this day and age, the question can still divide a crowd, even one a seemingly one-sided as the folks that showed up to the "Star Trek Into Darkness" Blu-ray event.

MTV News headed out to the red carpet to see which franchise would come out on top when pitted against each other. Cast members from "Star Trek Into Darkness" get to decide who would come out on top in a fight. Ewoks or Klingons? Vader of Khan?

Watch the video above to see who is victorious, and catch "Star Trek Into Darkness" on Blu-ray and DVD now.

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It's about time for another "Star Wars: Episode VII" rumor. What's up for speculation this time?

Ahh, it appears that Talkbacker.com is citing an anonymous source that claims to know a potential title for the ever-discussed sequel. According to the site, "A New Dawn" is one of the titles under consideration by Team J.J. The report also includes mention that a 1:1 scale cross-section of the Millennium Falcon is being built in Pinewoods studios, alongside a power plant set and the Mos Eisley cantina.

Consider this a particularly shaky rumor for now since Talkbacker's source says it's just one of several names being considered, and "A New Dawn" was floating around as early as last November, before Abrams signed on.

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By Ryan Rigley

Looks like "Star Wars VII" is finally starting to pick up some steam. Last week, two more actors were revealed to be in the running for key roles in the upcoming "Star Wars" trilogy: Ksenia Solo and Liam McIntyre. Allegedly, Solo is up for the role of Han and Leia's daughter while McIntyre is in talks to play an as-of-yet unnamed Jedi.

This, of course, means that Ksenia Solo and Rachel Hurd-Wood may or may not be directly competing for the role of Leia's daughter, who has been said to potentially be the main protagonist of the film. While this is all well and good, we can't help but wonder what mysterious Jedi McIntyre will be portraying. After all, there are several key Jedi in the Star Wars Expanded Universe ripe for the picking. Take Kyp Durron for example, a Jedi who was at one point possessed by the spirit of a deceased Sith Lord.

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Are you a young actor look for your big break? Do you live in New York? Are you handy with a lightsaber?

If you answered "yes" to all three of these questions, you should know that there's a casting call out for a movie that's almost definitely "Star Wars: Episode VII" in New York City.

ShowBiz411 has the casting notice that is looking for three young actors (two male, one female) for an upcoming Disney movie directed by J.J. Abrams. Sounds like "Star Wars," right?

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We have reached what is likely the peak of "Star Wars: Episode VII" rumors. Or at least, we hope that's the case. For the past few weeks, new casting rumors have cropped up every couple days. Just last week, we were talking about Rachel Hurd-Wood and Alex Pettyfer (please, no), and there was the Zac Efron and Ryan Gosling talk before that. But finally, we have hit something that sounds both likely and a totally amazing idea.

According to a number of outlets, the latest "Star Wars: Episode VII" casting rumor names Benedict Cumberbatch as a potential cast member.

It makes sense, right? Cumberbatch is a hot ticket right now, partly thanks to his work with J.J. Abrams on "Star Trek Into Darkness." You might not have been a huge fan of Khan showing up in that sequel, but it's pretty hard to argue that Cumberbatch was anything but stellar reprising one of the most iconic characters in all of science fiction.

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By Ryan Rigley

While the rumors of Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, and Carrie Fisher reprising their respective roles for the new "Star Wars" trilogy have yet to be confirmed, there have been several other names thrown into the mix as of late. Last week, Latino Review reported that Rachel Hurd-Wood ("Peter Pan") and Alex Pettyfer ("Magic Mike," "I Am Number Four") are both in the running to play key roles in the upcoming "Star Wars VII."

Obviously, neither actor has been officially cast yet. However, according to speculation, Hurd-Wood is up for the part of Princess Leia's daughter (who is said to be the main protagonist of the film) with Pettyfer possibly reading for the offspring of Luke Skywalker himself. That said, we can't help but wonder what other characters from the Star Wars Expanded Universe might be popping up on the silver screen. Take Mara Jade for example, the future wife of Luke Skywalker!

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Yesterday, we got the interesting(?) news that Rachel Hurd-Wood may have read for "Star Wars: Episode VII" for the role of Princess Leia's daughter. The rumor certainly came as shock since we haven't heard much from her since "Peter Pan." Yeah, it's been a while.

Since it's seems that Leia's daughter will be a main player for "Episode VII," there are a few other actresses that we have in mind that should definitely read for J.J. Abrams.

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Here's another "Star Wars" rumor to throw onto the heap.

Latino Review, who reported most recently that both Emperor Palpatine and young Obi-Wan Kenobi would return as Force ghosts — a big eff-you to Alec Guinness, right? — has posted the names of two actors who have met or will meet producers for roles.

Now, before we even get into any of this, a warning. Lots of actors meet with producers for roles in potential blockbusters, and "Star Wars: Episode VII" is sure to not be any different. In fact, it would be a smart bet that J.J. Abrams and company are being even more cautious with the sequel because they know that a lot is riding on this movie not sucking. Once you compound that with the rumors' source, you get the idea. Grain of salt.

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