Can you possibly have a 'Star Wars' film without John Williams' joyous music accompanying the action? Seems hard to even consider. And if you ask Williams himself, he appears to think the same thing. Read Williams' thoughts on his role in the 'Star Wars' universe going forward after the break.
Star Wars: Episode 7
'Star Wars: Episode 7' is still in the early stages of development with J.J. Abrams just joining the team a few weeks ago. So what was one of J.J.'s first orders of business after signing on to direct the next 'Star Wars' film? Today we get word that Harrison Ford will return as Han Solo in 'Star Wars: Episode 7.'
'Star Wars: Episode 7' director J.J. Abrams has been met with mostly happy and supportive comments from the 'Star Trek' cast, despite the fact he's leaving their sci-fi cast to start a new trilogy. But one 'Star Trek' star has come out against the idea and says Abrams is "being a pig" for trying to work on two of the biggest franchises in movies.
There was much fanboy rejoicing when is was learned that Lawrence Kasdan was on board to write a new 'Star Wars' spin-off movie and consult on 'Star Wars Episode 7.' After all, this is the man who wrote 'The Empire Strikes Back,' a movie that isn't just the best 'Star Wars' movie, but one of the best science fiction movies ever made. Although the full details of whatever Kasdan is working on (a Yoda movie? Young Han Solo?) are buried in an underground bunker somewhere, he recently spoke about his involvement in the new films.
Following the news that Han Solo is among the first characters getting his own 'Star Wars' spinoff movie, fans of the franchise immediately jumped to Twitter shouting out names on which actor would be perfect to portray a young Han Solo. (Garrett Hedlund from the 'Tron' franchise was among the standouts.) While we're coming up with our own top picks, take a look at this early 'Star Wars' concept art featuring Han Solo in his younger years.
The 'Star Wars: Episode 7' universe is getting blown wide open! Just yesterday, following a rumor that fan favorite Jedi master Yoda would be getting his own 'Star Wars' spinoff movie, Disney CEO Bob Iger revealed that Lucasfilm was in fact working on stand-alone films for "great 'Star Wars' characters," though none were specified at the time. But guess what! We don't have to wait any longer as the first two characters to get their own movies have been revealed.
'Star Wars' fans were treated earlier to a report that, in addition to the 'Star Wars: Episode 7' trilogy, Yoda might be getting a stand-alone movie. It sounded too good to be true, we know, but now it looks like the rumor may hold some water as a Disney representative has recently confirmed plans for 'Star Wars' spin-off movies for various characters. Now the question is, which ones?
There are so many directions to go with possible 'Star Wars' spin-offs, and though one of the most appealing things about 'Star Wars - Episode 7' is that it wouldn't be more back-story, there's a rumor we may get stand-alone adventures from some of the characters in the universe. And word is that Yoda might get his own movie.
'Star Wars: Episode 7' will be directed by J.J. Abrams and now that we know this, we can turn our rumor-mongering attention to who is going to star in the film. We've previously heard that Chloe Moretz was pitched for the lead role, which might mean a female Jedi will lead the new trilogy. And one of the female actors who has worked closely with J.J. Abrams over the years - Keri Russell - says she would love to be a part of Abrams' new 'Star Wars' universe.