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Star Wars Rebels returns to McQuarrie’s original art

One of the attractions for long-term Star Wars fans of the new animated series, Star Wars Rebels, coming to Disney XD later this year will be a chance to see some of Ralph McQuarrie’s original production paintings being used as the basis for planets and creatures. According to an interview with executive producer Simon Kinberg … Continue reading

Abrams confirms Star Wars Episode VII script complete

The latest draft of the script for the new instalment in the Star Wars saga is complete, according to director J.J. Abrams. Speaking at the TCA tour, he told the Wrap, “We’re working really hard and we’ve got our script and we’re in deep prep. Full steam ahead, y’know.” He also confirmed that the new … Continue reading

Star Wars Episode VII to shoot at Pinewood, cast breakdown revealed!

The first film in the new Star Wars trilogy, Episode VII, will shoot at Pinewood Studios (home of the James Bond series), according to a report in Screen. Director J.J. Abrams recently confirmed he will be relocating to London in January 2014 to begin production on the movie. The film is currently being scripted by … Continue reading

New Star Wars animated TV series for 2014!

Disney have announced an animated follow-up to The Clone Wars will air in 2014. Titled Star Wars Rebels, the new series will be set in the gap between Episode III and Episode IV and will premiere as a one hour special on The Disney Channel in the US before transferring to Disney XD. X Men: … Continue reading

OFFICIAL: New Star Wars movie to film in UK!

Disney and Lucasfilm have confirmed that Star Wars: Episode VII is to be shot in the UK, taking advantage of new tax relief arrangements recently put in place by the UK Government. Four out of the previous six Star Wars films were filmed largely in the UK, with two of the prequel films shooting in … Continue reading

Disney: Star Wars movies every year between 2015 and 2019!

Disney have not only recommitted to the 2015 release date for Star Wars: Episode VII (which was in some doubt when director J.J. Abrams refused to be held to it…), but the company has also announced that the ‘Episode’ films will alternate annually with the ‘stand-alone’ Star Wars movies. The means Episode VII in 2015 … Continue reading

Lucasfilm/Disney kill Star Wars: The Clone Wars!

It’s official: after a short fan campaign to save the series, Lucasfilm today announced there will be no sixth season for the Cartoon Network show Star Wars: The Clone Wars. This follows the abandonment of plans to release Episode II and Episode III in 3D. The move appears to be part of the Disney plan … Continue reading

Carrie Fisher confirms she’ll play Leia again!

Carrie Fisher has been the first cast-member to unequivocally confirm she’s returning to Star Wars for Episode VII. Asked directly by Palm Beach Illustrated in the context of Star Wars: Episode VII “Can you confirm whether you’ll reprise the role of Princess Leia?”, Fisher simply answered “Yes”. Fisher, the 56-year-old daughter of Eddie Fisher and … Continue reading

Harrison Ford signs for Star Wars: Episode VII?

According to a report on The Latino Review (via FoxNews Latino), Star Wars: Episode VII—the first of the new movies under the Disney banner—has signed its first actor, and in a big surprise the first signing is none other than Harrison Ford, Han Solo himself. Ford has had a mixed relationship with Star Wars over … Continue reading

Yoda make-up man Stuart Freeborn dies, aged 98

Acclaimed British movie make-up artist Stuart Freeborn—best known as the designer of Jedi Master Yoda for The Empire Strikes Back—has died at the age of 98. Born in September 1914, Freeborn drew upon the face of Albert Einstein as well as his own reflection in creating the look for Yoda. Star Wars creator George Lucas … Continue reading