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Star Wars: Episode VII set photo confirms use of IMAX cameras

9 July 2014 4:02 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

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.

The post Star Wars: Episode VII set photo confirms use of IMAX cameras appeared first on Flickering Myth. »

- Gary Collinson

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IMAX Cameras Confirmed to be Used in the Filming of Star Wars Episode VII

8 July 2014 | The Daily BLAM! | See recent The Daily BLAM! news »

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

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Kevin Smith talks more about Star Wars: Episode VII

7 July 2014 1:55 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Last week we brought you the news of Kevin Smith talking about what he saw on the set of J.J. AbramsStar 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

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'Star Wars 7' Adds New Cast Members, Kevin Smith Talks "Field Of Dreams" Set Visit

6 July 2014 5:12 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

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 MayhewKenny BakerLupita 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

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Two newcomers join the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII

6 July 2014 2:04 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

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

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Star Wars: Episode VII Adds Pip Andersen And Crystal Clarke

6 July 2014 12:42 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

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.

In an official statement, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy said:

The Star Wars universe has always been about »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Two More Board Star Wars: Episode VII!

6 July 2014 12:23 PM, PDT | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

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. »

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Fmtv Movie Newsgasm #2 – Star Wars: Episode VII, Avengers: Age of Ultron and Transformers: Age of Extinction

4 July 2014 12:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

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.

That’s all the biggest film stories of the week in one easy-to-digest Movie Newsgasm video! Watching it will make you 15% cooler (effects noticable immediately). Check it out here…

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Transformers: Age of Extinction is currently out in North America and is released in the UK on July 5th, »

- Oliver Davis

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Has Carrie Fisher’s Daughter Billie Lourd Landed A Role In Star Wars: Episode VII?

2 July 2014 12:01 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The large cast for J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII may have already been announced, but that hasn’t stopped new casting rumors from finding their way online. They originated with Latino Review, who suggested that Carrie Fisher’s daughter Billie Lourd would be joining the production in a cameo role. That would certainly make sense, considering that George Lucas himself found cameos for his own children in the Star Wars prequels. But is there more here than meets the eye?

It didn’t take long for other rumors to trickle in, suggesting that Lourd’s part would be bigger than originally anticipated. According to The Daily Mail, she will be playing a younger version of Princess Leia, presumably in flashbacks:

“Although her daughter Billie Lourd, 21, is a relative unknown, director J.J. Abrams is said to have chosen her to play a young version of her mother’s character because of their visual similarities. »

- James Garcia

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"Star Wars: Episode VII" Updates

2 July 2014 5:34 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek more new images from the set of director Jj Abrams' currently shooting 3D feature "Star Wars: Episode VII", filming desert sequences with wardrobed performers, props and vehicles:

"Star Wars Episode VII" is produced by Walt Disney Pictures, Lucasfilm and Bad Robot Productions, to be distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

The new film stars John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Lupita Nyong'o and Gwendoline Christie...

...with Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Kenny Baker reprising their roles from previous films.

"Star Wars: Episode VII" is planned to be the first of the third trilogy of "Star Wars" films... 

...following chronologically in the series...

...30 years after "Return of the Jedi" and the demise of 'Darth Vader'.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Star Wars: Episode VII"...

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- Michael Stevens

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Kevin Smith talks Star Wars: Episode VII, confirms Stormtroopers

2 July 2014 1:28 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

If there is one filmmaker who is not hiding his excitement for J.J. AbramsStar Wars Episode VII, it’s Kevin Smith. The Clerks director is currently in the UK touring animated film Jay and Silent Bob’s Super Groovy Cartoon Movie along with Jason Mewes and his podcast Hollywood Babble-On with Ralph Garman. Before the show last night in London however, Kevin Smith was invited to the set of Star Wars Episode VII, the details of which he spoke about before the Hollywood Babble-On show.

Smith noted that he had signed a non-disclosure agreement so he couldn’t talk any specifics, but he did say that he saw costumes, characters and sets that took him back to his childhood.

“They had a sign at on the stage – I can’t even say which stage – which had the Imperial Starship logo and it said, ‘loose lips sink starships”.

“I’m really excited and you know, »

- Luke Owen

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Star Wars: Episode VII: More Revealing Snaps From The Set

1 July 2014 2:03 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Are those Podracer engines? More pics at the link below. Star Wars: Episode VII stars John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Lupita Nyong'o and Gwendoline Christie, who will join original cast members Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker. The movie opens worldwide on December 18, 2015. »

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Carrie Fisher's Daughter Billie Lourd Joins Star Wars: Episode VII

27 June 2014 4:23 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

According to Latino Review, the daughter of Carrie Fisher and Co-Chairman of Creative Arts Agency Bryan Lourd will have a role in Star Wars: Episode VII. There's not a lot to the report, but the site do say that it could just be a cameo. It'd be easy to assume that Billie will be playing the child of Princess Leia in the film, but with no acting credits to the 21-year old's name, a large part would seem unlikely. What do you guys think? Cameo or a more substantial role? Star Wars: Episode VII also stars John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Lupita Nyong'o and Gwendoline Christie. They join the original stars of the saga, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker. The movie opens worldwide on December 18, 2015. »

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'Star Wars: Episode VII' Cast Gets Lego Treatment in Cool Diorama

25 June 2014 11:15 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

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

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Star Wars: Episode VII Rumors: Mercenaries, Sith Witches, and Fallout from Harrison Ford’s Injury

25 June 2014 10:48 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

The Star Wars: Episode VII rumor mill continues to churn away as new plot details have possibly surfaced.  But before we get to those, let's get to some production rumors following Harrison Ford's leg injury.  According to the less-than-reliable New York Post, Oscar Isaac's role is being expanded to make up for less Han Solo.  However, another source tells the Post, "'The basic story line will not change that much.' The source said no characters were being dramatically expanded, but 'the order of filming scenes could be shifted' to work around Ford’s absence."  This seems far more likely, and the source adds that "Shutting down the movie is impossible," and I believe that as well.  I'm not sure the movie's insurance would cover such a shutdown, and even if it did, Disney seems determined to hit the release date no matter what. Hit the jump for »

- Matt Goldberg

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Will Mandalorians And Sith Witches Play A Role In Star Wars: Episode VII?

25 June 2014 8:39 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Another day, another potentially groundless rumor for Star Wars: Episode VII. Yesterday, sometimes-reliable gossip site Latino Review posted a new crop of possible scoops for Disney and Lucasfilm’s upcoming, J.J. Abrams-directed franchise restarter.

Apparently, the mercenaries whom we recently heard will hunt Jedi in Episode VII may be related somehow to the Mandalorian race. According to Wookiepedia:

“In their early years, Mandalorian culture revolved around battle, with war being a source of honor and pride in their community. The leader of the Mandalorians, known as the Mand’alor, translates to “Sole Ruler” and presented as “Mandalore” in Basic. Throughout their history, the Mandalorians often allied with the Sith, perhaps most notably the Sith Lord Exar Kun, and held a certain distrust and general dislike for the Jedi Order.

However, they wouldn’t hesitate to cooperate with the Jedi if a partnership between the two groups was mutually beneficial. »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Double take: Angelina, The Rock and more stars with their stunt doubles

25 June 2014 5:54 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

We nearly did a double take when we spotted Chris Evans's stunt double on the set of Avengers: Age of Ultron in London yesterday (June 24).

Dressed in full Captain America costume, he was joined on set by fellow body doubles for both Scarlett Johansson and Chris Hemsworth, as filming for Joss Whedon's Marvel movie hits the halfway mark.

We're seeing double as we bring you more stars and their stunt performing shadows below:

Benedict Cumberbatch and Zachary Quinto

Benedict Cumberbatch and Zachary Quinto film a fight scene for Star Trek Into Darkness, as their stunt doubles wait on standby.

Adam Sandler

Adam Sandler stands next to his stunt double on the set of his humourless 2011 movie Jack and Jill in Los Angeles.

Chris Evans

Chris Evans and stunt double Sam Hargrave look relaxed as they share a joke on the set of Captain America: The Winter Soldier in Cleveland last year. »

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George Lucas chooses Chicago as the home of new Star Wars museum

25 June 2014 2:46 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Star Wars creator George Lucas has revealed that Chicago will become the setting for his upcoming museum of art and movie memorabilia.

Chicago fended off competition from San Francisco and Los Angeles to become the home of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art.

Lucas, who hopes the new project will open in 2018, said: "I am humbled to be joining such an extraordinary museum community and to be creating the museum in a city that has a long tradition of embracing the arts."

It was recently announced that Josh Trank will direct a Star Wars spinoff movie.

The Chronicle director, like Godzilla's Gareth Edwards, will develop a stand-alone movie separate from the Disney/Lucasfilm 'Episodes'.

Meanwhile, Rian Johnson was recently named as the writer and director of Star Wars Episode VIII.

Jj Abrams's Star Wars Episode VII - starring original cast members Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew »

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Harrison Ford’s broken leg to delay Star Wars: Episode VII?

24 June 2014 1:36 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Although the initial word from Lucasfilm was that Harrison Ford’s injury would not severely impact production on Star Wars: Episode VII, it is now being rumoured via Jedi News that filming could be “pushed back by a substanial amount of time” due to the actor suffering a break to his left leg. According to the site, an Episode VII production team met yesterday to discuss how the shoot will be affected by Ford’s recovery time, and with Han Solo said to be one of the main characters of the sequel, there is now a strong possibility that the film could fail to meet its planned December 2015 release date.

Ford is joined in the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII by returning stars Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Anthony Daniels (C-3Po), Kenny Baker (R2-D2) and Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca), while newcomers to the galaxy far, far »

- Gary Collinson

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Is Tom Cruise Filming A Cameo For 'Star Wars: Episode VII'

23 June 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Tom Cruise is rumored to be signing on for a cameo appearance in the J.J. Abrams directed Star Wars: Episode VII.

Tom Cruise Joining 'Star Wars' Cast?

Cruise, who recruited Abrams to direct 2006’s Mission: Impossible III, apparently met up with the director in London last weekend, according to reports.

“Tom has been in London for over a week and met up with J.J. and some other people from Star Wars at the weekend,” an insider told The Sun. “On Saturday evening five of them met up for dinner and drinks at the Belgravia Hotel. J.J. loves working with Tom whenever he gets the chance.”

The source added, “Losing Harrison [Ford] is going to set things back a little scheduling wise and there's some time to play around with.”

Harrison Ford Injury

Ford was flown by helicopter to a local hospital from the Star Wars set at »

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