Did Disney Abandon George Lucas’s Ideas for The Force Awakens? Does It Matter?

Posted by on Jan 22, 2015 in George lucas, Star Wars: Episode VII | 0 comments

A quote from George Lucas on his ideas for Episode VII has kicked off some interesting discussion online lately. The ones that I sold to Disney, they came up to the decision that they didn’t really want to do those. So they made up their own. So it’s not the ones that I originally wrote [on screen in Star Wars: The Force Awakens]. Lucas said that in an interview with Nick Romano of Cinemablend, and the article published by Romano goes into some speculation as to what that means. He brings up some footage from 1983 that he says could have hinted as Lucas’s plans for seventh installment, but that seems like pretty shaky material. Slashfilm engaged in some further speculation about the sequence of events, discussing writer Michael Arndt’s departure over his disagreements with JJ Abrams. According to the rumor mill—via Slashfilm—both Lucas and Arndt wanted to focus on younger characters, while Abrams (and Lawrence Kasdan, who is still attached as writer) wanted...

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Episode 7 Hype Escalating – Hasbro Reportedly Working on Line of Toys

Posted by on Jan 9, 2015 in Star Wars: Episode VII, toys | 0 comments

As the release date of Star Wars 7: The Force Awakens (and of the new Battlefront title) approaches, everyone is looking to get in on the action. Toymaker Hasbro has apparently prepared an extensive line of Star Wars: The Force Awakens toys, which includes blasters, light sabers, action figures and remote controlled droids. The company hasn’t exactly been keen on making its efforts public, but fans have dug up a list of toys Hasbro are allegedly working on right now. The figurines will be mostly 3.75-inch ones, and there will be a special “Black Series” line of action figures too, aimed at collectors. Alleged photographs of some of the toys were leaked as well, although they’re of somewhat questionable quality, and some of the figurines featured (like that of Chewbacca) are apparently older releases from Hasbro. There are other inconsistencies with the Chewbacca toy featured in the photos: apparently, the Chewbacca from “The Force Awakens” comes with a bionic arm (according to...

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Six Inch Action Figures Leaked Photo

Posted by on Dec 23, 2014 in Star Wars: Episode VII, toys | 0 comments

TheForce.net has come in possession of a leaked photo, of action figures for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The picture apparently originates in a Chinese forum and features four characters that was seen in the Star Wars trailer. Presumably the first figure is Kylo Ren. He looks pretty much like the Revan rumor image that surfaced a few month back.  Finn is without his Storm trooper armor it appears, but he wouldn’t ware that forever anyways.  I am not sure who the third person is, but the last two must be BB-8 and Chewie. What do you guys...

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ character names revealed

Posted by on Dec 11, 2014 in Star Wars: Episode VII | 0 comments

The names of the new characters that appear in the first Star Wars: The Force Unleashed trailer were revealed today in a very unique way. Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy shared the names with Entertainment Weekly, which posted them in a gallery. But it wasn’t just any gallery. The images from the trailer were put in the format of Topps’ iconic original Star Wars trading cards. They are: BB-8, the rolling, R2-D2-esque robot. Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac), who’s seen flying in an X-Wing in the teaser. Kylo Ren (actor unknown), the mysterious hooded figure with the Stephen Colbert-approved lightsaber. Rey (Daisy Ridley), seen riding a speeder across a desert. Finn (John Boyega), the nervous-looking, helmet-less Stormtrooper, described on his card as “on the run.” Now, we don’t yet know if these are the full names for each of these characters, or if any of these names might be aliases (this is a J.J. Abrams movie, after all). We also don’t yet know the...

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Potential Star Wars Episode VII Leak from 4Chan [Warning: Possible spoilers within. Read at your own risk]

Posted by on Dec 3, 2014 in Star Wars: Episode VII | 0 comments

These new leaks supposedly comes from a Lucasfilm employee who provides some details on various aspects of the upcoming Star Wars movie: The Force Awakens. We cannot verify if any or all of the rumored information provided in this post is considered new material or if it is just a roundup of existing rumors that have already been posted before, but it is still a quite interesting read.   The film is dystopian and darker than Empire. Some 30-40 years have passed since Return of the Jedi, and the Empire and New Republic have been locked in a war of attrition. Everyone is languishing and sick of the war. The script, which is described as “too good for JJ Abrams”, begins in space, above a desert planet — presumably Tatooine. The opening crawl details the ongoing turmoil in the galaxy. How the fall of the Emperor left a void of power, and how the heroes of Endor went into seclusion or kept fighting. The current state of the war is described as being similar to the...

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