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Star Wars Screenplay Reportedly Changes Significantly As Casting Rumors Heat Up
Given Abrams’ admiration for the original trilogy, it makes sense as to why he’d want one more adventure with the initial heroes of Lucas’ world. But the age of the actors can’t be overlooked. Do we want to 71-year-old Han Solo shooting first? Or an overweight Mark Hamill trying to swing across a chasm to save Carrie Fisher?
Star Wars: Episode VII Rumor Says Breaking Bad's Jesse Plemons Is A Frontrunner
Because of the insane level of secrecy surrounding the project, we have absolutely no idea who Plemons could potentially play in the highly-anticipated sci-fi sequel, but sources say that he is currently "in contention for a lead role." Disney/Lucasfilm had no comment on the story, but The Wrap uses words like "favorite" and "frontrunner" to describe Plemons' current status in the casting process.
Katee Sackhoff Playfully Lobbies J.J. Abrams For A Star Wars Audition
Every actor on the planet likely wants a shot at Episode VII. But these factors suggest to us that Sackhoff deserves a shot, one which she’s actively lobbying to receive. She’s reaching out to you, J.J. Will you accept her call?
Boba Fett May Get The First Standalone Star Wars Movie
Boba Fett reportedly is going to be the first Star Wars character to get his own film, and it will be one based on a screenplay treatment handed in by Oscar-nominated screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan.
Star Wars: Episode VII Doesn't Have A Script Or Budget Yet
The unspoken plea of Star Wars fans around the world right now is that with Episode VII Disney will do right by the legacy George Lucas began in 1977 with A New Hope. Please no lazy cash-grabbing. Please no Jar Jar Binks-level misjudgments. But how are we meant to take news that the screenplay for Star Wars: Episode VII still hasn't been completed?
Star Wars: Episode VII Reportedly Looking For A '40-Something Military Man'
We first got a hint about this particular character's casting last week. Jason Flemyng - who is 47 years old - revealed a page of the Star Wars script on his Instagram feed on Wednesday, suggesting that he was going out for a part in the movie. "40-something military man" seems like a good fit for him, no?
Star Wars: Episode VII Script Page Leaked, Doctor Who's Matt Smith Rumored For A Role
The unfortunate side of this story is that it really doesn't give us any new info about the next Star Wars film. Black text on red is pretty damn hard to read by itself - which I'm pretty sure is the point - but the page is also out of focus and the image is distorted by a filter.
Star Wars: Episode VII Officially Bringing Back R2-D2
You may have guessed this when the image you see above was released by the Bad Robot Twitter feed late last week, but now it's official: Lucasfilm has announced that the lovable droid R2-D2 will be back and featured in J.J. Abrams' upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII. What's interesting, however, is that the model you see above and the one that will be featured in the movie will be fan-made.
J.J. Abrams And Mark Hamill Have Not Yet Met About Star Wars, According To Samuel L. Jackson
We do have to wonder if Jackson is a reliable source in this matter. The reality is that with no real connection to the film he doesn't really have any reason to lie about anything - unless he's been set up to create a smokescreen that will confuse fans and help keep all of Abrams' ideas secret. What do you think?
Star Wars: Episode VII Behind The Scenes Photo Features J.J. Abrams With R2-D2
Because R2-D2 and C-3PO are droids, they have longer lifespans than every living thing in the universe, and as a result have found their way into the saga from beginning to end. Being familiar with this fact, we have always had every reason to believe that both C-3PO and R2-D2 would be coming back for J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII.
Star Wars: Episode VII Now Accepting Video Auditions
Just last week we heard some important news for Episode VII, as after months and months of waiting the film finally got a release date. Unlike all of the previous films in the series, the next Star Wars movie won't be a summer blockbuster and instead will be heading into theaters just in time for Christmas on December 18, 2015.
Star Wars: Episode VII Gets A Release Date
Star Wars: Episode VII was originally being written by Oscar winning screenwriter Michael Arndt, but now Abrams and Empire Strikes Back screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan are taking care of the script. No actors are currently attached to the film, but look for that to change in the next few weeks.
Rumored Star Wars: Episode VII Casting Call Features New Character Names And Backstories
When Star Wars: Episode VII does finally arrive in theaters it will likely still be protected by a thin veil of secrecy and intrigue - as is director J.J. Abrams' want - but for now fans are clamoring for absolutely any details they can get their hands on. And that's exactly how the above casting call sheet was discovered and revealed as being part of the pre-production process for the upcoming sci-fi epic.
J.J. Abrams Explains Why He Wants Star Wars To Stay So Secretive
In 1977, audiences were blessed with an ignorance of the universe BECAUSE they hadn’t yet seen a single frame of footage. But audiences who will be turning up for Episode VII when it opens in 2015 (or, you know, whenever) will have obsessed over every minute of six Star Wars films, and Abrams better start figuring out how to cater to THAT crowd.
Is Star Wars: Episode VII Struggling To Make Its 2015 Release Date?
Kennedy and Abrams might be painted into an uncomfortable corner. Postponing Star Wars to 2016 will raise thousands of red flags with already concerned fans … but don’t you want Abrams to take the necessary amount of time to deliver the best possible Star Wars movie he can?