STAR WARS EPISODE 7 Rumors: Max Von Sydow’s Character, Daisy Ridley’s House, and the Return to a Familiar Location

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It’s been nearly two weeks since our last coverage of any Star Wars Episode 7 rumors, but don’t you fret because today we’ve got a new bundle of potential information regarding the highly anticipated film.  Production continues under the direction of J.J. Abrams over in London, and I have to say I’ve been pretty impressed with the way Lucasfilm and Disney have been handling the possible leaks and rumors thus far by not addressing them at all.  I want to go into the film as dark as possible, but in the internet age things are bound to get out.  However, given the flurry of rumors surrounding the project, it’s sometimes tough to suss out what could be true and what’s total BS.  Lucasfilm and Disney aren’t providing any direction one way or the other by just completely ignoring everything.

That said, today’s batch of rumors come from a reliable source and happen to be very non-spoilery.  If true, they only serve to make me more excited for this new Star Wars adventure.  Read on after the jump, but be aware that possible minor spoilers for the film may lie below.  Star Wars: Episode VII opens in theaters on December 16, 2016.

David Fincher Met for STAR WARS: EPISODE VII; Explains Why He Turned It Down

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With the upcoming release of David Fincher‘s Gone Girl this Friday, the director has been making the press rounds.  Naturally, he was asked about Star Wars because you can ask any director about it, and he said he did have a meeting with producer Kathleen Kennedy about helming Star Wars: Episode VII.  Before you get too excited, keep in mind that the producers likely cast a very wide net, and just because Fincher had a conversation about the movie, that doesn’t mean he got anywhere close to doing it.

In fact, he explained why he turned it down as well as his interesting take on A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back.  Hit the jump for what he had to say.

STAR WARS EPISODE VII Concept Image Depicts Epic Lightsaber Duel

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Another day, another image from Star Wars: Episode VII, but this one just happens to be the best thing I’ve seen from the movie so far.  It depicts a lightsaber duel under the Millenium Falcon with a Darth Vader-like figure fighting a Rebel with a green lightsaber.  It’s epic looking, and for a second I get excited but then I remember the prequels and how flat they were visually (not to mention narratively).  Then I get excited all over again because there’s no way this will be like that, right? They can’t possibly make the same mistakes can they?

Yesterday we saw the Chrome Troopers (as a follow up to the new Stormtroopers and the costume designs for Han Solo).  But now we have this gorgeous image, besotted somewhat by an ill-conceived watermark on the part of the hosting site.  Hit the jump to take a look at the new Star Wars: Episode 7 lightsaber duel image.  The film stars John BoyegaDaisy RidleyHarrison FordAdam DriverMark HamillCarrie FisherLupita Nyong’o, Oscar IsaacDomhnall GleesonAndy SerkisGwendoline Christie, Miltos YerolemouPeter MayhewAnthony DanielsKenny Baker, and Max von Sydow.  It opens on December 18th, 2015.

STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS Unfinished Episodes Available to Stream Online

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Nothing as mundane as cancellation can stop Star Wars: The Clone Wars.  The series has officially been off the airwaves for over a year, but the spirit of it continues on in projects like Star Wars: The Clone Wars – The Lost Missions (the show’s final season) which is available on Netflix, and even the comicbook tie-in “Star Wars: Darth Maul – Son of Dathomir.”  Now, four unfinished episodes of the series are available to stream online courtesy of parent site, StarWars.com.  An introductory video explains the power of the series, as well as its stories as of yet untold.  Hit the jump for more.

New Concept Art Reveals STAR WARS: EPISODE VII Chrome Trooper

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Remember last month when some genuine concept art from Star Wars: Episode VII started popping up, revealing the new Stormtroopers and the costume designs for Han Solo?  Well the same source is at it again, as they’ve now revealed a Chrome Trooper image by way of even more concept art.  Thankfully this isn’t incredibly spoilerly, but it’s neat to see how director J.J. Abrams is making the franchise his own by tweaking some very familiar designs.  The Millennium Falcon remains unchanged, wisely, but this new concept art shows a chrome-plated version of Stormtrooper that should pair nicely with the traditional white.  What makes the Chrome Trooper so special?  We’ll have to wait until December 18, 2015 to find out.

Hit the jump to take a look at the Star Wars: Episode 7 Chrome Trooper images.  The film stars John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Harrison Ford, Adam Driver, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Lupita Nyong’o, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, Andy Serkis, Gwendoline Christie, Miltos Yerolemou, Peter Mayhew, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, and Max von Sydow.

The STAR WARS: EPISODE VII and BATMAN V SUPERMAN War Continues with a First Official Look at the Return of the Millennium Falcon

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Directors J.J. Abrams and Zack Snyder have been going back-and-forth online by parodying their respective blockbusters, Star Wars: Episode VII and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.  Snyder struck the most recent blow by showing a Stormtrooper getting arrested for hi-jacking Batman’s ride.  Abrams has retorted in a way that will be tough to top.  He’s stolen the Batmobile back and placed it on the underside of the Millennium Falcon.  And this isn’t just a cutesy little model.  This is a real shot of the Millennium Falcon with a huge pan and everything.

Hit the jump to check out the Star Wars: Episode VII Millennium Falcon video featuring the Batmobile.  It’s now your move, Mr. Snyder.  May I suggest putting Batman behind the wheel of a Star Destroyer?  Star Wars: Episode VII opens December 18, 2015.  Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opens March 25, 2016.

Mark Ruffalo Talks INFINITELY POLAR BEAR, Daydreaming About His Characters, Getting Nervous, STAR WARS, NOW YOU SEE ME 2, SPOTLIGHT & More

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One of the rare films to play at both Sundance and the Toronto International Film Festival was writer-director Maya Forbes’ Infinitely Polar Bear.  Based on her own childhood experiences, the film takes place in 1978 Boston and stars Mark Ruffalo as a manic-depressive father struggling to raise his young daughters while also trying to win back his wife (Zoe Saldana).  Loaded with fantastic performances and a great script that’s able to keep Ruffalo sympathetic even when he’s causing serious problems, Forbes’ debut feature really impressed me and you should look forward to seeing it for yourself next year in theaters.

Shortly after the TIFF premiere I landed an exclusive interview with Mark Ruffalo.  During our wide-ranging conversation, he talked about how he still gets nervous taking on roles, how he’s started pulling from dreams when putting together his characters, his preparation process for each part, how the project changed along the way, what the last few years have been like, his desire to be in Star Wars, the status of Now You See Me 2Thomas McCarthy‘s Catholic church sex scandal drama Spotlight, and a lot more.  Hit the jump to read or listen to what he had to say.

Rumor: Adam Driver Not a Villain in STAR WARS: EPISODE VII?

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From the moment Adam Driver stepped into the Star Wars: Episode VII rumor mill, there was talk about him playing a villain and we’ve been running with that idea ever since.  However, a photo just surfaced of Driver in costume on set that suggests otherwise.

Hit the jump to find out what Driver was donning on set, but be aware; there are some spoilers in this article.  Star Wars: Episode VII is due in theaters on December 18, 2015 and also stars Mark HamillCarrie FisherHarrison FordAnthony DanielsPeter MayhewKenny BakerJohn BoyegaDaisy Ridley, Gwendoline ChristieOscar IsaacAndy SerkisDomhnall GleesonLupita Nyong’oMiltos Yerolemou and Max von Sydow.

Obi-Wan Kenobi Spin-off Possibly in the Works; New STAR WARS: EPISODE VII Rumors Revealed

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While our attention is mainly on Star Wars: Episode VII (as it should be), we have to keep in mind that in addition to the sequels, we’re also getting spin-offs.  Personally, I wish these spin-offs would expand the universe with new characters and new worlds, but early rumors indicate that the focus will be on established characters such as Han Solo, Boba Fett, and Yoda.  Now another spin-off rumor has surfaced, and it claims that an Obi-Wan Kenobi will have his own movie.  “For the spin-off movies they were initially going to stay away from any Jedi or Sith characters,” reports Making Star Wars, “But I’m hearing now that because of the popularity of Obi-Wan (fans recently voting for him on the official website etc) that an art team is now working with a writer on concepts for an Obi-Wan movie.”

Hit the jump for new rumors on Star Wars: Episode VII.  However, be warned that these rumors for Episode VII could be possible spoilers.

New BATMAN V SUPERMAN Batmobile Image Charges a Stormtrooper with Grand Theft Auto

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Filmmaker Zack Snyder continues to make excellent use of social media when it comes to teasing fans, with the latest being a new Batman v Superman Batmobile image with yet another Star Wars tie-in.  This is the third such Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Star Wars mash-up, as Snyder previously tweeted a photo of Henry Cavill dressed as a Jedi and another photo of Batman hanging out with R2-D2.  This new image offers another look at Ben Affleck’s formidable-looking Batmobile, as a Stormtrooper is seen being arrested by GCPD for the theft of said vehicle.  It’s clearly a joke, but Snyder seems to be laying on the Star Wars love pretty thick.  Is he simply a big fan, or could those long-ago rumors of a Snyder-helmed Star Wars spinoff have some truth to them?  Whatever the case, the filmmaker’s tied up in the DC universe for the next few years as he’s poised to shoot Justice League directly after BvS.

Take a look at the new Batman v Superman Batmobile image after the jump.  Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice storms into theaters on March 25, 2016.

STAR WARS: EPISODE VII Elements Could Pop Up in STAR WARS REBELS; Daisy Ridley’s Costume Revealed?

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We did just get a look at the Millennium Falcon and X-Wing ships, but how about getting the chance to see even more from Star Wars: Episode VII including locations, weapons and more?  It’s being reported that you’ll get that opportunity if you watch Disney XD’s Star Wars Rebels.

Star Wars Rebels takes place five years before A New Hope.  It’s a dark time in the galaxy thanks to the Galactic Empire, but the crew of the starship Ghost is hoping to change that.  The show is set to kick off on the Disney Channel on October 3rd before moving over to Disney XD for the rest of the season.  Hit the jump for more on the Episode VII elements that Star Wars Rebels may tease as well as a sketch of Daisy Ridley’s costume.

Mark Ruffalo Wants Rian Johnson to Cast Him in STAR WARS: EPISODE VIII

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Rian Johnson is a big shot these days, now that he’s the man in charge of Star Wars: Episode VIII, the dream job of every writer/director of his generation.  Mark Ruffalo worked with Johnson when he was still and up-and-comer on his second feature, The Brothers Bloom.  Ruffalo told us at TIFF that they rekindled their relationship recently because he “desperately” wants to join Johnson in his Star Wars adventure.  Ruffalo said he sent an e-mail to Johnson that read:

“Rian, congratulations on everything you’ve been doing.  And by the way, if there’s a part in Star Wars, please, anything, please consider considering me to join you.”

Hit the jump for everything Ruffalo had to say about Star Wars, as well as his passion for motion capture and how the two opportunities could intersect.

STAR WARS: EPISODE VII Set Pics Reveal Life-Sized Millenium Falcon and X-Wing Ships

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I’m almost shocked that there isn’t restricted air space around the Star Wars: Episode VII set, such is the intensity of director J.J. Abrams‘ desire for secrecy.  But even Abrams doesn’t have that kind of clout, and so now we have some overhead pics that got snagged by a local flying school.  And they detail what look to be like life-size models of the Millenium Falcon and a (tarp covered) X-Wing fighter. So, just in case you were in doubt about those ships’ presence in the film after all of the prior evidence, don’t be.

Hit the jump for the pics.  Star Wars: Episode VII opens December 18, 2015, and stars Mark HamillCarrie FisherHarrison FordAnthony DanielsPeter MayhewKenny BakerJohn BoyegaDaisy RidleyAdam DriverGwendoline Christie, Oscar IsaacAndy SerkisDomhnall GleesonLupita Nyong’o, Miltos Yerolemou and Max von Sydow.

Check Out STAR WARS Prints from Acme Archives’ “Star Wars Alliance” Collection

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Starting today, Acme Archives has a special “Star Wars Alliance” timed release of Star Wars-inspired prints.  The list of artists includes Steve Anderson, Brad Bishop, Joe Corroney, Brian Miller, Mike Kungl, Dave Nestler, Tim Proctor, David Rabbite, Jason Reed, Gary Shipman, James Silvani, Cat Staggs, Chris Trevas, Jerry Vanderstelt, Charity Wood, Brent Woodside, and Kayla Woodside.  The timed release runs through September 15.  Check out some of the prints available after the jump along with details on how you can buy them.

Check out Matt Ferguson’s and Bottleneck Gallery’s STAR WARS Original Trilogy Posters

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If you feel like your walls are sorely lacking when it comes to quality Star Wars posters, Bottleneck Gallery and artist Matt Ferguson have you covered.  Ferguson has created prints for A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi, and they each do a good job of capturing the atmosphere of the locale they represent (Tatooine, Hoth, and Endor, respectively).  These posters will be on sale from Thursday, September 4th at 12pm EST to Sunday, September 7th at 11:59pm EST.  Each print costs $35 or $100 for the set.  Each print will be numbered and come with a Certificate of Authenticity from Ferguson.  The number of the edition will be determined after the sale on Sunday.

Or you could also just try to win a set from us.  Hit the jump for more details on these posters and to find out how you can enter to win a set.

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