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Lucasfilm Opens Sandcrawler-Shaped Building In Singapore And Kathleen Kennedy Talks Canon

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Sandcrawler BuildingMost people for get that Lucasfilm is a worldwide production studio with outlets and locations all around the planet. Recently, George Lucas’ former company opened a new office building in Singapore, which will be the new location for special effects artists for Lucasfilm, Disney, and Marvel in Southeast Asia. It’s good to see Disney’s acquisition of Lucasfilm payoff, in terms of expansion and employment.

Lucas and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy made the journey to Singapore to commemorate the opening of the new eight-storey building, which is awesomely shaped and designed as the Sandcrawler from the original Star Wars, and it looks phenomenal. Imagine walking down the street in a busy city, and turning the corner only to see a giant Sandcrawler made out of glass looming in front of you. It’s a clever design and will surely become a destination for Star Wars fans around the world. Kennedy also took the opportunity to expound on the future of the franchise.

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Peter Mayhew’s Twitter Feed Takes Us To A Galaxy Of Star Wars Production Pics

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Actor Peter Mayhew holds the distinction of helping bring to life one of the most recognizable fictional characters in history, but there’s a good chance many of the people who love his performance wouldn’t recognize him if they passed him on the street. That’s because he was the man inside everybody’s favorite walking carpet, Han Solo’s Wookiee copilot Chewbacca in Star Wars. Now we’ve got another reason to love the 7’3 British actor, because his twitter feed has turned into a goldmine of behind-the-scenes Star Wars images. And also an “adventure goat,” but we think that’s probably unrelated.

The pictures range from the fascinating to the sweet to the silly. Just look at these knuckleheads.

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Star Wars: Episode VII Story Details And More Casting Rumors

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Fassbender!The closer we get to spring, when production on Star Wars: Episode VII, J.J. Abrams’ first stab at the franchise, will reportedly begin, the more the rumors start to fly. Just the other day we heard that Breaking Bad Jesse Plemons was being called in for a second audition for a part that some believe could be Luke Skywalker’s son, and now it’s being reported that Michael Fassbender, Hugo Weaving, and Adam Driver are all under consideration for a role. There are also some new details that, while not entirely specific, point to the direction of the plot.

According to THR, Fassbender, Weaving, and Driver are the latest in a long line of actors have auditioned, might audition, could possibly audition, or that someone mentioned as perhaps could be right for some part. It’s an illustrious group, and includes names like Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael B. Jordan, Benedict Cumberbatch, Alex Pettyfer, Saoirse Ronan, Sullivan Stapleton, and Jack O’Connor.

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Star Wars: Rebels Gives Us A New Look At The Inquisitor

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InquisitorWith 2014 in full swing, it’s only a matter of months before the premiere of Star Wars: Rebels on the Disney Channel. The new animated series is the labor of love between Disney and Lucasfilm, and will serve as a precursor to Star Wars: Episode VII in December 2015. Rebels will feature new heroes and villains, including the Galactic Empire’s ruthless henchman, the Inquisitor.

In the newest issue of Entertainment Weekly, the entertainment outlet previews Star Wars: Rebels and The Inquisitor with a new image of the evil villain. He looks fierce with his new lightsaber, which is of the rotating, double-edged variety. Behind the Inquisitor are two new Stormtroopers, with their armor being a variation of The Clone Wars‘ Clonetroopers, and more consistent with the Stormtroopers we know and love from the original Star Wars trilogy.

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New Outlander Photo, Plus Ron Moore Talks Star Trek, Star Wars, And More

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OutlanderTonight sci-fi veteran Ronald D. Moore makes his long-awaited return to the small screen with his Antarctic outbreak story Helix on Syfy. But that’s apparently not enough to fill his time, because he also has an adaptation of Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander novels for Starz, which will premiere later this year. A time-jumping multi-period piece, there is a new old-timey Outlander photo for us to peruse. Moore has been busy on the promotional trail, hawking his wares, and has taken the time to talk about everything from his own shows, to Star Wars, Star Trek, and even Game of Thrones.

The story of Outlander follows a married 1940s combat nurse named Claire (Caitriona Balfe). On vacation with her husband (Tobias Menzies) in Scotland, she manages to tumble through some kind of portal into the 18th century. There she falls in love with a young warrior bro, played by Sam Heughan. As you can see, this photograph, which appeared in EW, is definitely from Claire’s pre-time travel days. She’s just hanging out in a field, having an awesome car with running boards, though I feel like having a convertible in Scotland has many of the same drawbacks as owning a similar automobile in Seattle. In the accompanying interview, Moore discusses what drew him to the project.

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Latest Star Wars Rumor: Breaking Bad’s Jesse Plemons Is Up For A Lead Role In Episode VII

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Jesse PlemonsWe know you’ve just been sitting there, twiddling your thumbs, starring at your computer, thinking to yourself, “You know, Internet, it’s been a while since you’ve given me a good, unsubstantiated Star Wars rumor.” Well ask and ye shall receive. Jesse Plemons, who some of you might know as Todd from AMC’s popular meth-based drama Breaking Bad, has reportedly been called back to audition again for what is being called a lead role in Star Wars: Episode VII. That’s really all there is too this story at the moment, but that isn’t going to stop us from talking more about this possible development.

Disney and Lucasfilm have no official comment, of course, but according to The Wrap and their sources that are clued in on such matters, Plemons is scheduled to meet with Abrams sometime next week. The 25-year old Battleship actor already has one taped audition under his belt, hence the earlier use of the word again again, but will score a little face time with director J.J. Abrams.