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Re: Star Wars: Episode VII

PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2014 1:16 am
by Kal
Worst Previews wrote:James Earl Jones Won't Return as Darth Vader for New "Star Wars" Films

Disney is working on a new "Star Wars" trilogy, as well as at least three spin-offs focusing on origin stories of some of the characters. And while plenty of actors from the original trilogy are returning, James Earl Jones just confirmed that he won't be back.

"Oh no. I've got no illusions that I will or even hankerings to be in them, but I'm very proud to have been part of the original," he said, despite the fact that the Han Solo and Boba Fett spin-offs will likely take place when Darth Vader was still alive.

When asked if he'll at least watch "Star Wars: Episode VII," Jones replied: "Perhaps. I have no idea where they'll go with it, but I hope they sustain the success of the first ones and do it well."

We have Luke and Leia who I'm sure over the years has tapped into the force so they would both be in contact with the spirits of Anakin, Obi Wan Kenobi and Yoda. I'm sure Hayden Christensen and Ewan McGregor will return for those types of scenes. Not sure about the Spin-Off's though since they are supposed to take place before the original trilogy, you do really need James Earl Jones for those films.

Re: Star Wars: Episode VII

PostPosted: Sat Jun 07, 2014 12:42 pm
by Kal
Worst Previews wrote:Mark Hamill Talks Spoilers, Cast Reunions, STAR WARS Fandom, and Saying “Yes” to the New Film

With production underway on J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII, Mark Hamill has been cast not just into the film, but back into the spotlight as well. In a recent interview, he talks about his time in the original trilogy, his reaction to the prequel trilogy, and his involvement in the new trio of films currently underway. While there’s not much in the way of plot or even his character arc revealed in this interview, he does talk a bit about George Lucas’ vision for the Star Wars characters and his reaction to Disney purchasing Lucasfilm. Hamill also comments on fans’ expectations and the current culture of movie spoilers.

In an interview with the Orlando Sentinel, Hamill talked about a wide range of topics from Disney park attractions to voicing the Joker. You can find all of those comments and more over at the link provided, but we’ve supplied a few Star Wars-related tidbits below.

Hamill says he was perfectly content with leaving the franchise behind after Return of the Jedi:

“In my mind, there was a beginning, and a middle and an end for me and my association with George’s trilogy. It was firmly in the past. When the prequels came out, I watched from a distance, but I was totally fine.”

Of course, now he’s back in a presumably significant role for Episode VII , and he talked a bit about his preparation and time on set:

“I’ve altered my diet. I’ve started working out. There’s that. But on the film itself: I toured the departments, I’ve looked at wardrobe, and I saw the creature shop. I went around and met all the cast people, saw the technicians working on some new things.”

Hamill went on to say that Lucas “always liked the idea of seeing the original characters as elderly characters,” and indeed he got his wish as Hamill is joined by Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher in J.J. Abrams’ follow-up.

“I hadn’t seen Tony Daniels or Carrie [Fisher] or Harrison [Ford] or Peter Mayhew in ages. … I was wonderful to see them again, because I didn’t expect to. Again, this is all so unexpected. It’s like getting out that pair of pants you haven’t worn in five years and finding a 20-dollar bill in the pocket. Oh, this is nice.”

The actor also touched on saying “yes” to Episode VII, saying potential fan reaction was one of the factors in motivating him to sign on:

“Look, I’m aware that a lot of people don’t care one way or another, but for the UPFs – the ultra passionate fans – they would come after me like the angry townspeople with torches in the old Frankenstein pictures. I would have a lot to answer for if I didn’t at least try to make the effort. It’s not like I had a choice. I feel like I was called up for service by the Selective Service.”

Hamill also admits that he’s not nearly in the same league as the fans when it comes to Star Wars knowledge:

“I haven’t seen those movies since they were in movie theaters. I don’t watch them on home theater or DVD. There are people who are far more expert in it than I am. They know more, way more, about them than I do, and they care more. … You don’t have to love them, but I am surprised sometimes at how vehemently they get if they’re not satisfied, which is scary. I have this feeling that no matter what we do there’s going to be a faction that really is disappointed. You just can’t live up to that. Any kind of reunion type endeavor, whatever it is … you can never go home again.”

Finally, Hamilly touched on the sale of Lucasfilm to Disney:

“I think he [George Lucas] really feels a great relief of passing this property into the right hands. I couldn’t be more excited even nominally a part of the Disney family.”

Re: Star Wars: Episode VII

PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2014 12:52 am
by Kal
Worst Previews wrote:Harrison Ford Injured on Set of "Star Wars: Episode VII"

Despite being almost 72 years old, Harrison Ford doesn't shy away from action scenes. Unfortunately, he just ended up hurting himself on the set of "Star Wars: Episode VII."

"Harrison Ford sustained an ankle injury during filming today on the set of 'Star Wars: Episode VII,'" said the official statement. "He was taken to a local hospital and is receiving care. Shooting will continue as planned while he recuperates."

Hopefully the injury isn't a big deal.

"Star Wars: Episode VII" is set to hit theaters on December 18th, 2015.

Hope he's allright.

Re: Star Wars: Episode VII

PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 2:48 pm
by Kal
Superhero Hype wrote:Harrison Ford to Miss 8 Weeks of Filming Following Injury on Star Wars Set

It was revealed last Thursday that actor Harrison Ford had sustained an injury on the set of Star Wars: Episode VII, and now The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Ford has suffered a broken ankle and will miss up to eight weeks of filming on the highly-anticipated sequel. The site also reports that Ford's injury will not change the film's release date. Check back for further details on the matter as we learn them.

Ford joins the returning Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Kenny Baker for the new film alongside new additions John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Lupita Nyong’o, Gwendoline Christie and Max von Sydow.

Star Wars: Episode VII is being directed by J.J. Abrams from a script he co-wrote with Lawrence Kasdan. It will open in wide release on December 18, 2015.

Re: Star Wars: Episode VII

PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2014 12:14 pm
by Kal
Worst Previews wrote:Harrison Ford's "Star Wars: Episode VII" Injury is Worse Than First Reported

It was recently reported that Harrison Ford injured his ankle on the set of "Star Wars: Episode VII" and was taken to a hospital to be treat. It was then reported that he actually broke his ankle and will be out for eight weeks.

It now turns out that the situation is much worse. BBC News confirmed with Ford's publicist that the injury is not a broken ankle, but a broken leg. Disney claims that production will not be delayed.

If everything goes well, director JJ Abrams can work around Ford's injury while the actor recovers. "Star Wars: Episode VII" is set to hit theaters on December 18th, 2015.

Re: Star Wars: Episode VII

PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2014 10:59 am
by Kal
Here's J.J Abrams making fun of "Batman v Superman" because of Zach's #SuperJedi:



Re: Star Wars: Episode VII

PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2014 10:11 am
by Kal
Superhero Hype wrote:A New Photo Teases Mark Hamill’s Star Wars: Episode VII Look

There’s a number of caveats to a newly-released image of Mark Hamill standing outside a Star Wars: Episode VII sign at Pinewood Studios, but that shouldn’t deter fans from getting excited by what appears to be Hamill’s new Luke Skywalker look. Check it out below!

The photo was snapped by Hamill’s son, Nathan Hamill, and also features an appearance by “Lava Bear,” one of Nathan Hamill’s artistic creations (learn more at his official site).

It was first hinted that the elder Hamill would have a beard in the new film back in June, although the facial hair has certainly evolved since then into a look rather reminiscent of Sir Alec Guiness’ Obi-Wan Kenobi.

Bear in mind, the J.J. Abrams film has been on production hiatus due to Harrison Ford’s injury and that there’s no hard proof that this is anything close to the final look we’ll be seeing on the big screen come December 18, 2015. Still, for fans who have been waiting decades for the return of Luke Skywalker, this particular image is bound to create some big smiles.


Awesome! 8-)

Re: Star Wars: Episode VII

PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2014 10:56 pm
by Kal
Sylvester Stallone talks about his audition for "Han Solo":

Superhero Hype wrote:New Rumors Allege Major Star Wars: Episode VII Reveals

We’re just over a year away from the release of Star Wars: Episode VII and today seems to also be the day that spoilers are kicking in high gear. A number of websites have revealed what they allege to be pretty significant details about the December 18, 2015 release. At this point, it’s hard to tell, assuming they are real, which of these spoilers are just fun updates and which ruin significant elements of the film’s plot and/or other surprises. As such, read on both with caution and with a grain of salt.

First up, Latino Review has several plot details, building on what has been previously been alleged regarding Luke’s missing hand serving as the story’s MacGuffin. The search for Luke Skywalker, then, teams Daisy Ridley and John Boyega’s characters with Han Solo and Chewbacca (who have passed the Millennium Falcon along to Oscar Isaacs’ character).

The new rumors reveal that Luke is a captive of the Inquisitors, the villains of the upcoming “Star Wars Rebels” television series. Sort of a Sith task force, the Inquistors used to deal directly with Darth Vader and seem to have captured Luke shortly after the events of Return of the Jedi. What’s a neat surprise, if true, is that flashbacks will actually show off a time period prior to the events of the original Star Wars and we’ll get to see Darth Vader on the big screen again! What’s more, Billie Lourd is rumored to be playing a young Princess Leia in some of those flashback scenes.

Next up, Badass Digest has a few more descriptive details, claiming that there’s a central Inquisitor villain who is a half-metal cyborg and the owner of the hand we just saw officially revealed by J.J. Abrams. They also allege that we’ll see a planet of both ice and forest where Imperial Snowtroopers are building a superweapon!

Finally, Indie Revolver has published alleged concept art of Han Solo in both a Hoth-like uniform and also in a look a bit more reminiscent of the long coat he wore on Endor. Badass Digest then chimes in again, claiming that Solo and Chewbacca are now in charge of a Super Star Destroyer.


Once again, just about all of this should be considered rumor-only for the time being, especially given Abrams’ tendency for secrecy and false leads. What is known is that the film, written by Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan, stars 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, Gwendoline Christie, Crystal Clarke, Pip Anderson and Christina Chong, takes place 30 years after the events of Return of the Jedi and hits the big screen December 18, 2015.

And here's the rumoured storm troopers:


Re: Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens

PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2014 7:48 pm
by Kal

Superhero Hype wrote:Star Wars: Episode VII Officially Titled Star Wars: The Force Awakens!

Walt Disney Studios and Lucasfilm have announced today, following the completion of principal photography, that Star Wars: Episode VII is now officially titled Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Starring 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, Gwendoline Christie, Crystal Clarke, Pip Anderson, Christina Chong and Miltos Yerolemou, the J.J. Abrams-directed film will debut in theaters on December 18, 2015.

Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens

PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2014 1:37 pm
by Cyborg
our first look, this comes out in a year so it's quite the wait!

not the biggest Star Wars fan, looks good. the effects look top notch.

thoughts? Kal?