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Peter Mayhew Confirmed for 'Star Wars: Episode VII'

1:11 PM 4/7/2014 by Jeff Giles
Peter Mayhew
Chewbacca's back! Confirming one of the most widely reported rumors surrounding the upcoming Star Wars sequel, the Hollywood Reporter's sources say that Peter Mayhew will return to reprise his role as everyone's favorite Wookiee for one more trip to long, long ago in a galaxy far, far away.

Five Actors Rumored for Major 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Role

3:01 PM 3/12/2014 by Jeff Giles
With Adam Driver seemingly set to play the villain in the next installment of Star Wars, director J.J. Abrams is reportedly winnowing down his shortlist of contenders to play the next generation of Jedi warriors -- and Variety's sources say Abrams is focused on five potential young leads.

Adam Driver Rumored for 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Villain Role

2:58 PM 2/26/2014 by Jeff Giles
Adam Driver
We've been playing it cool with the near-constant rumors regarding Star Wars: Episode VII, but this one seems legit: It looks like the next villain to torment the Rebels and their friends will be played by none other than Girls cast member Adam Driver.

STAR WARS: Is Lawrence Kasdan Working On The 'Boba Fett' Spin-Off Movie? – Boba Fett remains one of the most popular Star Wars characters of all time - despite not really doing very much in either of the movies he appears in! We had heard various rumors that the Mandolorian bounty hunter would be the focus of one of the spin-off flicks said to be in the works at Disney/Lucasfilm, and now director Jon Schnepp seems to have confirmed as much..and he claims Lawrence Kasdan is on board as a writer too. 15 weeks 1 day ago via theothersenhman

J.J. Abrams Talks 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Release Date

6:10 PM 11/25/2013 by Jeff Giles
JJ Abrams
At this point, we feel like we need to begin every Star Wars-related report with a reminder that we really don't know much of anything at all about Episode VII, or anything else about Disney's plans for the revived franchise, but that we keep reporting on various bits of rumor mill effluvia because, well, it's freaking Star Wars.

J.J. Abrams Poses with R2-D2 on the 'Star Wars' Set

5:52 PM 11/14/2013 by Jeff Giles
We received word of a screenwriter change and an official release date last week, so it would seem unreasonable to expect more in the way of official information regarding Star Wars: Episode VII anytime soon. In that spirit, we're more than happy to accept a snapshot from writer/director J.J. Abrams from the Wars workshop -- especially one that seems to confirm the return of a certain beloved character.

J.J. Abrams Says He and Lawrence Kasdan Took over Screenwriting Duties on STAR WARS: EPISODE VII to Meet the "Time Frame" – A couple weeks ago, we learned that screenwriter Michael Arndt (Toy Story 3) had left Star Wars: Episode VII, and director J.J. Abrams would write the script with Lawrence Kasdan (The Empire Strikes Back). A week later, it was reported that although producer Kathleen Kennedy had sought to push the film's release to 2016, but Disney refused to budge and held on to the previously-announced 2015 release.

23 weeks 2 days ago via donnieyen

Did Harrison Ford Demand an 'Indy 5' Before Signing on for 'Star Wars VII'?

4:20 PM 10/29/2013 by Jeff Giles
Today seems to be the day for dodgily sourced rumors to make the news, so we figure we might as well acknowledge the existence of recently circulating reports suggesting that Harrison Ford came to Disney's table with an unusual set of demands before agreeing to sign on for Star Wars:

The Download: Lawrence Kasdan Returns to 'Star Wars' & Stephen Lang Resurrected for 'Avatar' Sequels

6:47 PM 10/26/2013 by Binh Ngo
Stephen Lang
This week on The Download, the MWB gang talks about Lawrence Kasdan writing Star Wars: Episode VII and Stephen Lang's return to the Avatar sequels. Come and join in their discussion.

'Star Wars: Episode VII' Has Some New Screenwriters

4:55 PM 10/24/2013 by Jeff Giles
Star Wars
If you've been wondering how screenwriter Michael Arndt was handling the pressure of writing the script for the first Star Wars sequel in 30 years, wonder no more: According to a new press release issued by Disney and Lucasfilm, Arndt has been supplanted by director J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan.
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