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 »
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Topher Grace‘s Star Wars Prequel Re-edit has become the stuff of Internet legend. Fans went crazy a few years back when news broke the That 70′s Show actor edited George Lucas‘ three Star Wars prequels into one movie. On the surface, the idea made lots of sense, but many were outraged both that Grace would attempt such a feat and that they’d never get to see it.
To hopefully appease the masses just a bit, Grace had finally released a short trailer for his 85-minute edit, called Star Wars: Episode III.5: The Editor Strikes Back. This is likely the closest anyone will get to seeing the full film. Check it out below. Read More »
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. Abrams‘ Star Wars Episode VII.
UPDATE: Driver’s Girls co-star, Lena Dunham, seems to confirm the news. Read More »
A new Star Wars trailer for the “lost episodes” of the Clone Wars headlines this jam-packed edition of Star Wars Bits. Below, read about the following.
- Watch the trailer for Star Wars: The Clone Wars – The Lost Missions coming soon to Netflix.
- Harrison Ford is rumored to be part of a TV miniseries being shot during the Star Wars Episode VII filming schedule.
- Star Wars merchandise is now being sold in Disney stores in person and online.
- Artist Eric Tan makes his first Star Wars poster.
- The female Star Wars Rebels character toys will debut at San Diego Comic-Con.
- Sign a petition to name a stage at Pinewood Studios after late Return of the Jedi director Richard Marquand.
- The sound mixer for Star Wars Episode VII is excited.
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With all the hype, merchandising, and insanity, it’s sometimes easy to forget why we all loved the Star Wars universe in the first place. Star Wars was all about fun. Excitement. Action. Romance. These films were our wildest dreams played out on screen and to watch them was to pretend we were these characters. That’s also the reason the licensed toys became so popular. When the films were released, you couldn’t watch the movie instantly whenever you wanted, so the toys helped us relive that experience.
Without the toys, though, you could just always just “play Star Wars.” All it took was your imagination and a few household props. That purity and wonder is the subject of artist Craig Davison‘s series of painting which show kids pretending to be their favorite Star Wars characters. They’re beautiful at capturing the essence of the franchise, something that often gets forgotten. Hopefully, these inspire J.J. Abrams with his new film. Read More »
Thankfully the Star Wars galaxy is big, because this edition of Bits is all over the map. There are the requisite Star Wars Episode VII rumors, of course, but also theme parks, t-shirts, video games, board games and even posters. Below, read about the following:
- A rumor ties Star Wars Episode VII propmakers to seven-year contacts.
- Watch a video about creativity set inside the Lucasfilm offices.
- Lucasfilm hires a new Executive Producer of Theme Parks.
- Check out some rare, original Star Wars posters.
- Read an insider’s tale of the fall of Lucasarts.
- Enter an official Star Wars t-shirt contest.
- A crazy rumor says Star Wars Episode VII is recasting Princess Leia.
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If Kanan is the “Han Solo” and Ezra is the “Luke,” Zeb is the Chewbacca of Star Wars Rebels.
The team at Lucasfilm has been slowly revealing new characters from the upcoming Disney XD animated series, which will be the first product of the new Disney Star Wars universe. Next up is Zeb, a muscle-bound, but smart and articulate alien ally of the Rebellion who flies in the Ghost with the rest of the crew. Below, check out a video introduction to our first alien – and a new one at that – of the new Star Wars universe. Read More »
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With four official characters introduced, the image of Star Wars Rebels is beginning to take shape. The Lucasfilm/Disney animated series will tell Star Wars fans how the rebellion against the Galactic Empire grew from its earliest stages to the strong organization that blew up two Death Stars. In that time between Episodes III and IV, we know there will be an evil Sith named The Inquisitor, a droid named Chopper, a hidden Jedi named Kanan and a poor, street smart kid named Ezra, who Kanan takes under his wing. These characters will be at the center of the show when it premieres this summer on Disney Channel before moving to Disney XD in the Fall.
Today two 30 second promos have come online. These show us the first complete footage we’ve seen from the series. Check them out below. Read More »