'Black Angel' will star Rutger Hauer and be directed by Roger Christian, who helped design the first-ever lightsaber for the original 'Star Wars'
We now live in a galaxy where posters created by fans trump those done by the pros. "Star Wars," of course, has the largest, most passionate fanbase in the history of the universe, and unauthorized poster designs for J.J. Abrams's highly anticipated 2015 sequel (currently shooting, and yet to release an official poster) have been hitting the web in full force. Here are eight of the greatest we've spotted
Talk about being thrown for a loop. On Friday, word leaked that director Rian Johnson would take the helm as the writer and director of Star Wars: Episode VIII. Johnson takes the reins from J.J. Abrams, who is already at work onEpisode VII, which will continue the story of George Lucas’s saga picking up three decades after the events ofReturn of the Jedi.
By Rebecca Ford, Tatiana Siegel The Force must be strong with Rian Johnson.The Looper director is in talks with Lucasfilm to direct the next Star Wars film,Episode VIII, according to sources. PHOTOS Meet the ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ Cast Contrary to reports that he will be directing the next two Star Wars film, Johnson will only direct Episode VIII, but he is writing a treatment for Episode IX. Johnson has directed three feature film.
In response to Twitter hashtag #WeWantLeia, which was spurred by Disney telling a parent in May that “there are no plans for Leia products” at the Disney Store, the corporation has announced “several items that will feature Princess Leia.” "The current assortment of Star Wars products at the Disney Store launched earlier this year, and is just the beginning of what is to come,” a Disney spokeswoman toldTIME . “We’re excited to be rolling out new products in the coming months, including several items that will feature Princess Leia, one of the most iconic characters in theStar Wars galaxy.” Also read: Josh Trank to Direct ‘Star Wars’ Movie The social media movement came just weeks after fans of the muli-billion dollar franchise created by George Lucas were disappointed by the lack of female actresses named in thefirst casting announcement for Episode VII, which J.J.
Two up-and-coming actresses are about to make a trip to a galaxy far, far away as it was announced Monday that Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong’o and Game of Thrones star Gwendoline Christie are joining the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII. But other than a small role in the Liam Neeson action vehicle Non-Stop and an upcoming voice role in the new version of The Jungle Book, Nyong’o had not announced her next major role until now. Nyong’o had been rumored for a role in Episode VII for some time, though she was not included in the original cast report released last month. Somewhat more of a surprise is the inclusion of Game of Thrones breakout Gwendoline Christie, who has become a fan favorite for her portrayal of the tough but kindhearted female warrior Brienne of Tarth.
This morning, J.J. Abrams appeared on Good Morning America to announce a new Omaze campaign to benefit UNICEF that will give one lucky Star Wars fan (and a lucky friend) the chance to win a Star Destroyer-sized prize package, one that includes everything from a set visit to a part in the upcoming Star Wars Episode VII. He also gave fans a first look at the one of the film’s new characters, a wizened-looking working-class dude we’ll call Slouchy-Pants. This new ostrich-like fella, though, sports some serious facial hair — so much so, he brings to mind the late actor Keye Luke, star of Kung Fu and Gremlins.
While you probably knew everyone in Ellen’s Twitter-breaking pic (save for Lupita Nyong’o’s now-famous photo-bombing brother), the photo above takes some further explaining, even for those of you strong in the Force. And for those of you who are particularly weak in the Force, the numbers below refer to the numbers above.
There’s a tired formula to ensemble action-fantasy films that hasn’t really changed since the first “Star Wars” came out in 1977 when a gun-wielding Princess Leia, along with her intergalactic comrades, took cineplexes by storm. With the lead cast announced for “Star Wars: Episode VII,” it’s becoming clear we have another token inner-circle heroine to look forward to in newcomer British actress Daisy Ridley (and maybe one more leading lady, according to The Hollywood Reporter ). Unless Carrie Fisher winds up getting loads of screen time and starts wielding a lightsaber, it looks like Ridley may be our “Star Wars” ‘it’ girl in more ways than one. [Related: Who’s Who and What’s What in the ‘Star Wars’ Casting Pic ] It’s nothing new to see the one girl among a male-heavy hero-clique.
When we got going on our monster list of most anticipated movies coming out this year , we found ourselves constantly wanting to turn to the next page. 2015 is sizing up to be the most monstrous movie year of all — with mega-franchises like “The Avengers,” “The Hunger Games,” and “Star Wars” poised to break all kinds of box office records. (Thankfully “Avatar 2” is slated for 2016, otherwise our heads would explode!) Forget 2014, here are the year-from-now movies that have us wishing we could travel into the future: 1. “Star Wars: Episode VII” ZOMG.