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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, »
Disney and Lucasfilm have joined forces to launch a new era in the Star Wars universe, beginning with the Disney Xd cartoon series Star Wars Rebels in Fall 2014, followed by Episode VII in December 2015.
J.J. Abrams is directing the seventh live-action Star Wars installment, drawing from a script draft that he and Empire Strikes Back/Return of the Jedi co-writer Lawrence Kasdan put together – a script that, is turn, is based on the earlier screenplay by Oscar-winner Michael Arndt (Toy Story 3, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire).
We spent the entirety of 2013 slogging through what felt like endless casting rumors for Episode VII, but of late we’ve been ...
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- Sandy Schaefer
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) »
(Cbr) "Breaking Bad" alum Jesse Plemons and "Attack the Block" star John Boyega are among the frontrunners to play the lead role of a young Jedi in "Star Wars: Episode VII", sources tell Variety. Other performers reportedly under consideration by director J.J. Abrams: "Eragon" and "Downton Abbey" star Ed Speleers, and theater actors Matthew James Thomas ("Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark", "Pippin") and Ray Fletcher ("Fetch Clay", "Make Man"). Although the search remains open, the website contends those names are now at the top of the list. According to Variety, while details about the character are sparse, he’s expected to be a Jedi apprentice. While Michael Arndt’s original draft is said to have focused on the children of Han Solo and Princess Leia, the rewrite by Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan reportedly move them into supporting roles. Plemons, the "Friday Night Lights" alum who played the fan-favorite »
- Kevin Melrose, Comic Book Resources
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
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 »
With Adam Driver on board to play the villain in J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII, it would be nice to know just who he's going to go up against. The shortlist of actors has apparently been narrowed down to rather eclectic mix of actors. It includes John Boyega (Attack the Block), Ed Speleers (Eragon), Jesse Plemons (Breaking Bad), and theater actors Matthew James Thomas and Ray Fisher. While casting is by no means official and the audition process is ongoing, a new report has this quintet leading the pack. Hit the jump for more, including newly emerged character details for the lead roles. Variety reports that the five aforementioned gentlemen are at the top of a rather short list for the lead in Star Wars: Episode VII. Everyone under the sun appears to have been involved in the auditioning process for the coveted role, so just to make »
- Dave Trumbore
Despite the delayed release to Christmas of next year, Star Wars: Episode VII doesn't seem to be much closer to beginning filming and Variety may know why. With J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan taking over screenwriting duties on the upcoming sequel, many believed it was to enhance the roles of the original trilogy actors believed to be returning. This led to speculation that the new film would be focusing on not only Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, and Han Solo, but also their offspring. »
- Alex Maidy
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 »
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- MaryAnn Johanson
I was watching Steven Miles' "52 Reasons I Make Movies" video when a snippet from the Luke vs. Darth Vader showdown in Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back played. I haven't seen the film in some time, but I was reminded of the scene's composition and how quiet it is, choosing to rely on Ben Burtt's wonderful sound design. It isn't until about three minutes in that John Williams' score kicks in and even then it fades away to nothing more than a whisper throughout much of the rest of the sequence. There were few moments such as this to come in the next four Star Wars films and I hope, with J.J. Abrams co-writing Star Wars: Episode VII with Empire co-writer Lawrence Kasdan that memories of scenes such as this played a part in the writing process. Ideas of how to dial it back »
- Brad Brevet
Now it’s gettin’ good, right? This section of the list begins to get into the portion where “you’ve heard it before.” A number of the films below have been universally acclaimed for one reason or another, but the focus here is on the writing. Some are innovative, some are unexpected, and some completed changed the way films were written, creating a new style or sub-genre. After all, isn’t that what makes for good writing?
30. Reservoir Dogs (1992)
I don’t wanna kill anybody. But if I gotta get out that door, and you’re standing in my way, one way or the other, you’re gettin’ outta my way.
Before he was one of the more recognizable directors in Hollywood, Quentin Tarantino was a screenwriter just trying to make enough money to get the films he wanted to make off the ground. »
- Joshua Gaul
Finals talks are underway and it’s all but confirmed, seemingly.
J.J. Abrams, in something of a surprise (he cast mostly unknowns around Eric Bana’s villain in his Star Trek reboot), has chosen an almost complete unknown to film audiences with only supporting roles in Lincoln, J Edgar, Inside Llewyn Davis, Francis Ha and a few other films to his name. His first IMDb credit was only from as recently as 2009 and before then he had spent time as a former Marine and a Julliard grad.
Now he’s about to go through a life-changing experience that will make him a household name forever.
- Matt Holmes
Is the universe ready for Darth Sackler? And what will Hannah Horvath think? Okay, so Adam Driver will not be playing an evil version of his weird, intense character from Girls. But if Variety’s latest Star Wars: Episode VII report pans out, he will be rocketing his career to the next level by playing a villain in J.J. Abrams’ film.Disney and Lucasfilm have naturally declined to comment on the report, so it’ll have to remain in the asteroid field of unconfirmed info – keep the Rumour Alert Klaxon handy for now – but while the trade mag specifies that no deal has been signed, the rising young actor is reportedly close to spilling ink to play someone evil. But with Abrams scheduled to start shooting at Pinewood and elsewhere from April/May, working from the script he’s re-written with Lawrence Kasdan, we can expect official casting announcements to »
"Girls" star Adam Driver has done the auteur thing—Clint Eastwood ("J. Edgar"), Noah Baumbach ("Frances Ha"), Steven Spielberg ("Lincoln"), Coen Brothers ("Inside Llewyn Davis") and soon Martin Scorsese in "Silence"—but now's getting his blockbuster shoes on, joining the biggest damn franchise in the planet galaxy. Variety reports that the actor has bagged the villain role in J.J. Abrams' "Star Wars: Episode 7." Since he is the first actor to be officially signed on to the sequel, naturally, plot details are being kept under wraps, though he is said to be playing a character in the vein of Darth Vader (though let's hope he's not related to him in some way). Michael Fassbender and Hugo Weaving were also named as contenders for the part, but for whatever reason, they did not nab the role. Lawrence Kasdan and Abrams have penned the script, taking over from Michael Arndt last fall, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Adam Driver is ready to travel to a galaxy far, far, away.
Sources tell Variety that while no deal is done yet, the “Girls” actor is close to signing on to play the villain in J.J. Abrams’ “Star Wars: Episode VII.” Exact details are unknown, but the character is said to be in the vein of iconic “Star Wars” villain Darth Vader.
Driver’s name had been rumored during the casting process, »
- Justin Kroll
Adam Driver has been rumored for a role in Star Wars: Episode VII before and today it seems as if said rumor has come true as Variety reports the "Girls" and Inside Llewyn Davis co-star has landed a role in the J.J. Abrams-directed feature as the film's main villain. The deal is still yet to be finalized, but the trade seems confident enough Driver will sign to run the report, saying the character is said to be in the same vein as Darth Vader. Not sure if that means he's going to be another deadbeat dad with a Jedi for a son somewhere in the galaxy considering that was Vader's main "thing", but okay. The film is set for a December 18, 2015 release with a screenplay written by Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan. Variety reports Michael Fassbender and Hugo Weaving were also under consideration for the role, though there's no word »
- Brad Brevet
In what is the first closest thing we've had to an official cast member announcement, Adam Driver is reportedly in talks to play the villain in Star Wars: Episode VII. His character is described as being in the same vein as Darth Vader.
No deal is in place yet, but Variety claims the Girls star is very close to signing on. Exact details about the role are unknown.
The 30 year old Driver is the first cast member being revealed by LucasFilm for the highly anticipated J.J. Abrams sequel, which hits theaters December 18, 2015. The movie is set to start filming this April at London's Pinewood Studios. Additional cast members are expected to be announced starting in March, with the first official press releases to come as early as next week.
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 on December 18th, 2015. According to Variety, Adam Driver (HBO's Girls) has entered into negotiations with Disney and LucasFilm to play the yet-to-be-named villain in the new Star Wars trilogy. The character is said in the vein of Darth Vader, the legendary antagonist portrayed by David Prowse and Bob Anderson and voiced by James Earl Jones. The studio was reportedly also interested in Michael Fassbender (X-Men: First Class, 12 Years a Slave) and Hugo Weaving (The Matrix, The Lord of the Rings) for the role. No further details have been »
- Pietro Filipponi
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