Filming On ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ To Resume Later This Month
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Star Wars: Episode VII is scheduled to resume filming later this month, according to THR.

Production on the highly anticipated addition to the Star Wars film franchise was put on a 2-week hiatus earlier this month to accommodate star Harrison Ford, who sustained an injury on set in June. The 71-year-old actor, who is reprising his role as Han Solo, suffered a broken leg while shooting his scenes at Pinewood Studios and subsequently underwent surgery.

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‘Star Wars: Force For Change’ Winner Revealed; Director JJ Abrams Posts Note Of Thanks
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The contest winner of the Star Wars: Force For Change initiative, which goes towards UNICEF Innovation Labs and Programs to help children and families around the world, was revealed today, and Star Wars: Episode VII director posted a note of thanks to all those who contributed to the cause.

D.C. Barns, of Denver, CO, has won the opportunity to not only visit the London set to go behind-the-scenes of the new Star Wars film, but to also be in the film in full costume and make-up! You can watch the “winner reveal” video here below and rejoice with life-long Star Wars fans Barns as he embarks on the experience of a lifetime!

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Drew Struzan May Come Out Of Retirement To Draw Posters For New ‘Star Wars’ Trilogy
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Disney has made poster artist Drew Struzan an offer he probably cannot refuse. While details on what Star Wars fans could see in Episode VII remain under wraps, Disney has made a few calls out to the man who drew the posters for the first six Star Wars films, to possibly draw new posters for Episodes VII-IX. Now nothing is official, but fans would certainly like to see the poster artist back at work to draw up some very exciting posters for one of the greatest sci-fi franchises of all time.

Fanhattan had an opportunity to talk to the legendary poster artist about his work, retirement, and future projects.

Here’s what Struzan had to say…

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J.J. Abrams Confirms He Was Approached To Direct ‘Star Wars Episode 7’
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One of the names that’s always been high on fans’ wishlist of directors to take on Star Wars Episode VII was of course J.J. Abrams…despite the fact that he’s currently heavily involved in the geek rival Star Trek universe.

Now comes word from Abrams himself that he was in fact approached about possibly directing the next Star Wars movie.

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‘Star Wars’ Update: Brad Bird Addresses Rumors; LucasFilm Wants To Produce 2 to 3 Films A Year
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Every week we seem to be inundated with Star Wars news and rumors. The latest came from Carrie Fisher talking about her role in Star Wars: Episode VII, something turned out to just be a joke, and an unenthused Billy Dee Williams being saying he’d come back. Now, there is more to report on as The Incredibles director Brad Bird has addressed his fans who are calling him out to direct Episode VII and how many Star Wars films LucasFilm wants to produce a year.

Bird is now a part of an exclusive club whose membership includes Steven Spielberg, Quentin Tarantino, Zack Snyder, and possibly J.J. Abrams. Bird has confirmed that he will NOT be directing Star Wars: Episode VII. He did confirm that his 1952 film starring George Clooney will be under the sci-fi genre. But for anyone who had Bird on their top ten list, you may want to cross his name off now.

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