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First Look At Harrison Ford In ‘Indiana Jones’ 5

Lucasfilm has released a first look at Harrison Ford in Indiana Jones 5 which is directed by Ford v Ferrari and Logan‘s James Mangold. Harrison Ford surprised fans at today’s Star Wars Celebration where the famous John Williams score first played, which was followed by Williams conducting a full orchestra. “It’s a great pleasure to be here,” Ford said, adding …

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‘Willow’ Trailer and Premiere Date Announced For Disney Plus

Lucasfilm has released the Willow trailer and announced the release date with the release of first look images featuring Warwick Davis back in the titular role. “This fall, a new adventure begins. Watch the teaser trailer for #Willow, an Original series streaming November 30, only on #DisneyPlus,” states the video description. In the original movie …

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Star Wars ‘Tales of the Jedi’ Animated Series Coming From Lucasfilm

Lucasfilm looks to have accidentally revealed that a new animated Star Wars series is in development with Tales of the Jedi. According to listings on the official Star Wars Celebration website, a panel will be held for Tales of the Jedi, which is described as animated anthology shorts: SAT, MAY 28, 2022 2:30 PM – 3:30 …

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New Star Wars Video Game From Uncharted’s Amy Hennig In The Works

A new Star Wars video game is in the works from Skydance New Media and Amy Hennig who is known for the Uncharted and Legacy of Kain video games. The details include that Skydance New Media today announced a collaboration with Lucasfilm Games to develop and produce a richly cinematic action-adventure game featuring an original …

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Kathleen Kennedy Renews Lucasfilm Contract; Limited Star Wars Involvement

It’s claimed that Kathleen Kennedy has renewed her Lucasfilm contract with Disney for another three years which includes Star Wars and Indiana Jones. The info comes from two separate sources, as Disney leaker WDWPro first claimed Kennedy silently renewed her contract, and then in the article from former Hollywood Reporter editor Matthew Belloni about how …

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Star Wars Still Woke With ‘Knights of the Old Republic’ Remake

Disney Star Wars looks to continue with its woke approach to the material with the remake of the popular Knights of the Old Republic video game, which follows the release of the new trilogy which tanked the franchise and saw merchandise sales crash as well as the firing of Gina Carano from The Mandalorian. You …

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‘Star Wars Visions’ Preview Coming To Anime Expo Lite

Anime Expo announced that Lucasfilm will bring a galaxy far, far away to Anime Expo Lite this July with a sneak preview of Star Wars: Visions, an original series of animated short films coming to Disney Plus celebrates that celebrates the galaxy through the lens of the world’s best Japanese anime creators. Join host and …

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Star Wars: Dave Filoni Promoted To Executive Creative Director Of Lucasfilm

Dave Filoni has been promoted to the Executive Creative Director of Lucasfilm, which includes Disney Star Wars and Indiana Jones. Filoni’s bio at Lucasfilm.com has been updated with mention of the promotion. Check out the official details below. Update: Filoni was actually appointed to the position last Summer. “Dave has been serving as Executive Producer …

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‘Indiana Jones’ 5 Filming Later This Year

Indiana Jones 5 is said to be filming later this year, which basically shuts down the rumors surrounding that the movie isn’t going to happen or that there are massive problems within Lucasfilm involving the film and Kathleen Kennedy. We get an update on filming as it’s confirmed Indiana Jones 5 will be filming in Scotland …

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Jon Favreau Rumored To Take Over Star Wars Amid Abrams Cut Rumors

It’s again claimed that Jon Favreau could be taking over Star Wars from Kathleen Kennedy, which comes amid rumors surrounding an Abrams Cut of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. However, before we continue, it should be noted these latest rumors are in stark comparison to the previous Star Wars rumors that offered some sort …

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge Speculated As New Woke Indiana Jones

It’s speculated that Phoebe Waller-Bridge will replace Harrison Ford as the new Indiana Jones, which of course fits with Disney and Lucasfilm’s woke agenda. Friday saw the news that Phoebe Waller-Bridge, an English actress known for Fleabag, Broadchurch, and for voicing L3-37 in Solo: A Star Wars Movie for Lucasfilm, has been cast as the …

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Star Wars Dead: Disney CEO Backs Kathleen Kennedy Not Gina Carano

It’s just as I said, Kathleen Kennedy is in complete control of Star Wars and Lucasfilm, and it doesn’t look to be ending anytime soon. Though there have been rumors that a “civil war” has been taking place at Lucasfilm between Kennedy and Jon Favreau, and that Star Wars is getting rid of its wokeness …

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‘Ahsoka’ Erasing Star Wars Disney Movies

It’s claimed that the Rosario Dawson newly announced Ahsoka series will be used to erase the Disney Star Wars movies. The rumor comes from the Overlord DVD YouTube channel via Doomcock, “the future ruler of Earth,” who previously said Disney would be erasing its failed Star Wars film franchise through the Veil of The Force. …

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LucasFilm Developing ‘Children Of Blood And Bone’

Disney and LucasFilm look to have their first movie outside of Star Wars and Indiana Jones in development with the adaptation of Tomi Adeyemi’s best-selling novel Children Of Blood And Bone. Deadline reports Children Of Blood And Bone caught the fancy of LucasFilm president Kathleen Kennedy, with Rick Famuyiwa (Dope) on board as director and …

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Watch: Star Wars Virtual Reality Announced

Check out the promo video above for the virtual reality company formed by Disney LucasFilm with ILM Experience Lab.

Various demos are presented included footage of Star Wars as well as Jurassic Park.

Info:

Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) and parent company Lucasfilm, Ltd. announce the formation of ILM Experience Lab (ILMxLAB), a new division that will draw upon the talents of Lucasfilm, ILM and Skywalker Sound. ILMxLAB combines compelling storytelling, technological innovation and world-class production to create immersive entertainment experiences. For several years, the company has been investing in real-time graphics – building a foundation that allows ILMxLAB to deliver interactive imagery at a fidelity never seen before. As this new dimension in storytelling unfolds, ILMxLAB will develop virtual reality, augmented reality, real-time cinema, theme park entertainment and narrative-based experiences for future platforms.

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Star Wars: Episode VII Casting Said To Be Complete & Filming In May

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A new report is stating that principal casting on Star Wars: Episode VII is complete as well as further mention that filming will take place in May.

HitFix received the news from a couple different sources, and if they are to be believed that means J.J. Abrams has cast all the leads for Star Wars: Episode VII, which of course would be the original characters and the new ones as well (rumored to be the offspring).

It’s said filming for Star Wars: Episode VII will begin in May and run until September.

Our DC Entertainment source who has a LucasFilm friend last told us to not expect any public engagements from Mark Hamill or Carrie Fisher before April. According to the LucasFilm source, they are being kept under wraps because both have been put through grueling exercise and dietary regimes to get into shape for filming which begins in early summer around April/May time (as seen in Hamill’s QnA photo). Harrison Ford looks to begin his training about two months before hand as he is in a moderately good shape and will need less time.

Regarding when Hamill, Ford and Fisher will be publicly announced, it’s guessed possibly in March when official casting news begins to break.

Recent casting news for Star Wars: Episode VII includes mention that Gary Oldman and Zac Efron have been in talks as well as that Jesse Plemons is set to meet with Abrams.

“Star Wars: Episode VII” has a December 18, 2015 release.

Head on over to the Cosmic Book News Star Wars hub for more.

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George Lucas Constantly Talking With J.J. Abram About Star Wars Says Jett Lucas (Video)

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Jett Lucas, the son of Star Wars creator George Lucas, offers some thoughts and opinions on the direction of the new Trilogy as well as some tidbits about rumors and Star Trek Vs. Star Wars. Jett also says his father is still involved with the new Star Wars and will be there to help out whenever he can.

Flicks and the City caught up with Jett Lucas and chatted Star Wars:

 

On what he would do with Star Wars if he could wave a magic wand:

That’s a tough question to answer because I already know what happens. I’m happy with what is going to happen. 

I would like to see it following a new generation – I’m not saying that is what is happening – I am saying that is what I would like. These next movies to me are about the next generation as the prequels are about a new generation, and the originals were for that generation. I think following a new generation and a new group of heroes and villains will…I think it’s the right movie to make. That’s where I think I would want it to go.

On using the actors from the original Star Wars Trilogy:

It would be awesome. Who doesn’t want to see Han Solo cruise through on the Falcon again, but at the same time maybe he is teaching his son how to drive. I don’t know. It would be great to see them don the costumes. I would nerd out.

On rumors:

There has been a couple pretty fantastic ones. I think J.J. is a guy who likes to keep people guessing. He’ll tease you and taunt you every which way. It will be interesting to see how that plays out.

There has been like rumors of – which I thought were pretty crazy – like some of the actors from Star Trek were gonna play in Star Wars, which I know would never happen. 

On a Star Wars/Star Trek crossover:

I don’t know if I would be so thrilled. I think that would be the beginning of the Apocalypse if you were to cross Star Trek with Star Wars. I think it’s a dangerous combination. Again, it would be interesting. It’s an idea to explore if anything. It took place a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, maybe they found time travel. I don’t know. There is a way it could work, in a video game, but it could be interesting. Definitely a thought.

On actors auditioning:

I would. I like that they’re not going mainstream with it and they are keeping to the conduct, if you will, that my dad kind of applied to all of his movies, except for you couldn’t escape Harrison, but new faces and I one hundred percent subscribe to that. 

On passing the paton:

I wasn’t because I knew he was very torn on the matter. It was like a kid who turned 18 and wanted to leave the house. Every parent has wanted to let their children go, but at the same time ‘leave, but I am going to hold on to you until you actually leave,’ so that is where I think he is with that. I think he is ready to let it go and let it grow. 

We knew probably a year prior. He had started writing and kind of researching and starting his whole little process. About half way through that process is when the idea to selling to Disney came up. Once those two collided that’s when he sat down and said ‘okay I’m going to do this.’ He just kind of mentioned it offhandedly like it wasn’t a big deal. 

His father, George Lucas, keeping a watchful eye:

Yeah. As any parent watching their kid go to college would. He’s constantly talking with J.J., and obviously J.J. was hand picked. He’s there to guide whenever, and he will help where he can, but at the same time he wants to let it go and become its new generation with new everything.

On picking J.J. Abrams as the director:

It’s an ace in the hole.

Check out more from Jett Lucas Talking Star Wars in the video below.

“Star Wars: Episode VII” has a 2015 release directed by J.J. Abrams.

For more news on a galaxy far, far away head on over to the Cosmic Book News Star Wars movie hub.

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