It’s Official! Star Wars VII Starts Shooting in May

Mar 18, 14 It’s Official! Star Wars VII Starts Shooting in May

From the official Star Wars website:

Disney and Lucasfilm are excited to announce that principal photography on Star Wars: Episode VII, directed by J.J. Abrams, will commence May 2014, and will be based at London’s historic Pinewood Studios.

It has also been confirmed that Star Wars: Episode VII is set about 30 years after the events of Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi, and will star a trio of new young leads along with some very familiar faces. No further details on casting or plot are available at this time.

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10 Other Things Han Shot First

Jan 30, 14 10 Other Things Han Shot First

The Empire Galactic Era was a time when you needed to be tough to survive, especially if you were in the smuggling/rebel business. In other words, if you were approached by another smuggler for a debt to a Hutt you needed to shoot first, otherwise what is the point of being a scoundrel armed with a blaster if you are not going to be moody and shoot at things?

Just because, here are another ten scenes that make Han Solo what we love about him: a goddarn cold blooded (sometimes laserbrain) smuggler!

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Star Wars VII Will Focus on Han, Luke and Leia

Jan 13, 14 Star Wars VII Will Focus on Han, Luke and Leia

The Star Wars VII project has changed significantly since Oscar winner Michael Arndt split as writer on Episode VII in the fall, with duties taken up by Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan, who co-wrote Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back and Raiders of the Lost Ark.

According to multiple insiders, the reason for the parting of ways was not due to a timeframe issue, as has been reported, but rather due to a difference of opinion of which characters to emphasize.

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Han Solo’s Blaster for Auction

Dec 03, 13 Han Solo’s Blaster for Auction

An original modified DL-44 Han Solo’s  blaster used in the filming of the two latest Star Wars movies starring Harrison Ford is set for auction for at least $200,000 via online. This slightly lighter blaster was custom made in resin from a cast of the blaster used in 1977?s Star Wars and is even emblazoned with the same serial number as the lost original weapon.

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Star Wars Characters Who Met Han Solo at Some Point of Their Lives

Nov 30, 13 Star Wars Characters Who Met Han Solo at Some Point of Their Lives

All right. It’s Saturday night, I have no date, a soda and The Simpsons marathon is on … Let’s talk about Han Solo.

Caution: the following article contains a lot of Star Wars Expanded Universe material, naturally. If you’re not fan of it, you may want to continue navigating the other sections of the website.

Han Solo was a pain in the ass for the Empire long before he joined the Rebel Alliance. Graduated with honors as an Imperial pilot from the Academy of Carida, he deserted when saved the life of a wookiee slave called Chewbacca. Ironically, he will later fight alongside the Rebellion using all the skills he learned in an Imperial Academy.

Having been around all the time, here are ten Star Wars characters who necessarily met him before A New Hope:

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The Greats: Harrison Ford

Nov 13, 13 The Greats: Harrison Ford

Harrison Ford is the sort of star that people who don’t care much for Hollywood life. Amidst an industry known for its artificiality and self-absorption, Ford has always seemed uninterested in the machinery of fame. Interviews for him are a chore, and he doesn’t like talking about his “process.” He just does the work. There’s a regular-guy lack of pretension to the man that’s wholly genuine. It’s informed his performances and his stardom—even his current role as a fading box-office draw.

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Harrison Ford and Benedict Cumberbatch Talk Star Wars (Or Not)

Yes, Star Wars once again. It’s Ender’s Game promotion, people! (that’s Harrison talking).

Anyway, Harrison was in The Graham Norton Show alongside Benedict Cumberbatch (who is also rumored to have a role in the new Star Wars) while in London during the promotion of his new movie.

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Han Solo is the Focus of First Star Wars Spin-Off

Jun 22, 13 Han Solo is the Focus of First Star Wars Spin-Off

It’s long been known that we’ll be getting a new Star Wars movie every summer starting in 2015 with Star Wars: Episode VII. For the first six movies, we will see a new trilogy that continues the storyline set up in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace through Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi, which will alternate with three standalone adventures.

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