Posted on Wednesday, October 30th, 2013 by Germain Lussier
Rumors – Probably NOT True
Actors You’ve Heard of, And Some You Haven’t, Audition for Star Wars Episode VII – May 20, 2013
This is under “probably not true” because, like several actors said, “Everyone in town is trying out for Star Wars Episode VII.” So that means while tons of names have popped up, only a select few will get cast. So most of the actors you’ve heard rumored will probably not be in the film. The first casting rumor started in May. It was Jonathan Rhys Meyers. Since then Zac Efron, Ryan Gosling, Alex Pettyfer and many, many others have been reported as auditioning for the film. One or two of the names mentioned will likely appear, but most won’t.
Ian McDiarmid Will Return As The Force Ghost of Emperor Palpatine – August 14, 2013
Ian McDiarmid played Senator Palpatine, turned Darth Sidious, turned Emperor Palpatine in the original six Star Wars films, and a rumor said he was being recruited to come back for Episode VII. How exactly, considering he died in Return of the Jedi? As a Force Ghost to train a new Sith, a la Obi-Wan and Luke in the original films. The rumor sounds plausible, simply because it’s an old Star Wars idea spun for these new films. But there’s just something about it that doesn’t feel right. Are the Jedi really going to just fight the Sith again? This one might end up being true, but for now…probably not.
Ewan McGregor Will Reprise Role in Episode VII and Wants to Make an Obi-Wan Spin-off – August 16, 2013
If we’re saying Emperor Palpatine’s hypothetical Force Ghost probably isn’t true, the same must be said for this rumor regarding the most famous Force Ghost of all. Obi-Wan Kenobi has a long history of helping out younger Jedi and with Alec Guinness no longer with us, if the character was to come back, it would have to be McGregor. But…really? Obi-Wan’s ghost again? Seems to easy. Fans would surely eat it up, but we’re hoping this rumor doesn’t end up playing out.
And the Rumored Title of Episode VII Is… – September 8, 2013
While J.J. Abrams and company surely have an idea of what Star Wars Episode VII is going to be called, the first rumored title – A New Dawn – is largely believed to be conjecture. The other titles floated, Return of the Sith and Rise of the Jedi, are believed to be working titles. While someone, somewhere, has probably wildly guessed the eventual title, odds are it’s not these.
Zack Snyder Pitched a Samurai Star Wars Spin-off - January 14, 2013
When news broke Lucasfilm would be making Star Wars spin-offs, one of the first reports said the director of Man of Steel was considering a Seven Samurai inspired film. Later, his representatives denied this claim.
One of the Spin-offs Will Be About Yoda – February 4, 2013
While we have no idea which characters will have their own “origin story” spin-offs, three have been mentioned the most: Han Solo, Boba Fett and Yoda. Since only two can be the answers, it seems like Yoda would be the least likely in the group.
Drew Struzan Asked to do the Posters – January 24, 2013
Legendary poster artist Drew Struzan has been working for Lucasfilm for decades, so naturally there was a rumor he’d be asked to come back for the new Star Wars films. This rumor was shot down both by Struzan’s camp, and on the simple basis not one second of film has been shot. Who would worry about the poster this early?
Knights of the Old Republic Considered for Spin-off – February 22, 2013
One of the most popular Star Wars video game properties delves deep into the history of the franchise. It’s called Knights of the Old Republic. Since the series creator, Drew Karpyshyn, left video games to work on movies a rumor began to swirl this might be a Star Wars spin-off. Never say never, but it doesn’t seem likely.
Former Pixar director Brenda Chapman Potentially Working on the Film - November 14, 2012
The co-director of Brave was rumored to be working on a secret Lucasfilm project well before Episode VII was revealed. Was it that film? Unlikely.
The Story Will Return to Yavin 4 - December 19, 2012
Yavin 4 was the home of the Rebel base in A New Hope, and a report said Lucasfilm was scouting locations in the same Guatemalan rainforest George Lucas shot those scenes in. Unfortunately, a few days later, the report was corrected.
J.J. Abrams promises Conan O’Brien he’ll include a Conan easter egg in Episode VII – May 23, 2013.
J.J. Abrams loves to include easter eggs in his films, but will he really make a point of keeping a promise he made on TV two years before release?