Fresh news about Star Wars Episode 7, and "from the horse's mouth" as they are coming from J.J Abrams himself in an interview during the Television Critic Association Press Tour. First, a good news, the script is ready, shooting will start this spring and the release date will be December 18, 2015.
More, now, about all the rumors with J.J Abrams in his own words answering first on a rumor about Breaking Bad actor Jesse Plemons playing in SW 7:
"He is one of the actors that we’ve talked to, yeah. It’s not often that I read about actors that I’m going to be meeting. I get to read articles about actors who were going to come in, so I get to see someone and say, 'Oh, I read that I was going to see you. It’s very nice to see you.' It’s usually agents talking to people about what’s happening. It’s just a lot of noise.”
J.J was also asked if some scenes will be filmed in IMAX:
“In the right situation, I’d like to use IMAX again. The problem with IMAX is that it’s a very loud camera. It’s a very unreliable camera. Only so much film can be in the camera. You can’t really do intimate scenes with it. It’s slow. They break down often. Having said that, they’re working on digital versions of that, so there may be a version one day. But, we’re going to be shooting this next movie on film.”
Abrams was then asked what was the craziest rumor he's heard so far:
“There’ve been so many of them. It’s amazing to see how many there are. … But it’s sweet because it shows that there’s an interest in this movie that we all obviously know is there. But it is an incredible thing to see how many incredible things get thrown out that people then write commentaries about. How happy they are, how disappointed they are about something that is completely false. It’s a lot of noise, frankly.”
And, talking about rumor, here is the latest one: Dame Judi Dench ( who was playing "M" in the last Bond movies ) would play the character Mon Mothma. Who is Mon Mothma, you ask? It's a character who had just one scene in Return of the Jedi in which she was coordinating the rebel attack on the Death Star ( picture above ), her most memorable line being "Many Bothan spies died to bring us this information."
As Star Wars 7 storyline happen many years later that's why they'll need someone older and Judi Dench who is a great actress could be great playing an older Mon Mothma. But it's sell a rumor, so wait and see!
Picture: copyright Lucasfilm