Star Wars Episode VII UK Production Announced

Lucasfilm have officially announced plans for the production of Star Wars Episode VII to take place in the UK. All six of the previous films in the series were produced at least in part at renowned UK studios like Elstree, Shepperton, Leavesden, Ealing and Pinewood.  Set for a 2015 release the first of many new [...]

Guillermo Del Toro Turns Down Star Wars

Director Guillermo Del Toro has revealed that he recently turned down an approach from Disney to be considered for directing Star Wars Episode VII the first film in the studios newly acquired franchise. “We got one phone call to my agent saying, ‘Is Guillermo interested?’ And basically I have so much stuff already of my own, and I’m pursuing stuff that I’m generating [...]

New Star Wars Films Include Spin-Offs

Contrary to previous reports it seems that screenwriters  Lawrence Kasdan and Simon Kinberg may not be providing scripts for Star Wars Episodes VIII and IX. Whilst the pair has been recruited by Disney to work on Star Wars projects, these may in fact be spinoffs focusing on minor characters from the existing Star Wars universe, [...]

Star Wars Episodes VIII And IX Get Writers

Having recently secured the services of Toy Story 3 writer Michael Arndt to write the seventh chapter in the Star Wars Saga, Disney has now reportedly found writers for both Episodes eight and nine as well. Simon Kinberg and Lawrence Kasdan have reportedly both signed on to help complete the rest of Disney’s new Star Wars [...]

Disney May Be Buying Hasbro

Rumours are beginning to circulate that Disney is considering following their sensational acquisition of Lucasfilm, Marvel and Pixar with talks to acquire Toy Company Hasbro. Acquiring Hasbro would bring even more lucrative franchises ad merchandise lines within Disney’s rapidly expanding library. Transformers, My Little Pony and G.I. Joe would be just some of the lucrative [...]

Matthew Vaughn May Direct New Star Wars Film

Matthew Vaughn recently dropped out of directing X-Men First Class sequel Days Of Future Past, allowing Bryan Singer to step in to take over the franchise. He also turned down the lucrative chance to direct his other obvious superhero sequel in Kick-Ass 2. Now rumour are starting to circulate this may actually be due to [...]

George Lucas gives Star Wars Billions to Charity

Following the extraordinary news of Disney’s multi-billion dollar acquisition of Lucasfilm and the Star Wars franchise rights, George Lucas will according to a Lucasfilm spokesperson be donating “The majority of the (Disney acquisition) proceeds to his philanthropic endeavours”. Confirming these intentions George Lucas himself released the following statement: “For 41 years, the majority of my [...]

Disney Making New Star Wars Trilogy

The Walt Disney Company has sensationally announced the acquisition of Lucasfilm Ltd in exchange for $4.05 billion in cash and stocks. Disney has also confirmed that they will immediately start work on extending the Star Wars saga beginning with a new trilogy of films for Episodes 7, 8 and 9. The sensational move by Disney [...]