May the Fourth

Carrie Fisher doesn’t give a crap. Ask her about returning for Star Wars Episode VII, and she’ll gladly talk all about it. In this edition of Star Wars Bits, read her latest quotes as well as the following:

  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios is planning very special festivities on May 4th, plus some exclusive art is being released.
  • The stars of Return of the Jedi reflect on the production.
  • Gallery Nucleus in California does a special Star Wars themed exhibit.
  • George Lucas reveals further plans for the Lucas Cultural Arts Museum.
  • Comedian and Star Wars fan Patton Oswalt discusses his feelings on the new films.
  • Watch Bill Hader‘s impression of a Tauntaun.
  • Star Wars characters could be added to Disney Infinity.

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Harrison Ford doesn’t “even want to discuss” Star Wars, but plenty of other people do. Also after the jump:

  • Fans petition the White House for National R2-D2 Day
  • A Lucasfilm exec blogs about animation layoffs
  • Carrie Fisher will be at Star Wars Celebration
  • Ian McDiarmid wants to return as Palpatine
  • The Rock is “very excited” for Episode VII
  • Diane Kruger would also love to do Star Wars
  • Darth Vader attacks Tokyo (Disneyland)

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Now that a director’s been locked in for Episode VII, the big question is who’ll get to star in it. And that’s what today’s Star Wars Bits is all about. After the jump:

  • Disney CEO confirms the original trio is in talks to return
  • Billy Dee Williams has also been asked to come back
  • Warwick Davis is “definitely” looking to do more Star Wars
  • New details revealed for Star Wars: First Assault game
  • Eli Roth, JGL, Mila KunisStanley Tucci and more weigh in

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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 »

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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