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It seems like we're always learning something new about Star Wars: Episode VII, and the particular details about it that are being shrouded in secrecy. While we've been drip fed little things here and there, and nothing has been confirmed or officially announced involving the story, or more importantly who the scads of cast members new to the franchise are playing.
Part of what J.J. Abrams and the other directors invited into George Lucas’ sandbox are learning exactly what is spelled out in these books: that this is a fertile landscape to explore, with thousands of viable stories that need to be told in some way, shape or form.
Both Carrie Fisher and James Earl Jones are true legends of the Star Wars franchise. The former, of course, played the beautiful and heroic Princess Leia in the original sci-fi franchise, while the latter lent his deep, booming voice to the dark, foreboding presence of Darth Vader.
Though set in a galaxy far, far away and long ago, Star Wars: Episode VII will soon be finding a new home just off the coast of Ireland.
Ian McDiarmid will only say it “might” happen. And he’s right. Anything is possible in this brave new world of Star Wars movies.
A project as massive as Star Wars: Episode VII doesn’t need to roll Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford (and his busted leg) and Carrie Fisher on a stage to generate headlines. The stories are going to come anyway.
If you're a true-blue sci-fi geek, then you very likely know the name Steven Moffat. An extremely prolific writer and producer, he is best known for helping resurrect Doctor Who and creating Sherlock, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman.
Georgia's Plaza Theater is ready to celebrate 75 years of operation, and to celebrate they're enlisting the help of another time tested classic. If you've ever wanted to see Star Wars in movie theaters yet again, now's your shot!
Has the identity of the actor playing Boba Fett in a standalone Star Wars movie been sitting underneath our nose this whole time? It seems possible.
Apart from being a well-regarded director and obsessive hockey fan, Kevin Smith has turned into a sort of spokesman for the nerd/ geek community. He’s given access to long-term plans. His opinion is always asked on even the most minor superhero-related controversies, and he’s even invited on sets to view productions in progress.
Thanks to Star-Lord's trusted Walkman and pair of bright orange headphones, we can be sure that the soundtrack to James Gunn's upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy will be packed with all kinds of great '80s rock hits - and we've already gotten a taste of that from the trailers.
After impressing critics and audiences with the intelligent, creative Brick, The Brothers Bloom and Looper (as well as multiple stints behind the camera on Breaking Bad), writer-director Rian Johnson is graduating to one of the highest-profile gigs in the industry. He’s helming two Star Wars movies.
The Lucas Cultural Arts Museum is evaluating two different build sites for its permanent home. But does it really have to be one site or the other?
Yes, it has the band members in the Mos Eisley Cantina playing a version of “Under the Sea” from The Little Mermaid, so Han Solo can croon a show tune while drinking with Pocahontas and Snow White. Seriously, this fan-made short film is like the hyperdrive version of Disney pop-culture overload.
When it comes to the Star Wars standalone movies – the ones that will exist outside of the saga being launched by J.J. Abrams – the names “Han Solo” and “Boba Fett” have been repeated by various outlets, so we just assume that they will be the focal points of those films once they launch.