Starwars.com has announced that the first Star Wars spinoff movie (non-trilogy) will be directed by Gareth Edwards (Monsters; the 2014 Godzilla) and its screenplay written by Gary Whitta (Book of Eli; After Earth).
The movie is due to be released December 16, 2016, and is not yet titled.
In this video J.J. Abrams announced Star Wars: Force for Change, which is intended to raise funds and awareness for UNICEF. Donors will become eligible for the grand prize which includes visiting the Episode VII set and other minor things. Speaking of the set, check out the video!
The first set photo was tweeted last Thursday by J.J. Abrams’s official Twitter feed, Bad Robot. The filming is taking place at Pinewood Studios in London, as the office Star Wars Facebook page reminded us in this lovely pic. Go check them out!
It’s worth mentioning that Random House has made Star Wars: A New Dawn, by John Jackson Miller, available for pre-order. A New Dawn is a prequel to the upcoming Rebels TV show and will include the story of how two of the show’s main characters (the same ones on the novel’s cover art), former Jedi Padawan Kanan Jarrus and Twi’lek pilot Hera Syndulla, first met and became a team. This will be the first novel written in collaboration with the Star Wars Story Group and therefore to be part of the new canon, and is due to go on sale September 2, 2014. John Jackson Miller is the author of the Star Wars: Knight Errant comic series, the novel Star Wars: Kenobi, and Knights of the Old Republic graphic novels.
Photo source: Miller’s cool website.
starwars.com has posted the full trailer for the new TV show Star Wars Rebels on YouTube today. The show will be CGI animated like Clone Wars and takes place five years before the Battle of Yavin in Episode IV: A New Hope. The rebels in question will include a Jedi on the run voiced by Freddie Prinze, Jr., a physically imposing alien based on the early Chewbacca concept artwork and voiced by Steven Blum, and a female Mandalorian voiced by Tiya Sircar.
Click for more about Star Wars Rebels at its page in the Official Site.
Photo source: WonderCon 2014 Star Wars Rebels Panel Report.
Or should I say, the main cast (because I can’t wait to find out who else will have minor roles). The picture is long famous, but you probably want to see it again anyway.
New cast in the photo are Daisy Ridley (English actress, Mr. Selfridge), Domhnall Gleeson (Irish actor in parts 1 and 2 of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows), Andy Serkis (English actor in Lord of the Rings), Oscar Isaac (American actor in The Nativity Story opposite Keisha Castle-Hughes), Adam Driver (American actor in Girls; Law & Order), and John Boyega (English actor in Attack the Block; Law & Order: UK).
STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS took home the Emmy for Outstanding Special Class – Animation at the 40th Anniversary Daytime Emmy Awards on Sunday, June 16, 2013. This is in addition to David Tennant’s win for Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program for his guest appearance as the Jedi droid Huyang in the series’ fifth season. Congratulations to all of the CLONE WARS cast and crew!
PHOTO SOURCE: Emmy Graphic