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Star Wars Episode VII and Rebels news round-up

August 10th, 2014 by Marc Comments

It’s been a particularly busy week for Star Wars with lots of news and rumours trickling through… so, without further ado, here’s what’s been happening…

Episode VII news

Latino Review has been reporting that in episode VII Oscar Isaac’s character may well own the Millennium Falcon. What?!

The next piece is that the filming in Ireland (yay!) may have been a scene where we learn that Luke has been a prisoner for some time – but to who? They report that on location the place markers OW and K were visible… could this be for Daisy Ridley who is rumoured to play a character called Kira and was confirmed as part of the filming?

Ok, Deadline now, who have spoken to Daisy Ridley’s representatives and were told that “the plan is for her carry through to the second and third films that will be directed by Looper helmer Rian Johnson”, this certainly implies she’s set to be a big part of the story… could the daughter of Han and Leia rumour be true?

Finally, Chewbacca himself, Peter Mayhew told Blastr that Episode VII will be almost entirely practical effects. Which we think we knew but it’s good to hear from someone in the know…

Rebels news:

There’s going to be a new clip from Rebels revealed on Disney XD tomorrow:

Also a new clip from StarWars Rebels: Machine in the Ghost has also been released:

Plus, here’s the full title music for the series:

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….