first day of new Star Wars shooting

Now that we’ve had a few hours to digest and discuss the names of actors who are part of Star Wars Episode VII, we figured it was worth looking at a few major names that weren’t mentioned. StarWars.Com released a very short and sweet announcement of the cast and crew, but three major names were oddly, or maybe predictably, absent. They were original Episode VII screenwriter Michael Arndt, series creator and consultant George Lucas and hero of the rebellion, Billy Dee Williams. We’ll break down the missing Star Wars names below. Read More »

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Ralph McQuarrie Star Wars

There’s a galaxy of Star Wars news out there, so let’s dive into today’s Star Wars Bits. Below, read about the following:

  • The Star Wars film canon is limited to the films.
  • Boba Fett actor Jeremy Bulloch jokes about Star Wars Episode VII return.
  • Behind the Scenes stage hosts for Star Wars Celebration Anaheim revealed.
  • A secret, high level Star Wars meeting might be taking place this week.
  • Watch a full panel about writing for the Star Wars expanded universe.
  • Four new kids books will bridge the gap to Episode VII.
  • Are the Star Wars films coming to 3D Blu-ray?
  • William Friedken talks about Star Wars legacy and turning down the film.
  • Actor Anthony Ingruber hints he’s in Episode VII.
  • Super 7 will release limited edition Star Wars screen printed posters.

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UPDATE: Indiana Jones Not Being Rebooted

Indiana Jones silhouette

Update: We’ve contacted a high-placing source who tells /Film the below story is not true. Also, producer Frank Marshall tweeted on the manner. The original text follows.

Update #2: Frank Darabont has also spoken up to say that there is no truth to the aspect of the story saying he pitched a new Indy story. Read that below.

There are rumors, there are big rumors, and then there are stories like this. A new report says Disney, which recently acquired the rights to release more Indiana Jones films, is looking to go the James Bond route with the character. That is, the company could recast him for years to come. Who would don the fedora after Harrison Ford? Rumor has it Bradley Cooper is at the top of the list. Read More »

George Lucas camera

There are rumors, jokes and quotes in this edition of Star Wars Bits. Below, read about the following:

  • Seth Rogen breaks out a killer Episode I impression to audition for Star Wars Episode VII.
  • Casting might be ongoing for live-action Star Wars TV shows.
  • George Lucas tells film students to not get enamored with new technology.
  • Industrial Light and Magic opens a new Vancouver facility.
  • Licensees and vendors may have seen a Episode VII presentation.
  • Dave Filoni did an in-depth interview on the final season of The Clone Wars.
  • The traveling Star Wars science exhibit just had its 3 millionth visitor.
  • Wedge won’t do just a cameo in Star Wars Episode VII.

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Star Wars Old Republic

There was actual Star Wars movie news Tuesday when a Disney shareholders letter revealed Star Wars Rebels would debut with a full length movie. However, that wasn’t the only interesting thing in the document. Below, read about another huge piece of information and more.

  • Disney thinks they have 40 years worth of content thanks to Star Wars.
  • Watch a trailer for the new free-to-play Star Wars: The Old Republic expansion.
  • One location proposal for a George Lucas museum has been rejected.
  • Star Wars characters might be coming to Disney Infinity.
  • A familiar face holding the number “7″ graces the cover of an international movie magazine.
  • Star Wars Episode VII starts filming in May.

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Star Wars - Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher as Luke and Leia

Mark Hamill still won’t confirm his Star Wars Episode VII casting, but he doesn’t have to because Carrie Fisher has already done it for him. Also after the jump:

  • Judi Dench is the latest actor hit with Episode VII rumors
  • The Boba Fett spinoff may change a few things from Episode II
  • Animation on the first episode of Star Wars Rebels is complete
  • Disney doesn’t have the Star Wars 1313 trademark anymore
  • Here’s how to win a trip Skywalker Ranch and help Make-A-Wish

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How about some juicy Star Wars rumors for your weekend? These come from The Hollywood Reporter, who say much has changed with Star Wars Episode VII since original screenwriter Michael Arndt left the project last year. Reportedly Arndt wanted the film to focus on the offspring of the original trilogy characters (Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia and Han Solo) while director J.J. Abrams wanted Episode VII to focus on those characters, keeping the offspring in the background until Episode VIII and Episode IX.

Meanwhile, while this shake up was going on, Abrams continued to take meetings with all kinds of actors. Pretty much anyone that’s previously been reported (Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael B. Jordan, etc.) took a meeting as well as new names Michael Fassbender, Adam Driver and Hugo Weaving. Read More »

Disney Wars Han Rider and Baloo the Wookie (header)

No, the header image isn’t from an impending Star Wars-Disney crossover — it’s just a fun bit of fan art. You can see the full image, plus the artist’s takes on Darth Vader and Princess Leia, after the jump. Also:

  • Clone Wars‘ Darth Maul will get a proper sendoff — in comics.
  • Are these the “top 10 Star Wars moments of 2013″?
  • Watch a short film by a pre-Star Wars George Lucas.
  • Peter Mayhew has a bunch of awesome old set photos.
  • See baddies in action in a new Star Wars Rebels still.

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