George Lucas has chosen Chicago to house his art museum, the Chicago Tribune reports today. There’s only a vote from the board before it becomes 100% official – and they’ll also change the name from the Lucas Cultural Arts Museum to the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art.
Lucas was originally aiming the museum for San Francisco, but turned to his part-time home of Chicago after the Presidio Trust rejected the original proposal. Chicago is the hometown of George’s wife Mellody Hobson, and Mayor Rahm Emanuel lobbied heavily. The new museum will be built on what’s now a parking lot between football stadium Soldier Field and convention center McCormick Place, and nearby many of the city’s other museums. It will likely open in 2018.
Rumor: Harrison Ford out for six months, flying back to U.S. for rehab? This is via The Sun, so it’s not exactly written in stone, but they claim that Harrison Ford will require six months of rehab for his broken leg, not eight weeks as we’ve heard earlier.
Looks like Ridley and John Boyega are getting along…
Two weeks worth of tweets to catch up on here (and yes, the other one in a few days) so let’s just get to it… Oh, and in case you haven’t heard, Simon @Kinberg has joined the fun!
Though I will skip all the World Cup tweets, because we’re not that kind of blog, sweetheart.
Despite earlier (confirmed by Lucasfilm!) reports that Harrison Ford’s ankle had been injured on set, his publicist has today says he actually (or also) suffered a broken leg. BBC News reports:
“His surgery was successful and he will begin rehab shortly,” continued Ina Treciokas in a statement. “He’s doing well and looks forward to returning to work.”
The incident involved a garage door, not the Millennium Falcon (ramp?) as was widely reported. (via)
Lupita Nyong’o gets her first cover of Vogue. It’s all very Vogue, but getting the cover is a pretty big deal.
Carrie Fisher on her A New Hope accent, the buns, Gary, her books and more on the Paul O’Grady Show. (via)
Oscar Isaac once dressed up as a gonk droid. The Episode VII actor is interviewed in tomorrow’s Sunday Times, but looks like the gonk reveal is about as much as we’re going to get out of him; He also defends the tradition of secrecy on films like this.
Director J.J. Abrams and writer Lawrence Kasdan send greetings from London.