The BBC’s Steve Knibbs spotted this AVCO sign – reportedly the film’s working title – on a shuttle bus at the mysterious Puzzlewood filming location. (via) And the Daily Mail got lucky with a shot of some rather telling boots.
UPDATE: Pajiba, per IMAX, says that Abrams has three IMAX cameras for Episode VII – only four working ones exist, with the fourth being used for Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. More to the point, they claim Episode VII will be post-converted to 3D for both regular and IMAX screenings.
Last week had parties, pictures, and a blonde Carrie Fisher, for some reason.
Rumor: Is Episode VII filming in Puzzlewood in the Forest of Dean? The news crew seems convinced, but in all fairness, it could be any number of things – and Star Wars is far from the only big production filming in the U.K. that could make use of a fairy-tale forest, wigs and practice swords.
Kevin Smith talks more about his Episode VII set visit. He got to see the Millennium Falcon.
StarWars.com interrupts this holiday weekend to bring us… “Thomas” and “Rachel.” For real, this time: Pip Andersen and Crystal Clarke have won the coveted open call parts.
The update also contains some brief production information, including a two-week hiatus coming in August. Meanwhile, Harrison Ford is “doing well and is looking forward to returning to the set soon” as shooting – and the release date – remain “on track.”
He may have signed an NDA, but Kevin Smith has let loose some details about his Episode VII set visit, most notably that the film will involve stormtroopers. (Which has been bandied about so much that it’s not really a surprise at this point.) Also, this:
“I’m really excited and you know, people keep saying that I liked the last trilogy and I did. I liked 1, 2 and 3. But I liked them as an adult, when I watched them they didn’t give me the same feeling I had when I was seven watching them for the first time and that’s fine. This movie though… Dude, I cried four times. The seven year old in me came. [J.J] has f*cking captured it, man. He has nailed it.”
Anklewatch! People is all over Harrison Ford’s crutch situation. “I wish everybody was so easy. He gets it. He’s mechanically inclined,” Brad Hunter, the director of business development for the iWalk crutch told them. “It’s a very active way to do recovery.”
Mystery! Why are there “Star Wars 7″ signs in Atlanta? Is someone pulling a prank?
Rumors! Making Star Wars has a couple things that I’m about 99.9% sure are complete and utter bullshit from the same well as that Reclamation treatment from last year. Not buying the Boyega thing, either.
A visit to the Episode VII set brought Kevin Smith to tears. “I signed the NDA so all I can share are this old Bantha-Tracks subscriber’s tears and snotty nose of joy,” he wrote. “The Force is WITH this movie. Holy Sith…”
Harrison Ford is back in London, and back on his feet… Sort of. The actor was spotted outside a restaurant last night with a “prosthetic peg leg.”
Here’s a new twist to the Billie Lourd ‘casting’ – The Sun (of course) via the Mirror is now apparently claiming that Carrie Fisher’s daughter be playing the young Princess Leia in flashback scenes, complete with buns.
While I don’t doubt that Lourd and any number of others (The Sun also names J.J. Abrams’ father and father-in-law) will cameo, let’s not forget that British tabloids are the worst.