all is not lost star wars episode vii sml Stunning ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ Paintings Featuring The Millennium Falcon & An X Wing Fighter

Adam Midd has put together these two brilliant fan-made paintings for Disney and Lucasfilm’s ‘Star Wars: Episode VII,’ which will be directed by J.J. Abrams from a screenplay by Michael Arndt and is scheduled for a 2015 release. Adam describes the above “All Is Not Lost” piece as follows: “Had this idea a few nights ago of a diver coming across the remains of the Millennium Falcon deep underwater. After finishing the painting, decided to all the Star Wars titles and the slogan “All is not lost” and sort of turn the painting into a marketing piece that could go on a billboard. Had a lot of fun with this!”

The below “History Rediscovered” piece for ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ is described as follows: “Another one following the theme of the painting I uploaded yesterday of two divers coming across the wreck of the Millennium Falcon. This time a long lost X-Wing fighter in a jungle. Hope you guys like.” Check out the two painting in hi-res here and here.

history rediscovered star wars episode vii sml Stunning ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ Paintings Featuring The Millennium Falcon & An X Wing Fighter

While no cast members have officially been announced for the film, over the past few months rumors have been pointing towards a number of characters from the original ‘Star Wars’ trilogy, Episodes IV, V and VI, returning (in an unknown capacity)  for ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’; in particular Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher). Expect official casting news shortly, as the film is set to shooting early next year in the UK.

Kathleen Kennedy had reportedly been courting J.J. Abrams to direct ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ for a while. Abrams runs one of the movie and television industry’s top production companies, Bad Robot, and created or co-created television franchises like ‘Lost,’ ‘Fringe’ and ‘Alias.’ He has also directed the feature films ‘Mission: Impossible III,’ ‘Star Trek’ and ‘Super 8.’ Abrams latest project is  ‘Star Trek Into Darkness,’ his second Star Trek film since he rebooted the franchise in 2009. That film is out in cinemas now.

Walt Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm recently announced that J.J. Abrams’ ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ will arrive in cinemas in the summer of 2015. Furthermore, they also added that every summer after 2015 they will offer a Star Wars film, alternating between standalone films and “Episode” films. The screenwriters working on the stand-alone Star Wars films are Simon Kinberg (Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Sherlock Holmes) and Lawrence Kasdan (screenwriter of The Empire Strikes Back, Raiders of the Lost Ark and the filmmaker behind The Big Chill.) The pair are also involved in the drafting of the new trilogy, with Michael Arndt (Little Miss Sunshine, Toy Story 3) penning the first of the series, ‘Star Wars: Episode VII.’ Expect more Star Wars related news soon.