Star Wars Episode 7 News

Monday, December 30, 2013

Meet the Inquisitor in Toy Form.

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Check out the first merchandise from the upcoming animation TV series Star Wars: Rebels. It's a 3.75-inch figure of the Inquisitor by Hasbro with pretty unique lightsaber design...

Star Wars Bits: What if Lucas did Flash Gordon Instead of Star Wars? Warwick Davis Talks About his ROTJ Experience.

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Two really cool stories that some of you probably know. Warwick Davis talks about his huge paycheck for playing the Ewok Wicket in Return of the Jedi. Also check out how George Lucas first wanted to do Flash Gordon but eventually ended up making Star Wars...

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Happy Holidays!

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Happy Holidays boys and girls. I'm happy that we managed to build a strong community here just for one year starting from scratch. So thanks for your support be well and stay safe. I'm sure next year will be filled with plenty Star Wars thrills, news and announcements...

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Update! Rumor: Has Star Wars: Episode 7 Found Its Thomas?

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The Star Wars open auditions ended just a few weeks ago and it looks like they've already sifted through the huge amount of candidates. This is not confirmed but according to a post on Twitter someone has already got a third callback for the movie. Read more after the break...

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Update 2! The Wednesday Tease - 2 Years Before the Premiere. Moving Storyboards. Meet Simon Kinberg.

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The Wednesday Tease articles were first started when we expected some kind of a special announcement for the first anniversary of Disney's acquisition of Lucasfilm. This Wednesday is also a special one. We're exactly 2 years away from the official release of Star Wars: Episode 7. Will we get something special today...

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

First Teaser Trailer for the Online Combat Game Star Wars: Attack Squadrons.

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Disney Interactive announced today the first details for the upcoming online game Star Wars: Attack Squadrons. The game was developed by Area 52 in conjunction with Disney and LucasArts.

Benedict Cumberbatch on the Episode 7 Rumors.

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There's been plenty of interviews lately with Benedict Cumberbatch discussing his possible involvement with Star Wars: Episode 7. Most of the interviews were humorous and insignificant. Hit the jump for a more serious answer from Benedict, probably his best one yet...

Monday, December 16, 2013

Full 6 Minute Star Wars: 1313 Demo from E3 2012.

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Check out this demo for the cancelled video game Star Wars: 1313 which was meant to be about the bounty hunter Boba Fett. Only parts of this demo were shown before so enjoy...

Sunday, December 15, 2013

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Saturday, December 14, 2013

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Star Wars: Episode 7 Adds a Puppeteer.

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Another good news about the movie's crew. Puppeteer Roman Bloodworth updated his IMDb page adding Episode 7 as his next project...

Friday, December 13, 2013

Episode 7 Script to be Ready in January. No Budget Yet.

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Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn spoke at Variety's dealmaker breakfast and revealed several interesting Star Wars bits...

Pic of the Day.

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A photo with Mark Hamill from a few days ago. As you can see he's not growing a beard as some rumors suggested and he seems to be in pretty good shape.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Benedict Cumberbatch Jokes About his Possible Star Wars Involvement.

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Yesterday Benedict Cumberbatch was at the Conan O'Brien show promoting his new movie The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Of course tha Star Wars questions were not spared...

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

The Wednesday Tease - How Walkers Walk.

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What will be the next video released from the original trilogy? Also check out these stories about the Han Solo spin-off movie, Cad Bane, Visceral, Star Wars: Rebels and more...

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Benedict Cumberbatch's Star Wars Involvement - a Misinformation Campaign by Disney?

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I find this rumor hard to believe but nevertheless it's an interesting one...

Disney CFO Jay Rasulo Talks Star Wars.

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Appearing at the 41st Annual UBS Global Media and Communications Conference, Disney CFO Jay Rasulo talked about Disney's plans for the future...

Martin McCann and Jack O’Connell Rumored For Star Wars: Episode 7.


Two casting rumors about two male roles for Episode 7. Although it's just a rumor they both fit the description of two of the already confirmed 7 characters...

Monday, December 9, 2013

Remembering the 20th Century Fox Logo and Fanfare.

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There are very few facts that we know about the new Star Wars movies. With Disney now owning Lucasfilm one thing is certain: for the first time since 1977, a Star Wars movie will open without the 20th Century Fox logo and fanfare. Will they come up with something new and memorable...

Pic of the Day.

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After Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and Indiana Jones, who's next? :)

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Update! The Wednesday Tease - TESB Video Released. New Star Wars: Rebels Bits, Michael B. Jordan and More.

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Last Wednesday the official Star Wars site released the ROTJ theatrical trailer although the pattern so far suggested TESB related video. So will they start over again by releasing something about A New Hope or something different. Also hit the jump to check out some other stories from today...

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Rumor: James Blunt Confirms Carrie Fisher's Involvement With Star Wars: Episode 7.

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English singer-songwriter James Blunt, who is also a close friend with Carrie Fisher confirmed to the Australian Channel 10 that Carrie Fisher will be reprising her role in Star Wars: Episode 7...

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Update! J.J. Abrams on Lawrence Kasdan, Filming in the UK and More.

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In the latest issue of Total Film magazine, J.J. Abrams talks about hiring Empire Strikes Back screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan to help him rework Michael Arndt's Episode VII script. Also Abrams briefly talked about Star Wars at the Symphony Space art center while promoting his new book "S"...

Thursday, November 28, 2013

More Millennium Falcon, Cast and Plot Rumors.

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Another rumor suggesting that a full scale 1:1 Millennium Falcon has been build for the upcoming Star Wars movies and attractions. Also hit the jump for some more rumored names that auditioned for Episode 7 and more...

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

J.J. Abrams: R2-D2 and C-3PO Have Different Casting Agents.

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 J.J. Abrams has been busy lately promoting his book "S". Yesterday he stopped by MTV News and talked about the Episode 7 release date, R2-D2, C-3PO and more...


Monday, November 25, 2013

Episode 7 Producers Looking for a Mid-Aged Military Type Again.

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Back in June it was reported that casting for Star Wars: Episode 7 is already underway. They were looking for 7 roles. 5 months later they've decide to do open auditions for 2 of the roles. Now it looks like they're still looking for the 40-something military type again...

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Discussion: Star Wars: Episode 7 - Hope and Glory. A Fan Made Rough Draft.

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This rough draft was mentioned in the comments section. I am sure that it's fan made and has nothing to do with the real Episode 7 script. Still it's a fun read and you might want to check it out...

Friday, November 22, 2013

Building a Better R2-D2.

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A closer look at the process of building a fan made R2-D2 which was recently  announced as the first Star Wars: Episode 7 cast member and the people behind it...

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Debunked! A Student from Hillsdale College Cast in Star Wars: Episode 7.

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According to a FAKE article on The Hillsdale Collegian "student Joseph Craig has successfully completed the Episode VII audition proceess and has been selected for a character role in the film"...

Production Designer Rick Carter on Mixing Old and New Look in Star Wars: Episode 7.

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Comingsoon managed to speak with Episode 7 production designer Rick Carter at the  Festival of the Art of Cinematography in Bydgoszcz, Poland. Hit the jump to find out what he said about the look of the highly anticipated new movie...

Electronic Arts Won't Create Games Based on the Upcoming Star Wars Movies. EA's Deal is for 10 Years.

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In a presentation at the UBS Global Technology Conference, EA chief financial officer Blake Jorgensen revealed some details about the upcoming Star Wars games...

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Update! Rumor: Jason Flemyng and Alex Russell Also Auditioned for Star Wars: Episode 7?

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With all the open auditions happening in the US and the UK, it's been a while since we've heard some Episode 7 casting rumors. The latest additions are 47 year old British actor Jason Flemyng and Australian actor Alex Russell...

Update! The Wednesday Tease - A New Hope Re-Release Trailer. C-3PO, Lando, Rebels, Matt Smith and More.

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Today is important. We'll find out if Lucasfilm will continue to release teaser trailers about the Original Trilogy. So far they've released 6 trailers on 6 consecutive Wednesday. Last Wednesday they released a trailer for Return of the Jedi. So will they share something about A New Hope today? Stay tune to find out. Also hit the jump for more interesting stories from the last few days.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

A Fan Made R2-D2 Confirmed for Star Wars: Episode 7. Practical Creature Effects Team Will be Involved With the Movie!

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The first behind-the-scenes photo from Star Wars: Episode VII hit Twitter last Thursday, featuring director J.J. Abrams, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, and a certain blue and white astromech droid — who StarWars.com can now confirm will indeed be in the film.

Monday, November 18, 2013

J.J. Abrams on Episode 7: Too Much Power for One Man.

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While discussing his new book "S" and his latest TV series "Almost Human" J.J. Abrams briefly talked about Star Wars: Episode 7 and revealed that "It's too much power for one man"...

35 Years Since Star Wars: Holiday Special.

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"35 years ago today, Star Wars fans were excited to see the first follow-up to the record-breaking, smash hit film that had opened the year before. Unfortunately, what they got was The Star Wars Holiday Special..."

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Star Wars Twitter Buzz: John Williams, Casting and More.

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Nothing ground breaking, just a few interesting tweets from the last days about John Williams, a "very interesting Episode 7 casting" and more...

Friday, November 15, 2013

Samuel L. Jackson: J.J. Abrams Still Haven't Talked To Me, Mark Hamill and Ewan McGregor about Episode 7.

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Samuel L. Jackson was on The Late Show last night and said to David Letterman that he and two other Jedi Knights still haven't talked with J.J. Abrams about the new Star Wars movie. Not that they have to...

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Update! The Wednesday Tease - ROTJ Original Teaser. More Audition News + David Oyelowo Talks Star Wars: Episode 7.

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Today is the end of the second cycle of videos released by StarWars.com about the Original Trilogy. Probably today we'll see another video related to Return of the Jedi. While we wait, check out some other stories from the day...

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Update! Disney Breaks Its All Time Global Box Office Record. Episode 7 Box Office Discussion and How Disney Will Profit from the Christmas Release.

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Two very good articles from a few days ago about the Episode 7 box office results and how Disney could benefit from the so called delay. It really makes you believe that the December release is actually a brilliant move...

Monday, November 11, 2013

Rumor: Disney Signed a Three Year Deal to Shoot Star Wars in New Mexico.

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New Mexico has been a hot spot for film location scouting. Some of the recent productions filmed there are Disney's The Avengers and The Lone Ranger. Now the rumors are getting stronger that another Disney movie could be shot there...

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Star Wars: Episode 7 Open Auditions in Bristol.

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As reported before open auditions are taking place in Bristol right now about two roles for the new Star Wars movie. According to Lucasfilm so far they had seen 1,000 people and given 75 of them callbacks, while 1,000 others were turned away...

Friday, November 8, 2013

Bob Iger on Star Wars: Episode 7 December Release and More.

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Disney CEO Bob Iger spoke with Bloomberg TV and briefly discussed why Star Wars: Episode 7 is being released in December, 2015...

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Official: Star Wars: Episode 7 to Hit Theaters on December 18, 2015! Disney Confirms It Will be in 3D.

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Lucasfilm officially revealed the premiere date of the first movie from the new trilogy. Episode 7 will be the first Star Wars movie not to open in May...

Episode 7 Writers Change Was Due to "Time Frame".

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Finally J.J. Abrams revealed why he and Lawrence Kasdan took over the writing duties from Michael Arndt about Episode 7...

Disney's 2013 Earnings Results Webcast.

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The Webcast, starts at 4:55 p.m. EST. There will be plenty of reporters at the event so if something Episode 7 related is revealed it will be immediately posted here...