The one doing the stormstropper-slaying in the next “Star Wars” movie will wear a bra (well, that’s arguable I suppose, considering what Carrie Fisher got away with back in the day) and likely spend her time off-set sipping tea – as only the Brit’s can make it.
In addition to Kennedyfilm, erm, Lucasfilm announcing a UK Shoot for “Star Wars Episode VII”, a strong rumour has hit the w’s suggesting – and I’ve heard it before, so there must be something to it – that the female lead in the new J.J Abrams-directed “Return of the Jedi” sequel will be a young woman. Now that could either be a new character, or the offspring of one of the existing characters (Han and Leia’s daughter is a good possibility), or Mon Mothma (c’mon! You know you like that!).
Variety’s Jeff Sneider dropped the ‘female lead’ news on Twitter, while Lucasfilm themselves revealed the UK shoot news.
“We’ve devoted serious time and attention to revisiting the origins of Star Wars as inspiration for our process on the new movie, and I’m thrilled that returning to the UK for production and utilizing the incredible talent there can be a part of that,” said Kathleen Kennedy, President of Lucasfilm. “Speaking from my own longstanding connection to the UK with films like Raiders of the Lost Ark, Empire of the Sun and recently War Horse, it’s very exciting to be heading back.”
Earlier this year, representatives from Lucasfilm met with the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, in London to establish an agreement to produce Star Wars in the U.K. “I am delighted that Star Wars is coming back to Britain. Today’s announcement that the next Star Wars film will be shot and produced in the UK is great news for fans and our creative industries,” Osborne said today.
This ”Chancellor of the Exchequer” sounds a bit suss, Kathleen… keep an eye on him.
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Against the Current - the band, not adventures in dangerous swimming 101
Zedd - If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy? (Well, answer my question!)
Arrow (Okay, Felicity from Arrow!)
Chrissy Costanza (cat eyes and buttery lyrics!)
Girls (TV) (Okay, Allison Williams!)
Movies - especially when they play in the dark.
Twin Peaks (TV)
Friends (TV) (It had me at "No way are you cool enough to pull Clint"; damn straight, Chandler!)
Traveling - preferably where water is, so I can splash someone!
Star Wars trilogy - no, the other one, fella!
Alex G - far more talented than her younger brother Alex H
Cameron Crowe movies - Say Anything..., Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous
The sign 'Free Wi-Fi'.
Reenacting dance/song scenes from "Grease" with my little girl (hey! Wait till you see my 'Summer Lovin'! - don't judge)
Die Hard - 40 stories of Sheer Adventure!
Alex Goot & Friends (his enemies aren't half as talented!)
Cooking up a nice dish and sitting in the entertainment area, on a cool night, basking in it's greatness.
Inflatable kids pools full of Vodka Lime Crush.
Acidic Email from angry, over passionate teenagers after I trash something "Twilight"-related on the site. Sparkle elsewhere.
My baby girl's big, caring heart.