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    Is Endor in Episode VII?

    September 15, 2014 by Brandon Rhea

    MakingStarWars.net reported on a few photos that suggest that Endor, the home of the Ewoks that was first introduced in Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, might be making a comeback in Star Wars Episode VII. Check out these photos allegedly taken around Oxfordshire, which is about an hour away from where Episode VII has been filming at Greenham Common. Check out these photos from Star Wars fan Kieran Thomas, who lives in Oxfordshire,

    If this is true, it wouldn't be the first time that we've heard about Endor in Episode VII. Past rumors have indicated that the characters would be retracing their original trilogy steps, possibly to find a missing Luke Skywalker, which would bring them to planets like Hoth and the moon of Endor.

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  • Brandon Rhea

    By now, you've probably seen photos of Star Wars Episode VII filming in Greenham in the United Kingdom. The biggest news we've gotten out of that so far is photos of the Millennium Falcon and a few X-wings, including a black one—which I will definitely be buying the toy of when it comes out. And so will you, so don't lie!

    An intrepid fan named Rick Lawrence climbed a tree near the location shoot and was able to take a few photos, including some sort of ground-based vehicle and someone in a Rebel flight uniform. A number of the photos have been taken off of his Facebook page, where he posted them, after the photos were reported, but MakingStarWars.Net has the photos. These may contain spoilers, so be careful!

    One thing I am continually struck by i…

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  • Brandon Rhea

    HeyUGuys recently sat down with Liam Neeson, who is promoting his new film A Walk Among the Tombstones. Asked whether he would have any involvement in Star Wars Episode VII, Neeson said he had not been contacted, but that he would love to play Qui-Gon Jinn again if given the opportunity. Neeson previously portrayed the character in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, and provided his voice for Qui-Gon's spirit in three episodes of Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

    It makes sense that Neeson would not be involved in Episode VII, given that his character did not have any connection to Luke Skywalker or the main heroes of the original trilogy. Of course, we could always see him again if there were spinoff films centering on Yoda or Obi-Wan Kenobi. A…

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  • Brandon Rhea

    Entertainment Weekly is reporting that filming has resumed on Star Wars Episode VII at Pinewood Studios outside of London. Filming had previously been on a two-week hiatus to accommodate Harrison Ford's recovery, after he injured his ankle in an on-set accident in June. Good luck to all involved on completing the film—and please, no one tell Harrison to break a leg!

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  • Brandon Rhea

    Star Wars Episode VII has the seal of approval from Disney CEO Bob Iger. During an appearance on CNBC's "Closing Call" (quotes via Business Insider), Iger briefly spoke about Episode VII, how the production is currently ongoing, and how there was a brief hiatus due to Harrison Ford's injury. Iger also said that he has seen some of the footage from the film.

    "The footage we've seen is very, very exciting to us. I think there's about 500 days left between now and December 18th, 2015 when the movie comes out. That doesn't seem like very long."

    Iger also talked about how he knows there's "a lot of pent up demand" for the film, and that Disney is "just as excited as the fans are about it."

    Glad to hear it!

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  • Brandon Rhea

    Harrison Ford appears to be recovering from his injury rather quickly, based on a new image posted by the New York Daily News. Check out the photo of Ford walking without a cane or a crutch, the latter of which he had been seen using in past photos:

    The Han Solo actor, who was injured by a falling door on the set of Star Wars Episode VII, has been on hiatus from filming since his injury nearly two months ago. Rumors swirled that Ford might be out of production for six months, potentially even delaying the film's release until 2016, but this photo would suggest otherwise. I personally never put stock in those rumors—Disney and Lucasfilm were pretty definitive when it came to saying there'd be no release date change, with little wiggle room—so …

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  • Brandon Rhea

    J.J. Abrams has a brand new video message from the set of Star Wars Episode VII, urging Star Wars fans to donate to Force for Change, the proceeds of which will benefit UNICEF. If you're lucky, your donation may let you visit the set of Star Wars Episode VII this summer, as a lucky fan and a friend will be chosen to fly to London for a set visit.

    But if you're looking for spoilers, then this video has some of that as well. You may notice a familiar starfighter in the video. Check it out and share your reaction in the comments below!

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  • Brandon Rhea
    Andy Serkis is making the rounds to promote his new film, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, in which he plays Caesar, the leader of the intelligent apes that will eventually take over the world from humanity. In a recent interview, Serkis talked about how he was cast in Star Wars Episode VII. Though he couldn't say what role he's playing, or if it's live action or motion capture, he did talk about how Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is why J.J. Abrams cast him in Episode VII. Check out the video above, from Jedi News, for more information.
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  • Brandon Rhea

    In addition to the news that Crystal Clarke and Pip Andersen have joined the cast of Star Wars Episode VII, Lucasfilm has provided an update on Harrison Ford and how his broken leg will affect the Episode VII filming schedule. Here is what Lucasfilm had to say:

    "In August, the team will take a brief two-week hiatus while adjustments to the current production schedule are made as actor Harrison Ford recovers from a leg injury. Harrison is doing well and is looking forward to returning to the set soon. Shooting remains on track to wrap in the fall with the film scheduled for release on December 18, 2015."

    Good to hear that Ford is doing well and expected to return soon. Unless this is PR spin, we can assume that the doom and gloom rumors saying…

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  • Brandon Rhea

    Lucasfilm has announced that actors Crystal Clarke and Pip Andersen have joined the cast of Star Wars Episode VII. Both actors were discovered in the open casting calls held at the end of 2013. The casting call took place across the United States and the United Kingdom, where 37,000 people attended in-person while another 30,000 submitted online applications. Of those 67,000 aspiring actors, Clarke and Andersen have made the cut.


    Clarke is an American actress who studies in Glasgow in the United Kingdom, and has experience in stage and screen acting. She will be seen in the 2015 film The Moon and the Sun. Andersen is a British actor who is skilled in parkour, skills he showed in a Spider-Man ad in 2012.

    Speaking on their casting, Lucasfilm Pre…


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