Star Wars Episode 7 News

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

J.J. Abrams Talks Why He Declined to Do Episode 7.

Recently J. J. Abrams spoke with Empire Magazine and explained why he turned down the early talks to possibly direct Star Wars: Episode 7. Read after the break.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Disney Officially Completed Its Acquisition of Lucasfilm.

 Finally the deal has been made officially and now Disney owns Lucasfilm. Read the press release after the break.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

More From Samuel L. Jackson on Star Wars.

 Samuel L. Jackson talked with Huffington Post and shared some interesting stuff about his role from the prequel trilogy and why Mace Windu could return for Episode 7. Read after the break.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

UPDATE! Rumor: First Episode 7 Plot Details About..... Yavin 4!

Reuters article suggests Luke Skywalker returns to Yavin 4 to build Jedi academy in forthcoming sequel. But Disney is yet to confirm. Read more after the break.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Tron Legacy Director Joseph Kosinski Flattered by Episode 7 Director Rumors.

Earlier this week, MTV had the opportunity to catch up with "Oblivion" director Joseph Kosinski to talk about the recently released trailer. Of course they couldn't help but ask Kosinski about another highly anticipated project to which his name has been attached as a possible candidate: the new "Star Wars" movie.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Episode 7 Starts Pre-Production in Spring 2013. Next Official Announcement in January.

Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy spoke with ABC News Radio and shared some interesting news. Read after the break:

Lucas and Kennedy on the Future of Star Wars. Peter Jackson is Still Game for Episode 7?

Read after the break about the latest interview with George Lucas and Kathleen Kennedy about the future of Star Wars and more. Also could Peter Jackson find time to direct Episode 7?

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Samuel L. Jackson Would Love to Return for Episode 7.

E! News got a chance to speak with Samuel L. Jackson at the Spike TV Video Game Awards on Friday. Here's what he had to say about his possible return for Episode 7...

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Star Wars Fan Bits.

Great video mashup about the future of Star Wars. Read after the break about the full scale Millennium Falcon project and the biggest Star Wars toy collection for sale.

THE FUTURE OF STAR WARS MASHUP from Patrick Peris on Vimeo.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Peter Jackson Praises Lucas for Allowing Star Wars to Continue on Film.

In an interview with MTV Peter Jackson talked that the 'Hobbit' trilogy 'will be the end of Middle-earth on film' for legal reasons and shared his thoughts on the Lucas-Disney deal.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Disney - Lucasfilm Deal Cleared By Feds.

This means that any merger and antitrust issues for Disney are cleared. Announced October 30, the company’s acquisition of Lucasfilm can now formally move forward.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Lucas Talks About His Involvement With Episode 7.

Access Hollywood caught up with the legend at the Governor’s Awards on Saturday, where he explained what his duties as a “consultant” on the highly-anticipated seventh film will be, following Disney’s acquisition of Lucasfilms.

Ewan McGregor: I'll be Obi-Wan Again if They Need Me.

Digital Spy got a chance to talk with Ewan McGregor and asked him if he would like to return for another episode of Star Wars. Read what he had to say about this and the deal between Disney and Lucasfilm after the break.

Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith - Greatest Work of Art?

 In her new book called Glittering Images, renowned art critic Camille Paglia analyzes 29 works throughout art history. Find out what she thinks about Revenge of the Sith after the break.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Star Wars: Behind the Scenes Photos.

 Empire made a great collection of some of the best behind the scenes photos from the Star Wars movies. Find out which are the best 65 of them after the break.

Friday, November 30, 2012

David Fincher Also Being Considered for Directing a Star Wars Movie.

 That's right, we have another name to add to the huge list of possible candidates for directing one of the three upcoming Star Wars movies.

How Disney Kept Star Wars a Secret and When to Expect the Official Announcement of the Episode 7 Director!

Last night at the Beverly Hills Hotel, Disney studio chairman Alan Horn threw a party celebrating the company's successful 2012 animation slate. Vulture managed to ask him some questions including how did they manage to keep that info totally secret until the  press release went out?

Boba Fett Movie Coming After Star Wars: Episode 7?

After the latest rumor that Kasdan and Kinberg won't necessarily write the scripts for Episode 8 & 9 but possibly for other spin off projects, you can't stop but wonder what could be it about. Read after the break to find out.

The Real Reason Why Lucas Sold Lucasfilm?

IGN has an interesting theory on why Lucas sold Lucasfilm to Disney for $4.05 billion just now. Read more after the break.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Lawrence Kasdan & Simon Kinberg on Expanding The Star Wars Universe.

    Sources tell THR that each will write separate projects, not necessarily "Episode 8" and "Episode 9" -- a plan similar to Marvel's movies around "The Avengers."

Mark Hamill on His Possible Return as Luke Skywalker.

Yesterday Mark Hamill was at the Hollywood premiere of his new flick Sushi Girl when he was asked by E online about the upcoming Star Wars Episode 7. Here's what he had to say.

Is Matthew Vaughn Set For Star Wars Episode 7?

Actor Jason Flemyng was attending the UK premiere of 7 Psychopaths where he answered some questions and unintentionally or not let slip what will be the next project of his friend Matthew Vaughn.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

John Favreau Tweets About Stormtroopers. Ronald Shusett Talks Star Wars. Rick McCallum Retires From Lucasfilm.

Looks like John Favreau is really a big fan of Star Wars. Or maybe something more? Read after the break about his new twitter picture and how Rick McCallum retired quietly from Lucasfilm.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Sir Derek Jacobi Eyes Star Wars Role.

Another name that we can add to the list of actors wanting to be part of the new Star Wars trilogy. Yet somehow Derek's statement sounds more honest than the rest. Read what he had to say after the break.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

George Lucas' Plans For The Future Of Star Wars Through The Years And The Proof That The Saga Was Meant To Be In 12 Parts!

There's a great article by J. W. Rinzler about the "Long, Winding and Shapeshifting Trail to Episode VII, VIII and IX" in which you can find very interesting bits and twists concerning the future of the Star Wars saga. Read more after the break:

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Star Wars: Revenge Of The Sith 3D Premiere Moves A Week Earlier.

20th Century Fox is following this year's 3D re-release of Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace with 3D versions of Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith in 2013. The former will arrive on September 20 and the latter on October 4.

John Favreau Gets A Vote From Kevin Smith For The Director Chair. Chris Hemsworth Talks Star Wars. And More...

In a recent interview with John Favreau we got the impression that he has a great desire to direct one of the upcoming Star Wars sequels. Considering that he doesn't have a big upcoming project makes this possibility real. And Favreau just got a support from actor/director Kevin Smith.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Lawrence Kasdan & Simon Kinberg To Script Star Wars Episode 8 And 9!

Deadline have heard some interesting possibilities for Episode 8 and 9 writers. If right all Star Wars fans should be more than happy!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Who Will Direct Star Wars Episode 7?

Only 2 weeks after the announcement of Disney's deal with Lucasfilm we have a pretty impressive list of possible contenders for the director's chair of the next Star Wars episode and even more impressive list of directors who for different reasons wouldn't like to be involved with the new sequels. Here's a quick recap of who is still in the game:

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Brad Bird Won't Direct Episode 7!

Fan favorite Brad Bird finally broke the silence and shared on Twitter if his next sci-fi project will be Star Wars Episode 7 or something else... 

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Lando Calrissian is Also in Arndt's Sequel Trilogy Treatment? Tom Hiddleston Praises Kathleen Kennedy and Would Love to be Part of the New Trilogy.

So far we've heard that all of the main cast from Episode IV, V and VI would love to reprise their roles in the upcoming new trilogy. Well all of them except Billy Dee Williams. Well, finally someone remembered Han's old buddy:

Friday, November 16, 2012

Did Carrie Fisher Really Confirm That She'll Be in Episode 7?

Earlier today brought us the news that Carrie Fisher made a quiet confession at a book signing in Cherry Hill. Hours later Fisher's rep stepped up with an explanation. Read more...

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Disney Wants to Release 2 to 3 Star Wars Movies per Year!

The new trilogy just got it's first magazine cover from EW and according to "geek tyrant" there's an interesting and even shocking info in one of the articles. Read after the break:

Carrie Fisher: I Want to Play Mrs. Solo!

Fisher appeared on The Talk where of course she was asked if she would like to reprise her role as Princess Leia in the new trilogy. Read what she answered after the break:

Ben Affleck: I'm Glad I Don't Have That (Episode 7) Job!

MTV got a chance to speak with Ben Affleck and asked him what he would do with the film if he was in charge. Read more after the break:

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Brenda Chapman to be Involved with the New Star Wars Movies?

Bleeding Cool brought us the latest theory of a possible SW director or maybe a second writer. It's the former Pixar director (The Prince of Egypt, Brave) Brenda Chapman. Read after the break.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Frank Marhsall and Joe Johnston Talk Episode 7.

Producer Frank Marhsall (husband of the new Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy) and Joe Johnston (director of Captain America, art director of The Empire Strikes Back and creator of Boba Fett) shared some more interesting information about Episode 7 and the race for the director's chair.

Rumor: Darth Vader to be Resurrected for the New Trilogy?

Do you want to hear the latest crazy rumor from the new Star Wars trilogy?

Monday, November 12, 2012

Guillermo Del Toro: Directing a Star Wars movie is Like Dating a Supermodel. Colin Trevorrow Shares his Vision of the SW Director.

Fanhattan got a chance to talk with Guillermo Del Toro about the upcoming Star Wars trilogy. Here's what he had to say:

Place Your Bets for Episode VII Director.

Bleeding Cool has found that an online betting house is offering interesting odds. are taking bets on the subject "Who will direct Star Wars 7"! See the result after the break.

Jimmy Smits Talks Star Wars.

In a recent interview Jimmy Smits aka Senator Bail Organa from Episode II & III talked briefly about the Disney purchase of Lucasfilm:

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Who is Kathleen Kennedy?

Well right now she is maybe the most powerful person regarding the new Star Wars trilogy. Kathleen Kennedy currently is the new President of Lucasfilm after Lucas' retirement. Additionally she will serve as the brand manager for Star Wars, working directly with Disney and maximize the value of the franchise. She has very rich biography but most of the time she was standing in the shadows of Spielberg and Lucas himself. If you still don't know her it's time to change that. Read more after the break.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Star Wars Episode VII Officially Begins Pre - Production. Lucas and Kathleen Interview Part 2.

Lucasfilm made an official statement that 3 years before the movie premiere Episode VII begins pre-production. Also they officially confirmed that Michael Arndt will write the story.

J.J. Abrams and John Favreau Discussed the Possibility of Directing a SW movie.

In a recent interview both filmmakers discussed what are the chances for them to helm one of the next SW episodes. Looks like they are more interested in seeing it than directing it. Read more after the break.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Steven Spielberg Won't Direct a Star Wars Movie.

With the news of the new Star Wars trilogy many fans hoped that finally they'll get the most logical replacement choice - Steven Spielberg. Well they have to wait a little longer.

Quentin Tarantino Bashes Disney's Star Wars.

All thе comments that we've heard so far about the new trilogy were filled with excitement and impatience. Well that's not the case with Tarantino....

Zack Snyder Not Interested in Directing Star Wars.

In a recent interview the director of Watchmen, 300 and Man of Steel shared his thoughts on the chances of him directing Episode VII, VIII and IX.

Update! Possible Writer (Michael Arndt), Characters and Directors Revealed!

Vulture shared some interesting news regarding the next part of the Star Wars saga. Take it with a grain of salt because the source is not confirmed. Of course.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Fan Made "Brad Bird for SW Director" Video.

Brad Bird to direct Episode VII is one of the most discussed topics by SW fans. Mostly because of his exceptional film history. Even the fans started an election campaign. :) 

Angry Birds Star Wars Out on November 8.

Today is the official release date of Angry Birds Star Wars. 

More footage from the game:

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Carrie Fisher Would Like to Play Leia Again.

TMZ caught up with Fisher where she told them, "Yes. Sure. Wouldn't you?" This is hardly a confirmation that she will be in the film, but it does at least open the possibility since she is interested.