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Writer-Director Rian Johnson Talks ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ Creative Freedom & More: “It’s Just Joyous”
On a rather fantastic TalkHouse podcast episode featuring Rian Johnson and Terry Gilliam for the US theatrical release of Gilliam’s latest movie, ‘The Zero Theorem,’ Johnson opened up briefly about his work as writer-director on ‘Star Wars Episode VIII’ (he’s also rumored to be writing and perhaps helming ‘Star Wars Episode IX’). Asked how it feels to “take over someone else’s world”, the ‘Looper’ writer-director replied, “I’m just starting into it, but so far it’s been nothing but…honestly, it’s the most fun I’ve ever had writing. It’s just joyous.” Johnson also talked about not only growing up with the movies, but playing with Star Wars toys as a child. “The first movies I was making in my head were part of this world, so part of it is a direct connection —it’s almost like an automatic jacking-in into childhood in a weird way.”
With filming on ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ still underway in the UK, Matthew Myatt, who works at Airbourne Aviation flying club as a simulations engineer, has snapped the following image showcasing what looks to be like life-size models of a partly-built Millennium Falcon, Han Solo’s beloved spaceship, and a tarp-covered X-Wing fighter. Myatt originally thought his picture of the Millennium Falcon and an X-Wing fighter were experimental aircraft at Greenham Common, Berkshire (the location of a former RAF airbase). He told the BBC, “It wasn’t too clear until I viewed the picture and then realised what it was. I grew up with Star Wars so I started jumping around.”
According to a new report, Miltos Yerolemou, perhaps best known for his role as Syrio Forel in ‘Game of Thrones,’ has joined the cast of ‘Star Wars: Episode VII.’ Syrio Forel is a master sword-fighter and instructor hired by Eddard Stark to train Arya Stark in the series, and Yerolemou has played several other parts which involve sword fighting during his career. With that in mind, I think it’s safe to assume he may get up to some lightsabre-related shenanigans in the film. He joins his fellow ‘Game of Thrones’ alumni Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth) in the latest ‘Star Wars’ film.
Art by 800 Pound Productions.
Set for December 18th, 2015, the likes of John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie, Crystal Clarke, Christina Chong, Pip Andersen and Max von Sydow are joining the original stars of the saga, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker in ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’. Kathleen Kennedy, director J.J. Abrams, and Bryan Burk are producing ‘Star Wars: Episode VII,’ and John Williams returns as the composer.
Rumor: Major ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ Story Spoilers On The Film’s Villains, Luke Skywalker & More Old Faces
A bunch of potential plot details have arrived online from the enormously anticipated ‘Star Wars: Episode VII,’ with some of it being incredibly spoilery – stop reading now if you want to go into the film as fresh as possible. If this new report is to be believed, it reveals the fate of a major character since they last appeared in ‘Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi,’ who the villains of the piece are, and the surprise return of a key figure in the Star Wars Universe.
Indie Revolver have unveiled the following pieces of possible ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ concept art, which might give us an idea of how Harrison Ford’s older Han Solo will look in the movie (if they’re real?). While the film has been shooting second-unit since April and first-unit since May, this month the team will take a brief two-week hiatus while adjustments to the current production schedule are made as Harrison Ford recovers from a leg injury. Shooting remains on track to wrap in the fall with the film scheduled for release on December 18th, 2015.