Tuesday, September 24, 2013

UPDATE 2! David Oyelowo Confirmed for Episode 7? J.J. Abrams Wants the New Movies to Feel Real and Authentic.

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Entertainment Weekly got a chance to speak with Episode 7 director J.J. Abrams at his Bad Robot offices in Santa Monica while talking about his upcoming sci-fi action series Almost Human. Also read after the jump which other 2 actors have read for a part in the upcoming movie…



Friday, September 20,2013.

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More casting rumors from Latino Review. I wonder if there are any young and promising actors left who still haven’t read for a role in Episode 7. :)

According to their sources, David Oyelowo  went in for some unknown role.
Also Michael B. Jordan just went in to meet with JJ Abrams personally.

That’s it. Nothing more, nothing less.

Still what’s interesting is that both actors have already collaborated with Lucasfilm before. They played Afro American pilots during World War II in Lucasfilm’s Red Tails. 
Michael B. Jordan kinda looks like a young Lando. Could he play his son in Episode 7?

Other film credits of David Oyelowo are: Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Spielberg’s Lincoln, Jack Reacher and the new upcoming movie by Christopher Nolan – Interstellar.

Michael B. Jordan was rumored to play Johnny Storm in the new Fantastic Four reboot. He also played in Chronicle, Hotel Noir and Fruitvale Station.

UPDATE! (Monday, September 23, 2013)

Looks like there is some truth to the David Oyelowo rumor after all. Kinda… 

According to The Hollywood Reporter David Oyelowo, Freddie Prinze Jr., Vanessa Marshall, Taylor Gray and Steven Jay Blum are in the process of being cast as the voice leads for the upcoming Lucasfilm’s Animation TV Series Star Wars: Rebels.

More on Star Wars: Rebels:


More Details About Star Wars: Rebels.



UPDATE 2!

Now according to jedinews Oyelowo is also cast for Episode 7:

Just confirmed the first signed and sealed casting. He’s British, and Jedi News have already reported it TWICE!!!!!
The actor is BBC Spook’s star David Oyelowo who is due to be in Jurassic World. He was also in Red Tails, so is a Lucasfilm alumni and was recently in Lincoln for Kathleen Kennedy. REALLY, REALLY good actor and a brilliant choice. Hope he has a great role.
 

I am being told that not only will he be in Episode 7 but the plan is for him to also be in Rebels playing a character that sets up his Episode VII character! All part of the major EpVII co-ordinated push being pulled together by Simon Kinberg and the first major sign that Rebels will be the vehicle to setup the masses for EpVII fever!!

 Now we wait for an official confirmation of this.

In other news J.J. Abrams spoke with EW and shared what will be the tone of Episode7.

From Entertainment Weekly:

EW: Which of the previous Star Wars films best exemplifies what you’re aiming to do in terms of the spirit or tone of Episode VII?

Abrams: Impossible for me to say because it’s going to be an evolving thing. I would say we are working really hard to make a movie that feels as emotional and authentic and exciting as possible. Whatever your favorite Star Wars movie is and how to compare it is really sort of subjective.


EW: Media and fans have been offering you a ton of unsolicited advice about to how to approach the film. Is there any particular thing they’ve said that you’ve taken to heart?


Abrams: It’s been nice see that how important it is and to be reminded how important it is to so many people. We all know that [creator George Lucas'] dream has become almost a religion to some people. I remember reading a thing somewhere, someone wrote about just wanting [the new film] to feel real; to feel authentic. I remember I felt that way when I was 11 years old when I saw the first one. As much of a fairy tale as it was, it felt real. And to me, that is exactly right.

10 comments

  1. This is more REAL NEWS(Star Wars: Episode 7 Official News Recap) not rumours anymore, right? For these star wars fans which always want ‘real’ news and arguing here.

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  2. Why only 2 questions….are EW idiots? ASK about mythology(that is what Abrams love the most) ask about cast… about new jedi and new sith lords.. ask about working with Kathleen Kennedy best film producer….about new story and trilogy…stand-alone films….not to ask Abrams for future star wars tv show is criminal. Ask about working with Michael Arndt and can Arndt be his next jonathan nolan as outstanding showrunner.

    Sorry EW to litle questions and not what fans whant to ask. Bad job IN MY OPINION!

    ps I hope when Abrams say real not meen POI scary real. (PRISM/NSA)

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    1. EW were there to discuss Abrams’ new TV series Almost Human, not Star Wars. That’s why only 2 questions…

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    2. And still they can ask him about working with Kathleen Kennedy and Michael Arndt. This is not part of big secret. They can ask at least what is for him to work on sci fi movie that make him loving sci fi that much.(Abrams years ago said that star wars and rod serling twilight zone make him sci fi fan/geek) And feeling that in the same year when he buy serling’s last script. They can ask about locations and cgi. About whole trilogy about, standalobe films and future tv shows and novels so many things not connected with new story, new cast, even new star star wars 7! They can ask about old star wars. I AM sure he will answer. I am sure he want to talk about star wars but stupid press don’t know what to ask and how. I can assure you one star wars fan or even sci fi geek will know much better what to ask and how to talk. Most of the press is not reading comics, not watching sci fi movies and tv shows and don’t know what is sci fi, mythology, geek, star wars, etc. I remmember stupid questions when lost was on and press talking how people are too dump and won’t get mythology of the show. Best way is lucasfilm to use star wars facebook page and fans to ask questions not dump press. We know what to ask. And so many different fans will ask a lot great questions.

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    3. What’s with this darth malgus person commenting about 20 different times on every star wars post on the web.. It’s like an annoying child that won’t keep quiet in class. Anyways, I really hope Michael B. Jordan isn’t cast. He has one of those faces and personalities where he is simply unable to play cool characters. You’re either cool or you’re not. Han Solo was cool, Lando was cool. Harrison Ford and Billy Dee Williams just effortlessly gave them a walk and talk about them. Michael B. Jordan’s is completely unable to do this so tries to act really cocky and arrogant, so it doesn’t end up cool it just ends up annoying and embarrassing..

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    4. I am biggest LOST fan all over the world and biggest DIEHARD STAR WARS FAN! I watch original trilogy more than 100 times, And i steel watch them every single year. Add and sci fi geek and you will get it. I am 28 years old.

      I will be always be sci fi, star wars, lost fan….. till death,

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  3. FIRST CAST: David Oyelowo Cast in Episode VII

    from jedinews

    OUTSTANDING CHOICE!!! I love it so much.

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    1. full info:

      Just confirmed the first signed and sealed casting. He’s British, and Jedi News have already reported it TWICE!!!!!

      And no, it’s not Sherlock…

      The actor is BBC Spook’s star David Oyelowo who is due to be in Jurassic World. He was also in Red Tails, so is a Lucasfilm alumni and was recently in Lincoln for Kathleen Kennedy. REALLY, REALLY good actor and a brilliant choice. Hope he has a great role.

      I am being told that not only will he be in Episode 7 but the plan is for him to also be in Rebels playing a character that sets up his Episode VII character! All part of the major EpVII co-ordinated push being pulled together by Simon Kinberg and the first major sign that Rebels will be the vehicle to setup the masses for EpVII fever!!

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  4. I am still not believing anything till Lucasfilm or Disney says it’s true.

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