'Star Wars: Episode 7' remains hidden and locked away in J.J. Abrams' mystery box, but the upcoming animated series 'Star Wars Rebels' has been steadily releasing character information and trailers over the past few months. The latest footage comes straight from WonderCon, where a clip from the series was unveiled.
As you may have heard, 'Star Wars: Episode 7' will be filming in Abu Dhabi for a few months this summer, as the UAE capital stands in for Tatooine, the home planet of Luke Skywalker. With production set to begin next month, work on the Tatooine set has already begun and today we have our first ever 'Star Wars: Episode 7' set photos, and look which classic 'Star Wars' vehicle is back!
If the original 'Star Wars' defined cinema for countless people, the scene that probably sealed the deal was the Mos Eisley Cantina. Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi arrive in this wretched hive of scum and villainy looking for transport off of Tattooine, but before they meet Han Solo, they rub elbows with all kinds of crazy-looking aliens. Some are humanoid, some are giant bugs. Some are entirely passive and others get their arms sliced off by a lightsaber. It's a sequence so iconic and immersive that it's easy to forget that all of those aliens were designed and built in a shop before being strapped onto an actor's body.
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' 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.
This week, you will spend the money you earned as your salary and you will exchange that for a ticket (or maybe more than one ticket if you’re taking a friend and you happen to be nice or rich!) to see ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier.’ Who is the Winter Soldier? Why does he get to be in the title of a Captain America movie? Is the Winter Soldier nice? Would he pay for your ticket to see ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’? As a service to you – and only you – we answer every question that you could possibly have about ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier.’