Need further proof something official is coming from the world of Star Wars? A second actor has confirmed on the record that, yes, they auditioned for the film. First was Saoirse Ronan and next is Michael B. Jordan, the Friday Night Lights, Wire and Fruitvale Station star. Jordan recently confirmed he auditioned for Star Wars Episode VII but doesn’t know much about it. And no lightsaber for him.
He also addressed rumors he’s up for roles in Fantastic Four, Independence Day 2 and that Rocky spinoff Creed with Ryan Coogler. Read all his quotes below. Read More »
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October marks the one-year anniversary of Disney purchasing Lucasfilm and announcing that new Star Wars films are on the way. In that year, there have been some official announcements, but those halted early this summer. We know director J.J. Abrams is hard at work prepping Star Wars Episode VII. Actors are revealing they’ve tried out for the film, and yet fans still wait with baited breath for some acknowledgement of their craving for official news.
Now, several different sources are saying this month, maybe as soon as this week, could bring official news regarding Episode VII. How, when, where and what could it be? Below, we’ll run the rumors down along with info regarding Donald Faison and Topher Grace. Read More »
When Disney bought Lucasfilm last year there was some rejoicing, based in part on the idea that new Star Wars projects might take shape away from the influence of creator George Lucas. It’s rare that a core fanbase wants to see new episodes of a storyline created without the person who gave the series in question original life, but this is Star Wars, and after the prequel trilogy it was time for some new blood.
The new blood includes, of course, director J.J. Abrams and screenwriter Michael Arndt. They took up the task of making Star Wars Episode VII, working from where Lucas had left off. See, Lucas had started developing the new Star Wars film about a year before the sale of Lucasfilm. (Which was a canny strategy — it’s one thing to know that the sale included the right to make new Star Wars films, and quite another to go into it knowing a plan was already in place.)
Lucas stepped back to a consulting role after the sale, but if you thought Abrams was going to develop Episode VII without much consultation with Lucas, think again. George Lucas’ son says that the two have been “constantly talking” about Star Wars as the new film is developed. Read More »
Posted on Friday, October 4th, 2013 by Angie Han
More people throw their hats into the Episode VII casting ring, some more sincerely than others, while George Lucas tries to get moving on his next, non-Star Wars-related endeavor. After the jump:
- Could this guy be the new Chewbacca?
- Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme “auditions” for Star Wars
- J.J. Abrams says Episode VII won’t be Disney-fied
- George Lucas‘s museum could move to Chicago
- Jason Christman and Nick Scurfield debut new prints
- Star Wars Pinball reveals another new trailer
- Look for a Star Wars Rebels teaser on Monday
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Saoirse Ronan was the first actor to let the cat out of the bag about auditioning for Star Wars Episode VII. The Hanna actress freely admitted she auditioned for a part and added that “everyone” was auditioning for the film.
If she could go back in time, the actress probably wouldn’t have said that. But she did. It’s out there. And in a new interview Ronan not only admits it again, she spoke about the actual process. Here’s a tease: “I had so much fun pretending to take out a lightsaber.”
Is she continuing to talk about this because she’s didn’t get the part? Or is she talking about it because she’s close, and wants to gauge fan reaction? Read her quote and discuss below. Read More »
One casting rumor is confirmed while another one pops up. In today’s edition of Star Wars Bits, read about the following:
- Saoirse Ronan confirms she’s read for Star Wars Episode VII.
- 300: Rise of an Empire star Sullivan Stapleton also is rumored to have read.
- The success of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. may have breathed new life into a Star Wars TV series.
- Disney uses Star Wars to launch a new parks campaign.
- Check out a concept drawing from Return of the Jedi.
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Posted on Monday, September 30th, 2013 by Angie Han
Notorious lens flare addict J.J. Abrams takes the first steps toward recovery, just in time to shoot Episode VII. Also after the jump:
- Yes, Samuel L. Jackson is still interested in Episode VII
- No, Episode VII will not shoot in New Mexico
- Daniel Day-Lewis has an interesting lunch date
- The real story behind LucasArts‘ demise is revealed
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The long wait for official Star Wars Episode VII information continues, but the Star Wars news never stops. In this edition of Star Wars Bits, the CEO of IMAX makes it sound like Episode VII could have IMAX scenes as well as the following:
- More images, footage and story are revealed from cancelled Boba Fett game Star Wars 1313.
- Check out an animated open letter to J.J. Abrams.
- Learn ten new things about Return of the Jedi from J.W. Rinzler’s book.
- See the long lost short film Black Angel next month in northern California.
- A trailer for Star Wars: Return of the Jedi Pinball is online.
- The trench run was recreated by the Oculus Rift.
- Scientists might have figured out how to create a lightsaber.
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