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Title: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
Post by: Rico on November 10, 2012, 05:05:50 AM
Thought I would start the thread for the official facts for this new film.  And now, we have the first of these facts.  Oscar winning screenwriter Michael Arndt has been chosen to write the film.  I think this is a very good choice based on his past body of work (plus he is a fan of Star Wars too).  Story and a link to his IMDB page below.

Following yesterday's report that claimed Michael Arndt had provided an extensive treatment for the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII, comes official word not only of Arndt's involvement, but of the fact that he will be providing the full screenplay for the highly anticipated 2015 release.

Arndt, who also wrote Little Miss Sunshine (winning him an Academy Award) and the upcoming Oblivion and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, is a noted fan of George Lucas's seminal film series and has publicly lectured about their merits.

Still not confirmed, however, is the rumor that Arndt's treatment includes the characters of Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia and Han Solo. That being said, recent news suggests that, if the rumor does pan out, it's very likely that Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford will return to their respective roles.

Star Wars: Episode VII will see a release in 2015. Check back for more details as they become available.


Source:  http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=96885 (http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=96885)

Writer:  http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1578335/ (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1578335/)

Film:  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2488496/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2488496/)
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: WillEagle on November 10, 2012, 05:13:27 AM
I was just over at IMBD before checking out the forum and I was reading about Arndt. He seems to have a pretty good track record so it should turn out ok. And I would love to see Luke, Leia and Han. Mostly Han to be perfectly honest as he is my favorite Star Wars character. And of course how awesome would it be to see the Falcon again on the big screen!
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Bryancd on November 10, 2012, 05:16:54 AM
I thought "Little Miss Sunshine" was great. He certainly knows how to write characters so hopefully he can write great STAR WARS characters which, if we are being honest, was lacking in the prequels. We know they can do action and big ideas but they characters were too cardboard in a lot of respects.
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Feathers on November 10, 2012, 05:26:20 AM
If they can pull in the original actors in their original roles before its too late then so much the better. Hopefully it'll be set a few years after RotJ.

I can't wait and neither can the kids. Hopefully we'll get to see Clone Wars season 5 at some point to help tide us over.
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Dangelus on November 10, 2012, 05:37:37 AM
It's so awesome how it's all coming together now! Can't wait!!
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Bryancd on November 10, 2012, 05:40:31 AM
If they can pull in the original actors in their original roles before its too late then so much the better. Hopefully it'll be set a few years after RotJ.


I think getting the gang together won't be the problem and they need to set it 30 years down the road from ROTJ to make them age appropriate. So you can have Luke filling the Obi-wan role that Guiness had in ANH, the sage mentor to perhaps some younger Jedi. I think that's where this film with reasonably lift a bit of the EU as it makes sense.
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: X on November 10, 2012, 07:07:58 AM
I personally would want to see very limited use of Luke, Han, and Leia. I don't know how to put this politely, but their real aging doesn't match my mental image of what the characters would look like all these years later with their levels of technology to keep them fit.
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Dangelus on November 10, 2012, 07:17:41 AM
I personally would want to see very limited use of Luke, Han, and Leia. I don't know how to put this politely, but their real aging doesn't match my mental image of what the characters would look like all these years later with their levels of technology to keep them fit.

They could do a "Dooku" and cgi the more challenging moves ;)
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Rico on November 10, 2012, 07:19:52 AM
I personally would want to see very limited use of Luke, Han, and Leia. I don't know how to put this politely, but their real aging doesn't match my mental image of what the characters would look like all these years later with their levels of technology to keep them fit.

They could do a "Dooku" and cgi the more challenging moves ;)

Not to mention Benjamin Button the actors a bit with some careful CGI.  :)
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Dangelus on November 10, 2012, 07:51:51 AM
I personally would want to see very limited use of Luke, Han, and Leia. I don't know how to put this politely, but their real aging doesn't match my mental image of what the characters would look like all these years later with their levels of technology to keep them fit.

They could do a "Dooku" and cgi the more challenging moves ;)

Not to mention Benjamin Button the actors a bit with some careful CGI.  :)


TRON 2.0!
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Rico on December 26, 2012, 08:42:28 AM
I've heard this reported before, but I thought it was worth posting again.  I have to respect JJ for sticking with Trek even after being offered to work on the next "Star Wars" film.

http://www.eonline.com/news/373940/j-j-abrams-turned-down-star-wars-7-gig-out-of-loyalty-to-star-trek (http://www.eonline.com/news/373940/j-j-abrams-turned-down-star-wars-7-gig-out-of-loyalty-to-star-trek)
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Bryancd on January 24, 2013, 02:20:14 PM
Holy crap! JJ IS directing?!!

http://www.thewrap.com/movies/article/jj-abrams-set-direct-next-star-wars-film-exclusive-74596 (http://www.thewrap.com/movies/article/jj-abrams-set-direct-next-star-wars-film-exclusive-74596)

Rico's going to flip when he hears this!
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: ChrisMC on January 24, 2013, 02:42:25 PM
No loyalty no more! Trek gets the shaft AGAIN. I guarantee he won't be back for a 3rd film.

That said, I'll be excited to see his take on the SW Universe.
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Bryancd on January 24, 2013, 02:48:43 PM
No loyalty no more! Trek gets the shaft AGAIN. I guarantee he won't be back for a 3rd film.

That said, I'll be excited to see his take on the SW Universe.

Seriously, No! No! ....ok, I'm in. :)
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: X on January 24, 2013, 02:51:57 PM
No loyalty no more! Trek gets the shaft AGAIN. I guarantee he won't be back for a 3rd film.

That said, I'll be excited to see his take on the SW Universe.
Why wouldn't he do it? To have his finger prints on two of the most beloved franchises, can you blame him?
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: ChrisMC on January 24, 2013, 02:54:35 PM
No, I don't blame him. It's well known he's a bigger SW fan than he ever was a ST fan. Of course he would jump at the chance.
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Bryancd on January 24, 2013, 02:59:16 PM
No, I don't blame him. It's well known he's a bigger SW fan than he ever was a ST fan. Of course he would jump at the chance.

Sure, and denial is not just a river in Egypt. :)
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: ChrisMC on January 24, 2013, 03:00:19 PM
Yeah yeah.  Lay off, turkey.
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Bryancd on January 24, 2013, 03:05:04 PM
I appreciate he's a fan and that's a good thing, I just don't worship at the alter if JJ. I loved STAR TREK, I thought Super 8 was pretty good, I thought Cloverfield was totally overrated as was Lost. I really have never got the hero worship around him.
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: moyer777 on January 24, 2013, 03:06:57 PM
yeah, I think he is cool, and modern and all, but... I don't know. 
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Rico on January 24, 2013, 03:15:27 PM
Well, that's an interesting turn of events.  I'm actually pretty ok with it.  JJ loves "Star Wars" and he knows the universe.  I've enjoyed just about everything he's been involved with from "Alias", to "Trek", to "Fringe", etc. so I'm sure he'll do a great job with this.  Exciting times.
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Bryancd on January 24, 2013, 03:36:24 PM
My only issue is that I personally don't want a reboot of STAR WARS. I want new STAR WARS to be like old STAR WARS, if you get my meaning. JJ was great to reboot STAR TREK and he applied his specific aesthetic to it and that was fine and worked well. What I don't want is to be watching STAR WARS and have it scream "Directed by JJ Abrams", and I don;t just mean the lens flare. I want don't want to be even thinking "Gee this looks like a JJ Abrams film" while I am watching it. I hope he can reign some of that in.
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Bryancd on January 24, 2013, 03:37:32 PM
Well, that's an interesting turn of events.  I'm actually pretty ok with it.  JJ loves "Star Wars" and he knows the universe. 

I'm surprised to hear you say that after what you said on the podcast. You seemed to really want him to remain with Trek.
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: ChrisMC on January 24, 2013, 03:38:01 PM
His style is so different from what we have seen in all previous SW films. Personally, I would have liked to see Speilberg take a crack at it, but I guess they want to go "young and hot". I hope the story is there.
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Bryancd on January 24, 2013, 03:40:35 PM
His style is so different from what we have seen in all previous SW films. Personally, I would have liked to see Speilberg take a crack at it, but I guess they want to go "young and hot". I hope the story is there.

Well that's just it, I want STAR WARS, not STAR WARS as done by JJ. Spielberg would have been great but I think Joe Johnson would have been even better, as he respects the source maerial, was there during the filming of the OT, and doesn't have a "style" that will be all over the film. GL wasn't a great director, but he understood kinetic storytelling and editing.
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: ChrisMC on January 24, 2013, 03:45:36 PM
His style is so different from what we have seen in all previous SW films. Personally, I would have liked to see Speilberg take a crack at it, but I guess they want to go "young and hot". I hope the story is there.

Well that's just it, I want STAR WARS, not STAR WARS as done by JJ. Spielberg would have been great but I think Joe Johnson would have been even better, as he respects the source maerial, was there during the filming of the OT, and doesn't have a "style" that will be all over the film. GL wasn't a great director, but he understood kinetic storytelling and editing.
I hear Johnston has been pitching a standalone Boba Fett film. He helped create the look of him, and it's be co to get some badass back into Fett. His prequel origin always bugged me.
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Bryancd on January 24, 2013, 03:45:46 PM
Kind of funny reading this now:

"Speaking to Empire magazine, Abrams said he will be sticking to the "Star Trek" franchise. "I guess the franchises could go up against each other, but I'm not thinking that far ahead! I'm a huge fan of Star Wars, Empire and Jedi, and the idea of the world continuing is exciting and will be amazing. Kathy Kennedy is a friend and there are no smarter producers. It's in great hands."

He added that "there were the very early conversations and I quickly said that because of my loyalty to Star Trek, and also just being a fan, I wouldn't even want to be involved in the next version of those things. I declined any involvement very early on. I'd rather be in the audience not knowing what was coming, rather than being involved in the minutiae of making them."
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Rico on January 24, 2013, 03:50:48 PM
I think you guys are being a bit premature.  JJ Abrams has done a lot of great stuff over the years and I find it quite different and exciting to watch most of the time.  He is not developing "Star Wars" from the ground up like he did with many of his TV series and several film projects where his "style" was very evident.  Most importantly, JJ knows how to direct actors.  I'll debate anyone on this point.  And that's what "Star Wars" will need - in my view.
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: ChrisMC on January 24, 2013, 03:52:28 PM
Kind of funny reading this now:

"Speaking to Empire magazine, Abrams said he will be sticking to the "Star Trek" franchise. "I guess the franchises could go up against each other, but I'm not thinking that far ahead! I'm a huge fan of Star Wars, Empire and Jedi, and the idea of the world continuing is exciting and will be amazing. Kathy Kennedy is a friend and there are no smarter producers. It's in great hands."

He added that "there were the very early conversations and I quickly said that because of my loyalty to Star Trek, and also just being a fan, I wouldn't even want to be involved in the next version of those things. I declined any involvement very early on. I'd rather be in the audience not knowing what was coming, rather than being involved in the minutiae of making them."

Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Bryancd on January 24, 2013, 03:59:49 PM
I think you guys are being a bit premature.  JJ Abrams has done a lot of great stuff over the years and I find it quite different and exciting to watch most of the time.  He is not developing "Star Wars" from the ground up like he did with many of his TV series and several film projects where his "style" was very evident.  Most importantly, JJ knows how to direct actors.  I'll debate anyone on this point.  And that's what "Star Wars" will need - in my view.

Oh, I don't think he's a poor director, not in the least. The films of his I have seen, even when I didn't like them like Cloverfield, were interesting. I'm not sure what exactly you are referring to, but my comment only directed at what I consider the aesthetic quality of his films, the visual imprint, style, ect. Like you know a Spielberg film right away. I don't always feel he makes the best choices in this regard whereas a Spielberg does. With STAR TREK, as it was a reboot regardless of what others may call it, that worked great as it was new. I want these films to feel like the OT of STAR WARS never ended, because they were magic despite the fact that GL isn't a great director. I want JJ to get the best performances out of the cast, another place GL failed miserably in the PT, but not over power us with his style, if you get my meaning.
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: jedijeff on January 24, 2013, 04:09:11 PM
I think this will be cool, I have to admit I have been a fan of a lot of what JJ has done. I look at what he did with Super 8, and the feeling he got out of that movie, and working with Spielberg, and how it felt like a Spielberg movie, but also had JJ's touches in it. So I feel confident that he can capture the Star Wars feel we are all hoping for. I like that they already have a writer for this, as much as a fan of JJ's I am, I would like it he left all his crew (Orci, Kurtzman, Lindelof, Burke, etc...) on the sidelines. I suspect he will do a lot of Collaboration with George. Like Bryan said, he might be able to get the best out of others that George might not have been able to.
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: WillEagle on January 24, 2013, 06:22:01 PM
JJ doing Star Wars too?? I think he will do a good job. And it can't be a reboot if they are calling it Episode VII. As far as the next Trek maybe it will be directed by Zachary Quinto.  :)
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Meds on January 25, 2013, 03:30:45 AM
It's all rumours. Nothing concrete, in fact it was only last week Zack Snyder was in charge.
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Bryancd on January 25, 2013, 04:26:24 AM
Here is a really good take on it I agree with 100%.

http://badassdigest.com/2013/01/24/why-jj-abrams-is-a-good-choice-for-star-wars-episode-vii/ (http://badassdigest.com/2013/01/24/why-jj-abrams-is-a-good-choice-for-star-wars-episode-vii/)
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Bryancd on January 25, 2013, 04:45:31 AM
This one is very good as well..

http://popwatch.ew.com/2013/01/24/j-j-abrams-star-wars/ (http://popwatch.ew.com/2013/01/24/j-j-abrams-star-wars/)
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Bryancd on January 25, 2013, 04:46:41 AM
It's all rumours. Nothing concrete, in fact it was only last week Zack Snyder was in charge.

I don't know, Meds, this is everywhere, even in Variety.
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Ktrek on January 25, 2013, 06:28:03 AM
I was kind of surprised by this news because it was what? only a little more than a month ago Abrams said...

Quote
"[T]here were the very early conversations and I quickly said that because of my loyalty to 'Star Trek,' and also just being a fan, I wouldn't even want to be involved in the next version of those things," Abrams said to Empire (via Coming Soon). "I declined any involvement very early on. I'd rather be in the audience not knowing what was coming, rather than being involved in the minutiae of making them."

So I guess his loyalty to Star Trek isn't too strong when the price is right!

Kevin
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Meds on January 25, 2013, 07:04:11 AM

I don't know, Meds, this is everywhere, even in Variety.

Hmm thanks for that Bry, just nipped over to have a look. This section looks interesting.

"While neither Disney, Lucasfilm nor his reps at CAA officially announced the deal, news of which was first posted Thursday on The Wrap, insiders at the companies, and Abrams' production shingle Bad Robot, confirmed that his involvement was a "done deal."

You know if this is true (and lets wait till we get a fully endorsed announcement) I for one will be very excited about it.  He is a director who clearly loves the genre and we need someone with a good vision.
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Bryancd on January 25, 2013, 07:57:53 AM
It's odd to consider that the same person making STAR TREK will also be making STAR WARS, assuming JJ makes at anothe TREK movie. I always sort of thought he would at least make 3, kind of like a triloogy, and then move on.
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Rico on January 25, 2013, 08:37:01 AM
Ahh, it all becomes clear now.  This picture is from back around the time of the first JJ Trek film.  I can hear it now...

GL - "You know, I'm just not up for doing another Star Wars trilogy."

JJ - "Hey George - I understand man.  You know, maybe you should consider selling it off?" <JJ slowly waves hand>

GL - "Maybe I should consider selling it off." 

JJ - "Yeah, maybe to some place like Disney."  <more hand gestures>

GL - "Disney might be a good place."

JJ - "Right!  And I can direct all the franchises that begin with the word, Star." <gestures again>

GL - "You can direct it too, JJ!"

 :roflmao

Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Bryancd on January 25, 2013, 08:54:17 AM
LOL!!!!
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: ChrisMC on January 25, 2013, 03:47:55 PM
It's odd to consider that the same person making STAR TREK will also be making STAR WARS, assuming JJ makes at anothe TREK movie. I always sort of thought he would at least make 3, kind of like a triloogy, and then move on.
I highly doubt he will do a 3rd Trek.
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Jobydrone on January 25, 2013, 03:51:28 PM
I was surprised he did the second one!  Happy, but surprised.  I wonder if he'll sign on for 7,8, & 9 or play it by ear...I wonder if Disney would be willing to lock anyone in for all three movies right away considering how huge this trilogy is going to be.  God I can't wait...this is going to be amazing.
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Bryancd on January 25, 2013, 03:53:14 PM
It's odd to consider that the same person making STAR TREK will also be making STAR WARS, assuming JJ makes at anothe TREK movie. I always sort of thought he would at least make 3, kind of like a triloogy, and then move on.
I highly doubt he will do a 3rd Trek.

Clearly. His dance card is pretty filled, is he the only director in Hollywood capable of doing anything?
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: ChrisMC on January 25, 2013, 04:00:59 PM
Seems like Affleck is getting hot these days.
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Rico on January 26, 2013, 04:55:49 AM
Here are some official statements from the folks involved on JJ directing...

J.J. Abrams will direct Star Wars: Episode VII, the first of a new series of Star Wars films to come from Lucasfilm under the leadership of Kathleen Kennedy. Abrams will be directing and Academy Award-winning writer Michael Arndt will write the screenplay.

"It's very exciting to have J.J. aboard leading the charge as we set off to make a new Star Wars movie," said Kennedy. "J.J. is the perfect director to helm this. Beyond having such great instincts as a filmmaker, he has an intuitive understanding of this franchise. He understands the essence of the Star Wars experience, and will bring that talent to create an unforgettable motion picture."

George Lucas went on to say "I've consistently been impressed with J.J. as a filmmaker and storyteller. He's an ideal choice to direct the new Star Wars film and the legacy couldn't be in better hands."

"To be a part of the next chapter of the Star Wars saga, to collaborate with Kathy Kennedy and this remarkable group of people, is an absolute honor,” J.J. Abrams said. “I may be even more grateful to George Lucas now than I was as a kid."

J.J., his longtime producing partner Bryan Burk, and Bad Robot are on board to produce along with Kathleen Kennedy under the Disney | Lucasfilm banner.

Also consulting on the project are Lawrence Kasdan and Simon Kinberg. Kasdan has a long history with Lucasfilm, as screenwriter on The Empire Strikes Back, Raiders of the Lost Ark and Return of the Jedi. Kinberg was writer on Sherlock Holmes and Mr. and Mrs. Smith.

Abrams and his production company Bad Robot have a proven track record of blockbuster movies that feature complex action, heartfelt drama, iconic heroes and fantastic production values with such credits as Star Trek, Super 8, Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol, and this year’s Star Trek Into Darkness. Abrams has worked with Lucasfilm's preeminent postproduction facilities, Industrial Light & Magic and Skywalker Sound, on all of the feature films he has directed, beginning with Mission: Impossible III. He also created or co-created such acclaimed television series as Felicity, Alias, Lost and Fringe.


http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=99397 (http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=99397)
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Bryancd on January 26, 2013, 05:27:59 AM
Exciting times, no doubt!
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Dangelus on January 26, 2013, 05:34:53 AM
I'm sure he'll do a great job.  It's funny because I thought the changes he made to the Trek movie in terms of how the tech works is what I disliked the most about the movie (phasers that work like blasters, warp drive that works like hyper drive etc) but are totally Star Wars.
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Bryancd on January 26, 2013, 05:43:18 AM
I'm sure he'll do a great job.  It's funny because I thought the changes he made to the Trek movie in terms of how the tech works is what I disliked the most about the movie (phasers that work like blasters, warp drive that works like hyper drive etc) but are totally Star Wars.

Yeah, he brought the kinetic action of STAR WARS into Trek, so certainly he can reverse engineer that!
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: jedijeff on January 26, 2013, 08:32:02 AM
Looks like he has a solid team behind him as well, every day this  new Star Wars movie becomes more and more real and tangible to me. Kicking off with the new Trek movie, the next few years are going to have some great movies coming out, almost can't believe what we will be getting.
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: ChrisMC on January 26, 2013, 09:27:54 AM
2015- SW7, Avengers 2, Justice League...too much potential awesomeness.
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: ricdude on January 26, 2013, 07:19:38 PM
I'm sure he'll do a great job.  It's funny because I thought the changes he made to the Trek movie in terms of how the tech works is what I disliked the most about the movie (phasers that work like blasters, warp drive that works like hyper drive etc) but are totally Star Wars.

Yeah, he brought the kinetic action of STAR WARS into Trek, so certainly he can reverse engineer that!

Reverse Engineering is one thing, Reversing the Polarity may require some extra effort...
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Rico on January 27, 2013, 10:43:53 AM
This is kind of fun.  Mostly the cinematic from the MMO game - but still fun!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8q99q5dV2ko#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8q99q5dV2ko#ws)
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Bryancd on January 28, 2013, 04:04:20 PM
JJ hedging his bets!
http://www.bleedingcool.com/2013/01/27/so-jj-abrams-has-committed-to-star-wars-but-not-the-2015-release-date (http://www.bleedingcool.com/2013/01/27/so-jj-abrams-has-committed-to-star-wars-but-not-the-2015-release-date)

And what say the local zeitgeist? EpVII filmed in 3D?
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Dangelus on January 28, 2013, 11:54:15 PM
JJ isn't known for good time keeping so any date scheduled for this movie is pretty irrelevant at this point. :)
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Ensign Random on January 29, 2013, 04:09:49 AM
JJ isn't known for good time keeping so any date scheduled for this movie is pretty irrelevant at this point. :)

ROTFL
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: billybob476 on January 29, 2013, 05:51:23 AM
JJ isn't known for good time keeping so any date scheduled for this movie is pretty irrelevant at this point. :)

ROTFL

Either way, I'd rahter see a finished movie a year late then a rushed out movie just to make a soecific date.
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Bryancd on January 29, 2013, 06:08:06 AM
He's also known to be not a fan of filming in 3D, I wonder if Disney will insist on it or do a conversion like Paramount did with ST Into Darkness (which based on the IMAX trailer looked great).
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Bryancd on January 29, 2013, 06:59:50 AM
JJ speaks! Sort of!

Star Wars: Episode VII
Now that J.J. Abrams is officially, completely confirmed as the director for the new Star Wars movie, what does the man himself have to say about it? Here's an unabridged transcript of every last thing the as always loquacious Abrams had to say when first asked about it this past weekend:

"It really is an incredible thing. It's wildly surreal. It's obviously way too early to talk specifics. But I'm excited to actually start it."

Scintillating, scintillating stuff. Actually, here's an equally terse but somewhat more forthcoming quote, at least by Abrams's standards:

"I can just say what I want to do: I want to do the fans proud. I want to make sure the story is something that touches people. And we're just getting started. I'm very excited."

Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Dangelus on January 29, 2013, 11:36:53 AM
Cool!
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Meds on January 29, 2013, 02:14:49 PM
I should think if JJ has signed up he will already have said what he wants and if he doesnt want 3D then it won't be in 3D. I say that of course they could easily have said "Hey JJ, lets do it in 3D".... "No Disney, balls to that".... "How about an extra three million dollars on your salary and 2% of the profits"..... "Show me the boggle D cameras".. ;)
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Bryancd on January 29, 2013, 02:24:56 PM
LOL!!!

Another good read:
http://starwarsblog.starwars.com/index.php/2013/01/29/director-j-j-abrams-and-his-lifelong-appreciation-of-star-wars/ (http://starwarsblog.starwars.com/index.php/2013/01/29/director-j-j-abrams-and-his-lifelong-appreciation-of-star-wars/)
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Bryancd on February 05, 2013, 02:28:00 PM
From Disney's conference call today:

Disney To Release Additional Films Based on Star Wars Characters. CEO Bob Iger made the disclosure in an interview on CNBC. He says that Larry Kasden and Simon Kinberg are working on them, and they’re in addition to the planned Star Wars 7, 8 and 9. No word yet on which characters are involved.
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: WillEagle on February 05, 2013, 03:03:34 PM
This might help. Says Yoda is first up with a solo movie.


http://www.nextmovie.com/blog/yoda-solo-film/ (http://www.nextmovie.com/blog/yoda-solo-film/)
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Jobydrone on February 05, 2013, 06:02:11 PM
I could see an "Adventures of Han Solo" series with another actor playing a young Han (Bradley Cooper maybe?) being very popular.  The first movie could tell the story of Han and Chewie's origin as partners...
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Meds on February 06, 2013, 03:51:09 PM
Are these straight to DVD films? I can't see people dashing out to see a yoda movie.
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: ChrisMC on February 06, 2013, 04:05:26 PM
Judge me by my box-office returns, do you?
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Meds on February 07, 2013, 01:14:35 PM
LOL and as I have said many times just because it makes bucks does not mean its any good lol
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Rico on February 15, 2013, 08:35:24 AM
Seems Harrison Ford has signed up (or is very close to signing on) for Ep. 7.  Not confirmed quite yet, but it's looking pretty good at this point.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/15/harrison-ford-star-wars-episode-vii_n_2695234.html?utm_hp_ref=entertainment (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/15/harrison-ford-star-wars-episode-vii_n_2695234.html?utm_hp_ref=entertainment)
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Bryancd on February 15, 2013, 08:39:15 AM
You know what's funny is that I read the limnk to the latino Times peice earlier this morning over at the RPF and found it somewhat lacking in credibility. I hope it's true, though!
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Rico on February 15, 2013, 08:46:30 AM
There are going to be a lot of these reports until it's all completely official.  But I'm expecting the main three to be in this film to some degree.  I think they will need them to connect the films.
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Bryancd on February 15, 2013, 09:03:40 AM
There are going to be a lot of these reports until it's all completely official.  But I'm expecting the main three to be in this film to some degree.  I think they will need them to connect the films.

Me too, I think they would all be up for it  and it would be easily part of the narrative of whatever story they are planning.
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Bryancd on February 17, 2013, 01:34:17 PM
Be still my beating, hopeful heart...

http://www.theforce.net/latestnews/story/John_Williams_Wants_To_Score_The_Sequels_150370.asp (http://www.theforce.net/latestnews/story/John_Williams_Wants_To_Score_The_Sequels_150370.asp)
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Rico on February 17, 2013, 01:41:15 PM
No one else should touch the music on this but Mr. John Williams.  :)
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Jobydrone on February 19, 2013, 12:43:20 PM
I just saw this rumor from a couple weeks back:  First read my shoutbox post:

Jobydrone:
John Noble would make an awesome Jedi!
January 25, 2013, 01:28:52 PM

now read this: 

http://www.fringebloggers.com/john-noble-to-play-enemy-force-in-jj-abrams-directed-star-wars-vii-movie/ (http://www.fringebloggers.com/john-noble-to-play-enemy-force-in-jj-abrams-directed-star-wars-vii-movie/)

John Noble To Play Enemy Force In JJ. Abrams-Directed STAR WARS VII Movie?
 
John Noble has been to the Fringe, but will he be a force in JJ. Abrams upcoming Star Wars Episode 7 movie?
 
Rumor  has it that the Aussie actor is set to play the villain in the upcoming JJ. Abrams-directed Star Wars Episode VII.  According to the host of Melbourne radio show FM, Noble will play the main antagonist in the ongoing Star Wars saga (not the standalone movies):
 
“[I have] it on very [strong] authority that Australian actor John Noble will be appearing as the villain.”
 
Noble’s existing working relationship with JJ. Abrams’ production company Bad Robot and his ability to play heroes and villains, of which he has plenty of experience playing the various sides of Dr. Walter Bishop on the recently-concluded Fringe, would make him a solid choice in our opinion. Of course, it depends on the story and many other factors, but Abrams is known for keeping it in the family where possible, and as a rumor it’s an interesting one.  Still, this is only a rumor at this point as LuscasFilm and Disney have yet to confirm/deny.
 
Star Wars Episode VII hits theaters in 2015.
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Bryancd on February 19, 2013, 02:54:27 PM
I believe this one was shot down two weeks ago.
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Bryancd on February 20, 2013, 10:08:16 AM
More news...

http://m.comingsoon.net/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.comingsoon.net%2F#2732 (http://m.comingsoon.net/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.comingsoon.net%2F#2732)
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Rico on February 20, 2013, 02:23:38 PM
I think you are linking to the Mark Hamill story.  Man, I like what Mark has to say.  I hope they listen to him.

http://www.superherohype.com/news/articles/175127-mark-hamill-talks-star-wars-episode-vii (http://www.superherohype.com/news/articles/175127-mark-hamill-talks-star-wars-episode-vii)
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Bryancd on February 20, 2013, 02:32:35 PM
Yeah, that was the one. :)
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: WillEagle on March 07, 2013, 01:55:49 PM
Here is something I found. No big surprise probably but it came fron George Lucas himself. He says the big 3 are going to be in the next movie. Here is a link.
http://www.vulture.com/2013/03/lucas-says-fisher-hamill-ford-are-signed-on.html?mid=imdb (http://www.vulture.com/2013/03/lucas-says-fisher-hamill-ford-are-signed-on.html?mid=imdb)
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Bryancd on March 07, 2013, 02:23:09 PM
Yep, being reported here as well:
http://movies.yahoo.com/news/george-lucas-says-mark-hamill-carrie-fisher-harrison-173557340.html (http://movies.yahoo.com/news/george-lucas-says-mark-hamill-carrie-fisher-harrison-173557340.html)
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Rico on March 29, 2013, 01:32:37 PM
Fan poster by artist Adam Schickling.  This is nearly perfect!  I just love it!!!

http://adamschicklingillustration.blogspot.com/2013/03/star-wars-episode-7-poster.html (http://adamschicklingillustration.blogspot.com/2013/03/star-wars-episode-7-poster.html)
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Bryancd on March 29, 2013, 02:02:55 PM
All except Luke needs a beard!
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: ChrisMC on March 31, 2013, 08:13:28 AM
He apes the Dru Struzan look about perfectly. I love it, but I imagine that there will be some younger characters involved. The whole cast can't be collecting New Republic Social Security.
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Ktrek on March 31, 2013, 09:23:39 AM
I'm sorry but I hope the 'big three" don't have too big of roles in the next film. All three are getting pretty long in the tooth, and none, outside of Ford, have done much or note since Star Wars and even he is more miss than hit lately. I just can't get behind using them all that much for more than just cameos.

Kevin
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: jedijeff on March 31, 2013, 11:02:32 AM
Cool Poster, but my only complaint is that Han does not look Roguish enough.
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: WillEagle on March 31, 2013, 06:39:50 PM
Cool Poster, but my only complaint is that Han does not look Roguish enough.
Good point, Jeff.
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: billybob476 on April 01, 2013, 04:58:15 AM
Maybe he's meant to have "gone respectable"? He does appear to be wearing General's insignia there.
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Rico on April 01, 2013, 07:30:54 AM
I think Han would awesome with a goatee!
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Rico on April 01, 2013, 07:38:20 AM
The Shat playing a Jedi! 
(Keep in mind today's date)  ;)

https://twitter.com/WilliamShatner/status/318594467726782465/photo/1
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: WillEagle on April 05, 2013, 06:28:53 PM
J.J. wants to use him in one of his movies! And I did see the date.
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: ChrisMC on April 17, 2013, 09:19:16 AM
Patton Oswalt totally spoils Episode 7!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=5BBhNkywMJY# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=5BBhNkywMJY#)!
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: billybob476 on April 17, 2013, 10:58:18 AM
Wow, that was totally ad libbed? Insane.
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Jobydrone on April 17, 2013, 11:34:33 AM
Lmao @ X-23 and mind controlled Sabretooth vs. Robot Chewbacca. Oswalt is a genius.
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: billybob476 on April 17, 2013, 11:38:19 AM
According to this, we'll be getting a new Star Wars film every summer starting in 2015.

Quote
Beginning with the much-discussed premiere of director J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII in 2015, Disney will deliver a Star Wars film every summer, alternating between the new trilogy and the spinoffs, ComingSoon reports.


This is, of course, amidst another round of layoffs of Lucasfilm staff.

http://spinoff.comicbookresources.com/2013/04/17/disney-plans-new-star-wars-film-every-summer-beginning-in-2015/ (http://spinoff.comicbookresources.com/2013/04/17/disney-plans-new-star-wars-film-every-summer-beginning-in-2015/)
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: ChrisMC on April 17, 2013, 12:29:29 PM
Lmao @ X-23 and mind controlled Sabretooth vs. Robot Chewbacca. Oswalt is a genius.
I know...I was actually laughing more that I knew every reference, and even corrected him...the Quinjet was the AVENGERS' plane not the X-Men. They use the Balckbird.. ;p I can see my 14 year old self coming up with that movie.
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: ChrisMC on April 19, 2013, 05:04:41 PM
Oswalt's SW7 has a poster!

Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Rico on April 19, 2013, 05:36:41 PM
Love it!
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Praxis on April 21, 2013, 07:48:48 AM
So so funny  :roflmao
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Rico on April 21, 2013, 09:00:16 AM
Here's some official and good news released a couple days ago.

Walt Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm announced today at CinemaCon in Las Vegas that Star Wars: Episode VII will hit theaters in the summer of 2015 and that every summer after that will offer a "Star Wars" film, alternating with one of the standalone films.

We knew they were targeting "Episode VII" for 2015, but a summer date had not yet been confirmed. Also, while it was known they were working on standalone films, the fact that we'll be getting a "Star Wars" movie every summer is a new development. We don't know how many standalone films they are planning on making at this time in addition to the new trilogy.

J.J. Abrams will direct Star Wars: Episode VII from a script by Michael Arndt.


http://www.comingsoon.net/news/cinemaconnews.php?id=103129 (http://www.comingsoon.net/news/cinemaconnews.php?id=103129)
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Bryancd on April 27, 2013, 07:05:28 AM
JJ and KK are on a collision course over secrecy! I think she has a much more reasonable, pragmatic, and smart approach to how to let fans know about the film as it develops without spoiling it. I think once Into Darkness comes out, JJ's approach will have proven to be a mistake.

http://www.theforce.net/latestnews/story/Kathleen_Kennedy_Talks_Episode_VII_Secrecy_151424.asp (http://www.theforce.net/latestnews/story/Kathleen_Kennedy_Talks_Episode_VII_Secrecy_151424.asp)
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Bryancd on April 29, 2013, 05:46:13 AM
And Carrie continues to speak!

http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=103534 (http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=103534)
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Bryancd on April 30, 2013, 02:19:09 PM
YES!!!!!!!!!!!
http://www.theforce.net/latestnews/story/JJ_Abrams_Expect_Williams_To_Score_Episode_VII_151501.asp (http://www.theforce.net/latestnews/story/JJ_Abrams_Expect_Williams_To_Score_Episode_VII_151501.asp)
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: WillEagle on April 30, 2013, 06:26:40 PM
I hope John Williams does it too!!
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: WillEagle on May 02, 2013, 06:27:32 PM
Hey, I found this and thought somebody might be interested in it. Amazon's deal of the week has the 2 Star Wars Trilogies for $32.99. I think you lose some of the special features from the 6 movie box set but it would be cheaper to get these. Here is a link.

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=SWstoremain?ie=UTF8&bbn=2625373011&hidden-keywords=B000PMLFRA%7CB000PMG16U&rh=i%3Amovies-tv%2Cn%3A2625373011%2Cp_6%3AATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=0ESJRFGRZJYAFRR0GNCV&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1544158282&pf_rd_i=281446 (http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=SWstoremain?ie=UTF8&bbn=2625373011&hidden-keywords=B000PMLFRA%7CB000PMG16U&rh=i%3Amovies-tv%2Cn%3A2625373011%2Cp_6%3AATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=0ESJRFGRZJYAFRR0GNCV&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1544158282&pf_rd_i=281446)
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Rico on May 17, 2013, 04:07:22 PM
So, JJ Abrams is making the rounds on the talk shows and he got some funny ideas for the next Star Wars movie on Jimmy Kimmel.  Watch for some special guests:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDkC_EkEUCg# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDkC_EkEUCg#)!#ws
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Bromptonboy on May 18, 2013, 03:16:01 AM
Hah!  That is great!
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Rico on May 20, 2013, 03:45:44 PM
Rumor floating around that actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers is going to star in 'Star Wars: Episode VII.'  I could see him playing a son of Luke or Han.

http://www.imdb.com/news/ni54006838/?ref_=hm_nw_tp_t1 (http://www.imdb.com/news/ni54006838/?ref_=hm_nw_tp_t1)
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Bryancd on May 21, 2013, 09:38:42 AM
Big fan of his work in The Tudors. And Bend it like Beckham. :)
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: WillEagle on May 26, 2013, 04:55:02 PM
Didn't want to start a new thread for this but the wife got some Columbus Clippers tickets from a co-worker and they were behind home plate! Plus it was Star Wars Day!!! Lots of kids dressed up and some adults too. Plus the Clippers had folks dressed up like the characters and they were really cool. They had Padme and Anakin, lots of Jedi and Sith, JarJar and of course Darth Vader and some Stormtroopers. Anakin really looked liked Hayden. Now that I think about it it could have been him because I haven't heard of him being in any new movies lately. lol They also had a fireworks display set to Star Wars music. And I'll admit when they turned the lights down for the fireworks all the people the Clippers had there dressed up went onto the field and the lightsabers were all lit up plus all the kids in the stands had theirs all lit up. Looked pretty awesome. Reminded me of the Battle of Genosis with all those lightsabers! Two of my favorite things baseball and Star Wars. Popcorn is also a favorite and I had some of that too.
I got a cool pic with Darth and his bunch, check it out!
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Rico on June 19, 2013, 04:02:44 PM
Casting breakdown being reported online:

Bleeding Cool has managed to get their hands on what they claim is a breakdown of the lead roles in the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII. Here are the descriptions they have of the characters:

- 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 male, fit, handsome and confident.

- Seventy-something male, with strong opinions and tough demeanour. Also doesn’ t need to be particularly fit.

- A second young female, also late teens, tough, smart and fit.

- Forty something male, fit, military type.

- Thirtysomething male, intellectual. Apparently doesn’t need to be fit.

Keep in mind that this is not confirmed, but any guesses on who these characters might be? These  are, of course, subject to change, but feel free to sound off with your theories below!

Star Wars: Episode VII will be directed by J.J. Abrams from a screenplay by Michael Arndt and is scheduled for a 2015 release. Production on the film will be set up in the UK and casting for the film has allegedly begun today.

UPDATE: TheForce.net reports that Lucasfilm spokesman Miles Perkins has confirmed that the listing is correct.


http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=105646 (http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=105646)
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Dangelus on June 19, 2013, 04:14:56 PM
"- Seventy-something male, with strong opinions and tough demeanour. Also doesn’ t need to be particularly fit."

II think I can guess this one!
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Bryancd on June 19, 2013, 05:16:33 PM
"sixty something female, preferably a bit intoxicated, medication provided." :)
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Rico on June 19, 2013, 05:21:01 PM
"- Seventy-something male, with strong opinions and tough demeanour. Also doesn’ t need to be particularly fit."

II think I can guess this one!

I don't think any of these descriptions are for the main trio.  There is no need to cast for those roles.  I think this is to cast other parts.
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Bryancd on June 19, 2013, 05:27:49 PM
"- Seventy-something male, with strong opinions and tough demeanour. Also doesn’ t need to be particularly fit."

II think I can guess this one!



I don't think any of these descriptions are for the main trio.  There is no need to cast for those roles.  I think this is to cast other parts.

I agree, I was just joking. :)

Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Dangelus on June 19, 2013, 09:11:27 PM
"- Seventy-something male, with strong opinions and tough demeanour. Also doesn’ t need to be particularly fit."

II think I can guess this one!

I don't think any of these descriptions are for the main trio.  There is no need to cast for those roles.  I think this is to cast other parts.

I was going to go with Jar Jar though ;)
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Rico on June 20, 2013, 04:13:15 AM
In looking at some of these descriptions I can't help think of the Solo kids and Luke's from the EU novels (especially since I just read one of the Legacy of the Force books).  I know they said this will be new and not from the books, but there certainly seems to be some similar character types coming.
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Bryancd on June 20, 2013, 04:20:08 AM
I think they can tack pretty close to the EU wind without being a complete copy of the New Jedi Order stuff. If we assume that Han and Leia got married, it would stand to reason to assume they would have children at this point. I also think that a strong female lead or co-lead character would be something they would be interested in pursuing. And GL is actually a fan of Jaina Solo, he hates Mara Jade, though, so Luke might be alone.
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Rico on June 20, 2013, 04:30:43 AM
I think Luke especially (even more than the Solos), will have to have a kid or two.  The Jedi legacy needs some heirs and he most likely will still be the most powerful Force user around.  I hope whoever is the mother of these kids is still around too.  And I'd love to see a kick-butt, young female Jedi for the women in the audience.  The EU has done a great job of promoting strong female characters.
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: billybob476 on June 20, 2013, 04:50:23 AM
Yes, hopefully they don't pull the standard dead/absent mother Disney trope. This isn't Bambi, Lion King, The Little Mermaid and more I can't think of right now. Did Walt Disney have some kind of mommy issues?
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Bryancd on June 20, 2013, 05:41:11 AM
Yes, hopefully they don't pull the standard dead/absent mother Disney trope. This isn't Bambi, Lion King, The Little Mermaid and more I can't think of right now. Did Walt Disney have some kind of mommy issues?

That's a good point, Joe, I hadn't considered that.
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Rico on July 27, 2013, 05:47:57 AM
John Williams confirmed for Episode VII!!!!  This just improved immensely.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQ4jZr1w0AI#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQ4jZr1w0AI#ws)
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: ChrisMC on July 27, 2013, 08:02:00 AM
Can't imagine Star Wars without him. It's pretty inspiring to see a man at his age still at the top of his profession.
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: WillEagle on July 29, 2013, 05:30:08 PM
Awesome. I have lots of John Williams music.
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Bromptonboy on July 30, 2013, 02:16:50 AM
Thank God he signed on.
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Geekyfanboy on July 30, 2013, 09:15:15 AM
Was there any doubt he wouldn't be involved??
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Rico on July 30, 2013, 11:28:09 AM
Was there any doubt he wouldn't be involved??

Actually a little doubt.  He certainly still seems lively for his age.  I'm guessing he will keep doing it as long as he can.  Just happy Mr. Williams hasn't decided to retire yet!
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Rico on August 23, 2013, 03:28:32 PM
A few new things floating around the net on the next SW film.  Sounds like 35mm film is back in!  Yeah!! 
And maybe a release date in Dec. of 2015.  Wow - does this idea sound familiar.

Boba Fett Fanclub got one of the few confirmed bits of news on "Episode VII" this week:

Announced today at a film industry event in Los Angeles, we're exclusively reporting that cinematographer Dan Mindel ASC, BSC is shooting Star Wars Episode 7 with J.J. Abrams — on 35mm film. Specifically, Kodak film stock 5219.

On the rumor front, Badass Digest started a new rumor on the release date:

Multiple sources have told me that right now Disney and Lucasfilm have December circled on their calendars, with a mid-month release - the 15th - being most likely. That would take Star Wars out of the crowded summer and, more importantly, give JJ Abrams and company a couple more months to work on a movie that's already running a tighter schedule than most of the other Star Wars films.

Considering Disney's very aggressive schedule for the film, this is somewhat believable. However, Variety's Marc Graser says his sources give a different story...


More here:  http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=108120 (http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=108120)
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Praxis on August 23, 2013, 04:22:59 PM
I somehow missed this. That is SO COOL that JW is returning.
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Rico on September 19, 2013, 02:29:53 PM
Latest casting rumors - Saoirse Ronan Reading for Star Wars, Benedict Cumberbatch Definitely Cast?

P.S. I'm starting to believe this Cumberbatch casting idea now.  Love to see him as a Jedi.

http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=109162 (http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=109162)
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Bryancd on September 19, 2013, 03:13:41 PM
Me too, he would be great. I also heard they have Las Crucas, NM as a possible shooting location for a brief part of the film. That screams Tatooine to me.
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Bromptonboy on September 19, 2013, 03:42:45 PM
Latest casting rumors - Saoirse Ronan Reading for Star Wars, Benedict Cumberbatch Definitely Cast?

Cool, really like her. 
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: ChrisMC on September 19, 2013, 04:17:52 PM
He could be...a reborn Palpatine? Or a new Sith. I bet he will be a villain.
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Rico on September 20, 2013, 01:48:25 PM
This is funny.  Long time composer friend of JJ (and Trek composer) Michael Giacchino messes around with an updated Imperial March theme with a friend.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2iwy9aC670#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2iwy9aC670#ws)
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: ChrisMC on September 20, 2013, 02:09:27 PM
John Ralphio! (watch Parks and Rec if you aren't already...funniest show on TV!)
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Rico on October 11, 2013, 05:41:30 PM
Nice roundup of the latest rumors and scuttlebutt.
And some cool pics too!

http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=110054 (http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=110054)
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Rico on October 25, 2013, 03:55:28 PM
Wow - lots of stuff in this week's round-up.  Mostly rumor, but some facts slipped into the mix too.

http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=110631 (http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=110631)
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Rico on November 01, 2013, 03:19:06 PM
WOW!  This is pretty prophetic.

Mark Hamill discusses Star Wars Episode VII -Luke Skywalker in the Sequel Trilogy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4UGV7WVB-bA#)
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Meds on November 03, 2013, 11:28:41 AM
I watched this the other day when you posted it on the facebook page and you cant help but have a tinge of excitement about his statement :)
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: billybob476 on November 07, 2013, 01:22:42 PM
Date is now official, Dec 18, 2015.

http://starwars.com/news/star-wars-episode-vii-to-open-december-18-2015.html (http://starwars.com/news/star-wars-episode-vii-to-open-december-18-2015.html)
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Rico on November 07, 2013, 01:44:11 PM
I really wanted a summer release but I'm warming to this idea.  It has several benefits.  Obviously it gives them more time.  It also moves the film away from the mega huge summer of 2015 films (next Avengers, Supes/Bats, maybe Trek, etc...).  The other thing that just occurred to me is that even though I always associate these films with summer, maybe it will be a nice change to have the new trilogy come out during the holidays (that is if ep. 8 & 9 follow this pattern).  So we are about 2 years and a month away from Episode 7!  Yeah!   :starwars:
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Bryancd on November 07, 2013, 02:03:46 PM
Love it, new trilogy, new traditions!
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Meds on November 08, 2013, 03:10:04 PM
Obviously i'm excited but i sure hope they have a script going full pelt. A film of this expectation needs to be tight and learn from lessons past.
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Jobydrone on November 12, 2013, 08:24:12 PM
Hard to believe its so soon. It will be here before we know it.
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Rico on November 14, 2013, 03:08:01 PM
It begins...

Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Bryancd on November 15, 2013, 04:23:01 AM
"This IS the droid you're looking for."
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: moyer777 on November 15, 2013, 08:55:38 AM
R2! Try and increase the power!
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Meds on November 15, 2013, 10:18:11 AM
You would think the other fells in the picture would  smile a bit. I would be grinning like a sarlacc pitt ;)
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Rico on January 12, 2014, 06:56:42 AM
New rumors, talk, chit chat,...

http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/01/12/fassbender-weaving-rumored-for-star-wars-episode-vii-roles?utm_campaign=fbposts&utm_source=facebook (http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/01/12/fassbender-weaving-rumored-for-star-wars-episode-vii-roles?utm_campaign=fbposts&utm_source=facebook)
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Bromptonboy on January 12, 2014, 08:39:09 AM
They seem interesting - especially about rewriting for an older character.  Proof will be  in the pudding.
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Rico on January 19, 2014, 12:53:57 PM
More rumors, speculation and ideas at the link below.  Fun read and a great picture!

http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=113636 (http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=113636)

Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Rico on March 19, 2014, 05:23:34 PM
Like we didn't already know all this??

http://www.superherohype.com/news/295659-star-wars-episode-vii-set-30-years-after-return-of-the-jedi-will-feature-heroic-trio?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=star-wars-episode-vii-set-30-years-after-return-of-the-jedi-will-feature-heroic-trio (http://www.superherohype.com/news/295659-star-wars-episode-vii-set-30-years-after-return-of-the-jedi-will-feature-heroic-trio?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=star-wars-episode-vii-set-30-years-after-return-of-the-jedi-will-feature-heroic-trio)
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Bryancd on March 20, 2014, 04:51:44 AM
We did. But the casual fan/movie goer actually did not. I had three people yetserday bring this to my attenttion thinking it was new news. It was on CNBC as part of the Disney shareholder meeting covergae.
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Rico on March 20, 2014, 05:07:23 AM
Good point. I always get a chuckle when people tell me about stuff like this.
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Rico on April 22, 2014, 03:23:25 PM
Bryan posted this link up over on Facebook.  A few little tidbits of news on Ep. 7.

http://www.nerdist.com/2014/04/disney-chairman-drops-star-wars-episode-vii-tidbits/ (http://www.nerdist.com/2014/04/disney-chairman-drops-star-wars-episode-vii-tidbits/)
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Rico on April 27, 2014, 12:33:27 PM
Mark Hamill recent pic.  Looking good!

Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Rico on April 29, 2014, 03:57:29 PM
So - unless you are under a rock, the cast for Ep. 7 got announced today!  YEAH!!!   :starwars:

Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Rico on April 29, 2014, 03:59:26 PM
And I'm already convinced the young lady (Daisy Ridley) will be playing the daughter of Han & Leia.

Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Bromptonboy on April 30, 2014, 12:37:38 AM
I am not taking that bet, you are probably right.
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Bryancd on April 30, 2014, 04:10:14 AM
I swear if I see one more EU fanboy post suggesting she is Jaina Solo I am going to scream! She certainly is their daughter, her name is TBD.
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: billybob476 on April 30, 2014, 04:15:13 AM
I swear if I see one more EU fanboy post suggesting she is Jaina Solo I am going to scream! She certainly is their daughter, her name is TBD.

I'd be happy if she was but at the end of the day they'll name her what they want.
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Bryancd on April 30, 2014, 04:18:35 AM
I swear if I see one more EU fanboy post suggesting she is Jaina Solo I am going to scream! She certainly is their daughter, her name is TBD.

And then deal with every bit of the characters back story minutiae and fan comparisons? No thanks.
I'd be happy if she was but at the end of the day they'll name her what they want.
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: X on April 30, 2014, 09:33:25 AM
I have divorced myself from this being connected to the EU and would just like to see a good story at the end of the day. The clean slate is now there, let's see what they do with it.
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Bromptonboy on April 30, 2014, 10:51:00 AM
Hmmm..I'll be interested to see if others have the same reaction I had to The Hobbit, with the new SW movies when they start tinkering with canon...  :)
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: jedijeff on April 30, 2014, 10:55:41 AM
I am happy with the mostly no name cast for the newcomers, as it sounds like they are all solid actors, and at least for me, I will be able to see the character over the celebrity. I know I stated it before the casting that I was hoping they would go that way, so somewhat happy how it turned out to date.
It would be a nice nod if they did name the Daughter Jaina, but I am guessing it will be some other name to get around comparisons, though probably will have some of Jaina's characteristics as she is Daddys girl. :)
I could probably fan boy all over a ton of things I would want to see, but probably no one else would. There are still some things from the PT and OT, that I feel are not done or left open, but they are probably best left to my own imagination.
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Rico on May 04, 2014, 02:48:34 PM
Video from JJ and Lawrence Kasdan.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nt37ppfO0OQ#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nt37ppfO0OQ#ws)
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Bromptonboy on May 06, 2014, 02:20:11 AM
Rumor on the title?  Does this sound plausible?
(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Rico on May 06, 2014, 02:32:55 AM
As plausible as anything else at this stage of things.
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Bryancd on May 06, 2014, 09:09:16 AM
Rumor on the title?  Does this sound plausible?
(click to show/hide)

Sure, seems in the same spitirt as A New Hope and The Phnatom Menace.
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: jedijeff on May 06, 2014, 05:17:14 PM
Seems to be reported by some rather high end news sources as the title. Seems a bit surprising to me, that it would have leaked, or they even finalized it at this point. But I guess on the flip side, they probably need to have it at some point to work on marketing and the such.
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: ricdude on May 06, 2014, 08:49:40 PM
Remember "Revenge of the Jedi"?  I think they've got time to tweak it before release...
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Bromptonboy on May 07, 2014, 04:40:31 AM
Yes - maybe this then:
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Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Rico on May 17, 2014, 05:24:47 AM
Cool pic of R2 in the same crate he has been stored in since the first film.  And a rumored line up of films and dates that was shown to Hasbro.  I like the two year gap between the main films. 

Fall 2014: Rebels
2015: Episode VII
2016: Boba Fett
2017: Episode VIII
2018: Solo
2019: Episode IX
2020: Red Five

Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Rico on June 02, 2014, 05:32:46 AM
Over 40 pics at the link below from the filming of Ep. 7 in Abu Dhabi.  Nothing major except this is definitely Tatooine we are seeing.

http://www.tmz.com/2014/06/02/star-wars-episode-7-set-photos-secret-pics-new-creature/ (http://www.tmz.com/2014/06/02/star-wars-episode-7-set-photos-secret-pics-new-creature/)

Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: jedijeff on June 02, 2014, 05:33:22 PM
The denizens of Tatooine sure look a lot like the ones from the TPM and ANH, so nice to see that the fashion standards in Mos Eisley haven't changed, so street riffraff don't need to rush out and update the wardrobe to keep current. :)
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Bromptonboy on June 03, 2014, 04:56:06 AM
Real Housewives of Courisant sets the standard for fashion in the EU..
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Rico on June 03, 2014, 03:33:12 PM
And now we have the Falcon, under construction...

Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Bromptonboy on June 04, 2014, 01:27:22 AM
There is a prop for the Rico cave. 
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Rico on June 04, 2014, 02:33:48 AM
There is a prop for the Rico cave. 

I kick myself daily for not buying the Master Replicas studio scale Falcon.
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: billybob476 on June 04, 2014, 03:30:28 AM
There is a prop for the Rico cave. 

I kick myself daily for not buying the Master Replicas studio scale Falcon.

I suspect you may have another opportunity based on this! I also like the other pic with the X-Wing, looks great!
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Rico on June 06, 2014, 01:49:54 PM
Love this note!  And isn't it sitting on the Falcon's holo-chess table??

Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Rico on June 06, 2014, 01:56:27 PM
Mickey & Luke - together at last!   :biggrin
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: davekill on June 06, 2014, 01:59:08 PM
Love this note!  And isn't it sitting on the Falcon's holo-chess table??



http://youtu.be/ElZfE1AVDPQ (http://youtu.be/ElZfE1AVDPQ)
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Bryancd on June 06, 2014, 03:58:32 PM
Rumor spoilers!

http://www.starwarsunderworld.com/2014/06/rumor-female-villain-no-new-republic.html (http://www.starwarsunderworld.com/2014/06/rumor-female-villain-no-new-republic.html)
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: jedijeff on June 06, 2014, 08:09:55 PM
I can really see in that Mickey Picture, that it looks like they are channeling a bit of that old Obi-wan vibe with the beard on Hamill. Part of me hopes that Luke might break from the old brown robes that seem to be common for Jedi, and be more close to what he was wearing in ROTJ. I am guessing if he is based on Tatooine, then it will probably be more robes and something that suits that environment.
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Rico on June 07, 2014, 05:47:23 AM
Here's some of Mark at SW weekends.  He's looking great!   :starwars:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGscimp78_A#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGscimp78_A#ws)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LeT0CCQ1yqo#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LeT0CCQ1yqo#ws)
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Rico on June 07, 2014, 06:27:39 AM
Fan made trailer.  Pretty cool...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoDoOiFJMGM#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoDoOiFJMGM#ws)
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: davekill on June 12, 2014, 09:33:27 PM
A spokesman for the film’s producers Disney said: ‘Harrison Ford sustained an ankle injury during filming today on the set of Star Wars: Episode VII. He was taken to a local hospital and is receiving care. Shooting will continue as planned while he recuperates.’

I'm thinking he may have had trouble on the set and had to kick the Millennium Falcon to get it going.
- Hope he's going to be okay.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2656572/Harrison-Ford-airlifted-hospital-injuring-set-new-Star-Wars-film.html#ixzz34SQXpkNO (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2656572/Harrison-Ford-airlifted-hospital-injuring-set-new-Star-Wars-film.html#ixzz34SQXpkNO)
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Bromptonboy on June 13, 2014, 12:10:15 AM
He injured his ankle while frantically running from pursuing natives...uh..wait...wrong movie..
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Meds on June 15, 2014, 11:48:30 AM
He could be out of action for a while (running wise lol)
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: WillEagle on June 16, 2014, 06:00:39 PM
Just saw on IMDB it could be up to 8 weeks. But they said they will keep filming. Here's the article.

http://www.imdb.com/news/ni57370609/?ref_=hm_nw_tp_t2 (http://www.imdb.com/news/ni57370609/?ref_=hm_nw_tp_t2)
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Meds on June 21, 2014, 02:14:40 PM
Nice
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: sheldor on June 22, 2014, 07:53:18 AM
Mickey & Luke - together at last!   :biggrin

Look at you (guy on the right) - you're an old man!!
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Rico on June 25, 2014, 02:17:26 PM
Episode VII cast in Lego form!   :biggrin

Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Meds on July 01, 2014, 01:14:54 PM
Brilliant
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Rico on July 05, 2014, 05:39:44 AM
Some rumors and info on Ep. 7, production delays, etc.

http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=120224 (http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=120224)
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Rico on July 24, 2014, 03:51:06 PM
From "Robot Chicken" about the nerd guy's hopes for Ep. 7.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwtgQIweqk0#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwtgQIweqk0#ws)
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Rico on July 24, 2014, 04:13:46 PM
Obi-Wan Skywalker!

Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Rico on August 15, 2014, 03:45:45 PM
By now, most of you have seen this image.  New troopers...   :troopersmile



Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Meds on September 13, 2014, 02:50:21 PM
Location footage has been posted in the FB page and I found the google maps version lol
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Rico on September 18, 2014, 11:42:51 AM
This is both cool & funny.  Spoiler free...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3C7lUfVIOa4#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3C7lUfVIOa4#ws)
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Rico on October 16, 2014, 02:56:18 PM
COOL!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=us0MWzVBnxM#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=us0MWzVBnxM#ws)
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Jobydrone on October 17, 2014, 07:19:10 AM
Ha ha.  Love Warrick, he was fantastic in his collaborations with Ricky Gervais in Idiot Abroad and the HBO show Life's Too Short.  So what's the life span of Ewoks, will Wicket be all grey or will he be playing another short character?
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Rico on November 03, 2014, 04:58:08 PM
It's a wrap! Principal photography is done on Episode 7.

http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=124671 (http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=124671)
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Bromptonboy on November 04, 2014, 01:55:17 AM
Amazing, and hard to believe..
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: davekill on November 06, 2014, 09:32:28 AM
How about this for Episode VII title? 'The Force Awakens'.

http://insidemovies.ew.com/2014/11/06/star-wars-episode-vii-breaking/ (http://insidemovies.ew.com/2014/11/06/star-wars-episode-vii-breaking/)
Title: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
Post by: Bromptonboy on November 06, 2014, 11:54:09 AM
New topic now that we have the new title!  What do you think?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2824102/Star-Wars-Episode-VII-new-title-Force-Awakens.html (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2824102/Star-Wars-Episode-VII-new-title-Force-Awakens.html)
Title: Re: Star Wars: Episode VII - 2015
Post by: Meds on November 06, 2014, 12:39:30 PM
I really rather like it.
Title: Re: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
Post by: Meds on November 06, 2014, 12:40:45 PM
I like it.
Title: Re: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
Post by: ChrisMC on November 06, 2014, 05:08:55 PM
It's tasteful. Not goofy. I like it! Official Logo from Starwars.com
Title: Re: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
Post by: DrKankles on November 06, 2014, 06:57:45 PM
It's better than Attack of the Clones
Title: Re: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
Post by: Rico on November 06, 2014, 08:16:02 PM
Hmmm, going to have to let that title sink in a bit. Seems somewhat odd to me.

P.S. Going to merge this with the Ep. 7 thread.
Title: Re: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
Post by: ricdude on November 06, 2014, 10:56:40 PM
Star Wars: TFA.

In the immortal words of Chevy Chase, "I like it!"
Title: Re: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
Post by: Ktrek on November 07, 2014, 06:49:55 AM
I have to admit I'm a bit confused by the title. The force is a non-corporeal energy that people tap into. It doesn't sleep therefore how can it awake? It's the moral character of the user of the force that determines which path of the force one will go down. Now I can possibly see a reference to the force awakening in me, kind of like the new age thought of awakening to a higher consciousness but still it would be my awakening to what already exists not the other way around. Anyway, I'm looking forward to this film. I just hope that Abrams learned something from his Star Trek experience and left his stupid lens flares out of this film entirely. The lens flares in the two Trek films are already making them seem dated as it's a trend that is past and now seems rather hokey.

Kevin
Title: Re: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
Post by: Bromptonboy on November 07, 2014, 07:16:48 AM
Force Awakening - might have been a great title for New Hope - with New Hope being good for this latest movie.
Title: Re: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
Post by: Rico on November 07, 2014, 11:22:25 AM
After sleeping on this, it seems the easiest idea would be the force awakens in a person. But, it could also be a misdirect and the Force refers to a new force or threat in the galaxy. We will know in a bit more than a year.
Title: Re: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
Post by: Jobydrone on November 12, 2014, 10:26:53 AM
Awesome widget on the Verge website:  Don't like the new title?  Create your own.  Here's mine, post yours next!!!  http://www.theverge.com/a/star-wars-meme# (http://www.theverge.com/a/star-wars-meme#)

Title: Re: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
Post by: sheldor on November 13, 2014, 01:38:44 PM
I couldn't decide...
Title: Re: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
Post by: Jobydrone on November 13, 2014, 06:18:45 PM
I like number two a lot
Title: Re: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
Post by: Rico on November 14, 2014, 04:30:11 PM
Very nice, fan-made poster!

Title: Re: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
Post by: Rico on November 24, 2014, 02:04:07 PM
A teaser trailer in theaters this weekend!!!   :starwars:   :wub

http://www.regmovies.com/Home/promotions/Star-Wars-Trailer-Debut (http://www.regmovies.com/Home/promotions/Star-Wars-Trailer-Debut)

Title: Re: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
Post by: Rico on November 24, 2014, 02:10:16 PM
More details coming in now.  Looks like 30 theaters are on the list as of now:

http://www.starwars.com/news/star-wars-the-force-awakens-tease-theater-list (http://www.starwars.com/news/star-wars-the-force-awakens-tease-theater-list)

AZ   PHOENIX   HARKINS   TEMPE MARKETPLACE
CA   LOS ANGELES   AMC   CENTURY CITY
CA   LOS ANGELES   Indep   EL CAPITAN
CA   IRVINE   REGAL   SPECTRUM IRVINE 21
CA   SAN FRANCISCO   AMC   METREON 16
CA   SAN JOSE   CINEMARK   OAKRIDGE 20
CA   SAN DIEGO   REGAL   MIRA MESA 18
CAN   TORONTO   CPX   YOUNGE & DUNDAS
CAN   VANCOUVER   CPX   RIVERPORT
CO   DENVER   AMC   WESTMINSTER 24
DC   WASH D.C   AMC   TYSONS CORNER 16
FL   MIAMI   CARMIKE   PARISIAN 20
GA   ATLANTA   REGAL   ATLANTIC STATION
IL   CHICAGO   REGAL   CITY NORTH
MA   BOSTON   AMC   BOSTON COMMONS 19
MI   DETROIT   CINEMARK   SHOWCASE 20
MN   MINNEAPOLIS   AMC   SOUTHDALE
MO   KANSAS CITY   AMC   STUDIO 30
NY   NEW YORK   AMC   LINCOLN SQUARE 12
NY   NEW YORK   REGAL   UNION SQUARE
OH   CLEVELAND   CINEMARK   CINEMARK 24
PA   PHILADELPHIA   REGAL   WARRINGTON 22
TN   NASHVILLE   CARMIKE   THOROUGHBRED 20
TN   KNOXVILLE   REGAL   PINNACLE
TX   DALLAS   CINEMARK   WEST PLAN 20
TX   HOUSTON   REGAL   MARQ*E STADIUM 23
TX   AUSTIN   ALAMO   ALAMO S LAMAR
UT   SALT LAKE CITY   CINEMARK   CINEMARK 24 WEST JORDAN
WA   SEATTLE   REGAL   THORNTON PLACE 14
WI   MILWAUKEE   MARCUS   BROOKFIELD 16
Title: Re: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
Post by: Bryancd on November 26, 2014, 02:10:14 PM
http://makingstarwars.net/2014/11/star-wars-force-awakens-teaser-will-itunes-friday/ (http://makingstarwars.net/2014/11/star-wars-force-awakens-teaser-will-itunes-friday/)
Title: Re: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
Post by: Rico on November 26, 2014, 03:10:45 PM
COOL!!!
Title: Re: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
Post by: Bromptonboy on November 26, 2014, 04:12:33 PM
Cool, the warrington theater in PA is close to my house.
Title: Re: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
Post by: Rico on November 28, 2014, 07:36:29 AM
HERE WE GO!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMOVFvcNfvE#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMOVFvcNfvE#ws)
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Post by: billybob476 on November 28, 2014, 07:45:56 AM
I love it.
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Post by: Bromptonboy on November 28, 2014, 07:49:29 AM
Wow!  A lot to digest and analyze in this one.
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Post by: Bryancd on November 28, 2014, 08:09:49 AM
Literally tears in my eyes...
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Post by: Bromptonboy on November 28, 2014, 08:23:38 AM
What sort of clues do you all gather from this quick look?

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Post by: Bryancd on November 28, 2014, 08:34:43 AM
Potential Spoilers...

(click to show/hide)
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Post by: Rico on November 28, 2014, 08:38:46 AM
Spoiler tags please - since most of that you can't glean from the trailer alone.
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Post by: Bryancd on November 28, 2014, 09:18:06 AM
Right, I'm so used to posting in the RPF thread where rumors are openly discussed.
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Post by: Bromptonboy on November 28, 2014, 09:39:43 AM
I am impressed Bryan. 

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Post by: Rico on November 28, 2014, 10:33:41 AM
Right, I'm so used to posting in the RPF thread where rumors are openly discussed.

Not here mister, if you please.  :)
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Post by: moyer777 on November 28, 2014, 10:46:18 AM
it really is awesome.  I almost thought I saw lens flare.  LOL!
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Post by: Bromptonboy on November 28, 2014, 11:28:16 AM
it really is awesome.  I almost thought I saw lens flare.  LOL!
Hey-ooh!
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Post by: ChrisMC on November 28, 2014, 12:43:30 PM
I'll be watching this all day....

http://i.imgur.com/H8s9aMF.gif (http://i.imgur.com/H8s9aMF.gif)
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Post by: Bromptonboy on November 28, 2014, 12:48:23 PM
Well so we know that: 
(click to show/hide)
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Post by: Rico on November 28, 2014, 12:49:05 PM
OH YEAH!

(http://i.imgur.com/H8s9aMF.gif)
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Post by: Bromptonboy on November 28, 2014, 12:51:25 PM
Hold on to your seats!
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Post by: Rico on November 29, 2014, 07:23:05 AM
Nice bit of fan poster art here.
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Post by: Meds on November 30, 2014, 08:30:32 AM
Lovely little teaser there, lots of work to go before we see a big trailer. Love that lightsaber, beautiful idea. X-wings above water, a cool round droid, falcon doing flips against the fighters. Love it.
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Post by: Bromptonboy on November 30, 2014, 08:40:07 AM
I am enjoying the ranting almost as much as the trailer.  :)  Although I think the worst of it must have been deleted from the Facebook page.
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Post by: Jen on December 01, 2014, 10:04:02 AM
I think some people just want an excuse to complain and they'll hen peck anything that comes out. Frankly, I think some of them do it for attention.  Maybe I'm just a "Pollyanna", but I felt the teaser was encouraging and made me even more excited to see the film. Can't wait for the full trailers!
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Post by: Bromptonboy on December 01, 2014, 12:18:30 PM
I have lower expectations for Star Wars scifi compared to Trek.  Neither is really hard scifi, but Trek is closer.  I completely suspend my disbelief with Star Wars - so the light-saber with quillons  doesn't bother me.
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Post by: Bryancd on December 02, 2014, 01:57:54 PM
Click on this link ONLY if you REALLY want to know stuff. :)

http://www.starwarsunderworld.com/2014/12/rumor-character-and-plot-details-from.html (http://www.starwarsunderworld.com/2014/12/rumor-character-and-plot-details-from.html)
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Post by: davekill on December 06, 2014, 10:34:59 PM
Let the parody trailers begin! :)
http://youtu.be/cwe90O7tktM (http://youtu.be/cwe90O7tktM)

A nice collection here:
http://sploid.gizmodo.com/the-7-best-star-wars-the-force-awakens-spoof-trailers-1666674253/+caseychan (http://sploid.gizmodo.com/the-7-best-star-wars-the-force-awakens-spoof-trailers-1666674253/+caseychan)
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Post by: Bromptonboy on December 07, 2014, 04:00:45 AM
That is funny, and well done.
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Post by: Bromptonboy on December 07, 2014, 07:12:34 AM
Funny SNL Skit:

http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/star-wars-teaser/2832821?onid=148621#vc148621=1 (http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/star-wars-teaser/2832821?onid=148621#vc148621=1)
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Post by: Rico on December 11, 2014, 01:26:32 PM
Official news on the names of the characters seen in the teaser trailer...

http://www.comingsoon.net/movies/news/391555-names-of-the-star-wars-the-force-awakens-characters-revealed#/slide/1 (http://www.comingsoon.net/movies/news/391555-names-of-the-star-wars-the-force-awakens-characters-revealed#/slide/1)
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Post by: Rico on December 11, 2014, 04:26:11 PM
Laughed a lot at this one...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPuUiENIuPI#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPuUiENIuPI#ws)
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Post by: Rico on December 18, 2014, 04:33:55 PM
One year from right now...

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Post by: Rico on December 20, 2014, 07:17:02 AM
Big thank you from the set of Episode 7 for the donations made to the "Force for Change" campaign. Very cool!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48dGX8zmK4I#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48dGX8zmK4I#ws)
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Post by: Bromptonboy on January 22, 2015, 07:28:14 AM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2920541/George-Lucas-says-new-Star-Wars-film-not-envisioned-it.html (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2920541/George-Lucas-says-new-Star-Wars-film-not-envisioned-it.html)

INteresting reading.
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Post by: Rico on March 07, 2015, 07:03:18 AM
Funny stuff here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgSylgBFi-I#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgSylgBFi-I#ws)
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Post by: Rico on March 11, 2015, 03:17:09 PM
We will be able to read about what the classic characters were up to during the decades leading up to Episode 7 starting this fall.

http://www.ew.com/article/2015/03/09/star-wars-release-20-books-journey-force-awakens?asdf (http://www.ew.com/article/2015/03/09/star-wars-release-20-books-journey-force-awakens?asdf)
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Post by: Meds on March 15, 2015, 12:49:57 PM
Starting to get very excited about this. :)
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Post by: Rico on April 01, 2015, 11:37:48 AM
Looks like our first real trailer might be coming with the Age of Ultron.

http://screenrant.com/star-wars-7-trailer-avengers-2/ (http://screenrant.com/star-wars-7-trailer-avengers-2/)
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Post by: Rico on April 16, 2015, 11:59:40 AM
Fresh from Star Wars Celebration!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCc2v7izk8w#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCc2v7izk8w#ws)
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Post by: WillEagle on April 16, 2015, 12:05:43 PM
Don't make fun but I just about cried! Han Solo and Chewbacca!!!! AWESOME!!! I AM SO READY FOR THIS!!!!
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Post by: Rico on April 16, 2015, 12:19:09 PM
Don't make fun but I just about cried! Han Solo and Chewbacca!!!! AWESOME!!! I AM SO READY FOR THIS!!!!

I'm right there with you!
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Post by: MARKO on April 16, 2015, 12:37:02 PM
Come on guys..... #1  there is no crying in baseball #2 Def no crying in Star Wars movies.... pull it together.


Marko
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Post by: ricdude on April 16, 2015, 01:14:17 PM
No crying here. I might have "Woo Hoo!"-ed a little louder than socially acceptable, though...
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Post by: Bromptonboy on April 16, 2015, 01:35:08 PM
Cool!  Ok, when will the nitpicking start on the Interweb..  ;)
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Post by: Rico on April 16, 2015, 03:19:30 PM
Some pics I captured off the live panel from Celebration...

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Post by: Rico on April 16, 2015, 03:20:14 PM
A few of the cast...

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Post by: Rico on April 16, 2015, 03:29:35 PM
Streaming link for Celebration...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBx5OqAWeW0#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBx5OqAWeW0#ws)
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Post by: Meds on April 22, 2015, 12:49:22 PM
I wonder how much Peter Mayhew is playing Chewie, i know he has been filming.
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Post by: Jen on April 28, 2015, 08:39:22 AM
Angela and I recorded our reaction to the second teaser trailer a couple of weeks ago and posted it on YouTube, which resulted in a marriage proposal in the comments.


"ok jen, would you marry me? its ok, we both love the same thing! just say yes!^^"

 LOL, whatever.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PngyjOhFKo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PngyjOhFKo)
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Post by: Rico on May 08, 2015, 11:13:04 AM
Still can't get enough of these pics...

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Post by: Rico on July 11, 2015, 05:24:43 AM
Marketing genius!  I'm tearing up here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTNJ51ghzdY#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTNJ51ghzdY#ws)
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Post by: ChrisMC on July 11, 2015, 05:46:08 AM
Practical effects! Take heed other Disney properties *cough*Marvel*cough*

This was the best thing from this movie I've seen yet.
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Post by: WillEagle on July 12, 2015, 06:41:10 AM
Very cool video. I can't wait to go to a galaxy far far away again!
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Post by: Ktrek on July 12, 2015, 06:50:18 PM
We will be able to read about what the classic characters were up to during the decades leading up to Episode 7 starting this fall.

[url]http://www.ew.com/article/2015/03/09/star-wars-release-20-books-journey-force-awakens?asdf[/url] ([url]http://www.ew.com/article/2015/03/09/star-wars-release-20-books-journey-force-awakens?asdf[/url])


I actually think this is a good idea because the Star Wars books, much like Star Trek, have become too numerous for any fan that wanted to start reading Star Wars novels to even know where to begin. I've collected and followed the Trek novels for years and this might hook me into buying Star Wars novels to at least fill in some gaps leading up to the movie. If the first couple are good reads I'll probably continue and if not I'll just stick with my Trek collecting.

Kevin
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Post by: Rico on August 10, 2015, 03:25:34 PM
New, international spot with one tiny bit of new footage and a little different music.  Still drooling...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-VTdsCKLgg#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-VTdsCKLgg#ws)
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Post by: Rico on August 13, 2015, 02:07:06 PM
Some cool new images here:

http://www.comingsoon.net/movies/news/471687-high-res-star-wars-the-force-awakens-photos-released (http://www.comingsoon.net/movies/news/471687-high-res-star-wars-the-force-awakens-photos-released)

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Post by: Rico on August 16, 2015, 01:29:06 PM
Here's a hires image capture off the cover of my latest issue of EW. Nice image!

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Post by: WillEagle on August 22, 2015, 07:40:27 AM
OH, I need to find that!
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Post by: Rico on August 27, 2015, 03:33:26 PM
Teaser #3!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uv_B3HDc5q4#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uv_B3HDc5q4#ws)
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Post by: Rico on October 18, 2015, 08:12:02 AM
Poster...

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Post by: Rico on October 18, 2015, 11:19:08 AM
Another little teaser for tomorrows big full trailer...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uxk8OW8cQTw#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uxk8OW8cQTw#ws)
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Post by: Rico on October 19, 2015, 06:05:02 PM
Episode 7 tickets - easy!

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Post by: Rico on October 19, 2015, 06:23:19 PM
Here's where the fun really begins...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGbxmsDFVnE#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGbxmsDFVnE#ws)
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Post by: WillEagle on October 19, 2015, 07:12:24 PM
Saw this trailer during the Monday Night Football game. Very Awesome. And now I can watch it everyday until the movie comes out!!
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Post by: MARKO on October 20, 2015, 08:03:15 AM
I just saw the trailer this morning... i didn't even know they made a new movie. Pretty excited now.
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Post by: WillEagle on November 02, 2015, 07:23:26 PM
Well I decided to give my wife one of her gifts early since its a new camera and I wanted her to be used to it for Thanksgiving and Christmas. So she said she would give me one of mine.

I am now the owner of the Star Wars Blu-ray 9 disc set!!!!!! AWESOME!!!! The Force is truly with me!! I see a marathon coming on when I'm on vacation next week!!!!!
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Post by: Bromptonboy on November 06, 2015, 08:13:12 AM
Speculation - not a spoiler, but I will hide anyways:
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Post by: Rico on November 08, 2015, 11:00:45 AM
New international trailer and a TV spot - in case you missed them somehow.  :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XNit858b6I#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XNit858b6I#ws)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RU-s_HAEwsg#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RU-s_HAEwsg#ws)
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Post by: WillEagle on November 09, 2015, 06:20:45 AM
WOW, WOW, WOW, WOW!
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Post by: Rico on November 13, 2015, 04:23:04 PM
Couple of new spots...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tf_C2dXmIJE#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tf_C2dXmIJE#ws)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6rNlK_Rjnc#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6rNlK_Rjnc#ws)
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Post by: Rico on November 18, 2015, 07:03:57 PM
Holy frak!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DN3Cl280wNM#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DN3Cl280wNM#ws)
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Post by: WillEagle on November 19, 2015, 06:53:48 AM
Those were so cool! But where is Luke and Leia?? I am a big Solo fan so I could live without much of Luke and Leia but I would prefer that they be in it more also.
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Post by: Rico on November 21, 2015, 06:10:46 PM
Nice, wide version of the poster...
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Post by: Rico on December 01, 2015, 04:53:24 PM
IT'S DECEMBER!!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6yl4AeI2RJc#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6yl4AeI2RJc#ws)
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Post by: Bromptonboy on December 05, 2015, 07:09:45 AM
I was watching some TV with my 14 year old daughter last night.  She commented that she thought some commercials are overdoing it with Star Wars themes.  :)  Not sure I agree yet  ... but hope they don't 'jump the shark' so to speak.
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Post by: Rico on December 05, 2015, 08:43:35 AM
Don't underestimate the Disney marketing machine.  :)
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Post by: Rico on December 05, 2015, 01:23:02 PM
OMG!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7xZV_26VYU#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7xZV_26VYU#ws)
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Post by: Bromptonboy on December 07, 2015, 07:40:32 AM
This vendor knows how to press my buttons..  ;)

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Post by: Rico on December 13, 2015, 08:59:35 AM
So close I can taste it!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vx1p4dRx-JA#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vx1p4dRx-JA#ws)
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Post by: sheldor on December 13, 2015, 10:27:09 AM
Shouldn't you be in line by now?
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Post by: Rico on December 13, 2015, 11:06:03 AM
Shouldn't you be in line by now?

Nope. Got tickets for both Thursday night and Friday.  Easy peasy.  :)
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Post by: WillEagle on December 14, 2015, 07:08:12 PM
I haven't got tickets yet. My brother wants to go with me and our Dad because he is the one who took us to see Star Wars when we were kids. But instead of just the 3 of us we will have our wives and my brothers 2 kids. So getting to sit together could be an issue. Plus our local theater seems to be sold out till the new year! I may sneak to Columbus to see it and not just tell anybody!
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Post by: Bromptonboy on December 15, 2015, 05:45:44 AM
I hope to see it next week - I have the whole week off.  can you believe this..my son wants to see the film with his friends, not the old man!  :)  He said 'I can see it again with you, Dad'. 
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Post by: ricdude on December 15, 2015, 06:30:21 AM
Plan here is to take the family and friends out to see it on Christmas. Spoiler shields activating...
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Post by: Bromptonboy on December 16, 2015, 03:12:53 AM
Seems to be universal praise from those that have seen the film.  Sounds great.  Might try and see it Friday during the day (since I am off starting then).  I should be able to get into a matinee.
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Post by: Jobydrone on December 17, 2015, 06:27:05 AM
Hard to believe today is the day.  Thinking about it, even though it's only been just a little bit more than three years since the announcement that Disney took over the Star Wars franchise, and even less time since they released the first tidbits of info about the new movie, it feels like I've been waiting for this day since some time in 1983.  The only Star Wars story that really matters to me ended then, and now more than thirty years later, after hundreds or even thousands of books, comics, cartoons, and even a prequel trilogy that all somehow failed to completely satisfy, I've never felt more powerfully that the real thing is finally here.  There's no other entertainment franchise that completely encapsulates my childhood like this one.  Trek comes close, I loved TOS as a kid, but I didn't fall head over heels in love with Trek (like I did with Star Wars) until TNG brought me back into the fold.  All those hours spent, watching, re-watching, acting out the scenes with my little brother while the movie played in the background, forming my own adventures with my action figures and playsets, playing the video games...this series and these characters feels like as much a part of me as my hands, head, and heart.

I'm staying off the web today.  Although I've seen the trailers and TV spots, I've managed to go all the way to the day of release and kept myself spoiler free.  I have no clue whats coming...but I have a powerful feeling that I'm going to love it.  For all of you going to see it tonight...Rico...I know most if not all of you feel exactly the same way and it's awesome this happiness is spread out to all of us.  It's why we bonded so easily here, however different we are in our backgrounds, politics, philosophies, faiths...we have this in common and it brought us together.  And there's millions of us.  That's pretty important. 

Sorry for the ramble, Jobydrone signing off for now.  I'll be back tonight, until then have fun my friends, and be young again!
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Post by: WillEagle on December 17, 2015, 09:06:46 AM
Well said, Jobydrone.

Our local theater did have tickets available. There was some issue with when they could start presale soooo now I am waiting to hear from my brother or niece if they were able to get tickets for Friday!!!!! Oh, I hope so! There will be 8 of us going! I wish they would hurry up and text me or something!!!
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Post by: Rico on December 17, 2015, 07:11:11 PM
SAW IT - LOVED IT!
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Post by: moyer777 on December 18, 2015, 12:41:57 AM
Amazing!  So good!
Title: Re: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
Post by: Bromptonboy on December 18, 2015, 02:53:46 AM
Hmm, may try a matinee today (play hooky from work)
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Post by: WillEagle on December 18, 2015, 01:59:44 PM
I have 2 hours to go till Star Wars - The Force Awakens!!! It is going too slow. Work did go pretty quick today though. All 8 of are able to go so hopefully we will be able to sit together! Can't wait, can't wait!!!
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Post by: Rico on December 18, 2015, 03:10:39 PM
WOOT!!!
Title: Re: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
Post by: Bromptonboy on December 18, 2015, 06:26:36 PM
Can we talk about this now in spoiler tags?  I have a couple of questions - but am afraid of all those dire spoiler warnings.  :)
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Post by: jedijeff on December 19, 2015, 05:12:43 AM
I saw it yesterday with a friend. Going again tomorrow by Myself. Looking forward to discussing more about it in the upcoming days. I enjoyed it a lot, but really feel I need the second viewing, and a few more past that to really get the full effect of it for me. I feel this movie for me, will be one that will take a bit of time for me to build the connection to, sort of like when you listen to a new record, it might take multiple listens to really get everything out of it, as not everything jumps out of you at first. This movie feels a bit that way to me, in that over time, I will grow to appreciate it more and more, and a lot of times I find those types of experiences the most satisfying. So on one hand, I feel a bit down that I did not come out of this movie feeling the rush that others had, but on the other hand, I am excited in that I have seen this movie, and know for me, that seeing it again I will get more out of it. It might be that I love Star Wars so much, and that I am maybe a minority, in that I really loved the Original Trilogy, but also have a deep love for the prequels as well, so I guess I look at this movie a bit, in where it fits in that larger Star Wars Universe more so then a followup to the OT movies. I think I really enjoy piecing together everything in that Universe, The Movies, The TV Shows, the Books and other materials, so I am looking forward to diving in fitting this movie in there as well, and all the connections between all this.
Title: Re: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
Post by: Rico on December 19, 2015, 06:53:09 AM
Spoiler tags discussion is fine here....  Go for it!
Title: Re: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
Post by: ChrisMC on December 19, 2015, 07:48:43 AM
Boy did that suck!

NOT! Easily #2 or #3 on the Star Wars movies...we will see on repeat viewings.
Title: Re: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
Post by: Rico on December 19, 2015, 07:52:28 AM
Send me a short video for the vidcast, Chris - and the rest of you.  :)
Title: Re: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
Post by: WillEagle on December 19, 2015, 08:39:28 PM
Very good movie. I want to see it next in Imax. I'll say more in a video about it. Should have it to you later in the day on Sunday.
Title: Re: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
Post by: saunders on December 20, 2015, 05:33:29 AM
I loved it.  I had tears in my eyes every time I saw something from the original trilogy.  My kids liked it.  My wife, who is not a Star Wars fan, liked it.  I went on IMDB to see what people were saying.  It got a good rating (8.8 out of 10), but I was really surprised to see page after page of negative reviews.  A lot of people seem to be really disappointed in it.  The biggest criticism seems to be it's similarities to the original "Star Wars".  That's a fair point I suppose, but I think this feels much different.  I also think sequels do tend to repeat themselves after a while.  I'm a Bond fan and have watched the same story of a super villain trying to take over the world from his secret base I don't know how many times.  I don't know.  That just didn't bother me.  I think my joy at returning to this universe and seeing the familiar faces (and ships) made the similarities a minor issue for me.  I'll be interested to see how I feel after a few viewings.  They sure set up some big issues to resolve in future movies.  Bring on Ep 8!
Title: Re: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
Post by: Rico on December 20, 2015, 06:47:42 AM
Anyone that wants to and can, send me a short video by the end of today for the vidcast.  Spoilers are fine too!
Title: Re: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
Post by: Bromptonboy on December 20, 2015, 08:09:17 AM
Regarding one character in the first few moments of the film:
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And regarding Storm Troopers:

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Title: Re: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
Post by: Rico on December 20, 2015, 08:34:38 AM
My thoughts on your questions:

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Title: Re: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
Post by: jedijeff on December 20, 2015, 02:34:00 PM
I got back from my Second viewing today, have to say, I am so pumped about this movie. I had so much to process the first time, and was trying to figure somethings out, that I missed a few story elements. I will go back a few more times to see this, want to try and maybe go see it in the IMAX as well.

Some thoughts on Petes questions

Regarding one character in the first few moments of the film:
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And regarding Storm Troopers:

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In Regards to Max Von Sydow's Character. I to on my first viewing was feeling I should have known him
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Stormtroopers
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Some other thoughts I have.

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Title: Re: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
Post by: Bromptonboy on December 20, 2015, 03:09:30 PM
THanks for the well thought out answers Jeff.
Title: Re: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
Post by: Dangelus on December 22, 2015, 02:41:46 AM
I was expecting a lot more post watch discussion but I guess people are still in awe of having a new Star Wars movie :)

I enjoyed the movie, it felt very true to the original trilogy. Loved the use of practical effects etc.

I'm going to need a second viewing to get more detail I think.

Story wise, there were things I liked a lot and some other things I didn't. The characters were great, had an issue with the motivation / personality of one which I hope will get more of a treatment in the sequels.  I also think we didn't get enough exposition about the current state of the galaxy politically. The different factions were a bit confusing to me.

Overall very entertaining.
Title: Re: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
Post by: Rico on December 23, 2015, 07:53:52 AM
Of course, my comments and thoughts are all in my recent vidcast along with some other video comments people sent in.  Check it out!

Treks in Sci-Fi #567 - "The Force Awakens" on Vimeo (http://www.vimeo.com/149686733)
Title: Re: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
Post by: Dangelus on December 23, 2015, 10:00:12 AM
Yep I'll be watching :)
Title: Re: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
Post by: Rico on December 23, 2015, 11:25:59 AM
Picked both of these magazines up today...

Title: Re: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
Post by: WillEagle on December 23, 2015, 06:16:10 PM
Cool mags. I picked this one up a few weeks ago. Wouldn't mind trying to grab some others.
Title: Re: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
Post by: jedijeff on January 10, 2016, 07:38:21 AM
Just a few more thoughts regarding the Force Awakens.

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Title: Re: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
Post by: Rico on January 10, 2016, 11:48:25 AM
Good stuff Jeff and interesting theories.  Lots of stuff to think about and consider before Ep. VIII in May of 2017.
Title: Re: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
Post by: jedijeff on January 10, 2016, 04:48:48 PM
Good stuff Jeff and interesting theories.  Lots of stuff to think about and consider before Ep. VIII in May of 2017.

Yeah there certainly is. I really need to read the novelization as well. Went and saw the movie again today with my Wife and Niece. The last two viewings were in non 3D, and even though I like 3D, I do find the standard movies seem easier for me to follow, as I am not as distracted as much.
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Title: Re: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
Post by: jedijeff on January 11, 2016, 09:40:28 AM
One more thought based off my previous thought, that I later felt was incorrect

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Title: Re: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
Post by: turtlesrock on February 10, 2016, 08:41:03 PM
I just saw it for the second time! The first time around it was struggling to keep all the characters straight. The second time went much more smoothly. Anyone who is still debating whether to watch it twice or not, I highly recommend it!
Title: Re: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
Post by: WillEagle on February 17, 2016, 01:50:12 PM
I wanted to see it again but never got too. At this point I'll probably just wait for the blu ray.
Title: Re: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
Post by: WillEagle on March 10, 2016, 09:31:08 AM
Most of you may not know this but Disney is releasing Star Wars: The Force Awakens for me on my birthday!!! April 5 is the day! Thank you Disney for a great birthday present.

Kidding aside it is being released on April 5 and so far I have seen a few covers and the Steelbook which I didn't care for the cover on it. I believe that is a BestBuy only release. Also there is a cover of BB8 and the standard movie poster version. Of course some of these may not be final but they are on the websites with those covers. Trish really liked the BB8 but I think I want the regular cover. It is my birthday so I should get to pick! So I'll probably pick the BB8 one. lol When it comes down to it I just want to watch the movie again so I really don't care that much what the cover is!
 May The Force Be With You.
Title: Re: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
Post by: jedijeff on March 12, 2016, 07:28:09 AM
I think I am leaning towards the Bestbuy version as well, since we don't have Target in Canada anymore. The Disney Store has an exclusive with Lithographs, I will have to go to one of our local ones to see if I could preorder it there, so if I can, I might go with that then.
Title: Re: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
Post by: X on March 12, 2016, 08:39:38 AM
I bought mine on digital the day the movie was released. I'm just waiting until the first to download it.
Title: Re: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
Post by: WillEagle on March 12, 2016, 07:42:20 PM
I think I am leaning towards the Bestbuy version as well, since we don't have Target in Canada anymore. The Disney Store has an exclusive with Lithographs, I will have to go to one of our local ones to see if I could preorder it there, so if I can, I might go with that then.
I don't think there is a Disney Store even in Columbus. I will have to look it up. Getting the exclusive would be cool.

I bought mine on digital the day the movie was released. I'm just waiting until the first to download it.
The sooner the better but I'll wait for a Blu-ray that should have the digital with it. So X you will probably watch it 12 times before I get to see it again!
Title: Re: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
Post by: WillEagle on April 05, 2016, 01:17:36 PM
Trish did bring this home for me on my birthday!! She got me the Steelbook version from BestBuy!! Guess what I'm watching tonight!!
Title: Re: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
Post by: Rico on April 06, 2016, 03:43:48 PM
Trish did bring this home for me on my birthday!! She got me the Steelbook version from BestBuy!! Guess what I'm watching tonight!!

I got the Steelbook too because I like the packaging.  Going to get the Target one too.
Title: Re: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
Post by: jedijeff on April 06, 2016, 05:20:39 PM
I got the Walmart Version with the BB-8 Cover. I was thinking of the Steelbook version, but I needed to get some groceries as well, and did not want to make two stops. As well, I was worried if I got the Steelbook version, it might open the door to me wanting to get more of them... So I felt maybe best to steer myself away from it.

I watched the Movie last night, plus a majority of the Bonus features. The deleted scenes were ok, I thought the X-Wings taking off were cool, so not sure why that got the cut, as it was just a short little scene. The Snow Chase was cool as well, though must have got cut early on, as it looked like it needed some more work on the effects. Kylo in the Falcon was cool as well, but I can see why they dropped that, as it might have lessened the scene with Kylo and Han later.

I am getting the feeling this will not be the last release of this movie I will be buying.
Title: Re: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
Post by: WillEagle on April 07, 2016, 06:59:06 PM
I got the Walmart Version with the BB-8 Cover. I was thinking of the Steelbook version, but I needed to get some groceries as well, and did not want to make two stops. As well, I was worried if I got the Steelbook version, it might open the door to me wanting to get more of them... So I felt maybe best to steer myself away from it.

I watched the Movie last night, plus a majority of the Bonus features. The deleted scenes were ok, I thought the X-Wings taking off were cool, so not sure why that got the cut, as it was just a short little scene. The Snow Chase was cool as well, though must have got cut early on, as it looked like it needed some more work on the effects. Kylo in the Falcon was cool as well, but I can see why they dropped that, as it might have lessened the scene with Kylo and Han later.

I am getting the feeling this will not be the last release of this movie I will be buying.

I know what you mean, jedijeff and Rico. That Target one looks cool.