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By Ryan Rigley

Now that "Star Trek Into Darkness" is finally out in the universe, director J. J. Abrams can finally focus on a different universe all together: the Star Wars universe. Last week, Schmoes Know released the highly-sought after potential plot synopsis for "Star Wars VII" that was apparently intercepted from Bad Robot Productions. "Two 17 year old twins, a girl and a boy, are trained by their uncle Luke to be the greatest Jedi’s in the galaxy," states the alleged plot synopsis. "Problems arise when the male twin turns to the dark side."

This, of course, alludes to both Jaina Solo and Jacen Solo being the focus of the new trilogy; two characters made popular by the Star Wars Expanded Universe. While this information makes heaps of sense, we can't help but wonder how accurate these reports really are. We also can't help but wonder which minor characters from the original trilogy will be making the leap over to the new. Take Garindan for example, the Kubaz spy who sells out Skywalker and the gang in "A New Hope."

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Things have gone fairly smoothly thus far in the brave new world of Disney-owned "Star Wars." "Star Trek Into Darkness" finally came out, freeing up J.J. Abrams, who looks on-target to start filming early next year and possibly meet the 2015 release date that was announced last fall.

All of this has happened without so much of a peep about what the heck the thing will be about, other than knowing that Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and Harrison Ford are all likely to return, but now a small rumor making the rounds suggests what the main story line for the new trilogy will be.

According to an anonymous tipster via YouTube critic Schmoes Know, a casting notice has gone out from the Abrams camp complete with a story breakdown, which you can check out after the jump!

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Greedo

By Ryan Rigley

Seems like J. J. Abrams may not be the only one making the transition over from "Star Trek" to "Star Wars." "Ooooh, wouldn’t that be fun," commented Leonard Nimoy on whether he'd consider playing a role in the new "Star Wars" trilogy. "I would love to. I think it would work wonderfully. I think it would work just great. I think it would be a great idea, and somebody ought to tell him that."

If Nimoy, who's most famous for his portrayal of Spock on the original "Star Trek" series, made the leap over to a galaxy far, far away, it's fairly safe to say that both "Star Wars" fans and Trekkies would be absolutely ecstatic. But not as ecstatic, perhaps, as if J. J. Abrams were to include memorable minor characters from the original "Star Wars" trilogy into "Star Wars VII." Take Greedo for instance, the Rodian bounty hunter that Han Solo shoots dead in "A New Hope."

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By Ryan Rigley

As if one movie franchise wasn't enough, last week, Daniel Radcliffe threw his proverbial sorting hat into the ring for the new "Star Wars" trilogy. "Franchise mustn’t become a dirty word," the former "Harry Potter" star proclaimed. "If directors like J. J. Abrams and Joss Whedon keep doing what they’re doing, it won’t be. I’d love to be part of one again. Maybe not leading it: a nice supporting role. In Star Wars? Yeah, that’d be awesome."

You know what else would be awesome? J. J. Abrams sticking some of those memorable minor characters from the original "Star Wars" trilogy into "Episode VII." Take Wicket Warrick for instance, who played an instrumental part of the Alliance's efforts during the Battle of Endor at the end of "Return of the Jedi."

Who?
Born and raised in the Bright Tree Village on the forest moon of Endor, Wicket Wystri Warrick is the great grandson of famed Ewok warrior Erpham Warrick. He has two brothers, Weechee and Willy, and has developed very close friendships with Teeboo (apprentice of the Ewok sorcerer Logray) and Princess Kneesaa throughout the course of his life.

Wicket is perhaps best remembered for his keen sense of adventure and bravery, which served him best during the galaxy-changing Battle of Endor. With the help of Wicket and his Ewok brethren, the Rebel Alliance was able to destroy the Empire's secret shield generator and blow up the second Death Star.

Why?
Despite his small stature, Wicket is one of the few Ewoks on Endor capable of wielding the mysterious powers of the Force. Whilst studying, for a brief time, under Logray (the Ewok Shaman and medicine man), Wicket demonstrates his prowess with the Force as a result of being able to utilize Logray's Staff of Power. He is also one of the only Ewoks able to see and communicate with Force ghosts, specifically that of his great grandfather Erpham.

How?
A time after their victory during the Battle of Endor, Wicket is elected the new Chief of Bright Tree Village; alongside his long-time friend and wife Princess Kneesaa. That being said, if Luke Skywalker and company were to travel at all to Endor during the next "Star Wars"
trilogy, it'd make perfect sense if they were greeted by their old friend (and now Chief) Wicket Warrick. Either that, or Wicket could be seen at the new Jedi temple training to become the galaxy's first Ewok Jedi.

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Figrin

By Ryan Rigley

With Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and Harrison Ford all rumored to be reprising their roles (as Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, and Han Solo respectively), J. J. Abrams' "Star Wars VII" is quickly shaping up to be the film that fans had hoped "The Phantom Menace" would be. Up until last week, the three "Star Wars" alumni were the only casting rumors out there, but now, thanks to the often-trustworthy Latino Review, the casting floodgates have been opened!

Jonathan Rhys Meyer, who has previously worked with J. J. Abrams on
"Mission: Impossible 3," is reportedly in talks to play an as-of-yet unknown character in the upcoming "Star Wars" trilogy. While it's entirely likely that Meyer will be playing a new role tailor-made for the new trilogy, we can't help but wish he was playing one of those memorable minor characters from the original trilogy. Take the Modal Nodes for instance, the band performing at the Mos Eisley Cantina in "A New Hope."

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FROM MTV GEEK

There are only a handful of ways to experience the world of "Star Wars" for yourself, but most of them are pretty lame. You could buy a replica lightsaber, but it won't actually work. You could go to Disney World, but that Darth Vader is someone's nephew and will probably break into dance before long.

But for the 30th anniversary of the folks over at LEGO gave MTV Geek a chance to get close to an X-Wing that's as big of as the real thing... but you know, made out of LEGOs.

Fun fact: The entire thing took more than 5.3 million individual bricks to build and weighs (internal steel skeleton included) 46,000 pounds.

Head over to MTV Geek for more photos!

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To commemorate the 30th anniversary of "Star Wars: Episode VI — Return of the Jedi" (May 25th), we are celebrating all things Ewok. For those readers new to the "Star Wars" universe, the Ewoks are tiny tree-dwelling creatures who assist in the film's climactic battle between the good guys (the Rebel Alliance) and bad guys (the Empire) — on the good side, of course.

As a part of our celebration, the folks at Next Movie put together a handy infographic that can function as your quick guide to Ewoks.

Check it out after the jump!

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A new book, "The Making of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi" by J.W. Rinzler, is hitting shelves just in time for the 30th anniversary of "Episode VI," and in the lead-up to the book's release, the Huffington Post has posted a fascinating excerpt.

The passage comes from a transcript taken from a 1981 story meeting held by George Lucas, Lawrence Kasdan, director Richard Marquand and producer Howard Kazanjian. During the conversation, Lucas fills in the backstory of Darth Vader in order to help the rest of the team craft an appropriate ending for the fallen Jedi.

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There had to come a day when "Star Wars" casting rumors would concern someone besides Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, and Carrie Fisher eventually, and it looks like today is that day.

The usually trustworthy folks over at Latino Review have taken the first crack at reporting which actor will be some of the new blood on J.J. Abrams' "Star Wars: Episode VII," and it's somebody that the director has previously worked with.

Jonathan Rhys Meyer had a memorable role in Abrams' "Mission: Impossible 3," but didn't make the jump to "Ghost Protocol" with director Brad Bird, and he, according to Latino Review, is the first actor in talks for the new "Star Wars."

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"Star Wars: The Clone Wars" might be over, but a new "Star Wars" animated series is coming to fill its place.

The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Disney is developing a new TV series called "Star Wars Rebels" that will premiere on television in 2014. It will first launch as a one-hour special on the Disney Channel, before turning into a TV series on Disney XD.

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