While these days seem to bring a new 'Star Wars: Episode 7' casting rumor every other day, it was only a few months ago that Lucasfilm had planned to roll out several new offerings, including 'Robot Chicken' creator Seth Green's 'Star Wars: Detours.' The announcement of new films and the Disney takeover led to shelving the comedic take on 'Star Wars' mythology, but how far into production had the series gotten, and is there a chance we'll ever see it again?
Though we're still months away from production, rumors about who's in 'Star Wars: Episode 7' are likely to persist until the movie screens for audiences. The latest round of rumoring is that Saoirse Ronan is up for a role, and that -- contrary to the denials -- Benedict Cumberbatch is very much in the new trilogy.
Lucasfilm and Disney will soon kick off production on 'Star Wars: Episode 7' for release in 2015. Original players Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fischer (Princess Leia) and Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) are all, without official announcements, reportedly reprising their roles for the affair, but who are some of the new stars taking on this new trilogy? One person it seems it's not is NBC's new 'Dracula,' Jonathan Rhys Meyers.
Since it was announced that George Lucas was stepping down and selling 'Star Wars' to Disney, there have been rumors swirling about spinoff movies and questions about what the game plan was after 'Star Wars: Episode 7.' Though no new titles have been announced, Disney's chief financial officer has let it be known that there will be a new 'Star Wars' movie every year.
If we feel a little mixed about 'Star Wars: Episode 7' bringing back Harrison Ford's Han Solo, or Carrie Fisher's Princess Leia, it's only because seeing the passage of time on the actors might be distracting. But the original 'Star Wars' trilogy's ships and technology are ageless, so it's exciting the latest rumor is that the Millennium Falcon will be a part of the new films.
Before he left 'Star Trek Into Darkness' for 'Star Wars: Episode 7,' director J.J. Abrams was already dabbling in the Galactic Empire. Viewers with a keen eye will be able to spot that lovable astrotech droid R2-D2 in the latest 'Star Trek' movie and, if you missed it, we can show you exactly where it is.
We're eagerly awaiting the 'Homeland' season 3 premiere on September 29 to see what's become of the CIA in the wake of Nicholas Brody's apparent act of terror, but the latest bit of the footage from the series is just too weird to ignore. A new season 2 deleted scene has arisen featuring Saul (Mandy Patinkin)'s visit to David Estes' home, but who knew "The Bear" was such a 'Star Wars' geek?
This past weekend, an unsubstantiated rumor arose from the internet that indicated Benedict Cumberbatch would be seen donning a cape of some kind in 'Star Wars: Episode 7.' While we wait on official confirmation, we can still play along: do you think the 'Sherlock' and 'Star Trek Into Darkness' star is a good fit for the 'Star Wars' universe?