ScreenCrush’s WookieeLeaks is a weekly roundup of everything 'Star Wars'! From 'Episode 7,' to the upcoming spinoffs and the TV shows, if it pertains to that long ago, far away galaxy, we’re covering it here, bringing you our expert analysis. This week, 'Episode 7' enjoys a breather, 'Star Wars Rebels' reveals an extended clip, and new images and designs emerge!
Though Comic-Con 2014 offered nothing of J.J. Abrams' 'Star Wars: Episode 7,' the first installment of the brand-new trilogy continues filming to meet its December 2015 release date. From the deserts of Abu Dhabi to London's Pinewood Studios, production now sets up shop on Ireland's remote Skellig Michael Island to film scenes involving Mark Hamill's Luke Skywalker, and we have the first photos of the locale!
'Star Wars: Episode 7' has finally announced its cast after a long process that has spanned months of speculation and rumors. The stars of the original trilogy - Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Kenny Baker - have finally been confirmed, and they'll be joined by newcomers to the franchise Oscar Isaac, John Boyega, Max von Sydow, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Andy Serkis and Domhnall Gleeson.
Listen, we all know 'Star Wars: Episode 7' will bring back Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford. It has yet to be confirmed by Lucasfilm or Disney, but it's perhaps the worst-kept secret in Hollywood. But, if you need some additional confirmation ahead of the official 'Star Wars: Episode 7' cast announcement (rumored to be taking place on May 4), we do have word that all three of the original cast members were spotted in London this weekend as filming is set to begin.
'Star Wars: Episode 7' has been rumoring the return of original cast members since the project was announced, but as the film is taking a new direction now that J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan have taken over scripting duties, it's possible that the original cast may no longer have a role in the production. Former Jedi Samuel L. Jackson has spoken to Mark Hamill about returning as Luke Skywalker, and revealed that Hamill hasn't spoken to Abrams.
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.
Even with the recent casting calls and a 2015 release date, 'Star Wars' fans have almost no idea what direction the franchise will take when J.J. Abrams assumes control to deliver 'Episodes 7.' Vaguer still, we've only precious few ideas where the animated arm of the franchise will go with the 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' replacement, 'Star Wars Rebels,' but what does the latest information about the cast say?
A few days ago, a special screening of 'Return of the Jedi' was held at Entertainment Weekly's CapeTown Film Festival and audiences found themselves treated to a special appearance by Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill. Over the course of two Q&As, the beloved actor spoke about his involvement in 'Star Wars: Episode 7' and the 'Star Wars' franchise as a whole confirming some information we already unofficially knew and revealing a bit more about the new trilogy.
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.