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Benedict Cumberbatch Rumored For Star Wars Episode VII
Star Wars fans have been eagerly awaiting more concrete news about the anticipated Episode VII. While plenty of rumors have been circulating, including one involving a certain Sherlock star possibly joining the cast, full confirmations have been slim so far. The latest casting rumor for the project is a report that Benedict Cumberbatch's casting confirmation is going to happen at some point in the near future.
Latest Star Wars: Episode VII Rumor Says Ewan McGregor Will Play Obi-Wan Again
If you want to start your own Star Wars rumor, now is the time. With nothing officially confirmed about the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII beyond the director and writer, there's a limitless universe full of story options, and any rumor can be treated as fact because, hey, who knows what might happen. And fresh off some specious talk that Emperor Palpatine might appear in Episode VII comes a new rumor of a familiar face who might bring back The Force.
Could Star Wars: Episode VII Bring Back Emperor Palpatine?
Now that the Disney convention D23 has come and gone without a single peep about Star Wars: Episode VII, we can safely assume that actual information about the movie-- authentic, confirmed information-- is still a ways off. So take with yet another giant grain of salt the latest rumor from Latino Review
See What Star Wars: Episode 2 Would Be Like If It Were Actually Good
As you might guess, it takes a lot of work to shape up that film into something with actual characters, stakes, action, etc., and this version involves beefing up the friendship between Obi-Wan and Anakin, turning Uncle Owen-- the guy who raises Luke Skywalker-- into an Anakin Skywalker superfan as opposed to Anakin's actual stepbrother. Sure, that sounds bizarre, but isn't the relationship between Anakin and Owen in the actual movie even weirder?
Why Is Disney Hiding Star Wars?
Twice now in a four-week span, Walt Disney Studios has had opportunities to ease the minds of Star Wars fans around the globe by revealing even the slightest inkling of information regarding J.J. Abrams’ Episode VII: The As-Yet-Unnamed Sequel. And twice, the studio opted to remain silent.
Star Wars: Episode VII Teases Its Arrival At D23 With... Orange Crates?
ComingSoon has the photos of crates on location in Anaheim that are teasing … something Star Wars related. As the site points out, Star Wars: Episode VI: Return of the Jedi once worked under the subtitle Blue Harvest back in the day, so there’s a thematic continuation at play as J.J. Abrams fires fans up for Episode VII.
Luke Skywalker, Han Solo And... Annikin Starkiller? What Is This New Star Wars Trailer?
you’ll immediately notice major changes to Lucas’ eventual storyline. The Star Wars draft, written three years before the movie finally commenced production, features hero Annikan Starkiller, a helmet-free Darth Vader, and a reptilian Han Solo who looks nothing like Han Solo!
Star Wars: Episode VII Producer Promises Practical Effects, New Locations
It's been a long time since a Star Wars convention was a place to break news, but with Disney and Lucasfilm and Bad Robot all charging ahead with Star Wars Episode VII, the Star Wars Europe Celebration in Messen, Germany suddenly became a hotbed of news over the weekend. OK, let's make that a lukewarm-bed. There were no announcements about cast or story or anything else for Star Wars: Episode VII, but Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy was on hand to talk a bit about the film
Watch Billy Dee Williams Perform Star Wars Cantina Karaoke
But the central focus of this video is the karaoke performance, as Williams is joined by a revolving door of Cantina characters, all giving the song their own unique, non-English-speaking performance. Baniss Keeg, Elis Helrot and even Greedo gets a turn (before getting shot again).
Star Wars: Episode VII Casting Teenage Girls And Other Attractive People
Just as J.J. Abrams managed to update Star Trek with younger, better-looking versions of all the original characters, he's apparently bringing a lot of more attractive faces to Star Wars. Bleeding Cool has gotten its hands on what they swear is a 100% verified casting breakdown for agents hoping to get their actors on the call sheet for Star Wars: Episode VII
George Lucas Has Yet To Speak With J.J. Abrams About Star Wars
This begs the question, though: How much insight would you want Lucas to have at this stage? We’ve seen the prequels. Many did not like the prequels. Do you want Lucas looking over Abrams’ shoulder as he preps Episode VII, or do you want Abrams to have creative freedom to establish his own version of this beloved universe?
Star Wars Land Coming To Disney World By 2018?
The theme park is probably the last thing that actual storytellers like Abrams and screenwriter Michael Arndt should have in mind as they prep the film for its planned 2014 start, but it's hard for the rest of us not to start fantasizing about what new stuff they might dream up, and how it could translate into a theme park
J.J. Abrams Promises To 'Honor But Not Revere' Star Wars History
Star Trek Into Darkness recently inched past the $200 million mark at the American box office, making it the fourth-biggest film of the year and, counting in international box office, already bigger than the first Star Trek
Patton Oswalt's Star Wars/Marvel Mash Up Gets An Animated Remake
If you didn't catch it, Patton Oswalt made a serious claim for "King of the Nerds" last month. A video from the set of Parks and Recreation was posted online showing the comedian/actor explaining, at incredible length, his very specific plot idea for J.J. Abrams' Star Wars Episode VII.
Star Wars: Episode VII Offering Role To Jonathan Rhys Meyers?
Who will he play? No telling. Will Abrams or anybody confirm it? Don't count on it. But Meyers makes as much sense for a role in the film as anybody else, having played a baddie in Abrams's own Mission: Impossible III, and making his name as the star of The Tudors and in movies like Match Point, From Paris With Love and Bend It Like Beckham. On the other hand he's the lead character in Dracula