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It's only a matter of time before the floodgates open and we're inundated with news from Star Wars: Episode VII, but as we wait with bated breath for the influx of official news, it seems we may have our first look at the logo for Disney's eagerly-anticipated return to a galaxy far, far away, with the following image "leaking" online via Cbm...
Now, there is of course the possibility of this being a fake, so I guess only time will tell...
Star Wars: Episode VII is to be directed by J.J. Abrams (Star Trek Into Darkness), with Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo) and Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia) expected to be among the Saga veterans to reprise their roles and Adam Driver (Girls) reportedly set to appear as the film's villain. The sequel will hit cinemas on December 18th, 2015.
- Gary Collinson
Star Wars - Ewok Cosplayer: Heather1337 ........................................................................ Star Wars - Han Solo Cosplayer: Heather1337 * Photographer: David Love Photography More of Heather1337 at www.heather1337.storenvy.com & Her Facebook Page ........................................................................ Star Wars - Ewok Cosplayer: Jessica Jane * Photographer: SuperHero Photography by Adam Jay More of Jessica Jane at www.officialjessicajane.com & Her Facebook Page Return Of The Jedi - In a final battle for the freedom of the galaxy, Luke must come face to face with the dark side in order to turn and save Darth Vader while Han, Leia, Lando, and Chewbacca lead an alliance of rebels and ewoks. Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi was directed by Richard Marquand, from a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan and George Lucas. The cast included: Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, Harrison Ford as Han Solo, Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia Organa, Billy Dee Williams as Lando Calrissian, Anthony Daniels as C-3Po, »
To go someway in quoting Julie Andrews, “The Internet is alive with the sound of Star Wars VII speculation”. Already big dogs are reported to return; Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams and Mark Hamill are rumoured to be reprising their roles from the original trilogy whilst Girls’ Adam Driver is also reportedly set to play the villain.
On the other side of the coin however, big names in Hollywood are also cropping up already in Star Wars VII’s trivia page as having been ‘considered for the role’ (whatever that means) without making the grade – Michael Fassbender and Hugo Weaving seem to have lost out to Driver whilst Saoirse Ronan was reported to have read for a role – did she get it? Didn’t she? Who knows?
It’s a long way to go until December 18th, 2015 and there will no doubt be a copious amount of casting rumours, »
- Toby McShane
While one might think that Star Wars: Episode VII casting should have been announced by this late date, we still only have rumors and non-confirmed reports to go on as the film speeds towards production. Today's latest news comes from Latino Review, who claim that recent Oscar winning actress Lupita Nyong'o, who took home a statue for her performance in 12 Years a Slave, is so very close to signing on.
Lupita Nyong'o has been reading for the role of a major female character who is not tied into the family bloodlines of the first two trilogies. No other details have been released, and the actress's reps are not talking.
The rumor is that Lupita Nyong'o is up for an important Sith role opposite main villain Adam Driver (who has not been confirmed, but is said to be a definite lock by more than one prominent inside source).
The Hollywood Reporter »
According to Latino-Review and The Hollywood Reporter, Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o (12 Years a Slave, Non-Stop) has met with J.J. Abrams about the female lead in 2015's eagerly-anticipated return to a galaxy far, far away, Star Wars: Episode VII. Although there are no specific character details, the site speculates that the part could be that of a descendent of Obi-Wan Kenobi, which is thought to be a non-Caucasian role.
This latest casting talk comes hot on the heels of reports suggesting that Jesse Plemons (Breaking Bad), John Boyega (Attack the Block), Ed Speleers (Downton Abbey) and theatre actors Matthew James Thomas and Ray Fisher head Abrams' wishlist for the male lead. Meanwhile Girls star Adam Driver is said to be finalising a deal to star as the new villain, where he'd presumably join returning stars Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo) and Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia).
- Gary Collinson
Twitter user Cedric Mengual released what he claims may be the new logo for Star Wars: Episode VII, although, of course, it has not been confirmed if this is the real deal or not. Take a look at the image, then read on for more information.
This Might Be The New #Starwarsvii Logo !! @MakingStarWars@clubjade@JediNewsUK@Latinoreview@GeekTyrantpic.twitter.com/VVAU33v16Y
— ▲∞ Cédric Mengual ∞▲ (@CedricMengual) March 14, 2014
Who is Cedric Mengual? According to his Twitter profile, he is the CEO of a French graphic design firm named Boop Creative Studio. It isn't known where he got his hands on this image, but it will be interesting to see how fans react to this logo, which takes a cue from the 1995 thriller Seven, that used the number 7 in its title.
Is this real or fake? Since Disney and LucasFilm haven't even confirmed any cast members yet, it seems unlikely that they »
When news broke earlier this week that five young up-and-coming actors were in line for the lead Jedi role in Star Wars Episode VII, Google search bars will likely have been working overtime as film fans tried to match faces to names.
Now a bona fide movie icon, it's common knowledge that Ford struggled early on in his career and starting working as a carpenter to support his family between acting gigs. Sometimes Ford didn't even get an acting credit at all, and on one occasion he was »
Lupita Nyong'o, who just took home an Academy Award for her performance in Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave , is being eyed for a role in J.J. Abrams' upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII ! Latino Review was first to report the rumor with The Hollywood Reporter confirming that the actress recently met with J.J. Abrams. Scripted by Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan, Star Wars: Episode VII is rumored to focus on a new generation of heroes and could include appearances by Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford in older incarnations of their beloved characters from the original Star Wars trilogy. The film is expected to begin shortly and will hit theaters on December 18, 2015. (Photo Credit: Apega / WENN.com) »
He’ll always be Landry to us. After his time in Dillon, Friday Night Lights star Jesse Plemons joined Breaking Bad for its final season and is now among the list of talented actors in consideration for Star Wars: Episode VII. According to Variety, five actors are in the running to star as the lead in J.J. Abrams‘ upcoming installment of the legendary Disney/Lucasfilm franchise.
In addition to Plemons, casting conversation is said to be focused around British actor John Boyega of Attack the Block and Downton Abbey‘s Ed Speleers as well as stage actors Matthew James Thomas and Ray Fisher. The lucky guy will eventually join Girls star Adam Driver, who was recently cast as the film’s villain. The original Stars Wars trio of Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) and Hans Solo (Harrison Ford) is expected to be appearing in the film, but nothing has been confirmed. »
- Emily Exton
It was two weeks ago that we learned that Girls breakout Adam Driver will be the new face of evil in J.J. Abrams' highly anticipated sequel to Return of the Jedi, and it appears that we will soon know the young Jedi apprentice who will be facing off against Driver's Vader-esque character. According to Variety, multiple sources have confirmed that the actors on Abrams' short list to play the hero include Ed Speleers (Eragon), John Boyega (Attack the Block) and Jesse Plemons (The Master), along with stage actors Matthew James Thomas and Ray Fisher.
The diverse ethnicity of the top contenders for the lead role adds weight to the rumors that Abrams is straying from the original script for Star Wars: Episode VII drafted by Michael Arndt, which was said to focus on the children of Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher). The decision to cast »
- BJSprecher Sprecher
One can imagine that, when it was announced J.J. Abrams would helm the forthcoming Star Wars: Episode VII, the Bad Robot switchboard must have been immediately clogged with the names of ambitious young actors and actresses, desperate to travel to a galaxy far, far away. In terms of prestigious film roles, they don’t come with a higher profile than those in a Star Wars movie. While official and verified casting announcements have been few and far between for this top secret project, Variety is now reporting that the net is closing on a young male lead, with a possible shortlist being considered.
In terms of screen actors, first of all, there’s Ed Speelers – the charismatic young star who has been entertaining Downton Abbey fans with his performance as footman Jimmy Kent since 2012. Then, there’s John Boyega – the talented lead of 2011’s Attack The Block, who has been »
- Sarah Myles
With Star Wars: Episode VII having secured its villain in Girls star Adam Driver, Variety is reporting that several actors are now battling it out for the lead role in the eagerly-anticipated return to a galaxy far, far away. According to the site, Jesse Plemons (Breaking Bad), John Boyega (Attack the Block), Ed Speleers (Downton Abbey) and theatre actors Matthew James Thomas and Ray Fisher head J.J. Abrams' wishlist for the lead.
Apparently, the original draft from Michael Arndt (Toy Story 3) would have focussed on the offspring of Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher), although those characters are said to have been relegated to supporting roles in Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan's rewrite, with the director wanting a more diversified cast. Instead, the lead role is said to be a Jedi apprentice, who will presumably be training under Jedi Master Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill).
- Gary Collinson
We’re inching closer and closer to when director J.J. Abrams will start production on Star Wars: Episode VII, which explains why there’ve finally, finally been some things closer to concrete news on the casting front of late.
As it stands, Adam Driver (Girls) appears to have the role of the central antagonist in the bag; meanwhile, fan-favorite original trilogy stars Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, and Harrison Ford remain officially unconfirmed, though Fisher has now asserted on multiple occasions that all three are coming back. (And, frankly, if there’s anyone connected with this project that you can trust to tell the truth, it’s Carrie Fisher.)
- Sandy Schaefer
It seems studio shortlists are all the rage as of late as I have one more for you, this time regarding J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII. So far the cast seems to include Adam Driver ("Girls") as some sort of villain and original trilogy stars -- Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher -- are also said to be involved, but outside of that, casting details are slim. Today's shortlist sheds a little light on where things may be headed, however, as Variety reports the following names are up for some sort of lead Jedi apprentice role. The most recognizable names include Ed Speleers (Eragon, "Downton Abbey"), John Boyega (Attack the Block) and Jesse Plemons ("Breaking Bad"). Joining them on the list is a pair of theater actors, Matthew James Thomas and Ray Fisher. Variety's report makes sure to note this isn't a list of finalists as "the »
- Brad Brevet
While Disney and Lucasfilm still have no comment about the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII, Variety claims that five actors have risen to the top of director J.J. Abrams' favorite list, with all candidates vying for the role of lead Jedi apprentice.
While no character details are available, we know that Ed Speleers (Downton Abbey), John Boyega (Attack the Block), Matthew James Thomas (About a Boy), and Broadway actor Ray Fisher are all battling for this coveted role alongside long rumored Breaking Bad actor Jesse Plemons.
While Girls star Adam Driver has yet to be officially confirmed, this new report claims that he is a lock for the main villain in Star Wars: Episode VII, a member of the Empire who will face off against the Jedi apprentice in this three-part saga.
Insiders close to the production warn that this list of five young, mostly unknown actors is »
Here's what we know so far: "Girls" star Adam Driver will be playing the villain in "Star Wars: Episode 7," while Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher are widely expected to return in one way or another. Any other details are on lock down for the moment, but a few more names have dripped out as possibilities for what Variety is calling "the right Jedi to challenge Driver and the evil empire." According to the trade John Boyega ("Attack The Block"), Ed Speelers (aka Jimmy Kent from "Downton Abbey"), theatre dudes Matthew James Thomas and Ray Fisher, and the already-rumored "Breaking Bad" and "Friday Night Lights" star Jesse Plemons are in the mix to join the movie in an unspecified lead role. So what makes this round up of names different? Apparently, they "have moved to the top of the list in recent weeks" though the net is still wide open, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Attack the Block 's John Boyega, "Downton Abbey" star Ed Speleers and theater actors Ray Fisher and Matthew James Thomas join the previously-rumored Jesse Plemons ("Breaking Bad") on Variety 's list of names up for a lead role in J.J. Abrams' upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII ! Today's news comes on the heels of the all-but-confirmed report late last month that "Girls" star Adam Driver is joining the much-anticipated sequel as the film's central villain. Scripted by J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan, Star Wars: Episode VII is rumored to focus on a new generation of heroes and could include appearances by Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford in older incarnations of their beloved characters from the original Star Wars trilogy. The »
During the Oscars telecast earlier this month, a video montage of "popular heroes" was noticeably short of female actors, and the failure to feature Linda Hamilton or Carrie Fisher in their classic roles was considered a snub. But a new study reveals, in fact, there simply aren't that many film characters in the mold of Sarah Connor or Princess Leia. In the top-grossing films of 2013, females comprised 15 percent of protagonists and 29 percent of major characters, according to a study released Tuesday by San Diego State University’s Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film. Moreover, only 13 percent of the top 100 films featured equal numbers of major female and male characters, or more major female characters than male characters—and this was during what Oscar-winning actor Cate Blanchette described as "a year of extraordinary performances by women." "I think that people will be surprised by these findings because »
It really sucks that every time we write up a story about Star Wars: Episode VII that we need to add the word rumor in front of it. I am adding it as a precaution this time but this sounds like legit information since it is coming from Jim Jeffries, star of FX's Legit. See what I did there? Carrie Fisher will be guest starring on Legit this season and Jeffries shared a little tidbit of knowledge he learned about her still unannounced role in Star Wars: Episode VII. »
- Alex Maidy
Suggesting Leia won’t just be a cameo. Carrie Fisher will be working on the new Star Wars movie for the duration of its six month shoot, according to reports. Fisher, who has already self-confirmed her appearance a number of times in the new film alongside original stars Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill, is expected to return in her iconic role as Princess Leia. »
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