It's a race to the finish line!
George Clooney may have to see another one of his
many exes get married before he does.
We can't wait!
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Sure, Disneyland's Star Tours is a decent enough ride.
But when you think Star Wars theme park rides, wouldn't you rather pilot an X-wing through the trenches of the Death Star or ride a speeder bike through the forests of Endor?
Well, you may soon get your chance to do that and more!
Chairman and CEO Bob Iger has confirmed that along with the release of Episode VII, we may also be getting to experience Star Wars on a whole new level! Iger said:
Harrison Ford is walking tall!
Not only that! He's also already flying his plane again! He should be back in the Millennium Falcon in no time!
We are so happy for Harrison. He was injured just six weeks ago, so this is a really big step! So to speak!
Does this mean he will resume filming Episode VII soon? That Han Solo's part will be just as big as ever?
We certainly hope so! We've been thinking about that part for a long time… LOLz!
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Star Wars 7 is currently filming and everyone is super excited!
Well, everyone except a handful of worried bird experts!
J.J. Abrams and his crew are going to be shooting on Skellig Michael, a remote island off the coast of Ireland.
The problem is bird experts are worried that filming could interrupt the breeding patterns of local guillemots, puffins, and peregrine falcons.
Look, we all know how badly most US citizens view our politicians. And it's not getting any better.
Abysmal poll numbers come out all the time, but with everyone's so low, how does one even compare, say, potential 2016 presidential candidates?
Well, thanks to FiveThirtyEight.com and The Washington Post's WonkBlog, we can finally put those numbers up against something people understand- Star Wars!
They combined the popularity polls for Hillary Clinton, Chris Christie, and more names that have been thrown around as possibly running on 2016.
And it turns out Darth Vader has them all beat! But the Sith Lord wasn't alone! Even his decrepit jerky jerk of a boss Emperor Palpatine beat almost everyone!
See the entire popularity rankings that'll make you wonder if the American people would rather have a Galactic Empire …AFTER THE JUMP!!!
The security around Star Wars Episode VII has been pretty darn tight! We're talking tractor beams and Imperial Star Destroyers!
Sure, the occasional plot rumor will get out, but for the most part the details have been kept pretty secret.
Even the cast has been hiding out! Well, until today!
Comic book aficionado Mark Hamill just couldn't resist cashing in on the Disney family perk of attending the UK premiere of Guardians Of The Galaxy!
And in doing so, he inadvertently gave the world a sneak peek at the look of the new Luke Skywalker! Well, by new we mean… whatever, when 30 years older you reach, look so good you will not, eh?
Mark is clearly rocking the Obi Wan bearded Jedi master look here. Which gives us a big clue as to his character's development:
He's become a hipster! LOLz!
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Yes, looking for info on Star Wars now is kind of like sneaking a peek in the closet at Christmas presents in October, but come on!
Can you blame us?
Well, it's possible that someone found the right box in the back of the closet, because we heard an unconfirmed rumor about the plot of the next chapter, and it's pretty darn cool- if it's true.
And if U want to skip the spoiler-y speculation, we also have another video (below) from J.J. Abrams giving an update on the charity fundraiser that will give one person the chance to see the movie WAY early- and another a chance to BE IN IT!
Here we go! Again, we don't know if this is true, but SPOILER ALERT anyway! Episode VII opens with
Star Wars fans, meet Pip Andersen and Crystal Clarke. Pip Andersen and Crystal Clarke, meet Star Wars fans!
Pip and Crystal joined the cast of Episode VII and we're about as excited as if the First and Second Death Star just blew up at the same time!
Apparently, out of the 37,000 who attended the open calls across 11 cities, and the 30,000 who submitted online, this pair has made it into the cast! The shot might not be as slim as one-in-a-million like Luke's shot into a thermal exhaust port, but those odds were not in their favor!
Then again, we bet these two said, "never tell me the odds," before completely owning their auditions!
Speaking of Han Solo quotes, Harrison Ford is apparently on the mend according the Star Wars official site, and production will only stop for 2 weeks as he gets better: