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Following the completion of principal photography, Walt Disney Studios and Lucasfilm have just announced that ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ is now officially titled ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens.’ Set for December 18th, 2015, the likes of John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Crystal Clarke, Christina Chong, Pip Andersen, Gwendoline Christie, Miltos Yerolemou 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 the hugely anticipated film. Kathleen Kennedy, director J.J. Abrams, and Bryan Burk are producing ‘Star Wars: Episode VII,’ and John Williams returns as the composer.
‘Zero Dark Thirty’ & Foxcatcher’ Cinematographer Greig Fraser Set For Gareth Edwards’ ‘Star Wars’ Film
Shortly after the release of ‘Godzilla,’ Lucasfilm and Disney announced that Gareth Edwards will direct the first stand-alone Star Wars film. In addition to the episodes of a new Star Wars trilogy, Lucasfilm and Disney have begun development on multiple stand-alone movies that will offer new stories beyond the core Saga. This Edwards-directed film will be penned by Gary Whitta and is due out on December 16th, 2016. After that there’s Rian Johnson’s ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ in 2017 and then Josh Trank’s standalone ‘Star Wars’ feature in 2018. And while very little is known about Edwards’ movie, we do now know who will be shooting the film: Greig Fraser.
Speaking with HitFix’s In Contention, the ‘Foxcatcher,’ ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ and ‘Killing Them Softly’ cinematographer had the following to say about the film, “….I’m doing a fucking Star Wars movie, which is like – I don’t know about you but Star Wars is like my first film love, do you know what I mean?… Gareth is doing a standalone film. Of course I do know some specifics, but it’s obviously something I’ve signed my kidneys away for.” Due to the high level of secrecy surrounding the ‘Star Wars’ development process, it is unclear which spinoff Edwards (or Trank) will tackle, and Fraser understandably wasn’t able to spill the beans. Previously rumored for stand-alone movies include Boba Fett and Jedi master Yoda. There are also rumors of a potential Han Solo origin story or at least something on the Solo clan, and untold adventures of Luke Skywalker.
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.
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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.