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Sure the movie is shooting now, but that doesn’t mean that Star Wars Episode VII is done casting. No way. The production has announced two new additions to the cast today, a pair of unknowns named Crystal Clarke and Pip Anderson. Clarke and Anderson will join fellow new cast members John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Lupita Nyong’o, Gwendoline Christie and Max von Sydow, along with returning cast members Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter Mayhew, Anthony Daniels, and Kenny Baker. (more…)

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In regards to Star Wars Episode VII, we’ve all been supposing the return of Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher, but what about something a little more inanimate, like a particular setting or prop? For example, consider the Millennium Falcon. You all know the Millennium Falcon, it’s the ship that made the Kessel run in less than 12 parsecs. But now, not only is she fast enough for you, old man, but it sounds like the Falcon’s going to have a pretty big part to play in the new Star Wars movie.

According to Latino Review, a highly detailed replica of the Millennium Falcon set has been re-constructed on the stages of Pinewood Studios. The new film is expected to begin filming in early 2014, which is still several weeks and/or months away, so it does seem kind of peculiar that set construction would be so far ahead at this point. But hey, what do we know about film production? We’re just the guys who bitch about it.

Seriously though, if Episode VII represents, in part, a return visit to some of character from the original trilogy it would also make sense to include the ship that was so central to those first three movies. Of course, keep in mind that all this is just rumor and speculation right now, and there’s no confirmation about anything involving plot or character in regards to Episode VII.

Source: /Film

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With a release date sometime in the summer of 2015, production on Star Wars: Episode VII must begin sooner than later. But I’ll admit tomorrow was sooner than I imagined. At least, that is if this latest rumor dug up by Jedi News is to be believed. They claim to have learned not only of the production start date, but also the new trilogy’s production alias. Where the original trilogy filmed under the code name “Blue Harvest” and the prequels under “JAK”, this time the new Star Wars trilogy will film under the name, “Foodles.”

Yes, “Foodles.” Apparently, not to be confused with Disney’s line of healthy snack packs of the same name. And speaking of Disney, since they’re running this show, it’s been revealed they’ve booked the famous Pinewood Studios for the next 10 years! It’s assumed this isn’t all for Star Wars, but also for that other box office behemoth, Marvel, as well as various other projects.

With absolutely no casting announcements – or hell, even credible rumors! – I’m a little leery of believing an August start date for filming. Though, as Bleeding Cool’s Brendon Connelly points out, pre-production has been underway for sometime now. Maybe it is true?

What are you Bastards thinking? Are we just days away from the start of filming for Episode VII? Are they honestly using “Foodles” as their secret production codename!?

Source: Bleeding Cool