STAR WARS News: Carrie Fisher Reveals Production Start Date with Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill; Rumors Have PIXAR Getting into the STAR WARS Game

     January 22, 2014


Here’s a round-up of the latest Star Wars news:

  • Though it’s not official (as in, no word from the studio via press release), Carrie Fisher recently remarked on her expected start date on the production of J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII, alongside co-stars Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill.
  • The most recent rumor outside of Star Wars: Episode VII is that Pixar will now get into the Star Wars game with a collaborative future film.
  • It’s not news, per se, but we have some forced perspective images using Star Wars vehicles that are pretty darn cool.

Hit the jump for more on each story.

star-wars-mark-hamill-carrie-fisherFirst up from TV Guide is news of Star Wars: Episode VII’s planned start date, when we should find the original trio of Fisher, Ford and Hamill on set.  While talking up her TV appearances, the write-up says that Fisher expects to reunite with Ford and Hamill on set in March or April.  As for how she sees her character this time around:

“I’d like to wear my old [cinnamon buns] hairstyle again — but with white hair. I think that would be funny.”

While we wait for official confirmation from the studio itself, a new rumor ties together Star Wars and Pixar in a collaborative movie-making effort under their shared Disney ownership.  Latino Review posits that the animation studio has been given the reins for a Star Wars movie.  Time will tell if this is solid intel, wishful thinking, or just a probability exercise considering Disney’s plan to cross brands and increase awareness.

This next bit is neither rumor, nor faint wisps of news, but rather a visual treat.  Finnish photographer Vesa Lehtimäki shared some gorgeous images using Star Wars vehicle models in forced-perspective shots.  A couple of samples follow below, but head over to Yahoo! for more:




  • George

    Pixar + Marvel! Make it happen Disney! Or better yet, Incredibles 2!!!

  • Joseph M

    I can’t even be bothered doubting Abrams or Disney, anymore. Truth is, I cannot wait to see this film. The hunger is on.

  • mixedkidmonkey

    wear da fuc is LANDO???? jay jay abrim is rasest!!!!

    • Marlboroliteman

      Thats so true, wear da fuc IS Lando??? No word on Billy Dee reprising his role??

    • Old Soldier

      What’s Boba Fett’s favorite malt liquor?

      • ʝoe ßloggs

        Colt 45 babeeee!

        It works every time.

        -this comment was Billy Dee Williams approved-

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  • Person

    Can’t say I’m terribly excited for Star Wars animated movie, I still remember the last one…

    • MEY

      I think that there have been great innovations concerning the production of animated science fiction movies.

      A fantastic example is the new Space Pirate Captain Harlock movie. I would be happy to see a Star Wars film offering this visual quality.

      Check the director’s trailer:

    • Old Soldier

      I’d like to see one. Please make it look good, not that ugly carved wood look of the Clone Wars.

  • John

    But Mark Hamill is fat, old, and ugly. I want to preserve the image of our beautiful,young Luke

    • Serpico Jones

      He actually tweeted out a picture of himself and he appears to have lost a shitload of weight. He’s also not that old at 62.

    • Daniel Ronczkowski

      I imagine all of them are crazy working out with personal trainers and getting in shape.

    • MEY

      John, behave yourself and show respect!

      He takes it seriously, look at him now:

    • Pietro Filipponi

      Sir Alec Guinness was old, ugly and uncoordinated in A New Hope and that turned out just fine. Personally I’d like to see these new movies shy away from the “everything and everyone is CGI beautiful” aesthetic of the prequels. If Mark looks older and weathered, bring it on

    • ʝoe ßloggs

      Dude. Mark Hamill still IS da bomb!

    • Arthur Dent

      How retarded.

      Because in the Star Wars universe no one ever grows old, right? Oh wait.

  • tarek

    Those stills are gorgeous indeed. they have a Prometheus look. I love it.

  • Redjester

    Pixar doing Star Wars would be insane (in a good way).

    Still annoyed that Saiorse Ronan is out of the running for the live-action films though.

  • Old Soldier

    WHAT?! Those aren’t photos from Episode VII?
    Talk about a “snow job”.

  • The Flobbit

    Let’s get in the old cast, get a compelling and talented international new cast, a good script, and let Abrams do his thing with the visuals. Amen and hallelujah and all that.

    Only then can we all relax.

  • ʝoe ßloggs

    Ahhhh. The Millennium-falcon.

  • ʝoe ßloggs

    Ahhhh. The Millennium-falcon.

  • ʝoe ßloggs

    With this original cast involved, they BETTER not mess up!
    Old is still gold.

  • ʝoe ßloggs

    With this original cast involved, they BETTER not mess up!
    Old is still gold.

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  • jj abrams = shit

    why even to put them back on the screen, make something new for a change J.J Abrams, ooh wait………..

  • Nathan

    Screw Star Wars 7, A pixar collaboration would be perfect!

  • Redjester

    Man, those “forced-perspective” shots look great!

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