It's all happening.
It's all happening.
It's been "happening" for the past two years now. Production has been fraught with problems ever since it was announced. And they still are casting and haven't started filming yet? I only hope they have been spending this time focusing on a rock solid script, story, and characters rather than figuring out how to make the best CGI ever. But it has the Star Wars name, so I am sure it will sell millions of tickets easily no matter what.
*hitches a ride on thread..*
I can't wait for the new vehicle and ship designs to come out
hopefully they'll bring back the Action Fleet and Titanium series of collectible ships and vehicles
and maybe reintroduce some of the older ships
been wanting to get a decent Nebulon b, Home One, Banking Clan frigate, and Trade Federation landing craft for a while
I have a bitter sweet love affair with Star Wars.
The first movie came out when I was in the 3rd or 4th grade. It was love at first sight. By the third movie I was totally invested in the characters... and then? I was dumped. I was willing to forgive, but when the next three FINALLY came out, I was bait and switched with mostly new characters. NOT the ones I grew to love, and followed their adventures with.
I hate prequels. I didn't much care what made Darth Vader evil. He was the villain. That's all I needed to know. Good guys. Bad guys.
Not to mention the length of time I had to wait for those prequels. Now decades later I'm yet again bait and switched from Luke, Leia, and Han and given more cheap substitutes with their kids... and I'm supposed to be happy about it !?!?
Star Trek may not have had the budget Star Wars did, but at least it was more consistent and nearly always there for me.
I'll eventually watch the new movies... out of curiosity. Not out of love of an old friend, but as one going to a class reunion to see their first love nearly forgotten, in the arms of someone else and pretending we don't know each other in shadows of might have been.
Star Wars VII - what is known now.
A long but comprehensive article. Cast, director, writers, music, plot.
Releases 18 December 2015.(Disney head Alan) Horn said Episode VII would take place 35 years after The Return of the Jedi, using an original plot outline by George Lucas (who is involved as a creative consultant) as a template. The original script was said to be primarily concerned with the offspring of Luke and of Han and Leia, but that focus has now shifted to the creaky lead actors from the original trilogy, though the Solo and Skywalker nippers will still feature heavily.
With luck the "nippers" will be able to carry the franchise forward for the 2 films to follow.
I am totally glad that guy (Hayden Christensen) playing Anakin is gone; absolutely detested him.
They SHOULD have done this movie 30 years ago, if they wanted to use the original actors.
^^^ Oh my lord. Makeup to the set on the double!
This casting takes me back to the Rolling Stones Steel Wheel Tour, even (in '89?) called the Wheelchair Tour. (I saw them in Miami at the Orange Bowl and they were great.)
I can't wait for these films to be released. Thank god George Lucas isn't directing after selling Lucas Film to Disney and instead it's JJ Abrams.
They also mentioned on the news today that Peter Mayhew will return as Chewbacca along with the original Luke, Leia and Han.
^ The same news that you added a link for, plus the "news" that was on our Australian TV yesterday re: the three key principals reprising their roles.
But there is this:
‘Star Wars Episode VII’ Has Begun Shooting, Casting Nearly Complete
Three photos have surfaced from the Abu Dhabi film set.
Star Wars fans pore over images of possible film set in the desert
Latest instalment of franchise, Star Wars: Episode VII, has been shrouded in secrecy, but images offer hint shooting has begun
The article points out that only two characters, R2-D2 and C-3PO, will be in all nine films.
The article from Abu Dhabi's The National, source of the above photos, is at http://www.thenational.ae/arts-cultu...u-dhabi-desert .
it's not from the escape podOne piece of equipment – a giant, round, grey disc – has got fans debating online whether it could be part of an escape pod in which C-3P0 and R2-D2 crash-landed on Tatooine in the original 1977 film Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope or part of the foot of an AT-AT vehicle first seen in The Empire Strikes Back.
it's the under side of one of the "feet" of an AT-AT (walker); matches my examples of the vehicle perfectly
the "notches" under the guys right arm and at the top are where the extensions go (4 in all)
I believe the piece to the right (where the three guys are at) sits on top of the "foot"
all that for one foot of one AT-AT?
I'm digging the beard.
I always thought it would be cool to have an older, wiser Luke Skywalker take on the mentoring role (à la Obi-Wan) to a new generation of Jedi.
And now it's coming true!
The cast looks good so far. It's great to see such a diverse cast.
It's a shame we're a long way off seeing an lgbt woodie though
So they are going for nostalgia. Not a surprise. After episode VI I never had much faith that there was any more interesting story to tell with Leia, Luke, and Hans. They defeated the empire, grew old and lived happily ever after. I hope the writers managed something truly imaginative, and not all nostalgia.
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Star Wars Episode VII: Miami's Oscar Isaac Cast Alongside Old Favorites
Not very long ago in a city very close to our hearts, a Guatemalan-born actor was cast in the upcoming seventh episode of Star Wars.
We don't yet know what role is in store for Oscar Isaac, previously known for supporting characters in Drive and the 2010 remake of Robin Hood. We don't even have a clue whether he'll be Sith, Jedi, alien being, or mere human rebel. All we know is the 305 will have serious representation in a galaxy far, far away.
The series reboot, directed by Lost executive producer J. J. Abram's, continues where 1983's Return of the Jedi leaves off.
What's even more exciting is that Isaac will star alongside most of the franchise's most memorable and beloved characters.
^ Maybe I'm way off, but he reminds me of Michael St. Gerard.
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I have nothing against old people in movies, so please refrain from accusing me of "ageism" just because I think this particular movie may be relying too much on nostalgia. I am hoping for the best with it, and hope our returning heroes are given justice with their scripts and are not just used as props.
^ I can agree with that.
Although I may not have been alive/too young to see the first films released in theatre, still love the films just as much and feel the same nostalgia.
I will see the next three and am keeping an open mind, hoping they don't rape and cannibalize the franchise any more than they have like with Phantom.
I'm rooting for Carrie Fisher. This may bring her back to reality if not at least provide some closure and validation.
Rambling, time to stfu.
thanks for this thread NS.
Jj abrahms is alright. In fact he's really good.
He's better than zack snyder. Thank god he didn't get this
The Star Trek movies didn't show either a mammoth effort to make really good scripts, or to make great Trek. They were movies engineered from top to bottom to wrap the shell of Trek with its catchphrases and characters around a piece of candy designed to taste best to the non-fan mass mainstream audience, where it did fantastically well. They were pretty poor as Trek installments, even if they were pretty well made from the point of view of having mass mainstream appeal.
Given that I don't really hold my breath he'll make something that the notoriously emotionally devoted Star Wars base is going to be remotely pleased with. Even Lucas couldn't do that with his prequels.
I didn't see the new cast/pre-production still that was released on JUB so I thought I'd post it. I think it's interesting given what the really hardcore fans are jizzing themselves over right now because of it.
Now I'm a pretty huge fan of the franchise (save Phantom Menace) but if I'm ever interested in finding the pulse of rumours and news it's best to go the the full on fans that have read everything about Star Wars lore etc. Places like theforce.net, etc.
Apparently there's a good chance that the storyline will focus heavily on what it was always meant to which were the characters of Jacen and Jaina, which are Han and Leia's children. Rumors are swirling that the young actress pictured in the photo talking to Carrie Fisher will portray the daughter and actor John Boyega will play the son.
Personally, I'm interested to see what roles Max Von Sydow and Andy Serkis will play? Sith, surely.
After skimming over the latest theories re: cast and storyline the SW megaheads have come up with this idea for what the filmmakers have in mind. To be fair it's WAY early days to know anything for sure until it's been officially confirmed but considering many are in agreement (again taking SW lore and all the books that cover much more than the 6 released films into consideration) apparently this would make sense, so I thought it was worth posting.
Episode VII (2015)
·Mark Hamill – Luke Skywalker.
·Harrison Ford – Han Solo
·Carrie Fisher – Leia Solo
·Anthony Daniels – C-3PO
·Peter Mayhew – Chewbacca.
·Kenny Baker – R2-D2
·John Boyega – Luke's student and chosen successor. Original Character with no Inspiration for the EU.
·Adam Driver – Jacen Solo/Darth Caedus. Was Luke's chosen successor.
·Oscar Isaac – New Republic/Galactic Alliance military. Possible love-interest for Solo daughter. Jagged Fel. Plays bigger role in next film.
·Andy Serkis – No idea whatsoever.
·Domhnall Gleeson – Skywalker son. Ben Skywalker. Plays bigger role in next film.
·Daisy Ridley – Solo daughter. Jaina Solo. Plays bigger role in next film.
·Max von Sydow – Old Republic/Galactic Empire military. Gilad Pallaeon. Unknowingly in league with Sith Lord.
Eh, we'll have to wait and see.
^ Ha! that's exactly what I thought. All snuggled up there, ready to go.
I half expected to see C3-PO, Yoda and a Wookie sitting there too.
Well, C3 is there in the guise of Anthony Daniels, as well as Peter Mayhew, but unfortunately Yoda is no more. He's gone to a better place. A swampier place....the Dagobah cemetery.
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I thought maybe they might try to introduce a "Yoda Junior" and Wookie Jr., since this one's going to center around the kids of the original cast.
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Let's look on the bright side. They're going to make these films indefinitely...just like ST. And let's say--just like ST--many of these productions just very may well suck, but eventually they might produce one or two good ones...you know...kinda like ST.
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I remember you once had to explain to me how Super 8 was like E.T. I didn't get it then and I still kinda don't. I'll explain it to you: I hate E.T., but I love Super 8.
Very little in common there.
If I were to name J.J.'s weakest link, I'd say Mission Impossible III.
More new photos at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/0...n_5431785.html