It was all the way back in the first half of June when Harrison Ford had a bit of an accident on-board the Millennium Falcon while shooting Star Wars: Episode VII. Thanks to a malfunctioning hydraulic door, the legendary actor broke his foot, and reports said that he would possibly be off his feet for as many as eight weeks. This was very obviously bad news for the cast and crew of the upcoming sci-fi epic - but the good news is that Ford is now on the mend.
Simon Pegg's nerd cred is partially built on a deep and vocal hatred of Star Wars: Episodes I-III. But could he be turning a new leaf in its legacy by joining the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII? That's the rumor. And now he's weighing in.
Disney's Star Wars: Episode VII has run afoul of wildlife conservationists who worry the big productions occupation of Skellig Michael island will disturb the breeding season of its native birds.
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.
Watching Smith – who is a gifted gabber, if nothing else – relay the pure joy felt when walking on the walkway (bridge? deck??) of the Millennium Falcon will make you feel like you are 9 again, ready to enjoy the magical wonder of the movies that was generated by movies like Star Wars.
Apparently she's an Imperial Officer after Boyega's deserter, a former stormtrooper. But what the scooper claims is most interesting is that Christie has been training with an actual lightsaber. Which, if true, is an incredible feat of science, because lightsabers aren't real. But maybe she's just preparing anyway.
This morning, when Abrams pulled his camera back to reveal a full-blown X-Wing Fighter, you can imagine the debate that raged around the Internet as rabid Star Wars enthusiasts tried to figure out which model Abrams and his crew had constructed.
What incredible opportunities for gung-ho Star Wars fanatics. The chance to visit the set is a once-in-a-lifetime offer. But then turning around and telling a fan that they will be one of the first people on the planet to see Star Wars: Episode VII in their home town with 20 close friends and family?
We have a long time to go between now and the release of Star Wars: Episode VII< and there are a lot of characters who still need to be explained. But leaks like this could start the Star Wars boat sinking just a tad.
J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII is now well into production, having completed shooting in Abu Dhabi weeks ago and currently working at Pinewood Studios in England. Filming is expected to continue through August, but even though so much time has passed apparently the production still hasn't completed its casting phase.
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.
We've been hearing rumors about Star Wars: Episode VII possibly filming with IMAX cameras since September of last year, but only now has the format been 100% confirmed. And we're getting an early look at what is probably the planet Tatooine in the process.
While we know that J.J. Abrams is constructing practical effects, sets and props for use in Star Wars: Episode VII (as evidenced in the video below), the idea that his production crew would be able to build these massive creatures and parade them around in the middle of the day really makes me chuckle.
J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII has already enlisted a number of well known and extremely talented actors, from the members of the original cast to franchise-newbies like Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong'o, Andy Serkis and Max von Sydow. But the epic blockbuster is also opening some doors for new talent. We already know that young actors like John Boyega and Daisy Ridley will be having their profiles raised thanks to the help of the new Star Wars film, but now news has come down that they will be joined by two more newcomers.
Billie Lourd is the daughter of Carrie Fisher and casting agent Bryan Lourd. The Sun states that she was cast because of her similarity to Carrie Fisher, though you never know HOW J.J. Abrams plans to use her.