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'The Force Awakens' announced as title of Star Wars VII

The title of the latest entry in the Star Wars series has been announced as "Episode VII: The Force Awakens".

The title was unveiled on the film's official Twitter feed as the J.J. Abrams-directed movie completed its final day of shooting.

The film is set for release in December 2015.

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Star Wars creator picks Chicago for his museum

Star Wars creator George Lucas has named Chicago as the home of his upcoming museum of art and movie memorabilia.

Chicago beat San Francisco and Los Angeles to become the city of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, which the famed director hopes to open in 2018.

Star Wars creator George Lucas with Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill and some of the series' most famed characters. Credit: Reuters

Lucas said, "I am humbled to be joining such an extraordinary museum community and to be creating the museum in a city that has a long tradition of embracing the arts."

Tom Cruise 'to make cameo in new Star Wars film'

Tom Cruise is reportedly in talks to appear in the next installment of the movie franchise. Credit: PA

Tom Cruise is reportedly being lined up for a cameo role in the new Star Wars: Episode VII film.

The A-list actor is said to have met with director JJ Abrams, who he worked with on Mission: Impossible 5, in London the past week, according to The Sun.

The plot of the the movie, which will star Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher, has been kept a secret but it takes place 30 years after the end of Return Of The Jedi.

Ford, who broke his left leg 'during an incident with a door' while filming, is not expected to be back on set for several months.

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