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The 62-year-old actor, who'll be reprising his role of Luke Skywalker in the upcoming 'Star Wars Episode 7' told BBC News that it was very unexpected since they already had a beginning, a middle and an end, the Mirror reported.
Hamill also praised director Luke Skywalker and scribe Lawrence Kasdan saying that they had really managed to keep the "spirit of that whole 'Star Wars' universe" in the film, which is anticipated to hit theatres by the end of 2015. (Ani) »
- Leon David
Mark Hamill was on the red carpet for Guardians Of The Galaxy premiere in London last night and the internet has exploded, predictably. Speaking to the BBC a bearded Luke Skywalker said that he thought the original Star Wars cast would never come back “We had a beginning, a middle and an end - I never thought we would come back."I still can't believe it's happening and to go on to those sets that evoke so many memories, is just astonishing.” Hamill goes onto say that it’s all about the “new generation” and that himself, Carrie Fisher and Han Solo are there to lend their support. And that the beard is “contractually obligated”. As for the story, that’s still a closely guarded secret but Jj Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan have done a great job writing it "It really has the spirit of that whole [Star Wars] universe, in other words, »
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In an interview with the BBC in London on Thursday, Hamill—who played Luke Skywalker in the original series—spoke briefly about his role in the next installment of the franchise, pointing out that he’s really playing second fiddle to new actors. “It’s really about the new generation of characters,” Hamill said. “We’re just there to lend our support, and grow contractually obligated beards.”
Let’s take a quick break here and consider Hamill’s maybe-joke seriously. »
- Jackson McHenry
Yesterday, we reported on two big plot updates for Star Wars: Episode VII, which helps us put this massive universe in perspective, along with details about who some of the new cast members are playing. Today, Badass Digest has more details about Gwendoline Christie's character, along with speculation that the role was originally written as a male.
There will be Spoilers that follow, so read on at your own risk.
The first story from yesterday claims that the plot opens on John Boyega and Daisy Ridley's characters, who find a severed hand in the desert clutching a light saber. During their quest to return the Jedi weapon to its proper owner, they come across Han Solo (Harrison Ford), who recognizes that the light saber belongs to Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), who he hasn't seen in 30 years, which starts them on their quest to find the missing Jedi.
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. With one week left to participate in the Star Wars: Force for Change initiative -- a campaign launched by Disney, Lucasfilm »
- Pietro Filipponi
Star Wars Episode VII's all-star cast also includes John Boyega, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Gwendoline Christie, Lupita Nyong'o and original trilogy favourites Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford.
Everything we know so far about Star Wars Episode 7
Lucasfilm confirmed earlier in July that there will soon be a break in Star Wars Episode VII's filming schedule to allow Ford to recover from a leg injury suffered on the set.
Plot details for the highly-anticipated sequel have been kept tightly under wraps thus far.
No details were given for her character, although it is said to be a minor role. She joins a cast that already includes franchise veterans such as Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker and Anthony Daniels, alongside newcomers such as John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Domhnall Gleeson, Lupita Nyong'o, Max von Sydow, Oscar Isaac, Gwendoline Christie and Andy Serkis.
Christina Chong most recently starred in Fox's 24: Live Another Day, and she has also landed a lead role on Sergio Mimica-Gezzan's Halo: Nightfall digital feature. Her feature credits include Johnny English Reborn and W.E.
The news was also confirmed via the @bad_robot Twitter account.
Below is an image of the IMAX camera being used for a Tatooine shot.
Star Wars: Episode VII takes place thirty years after Return of the Jedi. Episode VI: Return of the Jedi represented the end of the Star Wars series on film but the story for Episode VII will be original and written by J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan.
Source: IMAX Corporation »
- Kellvin Chavez
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
Here's the latest Austin and Texas film news.
The Austin Film Festival's list of 2014 conference panelists grows with the recent additions of writer Lawrence Kasdan (various Star Wars films), writer/director John Patrick Shanley Doubt), writer Randall Wallace (Braveheart), writer Oren Uziel (22 Jump Street) and Ilysse McKimmie, director of the Sundance Labs feature film program. Badges are still available for the conference and festival, which takes place Oct. 23-30.In more Aff news, the nonprofit's Free Family Film Series presents a screening of Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey Sunday at 3 pm at the Texas Spirit Theater. The 1993 family drama based on the book The Incredible Journey follows two adventurous dogs and a cat as they escape from a ranch to reunite with their owners. Co-screenwriter of Homeward Bound, Caroline Thompson, will be in attendance for a post-screening Q&A.Aff news continues: The nonprofit will co-sponsored the film series "1968's Past, »
- Jordan Gass-Poore'
Latino Review's report does not reveal which character she may be playing, but it may be just a cameo appearance. The 21-year-old Billie Lourd does not have any acting credits to her name, so if this report is true, she will be making her feature film debut in the highly-anticipated Star Wars: Episode VII, which is set 30 years after Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi.
It's worth noting that the Star Wars: Episode VII script, co-written by director J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan, reportedly features the offspring of Han Solo (Harrison Ford), Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) and Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher), so it's possible that Billie Lourd may be playing Princess Leia's daughter. Naturally, that has not been confirmed, but stay tuned for more »
Did we break it?
All it took was one week of Star Wars: Episode VII news for me to completely turn around on how I view this production. If you try to form a narrative out of the production so far, all the rumors of infighting and tribulations really make this look like the end, not the pinnacle of Jj Abrams dependability as a blockbuster storyteller.
Somewhere around Alias, he wasn’t the Regarding Henry guy anymore and somewhere around Mi:3 everyone was eating up his storytelling philosophy like the “mystery box.” Then, Super 8 happened and the collective fandom was a bit disappointed in how that movie aped old Amblin movies without successfully planting the heart that made old Amblin films so successful.
Last year, we heard a rumor that J.J. Abrams and Kathleen Kennedy from Lucasfilm had asked Disney to push the release of Star Wars: Episode VII to 2016 but their request was refused. Now, after script issues forced Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan to take over writing on the film as well as the recent injury to Harrison Ford, it seems that request has been made again, and denied again. Latino Review pieced together from their sources that Abrams and Kennedy requested a new release date of May »
- Alex Maidy
When almost the entire cast of Star Wars: Episode VII was announced this past spring, a photo from the table read accompanied the announcement, showing director J.J. Abrams sitting with returning cast members Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels and Peter Mayhew, not to mention the new stars including John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Daisy Ridley, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson and Adam Driver. Now the photo has been given a fun makeover with Lego pieces, and there have been some modifications, such as some of the returning cast members being represented by the Lego version of their Star Wars character and Andy Serkis holding a tiny Ring of Power. Look below! Here's the Lego version of the Star Wars: Episode VII table read photo from Lego: And here's the original photo from April for your own frame of reference: Star Wars: Episode VII is directed by J.J. Abrams from »
- Ethan Anderton
Harrison Ford was spotted leaving a London hospital on Saturday after his successful surgery to repair his broken leg on Thursday.
Ford, 71, is reprising his role as Han Solo in the next installment of Star Wars: Episode VII and was rushed to the hospital after his leg was crushed by a door on the Millennium Falcon, the character's iconic spaceship.
Photos surfaced on Monday of the Oscar winner being wheeled out of the hospital in a wheelchair.
"His surgery was successful and he will begin rehab shortly," Ford's rep told Et in a statement on June 19. "He's doing well and looks forward to returning to work."
Walt Disney Pictures and LucasFilm have enlisted Rian Johnson (Looper, Brick) to both write and direct the two followup installments of J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII. Deadline reports that Johnson "will take over the core film franchise..from Jj Abrams, who has gotten the space franchise off the ground and is right now helming Episode VII. Johnson confirmed the news via Twitter by way of a video quote from Philip Kaufman's space adventure film The Right Stuff. 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. John Williams is set to return for the film score »
- Pietro Filipponi
Initial reports had also attached Johnson to direct Episode IX, though it was later confirmed that he would only write the treatment to that film, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Rather than giving a statement, Johnson tweeted a scene from the outer space classic The Right Stuff in which Scott Glenn, as astronaut Alan Shepard, says, "Dear Lord, »
The trailer for About Alex has no problem making the connection between this new movie and Lawrence Kasdan’s 1983 film, The Big Chill. In this millennial update by newcomer writer/director Jesse Zwick, a group of seven longtime friends gather at a vacation house for the weekend, in order to support one of their number after an attempted suicide. During the three-day getaway, a lot of guards get dropped, and desires, fears, and darker emotions all begin to come to the surface, as the friends try to navigate each other (and themselves) through this new phase of adulthood.
This indie dramedy is sold mostly by the cast of actors working in the ensemble. Aubrey Plaza (Park and Recreation), Jason Ritter (The Event), Max Greenfield (New Girl), Maggie Grace (Lost), Jane Levy (Evil Dead), Max Minghella (The Internship) and Nate ...
Click to continue reading ‘About Alex’ Trailer: Highs of Friendship, Lows »
- Kofi Outlaw
When it comes to the plot of Star Wars: Episode VII, we know that Luke, Leia and Han will be back and that the story takes place about 30 years after the events seen in Return of the Jedi. Beyond that, everything else in J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan's script is a complete mystery that we won't begin to really unlock for at least a few more months. That said, the rumor mill is constantly pumping out various interesting reports on a regular basis, and today we have a very interesting one about the film's possible new villains. The report comes to us from the folks over at Making Star Wars, who claim to have various sources on the set of Star Wars: Episode VII who have been seeing some very interesting things happening recently. If they are to be believed, then the main bad guys of the film will »
Last week brought the unfortunate news that Harrison Ford was injured, during filming on the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII. The latest update on the situation reveals that the actor has been hospitalized, due to him having broken his ankle during the incident. The almost 72-year old Ford will be back on his feet in time (literally), but it may take longer than previously anticipated – though, Episode VII director J.J. Abrams is expected to carry on with production as planned, albeit with the order of filming scenes changed up a bit.
- Sandy Schaefer
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