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What's a Star Wars movie without an epic lightsaber battle or two? Well, it looks like director J. J. Abrams seems to be making sure we get just that. BBC is reporting that Miltos Yerolemou has joined the cast of Episode VII.
Yerolemou most famously played expert swordsman Syrio Forel on HBO's Game of Thrones. He's also played other roles that required his expertise with a sword, so it stands to reason that it's this talent of his that Abrams is looking to exploit as well. The report claims that the role isn't thought to be a major one. But it could still be cool to see him pop up for some sort of quick, intense lightsaber throwdown.
Yerolemou joins Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong'o, John Boyega, and many others in this epic cinematic relaunch of the Star Wars franchise. Principal photography on the film recently resumed, »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
John Cusack portrays Stafford Weiss, a psychotherapist who reunites with his daughter Agatha (Mia Wasikowska) after her release from a sanatorium where she was being treated for criminal pyromania. Robert Pattinson co-stars as a limo driver and aspiring actor who becomes close to Agatha, with Julianne Moore playing the role of Stafford's wife, who wants to remake a 1960's movie that made her mother a star. Julianne Moore earned best actress honors for the role at the Cannes International Film Festival in May.
David Cronenberg directed the film from a script by Bruce Wagner. Martin Katz, Saïd Ben Saïd, Michel Merkt, Renee Tab and Benedict Carver produced the project. The film will be screening at the Toronto International Film Festival »
Much to the delight of fans, Game of Thrones star Gwendoline Christie (better known to viewers as Brienne of Tarth) has already been cast in Star Wars Episode VII, but now another familiar face from the hit HBO series has been added to the J.J. Abrams helmed follow-up to Return of the Jedi.
Miltos Yerolemou played swordsman Syrio Forel, and he trained the young Arya Stark to effectively wield a blade in King’s Landing. He’s an accomplished swordsman away from Westeros as well, so him being added to a movie which will see characters swinging around lightsabers is very exciting news indeed!
Though his roe in Star Wars Episode VII is described as not being a major one, you have to imagine that Abrams won’t waste the opportunity to put his incredible skills to good use in the highly anticipated movie.
There have been a lot of »
- Josh Wilding
From swashbuckling with swords to dueling with light sabers?
That might be the case for "Game of Thrones" actor Miltos Yerolemou, who played Syrio Forel (Arya's sword teacher) in season 1. BBC News reports that he has landed a minor role in "Star Wars: Episode VII." Yerolemou joins fellow "Game of Thrones" star Gwendoline Christie (Brienne) in the highly-anticipated space saga.
As Syrio, Yerolemou was last seen in season 1, episode 8, "The Pointy End," when he helped Arya flee Lannister guards by taking them on himself. "The First Sword of Braavos does not run," he declared.
It's not a big leap to imagine Yerolemou might have a light saber in his hand. The actor is an experienced on-screen sword fighter. He's also appeared with the Royal Shakespeare Company and most recently filmed a role in the BBC adaptation of "Wolf Hall."
"Star Wars: Episode VII" is currently filming with a sprawling cast »
- Kelly Woo
The actor portrayed Arya Stark's fencing tutor Syrio Forel in the television adaptation of George Rr Martin's series.
Casting and plot details for Episode VII remain closely under wraps.
The film will also feature original trilogy cast members Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker and Peter Mayhew, alongside newcomers including Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, John Boyega, Max von Sydow and Daisy Ridley.
Star Wars Episode VII will be released on December 18, 2015. »
Back in June, Game of Thrones actress Gwendoline Christie was cast in Star Wars: Episode VII, and now we’re hearing that she won’t be the only one from Westeros to travel to a galaxy far, far away. According to BBC News, Miltos Yerolemou has landed a role in the hotly anticipated blockbuster as well.
Yerolemou is known for playing expert swordsman Syrio Forel on the first season of Game of Thrones, who trains young Arya Stark. While one could easily see him taking those skills to the next level by wielding a lightsaber, BBC News cautions that he’s landed a small role in the film. That’s all we know about it, however, so fan speculation is bound to run wild with this one.
The actor joins an expanding and mysterious cast of newcomers to the Star Wars franchise, including Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years »
- James Garcia
There's one Westeros resident already in the cast, in the shape of Gwendoline Christie, but J.J. Abrams and his Star Wars: Episode VII casting team have not finished recruiting Game Of Thrones actors. Miltos Yerolemou has, according to the BBC, scored a small role in the new film.Though production on the latest Star Wars has been underway for months (pausing recently to reconfigure schedules after Harrison Ford’s leg was broken on set), Abrams and co. are apparently still bringing actors aboard to supplement the cast, which already includes Ford, Christie, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker, Anthony Daniels, Max Von Sydow, Domhnall Gleeson, Andy Serkis, Adam Driver, Lupita Nyong'o, Oscar Isaac, Christina Chong, Crystal Clarke and Pip Anderson.Details on Yerolemou’s role have yet to be revealed, to almost no-one’s surprise. But while you might remember him best as Syrio Forel, who taught Maisie Williams »
According to the BBC, former Game of Thrones star Miltos Yerolemou, who portrayed the character of swordsman Syrio Forel in the first season of HBO’s epic fantasy series, has signed on to the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII in an unspecified role. While no character details have been revealed, speculation would suggest that Yerolemou could find himself weilding a lightsaber, given that he’s appeared in a number of roles which involved sword fighting. Yerolemou is the second member of Game of Thrones to join the cast of Episode VII, with Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth) also set to feature in the eagerly-anticipated sequel from director J.J. Abrams.
Star Wars: Episode VII is set for release on December 18th 2015 and sees returning stars Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Anthony Daniels (C-3Po), Kenny Baker (R2-D2) and Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) joined by »
- Gary Collinson
Having played expert and athletic swordsman Syrio Forel on Game of Thrones, as well as other sword wielding characters throughout his career, it is being speculated that he will be using a lightsaber in Star Wars: Episode VII...But is he a Jedi or Sith?
His role in Star Wars: Episode VII is said only to be a minor one. The actor most recently appeared on on stage with the Royal Shakespeare Company, and has recently completed the BBC adaptation of Hilary Mantel's booker prize winning novel Wolf Hall.
Miltos Yerolemou isn't the only Game of Thrones star that will be appearing in the upcoming sci-fi sequel. Gwendoline Christie who plays Brienne of Tarth, joined Star Wars: Episode VII earlier this summer, »
Those darn limeys don't observe Labor Day, and it's for the best since they've got some new Star Wars: Episode VII casting. According to the BBC, Miltos Yerolemou, who played swordsman Syrio Forel on Game of Thrones, has joined the upcoming Star Wars sequel in an undisclosed role, although it will probably be a minor one. Yerolemou is probably best known to American audiences for his performance on Game of Thrones, but he's also played other roles that involve sword fighting, so don't be surprised if you see him wielding a lightsaber. Yeromelou is the second Game of Thrones alum to join Episode VII following the casting of Gwendoline Christie back in June, although Lucasfilm declined to comment on his casting. In case you've never seen Yerolemou on Game of Thrones or just want a refresher, hit the jump. Star Wars: Episode VII opens December 18, 2015, and also stars Mark Hamill, »
- Matt Goldberg
As we look in the rearview mirror of the summer blockbusters, September heralds the start of the fall movie season. Filled with Hollywood heavyweights and A-listers, here’s our Big list of the most anticipated movies coming to cinemas this autumn and during the holidays.
Our exhaustive list includes films that are playing at the upcoming Toronto Film Festival as well the ones that already have a theatrical release date. With the awards season on the horizon, we also added a few bonus films at the end to keep your eye out for in the months ahead.
Pull up a chair, grab a pen and paper and get ready for Wamg’s Guide to the 100+ Films This Fall And Holiday Season.
We kick it off with what’s showing in Toronto at the film festival that runs September 4 – 14.
- Movie Geeks
Movie News - Filming for 'Star Wars Episode VII' has resumed following Harrison Ford's recovery from injury. The Hollywood icon suffered an accident on set earlier this month, which meant he had to undergo surgery on his leg and led to a postponement of filming. However, the 72-year-old actor has made a recovery and filming has restarted at Pinewood Studios in the UK, according to The Hollywood Reporter. What's more, it's been revealed that the break in filming has not caused a delay in the release of the much-hyped film, which is set to open in the UK on December 18, 2015. The film will feature the stars of the original trilogy, including Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill, as well as Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker and Peter Mayhew. The cast has been supplemented by the additions of Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, John Boyega, Max von Sydow and Daisy Ridley. »
As per usual, this story is rife with Star Wars: Episode VII plot information that could be considered a Major Spoiler! Continue at your own risk...
A few more Star Wars: Episode VII story details have been leaked by Latino Review, and first thing they do is clear up the rumor that the main villains will be called Sith Inquisitors. It is believed that they will not go by that name in the movie. Though, there will be a number of Sith and one of them may be a cyborg. But not the cyborg shown in a recent piece of concept art.
This is where there story takes an interesting turn. As we've heard in recent weeks, the concept art which reveals one of Star Wars: Episode VII's main villains is not a cyborg Sith Inquisitor as previously reported. It is actually Emperor Palpatine, also known as Darth Sidious. »
Not even a broken leg can keep Han Solo down. Production on Star Wars: Episode VII has resumed this week at London's Pinewood Studios, according to The Hollywood Reporter, following Harrison Ford's on-set injury (allegedly involving Han Solo's Millennium Falcon) and subsequent surgery, which put the sequel on a two-month filming hiatus.
Ford, who was healed enough to take the Als Ice Bucket Challenge last week, will reprise his role in the film, along with original cast members Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Kenny Baker. »
According to The Hollywood Reporter, filming on Star Wars Episode VII restarted earlier this week at Pinewood Studios in the UK. Harrison Ford broke his leg on the set of the movie back in June, and with Han Solo set to play a key role in the J.J. Abrams helmed movie, there was a lot of concern that the release date would have to be changed to accomodate his recovery. In case you somehow missed the news, Ford broke his leg while shooting a scene on the Millennium Falcon. The 71-year-old actor would have to undergo surgery, but he's fine now and Star Wars Episode VII is still expected to hit on December 18th, 2015. The movie also stars Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker and newcomers to the franchise, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Lupita Nyong'o and Max von Sydow. »
After a brief hiatus, Star Wars: Episode VII has resumed production following Harrison Ford's well-publicized injury on set. He joins the rest of the cast in London, where filming will continue at Pinewood Studios.
Filming on the highly anticipated sequel actually began earlier this week under the direction of J.J. Abrams. Things had been quiet at Pinewood for the past couple of weeks after Harrison Ford broke his leg. The actor reportedly had a run-in with the Millennium Falcon ramp, which slammed shut on his ankle. That injury occurred in June.
It is not known who has joined Harrison Ford back on set this week, but we can guess that Peter Mayhew, who plays Han Solo's companion, is back alongside the actor. The cast includes old favorites such as Carrie Fisher, »
The production shut down for two weeks earlier this month to accommodate Ford, who underwent successful leg surgery after suffering an accident on the film set.
The break has not delayed the release date for Star Wars Episode VII, which is due to open on December 18, 2015 in the Us and the UK.
The seventh feature film will be followed by an undisclosed spinoff »
Good news for Star Wars fans – after shutting down production for several weeks in the wake of Harrison Ford’s leg injury on the set of Star Wars: Episode VII, it has now been announced the filming on the eagerly-anticipated first chapter of Disney’s Sequel Trilogy has now resumed in the U.K.
Ford suffered a broken leg back in May during an accident on the Millennium Falcon set, forcing director J.J. Abrams to rejig the schedule for Episode VII, before taking a break throughout August. However, with Ford now seemingly fully recovered from his injury, it looks like the film is back on track to meet its December 2015 release date, much to the relief of fans.
Star Wars: Episode VII sees returning stars Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Anthony Daniels (C-3Po), Kenny Baker (R2-D2) and Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) joined by »
- Gary Collinson
The break was taken for holiday in August when many Europeans take time off, and also allowed for Harrison Ford to recover from the broken leg he suffered while filming in May. In July, Disney released a statement saying that production would pause “while adjustments to the current production schedule are made.”
Ford was recently seen at the “The Expendables 3″ premiere walking without any help and looked in good shape to get back to filming. He also did his own Als ice bucket challenge, standing on his own in shorts without a cast or crutch.
See Also: ‘Star Wars: Force for Change’ Charity Raises $5.26 Million
- Justin Kroll
Entertainment Weekly reports that cast and crew have returned to Pinewood Studios following a two-week break earlier this month to allow Ford to recuperate. The actor broke his leg in June while filming a scene involving the Millennium Falcon, putting the production into a panic as it scrambled to reschedule the shoot around Ford's recovery.
While initial reports suggested that "Episode VII" might not make its projected 2015 release due to the delay, Disney and Lucasfilm have insisted all along that that would not be the case, and it appears that with production resuming this week, they're still going full steam ahead with the original release plan. "Photography is set to continue until mid-fall," EW reports, "and many cast members have continued to work this summer on »
- Katie Roberts
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