Star Wars Episode 7 News

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...

Possible Episode 7 Audition Script + More Rumors on the Two Characters and Gary Kurtz' Opinion.

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As we reported yesterday, an open audition will take place in the UK and the US next week. Now a possible Episode 7 audition script have hit the web. Hit the jump to check out what the script is about as well as some more rumors on the two characters...

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

The Wednesday Tease. The Empire Strikes Back Theatrical Trailer #2.

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Although the teaser videos that StarWars.com had released on 4 consecutive Wednesdays didn't lead to any official announcements, they will surely continue today. What will it be? Guessing by the previous videos it should be something about The Empire Strikes Back...

Update! Episode 7 Auditions for 2 Lead Roles to be Held in the UK Next Week. Disney Exec Says the Movie is Planned for the End of 2015.

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It looks like two major roles for the upcoming Star Wars movie are still vacant. Casting sessions will be held next week in London, Dublin and Glasgow. Also hit the jump to see why the December release date looks more and more like a real possibility...

Saoirse Ronan Won't be in Star Wars: Episode 7.

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While discussing her recent projects Saoirse Ronan revealed that she didn't get the role she auditioned for in Star Wars: Episode 7. It's a pity. She was the only one brave enough to confess that she auditioned for the most secret movie in the Galaxy...

Monday, November 4, 2013

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Update! More Teasing From Lucasfilm This Time About the Original Cast Returning?

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In a similar way like the teasers from the Original Trilogy, now StarWars.com is releasing new videos about the cast from Episode IV, V and VI. Could this lead to some kind of announcement regarding the Big Three? Or again it won't lead to anything in particular...

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Update! New Interview With J.J. Abrams.

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Yesterday J.J. Abrams was on PBS talking about working on his recently released interactive novel "S.". He also briefly discussed his other projects including Star Wars...