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In perhaps the most bizarre Star Wars rumor so far, WWE Superstar Sheamus is being heavily rumored to be playing Darth Vader in Episode VII. Wait Darth Vader is going to appear in Episode VII? That has yet to be confirmed or even hinted to be the case. Yet the Irish born “Celtic Warrior” sent a cryptic tweet to a newspaper yesterday when asked about it.
I cant confirm that i wont not be reprising role of Darth Vader in #StarWars ... I hope that's clear @IrishMirror ;) pic.twitter.com/hj0JNigkYm
— Sheamus (@WWESheamus) July 30, 2014
So why is there even a hint that this could be happening you ask? According to sources in the know, Sheamus has donned the costume for Star Wars promotional events before. He also took a brief break from his role as United States Champion in the WWE to appear back in his home country in the »
- Mick Joest
Sneak Peek new images of actor Harrison Ford, who fractured a bone in his left leg after a hydraulic door on a mock-up of the spaceship 'Millennium Falcon' crushed him while filming a scene in "Star Wars: Episode VII", without his leg cast in Santa Monica as he makes his way along an airport runway to catch a plane:
Producers of director J.J. Abrams' film have been reorganizing the schedule to shift the remaining scenes of 'Han Solo' until later in the shoot.
The film is on schedule for a December 18, 2015 release date.
- Michael Stevens
Well, this is an unexpected rumor. According to a new report, the WWE superstar Sean Sheamus (who's portrayed the iconic Sith Lord in various promotional tours and events) has been brought on to don the costume officially for the new Star Wars movie. Come inside to learn more on this and even the reaction from Sean himself!
Of all the Star Wars rumors that could have landed...this isn't one I was expecting. Not even a little bit. According to an Irish Mirror publication, the professional wrestler Sean Sheamus has been hired to portray Darth Vader in the new Star Wars films, and has reportedly even shot scenes already for Star Wars: Episode VII. The speculation stems fromt he fact that the movie is currently shooting in Ireland (on a small isalnd), and that Sheamus posted a picture of himself near the production claiming he was heading towards the island. »
- email@example.com (Jordan Maison)
Denizens of the Star Wars galaxy aren’t the best stewards of their environment. The empire once blew up an entire planet (sorry, Alderaan); there’s fan speculation about the fate of the Ewok ecosystem after the second Death Star explodes during Return of the Jedi. (Spoiler: It doesn’t look good.) And let’s not even consider the emissions impact of pod racing.
But as J.J. Abrams and crew prepare to shoot episode VII, it looks like the damage might come closer to home. The Guardian reports that Irish wildlife conservationists have raised concerns about plans to shoot the »
- Jackson McHenry
San Diego — After years of false starts, Daniel Radcliffe finally made it to Comic-Con. The "Harry Potter" star was never able to physically make it to the massive pop culture festival while shooting the iconic film series because their production always conflicted with the convention's July dates. The 25-year-old actor doesn't necessarily have more free time on his hand these days, but he made his inaugural visit to talk about his upcoming fantasy thriller "Horns." Radcliffe took some time to speak to HitFix about his new movie, his first Comic-Con and a "never say never" in the video interview at the top of this post. What was most surprising was Radcliffe's initial revelation that he'd already explored the convention but in costume. "I went around as Spider-Man and took some photos with people," Radcliffe admits. "It was quite fun. It was like that and Halloween are the only time I »
- Gregory Ellwood
If you’ve always wondered what would happen if Peter Griffin and Homer Simpson hung out at a bar while Bart and Stewie made prank phone calls, Family Guy is about to satisfy your crossover craving. In the Sept. 28 season premiere, “The Simpsons Guy,” the albino Griffins wind up by accident in Springfield, where they are greeted warmly by the hepatits-y Simpsons. But a fast friendship christened with delicious doughnuts may be forever destroyed by an argument over Pawtucket Patriot Ale and Duff Beer, which leads to an epic chicken fight.
To see the collision of these two animated worlds »
- Dan Snierson
San Diego - “Star Wars Rebels” executive producer Dave Filoni is no stranger to the rich lore of the expansive Star Wars universe. After recently finishing off his run as “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” director, it was a natural transition. “We’d just finished “Clone Wars” and it almost seemed a natural step to move into this in-between time. And yet we didn’t want to place it after Order 66 because that would just seem like a continuation of “Clone Wars” so we jumped down several years.” Of course Filoni and his team had to decide where was the best place in the new streamlined timeline to place the next chapter of George Lucas’s creation. “We looked quickly at the timeline and obviously Jj’s got the whole after “The Return of the Jedi” wrapped up pretty good so we didn’t want to do anything down near that. »
- Donna Dickens
Hey!? What’S This?!: Easy there, Darth Interrobang. It’s a column on Star Wars news and rumors and therefore contains Spoilers and Speculation. If you’re not into those things, wait for the Fall when Star Wars: Rebels comes out. Otherwise…
This Week: So much stuff! X-wing! Rumors Of Hands! Rebels Clips!
Where to begin this week’s collection of Star Wars Material that will mostly just serve as me trying to catch up all the Star Wars stuff of note that hit the rumor-net since we last convened in the halls of S7AR Wars.
The X-wing and the Mouse
There was another Force For Change video released, this time featuring Fearless Leader Jj Abrams in front of an X-Wing. This X-Wing appears a bit worse for wear in the paint-job area, but also was without an astromech droid (like where R2-D2 was loaded into Luke »
Last night's Star Wars Rebels Comic-Con panel featuring guests Dave Filoni (Executive Producer), Simon Kinberg (Executive Producer), Freddie Prinze Jr. (Kanan), Vanessa Marshall (Hera), Taylor Gray (Ezra), Steve Blum (Zeb) and Tiya Sircar (Sabine) debuted new clips from the upcoming series premiere.
The first of two Star Wars Rebels Comic-Con clips introduces the Inquisitor whom has tracked down Kanan and Ezra with the intention of terminating them both. We learn in this clip that the Inquisitor has Force powers, Ezra is quick on his feet, and Kanan is creative when it comes to protecting his Padawan's life.
The second clip follows Ezra as he tries to evade a squadron of Stormtroopers. Lucky for him Zeb comes to the rescue piloting a Tie Fighter, recalling the final act of Return of the Jedi when Chewbacca commands an At-st Walker with the help of his Ewok friends.
Sadly we still don't have »
Mark Hamill is currently in the UK, reprising the role of Luke Skywalker for J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII some 30 years after his last outing in Return of the Jedi. Last night, the actor stepped out for the UK premiere of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy [read our review here], sporting a full on Jedi Master beard, which gives us a good idea of how Luke will appear in Episode VII…
tar 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 »
- Gary Collinson
Sneak Peek new images of actor Harrison Ford, who fractured a bone in his left leg after a hydraulic door on a mock-up of the spaceship 'Millennium Falcon' crushed him while filming a scene in "Star Wars: Episode VII", as he makes his way along an airport runway to catch a plane:
Producers of director J.J. Abrams film have been reorganizing the schedule to shift the remaining scenes of 'Han Solo' until later in the shoot.
The film is on schedule for a December 18, 2015 release date.
Along with Ford, the new film stars John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Lupita Nyong'o, Gwendoline Christie, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Kenny Baker.
It is planned »
- Michael Stevens
"...Abrams announces the creation of 'Star Wars: Force for Change', a charitable initiative from Disney, Lucasfilm and Bad Robot, dedicated to finding creative solutions to some of the world's biggest problems.
"The first 'Star Wars: Force for Change' campaign will raise funds and awareness for the 'Unicef Innovation Labs' and its projects geared to children in need.
"Disney has committed $1 million, and fans can now donate directly at http://bit.ly/ForceForChange for a chance to appear in 'Star Wars: Episode VII'....
...30 years after "Return of the Jedi" and the demise of 'Darth Vader'. »
- Michael Stevens
In an episode of The Big Bang Theory (a sitcom lampooning modern “geek” culture with varying degrees of success), physicist Dr. Sheldon Cooper refuses to watch the Star Wars: Clone Wars animated series before the Clone Wars movie. He explains, “I prefer to let George Lucas disappoint me in the order he intended.” Though likely unintentional, this offhanded remark reveals the central dilemma of the Star Wars fandom. Does the franchise “belong” to Lucas or does it “belong” to the public, as an artifact of cultural history? With the 2011 release of the 6-part Star Wars saga on Blu-ray came the announcement that the version of the trilogy available in the set would not be from the original theatrical prints, but the 1997 “Special Edition” versions of A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, which include additional scenes and updated technology. Many fans of the franchise see »
- Mallory Andrews
Earlier today Jj Abrams continued to fight the good fight of tricking people into donating charity for their own selfish gain. With only one week left to donate to ‘Star Wars: A Force For Change,’ Abrams returned to up sweeten the pot. Now donations not only get you and a friend a trip to the set and a chance to be in the film, but your town gets an advanced screening of Episode VII as well. But while Abrams talks about saving the children or whatever other Lawful Good nonsense, the important thing is happening behind him. Jj Abrams What Did You Do To That Poor X-wing?! X-Wings aren’t blue! Clearly you haven’t done your research…or have you? Here are some reasons — in no particular order of reasonableness — for the change. #1 - Jj Abrams is King Star Wars nerd. He knows that originally the X-Wing squadrons »
- Donna Dickens
Listen up, Star Wars fans!In a new video from the set of "Star Wars: Episode VII," director J.J. Abrams revealed a first look at the new X-Wing starfighter ship that will appear in the film.Abrams stands in front of the war-torn ship while talking about their fundraising efforts."We cannot tell you how grateful we are for your support," he says in the clip above. "People from over 119 countries have already participated and that's incredible and we're so grateful. But we're still going, we have one week left. So for this final week, we're offering you and a friend the chance to visit the set of Star Wars: Episode VII and be in the movie." The new set video isn't the only piece of "Star Wars" news floating around the Internet!On Sunday, Badass Digest posted a rumored plot for "Episode VII." (Spoiler alert!)According to the site, »
- tooFab Staff
In between rumours of a floating Skywalker hand and about a million other pieces of junk from “inside” sources on the set, comes this official video from J.J. Abrams. The Star Wars Episode VII director, at Pinewood studios, unveils an X-Wing in all of its glory. And yes it is an X-Wing. Originally it was suggested that it might be a Z-95 Headhunter, but the official Star Wars twitter account said otherwise. The video itself is promoting the “Force For Change” campaign, which benefits Unicefs network of 14 Innovation Labs, which helps create sustainable solutions to critical issues facing children around the world. The video is definitely worth a look, especially for the appearance of the Mse-6. Who incidentally, Simon Pegg can do a perfect impersonation of. The X-Wing itself looks absolutely phenomenal. The shape is a bit more rounded, and arguably sleeker than what Star Wars fans are used to, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Vic Barry)
Yesterday, Badass Digest revealed the opening scene and new plot details for Star Wars: Episode VII, which gave us some mild spoilers about the film.
***** Spoiler Alert *****
The site have since updated their previous report, and now claim that John Boyega will play an Awol Stormtrooper who is on a mission to redeem himself.
This unnamed Stormtrooper winds up in the desert, where he meets Daisy Ridley's character. Together; they find a hand that reportedly holds Luke Skywalker's lightsaber. Badass Digest goes onto hint that the desert planet we think is Tatooine is not actually Tatooine, but another desert planet. That doesn't quite match up with the set videos we've seen, which clearly hint at a return to Luke Skywalker's home planet.
It is not known in what state the galaxy is in at the beginning of Star Wars: Episode VII. Or how far the Empire has fallen. Or »
If you want to avoid any mild spoilers, or if you don't want to know anything at all about the plot of Star Wars: Episode VII, stop reading right now. If not, take a look at the plot description below.
Imagine the standard Star Wars crawl, and when it ends the camera pans up to the stars. But instead of a spaceship zooming into frame we see... a hand! A severed hand, tumbling through space. A severed hand gripping a light saber.
That hand falls onto a desert planet, where it is discovered by characters who will be our heroes. One is Daisy Ridley. The other is John Boyega, who is playing someone trying to change his path in life (again, »
Over the weekend a rumored plot synopsis for Star Wars: Episode VII began making the rounds online and now director J.J. Abrams has unveiled the Star Wars: Episode VII X-Wing in support of Star Wars: Force for Change campaign's final week. First the rumored synopsis via Badass Digest, which is said to be a "echoing" the Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope plot. So, I guess it's entirely impossible to come up with something new even when you have a complete universe to explore. So now, if this synopsis is true, Abrams has gone on to remake Wrath of Khan with Star Trek into Darkness after completely reinventing that franchise and with Star Wars he's doing it right out of the gates. Imagine the standard Star Wars crawl, and when it ends the camera pans up to the stars. But instead of a spaceship zooming into frame we see. »
- Brad Brevet
Production continues on "Star Wars: Episode 7," with everyone working towards a hiatus in August, when the filmmaking team will take a couple of weeks to rejigger plans and schedules to work around Harrison Ford's injury before cameras roll again. And alas, more new details are kicking around about the potential plot, so read on, and obviously, if even vague speculation might ruin everything for you, spoilers ahead. Just under a month ago, word started circulating that the plot for 'Episode 7' would find Han Solo leading a team of young people through the galaxy to find Luke Skywalker. And over the weekend, Badass Digest added a bit more padding to the rumored storyline. According to the site, 'Episode 7' takes place thirty years after the events in 'Return Of The Jedi,' and will open with Luke's lightsaber-clutching hand floating through space and landing on a desert planet, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
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