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6:31 PM 8/28/2014 by Jeff Giles
Even before Harrison Ford accidentally shut down production on Star Wars: Episode VII by getting his leg crushed on the Millennium Falcon, speculation ran rampant regarding director J.J. Abrams' rumored reluctance to meet or agree to Disney's demands for a December 2015 release date. Once Ford was laid up for weeks, many wondered whether the studio might be forced to bump the highly anticipated follow-up to 1983's Return of the Jedi.
1:14 PM 7/21/2014 by Jeff Giles
We can't (yet) see what our old friends Luke, Han, Leia, and Chewbacca are up to on the set of Star Wars: Episode VII, but we've already been granted a sneak peek of R2-D2 -- and now, director J.J. Abrams has thrown back the curtain on our first look at the return of the X-wing fighter. The ship, piloted by Rebel insurgents in their battle against the Empire, seems set to be making a return to action in Episode VII, at least judging from the glimpse we get via Abrams' new "Force for Change" video.
3:54 PM 7/17/2014 by Jeff Giles
For a film that initially looked to be something of a sausage fest, Star Wars: Episode VII is shaping up to be a rather distaff-friendly slice of sci-fi. In the latest of several recent casting announcements, British actress Christina Chong has been added to the mix. Chong joins a growing list of new faces in the upcoming sequel, including Daisy Ridley, Lupita Nyong'o, Gwendoline Christie, and Crystal Clarke; her recent credits include an appearance in the Fox miniseries 24:
11:11 AM 7/9/2014 by Jeff Giles
There may not be a franchise on the planet (or in a galaxy far, far away) more perfectly made for IMAX than Star Wars, but the format's rise has occurred mostly during the saga's time away from theaters, so they've mostly been kept apart -- although the prequel trilogy shot by George Lucas in the late '90s and early aughts did end up being blown up and projected on those really, really big screens.
3:36 PM 6/16/2014 by Jeff Giles
While the rest of us are doing backflips over J.J. Abrams' decision to heavily incorporate real sets rather than relying totally on CGI for Star Wars: Episode VII, Harrison Ford is laid up in a hospital bed, reportedly because the Millennium Falcon has a really heavy door.
2:20 PM 6/12/2014 by Jeff Giles
He may or may not have shot first, but Han was certainly injured first -- or at least his real-life counterpart, Harrison Ford, was when he reportedly hurt his ankle on the set of Star Wars: Episode VII this week, necessitating a trip to the local hospital.
comicbookmovie.com – Although it still hasn't been made official, the rumor mill has claimed time and time again that one of the standalone Star Wars movies in the pipeline will focus on infamous bounty hunter Boba Fett -- and now a source for our pals at the Schmoes Know.com seem to have conformed it. 44 weeks 6 days ago via jetli
8:35 PM 5/6/2014 by Binh Ngo
Shortly after Disney absorbed Lucasfilm into its fold, the studio has promised to have a new Star Wars movie in theaters every year, starting with Star Wars: Episode VII in 2015 and filling in the years between the main trilogy with spin-offs, the first of which will be coming in 2016.
10:26 AM 4/29/2014 by Jeff Giles
Who needs to wait for May the 4th when you can just go ahead and surprise everybody with an announcement on April 29? Following months of rumors and ever-more-deafening buzz, Disney has revealed the main cast for Star Wars: Episode VII -- and just like studio chief Bob Iger promised, it does indeed include a mix of new and familiar faces.
2:50 PM 4/22/2014 by Jeff Giles
Sorry, Admiral Thrawn fans: It looks like all those rumors about the new Star Wars trilogy pulling from the "expanded universe" novels were unfounded. According to screenwriter Simon Kinberg, the new movies are going to follow the old ones -- but go to corners of a galaxy far, far away that we've never seen or read before.