Star Wars 7 fan poster

The above Star Wars Episode 7 fan poster was created by hobo95 (see more of his art on deviantart). Here is a look at what we’ll be talking about in today’s edition of Star Wars bits:

  • John Boyega tweets a photo tease promising shooting has started on a new planet
  • Liam Neeson comments on if he will return as Qui-Gon Jinn in Episode VII
  • Tina Fey vows to crush Star Wars Episode 7
  • Rumored descriptions for Star Wars Rebels Episodes 3 and 4
  • Listen to Vanessa Marshall read an excerpt from Star Wars: A New Dawn
  • Marvel declines to answer questions about Star Wars royalties

Hit the jump to read about all this and more.

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The first Third Person trailer has just hit the web, and you can check it out after the jump.

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