Since Disney purchased Lucasfilm and announced the imminent creation of Star Wars Episode VII, we’ve heard a string of rumors suggesting that the film will feature the core cast of the original Star Wars trilogy. They might not be the primary characters, but they’ll be in there. At various times, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill have suggested that they’ll be back, and Harrison Ford‘s return to the role of Han Solo has been persistently rumored.

Now there’s a quote from George Lucas that doesn’t exactly confirm that the actors will be back for the new film(s), but at least explains where much of the talk came from in the first place.  Read More »

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Carrie Fisher made headlines yesterday when she affirmed that she would appear in Star Wars Episode VII, as has been rumored since, well, pretty much the second the movie was announced. But it seems her statement was premature, as her camp has now clarified that the casting isn’t set quite yet. Still, it seems like just a matter of time before it is. Hit the jump for more details.

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Carrie Fisher gets ready to star in another Star Wars movie, while George Lucas considers the exciting world of museum curating. Also after the jump:

  • Billy Dee Williams wants in on Episode VII
  • … as does Darth Vader voice James Earl Jones
  • Obama doesn’t know Star Wars from Star Trek
  • Disney delays the Star Wars 1313 video game
  • See a trailer for the Boba Fett pinball table
  • Watch part of a doc about Empire Strikes Back
  • What if Michael Haneke directed Star Wars?

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Another day, another edition of Star Wars Bits. This week’s biggest news, so far, is the rumor that not only is Harrison Ford returning for Star Wars Episode VII, but that Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill will too. Plus some combination of their kids (hopefully not Mark and Carrie’s) may be the protagonists of the film. Of course, this is about as good an educated guess as one could make considering all the facts, but now it comes from an actual source.

After the jump, read more about that as well as the following:

  • The original Boba Fett, Jeremy Bulloch, is excited and willing to return in a Boba Fett spin-off or Episode VII.
  • Check out footage from a cancelled Star Wars fighting video game.
  • Director Bryan Singer thinks Nicholas Hoult would be a great young Han Solo.
  • A new web series called Death Star PR has just launched.
  • Olivia Munn reveals what she’d do to be in a Star Wars movie.
  • Lego will soon release their most realistic looking X-Wing Fighter to date.
  • A new photo of Carrie Fisher as Leia in the Return of the Jedi ”slave” costume has surfaced.

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Not even a long, tryptophan-fueled weekend can slow down the Star Wars talk. After the jump:

  • Jon Favreau raises eyebrows by tweeting about Stormtroopers
  • Sir Derek Jacobi wants in on the new Star Wars trilogy
  • Carrie Fisher was kidding about being cast in Star Wars VII
  • Longtime producer Rick McCallum has retired from Lucasfilm
  • A screenwriter says timing will be tricky on Star Wars VII

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Two former Star Wars actors, as well as two actors also known for their genre work, have all recently commented on the new Star Wars films and, after the jump, we’ve collected their thoughts. Read about how:

  • Carrie Fisher told fans at a book signing that she will, in fact, be a part of Star Wars Episode VII.
  • Billy Dee Williams gave his thoughts while buying an Icee.
  • Avengers villain Tom Hiddleston and former Doctor Who, David Tennant, would both love to be a part of the film.

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We’ve got a few Star Wars-related odds and ends to kick off your afternoon. After the jump:

  • Carrie Fisher jokes about what Leia and Han’s life might’ve been
  • Ben Affleck is glad he doesn’t have the Star Wars directing job
  • Robert Pattinson likes Jar-Jar, would totally play him if asked
  • Lucasfilm head wants to make two to three movies per year

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This eclectic edition of Sequel Bits covers everything from the Lifetime Channel to Machete Kills. After the jump:

  • Javier Bardem says he was offered Bond way back when
  • Carrie Fisher would be interested in doing Star Wars VII
  • Melissa Leo and Octavia Spencer join Lifetime’s Five 2
  • Spy Kids star Alexa Vega is all grown up in Machete Kills
  • See Luke Evans as Bard the Bowman in The Hobbit
  • Here’s where you can watch The Hobbit in 48 fps 3D

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