As 'Star Wars: Episode 7' speculation continues regarding the original 'Star Wars' cast's return, we take a time-out from that buzz to focus on another crucial character in the franchise's universe: Lando Calrissian. Will Han Solo's smooth operator of a friend also be appearing in the next trilogy?
Billy Dee Williams has spoken out about the possibility, and his comments just might surprise you! And yes, it's definitely more substantial than the last time Williams addressed the matter.
We felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' fans suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. Indeed 'Star Wars' fans likely knew that Disney's acquisition of Lucasfilm could have some unique consequences with regard to the existing TV properties, most notably Cartoon Network's acclaimed 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars.' Now, it seems Disney has decided to pull the plug on 'Clone Wars' and shelve existing plans for Seth Green's 'Star Wars: Detours,' but is there a new hope on the horizon yet?
Are they in or aren't they? That's the biggest question revolving around 'Star Wars: Episode 7' at the moment: is the original cast actually returning? We've heard "confirmations" from various sources, but there's still a large question mark hovering over the matter.
Today we might be a little closer to a definitive answer on the 'Star Wars: Episode 7' cast, coming straight from George Lucas himself.
What do you do when you've sold off your epic science fiction franchise that's been your life's work for billions of dollars? You could sit around and twiddle your thumbs, but it looks like 'Star Wars' creator George Lucas is taking all of his newfound free time and excess cash to pursue one of his passions: art. And how does the creator of the biggest movie series of all time pursue art? By opening his own art museum in San Francisco, of course.
Part of the burden that comes with something as big as 'Star Wars: Episode 7' is the constant chatter of which stars might be boarding a "galaxy far, far away." Thanks to J.J. Abrams' involvement in the new trilogy, everyone's been wondering whether or not he'll be bringing over some of his 'Star Trek Into Darkness' talent into the new 'Star Wars' universe. Now that Zoe Saldana has expressed interest and may even fight for a part, will this become a reality?
Now that 'Star Wars: Episode 7' is on the way, you'd think that we've officially exhausted the original trilogy...but it looks like we're just getting started. Just when you think that you've seen everything to ever come out of 'Star Wars,' a fascinating thirty-year-old documentary about the making of 'The Empire Strikes Back' emerges and you suddenly feel like you've seen nothing. Watch if for yourself below.
The one problem with 'Star Wars Episode 7' news is that at least half of it going to be absolute bunk or inflated misinformation. Those that remember the years leading up to 'Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace' will recall the sheer amount of BS that flew over the then-young internet and how much of it was accepted as fact by fans. So let's take the rumor that director Alfonso Cuaron and beloved geek actor Simon Pegg are joining the 'Star Wars' universe with a pound or two of salt.
Though we're still waiting for actual casting announcements for 'Star Wars: Episode 7,' another big aspect of the new Disney-run Lucasfilm is the idea of multiple 'Star Wars' films a year. And though we've heard about spin-off movies for some of the characters, the latest rumor is that the popular 'Star Wars' video game 'Knights of the Old Republic' may be brought to the big screen.
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