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
It's here, folks! After weeks of seeing leaked images of 'Star Wars: Episode 7' set pieces and cast and crew members, the first official footage of the Millennium Falcon has landed. Better still, it's a continuation of J.J. Abrams and Zack Snyder's ongoing 'Star Wars'-'Batman' crossovers.
A pretty wacky rumor sprung up over the weekend. It seems that, according to certain sources, the Batmobile from 'Batman vs Superman' had been stolen from the set, which meant that some car thief was driving around Detroit in their brand new tank. The rumor was quickly put to rest, but not before director Zack Snyder was able to joke about it.
So far, we have heard rumors that two of the three planned 'Star Wars' spinoffs were to follow Boba Fett and Han Solo. Then there was the mysterious third spinoff, which we haven't much concrete information on. Until now. A recent report suggests that despite earlier reports that the spinoffs wouldn't follow any Jedi or Sith characters, Lucasfilm is currently working with artists and a writer to develop an Obi-Wan Kenobi movie.
ScreenCrush’s WookieLeaks 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, J.J. Abrams inserts a huge clue into an innocent tweet, the Millennium Falcon is revealed in an unlikely way, and the Hulk wants in on this whole 'Star Wars' business.
Disney's upcoming animated 'Star Wars Rebels' will explore a canon period between trilogies previously untouched by any scripted work, though most 'Star Wars' fans can scarcely look past the untapped future of J.J. Abrams' 'Episode 7.' Well, good news! 'Rebels' may yet contain our first look at the new trilogy, and we might not even realize it.
Let's be real: everyone wants to be in the new 'Star Wars' movies (well, except for Jason Statham), and that includes Marvel star Mark Ruffalo, who famously plays The Hulk/Bruce Banner in 'The Avengers.' While the cast for 'Star Wars: Episode 7' is already filled up, there's still hope for the actor to join 'Star Wars: Episode 8,' and he's already e-mailed his old buddy Rian Johnson to ask for a part ... any part.
'Star Wars: Episode 7' can have all the security measures it wants, but it can't stop a spy that has no idea he's spying. Enter Matthew Myatt, a pilot hired to take promotional photos for Airbourne Aviation, a flying club in Britain. Myatt happened to fly over Greenham Common in Berkshire and thought he had captured some "experimental" aircraft on the ground. It was only upon further inspection of the hi-res images that he realized those "experimental aircraft" were actually the Millennium Falcon and an X-Wing starfighter.
'Star Wars: Episode 7' is being produced inside of director J.J. Abrams' infamous "mystery box," where even the most minor story details are being kept behind a thick shroud of secrecy. That's why there's no official plot synopsis. That's why we don't know who any of the new characters are. In the case of today, it's why we're taking some time to over-analyze Abrams' latest Tweet, which, on the surface, seems to be all about the recently announced Apple Watch, but may reveal a lot more.
Whoever is in charge of scheduling over at Disney (we imagine it's many people, but just go with it) is going to be in a lot of trouble when they realize that they've put their next 'Star Wars' movie up against 'The Nest,' an adult comedy starring Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. How do you even compete with that? You don't. Just pack it up now, J.J. Abrams. You're going to lose this box office battle.