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Karen Gillan's hair donated to Star Wars 7

13 hours ago | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Karen Gillan's shaved hair has been donated to Star Wars Episode VII.

The Doctor Who actress has revealed that her red hair could feature in Jj Abrams's upcoming sequel.

She revealed her shaved head at Comic-Con International last year for her role as Nebula in James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy.

When asked by Collider if she was upset when her head was shaved, she said: "No, I was laughing hysterically.

"It really hit me when I woke up the next morning. That's when I was like, 'Oh my God, where's my hair?!' But also, everyone kept me in good spirit. Everyone was laughing and telling jokes. Marvel are the best company to work for, they really are. They treat you really well.

"They made my hair into the most incredible well-made wig and they gave it to the Star Wars people. It's just so »

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First Star Wars Episode VII Set Photos; J.J. Abrams’ Next Project Revealed?

16 April 2014 4:00 PM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

As production of Star Wars Episode VII begins ramping up in Abu Dhabi, a photographer from The National has taken what appear to be the first photos from the set of the highly anticipated movie.

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Taken in the dunes near the Qasr Al Sarab resort, they feature a large encampment being set up by what appears to be a film crew. However, one prop was spotted which bears a striking resemblance to either the escape pod which R2-D2 and C-3Po they used in the opening of A New Hope, or more likely the foot on an At-at Walker!

Could it be that they’re assembling part of one practically, similar to their scenes in The Empire Strikes Back which saw Luke Skywalker narrowly escape from being crushed by one during the now iconic battle of Hoth?

The At-at’s have been »

- Josh Wilding

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Parents Hold Star Wars Funeral for 4-Year-Old Son Who Died of Cancer

16 April 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

When 4-year-old Jack Robinson was diagnosed with a brain tumor in January, his parents knew that he might not have very much time left. The tumor was inoperable, and he had only a 5 percent chance of survival. So Marie and Terence Robinson set about trying to make their son's final days as memorable as possible. They helped Jack make a bucket list: See a meerkat, ride in a fire engine and meet British celebrities, like X Factor judge Gary Barlow and Doctor Who star Matt Smith. The community soon rallied to help the young boy get his wishes. Family friends »

- Nate Jones

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The Unsung Heroes of Star Wars

16 April 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

With Episode VII around the corner, and the production to the Original Trilogy (less so the Prequels) spun into filmmaking folklore, Star Wars has never been more potent in popular culture.

While the world waits on the official appointment of Messrs. Hamill, Fisher and Ford to complete the proverbial circle there are many others whose presence ensured the cinematic legacy. We take a look at some of those people who are an essential part of why we love that galaxy far, far away.

 

Ralph McQuarrie

George Lucas may have conjured up the world of Star Wars in his mind, but it was the late conceptual designer and illustrator Ralph McQuarrie who would take those ideas and thoughts and offer a visual representation of what filmmaker was reaching for, with a number of his images ultimately going on to as a blueprint for the film’s creative departments.

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- Adam Lowes

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Benedict Cumberbatch Says He Won't Be in Star Wars: Episode VII

14 April 2014 12:30 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

It's been rumored for a long time that Benedict Cumberbatch would be playing a villain in J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII. There was a time when the actor was coy about it, but when he was asked about it in a recent interview with The Iris, he said that it's not going to happen.

"I would've liked a part in Jj's new Star Wars but it won't happen sadly."

At one point there was almost no doubt that the actor would be in the movie. Maybe he was going to be in the movie but things changed. I guess there's still a chance that he's just pulling our leg, but who knows at this point. The role would have been a Sith villain, which would supposedly be a major role that will continue throughout the whole new trilogy. 

The casting for the movie is almost complete, and it »

- Joey Paur

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Benedict Cumberbatch Won't Be in 'Star Wars: Episode VII'

14 April 2014 9:58 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

After being rumored for a role in Star Wars: Episode VII for several months, Benedict Cumberbatch revealed at Australia's Oz Comic-Con that he will not be a part of director J.J. Abrams' highly-anticipated sci-fi sequel. Australian entertainment site The Iris was live-tweeting his Q&A session over the weekend, where he also revealed that he wont' be a part of the Doctor Who universe either.

I would've liked a part in Jj's new Star Wars but it won't happen sadly

— The Iris (@TheIrisAU) April 12, 2014

I'm never gonna play The Doctor, & nothing to do with the Whoniverse

— The Iris (@TheIrisAU) April 12, 2014

We first heard about the actor's possible involvement in Star Wars: Episode VII back in September when he was rumored to play a Sith Lord in the sequel, although he also revealed later that week that he hadn't been offered a role. Director J.J. Abrams hinted later that month that he "loves that guy, »

- MovieWeb

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Star Wars: Episode 7 to shoot in Abu Dhabi, rumoured to be Tatooine

11 April 2014 2:38 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Star Wars: Episode VII is to reportedly shoot scenes in Abu Dhabi next month.

The sci-fi sequel from Jj Abrams will film in the United Arab Emirates state for around four weeks in mid-May, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The area is rumoured to have been chosen to re-create desert planet Tatooine, the home of Anakin and Luke Skywalker and Jabba the Hutt's lair.

Tatooine featured in every Star Wars movie apart from The Empire Strikes Back, and was previously filmed in Tunisia. However, the North African country has reportedly been deemed too dangerous to house a modern Hollywood film.

Star Wars 7 will also shoot scenes at Pinewood Studio in the UK.

Abrams and Lucasfilm are yet to officially announce any new cast members, but Lupita Nyong'o, Michael Fassbender, Gary Oldman and Hugo Weaving have all been named as potential stars.

Adam Driver has been strongly linked to a Sith role in Episode VII, »

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'Star Wars: Episode VII' Will Shoot Tatooine Scenes in Abu Dhabi

10 April 2014 8:57 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Following yesterday's report that Star Wars: Episode VII will utilize locations in Morocco to recreate Luke Skywalker's home on Tatooine, The Hollywood Reporter is now confirming that the shoot will actually take place in the United Arab Emirates city-state of Abu Dhabi.

The production begins in mid-May, and will last for four weeks. Our original report from last week claimed shooting would only last for two weeks, but it seems that the cast and crew will need to spend additional time on the desert planet. The sequel will also be shot at Pinewood Studios in London.

George Lucas used the country of Tunisia for the Tatooine locations, but sources claim that the political climate there is now too dangerous to host a big-budget Hollywood movie. Tatooine was the home to both Anakin and Luke Skywalker in the original and prequel trilogies, along with the Mos Eisley Cantina in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope »

- MovieWeb

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Star Wars: Episode VII — Unknown Actress Eyed for Major Role

10 April 2014 1:30 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

One of only 2 photos of her on the internet.

THR reports that Maisie Richardson-Sellers is being eyed for a major role in Star Wars: Episode VII. Oxford trained with mostly stage credits, she's been added to an ever growing pile of unofficial news about the movie. Rumor is that her character would be a distant relative of Obi Wan Kenobi.

What we know officially is that R2-D2 is in it, J.J. Abrams is directing, he's been working on the script with Lawrence Kasdan, they are shooting on film, they are shooting part of the movie in Pinewood Studios London, and that it will be in theaters December 18th, 2015.

Lots of semi-official news has popped up in Variety, Deadline, and THR but even those rumors have been in flux at times.

Please Mr. Abrams, give fans something official on say… May 4th, it's a Star Wars holiday, after all. »

- Free Reyes

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Oxford Actress Maisie Richardson-Sellers Eyed For ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ Role

10 April 2014 6:34 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Oxford-educated actress Maisie Richardson-Sellers may land a key role in Star Wars: Episode VII. Production is in the middle of an extended casting search in London in advance of a May production start date.

Richardson-Sellers has not been offered the undisclosed role. The trade also reports that the role may be for that of a young black or mixed-race woman who may be a descendent of Jedi Knight Ben Kenobi, which was previously rumored by the trade a while back.

Walt Disney Pictures declined to comment.

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.

Although Walt Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm have only confirmed R2-D2 to come back, »

- Kellvin Chavez

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Star Wars Episode 7 cast eyes British unknown Maisie Richardson-Sellers

10 April 2014 2:04 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

British actress Maisie Richardson-Sellers is the latest name to be linked to Star Wars: Episode VII.

Richardson-Sellers, an Oxford-educated unknown who has appeared in university plays and a short film, is reportedly being lined up to play a descendent of Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Disney and Lucasfilm are currently in the middle of an extended casting search in London ahead of a filming start date next month.

Adam Driver has been strongly linked to a Sith role in Episode 7, while original trilogy stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford are expected to reprise their roles.

Han's wookie sidekick Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew) and droids C-3Po (Anthony Daniels) and R2-D2 (Kenny Baker) are also likely to return.

The storyline, penned by director Jj Abrams, Lawrence Kasdan and Michael Arndt, will take place 30 years after the events of Return of the Jedi.

Abrams and Lucasfilm are yet »

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Star Wars: Episode VII Reportedly Building An 'Extensive Re-Creation Of Tatooine'

9 April 2014 4:58 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Even though the Star Wars franchise features many memorable sequences in locations like Hoth, Dagobah, and the moon of Endor, Tatooine ultimately has to be called the most legendary planet in the series. It was the planet where both Luke and Anakin Skywalker were raised, it's where Obi-wan Kenobi spent decades hiding, it's where R2-D2 and C-3Po's escape pod miraculously landed, it was where Luke met Han Solo, and it's where Luke and Leia rescued Han from Jabba The Hutt. It has appeared in five of the six Star Wars movies - more than any other planet - and now we have word that number will be going up with the release of J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII. While we first heard rumors about Tatooine's potential role in the sci-fi sequel last week, now The Hollywood Reporter has apparently confirmed those stories with their own sources. »

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Tatooine Will Appear In Star Wars: Episode VII

9 April 2014 10:59 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The home planet of Luke and Anakin Skywalker, Tatooine, will play a role in J.J. Abrams’ wildly anticipated series update Star Wars: Episode VII, according to The Hollywood Reporter. There’s no real reason to doubt THR’s story, especially after news broke a little while back that the film would be shooting in Morocco for a few weeks, so we’re considering this rumor to be a lot more reliable than many others that have emerged over the months.

Most of the original Tatooine sets existed in Tunisia, but it’s currently unknown whether or not Abrams will move production there after wrapping on the film’s Morocco set. Disney is obviously sparing no expense on Star Wars: Episode VII, so whether or not he ends up shooting the film’s Tatooine scenes in Tunisia as well is likely entirely dependent on how large a role the desert planet »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Chewbacca Back for Star Wars Ep 7

8 April 2014 5:42 PM, PDT | kidspickflicks | See recent kidspickflicks news »

Chalk another one up for the Rebel Alliance, because it looks like their ranks just got a little bit bigger, and a lot bit furrier!

You probably wouldn't recognize British actor Peter Mayhew if you saw him walking down the street (although his 7 foot 3 inch height would stand out...) but once he puts on the mask, everything comes together.

Peter will be once again donning his famous Chewbacca mask for Star Wars: Episode VII. And we couldn't be more excited for the Wookie to make his big screen comeback. We can't wait to see what he's been doing in the 30 years since Return of the Jedi.

Could the return of Chewie mean his best bud Han Solo is also coming back? Disney has confirmed that only R2-D2 has been officially signed on for the movie, but he can't be the only one! After all, it's been reported that Star Wars »

- dbethke@fanlala.com (Dave B.)

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Original Chewbacca Returning for 'Star Wars: Episode VII'

8 April 2014 7:07 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Another cast member from the original Star Wars trilogy is returning to a galaxy far, far away: Peter Mayhew will suit-up once again as Han Solo's trusted number two Wookiee, Chewbacca, for Lucasfilm and Disney's forthcoming Star Wars: Episode VII, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Sources confirmed Mayhew's turn in the new film, though speculation that the actor might reprise his role began when he canceled an appearance at the Comicpalooza convention in Texas "due to filming." Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn confirmed at the start of the month that »

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Star Wars: 10 things you never knew about the galaxy far, far away

8 April 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Filming is about to commence on Star Wars: Episode VII, Jj Abrams's hotly-anticipated sequel that picks up the story 30 years after the events of Return of the Jedi.

With almost 40 years of history - encompassing films, TV, comic books, video games and novels - there's a wealth of interesting facts and information about the vast universe hatched by George Lucas.

Here are ten fast facts we've discovered from a galaxy far, far away…

1. Inspired by the swashbuckling Flash Gordon adventures that began in the '30s, a young George Lucas initially wanted to bring that serial to the big screen, but found the rights to the character difficult to untangle. From there he began to fashion his own space epic - a project that would eventually become the Star Wars we know and love.

However, things could have been a lot different as Lucas's first draft script was »

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Peter Mayhew Returning As Chewbacca For Star Wars: Episode VII

7 April 2014 1:26 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

With J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII currently filming, casting announcements are beginning to emerge. Today, THR has announced that Peter Mayhew will be reprising the role of everyone’s favorite wookie sidekick, Chewbacca.

Chewbacca is the second original character to officially join the long-anticipated sequel, the first of which was R2-D2. As exciting as it is to hear that they’ll be on the big screen again, I can’t help but feel a bit disappointed that we still don’t have any word on which human characters will be showing up when the film hits theaters on December 18th, 2015. That being said, Chewie’s involvement does give weight to the assumption that the original trilogy’s trio of stars will be returning. After all, you can’t have Chewbacca without Han (the character’s Revenge of the Sith cameo notwithstanding).

As a long time Star Wars fan, it »

- James Garcia

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Star Wars: Episode VII — Peter Mayhew Returns as Chewbacca

7 April 2014 1:14 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

THR is reporting that Peter Mayhew, who played Chewbacca in the original Star Wars trilogy, will reprise his role in Star Wars: Episode VII. This is great news to fans who have supported Mayhew (age 69) though his many recent health struggles. They can easily use a stunt man for the more physically demanding action that Mayhew would not be able to perform, because I imagine that Chewbacca suit is pretty heavy. Let's hope we don't get a CGI Chewbacca, which is a worry for several readers on Facebook.

With no official cast other than R2-D2, Star Wars: Episode VII face punches theaters December 15, 2015. »

- Free Reyes

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Peter Mayhew is Returning as Chewbacca for 'Star Wars: Episode VII'

7 April 2014 12:50 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Just over the weekend we learned that casting was nearly complete for Star Wars: Episode VII as some preliminary shooting was happening overseas. However, we've yet to hear any concrete details on who will be the new heroes in the sci-fi sequel, and which of the saga characters will be returning. We already know R2-D2 will be back (and likely C-3Po), but now THR has word that Peter Mayhew will have a role in the film. If that name doesn't sound familiar, Star Wars fans like myself are happy to inform you that he's the man under the big walking carpet that is Chewbacca, loyal sidekick and co-pilot to Han Solo. More below! Rumors started swirling that Mayhew would be back as Chewbacca when he canceled an appearance at Texas convention Comicpalooza "due to filming.” That convention takes place from May 23rd-26th, which would be after the »

- Ethan Anderton

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Chewbacca Actor Peter Mayhew Back For Star Wars: Episode VII

7 April 2014 12:19 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

J.J. Abrams really does plan on getting the old gang back together. After officially confirming (via social media) that R2-D2 would be a member of Star Wars: Episode VII, Abrams apparently is going to the original Wookiee for his cast. The Hollywood Reporter reports that Peter Mayhew will "reprise his role" for the soon-to-film sequel. Mayhew played Han Solo's co-pilot in all three original Star Wars films, then returned to the role for Star Wars: Episode III . Revenge of the Sith. He has been a fixture on the Star Wars fan circuit for generations, and has hinted in the past that he'd be happy to return to the character of Chewbacca is Abrams needed him for Episode VII. Here are the various "moods" the super-tall Mayhew can bring to the part! We have suspected for a while now that Abrams wanted a new Chewbacca in Star Wars: Episode »

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