Star Wars Episode 7 News

Thursday, January 31, 2013

The Influence of Star Wars on J. J. Abrams. made a great selection of quotes from Abrams from previous interviews about the impact Star Wars has had on his life and career....

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Kathleen Kennedy Talks Star Wars, J. J. Abrams And More.

 There's a new interview with Kathleen Kennedy at THR where she shares some new bits about the new trilogy, Lucas, Abrams and more. Read after the jump.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Billy Dee Williams - From Lando To - An Animated Carrot?

 We heard the rumors that actor Billy Dee Williams who played Lando in the original trilogy is in Michael Arndt's treatment for the new movies. Before any confirmation of this we've found out that Billy will take on a task that is even more challenging. Yep, that's right he is the latest addition to the cast of the TV series Annoying Orange and he'll be playing a carrot. Read the whole story after the break..

Monday, January 28, 2013

UPDATE! Lucasfilm Canceled The 3D Prequel Releases.

They want to focus on the new trilogy. Read more after the break..

J. J. Abrams Talks Star Wars.

 J. J. Abrams made a few brief comments on his involvement with Star Wars only a day after the official announcement. Read more after the jump.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Reactions To J. J. Abrams' Involvement With Star Wars.

 With the news of Abrams directing Episode 7 finally officially confirmed let's see what are the internet reactions so far. Read after the break.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Meet Episode 7 Director J. J. Abrams.

Although movie fans are pretty familiar with J. J. Abrams, his name is a bit unknown to the general audience. That's mainly because he is relatively a newcomer in Hollywood (from 1999) and he has directed only 3 feature films. Read more after the break...

Thursday, January 24, 2013

UPDATE! Officially: J. J. Abrams To Direct Star Wars: Episode 7!

According to The Warp the first episode of the new Star Wars trilogy will be directed by J. J. Abrams. This is still not officially confirmed by Disney or Lucasfilm. Read more after the break....

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Ron Howard - Your Next Frontrunner for Episode 7 Director?

Actor/Director Ron Howard is maybe the second closest friend (that is directing) to Lucas after Spielberg. And while Spielberg firmly declined any possibilities of him directing a Star Wars movie, that is not the case with Ron. Read after the break why Ron Howard is actually one very logical choice for the Episode 7 director's chair.

Monday, January 21, 2013

UPDATE! Drew Struzan to Work on New Star Wars Art.

Famous artist Drew Struzan talked with Fanhattan about his recent projects and revealed that it's possible to see him back with Disney's new Star Wars movies. Read what he said after the break...

First Disney - Star Wars Collaboration on ABC?

 There was a certain homage to Star Wars on tonight’s episode of ABC’s fairytale drama Once Upon A Time. It was just a music theme but could it evolve into something more? Read more after the break...

Friday, January 18, 2013

Carrie Fisher's Bittersweet Letter to Princess Leia. A Farewell to the Character?

In an open letter that is funny and sad at the same time, Carrie Fisher bid farewell and good luck to the most famous character she ever played. Read the full letter after the break.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Happy Birthday James Earl Jones!

 Today the actor who voiced Darth Vader, James Earl Jones turns 82. Happy Birthday James. We're forever grateful for your exceptional performance. Here's what would have happened if they hired another actor for the job. Let's say.... Arnold Schwarzenegger! See after the break.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Joe Carnahan Pitches Two Young Filmmakers For Episode 7.

"The Grey" director Joe Carnahan made an interesting suggestion to Disney via his twitter account. They both are huge fans of the movies and are doing some really cool action sequence.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Rian Johnson on Star Wars.

Pretty much every director that recently did a sci-fi movie has been considered by fans and critics as a possibility for helming the upcoming Star Wars Episode 7. What are the chances for Looper director  Rian Johnson to be involved with Star Wars? Read what he had to say after the break.

Monday, January 14, 2013

UPDATE 3! Zack Snyder Is Working on a Star Wars Movie Outside the New Trilogy.

 Back in November, the Los Angeles Times reported that Man of Steel and 300 director Zack Snyder had no interest in directing the seventh Star Wars film. But Vulture has learned that it was a bit of misdirection: He is in fact developing a Star Wars project for Lucasfilm that is set within the series’ galaxy, though parallel to the next trilogy.

George Lucas Offered the Role of Darth Vader to Toshiro Mifune Back in 1977?

 We all know that George Lucas is a big fan of Akira Kurosawa and that he even offered the role of Obi Wan to Japanese actor Toshiro Mifune. Now 36 years later Toshiro Mifune's daughter spoke of an even more interesting offer that her father had. Read after the break.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Joss Whedon on Star Wars.

With new "Star Wars" movie coming in 2015, Avenger's director Joss Whedon was eager to see if he could be a candidate to direct it. Then he remembered that he's already busy working on ABC's SHIELD and Disney's other blockbuster The Avengers 2. Read what exactly he said after the break.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Pros & Cons of Steven Spielberg Directing Episode 7.

After the news that Steven Spielberg's next sci-fi project Robopocalypse is put on hold indefinitely, many people speculated that now is a good time for him to reconsider the possibility of helming a Star Wars movie. Here is why Steven should (or shouldn't) direct Episode 7.

New Detailes on the Star Wars Live Action TV Series.

Looks like ABC is trying to find a way to get Star Wars on television. Last we've heard about the live action TV show it was too expensive to execute although longtime Lucasfilm producer Rick McCallum shared that they have an enormous amount of material for the show. Here's what ABC entertainment president Paul Lee had to say about the project:

Monday, January 7, 2013

Guillermo Del Toro Got a Phone Call for Episode 7 but Turned the Offer Down.

After J.J. Abrams, Steven Spielberg and Brad Bird the next big director to decline working on Episode 7 is Guillermo del Toro. Read what he had to say after the break:

Friday, January 4, 2013

Is Star Wars: Episode 7 Ready for a Female Lead?

 This is just a rumor started by /Film's Peter Sciretta, who really insisted that it has to be published. Well, here we go:

The Real Reason Why Lucas Sold Lucasfilm!

 Her name is Mellody Hobson and now officially Lucas is engaged to her. :) Read the full story after the break.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Wes Anderson on Star Wars.

 Moonrise Kingdom director Wes Anderson talked with Deadline about his latest movie and shared some thoughts on the possibility of him directing a Star Wars movie.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Lucas - Kennedy Interview Part 5.

In the latest part of the Lucas - Kennedy interview they discuss the transition of Lucasfilm into the future.