November 18th, 2013 by Dunc · 5 Comments
StarWars.com. A year and change after the announcement, the official site has added a section for Episode VII. (via)
Actors. It’s not that really a big surprise that J.J. Abrams wouldn’t be talking to Samuel L. Jackson or Ewan MacGregor regarding Episode VII, but Mark Hamill? So said Jackson in a recent David Letterman appearance, anyway.
Billy Dee and Rebels? Maybe not so fast on that rumor that Billy Dee Williams will be doing a voice on Rebels. Lightsaber Rattling quotes the full conversation.
Horrors. I originally clicked in this expecting to think ‘I’ve seen worse,’ but io9 may be right: This might really be be the ugliest Star Wars shirt ever.
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Tagged: billy dee williams · ewan mcgregor · mark hamill · merchandise · rebels (cartoon) · samuel l jackson · starwars.com
November 1st, 2013 by Dunc · No Comments
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:
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Tagged: a new hope · behind the scenes · george lucas · harrison ford · mark hamill · retro
September 5th, 2013 by Dunc · 11 Comments
Casting rumor du jour, part 2. RebelForce Radio tells Jedi News that their DragonCon correspondent, Riley of The Star Wars Report, had a conversation with actor Liam McIntyre (Spartacus) who told him that he’s auditioned for a Jedi role in Episode VII. They’ll reveal more on tomorrow’s episode.
Casting calls. Meanwhile it seems there’s more casting going in New York. Only three roles, but they sound similar to several from the earlier slate. Could they already have folks (or finalists?) for the other parts?
Returning faces? Billy Dee Williams was also at DragonCon, and his manager said that Ford, Fisher and Hamill still aren’t signed. They’re urging folks to show their support for bringing back Billy Dee – who wants Lando to have “a beautiful daughter who’s a Jedi” – by using the hashtag #BringBackLando.
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Tagged: billy dee williams · carrie fisher · episode vii · harrison ford · lando · mark hamill · rumors
August 20th, 2013 by Dunc · 4 Comments
This mashup replaces Palpatine’s vocals with those of Hamill’s animated/video game Joker – and swaps Darth Vader’s dialouge for Tom Hardy’s Bane from The Dark Knight Rises. It’s a little weird and a little hilarious. (via)
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Tagged: batman · mark hamill · mashups · palpatine · return of the jedi · video
August 9th, 2013 by Dunc · No Comments
One more video out of Celebration Europe… Warwick Davis and Mark Hamill talk about Return of the Jedi and toys.
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Tagged: celebration europe ii · mark hamill · return of the jedi · video · warwick davis
July 28th, 2013 by Dunc · No Comments
As one Celebration ends, another is announced… Celebration VII (which may not be the official name, but we’re going to call it that, damnit!) is set for Anaheim, California in April 2015. Star Wars Celebration Anaheim (the official name, apparently?) will be held at the Disneyland-adjacent Anaheim Convention Center from April 16-19, reverting us back to schedules of the original Celebrations. Does this guarantee us a May release date for Episode VII? Let’s hope so. Tickets will be on sale August 7th.
What else went on in Essen today? Well, Mark Hamill spoke, and while it didn’t make the official recap, apparently he did do a voice on The Clone Wars – a Darth. But he’s also open to voicing a villain on Rebels.
Speaking of… Here’s Dave Filoni and Warwick Davis.
Other panels today included ‘The Fett-Tastic Four’ (with surprise Temeura Morrison!) and the Jabba’s Palace reunion and, of course, the closing ceremonies.
This isn’t the end of coverage – we expect the usual flood of nightly additions as folks wind down, plus more as people return home and get a chance to think, upload pictures and etc – so check back!
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Tagged: boba fett · celebration europe ii · celebration vii · dave filoni · mark hamill · rebels (cartoon) · return of the jedi · video · warwick davis
July 25th, 2013 by Dunc · 5 Comments
The second Celebration Europe – and our first Celebration of the post-Disney era – has officially begun with a press conference reuniting much of the Return of the Jedi cast. Luckily, Dan Brooks of StarWars.com live-blogged it.
Don’t forget, our own @jamesjawa is in Germany, too!
Tagged: anthony daniels · carrie fisher · celebration europe ii · ian mcdiarmid · jeremy bulloch · mark hamill · peter mayhew · return of the jedi · warwick davis
July 18th, 2013 by Dunc · 5 Comments
Mark 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.
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Tagged: a new hope · episode vii · mark hamill · sdcc
June 20th, 2013 by Dunc · 1 Comment
The latest addition to the Celebration Europe guest list are Mark Hamill and sound legend Ben Burtt.
It’s also your last day to buy VIP tickets.
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May 23rd, 2013 by Dunc · 4 Comments
So Mark Hamill tells Buzzfeed, saying he hasn’t signed a deal for Episode VII yet. But he also talked about his hopes to get a movie version of The Black Pearl shot before Star Wars production starts. He also talks about his stint on the Criminal Minds season finale, which he live-tweeted last night.
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Tagged: episode vii · mark hamill