Will this happen? No idea. The Mystery Box approach of J.J. Abrams means that Star Wars secrets are under lock and key. But the standalone movies are being developed alongside Abrams’ Episode VII, and news regarding them will have to start arriving relatively soon if the Star Wars machine wants to stay on track.
Do you consider yourself a true Star Wars fanatic? Think you know every bit of trivia, not just from the films but from the expanded world of novels and spin-off series? Maybe. But do you know Derek Lyons?
When the Walt Disney Company purchased LucasFilm in late 2012, they created a plan to not only create three new chapters in the Star Wars saga - Episodes VII, VIII, and IX - but also standalone films that would operate outside of the main story. Up until this point it had been reported that the number of projects in development at the studios was two, but that number has reportedly gone up.
More than likely, this is a misdirection. Films shoot under working titles all of the time, and they rarely have anything to do with the finished film or title. Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi, for example, filmed under the working title Blue Harvest: Horror Beyond Imagination.
Hey, remember when Star Wars: Episode VII dropped a stupid number of casting announcements in one shocking swoop? Well, JJ Abrams and company aren’t done with lining up actors and actresses to play the principal roles, and apparently, if the latest whispers are to be believed, they’re in the process of casting a ton of extras too
Dropping character “selfies” on the Star Wars Instagram account is nothing new. In fact, the account launched with an imposing “selfie” of Lord Vader taken during a particularly brutal battle from Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope.
Star Wars: Episode VII, to me, needs to pull off some of the magic that J.J. Abrams poured into his Star Trek reboot. It needs to rekindle the passion, amusement and nostalgia that fans used to hold for the series. Star Trek made me care deeply about Star Trek again. I want him to do the same for Star Wars.
May the 4th be with you! Well, almost anyway. In anticipation of Star Wars Day, CollegeHumor put together a little "audition" session to fill a coveted spot in the cantina band. The artists who try out are all very familiar... "Chris Darthtry"? "Lliz Ph'Air"? "Muark Mcccccccccc' Wrath"? Where have we heard these names before?
Did you guys know there’s a new Star Wars movie being made? It’s called Splinter of the Mind’s Eye. At least, that’s what would have happened if the success of the first Star Wars film wasn’t as grand as eventually became.
Now that new Star Wars news finally made its way to the Internet, the floodgates on vintage, archival Star Wars artifacts are starting to bubble up – some that we have seen (and shared) over the years, and some that’s even still unique to our eyes.
Star Wars returns to theaters on December 18, 2015 with Star Wars Episode VII. The new film will continue the adventures of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Leia Organa. We answer all the questions you have about the new Star Wars movies. What would the new movies be about? Would they bring back classic characters or introduce new ones? Would there be new stories set outside of the trilogy?
Are we looking at the son of Luke Skywalker? Possibly. And these five films confirm that if, indeed, that’s the direction J.J. Abrams wants to go in Star Wars: Episode VII, the role is in very good hands.
Adam Driver’s involvement in < I>Star Wars: Episode VII has been rumored for months, but with so many actors and actresses in the same boat, it was really hard to tell if there was any substance to the whispers. Now, we know there is. Driver will be involved in a major role, assumedly as a newly introduced villain.
How do we feel? Genuinely excited. Downright thrilled. The natural cynicism that clouds most online movie reporting has dissipated, especially on the Twitter snark machine. A welcome sense of optimism envelops this simple cast photo, featuring a group of actors and a director taking part in a table read. It’s as though we’ve all forgotten Episode I: The Phantom Menace even happened!
The official Star Wars: Episode VII cast has been announced. Among the names included on the list that was revealed today are original Star Wars stars Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) and Kenny Baker (R2-D2). Also Announced are John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson and Max von Sydow.