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Rumor List or database of rumors/leaks?

Discussion in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' started by andrewdoane, Sep 26, 2014.

  1. Lurknomore Jedi Knight

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    It's not too late. The internet is forever. Just go rumor by rumor and track it down to its source.

    I'll start, and others can add to this thread. We'll have a complete list in no time.


    Han leading the kids on a search for Luke: Ain't It Cool News
    A severed hand gripping a light saber as the opening shot: Badass Digest
    John Boyega is a stormtrooper: Making Star Wars
    Gwen Christie is his CO and is hunting him: Badass Digest



    Reply and add more.
    Last edited by Lurknomore, Oct 10, 2014
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  2. Dewback Jedi Grand Master

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    Will this list include production rumors and behind-the-scenes intrigue as well? I am more interested in the validity of rumors surrounding Michael Arndt's departure than I am about plot rumors since those will be easier to confirm when the movie comes out.
  3. Braxus Jedi Master

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    A joke? The staff at tfn does not seem to be interested in ep7.
  4. Eric Geller TFN Staff Emeritus

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    Congratulations, this post is both the most wrong and the most hilarious thing I've read all day.
  5. dolphin Jedi Grand Master

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    I didn't expect to see anything until the movie releases. Otherwise, how will you know who was right or wrong (or right from a certain POV)? With that said, early 2016 works because we'll be deep in Episode VIII development by then.
    Last edited by dolphin, Oct 17, 2014
  6. andrewdoane Jedi Master

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    We will have lots of things confirmed and refuted before the movie comes out. The trailer will confirm and refute lots of things. And leaks can confirm leaks - new, reputable leaks can confirm or refute older, unverified rumors. Here's how I'm imagining it:

    Website-A posts Rumor-A1 and Rumor-A2 and says they're both from Source-A.
    Website-B posts Rumor-B1 and Rumor-B2 and says they're both from Source-B.

    Trailer comes out. Trailer shows that Rumor-A1 is false and Rumor-B1 is true, but the trailer doesn't confirm or refute Rumor-A2 or Rumor-B2.

    We look at our chart, which shows the website for each rumor, and we have evidence that Rumor-A2 is false even though it wasn't refuted in the trailer, and we have evidence that Rumor-B2 is true, even though it wasn't confirmed in the trailer.
  7. Braxus Jedi Master

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    Your site is not what it once was, simple as that.
  8. dolphin Jedi Grand Master

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    Awesome. It looks like we'll get the data early enough in the Episode VIII production process for it to really matter.
  9. Vertical Former Head Admin

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    I just want a list of all rumors so I can catch up. I'm so far behind.
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  10. Darth Punk Force Ghost

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    [IMG]
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  11. andrewdoane Jedi Master

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    Silly me, I forgot that every conversation on the internet has to devolve into "...and this is an example of what a terrible person you are." I love the site and love lurking the forums. I was just hoping to be able to jump into someone's database of leaks that was started a long time ago. I've started one now but I think putting together the list after the fact means it's less reliable - someone who grew less confident in his/her own post might subtly change the wording months later.
  12. JediFan215 Jedi Knight

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  13. Immortiss Force Ghost

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    Neither is your avatar.;)
  14. Echo Base Jedi Master

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    This site contains a list of many rumours with their sources: http://www.starwarsunderworld.com/p/episode-vii-rumors.html
    Last edited by Echo Base, Oct 27, 2014
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  15. andrewdoane Jedi Master

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  16. Darth Punk Force Ghost

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    in case it's taken down, here's a ctrl v from starwarsunderworld:

    Confirmed
    The following rumors have been confirmed, either by Lucasfilm, Disney or other legitimate parties.

    Cast
    • Harrison Ford (As Han Solo) - Reported on 2/15/13 by Latino Review
    • Carrie Fisher (As Leia Organa) - Reported on 3/6/13 by Palm Beach Illustrated
    • Anthony Daniels - Reported on 2/24/14 by Market Saw
    • Adam Driver (As Vader-esque villain) - Reported on 2/26/14 by Variety
    • Peter Mayhew (As Chewbacca) - Reported on 4/7/14 by The Hollywood Reporter
    • Mark Hamill (As Luke Skywalker) - Reported on 6/22/13 by Nerdvana
    • Andy Serkis - Reported on 4/29/14 by The List

    Auditions
    • Zac Efron (As Han Solo's son) - Reported on 7/24/13 by Latino Review - True
    • Liam McIntyre (As a Jedi) - Reported by 9/5/13 by RebelForce Radio - True
    • Saoirse Ronan (As a villain) - Reported on 9/19/13 by Latino Review - True
    • Michael B. Jordan - Reported on 9/20/13 by Latino Review - True
    • Jason Flemyng - Reported on 11/20/13 by Instagram - True
    • Jesse Plemons - Reported on 1/10/14 by The Wrap - True
    • Adam Driver - Reported on 1/11/14 by The Hollywood Reporter
    • John Boyega - Reported on 3/12/14 by Variety
    • Oscar Isaac - Reported on 4/29/14 by Deadline
    Crew
    • J.J Abrams (Director) - Reported on 1/24/13 by The Hollywood Reporter
    • Michael Kaplan (Costume designer) - Reported on 5/18/13 by BuzzFeed
    • Darren Gilford (Production Designer) - Reported on 6/7/13 by ComingSoon.net)
    • Dan Mindell (Director of Photography) - Reported on 8/23/13 by Boba Fett Fan Club)
    Miscellaneous
    • Filming to Take Place at Pinewood Studios - Reported on 05/16/13 by Jedi News - True
    • Filming to take place in Abu Dhabi - Reported on 4/12/14 by The Hollywood Reporter
    • To be shot with 35mm film - Reported on 8/23/13 by Boba Fett Fan Club - True
    • Mid December 2015 - Reported on 8/19/13 by Badass Digest - True
    • Denis Lawson turned down role - Reported on 5/12/14 by The Courier


    Unconfirmed
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    The National claims that this photo is of the Episode VII set in Abu Dhabi.
    The large round object near the tent is speculated to be an AT-AT foot.
    The following information is lacks confirmations for Lucasfilm, Disney, ect. Some has been reported by various sites(listed at right) who sighted "inside sources", while others come directly from the cast & crew in question. No matter how true they may seem, until we get word from them they should all be taken with a grain of salt.

    Cast
    • Jonathan Rhys Meyers - Reported on 5/19/13 by Latino Review - Denied
    • Florence Welch - Reported on 6/1/13 by The Sun
    • Dominic Monaghan - Reported on 6/26/13 by DesdeHollywood
    • Ian McDiarmid (As Palpatine's Force Ghost) - Reported on 8/12/13 by Jedi News/Latino Review - Denied
    • Ewan McGregor (As Obi-Wan's Force Ghost) - Reported on 8/16/13 by Latino Review
    • Benedict Cumberbatch - Reported on 9/2/13 by Film Chronicles - Denied
    • David Oyelowo - Reported on 9/23/13 by Jedi News
    • Chiwetel Ejiofor - Reported on 11/2/13 by The Times Magazine
    • Emmanuelle Chriqui (in talks) - Reported on 11/29/13 by Jedi News
    • Alexis Dziena (in talks) - Reported on 11/29/13 by Jedi News
    • Taissa Farmiga (in talks) - Reported on 11/29/13 by Jedi News
    • Jack O'Connell - Reported on 12/9/13 by Bleeding Cool
    • Judi Dench (As Mon Mothma) - Reported on 1/19/14 by Full Of Sith Podcast
    • Jack Reynor - Reported on 2/18/14 by Ain't It Cool News - Denied
    • Billy Dee Williams - Reported on 2/24/14 by Market Saw
    • Warwick Davis - Reported on 2/24/14 by Market Saw
    • Katie Jarvis - Reported on 5/17/14 by Latino Review / The Tracking Board
    Auditions
    • Ryan Gosling (As Luke Skywalker's son) - Reported on 7/24/13 by Latino Review - Denied
    • Rachel Hurd-Wood (As Leia's daughter) - Reported on 8/28/13 by Latino Review
    • Alex Pettyfer - Reported on 8/28/13 by Latino Review
    • Ksenia Solo (As Han's daughter) - Reported by 9/5/13 by Jedi News
    • David Oyelowo - Reported on 9/20/13 by Latino Review
    • Sullivan Stapleton - Reported on 10/1/13 by Latino Review
    • Matt Smith - Reported on 11/21/13 by Bleeding Cool
    • Michael Fassbender - Reported on 1/11/14 by The Hollywood Reporter
    • Hugo Weaving (As an Imperial Commander) - Reported on 1/11/14 by The Hollywood Reporter
    • Tye Sheridan - Reported on 1/11/14 by The Hollywood Reporter
    • Gary Oldman - Reported on 2/6/14 by Sky Movies
    • Ed Speleers - Reported on 3/12/14 by Variety
    • Mathew James Thomas - Reported on 3/12/14 by Variety
    • Ray Fisher - Reported on 3/12/14 by Variety
    • Lupita Nyong’o (As a Sith) - Reported 3/14/14 by Latino Review
    • Maisie Richardson-Sellers - Reported 4/9/14 by The Hollywood Reporter
    • Ansel Elgort - Reported 4/15/14 by MTV
    • Beau Mirchoff - Reported 4/15/14 by MTV
    Crew
    • Jeffery Ford (Editor) - Reported on 4/10/13 by Marvel.com
    • Mary Jo Markey (Editor) - Reported on 4/10/13 Origin by Marvel.com
    • Maryann Brandon (Editor) - Reported on 5/22/13 by Studio Daily
    Casting
    • Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher & Harrison Ford do not have contracts - Reported on 6/1/13 by Comic Book Therapy
    • Carrie Fisher & Mark Hamill asked to get in shape - Reported on 6/26/13 by The Sun
    • Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill & Carrie Fisher have contracts - Reported on 6/22/13 by Nerdvana
    • Casting Call in New York - Reported on 9/5/13 by Showbiz411
    • Mark Hamill in training - Reported on 9/16/13 by ComicBook.com
    • Chewbacca being re-cast - Reported on 9/23/13 by Bleeding Cool
    • Casting announcement pushed to October 23rd, 2013(At Harrison's request) - Reported on 10/9/13 by Jedi News - False
    • Harrison Ford reaches verbal agreement to reprise Han Solo - Reported on 10/27/13 by Jedi News
    • J.J Abrams Not Talking To Mark Hamill, Ewan McGregor & Sam Jackson - Reported on 11/15/13 by Samuel L. Jackson - False
    • Episode VII Rumors a Smokescreen to Hide Cumberbatch's Involvement in a Marvel Project - Reported on 12/10/13 by The Daily Superhero
    • Cumberbatch out of Episode VII - Reported on 1/28/14 by Variety
    • Leia being re-cast - Reported on 2/18/14 by Jedi News
    • J.J Abrams looking for actors on Downton Abby set - Reported on 3/12/14 by Metro
    • "Substantial" female role to be announced - Reported on 4/29/14 by The Hollywood Reporter
    • How the cast came together - Reported on 5/3/14 by The Hollywood Reporter
    Production
    • Filming to begin January 21st, 2014 - Reported on 8/26/13 by Latino Review
    • Millennium Falcon being built at Pinewood studios - Reported on 9/11/13 by Latino Review
    • To be filmed in IMAX - Reported on 9/26/13 by Ain't It Cool News
    • Millennium Falcon Construction for Episode VII is Complete - Reported on 11/27/13 by Yahoo Movies
    • Filming to begin April 22nd, 2014 - Reported on 1/1/14 by Ali Arikan/Twitter
    • Ardnt's departure was due to story disagreements - Reported on 1/11/14 by The Hollywood Reporter
    • Mark, Carrie & Harrison to begin working in March/April - Reported on 1/21/14 by TV Guide
    • J.J Abrams consulting Timothy Zahn - Reported on 1/30/14 by StarWars7News.com - Denied
    • Filming to begin May 19th, 2014 - Reported on 2/6/14 by Ali Arikan/Twitter
    • Principal photography to take place from May to September - Reported on 2/10/14 by Hitfix
    • Model Makers Being Offered Seven Year Contracts - Reported on 2/18/14 by Den Of Geek
    • First set photo revealed - Reported on 4/15/14 by The National
    • Filming to begin May 13th - Reported on 5/11/14 by The National
    Locations
    • ILM to open new facility in London - Reported on 5/1/13 by The Wrap
    • Scenes to be filmed in Scotland - Reported on 5/4/13 by The Sun
    • J.J Abrams in talks to film in Ireland - Reported by 5/26/13 by Sunday World
    • Bad Robot Santa Monica Facility Being Updated - Reported on 9/11/13 by The Hollywood Reporter
    • Filming to take place in New Mexico - Reported on 9/18/13 by One Headlight Ink / The SWU - Denied
    • Filming happening in Iceland - Reported on 3/22/14 by Visir
    • Filming to begin May 14th in Morocco - Reported on 4/01/14 by Badass Digest
    • Tatooine to be recreated in Morocco - Reported on 4/9/14 by The Hollywood Reporter
    • Abu Dhabi set photos -
    • Abu Dhabi set details - Reported on 5/11/14 by The National & Making Star Wars
    Titles
    • A New Dawn - Reported on 9/8/13 by Talkbacker
    • Return Of The Sith - Reported on 10/11/13 by Latino Review
    • Rise Of The Jedi - Reported on 10/11/13 by Latino Review
    • Foodles is the secret production title - Reported on 7/31/13 by Jedi News
    • The Hill - Reported on 3/19/14 by ABC7
    • Order Of The Jedi - Reported 5/4/14 by Unknown
    • The Ancient Fear - Reported on 5/6/14 by Ain't It Cool News
    • AVCO - Reported on 5/7/14 by Bleeding Cool
    Release Dates
    • May 29th, 2015 - Reported on 6/22/13 by Nerdvana - False
    • November 11th, 2015 - Reported on 10/9/13 by Jedi News - False
    Story
    • It will be an original story - Reported on 10/30/12 by E! Online
    • Abrams & Kasdan working on new story - Reported on 10/24/13 by Badass Digest
    • Luke, Leia & Han to be the story's primary focus - Reported on 1/11/14 by The Hollywood Reporter
    • Story will be "about twins" - Reported on 2/24/14 by Market Saw
    Characters
    • Darth Vader to be resurrected - Reported on 11/13/12 by Express
    • Story to focus on the teenage Solo twins - Reported on 6/11/13 by Schmoes Know
    • Han & Leia's Child and Grandchild to be introduced - Reported on 6/22/13 by Nerdvana
    • Obi-Wan Kenobi has a daughter or granddaughter - Reported on 1/11/14 by The Hollywood Reporter
    • Yoda to appear as a Force ghost - Reported on 1/14/14 by Cosmic Book News
    • Holograms of Yoda, Obi-Wan, Qui-Gon, ect. to appear - Reported on 1/14/14 by Cosmic Book News
    • The Kenobi family will come into play - Reported on 1/11/14 by The Hollywood Reporter
    • Mara Jade to link Rebels & Episode VII - Reported on 1/26/14 By StarWars7News.com
    • Characters to be based on Expanded Universe - Reported on 1/30/14 by StarWars7News.com
    • Harrison Ford will have a "gigantic" role - Reported on 4/29/14 by Deadline
    • First look at Chewbacca - Reported on 5/4/14 by Star Wars Instagram
    • Adam Driver to play Han & Leia's son - Reported on 5/11/14 by Jedi News

    Miscellaneous
    • J.J Abrams leaving - Reported on 7/22/13 by Badass Digest - Denied - False
    • Teaser trailer to be released April 4th, 2014 - Reported on 10/9/13 by Jedi News - De-Bunked
    • Disney denies request to move release to 2016 - Reported on 10/31/13 by The Hollywood Reporter
    • 20th Century Fox Fanfare NOT In Episode VII - Reported on 11/8/13 by The Wrap
    • Hasbro Working on Millennium Falcon Toy - Reported on 2/28/14 by Jedi Temple Archives
    • Set visits, costume fittings taking place - Reported on 3/18/14 by Jedi News
    • Security tightened at Pinewood Studios - Reported on 3/29/14 by Ali Arikan/Twitter
    • Title to be revealed at San Diego Comic Con - Reported on 4/24/14 by Kyle Buchanan/Twitter
    • Major connections with 'Star Wars Rebels' - Reported on 5/6/14 by Movie Cricket
    Related To Episode VII
    • Lawrence Kasdan & Simong Kinberg to write Episode VIII & IX - Reported on 11/21/12 by The Hollywood Reporter
    • Young Han Solo & Boba Fett films in the works - Reported on 2/6/13 by Entertainment Weekly
    • Kathleen Kennedy to become Disney CEO in 2015 - Reported on 4/22/13 by Variety
    • Disney has signed five year contract with Pinewood Studios - Reported on 5/8/13 by Jedi News
    • George Lucas shot down Yoda spin-off film - Reported on 6/22/13 by Nerdvana
    • J.J Abrams may direct future films if Episode VII works well - Reported on 6/22/13 by Nerdvana
    • David Oyelowo to play character in Rebels - Reported on 9/23/13 by The Hollywood Reporter
    • Jesse Plemons to be lead in Episode VIII as Ben Skywalker - Reported on 1/11/14 by The Hollywood Reporter
    • Spin-off film will retcon Boba Fett - Reported on 1/11/14 by The Hollywood Reporter
    • Pixar Star Wars film in the works - Reported on 1/22/14 by Latino Review
    • Michael Arndt writing Episode VIII - Reported on 1/30/14 by StarWars7News.com
    • First Spin-Off Film Delayed Until 2017, Episode VIII In 2018 - Reported on 1/31/14 by Ali Arikan/Twitter
    • "Red Five" spin-off film planned for 2020 - Reported on 5/15/14 by Star Wars Union
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  17. A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Krampus

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    You know... a link could have worked. :p
  18. Darth Punk Force Ghost

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    the link does, i thought cut and paste in case their site went down, or the article was removed.
  19. dolphin Jedi Grand Master

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    Should AICN be cited as being wrong for reporting the An Ancient Fear title? :)

    One of their sources did say it was a working title which I suppose could be true.

    Titles
    • A New Dawn - Reported on 9/8/13 by Talkbacker
    • Return Of The Sith - Reported on 10/11/13 by Latino Review
    • Rise Of The Jedi - Reported on 10/11/13 by Latino Review
    • Foodles is the secret production title - Reported on 7/31/13 by Jedi News
    • The Hill - Reported on 3/19/14 by ABC7
    • Order Of The Jedi - Reported 5/4/14 by Unknown
    • The Ancient Fear - Reported on 5/6/14 by Ain't It Cool News
    • AVCO - Reported on 5/7/14 by Bleeding Cool
    WRONG WRONG WRONG
    Last edited by dolphin, Nov 6, 2014
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  20. whostheBossk Jedi Grand Master

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    Any updates to add? Thanks in advance.
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  21. dolphin Jedi Grand Master

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    Does anyone know Eric Geller? May be time to let loose this database of his...
  22. thejeditraitor Chosen One

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    avco and foodles were code names.
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  23. whostheBossk Jedi Grand Master

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    I really liked "A New Dawn" although its history now but would have worked nicely.

    What of the C3PO arm? Apologize if discussed somewhere else but i believe the droids to be the property of the First Order, hence the red left arm, like the left Tie wing and other red insignia.
  24. Max@TSWP Jedi Master

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    Send him a tweet. He is probably on a flight back from L.A. as he was at The Force Awakens press junket for the Daily Dot.