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Sneak Peek new screen-shots taken from a leaked video, reportedly showing test footage from director J.J. Abrams' "Star Wars: Episode VII", plus take another look @ set images and video, offering an official look @ the 'Millennium Falcon' spacecraft:
...and Kenny Baker reprising their roles from previous films.
The new movie is planned to be the first of the third trilogy of "Star Wars" films...
...following chronologically in the series...
...approximately 30 years after "Return of the Jedi".
J. J. Abrams directs from a screenplay he co-wrote...
...with Lawrence Kasdan. »
- Michael Stevens
Over the last couple of months fans have been treated to some friendly hijinks between Zack Snyder and J.J. Abrams for their films Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Star Wars: Episode VII. It all started when Snyder posted an image of Henry Cavill as a Sith Lord, Abrams fired back with C-3Po as the Dark Knight, we then got an image of Batman with R2-D2, followed by The Gotham City Police arresting a Stormtrooper. The last one came from Abrams sticking a Batmobile on the bottom of the Millennium Falcon.
In a recent interview, Ben Affleck revealed how all of this awesomeness we've been enjoying got started. This is what he told Yahoo:
“I think it was started because Jj [Abrams] and Colin Anderson, who is a great [camera] operator who always works on my movies, and Jj is always trying to steal, and I’m trying to steal back, »
- Joey Paur
From the moment that Disney announced its acquisition of Lucasfilm, we’ve been inundated with rumours about the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII. First it was potential directors and cast members, then came the alleged plot details and concept art, and now a video has surfaced claiming to include the first footage from the hotly-anticipated sequel.
The footage in question originated on YouTube, but was quickly yanked and the posting account closed, however some screencaps have survived courtesy of Techno Buffalo, which reportedly shows shots of ‘Luke’s Refuge’. We’ve no idea if this is legitimate or not, but here you go…
Star Wars: Episode VII is set for release on December 18th 2015, with J.J. Abrams directing 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) alongside new additions Adam Driver (Girls), Oscar Isaac »
- Gary Collinson
Before J.J. Abrams secured the job of kicking off Disney’s Star Wars sequel trilogy, numerous filmmakers were linked with the director’s chair on Star Wars: Episode VII, including David Fincher (Se7en, Fight Club), who has spoken about meeting with Disney and Lucasfilm during a promotional interview for his new film Gone Girl.
“I talked to [Kathleen Kennedy] about it, but I think that it’s a different thing from… I don’t know what Disney-Lucasfilm will be like,” Fincher tells Total Film. “It’s tricky. My favourite is The Empire Strikes Back. If I said, ‘I want to do something more like that,’ then I’m sure the people paying for it would be like, ‘No! You can’t do that! We want it like the other one with all the creatures!’ “I always thought of Star Wars as the story of two slaves [C-3Po and R2-D2] who go from owner to owner, »
- Gary Collinson
Remember, before Jj Abrams was confirmed as the director of Star Wars: Episode VII, that there was a daily merry-go-round of names being linked with the job? One day back then, up popped David Fincher's name as a potential Star Wars director (on the same day as Jon Favreau's if memory serves, leading us to conclude that the guessing game had got up to the letter 'F'). However, as it turns out, Fincher was indeed a candidate, and he even had a meeting of sorts about taking Star Wars on.
Chatting to Total Film, Fincher admitted that he'd had a conversation with Lucasfilm's Kathleen Kennedy about Star Wars, but said that "I think that it's a different thing from... I don't know what Disney-Lucasfilm will be like".
One of the reasons for the enduring appeal of "Star Wars" is that different people can take wildly different meanings from the films, depending on which character or characters they feel most drawn to. Case in point? David Fincher, currently promoting "Gone Girl," gave an interview in which he presented an interesting read on the first two films in the ongoing space opera saga. I'm sure some fans are going to accuse Fincher of overthinking this, but I think he's got a valid point about the "Star Wars" universe, one that I've thought about a fair amount as I've gotten older and as I see the films from a fresh perspective. George Lucas spoke early on about how he considered R2-D2 and C-3Po to be the leads in the entire series, and I remember him saying they would be the only characters to show up in all of the movies. »
- Drew McWeeny
A small gesture can make a world of difference, even when it comes from a galaxy far, far away. Mike Elliott's young son was hospitalized in July with a bout of meningitis. He'd undergone a battery of tests, and was dealing with a 105-degree fever to boot. So when one of the hospital employees heard that Elliott's son was a Star Wars fan, he decided to reach out. Well, he didn't exactly reach out - he brought in his life-size R2-D2 replica to do the outreach for him. The plucky robot rolled in to Elliott's son's hospital room and »
Another day, another image from Star Wars: Episode VII, but this one just happens to be the best thing I've seen from the movie so far. It depicts a lightsaber duel under the Millenium Falcon with a Darth Vader-like figure fighting a Rebel with a green lightsaber. It's epic looking, and for a second I get excited but then I remember the prequels and how flat they were visually (not to mention narratively). Then I get excited all over again because there's no way this will be like that, right? They can't possibly make the same mistakes can they? Yesterday we saw the Chrome Troopers (as a follow up to the new Stormtroopers and the costume designs for Han Solo). But now we have this gorgeous image, besotted somewhat by an ill-conceived watermark on the part of the hosting site. Hit the jump to take a look at the new »
- Evan Dickson
Thanks to the website Indie Revolver, we potentially have our very first look at the concept art for the new ‘chrome’ Stormtroopers in the J.J. Abrams directed Star Wars: Episode VII. The design has hints of the old white Stormtroopers, but with a more sleek, rounded design, which I kinda dig.
Ir also have a look at a concept design detailing a light saber battle in a mountain terrain with the legenardy Millennium Falcon in the background. Whether we’ll see this in the film in another issue, but you’ll have to agree that this looks epic! Epic! Check it out below.
The film will star Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie, Lupita Nyong’o and Max von Sydow. It will arrive in cinemas on 18th December, 2015.
Source: Indie »
- Paul Heath
Remember last month when some genuine concept art from Star Wars: Episode VII started popping up, revealing the new Stormtroopers and the costume designs for Han Solo? Well the same source is at it again, as they’ve now revealed a Chrome Trooper image by way of even more concept art. Thankfully this isn’t incredibly spoilerly, but it’s neat to see how director J.J. Abrams is making the franchise his own by tweaking some very familiar designs. The Millennium Falcon remains unchanged, wisely, but this new concept art shows a chrome-plated version of Stormtrooper that should pair nicely with the traditional white. What makes the Chrome Trooper so special? We’ll have to wait until December 18, 2015 to find out. Hit the jump to take a look at the Star Wars: Episode 7 Chrome Trooper images. The film stars John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Harrison Ford, Adam Driver, Mark Hamill, »
- Adam Chitwood
It may be a movie that is shrouded in secrecy, but that hasn’t stopped a plethora of leaks about Star Wars: Episode VII flooding the Internet, including various shots of the Millennium Falcon and X-Wings as well as images of Adam Driver as a rebel pilot. Today’s “leaked image” comes from Indie Revolver (who also posted alleged Stormtrooper and Han Solo concept art) who claim this is an exclusive look at the chrome helmet design for the Stormtroopers. Take a look at the image here…
Update: And here’s a second image…
Along with some alleged concept art featuring a lightsabre battle next to the Millennium Falcon…
The wesbite also claims that they have some new ideas on the plot of the movie, but stress that they would never post rumours as “truth” or “fact”. So make of this what you will.
“A couple sources have expressed that »
- Luke Owen
I've come across a very interesting theory that Indiana Jones, Star Wars, and E.T. might actually all take place in the same universe. I love the idea that in some way these stories and worlds are connected with each other.
io9 commenter plaidboy broke down the details and laid out a road map for how this is possible. It's absolutely fascinating, and even though this was probably never the intention of the filmmakers it's still some incredibly cool speculation.
Here's his full explanation of how this could be possible:
"[I] loathe to validate anything about Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. But stick with me here; it's a little meta.
"Let's start by looking at things chronologically and diagetically, beginning a long time ago, in a galaxy far far away.
"The Star Wars happen. Yoda is a prominent senate member. Also in the galactic senate: representatives of »
- Joey Paur
In this week’s episode of Fmtv’s Movie Myths, Oliver Davis finds out whether Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back really does have a potato and a shoe in its asteroid run sequence! Discover the truth in this week’s Movie Myths by clicking on the image below…
Fmtv will be back later in the week for the latest Movie Newsgasm, and of course we’ll have another installment of Movie Myths for you next Tuesday. If you’ve not done so already, be sure to subscribe to Fmtv here, and let us know your favourite film of the Star Wars franchise by leaving a comment below or over on our YouTube channel. Thanks for watching!
- Oliver Davis
During an interview with Entertainment Weekly to promote his latest film The Two Faces of January, Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis) has taken a moment to talk about his upcoming role in J.J. Abrams’ hotly-anticipated first chapter in Disney’s Star Wars sequel trilogy. Revealing that he’s shared scenes with both Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford, Isaac talked about being on set alongside Imperial Stormtroopers, as well as the practical effects Abrams is employing for Star Wars: Episode VII. Here’s what he had to say:
“Yeah, I have [had interactions with them]. Both. They’re such funny people. Carrie is hilarious and doing such cool work. Harrison is back. He went on hiatus for a little while, but he’s 150 percent back. It’s pretty amazing to see him bounce back. He looks incredible. Everyone’s having a really good time. J.J. sets that tone. There’s a lot of enthusiasm »
- Gary Collinson
J. J. Abrams directs from a screenplay he co-wrote with Lawrence Kasdan.
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Star Wars: Episode VII »
- Michael Stevens
We’ve already seen a few spy photos from the Greenham Common set of J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII – including a look at stars Adam Driver and Gwendoline Christie [see here], as well as an aerial photo of the Millennium Falcon [see here] – but now thanks to 20 Minutos (via Cbm), we have a much better look at Falcon and several X-Wing fighters on what is presumably the Alliance base. Check them out…
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 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), Miltos Yerolemou »
- Gary Collinson
The What?: It’s a column on Star Wars news and rumors and therefore contains Spoilers and Speculation. This time, more a little bit more speculation.
This Week: A good look at the Millennium Falcon reveals the Batmobile and it's all good fun. A Rebels teaser might show us an Episode VII planet, Star Wars commits to December and Rian Johnson talks about working on Episode VIII.
I hope everyone is having fun, Jj Abrams and Zack Snyder certainly are, with their newest social media marketing salvos blasting across the interwebspherenet after a rumor that the Batmobile had been stolen:
Case closed. pic.twitter.com/fVyENoksFp
— ZackSnyder (@ZackSnyder) September 13, 2014
I like this.
It's nice to get to see the Batmobile and the Millennium Falcon, »
The video begins with familiar “Star Wars” music and a shot of what appears to be the Millennium Falcon before shifting into the pounding score of the latest Batman films and a reveal of the Batmobile on the underside of the ship. Abrams’ Batmobile is a little dustier than Snyder’s, which he revealed in a tweet on Sept. 10.
This is the latest in an ever-escalating battle for supremacy in crossover images between the two directors that began with Snyder’s photo of Superman actor Henry Cavill in Jedi garb.
See Also: ‘Star Wars’ Provides Disney with a ‘Huge Opportunity’
— ZackSnyder (@ZackSnyder) July 24, 2014
He followed that up with a shot of Batman stumbling through the desert with R2-D2. »
- Kevin Noonan
Just like Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher, actor Anthony Daniels is an incredibly important part of the Star Wars legacy. He's just slightly handicapped by the fact that you can't see his face under the C-3Po helmet. He and Kenny Baker, the man inside R2-D2, are the only actors to be part of every single film, so when Star Wars: Episode VII started to move into active development, it made perfect sense that they would return. The big question that was raised, however, was whether Daniels would once again be inside his C-3Po costume, as he always has been in the movies, or would instead be opting to use motion capture or simply provide his voice. According to the actor, it was never actually a choice. In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Anthony Daniels opened up about the process that led to him being »
Sometimes you gotta wonder if this will end up being 9 movies about two droids. Yes, C-3Po and R2-D2 are in Star Wars: Rebels on Disney Xd, bridging the gap between Episodes III and IV in animated fashion. The droids with the most will also be returning in Jj Abrams' Episode VII to continue the legacy.
Entertainment Weekly sat down with Anthony Daniels, who always portrays C-3Po, even when he's a puppet or a digital effect, to talk to him about getting back in the metallic suit for a new film while also providing his voice to the cartoon series. You should read the whole, long, thing here - Anthony Daniels is not brief in his answering, but two particular answers stuck out to me in regards to Episode VII and Star Wars: Rebels.
On the »
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