star wars 7 update

UPDATE: Now with video.

Someone gets to fly to London this week and talk to J.J. Abrams about Star Wars Episode VII. Unfortunately, it’s not someone you know. It’s Alan Horn, the chairman of Walt Disney Studios. Horn offered that piece of news, as well as a few others, in a new interview.

The chairman also said the future films aren’t necessarily beholden to December release dates, and could come out in May. He confirmed there was filming in Abu Dhabi last week and casting is very close to complete. Then, he said George Lucas remains a consultant, a fact we’d heard at the beginning but hadn’t really talked about much since. Read more about these Star Wars 7 updates 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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Star Wars Rebels Concept Art

WonderCon 2014 brought a bunch of news regarding this fall’s highly anticipated TV show, Star Wars Rebels. Paramount among this is an action-packed new clip released from the show, but also a bunch of excellent new Star Wars Rebels concept art, the news Star Wars: The Clone Wars composer Kevin Kiner will return to score the show, new merchandise and the news Rebels could include characters or influence from the Expanded Universe. Check it all out below. Read More »

AT AT Tatooine Star Wars 7

The All Terrain Armored Transport, better known as an AT-AT, was first seen on the snow planet of Hoth. It was then seen guarding Imperial bases on the forest moon of Endor. Now, it’s been spotted in the deserts of Tatooine…maybe.

After reports arrived of J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars Episode VII shooting in Abu Dhabi, new photos have come online of possible set construction. In those photos are something that looks incredibly similar to the foot of one of the Empire’s favorite modes of all terrain transportation. We weigh the evidence and speculate about AT-ATs on Tatooine below. Read More »

Star Wars Benedict Cumberbatch

Over the past year, Star Wars Episode VII casting rumors have touched upon just about every big name in Hollywood — and even some not-so-big names as well. But one of the first to make the rounds was Benedict Cumberbatch, way back when.

Although the actor has already shot down the reports multiple times, the whole Khan debacle of 2013 has had everyone taking his word with a grain of salt. Nevertheless, Cumberbatch has gone on the record to deny those Star Wars Episode VII rumors yet again. Should we believe him this time? Read his Star Wars comments after the jump — plus, a word on what other insanely popular sci-fi franchise he won’t be starring in.

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star wars 7 tatooine

The latest chapter in the Star Wars saga will return to the home planet of Anakin and Luke Skywalker. Star Wars Episode VII will take place, at least partially, on the desert planet of Tatooine.

A new report confirms the previously reported information that filming in Morocco will, in fact, double for the famous desert planet C-3PO and R2-D2 landed on at the beginning of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. The same planet Luke Skywalker grew up on with his Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru, where Obi-wan Kenobi grew old, Qui-Gon Jinn found Anakin Skywalker and on which Jabba the Hutt displayed Han Solo in Carbonite. Read about the Star Wars 7 Tatooine shoot below.

Update: In addition to the report about shooting in Morocco, THR now reports that Abu Dhabi will be used as a location, for up to four weeks. Shooting “in and around” the city will help recreate Tatooine. Original report follows.

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Despite names of every popular actor being rumored for Star Wars Episode VII, there was always a good chance J.J. Abrams would cast unknowns. That was the point of widely publicized, worldwide open auditions. Plus, it would be in the spirit of the 1977 original, when actors Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford themselves were relative unknowns. It’s become very obvious Abrams loves harkening back to the originals.

In that spirit, a new name has been mentioned for a potential role. Her name is Maisie Richardson-Sellers; she’s a U.K. based actress and Oxford student who has no film credits, but gained some acclaim for British stage performances. Read More »

Sideshow Collectibles' 'Star Wars' Boba Fett Prototype Armor Sixth Scale Figure

Sideshow Collectibles sent me a sample of their Star Wars Boba Fett Prototype Armor. Lets unbox this figure and take a look at whats inside the box. After the jump you will find photos of the Sideshow Star Wars Boba Fett Prototype Armor Sixth Scale Figure, alongside my thoughts on the product.

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