Last week came the official release date announcement for Star Wars: Episode VII, which, I’m sure, sent all those involved into a frenzy realizing what all needs to happen before production begins early in 2014. Director and, now, co-writer J.J. Abrams has decided to take a little advice from someone that was there during the creation of all six films, and, thankfully, a picture was snapped to share with the world.
So maybe J.J. and Kathleen Kennedy were simply taking a visit to the LucasFilms workshop, but I can’t imagine R2-D2 didn’t take the time to give the director a few pointers.
Way back in 1978, Proto Fett was shown off to George Lucas and company as the studio prepared for Empire Strikes Back. While the prototype suit is all white in this clip, sound designer Ben Burtt does talk about the various colors that would be seen in the final film.
There’s a super long shot in The Avengers, where the heroes come together to fight the bad guys. Industrial Light and Magic has released a behind the scenes short breaking down the entire shot in quite a bit of detail.
I know a large number of Major Spoilerites have read and enjoyed the A Song of Fire and Ice series of books from George R. R. Martin. HBO is taking the first book in the series, Game of Thrones, and bringing it to HBO has a mini-series. The cable network recently released a behind the scenes look at the adaptation.