→ #BEARDWATCH LIVES. Well, sort of. Mark Hamill talks about his Episode VII beard at Yahoo: “…face foliage is almost a part of the costume. And it does bring a gravitas, perhaps unearned, but nevertheless, it makes a statement that they wanted to make, and I’m more than happy to oblige them.” He also reveals that BB-8 is an actual prop, not CGI.
And I wasn’t able to get to this yesterday before the big news dropped, but Hamill also talked to
IGN about the trailer, with lots of praise for the new kids.
→ It will surprise absolutely no one that today brings a report that
Star Tours is going to get a new mission related to the new films. My only real question: When will it be added? Because wouldn’t that be a nice perk for Celebration Anaheim?
→ In less sure thing rumors, we’ve got another report of
where (and why) Luke Skywalker is during the film, and why. Plus some speculation on Sith shrines.
→ Here you go, math nerds:
How fast is BB-8?
Mark Hamill will reprise The Trickster on CW’s Hamill first played the Flash villain (aka James Jesse) on the short-lived CBS series in the early ’90s. The Flash.
→ There’s already a 3D-printable pattern of the soccer ball droid. It’s a 1:1 scale, but: Your move, Hasbro. (Has anyone checked on the R2 Builders? Are they okay?)
→ Tosche Station’s Nanci makes the case for
unlearning what you’ve learned.
→ Hey, remember spoilers and concept art and all that jazz? Making Star Wars hasn’t: They have a description of an
“exotic city” that may be related to one of the places we saw in the trailer.
→ On that note, did
Star Wars Underworld reveal the code name for Gareth Edwards and Gary Whitta’s spin-off film?
→ I know we’ve heard all this before, but here’s
Mark Hamill talking about George Lucas talking about the sequel trilogy in 1983.
Dave Filoni talks about Mark Hamill’s role in The Clone Wars final season.
Although there are some rumblings that filming isn’t quite done for all, Saturday night was the wrap party for Episode VII. John Boyega posted a photo with Artoo and a video to his Instagram, and later shared another from the party. Naturally, the paparazzi were there. (Yes, Simon Pegg was there, so get ready for another round of ‘ does he have a role?!?‘)
And you can get a closer look at the Artoo – presumably the same one used during the filmng – at
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→ Mark Hamill is still in the U.K., but the beard is gone. The beard is no more. #Beardwatch is dead. Long live #beardwatch!
→ John Boyega and Daisy Ridley make
Vulture’s list of future stars to watch out for.
→ We still have plenty of rumors, though. Making Star Wars describes concept art of
our young heroine, a new droid, and some thoughts involving the Arndt draft.
Things continue to be slow…
→ The rumor/spoiler parade just doesn’t end at Making Star Wars: Do
Han and Chewie go on a mission? Does a hero dress like a stormtrooper? And did a set spy get a picture of one of the new kinds of stormtroopers?
Mark Hamill still has his. Plus a doggy! Also on Instagram, John Boyega works out with buzzwords.
Mark Hamill takes up the call for the ALS ice bucket challenge, and nominates the new cast members of Episode VII, who “need to start pulling their weight.” Two down…
UPDATE: And now, Harrison Ford.
I don’t know, man. #Beardwatch?