Star Wars Episode 7 News

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Empire Magazine Announces "Greatest Movie Ever!"

Empire Magazine and Empire Online recently conducted a poll of its readership which included "hundreds of thousands" as they say. Take a wild guess at what movie came in First Place after the jump.

UPDATE 4! Even More Info on the Stunt Video and the Darkside Creature!

Today a video supposedly taken from the Episode 7 set was posted on the web. My first reaction was that it doesn't feel like Star Wars and that it's fake. But is it...

Friday, May 30, 2014

Adam Driver Talks Star Wars: Episode 7.

Adam Driver recently gave some insight into what it was like to do a table read for Star Wars: Episode VII . . .

Star Wars Twitter Buzz!

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Check out these tweets by Star Wars: Episode 7 cast members posted in the last 30 days...

UPDATE! Rumor: More Hints for a Possible Star Wars: Episode 7 Filming in Scotland.

We've been sitting on some info about a possible filming taking place in Scotland for some time now. I think it's good time to share it together with the article published in the local newspaper The Scotsman...

Thursday, May 29, 2014

SPECULATION: Is the Force in Balance in Star Wars: Episode 7?

Okay, so part of the great fun and excitement of a new Star Wars trilogy cycle is speculating about all the minutia that may or may not have any relevance whatsoever on the upcoming movie. So one burning question on my mind -- What is the Balance of the Force as we enter Episode VII? Find out after the jump.

UPDATE 2! Rumor: Is Ray Park Involved With Star Wars 7?

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Rey-Phillip Santos, the person who posted a few days ago the picture with the mysterious creature tagged #darkside and who is listed on IMDb as an Episode VII production staff, shared another interesting image...

We're Migrating the SIte in the Next Few Days!

Hey guys, because of the many limitations we're migrating the site to wordpress. I will warn you again when the actual transition will happen. Before that I need your help about the comment system.

You will be able to post comments as anonymous, twitter, facebook, google + and wordpress. Is there any other option that you were using before that you would like us to implement? Please share your preferences in the comment section. 

Also I was wondering what time to use for the comments you post. Everyone's local time or we can choose one particular time zone (i.e. UK) and all the comments will be under that time zone.

UPDATE 3! Rumor: Star Wars: Episode 7 to Feature Scenes With...SPOILERS.

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A legal dispute over who has the right to provide extras for Star Wars: Episode 7 revealed a very curious tidbits about the story of the upcoming movie. The following story might contain small spoilers so continue reading at your own risk...

From Star Wars to Jedi: The Making of a Saga (Part 4 of 9)

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Meet Gareth Edwards - the Director of the First Star Wars Stand-Alone Movie.

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Hit the jump for a very cool article on Gareth Edwards, the Godzilla director who was recently announced to helm the first Star Wars spin-off movie with a screenplay by Gary Whitta...

UPDATE 2! Carrie Fisher Talks Star Wars: Episode 7.

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BBC Radio Wales' Wynne Evans spoke with Princess Leia herself - Carrie Fisher, who's at Hay. They talk about Leia's legendary outfits, her 'Star Wars' diet for the new film, and where she would like to see Leia go in Episode VII...

Monday, May 26, 2014

Singers, Dancers and Now DJs Involved With Star Wars: Episode 7?

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It looks like we'll be getting a pretty colorful crowd with the next Star Wars movie. First the two twin singers, then the beautiful dancer and now a famous DJ...

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Happy Anniversary Everyone!

In our Happy Birthday message to the creator, George Lucas, I mentioned that he brought millions of people together from all over the world, brought us together as one, big, dysfunctional family. That happened 37 years ago today!

Saturday, May 24, 2014

SPECULATION: The Case for Darth Plagueis In Star Wars: Episode 7 . . .

Did you ever hear the Tragedy of Darth Plagueis the Wise? 

Never appearing in a single movie, nor The Clone Wars animated series, this line uttered by Chancellor Palpatine to Anakin Skywalker has set-off a firestorm of speculation and debate across the world wide web. Dare to make the jump and herein discover the case for Darth Plagueis . . .

Friday, May 23, 2014

Colin Baker Discusses the Rumors About Him Being Cast in Star Wars: Episode 7.

Colin Baker who played the 6th incarnation of The Doctor in the TV series Doctor Who from 1984 to 1986 was recently rumored to appear in the next Star Wars movie. Even his name appeared on the Episode 7 IMDb page as the character Nexus and many people started speculating. We answered many questions asked about him and now the actor himself delivers the answer...

Official: Gareth Edwards to Direct and Gary Whitta to Write First Star Wars Spin-Off Movie.

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The Godzilla director Gareth Edwards will helm the first spin-off movie with a screenplay by Gary Whitta. The film is due out December 16, 2016. It was previously reported that Lawrence Kasdan and Simon Kinberg are writing and producing...

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Who Are The Healer Twins and Why Are They In Star Wars: Episode 7?

Thea and Liana Shengelaya, "The Healer Twins," are band-mates and med students. So why were they filming in Abu Dhabi? After the jump we'll delve further into this interesting tid-bit.

How are Samurai Films Responsible for Star Wars!


CineFix posted on youtube a great video describing how are Samurai films responsible for Star Wars. How did World War II affect the global film industry in the 20th century? Why are Jedi called Jedi? Hit the jump to find out...

John Boyega and Daisy Ridley on Their Way to the Star Wars: Episode 7 Abu Dhabi Set.

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Hit the jump for a few cool videos posted by John Boyega on Instagram. One of them shows Boyega and Ridley taking advantage of the local transport system to reach the Episode VII set...

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

From Star Wars to Jedi: The Making of a Saga (Part 3 of 9).

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In part 3 of From Star Wars to Jedi: The Making of a Saga, narrator Mark Hamill details the creation of Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi's giant, slug-like crime lord: Jabba the Hutt...

UPDATE! First Look at the Star Wars: Episode 7 Abu Dhabi Set With J.J. Abrams!

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In a special video message from the set of Star Wars: Episode VII, director J.J. Abrams announces the creation of Star Wars: Force for Change, a brand new Star Wars initiative from Disney and Lucasfilm, in collaboration with Bad Robot, dedicated to finding creative solutions to some of the world's biggest problems. The first Star Wars: Force for Change campaign will raise funds and awareness for UNICEF's Innovation Labs and its innovative projects benefitting children in need...

UPDATE! Official Word from Kathleen Kennedy on the Star Wars: Episode 7 Filming in Abu Dhabi and Why They Chose it!

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twofour54, a leading media and entertainment hub based in Abu Dhabi, today announced that Star Wars: Episode VII, is filming in the Emirate. Abu Dhabi is the first location for the seventh installment...

Harrison Ford "Delighted" To Be Working On Star Wars: Episode 7. Updated With Video!

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2 days ago we reported Harrison Ford's brief comment about Episode 7 that he made while promoting "The Expandables 3". Now you can check out the story with a video clip from the press conference...

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Han is the Man For Star Wars: Episode 7!

A few days ago released the interesting results of a Star Wars-related poll. After the jump find out what they are.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Rumor: Drew Struzan Might Be Returning to Star Wars: Episode 7 After All!

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Drew Struzan made some of the most iconic film posters of our time. He has made many memorable posters for movies like Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Back To The Future, Blade Runner, Harry Potter and many more. Although now officially retired, there were some rumors from last year that Drew has been asked to do the posters for the upcoming Star Wars: Episode 7. Later he denied the rumors. Now I new report suggests that the legendary artist might return to the galaxy far far away after all...

Star Wars Bits: Harrison Ford on Episode 7, SW Comics Coming Sooner Than Expected, A New Dawn Book Synopsis and More.

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Hit the jump for a few interesting Star Wars related bits from the last few days...

UPDATE! J.J. Abrams' Note to the Cast and Crew of Star Wars: Episode 7?

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ScreenCrush found an interesting note supposedly written by J.J. Abrams himslef. Abrams wrote the note to inspire everyone working on the film. Don't worry there are no spoilers...

UPDATE! This is Where Star Wars: Episode 7 is Being Filmed Right Now!

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Intentionally or not, the officially revealed image on Instagram with the Episode 7 clapperboard from the first day of filming had a geolocation enabled. And the coordinates point to that place (green arrow) on the image above (cluck the image for bigger version). Yep, that's Abu Dhabi...

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Speculation: Is Obi-Wan's Grandchild In Star Wars: Episode 7?

Back in January of this year an interesting series of rumors broke out on the internets. One of them was that Adam Driver of Girls pseudo-fame was in the running for a part in Episode VII. That came true. But guess what else was rumored in January that appears to be coming true? Make the jump to hyperspace and we'll take a closer look.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

J.J. Abrams Addresses the Crowd at Star Wars Weekends + More Cool Videos.

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Few cool videos (including J.J. Abrams addressing the crowd) from the first weekend of this year's Star Wars Weekends (May 16 - June 15)...

Two New Female Cast Members Rumored for Star Wars: Episode 7?

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The following rumor is from yesterday but I didn't want to run it with the two officially revealed images. Now it looks like this rumor has been backed up by a second much more credible source. Hit the jump for the names of the 2 rumored actresses...

Thursday, May 15, 2014

UPDATE! Rumor: Potential Working Titles for the 3 Star Wars Spin-Off Movies?

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The guys from StarWars-Union sent us a really interesting list of potential titles for the 3 upcoming Star Wars spin-off movies. The list was revealed on a Hasbro training course for retail employees taking place in Germany...

Rumor: The Actor to Play Solo's Kid Still Not Revealed?

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You've probably already heard the rumors of the possible characters that Adam Driver could be playing in Episode 7. Hit the jump for another different possibility for one of those characters...

From Star Wars to Jedi: The Making of a Saga (Part 2 of 9)

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Rumor: A Second Unit Star Wars Crew Had a Helicopter Incident in Iceland?

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An Interesting story appeared on a few Iclandic news sites. According to the reports a second unit crew had a small helicopter incident while filming shots for Episode 7...

Happy Birthday, George!!!

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What else can be said about genius? I'll attempt to try --

Genius has been incarnated in a man named George Lucas. It goes without saying that he has touched the lives of millions of people worldwide with the gift he gave us, called "Star Wars." He has brought us, the fans, together as one, giant, global, and definitely dysfunctional, family. But we're still family nonetheless. When we meet a stranger who wears a Star Wars T-shirt, that flag of loyalty, or proudly displays Star Wars ink, we instantly recognize them as family. He has done what no other world leader has been able to do. That is genius. And Mr. Lucas, has entertained us, and speaking personally, educated us through his exploration of mythology like no other person on the planet. That is genius. And, perhaps most importantly, "Uncle George" fought his own war against Hollywood in order to change the movie industry and the Hollywood Blockbuster forever! That is genius!

We at starwars7news and all the fans around the world wish Mr. George Lucas a very Happy Birthday on this momentous seventieth year!

Thank you, George!

UPDATE 2! Star Wars: Episode 7 Cast Members Oscar Isaac & Andy Serkis Interviews. Filming With Cast Members to Start at the End of May?

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Oscar Isaac and Andy Serkis both briefly discussed the upcoming movie, the cast, J.J. Abrams and more. Isaac also gave a hint that filming with cast members will probably start at the end of the month...

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Star Wars: Episode 7 Starts Filming Today! Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher to be in Abu Dhabi for Duration?

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That's right folks after 10 years of expectations finally a new Star Wars movie is in the works. As we posted a few days ago according to The National filming is expected to start today in Abu Dhabi. Still it was only a rumor. Now there's another interesting post on Twitter that suggests that this is indeed the case...

Could the Frosty Relationship Between Anthony Daniels and Kenny Baker Cause Problems on Star Wars: Episode 7?

When you think of Star Wars you can't help but think about the lovable, laughable droids R2-D2 and C-3P0. In fact the two actors who've brought our favorite misfit droids to life are the only two actors to appear in all six Star Wars films to date. However, it appears that streak may be coming to an unfortunate end . . .

Star Wars vs. Star Trek & Star Wars as a Tarantino Film.

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Hit the jump for two really cool videos. Who would win in a Star Destroyer vs. The Enterprise space battle and Vader vs. Pickard stand off? Also check out how the Star Wars trailer would have looked if it was directed by Quentin Tarantino...

Monday, May 12, 2014

Can Star Wars Episode 7 Be The First $3 Billion Movie?

James Cameron made two of the movies that top the list of Box Office Champions -- Titanic and Avatar. But can Episode VII beat them all to become the first $3 billion dollar movie?

Denis Lawson aka Wedge Antilles Turned Down Disney's Offer to Return in Star Wars: Episode 7.

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The Scottish actor who appeared in all 3 Original Trilogy episodes and is also the uncle of Ewan McGregor revealed that he had been approached by Disney to return in Star Wars: Episode VII but turned down the offer... 

Saturday, May 10, 2014

UPDATE! Star Wars Filming to Start on May 13 in Abu Dhabi Desert Under Heavy Security?


This news comes from the people who got the picture of the supposed AT-AT leg in the Abu Dhabi desert with plenty of new details about the Episode 7 set...

Simon Kinberg and Dave Filoni Talk Star Wars: Rebels.

Star Wars: Rebels writer-producer Simon Kinberg and executive-producer Dave Filoni both talked about the upcoming animated show, discussing their duties, the thrill of writing for Original Trilogy characters and how does it tie in to the wider Star Wars Universe...

Friday, May 9, 2014

Small Star Wars: Episode 7 Casting Rumors Update.

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JediNews got their hands on the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly featuring an article named Star Wars Episode VII A New Hope (Really). Hit the jump for some rumors obtained "from sources with direct information about the project who spoke on condition of anonymity..."

Updated With Video! Carrie Fisher Has Lost 40 Lbs (20 kgs) For Her Role in Star Wars: Episode 7!

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Carrie Fisher's mother Debbie Reynolds stopped at Universal Studios Hollywood to tell "Extra's" Mario Lopez about her "Hollywood Motion Picture Collection" auction and revealed that her daughter has lost forty pounds as she gears up to play Princess Leia again in Star Wars: Episode 7...

Star Wars Actor John Morton (Dak) Clarifies Recent Star Wars: Episode 7 Rumors and Talks About Star Wars: Rebels and TESB.

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Teddy Durgin, a Maryland-based journalist, who is also friend of John Morton (Luke's snowspeeder co-pilot Dak in TESB), sent us a really cool interview where the Star Wars actor sets the record straight on his recent comments that have become Internet fodder. He also discussed his involvement with TESB and how he played Boba Fett for 2 days...

More Hints for the Visual Connection Between Episode 7 and the Original Trilogy. Could Star Wars: Episode 8 Have a Female Director and More.


The last few days have been pretty busy with different Star Wars related stories. Hit the jump for a new upcoming Star Wars documentary, a fan made EU trailer, and some new Episode 7 related bits...

Star Wars Episode 7, Rebels & Spinoff Bits and Pieces . . .

First up, Bob Iger Strikes Back with a new deal. Pray he doesn't alter it further . . . er, actually pray he does.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Star Wars Battlefront Gameplay Coming E3 2014

From Gamespot.

"The new Star Wars Battlefront game in development at DICE is far from complete, but it will be making an appearance at this year's E3.
During today's EA investors conference call..."