‘Star Wars VII’ Update – Casting, Shooting, Budgets, Release Dates and Lucas

- 04-22-14Film Posted by Jason McAnelly

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It looks like a little more Star Wars: Episode VII news has come down from the official sources that live on Disney Mountain. This time we have an interview with the chairman of Disney Studios, Alan Horn. In a recent talk with Bloomberg TV, he had a few things to say about the new franchise installment, including the casting, shooting locations, budgeting estimates, potential release date changes and George Lucas’ continued involvement with the Star Wars franchise. Read on for all the details. (more…)

Will New ‘Star Wars’ Spin-Off Flick Link to the Expanded Universe?

- 04-21-14Film, Internet, Nerd Culture Posted by James Daniels

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Writer-producer Simon Kinberg, fresh from the soon to be released X-Men: Days of Future Past, and still working on the Fantastic Four reboot, talked with IGN recently regarding the first of the planned Star Wars “standalone” films that are intended to tide fans over during the downtime separating Episodes VII, VIII, and IX.

The big question? Will these spin-offs have any connection to the Star Wars Expanded Universe of novels, video games, and comic books? You know what to do if you wanna find out:  (more…)

‘Star Wars VII’ Update: Have AT-ATs Attacked Abu Dhabi Set?

- 04-17-14Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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There’s been an AT-AT sighting at the Abu Dhabi set of J.J. AbramsStar Wars Episode VII and it looks like there’s been some trouble for Imperials on Tatooine. (more…)

‘Star Wars’ Themed Funeral was Ailing Child’s Final Wish

- 04-15-14Cool Stuff, Film, Nerd Culture Posted by James Daniels

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Here’s one that’ll get you right in the feels, as the kids say nowadays:

After being diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor in January, 4-year old Jack Robinson of the small village of Denmeade, Hampshire in England–through the generosity of his community and several celebrities–completed a “Bucket List” that concluded with an unique Star Wars funeral. More after the jump:  (more…)

BastardCast vs Bill Clinton and the Perfect Stranger Danger from Mars

- 04-11-14Featured, Nerd Culture Posted by Team Bastard

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Welcome to the festival of light that is The BastardCast, unfortunately the chicken wing coupons that we sent out are expired. Sorry, but hey the #TimeChallenge continues, we sorta have have Star Wars new. Plus the finer points of the great May 6th, 2016 Sophie’s Choice of movie blockbuster weekends that DC/Marvel have set up for us and the worst audition tape ever for a late night TV talk show (but it is for basic cable, so we still have a chance!)

On the show this week we talk about the funny and informative topics, like: (more…)

No Plans to Bring Lando Back for ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’

- 04-08-14Cool Stuff, Film Posted by James Daniels

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Just a day after we reported Peter Mayhew would be reprising his role as Chewbacca, we have received news that another Original Trilogy character would NOT be returning for Star Wars: Episode VII.

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Peter Mayhew Will Return as Chewbacca in ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’

- 04-07-14Cool Stuff, Film Posted by James Daniels

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Though there has been no comment from Disney or Lucasfilm, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that actor Peter Mayhew will (for the fifth time) reprise his role as the Wookiee Chewbacca, first mate of the Millenium Falcon and hero of the Clone Wars in Star Wars: Episode VII. (more…)

Disney Overlord Speaks – ‘Star Wars VII’ is Shooting, Casting Just About Done

- 04-06-14Film Posted by Jason McAnelly

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It’s been a while since we’ve heard some solid news about the new Star Wars flick. The real information gets mixed in with all the damned rumors so we never quite know what’s actually going on. But now, there’s some really-real news from an actual Disney guy! Check out the video below to hear Disney chairman Alan Horn talking a bit about the state of Episode VII. (more…)

New ‘Star Wars’ Rumors Suggest Possible Return to Tatooine?

- 04-02-14Film Posted by Jacob Knight

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As Biggie once rapped: “I’m going, going, back, back to Tati, Tati…”

OK, so that joke didn’t entirely work (or work at all), but new rumors swirling about JJ Abrams’ choices for location shooting on the new Star Wars suggest that we might be headed back to the home world of Luke Skywalker.

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Increase Your Jedi Knowledge with this ‘Birth of the Lightsaber’ Featurette

- 03-31-14Cool Stuff, Film Posted by Jason McAnelly

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Ever wondered what went in to the creation of one of the most iconic weapons in all of sci-fi history? When I speak of a weapon, I mean, of course, the almighty lightsaber. Well, check out ‘The Birth of the Lightsaber‘, a featurette that reveals how the concept made it from inception to realization, along with a host of other interesting details. This featurette presents interviews with George Lucas, Mark Hamill and master sound editor, Ben Burtt. And while you may not walk away with the knowledge of how to actually build a lightsaber, at the very least you may be able to use this bit of trivia to impress a girl/boy you’re hitting on at the next con. (more…)