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Get ready for #2017: Trailers of the most awaited movies!

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As 2016 is just coming to an end, it is time to switch our attention to #2017 and especially to the cinematic treats we have awaiting us. With big names, huge franchises and a lot more in store, here is a list of the trailers that may tempt you to be impatiently waiting for #2017.

  • Dunkirk (2017)

 Director: Christopher Nolan | Release date: 19 July 2017 | Starring: Harry Styles, Tom Hardy, James D’Arcy

  • Spider–Man: Homecoming (2017)

Director: Jon Watts | Release date: 7 July 2017 | Starring: Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Robert Downey Jr.

  • The Lego Batman Movie (2017)

Director: Chris McKay | Release date: 10 February 2017 | Starring: Will Arnett, Michael Cera, Ralph Fiennes

  • War for the Planet of the Apes (2017)

Director: Matt Reeves | Release date: 14 July 2017 | Starring: Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Judy Greer

  • Wonder Woman (2017)

Director: Patty Jenkins | Release date: 2 June 2017 | Starring: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine

  • Fast & Furious 8 (2017)

Director: F Gary Gray | Release date: 14 April 2017 | Starring: Vin Diesel, Charlize Theron, Jason Statham

  • Justice League (2017)

Director: Zack Snyder | Release date: 17 November 2017 | Starring: Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Henry Cavill

  • Beauty and the Beast (2017)

Director: Bill Condon | Release date: 17 March 2017 | Starring: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans

Plenty of sequels, few movie debuts and some much loved comic book characters are to be back in the limelight in #2017. The trailers have already been trending, and may be the perfect kick-start #2017 needs.

Things you didn’t know about Star Wars!

There are movies and then there are ‘cult’ movies, like Star Wars! It’s one of the first, if not the first, film to achieve a cult status and is considered a cult classic with a cult following. It’s known for its dedicated, passionate fan base, with an enthusiastic set of people who engage in repeated viewings, quoting dialogue and dressing up like its characters. Why, there’s an entire global group of people who dress up as Stormtroopers called the 501st Legion.

Star Wars is more than a cult, it’s hailed as the best sci-fi lit made in Hollywood. No other franchise purely created for the screen has managed to consistently trigger popular imagination like this movie has.

Even though the first of the series, made by George Lucas, released way back in 1977, it continues to intrigue, enamour and capture film-goers attention even now, with more prequels releasing between then and now. We have some not-so-known facts just for you here about this cult classic.1

  1. Harrison Ford was paid $10,000 for his performance in Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope.
  2. Peter Cushing, who played Grand Moff Tarkin, found his costume boots so uncomfortable that he wore slippers during many of his scenes.
  3. The sound of the TIE Fighter engines is actually the sound of an elephant call mixed with the sounds of a car driving on wet pavement.4
  4. Steven Spielberg made a bet with George Lucas for a percentage of the Star Wars films, which has earned him millions of dollars since.
  5. While shooting the scene in the trash compactor, Mark Hamill held his breath for so long that he burst a blood vessel in the side of his face. They had to adjust framing while shooting the rest of the scene to avoid showing the blemish.
  6. Luke Skywalker was originally going to be named Luke Starkiller, and retained the name up until the film began shooting.
  7. The Jawa language is actually based on a sped-up version of the Zulu language.
  8. Quechua is the language Greedo speaks, which is a South American language.9
  9. The star ship that became the Blockade Runner seen at the beginning of Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope was the original design for the Millennium Falcon.
  10. Yoda’s species has never been named and neither has the word ‘ewok’ been said out loud in the Star Wars.
  11. Yoda was originally going to be played by a monkey carrying a cane and wearing a mask.
  12. During the evacuation of Cloud City, you can see an extra running with what appears to be an ice cream maker. The extra has since been given an elaborate back story, and the supposed ice cream maker is meant to be a database of contacts within the Rebellion.13
  13. Bossk’s, bounty hunter, clothing is a recycled spacesuit from Doctor Who.
  14. Luke’s light saber in Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi was originally going to be blue to match the light saber he lost in the previous film, but George Lucas was worried that it would confuse audiences, and thought a green light saber would look better, so he made the change.
  15. At one point, Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi was going to be called ‘Revenge of the Jedi’ and there were actually trailers and posters produced with the original title.16
  16. Many of the buildings constructed to be used in shots of Tatooine are still standing in Tunisia and some of them are still used by locals.
  17. No physical clone trooper outfits were actually produced for the films. Every clone trooper seen in the Star Wars films was created with CGI.
  18. The communicator Qui-Gon Jinn uses is actually an altered Gillete Sensor Excel women’s razor.
  19. While filming light saber fight scenes, Ewan McGregor kept getting carried away and making the sounds of the weapon himself, which had to be removed in post-production.20
  20. Mark Hamill was in a bad car accident before filming started on Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back, causing severe facial trauma. The scene in which Luke Skywalker is mauled by a Wampa was added to account for the scarring on his face.