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9:00 AM on 04.08.2014

Peter Mayhew returning as Chewbacca, Episode VII filming already underway

Like much of JJ Abrams' other projects, the plot, casting, and production of Star Wars: Episode VII has been kept tightly under wraps. The only things we know of for sure are R2-D2's return, the new story taking place thirty ...

Nick Valdez


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5:00 PM on 03.18.2014

Star Wars: Episode VII to take place 30 years after original saga

Along with the incredible bombshell dropped earlier today, Bob Iger dished out some nifty Star Wars: Episode VII news during the Disney shareholder's meeting. While we should expect the real big news (such as casting, and plo...

Nick Valdez

5:00 PM on 02.26.2014

The new Star Wars has its first villain

If you watch Girls then you probably know Adam Driver. You've probably never thought that he should be the villain in a massive science fiction space opera, but now he is. Variety is reporting that the actor is close to ...

Matthew Razak

8:00 AM on 01.20.2014

Star Wars VII script complete, Jesse Plemons in talks

There are a LOT of Star Wars: Episode VII rumors floating around. From script problems, to crazy actor castings, to story points and so on. We here at Flixist don't want to clog you guys with all of that mumbo jumbo, and will...

Nick Valdez

2:00 PM on 12.04.2013

You cannot afford Han Solo's blaster, now up for auction

Do you like The Empire Strikes Back or Return of the Jedi? Do you like Han Solo so much you'd be willing to sell several of your kidneys to own a piece of him? Do you have 200,000 ducats lying around, taking up space? Do I ha...

Nick Valdez

5:00 PM on 11.15.2013

R2-D2 is back for Episode VII

Now that Episode VII has a date and is moving ahead with production, the nerds of the world finally have a semi-reasonable excuse to pick apart every rumor and tease. Back when the movie was still in the planning stages, it w...

Mike Cosimano

8:00 AM on 11.12.2013

Disney having Star Wars: Episode VII open casting calls

Although news broke for Star Wars: Episode VII's casting calls hit a bit ago, those casting calls were limited to a small amount of cities (including Chicago and Austin!). Now Disney, has completely expanded that casting call...

Nick Valdez

1:00 PM on 11.08.2013

Star Wars: Episode VII gets dated, Tomorrowland delayed

After some noted rumblings behind the scenes (which we didn't get to cover here, unfortunately, because sometimes the Star Wars rumor mill is staggering) with Michael Arndt exiting and JJ Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan taking ove...

Nick Valdez

NRH's Weekly Analysis: Faith in A New Hope photo
NRH's Weekly Analysis: Faith in A New Hope
by Nathan Hardisty

I don't remember my first viewing of Star Wars. It's become so ingrained into my memory, into brain, that I can't place an exact date on my first viewing of the original trilogy. I do recall specific moments. The trench run, the 'I am your father' of Empire and the final fitting conclusion to Jedi. To me these films looked like they could've been made tomorrow and yet I was a little tyke growing up in the nineties. To my misfortune I ended up growing into the prequel trilogy too but, really, upon reflection, they never had the same impact that the original films had.

I've seen them, each of them, probably tens of times each. Empire Strikes Back is still one of the greatest films ever made, and that's not even an opinion. That's a fact. What's striking about these films, however, is their effect on people. There's raving fans, entire religions and thousands upon thousands of arguments about lore and whatnot. Star Wars, to a lot of people, has fit the place that faith should sit. As a person of some 'faith' myself I think it's interesting to take a filmic chisel to how A New Hope explicitly deals with issues of faith and religion.

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1:00 PM on 11.04.2013

Rumor: Chiwetel Ejiofor for Star Wars Ep. VII?

Star Wars casting rumors are about as rampant as a bad case of the tribbles (SCI-IF UNIVERSE CROSS REFERENCE), but this one is both too good and too random to pass up. A The Times reporter walked into a interview w...

Matthew Razak

3:00 PM on 09.20.2013

JJ sez Star Wars VII will be "emotional" and buzzword

Our lord and savior JJ Abrams came out of the star-spangled closet to finally say some buzzwords about the Second Coming of Christ a.k.a Episode VII. The Into Darkness director said that he hopes that he will deliver an ...

Nathan Hardisty

9:00 AM on 09.13.2013

Star Wars spin-off movies confirmed as origin stories

You may remember reports that in addition to a new Star Wars Trilogy there would be stand-alone Star Wars films focusing on Yoda, Han Solo, and Boba Fett. According to Disney CFO Jay Rasulo, these spin-offs will be "origin st...

Hubert Vigilla

9:00 AM on 08.23.2013

Star Wars Episode VII shooting on 35mm, Dan Mindel is DP

Yesterday at an industry event in Los Angeles, it was announced that J.J. Abrams will shoot Star Wars Episode VII on 35mm (Kodak film stock 5219) rather than going digital. Dan Mindel will be the film's cinematographer. Minde...

Hubert Vigilla

8:00 AM on 07.29.2013

John Williams will score Star Wars: Episode VII

It's now official: John Williams will be back to score Star Wars: Episode VII and likely the rest of the new trilogy. The announcement was made over the weekend by Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy during Star Wars Celebra...

Hubert Vigilla

5:00 PM on 07.25.2013

Rumor: Gosling and Efron rumored for Star Wars

Things are gearing up for the new Star Wars films and if this rumor turns out true then things are gearing up to make ladies swoon. Both Zac Efron and Ryan Gosling may be cast in the film. Both actors supposedly went in for a...

Matthew Razak

Rumor: Star Wars Episode VII character details photo
Rumor: Star Wars Episode VII character details
by Logan Otremba

I will like to ensure everyone that I am not spoiling Episode VII. This is just a casting breakdown of different characters for the movie. I would also like to say that this very well could be correct, but it may very well just be a rumor too.

With that in mind, Bleeding Cool reports that they have 100% confirmed that these casting breakdowns for the next Star Wars movie are verified to be lead characters, and that open casting has started today in the United Kingdom. The order in which the casting is set in is not necessarily going to be billed in that order. So put down your pitchforks for the time being.

Here's the list as follows:

Late-teen female, independent, good sense of humour, fit.

Young twenty-something male, witty and smart, fit but not traditionally good looking.

A late twentysomething male, fit, handsome and confident.

Seventy-something male, with strong opinions and tough demeanour. Also doesn’ t need to be particularly fit.

A second young female, also late teens, tough, smart and fit.

Forty something male, fit, military type.

Thirtysomething male, intellectual. Apparently doesn’t need to be fit.

There is a demand for younger characters in the movie. It makes me wonder who will be playing the lead role in the movie, perhaps a teenage female? But if this casting list is truly correct, it will be interesting who will be cast for what roles. As long as Disney doesn't pull any stunts and have some Disney Channel star as a lead, things could be interesting.

[via BleedingCool]

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4:00 PM on 05.24.2013

Short doc marks Return of the Jedi's 30th anniversary

Return of the Jedi turns 30 years old tomorrow. The first time I saw the movie was on home video around age 5 or 6, and it was actually the first Star Wars movie I ever watched. To commemorate ROTJ hitting dirty thirty, Enter...

Hubert Vigilla

1:00 PM on 05.21.2013

Flix for Short: Oswalt's Star Wars rant gets animated

A while ago comedian Patton Oswalt appeared on the TV show Parks and Recreation as a citizen of the town of Pawnee who made a filibuster rant... about Star Wars Episode VII, and all that it could be. And the internet went cr...

Liz Rugg

9:00 AM on 05.21.2013

Jonathan Rhys Meyers in talks for Star Wars: Episode VII?

So far the actors who'll likely be in Star Wars: Episode VII are Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and Harrison Ford, all of whom would reprise their roles from the original trilogy. They're still in negotiations, as far as anyone ...

Hubert Vigilla

7:30 PM on 05.16.2013

Check out these remade original trilogy Star Wars posters

An artist and illustrator who goes by the name Old Red Jalopy recently created these awesome posters for the original Star Wars trilogy; A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back and The Return of the Jedi, in the style of other ic...

Liz Rugg

6:30 PM on 04.30.2013

John Williams likely to score Episode VII

J.J. Abrams spoke at a press conference recently in Berlin for Star Trek Into Darkness. He was inevitably asked questions regarding his next project, Star Wars: Episode VII. While he guided questions away from the subject, he...

Logan Otremba

8:30 PM on 04.17.2013

Patton Oswalt pitches Star Wars: Episode VII

So Patton Oswalt is to make a guest appearance this Thursday on NBC’s Parks and Recreation. I know nothing about what is going on within the show except for the fact that Oswalt is trying to filibuster some sort of bil...

Logan Otremba