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Roundup: How Abu Dhabi nabbed Episode VII and more

ep7-imax→ Abu Dhabi nabbed Star Wars from Jordan at the very last minute, according to a new article in The Hollywood Reporter.

→ Harrison Ford is flying around England, while John Boyega and Lupita Nyong’o are either hanging out with his likeness or they both have the same one. Mystery!

→ And finally, in the possible spoiler department, Making Star Wars describes a ship that is either very Falcon-like or an alternate Falcon model. Jason has also seen two more alphabet fighters and X-wing concepts. And then he heard from someone who witnessed some filming at Pinewood.

Kathleen Kennedy: Lucasfilm “within three weeks” of finishing Episode VII

At the opening of Industrial Light & Magic’s new London studio, Kathleen Kennedy said that Lucasfilm is “within three weeks of finishing Episode VII.” I suspect she means the actual production period, but who knows. The London studio is working on Episode VII, The Avengers: Age Of Ultron and Ant-Man.

Spoilerphobes beware: Sizable batch of supposed Episode VII concept art is in the wild

spoilers-swirl-bespinI suppose it was only a matter of time.

Several pieces of supposed Episode VII concept art were posted overnight – some of which you may recognize from previous image leaks and/or the Making Star Wars descriptions (two new ones from the past day or so: a new alphabet ship, which I can’t spot in the new leaks, and a crashed fighter, which is.) There’s also a hefty chunk of stuff featuring the Millennium Falcon. They’re at Imageshack, at least at the moment.

Please keep in mind this is concept art, which means it may or may not have any relation to what actually shows up in the film.

If you don’t want to see any of this, stay off the hashtags on social media sites, because folks are being pretty indiscriminate.

Out this week: Imperial Handbook, poster book

imperial-handbookFall is officially upon us, as two of the season’s big Star Wars gift books are available today. The Imperial Handbook (we previewed a spread last week) and Star Wars Art: Posters.

The third oversized offering, Star Wars Costumes: The Original Trilogy, is out in two weeks, along with the Shakespeare Star Wars box set (they’re attempting some sort of cover reveal today?) and the paperback of Razor’s Edge.

The Star Wars fan film awards realunch with a little help from Empire Uncut


The Star Wars Fan Film Awards have returned! Fan filmmakers can submit theirs through January 16, and they’ll go up on StarWars.com sometime in March for fans to vote on. The winners will be announced at Celebration Anaheim in April.

In the meantime, you can check out The Empire Strikes Back Uncut on StarWars.com now.

Episode VII news: Yet more concept art?

spoilers-swirl-muppet→ Yet more supposed concept art descriptions from Making Star Wars, including one that may be related to the big rumor/spoiler, the Greenham Common ‘extras’ and the turkey/goat looking dude from the first Force for Change video. They also note that casting for future projects is starting to heat up.

→ Latino Review’s Friday Star Wars column notes some Jedi theories that have been floating around.

Joel Edgerton reads Variety. Shocking!

Joel Edgerton open to returning as Uncle Owen

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With the rumor floating around about an Obi-wan movie (or movies,) it certainly didn’t take long for someone (Coming Soon) to ask Joel Edgerton if he’d be willing to take on the role of Owen Lars again.

Has anybody contacted you about possibly reprising Uncle Owen?

Joel Edgerton: The first I heard about it was today. When did that happen?

CS: A week or two ago it started to percolate.

Edgerton: So who would play Obi-Wan?

CS: Ideally Ewan, most likely in the period between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope.

Edgerton: Well then I definitely have to be there, right? Or they’re gonna get someone else? Am I too old for that now?

Well, Lucasfilm has 20 years to play with and the convenient excuse that folks age more rapidly on Tatooine, so

Edgerton, who will next be seen in Exodus: Gods and Kings with Christian Bale, also has some nice things to say about being in Star Wars and his own ideas about Owen’s past.

Meanwhile, Bonnie Piesse (AOTC’s Beru) says it “would be pretty cool!”