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‘Star Wars: Episode 7′ Confirms Shooting in IMAX, Comic-Con 2014 Details

It seems like kind of a no-brainer at this point, but after a tease earlier this year that J.J. Abrams' 'Star Wars: Episode 7' may be shooting in IMAX, it was confirmed today that this is definitely the case. And along with that cool bit of nerd-friendly news, we've got some details on the 'Star Wars' presence at Comic-Con 2014.

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‘Star Wars: Episode 7′ Recruits Two New Cast Members; Production Delay Confirmed

Looks like 'Star Wars: Episode 7' isn't quite done with casting just yet. Disney has just announced that two new faces will join the cast of J.J. Abrams' upcoming film following a major casting call, and that production will take a brief hiatus in August due to Harrison Ford's injury, giving the newbies plenty of time to get acquainted with their fellow cast members.

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Harrison Ford Injured on ‘Star Wars: Episode 7′ Set

Harrison Ford is getting too old for this.

The 71-year-old actor, now famous for his "I'm over it" approach to various situations, including those raving 'Star Wars' fans, was sent to a hospital after injuring his ankle today while filming scenes for 'Star Wars: Episode 7.'

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Chewbacca Actor Peter Mayhew Stopped by TSA for Cane Shaped Like Light Saber
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Chewbacca Actor Peter Mayhew Stopped by TSA for Lightsaber-Shaped Cane

Even Wookiees, it seems, aren't immune to a shakedown by the Transportation Security Administration. On June 3, Peter Mayhew, the actor who played Han Solo's furry sidekick Chewbacca in the 'Star Wars' movies, was stopped by TSA agents after attempting to board a plane in Denver with a large cane shaped light a lightsaber.

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‘Star Wars: Episode 7′ – Will John Williams Score the New Films?

Can you possibly have a 'Star Wars' film without John Williams' joyous music accompanying the action? Seems hard to even consider. And if you ask Williams himself, he appears to think the same thing. Read Williams' thoughts on his role in the 'Star Wars' universe going forward after the break.

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Petition to Build Death Star Gaining Steam

On the White House's website there is a "We The People" section, which allows citizens to "petition the Obama Administration to take action on a range of important issues facing our country." If any submitted petition gets 25,000 E-signatures, then the White House will review the proposal.

Our favorite of these petitions this month has to be from Colorado man “John D" who, as we reported last week, wants the government to secure resources and funding to begin the construction of a Death Star by 2016.

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George Lucas Is Giving His ‘Star Wars’ Money to Education

It's easy to poke fun at George Lucas. He directed the prequel trilogy after all, and refuses to acknowledge the original cuts of the first three 'Star Wars' movies. But when Lucas does good, that's no joke. And today word broke that Lucas will be giving the majority of the money he got for selling Lucasfilm to educational philanthropy.

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Lego Star Wars Movie Gets You Up To Speed On The Prequels [VIDEO]

If you have the time for some amusment or a Star Wars primer here's your huckleberry.

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ESA's Mars Express Returns Images Of Echus Chasma
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Team In France Discover Lava Planet – No Word On If They Are Calling It “Mustafar”

In the journal, Icarus a French team has discovered a "Super-Earth" that has one cool side and one lava side.  Kind of like something George Lucas would think up.

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New NASA Spectrometer Gets Us Closer To “Star Trek” Type Space Sheilds

NASA is about to launch a cool spectrometer that will do a lot of seemingly boring stuff but could also get us closer to magnetic shielding for spacecraft.

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