→ Making Star Wars has dropped some more concept art descriptions. Today, Han Solo’s outfit(s) and a ‘main’ hanger.
→ Frank Marshall tweeted a picture from Pinewood… Of the Loose Lips Bring Down Starships poster by Cliff Chiang, which dates back to the Star Wars Galaxy 5 trading cards.
→ We already flashed back to crazy 80’s rumors/speculation not so long ago, but with io9 bringing them up – and our latest batch of Episode VII stuff – it seems more than appropriate to revisit.
→ More on the big ‘I am your father’ rumor/megaspoiler, aside from the Full of Sith special we linked earlier. Indie Revolver (who’ve been behind a lot of the image leaks) is skeptical, while Making Star Wars digs up some old stuff that may (or may not) support it.
→ Robert Downey Jr. shoots down what I’m going to call swoop gang rumor. Because I can. (via)
→ And in case you missed it earlier, John Williams will be starting on the film soon.
In today’s retro feature, Dennis Muren explains how the AT-ATs were animated for Empire.
In this weekend’s retro clip, Muren talks about how the number of locations complicates VFX.
Are we done with trailers? Today’s retro video shows the asteroid field scene from Empire along with the original storyboard. Probably needs blowing up, though.
Unlike the first one, this trailer does indeed use the film’s final title.
And here’s Dennis Muren on thoughtful effects:
The retro interviews move on from Lucas to Dennis Muren, who talks about the challenges of the Return of the Jedi VFX.
Flashback. Our second retro Return of the Jedi teaser trailer – or the first, if you don’t count Revenge of the Jedi.
Episode VII: David Oyelowo addresses the Star Wars rumors with E!. “The breaking news is J.J. Abrams is going to give you that breaking news,” he said. But… “I’d go anywhere to work with J.J. Abrams. I think what he did with Star Trek was so extraordinary… And I think what he’ll do with Star Wars will be just as impressive.”
Podcasts. Teresa Delgado and Tricia Barr are the latest on the scene with Fangirls Going Rogue. Their first episode, live now, features The Clone Wars’ Catherine Taber.
George talks about how the story evolved.
The latest vintage video features actual footage from The Empire Strikes Back, unlike the film’s first trailer, which was just concept art and stills.
As for Episode VII news watch, there’s a Disney earnings call this afternoon that flks are hoping will be fruitful. As usual, don’t hold your breath!