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'Star Wars: Episode 7' Has Started Shooting, but Hasn't Finished Casting

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Star Wars: Episode 7 is scheduled to start shooting in about six weeks, and we've been anxiously awaiting who will be playing the new Jedi and Sith since the project was announced all of a year and a half ago (seriously, it's been forever at this point). The latest news from Disney Chief Alan Horn is that shooting has commenced, but there's a few last pieces of the...

'Star Wars: Episode 7' is Eyeing Adam Driver to Play the new Darth Vader

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With shooting about to commence in less than two months, it's strange how quiet it's been on the Star Wars: Episode 7 front. Seriously, this is one of the biggest movies of all time in terms of hype and possibility, and yet no actor has been confirmed yet for J.J. Abrams' film. But that may have just changed as it's been leaked that Adam Driver is up for a villainous...

'Star Wars: Episode VII' Might Feature The Millennium Falcon So We Have To...

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Look, gang, it’s a slow news day, plus it’s Valentine’s Day, so please, give us a break on this little bit of ridiculousness.  News broke today that the Millennium Falcon, the ship in the original trilogy that belonged to smuggler Han Solo and made the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs, might be making an appearance in Star Wars: Episode VII.  Gasp!  Boom!  Bang!  We...

'Star Wars: Episode VII': Gary Oldman Has Been In Talks To Appear

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Because today is a day whose name ends with a “y,” it’s time for a casting rumor/ news bit concerning the upcoming, as-yet untitled Star Wars: Episode VII.  And while we’re still waiting to hear if the rumored Jesse Plemons and the seemingly ever-present Benedict Cumberbatch will appear in the monolithically anticipated film directed by...

'Star Wars: Episode 7' Might Have a Role for Michael Fassbender

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Star Wars: Episode VII should be shooting sometime in the near future, but J.J. Abrams and company have been so busy re-writing the film that there's been no word about the cast, other than that Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford are likely to return. But now casting rumors are getting serious (and real), which means Michael Fassbender (among others) are in the running to...

'Star Wars: Episode VII': Jesse Plemons Is Auditioning For Lead Role

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Well, here’s a news bit to unite fans of Star Wars, Breaking Bad, and Friday Night Lights: Jesse Plemons, who starred in Friday Night Lights and played the “dead-eyed Opie piece of s***” sociopathic Todd in the final two seasons of Breaking Bad, is currently auditioning for the lead role in...

R2-D2 Will Be Back For 'Star Wars: Episode VII'

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The first official character of J.J. Abrams' Star Wars Episode VII is none other than everyone's favorite droid, R2-D2. Shortly after Bad Robot released a photo of Abrams posing with the lovable droid, the rumors started up that it was going to appear in the movie. Now, the rumor has been confirmed by Lucasfilm, as well as details on who built the droid.

'Star Wars Episode VII': J.J. Abrams Very Politely Discusses Michael...

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Back in October, we were somewhat taken aback that original screenwriter Michael Arndt (Little Miss Sunshine, Toy Story 3) was pulled his position as writer of the massively anticipated Star Wars: Episode VII and replaced by J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan (Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back,...

'Star Wars: Episode VII': Chiwetel Ejiofor Seen With J.J. Abrams, So That...

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After having just written a news update about the casting status of Batman Vs. Superman, in which the internet has breathlessly told us Thor’s Jamie Alexander will star in as Wonder Woman because she has been made privy to the film’s story details (and, c’mon—she does look like Wonder Woman), we’re wheeling around to toss another piece of...

'Star Wars Episode VII' May Be Called 'Rise Of The Jedi' (A.K.A., Slow News...

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Ok, guys, brace yourselves for the most bracing, gripping, tantalizing, galvanizing, ineffably world-altering news you’re likely to hear or read or speak all day (ok, given, it’s a slow news day so all of that could change if news leaks that Benedict Cumberbatch is going to be cast in his 3,000th movie of 2013, in which case that will become the biggest entertainment news...

'Star Wars Rebels' Teaser Trailer: The Jedi Will Rise, Be Animated, And...

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While it seems that the box office is almost entirely dominated by superhero films, we are likely approaching a point of Star Wars pop cultural saturation.  In addition to the wildly anticipated Star Wars Episode VII (the first of an all-new sequel trilogy) as well as a slew of one-off character spin-off films, we are also getting a Star Wars TV...

'Star Wars Episode VII': Saoirse Ronan Confirms Auditioning For Unspecified...

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Actress Saoirse Ronan has been the center of a very large casting rumor mill of late—not only was the actress up for (and reportedly passed on) the role of Scarlet Witch in The Avengers: Age of Ultron, but, as we reported to you last month, rumors were running rampant that the actress was up for an unspecified role in Star Wars Episode VII.  And because this is the...

'Star Wars Episode VII': J.J. Abrams Says It Will Feel 'Real' And...

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History’s greatest monster (aside from Jimmy Carter), J.J. Abrams, recently took time out from his busy schedule of taking once-beloved science fiction franchises and making flashily brain-dead reboots of them (spoiler: seriously, super-Khan-blood to cheat any form of death?  Really?) to talk about his approach to directing Star Wars Episode VII.

'Star Wars Episode VII': Saoirse Ronan Is The Next Person The Internet...

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Saoirse Ronan is one of the most in-demand actresses in Hollywood, if the completely unverifiable rumor mill that loudly fuels the internet like a gigantic hamster-wheel is any indication: not only was she reportedly up for—and then reportedly passed—on the role of Scarlet Witch in The Avengers: Age of Ultron (the sequel to one of the most financially successful films in human...

'Star Wars Episode VII: A New Dawn' Is The Title Of The New 'Star Wars'...

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As we wait for the hard facts to slowly, oh so slowly, leak like drips and drabs from the production of unfortunately J.J. Abrams-directed Star Wars Episode VII (Will Ryan Gosling star?!?  Will the Skywalker and Solo kids show up?!?), we must now subsist, like beggars, on the rumor-crumbs that drift down from the table of actual fact.  And today’s tasty breadcrumb?  The possible...

'Star Wars Episode VII': Ewan McGregor Rumored To Return As Obi-Wan

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Well, the summer movie season is pretty much over at this point, meaning there’s only one thing left to do: ceaselessly and wildly speculate about casting and spoiler rumors for the next cycle of big summer movies because we have nothing better to do, and because they are like catnip for the internet.  And today’s big of casting rumor-mongering is a big one: that Ewan McGregor will return...

John Williams Confirmed To Score 'Star Wars Episode VII' As Well As Entire...

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With the Star Wars Celebration Europe conference on Saturday afternoon, we knew at least some Star Wars Episode VII information would likely shake loose (or, rather, we desperately, desperately hoped).  And producer Kathleen Kennedy didn’t disappoint, as she officially confirmed the return of a man who is integral to the Star Wars...

'Star Wars: Episode VII': Ryan Gosling And Zac Efron Are Rumored To Be Cast...

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Fair warning: you should get used to this.  For the next two years, you are going to be battered with a barrage of casting rumors, plot rumors, plot spoilers, and guesses about when teasers and trailers will be released, all concerning the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII film.  So, either avoid the internet for the next two years, or brace yourselves.  Oh, and for today’s rumor,...