Today in Episode VII rumors: More wig, ancient Sith

Karen Gillan in 'Selfie'→ Friday means Da7e Gonzales’s Star Wars column at Latino Review, and today he unpacks a few things going on this week. No, we haven’t heard the last of Karen Gillan’s wig. Although she’s using it on her TV show now, it was on the Star Wars set at some point. Still no guarantee of anything, Mara fans. Love, your self-declared Cynic-in-Chief.

Also, people are assuming the Puzzlewood set could be Endor? A different part of Endor would make slightly more sense than Yavin IV, I guess. But I’m still inclined to think that if Puzzlewood is anything, it’s a brand new planet.

But on the plus side, he does smack down on those folks claiming that the ‘outrage’ over the initial casting was a bad thing. (For the record: Still not sorry.)

Of course, the real rumor buried here is this:

I’ve heard that Disney’s Team Star Wars has spun up development on a project involving the history of the Sith that pulls from elements found previously in Knights of the Old Republic and the Golden Age of the Sith parts of the “Tales of the Jedi” comics series.

Naturally, if you buy it, this could be for just about anything (even Episode VII if you believe the whole Jedi Hunter rumor) but that’s still a popular period among EU fans, so I wouldn’t be surprised to see it utilized for something.

→ Meanwhile, Making Star Wars is speculating again, this time about a recently revealed Rebels character (not the Inquisitor) and how he may tie into some things we’ve ‘heard’ about Episode VII.

→ By the by, I answered a question on Tumblr about rumors the other day. Yeah, that bit about Brian Blessed is true.

Rumor: Actress Christina Chong has joined the cast of Episode VII

Christina Chong on Doctor WhoLatino Review claims that Christina Chong has joined the cast of Episode VII. UPDATE: Variety joins in, saying her role in a minor one, while The Wrap says she’s already finished filming.

Chong can be seen in 24: Live Another Day. Genre fans may recall her in a pivotal 2011 episode of Doctor Who, though: She played Lorna Bucket in ‘A Good Man Goes to War.’

Confirmed: Jason Isaacs is Rebels’ Inquisitor

The inquisitor (Rebels)

Entertainment Weekly confirms that Jason Isaacs is indeed the Rebels’ big bad.

Isaacs is known to genre fans for playing Lucius Malfoy in the Harry Potter films, and voicing Admiral Zhao on the first season of Avatar: The Last Airbender – which Dave Filoni worked on before leaving for The Clone Wars.


He was originally rumored for the role by TFN.

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What even the best blockbusters are still getting wrong about women. “When I asked [Dawn of the Planet of the Apes director Matt Reeves] why there was so little for women to do in Dawn, he fell uncharacteristically silent. ‘It wasn’t a conscious decision. I don’t know,’ he finally admitted.” Why are we still making a big deal about this, re: Episode VII and other blockbusters? Because of answers like that.

A thousand memes of torment: Best #StarWars, #SWEU and #EpisodeVII tweets for July 6-16

@paulandstorm: [S] "An extra HOUR in the pit? Amateurs. Try a thousand years." #BallPit #FettPitt

Executive decision: Since I don’t tend to do the tweet roundups on Monday (or I forget, because I am a ding-a-ling sometimes) we’ve gone to a more casual schedule, which is basically: Whenever to whenever. I don’t plan to start skipping weeks unless I need to, for holidays or other low-tweet periods; I’m guessing it’s probably going to shake out to be Wednesday to Wednesday. WE’LL SEE. The important thing is: Tweet roundups! And go.

(But first, ballpit context: Dashcon, the internet’s favorite disaster this week.)

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