Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Rumor: Episode VII Villain Identity Revealed

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By: Dominic Jones

Hold on to your hats everyone, because this could be huge.  Our friends over MakingStarWars.net believe they have uncovered the identity of the villain for Episode VII, as well as how the film ends.  Obviously this gets into major spoiler territory, so if you don't want to know anything about the film, stop reading now!  This is your official SPOILER ALERT!
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Alright, if you're still with us, you have been warned.  MakingStarWars.net is hearing from reliable sources that the villain for Star Wars Episode VII is...Luke Skywalker!  Now, I'm willing to be a lot of you are thinking one of two things.  Either, "wow, what a rip off of Dark Empire" or "NOOOOO!  That's not true!  That's impossible!"

Let's take a set back and look at some more information.  For one, it's being reported that the masked cyborg depicted in the leaked concept art (see below) is Luke Skywalker.
Most initially assumed that this was the design for Adam Driver's costume, as the rumors were that he was the villain.  But could it really be Luke under there?

And if you're hoping for a happy ending to Episode VII, I have more bad news. Furious Fanboys has elaborated more on the plot of the film.  According to them,
Even more shocking is that it appears that Episode VII ends with Kira (Daisy Ridley’s character) kneeling before Cyborg Luke to become his new apprentice. This is apparently what was filmed at Skellig Michael in Ireland. John Boyega’s character is then the hero of the new trilogy, and we’re left waiting for Episode VIII to see how the heroes deal with Luke becoming the new Sith Lord with Kira has his apprentice.

Is anyone else hearing the slow version of the Imperial March in their head right now?  This would be quite a departure from what we expected Episode VII to be, with Luke as the hero, passing the torch on to Kira Solo as they battled evil.  While it's shocking, I don't think it's implausible.  Over the past 30 years the characters of Luke, Han, and Leia have been built up as infallible legends.  So to open Episode VII with Luke as the villain would be a daring way to play with audience expectations.  As much as I love Luke Skywalker, I hope this turns out to be true.  I think it's important for Star Wars to go in new directions that are unexpected.  Look at The Empire Strikes Back.  That movie featured our heroes coming off the highest high of destroying the Death Star only to constantly beat them down over the course of the film (attack on Hoth, Luke being shot down, Millennium Falcon hyperdrive not working, Lando turning against Han and Leia, Han being tortured, Luke loosing a hand, and, of course, "I am your father").  If you look at where we left off in Return of the Jedi, it's very similar to where we left off at the end of A New Hope.  All seems well, the Emperor and Vader are dead and the second Death Star has been destroyed.  So why not pull an Empire and have Episode VII be all about taking our heroes down a notch and make VIII and IX about the crawling their way back.  It makes a lot of sense to me.

But if you want more proof, MakingStarWars.net has a few more details about some concept art of key scenes in the film that relate to the Luke-is-the-villain rumor.  According to MakingStarWars,

A picture believed to be from the middle of the film shows a mountainous snow planet (not Hoth okay?). “Kira” holds her blue laser sword behind her as if she is trying to run. With her back to the cyborg, he has his fingers in the classic “Darth Vader” force pinch posture and is perhaps pulling her laser sword out of her hand. Behind him, her companion attempts to get up, probably to sneak attack the cyborg. Note: this piece has yet again, another face. It looks like a Darth Vader mouth piece but the eyes look red and sunken in like Vaders but harder to make out since he’s in the foreground.

The black figure sits on a throne. He’s cloaked. We see him from the side. His boots are not unlike Anakin Skywalker’s from Revenge of the Sith. He is approached by “Kira.” The light from outside the shrine emanates from the door way and she walks through it. The cloaked figure sits in darkness, a natural red/yellow fiery light behind him, almost like amber backlights the figure.

According to a source, “Kira” believes she is there to meet Luke Skywalker, but instead she finds the monster.

In another depiction, she is facing the camera, the cyborg character is embracing her and the look on her face is one of resignation and defeat. We are looking over a character’s shoulder, of what is believed to be Boyega’s character.

There is a rumor she is evil. I think the film might leave off with the revelation she has joined the figure’s faction. Her in-progress romance with her companion is clearly halted in this moments and shelved for the next films.

I believe this is the interior of the Michael Skellig set. There is a giant castle on that island area and this is interior “throne room” if you will. It is like a cave but mechanical and dark. Think of McQuarrie’s lava throne for Darth Vader concept if you’ve seen it. It is similar in idea.

In another picture we see the Falcon parked outside on a landing platform which makes me think two character enter and only one flees with the crew of the Falcon at the end of the film.
So why does “Kira” appear to give up? The reason for her resignation? The cyborg is none other than Luke Skywalker. The revelation beats “Kira” and her quest becomes hopeless. She resigns herself to joining the figure who is the opposite of what she hoped to find. The evil she sought to vanquish with the power of Luke Skywalker, is Luke Skywalker.

We are left not knowing the future and how this happened. The cloak appears to be especially close to Luke Skywalker’s Return of the Jedi cloak as well.

There is some tantalizing stuff in there.  now we just have to wait until December 18, 2015 to find out if it's true.

As always this is just a rumor until confirmed or denied by Lucasfilm or Disney.


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Has Footage from Episode VII Leaked?

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By: Lillian Skye

Today, footage from what a YouTube user claimed to be scenes from J.J. Abram's upcoming Star Wars Episode VII were uploaded on YouTube and then quickly deleted. The account that uploaded the film was deleted as well.

Warning: SPOILERS follow!

The footage claims to be "Luke's Refuge," insinuating that Luke Skywalker spent time in solitude meditating in caves. The stills show a robed figure surrounded by candles and kneeling on the ground in contemplation.  What appears to be the same robed figure looks out across the water in the other images.

See stills from the footage below:




From the blaring "E7," label in the bottom left corner of the images, it is difficult to believe that this footage is real. The film was also labeled with the alleged location of "Luke's Refuge"--Skellig Michael, Ireland--which seems forced.

Is it fake? Is it test footage for VIIStar Wars fans can only guess as the release of Episode VII in  December 2015 draws closer.

Sources: Comic Book Movie, Techno Buffalo

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Rumors: Tonnes of New Episode VII Plot Details

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By: Dominic Jones

Our friends over at MakingStarWars.net have unleashed a fury of new rumored details about Star Wars Episode VII, including set and scene descriptions, mostly focusing on Daisy Ridley and John Boyega's characters, but also clarifying where certain scenes are set.  As always, these are just rumors and could turn out to be false but, if you don't want to know any potential spoilers for Episode VII, stop reading now.  This is your official SPOILER ALERT!
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Alright, if you're still with us, let's get to the first rumor.  This rumor deals with a new alien character, a new droid, and what will likely be a pivotal scene in Episode VII.  According to MakingStarWars.net,
Nighttime under the cover of darkness. Four characters convene.

Imagine the next generation of R2 unit. A jump as drastic as the Return of the Jedi Stormtrooper to the Star Wars: Episode VII Stormtrooper. Sleeker, more futuristic, yet somehow still a little bit 1950s with a dash of Art Nouveau included.

The droid is smaller than R2-D2 and Chopper. His head is just above the knee, but not quiet to the hip, he’s tiny. His head is silver like Artoo-Detoo but his markings are red. He has a single eye and two antennas on the top of his head. His neck has a black covering that kind of accordions when he looks around and connects to his body. He is similar to something you might see in Wall-E mixed with one of the senate cams in Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace.  He has a holographic projector in the same place as Artoo-Detoo as well. His head looks up.

He’s cute but kind of sad looking in a way.

Standing next to him we have an alien. He’s slightly taller. His face reminds me of Station from Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey. His eyes are just black and tiny, his mouth is almost a round snout which is sort of like an armadillo. His skin is a darker brown color but in this image it appears blue from the light. He has a towel on his head and his costume appears to be similar to a kimono.

In the foreground, Daisy Ridley’s character Kira stands startled as a character ignites a lightsaber and it is very clear this is an unexpected occurrence and all the characters are startled by the enigmatic beam emitting from the lazer sword just turned on accidentally. John Boyega’s character has the lightsaber in hand as the characters all look on amazed.

Kira’s discovery is further enhanced by Boyega’s character’s discovery. This could be one of the most memorable sequences from the next trilogy of Star Wars films.

That definitely sounds like a very cool scene.  Also, I like the idea that the third member of the "trio of new young leads" could be an alien, it would be a fun twist on what we're used to having three human leads in the last two trilogies.  Also, the new droid sounds interesting.  It sounds like their trying to make him reminiscent of the classic droids, but making it something new and interesting.

This next one deals with deals with Kira's (Daisy Rildey) ship as well as a certain beast from the leaked set photos from TMZ.  It is related in a significant way to an earlier rumor about Kira living in a downed AT-AT, you may want to read that story before continuing.  According to MakingStarWars.net,
Kira has a junker ship which has tow cables that detach from it to pull junk across the sandy planet on which she lives. The cockpit is in the center of the ship and is not unlike a B-29 Bomber. Stylistically it reminds me of the ships from Terminator that attack John Conor’s rebels. The cockpit holds two pilots in the front and there is probably room for more in the short fuselage. The back of the ship fans out. There are no weapons as it is not an attack ship.

The ship has four engines, large engines. The large engines on the bottom are on the sides while two smaller engines sit above it, but close together. Imagine an X-wing fighter from Episode IV if the engines on the bottom where bigger. In some depictions the top of the ship has two X-wing engines for the smaller engines.

The version of the ship parked inside the AT-AT garage has four engines, two on the bottom, two towards the outside and they’re all the same size. There is yet another third design that is bulkier. I believe the first description is the final piece as it appears to be the most designed with a lot of work put into it.

This ship hides in the belly of the fallen AT-AT with two tarps that can close to conceal the ship.
Here’s another interesting note. There is art of a large Star Destroyer with gravity wells crashed in the horizon. Kira is directing a giant pig like what we saw in the TMZ photos towards a station. The driver on the giant pig is abstract but appears to be the alien from the lightsaber photos in other depictions. What are they towing? An X-wing fighter, one you’ve all seen.

This is how Kira salvages her X-wing for the film, most likely. There is some indication that the ship is used to get Kira’s and the giant pig is used to get Boyega’s. But that’s not entirely clear for now.

Very interesting.  This of course lines up with the story from earlier about Kira living in a downed AT-AT.  The visuals alone are very striking.  Hopefully we'll get a good look at that ship soon.

And finally, this rumor deals with the now infamous set at Greenham Common and where in the galaxy that might be and isn't! According to MakingStarWars.net,
The Rebel base on Yavin and the Greenham Common set are not the same sets at all, they’re entirely different.

The rebel base at Greenham Common is nearly identical to what we’ve seen in the drone photos from last month. There the Millennium Falcon is sitting on the runway area while X-wings are stored in the hangers. If you’re curious as to how CGI will probably be used in the film, there are lots of large transmitters and radar dishes that adorn the tops of the grassy area above the hangers. These things were not built for the physical set so it is safe to say they will be composited in later to dress the location’s otherworldly look. There are trees in the distance but they are like those found in England, very unlike Yavin.

The Yavin base is another location called “The Pirate’s Cove.” X-wings are docked in the temple just as you would imagine from back during the battle on the first Death Star. However, netting hangs down from the top of the hanger, loosely in places. The location is foggy and not clear as if a morning fog or mist has just came in and rain was recently on the ground. The trees are very much a different sort of thing than what you would see on the Greenham Common planet’s base, which is a giant field with trees off to the horizon. One is a jungle the others is wooded. This is a temple with a lush and dense amount of tall trees just outside it. The Massassi Temple from Star Wars: Episode IV was examined closely to capture the same feel and essence of the initial rebel base.

It very interesting that they would go back to Yavin to me.  I never thought of Yavin as being more than just the location for the Rebel Base, and was against the idea of Greenham Common being Yavin.  Well, I guess I was partially right.  I'm intrigued as to why they would go back to Yavin and to find out what exactly is going on at Greenham Common

As always these are just rumors until confirmed or denied by Lucasfilm or Disney.

Big shout our to our friends at MakingStarWars.net for getting their hands on these fascinanting rumors!

Sources: MSW1, MSW2, MSW3

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Rumor: Max Von Sydow's Episode VII Role Revealed

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By: Benjamin Hart

So far we've heard a lot of rumors  about which actors will be playing who or what in Star Wars Episode VII. Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver and Gwendoline Christie, among others, have all been part of the discussion at some point, but we've heard very little about some, such as legendary actor Max Von Sydow. Speculation has pointed to everything from a leading Sith Inquisitor to an elderly Kanan Jarrus. Today, however, we have received new reports from two different sites about Max Von Sydow's character. First off, our friends at Making Star Wars released an interesting description of who the 85 year old actor might be playing:

Warning: SPOILERS below(of course).

"Max von Sydow character is Star Wars: Episode VII is not an ancient Sith Lord or a supernatural being with an awesome voice. He’s a beaten man. He’s old enough to have lived through the Clone Wars, seen the Intergalactic Civil War unfold and then the aftermath of the fall of Emperor Palptaine. He’s no longer a man, he’s a cyborg. His eye is obscured by a ocular viewing device, most likely from a past injury which mean the could no longer use the eye with any ease. One leg is entirely cybernetic now, almost like a Super Battledroid but with metallic claws where his toes would be. He sits at a bar drinking, wary, and old. If you have an oddity, a rare weapon, you might want to bring it to him for evaluation."

The also add that the robotic arm Bad Robot revealed a few months back(below) may belong to Von Sydow.


Also, the folks at Badass Digest added their two cents to this story:

"According to my sources von Sydow is playing a key character who gets the story in motion. Remember that I told you the movie begins with the discovery of the lightsaber? Well, it isn't Daisy Ridley who discovers it but rather a blue alien guy. He brings it to a salvage yard where Kira - that seems to be what Ridley's character's name is, or at least what they're calling her on set - sees it. She's hanging out there with von Sydow, who is an old cyborg dude, a guy who maybe has dementia. He talks a lot of nonsense. But as soon as that lightsbaber shows up, he gets lucid. He recognizes it. He begins to talk about the old days, name drops a couple of Prequel Trilogy characters, even. And then, after Kira and the alien leave he makes a call to a mysterious figure. "It's here," he says. But who is he calling?"

Well, not too often do we see two differences sources agreeing with each other like this. Both of these descriptions appear to match, and while this still should be considered a rumor, that's pretty good odds. If this is true, his character indeed sounds awesome and intriguing. Most of the characters in Episode VII will be barely old enough to remember Original Trilogy era, much less the Prequels. This character will teach other characters, as well as the audience, about the history in the Galaxy far, far away prior to Episode VII. And what other motives and connections might he have? I guess we'll find out December 18th, 2015!

Sources: Making Star Wars, Badass Digest
Via: Star Wars 7 News

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Rumor: Description of Daisy Ridley's Home in Episode VII

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Photo credit: Star Wars Daisy Ridley on Facebook
By: Dominic Jones

Our friends over at MakingStarWars.net have a very interesting new rumor about where we'll be finding one of our heroes in Episode VII.  The description below is reportedly for the home of Daisy Ridley's character.  Now, as always, we won't know if it's true or not until the film comes out but if you're worried about potential spoilers then stop reading now.  This is you official SPOILER ALERT!
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Here's what Making Star Wars has to say,
On a desert planet, there’s a canyon, sandy and brown. In front of the canyon is a downed AT-AT walker, laying on its side. A young girl sits atop of the mechanical beast’s head. She gazes outward towards the end of the canyon where her hopes and dreams may one day be realized, not unlike Luke Skywalker yearning for more from his mundane life.  For now, this is her home, the wreckage of years of intergalactic warfare. The legs of the AT-AT are partially obscured by sand at the “ankles” but pop out at the feet. This walker has been there for some time and nature has began to take the machine into the earth. The AT-AT lays on its left side, its head leveled by the dirt from which its head smashed into during a battle some time ago. The right side of the body of the AT-AT faces upwards, battle scared, shot by many laser blasts which no doubt brought the machine down. Battle wreckage is littered all around the fallen beast. This is the dwelling of the new hero from Star Wars: Episode VII.

The underbelly has large pieces of cloth draped over it to protect the dwelling from the environment. A small ship is hidden inside the belly, like a garage. In the distance you can see TIE-Fighters which have been downed into the sane. AT-ST head sits, its body below the dirt. You can see another AT-AT body in the distance, its coverings eroded away with time.

Very interesting.  It definitely gives more credence to the theory that the big round thing from the very first leaked set photo is an AT-AT foot (see below).
This report does, however, call into question the theory that she's playing a Solo.  What would the child of Han and Leia be doing living out on a desert planet yearning for adventure?  It's not impossible, but it require some inter sting character motivation.  we'll just have to wait until December 18, 2015 to find out!

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Rumor: 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' The Lost Missions Blu-Ray Box Set Cover Revealed

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By: Dominic Jones

It seems more and more certain that a Blu-Ray/DVD release of Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season Six 'The Lost Missions' is imminent.  TheDigitalBits.com, who first reported that the set would be announced in three weeks almost two weeks ago, have come across the cover for the box set.  The image apparently comes from a retailer.  Check out below (and no, we don't have a larger image.  Sorry),
I must say, if that's the cover, then I love it!  Now we just have to wait for the actual announcement...

As always this is just a rumor until confirmed or denied by Lucasfilm or Disney.

Source: The Digital Bits

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

It's Kanan VS The Inquisitor In New 'Rebels' Clip

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By: Benjamin Hart

Star Wars Rebels is just days away from it's official Television premiere, and it's already available to watch online for some. We've gotten tons of awesome previews in the lead up to the premiere, but today, courtesy of USA Today, we have been treated to a fantastic new clip from one of the upcoming episodes which features leading Jedi Kanan Jarrus(Freddie Prinze Jr.) in a fierce Lightsaber duel with the Inquisitor(Jason Isaacs). You can check it out below!

I should mention that there are SPOILERS included in the clip.



USA Today also caught up with Rebels Executive producer Dave Filoni and several of the actors behind the scenes. Filoni says the Inqusitor is an "evil version of Sherlock Holmes." Jason Isaacs adds, "Everybody he encounters is so far beneath his skill level that it doesn't tax him... I wanted him to enjoy the chase and enjoy the hunt. He's not in a panic, nothing's about to blow up. He can take on any number of adversaries and still have time to read the newspaper and get his nails done."

And when it comes to the Inquisitor's allies, specifically ISB(Imperial Security Bureau) Agent Kallus, he's not exactly a joy to work with. Filoni continues, "Kallus isn't pleased this guy is around... He'd rather work without him, but it's procedure. He has to call him and say, 'Hey, I might have a Jedi problem out here. You better come look at this.' " David Oyelowo, who voices Kallus, added, "He's muscle on the ground.... but you can just tell, with every line, with every action he makes, he has his sights set higher."

And finally, Dave Filoni expressed his interest in bringing back James Earl Jones to voice a classic baddie. "We have a nice history of honoring the great legacy characters,... It would be a shame never to have Darth Vader in the show, I'll say that much."

It's also worth noting this one line from USA Today:

"As part of a new generation of Star Wars projects, Rebels will tie in with future stories including next year's Episode VII movie."

We've heard all the rumors about the Inqusitors in Episode VII and how it might connect to Rebels. Is this further confirmation of that speculation? That's for you to decide for now. Be sure to check out the full article on USA Today's site.

Be sure to tune into the Star Wars Rebels premiere, Spark Of Rebellion, on the Disney Channel this Friday, October 3rd and Disney XD on October 13th.

Source: USA Today

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'Star Wars #1' Variant Cover Revealed

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By: Dominic Jones

There may be a bit of a drought going on right now for Star Wars comic collectors as we enter the transition period between the end of the Dark Horse era and the start of the second Marvel era, but come January 2015, things are going to change in a big way.  StarWars.com has unveiled the variant cover for 'Star Wars #1', which hits shelves in January.  The variant cover is by Marvel COO Joe Quesada, and is a wrap around cover, featuring Luke, Han, Leia, Chewie, C-3PO, R2-D2, Darth Vader, and some stormtroopers.  Check it out below,

Quesada spoke with StarWars.com about the cover, saying, 

"I was asked to give a quote about this cover and to tell fans about the first time I saw Star Wars or how it completely changed my life, but it’s a story I’m sure isn’t all that interesting when compared to the countless others that have been told, much more eloquently, by so many before me.  While each of us has had our unique moments of discovery and love affair with the property there’s nothing that I think I could say or add that hasn’t been said before and truthfully it really isn’t all that important because It’s that love for Star Wars that binds all of us who share those unique moments like the Force itself. That’s why when I was offered the opportunity to do this cover I was both thrilled beyond belief and as nervous as I was when I did my very first professional work over twenty years ago. To have the opportunity to illustrate the classic cast members in one piece has been by far one of the highlights of my career as an artist. I can only hope that it turned out okay and that maybe, just maybe, I get the chance to do it again someday.”

While no specific release dates are given, StarWars.com also lays out the plans for when we can expect to see the three new series from Marvel kick off.  'Star Wars #1' will launch in January 2015, followed by 'Darth Vader #1' in February, and 'Princess Leia #1' in March.  Suffice to say, Star Wars comics are going to get very exciting come 2015!

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Monday, September 29, 2014

David Fincher Met With Lucasfilm About Directing Episode VII

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By: Dominic Jones

You'll meet very few people who will argue that JJ Abrams is the right man for job of directing Star Wars Episode VII.  But naturally, there was a process of finding the right director (long before plot rumors, or casting rumors, those were the stories that kept us guessing) and many met with Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy about the job.  One such director was David Fincher (The Social Network, House of Cards, Fight Club).  

Finched discussed the meeting recently in an interview with Total Film, saying, "I talked to Kathy about it, but I think that it's a different thing from... I don't know what Disney-Lucasfilm will be like."

He elaborated on his thoughts about the original trilogy saying, 
"My favourite is The Empire Strikes Back. If I said, 'I want to do something more like that,' then I'm sure the people paying for it would be like, 'No! You can't do that! We want it like the other one with all the creatures!'

"I always thought of Star Wars as the story of two slaves [C-3PO and R2-D2] who go from owner to owner, witnessing their masters' folly, the ultimate folly of man... I thought it was an interesting idea in the first two, but it's kind of gone by Return Of The Jedi."

With so many new Star Wars films on the horizon, perhaps Fincher will get his chance to explore some of these ideas down the line.

 
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Rumor: New Variation on the Episode VII Plot Rumors

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By: Dominic Jones

Our friends over Jedi News are hearing of a new variation on the plot for Episode VII.  The plot continues with the "Luke Skywalker has gone missing" story we've been hearing for months now, and goes into more detail about the role of the new cast.

According to Jedi News,

According to the email I received, the concept of "Luke is missing/needs to be found" in Episode VII is being approached somewhat from the wrong angle in other rumor reports. The source says the "find Luke" premise is based off the cast of young characters (Ridley, Boyega, others?) trying to deal with a problem they uncover that they feel they can overcome themselves, presumably something relating to the machinations of the Sith and/or Empire. They feel confident in their abilities to attack this challenge head-on and quickly realize they are severely out-matched and way out of their league. So they alter their plans and scramble to enlist the aid of Luke, who is unaware of the situation (and how rapidly it escalates to a problem that requires his immediate attention) at the time of his "searching" by the young cast.

The source wasn't sure of Luke's whereabouts at the start of the film or how long it takes for the young cast to "find" him. The source was also unable to ascertain if the above information was part of the original Michael Arndt script or from the revised Abrams/Kasdan script (though I would assume the former).

While this is a new spin on the rumors about the plot, I can definitely see how this would fit in with earlier rumors, especially regarding who the villains are and some back stories for the characters. 

As always, this is just a rumor until confirmed or denied by Lucasfilm or Disney.

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Sunday, September 28, 2014

SNL's Marvel/Star Wars Cross Over Sketch

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By: Dominic Jones

The 40th season of Saturday Night Live kicked off this past week and featured Chris Pratt, star of this summer's biggest movie Guardians of the Galaxy, guest hosted the episode and naturally there was a Marvel parody sketch.  The sketch riffs on the fact that Marvel was able to turn an obscure superhero team into a major Blockbuster film, suggesting that they can do anything, including a team of random people off a bus and having a team of desk chairs (all of which walk in slow motion down the hall to Blue Swede's Hooked on Feeling).  It then kicks it up a notch by presenting Marvel's Star Wars, and features Pratt as princess Leia leading other characters down the same hallway with the now iconic song.

Check it out below,

Marvels Coming Attractions - SNL 40th by IdolxMuzic

Hilarious stuff!

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Anthony Daniels Wraps on Episode VII

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By: Dominic Jones

Filming on Star Wars Episode VII has wrapped for at least one cast member this week.  C-3PO actor Anthony Daniels tweeted out this week that he had finished filming all his scenes for the new film. Daniels tweeted,

It's no surprise really.  Episode VII has been filming for over five months now.  I would not be surprised if Daniels is not the only cast member to have wrapped on the film and I expect we will be hearing sometime within the next six weeks that principal photography on the film is done.  

Via: MakingStarWars.net 

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Friday, September 26, 2014

The SWU Podcast LIVE | 26/09/14

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On this episode Chris, Ben, and Dominic are joined by Ciaran of The Clone Wars Strikes Back Podcast to talk about the Breaking News that a new episode arc from Star Wars: The Clone Wars will be released as Story Reels!  Plus they delve into the latest round of Episode VII rumors, from chrome stormtroopers to Icy mountains!  Also, a new mobile game has been announced, the latests from Star Wars Rebels, and an update on Marvel Comics!  All this and much more!

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

DARTH DADDY's CUSTOMIZING CORNER: Stitchfett Custom Figures

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By:Darth Daddy



I came across the work of Yovitt Planadeball a.k.a Stitchfett while searching around on eBay a few years ago.  I was trying to find cool Star Wars custom action figure auctions to post to my blog's Facebook page and I saw that Stitchfett had created a unique figure in a style that I had never saw before. Something Stitchfett has labeled as the Microman series. His action figures have incredibly good articulation and also come with assortment of interchangeable hands.

That's when I reached out to Stitchfett a native of Puerto Rico.  Stitchfett will surely tell you that there is a time when a kid is supposed to grow up, mature and get rid of his toys... well, Stitchfett didn't quite do that and that's how he ended up the man he is today. He still remembers using toilet paper dowels, card board & clear blisters to make ships, painting his figures with Testors paints, and playing with them under his bed. His advice to beginner customizers, the secret to success is practice. By failing, you discover new techniques that no one else could teach you, but most importantly... it's about having fun!  Great advice. I couldn't agree more.










































Stitchfett Custom Figures:



You can go to the eBay page of Stitchfett by clicking the link below:





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BREAKING: 'The Clone Wars' Legacy Stories Revealed

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By: Dominic Jones

The big Star Wars: The Clone Wars news we were promised this week has arrived, and while it's not new episodes it's the next best thing.  Lucasfilm announced today that will be releasing the "Story Reels" (unfinished animation) of a season 6 arc that featured Anakin and Obi-Wan on an adventure on Utapau.  While not fully animated, the episode arc, titled Crystal Crisis on Utapau, is fully voiced by the cast of The Clone Wars.

Check out the first episode, "A Death on Utapau", directed by Steward Lee and written by Daniel Arkin, here: Star Wars: The Clone Wars - Story Reel: A Death on Utapau on Star Wars Video

In addition to this, a video was released featuring The Clone Wars Supervising director Dave Filoni, Lucasfilm story group member Pablo Hidalgo, Lucasfilm Editor Jennifer Heddle, The Clone Wars Season Six head writer Matt Michnovetz, and Del Rey Editor Frank Parisi discussing the legacy of the series and how some of the remaining stories will be told.  The covered the recently completed comic series Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir, the Story Reels for Crystal Crisis on Utapau, and the upcoming novel starring Asajj Ventress and Quinlan Vos, which they revealed the title will be Dark Disciple.

Check out the video here: The Clone Wars Legacy on Star Wars Video

While it's not new episodes, this truly is the next best thing for fans of The Clone Wars as we will be getting these stories.  It seemed to me that, it's implied in that there may be more stories from The Clone Wars released in these mediums.  Hopefully we'll get some more announcements about those soon (assuming there are more).

I also want to say just how happy I am to get this news.  It would truly be a shame never to release amount of material that was worked for future seasons of The Clone Wars.  I, also, want to thank Lucasfilm for this gesture to its fans.  Now if you'll excuse me I have some The Clone Wars story reels to watch!


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