For a while now, we've been crossing our fingers and hoping Benedict Cumberbatch would soon be announced with a role in the forthcoming 'Star Wars: Episode 7'-led trilogy. Early reports placed him as a frontrunner and stated that he (along with pretty much everyone else in Hollywood) had met with his 'Star Trek Into Darkness' director J.J. Abrams. However, when all is said and done, it looks like this ship has sailed.
Star Wars: Episode 7
'Star Wars: Episode 7' has had so many potential cast members at this point that we just want to throw our hands up in the air, yell "Figure it out already!" and return only when director J.J. Abrams is ready to reveal his final ensemble. But alas, the draw of George Lucas' science fiction universe is too great and we can't help but cling to every scrap of information and ever rumor as if our life depended on it. The latest buzz circling around the internet is that relatively unknown British actress Maisie Richardson-Sellers is being eyed for a leading role.
On Monday, it was confirmed that Chewbacca will be returning for ‘Star Wars: Episode 7’ – joining R2-D2 as the only confirmed character returning for the sequel, along with newcomer Adam Driver, whose deal is likely closed already.
Still not confirmed for ‘Episode 7’ include the likes of Luke Skywalker, Leia Organa, Han Solo and ... Lumpy.
Lumpy, if you don’t remember, made his ‘Star Wars’ debut during the 1978 ‘Star Wars Holiday Special.’ The son of Chewbacca is now a 46-year-old real estate broker and we were lucky enough to catch up with him to find out if he, too, will be following his father back to the big screen in ‘Episode 7.’
With shooting already begun in some capacity, the full cast of 'Star Wars: Episode 7' should be announced very soon. In the meantime, the fans have been thrown one very large bone: Peter Mayhew, the man behind the faithful Wookie co-pilot Chewbacca, will be among those returning to the galaxy far, far away.
Although it was recently revealed that 'Star Wars: Episode 7' would begin filming in Morocco this month, Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn has dropped a bit of a surprise on all of us: the film is already shooting. But the even more surprising revelation is that most of the casting is already complete. Say what?
It's been almost a year and a half since 'Star Wars: Episode 7' was announced and over fifteen months since J.J. Abrams became the film's director, but with a December 18, 2015 release date, the film has to begin production shortly if they hope to come out next year. The latest word is the film will commence principle photography in Morocco on May 14.
A Hobbit in space? Maybe! Dominic Monaghan, known for his role in the 'Lord of the Rings' films and for playing Charlie on the J.J. Abrams-produced hit series 'LOST' has been talking to his old friend about showing up in 'Star Wars: Episode 7.' As a Jedi? He wishes! But he has spoken to the director about a supporting role.
Forget about 3D. IMAX is the thing that movie studios are going to use to get a few more bucks per movie ticket from you. It should come as no surprise that Disney, who has never been afraid of finding new ways to make money, is planning to release the hotly anticipated 'Star Wars: Episode 7' in this massive format. So are you prepared to pay a little extra to journey to a galaxy far, far away on the biggest screen possible?
'Star Wars: Episode 7' hasn't been very forthcoming when it comes to details. We sorta knew what was happening, but then J.J. Abrams completely scrapped the existing script by Michael Arndt to start fresh with Lawrence Kasdan ('The Empire Strikes Back'), calling into question everything we thought we knew. But, now we actually have some confirmed story facts for the upcoming sequel. 'Star Wars: Episode 7' will take place 30 years after the events of 'Return of the Jedi' and will follow a trio of young characters.
Casting speculation regarding 'Star Wars: Episode 7' reached a fever pitch about six months ago, but in between all the buzz about who will return and who will play an all-new character, no one thought to ask the most essential question of all: but who will be playing Outer Space itself? Step back, Harrison Ford.