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This may make you growl with excitement: "Star Wars: Episode VII" has reportedly added a beloved veteran character -- Chewbacca.
Peter Mayhew has joined the cast of the anticipated sequel and will reprise his role as the furry Wookiee, the Hollywood Reporter said on Monday, April 7. Spokespeople for production company Lucasfilm, owned by the Walt Disney Company, and the 69-year-old British actor had no immediate comment.
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Disney and Paramount Pictures have reached a distribution and marketing agreement for the 'Indiana Jones' franchise.
This is in addition to its current ownership rights, gained in the multibillion dollar acquisition of Lucasfilms last year.
The new "Star Wars" film will feature a familiar droid.
On Nov. 14, Bad Robot Productions, the production company of "Star Wars: Episode VII" director J.J. Abrams, tweeted out a photo of Abrams and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy with an R2-D2 model.
Mark your calendars, "Star Wars" fans!
It was announced on the film's official website that the highly anticipated new film in the "Star Wars" franchise, "Star Wars: Episode VII," will hit theaters on Dec. 18, 2015.
"How I Met Your Mother" actress Alyson Hannigan, husband and "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" co-star Alexis Denisof and their two kids visited George Lucas' Skywalker Ranch, where the actor participated in the Course of the Force Olympic-style lightsaber relay-run, benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation, on July 9, 2013.
Check out photos of the family at the event, as well as pictures of "Glee" star Chris Colfer, a pregnant Jaime King and Adrianne Curry.
George Lucas has confirmed that talks had been held with Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill about having them reprise their "Star Wars" roles in Disney's new "Star Wars: Episode VII."
The creator of the hit sci-fi franchise made his comments to the financial news outlet Bloomberg Businessweek in an interview published on Thursday, March 7, soon after Fisher announced that she would return as Princess Leia.
Carrie Fisher says she's going to reprise her role as Princess Leia in Disney's new "Star Wars" films, although franchise creator George Lucas' production company Lucasfilm has not confirmed this.
The 56-year-old actress played the iconic character, the sister of hero Luke Skywalker, in the original trilogy, starting from the first movie, "Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope," which was released in 1977.
William Shatner of "Star Trek" fame is not thrilled about J.J. Abrams playing for both teams of the sci-fi universe & namely because he's not included.
The actor, who played Captain Kirk in the original "Star Trek" series and movies, recently offered his tongue-in-cheek take on the director's recently-announced deal to helm "Star Wars VII" for Disney, which is releasing a new trilogy and standalone films following its acquisition of creator George Lucas' company Lucasfilm.
Lucasfilm is preparing to expand the "Star Wars" film universe beyond the new planned trilogy that was confirmed in October.
The company announced on February 5 that they are planning new spinoff films "that will expand the mythos and depths of the 'Star Wars' universe in previously unexplored ways."