If, like me, you’re prowling around the ‘tubes looking for Episode VII information every day, you might have run across the following paragraph supposedly taken from a casting call. I saw it on TheForce.net a few months back, but apparently it’s making the rounds… again:
Lucasfilm, an owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, in association with Bad Robot Productions and Genre Films is in active development on the highly anticipated epic feature film “Star Wars: Episode VII”. Although shooting will commence in the summer, studio level casting is now underway with Harrison Ford being the first actor officially on board. Filming will begin with battle scenes being shot in a quarry overlooking the sprawling Bluewater complex not far from London, UK. Filming will also take place in various locations in Los Angeles and other areas.
“Star Wars: Episode VII” will be an original story and not directly based on the various novels, graphic novels, or other materials in the Star Wars Expanded Universe that take place during the post-Return of the Jedi time period. Disney aims to continue the story that began back in 1977. The film will call for much older versions of the main characters returning along with other fan favorites. In addition to “Star Wars: Episode VIII” and “Star Wars: Episode IX,” Disney also is developing stand-alone movies that will come out over the next six years involving Young Han Solo, Boba Fett and Yoda. Lawrence Kasdan and Simon Kinberg lined up to develop the movies for Disney.
It sounds exciting, but it’s not true, and further, it’s old, old news. LucasFilm’s department of communications already stated that it’s not a legitimate casting call, but the Internet thrives on this kind of thing and I bet we’ll be seeing it up until the release of Episode VII.
All that being said, though, I’d love to see a movie about a young Han Solo and Boba Fett. What would you guys think?