The Hollywood Reporter is quoting a source as saying that Harrison Ford, who suffered an ankle injury on the set of Star Wars Episode VII last week, will potentially miss eight weeks of filming as a result of his injury. Lucasfilm and Disney have confirmed since last week that filming is still taking place on Episode VII, and is still expected to make its December 18, 2015 release date.
We're still awaiting official word from the production about what exactly happened and how it will affect the filming schedule. Odds are, they will re-arrange the shoot to accommodate Ford's recovery. It's also entirely possible that they could film him from the waist up while his ankle injury heals, if it is something he and his doctors feel is appropriate.
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Sorry Expanded Universe fans, but Daisy Ridley won't be playing Jaina Solo.
Recently, fans noticed that the Star Wars Episode VII IMDb page listed Ridley as playing Jaina Solo in the new film. Jaina, of course, was the daughter of Han Solo and Princess Leia in the now non-canon Expanded Universe. She was the only one of the three Solo children to survive throughout the many EU novels, and was beloved by EU fans. As we know from Lucasfilm, however, the Expanded Universe is no longer part of official canon, so we can be pretty sure that Jaina Solo won't be making an appearance (not to say that Ridley couldn't be a newly named daughter of Han and Leia, though).
After fans noticed the listing, Ridley herself tweeted a response, saying "the world a…Read more >
Simon Pegg is well known in geek fandom for his great love of Star Wars, Star Trek, and other fan-favorites. He's also been outspoken in his criticism of the Star Wars prequel trilogy, including in the television series Spaced. Over the last year, he's taken to talking about how his friend J.J. Abrams, the director of Star Wars Episode VII, is a great choice to re-energize the franchise. Watch this video of Pegg below to hear more:
Pegg has famously played Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, chief engineer of the starship Enterprise, in Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness, both of which were directed by Abrams. There are also rumors that he will have a role in Episode VII.
Do you agree with Simon Pegg? Is Star Wars in safe hands? Share your thoughts in the co…
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Harrison Ford has sustained an ankle injury on the set of Star Wars Episode VII, where he is reprising his role as Han Solo. According to Variety, based on a comment from The Walt Disney Company, "the actor was hospitalized after sustaining a bad ankle injury during filming on Wednesday," and was taken to a local hospital for care. Despite Ford's injury, filming on Episode VII will continue while the actor recovers from his injury.
Despite the total lack of confirmed information about how Ford was injured, there are already anti-Disney Star Wars fans who are commenting that it's because Ford is too old to be in the movie, or that it's a sign that Disney should let the franchise die, or a sign that Disney is ruining things. All we know is that…Read more >
Star Wars Episode VII director J.J. Abrams has decided to have some fun with the recently leaked set photos, which showed a full-sized model of the Millennium Falcon under construction. Here's a tweet sent out by Bad Robot, including a note from Abrams himself:
Notice what the note is sitting on? The game table from the Millennium Falcon, as seen in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. If you can't make out the writing, it says: "I wish people would stop leaking photos from Episode VII. And making ridiculous claims that the Millennium Falcon is in the movie. JJ"She may not look like much but she's got it where it counts, so we're glad to see the return of the Millennium Falcon! How about you?
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TMZ has posted images allegedly from the Star Wars Episode VII set that look to be early stages of construction for a full-scale model of the Millennium Falcon. Other images show what appears to be a X-wing fighter, as well as the hog-like creature first shown in yesterday's reveal.
Check out the aforementioned link to see the images on TMZ.
It's no surprise to see photos of the Millennium Falcon. After all, we know that Han Solo and Chewbacca will be in Episode VII. Where they go, so goes the Millennium Falcon. Seeing the X-wing is also no surprise given the era that the film is set in.
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It seems that the Star Wars Episode VII production has left Abu Dhabi and is now in London, where production will be taking place at Pinewood Studios. Bad Robot has tweeted a photo of the Episode VII crew, including director J.J. Abrams, in the city:Read more >
Lucasfilm has officially announced that Lupita Nyong'o, long-rumored for a role in the film, and Gwendoline Christie have joined the cast of Star Wars Episode VII. Nyong'o gained fame for last year's 12 Years a Slave, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Christie has gained acclaim for her role as Brienne of Tarth in the hit HBO series Game of Thrones, and she will be appearing in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2.
Kathleen Kennedy, President of Lucasfilm, said of the casting: "I could not be more excited about Lupita and Gwendoline joining the cast of Episode VII. It's thrilling to see this extraordinarily talented ensemble taking shape."
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Celebrity news and gossip website TMZ has revealed what are allegedly (and quite obviously) photos from the Star Wars Episode VII set in Abu Dhabi. I won't be posting the images here due to the TMZ watermark on them, but you can click the aforementioned link to scroll through the gallery, where there are 45 images in total.
There are a few things we can tell from these images. For one, the set is chock full of practical effects, from a large creature that supposedly took five people to operate, to the surroundings, and to all of the people; J.J. Abrams and Kathleen Kennedy appear to be making good on their promise to cut down on the CGI. This set also appears to be for Tatooine.
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Star Wars Episode VII stars John Boyega and Daisy Ridley have apparently left Abu Dhabi, where Episode VIIl began filming a little under two weeks ago. Whether that means the Abu Dhabi shoot is done, Boyega and Ridley's portion is done, or they're just on break is not clear. However, Boyega shared (via Instagram) a photo of the two actors at Star Trek Live, a concert with music from the Star Trek franchise. Check it out below:Read more >