Domhnall Gleeson talks about why he can’t say that much about Episode VII on Huffpost Live. He’s promoting his new movie, Frank, but Star Wars first comes up at about 8:11, and begins earnestly at 9:51, where he discusses the non-disclosure agreement. He does also say he got the part the day before the table read. (via)
Meanwhile, he’s also on Coming Soon, talking about the film’s secrecy:
When you walk from your trailer to the set – you’re in Pinewood Studios – you have to put on a big, black cloak thing to cover all of your clothes, like full length, ’cause they’re worried about people seeing costumes and stuff. It’s crazy.
Also note: Still ginger. Still (kinda) bearded. #Beardwatch continues!
Gary Whitta has begun writing his spin-off movie. It’s the first one, set to be directed by Godzilla’s Gareth Edwards and released on December 16, 2016. And that’s pretty much all we know about it so far.
Daisy Ridley has signed with Hollywood talent agency UTA amid “heated competition,” Deadline reports.
Disney plans a ‘significant’ Star Wars presence in parks. The first plans will be revealed next year.
→ Rumors: It’s Friday and Da7e at Latino Review is speculating his heart out, with the addition of some possible spoilers regarding Mark Hamill’s beard and who actually has the Millennium Falcon.
→ Meanwhile, Mark Hamill and family were in Liverpool checking out some Beatles stuff.
→ Elsewhere, Daisy Ridley has been cut from The Inbetweeners 2, per Yahoo Movies.
Simon Kinberg got Josh Trank the Star Wars gig. Trank’s Star Wars film is likely to be the second spin-off film, and it seems like Kinberg is hinting that he’s scripting it.
Shelly Shapiro, Dave Filoni and Pablo Hidalgo explain how Lucasfilm is handling canon and Legends. A nice roundup of quotes from the SDCC book panel.
→ Today word comes that [redacted] isn’t the only actor filming scenes on Ireland’s Skellig Michael. [Redacted] is there as well, per The Movie Bit – just as some suspected due to the fuzzy paparazzi pics the other day. This is supposedly the third and last day of filming on the island. Making Star Wars has a buddy in the area.
→ Meanwhile, some WWE guy, Sheamus O’Shaunessy, is apparently also hanging out in Ireland and double negativing over Darth Vader. Okay then. (Also, if we must take this seriously, well, I’ll just leave this over here.)
→ Not Episode VII, but close enough: Spin-off screenwriter Gary Whitta is totally down with writing a Star Wars novel.