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Jesse Plemons May Go Gangster, What Does That Mean For Star Wars?

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Jesse PlemonsOne of the names that has been associated with the upcoming Star War: Episode VII for months is Jesse Plemons. Along with Girls star Adam Driver, Plemons has formed the core of the casting rumors that have persisted for a long time. But a new report that links the Breaking Bad star to a Johnny Depp movie that is in the works calls into question whether or not he is actually going to be involved.

THR reports that Plemons, along with Juno Temple (The Dark Knight Rises), is in talks to join the cast of Black Mass, a biopic about notorious Boston gangster Whitey Bulger from Crazy Heart and Out of the Furnace director Scott Cooper. Based on Dick Lehr and Gerard O’Neill’s best-seller Black Mass: The True Story of an Unholy Alliance Between the FBI and the Irish Mob, the film stars Depp, Joel Edgerton, Guy Pearce, and Dakota Johnson. Sounds like kind of a big deal, right?

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Star Wars: Episode VII Could Blast Off With Everyone’s Favorite Wookie

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ChewbaccaAs the widely reported May production start of director J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII approaches, the rumors about George Lucas’ galaxy far, far away have been flying like drunk pigeons. In that spirit, here is another piece of speculation that has been making the rounds regarding an iconic piece of the franchise that may return for the new movie. Evidence seems to indicate that Peter Mayhew, who played everyone’s favorite Wookie, Chewbacca, could come back for another turn at the controls of the Millennium Falcon.

Mayhew was scheduled to appear at the Texas International Comic Con, AKA Comicpalooza, on May 23, though he recently dropped out. That’s not uncommon; this sort of thing happens all the time. Maybe the timing is suspicious, what with everyone saying Episode VII is going to begin filming soon, but it could be coincidence, if you believe in such things.

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Dominic Monaghan Wants In On Star Wars: Episode VII

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Dominick MonaghanWhen Disney gave their presentation at this year’s CinemaCon in Las Vegas, Nevada, some believed that the Mouse House would announce some exciting Star Wars: Episode VII news. We’re they going to announce who was going to star in the new movie, or announce its new story, or reveal some early test footage? The possibilities were endless. However, as it turned out, when the presentation was over, they hadn’t announced a single bit of news about Episode VII. It’s a good thing Dominic Monaghan can provide some new insight on the new entry in the Star Wars Saga.

According to Variety, the former Lost star revealed that he wants to appear in Episode VII. “Give me a lightsaber, I’ll do anything,” Monaghan told DweebCast. He also revealed that the new cast will be made up of mostly unknown actors, just like the original trilogy. “We’ve talked a few times about it,” he said about a possible role. “[Director J.J. Abrams] said, ‘we’re putting together a cast of unknowns. We want to follow the ’77 New Hope cast because obviously Harrison Ford wasn’t well known at that point, Mark Hamill wasn’t and Carrie Fisher wasn’t either.”

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Star Wars: Episode VII Might Return To Hoth

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HothLook out for Wampas and Tauntauns! After two years of rumors and speculation, Star Wars: Episode VII will finally go into production at Pinewood Studios in London, England this May. While Disney and Lucasfilm still haven’t even announced who’s actually in the movie, one new report suggests Episode VII might return to a very familiar — and chilly — planet.

According to the U.K.’s Metro, Lucasfilm is taking its production of Episode VII to Iceland. It’s speculated that the Iceland shoot won’t involve the film’s leads, but rather the production team, most likely second unit there to shoot mainly landscape “plate shots” that would be used for scenery and transitions. This led some to surmise that some of the film’s story might take place on the ice planet Hoth.

The Star Wars saga hasn’t returned to Hoth since The Empire Strikes Back in 1980. The frozen world was home to the Rebel Alliance’s Echo Base, which was mostly destroyed in Episode V. The Rebels relocated to Echo Base after they evacuated Yavin IV after A New Hope. Considering that Episode VII will take place 30 years after Return of the Jedi, there’s no telling who — or what — might be lurking on Hoth.

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Star Wars: Episode VII Will Officially Take Place 30 Years After Return Of The Jedi

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Ho. Ly. Crap. After what feels like many millennia, Lucasfilm and Disney have finally come forward and released some actual information about what is arguably the most highly anticipated film of the next two years, Star Wars: Episode VII. We still don’t know who’s in it, or what they’ll be doing, but we now know that the third trilogy in the franchise will start filming this May, and that it will be set 30 years after the events of Richard Marquand’s Return of the Jedi. So that should be somewhat comforting for everyone worried that they were going to somehow CGI the shit out of Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and Mark Hamill.

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Star Wars: Episode VII May Add 12 Years A Slave Oscar Winner Lupita Nyong’o And A New Logo

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Lupita Nyong'oWinning an Academy Award for your first movie role has to be like a crazy dream for most actors. I wouldn’t know anything about that thanks to my crippling fear of speaking in front of even the smallest audiences. When you gather so much acclaim for a role like this, as Lupita Nyong’o did for her turn in Steve McQueen’s 12 Years A Slave, all sorts of opportunities present themselves to you, like maybe landing a role in the next Star Wars movie. Reports have surfaced that indicate that Nyong’o could be up for the female lead in J.J. Abrams’ upcoming jaunt to that far, far away galaxy. We’ve also got a look at something that could possibly be our first glimpse at the logo for the new movie. Or it could be total bullshit.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the 31-year-old Yale graduate, and co-star of Liam Neeson’s Taken-on-a-plane actioner Non-Stop, met with Abrams a few weeks ago to discuss a key role in Episode VII. We don’t know much about the film—Disney and Lucasfilm are playing this close to the vest—but the report does offer a bit of insight into Nyong’o’s potential role.