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Remember when the crossguard saber was first revealed and we all went a little nuts whining about how ridiculous it was? Just me?

A new Star Wars exhibit at Disneyland offers the official explanation, and it's one that makes a lot of sense: those cross-beams are exhaust, not silly additional blades.

I guess this is out of the question, then?

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We've known for a while that Brienne of Tarth actress Gwendoline Christie would be in Star Wars VII, but Vulture is reporting her role is that of the Chrome Trooper.  Not much is known about this character, but if it is Gwendoline under there, here's hoping we get to see her without the chrome dome too.

Game of Thrones has already got the hand ampuation thing down; maybe Jaime can join Brienne for an epic saber fight?



Hey, a fan can dream, right?

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Check out the video above for an opportunity to be on the set of Star Wars: Episode VII and even win a cameo role through the Force for Change campaign, and get an intriguing look at what is currently going on behind the scenes in Abu Dhabi:

inside Star Wars VII
via: The Daily Dot

inside Star Wars VII
via: The Daily Dot

If you're interested, learn more about the Force for Change campaign here.

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Episode VII has wrapped principal filming and has its official title! What do you think of the name Star Wars: The Force Awakens?

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Candace Payne more commonly known as Chewbacca Mom took the internet by storm when she shared this video a while ago of her amazingly entertaining reaction to the Chewbacca Mask:



Millions of views later Chewbacca Mom is getting her very own Star Wars action figure courtesy of Hasbro. She visited the Hasbro headquarters, where she was then presented with the figure. Following the presentation she shared her thoughts back on Facebook regarding the whole experience:

"So the weekend after this happened, I was able to go to the Facebook headquarters, and meet an incredible and integral part of this story and this journey, and I feel like today, right now, this moment, is a second divine moment that's happening. So, I want you, if you know how to use Emoji's, all of you out there in Facebook live world, I want you to do the handclap for these amazing people that develop stuff that your kids have...thrown at you and played with."
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This is just Mike V's speculation, but it's a pretty compelling timeline for the film. If you're avoiding potential spoilers turn away, but for those who like to speculate, here's Mikes theory:

- Poe Dameron (with BB-8) is sent by Leia to Jakku to find Rey.

- Kylo Ren and The First Order arrive on Jakku. They attack a village and Poe is captured. BB-8 escapes.

- Poe is brought to the Star Destroyer, Finalizer, that is in orbit of Jakku.

- Kylo Ren tortures Poe and uses the Force to extract information from him.

- Finn witnesses Poe being tortured. Having a crisis of conscience, Finn decides to help free Poe (Poe's blood is on Finn's helmet). Finn ends up with Poe's jacket.

- Finn and Poe both flee in separate TIE fighters, but Finn's TIE Fighter takes damage and crash lands on Jakku.

- Rey is going about her day, scavenging from the remains of the Star Destroyer, Inflictor. She encounters BB-8.

- Kylo Ren regroups with the rest of the First Order to witness the test fire of their new superweapon, Star Killer Base.

- Rey and BB-8 eventually encounter Finn.

- The First Order attack the trio and they then are aided by Han Solo and Chewbacca.

- The group uses the Millennium Falcon to escape Jakku.

- The group formally meet each other and then go to Takodana to meet Maz Kanata in her castle.

- Maz Kanata senses that Rey is Force sensitive and discusses this with her.

- The First Order is made aware of the groups location and attacks Maz Kanata's castle, leaving it in ruins. Kylo Ren looks for Rey and captures her.

- Poe and the Resistance lead a rescue party, which starts the Battle of Takodana. All are rescued except for Rey, who is taken to Starkiller Base.

- The Resistance Regroups. Maz Kanata gives Anakin/Luke's lightsaber to Leia.

- The Resistance plans a rescue of Rey as well as an attack on Star Killer Base.

- The Battle of Star Killer Base ensues.

- Kylo Ren faces Finn in lightsaber combat and emerges victorious (whether Finn survives remains to be seen).

- Rey finally accepts her Force abilities and faces Kylo Ren.

- Luke senses the "Awakening" of the Force in Rey. (Not really sure this clip goes here but it makes the most sense to me).