Star Wars: Episode VII

Star Wars Day Greeting from J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan

How did you spend May the Fourth? Did you rewatch the movies? Did you attend a Star Wars Day party? Did you take part in any of  the specials or deals that were out today? Maybe you just hung around looking at Facebook posts dedicated to Star Wars. It’s ok- we won’t judge. But whatever you did with your day, if you missed this video you need to stop right now and check it out. If you did see it, you might want to go ahead and see it again because, well… it’s awesome. Straight from London, Star Wars Episode VII director and writer, J.J. Abrams along with writer Lawrence Kasdan have a quick video message for Star Wars fans this May the 4th. What better way to celebrate May 4th than with a message from J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasden? And while we’re still talking about May the Fourth, here…

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Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher lead cast of new ‘Star Wars’ film

It’s official! Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher have been signed up for Star Wars VII. The three original cast members were spotted in London ahead of filming, sparking rumours that they will be involved in the film. And now it’s been officially confirmed via a press release stating: “The Star Wars team is thrilled to announce the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII. Actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow will join the original stars of the saga, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker in the new film.” Director J.J. Abrams said: “We are so excited to finally share the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII. It is both thrilling and surreal to watch the beloved original cast and these brilliant new performers come together to bring this world to life,…

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Star Wars Episode 7 Rumor Roundup December 1

It’s that time again… time to bring you another rumor roundup of Star Wars Episode 7. We’re getting even closer to the release of the first of the new films and we still don’t know a lot about them. But new facts are being released or confirmed every so often. As always, take these rumors with a grain of salt because we don’t know if there is any true to them. But here are some interesting new tidbits going around. Jedi Master SQL of Jedi News has some speculation about Episode VII: –          Lucasfilm has a great deal of news about Ep 7 that they could release at any time they choose –          On returning actors, he has only seen evidence of one of the “Big 3” possibly returning –          Dark Horse is likely to keep the comic license and “you can expect to see their logo on a lot…

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More than 1,000 ‘Star Wars’ hopefuls answer Star Wars casting call in Troy

  How would you like to have a chance to start in an upcoming Star Wars film? This is like a dream come true for Star Wars fans everywhere and today more than 1,000 people answered an open casting call in Troy. This means no previous acting experience was necessary. The roles were for Rachel and Thomas and open casting is still going on. You can apply online or in one of the locations to meet the casting crew in person. Learn more on their website here: http://www.opencastingcall2013.com/ There are two more in person Meet and Greets happening and the next one is right here in Austin (where I am). The other is in Nashville. November 22, 2013 Hilton – Austin 500 E. 4th St. Austin, TX 78701 3pm – 8pm November 24, 2013 Sheraton – Nashville Downtown 623 Union St. Nashville, TN 37219 12pm – 5pm Here’s some info…

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Star Wars: Episode VII Release Date!!!

It took a while, but we finally have a date: Star Wars: Episode VII is coming December 18th, 2015. The date was announced in a blog post on the official Star Wars website. With pre-production in full-swing, a confirmed release date of December 18, 2015, has been set for Lucasfilm’s highly anticipated Star Wars: Episode VII. “We’re very excited to share the official 2015 release date for Star Wars: Episode VII, where it will not only anchor the popular holiday filmgoing season but also ensure our extraordinary filmmaking team has the time needed to deliver a sensational picture,” said Alan Horn, chairman of The Walt Disney Studios. Star Wars: Episode VII will be directed by J.J. Abrams (Super 8, Mission: Impossible III, Star Trek) and is being scripted by Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan (Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi). Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, and Bryan Burk are…

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Star Wars Episode VII Rumor Roundup: Han Solo is back!

What’s happening in the development of Star Wars Episode VII? There are some new rumors heading around the rumor mill right now and you know how we love to bring you rumors. So here’s a roundup. Keep in mind that we never know for sure if these are true- at least not until the movie actually releases. Anything can change between now and then. But one rumor tells us that Harrison Ford has deal for Episode VII as moves made towards fifth Indiana Jones film. There’s something fans of Ford and Star Wars can enjoy. Jedi News tells us more about this rumor: Now THIS is how you start the new week. The news we’ve all been hoping for has reached us from the mysterious Jedi Master SQL. Han Solo, Harrison Ford, is back and onboard for Episode Seven, but that’s not all. As part of the deal, steps have…

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Star Wars Episode VII Rumors

Here we are with some more Star Wars VII rumors and the first good point to bring up is that the number of these rumors that are actually proven to be true are few and far between. However, since all we are doing is waiting for the movies to release anyway, what harm is there in following along with some potential rumors? First up we have a tidbit from Cinema Blend that Saoirse Ronan might be coming on for a “mystery role” in the film: Virtually none of the rumors about Star Wars: Episode VII have been confirmed, but a few have been repeated so many times they’re starting to feel more true, like buzz that the original cast will return or that a teenage girl will be among the main new characters. It’s that second rumor that seems most interesting on the heels of a new rumor from Latino…

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Star Wars Episode VII Rumor Roundup

It’s been awhile since we gave you a good Star Wars Episode VII Rumor Roundup and we have a couple of good ones for you this week. Rumor: Construction Of The Millennium Falcon Is Underway For Episode VII – Star Wars Underworld brings us this interesting rumor of Star Wars VII. We know that production for this film is under way but a lot of info about it is still being kept secret, as is expected from a franchise as popular as Star Wars. But a recent rumor says it might be farther along in the process than we think: In an article primarily about J.J Abrams’ presumed Star Wars upgrades to the Bad Robot facilities in California, the Latino Review’s Kellvin Chavez mentions that everyone’s favorite ‘hunk of junk’, the Millennium Falcon, is currently being constructed at Pinewood studios in London. Here’s what Chavez had to say: “…I’ve been told that the…

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Star Wars: Episode VII To Shoot On 35mm

J.J Abrams has decided to shoot “Star Wars Episode VII” on film. Cinematographer Dan Mindel revealed that the new film would be shot on 35 mm film instead of the digital format often utilized to film major blockbusters in the modern era. He added that the the film would shot on Kodak stock color negative 5219. With the past two “Star Wars” films shot digitally, the news certainly came as a surprise. George Lucas introduced the digital age with “Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones,” the first major film to be shot using the digital format, and “Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith” followed the trend. However, the decision could have been made because Abrams has yet to shoot a film on digital. His “Star Trek” films, “Super 8” and “Mission Impossible 3” were all shot on film. The decision could have also been a result of…

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Star Wars: Episode VII to be filmed in the UK, confirms LucasFilm

Every development in the production of Star Wars: Episode VII is big news around Hollywood and the latest announcement from Disney and Lucasfilm is that the production will be based in the U.K. In an announcement on the official Star Wars site, Licasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy confirmed that all future feature films will be made at Elstree, Shepperton, Leavesden, Ealing and Pinewood Studios in the U.K. These are the same studios that George Lucas and crew used for the previous six Star Wars films. “We’ve devoted serious time and attention to revisiting the origins of Star Wars as inspiration for our process on the new movie, and I’m thrilled that returning to the UK for production and utilizing the incredible talent there can be a part of that,” Kennedy said in a statement. “Speaking from my own longstanding connection to the UK with films like Raiders of the Lost Ark,…

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