Star Wars Episode 7 News

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Who is Reading the Star Wars: Episode 7 Script? A Hint at the Female Lead?

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Bad Robot has just posted that image on Instagram. Is that a hint that they have finally found the female lead for Star Wars: Episode 7...



They also tweeted this: 


Back in 2013 Bad Robot tweeted the following image suggesting that it was an early draft of the Episode 7 script.

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This script is a perfect match with the one from the other image. And looking at the girl's skin color and hair I think this gives even more credibility to the recent rumor about the unknown Oxford actress Maisie Richardson-Sellers.

Nice nails. ;) (image via JCF member rezpen)

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Source: Instagram


109 comments:

  1. All speculation at this point. But it's still fun.

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    1. I'm not coming back to this site anymore because i don't want to ruin what surprises they will have in part 7. It's just sad to see many of you wanting to know everything that will be in the movie way before its even released. This site is cool, but im done with it cause i don't want to know any more details about it. Peace out..

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    2. I for one certainly don't want to know everything about the new movie. All I'm really interested in between now and VII's release is the basic cast list, a few photo clues to mull over and a short trailer or two that gives me a taste of where things pick up.

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    3. Every post containing a spoiler will be marked as one. Don't worry about that. :)

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    4. Don't come back then Anonymous, most of these rumors are not true, if you don't want to read them, stop whining about it and don't read them.

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    5. Agreed. It hurts nothing hearing about this stuff especially if most if not all turns out to be fictional. Once this site delivers conformation on the cast and such, I'll go back into the exile in waiting for Dec 18th. At least I'll know some names, just like when Episode I was filming.

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    6. Doubtful as Jaina is described as looking very much her mother (Leia) and acting like her Father (Han) and Maternal Grandfather (Anakin Skywalker)- Recklessly charging into battle blindly and somehow getting out alive, and obsessed with their ship (and other things they build)

      I REALY do hope that they have Jaina, Jacen (Animal loving jokester), and Anakin (Scared by how much he is like his namesake) Solo (and their 'friends' (aka love interests) Zekk, TenelKa Djo, and Tahiri Veila, as well as Chewie's nephew Lowbaca and Luke's son Ben) in the upcoming series

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  2. is it me or is this getting painful?

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    1. I'm currently having a heart attack actually

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  3. No idea what her acting chops are like, of course, but I think she's got a really good look for a SW heroine (assuming they have in fact given her a lead role.)

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    1. I don't think it will be the lead role.

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    2. I would tend to think not, but who knows? She certainly has the looks of a great female lead.

      With her limited experience, though, you're may very well be right. That would be a mighty big gamble to hand a lead role to somebody with no film credits.

      Then again, the production team indicated that they might be looking to go that way when they were doing all of those cattle calls around the country. So at this point I'm not 100% sure what to think.

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    3. Why would they post a supporting cast member reading a script this close to production over a lead cast member?

      That being said, whomever has been cast ...especially the young unknowns, they're heads have got to be swimming right about now. A state of shock would be an understatement. Less so with the Brute, since their training tempers that fame bs. To them it's just s gig.

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    4. *Brits, rather. Fckng shtty cel

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  4. The way Disney and their associates have handled the movie development up to this point is beyond disrespectful.

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    1. Disrespectful in what way? Because we aren't getting regular production updates? For something as big as a resurrection of the Star Wars movie franchise, I can see where they'd want to play things close to the vest for as long as possible.

      I strongly suspect that they're waiting to make casting announcements as part of some big media event, sort of like what was done when the BBC revealed the actor who will be playing the Doctor in the next season of Doctor Who. In that case, fan speculation went on for weeks and months, with at least half a dozen "virtually confirmed" casting rumors coming down the pike. In the end, it turned out that they had cast the new Doctor almost immediately after they learned that Matt Smith was leaving the show.

      I think that with SW Ep. 7, it's probably going to turn out to be rather similar.

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    2. I agree, jus't a joke to them.Guess they enjoy playing with the fans this way.
      Like what is fun to a bully is painful to others.Most fans i know now don't give a damd anymore when it comes to these things.When George Lucas was in charge you would never see him treat the fans like this in such a disrespectful way.

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    3. Disney isn't treating the fans disrespectful at all. That's absurd and laughable. They're just protecting their product which they have every right to do as yesteerday showed us there will still be spies looking to steak something and posting it for the world anyway no matter how hard they try. The gnat-like attention spans of today's people is the problem here and nothing else. Period.

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    4. oh cry me a friggin river... there is nothing disrespectful going on from Disney or in any way shape or form from anyone involved in this. That is about the dumbest statement I have heard so far. They are keeping things hush hush and that is perfectly fine. Let them do their job and enjoy what gets announced, come here and enjoy what leaks and inside info (and speculation) comes out, enjoy the conversation (or not) and most of all enjoy the finished product when it comes out.... such a sense of entitlement from some people. It gets annoying.

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    5. Inevitably there is going to be considerable secrecy. When they were making "Empire", Mark Hamill was apparently the third person in the universe, after Lucas and the director, who knew that Vader would really say "I am your father" in the finished movie (even the guy inside the Vader suit was given a fake line instead, later overdubbed!) Reportedly even Harrison Ford was surprised when he attended opening night! Same thing now: Obviously they want to hold on to their secrets as long as possible, and just as obviously, obsessive fans are trying to figure out what is going on. This whole dynamic is inevitable, part of the game, and maybe in a sense healthy. They drive us nuts with their secrecy, we drive them nuts with leaks and spy reports from their sets. A complete script leaking really has to be their worst nightmare.

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  5. Would they really tease us with a photo of the female lead, though? If so, they'd better be planning to make an announcement SOON. Otherwise, it's really messed up...

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  6. Ahhhh, this waiting is killing everyone. Just say who is, Bad Robot!

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  7. Let's focus on what they said in the tweet, "The reading room became unseasonably cold." implying this might actually be the villain. Why else would they say that?

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    1. Because she is using a blanket...

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    2. Why not? I remember hearing somewhere that there might be a female sith in the new trilogy and even so my question still remains, why would they say that it suddenly became cold?

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    3. Because... it was cold?

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    4. A Sith villain? Hoth maybe?

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    5. Because Vader walked in... and this person pissed herself

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    6. Man Fan Boys can pick pepper out of fly S$%T. She is cold, she has a blanket covering her. COLD.

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  8. HAHAA, they probably just published this picture that practically says nothing, just to see the reaction on sites like this :D

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  9. Or it's pictionary for: It will be a cold day on Hoth before the truth of anything is revealed.

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    1. It currently is a cold day on Hoth... It's always cold on Hoth.

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  10. I don't think this is the final script we are looking at. If anything it's an early rough draft. Scripts are edited and pages are removed and added. Usually they use different colors of paper for each edit so they can determine when that was added or changed. This may be an audition script or something related.

    Also I doubt many of the actors would be given a complete script. Samuel Jackson has stated when he played Mace in Ep 1. They only gave him the lines to the few scenes he was in. So I doubt anyone other than the director, producer and writers have seen the whole thing.

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  11. Judging by the species of plant, this pic was taken in England. I guess my botany training comes in handy after all.

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    1. Yes, its obvious. You can tell because of the purple buds growing on those plants that this picture was taken at Pinewood Studios in England.

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  12. Actually it was taken in our courtyard in Santa Monica. Patience guys

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    1. Are you really JJ? Or am I just the most gullible person on the internet?

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    2. In JJ we trust

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    3. Whats up JJ! We want a Tusken lead if possible

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    4. Trace this Man's IP immediately!

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    5. Anyone else feel like Luke in his XWing? Who said that?

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    6. Actually the admin is probably getting a kick out of how many people under the same IP are posting under separate names. Complete nerdom.

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    7. I wanted to post a reply to JJ just on the off-chance that it is actually JJ Abrams.

      JJ, First, don't listen to the fans.

      Second, we want Jawas as the central villain in the ST led by Luke who turns to the Dark Side with Mara Jade at his side played by Sigourney Weaver. We also want Benedict Cumberbatch's voice as the voice of a talking Bantha named Bizzy. We also want Maisie to be playing Obi-wan's daughter and her mom is a Tusken to be played by Judi Dench. IF you don't deliver on any of these we will boycott!!!

      Thirdly, review the first again.

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    9. Ah, that is lame! No, HERE is the plot we want:

      After the defeat of the Empire, Luke took Leia with him to Dagobah and trained her in the ways of the Force. Unfortunately, when she returned as a fully trained Jedi knight, she found Han in bed with a gorgeous Twi'lek.

      In her fury, Leia promptly turned to the Dark Side and came up with a brilliant plan to become ruler of the Galaxy. She tracked down the most annoying person in the entire universe and had him publicly executed in a massively published media event, broadcast over the holonet to every inhabited planet. His last words, just before Leia brought her ruby lightsaber down on his sorry neck, are recorded as: "Spare mesa! Mesa no wanna dyin'!"

      Having manipulated the gullible masses in this way, Leia was crowned Empress of the Galaxy by an ecstatic public. Thirty years later, she has rebuilt Palpatine's empire, and just like him, she now appears as a yellow-eyed, disgusting, deformed monster. (In other words, Carrie Fisher with yellow contact lenses and no makeup.)

      Luke, in the meantime, has spent 30 years on Endor building the only army that will conceivably be able to defeat Empress Organa: THE EWOK SQUAD. This strategy is based on the irrefutable philosophy: "If these critters could defeat Palpatine's elite stormtroopers with sticks and stones, they can surely conquer the entire galaxy if we give them lightsabers!"

      The climax will be set on the Death Star III (for of course the Empire has built a new Death Star -- that is what the Empre always does, right?) What will Empress Organa do when her gargantuan space station is invaded by a myriad cutesy furballs wielding lightsabers? Yubb Nubb! Yubb Nubb! Let the sweet carnage begin!

      See, JJ, there's your plot! We expect nothing less in December 2015!

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    10. enough of the jar jar hate. Jeez.

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    11. Death Star 3? P-lease, this is so lame. Thankfully you are not a writer.

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    12. Some would say the same about George Lucas, except in the purely mechanical sense. He should provide story outlines and hire scriptwriters to hammer out the details, with the kind of sparkling dialogue he himself cannot achieve.

      But honestly, Anonymous, can't you recognize a parody even if it jumps up and bites your toe?

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  13. I wonder if JJ's kids have to sign NDAs before appearing in home videos.

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  14. Bad Robot what? I could not find this photo on the Bad Robot Twitter account or their Official Page?

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  15. Omg... a girl. Stop the presses! :P

    Anyways as long as she's not a Solo, Skywalker, or Kenobi I'm cool. Sorry I want a more experianced actress then a first time actress who you're suggesting it is, not to mention shoehorning in a surprise race change to a the "key" families. I have no problem with them getting race changes as long as they've been alluded to in previous movies (so Luke or Han+Leia's kids marrying other races is very cool with me). However, Obi-wan shouldn't have kids since he's the rolemodel old school jedi, Han+Leia are white and having them adapot would take far longer to get behind in 2 hours then just having their own kids (same applies to Luke), and I just hate the parallels Luke has to Lucas's life (its the weakest part of his character) so please don't make him marry a clone of Lucas's new wife (it'd be like adding Jar-Jar again just to appease his little boy *sigh*).

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    1. Maybe this actress is playing the role of Lando's daughter, now being raised by Han and Leia. Perhaps Billy Dee was not asked to return as Lando has died.

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    2. What if they make Luke's wife similar to Lucas', more or less?

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    3. What if Leia and Han didn't work out and she ended up with Lando after all? Surprise love twist and romantic conflict and all that...

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    4. All options are boring or examples of bad writing... and Billy Dee Williams has confirmed he hasn't been asked about VII yet so it being his daughter is a wasted thought (and Id prefer it being Vos's granddaughter anyhow).

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    5. "What if Leia and Han didn't work out and she ended up with Lando after all?"
      Then that would be completely dumb that's what.

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    6. What if Leia squeezed out lando's kid?

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    7. ..are these serious suggestions?

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  16. It looks like this girl with colorful fingernails is the female lead.

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  17. why is everyone just presuming that it's the ep7 script

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    1. Exactly, finally someone with a brain.

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    2. Oh, I don't know, maybe because it has those red and black Star Wars colors, that it matches the photograph of the Star Wars VII script tweeted last year, and the fact that Star Wars is VII is the only upcoming movie from Bad Robot that anybody gives a damn about.

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    3. Could be a spin-off script within a Bad Robot covering. It wouldn't be the first time somebody's done that.

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    4. "Oh, I don't know, maybe because it has those red and black Star Wars colors"
      Star wars is yellow and black.. not black and red..
      "that it matches the photograph of the Star Wars VII script tweeted last year,"
      Why are you presuming that that was the star wars script? The bad robot colours are red and black so all their scripts are probably printed out black and red. And as I said before, if they were using the star wars colours, then it would be yellow, not black....Guys, seriously. Thinking is very valuable asset to use.

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  19. More speculation... I am so sick of this.

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    1. Then why do you ease drop? Let these folks have their bite of cake.

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    2. Don't jump the gun here. They may be speaking of the endless barrage of un-confirmable details is all.

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  20. Star Wars Episode VII: Blue Fingernails

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    1. Yeah, but which fingernail will turn to the Red Side?

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    2. Oooooh. My money's on the middle one. Then again, that's what they WANT us to think.... ^_^

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  21. I am suffering from Rumor Fatigue. 3 months from today we should know what the hell is going on.

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  22. Now maybe that's the actor that will play Jaina Solo in the movie.

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  23. Here we go again... But yes in all honesty, the script was finished in Jan, this image was posted before that, could it be an unrelated project?

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  24. ...I reckon there`s a strong chance that was actually JJ who posted here - remember he`s a SW fanatic like the rest of us - he would definitely check this site from time to time to see what the fans were saying (ha,if your short on conceptual artists JJ I`m your man!!)...from a personal viewpoint I love what bad robot are doing with that tweet - it`s the ultimate tease,building speculation up to a fever point (definitely think that`s Maisie in the photo,if so it that must confirm her casting)...JJ rules!!!

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    1. oh... we check ;)

      not daily.... but we are around

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    2. I think JJ has been posing as Darth Malgus the entire time just to mess with us!

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    3. Actually, the above post was not from us. We do not check. ;)

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    4. NOT THE EXACT WORDING, BUT FROM OVER A DECADE AGO. . .

      Reporter: what is it with people showing up as Force ghosts?!

      Lucas: That's something that will be resolved in time. I've never gotten the time to explain that properly like I had hoped to

      Reporter: Like the Whils that spoke to Qui-Gon ?

      Lucas: Yeah. There's a bit of back story to the Whills and as to the ability to remain as a spirit in our world. It'll eventually get explained.

      REPORTER: So you'll be getting into this within the remaining two (Clones and Sith) films then?

      LUCAS: No, that won't be in the prequels.

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    5. umm.. he was clearly talking about the clone wars

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    6. Nope. Force Ghosts (even though slightly mentioned in season six) have not been explained away, and neither have the Whills, who were barely mentioned in season six. The only bit explaining the Whills even more so was left on the cutting room floor when they edited ROTS. Closest peoples even in that general direction mentioned otherwise were the Night Sisters on Dathomir, and even they weren't exactly given a proper origin for a group so sensitive to the Force besides the Jedi and the Sith. And then there were the father, son, and daughter demi-gods who sought to see if Anakin was the balance they'd heard about. Now they were a bit of fluff from TCW, but that's all.

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    7. Hmmm. Right you are, Anonymous of April 20 @AM 5:23. Love to se the Whills in the trilogy sequels, I would!

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  25. OOO, they're trolling us hard! LOL Bad Robot!

    I think blue finger nail girl could be Daisy head Maisie. I base this concurrence solely on the fact that she likes to paint her nails with a thick coat.and she has dark hair. The question I have is -- IS she to be playing the Solo daughter OR this Kenobi offspring?

    I just pray there is no one named Kenobi (other than Obi-wan's ghost) in the ST. IMO it would ruin alot of the story Obi-wan having offspring or grandoffspring.

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  26. I am willing to entertain the idea of a female Sith Lord or apprentice.

    -Shark

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  27. The person in the photo is obviously Maisie. Just look at her hair. She will be in EP7.

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    1. Obviously. Only one person in the entire world has hair like that don't they. Yep. So obvious.

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  28. Could just as well be a plant - a red herring!

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  29. Halfway through the month of April.

    No casting news.

    sigh......

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  30. I don't know why no one has brought this up yet but.....
    DAMN! she's a babe!

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  31. Wake me up when Mark Hamill/Luke Skywalker casting is announced.

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  32. If she is in 7, she'll be the hottest girl in a star wars movie that's for sure.

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    1. You can't even see her face? Those nails really do it for you?

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  33. Slapstick JJ doing with the fans with these mysteries. If it was we would have already Geroge Lucas cast.

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    1. This brunette is going to be the daughter of Luke

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    2. Doubtful. according to the EU which they are supposedly dissecting and taking bits and pieces from- Luke Doesn't have a daughter- he only has one child a son named Ben. Leia on the other hand has twins- Jaina(F) and Jacen(M) and another son (Anakin11) who is about 1.5 years younger.
      Also as this girl has darker skin it is much more likely that if she has any relation to ANY known movie SW characters it would be Lando.

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  34. I'd laugh if this was an assistant just reading the script LOL.

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    1. Na! Script would be under armed guard, if what we've been reading about JJ's paranoia is true.

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  35. Are you guys actually blind or are your monitors really bad? Seriously haha, their hair is so so so different, apart from the colour.

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