Discussion in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' started by Thread Manager, Sep 8, 2013.
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Just saw that. I'm a fan of Moretz and would love to see her in this. She's already said she's open to being in it. She might not be as unknown as some would like, but we know she has talent.
Apparently she is on episode III. Studying she could be? Hmmm [/Yoda]
This is a good place to now dump my Story News and Rumor timeline once again now that a new thread has started.
Continuous updates while I try to recall as much as possible. Feel free to help me out! I like to link to the originating source whenever possible, which is nearly always.
Star Wars: Episode VII Story News & Rumor Timeline
(*) -> Disney/Lucasfilm source
(A) -> Best third-party sources (well-known industry trades like The Hollywood Reporter, Deadline, Variety, The Wrap)
(a) -> Other great sources (other trades, magazines, newspapers, newswires, tv networks, reliable persons like Geoff Boucher)
General story rumor mill
2008-05-XX (a) Total Film - George Lucas interview (Lucas: No more Star Wars feature films. Expanded Universe [EU] not the way he would've continued story.)
2012-10-30 (a) E! - Star Wars 7 Plot Will Be "an Original Story," Says Lucasfilm Source (not based on Star Wars EU)
2013-06-08 (A) Deadline - Produced By Conference: JJ Abrams Says ‘Star Wars’ Starts Production In Early 2014 (Abrams: Honor not revere what came before. No comment on Star Wars EU usage.)
2013-06-11 Schmoes Know Exclusive: Star Wars Casting News! (characters and story based on Star Wars EU)
2013-06-11 Bleeding Cool - Why We Don’t Believe The Latest Star Wars Plot And Character Rumours – UPDATED (contradicts Star Wars EU rumor)
2013-06-11 HitFix - Buzzkill - Why today's big 'Star Wars Episode VII' rumors are complete nonsense (contradicts Star Wars EU rumor)
2013-06-15 Contactmusic - J.J. Abrams wanted Michael Arndt before Star Wars (Abrams: Romance in story? No doubt.)
2013-07-27 IGN - Star Wars Episode VII Focusing on Character and Story First, CGI Balanced with Practical Effects (Kennedy: Character-driven and complicated stories so as not to fatigue the audience)
2013-08-14 Latino Review - ‘Palpatine’ Will Return (But Not As A Clone) in ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ (not based on Star Wars EU)
2013-09-04 Movie Cricket - Female Jedi For Star Wars 7! (Millennium Falcon)
2013-09-11 Latino Review - J.J. Abrams Building ‘Star Wars’ Production Spaces In L.A. (Millennium Falcon)
2013-10-06 Flicks and the City - Jett Lucas Interview - Star Wars Episodes 7, 8 & 9, New Cast Rumours & JJ Abrams (video)
2013-10-11 Latino Review - Exclusive: Working Titles For ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ (Working titles: Return of the Sith, Rise of the Jedi)
New character and cast rumor mill
Casting directors are April Webster, Alyssa Weisberg, and Nina Gold.
2013-01-XX /Film (lead character is female, Moretz possibly suggested.)
2013-05-10 The Wrap reporter Jeff Sneider tweet 1 / tweet 2 (lead role rumored to be female)
2013-05-20 Latino Review - Exclusive: Tudors Star In Talks To Join ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ (Rhys Meyers)
2013-05-20 Bleeding Cool - Star Wars Casting Rumour Puts Jonathan Rhys Meyers In The Frame (Rhys Meyers)
2013-06-18 Schmoes Know - Star Wars: Episode VII Casting News! (first to break casting breakdown for Ep VII, details redacted)
2013-06-19 Bleeding Cool - SCOOP: Star Wars Episode Seven Character Details
2013-06-19 TheForce.net - Authentic Star Wars Episode VII Casting Details Leak Online (Lucasfilm confirmation of casting breakdown)
2013-07-24 Latino Review - Exclusive: Who Disney Is Looking At For ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ (Gosling, Luke Skywalker's son. Efron. DiCaprio.)
2013-07-25 Huffington Post - Ryan Gosling 'Star Wars' Rumor 'Not True' According To Representatives
2013-07-30 (a) MTV - Chloe Grace Moretz Would 'Kill' To Be In 'Star Wars'
2013-08-14 (a) The Telegraph - Chloë Moretz interview: 'I've had an interesting childhood' (comments on Star Wars rumor)
2013-08-14 Latino Review - ‘Palpatine’ Will Return (But Not As A Clone) in ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ (Palpatine apprentice)
2013-08-26 (a) MTV - 'Divergent' Actor Miles Teller Opens Up About 'Fantastic Four' Rumors (Teller may have auditioned for something Star Wars related)
2013-08-28 Latino Review - Exclusive: Disney Calls Stripper and Wendy Darling For ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ (Hurd-Wood, Leia's daughter. Pettyfer.)
2013-08-28 /Film - Two More Actors Possibly Up for ‘Star Wars Episode VII’ Roles (Pettyfer)
2013-08-29 Badass Digest - Jesus God, Please Don’t Let Alex Pettyfer Be In The New STAR WARS (Luke Skywalker's son lead role)
2013-09-02 Film Chronicles - Benedict Cumberbatch is in Star Wars VII (Cumberbatch)
2013-09-02 Badass Digest - Benedict Cumberbatch Rumored For STAR WARS EPISODE VII (Cumberbatch, a villain and possible Sith lord.)
2013-09-02 Ain't It Cool News - The Force Would Appear To Be Quite Strong With Benedict Cumberbatch (Cumberbatch, possibly a Sith lord.)
2013-09-03 (a) NY Daily News - Benedict Cumberbatch is NOT cast in 'Star Wars: Episode VII': rep
2013-09-04 Movie Cricket - Female Jedi For Star Wars 7! (female Jedi hinted)
2013-09-05 Jedi News - Star Wars Episode VII: Rumour Alert: Ksenia Solo To Play Han Solo's Daughter? (Ksenia Solo, possibly Han's daughter.)
2013-09-05 Showbiz 411 - Exclusive: Star Wars Casting Call Goes Out in New York for 3 Main Roles (casting call for Young Man, Man, and Young Woman)
2013-09-06 RebelForce Radio - RebelForce Radio: September 6, 2013 (McIntyre, Jedi hinted.)
2013-09-06 Moviefone - Benedict Cumberbatch in 'Star Wars: Episode 7'? Actor Addresses Rumors
2013-09-07 (a) The Telegraph - Benedict Cumberbatch interview: 'Star Wars? We’ll wait and see'
2013-09-15 (a) Entertainment Weekly - Jonathan Rhys Meyers on 'Star Wars' casting chatter: 'I don't believe rumors'
2013-09-18 Latino Review - ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ To Film In The City of Crosses, Saoirse Ronan Up For A Role, & We Debunk Benedict Cumberbatch Denials (Ronan. Cumberbatch. Female villain.)
2013-09-19 Bleeding Cool - Saoirse Ronan Has Gone In To Read For The Lead Role In Star Wars Episode VII (Ronan, the lead role of story.)
2013-09-19 Latino Review - EXCLUSIVE: Guess Which Two Actors Went In For ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ (Oyelowo. Jordan.)
2013-09-19 LA Times reporter Yvonne Villarreal tweet (Abrams: Working hard to nail down casting, loves Cumberbatch.)
2013-09-23 Jedi News - Star Wars Episode VII: Rumour Alert: Ksenia Solo Still On Casting Radar? (Ksenia Solo)
2013-09-23 (A) The Hollywood Reporter - 'Star Wars Rebels': David Oyelowo, Freddie Prinze Jr. in Talks for Voice Cast (Exclusive)
2013-09-23 Jedi News - Star Wars Episode VII: David Oyelowo Cast in Episode VII (Oyelowo)
2013-10-01 (a) Sky News - Saoirse Ronan Up For Star Wars Part (video)
2013-10-01 Latino Review - Exclusive: Sullivan Stapleton Goes In For ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ (Stapleton)
2013-10-01 Furious Fanboys - Rumor: Ben Kingsley Read for Episode VII? (Kingsley)
2013-10-02 Digital Spy - Saoirse Ronan on Star Wars, Avengers 2 and Ryan Gosling
2013-10-04 (a) Empire - Exclusive: Saoirse Ronan On Her Star Wars Episode VII Audition (Ronan pretended to discover a lightsaber in audition)
2013-10-04 Latino Review - Chloë Grace Moretz Talks ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ (Two Moretz auditions rumored and denied)
2013-10-05 (a) Press Association - Saoirse: Star Wars would be fun (video)
2013-10-08 (a) Total Film - Sir Ben Kingsley responds to Star Wars Episode VII rumour (video)
2013-10-08 Clevver Movies - Chloë Grace Moretz Talks STAR WARS - EXCLUSIVE! (video)
2013-10-10 (a) Associated Press - POST-'FRUITVALE,' MICHAEL B. JORDAN WANTS IT ALL
2013-10-11 (a) The Graham Norton Show - BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH, HARRISON FORD & the New Star Wars movie (video)
Returning character and cast rumor mill
2012-11-08 (a) Vulture - Update: Toy Story 3's Michael Arndt Confirmed As Star Wars: Episode VII Writer (Luke. Leia. Han.)
2012-11-17 Moviehole - Exclusive : Another original Star Wars trilogy character in Arndt’s sequel trilogy treatment (Lando)
2013-02-20 (a) Entertainment Tonight - Mark Hamill Muses on New 'Star Wars': 'Go Retro'
2013-03-05 (a) Palm Beach Illustrated - Q&A WITH CARRIE FISHER
2013-03-06 (a) CNN - Carrie Fisher as an 'elderly' Princess Leia? Not so fast
2013-03-07 (a) Business Week - How Disney Bought Lucasfilm—and Its Plans for 'Star Wars' (Lucas confirmed they negotiated with previous trio for new film(s))
2013-03-11 Film Bluff Online - Updated! Exclusive: Billy Dee Williams On Whether He’ll Be Back For STAR WARS: EPISODE VII
2013-04-11 Digital Spy - Exclusive: 'Star Wars Episode 7': Anthony Daniels hints at C-3PO return
2013-06-10 Bleeding Cool - Is C-3PO In Star Wars Episode VII? Anthony Daniels Talks To Me About The New Films
2013-08-11 Jedi News - Star Wars Episode VII Rumour: Ian McDiarmid Returning (Palpatine)
2013-08-14 Latino Review - ‘Palpatine’ Will Return (But Not As A Clone) in ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ (Palpatine ghost)
2013-08-16 Latino Review - EXCLUSIVE: Obi-Wan Kenobi Set To Return In ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ (Obi-Wan ghost)
2013-08-24 Comicbook.com - Star Wars Episode VII: Ian McDiarmid Addresses Emperor Rumors
2013-09-03 Comicbook.com - Star Wars Episode VII: No Original Cast Deals Yet, Billy Dee Williams Wants Jedi Daughter
2013-09-12 (a) E! - Ewan McGregor Returning for the Next Star Wars? Call Him, J.J. Abrams!
2013-09-18 (a) The Daily Express - Ewan McGregor wants to play older Obi Wan Kenobi in Star Wars 7
2013-09-23 Den Of Geek - Exclusive: new Star Wars UK casting call (casting call for Tall Man)
2013-09-23 Bleeding Cool - Seems To Me Like Chewbacca Is Coming Back – New Star Wars Casting Call Spells Out W.O.O.K.I.E.E (casting call for Tall Man)
2013-09-23 Bleeding Cool - Original Wookiee Peter Mayhew Intends To Keep The Role Of Chewbacca For Episode VII
2013-10-02 (a) Gala - Harrison Ford: "I never said I was going to Star Wars 7" (French)
2013-10-02 (a) Le Figaro - Star Wars VII : Harrison Ford denies his comeback (French)
2013-10-10 (a) Metro - Harrison Ford admits: I haven’t decided whether I’ll be in Star Wars 7
2013-10-11 (a) The Graham Norton Show - BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH, HARRISON FORD & the New Star Wars movie (video)
Updates for the time being in the future can be found at:
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I would be perfectly fine with Chloe Moretz as the female lead.
If I remember correctly, there was a report that Matthew Vaughn wanted Moretz to play the lead if he directed the movie. Also, Moretz did say that she had a big project coming up that was really exciting for her. JJ is really good with casting, and actors in general, so I trust his judgment.
I'm going back and reading articles about the casting process for the recent Abrams films. In 2007 Quinto and Saldana and (possibly) Bana were cast before Pine. The words "scheduling conflict" come up a lot as well as they had to drop projects to get into Star Trek.
Here's what was assumed to be a casting call for Super 8 (detailed). Chandler and Fanning were the first names publicly revealed by media to be cast in that film.
Bah, we need some official news
...a lot of interesting rumors but we need "official" news.
Tomorrow I will release exclusive Episode 5 casting news.
In a surprising twist, SHH members Marx and roach have been cast as droids. The droids names will be D4QP and S3E3
beep boop beep beep whirl
I think we will get some casting news in the next month. But in reality Episode I was pretty much cast 2 months prior to shooting. And Hayden was not cast until 1 month prior to shooting. I honestly think Disney wants to just drop it all at once. And have a huge news day.
Hit-Girl with a Lightsaber...
Moretz would be Badass in Star Wars!
Moretz would be great to have!
Ashoka Tano = Hit Girl?
Never mind, she'd be dead and gone by now.
If this movie is actually coming out in 2015 the ball will have to get rolling on casting soon in a big way.
You mean those people who've been running off at the mouth that they know something will actually have to start spilling their guts?
Read my post above.
I noticed Lucasfilm had their employees rewatch Episode IV and V yesterday by following some twitter accounts and today they are rewatching Episode VI. Hmmm.
I think I'm going nuts. Me WANTS NEWS!