Bleeding Cool is reporting that they have obtained casting and character details for Star Wars Episode VII. According to Bleeding Cool, they have "100% confirmed that the following is accurate and that the open casting started today in the UK."
Before I show you the character details, I want to stress that this should be considered a rumor until it is officially confirmed. It has not been confirmed by Star Wars Fanpedia or any other outlet. We do not know who Bleeding Cool's sources are or how those sources obtained this information.
Here is the character breakdown from Bleeding Cool:
- Late-teen female, independent, good sense of humour, fit.
- Young twenty-something male, witty and smart, fit but not traditionally good looking.
- A late twentysomething …
With the acquisition of Lucasfilm and the massive Star Wars merchandising operation that comes with it, The Walt Disney Company is poised for even more merchandising growth with their Disney Consumer Products division, BusinessWire reports. Lucasfilm's licensing operations were officially announced as being part of Disney's portfolio at the Licensing Expo 2013, a trade show all about consumer licensing. The acquisition has already helped lead to strong growth for The Walt Disney Company.
Star Wars will become a natural fit in a portfolio that "includes the iconic Mickey Mouse, the mega boys franchise Marvel's Avengers and top film franchise Star Wars," making it "critical that we continue to focus on the consumer" and create a strategy that all…Read more >
The future of Star Wars video games is wide open. With at least three new Star Wars movies and more spinoff films to come, there are any number of directions that the gaming franchise can go. It sounds like Electronic Arts knows that too, and they're not planning to let their license with Lucasfilm and Disney go to waste.
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EA Labels President Frank Gibeau spoke to IGN after last week's E3 conference, where he said that the company's "experience with Battlefield gives them a unique set of skills perfectly attuned to taking on Star Wars"—particularly the new Star Wars: Battlefront. Gibeau said:
- "Battlefront is a vehicle experience, it's a character experience. [Battlefront developer] DICE …
After accepting the Daytime Emmy Award for Star Wars: The Clone Wars, George Lucas headed backstage where he talked to Access Hollywood about the Emmy win. While he was there, Access Hollywood was sure to ask him what he thinks about no longer being involved in Star Wars and passing the torch to a new team for Star Wars Episode VII and beyond.
Lucas, who seems to be enjoying his retirement from Lucasfilm, said that "it's great" to see a new generation of filmmakers take over his legendary franchise. He jokingly pointed towards The Clone Wars producers and said "I don't have to worry about these guys anymore," now that Kathleen Kennedy is President of Lucasfilm.
But what of J.J. Abrams? Lucas has previously said that he is confident in Abrams as dir…Read more >
This past weekend, Star Wars: The Clone Wars won a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Special Animated Program. After the awards ceremony, Access Hollywood caught up with George Lucas and Dave Filoni to talk to them about the show's Emmy win. Lucas himself said that getting the Daytime Emmy was great—"We'll take any award!"—and joked that he had to retire to start winning awards. Last year, Lucas won a NAACP award for his film Red Tails.
The night's events weren't just about receiving the award, but also a reunion of sorts. The Emmy was presented to The Clone Wars team by Carrie Fisher, who played Princess Leia Organa in the original Star Wars trilogy, and Lucas had fun getting the award from her. He said that "once we saw her up there, we pretty much …Read more >