Star Wars Episode 7 News

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

First Star Wars Stand-Alone Movie To Begin Filming Next Year at Pinewood Studios.


Chancellor George Osborne has revealed on Twitter that the first Star Wars stand-alone movie will begin filming at Pinewood Studios next year...


Osborne made the announcement during a visit to the Star Wars: Episode VII set.

From BBC: 

Mr Osborne said the decision to shoot Episode VII in the UK was "testament to the incredible talent in Britain" and meant "more jobs and more investment".


Lucasfilm President, Kathleen Kennedy said: "The UK crew that we're working with on Star Wars: Episode VII is incredible. They're among the most gifted and passionate when it comes to film and storytelling. Star Wars couldn't be in better hands."


The first spin-off movie will be directed by Gareth Edwards with story written by Gary Whitta.


85 comments:

  1. Great news! I wonder what it'll be about...

    Will Abrams be on board as a producer or something?

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  2. This Chancellor is a Sith Lord!!!

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    1. A Sith... Lord? If this is true, you will have gained my trust.

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    2. How dare you, WackyBantha! It's an insult to suggest that Osborne could be a Sith.

      One believes in greed and selfishness, forever promoting himself and his dark ideology, twisting facts and half-truths alike t suit his ambition. He appears to care little for the suffering of others, only the power of the few and the one. He relies on the weakness of useful idiots and the easily fooled.

      The other follows the dark side of the Force.

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    3. Good call, WackyBantha! But is he the Master or the apprentice?

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  3. Politics shouldn't be allowed in Star Wars, oh, hang on....!

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    1. Politics shouldn't exist

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  4. Osbourne has no back bone...hasn't got the balls to be a with lord

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    1. He's blundering Gungan at best.

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  5. That's what I call a deal with the devil...

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  6. Are we assuming that we know what is being built behind them? Looks like a TIE fighter.

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    1. it's the falcon cockpit window

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    2. No it's the grand stair case from the Titanic.

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  7. Jesus Christ, look at those pants .... YECCCHHH.

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    1. JJ's? Aren't they just blue jeans? He's at work, for crying out loud. It's not a fashion show.

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    2. iPadCary: Fashion Police

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    3. Is that all you get out of it: just blue jeans?!?
      Look how tight they are and how they're fitted and the cuffing ....
      Double YECCCHHH.

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    4. No one's as butthurt about JJ's wardrobe as you are, iPadCary... Let the man wear what he wants to wear. It's not going to effect the film at all. You seem to have a serious nack for getting on people's cases with no substantial reasoning.

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    5. That's right, in iPadCary's ideal elitist society, everyone can only wear baggy, uncuffed, black, non-denim pants.
      HAIL MACINTOSH

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    6. My only question about JJ's attire is this: Did he inherent george Lucas' wardrobe full of flannel shirts?!?

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    7. AnonymousJune 11, 2014 at 5:14 PM
      Nah, He's a lumberjack and he's okay. He sleeps all night and he works all day.

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    8. I agree the pants look bad but who cares? I don't think JJ wearing cuffed pants will ruin Star Wars haha.

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    9. Okay, now I'm drawn into this conversation....again.

      JJ is a nerd, which requires him wearing socially unacceptable clothing. The franchise could not be in better hands.

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    10. Couldn't have said it better myself, Rebel

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    11. His Jeans & Shirt are fine....It's those Glasses that are freaky...I much preferred the old glasses & his "Leonard" from "Big Bang Theory" Look.

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    12. OMG people STFU about his F'n attire. SMH!

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    13. Can we please stop talking about J.J.'s too-tight pants?

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  8. That's the nose of the Falcons control cabin I believe?

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  9. nahh, that in the background is just another angle of the Falcon we've seen in the other leaked photos.. you can see the base of it in the pic too..

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  10. First one can be called " Bounty Lord " starring Bobba Fett , and starts at begining right after his dad Jango Fett gets killed by Mace Windu. And instead of the movie following the clones, etc, it follows little Boba as he escapes etc. ,and everntually leads up to when he becomes a Bounty hunter for first time. After capturing a handful of bountys ,and fighting other bounty hunters, and becoming a name across the universe, he gets a message from the Empire wanting to meet with him and pay for a job. This is where he meets Darth vader and them other bounty hunters like that green lizard on the Star destroyer. And the job would be getting Han Solo and the Wookie just like in ep.5 ..... But instead of the camera flollowing Han and Vader, it follows Bobba and eventually ends up with Han and flys to Jabba, and at end of movie when u think he dies in sarlac pit, he survives with his armor and right when he gets back to the top, Jabbas barge blow up ( in ep6 ), and then when hes able to get his wind , he sees the Falcon and X-wing flying up and into space ( like in ep.6 ), and then Bobba sets out on a new adventure for part 2.

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    1. Anon - Although The Clone Wars kind of already told a lot of the story in your fan fiction / speculation of the young Boba Fett, I would also love to see a behind the scenes look at an older Fett in the vein of "Shadows of the Empire". But I really doubt we will even see a Boba Fett spin-off at this point. If we do, I think it will stray away from the continuity aspect of the films and tell a story of the character that is not connected to the PT or OT. Sometimes little tie-ins are cool, but I think the problem with a lot of the existing Expanded Universe novels, comics, etc. is their focus on continuity and tying in the PT, the OT, and the current EU together. As a result, the stories and the characters suffer as they are limited in the stories they can tell and the direction that specific characters can go. Although some "easter eggs" might be nice, I really hope they stray away from established film plot lines for the spin-offs and do completely new stories.

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    2. sorry - you lost me ay "Bobba" Fett, apparently the nickname he received at school. Reminds me of a Craigslist ad I saw for that Mandalorian clown action figure "Bobo" Fett and that German smuggler scoundrel "Hans" Solo.

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    3. The lizard is Bossk. And he was a normal, functioning member of his lizard society on his planet until a race of humanoids, disguised as lizards, showed up, offered an olive branch for peace, and infiltrated his world with the intention of domination. Only when they were discovered by a public pulling off their lizard masks did he lizard people realize their hideous intentions and Bossk set off across the universe to only human bounties. If you post fic, you should know the characters.

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    4. Bossk is a Transdosian (If spelt right), no not Transexual..

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    5. "Trandoshan" - He was also a colleague of a young Boba in the Clone Wars. The Star Destroyer was not their first meeting.

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  11. Supreme Chancellor George Osborne ... ?



    (soon)

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  12. i see grass in the background! OMG GRASS PLANET

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  13. Why is JJ wearing George Lucas's shirt ?

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    1. He is morphing into the man himself. Thankfully he is still the young, talented Lucas.

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    2. We've time traveled back to 1976 and its George himself

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  14. They both look a little hypnotized. George Osborne has been practicing his Jedi mind tricks on them. "......Yes you will pay more tax to my treasury "

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  16. I'm scratching my head, trying to work out what stage of completion the Falcon model is in. Rumours had it that it was finished months ago, and if shooting is beginning now, then it must have been finished. The above photo on the surface contradicts everything. Unless, the Falcon has already been shot and is being dismantled?

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    1. Or, of course, it might be the window-frame for another version of the same ship (dismantled and heavily-damaged), or a different ship entirely from the same Corellian template.

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  18. "I'm scratching my head, trying to work out what stage of completion the Falcon model is in. " I reckon there's a possibility that alot of these pictures being released were taken some time ago..and being added now just to tease us fans...

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    1. That's true, even though Osbourne stated he visited the set last night. I think he visited the sets some months ago, so his Tweet and the photo might not be concurrent.

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  20. https://twitter.com/BillBailey/status/476679165455126528/photo/1
    Carrie in the buns lol

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    1. WOW Awesome shot! She's looking very beautiful considering her age! I love that actor too, he was great in black books and spaced :)

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    2. Actually... anyone who is a star wars fan should go watch "spaced" right now. It is a really funny show, it makes some fantastic star wars references.

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    3. I agree with Aras
      Spaced kicks major ass.

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    4. Bill Bailey's tweet Post dated 11th June 2014, Carrie with Blonde hair?? for the movie maybe?

      Bill Bailey & Bill Bailey were great in the film "Hot Fuzz"

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  21. Not interested in Stand-Alone movies. They're not being made because they should be made - they just want to milk the cow.

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    1. Mooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

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    2. Q: What good is a cow if it's never milked?

      A: Beef

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    3. I'm sure the get blue milk.

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    4. What if the audience are vegetarians ?

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    5. Isn't that what Vader says at the end of Episode 3? ...oh wait that's Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

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  22. So I guess we're finally seeing that Dengar movie the masses have been clamoring for, aren't we?

    Big Daddy Dave

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  23. I sure hope they don't start pumping these things out haphazardly. This bcould potentially lead to serious Star Wars fatigue, and end the franchise altogether.

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    1. In chase you don't know 2015=SW7 2016=First single movie 2017=SW8 2018=Second single movie 2019=SW9 2020=third single movie 2021=??
      And later this year is SW Rebels on tv.

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    2. And where're not getting Superhero fatigue?

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  24. Man that dude like literally is the 1%... I guess he is from the old British aristocracy, nothing like inherited wealth to be the basis of merit! Any of you UK folks know much about him? Maybe he's not as bad as the right wing American politicians... or well any american politician for that matter.

    Well, in any case, good to see R2!

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    1. Aras, George Osbourne is the devil incarnate. He is absolutely the 1%. I'd rather not see his face on this website!

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    2. Looks like my initial thoughts are confirmed haha.

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  25. Star Wars was inspired by the movie serials of the 30s and 40s and now it will be THE movie serial of the 10s and 20s. George Lucas talked about this happening for Star Wars back in the 70s after the first movie came out. Oh and Episode VIII won't be out until 2018, with Episode IX coming out in 2021, not 2017 and 2019......
    I just can't wait until 2022 when I can marathon Episodes I - IX on my couch with my bon.... um er glass water pipe....

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  26. I ve been posting for way too long as a Anon so let me repost using my identity...
    Star Wars was inspired by the movie serials of the 30s and 40s and now it will be THE movie serial of the 10s and 20s. George Lucas talked about this happening for Star Wars back in the 70s after the first movie came out. Oh and Episode VIII won't be out until 2018, with Episode IX coming out in 2021, not 2017 and 2019......
    I just can't wait until 2022 when I can marathon Episodes I - IX on my couch with my bon.... um er glass water pipe....

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  27. Eh, OK whatever. Until we know something about what this movie will be, it's nothing to get excited about. Just because it's connected to "Star Wars" doesn't hold as much weight as it used to. So far all we have it potential greatness.

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  28. Um ya it is something to get excited about even if its to soon to know much about it....
    That's like saying you can't get excited for birthday presents because you don't know what your going to get... Ever seen Forest Gump?? The unknown is sometimes more exciting than the known. If I find out it's another Ewok movie I won't be very excited anymore... Honestly it's too soon to be disappointed about the spin off movies so stop being so cynical.

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    1. Better advise is to guard your feelings until you know more because you could just as well be in for disappointment. Better not expect much and be surprised then ignorantly get all excited and get your hopes up now only to be crushed when you become more informed later. I don't know about you but I'm not making the same mistake I did with The Phantom Menace.

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    2. There is a difference between excitement and hope.
      Excitement is enthusiasm and eagerness and hope is a lie.

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    3. Do you mean:
      Excitement is enthusiasm and eagerness; hope is a lie?
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      Excitement is enthusiasm; eagerness and hope is a lie?

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  29. This is kinda cool, an interview with Davis and some other tidbits:

    http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Star-Wars-Reveals-Shooting-Location-Next-Standalone-Film-43402.html

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    1. This video is from a year ago. But still it's cool. :)

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  30. Here we go again, with Lucasfilm giving the fans a major set of blue balls. More teasing. They tell us that Gareth Edwards will direct the first spinoff at Pinewood and then they don't tell us what the hell the movie is!!

    I guarantee you they won't announce what the spinoff is until EP7 is done shooting. Kinda hate that.

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  31. actuallly I disagree. Epidode 7 should be the focus until it´s release because it will launch a new age for star wars. The reception of this movie will affect the franchise moving forward so its good to see they are mostly focused on it.

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    1. I see what you mean... I just want to know is the spinoff Solo, Fett, etc... I don't see how a Fett movie can work. You never see the lead character's face, or almost never. Hard to command the screen when you can't see the actor's eyes.

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  32. JJ looks scary thin. The filming must be stressing him to death. He's starting to transform into Jar Jar physically.

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    1. JJ, for the love of God, start eating, my man. Now we can really see the enormous pressure he's under. Either that, or the food in Abu Dhabi really sucked.

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    2. First, his clothes are weird. Now, he's too thin. What's wrong with you people?

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