Billy Dee Williams’ name was absent from the cast list for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which left many fans feeling slightly disappointed (I say “slightly” because most of you are still pretty stoked for a new Star Wars movie with or without him). A few months ago, Williams cryptically teased fans about the possible return of his beloved Lando Calrissian character, giving us all a little hope. And now veteran Star Wars writer Lawrence Kasdan is adding to that hope, further teasing Lando’s return.
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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, we explore the diversity of the new Star Wars and delve into all of the craziest new rumors and spoilers.
Many people have assumed, mostly because of their close personal and professional relationship, that director J.J. Abrams had invited actor Simon Pegg to make an appearance in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Pegg recently denied those rumors, but in doing so, accidentally confirmed a different actor who does make a surprise appearance in the movie: Daniel Craig.
When Vanity Fair released all of those incredible Star Wars: The Force Awakens photographs, one of the most intriguing images features Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o in a motion capture rig. This sight, not uncommon for major talents in the wake of Andy Serkis, confirmed a bunch of old rumors: the 12 Years a Slave star is playing an alien in J.J. Abrams’ upcoming film. Now, a piece of concept art supposedly depicting Nyong’o’s Maz Kanata has appeared online and, well, let’s just say that mo-cap may have been the way to go with this particular alien design.
ScreenCrush’s WookieeLeaks is a weekly roundup of everything 'Star Wars'! From Star Wars: 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, Joss Whedon is the latest name tied to Star Wars, a new Boba Fett movie raises all kinds of canonical questions, and those The Force Awakens images prove and disprove several story rumors.
When the first movie in Disney and Lucasfilm’s new Star Wars trilogy arrives in December, we’ll undoubtedly be greeted with some references to the original series — obviously. There’s a fine line between crafting clever and meaningful references that resonate fondly with your audience, and beating them over the head with what you think they want for nostalgia’s sake. Director J.J. Abrams appears to know the difference, and promises that the references in The Force Awakens are all there for a reason.
It's a Star Wars tradition to participate in a splashy Vanity Fair cover shoot by famed photographer Annie Liebowitz and Star Wars: Episode 7 is no different (although it almost was: rumors were that J.J. Abrams wanted to buck that tradition, but Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy was able to talk him into it). The cast and crew of The Force Awakens are on the cover of the upcoming June issue and while even more photos will be revealed, we do get our first look at Adam Driver without his Kylo Ren mask and Lupita Nyong’o’s motion-capture character!
May September 4 be with you? Today, LucasFilm officially revealed when you’ll be able to start collecting all that wonderful merchandise for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. On September 4, just a few months before the film hits theaters, a whole bunch of toys, clothes, books and more will hit retailers to help you countdown to one of the biggest (if not the biggest) movie events of the year.
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, read up on John Boyega and Daisy Ridley, gaze upon the first poster for The Force Awakens, and learn the future of Star Wars on TV.
Star Wars fans are a dedicated bunch who express their fandom in a variety of ways. Some collect memorabilia. Others design intricate cosplay to show off an conventions. And then there are the two admirable fans who attached a model X-Wing to high-altitude balloons and filmed the iconic spacecraft with a GoPro camera as it literally hovered on the edge of Earth’s atmosphere.