And the 'Star Wars: Episode 7' news just keeps coming. The latest rumor: '12 Years a Slave' star and likely Oscar contender Chiwetel Ejiofor was at the Bad Robot offices, which means he might have met with J.J. Abrams about the new 'Star Wars' film. Which means we might see Ejiofor in the new 'Star Wars' movie. Maybe. We hope so!
Star Wars: Episode 7
After the recent news that 'Star Wars: Episode 7' writer Michael Arndt was let go while director J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan would start a new script from scratch, Lucasfilm executives asked Disney to delay the 'Star Wars' release date to 2016 from the previously announced May 2015 date to allow more time to complete the film. Disney's answer: Nope, now get back to work.
The primary cast of the original 'Star Wars' trilogy have all but guaranteed they'll be showing up in the J.J. Abrams-directed 'Star Wars: Episode 7,' though there was a question if Harrison Ford would return. The latest report is that not only will Ford be back, he may be in for all three films in the new trilogy. And supposedly part of the deal to get Han Solo to return involves work starting on 'Indiana Jones 5.'
One of the very first 'Star Wars: Episode 7' announcements (minus the announcement that it was actually happening) was that Michael Arndt, the Oscar-nominated screenwriter behind 'Toy Story 3' and 'Little Miss Sunshine,' would be writing the script.
Lucasfilm has confirmed today that Arndt is out and director J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan ('The Empire Strikes Back') have "assumed screenwriting duties" on 'Star Wars: Episode 7.'
With 'Star Wars: Episode 7' casting starting to heat up and announcements expected before the end of the year, all eyes have turned to director J.J. Abrams, the man in charge of this mission. But, don't think George Lucas is happy to just play golf and have dinner at Olive Garden at 4:30pm throughout his retirement; the man who created it all isn't walking away from the 'Star Wars' franchise so easily.
Lucas' son, Jett, spoke about 'Star Wars: Episode 7' recently and said his father is "constantly" talking to J.J. Abrams about his plans for the upcoming sequel.
Lucasfilm and J.J. Abrams are currently searching for stars to beef up their highly anticipated 'Star Wars: Episode 7.' 'The Host' star Saoirse Ronan recently confirmed she went in to read for a part, but clarifies that "everyone has auditioned for it." Still, she has now opened up about the process, teasing a small tidbit about a new character.
'Warcraft' is looking to join the fray of 2015's big movies, and has announced a release date of December 18, 2015.That's a bold move as 'Star Wars: Episode 7' has yet to announce their release date yet, but word was that the film was eying a December launch. Might there be a release date war for December 2015 already?
Original Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew seemed unlikely to reprise his role in the upcoming 'Star Wars: Episode 7,' given that he only recently underwent double knee-replacement surgery and needs ample time to recuperate. However, the actor is not only hellbent on walking again in a timely fashion, but to also bring back our favorite Wookiee.
Although fans weren't in as quite an uproar when J.J. Abrams was announced to director 'Star Wars: Episode 7' as, say, when a certain 'Daredevil' took on The Dark Knight, but there was a pocket of die hards doubting whether the 'Star Trek' helmer could carry the next chapter of 'Star Wars.' For those still questioning his abilities, Abrams recently opened up about the next installment.