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The BadRobot Twitter account has dropped a new official set photo from Star Wars: Episode VII, which confirms that IMAX cameras are being employed by director J.J. Abrams on the eagerly-anticipated first chapter of Disney’s Star Wars Sequel Trilogy….
Star Wars: Episode VII is set for release on December 18th 2015, with 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 Adam Driver (Girls), Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis), Andy Serkis (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), Domhnall Gleeson (Dredd), John Boyega (Attack the Block), Daisy Ridley (Silent Witness), Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave), Max von Sydow (The Exorcist) and newcomers Crystal Clarke and Pip Andersen.
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- Gary Collinson
With Comic-Con 2014 just a few weeks away, many fans thought San Diego would be the first place footage or full-costumed cast photos from Star Wars: Episode VII would debut, even though director J.J. Abrams is currently in the midst production. Sadly, today, Disney and LucasFilm confirmed their Comic-Con plans, which included a brief statement confirming that Star Wars: Episode VII will not be featured in any way at the con.
"With Star Wars: Episode VII creators deep in production in anticipation of the film's December 18, 2015, release, Lucasfilm will not be featuring the movie at Sdcc."
We can always hope for the element of surprise, which hasn't served fans well in the past. No previous Con or event has served to provide a first look at Star Wars: Episode VII just yet.
However, LucasFilm and Disney did reveal several other Comic-Con events for Star Wars fans to partake in during the annual San Diego convention, »
With Star Wars: Episode VII currently in production, fans have been eager for any type of update regarding this highly-anticipated sequel. Today, director J.J. Abrams' production company Bad Robot sent out the following photo, teasing that the movie's Tatooine scenes will be filmed with IMAX cameras.
— Bad Robot (@bad_robot) July 8, 2014
Back in September, IMAX's Richard Gelfond revealed that the company was in talks with J.J. Abrams to shoot portions of Star Wars: Episode VII in IMAX. In March, IMAX announced that Star Wars: Episode VII will be presented in IMAX, but it was never confirmed that J.J. Abrams is actually shooting scenes with IMAX cameras until now. It remains to be seen if the director plans on using IMAX cameras for other key sequences.
While it isn't exactly certain where this photo was taken, we reported in April that Star Wars: Episode VII »
Star Wars Episode VII, directed by J.J. Abrams (Super 8, Mission: Impossible III, Star Trek) and scripted by Abrams along with Lawrence Kasdan (Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi), is scheduled for theatrical release next year through Walt Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm. Star Wars Episode VII stars original trilogy cast members Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker and are joined by newcomers John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow. Award winning composer John Williams is set to return to create the film's score as well. Bad Robot, J.J. Abrams' production company, confirmed via Twitter today that IMAX cameras will be used for the highly »
- Pietro Filipponi
On June 30, filmmaker Kevin Smith launched the now infamous photo of himself crying just moments after walking away from the set of Star Wars: Episode VII at Pinewood Studios in the U.K. He's still not allowed to talk about what he actually saw being shot in too much detail, but he is revealing the true meaning behind those tears as he let loose on his meeting with director J.J. Abrams, talking in detail about it for the first time this weekend.
Kevin Smith was at the Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival in Switzerland on Saturday, where he chatted for over an hour with the crowd, devoting more than 11 minutes to his recent vacation in that galaxy far, far away, describing the world that is being set up by J.J. and why it will mean so much to fans when they finally get to see it on the »
After holding multiple open casting calls to discover new talent for the "Star Wars: Episode VII" cast, Lucasfilm and Disney announced this weekend that two fresh-faced actors would be joining the ensemble.
Newcomers Crystal Clarke and Pip Anderson have been cast in yet-to-be-revealed roles in "Episode VII," according to an official press release. They were selected from the more than 37,000 hopefuls vying for a part at casting calls that took place in 11 cities in the U.S. and the U.K. late last year, in addition to 30,000 actors who submitted applications online.
From the release:
Crystal Clarke is an American actress studying in Glasgow, UK, who has both stage and screen acting experience and is soon to be seen in her first feature, The Moon and the Sun (to be released in 2015). British actor Pip Andersen is a skilled practitioner of parkour, a discipline that involves propelling oneself through any »
- Katie Roberts
At the end of last year Lucasfilm and Disney invited all young aspiring actors to attend an open casting call for roles in J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII. The casting calls spanned 11 cities across the Us and UK and over 37,000 hopefuls attended, with a further 30,000 submitting applications online.
Having hunted high and low for young and undiscovered talent, the filmmakers are delighted to announce that two actors from the open call call have been cast.
Crystal Clarke is an American actress studying in Glasgow, UK, who has both stage and screen acting experience and is soon to be seen in her first feature, The Moon and the Sun (to be released in 2015). British actor Pip Andersen is a skilled practitioner of parkour, a discipline that involves propelling oneself through any given environment with incredible grace and agility. Pip recently demonstrated this remarkable skill in a Spider-Man ad for Sony. »
Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford are now household names, but prior to the release of Star Wars in 1977 they more all more or less unheard of. In the spirit of finding new talent, Disney also held open casting sessions across the Us and UK for Star Wars: Episode VII and auditioned over 37,000 actors, plus 30,000 hopefuls who submitted applications online.
Star Wars: Episode VII will feature Attack the Block star John Boyega and newcomer Daisy Ridley among its lesser-known leading cast members, but Lucasfilm has now announced that the exhaustive series of open auditions have produced two new additions: stage actor Crystal Clarke and parkour expert Pip Andersen.
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- H. Shaw-Williams
Last week we brought you the news of Kevin Smith talking about what he saw on the set of J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII. And while the Clerks director is sworn to the non-disclousure agreement, he took the time out to guest blog for The Hollywood Reporter with some other thoughts of what he saw…
“So we go to the set and they’re actually shooting, and they’re shooting – and I can’t tell you what they were shooting – but what I saw I absolutely loved,” Smith said. “It was tactile, it wasn’t a series of f***ing green and blue screens in which later on digital characters would be added. It was there it was happening.”
“I saw uniforms, I saw artillery that I haven’t seen since I was a kid. I saw them shooting an actual sequence in a set that is real. I walked across the set, »
- Luke Owen
Not everyone was spending the long July 4th weekend out in the sun, and making the most of three days off work. J.J. Abrams and Walt Disney are still busy at work on "Star Wars: Episode 7," and the ensemble that already includes John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker, Lupita Nyong'o and Gwendoline Christie, just got a little bigger. Up-and-comers Crystal Clarke and Pip Andersen have been selected to join the film, after a global casting call at the end of last year. Of course, there's no details on their roles, but it should be noted Andersen is something of a parkour expert. His skills have been seen in a handful of advertisements, so it'll be interesting to see what kind of function he'll serve in this sequel. "Star Wars: Episode 7 — Parkour, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
British actors Crystal Clarke and Pip Andersen have been cast in unspecified roles.
Two fresh faces are flying off to that far, far away galaxy as Star Wars: Episode VII has tapped new actors to flesh out its cast, according to Variety.
Actress Crystal Clarke, a U.K. performer whose debut film The Moon And The Sun is set to be released in 2015, and British actor Pip Andersen, best known for his parkour skills, have been hired by the production in unspecified roles.
Watch: 'Star Wars: Episode VII': Who's Playing Who?
Andersen got to show off his free-running abilities while playing Spider-Man in an awesome 2012 commercial for Sony. Check it out below.
In a press statement, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy said, "The Star Wars universe has always been about discovering and nurturing young talent and in casting Episode VII we wanted to remain absolutely faithful to this tradition. We are delighted »
Last year, Disney and Lucasfilm embarked on a talent search for Star Wars: Episode VII, launching an open casting call across the States and the UK which resulted in over 67,000 applications, and now it has been announced that two entrants have secured roles in the eagerly-anticipated sequel.
According to the official Star Wars site American actress Crystal Clarke (The Moon and the Sun) and British actor and parkour practitioner Pip Andersen (who recently demonstrated his skills in a Spider-Man ad for Sony) have both signed on for unrevealed roles in the J.J. Abrams-directed Episode VII.
“The Star Wars universe has always been about discovering and nurturing young talent and in casting Episode VII we wanted to remain absolutely faithful to this tradition,” states Lucasfilm chief Kathleen Kennedy. “We are delighted that so many travelled to see us at the open casting calls and that we have been able to »
- Gary Collinson
J.J. Abrams has expanded the already impressive cast of his upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII, as both Pip Anderson and Crystal Clarke have climbed on board. Both actors were found after an open casting call across 11 U.S. and U.K. cities. 37,000 individuals attended the casting calls, with a further 30,000 submitting applications online.
If you’re unfamiliar with the names Pip Anderson and Crystal Clarke, it’s because neither has appeared in a released feature film before. Andersen is a parkour artist, having highlighted this skill set in a Spider-Man ad for Sony and in the first World Freerunning Championships in September of 2008. Clarke, on the other hand, is an American actress studying in Glasgow, who has appeared in stage productions and has a role in the upcoming The Moon and the Sun.
“The Star Wars universe has always been about »
- Isaac Feldberg
Two more names have been officially added to the cast of J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII today! StarWars.com just revealed that Crystal Clarke and Pip Anderson are set to join Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Lupita Nyong'o and Gwendoline Christie in the December 18, 2015 release. »
Might there be a new Princess Leia?
In this week’s episode of Movie Newsgasm, Owen Rhys finds out if the negative critical reaction to Michael Bay’s Transformers: Age of Extinction has affected its box office takings, discusses one big(ish) confirmation and one intriguing rumour from Star Wars: Episode VII and checks out Mark Ruffalo’s thoughts on a standalone Incredible Hulk movie after Avengers: Age of Ultron.
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- Oliver Davis
Even if you've never set foot in the San Diego Convention Center for Comic-Con, you likely know that there are always a healthy number of surprises that aren't listed on the already-massive schedule. Last year, Warner Bros. dropped perhaps one of the biggest bombs in Con history, by simply unveiling a logo, the merging of Batman and Superman's iconic symbols that let everyone know the forthcoming Man of Steel sequel was, in fact, something much, much greater: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Marvel did the same thing last year as well, with Joss Whedon announcing that the Marvel's The Avengers sequel will be titled Avengers: Age of Ultron, thus revealing the main villain in the same breath.
Way back in 2008, my first year attending Sdcc, I was covering what I thought to be a rather innocuous Disney panel. Keep in mind, this is years before Disney had Marvel and LucasFilm in their stable. »
As the Star Wars: Episode VII cast was officially revealed in April, one of the more surprising additions was Andy Serkis, only because he wasn't one of the seemingly countless actors previously rumored to be joining the cast. As it turns out, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes director Matt Reeves' longtime friendship with Star Wars: Episode VII filmmaker J.J. Abrams may have lead to the actor's casting.
"I showed him a bit of the movie. I wanted to get some feedback. And I know that he had known and really loved Andy Serkis. But it's the same experience I had coming in and asking to see all the footage of Andy »
With a rumor lingering that Star Wars: Episode VII could end up being delayed to 2016 (we're betting that won't happen), we're not sure how long we'll really be waiting to see the continuance of the space saga. We're not counting on a big presence at Comic-Con this year at all, but maybe the title will be revealed in San Diego just to hold fans over. In the meantime, how about a retrospective look back at the making of the original Star Wars trilogy created by George Lucas? The Playlist has found an hour-long PBS program that dives behind the scenes of the first three films, and Lucas is pretty prominent in the special. Watch! Here's From Star Wars to Jedi: The Making of a Saga, now in one single video (via Centropolis): This special is definitely worth your time, complete with narration from Mark Hamill. This program actually aired »
- Ethan Anderton
Last week, EW published The 55 Essential Movies Kids Must Experience (Before Turning 13). Predictably, given that we published a post on the Internet whose headline contained a concrete number and the word “essential,” we got some impassioned feedback from readers—many of whom were eager to suggest additional great movies kids should see that we’d left out.
As we noted last week, “This isn’t a list of the 55 ‘best’ kids movies, nor a compendium of hidden gems. Rather, it’s a survival-guide syllabus of films that we all need to know to be able to speak the same pop-cultural language. »
- EW staff
Jay and Silent Bob’s Super Groovy Cartoon Movie, 2013
Directed by Steve Stark
Jay and Silent Bob hit the lottery jackpot, and use their cash windfall to become crime-fighting superheroes.
There is a lot that can be said for nostalgia. Many people look back at things we loved from our childhoods with rose tinted glasses and will often ignore their flaws because we remember them so dearly. In the mid-90s and early 2000s, Kevin Smith was riding high (no pun intended) with his comedy duo Jay and Silent Bob. The pair had debuted in Smith’s Clerks and would be recurring characters in Mallrats, Chasing Amy and Dogma before getting their own movie, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, in 2001. The pair had comic books, »
- Luke Owen
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