Disney. The Orlando Business Journal’s Jim Carchidi looks into a few ways that Disney will profit from the Star Wars delay. Because people will go see Star Wars at any time?
Podcasts. There’s a new episode of Full of Sith out today, with Bryan and Bobby talking about the week’s developments.
Auditions. Jedi News talked to one of the ‘Thomas’ hopefuls.
The old boss. George Lucas has lots of big-name San Francisco support for his museum, Mashable reports.
This again. With Star Wars in the news again, I’m surprised it took so long before we got another look at Jedi religion, this time from Details.
George talks about how the story evolved.
George Lucas talks about hiring Harrison Ford for
Star Wars: “He was the best.”
For the hell of it, here’s Ford and Mark Hamill doing a version of the Alderaan scene:
This weekend’s archival interview: George Lucas talks about finding the right Princess Leia
Fun stuff. Start your own silly title rumor with Empire’s Episode VII title generator, even if it does seem heavily weighed towards Gundarks and the Holiday Special.
People. Billy Dee Williams defends Harrison Ford, while it seems that Ender’s Game star Asa Butterfield wouldn’t mind working with Ford again.
Travel plans. Want to visit Mos Espa? Better hurry – a large sand dune is covering the set, reports CNN.
History. A financial memo unearthed by The Hollywood Reporter details George Lucas’ payday for THX 1138: $2,500. In installments. Proof that everyone starts somewhere!
NYCC namesake corner. Tricia Barr nabbed a picture of the Kotobukiya Bishoujo Mara Jade on display. Thoughts?
Queue the eyeroll. Scott Mendelson asks if there’s Star Wars without George Lucas. To quote Brian, “Welcome to the most annoying question directed at EU fans, rest of fandom.”
Casting. On The Graham Norton Show, Harrison Ford says he “hasn’t decided yet” about Episode VII, but he’ll return to Indiana Jones “in a New York minute.” And Michael B. Jordan tells The Huffington Post that he has indeed auditioned for the film.
On that note, read this. Film Critic Hulk on why casting rumors are nonsense. None of this is a surprise, but it is definitely something to keep in mind, and one of the reasons we don’t take rumors particularly seriously around these parts. (Also: They amuse me.)
Your moment of zen Star Wars Joke-A-Day – perhaps better known as our own The Stooge – has hit upon a big scoop.
StarWars.com has posted two archival videos to their Youtube account. The first, above, is George Lucas discussing the crafting of the story. The second, below the cut, features Ralph McQuarrie on his concept work.
George Lucas and wife Mellody Hobson are now parents – together. The couple welcomed a daughter, Everest Hobson Lucas, on Friday via surrogate.
Everest is the couple’s first child together, and Lucas’ first biological child. She joins older siblings Amanda, Katie and Jett Lucas.
Lucas and Hobson have been together for several years, but made their union
official in June. Congratulations to George, Mellody and the whole family!
After getting married last weekend at Skywalker Ranch,
George Lucas and Mellody Hobson headed to her hometown of Chicago to celebrate.
Prince performed at the party on at lakeside
Promontory Point, and the attendees included Mark Hamill, Robin Williams, singer Ne-Yo (who was in Red Tails,) Today’s Al Roker and Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
Hobson stopped by and talked a little about the wedding and reception. CBS This Morning Monday
In his latest blog entry, J.W. Rinzler looks back at
George Lucas’ evolving thoughts on the Force and the ever-controversial midi-chlorians.
fictional grammar note, ‘midi-chlorian’ bothers me, though I have to assume if Rinzler is using it, it is indeed the kosher spelling. ‘Midichlorian’ just seems far more naturalistic.