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Chewbacca Selfie: PHOTO


Here's the first shot from the Star Wars Episode VII set uploaded to the film's Instagram account - a selfie of Chewbacca and Disney Chair Bob Iger uploaded on Star Wars Day, May the Fourth.

Peter Mayhew is reprising his role as the Wookie. It's unclear if Mayhew's actually in that suit or if it's propped on a stand ready for a good vacuuming.

Harry Potter vs. Star Wars: VIDEO


Missed this now super-viral clip earlier in the week. Australian wannabe filmmakers, Danny and Michael Philipou filmed this clip in about two days and edited it in about a week, adding the special effects. The filmmaking force is clearly with them.


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Star Wars Episode VII Begins Shooting: VIDEO

Disney Chairman Alan Horn delighted Star Wars fans everywhere when he told a crowd at the Loyola Marymount School of Film and Television in Los Angeles that Star Wars: Episode VII has begun shooting, Variety reports:

Chewbacca“We have a lot of them, it’s not completely done yet,” Horn responded when asked about casting, noting it as the most difficult part of putting the highly anticipated film together.

As J.J. Abrams prefers to keep details under wraps for most of his films, Horn declined to reveal any names. Variety, however, learned in February that “Girls” actor Adam Driver is in talks to play the villain. Actors being considered for the lead role include Ed Speleers, John Boyega, Jesse Plemons, Matthew James Thomas and Ray Fisher.

“We’re actually shooting some of it now,” Horn said, despite previous comments that filming would start next month.

Watch a bit of Horn's interview, AFTER THE JUMP...

Today, a bit more news about the production crept out when The Hollywood Reporter revealed that Peter Mayhew, the original Chewbacca, would be returning to reprise his role.

Carrie Fisher has said she'll be returning and it has been rumored that Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford will be back as well.

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Towleroad Guide to the Tube #1460

NANCY PELOSI: David Letterman's Top Ten List.

THE DEATH OF JAR JAR BINKS: Much-loathed Star Wars creature hurtles to his death in deleted scene.

BRYAN FISCHER: Obama hates America.

YVES ROSSY: Swooping around Mt. Fuji in a jet pack.

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Towleroad Guide to the Tube #1450

CONAN O'BRIEN: A salute to the listeners of cable news.

LEVITATING WATER DROPLETS: Form spinning stars using an ultrasonic field.

ANCHORMAN 2: Brick confuses vampire for gay.

STAR WARS: A new behind-the-scenes clip of Luke and Leia from the original.

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Another Mash-Up of Star Wars and Schoolhouse Rock: VIDEO


If we're going with adjectives this time, the first one was more "genius" but still loving these.


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