first day of new Star Wars shoot

We’re getting to the point where there will have to be some hard and fast news on Star Wars Episode VII. The movie is scheduled to begin shooting in just over a month, after which details will certainly leak. Right now we know many participants on the technical side, and we’ve got a plot of rumors about potential cast members. Now there’s a report that specifies the first day of new Star Wars shoot, and says it will take place in Morocco. Read More »

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Dayo Okeniyi Terminator Genesis

Not long ago there was chatter about John Boyega (Attack the Block) being eyed to join Terminator: Genesis. He would have played the son of Terminator 2 character Miles Dyson. But things have changed. Now Dayo Okeniyi, recently seen playing Thresh in The Hunger Games, will take the role. That firms up the major Terminator cast.

But there’s a second side to the story. One roadblock between Boyega and Terminator: Genesis was the possibility that he would appear in Star Wars Episode VII. He couldn’t do both. So can we take this info about Okeniyi’s casting to indicate that Boyega is locked for Star Wars, or at least getting closer?  Read More »

Star Wars 7 IMAX

When we finally journey back to the galaxy far, far away in 2015, we’ll be doing so on the biggest screens possible. Disney announced today it has officially renewed its long-running deal with IMAX to release several upcoming tentpoles in the jumbo format.

The agreement covers all the films you’d expect, including Star Wars Episode VII, Maleficent, and all the remaining Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 2 movies. Get the specifics after the jump.

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30 Years After Return of the Jedi

Here’s some actual Star Wars news! (Even if it is minor.) Most of what we know about Star Wars Episode VII can be confined to a paragraph, and we know next to nothing about the new story. But today in a shareholders conference call Disney head Bob Iger said that Episode VII will take place thirty years after Return of the Jedi. That means the series is aging nearly in real-time along with its fans.

Along with that nugget, Iger confirmed that there will be three new young characters, and several retuning faces.

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Lupita Nyong'o

Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong’o has met with, and may sign on for, a key role in J.J. AbramsStar Wars Episode 7. The 12 Years A Slave star reportedly is “extremely close” to playing a role not related to the original trilogy. It may be a Sith or a descendant of Obi-Wan Kenobi. Read More »

Star Wars 7 casting

Variety has learned that JJ Abrams is looking at the following five actors for the lead role in Star Wars: Episode 7:

  • Ed Speleers of Downton Abbey
  • John Boyega of Attack the Block
  • Jesse Plemons of Friday Night Lights and Breaking Bad
  • Matthew James Thomas, theater actor who appeared in Billy Elliot and About A Boy
  • Ray Fisher, theater actor

These five are supposedly on the top of the list for the lead Jedi apprentice role in the Star Wars sequel. But these actors are not the only men in the mix – the industry trade adds that some insiders “warn the search is still ongoing.”

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Princess Leia Carrie Fisher

Disney and Lucasfilm have still not announced who’ll be starring in J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars Episode VII, but information continues to creep out there. Besides the Adam Driver business, one member of the original cast who has no problem saying she’s returning for Star Wars 7 is Carrie Fisher. Time and time again Fisher has let it slip she’s planning on returning for the film and now she’s done it again.

Fisher will be appearing on an upcoming episode of the FXX show Legit and that show’s star, Jim Jefferies, told Sirius XM’s Opie and Anthony Show Fisher will be in London for six months later this year shooting the film. Read the full quote below. Read More »

girls-adam-driver

The star of Girls could soon become a Sith. Variety is reporting Adam Driver is close to signing a deal that’ll make him the main villain in J.J. AbramsStar Wars Episode VII.

UPDATE: Driver’s Girls co-star, Lena Dunham, seems to confirm the news. Read More »

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