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...
Let's get started with the Episode 7 related stuff.
Esquire publisher a very interesting interview with Star Wars set decorator Roger Christian who reveals what it was like making George Lucas's dreams out of scrap metal and also gave a hint that Episode 7's look will be very close to the Original Trilogy:
ESQ: What are your thoughts on the upcoming Episode VII? Do you hope to be a part of it somehow?
RC: It's a different animal now, because George really isn't involved at all. John Rinzler [Lucasfilm executive editor and writer] said, "Look, you should be an adviser for them, because they're trying to do what you did with the [production set] look and everything." He gave my name. So we'll see.
ESQ: Looking back on your experience, what do you think Disney has to do to get Episode VII right?
RC: Well, George's genius is that he can tell a "ride" and people will go and enjoy the "ride," but underneath it is ancient mythology that connects it to your soul. I just hope Disney continues that ride. Today, you'll go to the cinema to get your thrills, but these old films, they stay in your head forever. And Star Wars did that, no question.
I suggest you read the whole Esquire article here. It's a great read.
There's a new Star Wars documentary called Elstree 1976 coming soon about some of the not so popular faces from the Original Trilogy. The video features appearances by David Prowse (Darth Vader), Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett), Paul Blake (Greedo) and more.
Here's an interesting fan made trailer for the EU fans. It's made by Marc Rienzo and features footage from different movies and video games and includes voice-over from Don Lafontaine, the "voice" of many real movie trailers. (via TheForce)
The last thing I won't even call a rumor. It's more like a fan's wish.
The source of this can't be found anywhere so most likely someone made it up. Still I like the idea of a Star Wars movie being directed by a female director. Also keep in mind that before the announcement of the Episode 7 director there was a big fan campaign on Facebook for Bigelow to direct the movie. So yeah, this is probably not legit but what do you think about it?