So, I have been slacking lately with how frequently I post… But, I hope to make it up to you all by taking all the information I have found on the new Star Wars movie and compiling it into one easy blog for you to read. Feel free to leave any comments or new information you find. I know we are all excited to see what J.J Abrams and his team have in store for us!
Now, I know many Star Wars fans were upset and nervous when they found out that J.J Abrams was going to take the helm. But, if you look at his track record, even removing Star Trek, his work is genius! The way he looks at things and is able to put it on paper and on the big screen… You have to admit he is a perfect fit. So if any of you fans who are one sided (you can also be a fan of Star Trek you know…), try to be open-minded. And look at it this way, it can’t be any worse that I-III…
So, if you don’t follow BAD ROBOT on TWITTER or read, well, almost anything online, BAD ROBOT tweeted the following:
SO EXCITING!!! I know it’s only R2, but seriously… It’s R2!
J.J Abrams is working with Lawrence Kasdan on the script. This is good because Kasdan co-wrote The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi and Raiders of the Lost Ark! It’s safe to say that Kasdan kind of knows what he’s doing, don’t you think?
CASTING CALL FOR STAR WARS: VII
Here is the EXACT info from opencastingcall2013.com
Seeking: Young woman to play 17-18 Years old. Must be beautiful, smart and athletic. Open to all ethnicities (including bi- and multi-racial). Must be 16 or over.
Was quite young when she lost her parents. With no other family, she was forced to make her way alone in a tough, dangerous town. Now 17 she has become street smart and strong. She is able to take care of herself using humor and guts to get by.
Always a survivor, never a victim, she remains hopeful that she can move away from this harsh existence to a better life. She is always thinking of what she can do to move ahead.
Seeking: Young man to play 19-23 years old. Must be handsome, smart and athletic. Must be 18 or over.
Has grown up without a father’s influence. Without the model of being a man, he doesn’t have the strongest sense of himself. Despite this, he is smart, capable and shows courage when it is needed. He can appreciate the absurdities in life and understands you can’t take life too seriously.
The website will give you details on how and where to audition. If you or anyone in your family decides to do so, let me know!
Don’t you wish you were younger?!?!?
Now, as for the cast so far, they are saying that Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and Harrison Ford are expected to return and filming should start in the Spring of 2014. We should be hearing more on the cast soon! Or at least I hope…
Here are some names that have been thrown out there to be in the new movie. Don’t hold your breath though. I do have to say, some of them I would LOVE to see in the new movie!
Daniel Day-Lewis, Ryan Gosling, Benedict Cumberbatch (a Sith, perhaps???), Zac Efron, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Alex Pettyfer, Michael B. Jordan, Liam McIntyre, David Oyelowo, and my FAVE– Jennifer Lawrence as the Young Han Solo… SERIOUSLY?!
Star Wars: Episode VII will be released on Dec. 18, 2015.
I will post more when I hear of it, but for now, May the FORCE be with you!
The Fatal Siren