Star Wars Episode 7 News

Monday, March 31, 2014

UPDATED With A Video! Darth Vader Running for President in Ukraine.

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No, this is not a joke, April Fools Day is tomorrow. This is a real story. A guy dressed in full Darth Vader costume submitted the required paperwork and $250,000 deposit to register as a candidate, a day ahead of the deadline for the Ukraine Presidential Elections...

Sunday, March 30, 2014

J.J. Abrams: I'm Having A Blast With Star Wars: Episode 7.

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While promoting the new TV series Believe (produced by J.J. Abrams and Alfonso Cuaron), J.J. Abrams briefly spoke about the upcoming Star Wars movie...

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Star Wars Twitter Buzz. List Of All Rumored Star Wars: Episode 7 Actors/Actresses & More on Jack O'Connell.

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Just a few cool tweets from the last days and a list that I made with all actors and actresses that have been rumored for Episode 7 so far & more on Jack O'Connell's involvement with the movie...

Friday, March 28, 2014

Peter Mayhew Back For Star Wars: Episode 7? He Is Canceling His Appearance At Comicpalooza Due To Filming!

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The Comicpalooza convention takes place in Houston and is held in May. They've just posted very curious tweet. Could this mean that Peter Mayhew is back for Star Wars: Episode 7? I strongly hope so...

Sneak Peek at the Star Wars: Episode 7 Camera.

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Camera operator Andrew Bikichky revealed that the 35mm A&B cameras which will be used for the filming of Star Wars: Episode 7 are named "Death Star" and "Millennium Falcon". He also showed one of them...

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Dominic Monaghan: J.J. Abrams Is Putting A Cast Of Essentially Unknown Actors For Star Wars: Episode 7.

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Abrams and Monaghan worked together on the TV series LOST and they are also close friends. Monaghan is famous for his great passion for Star Wars and in the past he several times admitted that he was lobbying Abrams for a role in the new Star Wars movies. Hit the jump for a brief interview with Monaghan and his thoughts on J.J. and the upcoming movie as well as some more tidbits about Wedge Antilles...

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Disney's Presentation At CinemaCon 2014.

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CinemaCon is an annual convention that takes place in Caesars Palace in Las Vegas from March 24 through 27. During the event each studio is giving the exhibitors a first look at their upcoming films. Disney's presentation is expected to be about the upcoming Marvel movies and possibly Lucasfilm's Star Wars: Episode 7 and/or Indiana Jones...

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

New Curious Rumor About Luke's Son & What We Know About The Characters So Far.

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After the official announcement that Episode VII will be about a young trio of characters, here's a recap of what we know about them from the several official casting sheets that have been revealed during the past year...

Monday, March 24, 2014

Carrie Fisher at The Backstage At The Geffen: We're Not Supposed to Talk About Star Wars.

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Carrie Fisher attended the Backstage At The Geffen annual fundraiser held at Geffen Playhouse on March 22, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. She made a brief comment about the upcoming Star Wars movie...

UPDATE 2! Clarification On What's In The Star Wars Canon.


Because of the many questions I've seen in the comments  and in my e-mail, here's a quick clarification on what's included in the Star Wars canon...

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Star Wars: Episode 7 Official News Recap! (Updated March, 2014).

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This article will be updated frequently and it'll be only about officially confirmed Star Wars: Episode 7 news. No rumors and speculations will be included...

Friday, March 21, 2014

Sam Witwer Talks Star Wars: Episode 7, TCW and More.

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The guys from Schmoesknow sent us yesterday their latest Star Wars podcast with guest star Sam Witwer. In this podcast the star of the Force Unleashed games, who is also the voice of Darth Maul in TCW series, revealed that he was going to audition for a certain role in Episode 7 but unfortunately the part changed due to the script re-writes and he didn't go in. He is also discussing how he got the job as Starkiller and more on TCW...

Star Wars: Episode 7 to Film Plate Shots in Iceland this April. A Possible Return to Hoth?

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JediNews discovered an interesting article from an Icelandic website revealing that a crew is coming over to Iceland in April to shoot some test plate shots for Episode 7. If the tests proof successful they might shoot more scenes with cast and crew...

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Mark Hamill to Attend Star Wars Weekends 2014 for the First Time.

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Hamill will be one of the celebrity guests for this years Star Wars Weekends. This will be his first appearance. It will happen on weekend IV, June 6-8, 2014...

Disney Confirms IMAX Release for Star Wars: Episode 7.

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Few months ago J.J. Abrams said that he won't be using IMAX cameras for the filming of Star Wars: Episode 7 because, "they break down often, they are loud, unreliable and slow". So no IMAX cameras for Episode 7 but that doesn't mean that they can't release it in IMAX. The movie will be converted to IMAX. Hit the jump for the official press release...

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

UPDATE! Few Tweets from the Star Wars: Episode 7 Set.

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Not much news lately but check out these tweets from the Star Wars: Episode 7 set at Pinewood Studios by Steve Evans, Design Director for Star Wars toys at Hasbro. It's not much but it feels good to know that things are in motion and really happening...

Mark Hamill on Rob Paulsen Live!

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Yesterday Mark Hamill was at Rob Paulsen's Live show discussing his career as voice actor. Hit the jump for the whole 90 min. video. He looks better and better and funny as always...

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Official: Star Wars: Episode 7 is Set 30 Years After ROTJ. Filming Starts in May!

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The news we all have been waiting for is here. Just a day after the recast rumor was posted we can lay it down to rest. Open the champagne everyone, some very familiar faces are returning...

One-Third of the Star Wars: Episode VII VFX to be Done at the New ILM Studio in Vancouver.

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Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy and Industrial Light & Magic chief creative officer John Knoll officially opened the new ILM studio in Vancouver on the afternoon of March 17. The studio will be operating for at least 10 years busy with all the sequel movies + the spin-offs...

Monday, March 17, 2014

Part 2: Latest Star Wars Rumors: Spin-Off Movies, Toys and Video Games.

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I've decided to separate the "Latest Star Wars Rumors" article in two. The recast madness had the whole attention which is wrong. The never before heard stories about the spin-off movies and the toys deserve more... 

Part 1: Latest Star Wars: Episode 7 Rumors.

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I've decided to post some of the rumors I've been hearing lately. All of the following rumors have been heard at least from 2 different sources. Some of them are from a few months ago and I'm not sure if things have changed. For me some of these could become reality, the others are either in consideration or a misinformation intentionally leaked by Lucasfilm. None of these have been made up by someone. It's up to you to decide whether to believe them or not...

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Rumor: Oscar Winner Lupita Nyong'o Has Met With J.J. Abrams for a Star Wars: Episode 7 Role.

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Sources close to THR say that Oscar winner of best supporting actress in 12 Years a Slave Lupita Nyong'o met with J.J. Abrams only a few weeks ago. There are already few possibilities about the role they've been discussing...

Friday, March 14, 2014

Fake Star Wars: Episode 7 Logo.

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It's been tweeted by Cedric Mengual. He is a designer and according to people on Twitter this is not the first time he makes fake logos.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

UPDATE! Rumor: Disney Already Casting for Star Wars Live-Action TV Projects?

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According to the site Cinelinx Disney is already holding auditions for a new Star Wars TV specials and even a mini-series...

Rumor: More Downton Abbey Stars Auditioned for Star Wars: Episode 7?

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It's no secret that J.J. Abrams is a huge fan of the Downton Abbey series. He even wanted to guest direct one episode from the series. Last year while he was promoting Star Trek: Into Darkness he visited the set of the show. At that time he told the press that he is visiting just like a regular fan of the show. Now some new reports suggest that actually he was looking for some actors for his upcoming project Star Wars: Episode 7...

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

UPDATE! For Your Consideration: More Possible Candidates for the Star Wars: Episode 7 Lead.

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After revealing that Adam Driver is in line to play the villain in the next Star Wars movie, Variety continues to tease with a possible short list of candidates for the main male lead...

UPDATE! Harrison Ford in Negotiations for a Role in a New TV Series Called Texas Ranger?

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The ambitious production will be filmed in Durango, Mexico and has plans for the participation of artists like Ed Harris, Kevin Costner, Harrison Ford and Andy GarcĂ­a. Filming begins in March which is only a few weeks before the start of principle photography of Star Wars: Episode7...

Dave Filoni Talks Star Wars: Rebels.

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Executive producer Dave Filoni spoke with the LA Times about the upcoming TV series Star Wars: Rebels, which is scheduled to premiere on Disney Channel and later on Disney XD this fall. The show will be the first product made by Disney after they bought Lucasfilm back in October 2012. Filoni wanted to reassure the fans that although Lucas is essentially retired from telling "Star Wars" stories, the bedrock of his teachings are still in practice today...

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

This is Madness: The Star Wars Character Tournament Round 1.


From StarWars.com:

This Is Madness: The Star Wars Character Tournament is back! Kicking off this year's fan-voted competition (March 11 -- April 7 at thisismadness.starwars.com), the legendary Jedi Master Yoda speaks exclusively with Max Kellerman on ESPN's SportsNation about his championship win last year, his thoughts on this year's tournament, and more...

Star Wars Twitter Buzz. The Clone Wars, SDCC, Episode 7 and More.

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Several cool tweets from the last few days. Hit the jump to find out what's the chronological order of The Clone Wars series as well as every character from the show. Is a Milllennium Falcon toy coming to SDCC and more...

Friday, March 7, 2014

Thursday, March 6, 2014

UPDATE! Actor James Coard Was in Contention to Play Chewbacca in Star Wars: Episode 7?

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British actor James Coard posted some very interesting tweets, suggesting that he went through some kind of audition for playing Chewbacca in Star Wars: Episode 7...

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Billy Dee Williams to Participate in the New Season of Dancing With The Stars. Still Uncertain About Star Wars: Episode 7.

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ABC has just announced the celebrity cast for the new 18th season of Dancing With The Stars. One of the contenders is surprisingly Lando Calrissian himself...

UPDATE! Star Wars: The Clone Wars "Voices" Preview Clip + Another Exclusive Clip.

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Another clip from the upcoming final Seaon 6 of The Clone Wars was released by the official Star Wars youtube page. The series will premiere on Netflix beginning March 7...

UPDATE2! New Comment System on StarWars7News.

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The comment system won't be changed. We'll continue to use the old one. Good that I found out about the issues just after one day. :)

Sorry for the inconvenience!

Monday, March 3, 2014

UPDATE! More on the Recent Rumored Auditions + Zac Efron Talks Star Wars.

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Remember the rumors from last week that at the end of February there will be a Star Wars audition happening in the UK, and one of the roles was about Princes Leia? Well it looks like there were two auditions happening. One in the US for Star Wars Weekends and a different one in the UK for something else...

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Rumor: Star Wars: Episode 7 to Film in Scotland's Isle of Skye.

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An interesting bit of info was posted in the Star Wars section at reddit.com. According to one of the members there some scenes from the upcoming Star Wars movie will be shot in Scotland at the Isle of Skye...