Star Wars vii news roundup

  • Standalone Movies Are Origin Movies.

At a recent Disney investor conference, Disney CFO Jay Rasulo referred to the upcoming stand alone films not as “spinoffs” or “standalone movies,” but as “origin story films.”  This means we may see the origins of Han Solo, Yoda or Obi-Wan.

Simon Kinberg and Lawrence Kasdan are working on the standalone oops I mean origin Star Wars movies which will be released in between Episodes VII, VIII and IX.

http://uk.ign.com/articles/2013/09/13/star-wars-spinoffs-will-be-origin-story-films?abthid=523263b07087a6fb1b000016

  • Casting For Han Solo Is Under way.

Thats according to Bleeding Cool.  they say:

Apart from what Rasulo said and Variety quote, I understand that casting for a young Han Solo has been happening for a few months now, alongside the casting for Episode VII. A basic description of the character – about as useful as “Han Solo, but young” – was created, agencies listed the role as a situation vacant and actors started to get in line. I don’t know if anybody has read for the role yet, but if they have, it was under an even heavier veil of secrecy than the saga casting is hiding. My best guess is that the filmmakers are very, very early in the process and just rounding up some candidates for now.

Via: http://www.jedinews.co.uk/news/news.aspx?newsID=13485

  • Peter Mayhew Out Of Star Wars VII?

According to Screen Rush Peter Mayhew is out of the next Star Wars instalment.  As you probably now, Mayhew has recently had surgery on his knee and this has led to this article speculating that the actor is out of the movie even though he wasn’t officially announced.

http://screencrush.com/star-wars-chewbacca-peter-mayhew-knee-surgery/

  • Disney Chief Says Sky’s The Limit When It Comes To Star Wars

Walt Disney chief financial officer Jay Rasulo was speaking at an event recently and announced that they are looking to expand the Star Wars brand and said “the sky’s the limit.”  He also went on to say that the franchise boasts “incredible flexibility” and has an unbelievable palette to create from.

Read more at http://www.jedinews.co.uk/news/news.aspx?newsID=13484

Rob
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