Posted on Wednesday, December 4th, 2013 by Angie Han
Darth Vader signs up for Instagram, and posts his very first selfie. Also after the jump:
- Michael B. Jordan addresses those Episode VII rumors
- Katee Sachkoff teases big news, but it’s not Star Wars related
- David Prowse would like to see Darth Vader resurrected
- The Star Wars Identities exhibit will head to Paris next year
- Han Solo’s DL-44 blaster is going up for auction this month
- Is EA Vancouver working on an open-world Star Wars game?
- Why has Disneyland‘s Star Wars land really been delayed?
- Check out a behind-the-scenes video from Star Wars: Rebels
- Take a peek at the new Star Wars art available on Acme Direct
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Update From Editor Peter Sciretta: The story below originally titled “When Is Universal Going to Move ‘Warcraft’ to a Galaxy Far, Far Away From ‘Star Wars Episode VII?’” was written by Germain Lussier on November 13th 2013. Looks like we were able to predict this inevitability as Universal Pictures has announced today they are moving Warcraft from December 18, 2015, to March 11, 2016, out of the way of the evil Empire, Germain’s original story follows after the jump.
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If you missed J. J. Abrams talking about his relief over the new release date for Star Wars: Episode VII, and his mocking of a pretty spot-on Jar Jar impersonation, watch the video below. In addition, Star Wars Bits features:
- John Williams is quoted saying he’s looking forward to scoring Episode VII and Indy 5,
- An old George Lucas interview is unearthed,
- There’s a new Star Wars Rebels recruitment poster,
- And a new set of Star Wars lithographs,
- As well as a rumor of release dates for the 3D conversions of Episode II and Episode III
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There’s some potentially soul-crushing news for Disney theme park fans in the latest installment of the excellent insider column MiceAge. None of this is officially confirmed by Disney (then again, when is it?) but the latest column claims plans to turn Disneyland’s Tomorrowland in Anaheim into a more Star Wars centric world have been on hold. Similar plans in Orlando, FL have all but been cancelled.
Then there’s the rumored Monsters Inc. roller coaster that was discussed for Disney’s California Adventure. According to MiceAge, those plans have now been totally scrapped. Read some more details, and find out why, below. Read More »
Over the past few weeks, it’s become pretty obvious casting Star Wars Episode VII is a priority at Disney and Lucasfilm. Besides all the major actors who’ve read for roles, open casting calls literally all over the world are still ongoing, hoping to find two teenagers who are believed to anchor the film.
A new report in the Hollywood Reporter suggests that search is still ongoing and adds a new wrinkle. The piece says, because of the recent rewrite by J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan, they’re also casting “a 40-something military man a la Matt Damon in Elysium.” Read More »
The time is almost here. Once the calendar turns, writer/director J.J. Abrams will finally head across the Atlantic to shoot Star Wars Episode VII in England, where much of the original was made. (Episode VII will shoot at Pinewood Studios, rather than Elstree, where the original Star Wars work was done.) Abrams, however, has hinted in the past he didn’t want to film there simply because it meant leaving his family in the United States for a long period of time. As expected tradition won out and Abrams is going to film across the Atlantic, so he’s now putting as positive a spin on it as possible.
Below, read some new quotes about his reluctance -and excitement – of filming in London, as well as the opportunity to work with co-writer Lawrence Kasdan. Read More »
A college newspaper in Michigan is reporting one of its students has been cast in Star Wars Episode VII. Could it be true? Read more about it, and these bits, after the jump.
- Hillsdale College senior Joseph Craig might have been cast in Star Wars Episode VII. [UPDATE - The article has been deleted.]
- Production designer Rick Carter talks blending new and old in Episode VII.
- The dialogue for the Star Wars Episode VII open audition is online.
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Briefly: While most Star Wars fans have been focused on the ways in which the creation of George Lucas will return to the big screen via Star Wars Episode VII and the small screen via Star Wars Rebels, someone else has already embedded Star Wars characters in another movie.
The LEGO Movie, coming on February 7, 20104,, already features Warner Bros. superhero characters such as Batman and Wonder Woman. But perhaps thanks in part to the Star Wars license enjoyed by LEGO, representatives of the Rebel and Empire forces will be in the movie, too.
The Wall Street Journal reports the inclusion, but doesn’t have any detail about which characters will show up. There will reportedly be a reveal of the characters in the coming weeks.