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Somewhere in space: @StarWars warns of Imperials, posts original ’76 teaser trailer as rumors fly

@StarWars again warned of ‘Imperial disinformation’ and posted the original ’76 teaser for Star Wars this afternoon, as fans continue to wait with bated breath to see if any Episode VII news is going to drop as rumored.

Meanwhile, Jedi News‘ Jedi Master SQL says we may see our first casting news on the 22nd, with announcements having been “held back” at Harrison Ford’s request, so he doesn’t get slammed with Star Wars questions as he’s doing press for Ender’s Game

Whatever really is happening behind the scenes, check out the ’76 teaser trailer below:

“We want this to happen.” Mark Hamill talks SDCC, Episode VII

Mark Hamill at SDCC in 1976Mark Hamill my not be making an official appearance at San Diego Comic-Con – hell, he can’t even visit without being recognized – but he was happy to chat about it (and Star Wars, natch) with The Hollywood Reporter.

As for Episode VII? Well, we’re still waiting on an official announcement, but:

Hamill’s hopes are high for the Star Wars: Episode VII reunion: “We want this to happen. How could I not take this ride? They’re making all the right moves, like Michael Arndt as the writer. Little Miss Sunshine, Toy Story 3 — he writes humor and he writes heart. I’m not someone who looks to recapture the glory of when I was in my 20s. I think it’ll probably be about the next generation. We’ll be the link to the past, but the kids will be doing the heavy lifting. And the Wookiee will have a walker.”

Hamill is up for it, even if he’s no longer the teenage Luke. “Am I the age Sir Alec [Guinness] was in 1977? I don’t want to do the math.” (He’s 61; Guinness was 63.) He also hopes one day to find the shirt he wore to a 1976 convention: “It’s a collectible; it would’ve shot up in value.”

Hamill and Carrie Fisher will be appearing next week at Celebration Europe in Germany. Lucasfilm has denied that they’ll be making any Episode VII announcements in San Diego.

Return of the Jedi is 30 today!

rotj30-100Welcome to the real Star Wars day, the anniversaries of the release dates of Star Wars and Return of the Jedi. Star Wars is 36 today; ROTJ is 30.

StarWars.com has a lengthy interview with Industrial Light & Magic effects guru Dennis Muren about ROTJ.

ROTJ director Richard Marquand and Mark HamillHollywood.com shows us five new pics from Making of Return of the Jedi.

Wired has 30 things you didn’t know about Return of the Jedi – but knowing our audience, you probably already know most of them.

Businessweek reminds us that ROTJ made more money than ESB.

Noted parody hut The Onion has a commentary by ‘George Lucas:’ The Events Depicted In ‘Star Wars’ Actually Happened To Me.

MTV looks at Ewok hate. Aww, come on guys, don’t hate on the Ewoks… They’re delicious!

And Babble’s Pilar Clark has a tour of Skywalker Ranch and Lucasfilm and the Letterman Digital Arts Center.

Finally, beneath the cut, the Revenge of the Jedi trailer. Because I can.

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