Posted on Monday, May 5th, 2014 by Germain Lussier
That’s not an official image, it’s an awesome fan made poster for Star Wars Episode VII. See the full thing below and read about the following in this edition of Star Wars Bits:
- Watch famous musicians audition for the Star Wars Cantina Band.
- Read a potential Episode VII casting call.
- Rumors are still swirling that Zac Efron and Lupita Nyong’o could appear in Episode VII.
- Disney CEO Bob Iger takes a selfie with Chewbacca.
- George Lucas in Love celebrates its 15th anniversary.
- Executive producer Dave Filoni talks all things Star Wars Rebels.
- The official Star Wars t-shirt contest has been decided.
- Watch Lego minifigs build a 5,000 piece Millennium Falcon.
College Humor did a bunch of videos for Star Wars Day featuring famous musicians auditioning for the Cantina Band.
A rumored casting call has been making the rounds, originally posted on MovieCastingCall.org, for extras in Star Wars Episode VII. Some have questioned its validity but even if it’s fake, it’s pretty detailed and worth a read.
We’re all pretty sure we’re going to hear more actors cast in Star Wars Episode VII in the coming weeks and two names that are still being rumored are two names we thought for sure had been ruled out. The Epoch Times reports Zac Efron and Lupita Nyong’o are still up for potential roles, including Asajj Ventress for the latter.
This image from the Star Wars Instagram account, of Disney CEO Bob Iger and Chewbacca, is being touted as our first look at Chewbacca in Episode VII. There’s no way to tell if that’s true or not but, if it is, he hasn’t aged much.
The wonderful Star Wars themed short film, George Lucas in Love, celebrates 15 years this year and is offering a special edition re-release on iTunes.
Empire has an extensive interview with Star Wars Rebels and The Clone Wars executive producer Dave Filoni. In it, he talks about keeping the two separate and also his knowledge of what’s going on in the Star Wars movies. He was asked about the overall Star Wars canon:
I am aware of things that are going on all over the Star Wars galaxy. The same story team that is working on collaborating with the creatives on the feature collaborates with me, so I have a direct link to everything going on, which is incredibly exciting and incredibly stressful because of all the secrets that we now carry inside our astromech units. You know, I think it’s important. I love working with creative teams that appreciate that and take the time to make it all happen, because you can imagine that it’s a tremendous effort to have all these stories going on the whole time.
Spoke Art sold some cool limited edition Star Wars art by Ridge Rooms and Tim Doyle for May the 4th. They’re only on sale for a few more hours. Click here to see more.
Finally, this stop-motion animation of Lego minifigures building a Millennium Falcon is one of the coolest things ever. Thanks to JediNews for the heads up.