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Benedict Cumberbatch Won't Be In Star Wars: Episode VII
We've been hearing Benedict Cumberbatch's name mentioned in connection to Star Wars: Episode VII since casting rumors began last year. The British star had his first chance to work with director J.J. Abrams playing Khan in last year's Star Trek Into Darkness, and since last September he's been considered a frontrunner for an unspecified part in the next chapter of George Lucas' epic sci-fi saga.
Star Wars Casting Speculation Zeroes In On Unknown Oxford Actress
THR says that Richardson-Sellers has not been offered the part yet. Prior to circling a Star Wars role, she appeared on stage in plays like For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide, Mephisto and There Will Be Red. Star Wars, obviously, would be a huge step up.
Star Wars: Episode VII Reportedly Building An 'Extensive Re-Creation Of Tatooine'
Even though the Star Wars franchise features many memorable sequences in locations like Hoth, Dagobah, and the moon of Endor, Tatooine ultimately has to be called the most legendary planet in the series. It was the planet where both Luke and Anakin Skywalker were raised, it's where Obi-wan Kenobi spent decades hiding, it's where R2-D2 and C-3PO's escape pod miraculously landed, it was where Luke met Han Solo, and it's where Luke and Leia rescued Han from Jabba The Hutt.
Star Wars: Episode 7 - What We Know So Far
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?
Star Wars Fans Can Help Save A Vital Part Of A New Hope's History
The Tunisian state has allocated $107,000 to the preservation project. The committee hopes to raise the rest of the money needed to save the sites from Star Wars fans around the globe.
Chewbacca Actor Peter Mayhew Back For Star Wars: Episode VII
After officially confirming (via social media) that R2-D2 would be a member of Star Wars: Episode VII, Abrams apparently is going to the original Wookie for his cast. The Hollywood Reporter confirms that Peter Mayhew will “reprise his role” for the soon-to-film sequel.
Star Wars: Episode VII Has Begun Filming
The biggest problem has been the screenplay. That’s what happens when you start with an Oscar-winning scribe like Michael Arndt (Little Miss Sunshine), but then switch gears for someone with Star Wars experience in Lawrence Kasdan.
Jesse Plemons May Join Johnny Depp In Black Mass - Does This Mean He's Not In Star Wars?
Black Mass is the long in-development biopic about gangster Whitey Bulger that will tell the story of all his criminal dealings during the years when he was Boston's biggest kingpin. Depp will be playing the lead, while the supporting cast will include Joel Edgerton (as FBI agent and Bulger's childhood friend John Connolly) and Guy Pearce (as Whitey's brother Bill Bulger).
Star Wars Location Rumors Suggest A Return To Tatooine
Heading to North Africa also means Abrams might be able to use sets and props that still stand in the desert to this day. A wile back, photographer Ra di Martino captured images of past Star Wars sets that still exist to this day.
J.J. Abrams Wants To Cast Relative Unknowns In Star Wars: Episode VII
So Monaghan tips his hand to Abrams’ approach. Is it still J.J.’s approach? Have plans changed? We will continue to track. In the meantime, listen to the actor in his own words, and tell us who you want to see in the lead role for Episode VII -- whatever it will be called!
Star Wars: Episode VII Location Rumor Suggests A Return To Hoth
Extra! Extra! Read all about it! New Star Wars: Episode VII rumor predicts J.J. Abrams’ sequel will center on a singing competition between Jedi and Sith, and…wait no, that’s not right. The latest round of gossip instead involves a well-known setting possibly reappearing in the highly anticipated flick, as hinted at by location speculation. In other words, you may want to buy a grain of salt to go with this story.
Star Wars: Episode VII, Marvel Sequels Confirmed For IMAX Release
With a December 2015 release date, it’s full power on Lucasfilms’ first Disney-distributed effort. You’ll get to see the relatives and descendants of Luke, Han, Leia and (hopefully) Chewbacca in the IMAX format next holiday season, a real treat for those who appreciate JJ Abrams’ widescreen vistas.
Star Wars: Episode VII Will Take Place 30 Years After Return Of The Jedi
Is this basically what you had in the back of your mind? That Episode VII would occupy a spot on the Star Wars timeline that was decades after Jedi? to me, that seems like it always has been part of the plan, with maybe the standalone movies (still in discussion) filling in other gaps in the storyline. More on Star Wars, of course, as the sequel rolls along.
Star Wars: Episode VII Looking At 12 Years A Slave Oscar Winner Lupita Nyong'o
As things stand, the only actor who we're 99% sure is going to be in Star Wars: Episode VII is Girls' star Adam Driver, who will reportedly be playing a villain with a role similar to the one played by Darth Vader in the original trilogy. We haven't even heard anything about Mark Hammill, Carrie Fisher or Harrison Ford.
Star Wars: Episode VII Lead Role Down To 5 Diverse Actors
We keep hearing a lot of the same names. This report has a few new ones. What do you think of the actors who, according to the trade, have moved to the top of Abrams’ wish list? Is there one who you would prefer to see over the others?